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Footage Of A Tornado In Downtown Springfield, MA

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Just because it is GDP accretive. Actually, on second though, if the Princeton Economics Department is right, all those tornados crisscrossing the US over the past month should add at least 0.5% to Q2 GDP. Which, gasp, means that JPM's just lowered GDP forecast is really 1.5%. And it is supposed to double by the end of the year to 3.0%. On... what again?


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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:11 | 1330897 blunderdog
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Oh dear.  Springfield, MA isn't supposed to host tornadoes.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:27 | 1330933 putbuyer
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Worst tornato in American history was in Mass. Not far from Springfield. I think it was Worchester, MA.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:47 | 1330987 Guarded Pessimist
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Umm, that's Worcester. Not far from here.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:04 | 1331020 Yes_Questions
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Umm, that's Wooster..

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:43 | 1331139 Transformer
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:48 | 1331457 Harlequin001
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:47 | 1331141 LongShortSally
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I beg your pardon - it's Woosta.  Take it from a former Quinzee girl.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:46 | 1331143 LongShortSally
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:02 | 1331351 Anonymouse
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I used to hear Wih-stah.  Mass accent has to be the ugliest in the world.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:52 | 1331535 KennyG09
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Take that back! :D

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:54 | 1331534 KennyG09
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Actually it's Woostah! Go B's!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:56 | 1331005 blunderdog
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Uh, no that's really wrong.  It was a bad tornado, but nowhere near the worst.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:58 | 1331468 NOTaREALmerican
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NOT the worst... it's Woosta.  Take it from a former Quinzee girl (above)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:09 | 1331618 blunderdog
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That's what I was talking about.  Perhaps you Massholes think you're the center of the universe, but the Woosta tornado was nowhere near the worst in US history.

The Midwest is the tornado place.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:11 | 1331050 Confucious 222
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Worst tomato I ever saw had a bunch of bugs inside. Left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

It was just offal.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:51 | 1331463 NOTaREALmerican
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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 05:27 | 1331674 Hephasteus
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Don't laugh my niece used to call tornado's tomatoes.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:20 | 1330898 Conrad Murray
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Bigger, better waterspout. May 30 2011, Australia


Also, don't eat them "double-dead" fish!

Since Friday, over 750 tonnes of fish had died in Taal Lake near Manila -

symptoms of illnesses related to eating double-dead fish include vomiting, dizziness, and parts of the body becoming swollen -

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:26 | 1330931 Hephasteus
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So one story says they died of sudden "climate change" and another story says you get sick of you eat them. Me thinks the sudden climate change story is bullshit.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:03 | 1331016 Problem Is
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Me thinks anyone dumb enough to eat fish all the way from the Philippines gets the illness they deserve...

Go Gulf Coast Corexit Shrimp! The US military is the #1 buyer!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:30 | 1331090 Manthong
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But nothing beats munching a balut and downing a San Miguel on a hot summer afternoon in Olongapo.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:38 | 1331116 narapoiddyslexia
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As long as Mt. Pinatubo isn't erupting...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:39 | 1331121 augie
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I weep for your bowels.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:49 | 1331154 Hephasteus
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Yes. When you want to pull off a huge betrayal. It's best to weaken the dumb animals first. You should see what haliburton does to them. Doesn't clean their water and makes entire army sick. No wonder they can't beat up afghanistan.

Haliburton is a plague to all mankind.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:29 | 1330940 euclidean
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Wicked. The ZH vid shows better pressure differentials across the surface of the water. Science nuts would identify the extended low pressure zone creating condensation on the surface of the water 2-3 diameters outside the main tornado.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:44 | 1330981 Hephasteus
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Look at the australian spout. That's some enormous pressure differentials to elevate water that high.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:41 | 1331522 Rusty Shorts
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Lets step back and take a look Hep.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 02:36 | 1331601 Hephasteus
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First class tickets out of here. Some lucky bastards around that fault line.

It's been months since I talked to the boat crew but they should be getting close to port by now too.


