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  • Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

    01/29/2015 5:20:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | 01/28/15 | Matt Agorist
    Earlier this week, Matt Molinari and his friend Eric Schnepf, both seniors in High School, were going door-to-door advertising their snow shoveling services in advance of the storm. School was out, and instead of sitting inside and playing XBOX, these two young entrepreneurs felt the fire of enterprise and decided to turn their down time into an actual dime. However, Molinari and Schnepf apparently didn’t realize that in order to make a dime you have to pay a quarter — to the state. When the two boys were out trying to rustle up some business during what they saw as...
  • Global Warming Is Snowed Out

    01/29/2015 3:10:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, the New York Times predicted the end of snow. This week, its employees had trouble getting to work because of a travel ban caused by the blizzard. And those New Yorkers still subscribing to the print edition of the Old Gray Lady of Eight Avenue were even more out of luck.
  • The Blizzard That Wasn’t

    01/27/2015 9:46:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Alan Caruba
    Over-reaction of meteorologists and politicians Dateline: January 27, 2015 - 3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by “climate change” you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. It’s winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. That’s not “change” by any definition. Listening to WABC radio follow events with callers from around the Tri-State area calling in with far more accurate reports than the meteorologists was an...
  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York — But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and — by virtue of the lack of transportation — most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life — 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • Massachusetts Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down During Snowstorm

    01/27/2015 6:21:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 27, 2015
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but there was no danger to the public. In a statement, officials at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth said it stopped operating in accordance with procedure after distribution lines that send power from the plant to the electric grid became inoperable because of the weather. The plant said safety systems worked as designed and there was no threat to plant workers or the public.
  • Sheppy Smith is now a meteorologist

    01/26/2015 7:36:32 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 110 replies
    01-26-2015 | Me
    They cancelled Hannity tonight for some dude that looks like a queen bee to tell me it's gonna snow in the northeast.
  • Abortion giant cancels Day of Action due to blizzard

    01/26/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood has cancelled a Day of Action that was planned for January 26 because of the incoming blizzard. The largest provider of abortion in the country planned the Day of Action to kickoff the 2015 New York State Legislative Session. “As our state representatives start their work, we’ll be there to greet them and make sure they know that issues such as Family Planning Funding, Reproductive Health Care Access, and Paid Family Leave must be a priority in 2015,” Planned Parenthood of New York City Action wrote on their events page. In cancelling the event, the group posted this,...
  • At least 1 killed in wreck involving more than 100 vehicle on I-94 (Michigan)

    01/09/2015 10:20:25 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 1/9/15 | Mark Bugnaski
    A crash that has shut down traffic in both directions on I-94 in eastern Kalamazoo County involves a truck hauling fireworks, police say. Lt. Dale Hinz with Michigan State Police said he was informed that the crash is fatal although he hasn't been to the scene to confirm that information. Multiple semi trucks and vehicles are involved and Hinz said motorists should avoid the area
  • Snowstorm forces closure of 132-mile stretch of NY Thruway

    01/09/2015 9:22:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | January 09, 2015
    Severe weather has shut down a 132-mile stretch of the Thruway in western New York for the second time since the epic November snowstorm. The Thruway Authority closed Interstate 90 at midnight Thursday from Exit 46 outside Rochester to Exit 61 at Ripley, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.
  • Jerusalem mayor plans to close off city ahead of snow

    01/06/2015 8:00:05 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5JAN2015 | STUART WINER AND LAZAR BERMAN
    Nir Barkat hopes to preempt last year’s chaos when drivers were stranded, calls for residents to take responsibility for their own homes As sunny skies threatened to turn into a massive snow squall, Jerusalem’s mayor ordered Monday that roads be closed hours before an expected heavy snow storm wallops the city Wednesday Speaking at a press conference from the municipality’s snow preparedness center, Nir Barkat said roads leading in and out of the capital would be blocked to traffic to prevent a repeat of 2013’s massive snowstorm, when hundreds of cars were trapped in drifts along main highways. The police,...
  • Rose Parade Fans, Organizers Endure Cold In Pasadena

    01/01/2015 9:39:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | Bobby Kaple
    “We all keep chilly like penguins, we all bundle together,” Tori Romo told Kaple. ... “My granddaughter will be coming out in the morning, so to see here wide eyes with it, and see our own kids,” said Eric Pinal. ” I came here my first time when I was 7 years old, I’m 51 now, so there’s tradition there.” Kaple said one of the parade’s sponsors, Honda, was handing out thousands of Snuggies to help people stay warm.
  • Europe to Greet New Year with Snow and Cold

