Bill Gates Applies For Patent On System To Weaken Hurricanes.

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    CNN) -- Hurricane experts are throwing cold water on an idea backed by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates aimed at controlling the weather.

    Gates and a dozen other scientists have raised eyebrows by submitting patent applications for a technology to reduce the danger of approaching hurricanes by cooling ocean temperatures.

    It's a noble idea, given the horrible memories from Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast four years ago this week.

    The storm, which rated a frightening Category 3 when it made landfall in Louisiana, was blamed for $81 billion in damaged and destroyed property and the deaths of more than 1,800 men, women and children.

    Skeptics applaud the motive of the concept but question its feasibility.



    I should patent my idea for dealing with hurricanes. I've noticed that water swirls around my sink while draining and that if I put my finger in the center it greatly impedes it's swirling. So my idea is to build a huge finger that can orbit in space and then be deployed when necessary. I rule! :clap::clap:
     
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  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    LOL Steely you're hilarious! :D
     
  4. babycat

    babycat whiskey in a teacup

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    Do it, SteelyDan! I'm a Biloxi girl who livedbreathedatesleptworked Katrina; I applaud your dedication;)

    Hey, can you make it a giant middle finger? The people of the coast would appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Do you wan FEMA written on it?
     

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