Thu, 06/02/2011 - 08:55 | 1331892 Rusty Shorts
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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 08:04 | 1331774 krispkritter
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That ball of 'whatever' off the East Coast just cruised over us in FL yesterday. Pretty nasty weather for a bit but we're used to fast moving squall lines. The weather guys kept calling it a 'whatever' because they couldn't categorize it as a tropical storm, depression, etc. We had a fast mover over here two weeks ago about 2am. The whole house was shaking, rain was coming in sideways, and it looked like a Hollywood Premier with lights going off all over. Noise was horrendous. Passed in about 30 minutes. Gusts were in the 50's nearby. Probably higher here because there's several hundred acres of pasture in front of me and it really gets rollin' over that. I'm North of Tampa...As for the water spouts; years ago we were in the Keys for Sportsmen season and saw five of them in a single day. One was huge and had two sisters, we just sat there watching it in the boat until we realized it was way too close and then took off for the dock. Sitting on Duval later that day the bar emptied out as one showed up in the harbor and just danced around. We had a good drink to that afterwards...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:27 | 1331629 OldPhart
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Dead fish, don't eat, double dang dinga ding dong, ganga ging gunga din, rama danga dingo dong.

How can they make sense of these sentences?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:31 | 1331727 General Decline
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Dead fish, don't eat, double dang dinga ding dong, ganga ging gunga din, rama danga dingo dong.


Sung to the tune of Jesus Built My Hot Rod

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:13 | 1330904 bob_dabolina
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Tornados over water are classified as waterspouts.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:49 | 1330999 tmosley
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Christ, you don't even have the attention span to watch a minute and a half of video.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:14 | 1330906 Out9922
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The Brown Dwarf is coming

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:28 | 1330935 gdogus erectus
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Is that from a Lynch movie?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:04 | 1331027 Problem Is
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He means Tatoo:

"Boss, Da plane! Da plane!"

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:49 | 1330998 JohnG
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Usually drop a couple of those in the mornings.....

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:17 | 1330908 Dave Thomas
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God's Country Bitchez!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:19 | 1330919 Misean
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I'm sure Mr. Burns' atom mine is completely safe.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:35 | 1330963 Yes_Questions
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Burns: Well neighbor I see you've got your running shoes on, that's a good thing!...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:42 | 1330921 Rattling Bones
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This is the biggest wind to blow through Massachusetts since Barney Frank.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:20 | 1330922 Smiddywesson
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That was exactly like a disaster movie.  Absolutely awe inspiring

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:21 | 1330923 putbuyer
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It was supposed to hit us, but then moved 20 miles into Mass. Look how it toyed with the Connecticut river. Thats power!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:31 | 1330947 aint no fortuna...
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they get bad weather out in that part of MA a lot - sure wouldn't have wanted to be in a car on that CT River bridge

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:25 | 1330928 Spirit Of Truth
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My half-sister was in the middle of this.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:25 | 1330937 gdogus erectus
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One of those cars on the bridge?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:35 | 1330954 Yes_Questions
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a mermaid?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:24 | 1331074 WonderDawg
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Which half?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:28 | 1331085 WonderDawg
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Nevermind. I see now it was the middle half.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:01 | 1331476 Harlequin001
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now THAT was funny...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:27 | 1330944 Pancho Villa
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You North Americans are such women!

Oh no! A tornado came and mussed up my hair!

Oh my! A neutron hit me! Ouch! Another neutron hit me! I am being killed by low-level radiation!

Holy s**t! A tsunami came and washed away my Starbucks! Now where will I get my latte?! Oh, the humanity!

Why don't you just get used to the idea that life is a bitch and stop all this whining?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:34 | 1330953 bob_dabolina
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Whining about whining...and no one here is whining to begin with. 

What a bitch.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:36 | 1330964 Conrad Murray
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Remember when Patton was cutting his teeth on your soft men? Those were good times.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:47 | 1330986 Mec-sick-o
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Why were you junked?

Good piece of History.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:57 | 1331012 Conrad Murray
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La Raza on the internet = drive-by junkings :P

Glad you enjoyed the link. It really is a great piece of history, and one not too many people know about.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:50 | 1330991 Pancho Villa
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Patton died long ago. Have you been to California recently? Soon we will take it back along with Texas and the rest of the southwest. And then we will overrun the rest of your has-been country.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:51 | 1331002 buzzsaw99
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Hey Pancho, long time no see.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:27 | 1331092 crazyjsmith
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You don't need to take Texas, we'll go ahead and just give it to you.  And to your California comment, yes I have seen it recently.  A disgusting mess.  Your little friends are really turning California into a fantastic state.  Congratulations on the building of shanty towns, migrant camps, and overall reverse evolution. 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:37 | 1332194 SoNH80
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Can you please speed up the take-over, so that I can stop paying half of my income to your fellow countrymen?  Mexico del Norte doesn't sound so bad at this point, no nanny state, no zoning, good food, good drink, fun sports (I'll take a bullfight over a boring beisball game any day), manana, manana.  Why not?  Just don't expect any more norteamericano goodies, we'll all be poor together.... 

