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If you are there, please keep us updated and let us know how you are doing. And don't forget to get candles. To remind you, here's "Light My Candle" from the final performance of "Rent."

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    More Zealotry (5.00 / 3) (#65)
    by NYShooter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:30:09 PM EST
    "And like all religions the zealots believe based on faith, not facts."

    Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military

    Published: NYT November 9, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Climate change is accelerating, and it will place unparalleled strains on American military and intelligence agencies in coming years by causing ever more disruptive events around the globe, the nation's top scientific research group said in a report issued Friday.

    The group, the National Research Council, says in a study commissioned by the C.I.A. and other intelligence agencies that clusters of apparently unrelated events exacerbated by a warming climate will create more frequent but unpredictable crises in water supplies, food markets, energy supply chains and public health

    Mr. Steinbruner, the director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, said that humans are pouring carbon dioxide and other climate-altering gases into the atmosphere at a rate never before seen. "We know there will have to be major climatic adjustments -- there's no uncertainty about that -- but we just don't know the details," he said. "We do know they will be big."

    Epilogue: The Republican Party, always out front when it comes to The Military, has responded to this devastating slap down of the Deniers by voting to cut the CIA's Climate Study budget.  

    Ah yes (none / 0) (#66)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:34:33 PM EST
    as someone who is very familar with studies from consulting groups...

    What we have here is known as telling them what they want to hear...

    More problems, more money needed.

    BTW, why don't you post a link? I'd like to read the article.


    Right away, Sir! (5.00 / 2) (#74)
    by NYShooter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:04:43 PM EST
    Massive record setting snows (1.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:55:51 AM EST

    are a sure sign of global warming.

    Says someone (5.00 / 3) (#2)
    by jbindc on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:01:41 AM EST
    Who doesn't understand climate change

    Climate is always changing (1.00 / 3) (#14)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:37:48 PM EST
    Always has, and always wily.  Those that believe in natural climate stasis only to be interrupted by human activity are believers in faith rather than science.

    Srange, considering that ... (5.00 / 5) (#15)
    by Yman on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:29:13 PM EST
    ... those who agree that climate change is anthropomorphic (i.e. caused by man) are supported by thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies, 97% of top climatologists (aka "scientists/experts") and every international scientific organization, and the deniers are supported by ... ?

    Sorry (5.00 / 2) (#41)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:20:30 PM EST
    The science disagrees with you.  If anyone is faith based or just willfully ignorant, it's you.

    Please (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by jtaylorr on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:19:35 PM EST
    But I have (1.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:33:54 PM EST
    As your link indicates

    Well, the effects of global warming are all around us. That harsh winter that we are experiencing, it is not proof that global warming is not happening, but rather serves as proof that it is indeed happening

    Emphasis added.


    Yes.. (5.00 / 3) (#18)
    by jondee on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:51:45 PM EST
    you gotta love conservative science. Who doesn't miss those sea monsters at the edge of the world?

    As Michele Bachman said, if evolution is true, why can't we see creatures evolving before our eyes?


    you need a new lie about climate change (5.00 / 3) (#39)
    by Dr Molly on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:54:23 PM EST
    the old one about global warming vs. cold and snow is so out of date now, most of the wingnuts have already moved on with new lies.


    Sea surface temperatures are about two degrees Fahrenheit warmer than they were before 1980, raising the potential for a big snow by about 10 percent. And any individual storm, including this nor'easter, will pick up more moisture as it spins across a warmer ocean. What's more, a warm ocean clashes with cold air masses from the Arctic. A bigger contrast in temperatures may mean a bigger storm.

    Oh brother (5.00 / 2) (#40)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:14:36 PM EST
    You really have to start using your head for something other than a hatrack or a placemarker for willful ignorance.

    In the last several years in the place I call home we've had a lot of lake effects snow.  Lake effects is a pain in the neck because of the annoying frequency of snowfall.  Where I live we were rarely hit with lake effects snow until recent years and in the past no lake effects at all after about mid-January.  Now lake effects this far off the lake is a common phenomenon even into February.  Today I shoveled 5" of lake effects snow.

