On 1/29/2014 2:22 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Christ! Is everyone Humor Irony Sarcasm Impaired? China has a huge
problem right now because there are not enough young women for the young
men. China had a one child per couple policy that may have caused
couples to abort female babies so they the single child would be a boy.
I'm guessing that Chinese tradition calls for at least one son to carry
on the family name. o_O
Let's go back to the late 1970s, and the forgotten but official term for what is allegedly happening: CLIMATE CHANGE.
Some IDIOT in the media coined the term "global warming" in the '80s and they ran with it.
What is actually happening?
IMO, Earth and women both have periods. Earth is going through one right now. They can last years, or even decades.
I'm in CT. Summers are hot, winters cold & snowy. Business as usual.
The Daring Dufas wrote: "In the 1970's, the aluminum foil hat and Chicken Little crowd were
actually howling about, "Global Cooling". o_O "
I'm more inclined to believe THAT given the temperatures we've been seeing straight to the Gulf of Mexico this month.
Central Alabamastan is all but shut down with parents being told they
should leave their children at school if they can't safely get to the
school to pick them up. The governor had a news conference about the
state of emergency where he has called out some of the National Guard
and the State Emergency Management Agency has activated all its
resources. The ice and snow was forecast to hit the Southern part of the
state so most of the limited snow clearing equipment was sent South
and will take days to make it back to Northern Alabama. We aren't used
to this nonsense and folks from The South don't know how to drive on ice
and snow so the frigging roads are clogged. Birmingham is a mountainous
area with a lot of hills and vehicles can't get up the hills and are
sliding down them. People are being asked to stay off the roads but
there are those idiots who don't get it. I live on top of one of the
mountains in the area and there is no way I would think of pulling out
of the driveway. o_O
On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:57:12 -0500, Stormin Mormon
They told us to go home at 1PM. I waited a half hour (to let the
parking lot clear) and left. It took me almost two hours to get home
(18mi). People were scared shitless. In some places I could have
walked faster. The roads weren't even slick! I tested the roads
often with my brake and didn't break loose. Some were still off the
road. Idiots. We only had 1/2" at the time. We're probably up to a
whole inch, now.
There are still 1,200 children at school, sheltering in place here in
Birmingham. It's 19°F and the roads are iced over now so there's no idea
of what tomorrow will be like but schools across a number of counties
will be closed and I'm betting most businesses will also be closed. ^_^
On 1/28/2014 7:10 PM, email@example.com wrote:
The problem here in Birmingham is black ice and since I'm on top of a
mountain, I wouldn't pull out of the driveway. It's 19°F and a lot of
roads in the area are impassable and closed. Earlier in the month the
temperature here dropped to around 7°F but people could still drive. I
be cold and Sandy keeps wanting to get in my lap because it's freezing
down there on the floor. o_O
A friend in SC says the same, it's bone numbing
cold, and there are three inches snow, and that
packs into ice. No snow plows in SC. He figures
to be home today and tomorrow. In the fifties,
Thurs, and should restore the roads.
I hope the shelter in place kids are comfortable
The problem is that you guys are experiencing weather you're not used to
and are completely unprepared for.
They're predicting warmer temperatures toward the end of the week
(Friday or Saturday, maybe) as the cold air mass that's pushed it's way
into the southern USA gets displaced by warm air blowing in from the
Absolutely. The roads were normal, compared to a typical day when we
lived in Vermont. Here, it's a (somewhat less than) major disaster.
It took me almost two hours to get home and I had to go 20mi. out of
my way because of impassable roads. People in Vermont would have
laughed at the carnival.
Yeah, it's supposed to be 45F Friday, rising 10F each day for the next
couple. It'll all be gone by Sunday.
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