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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:59 AM

Benedict Donald Wants To Fire 248 National Weather Service Forecasters

Tough shit to all of you who live in areas prone to fires, flooding, hurricanes, and other weather-related disasters. Billionaires need a tax cut for that second private jet, you moochers!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-national-weather-service_us_5a83cb72e4b0cf06751fb110

The Trump administration budget proposal would slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by more than $1 billion next year, forcing the agency to cut about 8 percent of jobs. The weather service, part of NOAA, would lose 355 jobs, including 248 forecasting positions.

Weather forecasters are alarmed. Dan Sobien, president of the weather service labor union, warned that the plan had sapped morale.

“We can’t take any more cuts and still do the job that the American public needs us to do,” Sobien told The Washington Post on Monday. “There simply will not be the staff available on duty to issue the forecasts and warnings upon which the country depends.”

Government forecasters were faced with a particularly active hurricane season in 2017 that, alongside other natural disasters, caused a record of more than $300 billion in damage. NOAA said in January the country was hit with 16 separate billion-dollar disasters last year, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and a string of wildfires in California.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:03 PM

1. Weather Warnings? We don't need no weather warnings

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:10 PM

2. One more way to stifle information about the effects of climate change.

Who benefits, what special interest group, wants these cuts?

Trump is too stupid to understand that most businesses, consumers, and just about all of rest of us, depend on accurate weather information.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:05 PM

3. maybe the asshole thinks this will make climate change...

go away. Fuckstick.....he is endangering the entire country....

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:08 PM

4. This will make hurricane season exciting as fuck.

Each beach community will have a spotter who comes screaming into town "there's a 12 foot storm surge, quick , everybody flee!!!"

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:49 PM

5. Maybe we should just rely on Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel.

Whenever he shows up in your community, you kow you're fucked.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:53 PM

6. That's a given but where do you think he gets his info?

I've actually seen him at two beach locations. Only one was while he was setting up for a storm. He's very chill about what seeing him is about come storm season.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:01 PM

7. I think he has super powers that allow him to detect

barometric pressure through his skin.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:31 PM

8. Vote republican, pay the penalty.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 02:38 AM

11. I very much doubt that metorologists would vote for climate change-denying repukes

 

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

9. Trump probably got all beside himself when the Weather Service forecast a return of...

..."Stormy weather"...


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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:05 PM

10. This will never happen.

I am quite certain of this based on my 35 years of federal employment and having seen many President's proposed budgets over that time. However, this asshole's budget is nevertheless frightening because it is so damned audacious it will make any 2019 GOP House or Senate proposal look fairly benign and relatively reasonable or "normal" in comparison.

America needs to wake up. It is being duped and may not realize it until it is too late or never at all. The $12 more take home per week from the so-called tax cuts has already duped many. The false comparison between the President's and Congress' budget will do the same. We must somehow raise the alert on such dangerous gamesmanship.

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