Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sometimes change is bad.

Royal Caribbean has some splain'in to do.  When they came out and said their cruise ship encountered unexpectedly heavy weather . . . and then The Weather Channel BLOWS that theory apart with a detailed 5 day forecast from the past that said EXPECT 30 foot waves and hurricane-like winds. . . . someone is losing a job on this one.

Speaking of weather - SAD SAD news.

Talk about a surprise.  NOAA is a little "WHAT?" on what is happening with our weather.  El Nino is losing and all of a sudden America is setting up a pattern that mirrors last February.  Just like last February a large area of heat is appearing on the west coast which is pushing arctic air down to us and resulting in a series of big time storms on the east coast.

As NOAA says "this was not suppose to happen with El Nino" and they are all scratching their heads.

The good news is that the forecast for Saturday inched up to a high of 6 up from 4 yesterday and 3 last night.  BUT SUNNY (which makes a BIG difference) and a little breezy.  Warming up after the weekend.

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As the stock market tanks don't blame MG&E. I have an  interest in that company and it is acting like a tech stock lately.  HOLY MACRO! Up 4% yesterday  And up 23% since November 3rd.

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There is some sort of voting going on today!


Bernie has to have a big win in N.H. by at least 12% (he still has not even tried to get the non-white vote) or he is in big big trouble. At the moment he is up 14.5% in the 35 polls that are tracked.

Trump should win by 15% with Rubio and a fast rising Kasich 2nd and 3rd.  Then Cruz and Bush.

But very very white N.H. voters are late deciders so it's really an unknown.

Next up

Feb 20th
Nevada caucuses where Clinton leads by 22%
South Carolina Primary Trump over Rubio by 12%

Feb 23
Nevada caucuses Trump over Cruz 11%

Feb 27th
South Carolina where Clinton leads Bernie by 30%

This is really a fascinating election cycle.

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Did you know the AT&T spokeswoman Milana Vayntrub is a Uzbekistan refugee?

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Looks like Gov. Rick Snyder has a fight on his hands and is going to have a recall after his FUBR handling on the water problems in Flint.

Trying to save money  and look what happens. Oddly a city's water system is NOT meant to bring drinking water to your home. It's meant to put out fires. Drinking water is just a by product. A lot of people don't know that.

The water is fine in Flint - but due to its chemistry it is leaching lead out of the connecting joints. These were all covered up fine with calcium and so forth BUT with the change in chemistry it is exposing lead . . . .and the cover up.  

Changing water chemistry can have some very bad things happen and sometimes you should just leave it alone.   Like asbestos - the best thing is to just not touch it.  Removing it is worse then leaving  it alone. (My brothers business deals with asbestos).

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See ya later!

Rod