Joffrey Lupul, on 26 February 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:
That's more than I can say about Vancouver.
He's like our Burrows.
(Burrows is up there).
What the hell is with the random attack on Vancouver? I have no problem with the Leafs and I generally find that you are pretty level headed when it comes to your comments on this board, but that is just plain trolling.
If you want to start talking about playoff spots lets factor in the last decade and your post is starting to look more and more like garbage.
Then you take a couple of shots at Burrows? for what purpose? to illicit a response from Canuck fans? what the hell does Burrows have to do with the money Bolland is looking for? You hate Clarkson cause he is like the Leaf's Burrows?
Obviously you have no idea what Burrows has done for this organization, during his prime years Burrows was being paid about a half of what he was worth because he is a team player.
Clarkson only signed with TO because the drove truck loads of money to his front door. Nevermind the fact that he was raised there you'd think he may have taken less than market value.
Yes Burrows might not be performing to his level but he has something Clarkson will never have and that is heart and loyalty. To compare the two is pathetic and ignorant and coming from a place with absolutely no knowledge of what Burrows has brought to this team.
Hey here's a crazy idea, if you're going to post on Canucks forums why don't you actually watch a few Canuck games outside of when they play TO... might give you a frame or reference before you post whatever ignorance spews from your fingertips.
Why do you even come to these boards? TO doesn't have any good fourms for you to bash the Canucks on?
Did you even read the article? Now that was homerism. The only way to counter that amount of blatant homerism is if somebody gets Schneider on the horn to claim that he (and Brodeur while we're at it) knew their place when they sat on the bench to watch Luongo work.
I could care less who starts anyway. Just want to see some good hockey again. It's been awhile.
Aleksandr Pistoletov, on 07 February 2014 - 04:46 AM, said:
Sorry tree huggers and ("save the planet!") green nuts, California has long been well known for droughts, and thus far this California drought is dwarfed by the 2001/2002 drought alone.
Drought data will show that your assertions are way off.
One of the most commonly used (at least in the US) measure of drought is the Palmer Drought Severity Index, which you can find archived here by NOAA. Basically
anything below -2 is a moderate drought
below -3 is a severe drought
below -4 is an extreme drought.
Your first assertion is that California is well known for droughts.
I took the Drought index data from Jan 1895 to Dec 2013 for the 48 contiguous states, averaged climate divisions within a state, and looked for the number of months with severe or extreme droughts.
California ranked 29th out of 48th states with 79 out of 1428 months, so it is not even the top 50%, not sure how that qualifies California as `well known for droughts'.
(For the curious, first is Arizona with more than twice the number: 170 months, second is Nebraska with 137 months.)
Your second claim is that the current drought is dwarfed by the 2001/2002 drought. This is clearly incorrect.
US drought monitor has a handy tool that allows you to see a finer spatial distribution of the current drought. Here's the % of area in California in various drought conditions (white is no drought, dark red is exceptional):
It is easy to see that the 2001/2002 drought is much smaller in comparison to the current drought.
At its peak, only 19% of California is in extreme drought, and none in exceptional drought condition.
At present, 57% of the state is in extreme drought, 9.8% of the state is in exceptional drought condition.
Your choice of 2001/2002 is a bit perplexing given that 02/03 and 07 droughts are more severe. In any case, all three of the droughts started in the drier summer months, and ended after the wet winter months. This makes the current drought more significant since it is happening during the winter months, when it needed to get enough precip to cover the drier summer months.
To put the current drought into perspective, all three significant droughts since 2000 resolved in about 6 months since it peaked. Not only is the current drought significantly more severe, it will likely last longer:
All three previous droughts resolved in about 6 months or so after it peaked.
We don't know if the current has peaked
Even if it peaked, it will only return to normal condition in 6 months only if California receive 200-250% of its monthly rainfall every month. (source)
Personal experience is not a substitution for real data.
however, what isn't usually mentioned is that we are still in the last stages of the last ice age. Of course the planet is going to be in a warming trend.
That's incorrect. The last glacial period ended about 12,000 years ago, the global temperature peaked 8,000 years ago and has been declining gradually since, until sharp reversal in 1900.
(Note there is a temperature projection until 2100 embedded into the graphics)
Here's what the past 10,000 or so years looked like (black is a temperature reconstruction. Blue is modern instrumental record)
You are also forgetting the fact that the planet doesn't warm spontaneously, and any temperature change has to be driven by a forcing. The overwhelm evidence is that the current warming is driven by an increase in green house gases.
My 6 year old son passwd away on christmas night. He is a die hard Canucks fan, Daniel was his favorite. His grandparents(Leafs fans from way back) thought it would be a nice gesture to wear his teams colors to the service. they looked up and down the island and weren't having much luck. So Judy, his grandmother, wrote Wynn Moody, director of sports and entertainment. Wynn replied, stating she recognised the pic of my son and I from his Canucks whiskers. Wynn told them the jerseys with the Sedins names and numbers would be fedexed immediately. When the jerseys arrived 2 days later, there was a note saying Wynn took our story to the Sedins and they sent them signed! We shared this story on FB and over 300 people came to Ashleys service wearing Canucks colours, even the minister! It was a great feeling of support that I needed. I can not thank the friends and the organization enough for what that did for his mother, myself and all else who knew and love him. Thank you