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(Washington Post)   Cyclone Phailin set to impact India with 160 mph winds, if it doesn't resign halfway through to take a job on Fox News   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 98
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2013-10-11 01:10:40 PM
Very nice, subby.
 
2013-10-11 02:56:26 PM
That's an excellent headline for a terrible situation.
 
2013-10-11 02:59:37 PM
Maybe they'll get another new island.

/I don't know how that shiat works.
//it could happen
 
2013-10-11 03:00:42 PM
Holy Cow!!!
 
2013-10-11 03:00:57 PM
Why are libtards so obsessed by this woman? She must really frighten you.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-10-11 03:01:08 PM

cameroncrazy1984: That's an excellent headline for a terrible situation.


You betcha!
 
2013-10-11 03:03:46 PM

YoOjo: Holy Cow!!!


img1.etsystatic.com
 
2013-10-11 03:03:59 PM
I hope the infrastructure in that area has changed along with India's economy since 1999. Hard to evacuate when you're on foot or riding an oxcart.
 
2013-10-11 03:04:29 PM
Great headline!
 
2013-10-11 03:04:59 PM
Sean Penn and Brownie are on their way.
 
2013-10-11 03:05:48 PM

mbillips: I hope the infrastructure in that area has changed along with India's economy since 1999. Hard to evacuate when you're on foot or riding an oxcart.


I think they take the train now.

All of them.

At the same time.
 
2013-10-11 03:06:25 PM
FTA: "based on satellite images..."

So, how accurate is that compared to the C130's that actually fly into the storms here (US) to take measurements?

I wonder if its as accurate as an IT resume that comes from that region.
 
2013-10-11 03:07:26 PM

RedPhoenix122: Very nice, subby.


Hi!
But headline has veddy many letters extra.  Dat is all.
 
2013-10-11 03:09:07 PM
Looks like cyclone Phailin has India in it's cross hairs.

I still think they could have gotten a woman who more closely resembled her to star in 'Nailin' Palin'.

Hopefully the cyclone won't mess up the country too much.

robertlindsay.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-11 03:09:36 PM

Tom-Servo: FTA: "based on satellite images..."

So, how accurate is that compared to the C130's that actually fly into the storms here (US) to take measurements?

I wonder if its as accurate as an IT resume that comes from that region.


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2013-10-11 03:10:28 PM

YoOjo: Holy Cow!!!


I got dibs on one of the tenderloins and some ribs!
 
2013-10-11 03:11:13 PM

illannoyin: Looks like cyclone Phailin has India in it's cross hairs.

I still think they could have gotten a woman who more closely resembled her to star in 'Nailin' Palin'.

Hopefully the cyclone won't mess up the country too much.

[robertlindsay.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]


uh... that's exactly the problem, dude... lack of good structures x human lives x this cyclone. this is going to be a mess for the global, interconnected- economy. this is not going to be good.
 
2013-10-11 03:13:12 PM
Can Phailin see Russia from there?
 
2013-10-11 03:13:57 PM

utah dude: illannoyin: Looks like cyclone Phailin has India in it's cross hairs.

I still think they could have gotten a woman who more closely resembled her to star in 'Nailin' Palin'.

Hopefully the cyclone won't mess up the country too much.

[robertlindsay.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]

uh... that's exactly the problem, dude... lack of good structures x human lives x this cyclone. this is going to be a mess for the global, interconnected- economy. this is not going to be good.


Plus I suspect a lot of tech support may go down over the weekend so it will affect other nations somewhat...

/not kidding, sadly
 
2013-10-11 03:17:58 PM
All jokes aside. This will probably be really bad.

One of the most densely populated coastlines in the world that is very vulnerable to storm surge and has relatively poor infrastructure.
 
2013-10-11 03:18:46 PM
Legitimate HOTY contender. Well done, subby!
 
2013-10-11 03:23:19 PM
Will it get around the world in 80 days?
 
2013-10-11 03:26:39 PM
At last count, significant wave heights were estimated at 56 feet. Michael Bay must be having a coronary.
 
2013-10-11 03:26:48 PM
wow, Katrina sized storm with 160 mph sustained winds.  I hope the Indians are fleeing the coast if they can.  This could get really ugly.
 
