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(RedOrbit)   Realizing it would suck if it happened to us, United States announces plans to launch a tsunami warning system for the U.S. mainland   (rednova.com) divider line 120
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2005-01-15 10:31:38 AM
About one week too late for Los Angeles.
 
2005-01-15 10:31:41 AM
Bear patrol to the rescue.
 
2005-01-15 10:38:17 AM
morrisonsl: Bear patrol to the rescue.

You stole my comment!

/lisa, i want to buy your rock...
 
2005-01-15 10:45:35 AM
?

 
2005-01-15 11:06:13 AM
mrbah That wave comes in all clear and blue on the east side, exits kinda yellow and stinky on the west.
 
2005-01-15 11:12:55 AM
Surf's up, dude!
 
2005-01-15 11:16:22 AM
Way to be alarmist and sensationalistic.
 
2005-01-15 11:30:17 AM
I can totally see it ...

"Today's tsunami warning level: Chartreuse."
 
2005-01-15 11:57:37 AM
I don't want to be an ass or anything, but the parts in the US that are the most endangered are on the west coast, and don't most of these areas slope upwards relatively quickly compared with the areas hit by the tsunami in SE Asia?

Seriously just wondering.
 
2005-01-15 01:05:39 PM



Having shattered the 'coffee break barrier' Americans interest in the Indian Ocean Flood ebbs
 
2005-01-15 02:52:20 PM
A tsunami can have California. Nothing good every happens there anyway.
 
2005-01-15 03:19:38 PM
If a Tsunami hit Southern California, my town of Riverside would be renamed Oceanfront.

I don't think this alarm stuff is a bad idea at all... Might cause a lot of panic if the alarm goes off accidently, or people might just ignore it all together because they have a cell phone glued to their ear...

but the concept is there.
 
2005-01-15 03:51:12 PM
See this rock I have? It keeps away tigers. You don't see any tigers around here, do you?
 
2005-01-15 03:55:42 PM
You coastal fools laugh at those of us living in "fly-over land"- well, Minnesota is about as far from a coast as you'll find anywhere in the world!

[manical laugh]Bwah Hah Hah Hah Hah Hah[/manical laugh]
 
2005-01-15 03:59:32 PM
rest of world doesnt entirely agree.

/ducks
 
2005-01-15 03:59:56 PM
Orange Tsunami Alert!
 
2005-01-15 03:59:57 PM
Agreywolf42: Does that chart figure in the money spent by our Government,or just individual donations?
 
2005-01-15 03:59:59 PM
Cuz you know, if one was headed at NYC, we could easily evacuate the city in an hour or so.....
 
2005-01-15 04:00:07 PM
agreywolf42

If you look at that chart, its just sorting countries by population and the dollar amounts aren't accurate. I'm sure that half's a day pay for a Kuwaiti is a lot higher than someone in China...
 
2005-01-15 04:01:08 PM
La Palma.
 
2005-01-15 04:01:08 PM
2005-01-15 02:52:20 PM optimus_prime

A tsunami can have California. Nothing good every happens there anyway.


Hey! We have also have earthquakes and excellent forest fires! Bring the marshmallows !
 
2005-01-15 04:01:40 PM
You coastal fools laugh at those of us living in "fly-over land"- well, Minnesota is about as far from a coast as you'll find anywhere in the world!

Lake Superior doesn't have a coastline?
 
2005-01-15 04:03:53 PM
Can they just not spend this money and use it for something valuable, instead? Sounds like a complete waste of my money here.
 
2005-01-15 04:07:40 PM
Ha ha ha, they said "erect".

/didn't RTFA
 
2005-01-15 04:07:53 PM
It would be moronic not to do this. Tell the families of those 150,000+ dead about "sensationalism" and safety...
 
2005-01-15 04:08:20 PM
An interesting site detailing the relief efforts being carried out by the US Military-providing immediate, direct aid to the areas affected,when the people need it the most.
http://www.pacom.mil/special/0412asia/factsheet.html
 
2005-01-15 04:09:02 PM
agreywolf42

kickin your ass india!!

//gave a coffee break sized donation
 
2005-01-15 04:09:26 PM
 
2005-01-15 04:15:14 PM
As nice as the Arizona Bay scenario is, it's actually the Eastern seaboard that features in my fantasies is most at risk, from a soon to be collapsing Canary Island. Total devastation pending, apparently. Shame.
 
2005-01-15 04:15:34 PM
Ok, Good. But would people be educated enough to listen?
 
2005-01-15 04:16:05 PM
This would work great for New York City. WARNING!! The city will be under water in 15 minutes! Quick! Everybody get in a cab and head for higher ground.
 
2005-01-15 04:16:46 PM
Agreywolf42, since numbers like the $350 billion from the US government and the numerous charities and innumerable personal donations would be too much, putting it in percentage of days pay with less wealthy nations is a convenient way to make the US contribution look small. And for what? To satisfy your "still better" ego?

You people make me sick, taking a tragedy like this tsunami and turning it into a competitive ejaculatory fit. It's not a race, and everything anyone gives is appreciated.
 
2005-01-15 04:18:00 PM
jeep44 - good link, the USA is a doing a great job out there.
 
