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(Washington Post)   Alaska's National Weather Service sneaks in secret "please pay us'' message in forecast   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-04 07:47:09 PM
5 votes:
The Congressional Republicans have a message for you and it's fark you, they're still getting paid
2013-10-04 11:00:01 PM
4 votes:

Name_Omitted: Lenny_da_Hog: You know, in Alaska we're paying for something called "Weather Monitoring!"

Yeah, we do, and it has probably saved my life at least twice so yes, let's please pay them.


This Oklahoman, whose house alarm is tied into NWS Norman for tornado touchdown warnings, agrees wholeheartedly. fark paying Congress and the President, pay the NOAA forecasters please. Thank you.

More importantly, a great big thank you to all forecasters working without pay right now.
2013-10-04 08:27:49 PM
3 votes:
We should defund the national weather service. We don't need it, after all we have the weather channel (who get their weather information from the NWS).

This is what Republicans actually belief.
2013-10-04 07:57:05 PM
3 votes:

gadian: Mark Ratner: Someone with the Alaska Weather Service leaked this to the press. No way someone else would ever discover this on their own. No way.

I read that forecast every day and saw it right away.


Seriously. There's only one legitimate place to go for weather forecasts.
2013-10-04 07:54:56 PM
3 votes:

falcon176: libs libs


DRINK! TWICE!
2013-10-04 07:53:54 PM
3 votes:

Mark Ratner: Someone with the Alaska Weather Service leaked this to the press. No way someone else would ever discover this on their own. No way.


You don't think the kind of nerds that probably read weather forecasts wouldn't notice that?
2013-10-04 07:44:23 PM
3 votes:
Definitely a hostage situation.
2013-10-04 10:15:11 PM
2 votes:
I worked in the communications division for a PD in a mid-sized college town in the midwest back in the '90s, and loved to see the forecast discussion come across the printer, no matter whether there was anything going on or not weather wise, simply because it seemed that the forecaster that worked the evening shift was about as bored as I was and made a habit of inserting witty stuff somewhere mid text. Stuff like "nobody is really going to read this, but I'll explain why it will be calm with a low in the 70's tonight", or "if for some reason you look outside and see the blizzard raging and think it would be a good time to go for a drive, it isn't, so don't"

It seems the NWS has some people with a sense of humor, and I'm good with that, because they're also very good at what they do.
2013-10-04 10:08:21 PM
2 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Fark that. If I wasn't getting paid, I wouldn't write hidden messages - I just wouldn't show up for work. If all these NWS workers were just no shows on the job, that would send a much stronger message.

What would they do, fire them? Sue for wrongful termination. Seems like if you're not getting paid, you'd have a pretty good case.



They still show up because unlike members of Congress most of the people at the NWS have integrity and care of about the people the are (normally) paid to protect.

But also they show up because, just like every other government shutdown, those that weren't furloughed get back-pay, but unlike Congress they just don't know how long it will be before they get the money owed them.
2013-10-04 09:43:29 PM
2 votes:

Bontesla: Right now - there's a Potentially Dangerous Situation forming across areas of Iowa


Amazing that within a week of a government shutdown, just about every abnormal or potentially disastrous weather event typical for this time of year is descending upon red states...all at once.

But please, evangelicals, tell us that God is real and this is to punish us for teh gayz. Right?
2013-10-04 08:47:50 PM
2 votes:
The really farked up thing about this is that a lot of Alaskans' survival counts on this sort of information. Many of the villages can only get provisions and medicine through air mail, and the pilots depend on a detailed and dependable weather forecast. Like Iamdonovan said, There's only one dependable source.

fark the GOP.
fark anyone who votes for these shiatheads.
fark 'em all dead.
2013-10-04 08:31:20 PM
2 votes:

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Chinchillazilla: Peter von Nostrand: The Congressional Republicans have a message for you and it's fark you, they're still getting paid

Yeah, I think the only solution is for all federal workers to refuse to do anything for Republican congressmen.

Thanks for sorting me out there kids, I was still blaming both sides. Whew, what a relief.


That might be because you aren't paying attention.
2013-10-05 08:54:03 PM
1 votes:

buzzcut73: I worked in the communications division for a PD in a mid-sized college town in the midwest back in the '90s, and loved to see the forecast discussion come across the printer, no matter whether there was anything going on or not weather wise, simply because it seemed that the forecaster that worked the evening shift was about as bored as I was and made a habit of inserting witty stuff somewhere mid text. Stuff like "nobody is really going to read this, but I'll explain why it will be calm with a low in the 70's tonight", or "if for some reason you look outside and see the blizzard raging and think it would be a good time to go for a drive, it isn't, so don't"


Reminds me of the Tulsa NOAA weather radio station.  "This is KIH27, NOAA Weather Radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The voice of the National Weather Service.  I'm Chance Storm."
2013-10-05 02:57:38 PM
1 votes:

Mikeyworld: Cerebral Knievel: PsiChick: Neeek: Doc Daneeka: Fark that.
What would they do, fire them? Sue for wrongful termination. Seems like if you're not getting paid, you'd have a pretty good case.


