First off, here in New England, we have snow all the time. So why do people rush to the store to get things they should already have? I will be heading out shortly to get gas, a few things at the store and McDonald's. The news on the other hand show people buying loads of groceries and salt and other things that they should have already bought. I have had the same salt in my garage since 2007. How much do most people use? Are they sprinkling their food with it? If so, yuck.
The one good thing from this is the fact that Deflate-gate is finally off the air, which has to be one of the most pointless stories ever. Instead, we get to hear wall to wall storm coverage, which will most likely happen non-stop over the next 24 hours where reporters who drew the short straw get to sit outside and comment on how bitter and cold it is. On rare occasions, some poor reporters gets sprayed with a plow, or in the case of NBC news, peeing in the snow.
Evidence strongly suggests that we are changing the environment and one of the reasons is that there are too many damned people on the planet. Several population deniers are also out in full force using Malthus' failed claims of overpopulation problems to bolster the idea that there is no threat. The problem is, he may ultimately be right, as technology may reach the limits of how it can feed people, especially with an unrealistic hatred for GMO foods which may not be as bad as some are claiming. Monsanto is a beast of company with questionable patents and are indeed destroying family farms but GMO's may not be as harmful as some are saying. We have been doing this type of genetic modification for centuries with no ill effects and just because we are using technology does not make it evil.
This is something few do anymore. They read something that fits into the world view and accept it as fact even if it is bull. And if anyone challenges it with facts, they dig in to their erroneous view. This is why we have so many well educated morons in this world not vaccinating their kids because they do not trust Big Pharma, doctors or even common sense anymore. Lack of trust is why societies die and we are headed right down that rabbit hole as no one seemed to remember the Republicans destroying this country, even blaming Obama for stuff he had no part in, like the death of unions or the economic collapse, both of which the GOP is going full steam ahead with.