Do We Really Need a National Weather Service?

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    Fark is having a blast over this one.

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    This is the "mistake" they cite:

    Relying on inaccurate government reports can endanger lives. Last year the Service failed to predict major flooding in Nashville because it miscalculated the rate at which water was releasing from dams there. The NWS continued to rely on bad information, even after forecasters knew the data were inaccurate. The flooding resulted in 22 deaths.

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    Because water being released from dams is part of the "weather". Their solution? Privatize it. Because people selling weather with a "profit motive" sell the best weather.

    So sick of the right wing. Well, the one good thing about Fox, if they don't like the weather, they just "make up" new weather.
     
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    If they would stick to only reporting data and not play in politics... it's a good use of the taxpayers money to have this.
     
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    Just curious. How does the weather service "play politics"?
     
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    What?:eusa_eh:

    That post makes no sense.

    One sells access to information (specifically, one's data points and predictions), not weather. Well, maybe one could sell weather if one were Storm from the X-men, but you do realize that's a comic book, right?
     
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    What are you laughing at?

    You're one of the biggest dingbats in this forum, so when you're laughing at something, the rest of us can assume it's something perfectly sensible.
     
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    They propagandize about AGW.
     
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    It's an opinion piece. OpEds are designed to ignite a debate. Apparently, that is outside the intellectual pay grade of the OP and quite a few posters on here.
     

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