    12/29/2014 6:03:14 PM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Roy Spencer ^ | 12/25/2014 | Roy Spencer
    Over the next seven days you can expect many news stories coming out of Europe concerning an unusually cold and snowy weather pattern setting up that will hit southern and eastern Europe the hardest. Up to two feet of snow will occur in some areas with balmy Portugal being the only European country to escape snowfall. As the following total snowfall forecast map through January 1 shows, even southern Italy, Greece, and far northern Africa can expect snow
  • BLIZZARD WARNING in Hawaii As Obama Vacations

    12/24/2014 4:14:33 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Weather.com reported: Yes, there are blizzard warnings on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, where the two highest mountain peaks on the Big Island will see a White Christmas. Lower elevations will see thunderstorms and heavy rain and are under flash flood watches through this evening. There is also the risk of mudslides in steep terrain. Up to 7 inches of snow possible on Hawaii summits http://t.co/oJffrB28Ax
  • California Blizzard Warning Issued for Northeastern Part of State

    12/10/2014 6:30:24 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Jonna Lorenz
    Northern California faces a blizzard warning from late Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday, with 10 to 20 inches of snow possible in communities above 6,000 feet, and as much as two to three feet of snow in northern Sierra communities. Wind gusts could exceed 80 mph in some areas, the Los Angeles Times reported. More than seven-and-a-half inches of rain is also expected in the Sierra Nevada, and the Bay Area could see more than three inches of rain. The National Weather Service office in Sacramento posted a warning .
  • Volunteers shovel Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    11/22/2014 11:59:51 AM PST · by KC Burke · 49 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aaron Ingrao, Reuters
    BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, N.Y., rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbours clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighbourhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow.
  • Drone Footage Shows How Lake-Effect Storm Battered Upstate New York

    11/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.mrctv.org ^ | november 19, 2014 | Katie Rodriguez 
    A remarkable lake-effect snowstorm dumped six feet of snow on upstate New York Tuesday in a mid-November snowstorm dubbed "snowvember." For those unfamiliar with heavy snowstorms, this drone gives an inside look at what living in an area with heavy snow is like. The National Weather Service reported that some areas of Buffalo received six feet of snow in just a matter of hours:
  • The big Cold Front Nov 10, 2014

    11/10/2014 6:22:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    Self | 10 November, 2014 | Self
    The cold front passed through Colorado today. I had a long drive home from Colorado Springs to NW of Golden. The roads had been warm so the snow initially melted, then froze when the temperature plummited. So many people driving way too fast. Saw so many wrecks and cars off in the ditch that I lost count. Near home the highway was closed for a while to clear a two-truck collision. Right now it is 10F. The wood-burning stove fireplace insert has a blazing fire and it is 70F inside. Anyone else here on FR affected by this cold front?
  • 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st

    11/03/2014 1:33:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Guest Blogger --
    It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st. It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. Reduced sunspot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Atlantic Ocean temperature is predicted to fall by 2020, which screams of cooling events to...
  • 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st

    11/03/2014 10:25:17 AM PST · by Signalman · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/3/2014 | Guest Blogger
    It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st. It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. Reduced sunspot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Atlantic Ocean temperature is predicted to fall by 2020, which screams of cooling events to take...
  • Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

    09/29/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 2:32 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt—in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.And that’s even if they can get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Price increases of at least 20 percent have been common in several cities, including Boston and Raleigh, North Carolina. …
  • Rare September snow causes damage to trees and power outages in some areas [20" Snow in WY]

    09/13/2014 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 9/12/2014 | staff
    A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming. The rare September snow on Wednesday and Thursday damaged trees and caused power outages in some areas of northern Wyoming. While the heaviest snow fell in the Big Horn Mountains, the town of Buffalo received as much as 10 inches. The 3 to 5 inches that fell in Cody is the earliest recorded snowfall there since 1915, when records started being kept. The previous earliest recorded snowfall in Cody was Sept. 12, 1970. Other snowfall totals included 4 inches at Casper Mountain and 3 to...
  • Record early snow hits Rockies

    09/12/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    AP - Standard Examiner ^ | September 12, 2014 | Bob Moen
    It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come. The snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday and sent overnight temperatures plummeting into the 20s in some areas. While snow in September is rare, it isn't unusual for ... it was the earliest snowfall on record for parts of Wyoming and southwest South Dakota. Temperatures hovered around freezing in Denver, forcing many gardeners to...
  • Fort Collins Could Break the Record For the Earliest Snowfall Ever Tonight ( Colorado )

    09/11/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K99 ^ | September 11, 2014 | Todd Harding
    Fort Collins is on track to break its record for the earliest snowfall ever... the earliest measurable snowfall in Fort Collins since 1889 was recorded on Sept. 12 — that happened twice, once in 1974 and again in 1989.
  • Morning Snowfall In The Black Hills ( South Dakota )

