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(Reuters)   Just when you think Frankenstorm could not get any worse: it may go nuclear   (reuters.com) divider line 161
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2012-10-27 01:15:55 PM  
I did not consider this....
 
2012-10-27 01:35:19 PM  
Let's get the old HAARP earthquake machine warmed up and we'll be all set for a REAL October surprise
 
2012-10-27 01:36:00 PM  
Power companies have failed badly latelty through lack of preparedness and penny pinching. CL&P was caught with their pants down.  I don't live in that state.  Even in a a moderate storm, they get nailed.  But the rates go up every year and anything over a breeze causes a week long blackout, while they charge you for the service you don't get..  Gonna get the kid to haul the generator out of the basement.  Just in case. Give it a run. Goining to get some gas as well and fill 2 cars.  In the end if it isn't needed, if goes in the car.  Food bought still gets eaten.  Just up front costs on a week or two in the future.  Spend now, use it later. Noreasters are a fact of life here.  Simple and normal.  Just prepare, but don't be stupid.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-27 01:40:52 PM  
God could nuke Washington? My prayers really have been answered.
 
2012-10-27 01:41:31 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Let's get the old HAARP earthquake machine warmed up and we'll be all set for a REAL October surprise


Um, I don't know what that is but don't jinx us.

/I live in earthquake country.
 
2012-10-27 01:43:12 PM  
www.regententertainment.com
 
2012-10-27 01:56:50 PM  
If one goes up, I've got my money on the Vermont Yankee plant.
 
2012-10-27 03:21:21 PM  

basemetal: [www.regententertainment.com image 200x300]


It's difficult to make out, but Justice Scalia was in the film Nuclear Hurricane?!?!?

GAT_00: If one goes up, I've got my money on the Vermont Yankee plant.


Perhaps too far inland (although some of Irene's worst damage was in Vermont). I'd guess Indian Point, because it's got a history of safety issues AND it's located right on the tidal part of the Hudson River (storm surge+high tide=bad/Syfy movie).

/I just want to wish Worcester good luck, I'm counting on you to still be there when I return
//I'll be riding out the storm in Australia
///in 80 degree weather
 
2012-10-27 03:36:16 PM  

The_Drunken_Quahog: Power companies have failed badly latelty through lack of preparedness and penny pinching. CL&P was caught with their pants down.  I don't live in that state.  Even in a a moderate storm, they get nailed.  But the rates go up every year and anything over a breeze causes a week long blackout, while they charge you for the service you don't get..  Gonna get the kid to haul the generator out of the basement.  Just in case. Give it a run. Goining to get some gas as well and fill 2 cars.  In the end if it isn't needed, if goes in the car.  Food bought still gets eaten.  Just up front costs on a week or two in the future.  Spend now, use it later. Noreasters are a fact of life here.  Simple and normal.  Just prepare, but don't be stupid.


Good luck!!
 
2012-10-27 03:42:18 PM  
Obama should be out there holding pressers about agency preparedness for this storm. You know Dem opponents are salivating over making this an "Obama's Katrina!" moment.
 
2012-10-27 03:46:08 PM  
VOLCANO
 
2012-10-27 03:47:53 PM  
Something something godless Yankees.
 
2012-10-27 03:48:39 PM  
That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.
 
2012-10-27 03:51:13 PM  
Looks like the US is in for an interesting Halloween.
 
2012-10-27 03:53:02 PM  
I wonder if TWC laid in an extra package of underwear for Heather Tesch.
 
2012-10-27 03:53:06 PM  
This nuclear rainstorm will kill us all. I am eating the earthquake ham.
 
2012-10-27 03:53:44 PM  
I spent a good bit of my life living in the Atlantic City area. I'm sending positive thoughts to all my friends there. Hope it doesn't turn out as bad as it looks.
 
2012-10-27 03:54:25 PM  
WE'RE ALL GONNA GET SODOMIZED!!!
 
2012-10-27 03:55:32 PM  
phamwaa: I wonder if TWC laid in an extra package of underwear for Heather Tesch.

Do you think this storm is making her wet?
 
2012-10-27 03:55:43 PM  
This is bad news...for Obama.

Romney is not going to stop campaigning during a hurricane/nor'easter.
 
