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RNC Hurricane Predictions Coming True? Hear me out...

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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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There were two previous threads this year that didn't garner much attention, as they seemed pretty far fetched...

First, UberL33t posted a thread regarding a local news authority and a what if scenario they brought up:


My local news channel (News Channel 8 NBC) ran a story regarding "what if" a major hurricane were to make landfall in the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention and any proposed contingency plans made. There will be oodles of people in the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention, everyone from delegates and their staff, supporters, protesters, lookieloos, etc. so an evacuation would be unprecedented to say the least if this scenario were to play out. In the report they were not given specifics regarding any contingency plan regarding this scenario. They reported that there would be approximately 331 buses if they had to evacuate delegates and staff. I would presume the rest would be on their own.


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Then matthewgraybeal posted a thread titled "HAARP, Ron Paul, The RNC, and our Benevlont Masters." a little more than a week later, attempting to link to a Huffington Post article:


(Republican National Convention In Tampa Could Be Threatened By Hurricane, GOP Worries...) *stupid link didn't post right* Really? REALLY? Do they put that crap out there as a warning? Is this how they stop the Momentum? I can see it now..."Hurricane Destroys the RNC, all records lost, Romney wins Nomination due to bound delegate count previously entered into Record..." Do I need a time out?


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Now, The Washington Post is running this story from the national weather service predicting that it could affect the RNC. There is a video at the link below. I cannot seem to find it on youtube to embed.



Tropical storm Isaac could affect the RNC

Aug. 22, 2012 - Tropical storm Isaac could become a hurricane and forecasters say it might affect the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla.


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Okay, so even with this being hurricane season, this seems alarming to me. This was first being discussed way back in May and we're now only days away from the convention and it's hitting the radar again, both literally and figuratively.

I'm not any kind of specialist regarding weather or weather patterns, nor do I claim to know anything about weather manipulation, but with all the demonstrations and protests that are scheduled for the convention, it sure seems this type of storm would be ideal in countering or suppressing this type of behavior.

I know I probably sound like a kook here, but it's worth considering to me.

What are your thoughts, ATS? Am I crazy for even considering?



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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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YOU CAN'T RELIABLY PREDICT A HURRICANE.

Now with that being said.
The above scenario is pure speculation.
To say that it's going to Tampa is just speculation.
All we can say do is watch and wait.

Here are some hurricane links.
national hurricane center

sattellite loop





Even though the computer models say it's coming in our general direction you can't trust them.
We need to watch and wait.
The best map to see is the mariners 1-2-3 map.
That gives you the best idea of where this storm can be 1 day to 3 days out.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the additional information, Grey.


I just found it strange to see the article today, as I visited both the previous threads mentioned in my OP. I think it's odd to have this happening just as they predicted back in May.

Again, I'm not claiming this is a real conspiracy, but there are a lot of folks here who believe in weather manipulation and I thought I should share and get some response.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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I must admit I've been waiting on the hurricane/RNC conspiracy threads to pop up, didn't see the ones from May!

I've been following this storm because I'll be visiting the gulf coast soon and found out today I have friends going to the convention. Looks like this *could* shape up to be a mess. It's kind of a wait and see at this point.

I'll be following the thread to see what others have to say!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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The theme of the Republican Convention is .... 'we built this' ...
(obvious slam at Obama for saying people didn't build what they actually built).

I think it'll be a PR nighmare for the republicans .. and a field day for the democrats ... if hurricane Isaac hits the convention ... creating a mess ... a place in shambles and without electricity ... and all the republican signs saying 'we built this'.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
The theme of the Republican Convention is .... 'we built this' ...
(obvious slam at Obama for saying people didn't build what they actually built).

I think it'll be a PR nighmare for the republicans .. and a field day for the democrats ... if hurricane Isaac hits the convention ... creating a mess ... a place in shambles and without electricity ... and all the republican signs saying 'we built this'.




Ohhh...hahahaha - touche'!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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The irony of the "we built this" is that the convention is taking place in building that was built with government money.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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It's predicted as a Category 1.

This is no big deal. It is easy to withstand. I would suspect minor power outages to be fixed within 3 hours. There will be no water shortage or food shortage.

It took 4 Category 4 hurricanes passing directly over my house before I lost shingles.

A Category 5 is not in the picture here.
People jump to too many conclusions. This ain't New Orleans. We take preparations in Florida.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I live near the water across from Tampa in Clearwater, 8 miles from the Tampa airport. Anyone could have made such a "prediction." The RNC was foolish to schedule a convention in a coastal FL city during the literal peak of hurricane season. Even Orlando though would not have been a good choice. That said, hurricanes hitting the Tampa area are extremely rare compared to the FL panhandle of the north Gulf coast.

Hurricanes lose a lot of steam going across the center of islands like Jamaica/Dominica or Cuba because they cross mountains. Then when the get back in to the Gulf they have little time to regain much strength if it hits anywhere along the south west or central west FL coast. And if it comes to Tampa/Clearwater/Saint Petersburg, it is usually will have skirted the coast, keeping the energy down. Anything hitting us here has to make a pretty sharp right hook once it enters the Gulf otherwise.

