posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:18 AM
I am also from central Ohio and have to laugh at the posting about winter. As one of the more astute posters pointed out already, it is not winter
yet. So I submit to you that we have time travelers among us, lol. Because as they have said they have lived through tougher winters than this one.
And as said before winter is not even here yet. If I may inquire, exactly which winters were worse? Of course I live in a world where words mean
things and perhaps those who claim to live here in central Ohio lived elsewhere previously? That would be the only explanation. Cleveland gets record
snowfall and they dismiss it as, "they always get that". We have set SEVERAL weather related records this fall.
THEY KNOW WHAT IS COMING. Let me tell you a story. This summer as most people in these parts were happy to have any work, one neighbor was working all
the time. One evening I asked him what he was going to do Saturday and he said mandatory overtime. I asked him what on earth they were making that was
so in demand. He told me Snow Blower parts. Been working mandatory 10 hour days and Saturday overtime. Nope nothing to see here, move along now. I
mused that they must know something we don’t. It has always been a common joke around central Ohio. We get one winter with snow and everybody with
money goes out and buys snowmobiles and snow blowers only to sell them at the yard sale in a couple years. And since we had a lot of snow last year
the market should be saturated.
I am a bit older than the kids posting here, but not that old. I can assure you that the weather in Ohio bares little semblance to the weather I
remember as a child. Not to mention the flora and fauna have changed quite a bit too. Seen any white birch trees around lately? Those that are older
than I tell me I am only seeing the half of it. So who you going to trust? Your own eyes and senses or those who only serve to confuse and distort?
Things heard at the dinner table around thanksgiving one would have CALLED POPPY COCK Back in the day. Yeah, I was out working on my tan one last
time this past week. I think I will put the mower up for the year. Nope nothing unusual about cutting grass in NOVEMBER in Ohio. Well not unusual for
the past 8 years or so. As I was taking pictures of our flowers this fall, I was commenting to the wife about how beautiful our flower garden had
become, we both agreed it was the nicest one on the block. Of course this was the week before HALOWEEN!!!!!!! So unusual, that I went and bought a
news paper to photograph them with, so the dates would be there. Hmm where are those…
We had the perfect vantage point when the hurricane rolled through here a while back. We sat on the deck enjoyed some cocktails and watched the bedlam
happen, all the while barely catching a breeze. It was very cool and very surreal. Having lived on the ocean before, it was strange, yet somehow nice
in a weird way to see and feel a tropical pattern in Ohio. I will tell you the same thing I told them (our hurricane watch company) that day. You
ain’t seen nothing yet. Mark my words. Oh and one last thing about this “Global Warming” argument. All you need to know is this; CONSERVATION
OF MASS. You don’t even have to leave your house to figure it out. Hard to believe something so easy to understand is never mentioned when it comes
to “global warming.”
The weather is not static. Nor does it follow some unknown pattern. History is rife with examples of wild weather patterns, but those can almost
always be traced back to an event. To think the auto exhaust, power plant and furnace exhausts cannot and do not affect our atmosphere is insane. The
average furnace running on natural gas if vented directly into the home will kill you in short order correct? For the sake or argument, is it safe to
say one days worth would do it? If my house is 1200 square feet and has 8 foot ceilings it contains appx. 10,000 cubic feet of atmosphere. I would
like to know what NATURAL method of purification I could use that would purify this much atmosphere in 24 hours? Think about this one as an example.
There are 20 homes or so in our neighborhood. Each home could contain 10 people. So in reality our homes alone could kill 200 people every day as long
as we ran the furnace. Or to use simple math, we are poisoning appx. 200,000 cubic feet of atmosphere to the point of it being uninhabitable evry day.
I sure am glad that all goes outside through the pipe where the angels breathe it in and make it pure again. To quote one of my favorite authors,
“we have a front row seat to the greatest tragicomedy that has ever played out.”