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When Irene strikes, expect riots

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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I have never understood that, even when I would hear about things like that as a kid. Why tear up your own sh#$? I could maybe put some kind of sense to going to another city or area and doing something stupid like that, but, trashing your own neighborhood seems horribly illogical to me. The phrase, "don't sh#$ where you eat" comes to mind lol

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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Obama: Americans must take Irene seriously. 'All indications point to this being a historic hurricane'


www.breakingnews.com...

This is what I am referring to. Something is just off about this whole situation. TPTB see an opportunity. For what? I don't know, but it can't be good.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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I think the difference being, same as the EQ, the area's expected to get the hurricane are places that typically don't get them. Flooding will be huge, especially if the weather channel is right. They were discussing some astronomical thing causing higher then normal high tides, which they said would add 1 to 2 ft of water to the surge.

If it hits, and if its as bad as predicted, then I fully expect some rioting.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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They said on CNN that the power outage caused by the hurricane could last weeks
wouldnt surprise me if people riot to get the electricity back

another proof that we depend so much on external power
every house should have a bio fuel generator that make electricity for the houses
+ solar and air power

no one would worries to have a power outage
wonder why all houses are not like that ... so rich people can continu to steal from the poor
since they know we depend so much on them



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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Jezuz H Christ on a stick! This storm is barely more than a Tropical Depression! You think this is going to cause riots???

You know, some of you people remind me of some of the idiots on the road that cant drive when there is a half inch of rain fall, or when it flurries. Oh noez! There is some water on the pavement! Lets riot!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Jezuz H Christ on a stick! This storm is barely more than a Tropical Depression! You think this is going to cause riots???

You know, some of you people remind me of some of the idiots on the road that cant drive when there is a half inch of rain fall, or when it flurries. Oh noez! There is some water on the pavement! Lets riot!

Pardon the intrusion on your snark-fest, but it's NOT the hurricane so much as the power outages that'll create the oppourtunity for riots.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Jezuz H Christ on a stick! This storm is barely more than a Tropical Depression! You think this is going to cause riots???

You know, some of you people remind me of some of the idiots on the road that cant drive when there is a half inch of rain fall, or when it flurries. Oh noez! There is some water on the pavement! Lets riot!


Thank God America's foremost sociologist showed up and set us all straight. The only idiot is one who thinks that when the power is out for weeks along the east coast-- only the most densely populated area in the US--that people won't go bat$h!t crazy.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Did you consider the fact that NYC is not normally on the receiving end of hurricanes? Or the fact that a typical New York snow storm actually got the better of them just this past winter? Poor management of the disaster can intensify the problems even with events that are "typical" for the area. With NYC being at sea level and having such extensive subway systems, water could cause some serious trouble for the land of Bloomberg at least.
I think that folks here in the east coast are a little rattled from the earth quake and now just a few days later getting another natural event that is doing the unusual. Yea the southern coast is used to hurricanes and knows how to react, up north folks are not prepared for it since they happen so rarely. This is gonna hinge on how the authorities deal with the aftermath.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Bez, both you and IAB can knock off the rhetoric. You seem to want this so badly. It's almost sickening. You think every person in this world resorts to sub human actions when faced with a power outage? I lost power during a bad storm for two weeks, nearly four years ago and there was not one instance of rioting. You guys are just like watching the news. You only report the sensational crap that has been over hyped. You want to make a quality thread? Try looking into the good will from people that are along the coast during this storm. You just might be amazed and learn something at the same time.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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I sincerely hope that the people do pull together. I hope we learned something from the Japanese during their trying times following the EQ.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Bez, both you and IAB can knock off the rhetoric. You seem to want this so badly. It's almost sickening. You think every person in this world resorts to sub human actions when faced with a power outage? I lost power during a bad storm for two weeks, nearly four years ago and there was not one instance of rioting. You guys are just like watching the news. You only report the sensational crap that has been over hyped. You want to make a quality thread? Try looking into the good will from people that are along the coast during this storm. You just might be amazed and learn something at the same time.

Lighten up! It is mere speculation.
Power outage
plus
Bad economy
plus
High unemployment
plus
Any damage due to Irene

Tell you what, Betty, if there is none, then I will humbly apologise.
But if there is any?
I expect an apology from you.
Deal?
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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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First off, the name is not Betty. Its DCL, or you can call me Rick.

Deal. I have faith in humanity. More often than not, good people prevail. You just don't hear it because good news doesn't sell advertisements.

You also have to realize, when speculation such as this is presented, it just adds more negativeness to the whole situation, especially during such a weak storm.

Also, there have been at least 13 hurricanes hit the New York area since recording began, and nearly all of them were more powerful than Irene.

www.nyc.gov...



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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
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First off, the name is not Betty. Its DCL, or you can call me Rick.

Deal. I have faith in humanity. More often than not, good people prevail. You just don't hear it because good news doesn't sell advertisements.

You also have to realize, when speculation such as this is presented, it just adds more negativeness to the whole situation, especially during such a weak storm.

Also, there have been at least 13 hurricanes hit the New York area since recording began, and nearly all of them were more powerful than Irene.

www.nyc.gov...



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Okay, Rick. Deal. Just remember, though, that while there may have been other storms, has there ever been such a confluence of separate events?



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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How about two back to back hurricanes?


CONNIE & DIANE
Leftover rains from hurricanes Diane and Connie caused significant flooding in the City in August 1955, even though the eye of those storms did not cross directly over any of the five boroughs. Diane caused more than 200 deaths in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Connie dropped more than 12 inches of rain at LaGuardia Airport.


Taken from my earlier posted link.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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no only idiots go batsh#t crazy when the power goes off



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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I remember an ice storm that hit the NE a few years back. Even the small towns and cities were hit with a sharp rise in crime, mostly theft. Generators especially were disappearing from garages and yards. Then there were the supermarkets and 7-11's that were raided when power was lost.

You also have to take into account the lousy economy. A full belly is a happy belly, but in urban areas of the NE corridor there are lots of hungry people. Esp. in places like Philly and NJ.

Let's hope it doesn't happen but don't discount the possibility.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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its pretty obvious that they are over exaggerating the severity of it, to avoid another katrina like disaster, especially in jersey and such where they apparently have pretty bad flooding probs.

so no harm there better safe than sorry, and obama doesnt want to look like a heartless bastard like bush jr did.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Looting would surprise me in the least. It usually happens in the case of a disaster, loss of electricity, etc.

And also when teams win major sports championships.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by billy197300
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I have never understood that, even when I would hear about things like that as a kid. Why tear up your own sh#$? I could maybe put some kind of sense to going to another city or area and doing something stupid like that, but, trashing your own neighborhood seems horribly illogical to me. The phrase, "don't sh#$ where you eat" comes to mind lol
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unfortunately there are feral people.

being anti social, they don't identify with neighborhoods, city, country or any other form of social pride.

if they can strike out they will, but it seems that lately the citizens are getting fed up.
in the local news, from banks to convenience stores, the customers are wiping out the robbers.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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What really bothers me is why are the people even still living down there? I see those side states becoming ghost towns. I dont understand why people keep living there if a hurricane destroys everything they have every year... Looting probably wont happen this time. I'm sure there will be more of a boosted security down there.
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