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(Forbes)   New Orleans has been hit by the strongest hurricane on record and it barely registers in the rest of the country because 2020   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 9:45:27 PM  
90 votes:
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2020-10-30 1:26:27 AM  
20 votes:

winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?


All of them.
 
2020-10-30 1:57:05 AM  
16 votes:

Incident on 57th Street: Headline is not wrong.

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A person and dog walk past an unoccupied structure that collapsed the previous day as Hurricane Zeta ... [+]
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Wow, the coppertone girl didn't age well at all.
 
2020-10-30 1:15:13 AM  
7 votes:
People have been desensitized to absurd scenes of human disasters on video since seeing the Presidential debates.
 
2020-10-30 2:19:29 AM  
5 votes:

a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was


Bush was Hitler after the first Hitler, but before the current Hitler.
 
2020-10-30 1:38:18 AM  
5 votes:

a particular individual: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

I know. The headline is the best kind of correct.

It's still stupid. Two people died. 1500 died in Katrina. Large portions of the city have been abandoned.

Don't give me this "technically correct" horseshiat.



horseshoes, hand grenades ... and hurricanes
 
2020-10-30 2:18:52 AM  
4 votes:

Harry Wagstaff: (words)


I just noticed your name. Any relation to Simon Wagstaff? I have a message from Kilgore Trout.
 
2020-10-30 1:36:30 AM  
4 votes:
Living under the threat of climate change singles me out for greatness.
 
2020-10-30 1:23:33 AM  
4 votes:
Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?
 
2020-10-30 2:51:41 AM  
3 votes:

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was

Bush was Hitler after the first Hitler, but before the current Hitler.


Abu Graib boy?

Not Hitler, but a pretty shiatty human.
 
2020-10-30 1:57:33 AM  
3 votes:

Algebrat: The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.


Biloxi got hit especially hard. Everyone knows about NOLA, so that's what everyone thinks of when Katrina comes up. But it was one of the worst disasters in modern American history.

"Heck of a job, Brownie!"

Never forget what a disaster Bush was. He destroyed Clinton's FEMA. We're still paying for that incompetent asshole's smirking agenda.
 
2020-10-29 11:52:44 PM  
3 votes:

Incident on 57th Street: Headline is not wrong.


But it is stupid.
 
2020-10-30 7:06:50 AM  
2 votes:
Not my car, but they were my transformers. 
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2020-10-30 3:10:16 AM  
2 votes:
With two thirds of the US population dead from COVID, there's not many people left to notice.
 
2020-10-30 2:09:57 AM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: Remember trucking companies delivering disaster supplies to the wrong states, or simply disappearing with loads?


Yeah. Remember masks, gloves, and other PPE being hijacked by Trump back in March? You can thank Bush for that, in part. Trump would have done it anyway, but Bush helped normalize that level of dysfunctional corruption, and destroy the institutions that are supposed to prevent it.

Never forget how f*cking evil the Bush/Cheney regime was. They weren't quite the dumpster fire of Trump's regime, but mainly because W had a modicum of charm.
 
2020-10-29 11:45:02 PM  
2 votes:
I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.
 
2020-10-30 10:57:36 AM  
1 vote:

Daer21: Not my car, but they were my transformers. [Fark user image 425x318]


Must be a robot in disguise.
 
2020-10-30 8:25:58 AM  
1 vote:

Daer21: Not my car, but they were my transformers. [Fark user image 425x318]


More than meets the eye.
 
2020-10-30 5:20:57 AM  
1 vote:

Benjimin_Dover: With two thirds of the US population dead from COVID, there's not many people left to notice.


Just wait. Literally everyone will be dead by Christmas.
 
2020-10-30 4:03:44 AM  
1 vote:
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I hope Louisiana votes for Trump next week. If they don't, I expect he'll treat them like he treated Puerto Rico and leave them to rot in their wet, molding homes, and people don't deserve that.
 
