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2012-10-31 02:23:26 PM  
So besides the woman who had a heart attack, the two children killed by a falling branch INTO the home, and the father/daugher killed when their house collapsed, every death could've been prevented had the people sat down and thought "maybe I shouldn't do this..."

Death does suck, but letting your kid run out to check on the cows, walking your dog (let the dog shiat inside for once), and trying to take pictures of downed powerlines IN A FLOODED STREET is basically texting Darwin and saying "See u soon!"

Sympathies go out to every family affected by this, but please, please, please, think before you act, especially in an emergency.
 
2012-10-31 02:50:24 PM  
i walked my dog during the storm. didn't go near any trees or power lines. i was hoping a strong wind would whip up and the dog, on the leash, would turn into a kite for a little bit. that would have been fun.
 
2012-10-31 03:22:27 PM  
You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.
 
2012-10-31 03:49:22 PM  
If you drop your dog into a hurricane, let it go, because man, it's gone.
 
2012-10-31 04:41:20 PM  
LETHAL POWER.
 
2012-10-31 04:42:57 PM  
Hurricane Sandy, in the wily and savage way of natural disasters

Storms can be cunning? Really?!
 
2012-10-31 04:44:47 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Hurricane Sandy, in the wily and savage way of natural disasters

Storms can be cunning? Really?!


Compared to people who walk a dog in a hurricane, perhaps.
 
2012-10-31 04:45:08 PM  
I'm just glad the dog survived.
 
2012-10-31 04:45:43 PM  
thank you jesus. these people were evil. you know the old saying. little floods kill the little evil. jesus will never ever destroy the world with floods but he will use floods as a brillo pad.
 
2012-10-31 04:45:47 PM  
WTF. I love my dog, but I would not walk him in a GODDAMN HURRICANE. That's just... seriously, how stupid do you have to be to do that? And it sounds like it wasn't even a "Alright alright we'll get you outside for five seconds to pee",b ut they were, literally, *taking a walk*? Why would you DO that?
 
2012-10-31 04:47:24 PM  
The storm killed no one.
People doing things they shoudn't have been doing however....
If you live in somerset pa and can't drive in snow, don't
Calves in the storm? Check on them. IN THE FARKING MORNING AFTER THE STORM.
Etc etc.
Darwin was out in force.
 
2012-10-31 04:47:39 PM  
When I woke up today, I was wondering how so many people died during what really wasn't a horrible storm.

Now I know.
 
2012-10-31 04:47:45 PM  
I'm so glad that the dog survived. Not too broken up about the people.
 
Al!
2012-10-31 04:47:53 PM  

basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.


What is that?
 
2012-10-31 04:48:21 PM  

basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.


What is a newspaper?
 
2012-10-31 04:48:37 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: ArcadianRefugee: Hurricane Sandy, in the wily and savage way of natural disasters

Storms can be cunning? Really?!

Compared to people who walk a dog in a hurricane, perhaps.


Touché.

I read further, to the idiot who went outside to snap photos near where a downed power line was 'sparking wildly'. Hint: it doesn't get any worse for the power line.
 
2012-10-31 04:48:57 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I'm so glad that the dog survived. Not too broken up about the people.


I've always wondered: if we kept people as pets, would people like you feel differently about them?
 
2012-10-31 04:49:03 PM  
Lucky dog, no longer has to live with an idiot.
 
2012-10-31 04:49:16 PM  
cl.jroo.me
 
2012-10-31 04:50:29 PM  

Al!: basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.

What is that?


clear_prop: basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.

What is a newspaper?


It's wood pulp with printing on it that depicts a little bit of what happened 24 hours ago.
 
2012-10-31 04:53:11 PM  

Ed Finnerty: It's wood pulp with printing on it that depicts a little bit of what happened 24 hours ago.


...but that's not important right now.
 
2012-10-31 04:54:04 PM  
The parents probably told the kid to go out and check. You can see this in nature all the time. A buddy of mine likes to deer hunt and he will actually see a large buck (non verbally) communicate to female deer to walk out into a clearing while the buck stays safe in the tree line. Those old bucks are smart.
 