    Now why do you suppose we're getting more lake effects, even well into winter?  Clueless aren't you.  The answer is the lakes don't freeze over as much of their surface as in the past.  In other words there's more open water than in the past because it's WARMER.  More open water means more frequent snow.

    You and your type are ruining this country.


    As I said MMGW is a faith based affair. (1.00 / 2) (#46)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:23:39 PM EST
    Let me know when it meets these guidelines.

    A scientific theory is "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment."[1][2] Scientists create scientific theories from hypotheses that have been corroborated through the scientific method, then gather evidence to test their accuracy. As with all forms of scientific knowledge, scientific theories are inductive in nature and do not make apodictic propositions; instead, they aim for predictive and explanatory force


    Maybe you have been wondering why the alarmists keep missing their predictions.

    A preliminary draft of a report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to the public this month, and climate skeptics say it contains fresh evidence of 20 years of overstated global warming.

    The report -- which is not scheduled for publication until 2014 -- was leaked by someone involved in the IPCC's review process, and is available for download online. Bloggers combing through the report discovered a chart comparing the four temperature models the group has published since 1990. Each has overstated the rise in temperature that Earth actually experienced.


    Could this be the reason???

    Climate warming causes many changes in the global carbon cycle, with the net effect generally considered to be an increase in atmospheric CO2 with increasing temperature -- in other words, a positive feedback between temperature and CO2. Uncertainty in the magnitude of this feedback has led to a wide range in projections of current global warming: about 40% of the uncertainty in these projections comes from this source.


    In this week's Nature, David Frank and colleagues extend this empirical approach by comparing nine global-scale temperature reconstructions with CO2 data from three Antarctic ice cores over the period ad 1050-1800. The authors derive a likely range for the feedback strength of 1.7-21.4 p.p.m.v. CO2 per degree Celsius, with a median value of 7.7.

    The researchers conclude that the recent estimates of 40 p.p.m.v. CO2 per degree Celsius can be excluded with 95% confidence, suggesting significantly less amplification of current warming.



    You know, listening to you define (5.00 / 4) (#49)
    by Dr Molly on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:13:57 AM EST
    what science is feels just like listening to Limbaugh discuss what feminism is.

    Gee Molly, it ain't mine, or the Big Guy's! (1.00 / 1) (#52)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:31:20 AM EST
    Did you fail to see the link??

    BTW - What part do you take umbrage with? The repeatable experiment part or the predicable???

    It couldn't be the IPCC admitting they've been wrong for 20 years, could it??

    Or that article in the well known MMGW denier... Science Daily... (sarcasm alert).... That explains the error by noting the amplification factor has been wrong by around 80%???

    But since 1999 new evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming, and by 2007 the evidence was pretty conclusive that carbon played only a minor role and was not the main cause of the recent global warming. As Lord Keynes famously said, "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"



    More evidence (5.00 / 1) (#76)
    by Dr Molly on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:30:23 AM EST
    that ignorance is a choice.

    Oh so now Molly is a mind reader?? (1.00 / 3) (#82)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:52:51 PM EST
    Gee, what other tricks do you do??

    Just a reminder (1.00 / 1) (#53)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 11:38:11 AM EST
    I never respond to Yman because all he wants to do is insult and call me a liar in an attempt to start a blog spat.

    What a fake you are (5.00 / 4) (#56)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:33:02 PM EST
    All you do on your own blog is personally insult commenters.  Here's just a smattering of your usual insults, many of which can be found leveled against one commenter, all in one thread:

    "Stupid A$$hole"
    "Dumb Leftie"
    "Full grown leftie"
    "Collectivist Left Winger"
    "Soviet Era Communist"

    and then there's all the ranting about "Obama and the death panels."

