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By: mobal, 3:08 PM GMT on June 30, 2008
No more PBJ's..........
By: mobal, 5:04 PM GMT on June 28, 2008
I think I am an Amnesiphobiac, but I dont remember..........
I have Nephelococcygia
By: mobal, 5:00 AM GMT on June 26, 2008
I think I have it....What should I do?
Updated: 5:01 AM GMT on June 26, 2008
By: mobal, 12:45 AM GMT on June 21, 2008
The disputes that happened in todays blogs make me think about how childish some can be, on both sides. I have witnessed many disputes, and have been involved in many disputes, but never have I seen adults act as such. I for one am very disappointed.
If you do not like Bush state why, not stereotypes and stupid pictures.
If you do not like Obama state why, not stereotypes and stupid pictures.
If you do not like McCain state why, not stereotypes and stupid pictures.
Let us learn from this and grow wiser please.
Just my two SENSE!
ICE Petition Link
By: mobal, 12:46 AM GMT on June 17, 2008
You can sign a petition at the link below that will be sent to FEMA asking that they reverse this insane decision.
FEMA thinks that ice after a hurricane or other disaster is a thing that makes us feel all comfy inside...
"It takes a tremendous amount of resources, and it really doesn't accomplish much, other than making people feel good because they have a bag of ice" says Federal Emergency Management Director R. David Paulison.
He went on to say "Ice is more of a comfort thing"
My thoughts are that I am well supplied with gas, generator etc...And I am in a place that will not be flooded. I never took ice or water from FEMA or any other relief group that offered such.
BUT, I am 11 miles inland and at 114' elevation. I think that those at more risk or with less economic ability may need the ice .......If for nothing else to feel comfy after thier life has just been changed forever
Was FEMA right or wrong on this one?
WHAT SAY YOU?
Updated: 7:10 PM GMT on June 17, 2008
meteorologist Captain James Martin Stagg
By: mobal, 2:14 AM GMT on June 13, 2008
The Most Historic Forecast
Most of us know that the landings in France on June 6th 1944 were the beginning of the end of the tyranny that Hitler subjected upon Europe. Unfortanently very few understand how a meteorolist was a key player.
The landing was originally scheduled for May, but due to issues with landing craft logistics and less trivial problems it was postponed until June 5th by order of the allied commander General D. Eisenhower. This most certainly was an issue due to the large build up of troops and the possibility of the plan falling into enemy hands.
I for one can only sit and wonder about the stress that General Eisenhower and his troops were experiencing at the time. Across a small channel laid the NAZI war machine. Most of the troops of the allies have never seen combat. They were at average 26 years old.
During the month the troops were allowed no communication to family and not allowed off “base”. I am sure that this helped lead to a comradely that is life lasting.
As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing and air support conditions. After much debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on the morning of June 5, Eisenhower was assured by meteorologist Captain James Martin Stagg of a break in the weather, announced, “O.K. We'll go”.
PART 2 SOON
IT’S HISTORY TIME!
By: mobal, 12:39 AM GMT on June 12, 2008
There have been many blogs here lately that support one of the presidential candidates or the other. It seems to me that it is always the same people posting with their argument. It does not appear that either side will change their mind. I gave my thoughts and they are pretty much known to those that know me.
I was actually categorized as a bigot and a racist today because of my support for one candidate and dislike of another!. I can no longer see taking up valuable time debating for the sake of it, and quit frankly I am pissed that those who have no idea who I am would attempt to label me.
As of tomorrow I will try my best to keep this blog a political free one as far as the election goes.
IT’S HISTORY TIME!
Lots of Rain
By: mobal, 6:52 PM GMT on June 10, 2008
Getting a good storm, rain rates of up to 1.59" per hour right now. Probably will result in some flash flooding.
Not a bad day
By: mobal, 11:10 PM GMT on June 08, 2008
Had a fun day!. Swam in the pool for a bit and then went to a gun show. Made an offer on an 1864 Sharps rifle but he would not take it........I think he was a Yankee, he sure talked like it! Oh well, it was in pretty bad shape. I did get a good price on a S&W 38, cant wait to fire it.
The kids came up to the house (the married ones). They brought their Shih Tzu, and we have ours, thiers is female, ours isnt...do the math....Oh well....Puppys may be soon. My dog looks happy!
Oh and Im #1 on the Wundercast thing......
By: mobal, 1:16 AM GMT on June 06, 2008
A brief history on meteorology.
I am sure that mankind has learned about weather for many years. The prehistoric man knew by experience that dark clouds would mean rain. The Incas and such learned the seasons. But where did the term meteorology begin?
Meteorology most likely dates back 300BC by none other then Aristotle. The Greek philosopher at the time wrote an essay titled Meteorologica. I have not read it…but do know from research that rain, snow, clouds and such are referenced.
Here is a part of it from Wikipedea.
On T Storms
"When there is a great quantity of exhalation and it is rare and is squeezed out in the cloud itself we get a thunderbolt." (371a17-19)
"So the whirlwind originates in the failure of an incipient hurricane to escape from its cloud: it is due to the resistance which generates the eddy, and it consists in the spiral which descends to the earth and drags with it the cloud which it cannot shake off. It moves things by its wind in the direction in which it is blowing in a straight line, and whirls round by its circular motion and forcibly snatches up whatever it meets." (371a9-15)
So that was the start. Someday I will post about Galilei and others. They have contributed to your weatherman’s tools……
Updated: 1:23 AM GMT on June 06, 2008
By: mobal, 3:13 AM GMT on June 05, 2008
Just did a day with no TV, that was FUN!