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It's So Cold, Fire Crew's Hose Spray Freezes On Contact

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It's that cold. BBC reports that Firemen tackling a blaze in Minneapolis, where temperatures have been below -20C, saw the spray from their hoses turn to ice as it hit the building. Watch it below.


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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:16 | 4296135 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:17 | 4296138 AlaricBalth
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It's so cold, members of Congress have their hands in their own pockets!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:18 | 4296143 negative rates
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It's called pocket pool, we learned how to play as kids.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:50 | 4296221 max2205
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This is what it's come to....the BBC giving us American news.....checkmate!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:00 | 4296246 Stackers
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At least the cold didnt stop the 8:30am silver slam

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:10 | 4296266 superflex
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So an $0.08 drop is now a slam?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:19 | 4296279 GetZeeGold
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Ain't no law against it yet - Cindi Lauper

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:28 | 4296323 SamAdams
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This is what happens when you buy too many carbon credits.  Thanks a lot, carbon negative SKF!!!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:41 | 4296355 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Global warming at work again. Burning up there in Minnesota!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:22 | 4296508 Mark Carney
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LOL at -20...pansies, come to Edmonton this weekend and experience -30 before the windchill.


-20 is t-shirt weather for us

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:59 | 4297024 angryBuddhist
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Notice that the article said -20C and not -20F. -30F in Edmondton is waaaaay colder than -20C which translates to only -4F.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:39 | 4296356 1000 splendid suns
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Beat me to it Sammy. This global warming is getting out of control.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:58 | 4296419 The Final Straw
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Global warming is non-uniform, hence "climate change".  Sophistry is an unappealing quality.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:36 | 4296551 bagehot99
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'Climate change' is the term they started using after the first term they were using, 'global warming', became a punch line.

But it's too late, because the warmistas shot their bolt - they promised us warming and it didn't happen.

They're no more credible than the lunatic wearing a sandwich board at the bus station, declaring that 'the end is nigh'. But at least he isn't a parasite living on billions in government grant money.



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4296566 akak
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If the global climate is not warming, why are virtually ALL glaciers and ice fields, worldwide, continuing to melt and recede, as they have been for the past century?

One does not have to embrace Al Gore and his political agenda in order to face and accept reality.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:54 | 4296601 SamAdams
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Past century?  Did you really just write that?

Anyhow, you do know that there is a ship stuck in the ice right now?  You know, the ice that is supposedly receding, yet is aggresively expanding?  I suggest reading (outside the Pharisee controlled media), it is something thinking people do to better educate themselves.

BTW, carbon credits are generated out of thin-air, just like fiat money.  It is less about environment, and more about monopolization of a new "out of thin-air" scam.  Don't be so daft.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:05 | 4296622 akak
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Um, yes, I did just write that, because it is a fact.

Clearly you know little to nothing about climatology and glacialogy.  If you did, you would recognize the obvious staring you right in the face.  But just for the record, I live within a handful of miles of several glaciers, and have been watching them recede for the last 20 years.  I have also seen obvious evidence for the recent recession, melting and even death of glaciers in both Africa and South America in the past three decades.  And that is just my own PERSONAL experience, which of course is just a drop in the ocean of all the scientific and observational evidence of glacial recession and melting from thousands of researchers from around the world in the past century and more. 

One ship stuck in the ice somewhere means precisely nothing to the larger trend in play.  Clearly, logic is not your strong suite.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:22 | 4296679 Not_Sure
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"Um, yes, I did just write that, because it is a fact."

Wow. How utterly devoid of logic and intellect THAT statement is. If you're going to toss around your opinion of observed anomalies stating them as "facts", you really should put some ACTUAL DATA (or st least links to data) to support your assertions. Here let me show you:


The Earth is actually STILL in a major cooling cycle and JUST NOW starting to come out a mini ice age.


See? That's how it's done. There, now go back to your game of Halo and let the adults do the thinking.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:37 | 4296719 Element
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Damn! That graph is a keeper, cheers.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:53 | 4296760 Not_Sure
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Yeah! Amazingly enough, they have ACTUAL LINKS to the ice core DATA from NOAA. This not some conspiracy theorist wacko nut job posting this info. THIS IS ACTUAL DATA.


