Apparently, Muricans decided it is a good idea to put MILLIONS OF BLACK BALLS on the surface of a lake to prevent the water "from getting sunburned".
Pretty retarded if you ask me.
ITT: We make fun of those clueless fatgalaxies that are americans.
In 2007, the Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles detected high levels of bromate, a carcinogen that forms when bromide and chlorine react with sunlight, in Los Angeles’s Ivanhoe Reservoir. Bromide is naturally present in groundwater and chlorine is used to kill bacteria, but sunlight is the final ingredient in the potentially harmful mix. The 102-year-old facility serves about 600,000 customers downtown and in South Los Angeles. When the Department of Water Protection realized the problem, they began construction of a new underground reservoir in Griffith Park, but while the new facility was being built they had to determine a way to keep the sunlight out of the water.
he possibility of tarps and metal coverings were explored but they were either too expensive or will take too long to install. So one of the DWP's biologists, Brian White, suggested "bird balls," commonly used by airports to prevent birds from congregating in wet areas alongside runways. The balls are made of polyethylene and cost only 40 cents each. The coating contains carbon and black is the only color strong enough to deflect ultraviolet rays.
400,000 balls were dropped into the reservoir on June 2008, where they will remain for the next four to five years until the new underground reservoir is completed.
So actually, it's a cost effective way of ensuring that you don't get cancer in your reservoir water.
The prime simple-mindedness of Americans is that they believe the world can be divided in good and bad, black and white with now grey inbetween.
>what is Vietnam
>what are the Taliban
What those shitheads don't consider is that fighting an insurgency on your own soil is different from bombing a bunch of ragheads into oblivion.
In Iraq collateral damage wasn't even a concern since we were planning on leaving the shithole anyway, but if you manage to piss off your own population it's gg no re.
Also at least 50% of the armed for,es would straight out desert if they were ordered to fight against american citizens.
So does the USA. So what's your point?
Oh yeah, the Vietnam war was a glorious victory for the Vietcong with hundreds of thousands of them getting killed.
And the Afghan war is also going great for the Afghans whith their whole country back in the stone age.
>The prime simple-mindedness of Americans is that they believe the world can be divided in good and bad, black and white with now grey inbetween.
Exactly. It's not possible with all the milados.
The NVA and the Vietcong were supported by China and the Soviet Union. The Taliban are receiving funds from Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Arab world.
This whole "a few farmers beat a large army"-legend is bullshit.
>Lives below freeway bridge in a bus with children and wife
>spends money on guns
>$300 million dollars
not even close
>keep water from evaporating
not what it's for
>there's water in Louisiana
even if you weren't a moron about the first two things, shipping flood water from across the country is a retarded alternative. I hope you're not in charge of anything.
>assuming the government would even hesitate to attack major homeland terrorist movement
>assuming 50% of the army would defect
>assuming at any point in the future you could get even 1% of the pop to form a guerrilla army.
Let's also look over the fact that any real threat to the federal government would be neutralized long before it's mobilization do you really think a civilian population would fair well against a military forced trained in urbanized warfare?
You expect me to believe that rednecks that live on a bus with beaten up shoes and no shirt can keep expensive weapons with attachments in perfect condition?
I guess that would first require the guy to buy an assault weapons permit and register it to his bus, so the premise of the picture falls apart immediately.
>ITT faggots hate gun rights then squeal like swine when muslims and niggers shoot them
Pure stupidity of eurocucks
If the government attacks their own people, they lose the support of the ones who give them the power to govern. They can attack a domestic terrorist unit, but if that unit spreads itself among the civilian populace and the military causes undue havoc trying to weed them out, as have many such organizations in many such places, then it becomes a different game. The US can fight a war against terrorists in another country and bomb the ever loving fuck out of them with no consequences no matter the civilian casualties because the civilians that are dying have no bearing on the government. If it acts against a domestic agent, it has to be extremely careful and prudent in action, and this often causes it to be far less effective. If soldiers are fighting terrorists at home and blowing up their own neighbors and families in the process, it's going to heavily incentivize joining the team that isn't ordering you to blow up your own family.
Nobody has ever called the American Indian tribes irrational for resisting our invasion of what used to be their lands.
Equating modern mass-migrants and illegals to colonial-era conquerors proves my point, not yours.
TL;DR: absorb not reflect
The color of the balls is because of the carbon black coating, which helps to absorb the UV rays. If they had gone with white, it could have caused flashblindness due to reflected UV rays.
Colonial Britain isn't the Britain today. It's not the same fucking people and it doesn't have the same fucking problems. Stop using your retarded logic and kill yourself faggot.
>Equating modern mass-migrants and illegals to colonial-era conquerors proves my point, not yours.
Do they come in superior numbers, with superior technology and funds? No they don't. You're an unedacted racist from the south. Point proven.
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We were winning the Vietnam war until we had to pull out due to hippies protesting back at home go look up the losses for America vs Vietnam, nvm I already had this picture saved because this shit is CANCER
Why do people think southerners are uneducated when all you hear at NASA are people with southern accents?
