If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Reuters)   Just when you think Frankenstorm could not get any worse: it may go nuclear   (reuters.com) divider line 162
    More: Scary, u.s. east coast, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Hurricane Irene, Duke Energy, Delaware River, punching power, high wind, Delmarva Peninsula  
•       •       •

25136 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Oct 2012 at 3:43 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



162 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-10-27 04:45:37 PM

My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: 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.


I've been to Delaware, and I have to admit, right now I'd be packing my stuff and heading off to visit any relative who lived out of state. Seriously- a state whose highest point is less than 500 feet above sea level is not somewhere I'd want to be during this type of storm. Good luck.

/Mom grew up on eastern shore of Maryland
//her family still lives down there
 
2012-10-27 04:48:16 PM

Tegro: 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/


Thank you for the tracker!
 
2012-10-27 04:50:14 PM

grimlock1972: 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.


You'd think. Then again - there's a new fracking site being opened within a mile of a nuclear plant. The permits were approved.
 
2012-10-27 04:50:59 PM
*cue LOL fruit*

*)
 
2012-10-27 04:52:30 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.


Last year in one week here in Maryland we had an earthquake, a hurricane, and a tornado. We couldn't get out of our house for four days because of all the downed trees. Our neighbor had a few chain saws and he and my husband just started cutting. Took forever to get out to the main road.

We've had our share of shiat, thanks.
 
2012-10-27 04:53:07 PM
This hurricane website is put together by a Farker - It's very cool. No ads.Link 

Thanks Jay!
 
2012-10-27 04:53:10 PM

Uncle Tractor: Looks like the US is in for an interesting Halloween.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-27 04:53:26 PM
Nuclear reactor containment buildings are designed to withstand an airliner hitting them directly. Unless they are built (stupidly) in a flood plain they should be fine. They might shut down as a precaution, but as long as their backup generators have the right plug connectors they will be fine.
 
2012-10-27 04:53:31 PM
Not to worry. The power companies are right now printing bills with a hurricane surcharge and mailing them, since you won't be able to do that online or by phone in the near future.

If only Romney were president, we'd all get to watch FOX change sides after waiting a year or so for any federal acknowledgement much less actual aid.  Bless you Shep.
 
2012-10-27 04:53:54 PM

ComicBookGuy: WE'RE ALL GONNA GET SODOMIZED!!!


Woohoo!!!
 
2012-10-27 04:56:26 PM

katfairy: Seriously- a state whose highest point is less than 500 feet above sea level is not somewhere I'd want to be during this type of storm. Good luck.


Thanks. We're about 60 feet above sea lavel, and far enough from the river that any plausible storm surge will stay off our lawn.

We're not expecting local violence, but we're better equipped than most to deal with any folks who might want to pay us a surprise visit.
We're also prepared to bug out if we hear the nuke- or chemical-plant alarms. My wife will be quite safely ensconsed in a local utility's emergency ops center long before landfall; her mother and our cats will have heavily (and legally) armed escort anywhere we need to go.

Roads jammed? People move out of my car's way quite rapidly...
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-27 04:56:51 PM

AbbeySomeone: This hurricane website is put together by a Farker - It's very cool. No ads.Link 

Thanks Jay!


I concur.

Thanks, man.

"Behold a force of nature."
 
2012-10-27 04:57:09 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 to stock up on Heineken, too.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-27 04:57:17 PM

Bontesla: grimlock1972: 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.

You'd think. Then again - there's a new fracking site being opened within a mile of a nuclear plant. The permits were approved.


That is irresponsible in a grand way. Where is this at?
 
2012-10-27 04:58:51 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


Nah, not an asshole, just ignorant of flooding in the areas this storm will hit. I live inland a good bit, in PA, and Irene farked our town up royally. We were under water for days. Many homes were condemned or damaged, people drowned or were swept away in cars (Darwin at work in some cases, no doubt, but still), some people lost almost everything (including my best friend's family), two of our local home manufacturing facilities went under because the damage and rebuilding were too much (leaving a significant portion of our local workforce unemployed), took almost 8 months for the local grocery store to even reopen. That's just my town of less than 10k. Repeat most of that all along the major waterways in the state and it's literally a disaster.