Unlike the IPCC which seems to just pull their data out of their collective asses.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:56 | 4296777 HoofHearted
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akak, I usually love your comments, but you just contradicted yourself in a major way. When you do this, you need to look at your belief system and the whole "cult of stubborn facts," as I like to call those dastradly science types.

To summarize your assertion- "My one piece of information about watching some glaciers near me means everything, while your one piece of information about some ship stuck in ice means nothing." Can you spell "hypocrisy" or at least say it? Stats, my man. Hard data...and that bit about interglacial temperatures, well, you determine if that means anything or not...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:20 | 4297100 akak
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Actually, Hoof, I considered your complaint, and on reflection I have to tell you no, I do not believe that I contradicted myself in any way.

The prior poster gave ONE transient and anecdotal incident to (attempt to) make his argument.  I, on the other hand, gave a number of personal observations from multiple locations, made over a period of many years, and then stated and admitted that even THIS was insignificant compared to the vast number and breadth of parallel and similar observations made around the world over the past century and more.  Do you see the difference there?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:24 | 4297345 StychoKiller
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Yo, send some o' dat "global warming" up here to Minnesota, (TIA)!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:16 | 4296654 ElvisDog
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virtually ALL glaciers and ice fields, worldwide, continuing to melt and recede

Nope. Try doing some research:

Artic ice is below the average of the last 35 years, but not alarmingly so (see the picture in that website). Antartic ice coverage is greater than average this year. So, it's a mixed bag at best and not Al Gore's vision of continuous and accelerating warming and ice loss.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:48 | 4296701 akak
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You have no idea what you are talking about, and are clearly just parroting your FOX NEWS (sic) soundbites.

Notice that I did NOT mention sea ice, but glaciers and icefields.  You DO know that glaciers and ice fields, by definition, do NOT float on the ocean, right?  And essentially ALL of them not only have been, but CONTINUE to melt and recede --- and the rate of that melting and recession has in fact increased in most cases in the past 15 years, despite your head-in-the-sand denials to the contrary.   And the few glaciers and ice fields which are growing and advancing can also be explained by the warming climate, due to a localized increase in precipitation onto them or their sources outpacing their melting.



EDIT:  It is the growing anti-scientific, dogmatic know-nothingism that is represented by the kneejerk down-arrows of a rational and factual post such as this one that make me increasingly desire to give up my participation in this forum.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:49 | 4296758 detached.amusement
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Are you stupid?  Snow that falls on top of a glacier can easily take a couple hundred years to reach the terminus.


Facing and accepting that fact that whatever happens in the sun is going to affect things on earth hseems to be a pretty tough pill to swallow, despite it being 99%+ of the mass of the entire solar system and things its magnetic field does are the main drivers of what happens with the climate here.


Much easier to believe a trace gas with a tiny heat capacity is responsible?  You have to be brainwashed to believe that.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:57 | 4296776 akak
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Are you stupid?  Snow that falls on top of a glacier can easily take a couple hundred years to reach the terminus.

And your point is ....?

Yes, the snowfall on top of a glacial, or onto an icefield feeding a glacier, may take many decades or in most cases centuries to reach the terminus.  But that does not mean that its weight does not add to the glacier and facilitate its advancement, because it most certainly does.

I have both studied this subject to some considerable degree, as well as lived literally surrounded by it.  Can you say the same?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:18 | 4296858 Element
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In warming cycles the ice melts akak.

We are in a warming cycle.

I don't see anyone making a valid point in this kerfuffle, except that as I showed down the page, there's zero evidence of unusual polar-warming in coastal Antarctica for the past 308 years, within continuous ice core record.

Kind of hard to argue something other than natural variability is doing what it always does. Yet we have been told since the beginning of last decade that the AGW climate change 'signal' was in the polar region's warming up first, before the equatorial and tropics.

But it isn't there.

