When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius
Politically correct ideals are garbage: true wisdom comes from decades of deep thought and neutral observation. Only a so-called sociopath could ascertain wisdom from this crazy world in a neutral way. Cool thoughts- uncorrupted by modern politics, social norms, or societal ideals- are required for wisdom. Questioning everything, and going against the grain on all universally accepted norms is the path to true intelligence. The Gods notice this.

6/28/10

How's the Weather? Who Cares.

This society seems to delight in the indulgence of mass stupidity. How long has it been since you heard an urban myth? No more than a week I am sure. Besides those, how many prevalent ideas are outlandish bullshit? Hard to say, but most would be my guess. For example: communists stand in bread lines, Iraq 'did' 9/11, the US govt. prints money, the sun is a nuclear fireball, etc.

The one that annoys me most frequently is when someone refers to their state's weather as unique:
"That's a Georgia storm for you!"
"Here in Iowa the weather changes every five minutes!"
"It's a New York winter."
Ad nauseum.

It seems that everyone in the Midwest, each state individually, says the same thing about their home state: that their weather changes frequently (daily, every 5 minutes, whatever). So what is going on in Nebraska while something else is going on in Iowa and something else in Kansas and something else in Missouri? All of their residents claim to have unique, ever-changing weather.

But I beg to differ. A quick glance at a radar map will show that all of those states encounter the same weather, sometimes simultaneously/ sometimes a few days apart. This is because of the fronts that are longer than the states are tall generally, and move as one unit across them. Recently I seen a line of storms that stretched from Texas to Canada. Many states were affected. How did the unique-weather people explain that one?

After all, the clouds are conscious and can tell from up there where the state lines are somehow. They stop at the borders and act differently after crossing them. This keeps a Georgia storm a Georgia storm, and makes Iowa weather uniquely patterned a little different than the Nebraska weather. It all makes sense. As much sense as this drawing:

by DESEF


While certain regions have slightly different weather due to topography, there is no state that has its own weather patterns, except perhaps Hawaii and Alaska as they are so far away from the mainland.

I suspect that the unique-state weather people are lame-brains who want to make it sound like their place of residence is a unique wonderland of rough conditions, but they deal with it. Just like the remains of a coon someone found on a beach became "the Montauk Monster".

Give me a break.


(c) james platt

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