2012-10-31 04:55:36 PM  

clear_prop: basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.

What is a newspaper?


It's like nytimes.com printed out on large sheets of paper at the end of each day and delivered to you the next morning. Accidently touching the adverts won't cause a new screen to pop up and the pay wall can be sorted out with cash.
 
2012-10-31 04:55:45 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So besides the woman who had a heart attack, the two children killed by a falling branch INTO the home, and the father/daugher killed when their house collapsed, every death could've been prevented had the people sat down and thought "maybe I shouldn't do this..."


Machine should have had a battery backup and she should have been moved to a place with a generator.
The kids should have not been inside the house in a place where the tree could fall and crush them -- look outside, people, see the trees? They are big.
People in the house should have left. Being burgled is better than dying.
 
2012-10-31 04:58:38 PM  
"Most of all, it was the trees. Uprooted or cracked by the furious winds, they became weapons that flattened cars, houses and pedestrians."

The trees are out to get us. I feel a song coming on.

Rush - The Trees

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
 
2012-10-31 04:59:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So besides the woman who had a heart attack, the two children killed by a falling branch INTO the home, and the father/daugher killed when their house collapsed, every death could've been prevented had the people sat down and thought "maybe I shouldn't do this..."

Death does suck, but letting your kid run out to check on the cows, walking your dog (let the dog shiat inside for once), and trying to take pictures of downed powerlines IN A FLOODED STREET is basically texting Darwin and saying "See u soon!"

Sympathies go out to every family affected by this, but please, please, please, think before you act, especially in an emergency.


father daughter killed when house collapsed? where was that one? you talking about the one at the end where they were killed when the house was washed away after they were told to evac? yeah.. they suck too.
 
2012-10-31 05:00:07 PM  
Quite a few well deserved deaths. Bravo Darwin.
 
2012-10-31 05:00:17 PM  

Flogirl: I'm just glad the dog survived.


Hopefully FEMA is getting the dog some counseling....
 
2012-10-31 05:01:06 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: The kids should have not been inside the house in a place where the tree could fall and crush them


^This. People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it. It may look pretty, but....

/seen far too many trees thwack homes
 
2012-10-31 05:02:43 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: HotIgneous Intruder: The kids should have not been inside the house in a place where the tree could fall and crush them

^This. People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it. It may look pretty, but....

/seen far too many trees thwack homes


considering how much trees shade houses on hot summer days, having a few of them can be a very good thing.
 
2012-10-31 05:04:22 PM  
it's a great time actually, there is no need to clean up
 
2012-10-31 05:04:42 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: When I woke up today, I was wondering how so many people died during what really wasn't a horrible storm.

Now I know.


I feel bad for the kids that were inside watching TV when a tree came down on them and the little girl whose dad was an idiot, etc. This wasn't an ordinary Cat 1. Isaac, which came through my part of the country earlier this summer, wasn't an ordinary Cat 1, either. We really need to get better at predicting these things and create a better system for describing their possible impacts. Still, people should heed evacuation orders and stay inside during a storm.

My cousin's husband's parents made it through Sandy. They had one of their cars crushed and a neighbor two blocks from them got killed by a tree and the rest of that neighbor's got put in critical condition by trees falling on their house.
 
2012-10-31 05:05:00 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it.


I've never seen a house that didn't have this problem, it's a risk everyone takes. Unless you're in a desert.
 
2012-10-31 05:05:58 PM  
I feel sorry for all of those that died but from the article it sure seems like we didn't lose any rocket scientists. Wonder what would happen if they got hit with a real storm?
 
2012-10-31 05:06:24 PM  
i4.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-31 05:06:36 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I read further, to the idiot who went outside to snap photos near where a downed power line was 'sparking wildly'. Hint: it doesn't get any worse for the power line.


Yes, it does.
When the power line gets people on it, more of the power line has to be cleaned or cut off, thus it is worse for the power line to get people on it.
Won't someone think of the power line?
 
