June 2012: Earth's 4th warmest June; heavy rains in Beijing kill 37

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:19 PM GMT on July 23, 2012

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June 2012 was the globe's 4th warmest June on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA rated May 2012 the 3rd warmest on record. June 2012 global land temperatures were the warmest on record; this makes three months in a row--April, May, and June--in which record-high monthly land temperature records were set. Global ocean temperatures were the 10th warmest on record. June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average; the last time global temperatures were below average was February 1985. We've now had three consecutive top-five warmest months on record; April 2012 was the 5th warmest April on record, and May 2012 was the 2nd warmest May on record. The increase in global temperatures relative to average, compared to March 2012 (16th warmest March on record) is due, in part, to warming waters in the Eastern Pacific, where a La Niña event ended in April, and borderline El Niño conditions now exist. Global satellite-measured temperatures in June for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 4th or 3rd warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent during June 2012 was the smallest in the 46-year period of record. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of June in his June 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary. Notably:

- The U.K. suffered through its wettest June since at least 1910, and coolest such since 1991.

- The monsoon season has been especially devastating so far along the banks of the Brahmaputra River in northeast India and Bangladesh. Over 2000 villages have been flooded and at least 190 deaths reported so far. Almost 20 million people in all have been displaced.

- The Korean Peninsula continued to endure its worst drought in at least 105 years.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for June 2012. In the Northern Hemisphere, most areas experienced much higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including most of North America and Eurasia, and northern Africa. Only northern and western Europe, and the northwestern United States were notably cooler than average. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

Arctic sea ice has greatest June loss on record
Arctic sea ice saw its greatest-ever decrease during the month of June, and ice extent averaged over the entire month was the 2nd lowest for June in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The last three Junes (2010 - 2012) have had the three smallest ice extents for the month, with June 2012 being the 21st consecutive June and the 133rd consecutive month with below-average Arctic sea ice extent. During much of June 2012 and extending into the first half of July, the Arctic Dipole pattern set up. This atmospheric circulation pattern features a surface high pressure system in the Arctic north of Alaska, and a low pressure system on the Eurasian side of the Arctic. This results in winds blowing from south to north over Siberia, pushing warm air into the central Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Dipole pattern occurred in all summer months of 2007 and helped support the record 2007 summer reduction in sea ice extent. The Arctic Dipole pattern has broken down over the past few days, and is expected to be absent through early August. This should slow Arctic sea ice loss, and ice extent may no longer be at record low levels by the first week of August.


Figure 2. Arctic sea ice area in 2012 as of July 22 (yellow line) compared to all the other years since satellite observations began in 1979. Ice area in 2012 during most of June and July has been the lowest on record. The previous record low years were 2007 and 2011. Note that sea ice area (as shown here) and sea ice extent (as measured by the National Snow and Ice Data Center) are not the same thing, but one can use either to quantify sea ice, and both show very similar behavior. Image credit: University of Illinois Cryosphere Today.

Three new billion-dollar weather disasters in June
The globe experienced three new billion-dollar weather disasters in June, bringing the total for the year to nine, said insurance broker Aon Benfield in their June Catastrophe Report. The most expensive disaster in June occurred in China, where heavy rains between the between June 20 - 29 affected northern, central, eastern and southern sections of the country. The rains left at least 50 people dead in 17 separate provinces, and caused damage estimated at CNY17.4 billion (USD2.73 billion). The U.S. suffered two billion-dollar severe weather events in June, bringing the total number of such events to six for the year. The record for most billion-dollar disasters in a year in the U.S. is fourteen (according to NOAA/NCDC) or seventeen (according to Aon Benfield.) The most costly event in June 2012 came across portions of Texas and New Mexico, where severe thunderstorms pelted areas (including the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region) with golf ball and baseball-sized hail. The Insurance Council of Texas said that more than 100,000 claims were filed and total insured losses in the state would exceed $1 billion, with total losses near $1.75 billion. A separate hail event in Colorado and Wyoming caused more than $700 million in insured losses, and $1.25 billion in total losses.