2020-10-30 3:42:42 AM  
1 vote:
 
2020-10-30 2:48:57 AM  
1 vote:
The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking (.)
Youtube LAZUsCONjIQ
 
2020-10-30 2:37:46 AM  
1 vote:
Here's an aside some might find interesting.

The Enhanced Fujita scale for ranking mostly concerns the damage to structures and trees.

There can be a monster tornado with 300 MPH winds, but if it doesn't damage any buildings or trees, it can be ranked as a much "weaker" tornado.

I assume there's a reason for this, but if I were in charge, I'd base the scale on how fast the damned wind is going.

So, if buildings are made stronger, and thus the tornadoes don't wreck as many buildings, the tornado is weaker? Seems kind of dumb, but then, what do I know? I suck the heads off fish.
 
2020-10-30 2:14:18 AM  
1 vote:

Algebrat: Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.
But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.

No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.


when the eye is to the west it is the eastern side that is the "dirty side" which is the upper right quadrant. Katrina's eye was near lake charles, I was there.
 
2020-10-30 2:03:07 AM  
1 vote:

a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was. He destroyed Clinton's FEMA. We're still paying for that incompetent asshole's smirking agenda.


A lot of people made a lot of money though thanks to Bush. Especially a lot of private contractors for FEMA that he had put contracts in place for a few months before even.

Some of which had no place being disaster contractors. Remember trucking companies delivering disaster supplies to the wrong states, or simply disappearing with loads?
 
2020-10-30 1:56:33 AM  
1 vote:
The dogfarkers attacked New Orleans! This will not stand!
 
2020-10-30 1:46:14 AM  
1 vote:

fragMasterFlash: So it was strongest hurricane but the tidal surge wasn't as bad as Katrina? Sounds like the dodged bullet there, unless they've built some much better flood control systems since the days of Lootie's Heineken party.


No, it's that the eye passed directly over NOLA. The eye is the calmest part of a hurricane. Forbes published a deliberately misleading article for teh clickz.
 
2020-10-30 1:42:49 AM  
1 vote:

EL EM: sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.

18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.


Nope, or at least that's not my understanding.  Only 9 Greek names are in the current official list - it ends with Iota.

Which means that with more than a month to go they're down to three names.
 
2020-10-30 1:38:55 AM  
1 vote:

Harry Wagstaff: Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse.


The city has not been ceded to snakes and sewage. Metaphorically, maybe, but not literally, like when Katrina hit. There were bodies floating down the streets. The demographics of the city changed forever. This fart of a hurricane did less damage than and killed fewer people than a lot of tornadoes.

Oh, wow. The eye of a category-2 hurricane passed directly over the city, therefore ZOMG!!!
 
2020-10-30 1:33:32 AM  
1 vote:

Ivo Shandor: [Fark user image 420x415]


That explains so, so much.

/2020 in a nutshell.
 
2020-10-30 1:33:04 AM  
1 vote:
So it was strongest hurricane but the tidal surge wasn't as bad as Katrina? Sounds like the dodged bullet there, unless they've built some much better flood control systems since the days of Lootie's Heineken party.
 
2020-10-30 1:31:33 AM  
1 vote:

sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.


18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.
 
2020-10-30 1:30:16 AM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.


Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.
 
2020-10-30 1:25:05 AM  
1 vote:
I think that hurricanes have been moving slower and slower in the past fifteen-ish years, and that it's a bad thing.
 
2020-10-30 1:17:16 AM  
1 vote:
Hurricanes blow
 
2020-10-29 11:57:35 PM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.


I know. The headline is the best kind of correct.

It's still stupid. Two people died. 1500 died in Katrina. Large portions of the city have been abandoned.

Don't give me this "technically correct" horseshiat.
 
2020-10-29 11:54:19 PM  
1 vote:

a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.


It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.
 
2020-10-29 10:21:29 PM  
1 vote:
Headline is not wrong.

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A person and dog walk past an unoccupied structure that collapsed the previous day as Hurricane Zeta ... [+]
ASSOCIATED PRESS
 
2020-10-29 8:40:26 PM  
1 vote:
That's not good about the polling
 
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