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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.
 
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 05:26:43 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
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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.
 
2012-10-27 06:19:01 PM

ShobuZukuri: Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma everybody Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma

[moderntokyotimes.com image 660x400]


If I am not mistaken, Pilgrim I in Massachussets and Fukushima Daichi are pretty much the same design.
 
2012-10-27 06:23:42 PM
OMG, the engineers didn't think of RAIN!
 
2012-10-27 06:25:54 PM
Another brick on the load!
 
2012-10-27 06:26:50 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?


I don't think I even have to ask

It's in Pennsylvania isn't it?
 
2012-10-27 06:30:09 PM

Bontesla: 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.


If you can't trust Chesapeake Energy, who can you trust?

PA sold it's soul to the fracking industry a long time ago (especially with Corbett in charge).
 
2012-10-27 06:32:36 PM

intelligent comment below: 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


I'm so glad you became concerned about the issue just long enough to blame Bush. How about Blanco and Nagin and their role in the fiasco? You wanna guess why the locals kicked them to the curb so hard no one knows where they are today? And yet the majority of the state still votes Republican. Perhaps locals have a different perspective than you? Perhaps they didn't look at it solely as a Bush fark up?

But yea, I'm glad you concerned yourself about issues that reinforce your partisanship.
 
2012-10-27 06:35:10 PM
What's better?

Water or petroleum?

rhetorical

What's bigger?

rhetorical-squared in play

What's coming?

Both.

*)
 
2012-10-27 06:35:51 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?


Probably North Carolina, we do have Republicans in charge for now. Sigh...

OT: If a storm was powerful enough to damage a nuclear plant badly enough to cause a meltdown, there wouldn't be anything left around it to irradiate but wreckage.

/move along
//nothing to see here
 
2012-10-27 06:37:56 PM

ShobuZukuri: Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma everybody Fu-ku-shi-ma - Fu-ku-shi-ma


Hey, NO. Fark YOUR mom.
 
2012-10-27 06:42:23 PM

GloomCookie613: 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.


Oh, no... I was agreeing with you! You were able to make a conscious decision to move to a place where you wouldn't be affected by disaster. Some people live where their family lives or have lived for generations. Or live where work is.

That way you would never have to listen to people telling you that you were dumb for choosing to live where you "chose" to live. How fortunate and smart you are!

Because it would be karma if something unfortunate were to... you know... happen

So by all means... continue to insult all those who choose to live where they live. You'll never be affected by nuclear accidents, rock slides, terrorists, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards zombie attacks, etc. You are perfectly safe. Free from any potential dangers. Good for you.

<pat on the head>
 
2012-10-27 06:43:13 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


I wouldn't call you an asshole, but down here in Oklahoma, we've learned to listen to our meteorologists. The hurricane is only a part of the problem. It's expected to mergeits warm, moist air with another system and that's what's going to play Hell with the weather next week.
 
2012-10-27 06:43:34 PM

balisane: put your pants back on


That's kind of an extreme reaction.
 
2012-10-27 06:57:48 PM
Well, shiat. That tracker has the center of the damn mess right over top of my house at trick-or-treat time.

Sorry, kids.

: (
 
2012-10-27 07:03:55 PM
You philistines don't seem to be aware that that was the name of the doctor, not the storm.
 
2012-10-27 07:16:08 PM
My nickname: Tracker.
 
2012-10-27 07:26:26 PM

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

Thanks Jay!


Needs moar maps.

/not really, I got a boner from the number of maps
 
2012-10-27 07:30:57 PM
Really REALLY don't like how long it takes to have a hurricane. The lead up, the vague predictions, the anxiety, the long storm itself, etc. Criminey. At this point, let's just do this thing. Earthquakes are best disaster I think.

Good luck and stay safe, farkers. And go Giants!
 
2012-10-27 07:34:24 PM

SFSailor: Really REALLY don't like how long it takes to have a hurricane. The lead up, the vague predictions, the anxiety, the long storm itself, etc. Criminey. At this point, let's just do this thing. Earthquakes are best disaster I think.

Good luck and stay safe, farkers. And go Giants!


