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2012-10-30 12:10:08 AM

Marine1: 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?


Ever. Do you know what "record" means?
 
2012-10-30 12:10:10 AM
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2012-10-30 12:10:24 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.

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.


Because there are a lot more people in the NE and a lot more things. A bad storm hits the NE it can be billions in damage. A bad storm hits Yokel, FL, you lose some alligators and a stop sign.

/and yes it IS actually allover the news in the NE when bad storms hit outside of the NE. I know, shocking that news is news.
 
2012-10-30 12:10:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: 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.


bullshiat.
 
2012-10-30 12:11:11 AM

cameroncrazy1984: 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?


Ok, agreed. But if you watch the news from time to time and actually keep up with things not in your immediate vicinity you would see that it's EXTREMELY unlikely that this event is going to kill you. People can and will deal with it successfully. Most of them won't even need to jump online and AW during the storm for this to happen.
 
2012-10-30 12:11:20 AM
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2012-10-30 12:11:44 AM

sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious


*Snerk.*

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*Snerk snerk.*
 
2012-10-30 12:11:55 AM

Lollipop165: /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.


hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work
 
2012-10-30 12:11:56 AM

Lollipop165: 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.

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.

Because there are a lot more people in the NE and a lot more things. A bad storm hits the NE it can be billions in damage. A bad storm hits Yokel, FL, you lose some alligators and a stop sign.

/and yes it IS actually allover the news in the NE when bad storms hit outside of the NE. I know, shocking that news is news.


It'll definitely be big news though when the big one strikes Miami though.
 
2012-10-30 12:12:13 AM

sethen320: cameroncrazy1984: 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?

Ok, agreed. But if you watch the news from time to time and actually keep up with things not in your immediate vicinity you would see that it's EXTREMELY unlikely that this event is going to kill you. People can and will deal with it successfully. Most of them won't even need to jump online and AW during the storm for this to happen.


Just because you're not going to die from it doesn't mean you can't talk about it and make sure other people don't kill themselves doing stupid sh*t.
 
2012-10-30 12:12:49 AM

skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /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.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work


And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.
 
2012-10-30 12:12:50 AM

cameroncrazy1984: 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.


It's generally not a good idea to be a dick to a guest.
 
2012-10-30 12:13:27 AM

sethen320: 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!



Lol. Do you need some sort of basket to carry around that many chips on your shoulder?

You do realize that if mere discussion of the storm's effects infuriates you so much, no one is forcing you to stay in a thread devoted to the topic?
 
2012-10-30 12:13:31 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Marine1: 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?

Ever. Do you know what "record" means?


Things can be classified in different ways. I was honestly wondering.
 
2012-10-30 12:13:35 AM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: 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.


I'm just scanning the thread. It's pretty shocking. Goddamn has fark gotten bitter over the past few years.
 
2012-10-30 12:14:29 AM

Marine1: 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?


The way I understand it, as compared to all flood-inducing events of all kinds, including powerful rainstorms.
 
2012-10-30 12:14:31 AM

cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /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.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work

And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.


bullshiat about being dicks to tourists.
We're not. I love talking to tourists at the bars or giving them recommendations for places to eat or see. Happy giving directions or answering any questions you have if I can and have the time. Just don't impede my daily shiat
 
2012-10-30 12:14:49 AM

Mrtraveler01: It'll definitely be big news though when the big one strikes Miami though.


Absolutely! There are a lot of NYers down there!

/just kiddin :-)
 
2012-10-30 12:15:31 AM

sethen320: 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.


1) Its much more densely populated, which increases effects by an order of magnitude. 2) Its combined with two other weather systems--all that energy is creating a super-noreaster 3) its a farking huge storm that is affecting many more states and cultures at once. 4) Everyone who has been asked for their analysis, from professors of atmospheric sciences to professional forecasters is saying they have never seen this particular combination of tropical storm meeting winter system over the most densely populated part of the country--and no one knows exactly what is going to happen 5) Its hitting the financial core of liquid capital management in the Western Hemisphere if not the world.
 
2012-10-30 12:16:16 AM
well maybe a nice diuretic would help with that problem
 
2012-10-30 12:16:37 AM

Marine1: 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?


No, as in at the flood gauge in Battery Park, NY. The sea is 3 feet higher there than it has ever been in recorded human settlement.
Whether Sandy's surge compares to a Gulf-Coast hurricane's is irrelevant - though Sandy's surge is quite high by any standards. The point is that this is a 200-year flood event with a unprecedentedly wide-area Cat 1 hurricane on top.
 
2012-10-30 12:16:49 AM
I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.
 
