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Have a safe, fun Labor Day!

By: moonlightcowboy, 1:27 AM GMT on September 05, 2009

Have a great Labor Day weekend, all! Cheers to all the folks who labor, work honestly and hard, contribute to this country and the world, pay taxes and tote the load for all of us!

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This weekend, please too, remember our service men and women serving in harm's way. I know they'd like to be home bbq'ing with their loved ones! Maybe, say a ((PRAYER)) for all of them - their families, too!



We can watch the "gyre's" when the weekend is over! 95L is a couple of 1000 miles away. And, unless something spins up close to home - seems like a good time to enjoy the weekend, watch some ball and relax a bit! Have a good one! :)

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We're reaching the peak of the 2009 Hurricane Season on September 10th, so, there is more than 1/2 the season remaining - a longs ways to go yet; and, things are definitely heating up! Hopefully, through awareness and preparedness there will be little injury and loss of life. Even the threat of a storm causes much anxiety for many. Despite all the damage that may occur to property, injury can be prevented and lives can be saved.

Get a plan, if you don't have one! Take it seriously. Have a plan "B" and be ready to execute. Talk with your neighbors. Call your friends and relatives and discuss plans with them. Remember the elderly, indigent and handicapped. Remind them all of safety precautions and evacuation plans. Have a destination and a second possible destination. Exchange plans, numbers and destinations. Ask others to pass the idea around.

Of course, local authorities will be the best resource for information and action plans. Listen to them and encourage others to listen as well. These small efforts can have a large effect on the safety of peoples lives. You can make a difference! "Awareness, Preparedness and Safety" should be the game plan! Your comments and suggestions are welcome. PLEASE, feel free to still comment on politics and other news happenings in addition to the weather.

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MLC <----------------says, "Thanks in advance and have a good one!"


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U2 Mlc!!!
Evening MLC: You have a GREAT labor day too. Tropics are basically quiet which is a good, good thing.

God Bless Our Troops and America and Yes, Freedom is NOT FREE!
Aub and CG - God bless! Enjoy the weekend! :)
Tropics very quiet around Labor Day!!!!
Everybody throw an extra shrimp, burger, steak, rib, butt, etc., on the fire....and relax. Good health to all.
Sounds good, Cosmic! You have a good one, too!
Regulators shut banks in Mo., Ill., Iowa, Ariz.- AP

Regulators on Friday shut down banks in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Arizona, pushing to 89 the number of banks that have failed this year under the weight of the soured economy and rising loan defaults.
A different read ~ kinda interesting ~!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/sep/04/lehman-brothers-aftershocks-28-days

How the collapse of Lehman Brothers pushed capitalism to the brink
Thanks, Oss - interesting.


LARGER VIEW

Grim Statistics

The official unemployment rate is 9.7% and rising. However, if you start counting all the people that want a job but gave up, all the people with part-time jobs that want a full-time job, all the people who dropped off the unemployment rolls because their unemployment benefits ran out, etc., you get a closer picture of what the unemployment rate is. That number is in the last row labeled U-6.

It reflects how unemployment feels to the average Joe on the street. U-6 is 16.8%. Both U-6 and U-3 (the so called "official" unemployment number) are poised to rise further although most likely at a slower pace than earlier this year.

Looking ahead, there is no driver for jobs and states in forced cutback mode are making matters far worse.

Unemployment is likely to continue rising until sometime in 2010.


LARGER VIEW

The chart shows there are 9.1 million people are working part time but want a full time job. A year ago the number was 5.9 million.
Florida Exodus: Rising Taxes Drive Out Residents

There are many things public officials probably shouldn't do during a severe recession, but no one seems to have told the leaders in Florida about them. One thing, for instance, would be giving a dozen top aides hefty raises while urging a rise in property taxes, as the mayor of Miami-Dade County recently did. Or jacking up already exorbitant hurricane-insurance premiums, as Florida's government-run property insurer just did. Or sending an army of highly paid lobbyists to push for a steep hike in electricity rates, as South Florida's public utility is doing.
Mornin MLC, Happy Labor Day weekend to you and yours.

