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2012-10-29 11:57:48 PM

Somacandra: catzies: PRAY FOR SOMACANDRA

Finally some RESPECT around here!

/heh, thanks


"This too shall pass" [groan]
 
2012-10-29 11:57:58 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.


Kind of like how people down South shiat their pants when a flake of snow drops?

Get over yourself. This is a serious storm and being a condescending dick about it isn't going to help your case.
 
2012-10-29 11:58:10 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


...and how well would your part of the country handle 6 inches of snow?
 
2012-10-29 11:58:27 PM

mjg: please add


You're missing out on advertiser dollars.

Hurricane Staples- That was easy!

Hurricane Paranormal Activity 4- Now in Theaters!
 
2012-10-29 11:58:32 PM
pbs.twimg.com

Real?
 
2012-10-29 11:59:21 PM
5 people dead in New York (I realize it's not thousands of people).

Rooftop rescues ongoing.

Gizneyland camera is offline - I hope the boat didn't crack up. That's enough for me for one night.
 
2012-10-29 11:59:23 PM

skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.


It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.
 
2012-10-29 11:59:39 PM

Lollipop165: And 9-11? No problems at all.


that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM
 
2012-10-30 12:00:18 AM
Downgraded from Frankenstorm to Superstorm.
 
2012-10-30 12:00:41 AM
Stupid Moon and tides. You can't explain that.
 
2012-10-30 12:00:41 AM

sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.


They're evacuating hospitals in NYC. Several of them. With extremely vulnerable patients, including micro-preemies and other delicate infants. In those situations, some people will inevitably die. So yeah, for some folks, it is the end of the world.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:02 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


You guys get an inch of snow and you act like the world is going to end.

/go fark yourself.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:05 AM

Evil High Priest: Be interesting to see how a strapped economy is going to deal with cleaning up after this. Even if only a 500 mile swath experiences outages, debris, fires, dead cars, flooded housing, that's a helluva lot of insurance claims.

Mmm hm. And then next year when it happens again. And twice the year after.. I blame Al Gore.


Breaking things is GOOD for the economy. So goes the theory.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:05 AM
Video of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooding.

CBS News Link
 
2012-10-30 12:01:09 AM

Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.


I checked EWTN for all of you. They have a bunch of Catholic church shiat on. Nothing about the Frankenstorm.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:11 AM

skullkrusher: man, I can only imagine how nasty that water is. Drainage from Washington Square park is probably 86% hypodermic needles


Gotham City finally got its enema.
 
2012-10-30 12:01:39 AM

Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.


and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers
 
2012-10-30 12:01:46 AM

12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters


Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!
 
2012-10-30 12:02:11 AM

Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.


You can't "reasonably expect" record storm surges.
 
2012-10-30 12:02:13 AM

Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.


Sandy is something like a 100 to 200 year storm, easily as rare as a Katrina-type gulf coast hurricane.
 
2012-10-30 12:02:13 AM

skullkrusher: Lollipop165: And 9-11? No problems at all.

that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM


yes
 
2012-10-30 12:02:44 AM

WxGuy1: It was *not* downgraded to a tropical storm.


Ooooookay. It was reclassified (in neither an up or down direction) as not a hurricane about 4 hours ago.
 
2012-10-30 12:02:52 AM
Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.
 
2012-10-30 12:03:22 AM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.


I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.
 
2012-10-30 12:03:34 AM
Out for a walk on Avenue C.

Instagram Link
 
2012-10-30 12:03:49 AM

sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


Uh, possibly because we don't deal with this sh*t constantly?
 
2012-10-30 12:03:51 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.


For the record, just as Katrina was "only" a Cat 3 at final landfall, the maximum winds are *NOT* always the main story! A tiny hurricane packing 120 mph winds may do much, much less damage than a Cat 1 with a massive wind field and anomalously low central pressure that hits a very populated area. As a resident of the gulf coast, I know that you know this. Katrina had a very large wind field, and it's previous intensity allowed it to build up a very large surge. Similarly, Sandy hit with an anomalously large surge. The storm surge with Sandy was quite uncharacteristic of a Cat 1 hurricane. Being so large, the surge also hit MANY areas.

