I know everyone’s thinking about bad weather; that’s all we’re supposed to think, the big news item everyone needs to know is bad weather down south where we might wanna holiday like snowbirds maybe. But if you step outside, if you can take the media cuffs off: sun won’t stop shining and the sky’s been blue all day, just a hint of smog up there off the 401.
At about 5: am when I looked out my east window there was Jupiter glowing against the bluing morning sky free of last night’s horizon to horizon quilted haze. When I ran outside Orion with his starry belt shone south in front of southern Saturn looking as bright as Jupiter to the east just beyond Taurus. All of this was visible despite the rather full moon still up in the blue western sky.
The weather outside my door and round the places where I shopped was calm and sunny. but when I got into the house CP24 and CBC 24 hour television news kept warning, as they,ve been warning for over a week, of the hurricane approaching the Florida coast as though we in Scarborough Canada several thousand kilometers away should be battening our hatches.
“NIGHTMARE PREDICTIONS BECOMING REAL?”
“YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
I posted what’s below 5 years ago when all of us up here in Scarborough Canada were warned about a hurricane heading toward New York, a lot closer than the ones in the Caribbean on its way to Florida, and the one that hit south Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. The scary pictures and dire warnings have been spread across the online page of the “right-wing” Drudge Report for nearly 2 weeks as though these hurricanes have been the present day equivalent of medieval Europe’s plague.(September 8, 2017)
There’s been talk among right-wing conspirators that hurricanes are the creatures of left-wing media.
Yesterday afternoon(Oct. 30,2012) in the city of Scarborough, Ontario Canada, while waiting for a bus at the corner of Lawrence and Markham road, the day of the media reported hurricane sneaking out of the Atlantic Ocean toward New York State, I heard two ladies discussing the great storm they’d heard about, but not yet experienced. One lady’s view of the hurricane that neither had experienced yet was that media people are trained to tell us about upcoming weather severity so that we will go out and buy stuff like storm rations as they had for a storm that did not materialize in the year 2000. And I also heard that a large number of local parents had kept their children out of school believing, contrary to fact, that schools would be closed because of the hurricane which did not happen beyond media images.
Although most of us who did not experience this hurricane will likely forget it and the day’s weather reports, the effect these reports had on our ability to distinguish fact from electronic images may be tested again as we are trained in global perceiving in which weather is shared by everyone within reach of electronic media.