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(Washington Post)   Alaska's National Weather Service sneaks in secret "please pay us'' message in forecast   ( ) divider line
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13305 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Oct 2013 at 7:42 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-04 09:11:34 PM  
4 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!"
2013-10-05 08:09:11 AM  
3 votes:

mod3072: The NWS is an outdated institution anyways.

I don't understand why we want to get our weather from NWA in the first place...
2013-10-05 10:15:52 AM  
2 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 12:35:27 AM  
2 votes:
Only mildly impressed for reasons that should not be obscure on Fark.
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 07:54:56 PM  
2 votes:

falcon176: libs libs

2013-10-04 07:50:48 PM  
2 votes:
Do they have nice houses? If not, fark 'em.
2013-10-04 07:46:40 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe Putin can rear up his head and cough up some coin?
2013-10-04 11:26:27 PM  
1 vote:

Still the greatest acrostic poem I've seen.

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

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 10:30:26 PM  
1 vote:

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....
2013-10-04 10:15:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:59:56 PM  
1 vote:

Skyrmion: Well, actually it's going to be gusting winds from Bristol Bay, but we can't just spell, "Please pay ug" now can we?

Depends on how nice a guy Ug is, I suppose.
2013-10-04 08:52:20 PM  
1 vote:
I'm waiting for someone to complain about them wasting time on the government clock writing poetry.
2013-10-04 08:47:50 PM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:

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.
2013-10-04 08:27:49 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:59:00 PM  
1 vote:
Paging DittyBopper.  Come in, DittyBopper.

/not calling him out so much as paging him in
2013-10-04 07:50:15 PM  
1 vote:
2013-10-04 07:47:09 PM  
1 vote:
The Congressional Republicans have a message for you and it's fark you, they're still getting paid
2013-10-04 07:44:23 PM  
1 vote:
Definitely a hostage situation.
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