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(CNN)   So what's causing the extreme weather of late? You guessed it - Frank Stallone   (cnn.com) divider line 99
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2012-10-31 08:42:19 AM
I thought it was us gays?
 
2012-10-31 10:19:14 AM

WorldCitizen: I thought it was us gays?


Have you ever seen Frank Stallone with a woman? QED
 
2012-10-31 10:26:57 AM
Nice

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2012-10-31 10:38:04 AM
In no way was I thinking that.
 
2012-10-31 10:44:39 AM
Yes, the weather has been a bit....rocky.

Ha!

/What? Not him? Oh. Never mind then.
 
2012-10-31 10:57:00 AM
We're in the eye of the tiger now.
 
2012-10-31 10:57:24 AM
One of those bits that makes absolutely zero sense, but somehow manages to be hilarious every time.
 
2012-10-31 10:58:41 AM

WorldCitizen: I thought it was us gays?


But, why the East Coast? San Francisco has one of the greatest concentrations. You would think the gayness would pool above that city and open a gateway to Gay Hell.
 
2012-10-31 11:00:19 AM
www.ebertfest.com

All you gotta do is beg for a little mercy.
 
2012-10-31 11:00:59 AM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: In no way was I thinking that.


Another example of the stealth capabilities of Frank Stallone. This is why he's so dangerous.
/this is far from over
 
2012-10-31 11:01:25 AM

nmemkha: Gay Hell


Just imagine what tortures that would entail... and fabulous hellfire.
 
2012-10-31 11:03:59 AM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-31 11:05:51 AM

Grapple: nmemkha: Gay Hell

Just imagine what tortures that would entail... and fabulous hellfire.


To a disco beat. etz etz etz
 
2012-10-31 11:07:15 AM
I KNEW IT!!!



/and people call me crazy
 
2012-10-31 11:07:18 AM
The extreme weather is far from over according to Frank.
 
2012-10-31 11:09:52 AM
More snow? Climate change! Less snow? Climate change? More hurricanes? Climate change! Less hurricanes? Climate change!

Back when Katrina was all the rage and we had a bad year of hurricanes these same people told us that really bad hurricanes and really bad hurricane seasons were going to become the norm.

Except what happened is what always happens: A year or two of increased hurricane activity followed by a stretch of decreased hurricane activity, which has happened multiple times even over the infinitesimally small period of time we've been keeping track of such things.

Disaster de jour always has people running forward to scream "SEEEEEE!" even if its completely contradictory to what they said previously. My personal favorite remains the low snow fall amounts in an area of Canada that were surely proof of global war.. er climate change but then an area of the United States gets blanketed in one of the worst snow storms in decades, and we have people sneeringly saying that its "weather is not climate" or "because it snowed in the United States its not happening", but it wasn't "just weather" in Canada I guess.
 
2012-10-31 11:10:57 AM
So, let's say by some miracle that the North American derp brigade finally acknowledges that human activity is contributing to this weather, and we crack down on it. How do we stop countries like China from continuing to offend? I could see a world war coming out of this.
 
2012-10-31 11:11:50 AM
Either is a fluke ... or its not.

/The more you know Romero
 
2012-10-31 11:11:56 AM

randomjsa: More snow? Climate change! Less snow? Climate change? More hurricanes? Climate change! Less hurricanes? Climate change!


bloggingblue.com
/hot
 
2012-10-31 11:12:19 AM
The headline:
Is Sandy a taste of things to come?

upload.wikimedia.org

You been talking to my wife?
 
2012-10-31 11:14:25 AM

nmemkha: Grapple: nmemkha: Gay Hell

Just imagine what tortures that would entail... and fabulous hellfire.

To a disco beat. etz etz etz


Best of all, SF already has a bar/club that is appropriately named to cover this contingency AND IIRC Thursday's are gay night. You see we are talking about final resting places and the bar is called.

puts on sunglasses...

The end-up.

YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!
 
