The BRAD BLOG Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! 2014-11-27T03:22:36Z Copyright 2014 WordPress Brad Friedman <![CDATA['KPFK' BradCast: Maine Mystery, Ferguson Fury and Thanks for Something...]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10961 2014-11-27T03:10:28Z 2014-11-27T03:10:28Z Election Irregularities BRAD BLOG Oregon BRAD BLOG Media Appearance Election Fraud Missouri Accountability Maine KPFK Election 2014 BradCast I had hoped to keep this week's Thanksgiving BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio kinda light, cuz, ya know, it's Thanksgiving. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch didn't make that easy.

Nonetheless, we ended up with a very lively show, covering one helluva election fraud mystery in Maine; some good election news in Oregon; and exclusive information on why Ferguson and St. Louis County ran out of paper ballots on Election Day.

Then, speaking of bad news, it's Thanksgiving week and, yes, the news is lousy, so what is there to be thankful for in the wake of this week's terrible news in Ferguson and all the bad news of late before it? Some great callers come to the rescue!

My thanks to all of you this Thanksgiving which, as a few callers reminded me, isn't nearly as terrible as it seemed before this week's show...

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Brad Friedman <![CDATA['Phantom' Ballots in Maine State Senate Recount Reverse Result From Democratic to Republican]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10959 2014-11-26T04:21:36Z 2014-11-26T04:21:36Z Election Irregularities Election Fraud Paper Ballots Legislation Democrats Republicans Maine Election 2014 An election fraud mystery has emerged in Maine's tiny Town of Long Island. The strange case has not only changed the previously announced "winner" of the election, but the contested results affect the entire state Senate and are now the subject of an investigation demanded by the Maine Democratic Party.

On Election Night this year, Democrat Catherine Breen reportedly won the race for state Senate by a very slim 32 votes in Maine's Senate District 25, according to the then-unofficial tally. However, during a hand recount of the votes last week, 21 previously unaccounted-for ballots were discovered to be in the locked Long Island ballot box. All of the "new" ballots included votes for Cathleen Manchester, the Republican candidate who had requested the recount.

Those 21 "new" ballots were above and beyond the 171 votes counted by hand on Election Night (which proved to be an otherwise perfect count) and the 171 voters listed as having voted on the "voter manifest" at Long Island's only precinct.

The "new" votes, combined with a few other adjustments to the tallies in the 25th District's six other towns, were enough to reverse the results, giving an 11-vote victory to the Republican candidate after the recount, even as neither party is able to explain the appearance of the "phantom ballots" in Long Island...

On Election Night, as Steve Mistler reports at the Portland Press Herald, the Democrat Breen barely outpaced the Republican Manchester by a total of 10,930 to 10,898.

After a recount on November 18th, and the surprise appearance of the 21 ballots for Manchester in Long Island, she was certified by the Secretary of State as having won the race by 10,927 to 10,916 --- an 11-vote spread.

In addition to the 21 mystery ballots for Manchester, the recount resulted in 9 disputed ballots and "10 missing ballots from Gray and Westbrook," according to Mario Moretto Bangor Daily News. (Recount tallies, adjustments to them, and challenged ballots are documented here [PDF].)

Without the unexplained 21 votes discovered for the Republican in Long Island, the Democrat would have won the race.

Maine's Democratic Party has refused to accept the new results and is now seeking a new recount and a subpoena for the Long Island's Town Clerk, Brenda Singo, "to explain why the official tally on a sealed box of ballots, as well as a voter manifest, differed from the number of ballots inside the box," according to Mistler at the Press Herald.

The official challenge throws the matter to the Maine Senate to determine who is to be properly seated or how the matter will be otherwise decided. The Republican-majority state Senate will convene a seven-seat panel after it is sworn in on December 3. The GOP will hold four of the seats on that committee which, Mistler reports, "has broad discretion to make a recommendation as it evaluates the results of the recount."

Moretto at Bangor Daily News reports that Long Island, "a town of about 230 residents, has only one polling place, and Singo was the only warden." She reported 171 voters on Election Day and has, so far, been unable to explain why 192 ballots were found when the ballot box was unlocked for the recount.

Singo has not immediately replied to a query by The BRAD BLOG.

"Marc Malon, Senate caucus director for the Maine Democratic Party, and Bill Logan, a lawyer representing the GOP, both reviewed the voter manifest on Monday and confirmed in separate interviews that the 21 additional ballots could not be accounted for," Moretto writes. "The recount on Nov. 18 and Monday's document review were both overseen by Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn," who works under Maine's Democratic Sec. of State Matt Dunlap.

