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http://www.keeptheweatherchannel.com/

 

Apparently DirectTV is going to remove The Weather Channel from its programs. I don't use DirectTV anymore, and I'm sure some of you never have, but I think we can all agree that quick and accurate weather information is important; whether that's in a tornado or forest fire or any severe weather prone area... this is a potentially life saving service that we (should) be able to agree is for the greater good of people.

 

 


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Here's a solution I could get behind:

 

Set up donations or a kickstarter for the weather channel to be privately funded.

 

Those that back it can have their "life saving" services.

 

Those that don't don't get access to it.

 

Don't waste taxpayer money by bombarding "Congress" and co. to "force" Directtv to keep an unprofitable channel.

 

If the weather channel is as critical as you think it is then why are their viewer numbers so low? The numbers don't lie when it comes to what Direct TV keeps and axes, people would rather watch Duck Dynasty and Kim Kardtrashian than the weather channel.

 

I really wish we could opt out of having our tax money go towards things we disagree with.

 

100% transparency and opt-in would be wonderful for our government.

 

$100 hammers would disappear, programs that are literally 100% waste would disappear.

 

Appropriations should be opt-in by default with enough taxes being taken out that there is "enough" funding.

 

I don't need the weather channel.

 

I will never be in a situation where i need the weather channel on TV.

 

If it's a potentially life saving service that people "might" need, then they should pay for it out of their own pocket.

 

I'm under no obligation to donate to charities who's mission statements I disagree with or who's products I don't believe in, and I believe that things like the weather channel should either be a for profit business or a charity that people can CHOOSE to fund.

 

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http://www.keeptheweatherchannel.com/

 

Apparently DirectTV is going to remove The Weather Channel from its programs. I don't use DirectTV anymore, and I'm sure some of you never have, but I think we can all agree that quick and accurate weather information is important; whether that's in a tornado or forest fire or any severe weather prone area... this is a potentially life saving service that we (should) be able to agree is for the greater good of people.

No. Sorry. I look out my window. Plus Yahoo tells me what is happening tomorrow.

 

I don't have a phone book either. ;D


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Here's a solution I could get behind:

 

Set up donations or a kickstarter for the weather channel to be privately funded.

 

Those that back it can have their "life saving" services.

 

Those that don't don't get access to it.

 

Don't waste taxpayer money by bombarding "Congress" and co. to "force" Directtv to keep an unprofitable channel.

 

If the weather channel is as critical as you think it is then why are their viewer numbers so low? The numbers don't lie when it comes to what Direct TV keeps and axes, people would rather watch Duck Dynasty and Kim Kardtrashian than the weather channel.

 

I really wish we could opt out of having our tax money go towards things we disagree with.

 

100% transparency and opt-in would be wonderful for our government.

 

$100 hammers would disappear, programs that are literally 100% waste would disappear.

 

Appropriations should be opt-in by default with enough taxes being taken out that there is "enough" funding.

 

I don't need the weather channel.

 

I will never be in a situation where i need the weather channel on TV.

 

If it's a potentially life saving service that people "might" need, then they should pay for it out of their own pocket.

 

I'm under no obligation to donate to charities who's mission statements I disagree with or who's products I don't believe in, and I believe that things like the weather channel should either be a for profit business or a charity that people can CHOOSE to fund.

 

/In before the shit storm claiming I don't care about people.

 

Just because people skip it in favour for reality tv doesn't mean it isn't extremely helpful and can save lives

 

It's really helpful during Tornado season, warning us of floods, and so on

 

Although I have to admit that its use is dying out due to cell phones and such, which can keep people updated no matter where they are and even if the power is out, and I guess one cannot say, "What about the poor?" as... TV IS a luxury item...

 

Maybe they should adapt? Switch to apps and online?



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Just because people skip it in favour for reality tv doesn't mean it isn't extremely helpful and can save lives

 

It's really helpful during Tornado season, warning us of floods, and so on

 

Although I have to admit that its use is dying out due to cell phones and such, which can keep people updated no matter where they are and even if the power is out, and I guess one cannot say, "What about the poor?" as... TV IS a luxury item...

 

Maybe they should adapt? Switch to apps and online?

 

That's the thing, people are more likely to have a cell phone or cheap laptop with internet rather than Dish TV. Not to mention the weather channel isn't the only channel that shows tornado warnings. Hell even the radio and regular news channels fulfill the exact same functions.

 

This is about saving a useless channel and this "petition" is going to waste taxpayer money in an effort to save it because of their carpet bomb campaign.

 

Also kind of ironic that people will spend all this time and money in order to "save" lives, when the money/time could be spent actually saving lives...


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I cant ever think of ever turning to the weather channel for my emergency weather needs. Local networks typically always have continuous warnings either up in the corner of the screen with "Tornado watch/warning" or "Severe Storm", "Tsunami watch" etc... depending on what part of the country I lived in. On top of that theres also usually running ticker or the EAS system.
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That's the thing, people are more likely to have a cell phone or cheap laptop with internet rather than Dish TV. Not to mention the weather channel isn't the only channel that shows tornado warnings. Hell even the radio and regular news channels fulfill the exact same functions.

 

This is about saving a useless channel and this "petition" is going to waste taxpayer money in an effort to save it because of their carpet bomb campaign.

 

Also kind of ironic that people will spend all this time and money in order to "save" lives, when the money/time could be spent actually saving lives...

 

Like I said later in my post, maybe they should just give up on the channel and switch to online



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The Weather Channel is built for mums. 

Need a month forecast ('cause they're *always* accurate), don't know how to turn a computer on, weather channel to the rescue!


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Or you could go to the source:  noaa.gov  This is where all local weather reports, national weather reports (like the weather channel and weatherbug.com) get their information.


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No. Sorry. I look out my window. Plus Yahoo tells me what is happening tomorrow.

I don't have a phone book either. ;D


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You truly are a barbarian, Adam. Why in the world would you keep using Yahoo?

Even Yahoo employees barely use Yahoo...

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The Weather Channel is much like Joss Whedon TV shows.  Has a loyal fanbase but not really enough to support itself.  And it occasionally kills of people you might like.



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http://www.weather.gov

 

done :D

 

 

Heres the kicker with the weather channel on satellite anyway: it doesn't provide local weather data.  It's totally useless compared to the weather channel you get on cable.  I just see stupid satellite images every interval which is supposed to be the local forecast.  At least it was that way for me.

 

So yeah, nothing really lost.  You don't get those emergency beeps and stuff that cable does too.


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