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2014-08-09 07:43:43 AM  
Nevar forget
 
2014-08-09 07:44:55 AM  
img.fark.netNever Forget
 
2014-08-09 07:45:07 AM  
...and they are running out of SPAM and TP.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101899458#.

Oh, the humanity!
 
2014-08-09 07:45:40 AM  

Oldiron_79: Nevar forgetr.


The terrorists have won. Obama now controls the weather dominator. American Hero George W Bush would have never let this happen.
 
2014-08-09 07:46:42 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: ...and they are running out of SPAM and TP.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101899458#.

Oh, the humanity!


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2014-08-09 07:57:07 AM  
Should read "estimated in mills"
 
2014-08-09 08:20:27 AM  
media.outsideonline.com
He showed up.
What happened?
There was supposed to be an earth-ending kaboom!
 
2014-08-09 08:32:45 AM  
Last time I remember hearing about this was about the time of "Jurassic Park." They just wrapped on shooting "Jurassic World." Coincidence?
 
2014-08-09 09:02:51 AM  

Ex-Texan: Last time I remember hearing about this was about the time of "Jurassic Park." They just wrapped on shooting "Jurassic World." Coincidence?


IIRC, the storms scenes in JP were for the most part real because a hurricane was blowing through the area, spielburg made the best of the situation and kept the cameras rolling.
 
2014-08-09 09:19:03 AM  

Ex-Texan: Last time I remember hearing about this was about the time of "Jurassic Park." They just wrapped on shooting "Jurassic World." Coincidence?


We visited Hawaii in 1993 and Kauai was still recovering from the effects of Iniki.  I wouldn't call it Superstorm Sandy level devastation but the storm did hammer the island something wicked.
 
2014-08-09 09:34:25 AM  

Prey4reign: I wouldn't call it Superstorm Sandy level devastation but the storm did hammer the island something wicked.


That's because Hawaiians build like they are next to an ocean that can sometimes get "Angry". Sandy's victims didn't do that which is why they got so torn up. It's not like there weren't news reports for decades saying what could happen if a hurricane hit the way that Sandy did. It was only a matter of time, just like New Orleans.
 
2014-08-09 10:18:34 AM  
It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?
 
2014-08-09 10:35:45 AM  

Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?


Verified
 
2014-08-09 11:25:03 AM  
I was stationed in Kaneohe during Iniki. Good times. We Louisianians threw an old fashioned hurricane party. Lots of booze.

/end CSB
 
2014-08-09 11:25:25 AM  
Considering they live on the most active volcano on the planet, I think they'll somehow figure out to survive such a horrible natural disaster.
 
2014-08-09 11:27:21 AM  

Endive Wombat: the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."


I would think that that would be a more or less self correcting problem for some entrepreneur to exploit. I can see the Trader Joe ad now:

"Our Hawaiian born free range chickens are an exclusive here at Trader Joe's. We have spared no expense to get them here to you free of pesticides, hormones and human interaction except for the last moments of their lives. Try them with a nice white Chablis such as our two dollar house wine picked by Charles himself.".

finleysamericangrill.com

*serving suggestion. May not look like actual product
 
2014-08-09 11:39:16 AM  

hardinparamedic: Oldiron_79: Nevar forgetr.

The terrorists have won. Obama now controls the weather dominator. American Hero George W Bush would have never let this happen.


Ummm...didn't they shut down that nonsense in Alaska?

...couldn't tell by the lousy band conditions on 40 meters, though :-(
 
2014-08-09 11:42:45 AM  

MSBFDffpm: hardinparamedic: Oldiron_79: Nevar forgetr.

The terrorists have won. Obama now controls the weather dominator. American Hero George W Bush would have never let this happen.

Ummm...didn't they shut down that nonsense in Alaska?

...couldn't tell by the lousy band conditions on 40 meters, though :-(


Then, again, it could be sittin' under his desk in the Oval office lol
 
2014-08-09 11:55:37 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Endive Wombat: the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

I would think that that would be a more or less self correcting problem for some entrepreneur to exploit. I can see the Trader Joe ad now:

"Our Hawaiian born free range chickens are an exclusive here at Trader Joe's. We have spared no expense to get them here to you free of pesticides, hormones and human interaction except for the last moments of their lives. Try them with a nice white Chablis such as our two dollar house wine picked by Charles himself.".

[finleysamericangrill.com image 600x400]

*serving suggestion. May not look like actual product


Brilliant!
 
2014-08-09 11:58:06 AM  

MSBFDffpm: MSBFDffpm: hardinparamedic: Oldiron_79: Nevar forgetr.

The terrorists have won. Obama now controls the weather dominator. American Hero George W Bush would have never let this happen.

Ummm...didn't they shut down that nonsense in Alaska?

...couldn't tell by the lousy band conditions on 40 meters, though :-(

Then, again, it could be sittin' under his desk in the Oval office lol


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CC/Duke for president 2016
 
2014-08-09 12:09:14 PM  

brownie in motion: Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?

Verified


Why don't they just release some snakes to get the chickens and then release some gorillas to eat the snakes. And then when winter comes the gorillas will all freeze to death.
 
