Polar freeze grips United States, disrupting travel, business

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Jingan wrote:

Deserves Pulitzer this piece…….life threatening cold is normality in parts of Russia, northern EU or Canada….it is life threatening if you…naked maybe.

SO CALLED REUTERS
“NEWS”

Jan 05, 2014 10:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nurgle wrote:

And it took 9 people to put it together!

Jan 06, 2014 3:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
LillyPenn wrote:

Your photo triggered an immediate emotional reaction, the reality of winter conditions during the Korean War, from which my father returned ‘shell shocked.’ Thank you for your decision to choose this particular memorial as the subject of your photograph. It triggered compassion for all who have and do serve under such conditions.

Jan 06, 2014 6:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
LillyPenn wrote:

Your photo triggered an immediate emotional reaction, the reality of winter conditions during the Korean War, from which my father returned ‘shell shocked.’ Thank you for your decision to choose this particular memorial as the subject of your photograph. It triggered compassion for all who have and do serve under such conditions.

Jan 06, 2014 6:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
LillyPenn wrote:

Your photo triggered an immediate emotional reaction, the reality of winter conditions during the Korean War, from which my father returned ‘shell shocked.’ Thank you for your decision to choose this particular memorial as the subject of your photograph. It triggered compassion for all who have and do serve under such conditions.

Jan 06, 2014 6:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
STOPAIPAC wrote:

I remember the blizards of 1978 – that was a year that had the entire SE part of the USA snowed in for almost two months. As a teenager it was great… as a working adult this stuff becomes a challenge.

Jan 06, 2014 7:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
macq wrote:

雪真大

Jan 06, 2014 7:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
macq wrote:

雪真大

Jan 06, 2014 7:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
macq wrote:

the snow

Jan 06, 2014 7:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
macq wrote:

the snow

Jan 06, 2014 7:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
Chris_novais wrote:

@Jingan

Journalists my friend… journalists…

Jan 06, 2014 9:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

Lemme make sure I get all the conservative hollow talking points.

-Global cooling?
-Haven’t these people ever seen snow?
-That guy fell over because he is used to relying on the government to help him

Jan 06, 2014 11:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
RD137 wrote:

Wow, you know it’s a slow news day when “cold winter weather” becomes breaking headline news.

Jan 06, 2014 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!
It’s winter, there’s snow and freezing weather on the way, WOW.
When I was a kid, this kind of stuff happened to us all the time.
Now, we’re so used to the “good life” that we can’t stand bad stuff.
Bad stuff happens when it comes to old Mother Nature; no exceptions.
There are reasons for all these “natural” events, but GOP/TEA idiots who don’t believe in science refuse to take heed; it’s their loss.

Jan 06, 2014 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse

All of the devil worshipers must be disgusted that this cold snap kind of flies in the face of global warming. They will have to figure out another way to tax and obligate the public. There must be another ruse out there!

Jan 06, 2014 1:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

@hatecyberspace,
Your ignorance of science is unbelievable; you’re a piece of work.
As GLOBAL WARMING further melts the polar ice cap and Greenland, the polar region warms up and loses its ability to keep the jet stream contained above 30 degrees North; which used to keep extreme cold above 35 degrees North, thus sparing most of the US from freeing.
Now, the jet stream goes as far south as 25 degrees North exposing us to the frigid Polar Vortex that we’re experiencing this week.
My question is: “Why does the GOP/TEA party glorify ignorance?”
My God, just visit a high school (not in Texas) and sit in on any science class that’s studying air flow, and try and learn something for a change instead of just living in the dark shadow of FauxNews.

Jan 06, 2014 2:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@WhyMeLord, The only think melting is your brain, and it’s not from global warming. You are obviously a Democratic troll in awe of “The One”

Jan 06, 2014 3:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

harleymunchkin,
No, I’m actually an informed, intellectual Republican, a rare breed indeed these says of wearing the mantle of stupidity as proudly as you do, Where on earth do you come from, the abysmal state of Texas?

Jan 06, 2014 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
izajase wrote:

@WhyMeLord: A serious scientist does not need to insult others. And a liberal overflowing with hatred will have a tough time convincing others that he is actually an informed and intellectual Republican.