Nah, because they're over before you know they're happening. Now tsunamis, there's a good disaster. You get a few hours to get cameras and Jim Cantore on scene, but there's none of this dragging it out for days and days.
 
2012-10-27 07:39:32 PM

Mrtraveler01: Bontesla: 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.

If you can't trust Chesapeake Energy, who can you trust?

PA sold it's soul to the fracking industry a long time ago (especially with Corbett in charge).


PA is a weird place. I had previous convictions about Louisiana being the most corrupt state but those are long gone. PA = Sandusky coverup, Cash for kids, fracking near nuclear plants and you can't even buy beer at the supermarket.
 
2012-10-27 07:41:09 PM

AbbeySomeone: Mrtraveler01: Bontesla: 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.

If you can't trust Chesapeake Energy, who can you trust?

PA sold it's soul to the fracking industry a long time ago (especially with Corbett in charge).

PA is a weird place. I had previous convictions about Louisiana being the most corrupt state but those are long gone. PA = Sandusky coverup, Cash for kids, fracking near nuclear plants and you can't even buy beer at the supermarket.


Corruption is on notice, friend.

Last warning.
 
2012-10-27 07:54:33 PM
Why do people live on the east coast?!?! Hurricanes in consecutive years...JUST MOVE SHEEPLE!

Am I doing it right?
 
2012-10-27 07:56:29 PM
bet nothing happens.
 
2012-10-27 08:04:54 PM

LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.



You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.
 
2012-10-27 08:07:57 PM

jmr61: LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.


You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.


This is unacceptable.
 
2012-10-27 08:10:09 PM

Indubitably: jmr61: LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.


You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.

This is unacceptable.


We ALL die a violent death, much like the stars, however, not all of us need to proclaim our penis. Some of us do...

P.S. The penis joke was yours.
 
2012-10-27 08:14:39 PM

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]


You're what my Grandma would call a real dickhead.
 
2012-10-27 08:25:45 PM

katfairy: 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


Delaware = 3 counties at low tide, 1 at high.
 
2012-10-27 08:26:43 PM

August11: You're what my Grandma would call a real dickhead.


oooh... I've been insulted by a douchebag on the Internet. I may never recover.

You were once a telemarketer, which makes you a bigger dickhead than anyone else in any thread, ever. FOAD, scumbag.
 
2012-10-27 08:35:27 PM

jmr61: LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.


You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.


Did you like Carter? He said it the same way. And he was from the navy/nuclear industry. Many southerners do. Now go teach the British to pronounce Aluminium.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:07 PM

pandabear: jmr61: LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.


You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.

Did you like Carter? He said it the same way. And he was from the navy/nuclear industry. Many southerners do. Now go teach the British to pronounce Aluminium.


Cute.

It's aluminum, and it's plentiful, which you are not, so stfu, no?

*)
 
2012-10-27 08:43:43 PM

Indubitably: pandabear: jmr61: LDM90: That's nuculer, subby. Nuculer.


You know out of all the things I HATE about the last president, and there are many, the fact that he was too stupid to understand how to pronounce a simple English word is very high on the list. He was disgusting on many levels and that was definitely one. Too bad he didn't die a violent death right before the election.

Did you like Carter? He said it the same way. And he was from the navy/nuclear industry. Many southerners do. Now go teach the British to pronounce Aluminium.

Cute.

It's aluminum, and it's plentiful, which you are not, so stfu, no?

*)


P.S. I am a wizrd.
 
2012-10-27 08:54:44 PM

pandabear: Did you like Carter?


30-odd years ago, I'm wagering a number of us didn't even know what "politics" was, no less bothered to listen to the president speak.
 
2012-10-27 08:59:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: pandabear: Did you like Carter?

30-odd years ago, I'm wagering a number of us didn't even know what "politics" was, no less bothered to listen to the president speak.


Grow up.
 
2012-10-27 09:00:31 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.


Apparently cash changed hands to approve such a stupid plan.
 
