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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I wasn't aware.  Now about this use of the words "news" and "intelligent"?  That may encourage some additional thought...

Sep 02, 2019 06:10 AM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

This is inaccurate.  It is true that your favorite news channel gets their hurricance information from NOAA.  But NOAA cannot and does not issue gag orders on the private news channels.

NOAA says, "You can't change our maps."  In other words, you can't add your logo to our map and you have to keep it intact.  But you can take the information from the map and make your own map, which is what most news organizations do.

Reporting the news in any manner that the channel wants to report it is protected by free speech.  It is true that there are limits to free speech, but offering an opinion (which is what an analysis is) is protected.  Even when that information relates to the weather, even when it is a state of emergency.

Sep 02, 2019 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Are you sure it would be intelligent?  I think we are smart enough to analyze the facts and make our own decisions.

Sep 02, 2019 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I guess they all follow the order by eliminating the intelligent part and just spout whatever it takes to keep eyes glued to the commercials for generators.

Sep 02, 2019 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say that I am. What's an NOAA?

Sep 02, 2019 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Actually, most times they have nothing to add so the gag order is working but in a different way than expected.

Sep 02, 2019 07:05 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If only that was true for all news from the mainstream media!

Sep 02, 2019 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

The "gag order" is actually a confidentality agreement to prohibit NOAA, ERA and  Dept. of Agriculture employees from discussing climate change.   The views of these scientists directly contradict Trump's views, so the administration has threatened to withdraw grants & contracts unless these agencies muzzle its employees.

In any event, this has no binding affect on private weather channels.

THE RESULT:  Scientists are banned from sharing the results of our own tax payer funded research.

This has nothing to do with banning lay employees from voicing a bias opinion.    To the contrary, it's a ban on govt. scientists, in the know, from speaking.   Historically, this is a tactic promoted by fascist regimes, and presently used by Russia and China.

Sep 02, 2019 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I am surprised if they heed the warning!

But they will change it to fit their needs anyway!

Sep 02, 2019 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 We watch The Weather Channel or one of the news channels.

So happy that we live in western Pennsylvania in the snow belt.

                       Home

Sep 02, 2019 05:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Intelligent analysis?  How is that possible?

Sep 02, 2019 08:07 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was not aware of that Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . My guess is that they don't want other guessers to interject their guesses into NOAA's guesses. 

Sep 02, 2019 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sometimes it seems the Groundhog might have more info !

Sep 02, 2019 09:29 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I did not know that - but does anyone with intelligence actually work in the news? 

Sep 02, 2019 08:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Intelligent analysis?  What is that?  A

Sep 02, 2019 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't even know what NOAA is.

Sep 02, 2019 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The facts are the facts. Many news organizations don’t understand the word “facts” but have their own conclusions.

Sep 02, 2019 09:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

sounds like a reasonable source to hear the latest information.... 

Sep 02, 2019 07:52 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Makes sense to me - one personal intelligent analysis's is another person's emotional response. And I don't want to be evacuating my home or worse deciding to stay in my home based on the  someone's opinion that is perhaps skewed by some past experience that is actually different than the current situation and the guy with the microphone just can't get past his past experience that would not be appropriate for the current situation.

Sep 02, 2019 07:32 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most are professional members of AMS. They are highly trained scientists. The news media hires journalists to read off what was predicted.   It is still a art than pure science. 

Sep 02, 2019 07:29 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I did not but i will tak eit a step further as our local weather people follow the "chamber of commerce" weather reports. 

Sep 02, 2019 06:03 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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OH WOW! I'm happy to know that, Annette! ONE SINGLE 'news' source that we can trust not to have an added spin. 

Sep 02, 2019 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Was not aware, but can make sense.  Wouldn't want people adding their spin in such a way that it looks like it came from NOAA.  Just like you wouldn't want someone putting your listing on their IDX and adding stuff to the write-up.

Sep 02, 2019 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Don't mess with NOAA.

Sep 02, 2019 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

I had no idea.

Sep 02, 2019 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Sep 02, 2019 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Did not

Sep 19, 2019 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Did not know that.

 

Sep 06, 2019 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Really? Interesting. 

Sep 03, 2019 06:08 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

So...they can add unintelligent analysis and that would be o.k.?

Sep 03, 2019 05:24 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Wow, I did not know.

Sep 03, 2019 04:44 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

"Intelligent analysis" might be a stretch.

Sep 03, 2019 03:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Wise choice, have you seen some of the folks that "interpret" the weather on tv?

Sep 02, 2019 04:52 PM