Blame It On The Weather

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No matter how centrally-planned and meticulously managed the US economy/market has become, the policy-setting powers-that-be have yet to be able to control one thing... mother nature...


The current debacle on the East Coast is second only to Sandy in terms of news story counts...


But beats every previous year in the last 36 years for those missing work...

We are sure that Q1 earnings will be burgeoned with CEO excuses after this (and just think of the pent-up demand...)


Source: Bloomberg and BLS

h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer

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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:34 | 4356024 HedgeAccordingly
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4356049 nope-1004
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Weather been going on for millions of years.  This USD fiat experiment of debauchery and inflation is a few decades old, yet the weather gets blamed for any economic miss.

If the economy can't handle a million or so years of the cycle, then seems to me it's the economy that is the problem, and not the weather.

Build a new model and adapt, or STFU about weather.


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:44 | 4356055 Pladizow
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Um, HAARP - helloooo!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:58 | 4356097 DIgnified
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Im gonna help Pladizow out.   


Here is the Navy webpage regarding the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP):


Fuck the downvoters. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:12 | 4356135 nope-1004
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HAARP exists.  But here's the problem:  The effective radiated power as stated of 3600 kW is peanuts.  In the following link, 3 TV stations in Dallas alone equal that amount of energy, and the Dallas stations are pointed terrestrially toward the people and not into space, as the HAARP site is.

If you add up all the RF broadcast locations in each US city, you've got probably 10x HAARP in each city.

So when one considers the math and then leaps to HAARP causing earthquakes, it doesn't make a ton of sense because the total amount of radiated energy worldwide in all broadcast / wireless / cellular infrastructure of so much larger than HAARP.

Just my thoughts.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4356158 Pladizow
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"If you add up all the RF broadcast locations..."

Are they focused and acting as one?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:20 | 4356173 nope-1004
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Yes, usually they are because TV stations typically share antenna locations on large towers.  So if you have 2 or 3 TV stations on a single tower, there's your HAARP - except pointed at the people and not out into space.


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:25 | 4356197 max2205
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Moar on line shopping with Moar credit cards

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:27 | 4356215 Rick Blaine
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Gotta blame it on somethin...

Gotta blame it on somethin...

Blame it on the rain!


Actually, now that I think about it, Obama is pretty much the political version of Milli I guess this works on several levels.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:51 | 4356273 BLOTTO
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It will be interesting to see what comes about with this recent polar vortex hitting us over here in N.A. and next weeks first Superbowl in an outdoor stadium - New Jersey.


Hut one, hut two, Jabba the Hut...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:14 | 4356410 Headbanger
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:18 | 4356388 Emergency Ward
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"Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth....
Idiot wind blowing like a circle around my skull...
Idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth
You're an idiot....It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe."

-- Zimmerman

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:14 | 4356136 DownByTheRiver
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my comment looks more appropriate here


Actually, HAARP, which is a specific Tesla Tech Array in Alaska (of which there are many globally) is a very powerful thing and can influence weather but for the most part...


Weather and Climate are now controlled (on this planet) mainly through the use of chemtrails and NexRads acting upon their (nano)particles.


I think the sun will always be the biggest player in the equation, but the anthropogenic effects of the above are obvious. CO2, in any meanuingful sense is not one of them.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4356156 NoDebt
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Well, thank God SOMEBODY'S in charge of the weather.  Can't have it running amok without regulation and oversight, now can we?  If would could only figure out a way to tax it, we'd be all set.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:36 | 4356522 SheepDog-One
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'HAARP' is the only explanation for natural winter weather?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:21 | 4356879 rotagen
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This aint nothing.  When all the California reservoirs dry in ONE YEAR, and California turns into a Desert in 3 years, the remaining methane under non-existant arctic ice releases, mass starvation and migration north begins, then post an article about the weather, and kiss your ass goodbye.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4356047 SheepDog-One
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'Persons not at work due to the weather'? I don't see what the problem with that is, doesn't that just mean they're at home consuming way more pizza, online shopping, downloading iStuff, booking vacation to warmer climes, and ordering more NetFlix?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4356052 frankTHE COIN
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I blame it on the Alcohol.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:46 | 4356056 Der Wille Zur Macht
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Yesterday in DC, there was a federal shutdown because of snow. However, by the end of the workday, there wasn't more than a few inches on the ground and the roads had been well maintained and were more-or-less clear. Personally, I walked 15 minutes to work without a single problem. I seem to be the exception though, as government employees, contractors, and a good portion of the native DC populace used the situation to play hooky. Regardless, I'm not sure whether to be thankful for a single day in which our government couldn't buttfuck us as much as usual, or remark on their ineptitude.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:47 | 4356066 eclectic syncretist
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When I was younger we used to call this kind of weather "winter".

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:22 | 4356452 Emergency Ward
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.....back in the days when snow shovels were seasonal items instead of "disaster supplies".

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:00 | 4356106 Manipuflation
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"I seem to be the exception though, as government employees, contractors, and a good portion of the native DC populace used the situation to play hooky."


+1 for the comment but now you have me curious.  What do you do in D.C. if I may ask?  I had no idea there was any semblance of legitimate and honest business there. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:21 | 4356880 Der Wille Zur Macht
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I am a former geophysicist working as an oil+gas supply modeler.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:46 | 4356061 Manipuflation
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Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:12 | 4356130 DownByTheRiver
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:19 | 4356169 PTR
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To whomever pissed off Mom: could you PLEASE apologize already?  Mom's not pretty when she's mad.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:45 | 4356278 DannoH
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Mom's gonna fix it all soon. Mom's coming round to put it back the way it aught to be.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:57 | 4356613 Colonel Klink
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Controlled MSM and government lies, nothing more.

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