A cat 1 might seem like nothing to you, but live through enough floods from these types of storms and you'd see that there are equally shiatty things happening inland when 10+ inches of rain drop. So ask yourself this: If you watched all that go down last year with Irene, personally, would you err on the side of preparedness or stick your thumb up your ass and whistle a tune?

/not saying the OMGX10000000 is justified
//preparing for the worst is still the smarter bet
///beats the hell out of sitting on your roof hoping for rescue, no?
 
2012-10-27 05:01:17 PM

AbbeySomeone: This hurricane website is put together by a Farker - It's very cool. No ads.Link 

Thanks Jay!


Oh, it's gonna hook right over Teh County before heading back out to sea.

Should be fun.
 
2012-10-27 05:04:24 PM

Bontesla: grimlock1972: 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.

You'd think. Then again - there's a new fracking site being opened within a mile of a nuclear plant. The permits were approved.


I don't have enough hands for the amount of facepalm needed.

My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: katfairy: Seriously- a state whose highest point is less than 500 feet above sea level is not somewhere I'd want to be during this type of storm. Good luck.

Thanks. We're about 60 feet above sea lavel, and far enough from the river that any plausible storm surge will stay off our lawn.

We're not expecting local violence, but we're better equipped than most to deal with any folks who might want to pay us a surprise visit.
We're also prepared to bug out if we hear the nuke- or chemical-plant alarms. My wife will be quite safely ensconsed in a local utility's emergency ops center long before landfall; her mother and our cats will have heavily (and legally) armed escort anywhere we need to go.

Roads jammed? People move out of my car's way quite rapidly...
[imageshack.us image 800x462]


Good for other drivers or pedestrians (unless they've got a a seriously heavy-duty truck), not so good for debris-covered roads. On the other hand, your roads tend to be in better shape than ours here in Maine, so you probably have fewer worries about your perfectly good road becoming washed-out dirt with no warning.
 
2012-10-27 05:04:59 PM

GloomCookie613: Nah, not an asshole, just ignorant of flooding in the areas this storm will hit.


+1000

Back when Floyd hit, we lived in Brigantine NJ... but I was attending training in West Chester. My GF was angry that I was out of town and away from the danger.

Imagine my surprise when Brigantine and the NJ coast was spared, and flooding up in Exton almost turned my car into tsunami debris.
 
2012-10-27 05:07:23 PM

intelligent comment below: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: 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!"


So all the country should be punished for the way FEMA and the Bush admin handled emergency preparedness and response? You sound like a fundamentalist Christian


That's too funny.

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.'" Matthew 25:41-45

Fundamentalist enough for ya? 

/He told you once
 
2012-10-27 05:08:02 PM

xanadian: AbbeySomeone: This hurricane website is put together by a Farker - It's very cool. No ads.Link 

Thanks Jay!

Oh, it's gonna hook right over Teh County before heading back out to sea.

Should be fun.


You making predictions? Me too.

Boo.
 
2012-10-27 05:08:11 PM
So, when does Cthulhu show up and doom us all? o_o'
 
2012-10-27 05:08:50 PM

ComicBookGuy: WE'RE ALL GONNA GET SODOMIZED!!!


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-27 05:12:12 PM

GloomCookie613: 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

Nah, not an asshole, just ignorant of flooding in the areas this storm will hit. I live inland a good bit, in PA, and Irene farked our town up royally. We were under water for days. Many homes were condemned or damaged, people drowned or were swept away in cars (Darwin at work in some cases, no doubt, but still), some people lost almost everything (including my best friend's family), two of our local home manufacturing facilities went under because the damage and rebuilding were too much (leaving a significant portion of our local workforce unemployed), took almost 8 months for the local grocery store to even reopen. That's just my town of less than 10k. Repeat most of that all along the major waterways in the state and it's literally a disaster.