2012-10-31 05:07:55 PM  
The closest I got to outside on Monday was opening the front door and looking at the parking lot and that was enough for me. Then I went back to playing Wii. I got very good at golf this weekend.
 
2012-10-31 05:09:31 PM  
www.fathomstudio.com

And the trees are saying "fark you"
 
2012-10-31 05:09:43 PM  

kvinesknows: ArcadianRefugee: HotIgneous Intruder: The kids should have not been inside the house in a place where the tree could fall and crush them

^This. People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it. It may look pretty, but....

/seen far too many trees thwack homes

considering how much trees shade houses on hot summer days, having a few of them can be a very good thing.


I prefer good insulation and closing the blinds. Having several tons of wood hovering over my head? Not so much.
 
2012-10-31 05:14:11 PM  
If you don't know how to do it, I'll show you how to walk the dog.
 
2012-10-31 05:17:46 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

Course when my guy couldn't walk he was most upset that he couldn't drag his dead backside outside. He did - dragging his wee-wee cathetering bag.
 
2012-10-31 05:21:28 PM  
She came into contact with one end of the snapped wire.
She caught fire.
A half-dozen or so witnesses watched in utter horror. They said her body burned for about a half-hour before the police and firefighters arrived.



I'm going to guess that it's going to be a closed casket, but you never know...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-10-31 05:24:07 PM  

Al!: basemetal: You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.

What is that?


It's called being prepared, you know a storm is coming, go to the store and buy a few.

/unless you want your dog to shiat on your smugness
//cause I'm sure most of us would like to watch that.
 
2012-10-31 05:24:19 PM  

debug: She came into contact with one end of the snapped wire.
She caught fire.
A half-dozen or so witnesses watched in utter horror. They said her body burned for about a half-hour before the police and firefighters arrived.


I'm going to guess that it's going to be a closed casket, but you never know...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x311]


...and you beat me to it.
 
2012-10-31 05:24:24 PM  
Fail tag seems inappropriate in spite of some of the foolish risks taken by the victims in the article. Sad would work better.

/seriously, when your street is right near the ocean and a hurricane is headed your way, GTFO
//and now your daughter is dead
 
2012-10-31 05:26:07 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Freudian_slipknot: ArcadianRefugee: Hurricane Sandy, in the wily and savage way of natural disasters

Storms can be cunning? Really?!

Compared to people who walk a dog in a hurricane, perhaps.

Touché.

I read further, to the idiot who went outside to snap photos near where a downed power line was 'sparking wildly'. Hint: it doesn't get any worse for the power line.


Should have listened to Louie the Lightning Bug
 
2012-10-31 05:26:40 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: ArcadianRefugee: People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it.

I've never seen a house that didn't have this problem, it's a risk everyone takes. Unless you're in a desert.


At my house during high-wind thunderstorms, at a minimum, we move to the downwind side of the house, so that any nearby trees fall away from the house. If that's not an option, then it's down to the basement.
 
2012-10-31 05:26:59 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Having several tons of wood hovering over my head? Not so much.


You probably do. The weight ratio per square foot of 8-1/2" of cellulose is usually .97 pounds per square foot. That does not include the weight of the wood which is supporting your ceiling and roof.
 
2012-10-31 05:28:26 PM  
The dog was bruised but survived.

Oh, well then everything is okay. I'd feel bad for the dog had it's owner gotten him killed. As the owner was killed due to his (her?) own stupidity, I have no sympathy.

Maybe I am farked up in that I find people dying when they do dumb shiat to be amusing. (Like a lady who tries to 'rescue' a bull from a farm, only to get gored). But I don't like seeing people killed to events beyond their control. Someone showed me a video once that was supposedly of a Russian(?) soldier getting his throat cut. I couldn't watch it. But show me a video of some kid trying to vault a bus on the interstate, and getting splattered, and I will laugh my ass off.
 
2012-10-31 05:29:52 PM  
What a cornucopia of Darwin awards! This makes me wish we had a hurricane every week. The gene pool has needed some serious cleaning for quite some time.

Flogirl: I'm just glad the dog survived.


THIS
 
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