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hurso lifeboat has gone to the assistance of a ship drifting towards the Caithness coast in severe weather.
The cargo vessel Norholm requested assistance after its engines failed at about 04:20 on Sunday.
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:25:30 UTC 7 minutes ago Northern California 1.1 2.6 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:17:53 UTC 15 minutes ago Central California 2.7 7.6 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:10:46 UTC 22 minutes ago Nevada 1.3 12.0 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:10:01 UTC 23 minutes ago Central Alaska 2.2 0.5 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 12:05:54 UTC 27 minutes ago Alaska Peninsula 2.3 57.5 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 11:40:58 UTC 52 minutes ago Southern California 1.2 3.7 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 11:10:27 UTC 82 minutes ago Central California 1.6 0.8 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 11:01:25 UTC 91 minutes ago Nevada 1.3 8.0 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 10:48:28 UTC 104 minutes ago Kodiak Island region, Alaska 2.0 66.4 Detail
Sunday August 28 2011, 10:42:29 UTC 110 minutes ago Central California 2.2 5.8 Detail
Originally posted by Tasty Canadian
reply to post by Niall197
Oh, don't worry dear....you don't appear heartless. You are the epitome of smug and your better-than-thou attitude is pitiful. You really should be ashamed of yourself. The last I heard, 10 PEOPLE are dead and not all of them died of stupidity. Trees falling on homes is no laughing matter.
Here in Saskatchewan, we get -40 and lower temperatures in winter and blizzards. Yes, people still make mistakes and end up dead because of them, but when the media seems to overplay a huge snowfall in the southern states or lower temps in unexpected places, you don't hear us going tsk, tsk...they should have done this or that, because people freeze to death for many reasons...not just their own stupidity. I would hope that more people here on ATS would be breathing a sigh of relief for those who did not get hit as bad as they could have been and say a prayer for those who LOST CHILDREN from falling trees.
It almost sounds to me as if some people actually wanted a big show cake with lots of death & destruction icing on top. MMMMM...YUM! Sickening!
Have a wee bit of empathy ,K? There are people who have loved ones in these areas who are depending on the news coverage. Get over it. DAMN!
edit on 28-8-2011 by Tasty Canadian because: (no reason given)
P,S.- You're right....there IS a lesson to be learned here and hopefully you got the moral of the story.edit on 28-8-2011 by Tasty Canadian because: (no reason given)
How about no? Why should we in the UK give a toss? It's not happening here, and even if it was happening here, we wouldn't be running around like headless chickens like the New Yorkers. We get on with it. Lord knows how you would have coped had the Germans been blitzing your cities night after night after night.
It's not smugness either, when I turn on my tv to watch the news, I want to see news about my country, my continent and then Libya - in that order. I don't care about some silly little storm in the US, but as ever, the UK just has to brown nose up and pretend to be involved. And it makes me sick to my stomach.
So what? 10 people died. Very sad, but again, why should we care? They're not our people, and they probably wouldn't even be able to point out the UK on a map.
Congratulations on your -40c weather, here's a Medal Of Irrelevance. Again, why exactly should we care?
Nobody I know wanted a
big show cake with lots of death & destruction icing on top
but what we did want was proportional news representation equal to the actual event.
Let me give you an example:
When hurricane Katrina hit, I watched the news with deep sympathy and sadness, an entire city and communities wiped out with many thousands lost. I donated money and sent clothes I didn't need to the red cross who were collecting. In that circumstance, such rolling news was quite appropriate and had it not been that way, it would have been a scandal. This storm is absolutely nothing like it, and simply doesn't deserve as much coverage. It's starting to piss people off now.
edit on 28-8-2011 by Swanfilters because: (no reason given)extra DIV
Originally posted by Tasty Canadian
reply to post by Swanfilters
They're not our people?????????
Why should we care??????????
100 points for you dear...you have left me speechless.