whether to weather.
just saw this link today, and i have to say, i am outraged, almost to the point to register to vote. To sum it up, Rick Santorum (Pa) is pushing for a billthat will stop the -government funded- National Weather Service from releasing free information to the public, because, get this, it is preventing companies like Accuweather from making money. That’s the bottom line, and it’s outrageous. Three things instantly come to mind.
1. You want to know if a tornado is coming? How much money do you have?
2. I’m paying for the information already in taxes, why can’t i know about it?
3. Last time i checked, if a company wasn’t making money, it was their own fault, and maybe they need to reasses their market.
I mean, really. It’s like Roger and Ebert saying to shut down yahoo and imdb.com because people aren’t watching their show. It’s like the US telling Canada to stop giving away free health care because US citizens are whining. What the crap. I hate corporate america. and to have a government representative, let alone from my state, push this bill, makes me hate the government even more for not thinking about the people they are supposed to represent, and for giving into corporate america, because he’s probably getting an incentive. to quote Jimmie Haha, of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, “It’s just politics, polidicks, politricks, and i’m no politician.” i just don’t know how people are able to place a price on information like this. Honesty, philanthropy, and selflessness are rarities…too bad you can’t sell those too.2,940 views