So do you really think you have a valid point to make here about natural warming that's the same as in previous centuries in Antarctica?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:13 | 4296837 ElvisDog
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It is the growing anti-scientific, dogmatic know-nothingism....

You know what some people do when they are insecure about their arguments? They call people names and START WRITING IN ALL CAPS. You are a tool, akak (oops, there I go), because you won't let cold hard facts interfere with your world view. So, a few glaciers near where you live mean everything, but the largest collection of ice on the planet, the fucking polar ice caps, mean nothing? That website I listed is not anti-scientific, it is based on real, scientific measurements taken over the past 35 years. That's what science is, dumb-ass, observations and measurements and the development of models to explain them.

Oh, and do you think anyone gives a fuck if you "give up participation in this forum"? Please, break our hearts and take your self-importance elsewhere. I'm sure the ZH world will keep spinning if you no longer grace it with your wisdom.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:35 | 4297384 StychoKiller
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I know, let's all turn off ALL our electrical appliances (including PCs and internet routers!), thus minimizing anthrogenic sources of bad, bad, heat-consuming gases.  Ain't it interesting that all proposed solutions require that all the peons sacrifice something of their lifestyles in order to assuage Progressive-Socialist consciences...

They say the World is a small place (but I don't wanna paint it!), except that it's fairly large.  When the next large asteroid hits, we're all gonna find out just how much influence Humanity has on its environment.  GET ME OFF OF THIS ROCK!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:57 | 4296770 NIHILIST CIPHER

akak       You are a posting wizzard most of the time but you are so completely out in the weeds on this topic. Global temps are cyclical, period. The sun dictates minimums and maximums in temperature's that simple. Please look up "The Little Ice Age" which ended about 200 years ago. Glaciers covered europe making it impossible to grow crops and many people starved. Back in the 70's I can remember Time running articles about the coming "ice age".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:02 | 4296798 akak
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Nihilist, I am constantly amazed at the degree to which most here continue to erroneously read content into my posts on the warming global climate which I not only am not stating or claiming, but with which I do not or would not agree.

My point, my ONLY point, is that the global climate is and has been warming for the past 100+ years, as evidenced by the worldwide melting, recession and disapperance of alpine glaciers and icefields.  This evidence is undeniable. 

I do NOT and have NOT, however, ever argued here as to the causes of this warming, and especially I have not argued in favor of any political agenda to ostensibly address this phenomenon.  I have merely stated the observational and scientific facts in regards to global glacial melting.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:32 | 4296934 JLee2027
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I know you're an atheist, but this is the perfect time to realize the output of the Sun controls events far more than man. In one second, the Sun puts out more power than mankind has ever produced in history. In other words, nothing we can do will control the climate, so ignore it. It's all up to GOD. He can fry us or freeze us as he chooses.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:54 | 4297010 BeansMcGreens
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Control the climate, lowly man cannot keep punks from playing the Knock-out Game.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:34 | 4296944 JLee2027
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I remember those Time magazine articles too. Hilarious in hindsight.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:36 | 4297412 NIHILIST CIPHER

Jlee          Global warming was only pushed because the criminal cabal came up with the carbon credit scheme to rip off the sheep.  They needed a new " market casino" to replace the stock market when wall street goes kaboom. BTW HAARP can be used to heat the ocean waters and atmosphere to give the appearance of global warming. That's theater for the sheep. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:35 | 4297154 BanksterSlayer
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For every "the glaciers and ice caps are melting" comment posted in cyber space, Robert Felix of Ice Age has about 10 comebacks:


Sat, 01/04/2014 - 02:14 | 4299136 The Final Straw
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I've personally visited 2 glaciers over the years and witnessed their recession first hand. I'm sure it's just part of some great conspiracy though. I trust corporations over the majority of scientists (including myself).

