Bill Read to retire as director of the National Hurricane Center

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:28 PM GMT on January 16, 2012

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Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) since 2008, announced Saturday that he will be retiring on June 1, ending four and one-half years as the nation's most visible meteorologist. Read took the post of NHC director after Bill Proenza stepped down following a stormy six-month tenure where much of staff revolted against him. In the wake of the turmoil stirred up by Proenza, Read brought stability to the Hurricane Center. Conversations I've had with staff at NHC indicated that Read was an excellent manager of people, and was well-respected among his employees. His management ability, easy-going style, and solid communication skills made Read an excellent choice for director of NHC, and he will be missed. “I will have been in charge just shy of four and a half years on June 1,” Read wrote in a letter to hurricane center staff . “I had no idea I would ever be considered for such an honor. It’s been quite a ride and I’m blessed to hit the exit ramp in my career after working with you all.”

Previously, Read served as director of Houston's National Weather Service office, a post he took in 1992. Read was called in to work at NHC three times between 1992 and 2005 to help out with hurricane emergencies. Prior to his job in Houston, Read served in the U.S. Navy, where his duties included an assignment as an on-board meteorologist with the Hurricane Hunters. He began his career in 1977 with the National Weather Service test and evaluation division in Sterling, VA.


Figure 1. Bill Read at the National Hurricane Center forecast desk. Image credit: NOAA.

National Hurricane Center Directors:
Gordon Dunn, 1965 - 1967
Robert Simpson, 1967 - 1973
Neil Frank, 1973 - 1987
Bob Sheets, 1987 - 1995
Robert Burpee, 1995 - 1997
Jerry Jarrell, 1998 - 2000
Max Mayfield, 2000 - 2007
Bill Proenza, January - July, 2007
Ed Rappaport (interim), July 2007 - January 2008
Bill Read, 2008 - 2012

Who will the next director of NHC be?
The retirement of Bill Read means that a search for NHC's eleventh director must be complete before hurricane season arrives. While I haven't had time to ask them if they are interested, here are four candidates who would make excellent directors of NHC:

Dr. Ed Rappaport, Deputy Director of NHC since 2000. Dr. Rappaport served as interim director of NHC during the hurricane season of 2007, and did a great job. He did not want to be the permanent director, though, and it is uncertain if would want the position now. In a Q and A interview posted on the NHC web site last year, Dr. Rappaport said, "The responsibilities are immense and, to date, the circumstances have not been right for me to be the director full time. But I will consider it the next time the opportunity arises. For such a critical position, one which has such important responsibilities, great visibility, many challenges and the long periods of travel, everything has to be aligned right within your professional and personal life to make the commitment that is required to do the job well." I have to believe that if he wants the job, the next director of NHC will be Ed Rappaport.

James Franklin, Branch Chief of the NHC Hurricane Specialists Unit. Since 2008, Franklin has been responsible for the quality of hurricane forecasts coming out of NHC, a tough, high-pressure job that he has handled remarkably well. Before arriving at NHC, Mr. Franklin worked as a hurricane research scientist for NOAA's Hurricane Research Division.

Dr. Chris Landsea, NHC Science and Operations Officer since 2005. Between 1995 - 2004, Dr. Landsea worked as a hurricane research scientist for NOAA's Hurricane Research Division. Dr. Landsea has testified in front of Congress several times on the issue of hurricanes and global warming, and has excellent public communication skills.

Dr. Rick Knabb, tropical weather expert for the Weather Channel. Dr. Knabb served as a senior hurricane specialist at NHC from 2005 - 2008, then took a position as deputy director and director of operations of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) and NWS Forecast Office in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2010, he joined the Weather Channel.

Jeff Masters

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349. Neapolitan
9:11 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting nymore:
A hollow in the tree is a very good point Rookie. This is the only thing I can see could be a flaw in my theory. Thanks for keeping me honest

Another possible flaw in your theory: there had been a crown-to-root lightning rod/cable system in place at The Senator for more than 80 years, which obviously greatly reduces the chances of lightning having startied the fire.