Of course, it's important to realize that towns and cities along coastal NJ, NY, CT, etc., aren't designed to withstand hurricanes like FL is...
 
2012-10-30 12:04:01 AM

Somacandra: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

I checked EWTN for all of you. They have a bunch of Catholic church shiat on. Nothing about the Frankenstorm.


Is the lady with the eyepatch on?

I just caught the WNYW feed while channel surfing.
 
2012-10-30 12:04:21 AM

skullkrusher: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.

and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers


How much more storm surge? Honestly curious.
 
2012-10-30 12:04:25 AM

Cluckity: Out for a walk on Avenue C.

Instagram Link


Holy sh*t. I've been there! That's insane!
 
2012-10-30 12:04:41 AM
I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.
 
2012-10-30 12:05:22 AM

Mrtraveler01: The more you eat the more you fart: A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

Kind of like how people down South shiat their pants when a flake of snow drops?

Get over yourself. This is a serious storm and being a condescending dick about it isn't going to help your case.


Likewise. :)
 
2012-10-30 12:05:22 AM

adambuck: The more you eat the more you fart: ariseatex: The more you eat the more you fart: It's a SUB-tropical system.

Jeebus you northeasterners are a bunch of crybaby pussies.

fark you.

Alright, heading to bed. The farktards who have no farking idea what they're farking talking about have apparently taken over the thread. Maybe by tomorrow people will look up what a farking post-tropical system actually is before assuming it's a farking weakling. Wouldn't hold my breath, stupidity can't be cured.

fark YOU.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Here, a category 1 hurricane makes people go "meh...time to buy some beer"

A category 1 up there and everyone thinks its the coming of the apocolypse. We get hit by Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes on a regular basis, and no one thinks its a big deal. You guys get a little rain and 50mph winds and act like you're gonna die.

/lives on the gulf coast
//go fark yourself..again.

...and how well would your part of the country handle 6 inches of snow?


Three years ago, we had 18 inches fall in 2 hours. I got outside and made a snowman in the back of my truck and then drove to work.

next.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:21 AM
My penis is so big it could plug the eye of the storm.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:21 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: Three years ago, we had 18 inches fall in 2 hours. I got outside and made a snowman in the back of my truck and then drove to work.


Sure you did, sparky.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:24 AM

Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.

and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers

How much more storm surge? Honestly curious.


This is the biggest flood-tide on record by 3' or so. Records go back to 1821.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:32 AM

skullkrusher: that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM


And the hugging? Goddamn I must have hugged 100 strangers at Union Square that day.

/seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:41 AM

sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!


Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.
 
2012-10-30 12:06:41 AM

sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.


The Yankees didn't even bother trying to fight Detroit in the playoffs, got swept, which made Detroit have a long break before getting swept by SF.

That's why I have anti-NY sentiments anyways.

/not really
 
2012-10-30 12:06:51 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.


So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.
 
2012-10-30 12:08:28 AM

sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Atypical Person Reading Fark: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

Then of course you'll be willing to pay your fair share of it, in insurance premium increases, etc?

Who says I don't? Been paying windstorm premiums for several years...never made a claim. You?

We all pay. I'm just not into admonishing others to "get a grip." I guess I can keep paying until I die, but I'm not sure my kids are making enough to pay for my share when I'm dead.

It's not the end of the world, or the universe, but such events can mean significant changes in how people live. Whether people still have jobs. Whether people get health care. Stuff like that.

I just don't understand why there's an entire region of the coutry which deals with this constantly in MUCH more severe ways, yet when the NE gets it everyone freaks the fark out.


There are so many more people there - and people in powerful industries, as well. They are reactive and there are a lot of them.

They *will* file claims and lawsuits, national premiums *will* rise to cover these losses. Population density is just so high...and the lifestyle is pretty good, too. Lots of expensive cars are now totaled.

Where else would you find several large hospitals all involved in evacuation at one time? And the entire area is already "on a budget," hanging by a shoestring, as it were, as nature did not intend for 60 million people to live in complex housing and transportation systems in that area.

