“The polar vortex is a low-pressure mass of cold air that swirls perpetually above Earth’s polar regions. There’s one in the Northern Hemisphere — the one responsible for the recent cold spell across the U.S. — and another in the Southern Hemisphere.
It’s normal for the Arctic polar vortex to expand in winter, bringing colder air to lower latitudes. But sometimes the polar vortex weakens, and the fast-moving current of air known as the Jet stream shifts, allowing the vortex to drift southward to cause unusually cold temperatures in those areas.
“That cold air that was stuck over the Arctic gets moved south, into the actual continental United States,” David Kanter, an assistant professor of environmental studies at New York University, told NBC News in a video interview.
Paradoxically, extreme cold spells could become more frequent as the Arctic warms along with the rest of the planet.
“Arctic warming leads to a weaker jet stream, which leads to more extreme winters,” Kanter said. So the notion that global warming would “rescue” us from cold weather extremes — something President Donald Trump alluded to in a recent tweet — is misguided. As Kanter put it, “We’re going to see more extremes as the climate continues to warm.”
The Aqua satellite has been orbiting Earth since 2002. Its instruments create a global map of atmospheric phenomena, including temperature and humidity, cloud heights and the concentrations of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.”
Does the current president’s behavior make it worst for Americans to travel abroad?
Having recently read Lionel Shriver’s book titled We Need to Talk about Kevin, I had to think if what Ms. Shriver had written, described perfectly the “ugly American” who feels superior just because he was born in the United States.
The first observation she said of Americans is that they’re fat. Yes it’s true some are overweight but not all Americans are fat. However if we were describing the current president I would say he is a bit overweight.
She continues describing the American as inarticulate, ignorant, demanding, imperious, spoiled and self-righteous. I’m beginning to think that this describes Donald Trump to a T. The “ugly American” is the current president of the United States.
They feel superior about their precious democracy. Yes, we do feel that way and we’ve destroyed Iraq, Syria, and other little countries to force them into becoming a Democracy. Have we ever considered that Democracy doesn’t work for all the people of the world? Nope! We will instill it in all the nations we conquer because our cause is just.
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,” [Star Spangled Banner]
Condescending, boastful. Yep, he is that!
Half the adult population doesn’t vote? I estimated that in the 2016 election, a little over half the adult population voted and that of those who voted a little over half of them voted for the loser, Hillary Clinton. How is this a precious democracy when the popular vote means nothing?
The results of the Electoral College confirmed that the winner of the last election was a man named Donald Trump and not a woman named Hillary Clinton who had attained a simple majority of the votes.
In my travels I never ran into Americans who went to Harvard, who discussed anal sex at cocktail parties held at their big costly homes with all the celebrities they know. That is pretty crass to foist on new acquaintances that you went to Harvard.
Since I don’t know Donald Trump, I can’t say that he enjoys anal sex, but I have heard him boasting about grabbing “pussy” because “they let him.” He also doesn’t think The White House compares to Trump Tower or Mar-a-Lago.
Is he “trusting to a fault, innocent in a way that makes him stupid. And worst of all, does he have no idea that the rest of the world can’t stand him?”
I don’t believe this last paragraph describes him perfectly because he’s already told Time Magazine that he doesn’t want to be named the Person of the Year. We’re crossing the Rubicon because this is the first time I needed to talk about Donald.
Below are the three paragraphs of We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Kevin was doodling furiously on the tablecloth with his crayon. “Anything else?”
“Of course there’s anything else,” I said, feeling the momentum that gets rolling in those plane chats when I finally get access to the library in my head, remembering Madame Bovary, and Jude the Obscure, and A Passage to India. “Americans are fat, inarticulate, and ignorant. They’re demanding, imperious, and spoiled. They’re self-righteous and superior about their precious democracy, and condescending toward other nationalities because they think they’ve got it right─never mind that half the adult population doesn’t vote. And they’re boastful, too. Believe or not, in Europe it isn’t considered acceptable to foist on new acquaintances right off the bat that you went to Harvard and you own a big house and what it cost and which celebrities come to dinner. And Americans never pick up, either, that in some places it’s considered crass to share your taste for anal sex with someone at a cocktail party you’ve known for five minutes─since the whole concept of privacy here has fallen by the wayside. That’s because Americans are trusting to a fault, innocent in a way that makes you stupid. Worst of all, they have no idea that the rest of the world can’t stand them.”
I was talking too loudly for such a small establishment and such abrasive sentiments, but I was strangely exhilarated. This was the first time that I’d been able to really talk to my son, and I hoped that we’d crossed the Rubicon. At last I was able to confide things that I well and truly believed and not just lecture─please don’t pick the Corleys’ prize-winning roses.
“Four Arab nations led a diplomatic break with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional conflicts.
“The countries – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain – released separate and apparently coordinated statements saying they would cut air, sea and land links with Qatar, which hosts a forward base for the U.S. military’s Central Command and is home to the widely watched Al Jazeera network.
“Some other countries later joined the four-nation bloc in cutting ties with Qatar, which is also the venue for the 2022 World Cup.Continue reading →
(I guess $45 is not enough to keep this site from expiring.)
Who is the head of Blue Lives Matter?
or should I ask… who are the blueS?
I guess I’m not trying very hard to find out who runs BLUE LIVES MATTER
ALL LIVES MATTER…should be the name of this group.
And while I’m on it…Who Started Black Lives Matter? Was it after a kid weighing too many pounds, being used to pushing people around, taking without permission or should I say shop lifting items with a group of kids in a suburb of St. Louis?
