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Colony Collapse Disorder--Atlas Shrugged?

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    raymond




    Do you enjoy eating fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

    Forget about global warming.

    Start worrying about CCD--Colony Collapse Disorder.

    Bees Disappearing - World May Suffer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHHF6cbwNwM

    Vanishing Bees - Voice of America

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoGY1FjdiH8&mode=related&search=


    The Disappearing Honey Bees: Beekeepers on What's Happening

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niEZaD_G6PM


    The honeybee factor

    http://money.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2007/07/18/cnnmoney.bg.honeybees.cnn

    Colony Collapse Disorder

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_Collapse_Disorder

    The worker bees apparently are doing an Atlas Shrugged and going on strike.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged

    They are leaving the hive and not returning!

    Honeybees pollinate one-third of the fruits, nuts and vegetables that we eat in the USA.

    A suggestion for one of the Microsoft teams: track radio-frequency tagged bees with both Windows Live and Windows Mobile on a PDA.

    http://maps.live.com/

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/default.mspx


    The Ultimate Sting: Bees The Buzz In Landmine Detection

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427144130.htm


    Radar records flight of the honeybee

    http://archives.cnn.com/2000/NATURE/02/04/honeybee.tracking.enn/




    As bees go missing, a $9.3B crisis lurks
    The mysterious disappearance of millions of bees is fueling fears of an agricultural disaster, writes Fortune's David Stipp.

    "...One of CCD's strangest symptoms, say bee experts, is a phenomenon that might be called the madness of the nurses. Nurse bees are workers that nurture a hive's preadult bees, called brood. Workers begin their adult lives as nurses, and only during the final third or so of their six-week lives do they become foragers, venturing outside the hive to collect nectar and pollen.

    Researchers have discovered that the young nurses are maintained in a kind of immature, thickheaded state by chemical signals emanating from the queen. Nurses aren't supposed to leave the hive. They're not ready to cope with the big outside world, which requires a mature bee's smarts. Besides, with nurses on leave, the all-important brood would wither.

    Yet empty hives struck by CCD are often found with intact brood, which means nurses were on the job shortly before all the bees flew off forever. Beekeepers find this gross dereliction of duty much weirder than the disappearance of foragers, which essentially work themselves to death and often die outside the hive. ..."

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/09/03/100202647/index.htm


    Bees Dying by the Millions

    "Honeybees are vanishing at an alarming rate from 24 US states, threatening the production of numerous crops.

    The cause of the losses, which range from 30% to more than 70%, is a mystery, but experts are investigating several theories.


    American bee colonies have been hit by regional crises before, but keepers say this is the first national crisis. ..."

    http://www.celsias.com/2007/02/27/bees-dying-by-the-millions/

    The Vanishing

    by Sharon Levy

    "This man's bees are in grave danger. So is our food supply. Why something so small matters so much."

    http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/06sum/bees1.asp

    Supposively Albert Einstein said:


    “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”


    If you like to eat apples, blueberries, cherries, oranges, almonds, broccoli, carrots, onions, and soybeans--Save The Honeybees!   Smiley







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    PaoloM

    It's just a theory, like global warming.

    Nothing to worry.

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    GoddersUK

    I reckon all the worker bees are skiving because they've become adicted to c9. [A]

    Tongue Out

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    W3bbo

    raymond wrote:
    Atlas Shrugged


    Atlas Shrugged has been rebuked many times, here's one.

    It's a good book and story, but the underlying philosophy isn't so strong.

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    GoddersUK

    raymond wrote:
    “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”


    They didn't have micropropogation then.

    (that's a fancy way of saying taking cuttings).

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    Bas



    Do you enjoy drinking liquids from a bottle? A bottle is a small container with a neck that is narrower than the body and a "mouth."
    More and more bottles are being used for something other than their intended purpose.

    Bottled music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xa2wVBza98

    Opening a bottle with a helicopter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4EOtdZANQ

    Blending a bottle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU_AJfZVnYA

    More bottled music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5APJNzv9QI

    If you like your beverages stored in a practical container, keep using the bottles! It's what they're for! Wink

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    PaoloM

    Bas, that was not rambling enough.