2012-10-30 12:16:52 AM

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superfriendsofdorothy.com
 
2012-10-30 12:17:00 AM

StopLurkListen: 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.


Zorg agrees
 
2012-10-30 12:17:09 AM

adambuck: 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.


Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".
 
2012-10-30 12:17:30 AM

Lollipop165: Mrtraveler01: It'll definitely be big news though when the big one strikes Miami though.

Absolutely! There are a lot of NYers down there!

/just kiddin :-)

 

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2012-10-30 12:18:00 AM
New Yorkers are great to tourists. Unless you're a dick to begin with.
 
2012-10-30 12:18:26 AM

TeamEd: Marine1: 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?

No, as in at the flood gauge in Battery Park, NY. The sea is 3 feet higher there than it has ever been in recorded human settlement.
Whether Sandy's surge compares to a Gulf-Coast hurricane's is irrelevant - though Sandy's surge is quite high by any standards. The point is that this is a 200-year flood event with a unprecedentedly wide-area Cat 1 hurricane on top.


Fair enough. I take back the sea level comment.
 
2012-10-30 12:18:48 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.


I felt bad and have sympathy for both.

What do I win?
 
2012-10-30 12:19:51 AM

Mrtraveler01: The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.

I felt bad and have sympathy for both.

What do I win?


Being reincarnated as a cow in India
 
2012-10-30 12:19:56 AM
Shops - don't be fooled. Please be sure to stamp anyone out who's posting these photos.

http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photos/#98291Empt y -New-York-City-Subway-Stations
 
2012-10-30 12:20:04 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.


What? Well, then, next time, no donations for New Orleans. Jeezus. So many people helped out with funds.

At least NYC didn't go build below sea level, now, did it? Let's give each place one pass, though - and let's see if New Orleans can survive its next event (I'll bet it's less than 200 years) without help from New Yorkers (and Californians and everyone else).
 
2012-10-30 12:20:25 AM
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


So...no sense of entitlement, right? Fark you.
 
2012-10-30 12:20:30 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: 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.


"I hate how those people acted then, so I will act exactly like they did now!" If you're really of the opinion that the people in "several 1000+ post threads FULL of people from up north acting like douchebags" were in the wrong, then act like it. If you think really something is wrong or reprehensible, then you shouldn't do it yourself. If you think something is wrong or reprehensible and you do it anyway, then you deserve no respect. STFU and have the respect for the people in this hurricane that you feel was missing for the people in Katrina. You want this kind of douchebaggery to stop? You help make it stop by not farking doing it yourself.
 
2012-10-30 12:20:35 AM

Mrtraveler01: The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.

I felt bad and have sympathy for both.

What do I win?


On your deathbed you'll achieve total consciousness.
 
2012-10-30 12:20:37 AM

skullkrusher: cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /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.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work

And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.

bullshiat about being dicks to tourists.
We're not. I love talking to tourists at the bars or giving them recommendations for places to eat or see. Happy giving directions or answering any questions you have if I can and have the time. Just don't impede my daily shiat


That's been my experience with NYC. I've been there a few times for work, and even though I have a very obvious western KS accent (think Bob Dole if he were younger -- and female), everyone has always been very courteous and helpful to me when I'm visiting.
 
2012-10-30 12:21:48 AM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: 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.


I don't think that's it, but get some sleep. We'll debate this another day.
 
2012-10-30 12:21:57 AM

sethen320: 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

So...no sense of entitlement, right? Fark you.


entitled to file a claim against your insurance company for damage sustained that you paid for insurance to protect you from? Yeah, I think that's an ok sense of entitlement
 
2012-10-30 12:22:15 AM

cameroncrazy1984: NYers are dicks to tourists. They love other NYers.


Or so your cousin's friend's uncle's barber's nephew's roommate reportedly claimed.

What is it that you even imagine New Yorkers do to tourists? Shoot spitballs? Push them into traffic? Criticize their choice of shoes?
 
2012-10-30 12:22:29 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Marine1: 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?

Ever. Do you know what "record" means?


Ever heard of the "Gulf Coast"?
 
2012-10-30 12:23:03 AM

Somacandra: sethen320: 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.

1) Its much more densely populated, which increases effects by an order of magnitude. 2) Its combined with two other weather systems--all that energy is creating a super-noreaster 3) its a farking huge storm that is affecting many more states and cultures at once. 4) Everyone who has been asked for their analysis, from professors of atmospheric sciences to professional forecasters is saying they have never seen this particular combination of tropical storm meeting winter system over the most densely populated part of the country--and no one knows exactly what is going to happen 5) Its hitting the financial core of liquid capital management in the Western Hemisphere if not the world.


