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Thousands in the dark after ice storms cut power lines in US, Canada

26.12.2013 16:24

Thousands of Americans who have been left without electricity since a heavy ice storm hit last Saturday will continue to be powerless until Friday evening.

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Wizard2579 07.01.2014 23:14

Doesn't anyone find it strange...Israel was hit with an uncommon blizzard last month, now US was hit....You sure God don't exist to punish the most wicked?

 

John Andrew Quinn 27.12.2013 19:00

actually yes, you armchair einsteins: as a northern VT resident, I know it WAS due to the fact it was bizarrely and quite unseasonably WARM higher up and below freezing at ground level that there were such icing problems. Here in Burlington it RAINED - not freezing rain either - for days while the ground temperature was in the high twenties. Definitely abnormal.

 

Drscottyjones 26.12.2013 21:42

Stuart Caskey 26.12.2013 16:48

It is all that global warming that is making us cold and covered in ice right?

  


Not that I'm backing the whole 'global warming' theory, but as for your comment, if it was just a few degrees colder, it would have been snow, instead of ice. But continue to 'comment' just to feel like you have a relevant opinion, because it's a source of comedy for me and accidental comedy is the Best kind

 

Nathan Langstrom 26.12.2013 19:27

I live in Michigan and I am thankful to have power right now. I've seen branches that usually reach 10-12 feet high now touching the ground from all the ice on them. Still lots of neighbors without power. Gotta say thanks to all the workers taking time from their families to help so many more families.

 

becquerrelle 26.12.2013 19:12

Steady there Wilbur

Bett er than it used to be - Now we only have a Sinlge Working Group of maybe a Dozen Identities but the Writers have maxxed out and Barely Can Manage a Language-Skill Level above that of the Ads (which are actually written to appeal to non-English Speakers)

B een thinking of some Comedic Uses of Google Translate (i.e. - tagalog)

 

bo po 26.12.2013 17:18

Oh, Man! What a mess! Sorry, Conspiracy Needers. I hold no one to blame for this

 

Ryan Bulpitt 26.12.2013 17:16

As far as I know, there was initially about 500000 electricity consumers out of power in the Greater Toronto Area.

 

Gregg 26.12.2013 17:15

Stuart Caskey 26.12.2013 16:48

It is all that global warming that is making us cold and covered in ice right?

  


See the dictionary. Look up the words "Climate" and "Weather". You will notice that they are NOT the same. Then, take a class in meteorology. Learn about the Jet Stream and then you MAY begin to understand that extremes in WEATHER are a symptom of Climate Change.

Another option is to simply wait for 10 years when things REALLY get crumby as the oceans continue dying (look up star fish melting along West Coast, Gyres, etc.).

 

Stuart Caskey 26.12.2013 16:48

It is all that global warming that is making us cold and covered in ice right?

 

Konrad3 26.12.2013 16:43

Evil comes around and evil goes around.

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