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:30 | 1330951 Yes_Questions
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Nature's little reminders.

Permit me to issue destructive weather and I care not who makes your fiats.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:03 | 1331023 Conrad Murray
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I'll just leave this here:

Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 -

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:14 | 1331043 Yes_Questions
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Nothing on forcing by aerosols..

Pick it up!


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:47 | 1330988 Confuchius
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Anyone used to driving (walking?) across the desert in summer is used to these interesting twisters. The correct name for them is "Dust Devils".

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:55 | 1331003 Mec-sick-o
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Lol, only if you are a Lilliputian.

The video is a Tornado, over 300 kph winds, not your backyard dust devil.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:15 | 1331494 Harlequin001
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I got hit by a dust devil once, went stright up my fuckin' trousers, sand every where, no kidding...

Didn't half make a mess of the tent thought, and the poor bastard who was asleep in it got a helluva rude awakening...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:48 | 1330997 Mec-sick-o
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Earth is warmer, how do you expect all that extra energy will dissipate?

Just like financial bubbles, this is a climate bubble, never know where is forming until it is too late.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:54 | 1331008 Yes_Questions
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The Earth is fine..



Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:50 | 1331001 10044
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dude the title is missing an f

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:57 | 1331004 Mec-sick-o
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And you are missing a 'r' and a 'n'

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:11 | 1331009 Problem Is
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It would be a shame if that tornado touched down on that corrupt, douche-bag mumbler Kerry's wife's Heinz mansion...

Kerry will be safe in a tornado...

We know from the 2004 elections that mumbling skull & bones bitch can roll over on command...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:50 | 1331461 wisefool
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Hienz-Kerry Civil Union:

Gross income= 100 Million

effective tax rate = 10% (per presidential campaign filings in 2004)

If they lost any wealth due to weather damages they would get to rub it in on old warren buffet 2 times. He has to pay they claim, and they double down by getting thier effective rate to 7% (ala British petroleum style)

Buffet is only rocking a 15% effective tax rate.

".... Oh lord, its hard to be a good rich person ... when your talking points are faux progressive class warfare in every way .... and they make us publish our tax forms to run for elections to get the healthcare all americans should have ....."

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:07 | 1331028 snarkolepsy
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I would expect another week of this. This is the system that hit Calif 4 days ago. We get another big storm on Friday. And it's freaking cold here. We'll be lucky to hit 60 some days this week. All that cold air hitting hot. Costly. Very costly.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:08 | 1331031 Use of Weapons
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For Europeans of a scientific bent, who have no religion, we find the cries of "no human effect on the environment" to be odd. Insane, even. Especially when we compare the $ spent on one side versus the other [hint: Fox News is not a cheap bribe]. And yes, we get the whole propoganda issue - we just see both sides [hello, Corporate spending, +$5 bil a year on it, worked real well for BP, right?]. I won't post more, since I think I'll run into the old issues - "NWO control = climate change!"; the dichotomy is a false one.


Here's it in simple terms, that everyone should understand.


#1 Time. No-one disputes that CO2 is natural, or that volcanoes [hello iceland!] spit out vast tonnes of it. No-one disputes that ecology is pretty damn hard-core at producing equilibrium. However, you need to grasp the difference between 100,000 years [average gap between ice ages] and 100 years [industrial revolution doubling CO2 levels - 350+ ppm]. If you ignore the difference in scale, you're a monkey.

#2 This is MATHS. It is additional. Just because natural causes add X per year, and humans add Y per year, and X > Y, this doesn't mean it has no effect. X+Y > adaptive threshold, you're fucked. Algae, calcium thickness of sea creatures [acidity sea levels] and so forth. The analogy to the economy is simple: if Military spend is X, and benefits are Y, and X+Y > tax income, then bitching constantly about Y is the norm. And yet.. you apply the opposite logic when it comes to natural systems? Lol.

#3 Scale. Most humans are bad at scale (after all, if you can't mentally process a billion, what's a trillion amongst friends?) For the record - that's a shit large piece of land.