Quoted this in the other thread. Couldn't have said it better myself.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:06 AM

sethen320: 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

So...no sense of entitlement, right? Fark you.


You idiot. They're only doing what everyone else does when things like this happen (like YOU wouldn't file a claim if you were flooded out).

And I don't live there, and as a Californian, after our last Big One, we know perfectly well that no one will come to our aid - no one cares about California, we aren't the massive system that has the Federal government in the middle and we're not a swing state.

I suspect one day it will be different for the East Coast as well, but I'm not an advocate of dog eat dog - you can be, though, if you like dog.

God, the assumptions people make.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:41 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.


A lot of people across the nation are still pissed off about what happened to New Orleans. There is no point to collectively taking it out on your imagined construct of what NYC and people that live there are like. Its not an identity politics contest over who is getting screwed worse. Lots of us all over the country have loved ones and relatives all over the East Coast who are getting pounded by a lot of weather right now. As Martin Luther King said, "we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality." Chill.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:49 AM

Mrtraveler01: The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....doing the whole "ZOMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!111!!" and expecting what...sympathy?!

Go ahead...look up ANY comparison chart between Katrina and this SUB-tropical system...Katrina was worse by an order of magnitude on nearly every measure...yet all we got were pictures of people looting in order to have something to eat after 4 days without, or something to drink (if all that was left to take was beer, then you'll drink beer before you drink sewer-water).

No compassion for new orleans...no compassion for you.

Karma. It's a real biatch sometimes.

I felt bad and have sympathy for both.

What do I win?


I was there for the aftermath....helping to try and identify some of the bodies...and some of the NE farkers were actually saying they deserved it for being "stupid enough to live in a bowl below sea level".

OR...making fun of ppl for looting convenience stores for whatever they could grab to eat or drink after almost a WEEK without clean water to drink or food to eat.

But I'll be damned....a farkin' storm that no one in new orleans would even pay much attention to hits the NY area and everyone acts like the world is gonna stop turning.

Stop crying...realize you should have prepared better. Oh, and dont go asking for free shelter/housing afterwards...because then you REALLY won't be any better than the "trash" that had to live in Fema trailers because their homes were wiped off the map/.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:51 AM

Cluckity: Alphabet city. Gonna be a lot of farkers busy tomorrow photoshopping the looting beer guy into all of these.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x800]


Tony_Pepperoni: Man, you guys are slacking.

[i.imgur.com image 350x450]




/quick and dirty
 
2012-10-30 12:24:23 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.


Paul Ryan-like imprecision with numbers detected. The world record snowfall is 9 inches in one hour, in Oswego NY in 1972.

You tied the world record, and kept that pace for two hours.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:23 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: I just cant help but be extremely pissed about the irony of some of the SAME farkers who were here showing absolutely NO compassion for the residents of New Orleans suddenly freaking out over a MINOR storm by comparison....


Maybe I'm misreading your statements but your account says you began farking in....2010...

So tell me more about how people on this thread were making fun of Katrina when it happened..... cause I don't remember the Katrina threads that way at all.
 
mjg
2012-10-30 12:24:24 AM

Cluckity: I dunno where this one is, but someone here will.


DUMBO, Brooklyn. That building to the right is the Dumbo Arts Center, half a block from the water.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:44 AM

CheetahOlivetti: skullkrusher: cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: Lollipop165: /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.

hehe exactly. Ask directions? Happy to help. Just don't block the sidewalk 5 across as you meander down Central Park South and I am trying to get to work

And you say my point was bullsh*t? NYers aren't going to do any of that. Ergo, you love other NYers.

bullshiat about being dicks to tourists.
We're not. I love talking to tourists at the bars or giving them recommendations for places to eat or see. Happy giving directions or answering any questions you have if I can and have the time. Just don't impede my daily shiat

That's been my experience with NYC. I've been there a few times for work, and even though I have a very obvious western KS accent (think Bob Dole if he were younger -- and female), everyone has always been very courteous and helpful to me when I'm visiting.


NYC's reputation for rudeness is very undeserved. It is a hurried city and people do tend to be curt but that shouldn't be mistaken for rudeness. It's just that sometimes you people sound like Ents to us :)
 
2012-10-30 12:24:45 AM

skullkrusher: sethen320: 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

So...no sense of entitlement, right? Fark you.

entitled to file a claim against your insurance company for damage sustained that you paid for insurance to protect you from? Yeah, I think that's an ok sense of entitlement


Of course it is. But the system wasn't set up to handle so many in one week. Especially not right now.

The anti-New York attitude is out of place.
 
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