2012-10-27 03:55:54 PM  

The_Drunken_Quahog: Power companies have failed badly latelty through lack of preparedness and penny pinching. CL&P was caught with their pants down.  I don't live in that state.  Even in a a moderate storm, they get nailed.  But the rates go up every year and anything over a breeze causes a week long blackout, while they charge you for the service you don't get..  Gonna get the kid to haul the generator out of the basement.  Just in case. Give it a run. Goining to get some gas as well and fill 2 cars.  In the end if it isn't needed, if goes in the car.  Food bought still gets eaten.  Just up front costs on a week or two in the future.  Spend now, use it later. Noreasters are a fact of life here.  Simple and normal.  Just prepare, but don't be stupid.


don't forget ammo.. and I mean lots and lots of it!

GO USA!
 
2012-10-27 03:56:11 PM  
As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.
 
2012-10-27 03:56:17 PM  

raerae1980: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Let's get the old HAARP earthquake machine warmed up and we'll be all set for a REAL October surprise

Um, I don't know what that is but don't jinx us.

/I live in earthquake country.


You really don't know what that is? Consider yourself lucky.

Of course, if you want a hefty dose of crazy, just Google that phrase...
 
2012-10-27 03:56:26 PM  
Stupid hurricane made my roof leak Friday
 
2012-10-27 03:57:30 PM  
I live 2 towns south of Seabrook Nuclear Plant, downwind. Wind direction wouldn't matter in this case.
 
2012-10-27 03:57:53 PM  
www.crschools.net
 
2012-10-27 04:00:19 PM  
Someone get me Mark-Paul Gosselaar right now, he knows how to handle these things.
 
2012-10-27 04:01:16 PM  
Fearmongering machine turned up to 11? Check.
 
2012-10-27 04:01:46 PM  

Mrbogey: As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.


Karma for whom?
 
2012-10-27 04:02:25 PM  
We got hit by Irene last year and Artificial Island didn't meltdown. This is just subby trying to act like the mass media.
 
2012-10-27 04:03:18 PM  
OUR WINDS ARE BACKED WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS
 
2012-10-27 04:05:02 PM  

vabeard: Mrbogey: As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.

Karma for whom?


For those making fun of earthquakes on the west coast, of course.
 
2012-10-27 04:05:58 PM  

Mrbogey: As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.


I have you Farkied as a troll, but in this case, considering the nation's response to the destruction of New Orleans, I think you're justified.

/"You're doin' a heckuva job there, Brownie!"
 
2012-10-27 04:07:26 PM  
"Farkers" should stop sucking so much BooDick
 
2012-10-27 04:07:50 PM  

themasterdebater: Fearmongering machine turned up to 11? Check.


THIS^^^

Also, I for one am just hoping the wind blows the rest of the leaves off my trees, so I can get the yard raked and be done with it.
 
2012-10-27 04:08:19 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Obama should be out there holding pressers about agency preparedness for this storm. You know Dem opponents are salivating over making this an "Obama's Katrina!" moment.


That is going to be the talking point no matter what happens. Seriously,I expect a derp storm before sandy even clears out.
 
2012-10-27 04:10:35 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: The_Drunken_Quahog: Power companies have failed badly latelty through lack of preparedness and penny pinching. CL&P was caught with their pants down.  I don't live in that state.  Even in a a moderate storm, they get nailed.  But the rates go up every year and anything over a breeze causes a week long blackout, while they charge you for the service you don't get..  Gonna get the kid to haul the generator out of the basement.  Just in case. Give it a run. Goining to get some gas as well and fill 2 cars.  In the end if it isn't needed, if goes in the car.  Food bought still gets eaten.  Just up front costs on a week or two in the future.  Spend now, use it later. Noreasters are a fact of life here.  Simple and normal.  Just prepare, but don't be stupid.

don't forget ammo.. and I mean lots and lots of it!

GO USA!


Let's examine this for a second. Say you have a home invader and have to shoot them. One bullet. Hell, we'll say a whole clip because you're a terrible shot, so 12 bullets. I assume lots and lots of ammo means a thousand rounds or so. It isn't hard to get a thousand rounds. That's almost a hundred people give or take a few. If you need enough ammo to mow down a hundred people, you've got bigger problems than the amount of ammo you decided to stock.
 
2012-10-27 04:14:47 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: I live 2 towns south of Seabrook Nuclear Plant, downwind. Wind direction wouldn't matter in this case.


And I live about 8 miles downwind from Surry Nuclear. We are both farked.
 