But anyhow. I suspect this discussion won't go anywhere. Enjoy the.. um... unusual weather from now on.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:38 | 1331118 weinerdog43
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Perhaps if you had a point...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:40 | 1331134 narapoiddyslexia
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You have to remember that the US was initially settled by insane religious wacktard cult members who should have instead been burned at the stake in Merry 'Ol England, but the king let them come here instead. And, as we know, as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:33 | 1331277 Cognitive Dissonance
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It is proper form to keep your eyes on your own bend twig while using the community shower at the local gym. It's clearly posted on the men's shower room wall. No sneaking a peak at other bent twigs. Straighten up and fly right.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 02:17 | 1331592 Problem Is
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Feelings of inadequacy in the community shower at the local gym is what made Timmay Jeethner the impotent wanker he is today...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:03 | 1331189 blunderdog
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The conventional definition of "common sense" in the USA is "what I prefer to believe."

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:25 | 1331505 Harlequin001
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or 'what I hear on American Idol'...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 03:21 | 1331623 Urban Redneck
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Europeans of a scientific bent, who claim to have no religion, have a funny method of demonstrating their atheism when they worship at the Ptolemaic temple of Arrhenius, and conduct Inquisitions against the hard science of Spectroscopy based on the dogma of the pseudo-science of climatology.  That they then shamelessly schlep for the budgetary table scraps of the clergy of Brussels, at the behest devil bankers seeking to implement a global economic skim to line their own pockets, is funny.  The humour turns to hilarity when misleading arguments of math and scale are used to bulwark to the demonstrably false dogma they advance.


The Science of Spectroscopy & Infrared Absorption Spectra

Global warming dogma says that C02 in the atmosphere absorbs electromagnetic waves of energy from the earth and re-emits some of that energy back to the earth which causes global warming.
Fact:  electromagnetic energy cannot be re-emitted if it is not absorbed (first).
Fact:  electromagnetic energy absorption by molecules is a function of wavelength and represented by the  ABSORPTION SPECTRA  which shows what wavelengths of electromagnetic energy are absorbed (as shown by peaks)  and the amount of absorption (as shown by the width and height of the peak.  Total absorption is shown by a continuous absorption line at 100%.
Fact:  the emission from the earth starts at 5 microns--any absorption by a molecule at wavelengths less than 5 microns is irrelevant.
FACT: C02 absorption at 4.5 microns and lower is irrelevant.  C02 absorption starts at 14 microns.  Water absorption starts at 5 microns (5-8 micron peak)
FACT:  the absorption of electromagnetic energy from the earth is about 100-200/1 for water/carbon-dioxide


The Issue of Mathematics & Scale

In the interest of space I'll skip the distinction between the volume and concentration of the Earth's the atmosphere.

Nitrogen (N2) 780,840 ppmv (78.084%)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 390 ppmv (0.039%)
Oxygen (O2) 209,460 ppmv (20.946%)

A 100.000% increase in concentration of CO2 is mathematically equal to a 000.025% increase in concentration of N2

A 100.000% increase in concentration of CO2 is mathematically equal to a 000.093% increase in concentration of O2

Both N2 and O2 are behaviorally equal to or greater than CO2 in terms of the "greenhouseness"


The Issue of the (pseudo) Scientific Method

If climatology were a science, as opposed to a pseudo-science or cult dogma, then climatologists could would have researched and clearly answered three questions before advocating any policy changes:

1) Is mankind capable is altering the volume or concentration of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere?
2) What is the optimum volume or concentration of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere to support human life on earth?
3) What is the impact to  human life on earth of any proposed changes to  the volume or concentration of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere?





Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:32 | 1332191 Leraconteur
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You assume that because it seems reasonable that man is affecting the environment, that it is so. Except that the science does not show that it is man that is affecting the climate. It's The Sun - that enormous ball of gas that burns all the time. Because Co2 has increased, you believe it to be causative rather than indicative. It is actually more likely that The Sun has caused an increase in CO2 emissions via increased non-visible spectrum radiation.

