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   CIA shutting down its Climate Research Center. Ok boys and girls get out your tinfoil hats....Why did they shut it down? What did they know? What's Obama Up to? Why is my Coffee cold?

20 Nov 2012 11:18 AM   |   3916 clicks   |   Townhall
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Mr. Eugenides     
Why did they have a climate research center?

20 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
Gunny Highway     
Mission Accomplished.

20 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
They have perfected their weather machine!

20 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
BronyMedic     

Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?


Perhaps because climate change, and the potential for the development of resource wars among first and second world nations because of it are a legitimate national security concern for the United States?

US Naval Intelligence thinks climate change can be a Big farkin' Deal.

20 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
CygnusDarius     

Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?


It's a front for their HAARP control center.

20 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
JJR     
It was Bush

20 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
1derful     
Director Petraeus's field research concluded that the climate was moist and hot.

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
It's cold because global warming is a lie, of course.

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Harry Freakstorm     
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Oh. Climate Research Facility. Never mind

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
show me    [TotalFark]  
Why are Up and Coffee capitalized?

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Lunaville     
I'm going with because Obama has known since 1973 that climate change and global warming is a hoax. But he won't shut down the Stalinist EPA because he is a communist bent on absolute power and domination. You'll all realize I'm right when he has the constitution altered so he can run for a third term ... and a fourth ... and a fifth ... and so on.

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Rapmaster2000     
We have reached the limits of Cloudbuster technology.

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
CygnusDarius     

BronyMedic: Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?

Perhaps because climate change, and the potential for the development of resource wars among first and second world nations because of it are a legitimate national security concern for the United States?

US Naval Intelligence thinks climate change can be a Big farkin' Deal.


And yet some Republicans, CEOs of Oil Companies, and scientists that (curiously) work for said oil companies think it's all hogwash.

20 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
Somewhere, Al Gore is throwing a temper tantrum. The CIA is getting rid of it's climate center, something taxpayers never should have paid for in the first place.

Fitting.

20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
Fark-N-Noodle     
"WINK WINK , NOD NOD"

20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
p4p3rm4t3     
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20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
iheartscotch     
I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly......

20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
Mantour     
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/right next the the Bill Clinton Center for Abstinence.

Had to post it.

20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
hdhale     
You may ask yourself, how do I work this?
You may ask yourself, where is that large automobile?
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife

20 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
offmymeds     
12/21/12 is only a month away. The Mayans were right!

20 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
ghall3     
They realized it's too late?

I'd be more worried if they opened a "How to pick enough people to re-populate the planet while not compromising the gene pool center"

20 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
BronyMedic     

CygnusDarius: And yet some Republicans, CEOs of Oil Companies, and scientists that (curiously) work for said oil companies think it's all hogwash.


And certain green text and misleading graph GIF posters on FARK do too.

Strangely enough, these are the same Republicans who demonstrate no functional knowledge of physiology (legitimate rape, lol.), and who think that big ecological problems are of no concern because God didn't say anything about it in the bible, and American Exceptionalism and all that.

Normally, this wouldn't be a problem. People say stupid, untrue crap all the time. But, these same people are on the House Science and Technology committee.

Ironically, these are ALSO the same people who rail against anything but coal and oil energy, but at the same time complain about the United States not being energy independant - something that could occur through the use of domestic alternative and nuclear energy sources.

It's an odd, odd world, huh?

20 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  

offmymeds: 12/21/12 is only a month away. The Mayans were right!


12/21/12 at 21:12:21 will be a palindrome!

20 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
fireclown     

CygnusDarius: Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?

It's a front for their HAARP control center.


DAMN YOU! You beat me to HAARP!

20 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
BronyMedic     

Snarfangel: 12/21/12 at 21:12:21 will be a palindrome!


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Oh I tell yah, I can see Russia from there.

20 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
Ricardo Klement    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?


It wasn't to research climate. It was to research its effects on national security.

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
Grungehamster     

Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?


So they could figure out the details about how climate change could affect international events most likely. You noticed that this Arab Spring thing happened in the middle of a major drought that spiked world-wide grain prices? Things like climate change have geopolitical ramifications.

Of course, seeing as the CIA apparently would release none of their data either supporting or rejecting climate change and humanity's role in it because they claimed all documents were state secrets, it seems like the whole endeavor was useless. The great thing about science is that you have peer review that allows other people who are independent of you to take a look and either confirm or cast doubt on your findings. Having one research group telling you the "facts" is never a good idea, because you end up with echo chambers.

Then again maybe they were state secrets and the whole thing was a front for some other hush-hush program they needed funding for. *adjusts tinfoil*

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
Deep Contact     
Similar to Obamma shuting down the space program because he didn't want to waste money on another moon set.

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
rufus-t-firefly     
If you think melting sea ice will raise the ocean's level try this.