"This type of discrepancy has not occurred in recent memory," Dunlap said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. "It will be up to the Senate to try to discern what's happened here."

"The incoming voter list is consistent with the warden’s return of votes cast, showing that 171 Long Island voters submitted ballots in the November 4th, 2014, general election," said Dunlap, confirming that representatives from his office "opened the sealed voter list of the Town of Long Island to allow the parties to inspect it" on Monday. "The voter list and the 21 ballots for Manchester recorded in the recount but not tabulated on Election Night will be among the materials available for review by the Senate as it resolves the disputed election."

"Democrats feel burned by the fact that the GOP would not allow any additional investigation," writes Moretto, "and they are calling on the secretary of state and Senate committee to investigate where the 'phantom ballots' came from and whether they are valid. The party also is exploring what legal options are available to ensure there was no election fraud in Senate District 25."

The paper reports that the Republican attorney Logan downplayed the Democrats' concerns.

"One could always theorize that something nefarious was done, or that some mistake was made, but it's just a theory," he said. "We counted every ballot that we had, counted by a Republican and a Democrat, and the ballots were confirmed by the secretary of state. I can understand why they may be disappointed by the result, but that's part of a close election."

Logan went on to speculate that Singo might have failed to check off the names of some voters on Election Day or that there might have been human error during the hand count in Long Island, the only town in District 25 that tallies ballots by hand on Election Night. The Democratic attorney Knox rejected both theories, according to Moretto, who reported she describes the the speculation as "plausible explanations for a discrepancy of one or two ballots, but not 11 percent of all the votes cast in the town."

On Tuesday, the Daily News reports, Singo said she could not explain why there were more ballots than voters and had never seen a similar situation in the past. "When more questions were asked," the paper reports, "she said she was uncomfortable discussing the matter any further."

Among the questions we have sent to Singo ourselves and hope to see answered by the Town Clerk, are how, exactly, hand-counting is done on Election Night in the Town of Long Island; whether the process is fully public; whether or not there were witnesses of the counting that night, as expected; and what the chain of custody requirements are for ballots thereafter.

Human error is always a possibility when hand-counting paper ballots. However, when properly carried out in public, with witnesses checking either other's work, such errors are very rare. In this case, with the number of ballots counted on Election Night also matching precisely the number of reported voters, a 21 vote "miscount" of the number of ballots seems highly unlikely --- at least if appropriate public counting procedures were followed.

In fact, all the other towns in the same District rely on paper ballot optical-scan computer systems made by ES&S (the same ones that failed so spectacularly recently in Stoughton, Wisconsin's local ballot initiative and many other races over the years) to tabulate their ballots. According to the recount documentation [PDF], other than tiny Chebeague Island, only the Town of Long Island's Election Night count, by actual human beings, was found to have been perfect during the recount --- with the exception of the still-unexplained phantom ballots.

While the mystery remains, for now, and will ultimately be adjudicated by either the Maine State Senate or a court of law, it's important to note that this does not appear to be a problem that could have been deterred by the type of polling place Photo ID restrictions Republicans are attempting to institute around the nation. There is no evidence at this time that any voter did anything wrong, such as voting twice or in someone else's name, which is the only type of fraud that could be even possibly be deterred by Photo ID voting restrictions.

If anything nefarious took place in the Town of Long Island --- and, for now, that remains a big "if" --- it would seem to be an old-fashioned case of ballot box stuffing, a type of election fraud (like almost all types of election fraud) that is not deterred by draconian Photo ID requirements at the polling place.

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Desi Doyen <![CDATA['Green News Report' - November 25, 2014]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10958 2014-11-25T23:27:13Z 2014-11-25T23:27:13Z New York Accountability Environment Green News EPA Coal Canada Russia Oil Climate change Extreme weather Keystone XL

 

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  • Skeptical Science: Database with FULL DEBUNKING of ALL Climate Science Denier Myths
  • 4 Scenarios Show What Climate Change Will Do To The Earth, From Pretty Bad To Disaster (Fast CoExist):
    But exactly how bad is still an open question, and a lot depends not only on how we react, but how quickly. The rate at which humans cut down on greenhouse gas emissions--if we do choose to cut them--will have a large bearing on how the world turns out by 2100, the forecasts reveal.
  • How to Solve Global Warming: It's the Energy Supply (Scientific American):
    Restraining global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius will require changing how the world produces and uses energy to power its cities and factories, heats and cools buildings, as well as moves people and goods in airplanes, trains, cars, ships and trucks, according to the IPCC. Changes are required not just in technology, but also in people's behavior.
  • Warning: Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses (Grist)
  • NASA Video: Warming over the last 130 years, and into the next 100 years:

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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA[Photo of the Moment: 'Seasons Greetings' From Ferguson, MO!]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10956 2014-11-25T05:37:52Z 2014-11-25T05:37:52Z Fox 'News' Missouri

    "Seasons Greetings"? No "Merry Christmas"?! Fox "News" is gonna be furious.