    You're a fake, Jim. And a whiny little fake, at that.


    shoephone. You know, I wasn't put here (1.00 / 1) (#59)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:25:45 PM EST
    to be a punching bag for people who disagree with me.

    Be nice, use the moniker you usually use and I'll be nice.

    Be nasty, be anonymous and you'll get'em back with interest.

    I didn't start the blog to allow them to insult and run.

    That's my house rules.  I try and follow Jeralyn's here.

    Now, I offered some points, used links to back'em up. What did I get in return?

    "you need a new lie about climate change"

    "Lying again, huh, Jim?"

    "Yep, Stupid certainly is...Jim"

    "c'mon jim...get with it and don't become a fool..."

    "Stupidity is boring, Jim"

    BTW, where you at this rally??


    No way out, Jimmy (5.00 / 2) (#62)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:54:25 PM EST
    You're a fake and hypocrite. No way out of the mess you've created for yourself with your own words.

    shoephone (1.00 / 2) (#68)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:38:09 PM EST
    Are you unfamilar with differnt house rules for diffwent pplaces?

    My guess is you're not, but admitting them blows up your attack so you're just reduced to throwing another insult.

    Thanks for proving my point.


    You proved your fakery yourself, Jimmy (5.00 / 2) (#70)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:06:41 PM EST
    Until recently (this morning??) your blog rules stated quite clearly that no personal insults in comments would be tolerated.

    You've just instituted the following change:

    All comments are moderated due to vulgar personal attacks by some commentators

    Hey, can't continue a policy of "no insults" when the biggest offender is the blog owner himself! You think your "comment rules change" won't be noticed for the transparent CYA it really is.

    Like I said, you're a fake.


    I see that your ability to (1.00 / 1) (#71)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:20:51 PM EST
    think logically is very limited.

    It is the "no insults" policy violations by the anonymous commentators that draw my response.

    And that comment has been up for months. And the comments that I want to publish have been published. Try reading some of them.

    But don't let that stop you from making a false claim.

    shoephone, you are a pettifogger. You can't debate MMGW so you attack looking for a quarrel over something else.

    But nice try. In the meantime, better buy yourself a big air conditioner to keep cool when MMGW gets here... wait.... You won't be able afford the 40 cents per KWH that Obama's green energy plan wants...



    Nice try (5.00 / 1) (#73)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:49:47 PM EST
    No cigar. You lie like a rug.

    Hmmm, trying to goad me?? (1.00 / 1) (#81)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:51:14 PM EST
    lol... Okay.. I'm goaded. You wrote:

    You've just instituted the following change:

    All comments are moderated due to vulgar personal attacks by some commentators

    That's a blatant untruth. And you know it and you have no proof otherwise.

    But that's who you are and how you operate.

    BTW - Do you know anything about MMGW??


    Waahh!!! (5.00 / 2) (#83)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:27:45 PM EST
    Mommy!!Mommy!! I trolled about climate change like I always do and now that girl is being meeeaannnn to meeeeeee!

    You've made your bed, Jimmy-bob. Now you get to lie in it.


    FYI: I've never commented at your blog (none / 0) (#63)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:56:21 PM EST
    Why would I waste my time doing that?

    I didn't say you had (none / 0) (#67)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:35:46 PM EST
    wow,I made the list... (none / 0) (#79)
    by fishcamp on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 02:31:05 PM EST
    When you see a chicken,... (5.00 / 1) (#61)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:41:53 PM EST
    ... you call it a "chicken", Jim.  I know it's not the proper Southern way, but it is straightforward, honest and direct.

    BTW - That "quote" of Dr. Schneider - in addition to being twisted out of context - isn't even an accurate quote, and it's been pointed out to you several times before, along with appropriate links to the actual quote.

    Someone who persists in pushing fake "quotes" despite the fact that they know their false.  What would you call that?


    Just a reminder (5.00 / 4) (#77)
    by Dr Molly on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:31:29 AM EST
    that we all know why you don't respond to Yman anymore, and it sure ain't because of the reason you wrote above.