Fill a glass full of ice, all it will hold but not over the top. Then fill the glass full of water and set it on the kitchen counter. See if the glass runs over as the ice melts. I won't. Actually the level of the water will drop as the ice melts because the ice contains air. This is also true with sea ice. Ocean levels have risen and fallen slightly over the eons because of melting land ice running into the seas but only slightly. The earth is already 70% water and the increase from melting ice is zilch.


Of course, the ice they're concerned about is on LAND, YOU FARKING IMBECILE.

Oh, he DOES mention ice on land...but he doesn't really think it's enough to matter.

FFS.

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  

Mantour: /right next the the Bill Clinton Center for Abstinence.

Had to post it.


to be fair, that was named for former CIA director george h. w. bush, not for his son, the crawford cretin.

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
fruitloop     
Why did they shut it down? read the farking Greenwire article
What did they know? Way more about climate than the average Townhall reader.
Whats Obama Up to? A little over 6 feet.
Why is my Coffee cold? You drink it too damn slow.

/apostrophe

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
rufus-t-firefly     
Can't wait until this is in at the Dollar Tree or sitting out there as a DRM-free epub...I'll have to grab it.

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20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!    [TotalFark]  

Rapmaster2000: We have reached the limits of Cloudbuster technology.


Don't you have to be nude for that? Sounds like witchcraft. BURN THE WITCH!

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Ricardo Klement    [TotalFark]  

Grungehamster: Of course, seeing as the CIA apparently would release none of their data either supporting or rejecting climate change and humanity's role in it


That was taken as a given. They did not generate data supporting or rejecting climate change.

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
aevert     
NASA already does climate research and they do a damn good job. We don't really need to pay for the CIA to do it as well.

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
CygnusDarius     

BronyMedic: CygnusDarius: And yet some Republicans, CEOs of Oil Companies, and scientists that (curiously) work for said oil companies think it's all hogwash.

And certain green text and misleading graph GIF posters on FARK do too.

Strangely enough, these are the same Republicans who demonstrate no functional knowledge of physiology (legitimate rape, lol.), and who think that big ecological problems are of no concern because God didn't say anything about it in the bible, and American Exceptionalism and all that.

Normally, this wouldn't be a problem. People say stupid, untrue crap all the time. But, these same people are on the House Science and Technology committee.

Ironically, these are ALSO the same people who rail against anything but coal and oil energy, but at the same time complain about the United States not being energy independant - something that could occur through the use of domestic alternative and nuclear energy sources.

It's an odd, odd world, huh?


In a world where The Flat Earth Society is something more than a Bad Religion song, nothing surprises me :C .

20 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
Badmonkey82009     
PLEASE remember to ranDOMly capitalize letters and use THE word AWAKENED a lot during these posts.

20 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Ricardo Klement    [TotalFark]  

aevert: NASA already does climate research and they do a damn good job. We don't really need to pay for the CIA to do it as well.


It wasn't. It was researching the effects on national security.

20 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Gosling     
It's the CIA. Who says it isn't still there?

20 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
Xenolith     
Well shiat, there goes one of my career options.

Seriously, unless these responsibilities are just being shifted to another agency, this is a farking tragedy.

While Chinese officials are aggressively looking to secure mining rights in every corner of the world from phosphates to rare earth metals, most officials in the United States are sticking their heads up their arses and pretending that the effects of climate change (e.g. reduction in water availability) will not change our capacity to procure and process ores we need to not only run our military but also maintain our damn society.

This comes on top of Rubio saying that we can't "know" how old the Earth is.

That's it, I'm learning Chinese and taking my skills to the side which believes in reality.

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
In sixth months, we'll find out there was a CIA memo that says CLIMATE DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN U.S. on the top.

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
Mantour     

aevert: NASA already does climate research and they do a damn good job. We don't really need to pay for the CIA to do it as well.


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

20 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
Harry Freakstorm     
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Fenwick!

Yes sir?

The President has requested a sunny day for New York City.

Did he submit the Weather Change Form 7?

Yes.

And the Weather Specification Request Form 370?

Of course.

Short Form or Long form?

He's the President, Fenwick. We let him use the short form.

Okay. I'm loading the 80 column cards for New York City. Pause Card. Date Card with 30 October 2012. Fair Weather Cards. In to the old 1442 Card Reader and presto! The President will have fair weather on 30 October. Hit Run, pause and it's running in BG. EOJ=0. Lunch?

Fenwick! What cards did you load for the Fair Weather Request?

This deck right here chief.

You idiot! Those are the hurricane cards! Quick! We gotta do something!

I know! I'll tear up the forms. We'll act like we never got the request!

Good thinking Fenwick. What request? Ha ha.

Yeah. How mad can the President be that we messed up this one time?

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
CygnusDarius     

Snarfangel: In sixth months, we'll find out there was a CIA memo that says CLIMATE DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN U.S. on the top.


Or, they found out when the Big One will happen, and they're taking necessary measure to preserve the US government.


/Wake up sheeple!

