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Another one, just like the other ones - meet Hurricane Wilma

Tropical depression twenty four is scheduled to mutate into yet another named tropical storm and then a hurricane in the next few days. Whatever shall we do when we run off the end of the alphabet?
A baby cyclone, a few hours old. Just opening her eyes. Shall we name her Wilma? That's the next name on the list.

Current winds no more than about 30mph. But this system is predicted to strenghen on its way to Cuba, perhaps to hit land later in the week.
Follow the action at  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

And according to reports (AP)...
Worldwide, it was the warmest September on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

Averaging 1.13 degrees Fahrenheit (0.63 degree Celsius) above normal for the month, it was the warmest September since the beginning of reliable records in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.
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More at  http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/14/D8D7VMC80.html

wish I were making this up
Please note that the seeds to all hurricanes come from Africa 16.Oct.2005 08:58

hank

It is the type of thing that makes you believe in an intelligent cosmos: the sirocco, a west-African wind, yearly creates the conditions to send back to the USA all the racism and imperialism which we merrily send them all the time. The most racist and imperialist of all the trashy red states are the southern latrine pits like MS and AL. If the theory holds up, then this coming hurricane should hit Texas REALLY hard specially around Crawford or wherever Delay is hiding. Hell! Don't blame me; I'm desperately l;ooking for consciousness ANYWHERE since I can't find it anywhere in this fucked up country.

abc's 16.Oct.2005 09:48

rainmake

they go to the greek alphabet.

like the theory, but enough of the... 16.Oct.2005 10:04

Expat

..."Red state/Blue state" dichotomy. It reminds me of when a woman says "all men are assholes" or when a religious fundamentalist says "my way is THE way and everyone else's is not." So one state went for Gore/Kerry by a point or two and suddenly everyone there is aware, hip and righteous, while in a state that went for Bush by that same slim margin everyone's suddenly a latrine reactionary.

How about checking one of the country's "bluest" areas, Cambridge, MA--home of Harvard and M.I.T. Guess what? They're funded with more megacorporate and DOD $$ than almost anywhere else on earth. You think they're using that $$ for weapons research, along with other ways to perpetuate an imperialist and increasingly fascistic system, or to bring "democracy" to the Middle East? You think all those "progressive" folks in those multimillion dollar homes around there are really trying to overthrow the capitalist system, or are their hopes of "reforming" it a face-saving way of trying to preserve a global order that's served them so well?

The problem is the imploding global capitalist system. Those that truly want to create a model based on sharing are scattered all over Amerika, including in the "Red" states (as well as Cambridge). Maybe it's time to connect with them, rather than assuming an air of moral and intellectual superiority, as do elitists across the nation.