Sunday, January 05, 2014

No fun and games tonight.

January 6, 2013
UNISYS Infrared Satellite of the north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop)

The US has a serious Climate Storm coming. Yes, life and death. People are used to thinking that their infrastructure is going to fail.

The alerts to this has to be taken as seriously as if they was a Category Five Hurricane coming.

North Michigan is expected to hit -60 Fahrenheit. That is not livable. The other areas this storm is going to hit will see temperatures of -30 to -35 Fahrenheit and everything in between -30 to -60 Fahrenheit.

I'll give you equivalents.

In winters at Vostok the coldest it has gotten in the least severe of winters is -75 Fahrenheit.

In Mucmurdo, in that same type of winter the temperatures achieve -35 Fahrenheit.

Scientists are NOT permitted to stay at their bases during the winter because it is too dangerous to life and there is no possibility of rescue.

If people could travel safely south they should consider that. The cities and towns that will experience this climate event need to have community heating centers, however, there is a chance the electricity can fail. Make preparations for that very real possibility.

I'm not playing around with this.


Vehicles with an engine of any kind need to have pure anti-freeze in the radiator. At that it will only take it down to -35 Fahrenheit, last time I looked. Emergency vehicles need to be kept running to maintain the engine compartment warm so the lines won't freeze. 

Animals in this cold will not survive. There is a strong chance livestock in barns will not survive either.

No one should be out in this weather. 

NO ONE ! Emergency responses will know when it is not safe to be responding to calls. They cannot take the chance when infrastructure starts to fail to continue to respond to emergencies. These services shut down during major hurricanes and this is exactly the same thing.

The USA has never experienced temperatures down to -60 Fahrenheit. Not in my memory.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire is the ONLY place it has gotten this cold before and it was never -60 Fahrenheit. People aren't going to be prepared for this.

No one should ride this storm out alone. If nothing else is an option go to a hotel so others are around in case anything should wrong. Just do it.

–50 Degrees

The weather observatory (click here) that sits atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington bills itself as "the home of the world's worst weather," where the winds sometimes exceed 200 mph (in fact, the highest wind speed ever recorded on land — 231 mph — occurred here on April 12, 1934).
The mountain also is home to some of the nation's coldest temperatures, as the mercury there dropped to 50 degrees below zero Fahrenheit on Jan. 22, 1885.

It isn't the measurable temperatures to worry about it is the WIND CHILL.

Wind chills: gusty (click here) west to northwest winds combined with temperatures in the single digits on Monday and Tuesday will create wind chill readings of 10 to 30 below zero. 

There is expected 'White Out' conditions.

Good night.

I think 'the truth' was lost with the scandal.

February 8, 2013
by Frank Newport
PRINCETON, NJ -- Non-Hispanic whites (click here) accounted for 89% of Republican self-identifiers nationwide in 2012, while accounting for 70% of independents and 60% of Democrats. Over one-fifth of Democrats (22%) were black, while 16% of independents were Hispanic....

There is no going back now. The new "Marijuana Bubble."

Sam Walsh, left, a budtender, and facility manager David Martinez set up marijuana products as the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary prepares to open for retail sales on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Theo Stroomer)

Mary Jane comes of age. Get used to hearing these words in the Board Room; "Are you stoned?"

Published time: January 04, 2014 03:55
The long lines (click here) stretching around Colorado marijuana shops have apparently not gone unnoticed by investors, with the price of shares for cannabis-related companies skyrocketing since the drug became legal throughout the state on January 1.
One of the claims most often cited by marijuana legalization advocates is how profitable the policy would be both for state governments and the local economy. While a sample size of just a few days is small, the initial success indicates the claims may prove to be true.
A study cited by AFP estimated that the Colorado state government could reap an annual $10 billion by 2018, but private companies already have reason to celebrate. MediaSwipe Inc, which has built a business on selling transaction processing systems to the medical industry and now works with cannabis stores, has seen its shares jump 88 percent over the past month of trading and 69.4 percent on Thursday alone....

List of Marijuana Stocks (click here)

When is Japan going to shut Fukushima down?

Published time: January 04, 2014 19:47

As TEPCO (click here) began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant,a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape,Asahi reported.
Yoshitatsu Uechi, auto mechanic and tour-bus driver, worked at the devastated nuclear power plant between July 2 and Dec. 6, 2012, according to Asahi Shimbun report. He was one of the 17 workers from Okinawa Prefecture sent to work at the crippled nuclear plant in 2012 to create new places to store contaminated water....

Wisconsin needs extended unemployment benefits more than the rest of the nation.

Scott Walker took office as Governor on January 3, 2011. Ever since then Private Sector Job Growth has lagged behind the rest of the nation. His 'retrain' the work force is a failure.

Walker's Balanced Budget is austerity and it is imploding the Wisconsin economy.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate is 6.3 when the US is 7.0, but, there are major cities exceeding the national average.

Dec. 18, 2013
The nation's (click here) most recent employment report, which examines job creation in all 50 states, raises a familiar question with renewed urgency: Why is Wisconsin a chronic laggard?
According to Wednesday's report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin gained 23,963 private-sector jobs in the 12 months from June 2012 through June 2013, a 1.0% increase that ranks the state 37th among the 50 states in the pace of job creation during that period.
The state's ranking slid from a revised rank of 32nd three months earlier, which covered the 12 months through March 2012.
Wisconsin continued to trail the national rate of job creation, as it has since July 2011. The United States created private-sector jobs at a rate of 1.9% in the latest 12-month period, nearly double Wisconsin's 1.0% rate, the data show.
"It's like déjà vu all over again," said Dale Knapp, director of research at the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, a nonpartisan pubic policy group in Madison....

While the lack of economic growth and/or recovery is somewhat expected in northern Wisconsin, but, the real surprise is the rates of 8.0% to 9.9% unemployment in the middle and southern end of the state.

The places where one would expect the quickest recovery and growth in Wisconsin, namely Madison and Milwaukee, has lagged in that growth and is experiencing unemployment rates above the national level. The unemployment in these two major US cities is 8.0% or  greater.

Walker's reign over Wisconsin's economy while touting balanced budget and union destruction has caused greater adversity while he has been Governor.

His latest approval ratings in March 2013 reflect his 'likable' quotient and not his performance. He appears on television with has brown bag lunches and talking with the Wisconsin people. His demeanor is about touting his success as a humble man while never providing factual information. His talks with the people of Wisconsin is that of image enforcement as if he was their neighbor. Wisconsin doesn't need Mr. Rogers as Governor they need a Governor that can protect their cities and put Wisconsiners back to work. He has created the image of being a successful Governor by appearing warm and fuzzy. In fact he is nothing more than fluff.

By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel
March 19, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker has a 50% approval rating, (click here) according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday. The Republican governor’s disapproval rating is 44%.
Walker’s approval rating before the November election was about the same. In the school’s poll on Oct. 31, Walker had a 49% approval rating and 45% disapproval rating....