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John Wayne was nothing but a racist! variety.com

Typical of the Putin Pedophiles on this site to defend him. (Mao, Oneiornaut, wating for Boaz and Visitor to chime in).

AGAIN, I question the monitoring of this page with the outright outrageous racist comments that are allowed. I guess the monitor agrees with them.

From the NHC

Hurricane Ian Public Advisory
www.nhc.noaa.gov

...
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause
normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters
moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the
following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if
the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

* Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte Harbor...12-18 ft
* Middle of Longboat Key to Englewood...6-10 ft
* Bonita Beach to Chokoloskee...8-12 ft
* Chokoloskee to East Cape Sable...5-8 ft
...


12-18 foot storm surge....

That is not a wave. It is a wall of water 12-18 feet tall coming at you.



40 Years of Data Confirm Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger. Climate Models Were Right
www.sciencealert.com

...The most powerful storms on our planet have grown substantially stronger, and almost forty years' worth of hurricane satellite imagery suggest a warming planet might be fuelling the changes.

According to the data, the likelihood of a hurricane developing into a category 3 storm or greater, with sustained winds of over 177 kilometres per hour (110 miles per hour), has increased by about 8 percent every decade since 1979.

"Our results show that these storms have become stronger on global and regional levels, which is consistent with expectations of how hurricanes respond to a warming world," says climate scientist James Kossin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....


@#5 ... If surges go as high as some meteorologists they say they might (8-16') with waves on top of that there's gonna be massive devastation. ...

As a meteorologist, Hurricane Ian is the nightmare storm I worry about most
arstechnica.com

...Nightmare fuel

This is not hyperbole. If you live in Houston you probably know that I have a local meteorology website known as Space City Weather. The site's tagline is literally "hype-free forecasts for Houston." I am known as the "no-hype" guy. And let me tell you, Hurricane Ian is the kind of nightmare storm that I worry about most. It is the kind of storm that destroys a community forever, knocks the power out for weeks or, in some locations, months. Beaches are erased. Populations leave and never come back.

There are no silver linings with such weather, but it is true that Ian's track has steadily bent more eastward than expected. As a result the densely populated Tampa Bay region, with more than 3 million people, is now far enough away to escape a catastrophic storm surge. Instead, Ian will push a wall of water into Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas. This metro area has a population of about 750,000. To the south of this community, where the worst of the surge and winds will occur, lie the Florida Everglades. While pushing so much salt water into this natural environment has its own consequences, fewer people lie in harm's way.

As a forecaster, that doesn't really matter to me. I'm looking at the terrifying, shocking, and yes, breathtaking satellite imagery of Ian and thinking about what might have been had this storm traversed the Gulf of Mexico and struck my community. In my darkest dreams, it's the worst kind of storm I can conjure.

I feel sick....


To the Drudge community in Florida, be safe....

Trump is squarely in the crosshairs of at least three grand jury investigations that have been very active over the last half year: the Fulton County, Georgia investigation of election fraud and related offenses; a federal grand jury investigation of the January 6 insurrection and events leading up to it; and a federal grand jury investigation of Trump's unlawful possession of government records since leaving office and related offenses. These investigations suggest that Trump's long run of avoiding accountability may soon be over.

Failing to deter Donald Trump from engaging in further criminal misconduct would have profoundly damaging consequences for our democracy. Criminal law is designed to punish individuals for criminal offenses to discourage these individuals and others like them from engaging in the same conduct in the future. If President Trump avoids criminal prosecution for attempting to retain power despite being voted out of office or for compromising some of the country's most sensitive national security secrets, the message to him and others who hold power will be clear: you can commit crimes that threaten the future of our democracy with impunity.

The rule of law is not self-enforcing. The individuals who serve in the Department of Justice and in prosecutors' offices across the country are charged with upholding it. They must pursue criminal charges against President Trump if the facts, law, and principles of prosecution support doing so.

The main and unaltering difference between today's left and radical right is encapsulated within the previous sentence above. Whenever the left calls for criminal accountability it almost always makes those calls based on the circumstances, facts, and evidence all supporting indictment; and for the accused to be afforded all the protections and procedures due any accused before being found guilty by plea or jury. The radical right simply wants to see their political opponents charged for imaginary non-crimes or for simple normal political policies which they disagree with, often implying that fair, unbiased jury trials should be skipped and incarceration - or execution - should immediately follow indictments.

There is no both sides are the same because both sides aren't remotely the same.

Another view from a couple weeks ago...

Prosecutors seek more than 7 years for Iowan who assaulted officer during Capitol riot (September 13, 2022)
www.desmoinesregister.com

..."Unfortunately, following the 2020 election, Mr. Young was injected with the claims and distortions touted by many in opposition to the election results," [attorney Samuel] Moore wrote. ...

The Party of personal Responsibility strikes again.

Instead of admitting that he chose to believe the election lies, he tried to place the blame on others who "injected" him.

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