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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
I once argued that 'stats are meaningless and can be made to read whatever one wants' ....

to a PhD in math, on the internet.

I often make myself look as stupid as I feel, that way. Open mouth, insert foot.

Know what? I can't tell you how much I respect those who put themselves through advanced higher education. There are MANY such individuals on this board. I salute them all.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Cameron Diaz can rant to me any ole time she wants. About guns or girls, I don't care.



DMT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
one person generality=all fish the same
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
The worst part is you refuse to budge in your uneducated OPINIONS. As far as I can tell, one of two things are going on with you:

1) You know quite a bit. In which case, you are lazy sod who contributes very little of your potential to this world. What a shame.

2) What you think you know is in fact only what you believe and it is a fuzzy reflection of reality. In which case your contributions to the world of taxidermy are appreciated.



...among the researchers who found the first goldfish during a survey of invasive fish in the lake.

It doesn't say ever, does it? My buddy helped with the proposal that got their funding. He was always spewing about the huge gold fish in the keys. They obviously knew about them because they wrote a fuking grant to study them!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Shit! I had something really profound to say in reply, but it's Friday night and I'm stoned as a mofo.

Say something intelligent!!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
all they have to do is bring in a bus load of po folks like me and that fish problem would disappear overnight,

bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
The asian carp invasion in Illinois and Indiana is for real. The Corps is trying like hell to keep them out of the Great Lakes but it's only a matter of time.



One good way to solve a lot of problems at Lake Tahoe is to raze the Keys and return that area as best we can to its natural state. What a fuggin' disaster.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
what aboot the well preserved bodies down there?
Credit: Stewart Johnson
John M

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Ron.. you are quoting a news story to prove that the researchers are stupid. Think about it. a news story. How often do news stories get it wrong? Eh.. Like Wes said, they wrote a grant proposal to study the problem. so obviously they knew about the goldfish in advance of the study. So when the news report said first goldfish found, they either got it wrong, or they didn't mean the first goldfish ever found, but the first one found during that study.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Ok chim chim, cheers. Its too bad, the thread topic is fascinating, shame its become what it has and I'm sorry for my own noise. Can't help myself some times :-)

DMT
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
I remember that all the goldfish my kid had eventually croaked from some fuzzy white sh#t that turned them into puffballs.

Find out what that fuzzy sh#t was and lets clear the lake of these overgrown guppies of satan!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
The problem with that Ricky D is what I call the "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly". You know that little ditty?

Pretty soon you swallow a spider to catch the fly, and swallow a bird to catch the spider... and soon enough the horse kills the lake.

What kills the fuzzy white sh#t?

Once we intervene, can it ever be undone? I truly do no think so, the genie is out of the bottle. Sadly, its we 'umans that's the problem. What will be our spider?

DMT
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
One good way to solve a lot of problems at Lake Tahoe is to raze the Keys and return that area as best we can to its natural state. What a fuggin' disaster.

Absolutely!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:47am PT
A fisherman caught a gold fish. "If you let me go, I will grant you three wishes, but your neighbor will get twice as much" says the fish.
"OK, I want a ferrari" says the fisherman.
He gets a ferrari, but his neighbor gets two.
"I want a beautiful house"
Sure enough, he gets one and his neighbor gets two.
"Damn! I wish I lose one of my testicles!"
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 23, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Dear Ron, I appreciate your experience based OPINION, but I ain't your bitch. You've seen it, you splain it to them... or stop whining about how scientists are wrong about everything.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 23, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Your sh#t ain't science bud, it is YOUR opinion and YOUR experience. It is up to you to explain it. Man up! Don't let the fact that she is a little hottie intimidate you.

If you have any questions about the study methods, statistics, etc. I'd be happy to translate those for you... but no way I'm going to try to translate your subjective experience, presented as universal truth, to other scientists.

And no, I'm not the one whining about wasting money on science when they could just ask some old dude... or whining about TRPA... or whining about a news article claiming a discovery when clearly others had already made enough observations to justify getting a grant for more in depth research... that's you. I whine about your insistence that you know what you are talking about yet consistently misinterpret 90% of the information... which is fine, as long as you aren't the one calling the shots regarding resource management.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 24, 2013 - 02:26am PT
That's silly Ron... there ain't enough money to fund such studies in other lakes... just in Tahoe... you know, the LARGEST alpine lake in N.America... with over 120 million acre feet of fresh water... the most critical natural resource in the west... with 15x the amount of land that the entire Central Valley Water Project irrigates... over 3x the municipal water needs of the entire state of California. Stoopid scientists studying irrelevant sh#t.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 24, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Ron... do you HAVE to play the same role in every single f*#king thread?

(ignorant fundamentalist conservative)


We have a non-native beetle destroying our californian forests, it isn't a bad idea to study the impact of introducing non-native wildlife that run amok.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Well, this turned into a really stupid thread.

Ron, you're a f*#king brick wall. You're right and you always know it. If you'd listen to what people were saying to you sometimes, you might not be arguing with people as often. Did you ever think of that?

Of course not, because anything you say is correct, and should be taken as gospel.

The world doesn't work that way, dude.

Wes is just as bad, but at least the guy can cite references and stuff. And admits that he's simply stirring the pot.

You though, nobody can tell you anything without you feeling the need to argue a point. There are two types of people, in my opinion. There are those who see problems, and there are those who see solutions. You appear to be the former, rather than the latter.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Just constructive criticism Ron. Don't get all butt hurt, you seem like a good guy.

And really, the age card? I'm an intelligent mid-thirties man. I ain't old, but I ain't young, either.

Also, don't get me going about respect for my elders. Just because I disagree, doesn't make me disrespectful.
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