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    P.S. A few selected thoughts of mine on the events in Ferguson this evening, from throughout the night on Twitter, follow below...


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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA['Recount' Ahead for Oregon's GMO Ballot Measure]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10955 2014-11-24T22:48:07Z 2014-11-24T22:48:07Z Oregon Vote-by-Mail Election 2014 GMOs The November 4, 2014 elections are not over in several parts of the country. One of those places is Oregon, where progressive candidates and ballot measures were largely successful in bucking the rightward trend of election results produced by much of the rest of the nation. Nonetheless, a GMO-related ballot measure requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods appeared to have failed on Election Night in the wake of a record amount of campaign cash spent by food manufacturers to defeat it.

    The measure, however, now appears headed toward a statewide "recount" as the official computer-reported results have greatly narrowed in the weeks following Election Day, with the race now regarded as "too close to call" by some. The "No" margin decreased to less than 1,500 votes as of late last week, after the Yes on 92 campaign was said to have been "reaching out to 13,000 voters whose ballots had signature problems and weren't counted," according to Oregon's KPTV.

    [Note: The BRAD BLOG tends to use quotes around the word "recount", since most ballots in the U.S., even hand-marked paper ballots, are never actually counted by human beings in the first place, with most jurisdictions relying only on easily-manipulated and sometimes wildly inaccurate computer tabulators which tally ballots either correctly or incorrectly. Without an actual hand-count by human beings, its impossible to know either way.]

    For the first time this year, the state publicly released the names of voters whose ballots had signature problems. That transparency allowed Measure 92's supporters to attempt to notify those voters to request they contact election officials to work out any discrepancies in order to have their ballots tallied.

    As of Monday afternoon, numbers posted on the Oregon Sec. of State's results page show the margin having narrowed even further, with just 809 "No" votes outpacing "Yes" votes, out of more than 1.5 million ballots cast across the state. Finalized results are due from all counties by 5pm today...

    As readers of The BRAD BLOG may recall, there was an attempted "recount" for Prop 37 in California, a similar ballot measure reported to have failed in 2012 after a similarly expensive smear campaign by many of the same food companies in that state.

    That attempt at citizen oversight in California was stopped dead in its tracks by a single County Registrar in Fresno County --- a huge food production center in the state --- after she arbitrarily, and seemingly illegally, priced the attempted voter-requested "recount" far beyond affordability for the citizen coalition attempting to ensure the computer-reported results in the state were accurate. (See The BRAD BLOG's 2013 special report on that here.)

    In Oregon, however, where the entire state votes by mail (or via mail-ballot drop-off sites), an automatic state-sponsored "recount" is triggered by statute when the computer-reported margin is less than one-fifth of one percent. With the current margin at less than one-tenth of one percent, the state's law, unlike in California, should allow a statewide "recount" of the measure to move forward without interference.

    The battle over Measure 92 in Oregon is said to have been, "by far", the most expensive in state history. Spending to oppose the measure by corporations such as Monsanto and DuPont dwarfed that spent by supporters. The No campaign reportedly spent as much as $21 million to block the measure, while the Yes campaign spent $9 million in support.

    The good news for voters in Oregon is that, in addition to state law mandating a "recount" in such races, those counts (unlike many "recounts" held elsewhere, such as in Arizona, where we hope to detail another "recount" story soon) are carried out by hand, as opposed to simply being run through the same computer tabulators that tallied them, either correctly or incorrectly (who knows?), in the first place.

    The Oregonian reports, however, that a recent statewide recount failed to change final tallies all that much. "The last statewide recount was in 2008 on a measure regarding the government seizure of property found at crime scenes," the paper reports. "The initial count showed it passing by 550 votes. A recount concluded that it actually passed by 681 votes."

    The statewide "recount" --- really, the first actual count of all the ballots by actual human beings --- will likely take place in the first week of December.