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4296623 ElvisDog
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Yeah, nice try. Global warming may be "non-uniform" but the average temperature of the Earth has not gone up since 1998. That's a fact that even the man-made global warming Nazi's no longer try to deny. Claiming man-made "climate change" is like claiming you're a financial advisor and saying the "market will change from its current level".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:50 | 4296388 Stackers
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Look at a chart. It was slammed down $0.24 or 1%

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:48 | 4296384 fedupwhiteguy
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what slam? you know its friday, not tuesday.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:29 | 4296326 RaceToTheBottom
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BBC produces better news than US "producers".  Both print "Economist" and visual "BBC"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:13 | 4296464 Stuck on Zero
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The U.S. can't make anything any more ... including news.  So, we have to import it.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:36 | 4296550 Max Damage
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The BBC don't give news. They spout left wing propaganda

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:24 | 4296158 Sudden Debt
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We call that "playing with the bell'

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:43 | 4296195 GetZeeGold
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You know about the Die Glocke? That was suppose to be secret!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:56 | 4296228 BurningFuld
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It's the smoke from the legal pot sales in Colorado blocking the sun. The North East is right down wind.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4296519 Jerome Lester H...
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Time to start loading up on stocks of companies that manufacture sugary, sweet snacks!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:48 | 4296370 PT
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It was the Antarctic explorers reminiscing:

"Where we went it was so cold that the flame of our camp fire froze."
"Yeah, and where we were, it was so cold that our words froze as we spoke, and we had to heat and thaw them to find out what we were talking about." 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:59 | 4296421 petolo
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Here in Canafda it is so cold, i saw a guy chopping a dog off a fire hydrant this morning.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:20 | 4296137 negative rates
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Didn't get my warning about trying to build and maintain too many structures all those years ago. You'll figure it out any day now.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:17 | 4296140 GrinandBearit
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Oh, the drama!

It fucking snowed... get over it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:24 | 4296151 GetZeeGold
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Must be New York......everyone is telling us what to do.


They made the movie Escape from New it's gonna be a real life test.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:29 | 4296159 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:38 | 4296178 GetZeeGold
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The marxists are now in'll be assigned to a block.....once we get this frozen water emergency figured out.


In the meantime......20oz sodas and heroin are now legal la revolution!


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:43 | 4296190 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:21 | 4296142 ncdirtdigger
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Call Algore

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:26 | 4296152 d edwards
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Damn that global warming!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:24 | 4296156 Motorhead
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Al fucking Gore...another member of the Dorkus Maximus Club.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:42 | 4296364 vxpatel
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church a lot? or just a good ole fashion consumer?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:19 | 4296145 satoshi101
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Let me get this right, now we have 4 posts in a row on ZH about cold in NY, ... is this really News? I mean do any of you kids even know about cold?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:23 | 4296155 Motorhead
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Ex-fucking-actly.  If this wasn't happening in New York or some other big-headed media center, it wouldn't come close to being news.  BFD.  Must be nice to have a subway system as well.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:36 | 4296179 MsCreant
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New York, US financial capital, frozen:

  • Business shut down
  • The new excuse for why GDP is down. 
  • Banking frozen
  • Damage later to clean up. Krugman happy.
  • Maybe some businesses or insurance companies go bankrupt.
  • Maybe a beautiful black swan come home to roost (okay probably not). Maybe.

Washington, frozen:

  • US discovers it means not one lick that government is shut down again, promptly fires them all.
  • Crime wave (political activity), frozen.
  • Damage later to be cleaned up. Krugman happy. 

In all seriousness, these folks ain't ready for this, if it were to persist.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:29 | 4296527 NotApplicable
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If only this storm could break some windows...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:45 | 4296193 Sauk Leader
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Its going to be the blame for every single bad data set for the next 2 months. I find it amazing in the video how they found the only guy in Chicago who keeps a cardboard box instead of an ice scraper in his car. This happens when there are fires well above 0F too.

from Jan 23 2013

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:30 | 4296163 Oldwood
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Isn't there a chance that hell freezing over is the black swan event we are expecting?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:38 | 4296182 MsCreant
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Nice Oldwood, nice.

