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  • jimmy 9:36 pm on September 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Stephen Colbert completely broke character on Friday testifying before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law:

    “I like talking about people who don’t have any power. It seemed like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don’t have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave. That’s an interesting contradiction to me. And whatever you do for the least of my brothers — and these seem like the least of our brothers right now. A lot of people are least brothers right now because the economy is so hard. I don’t want to take anyone’s hardship away from them or diminish anything like that. But migrant workers suffer and have no rights.”

    Amazing.

     
  • jimmy 9:11 pm on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I feel fairly certain that this is the future of Hurricane Hunter operations, and I find it very exciting:

     
  • jimmy 4:38 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    There are, by my count, no less than four agencies flying airplanes in and around tropical storms/hurricanes this year. Forecast discussions from the National Hurricane Center have mentioned getting data from: the Air Force Hurricane Hunters (C-130s), the NOAA hurricane recon group (C-130s and Gulfstream V jet), the National Centers for Atmospheric Research (NCAR, also flying a G-V jet) and the National Science Foundation (apparently hurricane researchers love them some Gulfstream V jets as the NSF is also using one this year).

    Not only is the Atlantic getting crowded with storms, it’s getting crowded with hurricane hunting airplanes.

    Edit (9/3/10): it seems in my quick iPod posting originally I had forgotten what types of planes NOAA uses for Hurricane Hunting. It’s actually two P-3s and one G-IV (see pic).

     
  • jimmy 9:33 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I can think of few hurricane tracks that would affect more people than a major and large storm skipping up the East Coast from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia just before Labor Day weekend.

    East Coast, meet your “big one.”

    Earl, East Coast.

    I guess you understandably don’t really want to be friends.

     
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