Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update to Pogy

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More inexplicable masses of dead. I can personally attest, since I have been to the beach several times on the Jersey Shore this week, that the water is a fetid, murky shade of dung, and brown foam bubbles several inches high whenever a wave recedes, leaving a stain on the sand. Ugh!

Not that it is connected with fish die-off, of course. I wouldn't want to be unscientific, and suggest that pollution has anything to do with it.

3 comments:

  1. Gail, Gail try not to rise to the bait -- talking is good. I'm not a scientist either, just a well-read historian (lots of letters after my name; does that count?). Perhaps you should register for a Masters degree and write a thesis about all of this? Then you'd have some street cred? :/ Commonsense isn't always the answer -- I wouldn't have expected that microphone feedback stops at a certain point very close to the speakers, rather than get continually louder -- but when something you are very familiar with isn't behaving in ways it has always done in the past, then it isn't behaving the way it should behave. If all other explanations have been addressed, then we are in Sherlock Holmes territory. Or Occam, of course.

    Although I do not have access to the content of your latest video, I suspect what you are seeing is not unlike Indiana Dunes State Park in the 1960s, back in the day when I lived in the US. Our springer spaniel used to present my mother with (very) dead alewives. No one doubted that the problem originated in the steel plants that were located along the curve of Lake Michigan, or that the pollution killed the fish. No one talked about it much, either. And no one stopped us children swimming, come to think of it.

    Serinde

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  2. Hello Serinde,

    I really don't mind Straker's comments or replying to them - I rather suspect that he knows deep down there IS something terribly amiss, otherwise, he wouldn't bother to read my blog OR comment. It's a very difficult notion to come to grips with, so he is probably squirming with distress.

    Speaking of something very familiar which isn't behaving in ways it always has done in the past, I just realized today that water is traditionally considered blue, and yet all the water I've seen lately is decidedly green.

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  3. Stick with it Gail.

    It is high praise that you seem to have attracted your dedicated denialist... shows you are right on target.

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