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IL Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference yesterday, noting that the devastating tornadoes in Texas were only a warning that if GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's budget was passed, the ability for the government to forecast weather and give sufficient warning to the public would be greatly -- tragically --impaired due to lack of new weather satellites.
That was followed by a commercial from IBM touting its new system that collects reams of complex data for highly accurate weather forecasting, potentially giving the public days of warning prior to disruptions.
This is another one of those scornful hyperbolic claims based on funny government accounting where a reduction in spending from a proposed budget increase is called either "savings" or a "budget cut." You can tell that Obama is just itching to raise federal spending another big notch using Yuans borrowed from the Chinese in order to buy his re-election. More "Obama Dollars" for his supporters....
Just a few years ago when the federal budget was half the size it is today, we managed to do all those same things Obama says we can't do without a budget that's twice the size it is today. I'd believe that magnitude of hyperinflation in spending is possible if he were talking about Zimbabwe, but the US hasn't yet been reduced to such desperate straits despite Obama's economic incompetence. Or maybe the he's insinuating it has.
Ever read the Fred Sauer Matrix? He's an interesting guy --mid 60s so he has lots of memory reality of USA postwar, and he started out a union railroad man, and he ended up now with his own private investment company. Anyhoo, here's one of his columns, related to your comment i think:
tried to hyperlink --no soap --consarned mercurial spam guard --inconsistency is what really BUGS people! Most folk druther something not work at all than work oh, hmm, maybe half the time, sometimes, or today maybe less, how bout tomorrow a bit more, la de dah, dum de dum, doodle dee doo
That is the most annoying thing about the link system. For some reason, it doesn't like something in the link and it rejects it outright, but you can place the URL in the text without a problem.
Crazy. I know sometimes it doesn't like things like periods and quotation marks.
RE: Sauer - Well, it certainly is possible, but I don't think it's that critical - yet. What I'm waiting for is a signal from the Obama camp when his poll numbers start to implode so badly that even the MSM can't over compensate to hide the decline. That signal will be a "crisis" - a manufactured "crisis" that will require Marshall Law. Something like an incident where an hispanic neighborhood watch member shoots a black teenager in self-defense after being attached. The President and his race baiting compatriots fabricate evidence, stoke the racial fires and create a civil race war.
But that couldn't happen - that's just fantasying.
Thanks youz guyz for the time and eff-art --but --as i tried to 'splain to doc once upon a time in a massive several-day-long collision of continental misunderstanding on his part, ''tha's ZACKLEY how i been doon it!''
But thanks --i appreciate it. Always cease flogging a dead horse EspeciallY when the horse was alive when you started flogging.