Watch Tony Heller “CNN Climate Reporting Circa 1935”

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.H. L. Mencken watch? v=XiFGaUEDPUU

Italians Feeling Cursed with Snow & Earthquakes

Update:  Sadly the earthquake set off an avalanche. BBC Update Ends If you follow Suspicious0bservers you may have heard of Earth Spots which posits a link between storms and earthquakes, which may have some merit: When I saw news today of another earthquake in Central Italy this morning, I recalled yesterday's news of pummelling … Continue reading Italians Feeling Cursed with Snow & Earthquakes

Earthquake kills at least 120 in central Italy

The BBC reports the death toll as at least 250. Utterly devastating for this small community. Earthquake was 'long and ugly' Posted at11:46 Local residents have been speaking of their shock at the scale of Wednesday's earthquake.  Silvano Parla, from the town of Arquata del Tronto, said earthquakes were felt regularly in the area, but added: "I have lived through many … Continue reading Earthquake kills at least 120 in central Italy