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  •  Well, this diary WAS ABOUT a TV/internet (1+ / 0-)
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    wxorknot

    weatherman (aka "meteorologist") - I still maintain they're a bunch of idiots as I originally postulated.

     No one has presented compelling evidence to the contrary, except for personal insults and troll ratings.  

    Forgive if I didn't find that convincing.

    •  TV weatherman person (1+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy

      or whatever they want to go by; I agree with you 100% that a fair percentage of them are idiots as you have shown.

      As for the troll rating you received, I disagree with that. In addition, personal insults when we disagree offer very little to the discourse too. But, that's just my opinion and I am not the Daily Kos police as I respect the other commenters as well.

      Perhaps we are closer together in our opinions than either one of us realise. I would hope that to be the case as to the contrary.

      I do postulate that the profession is not that TV weather personality and it should not be construed they speak for meteorologist's that hold degrees that we never see.

      Even in that arena there is some disagreement as to climate change, but it is very miniscule. That is to be expected and I take it for what it is.

      One final note. If in fact we are not in agreement. No biggie. May we both be civil in our dialogue.

      "The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism." Sir William Osler

      by wxorknot on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 12:52:07 PM PDT

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      •  Perhaps separate issues were conflated (1+ / 0-)
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        wxorknot

        here - one of the posters seems to have had a bee up their bonnet about the equivalence of "tv weatherman" and "meteorologist" (as the term is used commonly and also in this diary).

        Yeah, maybe there's a battle to be fought to keep the term "meteorologist" strictly reserved for use by academic scientists.

        But, having long fought a similar battle at being outraged whenever Mr. Limbaugh was called "Rush" on this site (thus defaming one of the only semi-not-awful things to ever come from Canada) that's probably a losing battle not really worth hide rating people over.

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