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70 Trillion people affected, 13 Bajillion dollars in damage, Hurricane Sandy and media hype

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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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When you look at the situation some are finding themselves in, I suggest people should always be prepared and have food in stock, if panic buying helped feed a few people awaiting rescue it is a good thing.




posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by MrWendal

Originally posted by Sissel
Even meteorologists can be wrong.


Wrong!! I have been posting the actual data in these threads. The meteorologist were not wrong, the REPORTING of the DATA was wrong.


Are you upset that it didn't cause catastrophic devastation and loss of life?


My Brother lives in Philadelphia. My Mother lives in Philadelphia. Are you suggesting I am upset because my family did not die?? How stupid is your comment?

This pathetic point your making holds no water at all. I am upset that the media hyped this storm up and sold fear to people instead of reporting what the data actually said.


That's what it reads like to me, based on your comment.


Then maybe you should learn more about reading comprehension.


My reading and hearing comprehension are fine.

I am happy to hear that your family is ok, given that the situation for them could have been far worse. Perhaps they paid attention to the hype and are safer for doing so. Consider it a blessing.


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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We'll here in Pittsburgh, all of the schools were canceled (since yesterday at 2). We didn't get ANY weather other than drizzling rain and mild wind. Our news reporters scared the # out of everyone for nothing. God forbid this town is ever in real danger!! People were acting like I was crazy when I was pissed they canceled school for NO REASON 16 hours in advance. #Our trick or treat on WEDNESDAY is was canceled in most places YESTERDAY!! Hopefully they will open their eyes, come to their scenes, and cancel the cancellations!!!



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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This isn't about me. This is about hype.

If America relies on hype, then I was wrong to approach this with reason and common sense.

If you're telling me that America requires hype to gt the message across, if you're telling me that America has lost it's collective common sense and use of reason, then I will apologise.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Forewarned is forearmed / chance favours the prepared mind / who can argue these points?
Let's just not broadcast it then you guys would have something real to complain about at the
media?

Peace...



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Sissel
Perhaps if people heeded warnings and left before the winds hit, instead of waiting until the last minute because of threads like this, that wouldn't have happened.


Thread like this and post like mine? Perhaps you should have read my post that said, "low lying areas will flood", "If you live on the coast you should evacuate", "You should be prepared to be without power for 5 days"

Fact is, no one said this storm was a wimpy storm and would not cause damage. What we did say is that the media is portraying it as something it was not. Fact is, it IS a storm. It WILL cause damage. IT IS NOT the end of the world as we know it. It is NOT the Storm of the Century" and it is NOT "something we have never seen before", It was NOT going to leave survivors "fishing up bodies for days".

CNN repeatedly ran a clip of a women in her car who was scared to death. Know what she said on camera? "So many people are going to die today", and CNN showed that clip every 10 minutes. Guess what? So many people did not die that day and those who did, did not have to die. Instead of pumping up fear, the media could have simply stated the FACTS. Show the data. Show what that data means to these low lying areas that were going to flood. Explain to people what exactly that meant for them.



People need to heed these warnings early on. You go when it's recommended you leave, or you hunker down. But, according to you, early hype is useless.


What we saw was more than warnings. It was the inflating of numbers and promotion of fear. People see that for what it is. Just like the media did the same thing for Irene, but Irene was a dud. So what happens when the next storm comes along? The people remember the last time it was said, it was a dud, so they do not take the new warnings seriously.

That is what happens when you promote fear and not the data.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by khimbar
 


When you look at the situation some are finding themselves in, I suggest people should always be prepared and have food in stock, if panic buying helped feed a few people awaiting rescue it is a good thing.



I have at least 3 months at all times.



I don't think we'll know til it all shakes out in a few weeks.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Sissel
 


This isn't about me. This is about hype.

If America relies on hype, then I was wrong to approach this with reason and common sense.

If you're telling me that America requires hype to gt the message across, if you're telling me that America has lost it's collective common sense and use of reason, then I will apologise.


Beezer mate we are not all skilled in meterology and also we need them the media
for updates on the way the storm is panning out..

