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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    What we have here is a massive storm that hit a massively overpopulated area. The damage is just as much a reflection of a terribly outdated infrastructure in certain areas as it was a bad storm. Much more powerful storms occur regularly, but not right into the bay of New Jersey and Manhattan.

    The devastation in New Jersey is just heartbreaking, but much like New Orleans, it's also somewhat inevitable.

    And apparently in the 50s they had several of these during a period when the ocean temperatures were very much like they are now. This could be the first of several. (No, Al Gore, it's not global warming; this cycle has been going on for thousands of years.)

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    What we have here is a massive storm that hit a massively overpopulated area. The damage is just as much a reflection of a terribly outdated infrastructure in certain areas as it was a bad storm. Much more powerful storms occur regularly, but not right into the bay of New Jersey and Manhattan.

    The devastation in New Jersey is just heartbreaking, but much like New Orleans, it's also somewhat inevitable.

    And apparently in the 50s they had several of these during a period when the ocean temperatures were very much like they are now. This could be the first of several. (No, Al Gore, it's not global warming; this cycle has been going on for thousands of years.)
    It's a blessing that there haven't been anymore fatalities than there has been. The body count could haveveasily been 20 times higher.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The reason I'm making my assinine posts is because I'm a little ticked. This storm got way hyped, more so than even Hugo, is continuing to get mega media coverage, and, oh my, 60 people dead. Where was all of this when Charley hit? I rode out this storm thinking, Jesus, I've gone snorkeling in worse weather, yet it's a state of emergency, national guard, and the president rolls in. Why? Because new englanders aren't used to it, and since floridians are, they just need to accept that Charley apparently wasn't that big a deal? Hundreds dead, millions left homeless, property damage so extensive that the insurance companies couldn't even cover it. I do not make light of the storm, either of them...just the outpouring of attention ONE is recieving. I worked for over a month up and down FL repairing roofs with tarps, building tent camps for the refugees, clearing rubble, etc. Know much of that got covered by news? About two days, and then onto the next thing. But since this puff of a blow by comparison hits the north east, woa, stop the presses, we gotta ram THIS news down the throat of the country for going on three weeks now. Toughen up, north east.
    Are you always such a flagrant a-hole?

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    [QUOTE=Dragonfly;1061091201]Are you always such a flagrant a-hole?[/QUOTE


    He's right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Who's right?

    Death toll up, gasoline lines grow in monster storm's wake - Yahoo! News

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday and the death toll continued to rise from the former hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest and most devastating storms ever to hit the United States.
    Lines formed at gas stations amid fuel shortages around the U.S. Northeast and emergency utility crews struggled to reach the worst hit areas and restore power to millions of people.

    At least 82 people in North America died in the superstorm, which ravaged the northeastern United States on Monday night, and officials said the count could climb higher as rescuers searched house-to-house through coastal towns.

    More deaths were recorded overnight as the extent of destruction became clearer in the New York City borough of Staten Island, where the storm lifted whole houses off their foundations.

    Authorities recovered 15 bodies from Staten Island. Among those still missing were two boys aged 4 and 2 who were swept from their mother's arms by the floodwaters, the New York Post reported. In all, 34 people died in New York City.

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    Kevin is right. Where was all this brew-ha-ha during Ike and Gustave and Isaac?

    Did Obama suspend his campaign? Were the Libbos whining about "politicizing the disaster"? While hell no!
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    Astoundingly classless, and without question truly distasteful.

    I'm shocked at the level of ignorance.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Astoundingly classless, and without question truly distasteful.

    I'm shocked at the level of ignorance.
    But nothing near the level of hypocrisy going on with this storm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Astoundingly classless, and without question truly distasteful.

    I'm shocked at the level of ignorance.
    Nothing shocks me anymore. I do get astounded, but nothing shocks me.

    I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire

    When you make your peace with authority, you become an authority.- Jim Morrison

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Astoundingly classless, and without question truly distasteful.

    I'm shocked at the level of ignorance.
    Thousands of storms have torn up stuff in America, left power outages, caused fuel shortages, and left people stranded. This is a VERY common occurrence. Those in the northeast barely notice until it happens to them. It's the Yankees-Red Sox-ESPN effect playing out in real life.

    This is a bad situation for the folks in New Jersey, but not one that is any worse than the fires in southern California, tornado outbreaks through the central U.S., mulitiple hurricanes in the Gulf, tsunamis in Japan or Indonesia, earthquakes and volcanoes all around the world, etc, etc, etc.

    This is the latest disaster. Hardly the worst, or the first.

    We'll help recover and rebuild. That's just what we do.

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