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October 10th, 2018 at 5:01:38 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: petroglyph
It seems every new hurricane coming ashore is labeled, "the worst in xxx years" then demoted to a 3 or 2. I've already seen the phrase, "the worst" used with this one. Takes the meaning out of worst, and hurricane both. "crying hurricane" to much will lure people into not preparing or evacuating.



This is a big one
Real big
The size is incredible
Hitting land, it stayed a hurricane
Amazing. Its entering Georgia and crossing deep into Georgia as a hurricane.
It would not surprise me if this becomes the costliest in US history
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October 10th, 2018 at 5:18:33 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: terapined
This is a big one
Real big
The size is incredible
Hitting land, it stayed a hurricane
Amazing. Its entering Georgia and crossing deep into Georgia as a hurricane.
It would not surprise me if this becomes the costliest in US history
Sorry to hear that, but it does reinforce my statement. The weather people have called the last several hurricanes "the worst ever". People desensitize to the constant inflaming of storms.

It's already downgraded to a three or less isn't it?

Just looked at some updates, that does look like a bad storm. I wouldn't want to live there. My daughter went to college in Pensacola.
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October 10th, 2018 at 7:35:12 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Amazing, hurricanes downgrade and disappear once over land... Who would have thunk it?
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
October 10th, 2018 at 9:57:44 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: petroglyph
Sorry to hear that, but it does reinforce my statement. The weather people have called the last several hurricanes "the worst ever". People desensitize to the constant inflaming of storms.
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pretty accurate,
1 tore the hell out of Puerto Rico,
2 n. Carolina had days of heavy flood damage,
3 this one had epic wind and storm surge. looks like a lot of property damage.
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October 12th, 2018 at 11:01:10 AM permalink
reno
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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A crazy anecdote from this morning's Wall Street Journal:

Quote: Wall Street Journal
During Mr. Trumpís visit to Beijing last fall, Mr. Kelly got into a physical altercation with a Chinese official who was seeking access to the nuclear football, the briefcase that includes the presidentís mobile nuclear-missile command center. Mr. Kelly told colleagues that he refused to accept an apology, and he would only accept one if a senior Chinese official came to Washington and offered contrition while standing under a U.S. flag.

I'm beginning to think that maybe China isn't really our friend.
October 12th, 2018 at 12:36:28 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: reno
I'm beginning to think that maybe China isn't really our friend.
Never has been, never will be.
October 12th, 2018 at 12:48:53 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Fleastiff
Never has been, never will be.


Each of us has only been friendly with the other when it suited our needs. Geographic distance alone means little other reason to be friends with them. Next to nothing in common. It is good that we had the foresight to box in their nave 80 years ago.
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