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For you next argument with the Climate Deniers claiming this winter disproves Global Warming...

How the warming Arctic might be behind Boston's deep freeze

A strange thing happened here in Boston over the weekend: The temperature got above freezing.

The massive dumps of snow here this winter have been bad enough, but it's the cold that's really done us in, an unbroken stretch of frigid weather that’s made Massachusetts feel more like Montreal — or Anchorage.

And Rutgers University climate scientist Jennifer Francis has a counterintuitive explanation for all the cold: It's the warming Arctic.

More specifically, Francis thinks the warming Arctic is causing the jet stream to slow down, get a lot more loopy, which lets big masses of frigid air slip south.

The jet stream is that powerful, high-altitude circulation system that carries weather around the Northern Hemisphere. The main fuel behind it is the difference in temperature between the Arctic and the warmer regions to the south.

“When the Arctic is warming so fast, that means there's less fuel driving the jet stream,” Francis says. “When the jet stream has less fuel it flows more slowly, and it tends to take these big north-south dips.”

The northeastern US just happens to be in the path of one of those big dips this year, she says, “and that’s when we get our cold winters." The United Kingdom has also seen extremely strong and persistent storms the past two winters. But she also thinks there’s a lot more going on than just a lot of cold and snow in New — or old — England.


The Arctic is warming causing the dips in the Jetstream and giving us the snow storms and frigid weather.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 07:39 AM (1 replies)

Republicans want to make 2016 about Obama, but when called out they are outraged

From Giuliani's love America remark to Walkers questioning Obama's religion. When both being called out, they get outraged over the questions.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 09:22 AM (5 replies)

Mother Jones Concerned For Bureau Chief’s Safety After Bill O’Reilly threatens him

Mother Jones Concerned For Bureau Chief’s Safety After Bill O’Reilly Calls For Him To Be In “Kill Zone”

The editors in chief at Mother Jones this morning sent this email/letter to Fox News Channel’s primetime star Bill O’Reilly and one of the network’s communications execs, saying it is concerned for its Washington bureau chief’s safety after O’Reilly called for him to be “in the kill zone.”

Mother Jones writer David Corn yesterday responded to Bill O’Reilly’s comments on the magazine’s piece about O’Reilly’s claims regarding his work for CBS News covering the Falklands war, saying “A discerning reader of Deadline can easily see that Bill O’Reilly is hiding behind name-calling, rather than dealing with the substance of the matter,” and that Mother Jones sent O’Reilly a long list of detailed questions about his comments regarding his experience as a war reporter. ” He and Fox News declined to respond. Instead, O’Reilly hurls invective, seemingly to distract,” Corn told Deadline.

“It’s a total hit piece,” Bill O’Reilly told Deadline about the report Corn wrote in Mother Jones about O’Reilly’s claims in re his coverage of Falklands war. In the post, Corn said some of O’Reilly’s stories “don’t withstand scrutiny — even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.”

O’Reilly blasted the piece to other news outlets as well, and is continuing to do so today — during which he has been quoted by at least one outlet, TV Newser, as saying he expected those reporters with whom he spoke to “verify what I’m saying, because it’s easily verifiable, then I expect David Corn to be in the kill zone.”

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:08 PM (10 replies)

Oklahoma kids don't need no history...

Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History

An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students “what is bad about America.” Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools.

Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher (R) has introduced “emergency” legislation “prohibiting the expenditure of funds on the Advanced Placement United States History course.” Fisher is part of a group called the “Black Robe Regiment” which argues “the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists.” The group attacks the “false wall of separation of church and state.” The Black Robe Regiment claims that a “growing tide of special interest groups indoctrinating our youth at the exclusion of the Christian perspective.”


Edmund Burke: “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Maybe that was something my teacher told me in school?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:14 PM (1 replies)

Fox Affiliate Reported Obama as Rape Suspect


Fox 5 San Diego apologized for mistakenly portraying President Barack Obama as a rape suspect during a news broadcast Friday.

Instead of a picture of the suspect in a sexual assault at San Diego State University, a photo of the President with the text "NO CHARGES" ran over the shoulder of anchor Kathleen Bade as she reported that there would be no charges filed in the case.

The shot was noticed quickly by the newsroom, assignment editor Mike Willie told the Times of San Diego.

"Yeah, there was an accident when they had an over-the-shoulder ," Wille said. "It wasn't on purpose."

The error was followed by an on-air apology from fellow anchor Misha DiBono, seen in the video.

Senior vice president of corporate relations for Tribune Media Gary Weitman told the Times, "I want to let you know that the station will be running an on-air correction and an apology tonight; please be sure to watch for it."


Sure, I believe you! NOT!!!!
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:01 PM (3 replies)

Good news

I learned last week that I get to keep my job and today I got to give my team the news that they are going to get to keep their jobs.