2005-01-15 04:21:18 PM
RagingHamster:

Agreywolf42, since numbers like the $350 billion from the US government and the numerous charities and innumerable personal donations would be too much, putting it in percentage of days pay with less wealthy nations is a convenient way to make the US contribution look small. And for what? To satisfy your "still better" ego?

You people make me sick, taking a tragedy like this tsunami and turning it into a competitive ejaculatory fit. It's not a race, and everything anyone gives is appreciated.



Thanks for saving me the effort of typing up the same thing.


-Tony
 
2005-01-15 04:22:36 PM
jeep44 for your edification

supaxi the dollar amounts are as accurate as the source link offers. GDP per capita: United States $37,800: Kuwait $18,100; China $5000

• Percentage of one day's pay: 'Donation per Person'/('GDP per capita'/365) where 'Donation per Person' is the combined total of a country's government, NGOs & public contributions divided by its population.

• Contributions from listing on Wikipedia*
• Population from 2004 CIA World Factbook.
• 'GDP per capita' from 2004 CIA World Factbook.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Humanitarian_response_to_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

Sorry but Wikipedia doesn't allow direct links.
 
2005-01-15 04:22:48 PM
Gavino: As nice as the Arizona Bay scenario is


Learn to swim, learn to swim, learn to swim...
 
2005-01-15 04:23:30 PM
moeburn
Have you seen where that comes from? This flash is funny as hell.

End of the world flash


/I am le tired
 
2005-01-15 04:24:38 PM
So, wait, the terrorists are making the tsunamis now?

/Most. Paranoid. Country. Ever.
 
2005-01-15 04:25:22 PM
NYC is fine- look at all the tall buildings... just stay out of the subway, off the street, off the first floor. Go UP, not away. No biggie...
 
2005-01-15 04:25:48 PM
Just want to point something major out:

The western united states is far too mountainous for a Tsunami to present any degree of threat to those beyond the beach

Look at elevation maps for the western-coast states of Oregon, California, and Washington. All of them have "sudden" and "steep" shorelines that rise out of the ocean. this is compared to the nations effected bythe most recent tsunami, of course.

Washington state, barring a few western islands is almost completely beyond the range of possible flooding from anything barring a "my god the moon just crashed into the pacific ocean" level flooding.

The lowest points in california, the San Fernando valley, are so thuroughly surrounded by mountanous terrain that it would require a Tsunami of "Is Brockheimer directing another movie here?" proportions.

And Oregon, the flattst of the three states, actualy rests mainly on an extended plateau significantly above sea level.

Alaska, the nation with the most to fear from tidal waves, has the lowest population in the areas most threatened.
 
2005-01-15 04:26:13 PM
FYI...that link is potentially NSFW, because of language
 
2005-01-15 04:26:17 PM
revrendjim:

I have a better plan: just follow Star Jones around cuz she's blessed and nothing bad will happen to her.
 
2005-01-15 04:28:47 PM
ignore agreywolf42's numbers they are a joke and a statistical lie.
Those statistics do not take into consideration private donations nor do they take into consideration the $ spent by the DOD to keep the flow of goods and medical supplies moving. Guess that water purification by the DOD isnt considered either.
Typical liberal hate-america pap and not worth viewing.
Move along, nothing to see here.
 
2005-01-15 04:29:40 PM
I have to admit I gawk at these kinds of road signs a little longer than necessary...



Seattle doesn't have any. I suppose we could just run up the hill if an earthquake triggered a wave in Puget Sound?

Or just how bad would the wave be if it originated in the ocean, 180 miles away...?

Inquiring minds, and all that.
 
2005-01-15 04:33:23 PM
Nebraska can finally sleep easy.
 
2005-01-15 04:35:12 PM
whidbey:

Read a book! "The day the earth blew up, August 27, 1883" covers not just the coolest eruption of the modern age, but also goes into Tsunami detail to a large degree since that's the #1 reason people die from erupting valcanos.

It's a good read and makes it clear: nobody should live in Sumatra or Java! Period.
 
2005-01-15 04:40:54 PM
15:41. A tsunami alert for the East Coast is issued.
16:09. Dillions grocery store in Joplin, MO runs out of bleach, eggs, milk, and bread; save one bag of Lenders bagels.
 
2005-01-15 04:41:22 PM
RagingHamster

"You people make me sick, taking a tragedy like this tsunami and turning it into a competitive ejaculatory fit."-You, just now.

"Magnanimous individual contributions is laudable. Pointing out individual contributions is laughable. What do you think-that you can donate vicariously?"-Me, in thread Saudi Arabia spends five times as much charity on families of suicide bombers as it does on tsunami relief

Funny the lengths to which people go to hide from facts, be it suicide bombers or big, bloated numbers. Never the less, the average American income is $37,800 and the average American contribution is $3.40. That includes all government, non-government, public and corporate donations. That's some largess.
 
2005-01-15 04:44:30 PM
Minnesota is about as far from a coast as you'll find anywhere in the world!

Yeah but you voluntarily live on Earth's version of Hoth.
 
2005-01-15 04:45:36 PM
Good thing we didn't already waste all the money we could've spent on a project like this on an unnecessary war and tax cuts for the wealthy!

What's that you say?

Oh... never mind.
 
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