I wasn't alive during the Vietnam war but if I was I would've been one of those hippy protesters, just like how my dad was and I believe public outcry made us realize it wasn't worth all the death and destruction so we pulled out, and I protested the Iraq war myself so don't say I'm proud of war.,But I'm just stating facts here politically we lost the war but we actually never psychically lost a battle.
I donmt see 'nam being under western control, so yes it was.
The Vietcong may have lost hundreds of thousands but the price for us was the spread of leftism in the U.S., the hippie movement, homeless veterans and tons of money blown fighting in a shithole that nobody even knew existed.
Also Afghanistan has always been dirt poor. Those pictures from the 70s that you like to parade around so much show the intellectual elite of the country who was essentialy living in ivory towers away from the peasants.
Your point is? Of course other nations would get involved in a civil war. Russia is salviating at the idea of gettting rid of their biggest rival.
Also the U.S. has the biggest industry in the world.
Rebels would have plenty of local support.
The government however would quickly run out of others people's money to spend and collapse.
If you want to see just how fragile the system is, look at the New Orleans floods.
Except that this time you'd have groups like BLM making things even worse.
Our country is essentially held together by duct tape and fast food.
The 300 million dollars must have been incorrectly reported because the website says 35 million - i know when i saw it on tv JB said 300 million
The evaporation thing still stands
I usually just type really fast and don't pay attention to spelling and grammar because I know my auto correct will fix it but that must've slipped by but yeah would you like to refute my statement?
"The paint temperature, however, varied by about 55 degrees, which is ten times as much. So it is indeed true that black paint is much hotter than white paint, but the interior of the black car isn't that much warmer than the white car"
i'm planning to get my gray 02 camry sanded and painted glossy black next year. i did the research. since the balls are hollow and plastic doesn't conduct heat, it will be the same as chrome balls.
Question for the American cunts here.
Why is it ok for Americans to go to places and jump into their affairs? Why are they aloud to be culturally imperialists but other countries can't with out starting a war? What makes it ok?
Are you assuming I'm the president and make all these decisions? Because in not, and I saying I think it's okay as do all Americans is a gross generalization and I think you should probably kill yourself
We don't just "jump in" if we have an alliance as we do with most European powers and they need our assistance it's granted like how we are providedinh troops to fight Isis even though we could damn well just sit back and watch but most of the time the UN makes the decision to call upon counties to provide aid for their allies.
>recycling artwork Sheipard Fairey did for Obama in 2008
>fuck yea we the best
That wasn't immigration. Learn your history, we colonized the Americas. We didn't come here to adopt the native people's way of life or fit into their society, we came her to make this place our own. There is a humongous difference between immigration and colonization.
>I guess that would first require the guy to buy an assault weapons permit
>assault weapons permit
He is an American, not a britbong. He doesn't have to do an NHS shuffle or get a government license to watch television. By the way, better check to make sure your 4chan posting permit isn't about to expire there, mate.
aside the percentage number that is a straight up bullshit, made up for the "rly maeks u dink" effect; this is a non sequitur
it slows the water from evaporating during extreme droughts you fucking chimp... it was a good idea the alternative was a giant tarp or to let the water dry up.
I dont think you understand that it was the dutch for South Africa m9
>400,000 black balls at .40 cents a pop still comes up to $160,000.
The balls are 4 inches in diameter.
Thus, in a square grid, nine balls per square foot.
160,000 balls equals 17,750 square feet.
355 feet by fifty feet.
Not nearly enough.
It's actually 3million balls +
Assume 3.6 million, makes the math easy.
3.6 million divided by nine = 400,000 square feet
1000 feet long by 400 feet wide.
Still seems pretty goddamn small for a reservoir.
30 seconds of looking reveals this reservoir is 39 hectares big.
39 hectares is 4.2 million square feet.
Balls cover ten percent.
Americans are still idiots.
However, we're such rich idiots, we can blow millions on shit this stupid and it means nothing to us.
Stay mad, faggots.
I'm pretty sure they did pretty well once they got guns. And they also escalated things by killing non-combatants. You can't rightly compare war to the mass killing of prisoners who can't defend themselves.
Huh. I never thought I'd see someone use the word "decimated" correctly. Nice.
Though they still put up a good fight. The main issue is they wasted their time on this earth and found themselves at a technological disadvantage for the opening stages of the conflict.
come collect, i dare you
Countries through out history have invaded one another. If a established population can't defend their land then they lose it. Either adapt or die. Aboriginals stayed in the stone age while other countries developed sea faring capabilities and advanced weapons. The rest is history.
Jokes on you. I like taxes (though they are not balanced atm, and corruption squanders much of it), I love government (just not its shitty, current iteration in the US), think many regulations are necessary for the unity of its citizens as well as their safety, and I love guns. So life's better in 'Murica.
Y'know the plan worked anyways right
It looks stupid, but it worked
It was a simple solution to an extreme problem, and no it wasnt to not let the water get sunburned, actually look up the project you autistic fucking mongoloid
Alright Abdul tell me the an equivalent benefit that immigrants have provided to what the British or Roman empires have provided (e.g roads, education) to the countries they invaded.