/Why isn't this considered essential?

it is, but... isn't?
there was a local news story about the guys at the Wakefield station soldering on. It's one of those, We'll pay you when we get around to not farking around jobs.

[www.redvue.co.uk image 677x400] Too much tin....


I'd say that's the wrong tip and being applied to the wrong place.  Don't blame the solder.

Needs a bent conical tip, applied to the joint between the lead and pad.

/I miss Sn63Pb37
2013-10-05 02:56:32 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: [musicmachinery.files.wordpress.com image 850x880]



How I read this:
MARBLECAKE ALSO THE GA... fark you.
2013-10-05 11:18:31 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: I have few regrets in life but not having gone to school so I could work for NOAA is one


My Dad worked for NOAA from its inception until his retirement. I'm pretty damn proud of that. Down in South Florida, under National Marine Fisheries Service. I still get a lump in my throat when I see the NOAA logo on weather maps.
2013-10-05 10:39:20 AM
1 votes:
The only problem with the effective protests that will actually get Republicans' attention is that they'll hurt "innocents"...but I think we're quickly getting to the point where innocents will be hurt no matter what we do. And I have a rule: Whenever a situation leads to a Morton's fork with an outcome, that outcome can be ignored in future situations.  To clarify: If you have a bus full of schoolkids on track A and a bus full of nuns on track B and you have a train coming, "someone's gonna die" should not factor into your decision of which track the train's gonna barrel down.  If there were a third option that would save every life, it should be heard, and anyone who is preventing it from being heard (read: Tea Party members blocking clean CR) are the ones at fault.
2013-10-05 10:15:52 AM
1 votes:
Ooh,acrostic messages are cool beans. Nice one, AWS.

Particularly liked the way they said please there.

Polite hostage is polite.
2013-10-05 07:54:23 AM
1 votes:

Aigoo: Name_Omitted: Lenny_da_Hog: You know, in Alaska we're paying for something called "Weather Monitoring!"

Yeah, we do, and it has probably saved my life at least twice so yes, let's please pay them.

This Oklahoman, whose house alarm is tied into NWS Norman for tornado touchdown warnings, agrees wholeheartedly. fark paying Congress and the President, pay the NOAA forecasters please. Thank you.

More importantly, a great big thank you to all forecasters working without pay right now.


I propose we start a new meme: Good Guy NWS.
2013-10-05 03:11:57 AM
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: impaler: We should defund the national weather service. We don't need it, after all we have the weather channel (who get their weather information from the NWS).

This is what Republicans actually belief.

Sadly this is what Republicans actually believe. Rick Santorum was one of the assholes who tried to quash the NWS from reporting information about the nation's weather, because their accurate reporting of said weather was negatively impacting businesses - who rely on said reporting - to make money as middlemen.

I was like, "Oh come on, really?" Then 3 seconds of Googling later...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71129.html

Seriously, that guy's dickery just has no farking bounds.


Nope.  He didn't even have the decency to wipe the Accuweather spunk off his chin before presenting his bill into committee.
2013-10-05 12:35:27 AM
1 votes:
Only mildly impressed for reasons that should not be obscure on Fark.

static.guim.co.uk
2013-10-05 12:28:26 AM
1 votes:

oregon fubaralas: Welch Allyn Sigmoidoscope/Anoscope/Otoscope/Opthalmoscope Rectal Diagnostic Set?


Why would you use an otoscope in your ass?

I mean, if that's your thing...NTTIAWWT...
2013-10-04 11:26:27 PM
1 votes:
images.huffingtonpost.com

Still the greatest acrostic poem I've seen.

/Hot like a filth flarn filth
2013-10-04 11:11:39 PM
1 votes:

Aigoo: Name_Omitted: Lenny_da_Hog: You know, in Alaska we're paying for something called "Weather Monitoring!"

Yeah, we do, and it has probably saved my life at least twice so yes, let's please pay them.

This Oklahoman, whose house alarm is tied into NWS Norman for tornado touchdown warnings, agrees wholeheartedly. fark paying Congress and the President, pay the NOAA forecasters please. Thank you.

More importantly, a great big thank you to all forecasters working without pay right now.


Guess they should have gotten real jobs instead of relying on governmental job programs.
2013-10-04 10:53:08 PM
1 votes:

Chevello: The media hype on this is astounding. I think everyone knows that eventually they pay will arrive, just not maybe this week or whatever, but the news yaks about it like all of you won't ever get paid for the work you are doing during this "time of crisis."