2012-10-27 09:03:44 PM
I am glad to see the snow it is calling for here... 24" or more. But if it warms up too much too quickly, it will cause another of the "100-year-floods" my area is prone to where half the town is underwater. 1901, 1985, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2010... not quite 100 years between them anymore i guess, lol
 
2012-10-27 09:32:45 PM

Paris1127: 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).


Gee thanks. I can see Indian Point from my window...
 
2012-10-27 10:03:41 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.


Add me to your list too. Yer a kind of dick and AW I don't want to see.

Thanks.
 
2012-10-27 10:08:58 PM

Mrbogey: Perhaps locals have a different perspective than you?


Or because they are stupid?
 
2012-10-27 10:20:36 PM

TheGreatGazoo: 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.


In 1972 I had a summer job at PP&L and after Hurricane Agnes was assigned to the Brunner Island coal plant in the Susquehanna just downstream from Three Mile Island (which was under construction at the time). Both islands were completely flooded over and we were picking up glassware from TMI's rad labs all summer long.
Great place to put a reactor!
 
2012-10-27 10:43:02 PM
Firewood? Check.
Food and water? Check.
Generator? Not working.
Truck? Broke yesterday.
Motorcycle? Still works.
Ammo? Check.

My suburban white trash oasis will do fine.
 
2012-10-27 11:26:55 PM
Who out there thought that it "couldn't get any worse"? It is a weak storm that barely qualifies as a hurricane.
 
2012-10-27 11:37:26 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Who out there thought that it "couldn't get any worse"? It is a weak storm that barely qualifies as a hurricane.


Right now, yes. But Irene was fairly weak when it hit, and look at what happened. For that matter, one of the most destructive storms I was ever in had maximum winds under 50mph. Didn't stop it from uprooting 60-foot trees and substantially altering the ocean floor inside a sheltered harbor.
 
2012-10-27 11:56:54 PM

katfairy: But Irene was fairly weak when it hit, and look at what happened.


Good point, Irene was wildly over-hyped as well.
 
2012-10-28 12:10:48 AM
Well, at least no one can say that they were not warned!

If this storm fails to do a trillion in damage, there's gonna be hell to pay...
 
2012-10-28 12:22:20 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: katfairy: But Irene was fairly weak when it hit, and look at what happened.

Good point, Irene was wildly over-hyped as well.


Yeah, that $7 billion in damages was no big deal.
 
2012-10-28 12:49:11 AM

katfairy: Yeah, that $7 billion in damages was no big deal.


Getting some water damage to million dollar McMansions in some wealthy neighborhoods just isn't the same as utterly destroying thousands of working class homes. I'm sure the humidity damage to the grand piano in the ballroom was horrific, but that doesn't make it the "storm of the century", and all the other ridiculous hype. It was a wildly over-hyped rainstorm.
 
2012-10-28 01:03:06 AM
Someone call Michael Bay. He did well with the fire-hurricane-with-alligators last time.

/HAARP turned to 11, oh yeah!
 
2012-10-28 04:28:09 AM

intelligent comment below: Is that all you think Irene did?


Everyone knows that rainstorm Irene washed out some roads and probably knocked down an old dead tree, that should have been removed anyway. Okay? My sympathies. Sincerely. But there's no need to make it into something it wasn't. We all saw the endless coverage of reporters standing in a very light drizzle discussing the "epic devastation" while pedestrians strolled past ignoring him. Believe me, we saw it. Irene got more air time than WW2.
 
2012-10-28 04:58:41 AM
Uh, oh... I just saw where the Weather Channel sent Jim Cantore...

New York City is SCREWED!
 
2012-10-28 07:02:59 AM

intelligent comment below: My apologies, you are so right. All that damage done and the price tag was just a bunch of washed up trees and "some roads"


Sigh. I'm not saying that rainstorm Irene did no damage at all. (It came by my house while it was still an actual hurricane.) I'm just saying that it was hyped to be "historic" and "epic", and it was FAR from that. That's not a troll, it's just true.

As thunderstorms go, it was a buggeroo, and no one is taking that away from you. No one. Wear it with pride.

