11/11/2012

Politics enters into decision of whether to label Sandy as a hurricane

Is everything a political question when the government gets involved?  It certainly seems to.  It would be one thing for Schumer to say that NOAA should base its decision on science, but instead he argues that they should make a decision based on political considerations.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the federal weather agency to avoid labeling super-storm Sandy a hurricane because doing so would raise insurance deductibles. 
Schumer sent a letter Sunday to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and insurance companies warning that classifying Sandy as a hurricane could boost deductibles to $20,000, compared with $1,000 for a tropical storm. . . .
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Blogger web design Bangalore said...

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11/12/2012 4:27 AM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Hmmmm. Sandy was not a hurricane.

Fort Hood was workplace violence, not a terrorist attack.

The attack on our Embassy in Libya wasn't a planned attack, it was a reaction to a video, not to mention: “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal."

One heckuva pattern here, no?

11/14/2012 11:18 AM  

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