Those who heat their homes and businesses with lower cost fracked natural gas were hoping for yet another mild winter to save themselves some bucks. Well, so much for that. It's negated now with the 'polar vortex' of cold sweeping the country. The economy of the poor takes another hit with every dollar spent on heat means a dollar that won't be spent on something else, like food.
A HAARP attack? I don't know about that but we'll give the conspiracists some leeway. More mainstream conspiracists will continue to insist this is man-made climate change.
It's not like we haven't seen this kind of frigid weather before. It's just that it's been awhile. Personally, in my area, the Super Bowl Sunday 1985 blizzard with temps of -22 degrees set the standard so relatively speaking this is a walk in the park Our northern climes are not so fortunate. Another personal indicator of cold damage will come later on this spring with the crepe myrtle trees. For most of my life these trees died back to the ground virtually every year due to sub-zero temps but for the last 20 years or so this hasn't happened. Literally tens of thousands of them have been planted around here during this 'warming' spell and we'll see how they come through. If they do die back at least it will create jobs for those with a chain saw and a truck.
The Nashville/Middle Tennessee area is alleged to have one of the better economies in the country but the homeless shelters are seeing record breaking numbers seeking to come in out of the cold.
"Room In The Inn" said it sheltered 434 people on Sunday night, the highest number in its 28-year history.This is being played out all over the country Those living in the margins will probably only increase and we have our war and big banker globalist based economy to 'thank' for that.
One other thing is that for some of us who have been under the weather over the last few weeks with the various bugs going around, we may have been under the illusion that our immune system was in pretty good shape. So much for that. It's a good time to re-think how we will maintain our health. Obamacare is not the answer so we had better find our own way.
So stay warm and stay safe. Spring is on the way...sooner or later.