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Originally posted by IOfTheStorm
Snowplows??? Wow lets all consider this...I've been a Texan my entire life, born and raised on Galveston Island. There are tarballs and oil washing up on the beaches here all the time in small quantities from 100 yr old ship wrecks, leaks and ocean seeps (none from our current leak as of yet), and galveston has a small armada of "snowplows" that regularly cruise the beaches to scrape off oil, tarballs and refuse, keeping them nice and clean for our tourists. Snowplows on southern beaches are nothing new.
Now, on the flip side of that coin during the mass evacuation of hurricane Rita on the heels of Katrina when everyone here was in panic mode their were thousands of traffick jams, cars overheating and running out of gas which left thousands of cars on the highways up to Houston and beyond. In some places their were traffic jams over a hundred miles long and yes, people were abandoning their cars and walking...but what i saw was towtrucks clearing the highways...no snowplows.
[edit on 2-7-2010 by IOfTheStorm]
Originally posted by getreadyalready
OK, I wasn't going to respond, this claim is ludicrous, but it seems the thread is taking off a little, so here is my $.02.
Southern States do not have snow plows! Atlanta, Memphis and anywhere South = no Snow Plows!
Now, if they were shipping in snow plows, we would notice. Sure they could claim it was to move oil soaked booms, or some other lame excuse, but we would at least see them coming.
Secondly, Snow plows do not move cars. The better snow plows have hydraulic blades, and hitting a car would damage and incapacitate the plow. People in the North know this. The plows usually just bury the parked cars in snow! If they happen to hit a car, it is a traffic accident, they don't just push it and drive on.
Now, the military aspect puts a "little bit" of credibility to the claim. Hurlburt Field in Ft. Walton Beach is the home to a military engineering fleet that builds roads. I forget their outfits name, but it has a Red Horse as the emblem and the name is something like Red Horse. Anyway, their plows are probably capable of moving cars, and they have been called in to repair roads after hurricanes. Still, they are not snow plows, and they are not going to be clearing every interstate in the South.
IMHO, this is a dumb claim from another dumb source. As much as I like YouTube and modern information sharing, I hate the fact that any dummy can get a pulpit and say anything they want?
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by tsloan
Some photos would be legs.
Anyone have any of those?
The advisory committee for the CDC just voted recently 11-0 that all seasonal flu shots will be a manditory vaccination.....with very few exceptions.......The CDC always goes along with what the advisory committe advises...........
Originally posted by darkelf
If you remember the footage from the Rita evacuation, people on the highways were running out of gas. I know that when I drove back to Corpus from Slidell, I had several gas cans in my jeep because there was no gas from Slidell to Victoria. I think that is the scenario here except instead of trucks bringing in fuel, they would just make the people leave their vehicles and push them off of the roads. They could then put these people on busses to transport them where ever.