A cat 1 might seem like nothing to you, but live through enough floods from these types of storms and you'd see that there are equally shiatty things happening inland when 10+ inches of rain drop. So ask yourself this: If you watched all that go down last year with Irene, personally, would you err on the side of preparedness or stick your thumb up your ass and whistle a tune?

/not saying the OMGX10000000 is justified
//preparing for the worst is still the smarter bet
///beats the hell out of sitting on your roof hoping for rescue, no?


Well, this is what I mean. We already have the car gassed up, supplies for at least a week, hatches battened, freezer filled with ziplock bags of water, etc. Irene knocked down a lot of trees for us, and the subway was kind of farked for a while, but no one was on fire.

I guess after the last few big storms, the citywide power outage, 9/11, etc, I'm feeling pretty jaded about ZOMG DEEZAASTERS. Be ready, be cool, don't be dumb. Panic and stupid usually do a lot more damage than nature.
 
2012-10-27 05:16:36 PM
Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma everybody Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma

moderntokyotimes.com
 
2012-10-27 05:20:16 PM

intelligent comment below: The lowest of the human trash buy a car and make it look like a police vehicle. You're pathetic.


That's exactly how it looked from the factory: it's a 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Thanks for playing, though...
 
2012-10-27 05:21:40 PM
Hurricanes hit the East Coast all the farking time. Sheesh, you have one Fukushima and now it's all the media can think about. Terrorism, earthquakes, hurricanes, NOOCLEER! Scare, fear, scare, MORE views!

Farking paranoid dipshiats. You can't even get real weather updates any more.
 
2012-10-27 05:22:02 PM
1 2 buckle my shoe
3 4 pick up the floor
5 6 don't play tricks
7 8 clean your plate
9 10 start over agaiiiaann
 
2012-10-27 05:22:39 PM

AbbeySomeone: Bontesla: grimlock1972: 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.

You'd think. Then again - there's a new fracking site being opened within a mile of a nuclear plant. The permits were approved.

That is irresponsible in a grand way. Where is this at?


They're fracking on the Marcellus Shale in PA near FirstEnergy Corp. nuclear facility in Shippingport - Beaver Valley (IRC).

Here's an article. But it's okay. We've been reassured that the fracking will occur very deep below the surface.
 
2012-10-27 05:25:00 PM

vodka: Hurricanes hit the East Coast all the farking time. Sheesh, you have one Fukushima and now it's all the media can think about. Terrorism, earthquakes, hurricanes, NOOCLEER! Scare, fear, scare, MORE views!

Farking paranoid dipshiats. You can't even get real weather updates any more.


You're absolutely right. It's better to never consider the inherent dangers of relying on nuclear power in zones that experience abnormal weather patterns. If we've all learned one thing from Fukushima - it's that accidents never happen.
 
2012-10-27 05:26:11 PM
(This comment has been removed)
 
2012-10-27 05:26:43 PM

Tegro: 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/


Thanks for the link.
 
2012-10-27 05:28:05 PM

intelligent comment below: Even worse, you buy a police model and you're not police.


So, you somehow know what I do for a living? Wrong again.
FOAD.
 
2012-10-27 05:28:20 PM

GloomCookie613: 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.


Wow. You are so lucky... and smart, to have chosen to live where there will never be any natural or man made disasters for the entirety of your existence. Hooray you!
 
2012-10-27 05:28:25 PM

intelligent comment below: My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: Roads jammed? People move out of my car's way quite rapidly...


The lowest of the human trash buy a car and make it look like a police vehicle. You're pathetic.


CSB:

Today I left Texas.

On the road to home.

On one occasion, I was passing a man in his pseudo-penis-car when he neglected to check his blind spot before passing a truck b/c he was too cool to do so; well, he nearly smacked into me at high speed. I raised our shields with the passing of my hand, and he proceeded to raise his middle finger in protest. His spirit was violent towards me b/c he forgot to look. So, he proceeded to pull in front of me at high speed and velocity (my engine is only a 4 cylinder) and then slow down suddenly, as if to provoke me to slam into the butt of his vehicle. I declined. He, obviously excited, starting gesticulating wildly with the following: *middle finger x 6*; *twisting arm motion, which I can only assume was a "twist my neck to break" maneuver*; and some obvious verbal excoriation for what seemed a minute (that's sixty seconds on the road--count it) which I was glad not to hear, thank you very much.