    09/11/2014 11:03:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Keloland TV ^ | September 11, 2014 | Brandon Van Westen
    BLACK HILLS, SD - Several inches of snow fell Thursday morning in the Black Hills in western South Dakota. Some areas of the Black Hills could see snow totals over four inches
  • 18 inches of new snow in NW Minnesota

    04/01/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-1-14 | AP
  • Will cherry blossoms make an appearance in time for this year's festival? (More snow on the way)

    03/20/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    WJLA ^ | 3/20/14 | Suzanne Kennedy
    (WJLA) - With blue skies overhead and spring officially here, we are now less than three weeks away from the peak bloom of the famous D.C. cherry blossoms. Thursday marks the first day of the festival, and a chance to see how the trees and buds are progressing after a long winter. Already, the district is seeing an influx of tourists and sight-seers, hoping to catch a glimpse of blossoms in bloom. "They look pretty fat. I think they might bloom soon," tourist Donna Kessler said Thursday. "But they might have some flakes on them next week," Kessler added, in...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    03/04/2014 8:05:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 04, 2014
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a 141-year-old record low temperature
  • St. Louis to DC, Philly: Major Travel-Disrupting Snow Looms

    03/01/2014 6:28:58 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | March 01, 2014 | Alex Sosnowski
    A storm crossing the country will create travel nightmares for millions from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic through Monday. Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and central Plains to portions of the Midwest this weekend, reaching the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Sunday through Monday. Snowfall from the cross-country storm will exceed 1,500 miles on its journey. Along that journey, more than 6 inches of snow will occur ... The heaviest snow is projected to be along the I-70 corridor from eastern Kansas to Pennsylvania on Sunday. Accumulating snow will also drop southward to the Texas Panhandle and northern Oklahoma....
  • ‘Pineapple Express’ pattern for drought stricken California is shaping up

    03/01/2014 9:05:00 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    Whatsupwiththat.com ^ | 2/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part of an atmospheric river, a narrow channel of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere connecting tropical air with colder, drier regions around Earth’s middle latitudes.
  • Watch snowflakes form and melt on a microscopic level

    03/01/2014 7:54:46 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Vyacheslav Ivanov made a timelapse of snowflakes forming and melting that's mesmerizing and sort of makes you appreciate the beauty of those frozen bits falling from the sky..
  • Winter Storm Watch issued for Riverside, San Bernardino County mountains [ California ]

    02/26/2014 10:51:46 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gulf California ^ | Feb 25, 2014
    THOUSAND PALMS, Cali. - A storm system expected to impact California beginning on Friday could bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Winter Storm Watch for those mountain areas from early Friday
  • If yellow snow is made with you-know-what, then the brown snow here is obviously made with...

    02/19/2014 3:24:40 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    ...YOU-KNOW-WHAT!Also, nice lipstick, it's a very nice shade of pinko...
  • Milk Could Go Up 60 Cents a Gallon (Put the blame right on cheese)

    02/18/2014 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/14 | Ben Popken
    Dairy analysts estimate store milk prices could go up 60 cents in March, reaching their highest ever. "The cupboards are dry," said dairy economist Mary Ledman. Blame cheese. Short supply pushed cheese to a new peak in January, going from $1.80 to $2.36 a block. That jump is driving the March increases for "fluid milk." Moreover, in early 2013, farmers responded to higher feed costs by cutting back on herd growth. Coupled with growing international appetite, especially from China, that's led to tighter supplies and higher prices.
  • NJ salt shortage continues

    02/18/2014 5:42:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Adrienne Supino
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The salt shortage persists in New Jersey. Officials have failed to get permission for a barge with 40 tons of salt to set sail for the tristate region Angel Morales, a resident of Jersey City says her car just won’t go anywhere. “Look, you see I went up and I started sliding back,” she said.
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    02/14/2014 6:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 14, 2014
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years... U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period.
  • Snow Totals Piling Up Fast; 130 Year Old Record Falls ( Philadelphia )

    02/14/2014 9:32:12 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2014 | Steve Strouss
    The onslaught on Wintry Weather continues this morning. Snow is piling up fast across the Delaware Valley as our monster Nor’easter climbs up the Eastern seaboard. And with the snowfall in the city of Philadelphia Thursday, a 130-year-old record was shattered. For the first time in the city’s history, there have been four 6+ inch snowfalls or more in season. In addition, we are now in the top 5 snowiest winters of all-time. The storm has a history of producing historic snowfall and ice accumulations across the Southern United States and now it is blasting our region with blinding snow,...
  • De Blasio Retreats From the Press Amid a Storm of Negative Headlines

    02/14/2014 3:16:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mayor Bill "Uphill Both Ways Through the Snow" de Blasio had a rough day on Thursday, defending his decision to keep schools open during the big snowstorm from a whole slew of critics, including Today Show weatherman Al Roker, who attacked him on Twitter, saying the city failed to respond appropriately to a forecast that proved accurate. (De Blasio claimed that forecasts had underestimated the effects of the weather.) But while Roker is feeling conciliatory about the whole thing on Friday, de Blasio seems to be reeling a bit, canceling Friday's press conference as his administration weathers one of its...
  • DC region cleans up after winter snow storm [Hillary victim found?]