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    W3bbo

    Bas wrote:
    

    Opening a bottle with a helicopter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4EOtdZANQ



    That's some pretty decent skill of the pilot there.

    But wouldn't it be easier just to use the 'copters rotor's wash effect to create a pressure vaccuum outside the bottle and thus cause the bottle lid to pop off?

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    Bas

    PaoloM wrote:
    Bas, that was not rambling enough.


    I'm still but a student in all this. Give me time.


    W3bbo wrote:
    
    That's some pretty decent skill of the pilot there.

    But wouldn't it be easier just to use the 'copters rotor's wash effect to create a pressure vaccuum outside the bottle and thus cause the bottle lid to pop off?


    Actually, when I saw the title for that video, I was sort of hoping for him to violently slice the caps off with the rotor blades.

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    raymond

    PaoloM wrote:
    It's just a theory, like global warming.

    Nothing to worry.


    Colony Collapse Disorder has been reported in

    USA- 27 states
    Canada
    United Kingdom
    Australia
    Poland
    India
    Spain
    Italy
    Portugal
    Greece
    Switzerland
    Germany
    Taiwan
    Brazil
    Guatemala
    The Netherlands

    I am waiting for CCD being blamed on global warming.


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    W3bbo

    raymond wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    It's just a theory, like global warming.

    Nothing to worry.


    Colony Collapse Disorder has been reported in

    USA- 27 states
    Canada
    United Kingdom
    Australia
    Poland
    India
    Spain
    Italy
    Portugal
    Greece
    Switzerland
    Germany
    Taiwan
    Brazil
    Guatemala
    The Netherlands

    I am waiting for CCD being blamed on global warming.




    Wait a sec. Wasn't this reported on about 4 months ago and (falsely) attributed to mobile phones before they realised it was just some pathological infection of the hives?

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    raymond

    I think they have ruled out cell phones, but are still not sure what is going on.

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    PaoloM

    raymond wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    It's just a theory, like global warming.

    Nothing to worry.


    Colony Collapse Disorder has been reported in

    USA- 27 states...

    Global warming has been reported EVERYWHERE. Clearly global warming is a more substantial "theory" than this.

    Unless... I mean... you can tell me why exactly this is more credible than global warming.

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    raymond

    Yes several planets in our solar system including Earth are experiencing warming.

    I am on the side of the scientists saying global warming on the earth is natural, primarily caused by the sun and other natural factors including cosmic rays, cloud formation, volcano erruptions, water vapor, changes in the earth's orbit, the carbon cycle, biosphere, albedo, etc. and not caused by man.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_of_recent_climate_change

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change

    Sun Blamed for Warming of Earth and Other Worlds

    http://www.livescience.com/environment/070312_solarsys_warming.html

    Mars, Jupiter, Triton, Neptune, Pluto, and others share the fate of Earth

    http://motls.blogspot.com/2006/05/global-warming-on-jupiter.html


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    mcampbell

    Bas wrote:
    



    Do you enjoy drinking liquids from a bottle? A bottle is a small container with a neck that is narrower than the body and a "mouth."
    More and more bottles are being used for something other than their intended purpose.

    Bottled music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xa2wVBza98

    Opening a bottle with a helicopter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4EOtdZANQ

    Blending a bottle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU_AJfZVnYA

    More bottled music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5APJNzv9QI

    If you like your beverages stored in a practical container, keep using the bottles! It's what they're for!



    LOL.

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    raymond

    Want to sign my petition to help the environment by banning water?

    Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw

    "Does passion replace common sense?"

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    Tensor

    Hippies - will they never learn?

    I was going to blame gm crops and see what the response was but its just shooting at a barn door with you really r.

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    PerfectPhase

    Bas wrote:
    
    Actually, when I saw the title for that video, I was sort of hoping for him to violently slice the caps off with the rotor blades.


    That was what I was hoping for aswell!

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