Jan 06, 2014 8:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Thank God for the continental deep freeze. It is an overdue natural savior. It has basically wiped out the the deadly pine beetle that has destroyed British Columbia pine forests and was spreading like the plague to the east and south. Now it is dead in its tracks, saving millions upon millions of acres of pine forests across North America.
Also, hopefully, the deep freeze has done the same to the Asian Carp that threatened to spread into the Great Lakes and further across the continent, destroying marine life like nothing else has ever crippled it.
The polar vortex is probably also halting the spread of other invasive species across the United States — perhaps even destroying them.

Jan 07, 2014 12:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
theovulator wrote:

WhyMeLord. It’s so, so fun to click on your name, in a post, to bring up your “user profile”.

Many times I’ve done so, and LAUGHED HILARIOUSLY at the twisted weirdo backwards stuff that are MOST of your posts.

However, I don’t recall ever responding to any of your outlandish musings, but your above posts are just too putridly ripe for me not to now do so. After all, you’ve made it so easy.

I’m really rather surprised that the majority of others who posts here have not taken the opportunity to excoriate your idiocy more often. I guess they just gloss past your numerous foolish puerile unsensicle posts and figure “WHY BOTHER”.

WhyMeLord , let’s break it down so that even you can understand.

harleymunchkin made no statements concerning his political affiliation. CAN YOU EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED THAT?

It is quite inane of you, as you SO OFTEN DO towards all others who post here, to attribute to harleymunchkin your consistently go-to-default-bias of “GOP/TEA party”. You lob that “GOP/TEA party” phrase at everyone who disagrees with you, AND IT’S JUST OLD AND TIRED.

Is that the best you can do? When we read this from you, AGAIN AND AGAIN, it’s just another occasion for all of us to laugh. Is your lexis so limited that you are unable to proffer anything better than that?

I guess that’s the drawbacks of a limited vocabulary.

Any “glorified ignorance” is YOUR constant spew, that you persistently direct towards anyone who might EVEN VENTURE to deviate from YOUR world view, and that they MUST be a FauxNews adherent.

All unfounded, without basis, accusations.

No poster here need ever expose their background, or their proclivities. You just automatically assume that there inclinations are “GOP/TEA party, FauxNews”.

THAT’S JUST A WEAK MAN.

We all see it, why don’t you? IS YOURS just INTENTIONALLY IGNORANT BLINDNESS?

Jan 07, 2014 2:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
theovulator wrote:

WhyMeLord, don’t be such a blusterfuck.

Jan 07, 2014 3:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
mitsarakos wrote:

Edcar Cayce spoke about theese times a long time ago. Now, it is happening. Dimitris from greece.

Jan 07, 2014 9:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

Tow trucks, car repairmen, electricians, and heating repairmen should profit, but the US should take a $5-10 billion economic hit. Heating bills will reduce consumer spending. If people cannot shop from ice and snow followed by heating bills, stores and restaurants will suffer twice. Weather caused problems in 5 out of 6 christmas and post-christmas shopping weekends. We shall see what the profit reports claim and hope that we can trust them unlike 2002-2003.

Jan 07, 2014 5:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

These are the type of conditions that was recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition in the 1800s. Not much man-made global warming then. We were actually coming out of a little ice age around that time. I was alive in the 70s and from the 60s to 70s the environmentalists were all sure we were heading for another ice age. Then in the 80s it was global warming and holes in the ozone. The Ozone healed on its own and is no longer a concern, and global warming models are not playing out like predicted so now we deal with climate change. The extreme environmentalists track record on disaster predictions is 0%. Just like a belief in a supreme being, it takes faith to believe some of these scientists who have been proven to fake their reports and models to push a self serving agenda with trillions of dollars at stake. When the solution to global warming no longer involves the largest transfer of wealth (carbon credits and taxes), I will listen. Until then I prefer to just focus on cleaning up the environment and our air in a balanced way that does not involve sky rocketing prices for food and energy.

Jan 07, 2014 8:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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