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Darn that global warming! It’s making things cold!

…For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend “climate change”. In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4ºC. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years.

There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia. At least in the southern hemisphere it is winter, but snowfalls in New Zealand and Australia have been abnormal. There have been frosts in Brazil, elsewhere in South America they have had prolonged droughts, while in China they have had to cope with abnormal rain and freak hailstorms, which in one province killed 20 people…

More at  Telegraph.

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June 16, 2009 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on Darn that global warming! It’s making things cold!

Now this is a a good commanding officer

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Brussels sprouts have been banned from a Plymouth-based warship with its captain describing them as the “devil’s vegetable”.

Wayne Keble OBE, who is the Commanding Officer of amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark, said he hates the small leafy green vegetables.

via Royal Navy captain bans brussels on Plymouth warship.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Food, ships | | Comments Off on Now this is a a good commanding officer

A total of 350 feet…TA DA!!

A Harpswell [Maine] man who was allegedly text messaging while driving on Route 196 Sunday morning took an unexpected off-road detour that left him with minor injuries, according to police.

Topsham Police Lt. Christopher Lewis said it appears a 1997 brown Chevrolet Blazer four-door driven by Phillip Smith, 20, of Harpswell, was traveling on Route 196 west of Meadow Cross Road. The vehicle careened off the road, struck a utility pole, drove through a barbed wire fence — taking out several posts — traveled over a field, up a small hill and then down a steep embankment into a small stream, Lewis said. The crash was reported at 8:20 a.m.

via The Times Record

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on A total of 350 feet…TA DA!!

She said, “Go!” so he went.

A man reported missing by his wife last week was located Saturday. But he says he wasn’t missing — just following his wife’s wishes to go away.

William Peterson told police he and his wife had an argument and she told him to get out. So, Peterson spent the week fishing and camping in Bend.

His wife, Pam Peterson, said that the argument with her husband happened months ago, and that she forgot about telling her husband he could always leave. Apparently, her husband had not forgotten, she said.

via OregonLive.com.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on She said, “Go!” so he went.

Parked in your own driveway? That’s a ticket!

Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner…says he stands by the citations handed out last week by the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor. He says the tickets were issued under a city law against parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways.

During a news conference Monday, Finkbeiner ignored a reporter’s question of whether the crackdown and fines were related to the city’s budget crisis.

via Yahoo! News.

And he’s running for re-election. Good luck with that.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb cops | | Comments Off on Parked in your own driveway? That’s a ticket!