Good luck. We're all counting on you.


Here's the thing: Just because their pay gets put on hold (but they'll get it 'eventually') doesn't mean *THEIR BILLS DO*.

It's not like they can demand the electric company or banks wait for them to get their back pay.
2013-10-04 10:50:37 PM
1 votes:

Mikeyworld: Cerebral Knievel: PsiChick: Neeek: Doc Daneeka: Fark that.
What would they do, fire them? Sue for wrongful termination. Seems like if you're not getting paid, you'd have a pretty good case.


/Why isn't this considered essential?

it is, but... isn't?
there was a local news story about the guys at the Wakefield station soldering on. It's one of those, We'll pay you when we get around to not farking around jobs.

Too much tin....


you have to be gentle with SOT-23s. Not too much heat.
2013-10-04 10:26:42 PM
1 votes:

Chevello: Name_Omitted: I'm waiting for someone to complain about them wasting time on the government clock writing poetry.

Well it isn't like they are getting paid to be there, so...


They are getting paid, they just don't know when.

The people who are furloughed may or may not get paid when this is over depending on the whims of congress because let's face it, they're farking assholes.

The essential employees are working and will get paid when it's over irregardless.

My director sent an email saying we should get our paychecks on time but I'm doubtful, so all of my spending has been cut to pretty much 0.
2013-10-04 10:00:26 PM
1 votes:

Neeek: Doc Daneeka: Fark that. If I wasn't getting paid, I wouldn't write hidden messages - I just wouldn't show up for work. If all these NWS workers were just no shows on the job, that would send a much stronger message.

What would they do, fire them? Sue for wrongful termination. Seems like if you're not getting paid, you'd have a pretty good case.

I imagine they consider their job to be a necessity for the continued safety of a number of people. The comments on this thread suggest they aren't wrong.

/If not doing my job meant people who didn't do anything wrong would likely die, I hope I'd show up whether or not I was paid.


Yeah...me too.

/Why isn't this considered essential?
2013-10-04 09:28:05 PM
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Fark that. If I wasn't getting paid, I wouldn't write hidden messages - I just wouldn't show up for work. If all these NWS workers were just no shows on the job, that would send a much stronger message.

What would they do, fire them? Sue for wrongful termination. Seems like if you're not getting paid, you'd have a pretty good case.


I imagine they consider their job to be a necessity for the continued safety of a number of people. The comments on this thread suggest they aren't wrong.

/If not doing my job meant people who didn't do anything wrong would likely die, I hope I'd show up whether or not I was paid.
2013-10-04 09:18:07 PM
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: You know, in Alaska we're paying for something called "Weather Monitoring!"


Yeah, we do, and it has probably saved my life at least twice so yes, let's please pay them.
2013-10-04 09:11:34 PM
1 votes:

Name_Omitted: I'm waiting for someone to complain about them wasting time on the government clock writing poetry.


You know, in Alaska we're paying for something called "Weather Monitoring!"

i262.photobucket.com
2013-10-04 08:46:08 PM
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: impaler: We should defund the national weather service. We don't need it, after all we have the weather channel (who get their weather information from the NWS).

This is what Republicans actually belief.

Sadly this is what Republicans actually believe. Rick Santorum was one of the assholes who tried to quash the NWS from reporting information about the nation's weather, because their accurate reporting of said weather was negatively impacting businesses - who rely on said reporting - to make money as middlemen.


I was like, "Oh come on, really?" Then 3 seconds of Googling later...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71129.html

Seriously, that guy's dickery just has no farking bounds.
2013-10-04 08:33:15 PM
1 votes:

impaler: We should defund the national weather service. We don't need it, after all we have the weather channel (who get their weather information from the NWS).

This is what Republicans actually belief.


Sadly this is what Republicans actually believe. Rick Santorum was one of the assholes who tried to quash the NWS from reporting information about the nation's weather, because their accurate reporting of said weather was negatively impacting businesses - who rely on said reporting - to make money as middlemen.
2013-10-04 08:04:02 PM
1 votes:

Mark Ratner: Someone with the Alaska Weather Service leaked this to the press. No way someone else would ever discover this on their own. No way.


You honestly think nobody notices acrostics?
2013-10-04 07:51:47 PM
1 votes:

EvilEgg: Definitely a hostage situation.


Indeed. It's incredibly sad.

Right now - there's a Potentially Dangerous Situation forming across areas of Iowa
2013-10-04 07:50:15 PM
1 votes:
lol
2013-10-04 07:47:47 PM
1 votes:
Someone with the Alaska Weather Service leaked this to the press. No way someone else would ever discover this on their own. No way.
 
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