My son took some initiative about something yesterday. My husband said he saw pigs flying at that hell must have frozen over. He was right. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:47 | 4296214 Oldwood
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Cold in texas today and record h1n1 flu reports. Pig viruses are flying anyway.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:31 | 4296331 Hulk
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Its the end of the World, I'm telling ya !!!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:29 | 4296164 Sudden Debt
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Yeah, I once went to St. Petersburg when it was -31 degrees, now that's cold! And those Russians find it totally normal.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:39 | 4296184 Vendetta
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I remember -69 in Indiana with the wind chill and it was like that for a week.  But I don't remember the press so sensationalist and stupid about it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:44 | 4296191 Headbanger
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I skied in -35 F many years ago in Canaduh and came upon a wolverine crossing the trail ahead of me who gave me the look of WTF as I came to an abrupt halt some 30 feet up hill of it.

I swear that critter shook its head thinking "fucking idiot" as it lumbered into the forest.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:34 | 4296168 Motorhead
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It's 0C/32F in parts of Eastern Europe...and they are saying it's too warm.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:29 | 4296161 fuu
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That's just how we party here in Minneapolis.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:05 | 4296257 kralizec
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At least the building looks better than before it was filled with bomb-making Somali jihadists.  Kinda pretty!

OK, move along, nothing to see here!  Just another typical gas explosion...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:27 | 4296321 Pig Circus
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At least the building looks better than before it was filled with bomb-making Somali jihadists.  Kinda pretty!

Yes you got that right. This is little somalia area in MPLS and right next to a mosque. Don't expect the media in this town to tell you the truth about this explosion. Many of these fucks have trained for Jihad and have been found on the battle field. Know cops and firefighters in this town that know of many active cells here and the firefighters can't enter many of these apartment complexes until the police enter and investigate first.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:56 | 4297017 kralizec
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Forget ever learning the truth, you won't...if it turns out the thing was inititated by a jihadi playing with explosives there is ZERO chance that would ever come out...the progressives running the town into the shitter will never allow it and they would rather die that upset a minority community.

So...typical gas leak, write it down in permanent marker, it is the only thing you will ever hear about this!


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:34 | 4296176 SystemOfaDrown
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Gore: Hello Obama? Have you push for and sign that Carbon Tax yet?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:53 | 4296229 I am Jobe
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Right after ACA and funds for the NSA , the next agenda 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:50 | 4296187 Dr. No
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Tyler's fluff article of the day.  WTF is this site turning into?  Huff post?


You know, Im from MN and we like to talk about the weather, but BFD.



Junkers, read the manifesto:

I dont see the daily weather report listed.  Granted it's Tyler's party, but come on.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:23 | 4296293 Satan
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The news is valid as this system is going to be blamed for everything from poor unemployment numbers to crappy retail figures to lower GDP expectations.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:52 | 4296391 Dr. No
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So why not report that when it happens?  Do we need preemptive weather reports now?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:09 | 4296451 Satan
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Nah...just "seasonal adjustments".

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:23 | 4296502 Oleander
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Malls and banks are opening later in Providence area.  Quite a few businesses remaining closed today.  The salt does not work well when it gets this cold so roads remain slippery.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:43 | 4296196 freedogger
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If you get stranded, you can always burn your vehicle to survive. This epic survival story played out in my province last week:

According to Pincher Creek RCMP, the two occupants of the vehicle were travelling home to Lethbridge from Crowsnest Pass overnight on Saturday when they somehow found themselves lost on country roads east of Pincher Creek. While driving south on Range Road 29-3A south of Highway 3, they lost control of their vehicle and ended up in the ditch. Fearing for their safety in having to spend a night stranded in their car, the two men removed the seats from the vehicle and lit them on fire in the middle of the road, along with all of their personal belongings.

When that fire went out, the two men decided to set their car alight.

"Their car was completely consumed by fire," said Cpl. Jeffrey Feist of the Pincher Creek RCMP. "They lit their car on fire because they thought they were going to freeze to death."

When daybreak came, the two men discovered that they were within easy walking distance of a nearby house, and set off to find help.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:47 | 4296213 MsCreant
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The two men were Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:26 | 4296305 darteaus
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Wouldn't they have set everyone else's car on fire first?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:39 | 4296349 freedogger
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"The two men were Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke"

That made my day. Thanks!  

