News du jour

squiggle.gif Once again, I’m thinking that the Pacific Northwest missed Al Gore’s ‘global warming’ memo — totally missed the memo. I’m thinking that those of us who were driving in white-out snow last night on I-90 really wondered aloud: global warming? what global warming?

Seems Mr. Gore has a new plan… almost sounds like a government program: we’re telling you there’s a problem… really, we’re telling you there is a problem and we’re going to through buckets of money at it and call it a national crisis demand more money to prove it. Meanwhile, a cold breeze blows and snow lines the lane. See more, here.

quotegraysmall.gif The Alliance for Climate Protection’s “we” campaign will employ online organizing and television advertisements… It highlights the extent to which Americans’ growing awareness of global warming has yet to translate into national policy changes, Gore said in an hour-long phone interview last week. He said the campaign, which Gore is helping to fund, was undertaken in large part because of his fear that U.S. lawmakers are unwilling to curb the human-generated emissions linked to climate change.'”

squiggle.gif So… if you’re into putting your money where your mouth is — or not, as the case may be, you might want to consider thinking twice before you give into your child’s plea for a cardboard tray of chicken nuggets or toys in happy bags. Seems McD’s is in the news again for endorsing yet another questionable organization… so, you might want to stay home for some healthful, lower fat, lower salt foods, anyway. So, here you go: McD’s latest faux pas move.

squiggle.gif Last week there was a blurb on The Drudge Report that there would be a Trucker’s Strike to protest the high price of fuel… I thought it was too far fetched… plausible, understandable – maybe, but still, it seemed to be extreme. Then I received several emails… some current and one from a few years ago (when everyone thought those prices were way too high – near the beginning of the latest US war). So, I checked Snopes and it was thought to possibly be a rumour. Rumour or not, ready or not, perhaps there just might be a Truck Drivers’ strike on Tuesday (which just happens to be April Fool’s Day). I’ve thought about that a lot… what would happen to Exxon if everyone just didn’t drive one or more given days — and, really, don’t you wonder why in the world the price of a barrel of oil has more than doubled in price in the last couple of years?!?! I’m just sayin’

squiggle.gif This past week has been like a whirlwind — and not just last night’s snow, either — due to the death of our grandma, we have had lots of family here with us… lots of activity and things to do. Well, last night we came to the end of all the scheduled events and sort of flopped down in the living room to hear work related stories. So, I’ll let you in on one of them… A riddle.

Our (Orange County Sheriff) niece told us this riddle… and asked us if we could figure it out… and then told us if we got the correct answer — it would prove we were psychopaths! Only one of us got the ‘correct’ answer — I will not tell… but it was not me – :o)

——> A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met this guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much her dream guy she believed him to be just that! She fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him. A few days later she killed her sister. Question: What is her motive in killing her sister?


I will tell you the answer tomorrow.


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  1. WHY ALL THE SNOW?: Scientists have said “snowfall is often predicted to increase in many regions in response to anthropogenic [human-induced] climate change, since warmer air, all other things being equal, holds more moisture, and therefore, the potential for greater amounts of precipitation whatever form that precipitation takes.” Based on computer models, a recent study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) found, “As Earth gets warmer, large regions will experience heavier rain and snowfall as weather becomes generally more intense.” The reason for the increase in storm intensity is that as the planet warms, “the temperatures of the atmosphere and of the ocean surface go up as well, leading to increased evaporation and an increased capacity for the air to hold moisture. As this soggy air moves from ocean to land, the storms that form are heavier with rain or snow.” The NCAR climate models have predicted that heavier rains and/or snow would most likely affect regions where large masses of air converge, including northwestern and northeastern North America. Take for instance the record snowfall that has hit upstate New York. This event would be predicted by the climate models because the “lake effect” snowfalls are greatly influenced by the warm waters of Lake Ontario. As cold Arctic air moves over the warm waters, the water evaporates and cools, it condenses to form clouds, and the clouds ultimately produce snowfall. The warmer the lake waters, the more snow that will be produced. True to form, the waters on Lake Ontario this year were warmer than usual. “This winter, there’s no way the lake will freeze.” Therefore, a cold snap heightens the chance of heavy snow.

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