2012-10-27 04:14:49 PM  

The_Drunken_Quahog: Power companies have failed badly latelty through lack of preparedness and penny pinching. CL&P was caught with their pants down.  I don't live in that state.  Even in a a moderate storm, they get nailed.  But the rates go up every year and anything over a breeze causes a week long blackout, while they charge you for the service you don't get..  Gonna get the kid to haul the generator out of the basement.  Just in case. Give it a run. Goining to get some gas as well and fill 2 cars.  In the end if it isn't needed, if goes in the car.  Food bought still gets eaten.  Just up front costs on a week or two in the future.  Spend now, use it later. Noreasters are a fact of life here.  Simple and normal.  Just prepare, but don't be stupid.


I live in Minnesota and work for the big power company. I expect in a couple of weeks we'll be getting the touchy-feely news stories on our intranet again about how crews went out to help the helpless East Coast utilities restore power again.
 
2012-10-27 04:14:52 PM  
As long as it doesn't knock out my internet I don't care.
 
2012-10-27 04:15:04 PM  
Maybe i'm an asshole, but i just can't bring myself to get all derped out over a Cat 1 hurricane. If you don't live on the coast, put your pants back on.


/if you do live on the coast, feel free to wave your underpants around all you like, i guess
 
2012-10-27 04:17:49 PM  
We call it Kamikaze, you call it Divine Wind.
 
2012-10-27 04:20:32 PM  

Snarfangel: vabeard: Mrbogey: As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.

Karma for whom?

For those making fun of earthquakes on the west coast, of course.


Mt. Hood, St. Helens and Rainier are all showing seismic activity this week F*ck you Bobby Jindal.
 
2012-10-27 04:26:49 PM  
Problem with situations like these is that the more time we have to think about them, the more time we have to think what could go wrong. That's great for people who can do something about it, but for the rest of us the anticipation is the catastrophe.

On another note, bookmark this page if you want a thorough, self-updating Sandy tracker that doesn't have any ads: http://www.cyclocane.com/sandy-storm-tracker/
 
2012-10-27 04:27:25 PM  

yellowjester: We call it Kamikaze, you call it Divine Wind.


It sure does keep the damn canadians out.

/kidding, kidding
 
2012-10-27 04:30:42 PM  

balisane: Maybe i'm an asshole, but i just can't bring myself to get all derped out over a Cat 1 hurricane. If you don't live on the coast, put your pants back on.


/if you do live on the coast, feel free to wave your underpants around all you like, i guess


That's one of the reasons they're looking at a new system of classification for hurricanes. A large Cat 1 can do more damage than a small Cat 3, especially if the Cat 1 is slow-moving. Irene is a good example- it was only a tropical storm when it hit Vermont, and when I was there this August I could still see the scars along the riverbanks as well as damage that was still being cleaned up. Also, when hurricanes combine with other weather systems, Bad Things tend to happen. That movie The Perfect Storm? It understated the effects because they didn't think it would be plausible.

For a bit of perspective on what a large, slow-moving system can do, Google "Patriot's Day Storm 2007." That wasn't even hurricane strength, and it was scary as fark.

/lived in Portland at the time
//spent the next few days playing dodge-the-debris on the way to and from school and work
///by "debris", I mean trees up to 60 feet tall
 
2012-10-27 04:35:18 PM  
Seriously all nuclear power plants should be built on geological stable land well inland and not on flood plains. Buildings can be constructed to with stand tornadoes and other high winds but floods are harder to stop.

Not Building nuclear power plants in a quake prone area should be no brainer.
 
2012-10-27 04:39:24 PM  
Yeah, I live down the hill from Millstone. Thanks for reminding me to pick up Iodine pills from the town hall on Monday. I heard them testing the sirens today.
 
2012-10-27 04:39:32 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: don't forget ammo.. and I mean lots and lots of it!


Done, and done.

We live in Delaware, twelve miles from the Salem / Hope Creek nuclear plants. There is a small but non-zero shance that the storm, which appears to be coming right into Delaware Bay, will cause a Oh Mein Papa in the earth's crust. If it does, we're going to load people, cats and guns into the Bluesmobile and make a run for the mountains.
 
2012-10-27 04:41:49 PM  

Mrbogey: As a resident of the New Orleans area, I have little concern for people outside of the gulf coast facing hurricanes. It's karma as far as I'm concerned.


Karma? Methinks you don't really understand the concept. You choose to live below sea level, I don't, so I'm being punished for what exactly? Being smarter in choosing my geographical location? You're a tool.
 
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