Figure 3. Weather disasters costing at least half a billion dollars so far in 2012, according to insurance broker Aon Benfield in their June Catastrophe Report.

Heaviest rains in 60 years deluge Beijing, killing 37
China's latest billion-dollar weather disaster is a torrential rainstorm that hit Beijing Saturday night, dumping the the heaviest rains the city has seen in 60 years, according to Associated Press. The resulting flooding killed 37 people and did $1.6 billion in damage.


Figure 4. A Chinese man uses a signboard to signal motorists driving through flooded street following a heavy rain in Beijing Saturday, July 21, 2012. China's government says the heaviest rains to hit Beijing in six decades. The torrential downpour Saturday night left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. (AP Photo)

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas to discuss in the Atlantic, and none of the reliable computer models are developing a tropical cyclone over the next seven days.


Jeff Masters

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Quoting WxGeekVA:


Relax Taz! I don't see why that would be banned...


Being off-topic... that's enough for 24 hr ban
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Quoting RTSplayer:


No, just no...

Our GDP is $15 trillion.

The land value of the residential land alone is approximately the same as the GDP, at about $15 trillion.


This obviously does not count farms, forests, mines, oil fields, roads and other infrastructure, industrial or commercial assets, lakes, rivers and other fisheries and waterway assets, or uninhabited or unused lands or other unknowns or unknown unknowns regarding future potential use and values of existing resources (given reasonable probabilities of disruptive technologies in energy or materials for manufacturing, such as ores or other materials for meta-materials, graphene or nanotubes, etc.)


The true land value is not quantifiable in any currency or barter system, given the future materials and nano technologies re "Room at the Bottom," not to mention engineered crops, etc, which will be developed in the next few decades. If you can develop self assembling buildings, such as greenhouses (see Ralph Merkle's lectures,) then you can even make food production cheaper than dirt, and make zetaflops computers as cheap as potatoes. In fact, at that point currency will be totally, functionally obsolete and trade will probably be based on pure energy or just convenience.

At the present growth rate, this technology should be practical for small applications and medical applications in 2 or 3 decades, and perhaps mega-scale engineering a few years or decades later.

Money will not matter one day when a single self-replicating robot can turn a pile of dirt into a space age city with no human intervention.



Failure of imagination, friend. The land value is incalculable.

This is not science fiction, it is theoretically possible and there is no good reason it won't be obtained.


I believe you are so focused in future prospects for technology, you are missing how to get from A to B. Of course land becomes invaluable in terms of USD when a govt can print money willy nilly. So does a gallon of gasoline, as it has more BTU's than a $1000 bill. Paper money is a belief system only. When it is abused (like now with a printing press and ballooning debt), people lose confidence in it, and prices of real things go up and up. What you forget is people aren't going to work and create your new technology to allow for utopia for just a pat on the back. They want to prosper and be on top of the heap. It's human nature. (i.e. an employee at Apple isn't in it solely for the fun.) What you mention would only work in a system like the Soviets had. Ask them how their quality of life was overall during that system. Only people who did well were those who were cronies of the govt... actually sounds like we are headed on the same path in the US under the current administration.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Was weather and climate all day today. Politics just reared her contentious head a little bit ago. Never have we been so divided in this country since perhaps prohibition. Rarely does a political discussion remain civil in America anymore. Lots of good, honest, and intelligent people here who just disagree on a wide list of subjects. Makes the world go round.


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Quoting Tazmanian:




your going too get a 24hr bannd for that so i would re move it


Relax Taz! I don't see why that would be banned...
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Was weather and climate all day today. Politics just reared her contentious head a little bit ago. Never have we been so divided in this country since perhaps prohibition. Rarely does a political discussion remain civil in America anymore. Lots of good, honest, and intelligent people here who just disagree on a wide list of subjects. Makes the world go round.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
What proof do you have for any of these claims? No such thing as 'legal' counterfeiting. What you are referring to is inflation. Plus the government would NEVER try to inflate our currency to pay off debt. That is the single worse thing you can do to pay it off. Believe it or not the government is not stupid enough to do something like that. So what if BP has better cash flow? BP has better cash flow because the US allows it to. Your reasons for everything you listed are baseless.