Since that's about 1 in 5 Americans, I think it's a reason to pay attention. Even if all of California slid into the ocean (and yes, you'd notice, as your imports from China would be disrupted for quite awhile and WalMart's shelves would be depleted), it still wouldn't be much more than 20 million (some Californians live beyond the reach of the San Andreas...)
 
2012-10-30 12:08:36 AM

Lollipop165: skullkrusher: that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM

And the hugging? Goddamn I must have hugged 100 strangers at Union Square that day.

/seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.


NYers are dicks to tourists. They love other NYers.
 
2012-10-30 12:08:55 AM
Battery Park

Flickr Link
 
2012-10-30 12:08:56 AM

TeamEd: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.

and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers

How much more storm surge? Honestly curious.

This is the biggest flood-tide on record by 3' or so. Records go back to 1821.


As compared to other Cat. 1 storms or all hurricanes?
 
2012-10-30 12:09:00 AM
Looks like this thread is finally heading to shiat.

Night farkers. Stay safe
 
2012-10-30 12:09:01 AM

GladGirl: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

They're evacuating hospitals in NYC. Several of them. With extremely vulnerable patients, including micro-preemies and other delicate infants. In those situations, some people will inevitably die. So yeah, for some folks, it is the end of the world.


Have you ever considered turning on the news (not the stuff going on in NYC) and watching it? This happens a lot. We deal with it down here, and we don't like it. Welcome to reality kid. Every time one of you c*cksuckers chooses to make a funny little quip about us, we remember. In fact, I can think of a few as I watch the weather map close in on y'all. Have fun, and don't forget to put your valuables in a ziploc baggie just in case.
 
2012-10-30 12:09:06 AM

Perditax: The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.

So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.


That seems to be a common theme here tonight.

I'm just trying to make snarky remarks without trying to be a dick to anyone.
 
2012-10-30 12:09:08 AM

Perditax: The more you eat the more you fart: Im just seeing lots of parallels here between this storm and Katrina...

Although I do not live in New Orleans, or near it...I remember several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags...telling the ppl in new orleans "That's what you get" and "no big loss" and such...as people were dying.

What goes around comes around I guess...now it's the north's turn to see what it's like to find yourself without adequate insurance to cover water damages to your home...have an 18 foot wall of water suddenly inundate your city, and have levees that were never designed to contain such a powerful storm surge topped or breached.

Maybe you motherfarkers will remember this shiat the next time the people in New Orleans are staring down the barrel of another Category 3+ storm.

So being a douchebag about this hurricane makes it all better? Awesome. You just keep right on keeping the cycle of douchebaggery going.



yep. I'll be impressed when 60%+ of New York is underwater and more than 50% of the people there are suddenly homeless.

THEN....then you will have the right to talk about what happened to New Orleans during Katrina.
 
2012-10-30 12:09:23 AM

sethen320: I'm seeing a lot of anti-NY rhetoric here...I wonder why.


It's late at night for them, they're exhausted, and a lot of them are without power, so the cowardly come out of the woodwork?

From one perspective (I know it's alien), we're all in this together.
 
2012-10-30 12:09:34 AM

Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: skullkrusher: Marine1: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

It's not that we don't get that, it's that we have been told that New York is The Greatest City on EarthTM and they apparently never thought to install flood controls despite the fact that they're on level with the Atlantic Ocean and on a potential hurricane track. Now we're going to get to spend a few hundred million dollars cleaning it up.

NYC does have flood protection. However, these surges are the greatest they've been in recorded history in lots of places. I suppose Bloomie could build 40 foot sandbag walls all around the city and have avoided a lot of the damage but there's a point where you can only plan for what can be reasonably expected.

It's a Cat 1 hurricane. You can reasonably expect those.

and the NY metro area has endured those and worse with much less damage. This isn't the same. This is a frankenstorm which my research tells me has something to do with a regular hurricane falling into a vat of radioactive waste and emerging with super-storm surge powers

How much more storm surge? Honestly curious.


worst case scenario was predicting 6 - 11' surges depending on location (predictions which themselves were higher than what would normally be expected from a cat 1). The Battery exceeded 13'
 
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