And, yes, the tree was hollow along its entire height; in fact, the fire burned from the inside out ("like a chimney" was the standard comment yesterday).

I'll close by saying this: at 3,500 years of age, if it died of natural causes, it's very sad. And if it died from arson, it's that much sadder...
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348. Patrap
9:05 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
'The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown,
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be,
A reflection to all of my agony.'

Life, in all forms is a Gift of the Universe.
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347. Patrap
9:00 PM GMT on January 17, 2012


.."a family of tree's wanting,
to be haunted"..
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346. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
8:58 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
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345. dabirds
8:53 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:


cut it down and send me some firewood, the stack is getting smaller lol
Tried to ignore your comment yesterday, but this continued lack of respect for a rare and ancient living entity shows your lack of maturity (not suprising).
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344. nymore
8:49 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I do not disagree with your logic on this, nymore. I believe it to be a very reasonable theory. I am not familiar with this tree and have never seen it first hand. Did this tree have a hollow in it that an arsonist could have used to start the fire? ... Then again, I would imagine that a lightning strike could have created its own "hollow"? ... I think it would be interesting to know the actual cause. .... I still stand firm in my saying that it was not a suicide.
A hollow in the tree is a very good point Rookie. This is the only thing I can see that could be a flaw in my theory. Thanks for keeping me honest. Well back to the grind later all
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343. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:44 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
For anybody that cares, Wikipedia will be down all tomorrow...Here is a potential design for what you will see.



Note: See post #522 to look at the OFFICIAL design of what Wikipedia will look like.
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342. RitaEvac
8:44 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
What's taking this front so long to blow in here in SE TX, Galveston is socked in FOG with 0 visibility

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341. SPLbeater
8:39 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:


That tree is 12 miles from me in eastern Seminole county. I'm guessing it started from an old lightning strike but who knows.


cut it down and send me some firewood, the stack is getting smaller lol
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340. Grothar
8:37 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Link to Spontaneous Combustion:(There have been numerous reports on this phenomenon over many years)

Link

And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy-Shakespeare


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339. SPLbeater
8:36 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Hey SPL... some nasty stuff headed your way...


just got back before headin out for a haircut. thx for heads up, didnt have computer with me at grandparents house
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338. RitaEvac
8:36 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I think RitaEvac would agree with my saying that the good far outweighed any harm. This was a rain that did not evaporate from the ground 30 minutes later. ... Right, RitaEvac?


We don't need soaking rains anymore, we've gotten those this fall and winter, we need more 6 inch rain events for runoff, as reservoirs, lakes, still are way down.
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337. dabirds
8:35 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
We are getting some rough stuff in Mid-TN. Tornado reported south of Nashville.

Dropped from a 68 high in StL yesterday to 34 and dropping this pm (w/ a 22 wind chill). Get ready!
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336. RitaEvac
8:34 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
sounds like it may have done more harm than good :/


Flooded streets, flooded cars, but was delicious. It's all gone and sucked into the earth now
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335. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
8:33 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting nymore:
I have tried to explain to you why the arson theory does not hold up. If the fire started from the outside how long would it take to burn to the interior of the tree to cause structural failure, it is much much longer than the fire burned. The forestry official who I am sure has no arson or fire behavior training made an assumption. This assumption was put to rest when an arson expert looked at the tree. Like I said go test my theory and get back to us without dismissing the theory having never tested it. I await your results with testing your assumption vs my theory.
it was done by the hand of a man a killer if you like someone that gets off on such things but to destroy somthing that has stood so long is the greatest shame just like always its our nature to destroy that which we do not understand always has no fate but that which we make for ourselves time of forgivness has passed
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334. Grothar
8:32 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:


The Pacific NW is in for a pounding. Could be some record flooding over the coming days there.