Didn’t he meet his match one day in Ferguson?
Was this the birth of Black Lives Matter?
Please don’t tell me that SHARPTON is associated with this group.
Judge Robart Rules Against President Just Months After Calling Cops Killers by OFFICER BLUE on February 3, 2017 with 49 comments already.
Seattle, Washington – U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a nationwide halt on President Trump’s immigration executive order on Friday. Judge Robart is the same judge who accused the Seattle police union of killing black people and proclaimed “Black Lives Matter” from the bench.
Wednesday evening, Judge Robart issued an immediate restraining order on the President’s executive order banning travel from foreign nationals from seven Muslim countries that hold terrorist bases.
Washington and Minnesota had filed a lawsuit against the federal government to halt the travel ban, and Judge Robart declared that the states were likely to succeed in their lawsuits before issuing the restraining order.
The Justice Department responded by saying, “The department looks forward to reviewing the court’s written order and will determine next steps.”
Who is OFFICER BLUE…why is officer blue hiding behind a pseudonymn?
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is a federal court serving the area west of the Cascade Mountains from Oregon to the Canadian border. The district has courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma.
was always talking about Yankee Imperialism? A bunch of smugglers were taking his fruits of labor out of Cuba to work in the United States of America. Should all of the seventeen players who entered illegally into the USofA, be on a list of those who need to be returned to their country of origin, to legalize their right to remain in America?
Talented Cuban baseball players paid a South Florida smuggling ring a percentage of their contract totaling millions of American dollars, to leave the communist island in “secretive ventures that included phony documents, false identities and surreptitious boat voyages to Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, federal prosecutors say.”
We had decided the night before to have breakfast in Dunedin, FL before continuing to St. Petersburg, FL to see if Pet Pal had any small dogs for adoption. Pit bulls, mixed pit bulls, pits, pits pits in my juice juice juice! [a reference to the Odd Couple with Tony Randall & Jack Klugman.] I’ll continue later with the Pet Pal experience.
We arrived at the café located near the library. Walking by the side of the building facing Douglas Avenue. After parking in the rear of the building, and while passing through the café’s front courtyard, I noticed many couples having breakfast. One caught my attention. In the seconds I had to spare since I was not going to waste any more time observing their behavior, was a 50+ years old man and a woman perhaps a generation younger. He was stroking her arm slowly from her wrist to her axilla, the part that smells when we perspire, the underside of her upper arm. Her arm pit! I went past them quickly and saw other couples looking up at us. It’s funny how quickly people look away when being caught staring. We entered a nearly empty restaurant. Only one table was taken. Two women sat having breakfast with one typing on an I Pad.
Growing pains indeed! The stock price for his company is at an all time high but soon will decline when he starts to switch to the “newer” Airbus. The management team has been replaced and by 2020 he plans to hire five new mechanics to work out of the Pinellas County market. “We’ve always been safe. And we will continue to work with the FAA and audit our own practices.”
The host of this event was Sen. Jack Latvala, who flies to Bangor, Maine on Allegiant.
From the Marriott, CEO Maurice Gallagher headed to the Sirata Beach Resort in. St. Pete Beach for the company’s annual station meeting. It was the first time in this company’s history that the “annual station meeting” was held outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Allegiant is based in Las Vegas where Roulette, and other games of chance are played.
Notice how much Maurice talked about customer service? He claims he invests and “reinvests in our pilots.” Thank G_d, he hired competent flyers or his airline would have been grounded indefinitely if all his growing pains had touched the earth with more force.
Defending Allegiant, the senator actually complained bout the investigative reporting of the Tampa Bay Times.
Copy paragraph “the airlines…” Please see picture below.
Soon after reading this I head a loud dry cough coming from a zaftig waitress who happened to be bent over pushing her breasts almost over her black blouse.
My breakfast hadn’t yet arrived and I began to worry if Typhoid Mary was still alive.
At this point I was reading “No Trump, but presence looms large at GOP event.” Another politician was present at this event, Governor R. Scott of Florida, who wouldn’t mention the missing elephant in the room, instead he talked about “jobs,”‘and chided all the Republican candidates for failing to make that the central campaign issue. I bet he didn’t mention the Florida Panther…
Hair tied in a bun, tattoo on left arm just above the elbow, dressed all black, taking quick nervous short steps while serving customers outside and inside was, “I don’t want to get anyone sick.” As she was saying this she was wiping her nose with a finger, then blowing her nose with a soft paper product, then wiping her hands on her ample gluteus maximus. All this behind the counter near the small prep area.
She flew past us on her way out the other door that still slams shut. She returned to enter an order and coughed yet again. I leaned back, turned my head to the right to see if she was the same suspect. “Now she’s here to contaminate this area,” I told Michele.
By now I had seen her cough into her hand, grab a carafe, pour coffee, wipe her nose with her index finger various times, clean her hands on her ass and not once did she wash her hands. “Where’s the owner,” I asked Michele. “Are you going to say something to our waitress about her colleague?
The bill arrived and Michele hadn’t even been given a refill! “Please ask me if I want coffee,” she tells me, “before bringing the check.”
Listening to the music playing in the background was Sting’s Every Breath You Take…I’ll be watching you at 9:45 A.M. A coincidence and ironic because I was watching her and scribbling notes on top of No Trump, but …
And then three ladies walked in. Mother,daughter and granddaughter. “Where do you want to sit,” Grandma asked the baby.
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