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Originally posted by headorheart
Originally posted by Tykonos
It looks nasty.
Could this cause problems for your up-coming elections?
It absolutely could. I have actually done a lot of research on what could happen. I wanted to start a thread but since it would be pointless since until Sandy actually hits, we will not know the damage it will cause.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Human lives lost too is not rocket science.
I understand what you are doing here, and should be applauded, for you are only attempting to prevent others from panicking.
However, your accounts of being 100% right everytime smacks of arrogance, if not sheer complacency.
In both cases you qouted, human lives had been lost and property damage no matter how much you take pride in your own lucky survival through recklessness and the cheek to claim you were right when officials and media had predicted lost to lives and damage, and they have probably saved many more by advicing them to evacuate to safety.
Not all will be as lucky as you.
And not all storms are the same.
Best not be complacent. We do not have to subscribe to fear mongering, but neither do we have to throw all precautions to the wind, more so in this strange and massive storm.
reply to post by Starwise
Yes Katrina was Devastating I agree, we all do here on ATS.....What I mean by devastating to my town was the struggle and aftermath. Lots of homes destroyed by these 100 year old oak trees. Lots of injuries trying to clean up too. I live in an area with a lot of ummmm how shall I say, people who live on welfare. Lots of elderly compared to the young ratio.
Originally posted by majesticgent
reply to post by MrWendal
Sounds like you're disappointed that Sandy will not be as "devastating" as the authorities say. If it isn't then we should all count our blessings and move on.
I do not think the authorities are causing panic and hyping things up they are trying to get the people that are in dangerous areas to evacuate; now the media on the other hand...
Cool, right? One problem: It’s fake. Myth-busting website Snopes.com actually busted the myth two years ago—when the photo emerged in the aftermath of a Brooklyn tornado. Turns out it’s a mashup of a photo of a statue and the storm-darkened skies over Nebraska. Sandy’s scary, but she’s not Ghostbuster-scary, people.
Originally posted by voyger2
reply to post by jhn7537
there should be negative stars for ppl who publish fake stuff