    Heh. (4.00 / 1) (#84)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:29:13 PM EST
    Spot on.

    Yeah (none / 0) (#55)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:15:54 PM EST
    maybe he should go passively-aggressively troll a right-leaning site with talking points from moveon.org..

    That's what you'd do.


    Heh, heh, heh ... (5.00 / 2) (#64)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:58:13 PM EST
    First, you claim that these scientists are not actually conducting science, because you think it doesn't fit your definition of a scientific experiment.  Then, you find a single study that you think supports your fairy tales and you cite is as evidence!

    Hahahahahahahhah ...

    BTW - Here's a more recent study showing how the IPCC - far from being alarmist - is actually understating the rise of sea levels due to global warming.

    Lead author of the study, Stefan Rahmstorf, said: "This study shows once again that the IPCC is far from alarmist, but in fact has under-estimated the problem of climate change. That applies not just for sea-level rise, but also to extreme events and the Arctic sea-ice loss."

    That was easy.


    Believeing in man made GW (1.33 / 3) (#29)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:40:30 PM EST
    is a religion. And like all religions the zealots believe based on faith, not facts.

    Of course, some of the High Priests have been caught out of school...

    "To capture the public imagination,
    we have to offer up some scary scenarios,
    make simplified dramatic statements
    and little mention of any doubts one might have.
    Each of us has to decide the right balance
    between being effective,
    and being honest."

    - Leading greenhouse advocate, Dr Stephen Schneider
    ( in interview for "Discover" magagzine, Oct 1989




    If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen,
        so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This
        isn't being political, it is being selfish.




    Of course we all know they didn't really mean it... especially when the public started to ask questions.



    Stupidity is boring, Jim (5.00 / 5) (#34)
    by shoephone on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:49:54 PM EST
    You need a new shtick.

    c'mon jim... (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:16:05 PM EST
    get with it and don't become a fool...

    Foolish is as foolish does (1.00 / 2) (#47)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:44:05 PM EST
    to steal a thought from Forest G...

    A theme of my environmental coverage here and elsewhere is that most environmental problems are overestimated, partly because of the neo-religious fervor behind the Malthusianism-uber-alles methodology of environmentalists, and partly for the closely related reason that serial crises are the best means by which the political class gathers more power to itself.  In the fullness of time we've come to recognize that environmental problems are not world-ending potential apocalyses, but normal problems that we manage as well or badly as other normal human problems like crime, education, health care, and so forth.  We've noted here the collapse of the population bomb crisis, the resource scarcity crisis, and, just yesterday, the species extinction crisis.


    Yes, Virginia (or should I say, "Yes, Reggie") this is indeed what global warming looks like.

    ...wildfires in the western United States are currently at a 3,000-year low.

    "....20th century droughts may be mild when evaluated in the context of this longer time frame."

    ....global warming is creating ideal weather that is producing record crop yields. Alarmists point to the few times and places where crop failures occur and scream, "The sky is falling!" Objective, real-world data, however, tells an entirely different story. Yes, Reggie, this is what global warming looks like.



    Yep, Stupid certainly is...Jim (5.00 / 3) (#48)
    by shoephone on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:31:16 AM EST
    The guy you linked to touts this claim to fame:

    Hayward frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett's national radio show "Morning in America" on the Salem Broadcasting Network

    Now, there's somebody who's just gotta be legit on the issue of climate science, eh?


    shoephone, Hayward isn't claiming to be (1.00 / 1) (#57)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:37:37 PM EST
    a scientist or commenting on the accuracy of the science. He is just pointing out that we have survived all the flaps and "crisis de jour."

    Taylor is doing the same.

    At the least they are as qualified as Al Gore.


    BTW - Can you show either of them being wrong??

    As you know, I believe that 99% of all this is various groups wanting to squeeze money and power from the US taxpayer in the form of grants and new laws. And no, there is no conspiracy, just people wanting the same things and using each other to try and get it.

