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Is This a Nation Under Judgment?

| tue, june 15, 2010 |

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But the fact is, me 54 years old over here, I don't think I'm ever going to see something like this again in my lifetime. Where you had record-breaking snowfalls in here followed by a major summer of heat in the very same area and then a lot of hurricane activity coming in.

So we have a very, very bad season predicted already and I think it is going to be getting underway. Combine this with the amount of heat we're forecasting in this area of the country, alright, and then the tropical cyclones I believe that are going to be attacking our coastlines, and then go back and look at the winter, this is astounding stuff. Its almost like I'm thinking, well, what the heck is there to forecast for after this year is done, because its probably as extreme as its ever going to get... - Joe Bastardi June 14, 2010 (The video that was posted with this quote has since been changed by Accuweather. If I can find the video at a different location, I will post it. -DE)

Above is a very interesting 4-month radar loop, December 1, 2009 - March 27, 2010. Watch as 20+ storms seem to slam into Washington D.C. and the surrounding area shortly after PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced on November 25, 2009, a 10-month settlement freeze in the West Bank  after months of unrelenting pressure from the Obama administration. It looks like the breath of JEHOVAH is blowing across the land.

On June 9th, President Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. 
And we believe that with Israelis and the Palestinian Authority coming together, making clear that a peaceful, non-violent solution that recognizes both the security needs of Israel as well as the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians is the right way to go, can yield real progress in the coming months.

And the United States is going to put its full weight behind those efforts.

I did share with President Abbas, in order for us to be successful in these next several months, that both sides have to create an environment, a climate, that is going to be conducive to an actual breakthrough.

And if we can over the next several months try to lift up what are the honest and legitimate concerns of both sides and if both Palestinians and Israelis can recognize that they have a common interest in moving off of what has been this dead end, then I believe that potentially we can make significant progress before the end of the year.  -Obama on June 9th, 2010 (link)