    02/14/2014 9:57:27 AM PST · by topher · 4 replies
    MyFoxDC.com ^ | Feb 14, 2014 5:38 AM CST | FoxNews
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions. Road crews hope to continue their work on area side streets. It is a snow day once again for school kids in the D.C. Region as most major systems are closed Friday.
  • Police: Man with snow rage puts gun to plow driver’s head

    02/13/2014 9:21:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    WPXI ^ | 2/11/14
    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Everyone seems to be tired of the snow this winter, but police said one man took it too far when he took his snow rage out on a plow driver. “He had a gun to my head,” said plow driver John Abraham. “He grabbed me by the arm and tried to pull me out of my truck. He put the gun to the side of my face and said, ‘You’re going to move that snow.’”
  • Up to 14 inches of snow to hit New York City, surrounding areas Thursday

    02/12/2014 8:41:53 PM PST · by barmag25 · 58 replies
    AP/NY daily news ^ | 2/12/14 | JOHN MINCHILLO
    As much as 14 inches of snow could hit New York City and the surrounding area tonight, as the storm that has gridlocked the Southeast comes north. AccuWeather Meteorologist Tom Kines says the snow will begin to fall around midnight and last through most of Thursday. The latest National Weather Service forecast map shows that the city will likely get between 10 and 14 inches, depending on whether precipitation changes over to rain during the day. People in New Jersey and Long island will be much luckier, Kines said. He expects they'll receive just a few inches.
  • Dear Diary (Michigan)

    02/12/2014 7:08:35 AM PST · by madison10 · 73 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/12/2014 | E-mail
    Dear Diary: Aug. 12 - Moved into our new home in Michigan. It is so beautiful here. The hills and river valleys are so picturesque. I have a beautiful old oak tree in my front yard. Can hardly wait to see the change in the seasons. This is...truly God's Country. Oct. 14 - Michigan is such a gorgeous place to live, one of the real special places on Earth. The leaves are turning a multitude of different colors. I love all of the shades of reds, oranges and yellows, they are so bright. I want to walk through all of...
  • In Snowy New York, New York Times Predicts the End of Snow

    02/11/2014 8:20:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I suspect the New York Times is on the way out. The snow however is still coming down. But let this man tell you the dreaded future that is to come. Daniel Scott, a professor of global change and tourism at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, to analyze potential venues for future Winter Games. His thought was that with a rise in the average global temperature of more than 7 degrees Fahrenheit possible by 2100, there might not be that many snowy regions left in which to hold the Games. And if the temperature drops by 7 degrees Fahrenheit,...
  • State university tells workers to stay home and charges them a vacation day

    02/05/2014 4:59:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | February 05, 2014 at 11:10 AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    BINGHAMTON, NY--Some state workers are being told not to come to work because of the snow. But it's no "snowday" for them. They are losing a vacation day. According to Binghamton University's website, all non-essential employees are not allowed to come to work because of the state of emergency. But they'll have to use a vacation day.
  • Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

    02/04/2014 8:15:36 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 4, 2014, 7:35 AM EST | Laura Smith-Spark and Nick Paton Walsh
    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics. Putin is on a "working visit" to Sochi, with only three days to go before the Games open Friday, state news agency RIA Novosti reported. A leopard rehabilitation center was the first stop on Putin's schedule. The animals at the center, which opened nearly four years ago, are under the President's personal protection, state media say. One of them is reportedly a 6-month-old leopard kitten called Thunder. Putin will also attend...
  • Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling [Atlanta can't handle 3 inches of snow]

    01/30/2014 12:45:37 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID CRARY and RAY HENRY
    Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3 inches of snow. The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools. One woman's 12-mile commute home took 16...
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • Lessons of Snowstorm 2014

    01/29/2014 10:28:10 AM PST · by ealgeone · 33 replies
    1-29-14 | ealgeone
    What can we learn from the snowstorm that has hit the south? I'm watching and reading responses to the snowstorm in the ATL and its utterly amazing the reaction of the media and the sheeple. 1) government resources become overwhelmed quickly 2) you cannot quickly evacuate a major urban area 3) the media will quickly move to place blame to keep the narrative going 4) if traveling by car have appropriate provisions on hand 5) YOU are ultimately responsible for yourself
  • Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta

    01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 248 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Wsbradio.com web staff
    The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see. The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates. The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city. But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation. 1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again. “There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came...