10 Weather Extremes In October's First Week | Weather Underground
Given that there is a strong chance the El Nino's full effects are really just getting into gear, there is strong reason to believe we're in for a period of severe weather of different types around the world.
Mind you, I see that some economists have come out arguing that El Nino events are actually pretty good economically - the benefits outweigh the downside, globally. Yet some of the examples given in the article seem to be along the same lines that can be used to argue that earthquakes and war can be "good" for an economy.
Personally, I'd prefer that the economy improve without the death, destruction and pestilence along the way - but I'm not an economist.
At this point there are no Republican candidates deviating at all from the usual pattern.
Why, it’s almost as if nobody in the party ever cared about deficits except as an excuse to slash social spending, and is totally committed to redistributing income upward.