That is a lot of rain. Not good for the wine country.
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333. Some1Has2BtheRookie
8:32 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting nymore:
I have tried to explain to you why the arson theory does not hold up. If the fire started from the outside how long would it take to burn to the interior of the tree to cause structural failure, it is much much longer than the fire burned. The forestry official who I am sure has no arson or fire behavior training made an assumption. This assumption was put to rest when an arson expert looked at the tree. Like I said go test my theory and get back to us without dismissing the theory having never tested it. I await your results with testing your assumption vs my theory.


I do not disagree with your logic on this, nymore. I believe it to be a very reasonable theory. I am not familiar with this tree and have never seen it first hand. Did this tree have a hollow in it that an arsonist could have used to start the fire? ... Then again, I would imagine that a lightning strike could have created its own "hollow"? ... I think it would be interesting to know the actual cause. .... I still stand firm in my saying that it was not a suicide.
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332. nymore
8:28 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:
This just in:

Arson back in play as possible cause of 'The Senator' fire

Officials investigating the fire that toppled "The Senator," a 3,500-year-old cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Longwood, backtracked Tuesday, saying that arson is a possible cause of the blaze.

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Although the official cause of the fire has not been determined, fire officials said Tuesday that it's possible an arsonist started the blaze. Officials also said Big Tree Park will be closed during the investigation. It's not known how long the investigation will take."


Oh, geez. Sorry, eddy. ;-)
I happily await the results Jimmy
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331. Neapolitan
8:21 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
This just in:

Arson back in play as possible cause of 'The Senator' fire

Officials investigating the fire that toppled "The Senator," a 3,500-year-old cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Longwood, backtracked Tuesday, saying that arson is a possible cause of the blaze.

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Although the official cause of the fire has not been determined, fire officials said Tuesday that it's possible an arsonist started the blaze. Officials also said Big Tree Park will be closed during the investigation. It's not known how long the investigation will take."


Oh, geez. Sorry, eddy. ;-)
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330. nymore
8:21 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

The Senator was a very popular tree, and thus visited often. Yet there were no reports of smoke. Now, I'm not sure how anyone could claim "Arson would not cause the kind of destruction seen to the structural properties of the tree"; to a flammable object, a flame source is a flame source is a flame source. And with that in mind, it's difficult to believe that the oft-visited tree could have smoldered undetected for weeks and weeks (or months and months), then suddenly erupted into flame in the middle of a cold, still, damp night. Though I suppose anything is possible... Of course, state forestry officials would have to have been fooled, too; after all, they were the ones who declared it arson before retracting that statement.

We we may never know...
I have tried to explain to you why the arson theory does not hold up. If the fire started from the outside how long would it take to burn to the interior of the tree to cause structural failure, it is much much longer than the fire burned. The forestry official who I am sure has no arson or fire behavior training made an assumption. This assumption was put to rest when an arson expert looked at the tree. Like I said go test my theory and get back to us without dismissing the theory having never tested it. I await your results with testing your assumption vs my theory.
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329. JNCali
8:20 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Maybe China aimed a laser beam at the tree with a new experimental military satellite and it succeeded.
more likely that a piece of one of their satellites fell out of orbit causing the ignition ;|
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328. Some1Has2BtheRookie
8:10 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
sounds like it may have done more harm than good :/


I think RitaEvac would agree with my saying that the good far outweighed any harm. This was a rain that did not evaporate from the ground 30 minutes later. ... Right, RitaEvac?
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327. JNCali
8:05 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:


6 inches in few hrs last week
sounds like it may have done more harm than good :/
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326. RitaEvac
8:03 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Hey RE.. getting much precip these days?


6 inches in few hrs last week
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325. JNCali
8:02 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:


Bottom is gonna fall out end of January, early February
Hey RE.. getting much precip these days?
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324. RitaEvac
8:02 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Maybe China aimed a laser beam at the tree with a new experimental military satellite and it succeeded.
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323. hydrus
8:01 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
We are getting some rough stuff in Mid-TN. Tornado reported south of Nashville.
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322. RitaEvac
8:00 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
NOLA Long term...