    And I don't believe consensus proves anything. The church did that for thousands of years when it came to science. Doctors had consensus that bleeding was a viable medical treatment. A hundred years or so there was consensus that human conduct could be understood and predicted based on the size/shape of the human skull.

    And who can forget the consensus that blacks all had certain abilities and characteristics??

    So mark me down as not believeing. And I leave you with this thought.

    Many of the fears about sea level rise are unfounded. Yes, the sea is rising slowly. Satellite measurements since the early 1990's confirm a rate of rise of about 3mm/a[21]. However, there are already defences against the sea. It is necessary to allow for tides, storm surges and even tsunamis. The existing defences are measured in metres, not mm. An increase in the average level of 3mm/a can be offset by raising the defences by an additional brick every 30 years or so. The rising sea level is not a threat.

    I'll take the brick.


    Speaking of "foolish" (5.00 / 2) (#50)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:23:36 AM EST
    Your "evidence" is two opinion pieces from Forbes and a wingnut blog.

    Compared to thousands of scientific studies.

    Says it all ...


    Yep.. (5.00 / 1) (#54)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:12:19 PM EST
    if it's true, how come we can't see creatures evolving..?

    And how come they don't have megachurches and talk radio?

    I love it. Conservatives are now taking the anti-science version of the Norquist Pledge..

    And that coalition is going to fit on a postage stamp of neo-confederates and scrorched earth libertarians a few more years..


    jondee (1.00 / 1) (#58)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 12:48:34 PM EST
    The issue isn't the science...

    The issue is that the LOCAL weather is not an indication of what the global climate is doing.


    Um really? (5.00 / 2) (#78)
    by Dr Molly on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:33:21 AM EST
    The issue is that the LOCAL weather is not an indication of what the global climate is doing.

    That doesn't even make sense. Local weather is part of global weather. Jeezus. You are losing it in your determination to continue with a losing anti-science agenda.


    Jim (5.00 / 1) (#86)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:49:23 PM EST
    that's the problem: the issue is NEVER science with you guys. As in, you seemingly consider it irrelevant -- especially if the assimulation of new information might require that conservatives alter their worldviews and behavior.

    Sounds like you're gonna hang onto that The Way Things Oughta' Be perspective until someone prys it from your cold, dead, fingers.


    . Last year (2012) (none / 0) (#87)
    by NYShooter on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:33:30 PM EST
     the Texas G.O.P. explicitly condemned efforts to teach "critical thinking skills," because, it said, such efforts "have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."  (NYT, Sun. Feb. 10, 2013....Paul Krugman)

    did you get that? the NYT, not the Onion.


    Lying again, huh, Jim? (5.00 / 1) (#38)
    by Yman on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:45:15 PM EST
    The deniers are usually smart enough to at least repeat Schneider's words while taking him out of context to distort his words.

    You can't even manage that.  What Schneider actually said:

    In 1989, Schneider addressed the challenge scientists face trying to communicate complex, important issues without adequate time during media interviews. This citation sometimes was used by his critics to accuse him of supporting misuse of science for political goals:


    On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but -- which means that we must include all the doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands, and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we'd like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broadbased support, to capture the public's imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This 'double ethical bind' we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.

    More lies, brought to you by JimakaPPJ and the Flat Earth Society.


    Snow has been coming down (none / 0) (#3)
    by dk on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:02:14 AM EST
    for a while now here in Boston but it's not too bad yet.  We don't have many candles, but the worst of it isn't supposed to hit until tonight so I figure if the power were to go out, it wouldn't be until we're asleep anyway.  The bigger issue would be losing the heat.  But we have plenty of sweaters.

    "Rent." Mimi lives to tell (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:02:48 AM EST
    the tale. All because of the lame song while goes through that dark tunnel toward the white light. "La Boheme" is a better story with beautiful music.