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296375 akak
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Well, at least we know that Paul Krugman was not in the car, or he would have broken its windows first.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296435 Carbon Beach
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Only in Pincher Creek... Was this before or after they finished the keg?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:47 | 4296200 loregnum
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Global warming in full effect!

I'm in Ontario Canada and it is incredibly cold here and we have had a good amount of snow this winter. Again, global warming working its magic.



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:51 | 4296223 Oldwood
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You must have not got the memo. All weather events are proof of man made climate change. And Obama says we didn't make that!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:57 | 4296231 Nue
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It's not Global Warming! Come on people this is science, and correct terminology matters! It's called Climate Change right now because it's cold. Once summer gets here and it turns hot then it will be Global Warming again but until then it's climate change.  :P

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:27 | 4296689 Cthonic
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They'll dream up a new catchphrase soon enough, something like "extreme climate volatility", except with fewer syllables.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:15 | 4297090 Element
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Well, there is some good-news gospel for the warmisters.


Lebanon won’t be facing worst winter in a century
Lebanon winter. (AFP/Joseph Barrak)
The chief of Lebanon’s Meteorological Department, Mark Whaybeh, told NOW that the widely-circulated media reports the Mediterranean country would be facing the “worst winter in a century” were untrue and based on miscommunication. ... In early October, the Russian Meteorological Department announced that Lebanon and surrounding countries would suffer from the harshest weather in almost 100 years. The forecast was picked by Arabic-language media and the news went viral in the region. ... According to Lebanon’s chief meteorologist, a US-national employed at the Russian Meteorological Department “concluded that winter this year may be colder than usual around the Middle East and Lebanon, but did not mention it being the coldest in a century.  He only analyzed the possibility of winter being colder than usual.”


So the heating bill may be a bit lower than expected.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:55 | 4296226 I am Jobe
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Global Warming- Al Gore


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:55 | 4296233 youngman
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Its so cold ..I saw a bunch of bums hanging around a Tesla car burning....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:08 | 4296261 MsCreant
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Uhhhhhhh, I don't get it. Don't they burn all year round?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:57 | 4296240 adr
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The paralysed subjects of the Nanny State. Yesterday everyone was complaining about the snow, that it was so hard to drive, the plows weren't out, etc. It's called living in the north, don't like it then move. 20" in a day is a lot but not unprecedented. For a NorEaster that is almost a non event. 

Your car doesn't drive well because it has 18" wheels with low profile tires. They make these things called snow tires. Oh my god the driveway has snow on it, it's called a shovel. Why does it have to be so cold? Wear a warmer jacket instead of your designer coat made for looks, and a hat and gloves would be a good idea. Uggs aren't actually snow boots.

The problem with dependency is that people expect the government to take care of every inconvenience. You'll never hear anyone make more complaints than people on welfare. The welfare queens even think it is appropriate to walk down the middle of a busy plowed street instead of walking on the sidewalk. 

I heard one idiot woman complain that the furnace in her apartment couldn't keep the temperature at 85 and wouldn't stop running. Obviously she's on the HEAP program. Must be nice to have your bill capped at $25, less than the base charge for Dominion even if you don't use any gas at all. If it's zero outside the furnace won't heat a room to 85 degrees.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:07 | 4296255 Dr. No
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And in the summer, they want the A/C at 72.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:44 | 4296360 Reader1
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No-No-No-No!  Do not tell them to move!  They'll only come where I live and make traffic even worse.  The drivers here are already awful enough as it is-we don't need a bunch of Yankee snowbirds coming down here, too. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:13 | 4296264 buzzsaw99
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colder than yellen's titty in a brass bra bitchez

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:24 | 4296308 shovelhead
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Every year some dope dies trying to get his 500 lb. mega snow-blower out of the cellar when a 1 lb. shovel will do the job just as fast.

