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Anyone else smell a snow job with this hurricane coverage.

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:58 AM
The over reaction is natural imo. The potential for serious issues was/is there and no one wants to get caught with their pants down if the worst case unfolds again as with Katrina.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:19 PM
it's like i said yesterday on another thread:

posted on 26-8-2011 @ 18:43

this is wayyy hyped up storm

6:30pm eastern the eye is due east of Savannah GA... moving north at 14 mph, so at midnight it will be at the NC/SC state line

TPTB will exaggerate the cost of the damages... just to give the false impression that the gov't warnings helped mitigate the destruction & loss of life-limb-property

Now, perhaps there was so little storm damage here (myrtle beach SC) because the eye was about 60 miles off the coast as it passed by...
but we have seen many thunderstorms this year that poured more rain on us than this supposed super drencher hurricane Irene did... no puddles, no storm drain clog ups... its all been maybe a dozen minor squalls is all.
Oh & no tornadoes reported here in SC, but a few were alleged up in NC near Bolivia & Supply NC

an average Nor-Easter has more punch than did Irene last night... & from 5-11AM on Sunday...
i stand by my statement yesterday that the storm has been hyped to the max.


posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by Hillbilly123069

If you're really wearing your tin foil hat, maybe its to distract from financial doom.....or maybe a different kind of environmental doom.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:23 PM
It is a distraction from something else that SHOULD be top news like the economic dealings with the federal reserve re QE-3 and china threatening to dump dollars, perhaps the real reason is they are afraid of the markets opening on Monday. Maybe the core of the storm will go back out to Sea and New York will be spared- forcing their hand to put up or shut up.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:57 PM
For those of you that think this storm is covering up anything is utterly rediculous. This is hurricane season and a hurricane usually happens. Just because it is a cat 1 some serious damage could happen. I for one ave been thru many hurricanes living in Florida's west coast and unless you have been thru one it is a very uneasy feeling not knowing the damage that may happen.

Also you must understand that hurricanes usually curve out to sea,and doesn' t affect the amount of population that it is now, so when one comes up the east coast which rarely see them aren't sure what to do to prepare for one and that is why they are acting the way they are about this storm.

Better to be safe than sorry...

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:21 PM
I live in maryland, and I've sat through thunderstorms worse than "irene" is so far.. (and probably will be)
I've noticed how much fear the media is striking into people over this crap and its disgusting now...

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by Saint

That should be a thread of it's own. Get some pics

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by rusty moon

It has barely arrived in Maryland ....

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:15 PM
All this week I've been dealing with people freaking out over this hurricane, I've been advising that now Irene on the coast slightly making landfall and over cooler waters. This most likely means that it will start to weaken. Downgraded earlier in the week from a worrisome Cat.3 => 2, I expected Thursday thru Friday this would be a none event, at best a Cat.1 In Boston. Sure sure, wind and rain blahblah.

Contrary to the media, public and personal reports from people I know. They all seem to be beating the doom- drums, this is it; a one two punch earthquake/ hurricane(water) along with a healthy dollop nuclear plant scare. Tho, I find the similarity between the Japan earthquake and tsunami (water) event and nuclear issue and Fort Calhoun river flood (water) and Plant scare and this now, a cheeky coincidence.

Needless to say, shoppers shopping is the best thing for the econoMeh and if the warning from NASA and the marked increase in "fireballs streaking across the sky" are any indication. The public having bought "emergency supplies" may now be ready for such an event.

But for any event. I'm not staying in, there's a Hurricanpocalypse party tonight

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:24 PM
All this media frenzy in regards to the hurricane could also be a tool for Obama to re-gain credibility . The population will have to believe (at the end of this hurricane) that Obama is the glue of the society. Next elections are just around the corner!
Anyway, just my guess!

“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, adding, “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:57 PM
I think it's fine if the media keeps blowing things out of proportion. It is
giving more and more people a reason to wake up. They see the constant
manipulation by the media and how it does not match what they know to be the
truth. MSM is going to out themselves.

I have a friend who is not a conspiracy theorist, still asleep, who told me today
he is disgusted by the way they are blowing this out of proportion. If he can see
it I imagine there are thousands if not millions who are beginning to see it as well.
People are catching on. MSM is just giving themselves enough rope.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 03:03 PM
imo its pure obama campaign trail sensationalism.

well see how it pans out in a couple hours.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 03:11 PM
If the media and public officials werent warning people of the dangers and a situation like Katrina happened again all of you would be upset they didnt warn people. The evacuations are precautionary.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:09 PM
It's hype. I have been through MANY hurricanes....anything Cat 2 and under is not that bad if you prepare. But I guess it's just like people in California are used to Earthquakes (I would freak out!)....but hurricanes with under 100 mph winds are kind of exciting! I actually enjoy them...yeah I'm weird.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 04:29 PM
reply to post by CasiusIgnoranze

Falso flag? Come on those who gave him a few's all about ratings and the more you watch the more these stations make..that simple and there is a usual a great deal of hype with these tropical storms..

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:16 PM

Originally posted by StealthyKat
It's hype. I have been through MANY hurricanes....anything Cat 2 and under is not that bad if you prepare. But I guess it's just like people in California are used to Earthquakes (I would freak out!)....but hurricanes with under 100 mph winds are kind of exciting! I actually enjoy them...yeah I'm weird.

Nah, not wierd. I've actually gone to work during tropical storms and once during a Cat1 hurricane. Some people love thunderstorms. I've been through a dozen or more tropical storms and hurricanes, so to me, anything below a cat2 is just a long lasting thunderstorm.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by Hillbilly123069

The mainstream networks have been acquiring an taste for showing "disaster porn".

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:39 PM
There has been a couple earthquakes today, one near Albany, and one just north of NY, in Canada. Nothing serious, they were around 3 on the richter. Wouldn't it be funny if at the same time Irene arrives------ You know.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by OuttaTime

Exactly....actually we do get some thunderstorms here which are waaaaay scarier than some hurricanes. Now when they get really strong like Katrina....I'm outta here!

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:53 PM
Yeah it sounds like alot of hype to me. Nothing worse than Hurricane Benny that came through Virginia Beach back in 1999. I don't know why the news made it sound like a big deal that Navy ships got underway. They always send them out to sea when I hurricane comes through that area. Ships can dodge the storm and the damage leaving them in port can get bad.

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