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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, god forbid that they report...news. Just another evil news agency. Oh, wait.
    It's okay. I know you like melodramatics. I feel awfully tempted to use that cliche "if I had a nickel for every time I...." about now.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Okay, do you really think that the entire segment was just about a tent falling down?
    It's an ongoing segment that never ends. Never ends.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's okay. I know you like melodramatics. I feel awfully tempted to use that cliche "if I had a nickel for every time I...." about now.
    Something like, "if I had a nickel everytime a Leftist started whining about Fox News..."?

    I know what you mean.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    No, a nickel for every time a national news agency 1) Makes an ass of themselves with regard to storms 2) Over dramatizes storms. I have no idea why you would take this to a political level, considering I make a conscious decision to remove myself from the crap that is CNN and MSNBC.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No, a nickel for every time a national news agency 1) Makes an ass of themselves with regard to storms 2) Over dramatizes storms. I have no idea why you would take this to a political level, considering I make a conscious decision to remove myself from the crap that is CNN and MSNBC.
    I know exactly what you mean. A few years ago, Hurricane Rita hit well east of Houston, and the winds here never even made it to 70 miles per hour. However, the news media dramatized the storm so badly that 20 Houstonians were killed in accidents, while evacuating the city, an evacuation that was known to be not necessary 2 days before.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I know exactly what you mean. A few years ago, Hurricane Rita hit well east of Houston, and the winds here never even made it to 70 miles per hour. However, the news media dramatized the storm so badly that 20 Houstonians were killed in accidents, while evacuating the city, an evacuation that was known to be not necessary 2 days before.
    Youch!

    Anyhow, as I get ready to leave again, I noticed that here it is a nice -4, but with windchill calculated, about -19. Tonight it will be -20 without the chill calculated, I think. I think it will be a somewhat decent day...or at the very least average around here. It's a blessing to have some sunlight with no snow. Have fun!
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I know exactly what you mean. A few years ago, Hurricane Rita hit well east of Houston, and the winds here never even made it to 70 miles per hour. However, the news media dramatized the storm so badly that 20 Houstonians were killed in accidents, while evacuating the city, an evacuation that was known to be not necessary 2 days before.
    That was less than a month after Katrina. Of course it was going to get blown out of proportion.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Only at DP can we have fights break out over a snowstorm.

    150 years ago it would be bad, but one of the big differences is that back then you really did not need to go much of anywhere during them. Most people could sit back in their house and keep a nice fire going and barely if at all even go outside, and that just to bring in wood. In today's world many people are having to travel miles each day through the storm, and don't have wood heat if power goes out. I think overall it was a real problem for both times, just in significantly different ways.
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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    The news is making this to be the storm of all storms. I will be greatly disappointed if not a lot of snow falls like they promised.

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    Re: Storm threatens 100 million in US with snow, ice, cold

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    The news is making this to be the storm of all storms. I will be greatly disappointed if not a lot of snow falls like they promised.
    Sorry to disappoint you, but not a lot of snow is going to fall. Of course, I live in Houston.
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