The company I work for is splitting and restructuring employees as they separate the business. Restructuring always equates to people loosing their jobs. My boss was one of the one that is loosing his job as part of this so, as they moved down the food chain, I was extremely worried. So much so that I was actively searching for a new job.

Last week I was asked to stay with the new company after the split and then today, I was given word that I could keep my team of employees. I couldn't wait to talk to each of them and give them the good news.

Now, I have to decide what to do with that job interview I have tomorrow. I just think how it could have been the other way, out of a job and no prospective offers in the wings.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 11:15 AM (3 replies)

A message to Brian Williams and all Main Stream Media reporters

I don't believe you, I have not believed anything any of you have said since you all lied to get us into war in Afghanistan.

Weather you were used are were part of the charade, you lost all credibility and have done nothing to restore it. You intentionally misled an entire nation and promoted the lies of a regime which took control under questionable means which of course you allowed to happen.

In the democratic republic, the media was supposed to be the guardians of the truth, the barrier between an administration or Congress that overstepped its boundaries. That is how the founding fathers intended it, that is the true purpose of the First Amendment, to protect the media.

You all failed at your duties, you failed the American People and you failed humanity.

How do you restore your credibility? Don't know if that is entirely possible. To begin, you can name those who were responsible for the lies that drove us to an needless, useless, endless war. If it stops with you, which I don't believe it does, then speak it, if it leads to dragging current and former leaders through the mud, then it must be done, they deserve it. You OWE Humanity and you owe history this.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 07:39 AM (12 replies)

Surprise! - Brian Williams NBC Anchor lied...

Brian Williams Admits He Never Came Under Fire in Iraq: "I Apologize"

After twelve years, Brian Williams is coming clean, admitting the helicopter he traveled in during NBC's coverage of the 2003 Iraq invasion never once came under fire, despite Williams' story to the contrary.

On Jan. 30, NBC Nightly News posted a video of Williams to Facebook, in which Williams recounts the story during a news segment. Williams references "a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG."

A user by the name of Lance Reynolds, who purported to have served in Iraq during the incident in question, subsequently commented on the video, writing, "Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

Reynolds added, "I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened. Then I remember you guys taking back off in a different flight of Chinooks from another unit and heading to Kuwait to report your 'war story' to the Nightly News."

Willams responded to the comment via his verified account, writing, "To Joseph, Lance, Jonathan, Pate, Michael and all those who have posted: You are absolutely right and I was wrong.


But all is well, he has apologized.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 5, 2015, 08:03 AM (19 replies)

History reveals a cold republican heart... Another wonderful Reagan legacy

Nancy Reagan refused to help dying Rock Hudson get AIDS treatment

Nancy Reagan refused to help Rock Hudson, one of the leading Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s, as he sought treatment for AIDS from a pioneering doctor in Paris, it has been revealed.

Hudson, who kept his homosexuality secret while starring in a string of box-office hits with actors such as Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day, flew to France in July 1985, during the last months of his life, to seek experimental treatment with the drug HPA-23 that was unavailable in the US.

But he collapsed at the Ritz hotel, and was taken to the American hospital in the French capital. His publicist contacted the White House – the Reagans were old friends – in an attempt to speed up a transfer to a military hospital to be seen by Dr Dominique Dormant, a French army doctor who had previously treated Hudson in secret.

But the commanding officer of the Percy military hospital in Clamart initially refused to admit Hudson because he was not a French citizen. According to documents published by BuzzFeed, Nancy Reagan, the US first lady, declined to help.

Hudson was eventually admitted to the hospital, but died in October 1985. He was the first high-profile celebrity whose death from complications relating to the illness was openly acknowledged, and the revelation that such a big star had AIDS helped raise awareness about the disease in the US and other western countries.


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 07:54 AM (13 replies)

The long-term future of the nation’s electric grid is under threat from an unlikely source—

Energy Conserving American!

That is what the greedy power companies want you to think

That is the fear of some utility experts who say that as Americans use less power, electric companies won’t have the revenue needed to maintain sprawling networks of high-voltage lines and generating plants.

And if the companies raise rates too high to make up for declining sales volumes, customers will embrace even more energy-saving gizmos and solar panels, pushing down demand for grid power. The Edison Electric Institute, the trade group for investor-owned utilities, has warned that they could face a “death spiral.”

Since 2004, average residential electricity prices have jumped 39%, to 12.5 cents a kilowatt hour and prices for all users have jumped 36% to 10.42 cents, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Retail sales to homes and businesses still are less than they were in 2007, before the recession.

Even in parts of the country where the population has been growing, electricity sales have been anemic. Southern Co., for example, said that in the third quarter of 2014, residential accounts grew 0.7% in its four-state region—but total home electricity sales contracted 0.6%.


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 10:23 AM (4 replies)
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