The scary ones are the ones coming up off the Yucatan, heading north and then east across the whole Gulf, building up energy and power. That happens here maybe once every 50 years or so. This storm, at this point, does not appear to be one of those. It will probably do what they usually do, move further west than north/northeast, driving into the Panhandle or lower AL region.

I think we can count on crappy weather though from Monday through Wednesday as the various outer bands push lots of moisture our way.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Thanks for The Mention Freakjive.

It will be a little convenient to Mention this back in May, and there is now legitimate risk on the Horizon. This could assure a very nasty debaucle. Like Katrina, and hundreds of thousands of RNC People. Anything could happen, loss of life, massive power outages, calling off the RNC, guaranteeing a Romney Win.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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It's not really that hard to predict a hurricane when the RNC scheduled their Convention at peak hurricane time in a city that gets hit with hurricanes often.

Now if they were having their convention in Kansas and it got hit by a hurricane (I know, pretty impossible)...and someone "predicted" it...then I would be impressed.

But saying there might be a hurricane in Tampa in late august is like saying there might be a snow storm in Northern Minnesota in January.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Interesting scenario.

In my opinion, even if the RNC convention was effected, there would be no way they could get away with just "letting" Romney have the nomination.

I think it would cause a huge uproar within the GOP ranks considering that most Republicans I know are praying for an "August surprise" that nominates anyone but Romney.

Still funny how things can come together like this.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by pajoly
The RNC was foolish to schedule a convention in a coastal FL city during the literal peak of hurricane season.

I agree. But they are pandering to Florida because, without it, they can't win.
I don't see this storm backing into Florida from the West coast side ...
And honestly .. looking at it .. it looks pretty shabby ...
I'd be more concerned about Depression #10 coming along behind it ....



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
The theme of the Republican Convention is .... 'we built this' ...
(obvious slam at Obama for saying people didn't build what they actually built).

I think it'll be a PR nighmare for the republicans .. and a field day for the democrats ... if hurricane Isaac hits the convention ... creating a mess ... a place in shambles and without electricity ... and all the republican signs saying 'we built this'.



LOL. And in the very unlikely event this was a serious hurricane, will the Right acknowledge the role of the government in setting strict construction codes for the very building everyone in the campaign and around them will be hunkering down in, feeling safe and secure because those buildings can withstand massive force thanks to government regulation?

And if the region is declared a disaster area, will they in their speeches continue to rail at government or will the scream begging for federal (American taxpayer) help?



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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SO you think that the RNC is what manipulating this hurricane so that it can destroy its own convention because its scared of Ron Paul and it wants to give the nomination to Romney without having a huge event?

There is no way. Absolutely none!

To those concerned with what happens if the convention gets destroyed (unlikely)
and if the events going on in Tampa will be affected (Only outside ones like Paul Fest)

Now, if a category one hurricane does destroy the convention. They probably will give Romney the nomination at a later date and maybe do a Fox News event where all the key speakers go to Iowa or something and just hand the crown to Mr. Romney. It will be easy to shut out unnecessary people and streamline everything. But it will have less media coverage because as mentioned before the Democratic Media will only be focusing on the destroyed convention, still!

Then you have nothing to worry about. I am sure the RNC has taken every precaution necessary against Hurricanes and Protesters alike for smooth sailing!

Nothing will happen in Tampa, just like nothing happened at the Olympics.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Holding a conferance in Florida at the height of the hurricane season means only a fool would not wonder whether it might not suffer disruption due to hurricanes.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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All the additional insights are appreciated. As I stated above, I know nothing of weather patterns nor do I claim to.

I just found it weird that the prediction was made and now just days before, it seems a storm is brewing and has a good chance of affecting the area.

I made the correlation with the above threads when I found the other article today and decided to share. Some will see this as a complete non-event, while others will take this far too extreme.

It's all interesting none-the-less and I have learned a thing or two about hurricanes thanks to this and ATS members input.

Again, I appreciate all your replies.
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Our 2 min Weather guy at approx. 41 secs says the professionals agree Issac is heading straight for Fl...Miami


www.youtube.com...


If people know before hand they have time to get out...so I can't see anyone that's the whose whose of the RNC getting hurt....they, after all... can escape... unlike those involved in Katrina. I do believe in Weather modification...but w/ the heat wave, drought....all the werid weather..

ummmm yea...I believe in weather modifcation used for war.
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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At w0rst, the rnc gets p0stp0ned a few days.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Thanks for the thread mention OP. From what I've read I don't feel any actual predictions were made. It does however tighten the drawstrings on the previously posted "what if" scenario(s).

Like others have mentioned I don't think this storm will cause anything more than a few headaches. Although, it would make for a very dreary protesting platform to try to get ones message across to the GOP. If anything this may reduce the amount of protestors down to a few diehards, which I would think would be considered a benefit to the RNC.

However and unfortunately the local economy could do with all the RNC visitors it can get so hopefully this storm won't keep people away that would spend money whether for or against the political party.



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