You have a lack of understanding on this subject, aparently. China has been doing this to keep their goods cheaper for years now. On purpose. I doubt anything anyone here says will change your mind. Perhaps you should look up QE1, QE2, and QE3 and see for yourself what he was talking about.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:


They already did

Ok so they are a profitable businesses in what way do they own the US? If the US wanted to we could seize all the assets of these company's if they ever became a threat. Plus just cause its on a good looking poster does not mean its a fact. Please source that poster.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:


They already did





your going too get a 24hr bannd for that so i would re move it
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A mixed but timely political/weather comment. Will be interesting to see how much media comes out of China in terms of areas affected by Vicente; we will get coverage out of Hong Kong but I am more interested in the assessments coming out of the less prosperous areas closer to the land fall location. Lots of poor coastal residents, who rely on lowland farming and fishing to make a living I am wondering how storm surge impacted them and whether the government took appropriate action to warn them or evacuate beforehand...... I don't believe that Kissinger/Nixon ever envisioned that China would end up being the top financier to the US government when they "opened the door" to trade and commerce between the US and China four decades ago when they were primarily an agrarian economy.........Who would have thought.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:


They already did

You are so right back after the oil Spill and they came out of their meetings with our Great Leader you could just see it on their faces we own this Guy! But big oil owns all of us !!
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Farside Solar Flare and Full Halo CME (7/23/2012)

Published on Jul 23, 2012 by ve3en1


A bright Full Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced by a solar flare around Sunspot 1520 now transiting the farside of the Sun. This video shows the flare as captured by STEREO Ahead and also the CME by STEREO Ahead COR2 and Lasco C2.

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Not this politics *%$# again? Can we get a tropical storm to wash away those comments, pretty please?
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I'll use an adage I heard some time ago. What's the opposite of progress? Congress. I have big problems with both parties for very different reasons. The American People have been taken for a ride. Civil political discourse? Priceless.
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Quoting gulfbreeze:
BP could Buy the US!!!


They already did

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Well, the day didn't do as planned. I left home in JoCo, almost got in a wreck twice in Smithfield, head to Winterville, went on two hours drive, got lost looking for a high school in Winterville, waited a hour for game to starts, played badly against some team, then a small thunderstorm struck the field and delayed the game for a hour, attempted to play again, got hit by a tropical storm, field washed out, game cancelled, baseball season ends until spring, went home, ran into a hellstorm (yes, it's that bad), brightest lightning show I've ever seen, then I got struck by lightning while I was attempting to stop in Wilson, little dazed while eating Chick-fil-a, drove two hours to home watching the most beautiful lightning show I've ever seen in the distance. Good gracious, what the heck had struck Eastern North Carolina this afternoon? I've never drove through a storm this bad in my young 17 years old life. Dang... I'm glad I didn't get in a wreck and that I'm still alive.
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Quoting StormHype:


$1B? It's noise. DC has us going $14B per day deeper in the hole. Too many antiquated entitlements are still too sacred to them to touch. Do you realize that $15T is $15,000B. $1B is 0.007% of that.


Yes, I am one of the few people I know who knows what a trillion really is.

Yes, if you had a million dollar bill, if such a thing existed, then a trillion is a million of million dollar bills; ten billion hundred dollar bills, using real currency.