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
rufus-t-firefly     

rufus-t-firefly: Can't wait until this is in at the Dollar Tree or sitting out there as a DRM-free epub...I'll have to grab it.

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OOH - you can read the first eleven pages at Glenn Beck's site!

They took Mother away today.

I was on my energy board when they came. They didn't knock. They just came in, men in black uniforms. Enforcers. I shut off my board and stumbled, hitting my hip against the metal sidebar. They didn't say anything but held up their hands in a way that told me to stop and not come any closer. My meter was only halfway to the finish point. Mother had gotten off her sleeping mat when she heard them at the door and stood there, head down. How tangled her hair looked, gray and lifeless.

They asked which sleeping mat was hers. She pointed to mine. I started to say, "No that's mine," but she gave a little shake of her head so I kept quiet. One of them rolled up the mat and put it under his arm. The other one tied short, dirty ropes to Mother's wrists. I knew not to cry in front of the Enforcers but tears burned hot behind my eyes.


Jesus Christ, that's farking horrible writing.

Who in the fark feels tears behind their eyes?

Mother hadn't done her duty walking since I was paired with Jeremy two days ago. She had stayed curled up on her sleeping mat, her face to the wall, her back a row of bony knobs. I had walked both my board and hers those two days so our meters would register at Central Authority for two people. That was the only way to get food for both of us.

Maybe they could tell one person was doing two different meters because the meters registered at different times. Who knows? I've seen too many things over the almost eighteen years I've spent on this Earth to ever doubt the Authority's power.

Mother went quietly, shuffling her feet across the rough concrete floor. She looked back at me and said, "I'm sorry I didn't teach you enough. . . . I love you." There was a scratchy sound to her voice as though the words were stuck inside her. "I'm sorry, Emmeline." I didn't know what she meant and I didn't have time to ask. The Enforcers, one on each side of her, tugged on the ropes. She looked weak and shrunken between them.

I watched through the window slit as they pulled Mother up the steps of the bus-box. How trapped she looked sitting between them. Six other men, large and muscular in orange uniforms, stood in their harnesses. The Transport Team. The bus-box lurched forward as the men began walking in unison. I watched until it disappeared around the curve past our Compound.

Then I ran after her. The Gatekeeper didn't see me; he was making rounds at the far end. I ran as fast and as hard as I could along the ridge between the ruts in the dirt road, the muscles in my legs clenching and unclenching like fists, until I could see the bus-box.

I slipped to the side of the road, crouching down, creeping closer. The bus-box turned onto a narrower road, hidden by trees. I never knew that road was there.

The green flag marking the area was barely visible. Beyond it was a building I had never seen before. Bigger than any Living Space and a deeper, darker gray than the other buildings. No window slits, just blank, forbidding walls.

The bus-box stopped in front of the building's only door. Through the trees I could see the Enforcers walk Mother to the door. Dust swirled around her ankles as she shuffled. The odor here seemed familiar but was much more potent.

Mother still had the ropes on her wrists and the Enforcers were holding them tightly. She turned, looked at me as though she knew I'd been following her the whole time, and somehow was able to raise one hand to touch her chest, her heart. That motion lasted only a second. I'll remember it for a lifetime.


They use ropes in the sci-fi future? Why not "electro-cuffs?"

A hand reached out and pulled Mother inside. The door slammed shut.

While the Enforcers got back on the bus-box, I hid behind a tree and watched until they disappeared. Then I leaned my head against the tree and beat my fists against the rough bark until they bled.

L. Ron Hubbard wants his shiatty "futurespeak" writing back.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Mr. Eugenides     

CygnusDarius: BronyMedic: Mr. Eugenides: Why did they have a climate research center?

Perhaps because climate change, and the potential for the development of resource wars among first and second world nations because of it are a legitimate national security concern for the United States?

US Naval Intelligence thinks climate change can be a Big farkin' Deal.

And yet some Republicans, CEOs of Oil Companies, and scientists that (curiously) work for said oil companies think it's all hogwash.


OK then, exactly what actionable intelligence would you expect to come out of the CIA Climate Research Center? Any analysis they come up with is going to be a projection of what may face the guy who's president after the guy who's president after Obama leaves office.

There is a place for this sort of strategic futurism, but I don't see the CIA as its place.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
3rdtimearound     
The climate center closing comes just a week after President Obama announced plans to "deal with" the "important" issue of climate change and it's effect on the country and the world.

Such a "well-written" "article".

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

CygnusDarius: In a world where The Flat Earth Society is something more than a Bad Religion song, nothing surprises me :C .


I'm so using that.

20 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
CygnusDarius     
... I'll stick to Jennifer Government, thanks.

20 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
CygnusDarius     

3rdtimearound: The climate center closing comes just a week after President Obama announced plans to "deal with" the "important" issue of climate change and it's effect on the country and the world.

Such a "well-written" "article".


I had to go with the article they were quoting to find actual reason and logic.

20 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
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