Zonal flow will continue across the area through the weekend.
Shortwaves remain rather weak until a stronger one moves out of
The Rockies next Tuesday. The only one of note will be Friday
night and early Saturday morning...bringing a chance of light
precipitation to the area...mainly Friday night. With high
pressure to the east...southerly flow...and no frontal
passages...temperatures will average approximately 15 degrees
above normal for the extended period...continuing the above normal
temperatures for the month of January. 35


Bottom is gonna fall out end of January, early February
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321. StormTracker2K
7:58 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

The Senator was a very popular tree, and thus visited often. Yet there were no reports of smoke. Now, I'm not sure how anyone could claim "Arson would not cause the kind of destruction seen to the structural properties of the tree"; to a flammable object, a flame source is a flame source is a flame source. And with that in mind, it's difficult to believe that the oft-visited tree could have smoldered undetected for weeks and weeks (or months and months), then suddenly erupted into flame in the middle of a cold, still, damp night. Though I suppose anything is possible... Of course, state forestry officials would have to have been fooled, too; after all, they were the ones who declared it arson before retracting that statement.

We we may never know...


That tree is 12 miles from me in eastern Seminole county. I'm guessing it started from an old lightning strike but who knows.
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320. StormTracker2K
7:56 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Grothar:


The Pacific NW is in for a pounding. Could be some record flooding over the coming days there.

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319. Neapolitan
7:56 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting nymore:
The lightning explanation makes perfect sense. After being struck by lightning the tree slowly smolders, increasing in area every hour. Since trees can smolder at over 700 degrees F. this dries out the tree and causes flammable gases to become more abundant. Arson would not cause the kind of destruction seen to the structural properties of the tree. To test the arson theory go light a fire around a healthy tree and get back to us when it structurally fails.

The Senator was a very popular tree, and thus visited often. Yet there were no reports of smoke. Now, I'm not sure how anyone could claim "Arson would not cause the kind of destruction seen to the structural properties of the tree"; to a flammable object, a flame source is a flame source is a flame source. And with that in mind, it's difficult to believe that the oft-visited tree could have smoldered undetected for weeks and weeks (or months and months), then suddenly erupted into flame in the middle of a cold, still, damp night. Though I suppose anything is possible... Of course, state forestry officials would have to have been fooled, too; after all, they were the ones who declared it arson before retracting that statement.

We we may never know...
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318. Grothar
7:52 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
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317. Grothar
7:48 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
From the Weather Channel:

SEATTLE — A major winter storm that could dump three times Seattle's annual snowfall on the city over two days was headed for the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday night and into Wednesday.


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316. JNCali
7:48 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
good morning good morning, what a beautiful day here in NC!! gon over th grandparents house to get wood under the woodshed before it possibly rains, be back around 5. be good lol
Hey SPL... some nasty stuff headed your way...
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315. Patrap
7:39 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
NOLA Long term...


Zonal flow will continue across the area through the weekend.
Shortwaves remain rather weak until a stronger one moves out of
The Rockies next Tuesday. The only one of note will be Friday
night and early Saturday morning...bringing a chance of light
precipitation to the area...mainly Friday night. With high
pressure to the east...southerly flow...and no frontal
passages...temperatures will average approximately 15 degrees
above normal for the extended period...continuing the above normal
temperatures for the month of January. 35
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314. nymore
7:36 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

It does take just a spark, that's true. But this tree started blazing in the middle of a cold, still, damp night: temperature in the upper 40s, dewpoint in the lower 40s, RH in the upper 70s, winds under 5. I'm not saying it was arson, nor am I saying investigators are lying. It's just that making a public statement (while the fire is still smoldering) that officials have absolutely no idea what might have caused the blaze yet they are 100% certain it wasn't arson seems a little far-fetched.