I neglected to gesticulate back.

I just affixed my gaze.

I wrote down his license plate.

I know his make and model and year.

When he pulled off in Gainesville, I nearly pulled too.

Nearly.

phhheeewww

Anger.

Karma is a biatch, no?

*)
 
2012-10-27 05:29:15 PM
AHMYGOD! My weather widget has gone insane: HAZARDOUS WEATHER ALERT!!!

...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED AT TIMES THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK
ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...

the horror.
 
2012-10-27 05:33:15 PM

intelligent comment below: Well you obviously aren't a cop if the first thing you're going to do when things around you get sketchy is bug out with your wife and leave your neighbors SOL


OK, you're a troll and an idiot and an asshole, so I don't need to correct your mistakes anymore. First time I've needed to invoke the Ignore list.
 
2012-10-27 05:43:37 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-27 05:44:00 PM
A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.
 
2012-10-27 05:45:54 PM

Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.


I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)
 
2012-10-27 05:47:10 PM

Indubitably: Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.

I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)


P.S. I expect *shield*
 
2012-10-27 05:47:21 PM

My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: intelligent comment below: Well you obviously aren't a cop if the first thing you're going to do when things around you get sketchy is bug out with your wife and leave your neighbors SOL

OK, you're a troll and an idiot and an asshole, so I don't need to correct your mistakes anymore. First time I've needed to invoke the Ignore list.


You're right. You sound like enough of a jerk to be a cop. Abusing a car's cop-style for non-police purposes, bragging about guns, ditching a neighborhood the instant trouble hits ...
 
2012-10-27 05:47:54 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.

I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)

P.S. I expect *shield*


P.P.S. I will write apocalypse...
 
2012-10-27 05:48:07 PM

Bontesla: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x444]


because they won't hire an assistant.

diablo canyon 1 why can't you be more like diablo canyon 2?
 
2012-10-27 05:49:36 PM

Indubitably: Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.

I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)


If it doesn't star a B-list actor from the 80s or 90s, you're doing it wrong.
 
2012-10-27 05:59:25 PM

zamboni: GloomCookie613: 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.

Wow. You are so lucky... and smart, to have chosen to live where there will never be any natural or man made disasters for the entirety of your existence. Hooray you!


Hey dumbfark, I said his argument that it's karma was stupid. Sorry if you had trouble grasping the finer point.

Go read or something. Twatknuckle.
 
2012-10-27 05:59:41 PM

intelligent comment below: My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: Roads jammed? People move out of my car's way quite rapidly...


The lowest of the human trash buy a car and make it look like a police vehicle. You're pathetic.


Unless it displays emergency lights (blinky flashy blues or whatnot) why would anyone get out of the way for that little thing?
 
2012-10-27 06:10:18 PM
It's times like this that make me glad we moved to Florida. Great weather here!
 
2012-10-27 06:14:49 PM

Jgok: 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...


Amusingly enough, I just found this linked on my facebook...

Highest HAARP Readings Ever 10+ In The Northeast (pops)

And it includes the quote "Is Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy being manipulated by our government using HAARP to disrupt the Presidential Election?"

/facepalm
 
2012-10-27 06:16:43 PM

katfairy: Indubitably: Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.

I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)

If it doesn't star a B-list actor from the 80s or 90s, you're doing it wrong.


I don't write with actors in mind; they change.
 
2012-10-27 06:18:04 PM

Indubitably: katfairy: Indubitably: Boojum2k: A really good/bad Siffy movie scenario would combine the perfect storm, a nuclear accident, and the Canary Island tsunami all at the same time.

I'm in the process of writing it as we speak...

*)

If it doesn't star a B-list actor from the 80s or 90s, you're doing it wrong.

I don't write with actors in mind; they change.


However, the main American actor should remain.

Reelect Obama, plz.

Thank you.
 
Displayed 50 of 162 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report