But one percent is one percent. If large changes can't be made, then like 50 to 100 small changes need to be made, it's as simple as that.
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For those still interested, according to NOAA:
TyphoonVicente made landfall on what appears to be either a military base or a chemical-processing facility at 21.917n112.987e between Yaogu and Huangzhukeng in Guangdong, China
~39miles(62kilometres)WestSouthWest of Macau(Macao) and
~58miles(94kilometres)WestSouthWest of HongKong

CAN is Baiyun(Guangzhou)International :: MFM is MacauInternational:: HKG is HongKongInternational


3metre(10foot)flood map
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All I was saying is BP is not $15,000,000,000,000 in dedit. Thats a lot of 0!!!
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Quoting StormHype:


Can you deny that BP has better cash flow than the US govt? Who would you rather give credit to make a huge purchase on the premise they are fit to pay it back w/o screwing you by devaluing the currency? The US is virtually printing money to survive day to day ('legal' counterfeiting by the federal reserve.) THAT is the real reason why your gasoline is $3+/gal and trending up, even in a recession. Dilution of the currency reduces its purchasing power, especially when it comes to buying tangible limited resources like oil, food, land, timber and other commodities.
What proof do you have for any of these claims? No such thing as 'legal' counterfeiting. What you are referring to is inflation. Plus the government would NEVER try to inflate our currency to pay off debt. That is the single worse thing you can do to pay it off. Believe it or not the government is not stupid enough to do something like that. So what if BP has better cash flow? BP has better cash flow because the US allows it to. Your reasons for everything you listed are baseless.
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Quoting RTSplayer:



Then whoever has been in control of our fiscal strategy for the past several decades are moron(s).



You do not win a "free for all" by giving your opponents access to your own resources and then buying them back above cost. That's suicide.


If you believe the world is currently engaged in a fiscal cold war "free for all," which it most certainly is in reality, then U.S. trade policy is actually the exact opposite of what wins a free for all, at least conceptually.


Whether by design or accident, this is the case.

Just as an example, in the past 20 years the U.S. has spent about ten times more money in Iraq than the value of all of the oil in the country combined.

Somewhere between one quarter and one half of our entire Federal debt is from wars in Iraq, no fly zone enforcement in Iraq, or the interest incurred on the original debts from these operations.

We have spent approximately 12 trillion dollars on our military in the past 20 years, adjusting dollar values to present day dollars, at least half of that was in Iraq and Afghanistan alone.


Where do you get your facts. Because a simple look at official numbers shows about 1 trillion was spent directly and indirectly on the Iraq War over a nearly 10 year span. We are about to hit 16 Trillion in debt. That is no where near 20% yet alone 50%. I seriously doubt we spent that much on the no fly zone, like that even matters since the budget was balanced and that was all paid for at that time.
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Quoting gulfbreeze:
BP could Buy the US!!!


No, just no...

Our GDP is $15 trillion.

The land value of the residential land alone is approximately the same as the GDP, at about $15 trillion.


This obviously does not count farms, forests, mines, oil fields, roads and other infrastructure, industrial or commercial assets, lakes, rivers and other fisheries and waterway assets, or uninhabited or unused lands or other unknowns or unknown unknowns regarding future potential use and values of existing resources (given reasonable probabilities of disruptive technologies in energy or materials for manufacturing, such as ores or other materials for meta-materials, graphene or nanotubes, etc.)


The true land value is not quantifiable in any currency or barter system, given the future materials and nano technologies re "Room at the Bottom," not to mention engineered crops, etc, which will be developed in the next few decades. If you can develop self assembling buildings, such as greenhouses (see Ralph Merkle's lectures,) then you can even make food production cheaper than dirt, and make zetaflops computers as cheap as potatoes. In fact, at that point currency will be totally, functionally obsolete and trade will probably be based on pure energy or just convenience.

At the present growth rate, this technology should be practical for small applications and medical applications in 2 or 3 decades, and perhaps mega-scale engineering a few years or decades later.

Money will not matter one day when a single self-replicating robot can turn a pile of dirt into a space age city with no human intervention.



Failure of imagination, friend. The land value is incalculable.