2013-10-11 03:27:45 PM
I was in India when Katrina hit the US. The way their media portrayed it made me furious. They compared it to some minor flooding (and the subsequent evacuation) that Mumbai had about that time. I remember getting really angry with people and telling them to be thankful that a Katrina-like hurricane hadn't hit them.

It's going to be awful if it this makes land fall.

(And I'll refrain from making any I-Told-You-So phone calls.)
 
2013-10-11 03:28:17 PM
Every IT call centers will be down for months!
 
2013-10-11 03:29:56 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: mbillips: I hope the infrastructure in that area has changed along with India's economy since 1999. Hard to evacuate when you're on foot or riding an oxcart.

I think they take the train now.

All of them.

At the same time.


therewillbeasia.files.wordpress.com

"Thank you, Phailin, for doing the needful."
 
2013-10-11 03:31:13 PM
Can't they just put up some cyclone fencing and keep it out that way?

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-11 03:37:36 PM
link.springer.com
 
2013-10-11 03:37:50 PM
Time for some whipped fecal pudding!
 
2013-10-11 03:38:44 PM
From the BBC coverage.

"Extensive damage" was expected to mud houses on the coast.

I assume 'extensive damage' means ' reduced to trace elements and distributed evenly into the atmosphere'.
 
2013-10-11 03:43:48 PM
Damn it Subby you owe me a laptop as your head line made me spit coffee.
 
2013-10-11 03:44:07 PM

illannoyin: Looks like cyclone Phailin has India in it's cross hairs.

Hopefully the cyclone won't mess up the country too much.
~
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Hopefully the cyclone will....

oi41.tinypic.com

// was I trying a little too hard there?
 
2013-10-11 03:45:12 PM
Well. Guess Mother Earth is about to douche India and rinse it off a bit.
Wonder how much trash will be floating off shore for a while.
Hope at least some people can get out of the way.
 
2013-10-11 03:47:23 PM
You thought Katrina was catastrophic?  You ain't seen nothing yet.
 
2013-10-11 03:48:10 PM
Maybe it will swing around them.

27.media.tumblr.com


/ifyaknowwutimean
 
2013-10-11 03:48:13 PM
When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.
 
2013-10-11 03:50:09 PM
"A worst case scenario would have Phailin tracking slightly eastward of its current forecasted track, toward Kolkata and the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, which is home to tens of millions of people living just a few meters above sea level,"  .

Oops
 
2013-10-11 03:50:34 PM
I remember a documentary on storm systems that I watched, years ago, which mentioned a substance which loved water; a fairly small bag would turn a 55-gallon drum of water into a sort of chemical gelatin within seconds. The goal was to drop it from aircraft and disrupt incoming severe weather.

It had footage of several tons of the stuff being spread over a tropical storm which was threatening to become a hurricane; this powder <i>ate</i> an entire cloudbank, and even after most of it was absorbed by the upper layers, you could see the entire system thinning all the way down.

The near-hurricane had dispersed into an average-for-the-area typhoon by the time it made landfall, though there was a great deal of a strange, gelatinous substance coming down with all that rain. While it dissolved and became inert fairly quickly, it was said that pets which came into contact with it had minor neurological problems, such as tremors and unsteady gait for a few hours.

This was before the Internet was nearly as useful as it is now, so I couldn't find information on it at the time and now, I don't know where to start looking; I keep coming up short. :/

It does beg a very interesting question, though; IF this stuff works as advertised and IF it can break a hurricane down to a regular storm, which do you choose; the damage from a category 5 hurricane, or a mostly untried substance of unknown toxicity raining down, forcing people to remain indoors while they wait for it to evaporate?
 
2013-10-11 03:51:55 PM
Who's Nailin' India?
 
2013-10-11 03:52:41 PM
I see the corporate profiteers of Big Mud Brick have gotten control of HAARP technology. Bastards.
 
2013-10-11 03:52:45 PM
When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.
 
2013-10-11 03:55:27 PM

mbillips: Why are libtards so obsessed by this woman? She must really frighten you.

/amidoinitrite?


for a minute there, i thought you were referring to hillary "sniper fire" clinton, who quit after four years, to you know, concentrate on deciding whether to run in 2016.
 