Snow makes humans stupid.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:39 | 4296343 koan
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Minneapolis, Al-Shabob recruiting area, large explosion, huh...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:39 | 4296357 Reader1
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Why is this news?  When did Minnesota and Vermont run out of snow?  You would expect them to sort of know how to deal with this shit.  Hell, Minnesota is the historic home of the coldest place in the lower 48-International Falls.  "Oh for the love of God!  Why can't I get a tan?  It's only January in Minnesota!  When will this nightmare end?!?"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:45 | 4296362 Yen Cross
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     Someone should hose Bernanke with freezing spray and drop him off a bridge so he shatters into tiny little pieces.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:57 | 4296410 mijev
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So cold that even the flashers are just describing themselves to passersby.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:58 | 4296411 post turtle saver
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Minnesota Temperature Conversion Chart

50 Fahrenheit (10 C)
New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
Minnesotans plant gardens.

40 Fahrenheit (4.4 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably
Minnesotans sunbathe.

35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
Italian Cars won't start
Minnesotans drive with the windows down.

32 Fahrenheit (0 C)
Distilled water freezes
Minnesotans water gets thicker.

0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Minnesotans have the last cookout of the season.

-40 Fahrenheit (-40 C)
Hollywood disintegrates.
Minnesotans rent some videos.

-60 Fahrenheit (-51 C)
Mt. St. Helen's freezes.
Minnesota Girl Scouts sell cookies door-to-door.

-100 Fahrenheit (-73 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole
Minnesotans pull down their earflaps.

-173 Fahrenheit (-114 C)
Ethyl alcohol freezes.
Minnesotans get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

-459.4 Fahrenheit (-273 C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Minnesotans start asking, "cold enough for ya?"

-500 Fahrenheit (-295 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Vikings win the Super Bowl

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:31 | 4296529 meltdown
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Great chart, the end was perfect. Bud Grant could never pull it off. Stopped watching football after the last Super Bowl loss.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:22 | 4296683 NOTfromSanFrancisco
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Where are you from again???...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:29 | 4296925 post turtle saver
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one of the games we used to play when our livers could take it... take a drink every time you hear the term "lake effect snow" on the news... we're all lucky we didn't die from alcohol poisoning

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:07 | 4296447 chistletoe
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In other weather, it is raining and 42 degrees in Great Falls, Montana ....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:30 | 4296528 Fix It Again Timmy
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-20 in Minnesota is news?


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:04 | 4296631 22winmag
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Cry me a river of ice pellets.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:16 | 4296667 dobermangang
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:22 | 4296677 Handful of Dust
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"No one saw this coming," ...except a few thousand weathermen.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:32 | 4296702 Element
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In the southern hemisphere we only have a couple of icebreakers trapped in pack-ice, due to repeated blizzards ... in SUMMER.

No, I've not heard of that before either.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:41 | 4296730 evernewecon
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A Republican Case for Climate Action

Christine Todd Whitman, NYT, 8/1/2013

Co-authors: William D. Ruckelshaus, Lee M. Thomas and William K. Reilly 


(GOP Brain Trust--An Only Nixon Can

Go To China Moment)


There is no longer any credible scientific

debate about the basic facts: our world

continues to warm, with the last decade

the hottest in modern records, and the

deep ocean warming faster than the

earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising.

Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster

than projected.





There's ample evidence near 

100% renewables is possible,

even if a tiny war-absent, Gulf destruction-

absent, nuke and coal-absent, 

Arctic sparing quantum of 

Mom/Pop benefiting (by royalties)

onshore based petroleum production

remains the needed residual.


I don't think that's this, which

sounds too pluralistic as to 

risky energy sources.







Galt Ocean Mile



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:00 | 4296747 Element
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Dear AGW-fanboys,

"New ice core record shows climate variability in West Antarctica"

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Anthony Watts

"However, the authors note that this recent warming trend is similar in magnitude to warming and cooling trends that occurred in the mid-nineteenth and eighteenth centuries in their record, indicating that in this coastal West Antarctic location the effects of human-induced climate change in recent years have not exceeded natural climate variability over the past 300 years."