2012-10-31 11:14:26 AM
FTFA:
the warming atmosphere

Yeah, that must be it.

www.woodfortrees.org
 
2012-10-31 11:14:44 AM

randomjsa: More snow? Climate change! Less snow? Climate change? More hurricanes? Climate change! Less hurricanes? Climate change!

Back when Katrina was all the rage and we had a bad year of hurricanes these same people told us that really bad hurricanes and really bad hurricane seasons were going to become the norm.

Except what happened is what always happens: A year or two of increased hurricane activity followed by a stretch of decreased hurricane activity, which has happened multiple times even over the infinitesimally small period of time we've been keeping track of such things.

Disaster de jour always has people running forward to scream "SEEEEEE!" even if its completely contradictory to what they said previously. My personal favorite remains the low snow fall amounts in an area of Canada that were surely proof of global war.. er climate change but then an area of the United States gets blanketed in one of the worst snow storms in decades, and we have people sneeringly saying that its "weather is not climate" or "because it snowed in the United States its not happening", but it wasn't "just weather" in Canada I guess.


Weather =/= climate, but climate change isn't a matter of opinion. It's a fact. Actually, it's a gigantic pile of facts.
 
2012-10-31 11:15:58 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: So, let's say by some miracle that the North American derp brigade finally acknowledges that human activity is contributing to this weather, and we crack down on it. How do we stop countries like China from continuing to offend? I could see a world war coming out of this.


I wouldn't worry about it. If the shiat really hits the fan, it will be too late to do anything about it. I feel our biggest problem short-term will be food production. If climate change permanently alters where food may be efficiently grown, we may have chronic food shortages as humanity adjusts. These adjustment will take time and famine is a possibility in the interim.
 
2012-10-31 11:16:35 AM
Foretaste, Really?
 
2012-10-31 11:20:45 AM

mbillips: randomjsa: More snow? Climate change! Less snow? Climate change? More hurricanes? Climate change! Less hurricanes? Climate change!

Back when Katrina was all the rage and we had a bad year of hurricanes these same people told us that really bad hurricanes and really bad hurricane seasons were going to become the norm.

Except what happened is what always happens: A year or two of increased hurricane activity followed by a stretch of decreased hurricane activity, which has happened multiple times even over the infinitesimally small period of time we've been keeping track of such things.

Disaster de jour always has people running forward to scream "SEEEEEE!" even if its completely contradictory to what they said previously. My personal favorite remains the low snow fall amounts in an area of Canada that were surely proof of global war.. er climate change but then an area of the United States gets blanketed in one of the worst snow storms in decades, and we have people sneeringly saying that its "weather is not climate" or "because it snowed in the United States its not happening", but it wasn't "just weather" in Canada I guess.

Weather =/= climate, but climate change isn't a matter of opinion. It's a fact. Actually, it's a gigantic pile of facts.


pfft... facts have never proven anything...
 
2012-10-31 11:22:12 AM

mbillips: Weather =/= climate, but climate change isn't a matter of opinion. It's a fact. Actually, it's a gigantic pile of facts.


It's probably just a coincidence that large tropical storm surges are twice as frequent in warm years than cold ones. After all, there can't be any physical connection between sea surface temperature and tropical storm activity.
 
2012-10-31 11:22:51 AM

protectyourlimbs: pfft... facts have never proven anything...


Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
 
2012-10-31 11:28:32 AM
Good ol' Fark. I so badly want to use that Frank Stallone reference in conversations with friends, coworkers, etc. but I know maybe 1 in 200 people would actually get it, and the rest would just pause awkwardly and go, "What? Who?"
 
2012-10-31 11:29:10 AM

SevenizGud: FTFA:
the warming atmosphere

Yeah, that must be it.

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]


For what reason are you presenting a dishonestly truncated graph despite being informed previously that your graph is dishonestly truncated?
 
2012-10-31 11:29:38 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: So, let's say by some miracle that the North American derp brigade finally acknowledges that human activity is contributing to this weather, and we crack down on it. How do we stop countries like China from continuing to offend? I could see a world war coming out of this.


