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(The New York Times)   Walking the dog in the middle of hurricane seemed like a good idea at the time   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2012-10-31 02:23:26 PM  
6 votes:
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 04:45:08 PM  
4 votes:
I'm just glad the dog survived.
2012-10-31 03:22:27 PM  
2 votes:
You walked your dog in the middle of that storm? Really? For farks sake, get the farking dog some newspaper.
2012-11-01 12:00:02 PM  
1 vote:
ITT: people who have never done anything remotely ill-advised or risky in their lives, wrapping themselves in warm blankets of just-world comfort.
2012-10-31 08:55:19 PM  
1 vote:
We always focus on the death tolls of hurricanes and other natural disasters, but I wonder if in some ways they actually save lives. How many people would have died over the last few days had the storm not happened? How many people who stayed safe in their homes would have died in car accidents or other random injuries? I assume that in places like NYC the storm killed more people than normal, but I live in Baltimore, and I heard on the local news this morning that no crimes were reported on Monday night (yes, no crimes in Baltimore!). Only three people died in the entire state of Maryland as a result of the storm, so maybe our area came out ahead. Of course I'm not saying that storms are actually a good thing, but it would be interesting to see the statistics about people dying during storms vs. on normal days.
2012-10-31 07:25:31 PM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: It is kind of amusing that people think weather can't kill them. Weather (nature, whatever you want to call it) kills people all the time.

Animals flee fire and floods for a reason.


There was a guy, down in Florida, who said that the age of 53 years old he was in good enough physical condition to withstand the wind, rain, and hail of a force-5 hurricane. Now, lemme explain somethin' to ya: It isn't *that* the wind is blowin'. It's *what* the wind is blowin'. If you get hit by a *Volvo*, it don't matter how many sit-ups you did that mornin'.

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2012-10-31 05:35:13 PM  
1 vote:

ashinmytomatoes: 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.


it seems like the only thing people pay attention to is windspeed. but isaac's damage didn't come from a high windspeed, just the fact it moved so slow, we enjoyed its presence for double or triple the amount of time of a normal hurricane.

plus, everyone is a badass when a hurricane is coming. fark that. even small hurricanes can ruin your life. maybe they won't hit everyone as uniformly, but it takes one stroke of bad luck to ruin your day.
2012-10-31 05:28:26 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:26:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:14:11 PM  
1 vote:
If you don't know how to do it, I'll show you how to walk the dog.
2012-10-31 05:05:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:04:22 PM  
1 vote:
it's a great time actually, there is no need to clean up
2012-10-31 04:55:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:54:04 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:53:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:48:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:47:45 PM  
1 vote:
I'm so glad that the dog survived. Not too broken up about the people.
2012-10-31 04:47:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:45:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:44:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:49:22 PM  
1 vote:
If you drop your dog into a hurricane, let it go, because man, it's gone.
 
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