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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA[Greg Palast and Brad Friedman on Thom Hartmann TV's 'Bigger Picture Panel' [VIDEO]]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10954 2014-11-22T21:39:13Z 2014-11-22T21:39:13Z Election Irregularities Greg Palast Election Reform Texas BRAD BLOG Media Appearance Photo ID Laws Accountability Voter Registration Vote Caging Republicans U.S. Supreme Court Thom Hartmann Voting Rights Act Election 2016 Election 2014 Kris Kobach It's investigative Election Integrity muckraking in East Coast/West Coast stereo!

    My thanks to Thom for inviting me for this week's longer-than-usual panel conversation on his Big Picture TV show, and to Palast for being the inimitably indefatigable Greg Palast!

    Lively discussion includes everything from the secret GOP Crosscheck program to Greg's assertion that it cost Democrats several key U.S. Senate races to the U.S. now ranked 26th in electoral integrity among world democracies (last among Western nations) to the Republicans' long hard fight to return to Jim Crowism in TX and beyond...

    [Thanks to Palast's office for stitching both segments together in one easy-to-watch clip! I've replaced the original embed with that version above.]

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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA[GOP-Led U.S. House Intel Committee Report Finds BENGHAZI! 'Scandal' Not Actually a Scandal]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10953 2014-11-21T23:24:02Z 2014-11-21T23:24:02Z Fox 'News' CIA National Security Accountability U.S. House Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Republicans Libya Well, I've been remiss over the years since 2012 in covering the BENGHAZI!!! "scandal" on these pages.

    So allow me to make up for some of that lost time today, with this article just out from AP tonight:

    WASHINGTON (AP) --- A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

    Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

    In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people.

    The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel.

    The article continues describing the findings of the House Intel Committee report which its Republican chair Rep. Mike Rogers (MI) and Democratic ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD) announced today. Among those findings, in response to the epic reports of a "stand down order" said to have been issued by the CIA or the State Dept. or the White House, AP reports: "None of that is true, according to the House Intelligence Committee report."

    You get the idea.

    Nonetheless, as AP notes, "the eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May." That special select committee, convened by Congressional "conservatives", is set to cost tax payers some $4 million. How very "conservative" of them.


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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA['This is How Clever Satan Is': Exposing Those Monster Energy Drinks for What They Really Are!]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10952 2014-11-21T22:37:23Z 2014-11-21T22:37:23Z BRAD BLOG Media Appearance It's a pretty cut and dry case here. Satan is totes busted...

    As of Friday, November 21, the video above, posted on November 9, has received 7,082,535 views. If that's not further proof of Satan, I don't know what is.

    [P.S. Speaking of the devil...Heading in to the studio to do a "Bigger Picture Panel" segment on election issues along with Greg Palast on Thom Hartmann's Big Picture TV show shortly. Watch live on RT America at 7p ET (it repeats at 10p ET), or check for other viewing options here. It also streams live online here.]


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    Desi Doyen <![CDATA['Green News Report' - November 20, 2014]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10951 2014-11-20T23:11:35Z 2014-11-20T23:11:35Z United Nations Environment Barack Obama Republicans Green News Mary Landrieu Mitch McConnell Coal Wind Solar Climate change Extreme weather China Oceans

     

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    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record-breaking extreme winter storm breaks Buffalo, NY; It's official: October 2014 hottest October on record; Sorry, Republicans: China will cap coal use by 2020; PLUS: Obama doubles down on climate foreign policy... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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    • VIDEO: NASA CO2 Animation Recalls 1859 Account of the Global Flow of this Gas (NYT Dot Earth)