Most likely, the world war will come in response to global famine, which is increasingly likely. So far as I can tell, we could stop burning fossil fuels altogether and greenhouse gases would continue to rise, because of the melting of the permafrost and subsequent methane release from the tundra. I'm pretty sure that point has tipped, and we're heading to a whole new climate (not sure if dinosaur-style heat, but certainly warmer than anything in the past half-million years), which will have enormous impact on food production.
 
2012-10-31 11:30:49 AM
Only one day until these speculative articles start appearing?

Someone is slipping.
 
2012-10-31 11:31:48 AM
"(Superstorm) Sandy is a foretaste of things to come,"

In the 1960's, my grandmother insisted that weather had 25 year cycles and Sputnik was going to mess up the pattern, at the time, I thought she was being ridiculous. She might have been right.
 
2012-10-31 11:32:14 AM

mbillips: Weather =/= climate, but climate change isn't a matter of opinion.


That our planet goes through climate shifts and changes is not up for debate.

That human beings are causing it "this time" unlike the hundreds if not thousands of times it has happened previously? That's up for debate. The strongest advocates for human beings not being the cause of this continues to be the people who insist that human beings are the cause of this. The Kyoto Protocol in and of itself was particularly damning to the so called environmental movement as even if it had been followed and assuming global warming alarmists were right... It would have reduced the warming by a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a degree. Unless you believe all these super smart people got together and came up with a solution to a problem that wouldn't do anything to actually solve the problem then you have to stop and ask yourself 'What was the real goal of it?'

The real goal of it was to screw the United States and some of Europe. Period. That's all it was concerned with.
 
2012-10-31 11:32:48 AM

ManRay: Only one day until these speculative articles start appearing?

Someone is slipping.



Next up...fears about Indian Point being so close to NYC.
 
2012-10-31 11:33:38 AM

randomjsa: mbillips: Weather =/= climate, but climate change isn't a matter of opinion.

That our planet goes through climate shifts and changes is not up for debate.

That human beings are causing it "this time" unlike the hundreds if not thousands of times it has happened previously? That's up for debate. The strongest advocates for human beings not being the cause of this continues to be the people who insist that human beings are the cause of this. The Kyoto Protocol in and of itself was particularly damning to the so called environmental movement as even if it had been followed and assuming global warming alarmists were right... It would have reduced the warming by a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a degree. Unless you believe all these super smart people got together and came up with a solution to a problem that wouldn't do anything to actually solve the problem then you have to stop and ask yourself 'What was the real goal of it?'

The real goal of it was to screw the United States and some of Europe. Period. That's all it was concerned with.


www.mamieyoung.com
 
2012-10-31 11:35:05 AM
His mother's coont smells like carpet cleaner.
 
2012-10-31 11:35:40 AM
"Is Sandy a taste of things to come?"

Will there be more hurricanes?
Was there never a hurricane before?
Should we be more specific regarding frequency, intensity, locations ahead of time so that we can then measure them and verify/refute this proposition?
 
2012-10-31 11:38:13 AM

randomjsa: ...


The oil companies are not going to share their profits with you, but they appreciate you fighting for them nonetheless.
 
2012-10-31 11:39:29 AM
randomjsa

Let's see if we can sort out your confusion.

1) You are complaining about contradictory claims. I'm assuming you're not trying to convince us of undeniably obvious points such as "There's more than one person", "Multiple people don't always agree", and "The vast majority of people are not climate scientists." However, what you observe is exactly what one would expect when you consider these three obvious facts. I'm assuming you see this as a jab at the validity of AGW, but please realize that this is a logical necessity.

2) People citing individual examples of extreme weather as evidence for/against climate change are wrong. While more energy in the system does necessitate more activity, you can't reason backward from any individual event. Our evidence for climate change is the temperature record and our evidence for anthropogenic causes is century-old chemistry and some modern statistics.

Except what happened is what always happens

3) No. Hurricane strength appears to be cyclical. We are seeing intensity now that we haven't seen in 40 years. Why do you state bogus information as though it was common sense? Or did you just mean the quantity of individual storms, which doesn't really make sense in this context?
 