2014-08-09 12:24:37 PM  
Done in one and two
 
2014-08-09 12:40:09 PM  
and why dont ppl just hunt and eat those wild chickens

and why buy water, why not just fill up bottles from your tap ahead of time

and why buy spam, that shiat lasts forever, don't you already have a case of it from 1948 in the pantry

anyway, stay safe Hawaii
 
2014-08-09 12:43:30 PM  
What a GIS of hawaii wild chickens may look like

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2014-08-09 01:24:23 PM  

Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?


Don't know.  I was there in 1992.  Supposedly there aren't any snakes on the islands.  I find that one hard to believe.
 
2014-08-09 01:27:21 PM  
It's not da chairs brah, it's alla grass mats blown everywhere.
 
2014-08-09 02:12:06 PM  
There aren't any snakes here, and anytime there is even a 'possible snake sighting' near the airport, they shut the place down in quarantine conditions until they've searched thoroughly....
 
2014-08-09 02:12:21 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?

Don't know.  I was there in 1992.  Supposedly there aren't any snakes on the islands.  I find that one hard to believe.


The Honolulu zoo has snakes.

Wild snakes? Not so much. Even if someone managed to let one go... mongoose.
 
2014-08-09 03:13:24 PM  

Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?


The chickens roaming around all over the place were doing so before Iniki.
A more interesting factoid is this:  Kauai use to have a feral dog problem before Iniki, due to local hunters abandoning their dogs.  It was sad and a bit dangerous.  The dogs were sometimes vicious, but they were also very thin and malnourished.

After Iniki, there were no more roaming feral dogs on Kauai.....
 
2014-08-09 03:39:32 PM  

Endive Wombat: It has been probably 15-18 years since I was last in Hawaii...

I seem to recall a story I heard from a tour guide while on Kawai saying that they never had a chicken problem.  Then a hurricane came through and ripped through some large scale chicken farm and now the island is plagued with "wild chickens and roosters."

Can anyone verify this?


Was this Kauai? If so they have a ton of wild chickens there.
 
2014-08-09 03:42:02 PM  
WE WILL REBUILD.
[fallenplasticchair.jpg]
 
2014-08-09 05:31:20 PM  
Currently on Oahu.  It was sobering when we went to Costco, and there was a sign out front saying "Water - Out.  Lanterns - Out.  Batteries - Out." 

We bought a case of beer in lieu of water, and it's served us pretty well so far.  Iselle has been downgraded to a tropical storm and it looks like Julio will pass just north of the other islands.  The big island was the main one to get hit, but not as bad as when Iniki made landfall, from what the locals tell me. 

All the stores restocked their supply of water yesterday; everything looks to be okay.
 
2014-08-09 07:38:28 PM  
Here in Hilo, everything is reasonably nice, beautiful sunny day while we wait for Hurricane Julio to blow by (hopefully far to the north).  And the power company has reconnected the line around the southeast side of the island.

But in lower Puna, toward the east tip of the island, things are farked up. Trees and wires down all over, thousands of houses without power. The morning after the storm, the National Guard did overflights with Lakota scout-recon helicopters, sending real-time video back to their base in Hilo, and sent troops out in HMMMVs to the specific houses that had the worst damage (okay, I just gotta say, that's cool).  I've got a boss and a former co-worker who will be without power or data connection for I don't even know how long. Oh, and today is Primary Election day, and people out there are pissed off that the Governor hasn't flown over from Honolulu yet.
 
2014-08-09 08:42:32 PM  
dbirchall:
But in lower Puna, toward the east tip of the island, things are farked up.

Is that the same place where the roads close occasionally due to fresh flowing lava?

/rough, bra
 
2014-08-09 10:25:54 PM  
Subby, it's called a mil, it's the smallest unit of US currency.  And if your bank is halfway decent, your account is denominated down to that unit instead of rounded off.  My bank account balance ends in 934₥ right now because I tend to go to a gas station that advertises it's price as 2999₥...
 
2014-08-10 12:35:12 AM  

MBooda: dbirchall:
But in lower Puna, toward the east tip of the island, things are farked up.

Is that the same place where the roads close occasionally due to fresh flowing lava?

/rough, bra


Well, in that direction, yeah.  Cheap land, since it's more likely to be freshly "paved."  Apparently also more likely to be nailed by a hurricane - who knew? Basically, anything out highway 130 east of Kea'au is in a world of hurt right now. First I heard, the National Guard was being sent out to Hawaiian Beaches and Hawaiian Shores, downhill from Pahoa. There were trees down on 132 near Nanawale, 130 by Pahoa, and the road into Leilani Estates... and all over Hawaiian Paradise Park.  I don't know whether anybody out that way has any power - the only generating capacity out there that I can think of is the geothermal plant inside the 132-137-130 triangle (which went offline during the storm), then the next-closest facility would be up in Kea'au.

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Civil Defense has some info (not terribly up-to-the-minute) on what places still have trouble.
KHON2 over in Honolulu has some coverage.
We just drove Highway 137 and had to stop by Mackenzie Park 'cos a crew from Isemoto (contractors) were coming heading the other direction with four front-end-loaders, chainsaws, etc. to make sure the road was clear.
 
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