This recently released map is meant to show how far from average the continental US was from the average June. These maps are released by the NOAA – a federal agency – monthly and are just one of the many things there in charge of.
Why am I bothering to write a post up about this map (and why did I mention Haruhi in my title)?
To answer, a few things came together in a short amount of time and I then felt like writing something. The first was that I’ve become a regular reader of Steven Den Beste’s mostly anime blog chizumatic and I saw a recent entry about how cold it’s been wherever he’s living at. I wanted to leave a comment concurring but I can’t seem to figure out how to register properly to comment. A bit later I cruise on over to Watts Up With That? and see the above map which further riled me up because it’s laughable wrong and then finally I watched yet another iteration of Haruhi’s madness.
I can’t speak for the entire map but according to it, the area I live in experienced near normal temperatures for June 2009. This is a complete and utter lie. In the roughly 30 years that I can remember the weather, we’ve never had a cooler June. I won’t complain that the result was a very pleasant month for myself but it drastically slowed down the plants – our corn barely made being knee-high by the Fourth of July (most years it’s waist high, if not taller). And then there’s other considerations.
A map being wrong doesn’t sound like a big deal and it shouldn’t be except when your government is trying to fix the “problem” of global warming. These proponents are trying to prove global warming by using data collected by agencies like the NOAA so the idea of being able trust the data becomes vitally important.
The two possible scenarios as to why this map is wrong – one, the agency has a bias towards “proving” global warming and are fudging the numbers to help their cause or two, that calculating the average temperature for the month does not yield helpful information and the scientists there are too dumb to use a better system – both lead me to the decision that the NOAA cannot be trusted and thus any temperature data that they release should not be used in the debate about human caused global warming.
This leads me to Haruhi. She and Obama are currently very similar in their respective worlds. They both have complete control over the lives of countless people and have there own ideas on how things should go and both use their powers to see that these things happen. In the case of Haruhi, she needs to do something before summer break ends and she’ll keep looping everybody until it happens. Obama wants to remake all of American society into something that increasingly looks distinctly un-American and will use as many different approaches as possible.
Kyon through his own apathy has allowed time to loop over 15,000 times without doing anything to fix the problem. I’d actually like to slap Kyon for not trying but instead I’ll do what little I can to stop just one of Obama’s ideas to destroy good American jobs and raise the cost of living for every single American. So let me state; the cap-n-trade bill is a very bad bill since it’ll do much harm to America and it’s economy without guaranteeing anything in return. (And that doesn’t even take into account that China is the number one polluting country in the world right now.)
And now, since I remember that this is an anime blog, here’s pics from the third and fourth episodes of endless eight to compare.
If I’d have to guess, I’d imagine that the scene from the second episode was the most recently animated since it looks similar to how Clannad ~After Story~ was animated.