Oil: Why worry about something back in the 1990s when oil is only 80 cents a gallon lets wait until its get out of control and gets up to about oh $3 then lets bitch and moan and blame everyone then lets make fun of and be racist towards the middle eastern people and then we will still buy our oil from them. And of course the oil companies are true humanitarians. Back when we made a carborator that could get cars up to 50mpg they bought it and buried it somewhere so they could keep their wallets fat. And of course it was all legal. So today we suffer but god forbid we get rid of the Hummer what with its 9mpg and all no i GOT to have it. And nevermind eletrical or hydrogen, a gas that is all around us it's everywhere, powered cars. Thats just too easy and far too economical!
Ok so my latest example of a disaster in the making is this news article right here. Keep in mind last year's hurricane season and Hurricane Katrina with this one. Ok here it is:
Tropical Depression Heading Toward Florida
By JENNIFER KAY, AP
MIAMI (June 10) - A tropical depression in the Caribbean headed toward Florida on Saturday and was expected to become the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season.
The depression formed earlier in the day, nine days after the official start of the season, but the poorly organized system was not expected to become a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
"It will be relatively weak in terms of wind, but that doesn't mean it's going to be weak in terms of rainfall," senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said.
The system, which had maximum sustained wind near 35 mph, would be named Alberto if it reaches the 39 mph threshold for a tropical storm.
At 5 p.m. EDT, the depression was centered in the Caribbean Sea about 50 miles west of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba, forecasters said. It was moving north-northwest near 6 mph.
The hurricane center recommended tropical storm warnings for the Cuban provinces of Pinar Del Rio and the Isle of Youth.
Over the next three days, the system is expected to move through the Yucatan Channel into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, then toward Florida where it could make landfall Monday or Tuesday somewhere between South Florida and the western tip of the Panhandle, forecasters said.
The depression's outer rainbands stretched Saturday to the southern tip of Florida, and heavy rain was forecast over the state's Gulf Coast and the Florida Keys through Monday.
State officials pleaded with residents to update their hurricane preparedness plans but most shrugged at the news.
"The media overplays this, they get people very scared," said Tim Roberts, a Fort Lauderdale condo owner who was visiting Tallahassee. "Sure, when the time comes to be alarmed, yes, but don't make more out of it until it's time."
Scientists predict the 2006 season could produce up to 16 named storms, six of them major hurricanes.
Last year's hurricane season was the busiest and most destructive in recorded history. Hurricane Katrina alone devastated Louisiana and Mississippi and was blamed for more than 1,570 deaths in Louisiana alone.
Mike Martino lost his Navarre Beach home twice in the past two hurricane seasons - first to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and never got to move into a new home built on the same lot because Hurricane Dennis wiped it out in 2005. Instead of rebuilding again, he moved to the mainland.
Martino, who rents kayaks, bikes and surfboards out of his store in Navarre Beach, worried that the weather would do more economic damage than property damage.
"I know that we have weather coming, so I can't have weekly rentals, it's all going to have to be done by the day," he said.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the busiest in 154 years of storm tracking, with records set for the number of named storms (28) and hurricanes (15). Forecasters used up their list of 21 proper names (beginning with Arlene and ending with Wilma) and had to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for the first time.
Meteorologists have said the Atlantic is not as warm as it was at this time in 2005, meaning potential storms would have less of the energy needed to develop into hurricanes.
Atlantic hurricane seasons were relatively mild from the 1970s through 1994. Since then, all but two years have been above normal. Experts say the ocean is in the midst of a 20-year-cycle that will continue to bring strong storms.
From 1995 to 2005, the Atlantic season averaged 15 named storms, just over eight named hurricanes and four major hurricanes, according to the hurricane center. From 1971 to 1994, there were an average of 8.5 named storms, five hurricanes and just over one major hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
6/10/2006 18:28:33 EDT
Just in case you missed it i thought id show this quote for you guys one more time.
"Sure, when the time comes to be alarmed, yes, but don't make more out of it until it's time."
-De La O
No I won't stop because I know the power of a question