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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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Navigation in Afghanistan during winter

Can't be easy to manouvre in Afghanistan during winter. Already challenging enough during the rest of the year, so add thick snow and avalanches, has to be an enormous challenge. No wonder "occupying" forces don't get to stay for that long.



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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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That picture looks like some of the US today.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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That picture looks like some of the US today.
Right! Good point I saw on CNN that for the first time since year dot, there had been snow in 48 of the 50 States of the US. The two remaining ones were Hawai and Florida. They thought that parts of Florida may be included in the stats during the next day or so. Can't believe Mississippi and Texas got snow as well. Guess air travel has to be one huge headache. Next thing some of the airlines would have to go bust again
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #4
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Right! Good point I saw on CNN that for the first time since year dot, there had been snow in 48 of the 50 States of the US. The two remaining ones were Hawai and Florida. They thought that parts of Florida may be included in the stats during the next day or so. Can't believe Mississippi and Texas got snow as well. Guess air travel has to be one huge headache. Next thing some of the airlines would have to go bust again
Did I ever tell you how much I hate snow and cold weather. This is the first day I have not shoveled snow all week.

Global warming.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #5
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Did I ever tell you how much I hate snow and cold weather. This is the first day I have not shoveled snow all week.
Does this mean that you are having less snow, as I thought another snow storm was brewing? Or am I spoiling your moment of relief now?
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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Does this mean that you are having less snow, as I thought another snow storm was brewing? Or am I spoiling your moment of relief now?
That comes later.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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snow in 48 of the 50 States of the US.
What about the territories?
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Old February 12th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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What about the territories?
I thought it was only Canada that had territories? Does the US have those as well, and which are they?
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Old February 13th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #9
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I thought it was only Canada that had territories? Does the US have those as well, and which are they?
Puerto Rico is the first one that springs to mind. Hold on a second, i'll just check the rest.

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Guam
US Virgin Islands
American Samoa
Midway Islands
Nortern Mariana Islands
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Puerto Rico is the first one that springs to mind. Hold on a second, i'll just check the rest.

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Guam
US Virgin Islands
American Samoa
Midway Islands
Nortern Mariana Islands
Then you have all the associations, nominally independent nations that are effective american colonies. The Marshall Islands come to mind.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. They all sound "cold" except for the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico?
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Thanks for the info. They all sound "cold" except for the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico?
I have no idea, it snowed in Florida this year. Weather is all screwed up.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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I have no idea, it snowed in Florida this year. Weather is all screwed up.
Right, "global warming" got a "freezing" this year
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Well, climate change or as some scientists have dubbed it, "climate chaos" is a symptom of global warming, isn't it?
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