2012-10-31 11:40:03 AM
The climate is changing just like it has for billions of years. It's completely natural. We have to adapt as the climate changes. Mankind has a small impact at best. Since the church of global warming keeps getting caught manipulating data, they have to keep reaching at natural events to prove their point. I just find it funny that every natural event proves their point. Look, we agree the climate is changing but were not the ones doing it.

Oh no! A tropical storm! Quick, stop burning fossil fuels or all the children will die!
 
2012-10-31 11:43:07 AM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: "How do we stop countries like China from continuing to offend?"

1. Just because you can't stop developing nations from polluting doesn't mean you skimp on pollution controls elsewhere. "Less" is better, even if "none" is unattainable.
And, conveniently, the actions we need to take to limit carbon are great for energy self-sufficiency and diversification of grid sources. It's really something worth doing, regardless of what anyone else in the world does.

2. Developing nations will come around, just like they do/did on pollution. The Chinese people don't want all that coal smog in their cities after all. They're going to push for cleaner/better sources. Further, Chinese companies are going to be building a fark-ton of "cleaner" energy components and China will directly benefit, economically, from growing the demand for such technologies by pushing their adoption.

3. Carbon is just pollution. The costs of pollution (from the POV of governments) are economic. People don't go to war over economic concerns. Not water. Not pollution. They do or threaten tariffs/sanctions and they build what they have to clean up the mess (including building/gifting new technology to the offending country). Unless a nation begins wantonly dumping carbon for the explicit purpose of causing economic damage, there won't be physical wars over this. And that sort of dumping is less likely than any other economic warfare. (It would take too damn long, cost too much and is too indiscriminate in its effects. No-one with any allies would do it. No-one without allies could afford it.)
 
2012-10-31 11:43:17 AM

enforcerpsu: Oh no! A tropical storm!


In New Jersey. In late October. That broke several records that stood for a century or more.

Why do I feel like Chomers refuting Skinner?
 
2012-10-31 11:43:23 AM

enforcerpsu: Since the church of global warming keeps getting caught manipulating data,


Please substantiate this assertion.
 
2012-10-31 11:45:38 AM

SevenizGud: FTFA:
the warming atmosphere

Yeah, that must be it.

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]


HadCRut is a aggregate of global sea surface temperatures, not atmospheric temperatures. There is a correlation, of course. I'm not sure how you selected (cherry-picked?) your data set at Woodfortrees, but If one used mean samples, the HadCRut4 data shows a steady upward trend in SST, since 1910, with a very sharp rise since 1980.
 
2012-10-31 11:45:39 AM

Dimensio: For what reason are you presenting a dishonestly truncated graph despite being informed previously that your graph is dishonestly truncated?


A graph that includes the most recent available data is now "truncated" is it? You have an interesting concept of the word "truncated"
 
2012-10-31 11:46:08 AM
I think the following site is pretty trustworthy...

http://climate.nasa.gov/

They don't come to your workplace and tell you how to do your job, i suggest we listen to the pros...
 
2012-10-31 11:47:03 AM
does it really smell like carpet cleaner?
 
2012-10-31 11:47:48 AM

Dimensio: SevenizGud: FTFA:
the warming atmosphere

Yeah, that must be it.

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]

For what reason are you presenting a dishonestly truncated graph despite being informed previously that your graph is dishonestly truncated?


You sir, are noise polluting this thread...WITH THE RESOUNDING ECHO OF THAT MASSIVE biatchSLAP OF TRUTHINESS!!!!!

bam goes the dynamite indeed!
 
2012-10-31 11:51:09 AM

enforcerpsu: The climate is changing just like it has for billions of years. It's completely natural


[citation needed] - Oh wait, all the scientific sources you might cite say that this round of warming is being unnaturally influenced by man.

Are you using that pathetic argument of "It happened one way in the past so it will always happen that way"? I love that one as it leads to such gems as "Since people died of natural causes in the past then people cannot be dying from murder. All you people who believe that murder is real just belong to the 'church of murder'."
 
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