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Old 08-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #51
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Hurricanes, Earthquakes...I feel for you, if I could see just see through the smoke from the fires around town... It smells like a wet campfire outside.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #52
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there is something troubling and unsettling about resuming life in a post earthquake mode. the ground beneath your feet. that solid sense of permanence the earth had always represented has--slipped somewhat. my footfalls are no longer sure and solid meeting with the earth as day before yesterday--as they once were, without thought, without exception. is this a temporary lapse of trust to be restored in time, or something else altogether?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #53
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Earthquake, a tornado warning tonight and heavy rain, and Irene on the way......
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #54
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the end is nigh... lol.
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the end is nigh... lol.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #56
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Earthquake, a tornado warning tonight and heavy rain, and Irene on the way......
I swear, it sometimes feels like one shoe is dropped and one is hanging perpetually in the air, leaving us to wait for it to hit the floor...
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:50 PM   #57
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I swear, it sometimes feels like one shoe is dropped and one is hanging perpetually in the air, leaving us to wait for it to hit the floor...

you think we're being played? at least it appears most people are taking the irene threat seriously and making preparations. hurricane irene is already being referred to as the storm of the century. i am so ready for some normal weather again, but that seems to be an increasingly rare commodity these days....
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #58
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you think we're being played? at least it appears most people are taking the irene threat seriously and making preparations. hurricane irene is already being referred to as the storm of the century. i am so ready for some normal weather again, but that seems to be an increasingly rare commodity these days....
"Storm of the century" has been so over-used as a description that it has become meaningless.

TV folks *always* try to pump up anything that will make you watch their station. All news people do it. Make everything sound like the end of the world is coming.

Responsible newscasting doesn't exist. They will say anything to increase ratings.

Then, when what they've panicked everyone into thinking doesn't happen, they come out with all the excuses about how *they* really weren't wrong.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:57 PM   #59
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i agree aboutt the tv hype in newscasting (we have fox and rupert murdoch to thank for that - what a surprise that his career ends in shame) .
not that all are free from blame now. cbs tried to hold out, but it was a losing battle so even they gave in. and like an old guy trying to act young, they are terrible at it.
way back when, murdoch was the little guy trying to break into the big three networks trying to create a fourth. the most expedient way was to do it with sensational aka yellow journalism. sadly, it worked. fair and balanced? yeah, if you're an idiot. again, the rest followed the ratings so it's really a reflection upon us.

having said that, i happen towork on the weather systems and they are as accurate as current technology can perform. i mean, we're talking about calculating the mathematics of nearly infinite fluid dynamics.

if anyone has a better system of forecasting, you'll be very rich.

i can't speak for how the forecasts are broadcast, however.

thanks rupe.
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Complete non-event.
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