Hurricanes

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Nonsequitur, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Nonsequitur

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    Wait a minute. I thought this year was supposed to be deadly for us.
    (Well, last year was supposed to be deadly for us too. And the year before that. Oh, well.)
    What happened? Where are the deadly hurricanes?
     
  2. Mexdeaf

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    Two words- climate change.

    Two more words- yeah, right!
     
  3. Crabtownboy

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    I was thinking about this yesterday. Frankly I am thankful this has been a quiet hurricane season. Tough to be a weatherman, unless you live in Phoenix, AZ and all you have to do is say, "sunny and hot." :laugh:
     
  4. KenH

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    I guess when predicting the weather it is better to predict the worst then when it doesn't happen people are happy. If one predicts good weather and then it turns out bad people it seems like people come down on the weatherman. :)
     
  5. Tom Bryant

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    Living in Florida, I am thankful for the quiet season!
     
  6. Bob Alkire

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    Amen, brother.
     
  7. Crabtownboy

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    There used to be a weatherman here who always predicted beautiful weather on every weekend ... no matter that a Nor'easter or a hurricane was heading our way on the map. :laugh:
     
  8. annsni

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    Yet our insurance company dumped us because of the hurricane risk. We're on Long Island in cooler water - we hardly get any kind of hurricanes here. The most we get are Nor'Easters and we've weathered all of them with hardly a scratch. Stupid insurance.
     
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    I checked up on this too and noticed that the media tends to blow up the "forecast" of a NGO out of Denver over the official government version from NOAA.

    NOAA's estimate called it a low year with only two or three major storms in the Atlantic. So far there has been maybe one.

    For the last three or four years the forecasts have been gloom and doom and haven't materialized. This is one of the big things that I've brought up in my conversations with the reactionary global warming camp in our meetings. They can't respond well to it.

    The actual "science" behind the yearly forecast is barely that. It is like a dice game in Vegas. Basically if you predict gloom and doom for years and years sooner or later you'll be right and can run around saying "See! See! See!" But most people are smarter than that.

    Predicting weather tomorrow is hard enough. A friend of mine who has his PhD in climatology basically said our atmosphere is in constant chaos and rarely slows down enough to really understand it. Forecasts are guesses...well educated one now...and long term forecasting is just ill-informed guesswork.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Ditto........
     
  11. Salty

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    So you complain about herricane's

    Why are prejudiced against himacane's? :smilewinkgrin:
     
  12. Johnv

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    It's not very politically correct. A better term might be "person-cane". But even there, the word "son" appears, so the best term is "per-sibling-cane".
     
  13. Salty

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    But "cane" is not PC for the disabled. \ :tonofbricks:

    So how about "per-sibling-stick"
     
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    I know that some people are going to think that I'm crazy for saying this, but I wouldn't mind a small hurricane to move through this area. I have a reason for saying this. I work in a temporary staffing agency. Right now business is slow. If we got hit with a minor hurricane, it would cause our phones to be ringing off the hook. People would need help either preparing for a storm or cleaning up after the storm. This would give our business a shot in the arm. I definitely wouldn't want to see anyone's home destroyed. I can only imagine what that would be like.

    Understand, that I don't want another Katrina or Ivan type storm to come through. I believe God has been looking after us. Its frustrating to always have to be hunkering down everytime when a storm rolls through. I remember taking cover one week, only to see another storm right behind it. It wasn't pleasant.
     
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    Well, now that George W. Bush is out of office, there won't be anymore hurricanes.
     
  16. Tom Bryant

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    Not crazy, only very wrong. :confused: :mad:
     
  17. sag38

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    Well, now that George W. Bush is out of office, there won't be anymore hurricanes.

    Now that's funny. But, a certain troll under the BB bridge would beg to differ with you.

    Actually, I wonder how "Global Warming Al" is responding to all this? Weren't we all supposed to be pretty close to dead by now?
     
  18. Nonsequitur

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    Yeah, but I mean, last year and the year before was supposed to be bad.
    New Orleans was just an 'odds' thing. When one lives below sea level near the coast, one has to expect a hurricane to hit sometime.
    Galveston is the same, albiet a couple feet higher than sea level. (Minus the sea wall.)
    What I'm talking about is, yeah, the 'KILLER' hurricanes due to man that were predicted by A. Gore and all the other gaia worshippers.
    Guess all our recycling has made a difference.
    (OUCH! Bith muh tuhng.):tongue3:
     

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