But you are a European of a scientific bent, so in addition to being an arrogant ****, you are also right as well. Because, well, you are a scientific European.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:13 | 1331039 Alex Kintner
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 If it was a mile south of there, it would have hit Bondi's Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. Now that would have been a real shit storm.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:24 | 1331078 wretch
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And the fan factory is on the opposite bank.  Close one.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:35 | 1331117 Alex Kintner
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+10. Ha, good one.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 21:55 | 1331160 grunk
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Did I see Blythe on a bicycle in that video?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:02 | 1331197 theotheri
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Hope Homer got out of the plant ok.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:19 | 1331718 StychoKiller
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"Normally, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, SUPERMAN!" -- Homer Simpson

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:07 | 1331205 surfsup
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Van Helsing riding through... 

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:17 | 1331223 dvolatility
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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:13 | 1331245 Frank N. Beans
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back East they get weenie tornaders like this every year, with very little damage


edit: my apologies, this was a very damaging tornado, as I found out this morning.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:39 | 1331295 BlackholeDivestment
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6.1.11 ...there is a strange eclipse pattern (all kinds of ''meaning/warning message'' do to point (prophetic) pattern image in cycle etc...) happening right now June 1st/2nd. Two partial lunar eclipses and a solar eclipse dead center in between them. Also, there was a 6.4 quake in Chile today and now NASA released a picture of another comet that hit the Sun on the 20th of May. If I recall that's three hits on the Sun last month. Also, there is a solar vortex/Sun spot(s) quake warning that was issued for today until the 5th as a result, NZ mentioned etc... Forgive me, I don't have time right now to post the link(s) info, maybe later.

...and there was a man sized meteor explosion over Georgia.


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:53 | 1331331 rsnoble
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Cool maybe a huge solar flare will ignite a couple problem areas in the Northeast area.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 22:48 | 1331327 rsnoble
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Well I was just sitting on the couch about an hour ago, 60mph+ winds came in with golf ball size hail, 2' diameter tree fell over. About 100' long. Smashed the damn picnic table but that's about it.

On the east side of central ks who are having massive storms/tornados due to arrive here in a couple hours.

I'll keep drinking beer till then. This is bullish for my garden.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:23 | 1331405 Fedophile
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On... what again?



Wed, 06/01/2011 - 23:33 | 1331430 dark pools of soros
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Ben's helicopter would fly right through it and use it to spread money even faster

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 00:01 | 1331471 luciusfargo
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My country (Oz) was blessed with all manner of GDP-enhancing natural disasters this year. I don't think we were quite as lucky as Japan however, they really hit the jackpot, hello rebuilding boom.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 01:23 | 1331559 comacho2012
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Hope it spared whats left of the original Indian Motorcycle factory

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 06:49 | 1331703 virgilcaine
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Looks like the 1930's dust bowl.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:21 | 1331721 amarshall
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I live in Quincy...thunderstorms last night were nuts

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:25 | 1331723 Fantasy Planet
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At least there's no manufacturing/industrial base in MA for tornadoes to damage.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:42 | 1332233 SoNH80
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Springfield in 1911 was a cutting-edge manufacturing city (Indian Motorcycle, Springfield Armory, Columbia Bicycles, Singer Sewing Machine, etc. etc.).  Springfield in 2011 is a cutting-edge minature Detroit, a warehouse for welfare recipients and miscreants.  What a difference a century makes.....

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 07:47 | 1331741 earnulf
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Four dead, and this was no EF5 (most likely a 3).   140+ dead in Joplin, Mo (where I work) and just before that, Tuscaloosa with 43 dead.   The video is cool, but you have to have respect for what Nature can dish out.    Tornados are only part of the threat.   Downbursts, straight line winds, lightning, hail and torrential rains, all of which happen in minutes, not the hours of a hurricane.

If you haven't seen one in person, count yourself lucky.    I've seen an EF4 and thankfully missed the EF5 that hit here 10 days ago (was experiencing another part of the storm 4 miles away, 1 1/2 inch hail, heavy downpours and strong winds).     Pictures of what a tornado can leave don't begin to convey the first person experience.

My thoughts and prayers to the families of those who died.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:20 | 1332152 Leraconteur
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East Coast Urban dwellers. Don't have the common sense given to a field mouse. When something like this happens you DO NOT grab the video camera and stand next to your floor-to-ceiling all glass windows on the 25th floor of your hi-rise.

You get the hell inside to an interior space with no windows.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 00:41 | 1334884 Mec-sick-o
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And loose the opportunity to become a million hit video on internet for Google to profit and my minute of fame?

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!