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  •  The moranity extends beyond that (19+ / 0-)

    Where, pray tell, do they think TWC and local news stations GET their information? FFS.

    And this is probably the most rediculously self-destructive meme I've ever heard republicans propagate (and that's saying something). If they ever did manage to defund the NWS, they'd all lose absurd amounts of money from shipping disasters (we'd leave gaps in ocean storm and sea ice forecasts), hurricane damage (depending on Europe to do our hurricane forecasting isn't a viable long-term strategy), and crop damage (nobody else pays close attention to inland US weather patterns).

    The NWS is the #1 best example of how rich people benefit from their tax dollars. It is fucking stupid of them to attack it. I understand they attack a lot of government programs because they're selfish assholes, and most of the rest make sense if you assume that they're cynical profiteers, but this one makes absolutely no sense from any perspective. Rich people actually benefit a ell of a lot more from the NWS than poor people do, because they have expensive things to protect and the resources to protect them.

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 05:42:35 PM PDT

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