Then again, perhaps it was suicide; after all, over 3,500 years, the old feller must have seen enough to make him ask, "Oh, what's the use?" ;-)
The lightning explanation makes perfect sense. After being struck by lightning the tree slowly smolders, increasing in area every hour. Since trees can smolder at over 700 degrees F. this dries out the tree and causes flammable gases to become more abundant. Arson would not cause the kind of destruction seen to the structural properties of the tree. To test the arson theory go light a fire around a healthy tree and get back to us when it structurally fails.
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313. hydrus
7:14 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
Maybe it had a Tibetan spirit.
I knew that was coming..
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312. hydrus
7:13 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting bappit:
Maybe it was a statement.
One would think that a powerful hurricane (and I would bet there have some real powerful ones over the past 3500 years ) would have uprooted that tree ages ago. Must have been one tough tree.
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311. ShenValleyFlyFish
7:11 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Maybe it had a Tibetan spirit.
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310. bappit
7:04 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Maybe it was a statement.
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309. JNCali
6:59 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting bappit:
Maybe the tree was psychic and decided to take the easy way out.
.. yeah that's it.. burning to death is so pleasant after all :D
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308. bappit
6:56 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Maybe the tree was psychic and decided to take the easy way out.
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307. RitaEvac
6:55 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting sunlinepr:


Well, if this is doomsyear.... Then this will be last hurricane season in the history of mankind.........

No more GW, no more wars, no more strange noises, no more trolls on the blog.... no more no more...;)


Year of the Dragon
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306. Grothar
6:55 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

It does take just a spark, that's true. But this tree started blazing in the middle of a cold, still, damp night: temperature in the upper 40s, dewpoint in the lower 40s, RH in the upper 70s, winds under 5. I'm not saying it was arson, nor am I saying investigators are lying. It's just that making a public statement (while the fire is still smoldering) that officials have absolutely no idea what might have caused the blaze yet they are 100% certain it wasn't arson seems a little far-fetched.

Then again, perhaps it was suicide; after all, over 3,500 years, the old feller must have seen enough to make him ask, "Oh, what's the use?" ;-)em>


I feel that way sometimes.
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305. JNCali
6:54 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting sunlinepr:
Is the world going crazy? New unexplained noises...

What are they? Mysterious unexplained noises now being reported across the globe



I'm certain that its the new Chinese satellite based HAARP being tested
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304. sunlinepr
6:53 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Before the end arrives..... Reporting Rincon: Head plus size....

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303. Neapolitan
6:53 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting palmbaywhoo:
Well like the billions and billions of trees before it know, it just takes a spark, and while the odds were in it's favor, maybe lady luck just ran out.
Someone yesterday said we shouldnt rule out suicide, they may have been right ;)

It does take just a spark, that's true. But this tree started blazing in the middle of a cold, still, damp night: temperature in the upper 40s, dewpoint in the lower 40s, RH in the upper 70s, winds under 5. I'm not saying it was arson, nor am I saying investigators are lying. It's just that making a public statement (while the fire is still smoldering) that officials have absolutely no idea what might have caused the blaze yet they are 100% certain it wasn't arson seems a little far-fetched.

Then again, perhaps it was suicide; after all, over 3,500 years, the old feller must have seen enough to make him ask, "Oh, what's the use?" ;-)
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302. JNCali
6:51 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
WWIII not far away
Isaac and Ishmael still going at it..
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301. bappit
6:50 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
Quoting sunlinepr:
Is the world going crazy? New unexplained noises...

What are they? Mysterious unexplained noises now being reported across the globe
Posted on January 17, 2012
January 17, 2012 World A series of unexplained noises are being reported across the globe and the frequency of these events appear to be increasing. The sounds range in description from Cbizarre and creepy to Cindustrial and mechanical. The sounds appear to be omni-directional and seem to have no single traced source of origin or horizontal source of degree graduation- leaving one with the impression they are coming from directly overhead or directly underneath the earth. The videos below are reports of the unexplained acoustic phenomenon.

I watched the last video and am not really impressed with the dubbing.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
WWIII not far away


Well, if this is doomsyear.... Then this will be last hurricane season in the history of mankind.........

No more GW, no more wars, no more strange noises, no more trolls on the blog.... no more no more...;)
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WWIII not far away
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