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Year of the Tornado: Science can’t design away deadly threat

Should be "watched"...and they were both very interesting.

May 30, 2011 at 1:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Year of the Tornado: Science can’t design away deadly threat

Watch both of your links, fedup...what do you want to do about it? There's a whole lot of stuff in the air, up there, and I'm completely flummoxed as to what to do about anything that the various "departments" of our government do. They're sort of unstoppable.

But then, this could be another conspiracy theory again. And, if it's OUR government, I'd guess that the other Biggies, like China and Russia, and possibly India, are into chemtrail spraying also--any airplane can be retrofitted to do it, I would assume.

fed, you should send your links to goldenoldie. She's kind of into government conspiracies, and is a big fan of that ex-wrestler/ex-Governor (I can't remember which state--Minnesota or Michigan) who's into all of the conspiracies. Jesse Ventura?! Anyway, she might even already know about it, and would love to talk about it.

May 30, 2011 at 1:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Year of the Tornado: Science can’t design away deadly threat

Oh for pity's sake, we've had a cooler spring than usual all over the country, a prime setup for spring tornadoes. My husband AND I grew up in classic tornado-alleys--he in southern Wisconsin, me in Illinois and Missouri. In 1963, when I was in college in southwestern Missouri, tornadoes struck ST. LOUIS. There are few houses, schools and businesses that HAVEN'T been hit by some tornado, at some time, in most towns and cities in the Midwestern and prairie states. Yes, this is tragic, but, along with the flooding of the rivers, is nothing extremely unusual.

The closest I've been to one was about six blocks--we had softball sized hail.

Lemmings and sheeple...

May 29, 2011 at 6:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

OBTW, sty, Ronald doesn't flip the burgers either. And, why on earth would I ask him about wood pulp? Ronald McDonald is, and has always been, just an advertising tool--like the HamBurgler. sty, you are such a silly goose. Have fun, xly85j, you make such a great grey line..

May 29, 2011 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

Good-bye, xly.

Actually, I was really responding to the last "jeer", and thought that xly was as well. Ok, I won't be falling for ol' sly xly's ramblings and rants again.

It's time to go elsewhere for my news...nobody here except grey lines.

May 29, 2011 at 6:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Work to change course has just begun

Thank you, Jaime Herrera-Beutler, since you are a "junior" congress person, I am absolutely sure that you are doing WHAT you can, WHEN you can, for ALL of your constituents.

There are people who are so narrow in their views and ideology that all they can see is one party, one way, one ideal. That formula in its many forms has failed so completely in the past. Keep on keeping on, Congresswoman Herrera-Beutler, and keep in mind the old saying, "Some people wouldn't be happy if they were hanged with a new rope".

May 29, 2011 at 6:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama tours twister-ravaged neighborhood in Joplin

You got EVERYTHING just right, Snake...succinct, true and crystal clear. Thank you.

May 29, 2011 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

xly...Ronald McDonald House has helped more than sick kids' parents. In the early '80's, while my in-laws were spending the summer on a friend's ranch outside of Billings, Montana, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, and both breast were removed. Rather than having my father-in-law drive back and forth for miles to their travel trailer way out on the ranch, they arranged for him to stay at the local Ronald McDonald house, while Mom was in the hospital. I've always been thankful for eased Dad's mind and spirit to be able to be close to Mom during that frightening time.

May 29, 2011 at 12:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Columbia River rises above flood stage in Vancouver

Having grown up at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers, I've seen and been in more floods than you could dream of, Goldie. Believe me, the Columbia is very, very tame by comparison. Yes, the Columbia is quite beautiful, and very rowdy when it joins the is a nice workhorse of a river.

We lived about 10 or so miles for the spot where the Lewis & Clark group pushed their boats into the Mississippi, heading for the Missouri a few miles upriver.

Oh, and "thank you", Goldie, for your updating on the beaches on Government Island. Don't know what we'd all do without'll be missed when this goes Facebook.

Be safe this weekend...

May 28, 2011 at 9:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gas tanks are draining family budgets

Two days ago, I filled our Ford Taurus--which gets about 20-21 mpg in city--for $59.30. We are retired, but the rise in fuel prices is affecting pretty much everything we do, and what and/or where we eat. We have found four eateries within blocks of our home, each totally different. Our car is not a big gas guzzler, but we would like to be able to go to the coast at least once this year. It's getting to the point where we might have to start saving up just to visit our daughter and her family in Gresham...jeez.

My husband HAD a nice Yamaha Zuma scooter, but sold it because the traffic was just too dangerous...people just drive crazy here. It's like they all get their driver's licenses from Cracker Jack boxes or something, especially the women in their big-azz SUVs. Yesterday, I was at a stoplight on 78th, and next to me was a tiny woman in a Cadillac SUV...she could barely see over the dash...the
craziness of the "status symbol" SUV.

May 28, 2011 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )