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  •  I live in Connecticut (6+ / 0-)

    and heard two names for this storm. Nemo and Charlotte. Both are marketing schemes from the organization that named it. I have no problem with names for winter storms... IF there is some international or at least continental standard, perhaps similar to the naming of tropical storms in different oceans, as you reminded us. And standardized by some non-commercial entity, NWS or some UN affiliate, again similar to tropical storms. I intensely dislike their commercialization.

    picking off right-wingnuts at the ballot box, one vote at a time

    by JohnMac on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:29:18 PM PST

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    •  And that's th real problem (2+ / 0-)
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      Paper Cup, twigg
      "Both are marketing schemes from the organization that named it."
      Next storm we are going to have every weather-related marketer vying to have THEIR name be the name of the storm. I can't wait 'til Fox News wades in to name every killer storm after Obama or the local democrat running for office. Or worse: Look it's winter storm Welfare! Winter storm Taxes! Winter storm immigrant!

      Naming a winter storm is a stupid idea. Letting marketers do it is even stupider.

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