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    Default Is this anything like yellow snow?

    Is this anything like yellow snow?
    Storm drops dark brown snow in Colo.
    FRISCO, Colo. (AP) ó Snow that some residents described as dark as chocolate brown was reported across parts of Colorado Thursday, a result of a wind storm in northern Arizona that kicked up dust that fell with the snow overnight, officials said.

    "It's pretty much statewide," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. "We've had reports from the San Juans, Winter Park ... all over."

    Greene said it's not unusual to see plumes of reddish dust from the desert Southwest drop on the Rocky Mountains in the spring.

    Exceptionally dry conditions in northern Arizona contributed to the dust, Greene said.

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    Sounds like a plumbing problem happened in the heavens......

    Then again maybee this had something to do with it,

    San Francisco Examines Power Of Dog Droppings



    San Francisco, CA -- City officials are hoping to harness the power of dog doo. San Franciscans already recycle more than 60% of their garbage, but in this dog-friendly town, animal feces make up nearly 4% of residential waste, or 6,500 tons a year, nearly as much as disposable diapers, according to the city.

    Within the next few months, Norcal Waste, a garbage hauling company that collects San Francisco's trash, will begin a pilot program under which it will use biodegradable bags and dog-waste carts to pick up droppings at a popular dog park.

    The droppings will be tossed into a contraption called a methane digester, which is basically a tank in which bacteria feed on feces for weeks to create methane gas.

    The methane could then be piped directly to a gas stove, heater, turbine or anything else powered by natural gas. It can also be used to generate electricity.

    Methane digesters are nothing new. The technology was introduced in Europe about 20 years ago, and more than 600 farm-based digesters are in operation there. Nine are in use on California dairy farms, and chicken and hog farms elsewhere in the United States also use them.

    Neither Norcal Waste spokesman Robert Reed nor Will Brinton, a Maine-based recycling and composting consultant, knew of anyone in the United States who is using the $1 million devices to convert pet waste to energy. But Brinton said some European countries process dog droppings along with food and yard waste.

    "The main impediment is probably getting communities around the country the courage to collect it, to give value to something we'd rather not talk about," Brinton said. "San Francisco is probably the king of pet cities. This could be very important to them."

    San Francisco, the city named after Saint Francis, patron saint of animals, has an estimated 240,000 dogs and cats.



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    Sounds like a load of crap to me.







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    Default Don't eat the yellow snow!

    From Frank Zappa's album "Apostrophe"

    Dreamed I was an eskimo
    Frozen wind began to blow
    Under my boots and around my toes
    The frost that bit the ground below
    It was a hundred degrees below zero...

    And my mama cried
    And my mama cried
    Nanook, a-no-no
    Nanook, a-no-no
    Donít be a naughty eskimo
    Save your money, donít go to the show

    Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
    Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
    Well I turned around and I said ho, ho
    And the northern lights commenced to glow
    And she said, with a tear in her eye
    Watch out where the huskies go, and donít you eat that yellow snow
    Watch out where the huskies go, and donít you eat that yellow snow

    Well right about that time, people,
    A fur trapper
    Who was strictly from commercial
    (Strictly Commershil)
    Had the unmedicated audacity to jump up from behind my igyaloo
    (Peek-a-Boo Woo-ooo-ooo)
    And he started in to whippin' on my fav'rite baby seal
    With a lead-filled snow shoe . . .
    I said:
    With a lead
    LEAD
    Filled
    LEAD-FILLED
    A lead-filled snow shoe
    SNOW SHOE
    He said Peak-a-boo
    PEEK-A-BOO
    With a lead
    LEAD
    Filled
    LEAD-FILLED
    With a lead-filled snow shoe
    SNOW SHOE
    He said Peak-a-boo.
    PEEK-A-BOO
    He went right up side the head of my favourite baby seal
    He went WHAP!
    With a lead-filled snow shoe
    An' he hit him on the nose 'n he hit him on fin 'n he . . .
    That got me just about as evil
    As an Eskimo boy can be . . . so I bent down 'n I reached down 'n I scooped down
    An' I gathered up a generous mitten full of the deadly . . .
    YELLOW SNOW
    The deadly Yellow Snow from right there where the huskies go
    Whereupon I proceeded to take that mitten full
    Of the deadly Yellow Snow Crystals
    And rub it all into his beady little eyes
    With a vigorous circular motion
    Hitherto unknown to the people on this area,
    But destined to take the place of THE MUD SHARK
    In your mythology
    Here it goes now . . .
    THE CIRCULAR MOTION . . . (rub it) . . .
    (Here Fido . . . Here Fido)
    And then, in a fit of anger, I . . .
    I pounced
    And I pounced again
    GREAT GOOGLY-MOOGLY
    I jumped up 'n down the chest of the . . .
    I injured the fur trapper
    Well, he was very upset, as you can understand
    And rightly so
    Because
    The deadly Yellow Snow Crystals
    Had deprived him of his sight
    And he stood up
    And he looked around
    And he said:
    I CAN'T SEE
    (DO . . . DO DO-DO DO DO DO . . . YEAH!)
    I CAN'T SEE
    (DO . . . DO DO-DO DO DO DO . . . YEAH!)
    OH WOE IS ME
    (DO . . . DO DO-DO DO DO DO . . . YEAH!)
    I CAN'T SEE
    (DO . . . DO DO-DO DO DO DO . . . WELL!)
    NO NO
    I CAN'T SEE
    NO . . . I . . .

    He took a dog-doo sno-cone
    An' stuffed it in my right eye
    He took a dog-doo sno-cone
    An' stuffed it in my other eye
    An' the huskie wee-wee,
    I mean the doggie wee-wee
    Has blinded me
    An' I can't see
    Temporarily
    Well the fur trapper
    Stood there
    With his arms outstretched
    Across the frozen white wasteland
    Trying to figure out what he's gonna do
    About his deflicted eyes
    And it was at that precise moment that he remembered
    An ancient Eskimo legend
    Wherein it is written
    On whatever it is that they write it on up there
    That if anything bad ever happens to your eyes
    As a result of some sort of conflict
    With anyone named Nanook
    The only way you can get it fixed up
    Is to go trudgin' across the tundra . . .
    Mile after mile
    Trudgin' across the tundra . . .
    Right down to the parish of Saint Alfonzo . . .
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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