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Goodheart

(5,399 posts)
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 08:18 AM Jun 2017

Care to see some dumbasses from Virginia?

Here are the poor white folks of Tangier Island, whose homes are being swallowed up by rising sea levels. Forgive me for thinking that these rednecks voted 87% for Trump because they felt that white people would be taken care of ahead of everybody else. A wall around their island? LOL. Would that be anything like the racist barriers they've placed around their own brains?

Yes, I admit I've gone way past the point of kindness to Trump voters. Good luck on your resale value there.

No excuse for this type of stupidity:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2017/06/09/lead-gray-tangier-island-va-at-risk-of-disappearing-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/mobile-digital-shorts/



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Care to see some dumbasses from Virginia? (Original Post) Goodheart Jun 2017 OP
Doubt there was anything even a Dem could do - the island has lost 2/3 of its land since 1850. jmg257 Jun 2017 #1
One of the old dumbasses said frogmarch Jun 2017 #2
That's the mayor. Goodheart Jun 2017 #5
I know! It's that weird 'fan' mentality. They see a public figure or celebrity and luvMIdog Jun 2017 #8
LOL, I saw that report and laughed my ass off HAB911 Jun 2017 #3
Remember HyBrasil from Eric the Viking? FSogol Jun 2017 #4
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2017 #6
And they will eventually move elsewhere n2doc Jun 2017 #7
A Couple of Thoughts modrepub Jun 2017 #9

jmg257

(11,996 posts)
1. Doubt there was anything even a Dem could do - the island has lost 2/3 of its land since 1850.
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 08:36 AM
Jun 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/magazine/should-the-united-states-save-tangier-island-from-oblivion.html?_r=0
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"Schulte has returned to Tangier several times over the past decade to track its health. Last year, when some money became available at the corps to research the impact of climate change on coastal areas, he and a couple of colleagues began a study on Tangier, believing that this tiny island might also yield insights into the vulnerability of cities and towns all along the Eastern Seaboard. They concluded that Tangier had lost two-thirds of its landmass since 1850. To scientists who study the Chesapeake, this was not surprising: Over the past four centuries, Schulte estimates, more than 500 islands have disappeared from the bay, about 40 of them once inhabited. The most striking aspect of the Tangier research, however, was how bleak the island’s future looked."

Some of its troubles are the result of the same forces behind sea-level rises everywhere. Warmer global temperatures make oceans bigger — a process known as thermal expansion — and thus increase sea levels; at the same time, land-based glaciers around the world, along with the ice caps on Greenland and Antarctica, are melting into the ocean. “But they’ve got it worse here,” Schulte said. Tangier’s location in the center of the bay, along with its friable turf of sand and silt, leaves it dangerously exposed and fragile. What’s more, the land in and around the Chesapeake is sinking, because of lingering effects from geological events dating back 20,000 years."

frogmarch

(12,183 posts)
2. One of the old dumbasses said
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 08:45 AM
Jun 2017

he loved Donald Trump as much as he loved his own family.

I could hardly believe the stupidity of these people.

luvMIdog

(2,533 posts)
8. I know! It's that weird 'fan' mentality. They see a public figure or celebrity and
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 09:24 AM
Jun 2017

just make that person into an idol and think they know all the inner feelings of their idol. They feel a connection with the idol that does not exist

HAB911

(9,054 posts)
3. LOL, I saw that report and laughed my ass off
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 08:55 AM
Jun 2017

especially the dipshit that said he loved Da Donald


TOO FUNNY

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

modrepub

(3,523 posts)
9. A Couple of Thoughts
Mon Jun 12, 2017, 09:27 AM
Jun 2017

First: The Islanders attribute their losses to "erosion". Whatever, it's a combination of rising sea levels responding to warming temperatures (from rising CO2 levels) causing thermal expansion, additional glacial meltwater and sinking land in the area due to the loss of the large land glaciers that covered most of North America during the last ice age (post glacial rebound in reverse for this area). There also may be some drop due to aquifer withdrawal from wells if there is any freshwater under the island.

Second: You expect the Federal Government to shell out millions of dollars so 400+ people can live on an island that's sinking?!? Tell you what, I'll go for a quick buy out rather than building castles in the sand. Don't like it? Then talk to the people of Centralia, PA. They had the same standing offer but for a slightly different reason. Stay if you like but accept the consequences of your actions and stop complaining.

Maybe a little over the top but I don't have much sympathy for people looking for bailouts for making bad decisions.

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