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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:56 PM   #26
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Good. Only way we'll get military cuts.


I can't believe I missed this but yes, my thoughts exactly. Time to gut the war machine, the defense (really offense) spending, and the war profiteers!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:46 PM   #27
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Good. Only way we'll get military cuts.
Yep, I wish they would cut the military in a more responsible way, but I think letting the sequester happen is our only chance to get military cuts in the near future. SO it won't be good for the economy in the short term, but a smaller military will be good long term.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:07 AM   #28
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LMAO. C'mon....barackobama.com?
You can find the same list on Fox News somewhere, only it will be a list of things Obama has done that they don't like. Starting, of course, with Obamacare as number one. Or, create your own list. You need to decide, before more LMAO, if you think Obama didn't do these things, or, that he did do them and you don't like it. Happy Googling.

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 10:40 AM   #29
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Picture this, another hurricane makes its way up the east coast, weather service gets cut, more storm damage and people killed because of no forecasting. How much more will that cost the government because they decided it wasn't a needed service.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:21 PM   #30
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Picture this, another hurricane makes its way up the east coast, weather service gets cut, more storm damage and people killed because of no forecasting. How much more will that cost the government because they decided it wasn't a needed service.
Hurricane season is over. Besides, the weather service isn't the only kid on the block:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...ng-4021930.php
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:58 PM   #31
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Hurricane season is over. Besides, the weather service isn't the only kid on the block:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...ng-4021930.php
But tornado season is just starting. And the work NWS does with tracking storms and providing ample warning via the media and tornado sirens saves lives.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:11 PM   #32
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Hurricane season is over. Besides, the weather service isn't the only kid on the block:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...ng-4021930.php
This is a model. This means it needs data to make predictions. Where do you think data for the US comes from? The national weather service.....

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:20 PM   #33
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Hurricane season is over.
Right, hurricanes were only a beginning-of-time through 2012 thing. There certainly won't be any in 2013 or beyond.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:25 PM   #34
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While I think the NWS should be at the very bottom of the list of programs to cut, I also think that it's kind of ridiculous to assume that if the NWS was slowly dissolved that we just wouldn't have weather forecasts anymore.
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But tornado season is just starting. And the work NWS does with tracking storms and providing ample warning via the media and tornado sirens saves lives.
By no means am I knocking the NWS. Am just not falling for all the hysteria being bandied about by the media, fed by the incompetents in DC.

The current topic of sequestration reminds me of an old saying: be careful what you ask for; you might get it.
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