2013-10-11 04:03:09 PM

0z79: I remember a documentary on storm systems that I watched, years ago, which mentioned a substance which loved water; a fairly small bag would turn a 55-gallon drum of water into a sort of chemical gelatin within seconds. The goal was to drop it from aircraft and disrupt incoming severe weather.

It had footage of several tons of the stuff being spread over a tropical storm which was threatening to become a hurricane; this powder <i>ate</i> an entire cloudbank, and even after most of it was absorbed by the upper layers, you could see the entire system thinning all the way down.

The near-hurricane had dispersed into an average-for-the-area typhoon by the time it made landfall, though there was a great deal of a strange, gelatinous substance coming down with all that rain. While it dissolved and became inert fairly quickly, it was said that pets which came into contact with it had minor neurological problems, such as tremors and unsteady gait for a few hours.

This was before the Internet was nearly as useful as it is now, so I couldn't find information on it at the time and now, I don't know where to start looking; I keep coming up short. :/

It does beg a very interesting question, though; IF this stuff works as advertised and IF it can break a hurricane down to a regular storm, which do you choose; the damage from a category 5 hurricane, or a mostly untried substance of unknown toxicity raining down, forcing people to remain indoors while they wait for it to evaporate?


i think it is Dyn-o-Gel. A name that would also work in the dinosaur erotica thread.

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Chemtrails/Dyn-O-Gel.html
 
2013-10-11 04:03:25 PM

EnderX: When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.


EnderX: When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.


This wasn't funny the first time, but damn it if it isn't the rib-ticklingest, knee-slappingest, belly-laughingest political joke I've heard in ages the second time around!

Keep up the incredible work.
 
2013-10-11 04:05:18 PM
People were predicting a higher-number hurricane season, and it didn't happen.

But does this seem like a higher-number cyclone season?
 
2013-10-11 04:05:30 PM

0z79: I remember a documentary on storm systems that I watched, years ago, which mentioned a substance which loved water; a fairly small bag would turn a 55-gallon drum of water into a sort of chemical gelatin within seconds. The goal was to drop it from aircraft and disrupt incoming severe weather.

It had footage of several tons of the stuff being spread over a tropical storm which was threatening to become a hurricane; this powder <i>ate</i> an entire cloudbank, and even after most of it was absorbed by the upper layers, you could see the entire system thinning all the way down.

The near-hurricane had dispersed into an average-for-the-area typhoon by the time it made landfall, though there was a great deal of a strange, gelatinous substance coming down with all that rain. While it dissolved and became inert fairly quickly, it was said that pets which came into contact with it had minor neurological problems, such as tremors and unsteady gait for a few hours.

This was before the Internet was nearly as useful as it is now, so I couldn't find information on it at the time and now, I don't know where to start looking; I keep coming up short. :/

It does beg a very interesting question, though; IF this stuff works as advertised and IF it can break a hurricane down to a regular storm, which do you choose; the damage from a category 5 hurricane, or a mostly untried substance of unknown toxicity raining down, forcing people to remain indoors while they wait for it to evaporate?


Your story reminds me of this stuff, Dyn-O-Storm. But the story is from 2002. Silver Iodide has been used for cloud seeding for decades, but it only causes rain. The effects you describe more remind me of the polymer in the story.

http://discovermagazine.com/2002/sep/featrain#.UlhZChAb-50

"Skimming the surface of the formation, the pilot dumped the powder, which drifted into the mist below. Minutes later observers in radar stations saw the cloud evaporate and disappear. Far below, a misty gel rained down into the waves and dissolved. "
 
2013-10-11 04:06:18 PM
Fark that place. Hope it washes it clean.
 
2013-10-11 04:06:19 PM
Fox News won't hire it because it isn't illegal to discriminate against evidence of climate change.
 
2013-10-11 04:08:20 PM

factoryconnection: EnderX: When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.

EnderX: When the winds dip below cyclone strength then they will call it Super Storm Phailin, that way the Prime Minister can pretend that he had to deal with a catastrophe instead of just a plain rain storm and get some political gain out of it.

This wasn't funny the first time, but damn it if it isn't the rib-ticklingest, knee-slappingest, belly-laughingest political joke I've heard in ages the second time around!

Keep up the incredible work.


What EnderX is explaining is where the gain due to rain will fall, mainly.
 
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