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Anyone else smell a snow job with this hurricane coverage.

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:19 PM
Maybe it is because after Katrina they predicted we'd have a LOT of hurricanes, but we haven't really had a newsworthy one in awhile.

I got a weird feeling seeing NYC so deserted there at Times Square though.

So I think - hmm...what's in the news that the news isn't covering?

That GS and JP Morgan were involved in the oil speculation that drove up the price of gas when we needed that the least? The stuff going on in Libya? Syria? Ron Paul is doing good this year?

How's that nuke plant doing after the Earthquake?

Or could it be that when you give a 'dept' like FEMA a mission to save folks - that perhaps people really want to do it. Or perhaps it is that since Katrina people see a lot of opportunity - like yes, maybe financial to some extent- but more so POLITICAL.

And it seems to me like it's sorta a feedback loopback thing - like sorta how when anyone online says "I've got a fever what do I do?" and people want to say "Take some OTC thing" but instead they say "If I were you, I'd take some aspirin, but you really need to check with your doctor....

...because while everyone is afraid to predict something out of the blue that is merely a possibility - and be WRONG, when it is something like a storm that you KNOW is out there - and you are merely predicting an outcome that you are programmed by your job and circumstance to be prepared for the worst possible scenerio - YOU FALL BACK on that, because you can always go "Whew, better to be safe than sorry!"
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:20 PM

Originally posted by Saint
That is right, will be created many jobs to fix damage after Irene,..i will be not suprise if more hurricans will go up North.Let me tell you something..I live in Boynton Beach ,FL .Two days before Irene passed us I spoted on one empty coastal lot military trucks with several tents big satelite dishes and radar facing ocean.Never like this happen before ,ever.I called my friend who called Ocean Ridge City Council what this all about,.he said
the military watching Irene with radar to give us warrning if hurrican will change direction,..really????
We have National Hurrican Center in Miami,..every county has own doppler radar,,we don't need US Army radars to watch the weather.Strange ,,...very strange

I thought this whole thing was very odd since it started.

It was the 'mandatory evacuations' part that bothered me, when the NOAA was showing Irene was brushing it's left arm up against Florida on the radar, and the majority of Irene was at the time situated over the Bahamas...nothing strange there i hear you say...until i looked up both the Florida and Bahamas local weather and they were reporting 20mph winds, and expected highs of 35mph for Florida and 0.4mm of rainfall over the next few days in the case of the Bahamas?! Right under Irene...and Florida being under the left arm of the storm, with normal weather.

Very weird.

Now the thing with the army and the large dishes adds another dimension entirely.

Dare i say HAARP repeater / directional station? Too late, i said it...c'mon, you were thinking the same thing too, whether you believe there's a definite connection or not.

As you all know, the NOAA has live satellite feeds, drawing upon any number of weather sats to determine the course of any storm front in the entire US...add the local doppler radar stations along the coast to the list of equipment available to watch the storm and the reason given for the military taking up positions with dishes coming out of their ears 'to watch for direction changes' really becomes a very unlikely reason for them being there and setting this gear up...doesn't it? It's ridiculous.

Something is going on folks, and i don't think it's about a hurricane either.

A 'scenario'...

Intel has been received, or a False Flag op is being initiated of a substantial and imminent 'terrorist' attack somewhere along the East coast...Weather manipulation is enacted to create a reason to evac the people, without panic and mayhem...nuke is detonated, killing many who remain (hence the 'put you ID in your boots' quips from the media), and putting the final nail in the coffin of the US economy.

Who knows...maybe a huge UFO is being tracked, and the NOAA is pasting an image of a huge storm over it for all i know...evac as many witnesses as possible.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:25 PM
Just out of curiosity..where are these hundreds of thousands of citizens actually being evacuated to?

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:14 PM
reply to post by Hillbilly123069

nope.. thats how they cover hurricanes here in florida. non stop cone of concern storm coverage.

storm surge always gets covered to. especially when its a cat 2 or greater.

welcome to your news.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:44 PM
I think it's necessary that everyone is prepared and if need be, evacuated for hurricanes, however, what I'm not understanding is the panic and the horrible fear-mongering from the news has been appalling. It's amazing to see how they've managed to brainwash people into a panic state, it's a dangerous and susceptible state of mind to be in.