As for the much trumpeted price tag - that damage was spread out over 2500 miles of coastline, and 15 states, plus one district, from Florida to Maine. Which means that, yes, any given city had a few million in damage. Which is about the price tag of a washed out road, or a few yachts in the marina. But no more than that, and everyone knows it. A few million is the pricetag of repairing some potholes in a road.

I've been through a few actual hurricanes, as well as many rainstorms like Irene. Here's a handy test. If, after the storm you are thinking, "Wow, there's some water in the street, I'll be late for my nail appointment." That was a rainstorm. If you are thinking - "where did my neighborhood go? I see no sign of it." That was a hurricane.

If you are thinking, "Gosh there was some damage down the road, I hope my yacht is okay." That was a thunderstorm. If you are thinking - " Wasn't there a city in this zip code yesterday?", And you mean that 100% literally. That was a hurricane.

For reference - below is picture of what an actual hurricane (not a rainstorm) does.

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-28 09:35:26 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: intelligent comment below: Is that all you think Irene did?

Everyone knows that rainstorm Irene washed out some roads and probably knocked down an old dead tree, that should have been removed anyway. Okay? My sympathies. Sincerely. But there's no need to make it into something it wasn't. We all saw the endless coverage of reporters standing in a very light drizzle discussing the "epic devastation" while pedestrians strolled past ignoring him. Believe me, we saw it. Irene got more air time than WW2.


This right here is what sucks about living in NYS and not NYC. It didn't damage NYC. It did a fark load of damage to NYS.

NYS =/= NYC.

"...some roads and an old dead tree..." your a idiot.
 
2012-10-28 10:15:14 AM
 
2012-10-28 10:47:32 AM

namegoeshere: SFSailor: Really REALLY don't like how long it takes to have a hurricane. The lead up, the vague predictions, the anxiety, the long storm itself, etc. Criminey. At this point, let's just do this thing. Earthquakes are best disaster I think.

Good luck and stay safe, farkers. And go Giants!

Nah, because they're over before you know they're happening. Now tsunamis, there's a good disaster. You get a few hours to get cameras and Jim Cantore on scene, but there's none of this dragging it out for days and days.


I WAS KIDDING
 
2012-10-28 11:17:11 AM

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...
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You are a sad, sad little man.
I don't wish your loved ones ill, they aren't responsible for your pathetic farktardedness, but I would laugh if you flipped your wanna be cop car while intimidating a decent human to the shoulder who was trying to protect their fam, and you died a fiery horrible death.

/ASSHOLE
 
2012-10-28 01:07:07 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.


So you're admitting you'll use your badge and your Department's vehicle to bug out instead of doing your job?

But I bet you'd still like us to call you a hero.
 
2012-10-28 02:39:21 PM
Wow. People in this thread sure assume a lot.

SPoST: the Internet Tough Guy. A NYC douchebag who probably doesn't even know how to drive a car, let alone what's involved in buying one.
FF: you don't seem to comprehend well. Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a kid?
 
2012-10-28 03:30:05 PM
i1197.photobucket.com

/too soon?
 
2012-10-28 03:33:27 PM
You said you were a Cop earlier in the thread, or at least tried to make people believe you are.

Maybe it's your personal vehicle. Doesn't really matter. You're endangering civilians to get priority, and abandoning your post. No better than the NOPD who looted and fled when Katrina hit.
 
2012-10-28 03:54:43 PM

fnordfocus: You said you were a Cop earlier in the thread, or at least tried to make people believe you are.


Yup. Sure looks like paint chips. Sorry, I hope you can find some kind of work somewhere, dumb as you are.
 
2012-10-28 04:09:27 PM

My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: intelligent comment below: Even worse, you buy a police model and you're not police.

Wrong again.


If that isn't farking saying your a Cop, I don't know what is.

I imagine I'll get more threatening phone calls for saying this, or maybe a nasty note from the Mods, but fark you anyway.
 
2012-10-28 04:20:39 PM

fnordfocus: I don't know what is.


That's what I've been saying, TotalFarktard.
Maybe you should try chelation therapy. Get the lead out. And then go fark yourself.
 
2012-10-28 10:06:26 PM

Gleeman: Meanwhile, in Okinawa...


why did it only blow away that one car? were the rest so much heavier?
 
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