Whats funny is we can be in this much debt, continue to accrue more debt because countries continue to loan money. Why? Because they know we can pay them back, plus interest. Our economy is so powerful that literally every other country worth mentioning relies on us, even with our massive multi- trillion dollar debt.
>how does GDP work, Anon?
Is it so perplexing that someone who isn't an immigrant doesn't hate immigrants? I am white British and I don't mindlessly hate immigrants because I'm not an idiot.
Multiple studies show that immigrants have a net positive impact on the economy, mostly because they take a lot of the jobs that white people are too lazy to do. Go and learn something instead of just mindlessly hating people who aren't as lazy, fat and stupid as you
Gets Healthcare for free
Gets Jobs he's not qualified for due to veteran preferential status
Gets to rape and beat women at will, blames on PTSD, gets away with it
Gets to lose wars and tell everyone how brave he is for sitting in a green zone with air conditioning
>Hopes people dont realize that if he HANDLED business CONTRACTORS wouldn't have any.
>this tired, 1500s-era argument
I was born in this country, bro.
the rest of the world doesnt hold our debt. about 80% of our debt is held by our own private sector.
however, should we go under, the rest of the world would go under because of how heavily invested everyone is in our economy.
>My country is so great I need to repeatedly remind myself about it while I sit here earning minimum wage, unable to pay to get a better education and unable to pay for my medical bills! You're all so fucking jealous!
inflated by oil. Oil will eventually be replaced or just flat out run out and those countries will be fucked, all the while western countries will move on and continue with some other power source, while still accruing wealth via other means.
There are plenty more you won't bother to read
>When do you leave?
But I just told you I'm against immigration...
Lol butthurt liberal retards
Lol you yuropoors are sounding pretty defensive since Brexit. It used to be "Oi America is full off fatty racists! ignore France barring muslims from Paris, we are so nice to the three black people on our continent. Much better than RACIST AMERIFATS!" But then a handful of brown folks show up at your doorstep and ohhh look! Shit's not so simple, is it? Britbongs literally voluntarily crashed their economy because they couldn't handle a few brownies. And now that the shoe is on the other foot, all you can come up with is "Americans are so stupid with their science and agricultural surplus. Remember that shit they did 175 years ago? What DUMB RACISTS!" Well take your smug, fallacy laced bullshit and fuck the queen with it.
Actually, when the Benghazi attack occurred, it was mid-afternoon in Washington and she issued a public statement at 10 p.m. that night. Even in her infamous emails it shows she was emailing people around 11 p.m. that evening about the attack.
The people who voted to leave the EU are old people who don't use the internet and chavs and poorfags who can't afford a computer. The people who moaned about americans being fat racists are the ones who voted to remain.
Total cost of me purchasing my AR-15 and 300 rounds of ammuntion: $500
Furthermore you don't need to spend much to keep it in operating condition. ARs will still fire when dirty as fuck but double feeds and jams get more and more common.
Plus if you don't put ammo through it the gun is not going to get dirty. Plain and simple.
You are welcome for the Internet, phones, people walking on the moon, microwaves in your house, velcro, ... Could go on. What has any other country innovated that's as significant as American innovations over the past two centuries?
..and you and everyone else in your cute little "progressive" club use the word bigot when you don't have an actual argument. School starts Tuesday, kid.
I believe you're confusing Obama with Trump
I use the word 'bigot' to describe all you intolerant idiots who moan about 'liberals' destroying their country because they allow immigrants and gays to ruin their ideals. Liberal just means being open to new ideas, but it gets thrown around by you racist cunts to describe anyone who you don't agree with.
>someone has different views
>hurr durr BIG MEAN SCARY BIGOT!
>...and he was never once accused of racism until he started making racist statements to pander to the only people stupid enough to ever vote for him; the in-breds in the red flyover states.
Paying for illegals' healthcare gets pretty expensive
Similar to Croffle balls which we use in plating and anodising tanks. They just prevent evaporation too and reduce tank maintenance. These look similar but carbon black will make them outdoors proof by preventing UV damage. Usually the indoors version is just clear polypropylene.
>doesn't agree with someone
>resorts to insults
lol yeah, conservatives are the intolerant ones
Do me a favor and show me where I said any of that
sorry that you find the truth insulting.
Why did he pay for college if he served in the Military? Vets get all sorts of benefits, free college, 0% down home loans, health insurance, various retirement plan opportunities, gov't jobs only available to vets, jobs that require security clearance, etc. This sounds like someone who went to basic, then got dishonorably discharged.
>doing nothing wrong
I'm clearly talking to a close-minded, misinformed retard. Have a nice day.
she was ordered by a judge to take the case. When she tried to get out of it, the judge denied her request. So, she could have either thrown her career down the drain or followed through with what she was legally required to do by defending a client she didn’t want, but was ordered to defend by a judge.
sure buddy, right up until someone points out that the US has a higher annual GDP than the entire EU combined. Then it's "uh, yeah, thats because like... we're basically... like, uh, a big country.... each nation acts like a state, duhhh." Could you imagine if California or Texas seceded from the union in year of our lord 2016 over lax immigration laws? What a joke you people are.