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Old 02-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Having lived in the Sierra Nevada's and some smaller ranges, I'm astonished at people's sheeplike attitudes. It's a winter storm. This is winter! Storms. Get the connection?

Geez.
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Since Global Warming has been debunked, and renamed Climate Change, they gotta hype what they can.
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It seems like anything that happens in the New York-Boston area is big news, even though it has nothing to do with the rest of the country. I suppose it's because there are so many millions of people jammed together in that area. We get storms here in Oklahoma like that about every three decades or so but guess what, we just handle it, and it doesn't make the national news usually either.
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It thundered around here today and the ground got wet.....almost.
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Disaster draws audience. Audience garners market share. Market share dictates cost/value of commercial advertising.

Cable providers and sattelite companies can and do track what you watch and when. The networks use this data to justify the per minute rate they charge for advertising. The Nielson boxes are pretty much a thing of the past.

Why do you think the news networks constanly tease us with the upcoming "breaking" story? They want you to stay tuned as long as possible to boost viewership.
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It thundered around here today and the ground got wet.....almost.
I hear that, I'd gladly take a couple of feet of snow at this point, we need the moisture.
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It seems like anything that happens in the New York City-Boston area is big news, even though it has nothing to do with the rest of the country. I suppose it's because there are so many millions of people jammed together in that area. We get storms here in Oklahoma like that about every three decades or so but guess what, we just handle it, and it doesn't make the national news usually either.
Fixed that for you!

Its all about the region and the mindset. I experienced a 1.5" snowstorm in Albuquerque NM once that caused more accidents than an entire winter in Upstate NY produced, its was just crazy watching these folks that had no idea how to handle driving on snot doing it anyways! They were actually using graders to remove 1.5" of snow off the road and it was all melted off by noon!

8/10th of NY considers a foot of snow a dribble! Ive got 6" in the driveway and not even considering moving it, Thats why both the wife and I have 4WD!!! Too early in the season to start fretting a measly 6" of snow! I get sad when I wake up to 4' in the driveway (about twice a season)!

Were Lucky, we know its coming and were prepared for it. The Plow Boys come out before most New Yorkers are awake and snow falls that would shut down 45 of 50 states rarely even cause school cancellations here.

The thread is appropriate, the reporters are drumming up weather even if it doesnt exist "The Impending Storm Season" isnt Breaking news!!!!! Get a life, My 6yo Granddaughter is scared to death of "Breaking News", especially the weather, its ridiculous. Shes forever asking if a dark cloud is gonna cause a flood or a breeze will lift up her house, enough of it!
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This thread was from last winter guys. Feb Ru Ary

Good to see CA357 posts though.
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