It's gonna be that much better of a Holiday knowing there is not a storm looming on the horizon.
Quoting tkeith:
Mornin MLC, Happy Labor Day weekend to you and yours.

It's gonna be that much better of a Holiday knowing there is not a storm looming on the horizon.



G'morning, TK! Same to you, bud! Yup, no storm - hope it stays that way too! ;P


Has QScatt finally bit the space dust? No imaging shows up on either ascending or descending pass. It showed ascending yesterday (I think), but no descending last night or either today.
Subject: Product Anomaly, Quikscat Data Outage, Issued: September 05,
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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Topic: *Quikscat Data Outage
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Date/Time Issued*: September 05, 2009 0110 UTC*

Product(s) or Data Impacted: *Scatterometer data
*

Date/Time of Initial Impact: *September 03, 2009 2010 UTC*

Date/Time of Expected End: *Until Further Notice*

Length of Event: *Until further notice
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Impacts on Users and Significance: *Users will not receive Quikscat
data.
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User Actions: *None.*

Details/Specifics of Change:

Recovery of the instrument this morning and had unexpected
results. We've been analyzing data, and will pick up the recovery
first
thing in the morning. We are hopeful that we will have good SCI
data back
on line by the end of the day tomorrow.


Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Hongming.Qi@noaa.gov 301-763-8142 ext. 114

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable):
http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/quikscat/*
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Contact Information for Further Information: *ESPC Operations Crew
Leader at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and
301-817-3880 *
Hi Cowboy,

I know it has been awhile.

Just trying to get around a few blogs and do some happy Labor Day Weekend greetings to you all..

so Have a fun filled Holiday Weekend!
Van Jones, Obama's green jobs adviser, resigns amid controversy over past statements and revelations he once joined the '9/11 truther' movement.
Quoting DoctorZaius:
Van Jones, Obama's green jobs adviser, resigns amid controversy over past statements and revelations he once joined the '9/11 truther' movement.



Hey, Gamms! Same to you! Have a great one!

Dr. Zaius, no kiddin'? That's a good thing - where's he going to work next? Goldman Sachs? ;P

"The Messiah" is still trying to cover up his own crap trail. LOL. Sooner or later the smell catches up with you!

Interesting read.

The Lesson About the Liberal Media Establishment From the Van Jones Resignation


I remain quite stunned over this whole thing. How does this stuff happened in todays, homeland security, transparent world ?


History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

20. moonlightcowboy quote - "where's he going to work next? Goldman Sachs? ;P"


Or maybe he will fall into a job at Fannie Mae, where he can make 11.6 million in 5 years? Mark my word, we will see this vile self-proclaimed marxist again.

25. moonlightcowboy
Good one MLC.
Quoting Ossqss:
A different read ~ kinda interesting ~!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/sep/04/lehman-brothers-aftershocks-28-days

How the collapse of Lehman Brothers pushed capitalism to the brink
I hope this message finds you well, all.

MLC, a post labor day directional change perhaps :)

A recent synopsis.

http://www.newmajority.com/obama-caught-in-a-hurricane-of-his-own-making

http://www.newmajority.com/obama-caught-in-a-hurricane-of-his-own-making

Is anyone else becoming tired of this? We made it so as a country, don't forget that !



Quote --

Any of these moves alone would mean nothing, together they create an unmistakable picture. There are simply not enough liberals in the United States of America to govern as Obama has in the last 8 months. A Thermidorian reaction is building.


L8R
Quoting Ossqss:
I hope this message finds you well, all.

MLC, a post labor day directional change perhaps :)

A recent synopsis.

http://www.newmajority.com/obama-caught-in-a-hurricane-of-his-own-making

http://www.newmajority.com/obama-caught-in-a-hurricane-of-his-own-making

Is anyone else becoming tired of this? We made it so as a country, don't forget that !



Quote --

Any of these moves alone would mean nothing, together they create an unmistakable picture. There are simply not enough liberals in the United States of America to govern as Obama has in the last 8 months. A Thermidorian reaction is building.


L8R


E X C E L L E N T read, Oss. Thanks.