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Updated: 2017-12-02T11:57:46.041-05:00

 



The central difference between weather radios and ...

2008-05-21T10:10:00.000-04:00

The central difference between weather radios and TV converter boxes is that the government is mandating that analog broadcasts be stopped. There is no reason that somebody who is perfectly happy with their analog TV should have to buy a new one because of the governments decision. Tornadoes have always been and always will be. There is a reason its called tornado alley.



If Mr. Obama wins the White House you will be anle...

2008-05-19T17:29:00.000-04:00

If Mr. Obama wins the White House you will be anle to get the weather update from the same large movie screen every street will have for listening to El Supremos daily intructions.



For what it's worth, I'm not crazy about the digit...

2008-05-19T16:48:00.000-04:00

For what it's worth, I'm not crazy about the digital TV converter box summary, either.

American taxpayer dollars -- the one inexhaustible resource left in the world ...



Gohskrs--Thanks for the update. If Mr. Obama wins...

2008-05-19T16:20:00.000-04:00

Gohskrs--Thanks for the update. If Mr. Obama wins the White House, I'm sure that all those problems will be solved. Not only will Uncle Sam hand out weather radios for all Americans, but we'll get those big-screen TVs for watching weather coverage, and storm shelters for anyone that might be threatened by a tornado.

I vaguely remember the House bill; I was unaware that Indiana had passed their own weather radio bill.

I wonder: can Congress (or a state legislature) pass a bill that actually requires someone to pay attention to weather warnings and act on them?



Unfortunately, not all the Republicans trust the p...

2008-05-19T15:42:00.000-04:00

Unfortunately, not all the Republicans trust the people they represent to make good decisions about weather warnings. Last year, an Alabama congresscritter (R) tried to mandate weather radios in all new mobile homes. I thought it was a dumb idea then, and it has not improved with age.

Thankfully, the bill only got House approval, but didn't make it out of the Senate. However, Indiana went ahead and passed their own weather radio requirement -- no word on whether the occupants are required to keep the radio plugged in, or who will subsidize the purchase of batteries for these radios in case there's a power outage.