This is not science fiction, it is theoretically possible and there is no good reason it won't be obtained.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
What are you talking about? He said BP could by the US? In no shape way or form is that possible (Unless you want to "Donate" to 2/3 of the congress). Ok so you are saying BP could buy out the government? I would love to see BP buy the US government just to see how they would pull that off. If the US wanted to they could destroy BP financially. That statement made no sense. I also completely agree the debt problem is out of hand and we need to cut military/social spending.


Can you deny that BP has better cash flow than the US govt? Who would you rather give credit to make a huge purchase on the premise they are fit to pay it back w/o screwing you by devaluing the currency? The US is virtually printing money to survive day to day ('legal' counterfeiting by the federal reserve.) THAT is the real reason why your gasoline is $3+/gal and trending up, even in a recession. Dilution of the currency reduces its purchasing power, especially when it comes to buying tangible limited resources like oil, food, land, timber and other commodities.
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Anyone know what the bottom part of the sign in Doc Masters picture is? I get the no horns one on top, but what is the bottom one?

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Quoting PensacolaDoug:




Unless it's the politics of the left. That is tolerarted without complaints.


quoted for truth!
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Quoting Tribucanes:
The answer is simple, invade Canada. :) Just had too with all the South Park captions we see here.
I would be fine with that but I refuse to make Montreal part of the US. Give them to France.
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Quoting bappit:

I think that's a trick question. Some people say that since there is no year zero, 2000 is part of the 20th century, but you can define it anyway you like I think as long as it is agreed on.


Evening, bappit.
Thanks. Not meant to be a trick question. A 100 yr period beginning in 1901 to 2000 is good enough. Not up to me to provide the definition, lol. Doing a little private climate study here while the weather is quiet in our part of the world.
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Quoting gulfbreeze:
Whats the deal about the date July 25 are we not going to be able to post after the 25th?
The blog will be on WU and Weather.com starting the 25th. Comments wont be allowed on Weather.com for awhile till things calm down. The blg will go on unchanged for WU, or atleast thats what I think:) If Im wrong someone please tell me otherwise. On my few weeks on here I've learned alot and dont want the blog to disable comments.
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The answer is simple, invade Canada. :) Just had too with all the South Park captions we see here.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


We would need to raise the funds by cutting other spending and raising some taxes "somewhere" that doesn't hurt the lower 1/3rd of people too badly.

You can add an additional 10% tax to things like movie tickets or sports tickets, and nobody would really even notice, and this would net you a couple tens of billions of dollars per year all told.

Well, I figure college football and high school football would get you to 1 Billion alone, not even counting all of the other college and high school sports. Professional football, baseball, and basketball draw even more money.


Ok, so that's not enough to balance the budget, not by nearly two orders of magnitude, but it IS a significant digit above 1% of the needed amount.

"Small" taxes and spending cuts like this need to be implemented. If you can find 6 billion dollars savings or increased revenue 100 times, then you've done the job.

There's 100 senators, they should do their job and think of 100 ways to save or raise 6 billion dollars, instead of fighting over who gets the credit for a relatively mundane bill.


$1B? It's noise. DC has us going $14B per day deeper in the hole. Too many antiquated entitlements are still too sacred to them to touch. Do you realize that $15T is $15,000B. $1B is 0.007% of that.
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Quoting StormHype:


Wow because you can't believe someone said that or wow because you just ingested the reality of the truth in that? Just to settle the US govt debt, every tax payer (about 100M out of 350M people in the US pay income tax) would have to donate $150K to hit the break even mark? You writing a check tonight? Better hurry because the interest is piling up on top of the principal.

What are you talking about? He said BP could buy the US? In no shape way or form is that possible (Unless you want to "Donate" to 2/3 of the congress). Ok so you are saying BP could buy out the government? I would love to see BP buy the US government just to see how they would pull that off. If the US wanted to they could destroy BP financially. That statement made no sense. I also completely agree the debt problem is out of hand and we need to cut military/social spending.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Somebody on Reddit is claiming this is a photo of Typhoon Vincente. You would think people would call BS.
But no it gets to the front page.

