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(USA Today)   Three weeks later, let's see how things are going in the Philippines. "On average, we find 45 bodies a day"   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2013-11-30 12:37:57 PM  
"We must pay more attention to disaster preparedness and the effects of climate change."

I know I'm cynical but, too bad everyone has to learn it for themselves, right? It's not like this hasn't been a lesson learned before.
 
2013-11-30 12:38:10 PM  
Does no one care? Does no one care at all...
 
2013-11-30 12:42:15 PM  

Inauxas: Does no one care? Does no one care at all...


FTA ;

Overwhelmed with gratitude:We sincerely thank each and every person, organization and country that has extended their aid to us. It is because of this aid that we can have hope that we can get back on our feet
 
2013-11-30 12:43:23 PM  

Typhoid: "We must pay more attention to disaster preparedness and the effects of climate change."

I know I'm cynical but, too bad everyone has to learn it for themselves, right? It's not like this hasn't been a lesson learned before.


To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in history. I'm not sure how anyone builds for what they went through.
 
2013-11-30 12:44:03 PM  

Inauxas: Does no one care? Does no one care at all...


FTFA: ":There hasn't even been that much effort from the survivors to locate their loved ones. "

Apparently not.

I'm finding it kind of surreal. I don't understand the lack of coverage, etc. I wonder if it has to do with perceived news consumer attention span. Oh, that was three weeks ago? Old news.

/blah blah ThisPlanetAnymore.jpg
 
2013-11-30 12:48:28 PM  

Typhoid: Inauxas: Does no one care? Does no one care at all...

FTFA: ":There hasn't even been that much effort from the survivors to locate their loved ones. "

Apparently not.

I'm finding it kind of surreal. I don't understand the lack of coverage, etc. I wonder if it has to do with perceived news consumer attention span. Oh, that was three weeks ago? Old news.

/blah blah ThisPlanetAnymore.jpg


That's pretty rich coming from you,  Typhoid.
 
2013-11-30 12:51:32 PM  
Big deal. They find that many bodies per day in Chicago, don't they?
 
2013-11-30 12:52:19 PM  
Is that up or down from last week? What would have been expected?
 
2013-11-30 12:53:01 PM  
Confabulat:

To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in recorded history.

FTFY... we've only been seriously tracking hurricanes and other weather for about 150 years or so.
 
2013-11-30 12:54:12 PM  
Did anyone expect anything less?
 
2013-11-30 12:55:02 PM  
45 bodies a day is a pretty good number, all things considered.
 
2013-11-30 01:00:50 PM  

ladyfortuna: Confabulat:

To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in recorded history.

FTFY... we've only been seriously tracking hurricanes and other weather for about 150 years or so.


Well I chose not to include Noah's flood.
 
2013-11-30 01:07:11 PM  

ladyfortuna: Confabulat:

To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in recorded history.

FTFY... we've only been seriously tracking hurricanes and other weather for about 150 years or so.


Plus Pangea supposedly got hypercanes because there was so much open ocean around the supercontinent that the storms likely got mind bogglingly huge.
 
2013-11-30 01:14:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: ladyfortuna: Confabulat:

To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in recorded history.

FTFY... we've only been seriously tracking hurricanes and other weather for about 150 years or so.

Plus Pangea supposedly got hypercanes because there was so much open ocean around the supercontinent that the storms likely got mind bogglingly huge.


That wouldn't surprise me. I know I've read about geologic evidence or some such (maybe it was tree rings) that there have been mega-storms long before people were really a widespread thing. Unfortunately I have no idea where I read it *sadface*
 
2013-11-30 01:22:02 PM  

rkiller1: Big deal. They find that many bodies per day in Chicago, don't they?


Came to say this.
 
2013-11-30 01:22:13 PM  

ladyfortuna: I know I've read about geologic evidence or some such (maybe it was tree rings) that there have been mega-storms long before people were really a widespread thing.



I know the AGW promotion has been aggressive, but is there actually any question of that?

And in terms of death toll, this storm in the Philippines is almost as bad as the one that hit Galveston in 1900.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane
 
2013-11-30 01:38:31 PM  

Badafuco: rkiller1: Big deal. They find that many bodies per day in Chicago, don't they?

Came to say this.


Not even that many when the crack war was in high gear in D.C..

Unless you were both trying to be hipster ironic.
 
2013-11-30 02:04:36 PM  

ladyfortuna: Confabulat:

To be fair, they did get hit by the strongest storm in recorded history.

FTFY... we've only been seriously tracking hurricanes and other weather for about 150 years or so.


FTFY again.  History is by definition what has been recorded.  We call events from before there were records "pre-historic" for that reason.

/granted, it gets a bit gray-area when discussing things that we weren't able to record
 
2013-11-30 02:16:25 PM  
How many is that in white people's bodies?
 
2013-11-30 02:54:42 PM  
"People are less frantic, so looting and crime is much better."

www.i-love-pugs.com
 
2013-11-30 03:59:11 PM  
Anybody ready to apologize to CNN? The toll is getting up there proving that the police and government lowball crowds and the media may highball them but are usually more realistic in then end.

Just kidding. Nobody's ever going to change their opinions of the media establishment. It would be like admitting Obama is exactly the moderate right-wing President the political spectrum showed him to be while he was running for office:  no surprises at all in the last five years or so.
 
2013-11-30 07:24:10 PM  
This sort of thing makes me very, very glad that I have the freedom to choose to live in an area that is relatively safe from foreseeable natural disasters.

/until the Yellowstone super volcano blows, but I doubt I would feel that very much
 
2013-12-01 08:38:23 AM  

Apos: "People are less frantic, so looting and crime is much better."


Filipino English can be, shall I say, interesting sometimes. "Accident-prone areas" rather than hazardous areas, f'rinstance. :)
 
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