Forget Bob Brecht and the weather....the Pentagon is going into the business of predicting riots. A combination of social science and software is supposed to tell us when people from Baghdad to Bardstown are going to take to the streets and raise billy hell.
Pentagon Forecast: Cloudy, 80% Chance of Riots
The Pentagon contracted a Massachusetts based research firm who came up with some great sounding acronyms like VISTA - Visualization of Threats and Attacks in Urban Environments and ACUMEN - Anticipatory Culture-Based Modeling Environment for their new "hybrid science" of predicting how people are going to act. (cough...snort...exhale)
Just looking at their graphic, it occured to me that if ACUMEN is correct, New Orleans is on the verge of a goddamn, full scale, street brawl:
I adjusted that graph for New Olreans and came up with my own acronym for it:
It's called NOSHIT - The New Orleans Societal Havoc Indicator Test.
Notice the nice mushroom cloud it creates.
UPDATE: Ok I agree with Ray, I think it may be an Umba-rella from a second line.