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January 12, 2014

What You Missed in We the Geeks: “Weather is Your Mood and Climate is Your Personality”

Summing up the distinction between short-term changes in the weather and long term climate trends in today’s "We the Geeks" Hangout, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society, used nine simple words: "weather is your mood and climate is your personality." He later highlighted a need among scientists to correct the misconception that cold snaps disprove climate change, comparing it to the rationale: “because its night time, the sun went away.”


January 12, 2014

"Would YOU drink it, sir?" Primary component is of unknown toxicity: 4-methylcyclohexane methanol

Question for Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water who said Friday:

"We don't know that the water's not safe. But I can't say that it is safe."

4-methylcyclohexane methanol:

Little is known about the safety implications for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, according to the state's Poison Control director Dr. Elizabeth Scharman because it hasn't been adequately studied.

The Material Safety Data Sheet, mandated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and provided by the chemical's manufacturer, says, "No specific information is available in our data base regarding the toxic effects of this material for humans.

And why are chemical storage tanks perched on a high bank above a major river???:


January 12, 2014

Follow the timeline, "Traffic Study", Fifth Amendment Baroni manufactured a "traffic study" outcome!

What made him the expert?

Baroni authorized a statement for reporters when pressed, after ordering no talking to the media for weeks, explaining that the closings were part of a" traffic study." A study that failed to notify government agencies or police, fire, etc.

These Baroni produced documents show that there actually was a claimed traffic study that was done, or at least a preliminary one. Two versions turned up in the documents -- one was six pages and the other 16. Both were dated Sept. 12, the day before the lanes reopened.

Baroni manufactured the traffic study outcomes, all part of the elaborate coverup, all the while insulating Christie from the eventual and inevitable fallout to come.

January 11, 2014

The Port Authority also did not inform either the government or the police department in Fort Lee...

according to the emails.

By shortly after noon on Monday, a status report of the lane closures stated the authority was fielding angry inquiries from the Fort Lee Police Department, who said the “test” was causing major congestion and was preventing emergency vehicles from smoothly traveling through the borough. The borough’s administrator later called to report that emergency vehicles had difficulty responding to two incidents, a missing child who was later found and a cardiac arrest, because of the gridlock.

Really, a traffic study sure to cause massive congestion and they did not inform the police department, ambulance service, fire department, FEMA, etc., etc.?

Arrests are in order, pronto.

January 10, 2014

New Jersey Observer.com on line poll. Christie Presser a C-.

Poll, at 1:41 ET

Grade Gov. Chris Christie's press conference performance...

A. Great. Absolutely great. Panache. Eloquence. I BELIEVE this guy. Restored my trust in government.
B. He was good. He apologized, and it was from the heart. Now let's move on.
C. Unconvincing performance. That high pitched voice - where did that come from?
D. Awful. So he threw a bunch of staffers under the bus. What about him owning up?
F. Short of announcing his resignation, everything he says is worthless.

January 9, 2014

Actual TPot post as everyone throws Christie under the bus, but only a TPot does it like this:

Louis Filliger 56 minutes ago (Marketwatch/Capitol Hill)

As someone who considers himself a Tea Party conservative, I never much cared for Christie anyway and these events don't surprise me. He's too fat, for starters. How can someone trim a debt when they can't trim their own waistline? The great hope for conservatives is Paul Ryan, and his time will come, when the country gets sick of its entitlement mindset.

Yes, a real post.

January 9, 2014

‘Apologize,’ ‘mistakes,’ not often uttered during Christie’s marathon press conference: Word Cloud

Source: Market Watch, Capitol Report

Grilled by reporters for almost two hours on Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answered questions ranging from whether he’s a bully to how much he knew about forced traffic jams.

He started today’s event with an apology, saying that he was “embarrassed and humiliated.” He then moved to this morning’s firing of Bridget Kelly, an aide who had sent the infamous “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email.

This word cloud shows the relative frequency with which Christie used words during the press conference — the bigger the word, the more frequently it was used. The cloud shows that the governor frequently said “think,” “know” and “people.” Used less were words such as “mistakes,” “responsibility” and “apologize.” Of note: the cloud excludes Christie’s frequent use of the phrase “you know” and other common English words.

Read more: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/01/09/apologize-mistakes-not-often-uttered-during-christies-marathon-press-conference-word-cloud-shows/

Words matter, and "Me, me, me" are words that matter the least when apologizing.
January 9, 2014

Will President Christie be as careful selecting his closest aides and advisors in the White House...

who will also rat fuck entire communities, cities and nations for political revenge and not tell the President?

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