    • A New Carbon Tax Bill In The Senate Comes With Both Promise And Problems (Climate Progress):
      In a sense, the problem of climate change is incredibly simple: certain people are dumping carbon into the atmosphere, and in the coming decades we will all suffer from the effects of that pollution. That, in turn, suggests a simple fix: make the emitters pay for that damage in the here and now. If they don’t want to pay, they won’t emit.
    • Revealed: Keystone company's PR blitz to safeguard ]its backup plan (Guardian UK) [emphasis added]:
      Energy East strategy drawn up by public relations firm Edelman calls for thousands of activists, major online campaign and digging into background of opposition groups as methods TransCanada Corporation should use to ‘play offence’ against its detractors.
    • Feds charge mining company and executives with criminal pollution in Southwest Alaska (Alaska Dispatch News):
      An Australian-led mining company owned by an offshore corporation and five of its top officials and employees conspired to dump waste from a platinum mine into a Southwest Alaska salmon river, a federal indictment handed up Tuesday alleges. Four of the officials with XS Platinum Inc. also falsified records to hide what they did, and all five knowingly allowed polluted water to be discharged, the charges say. None of those charged lived in Alaska.
    • World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap (Climate Central):
      “This is not a policy conclusion, this is just doing the math,” Joseph Alcamo, chief scientist of the report, said. “By 2030 we will have to turn the corner on global emissions so that we should have global emissions roughly 20-30 percent lower than they are (projected) now. That’s a telling message from the science community that business-as-usual is not an option.”
    • VIDEO: San Diego Approves $3.5B Recycled Water Project (NBC San Diego):
      With drought relief in California a long way off, San Diegans are now getting a giant step closer to a more reliable, long-term water supply. By a 9-0 vote Tuesday, the City Council approved a long-envisioned sewage purification system that'll crank out water you can drink.
    • World Not Close To Avoiding Dangerous Warming, UN Report Finds (Huiffington Post Green):
      The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.
    • US Farmers Set To Get Huge Government Payouts Despite Bumper Harvest (Reuters):
      U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.
    • Washington State To Sue Federal Government Over Nuclear Site Vapors (Reuters):
      Washington state's attorney general said on Wednesday he intends to sue the U.S. government for not adequately protecting workers involved in the decades-long cleanup of a decommissioned nuclear site, saying dozens have been sickened by toxic vapors.
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    • NPR investigation: Injuries and violations continue at coal mines that owe millions in fines (Coal Tattoo, Charleston Gazette)
    • Edelman's TransCanada Astroturf Docs Expose Oil Industry PR Attack (DeSmogBlog):
      Documents obtained by Greenpeace detail a desperate astroturf PR strategy designed by Edelman for TransCanada to win public support for its Energy East tar sands export pipeline. TransCanada has failed for years to win approval of the controversial border-crossing Keystone XL pipeline, so apparently the company has decided to 'win ugly or lose pretty' with an aggressive public relations attack on its opponents.
    • Pope Francis: "Unbridled consumerism" will have destructive consequences for the planet (Salon) [emphasis added]:
      Free market fundamentalism poses a grave threat to both economic security and the health of the planet, Pope Francis warns in a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the host of this weekend's Group of 20 leaders' summit in Brisbane.
    • How to stop global warming, in 7 steps (Vox.com) [emphasis added]:
      5) Cutting emissions will cost us - but so will global warming... Economic modeling suggests that this would shave 0.06 percentage points off global economic growth each year....The world would still get richer over time, but at a somewhat slower rate.


    FOR MORE on Climate Science and Climate Change, go to our Green News Report: Essential Background Page

  • Skeptical Science: Database with FULL DEBUNKING of ALL Climate Science Denier Myths
  • 4 Scenarios Show What Climate Change Will Do To The Earth, From Pretty Bad To Disaster (Fast CoExist):
    But exactly how bad is still an open question, and a lot depends not only on how we react, but how quickly. The rate at which humans cut down on greenhouse gas emissions--if we do choose to cut them--will have a large bearing on how the world turns out by 2100, the forecasts reveal.
  • How to Solve Global Warming: It's the Energy Supply (Scientific American):
    Restraining global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius will require changing how the world produces and uses energy to power its cities and factories, heats and cools buildings, as well as moves people and goods in airplanes, trains, cars, ships and trucks, according to the IPCC. Changes are required not just in technology, but also in people's behavior.
  • Warning: Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses (Grist)
  • NASA Video: Warming over the last 130 years, and into the next 100 years:

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    Brad Friedman <![CDATA[Extreme Weather? What Extreme Weather?]]> http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10950 2014-11-20T20:22:51Z 2014-11-20T20:22:51Z New York Environment Climate change Buffalo, New York...

    NY Daily News reports, "there's more on the way" after the first wave which fell in about 24-36 hours [emphasis added]:

    The western New York city and its suburbs are bracing for up to another three feet of snow by Friday morning after a storm already dropped nearly six feet on some areas in an epic display by Mother Nature that left at least seven people dead in the region.

    One other problem: temps are expected to rise in Buffalo over the weekend after the next monster volley of snow. They will be pushing 60 degrees by Monday. Got flood insurance?

    Not that scientists have been predicting this sort of thing for years now. Well, maybe they have. But what do "scientists" know about science?!

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    UPDATE: For more on why this record breaking storm is another result of global warming, listen to our latest Green News Report...


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