    That's because La Boheme... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Dadler on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:30:49 AM EST
    ...while it borrowed a little from Henri Murger's "novel" (though it really isn't in the modern sense), is the original, and RENT, while great and touching in its own right, is still only using La Boheme as template. Imitation, flattery, all that crap.

    False advertising. (none / 0) (#25)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:00:57 PM EST
    Just a steady rain... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:39:57 AM EST
    here on Long Island right now, washed away last nights dusting...should make for a black icey ride home.

    But all anyone here is worried about is the juice staying on, after the Sandy debacle.

    OT, but you'll like this dog (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Dadler on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:53:22 AM EST
    My new bro-in-law (a serious sax and flute player) who is performing during the Grammy week festivities, left this message on Facebook this morning:

    So today was AMAZING!! We played with Sting, Tom Morello, Jackson Brown & the man himself, Bruce Springsteen! I played "Born To Run" with Bruce!!! Kinda surreal to be quite honest :-) -- at LA Convention Center.

    Don't get no cooler than that as a player. You play with The Boss AND the main Rage man, come on. Puh-leaze.

    Oh and did you catch my memory trip about my father's acting career in the Monday thread? Twas a trip indeed. (LINK)

    Peace out, my man, and hope the storm doesn't hit you too hard...unless you want it to, that is. ;-)


    on this tour. Clarence's nephew has been playing Clarence's solos well.

    He must have (none / 0) (#9)
    by Dadler on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:07:18 PM EST
    Wild & Wild... (none / 0) (#12)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:23:01 PM EST
    nice addition to the family...I see backstage passes in your future!

    And yeah, I did catch your posts about your pops acting chops...my sister probably hates him too for Mary's continued blindness;)


    Backstage passes (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by Dadler on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:23:56 PM EST
    We can hope. We've seen him a couple of times up her in SF at Yoshii's, backing some cool acts.

    As for pops, sheesh, I was literally soggy with nostalgia for the first time in decades. Odd how that stuff sneaks up on you.

    Peace out.


    Kiosk guy pm Broadway @ about 83rd would (5.00 / 1) (#26)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:03:29 PM EST
    not sell me matches w/o cigarettes.

    I know you've been hanging with kdog (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:41:01 PM EST
    but why did you need matches?

    Maybe to (none / 0) (#31)
    by Zorba on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:54:40 PM EST
    light some candles when the power grid collapses tonight?  
    Although, I certainly hope that it doesn't.

    There is a package of tea lights but no (none / 0) (#33)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:25:29 PM EST
    matches in the studio I am renting. And a gas range.

    Do not use the gas range to try (5.00 / 2) (#60)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:29:27 PM EST
    to heat the apartment unless you hae plenty...repeat plenty... of ventilation..

    Thanks. Heat and power (none / 0) (#69)
    by oculus on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:00:40 PM EST
    kept working.

    Wicked frost here in SoCal this AM. (none / 0) (#72)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:32:48 PM EST
    Keep us in your prayers.

    I'm baaaaack. (none / 0) (#75)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:28:10 AM EST
    Good luck with the (none / 0) (#35)
    by Zorba on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:56:25 PM EST
    weather, Oc.
    Did you manage to find some matches elsewhere?

    Good thing about gas (none / 0) (#37)
    by nycstray on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:22:02 PM EST
    usually works in the dark!  ;)

    Does the building have radiators?


    I gather the thumping noise is (none / 0) (#42)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:42:49 PM EST
    the radiators. Realtor ran the address. This building was built in 1860!!!!!

    good grief oc (5.00 / 1) (#43)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:51:21 PM EST
    your pad is even older than me...

    I find it hard to believe. (none / 0) (#45)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:08:40 PM EST
    Movie multiplex on Broadway near 83rd: (none / 0) (#28)
    by oculus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:06:24 PM EST
    closing @ 5:115 pm today.

    All cars off the road (none / 0) (#10)
    by CoralGables on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:16:02 PM EST
    as of 4pm in Massachusetts and National Guard being called up. Looks like they are expecting up to 70mph winds on the coast now.