Looks like somebody flushed a big huge toilet.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Opps meant to +1 you sorry!
Thats ok HH27, I didnt notice but thanks for telling me. That whole photo is wrong/photoshopped.
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Whats the deal about the date July 25 are we not going to be able to post after the 25th?
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Quoting spathy:


Yup
And that means no new satellites,no more Clean energy, no helping the poor,no more Gov anything.And a populace left bankrupt as well. Still the talking heads cant grasp that a few cuts now can save it all. They cant let go of a dime to save a dollar.
Sad, truly sad.


The "American Empire" is soon to fall just like the rest, human nature always leads to collapse sadly.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Somebody on Reddit is claiming this is a photo of Typhoon Vincente. You would think people would call BS.
But no it gets to the front page.


Looks more like Jose.
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Quoting StormHype:


How's the US govt going to buy BP with a $15T debt? You going to loan them money? BP is in way better financial health than the US govt. Perhaps it should be the other way around. Right now, the Chinese are buying and owning us, which is probably worse than BP. Don't label me unpatriotic. I'm just telling you like it is. They finance our debt, and when they stop (within 3 years) you'll wish you had a lot of gold, guns and farm land. No one will give a rats arse about global warming on that day. Currency debasement happened to the UK decades ago and its going to happen here. No politician can stop that.


We would need to raise the funds by cutting other spending and raising some taxes "somewhere" that doesn't hurt the lower 1/3rd of people too badly.

You can add an additional 10% tax to things like movie tickets or sports tickets, and nobody would really even notice, and this would net you a couple tens of billions of dollars per year all told.

Well, I figure college football and high school football would get you to 1 Billion alone, not even counting all of the other college and high school sports. Professional football, baseball, and basketball draw even more money.


Ok, so that's not enough to balance the budget, not by nearly two orders of magnitude, but it IS a significant digit above 1% of the needed amount.

"Small" taxes and spending cuts like this need to be implemented. If you can find 6 billion dollars savings or increased revenue 100 times, then you've done the job.

There's 100 senators, they should do their job and think of 100 ways to save or raise 6 billion dollars, instead of fighting over who gets the credit for a relatively mundane bill.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Wow....just wow.


Wow because you can't believe someone said that or wow because you just ingested the reality of the truth in that? Just to settle the US govt debt, every tax payer (about 100M out of 350M people in the US pay income tax) would have to donate $150K to hit the break even mark? You writing a check tonight? Better hurry because the interest is piling up on top of the principal.

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Quoting wxchaser97:

That looks like a cloud swril to me.
Opps meant to +1 you sorry!
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wind gusts of 152mph in Typhoon Vicente
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Somebody on Reddit is claiming this is a photo of Typhoon Vincente. You would think people would call BS.
But no it gets to the front page.

That looks like a cloud swril to me.
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We on the Gulf Cost are still waiting for BP to man up to what they did to us!! But with the Great Leadership we have in Washington that's not going to happen!! Back to the trop. weather!
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Quoting gulfbreeze:
BP could Buy the US!!!
Wow....just wow.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Planes don't fly in space. Nor do they go through the eye of a typhoon (At least I hope they don't). That is just a low level swirl. You have to remember flights typically fly in the 30000-40000ft range. The clouds of the typhoon are at at least that tall if not higher.


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Quoting StormHype:


How's the US govt going to buy BP with a $15T debt? You going to loan them money? BP is in way better financial health than the US govt. Perhaps it should be the other way around. Right now, the Chinese are buying and owning us, which is probably worse than BP. Don't label me unpatriotic. I'm just telling you like it is. They finance our debt, and when they stop (within 3 years) you'll wish you had a lot of gold, guns and farm land. No one will give a rats arse about global warming on that day. Currency debasement happened to the UK decades ago and its going to happen here. No politician can stop that.
BP could Buy the US!!!
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