What's interesting to me, having lived in FL for so long, is that I've not seen this kind of coverage (or the President/government take this so seriously) for hurricanes coming to Florida, no one cared when it was coming this way earlier in the week or for past hurricanes.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:16 PM
Right now its over Delmarva. I don't think this is really a hurricane anymore. Conveniently, CNN quit showing wind speeds in different areas.

Here is the current wind speed for the US and maryland.

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Something is definitely fishy with this media coverage.

These don't look like hurricane winds to me.
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:56 PM
Yeah all of the actual data is revealing this to be a very very light tropical storm at this current point.

It is interesting that the media is doing this.

Calling smoke screen makes perfect sense, good thread topic.

Let's stay on alert and look for something that's falling through the cracks as we speak. Smoke screens are designed to hide the true movements and confuse and distract us.

The data is revealing this to be quite the ruse, so let's see whats going on around our flanks and rear.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 10:05 PM

Originally posted by sheepslayer247
That's kind of how I have felt over this entire issue. Maybe I am not as informed as I should be, but I have never heard of any natural disaster causing the entire Eastern seaboard to shut down!

NYC closing its public transportation and a friend of mine said that the streets were dead last night. This whole thing seems odd.

I agree, but we must remember the horrors of Katrina, not just the toll on human lives but economically, politically, etc. I doubt there is anybody running any city in the path of Irene that hasn't considered that.

I think they predict this could be as bad as Katrina for some places and are taking no chances of their city becoming the next New Orleans.

Just my two cents.

Originally posted by muzzleflash
Yeah all of the actual data is revealing this to be a very very light tropical storm at this current point.

It is interesting that the media is doing this.

Calling smoke screen makes perfect sense, good thread topic.

Let's stay on alert and look for something that's falling through the cracks as we speak. Smoke screens are designed to hide the true movements and confuse and distract us.

The data is revealing this to be quite the ruse, so let's see whats going on around our flanks and rear.

Good call on that one. Who stands to gain WHAT by doing this? A difficult question to answer, but an important one.

I also harbor the idea that this could be a "test run" to see just how fast people can be evacuated, what sorts of calamities occur, and who refuses to leave or cannot due to their own circumstances.
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 10:17 PM
A lot of people making a lot of comments about this hurricane. I am going to give you the raw truth about it...The truth of the matter is that the US is a Post Traumatic Stress Dissorder society as a whole. I think more than just that though, think of the machine as a single person and try to use MSM and social media (virals) as thoughts in a day. You can add music and art forms as well, you'll quickly see how insane we've become as a whole. (Not implying everyone is crazy, you guys here can call yourselves the voice of reason which even the insane hear in their head from time to time.)

Since the fear mongering started in the media with the traumatic events of 9/11, Katrina, Haiti, Chile, BP, Tsunami of Thailand, Fukushima etc, you'll notice a few things...

People demand security
People accept Liberties being taken away for security
People have short attention span
People accept being searched to feel safe
People accept and want more violence on TV
People listen to more negative message music
People accept corruption
People accept that they are powerless
People want someone to take care of them and make problems go away ~or~ just avoid thinking about it all together.

Pretty much what I am saying here is that the US needs a doctor to take over the system and fix it. Things need to be reorganized and rearranged, pretty much what Ron Paul is saying, he is the option that seems to lead to the reforms needed to fix the US.

OP: The US is a great big SNOW JOB.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 10:24 PM

Originally posted by Hillbilly123069
Every major media on TV is sole coverage of Irene. I know people in Mass., Maryland, etc etc. that have sat out category 1's many times. I was on the east coast when Hugo came through following the same track. A more powerful storm. There wasn't no freaking out over it. You got 6-8 inches of rain and a lot of wind. This tidal factor I heard thrown into the story amazes me. 1st time I've heard it used. My 1st thought on this when I heard it was a top level politician recently quoted as saying never waste a perfectly good crisis.

First, earthquake happens, damages washington D.C., Second hurricane happens, damages washington D.C., Third al'Qaeda claims responsibility for the earthquake and the hurricane, calling it OBL's final wrath.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 10:59 PM
This story's statement has merit , but in Ontario Canada the city of Goderich was devastated in a freak tornado with 300km hr winds. This did no more than tweek the msm. So I ask you. What bull are you pushing/ This stuff has happened many times before , elsewhere and in a much worse result at a level 100 times higher in ferocity.
Guess the sheeple are new to this.

