Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blizzard Conditions!

Meteorologists are warning of a potential blizzard to affect parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota by Tuesday the 10th. This may be one of the major storms that Joe Bastardi of Accuweather talked about last month when he mentioned that the end of February and the beginning of March could bring a major storm.

This is also a fulfillment of The Weather Alternative's long range forecast for March 8-12, 2009. In an update of that forecast posted on February 15th, I told of strong storm potential to hit the West Coast as well. As can be seen from the Accuweather map at right, a storm system entered the Pacific Northwest on the 7th and 8th.

Not only are blizzard conditions expected over the Northern Plains area but damaging thunderstorms are also expected to erupt across the southern Plains Monday and the lower Midwest on Tuesday. Along with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy downpours, there is also a tornado threat that will have to be dealt with.

The West Coast storm is a result of the Mars-Neptune opposition and the Plains blizzard and storms are triggered by the Sun's opposition to Saturn.

Major Storms for February and March?
Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Hitler versus Stalin

Even Hitler's armies of snoopers, his 95 Germans a day convicted of political crimes in 1933-39, his political murders, concentration camps and killings of Jews and left-wingers in that period, cannot match Stalin's record. Russia had traditions of secrecy and violence; but the isolation, paranoia and terror that kept the Soviet people in thrall for so long exceeded anything comparable, anywhere, ever. -- "The Heights of Evil," THE ECONOMIST, December 31, 1999, p.39.

According to R.J. Rummel in his book Death by Government, Hitler was responsible for a death toll of 20.9 million including prisoners of war, the aged, the sick, homosexuals, Jews, Slavs, Serbs, Czechs, Italians, Poles, Ukrainians and many others; but Stalin was twice the demon that Hitler was. Stalin murdered 42.7 million.

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