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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Fox News is reporting almost no damage but wide spread over ractions all over the place, it's clear that people are not used to dealing with a quake.
    He he. As one would expect.

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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    D.C. earthquake: Powerful tremor shakes region - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post

    Breaking: U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m four miles south-southeast of Louisa, Va., near Mineral, Va. It has been felt throughout the D.C. metro region and over a large part of the eastern U.S. Initial indications are that it measured 5.9 on the Richter scale.

    Minutes after the quake, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Marcia McNutt -- who watched objects falling from the shelves in her office -- cautioned that the shaking might not be over.

    “What the concern is, of course, is that this is a foreshock. If it’s a foreshock, then the worse is yet to come.”

    “When something like this happen, everyone has to remember, more than half of the states in the U.S. are considered earthquake country. When something like this happens, remember what to do in the case of a seismic event. Duck, get under something sturdy like a desk or a doorway, get away from falling glass. Make sure that you are not in the way of falling objects like pictures, bookshelves, books, anything that’s not firmly connected the wall.”
    The last significant earthquake in the DC Metro:

    An earthquake also occurred in the D.C. metro region July 16, 2010. A 3.6 magnitude quake centered near Gaithersburg shook the area. Today’s 5.9 magnitude quake is 200 times bigger than that quake and more than 2,800 times as powerful (USGS How Much Bigger Calculator).
    I was out of town for that one, missed out.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    One of the things about earthquakes that's frightening is the sound as it approaches...like a freaking freight train coming through your living room.
    Funny you say that. I've heard a lot of people say that an oncoming tornado sounds like a freight train. To me, the scariest thing about a tornado is the lack of sound. Everything goes very still, very quiet, and very heavy. Then there's this weird feeling like mother nature just took a deep breath and sucked all the air out of your vicinity...and then all hell breaks loose. But I never heard the freight train.
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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    A North Korean stealth missile went off course..

    And Al Gore is running around right now yelling...."See, see, see....I told ya...."

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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And Al Gore is running around right now yelling...."See, see, see....I told ya...."

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    And we just lost three more polar bears who were vacationing in the DC area.
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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    One of the things about earthquakes that's frightening is the sound as it approaches...like a freaking freight train coming through your living room.
    I wasn't scared of the quake so much as I thought that someone had broken into the house. I heard a loud noise, and immediately thought to myself "the only noise that could possibly be that loud is if burglars are breaking down my door." The thought that they might be armed, and i'm not, scared me ****less and it was at that point i ran into the kitchen wanting to grab a knife, only to realize that the whole house was shaking and i was like "oh okay it ain't burglars it's just an earthquake."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    And we just lost three more polar bears who were vacationing in the DC area.

    Awsome!

    due to the use of SUV's no doubt....


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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

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    Awsome!

    due to the use of SUV's no doubt....


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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Then there's this weird feeling like mother nature just took a deep breath and sucked all the air out of your vicinity...and then all hell breaks loose. But I never heard the freight train.
    Are you a tornado surviver?

    As to the quake, don't freak out people, there may be more as comet Elenin approaches in late September. Stay cool and don't worry.

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    Re: Earthquake On US East Coast

    I felt it in NYC. The bed started rocking gently back and forth, as if the building were swaying. Just big enough that I was certain it wasn't my imagination. I figured it was the construction outside, and I was a little worried because I didn't think the building should be shaking to that degree.
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