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:11 PM
Hmmm? I think it's up to 8 dead now. Some areas have had over a foot of rain and expecting up to twenty inches along with the floods that follow. Some areas already super saturated by the rains over the last few weeks. Entire sections of beach already washed away.

You folks on drugs or what?

posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:14 PM
you better check what your government is doing while you are dis-trac-ted!
(2nd line)

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:33 PM

Originally posted by BinaryG
It Looks like a good way to boost the economy look at all the panic buying i seen people buying generators and all kinds of other things that they would not normally buy.

My dad said Home Depot is having field day.

Men and their hardware stores.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 12:01 AM
reply to post by Hillbilly123069

Yeah.. it's weird for so much attention to be given to this storm. A day or so ago I when everyone was talking about it being a three or four hitting new york I called that it would probably be a weak 2 or strong 1. So what have we been missing in the news?

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 01:27 AM

Originally posted by Blaine91555
Hmmm? I think it's up to 8 dead now. Some areas have had over a foot of rain and expecting up to twenty inches along with the floods that follow. Some areas already super saturated by the rains over the last few weeks. Entire sections of beach already washed away.

You folks on drugs or what?

How do you know 8 people are dead and entire sections of beach washed away? Just because people are telling you that? You believe it? Obviously this is all some big ruse setup completely by Obama so that he could um... uh... something socialism, Marxist, blah blah blah.

I am telling you people. You are either going to vote for him again or he will use more powerful magic. This is the most powerful man the world has ever seen. Even Bush could not create a hurricane, all he could do was steer one.
This place is too funny these days.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 01:32 AM
My thought is Why do they need to evacuate NYC for a storm that is not very bad, Roads blocked off, flights cancelled, no train service ETC ETC ETC! they have pretty much shut down the whole city.

Not to Mention They have made the call to kill the power to 100 thousand people. ( What are they preping for )?

Then Bloomberg said around 9:00 PM EST in a press conference if you hevent left yet its to late!, to late for what?

so you have this EPIC STORM! that will make history, But as i type this im watching CNN Live and the on seen reporters and its not even raining or windy, and its currently 2:30 am EST. WTF

Smells Fishy to me, What are TPTB planning for this day in the NYC?

I call Bull Hucky LOL

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 01:34 AM

Originally posted by Snippy23
BUT, and excuse me if I don't really understand, if I was working in disaster management I'd still be haunted by New Orleans, and I'd be thinking that being a bit too cautious is better than screwing-up the lives and livelihoods of countless people. Personally, I'd sooner be evacuated for a while than drowned.

I helped do clean up in Katrina, and good lord to the images still haunt me. That's probably why I fell victim to the fear mongering so easily. But looking out at the storm, the only thing I'm relatively worried about now is the fact that I'm semi-underground in an apartment complex. It doesn't look tremendously bad, but from the looks of it, we haven't even hit a quarter of the storm yet. However, I do agree. Something doesn't smell right with all this hype.

Perhaps it's because of the recent earthquakes, and the fact that it's a hurricane travelling up the east coast? Either way, the news coverage on it is rather daunting.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 01:35 AM
I'm in Maryland now. And I can say without a doubt. They def. made this a bigger deal than it is. Wind Gust do enough to make you aware but that's about it. Rain is heavy at times. But there are no fallen trees, building etc. This is a tropical storm not a hurricane.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 01:36 AM

Originally posted by Char-Lee
We are finding it totally strange. It seems they are more panicked over this one the Katrina a 5.
They said the airport in NYC could be under 25 feet of water???
They had what was it 10 states declare state of emergency and nothing even happening as of yet...all for what looks like about as bad as one of our regular winter storms here on the Ca coast where we have trees down on our road a few times each winter.

They are acting like the ENTIRE COAST getting blasted with storms is worse than a hurricane that was predicted to hit one state?
Why are you all so fixated on the category of the hurricane and not the size of the land mass getting hit? This is not just about the hurricane. This is about an entire coast and all the things that come with hurricanes all along an open coast like that in many states not prepared for the fallout. We are not exactly used to these tornados up in NY but that is hardly news to anyone in Kansas, right?
I do not even remotely understand what the tinfoil hats are thinking if any of you can look at a map.

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