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Walthers, Watering Down The Whiskey!

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Posted by NittanyLion on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:58 AM

The rationale isn't using a tree as a sink for carbon or to reduce emissions.  The idea is to close the carbon cycle, albeit at a higher level.  Burning a tree injects no new carbon into the cycle.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:21 AM

NittanyLion
The idea is to close the carbon cycle, albeit at a higher level.  Burning a tree injects no new carbon into the cycle.

Yes, the carbon from the tree does not come from the ground, so the carbon load in the atmosphere is not increased, because when a new tree grows, the carbon is absorbed.

It is a pretty simple idea to understand.

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:36 AM

I just heard a radio report that blamed the lumber shortage also on the low interest rates.  At the same time the lumber companies cut back production last year due to the virus, the low interest rates caused a building boom.  Not sure if this is true or not, but it sounds logical.

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:16 AM

Smile

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:10 PM

NittanyLion

The rationale isn't using a tree as a sink for carbon or to reduce emissions.  The idea is to close the carbon cycle, albeit at a higher level.  Burning a tree injects no new carbon into the cycle.

 

Sure. A moments thought reveals that this only works if you grow the extra trees first. Burning them first and replacing them later does nothing to close the carbon cycle.

Fortunately, Mother Nature is growing more stuff faster with the "extra" CO2 so we need not be concerned. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:12 PM

Lastspikemike
Fortunately, Mother Nature is growing more stuff faster with the "extra" CO2 so we need not be concerned. 

Including poison ivy!  Hmm

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:31 PM

Lastspikemike
...the idiotic belief that this reduces CO2 going into the atmosphere (which of course it doesn't)

While I agree with the gist of this paragraph, it does need to be mentioned that the scientific argument for that would -- in a technical sense -- be valid.  Not in terms of the carbon cycle in any particularly applicable sense, but still valid.

Most carbon 'fixation' by plants involves photosynthesis, which only runs with adequate light at a couple of wavelengths.  Since plant life does not cease during dark hours, some amount of normal respiration occurs during that time which involves oxygen uptake and CO2 generation.

With regard to fixation: it's my opinion that the slip between combustion of carbon in a given amount of biomass and fixation of a comparable amount of carbon via the usual range of growth processes can be comparatively short, so in a practical sense whether you burn before 'replenishing' or only burn biomass fixed since some arbitrary beginning point for renewable-fuel production is only a relatively short offset.  The much more important thing, as noted, is the long-term carbon sequestration involved in use of the various building products...

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:28 PM

gmpullman
Including poison ivy! 

And Kudzu! Hmm

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:33 PM

SeeYou190
And Kudzu!Hmm

Yeah, that, too!

 NS - Macon, GA by d.w.davidson, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:49 PM

It's a pretty Lush looking Ivy but is that evasive parasite foliage corrosive on the building?  Would the lawn service possibly take care of the problem while they are there trimming the hedges anyway?Indifferent

And what about poison oak and itch weed, are they a contender?Huh?

 

 

 

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:03 PM

gmpullman

 

 
SeeYou190
And Kudzu!Hmm

 

Yeah, that, too!

 NS - Macon, GA by d.w.davidson, on Flickr

Ed

 

Is that where they make Scotch whiskey???  Huh?

Rich

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:23 PM

richhotrain

 

 
gmpullman

 

 
SeeYou190
And Kudzu!Hmm

 

Yeah, that, too!

 NS - Macon, GA by d.w.davidson, on Flickr

Ed

 

 

 

Is that where they make Scotch whiskey???  Huh?

 

Rich

 

No silly!  That's where they make the Scotch whisky.  The whiskey is made at the Windsor plant up in CanadaConfused

 

 

 

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:17 PM

Track fiddler

 

 
richhotrain

 

 
gmpullman

 

 
SeeYou190
And Kudzu!Hmm

 

Yeah, that, too!

 NS - Macon, GA by d.w.davidson, on Flickr

Ed

 

 

 

Is that where they make Scotch whiskey???  Huh?

 

Rich

 

 

 

No silly!  That's where they make the Scotch whisky.  The whiskey is made at the Windsor plant up in CanadaConfused

 

 

 

TF

 

Now remember we're biligual up here. We speak and write American English and English English. Canadian Whisky is made right alongside Canadian Whiskey...depending on the brand.

To my taste buds both e rye whiskey and non e rye whisky taste identical.

Awful. 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:12 PM

Lastspikemike
To my taste buds both e rye whiskey and non e rye whisky taste identical. Awful.

That's why the Lord invented ginger ale! Laugh

Macon, Georgia will be corn likker, not whisk(e)y however spelled; if you think Chivas tastes like puke you have a real experience coming...

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:51 PM

Track fiddler
It's a pretty Lush looking Ivy but is that evasive parasite foliage corrosive on the building?

Kudzu will cover up anything it can attach to. Entire buildings have disappeared beneath it. It drapes across and down power lines. It is so hard to get rid of. It grows inches every day.

They call it "The vine that ate the South" for good reason.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:58 PM

Wicked stuff.  I knew it wasn't good.  Sounds like that stuff does to buildings what Creeping Charlie does to lawns up here.  Sometimes the only way to get rid of it once it's over spread is to kill your lawn and start over.

 

P.S.  Maybe that's why Brent's Flex track is shorter.  Kudzu was growing on the end of it so they cut 3.37 inches off the meter and he ended up with a yardWhistling  Walther's might have been doing him a favor watering down his whisk(e)yLaugh

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:29 PM

Kudzu covered power poles:

-Kevin

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