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Just blows my mind.
The northeast is inconvenienced by another, normal work of nature and it is a national news story. The MSNBC and CNN websites are clobbered up with stories. TV news stations are at least 50% dedicated to the horrible hardships of the city dwellers. More contrived "record" snowfalls.
UUuuhhhh. It is sunny, cold and pleasant in the middle United States (those one state in from the coasts). Does anyone know we are here?
RonB
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Ohio?
On 12/27/2010 04:52 PM, RonB wrote:

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Uh-oh...somebody is having an identity crisis.....
If it will help, we'll be glad to ship some of this your way if you're feeling a bit inadequate.
Think of it as Viagra for Ohio.
Bob S.
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Hell, we live in Kansas. Not exactly south Florida. My point is, anything that happens in the NYC or Washington DC area is automatically a grave national news issue. Despite the number of young soldiers in harms way, issues in the mid-west, etc.
It has reached a point where you have to tune into PBS's eventing BBC broadcast to see what really matters over here.
RonB
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Hell, we live in Kansas. Not exactly south Florida. My point is, anything that happens in the NYC or Washington DC area is automatically a grave national news issue. Despite the number of young soldiers in harms way, issues in the mid-west, etc.
It has reached a point where you have to tune into PBS's eventing BBC broadcast to see what really matters over here.
RonB
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FOX -- Yeah Right!
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The BBC is about the last serious news show left. The network news shows have turned themselves in magazine shows. Lots of graphics and music and only a few stories.
I live in the northeast. We had a snowstorm and that was it. The news rushes in with the word 'blizzard.' Instead of just telling us what the weather is, they're part of the 'show' now, so they're always straining to make the weather news exciting. Without the BBC or the PBS Newshour, what would we have?
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:27:24 -0800, RonB wrote:

You want to feel neglected by the news, try living in eastern Washington :-).
I think someone once called us plus northern Idaho and Montana "the empty quarter" - I think the news shows believed them.
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On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:10:58 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard

Someone does?

Huh! So did I. ;-))
You just need a congresscritter like Hank Johnson. You'll get all the airtime you want.
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Just came down from the mountain after a trapping and hunting session at Gulliver's Bay Nova Scotia. Brother in law is a licensed trapper and putting a whole new meaning to tour guide. The weather has been intense. More later.
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The Arabic for that is much more exotic: Rub' al Khali.
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wrote:

Hey, just build one of these and shoot the snow over. Lonely Ohio housewives will thank you. http://tinyurl.com/355dtlb
-- Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. -- Epictetus
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"RonB" wrote:

---------------------------------- After yourself, other than the prairie dogs, whose left in Kansas these days?<G>
Last time I checked, there are less than 3 million people in Kansas which translates into less than 1% of the US population. (308 million)
Guess that gets you about 1% of the news coverage.
Lew
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RonB wrote the following:

I saw on TV where Philly was having a hard time getting around in 6" of snow. They acted like it was the end of the world. While Philly got 6", we got 16"
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I was in Houston in about 1972 or thereabouts. They had a couple of inches, and the whole city had a snow day. No school, no nothing. They drive 90 mph through driving rain, but two inches of snow shut the city down. It was hilarious. People did not have the common sense to just slow down.
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On 12/28/2010 2:44 PM, Steve B wrote:

No damn wonder ... in 1972 the preponderance of the population of Houston had already shifted from native born to transplants from the North East, Florida and the Midwest who didn't know how to drive when they got here.
It's still that way, now coming from the second generation of same.
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Steve B wrote the following:

Yeah, a lot of the southern states do not have snow removal equipment, but they make do with construction equipment. I see a lot of graders and bucket loaders trying to remove the occasional snow storm. I was in southern Delaware a few years ago and 10" inches of snow closed the roads to all traffic except emergency traffic. They don't have salt either.
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I remember a good snow in Austin area in the mid 80's. I drove to and from work with no issue. I had a friend with IBM from upstate New York. He called for a ride in from the highway (3 miles to his house) as the car pool dumped him. I got there in my cutlass in L's in the rear - L's were wide oval treads. I motored to him - got him belted in and off we putted down the road - but first another car came around the corner sliding and made it.
It was now our turn and we motored up the hill for home.
We came across them in a ditch - my friend said he knew them and to keep on driving. They were low level smarter than tho types. We got in and my friend said he would call their wives!
Seems I had more snow experience than the snow guys. I was cautious and careful - they were fast and foolish.
Martin
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wrote:

Earlier this year (February?) they cancelled work (I'm in Eastern Alabama) on the *prediction* of snow. It did snow a little about 3:00PM, but it never amounted to anything. Of course, living all my life in the North, most recently in NE Ohio, and Vermont, I didn't see any signs of snow so went in without bothering to check the web site. I was the only one there.
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says...

(a) no plows (b) no sand trucks
"Just slow down" seems fine until you encounter unsanded ice at a downhill intersection.
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