halls120
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Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:04 am

This is simply amazing. What are all these idiots going do to, blame Bush and FEMA when a hurricane hits them?

Here are just a few of the outrageous results.

Quote:
The Associated Press

Some results from a Mason-Dixon poll on hurricane preparedness. The May 10-15 telephone poll of 1,100 people in 18 states on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

- 78 percent did not know that storm surge posed the greatest potential for a large loss of life, and can cause deaths as far as 20 miles inland.

- 96 percent did not know that garage doors are the structural component most likely to fail during a hurricane.

- 54 percent believed tornadoes only occur within 3 miles of a hurricane's eye. In reality, a hurricane can spawn tornadoes hundreds of miles from its eye.

- 79 percent did not know that storm intensity is the least reliable forecasting projection, and so may not understand that a Category 1 storm can strengthen to a major hurricane by landfall.

- 61 percent have no hurricane survival kit.

- Of those who do pack survival kits, 82 percent pack candles or kerosene lamps - fire hazards.

- 88 percent have not taken any steps to fortify their homes.

http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/62443.html
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:07 am

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
What are all these idiots going do to, blame Bush and FEMA when a hurricane hits them?

Don't forget about the asteroid, too.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:22 am

Sad, but true. I'm not surprised.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:44 am

Don't you know, Bush is the one who controls the hurricanes. The Republicans and Bush are responsible for all natural disasters and global warming.  banghead 
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:13 pm

Put some masking tape Xs on the windows and every ting will be all right.  Smile
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
Don't you know, Bush is the one who controls the hurricanes. The Republicans and Bush are responsible for all natural disasters and global warming.

Typical Bush apologist BS when it comes to dealing with the fact that he and his buddy Brownie screwed the pooch ten ways to Sunday with dealing with Katrina.

Yes Mayor  hissyfit  and the Governor sucked too.

btw, I figured since it was hurricane season someone would start a thread about how stupid/useless/etc. the gulf coast is. Didn't take that long, but can't say I'm suprised.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:07 pm

I won't blame anyone as this is how mother nature acts during this time of year. I may evacuate, but will not blame anyone.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:29 pm

Oh yeah GW has this set of throttles and a joystick along with a cockpit fullof buttons and he looks around for the biggest bunch of idiots and guide the cane' right at it. (sarcasim) Some people do not get it. My parents included who own property in Sarasota, Florida and than they panic. My dad and mom flew to SRQ today to examine the house after that little storm that went through Florida these past two days. I was like are you kidding me? You are worried yet you take no steps. We are about 2 miles off of the Gulf and we are surrounded by water in the form of ponds and a stream and a creek that leads out to the gulf. You would think after Charlie they would have gotten smart about it but oh well.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:35 pm

Quoting N710PS (Reply 7):
Oh yeah GW has this set of throttles and a joystick along with a cockpit full of buttons and he looks around for the biggest bunch of idiots and guide the cane' right at it. (sarcasim)

Totally agree. I just hope any bad storms do not hit central Florida. Then all that FEMA hs will happen again.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:51 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
- 96 percent did not know that garage doors are the structural component most likely to fail during a hurricane.

And to think that, during Wilma (category 3, winds in excess of 125 mph, eyewall ripped through my town), my family and I took shelter in the garage.  Wow!

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
- 54 percent believed tornadoes only occur within 3 miles of a hurricane's eye. In reality, a hurricane can spawn tornadoes hundreds of miles from its eye.

Heaven knows the residents of Cutler Bay can agree with this. TS Barry, while making landfall somewhere near Tampa Bay, spawned a tornado in southern Miami-Dade County.
 
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
- 96 percent did not know that garage doors are the structural component most likely to fail during a hurricane.

We had new doors installed that have cross bracing to help prevent failure in high winds. I hope it doesn't get tested.

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
Of those who do pack survival kits, 82 percent pack candles or kerosene lamps - fire hazards.

Duh......But only if mismanaged.

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
- 88 percent have not taken any steps to fortify their homes.

The only fortified home that survived Katrina along Highway 90 between Bay St. Louis and Gulfport.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:00 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 5):
btw, I figured since it was hurricane season someone would start a thread about how stupid/useless/etc. the gulf coast is. Didn't take that long, but can't say I'm suprised.


Guess you missed the part of the article where it said "atlantic and gulf coasts," eh?

In any event, if the shoe fits, you get to wear it. If you live in a hurricane zone, logic would dictate that you ought to be prepared for the effects of a hurricane. Evidently, becoming knowledgeable about the hazards they face isn't a high priority for Atlantic AND Gulf coast residents.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 11):
If you live in a hurricane zone, logic would dictate that you ought to be prepared for the effects of a hurricane. Evidently, becoming knowledgeable about the hazards they face isn't a high priority for Atlantic AND Gulf coast residents.