Source: Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2013GL057782, 2013

So despite the endless, and as it turns out, actually completely baseless assertion from the AGW snake-oil roadshow, that Anthropogenic warming was impacting firstly and being accentuated at polar latitudes, the actual OBSERVATIONS of physical empirical evidence proves it is not occurring at all within the repeatably measured ice recorded of the past 308 years.

i.e. the period of the entire industrial revolution and the expansion of hydrocarbon utilization on earth has not had any measurable impact on polar temperatures in the south polar regions above prior observed natural variability, seen within earlier century's warming cycles and their trend. There is simply no sign at all of any anthropogenic global warming - ZIP!

So we have incontravertible and quite devastating abscence of physical evidence to support AGW, or any sort of unusual warming even, but somehow AGW remains 'viable' and 'credible' within the befuddled minds of increasingly desperate pseudo-scientists, who are now slowly falling-off the public gravy-train, like an infestation of engorged parasites falling off a mangy old mongrel, with its nose buried deep inside a garbage can of junk-science, and a thoroughly laughable and absurd political-ideological "consensus".


We have this enduring saying within geology when contentions arise, it goes like this; "Let the Earth speak". i.e. let earth's evidence tell us what's real and discard what Earth does not confirm. Earth is speaking to us all, and it could not be any more clear here, it's telling us in the plainest possible terms that AGW is entirely imaginary - the emporer has zero cloths on, ee's completely starkers ... we can see 'is plumbing! ... or at least where it should be ... and it isn't there! lol ... it's just too cold!

What we're observing in evidence is ordinary cyclic natural-variability, it's just that most humans are stunningly ignorant about what the natural level of Earth weather variability actually is, and most of these AGW accusers of humanity have effectively zero clue about natural variability, and they are doing all they can to ignore the evidence. And that's not what science is about kids. But ludicrous clowns even recently were trying to asssert, "... the science is settled ...".

What a miserable disgrace the 'A' part of the AGW circus has been, and continues to be.

earth warms, earth cools, earth warms, ... gee ma, do ya think it might just cool down again, like the last few thousand times it did this? ... 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:11 | 4297075 evernewecon
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:29 | 4297101 Element
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By the way, December is normally called Summer here, we don't normally have full-on blizzards covering three states (that are about as big as western-Europe) during our Summers ... jus sayin .. 'least now maybe you might groak why two genuine icebreakers are stuck in blizzard-icepacks due south of Australia, in Summer, and why a third icebreaker that's even bigger, could not even get to them.

Looks like a job for Thunderbirds are GO!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:39 | 4296734 Not_Sure
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Fuck global warming. It's the coming global cooling that will kill us all. You can at least grow crops in a warm climate (given you have enough water) but if the global temperature gets colder, ain't nothing going to grow and we all starve.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:44 | 4296740 SheepDog-One
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So water actually does freeze at below 32 degrees? WHOA!!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 00:55 | 4298951 bunnyswanson
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:23 | 4296886 AZLagun
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ahhh and here in AZ we are shoveling sunshine.  Another beautiful day with temps in the mis 70's. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:50 | 4297006 Element
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:20 | 4297106 Exponere Mendaces
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This is the limit of sophistication in general audiences. Global climate change doesn't have to be a linear extrapolation to another hot extreme. It can also manifest itself as increased energy in the system. This means stronger winter and summer storms, typhoons, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc...

So, I fully expect record-breaking natural disasters in the coming years. Coastal cities will be hit the hardest, because they're the ones perched on land that is barely reclaimed from the sea to begin with. You don't have to believe the world is going to become the sahara, just recognize that nonlinear dynamical systems like weather go absolutely apeshit when you have more energy available.

Think the difference between a dust devil and an F-5. Its the same process, just different amounts of energy involved. Same with snow flurries compared to blizzards.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:36 | 4297143 Element
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When you have more energy in the system the ice in the southern ocean does not normally grow in summer, or at least refuse to shrink.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:44 | 4297158 Lumberjack
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I can sympathize with any fire department operating in freezing conditions. I served Chief for a Volunteer FD in the north country and have a strong background in the energy sector.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:29 | 4297375 mumbo_jumbo
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wasn't the last couple of years supposed to be the years where "snow is a thing of the past"?

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