    Nothing happening (none / 0) (#23)
    by Peter G on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:39:41 PM EST
    as of 5:30 pm Friday in Philadelphia.

    Sorry you have to (none / 0) (#16)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:38:19 PM EST
    go through another big storm up there.  Wish some of you could time travel down and we could go fishing this afternoon.  It's real nice here today and I don't have anybody to fish with.  Guess I could go alone but then you always catch a giant and nobody believes you.

    All of the above?

    Flats fishing since (none / 0) (#19)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:14:29 PM EST
    I just have a bonefish skiff.  My neighbors go offshore all the time and always want me to ride along.  Big offshore boats are  fun when everybody is catching fish.  Lotta sailfish now.  In my skiff we fish around a few mangroves for snook, redfish, and bonefish then go to lunch at one of the bayside restaurants.  Don't want to over do it.

    in the Keys would be a holy grail.

    Catching a tarpon on fly (none / 0) (#22)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:37:40 PM EST
    is just about the ultimate.  That season runs from mid march through June.  The latest I have caught one was on July 4th one year.  Millions of tarpon are here then but it's hard to make them eat chicken feathers...real hard.

    Do the smaller ones (none / 0) (#51)
    by CoralGables on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:08:19 AM EST
    in the 20-40 pound range still hang out year round in the shadows under the bridges at night.

    yes CG... (none / 0) (#80)
    by fishcamp on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 02:43:13 PM EST
    and there are always a few resident big tarpon that stick around for the off season.  You do know they come here to mate in the spring so it's hard to make them eat during that time.  You can always go to the bridges and hook up using live mullet, pin fish or crabs but fly fishing with chicken feathers is tricky.

    I used to love (none / 0) (#85)
    by CoralGables on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 08:45:22 PM EST
    getting the smaller ones on the outgoing tide from the Key Biscayne bridges late night, making bucktails dance on the surface like a shrimp on the shadow line with a spinning reel on 10 pound test.

    I accidentally hooked the motherload one night, which screamed about 100 yards away from the bridge and hunkered down sideways at the surface for about 30 minutes, before deciding he wanted to head for the ocean. You know that didn't end well for me.

    And what does this comment of mine have to do with snow in New England? I guess I'd rather be fishing here than freezing there.


    Hey, East Coast TLers, be safe. (none / 0) (#24)
    by caseyOR on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:46:34 PM EST
    And if you are in Massachusetts get off the roads or the governor will see you in jail.

    Don't forget to check in here, and let us know how you are doing. I hope this storm is not as bad as expected.

    Message from PSE & G: (none / 0) (#27)
    by NYShooter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:04:38 PM EST
    The CEO of this utility was on TV just now predicting wide spread outages. He gave one piece of very important advice: Don't assume that the utility knows that your area (or, your house) has lost power. They only know about large sections on the grid going down, not individual homes. So, if your power goes down, call them immediately. They have dedicated crews set aside to handle individual homes. Make sure you have the emergency phone number for the utility that services your area.

    Again, DON'T ASSUME they know your power is out!

    Candles and lighter readily available (none / 0) (#32)
    by CST on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:23:16 PM EST
    but so far everything is still on.  Not trying to drive anywhere anyway so I'm not worried about getting fined.

    Also, this has been one of the warmest winters I can remember.  And btw, snow is not a sign of very cold weather.  Nevermind the fact that more severe storms are a sign of climate change.  It can be 32 degrees and snow a lot.  Or it can be -20 and not snow at all.

    sounds like nobody has (none / 0) (#44)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:58:56 PM EST
    generators up there.  we all have them down here for hurricanes but as soon as you buy one you will never need it...I hope.  I have a little 2 K Honda that will run a light, the fridge, and my laptop.  all life moves into the kitchen.  buenas sue rte  compañeros.

    SITE VIOLATOR (none / 0) (#89)
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    SITE VIOLATOR (none / 0) (#90)
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