No, no, no... It is the responsibility of the government to protect your sorry ass - to build walls to protect your home (built beneath sea level) from Cat 5 storm surges, and to house/feed you if it actually gets flooded. And since it's not your responsibility to insure your home and belongings, you have the right to a government-paid replacement house, and to steal from your neighbors to replace your wide-screen TV and drug stash...

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 12):
to steal from your neighbors to replace your wide-screen TV and drug stash...

You have no right to steal period. You have a right to file a insurance claim if its insured.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 13):
You have no right to steal period. You have a right to file a insurance claim if its insured.

Ahhh, I think the whole thing was satire. By the way, the law states that you can steel if your life depends on it. For example, if you crash your plane out in the middle of nowhere and there are first aid supplies in a locked cabin. The looting done by the scum in New Orleans would not qualify.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:07 am

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
What are all these idiots going do to, blame Bush and FEMA

Probably do the same thing the morons who build weak-foundation and hillside houses in California would..........

...or those who build on midwestern flood plains would...

...or those who maintain a grid of outdoor and exposed powerlines in the northeast would...

...or those who reside in Tornado Alley would...

..........when their inevitable disaster(s) strike.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
- 78 percent did not know that storm surge posed the greatest potential for a large loss of life, and can cause deaths as far as 20 miles inland.

- 96 percent did not know that garage doors are the structural component most likely to fail during a hurricane.

- 54 percent believed tornadoes only occur within 3 miles of a hurricane's eye. In reality, a hurricane can spawn tornadoes hundreds of miles from its eye.

- 79 percent did not know that storm intensity is the least reliable forecasting projection, and so may not understand that a Category 1 storm can strengthen to a major hurricane by landfall.

Good Lord - I could get etter results asking that to the animals in a zoo. God...........damnit people are stupid these days.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 5):
Yes Mayor and the Governor sucked too.

No no no - they didn't just "suck too," Dave. They were the primary fucktards with the Katrina ordeal.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 12):
No, no, no... It is the responsibility of the government to protect your sorry ass - to build walls to protect your home (built beneath sea level) from Cat 5 storm surges, and to house/feed you if it actually gets flooded. And since it's not your responsibility to insure your home and belongings, you have the right to a government-paid replacement house, and to steal from your neighbors to replace your wide-screen TV and drug stash...

Now now Cfalk - don't go spreading that sarcastic nonsense - you'll be called a racist and a bigot.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:06 am

Quoting Halls120 (Thread starter):
18 states on the Atlantic and Gulf

I'd also love to know the exact wording of the questions and above all-- which states, and which parts of those states, where included.

No shock that poling the likes living in Amarillo, TX (a Gulf state) or Buffalo, NY (an Atlantic state) would yield these manner of data; though I wouldn't believe for one second that the general inhabitants of MIA/TPA/MOB/etc would post these kind of results.
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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:13 am

Sounds to me like the people in Germany who buy riverfront property on the Moselle and Rhine and then complain about getting their houses flooded twice a year.

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RE: Hurricane - What, Me Worry?

Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:19 am

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 11):
Guess you missed the part of the article where it said "atlantic and gulf coasts," eh?

Yes, sorry, I wasn't totally correct because it wasn't only about the Gulf Coast. But, look at the replies in this thread, primarily addressing the Gulf Coast and the "stupid sorry people" who live there. So the point still stands. This forum works like clockwork, you know. Pretty predictable.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 12):
No, no, no... It is the responsibility of the government to protect your sorry ass - to build walls to protect your home (built beneath sea level) from Cat 5 storm surges, and to house/feed you if it actually gets flooded. And since it's not your responsibility to insure your home and belongings, you have the right to a government-paid replacement house, and to steal from your neighbors to replace your wide-screen TV and drug stash...

Pretty clever Charles. I'm sure those folks down in NOLA getting screwed by insurance companies would think it's funny. I'm sure the folks who didn't have any means of transportation that got stuck in the storm and watched their family members drown would think it's funny. I'm sure the families stuck in sorry ass FEMA trailers getting sick because of the formaldehyde would chuckle at your post. But who cares about them, sorry ass waste of air those people are, right. Keep blaming those who deserve none, and give a free pass to those who deserve it all Charles.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 16):
No no no - they didn't just "suck too," Dave. They were the primary fucktards with the Katrina ordeal.

Fucktards, yes they are. Primary, that's arguable. I doubt some could ever lay even some of the blame at the footsteps of the occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania and his horse judging buddy Brownie though.

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