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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, there are worse things. What is your point exactly?
    My point was, the media likes to exaggerate. Agree?

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    My point was, the media likes to exaggerate. Agree?
    Are you still trying to suggest that the storm system (Sandy) that hit us this week was little more than a passing bad thunderstorm, and it's only the media that's overplaying how destructive it was?

    I was hoping you were just being sarcastic in an attempt to be humorous, but now I'm not so sure.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    My point was, the media likes to exaggerate. Agree?
    Yes, the media likes to do that.

    In this case, they aren't exaggerating. You're downplaying. This was literally record-setting. In what manner do you think it is being exaggerated? Give specific examples and quotes.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I was hoping you were just being sarcastic in an attempt to be humorous, but now I'm not so sure.
    I am sarcastic ... towards the media. They make it sound almost like the Deep Impact movie, which clearly is not true.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I am sarcastic ... towards the media. They make it sound almost like the Deep Impact movie, which clearly is not true.
    No they don't. You're the one exaggerating now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Consider this, if the media doesn't get "dramatic" about the "potential" severity of a coming storm, how many people won't evacuate?

    It's possible that "exaggeration" might have saved many lives.

    Because honestly - for many, this was the biggest, most catastrophic and dangerous storm to have ever effected their lives.
    It's also quite possible many who lived through Sarah might never see anything as powerful for the rest of their lives.

    Of course for some - Sarah ended their life, so to try to "play down" the severity of this storm is really just tasteless and sad.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    My point was, the media likes to exaggerate. Agree?
    I'm going with what Dragonfly stated in post 226.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Madness in Manhattan

    Still no power below 34th.
    They shut off my building's (Midtown East) heat and hot water this morning to 'fix' area. We have power but hot water is run on steam. No prospect of return- they lied initially.
    Gridlock traffic as idiots came to [not crucial] office work by car, as no Mass Transit.
    Mayor just instituted HOV only into City next few days.
    Cable TV/internet service, sketchy.
    Stores running out of certain stuff.
    Should be alleviated in a few days.

    This of course is just my local view of one crowded part of the Region's problem, which includes many millions with no power, or for some, even residence.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    See, not such a pain in the ass, as the media is trying to present it.
    Nearly 60 people known dead, more are missing, thousands if not tens of thousands of homes completely obliterated, businesses and livelihoods gone by the thousands, hundreds of communities literally wiped off the map, 10-20 billion dollars in damage...

    That was an absolutely obnoxious thing to say.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Nearly 60 people known dead, more are missing, thousands if not tens of thousands of homes completely obliterated, businesses and livelihoods gone by the thousands, hundreds of communities literally wiped off the map, 10-20 billion dollars in damage...

    That was an absolutely obnoxious thing to say.
    Nothing compared to Charley.

    Sorry. I live in CT, now, and honestly, after having lived through Charley in FL, I viewed this as a sort of joke.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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