Updates on shelters/ loved ones/changes etc and you're underground weather will not
give you all the answers you seek.
edit on 30-10-2012 by denver22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Sissel
My reading and hearing comprehension are fine.

I am happy to hear that your family is ok, given that the situation for them could have been far worse. Perhaps they paid attention to the hype and are safer for doing so. Consider it a blessing.


edit on 30-10-2012 by Sissel because: (no reason given)


Actually no. What they paid attention to was me and relaying the data and my experience with Hurricanes and what it meant for THEM in their area. You know.. what the news SHOULD have done.

My family when I first contacted them thought it was all a joke. Know why? Because they remember the fear being played up for Irene. So they were not taking this one seriously either.

That is what happens when media hypes things.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Sissel
 


This isn't about me. This is about hype.


It is about you. You have a fan base here, so people listen to what you have to say. If it wasn't about you, and what you think, you would not have created this thread on YOUR opinions.


If America relies on hype, then I was wrong to approach this with reason and common sense.


Was it wrong to tell people to not listen to hype? I don't know, because that is something you have to deal with. It's about togetherness and helping each other out. There are people in the US who don't speak English and don't watch any news especially where I live, unless it comes out of Mexico. There are mentally handicapped folks who get housing, and have no clue. There are all kinds of people that weren't aware of the hype unless somebody translated it to them, with some sense of urgency to get out of hams way.


If you're telling me that America requires hype to gt the message across, if you're telling me that America has lost it's collective common sense and use of reason, then I will apologise.


Some of America does, just by my comments above. Sad to say, but true. That is why I find comments about clearing the gene pool of such individuals is completely reprehensible.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by MrWendal


Actually no. What they paid attention to was me and relaying the data and my experience with Hurricanes and what it meant for THEM in their area. You know.. what the news SHOULD have done.

My family when I first contacted them thought it was all a joke. Know why? Because they remember the fear being played up for Irene. So they were not taking this one seriously either.

That is what happens when media hypes things.


So, what you are saying is that people don't take it seriously because of a "boy cried wolf scenario?

This thing even affected the Chicago area, and it was huge, so yes, the hype in this case was perfectly appropriate.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by denver22

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Sissel
 


This isn't about me. This is about hype.

If America relies on hype, then I was wrong to approach this with reason and common sense.

If you're telling me that America requires hype to gt the message across, if you're telling me that America has lost it's collective common sense and use of reason, then I will apologise.


Beezer mate we are not all skilled in meterology and also we need them the media
for updates on the way the storm is panning out..

Updates on shelters/ loved ones/changes etc and you're underground weather will not
give you all the answers you seek.
edit on 30-10-2012 by denver22 because: (no reason given)


We need to know where we live.
We need to know routes, shelters.
We need to have backup plans.
We need to know how to read a weather map.
We need to know how to read between the lines, read through the. . . . . . . hype?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Then to you and those that need and require hype and a sense of disjointed panic,

I apologise.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by MrWendal
Actually no. What they paid attention to was me and relaying the data and my experience with Hurricanes and what it meant for THEM in their area. You know.. what the news SHOULD have done.


Are you a meterologist sir? if so maybe you could warn people but if you think you could warn
everyone by shouting at the top of your voice on a mountainside helps then you are mistaken

You need the media to relay your finds over the air do you not?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by denver22

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Sissel
 


This isn't about me. This is about hype.

If America relies on hype, then I was wrong to approach this with reason and common sense.

If you're telling me that America requires hype to gt the message across, if you're telling me that America has lost it's collective common sense and use of reason, then I will apologise.


Beezer mate we are not all skilled in meterology and also we need them the media
for updates on the way the storm is panning out..

Updates on shelters/ loved ones/changes etc and you're underground weather will not
give you all the answers you seek.
edit on 30-10-2012 by denver22 because: (no reason given)


We need to know where we live.
We need to know routes, shelters.
We need to have backup plans.
We need to know how to read a weather map.
We need to know how to read between the lines, read through the. . . . . . . hype?


How are you gonna warn people without the media beezer mate?
Shout it out on a hillside and hope everyone hears you?.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Awww, no need for that...

Isn't this "hype central"?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer

We need to know routes, shelters.


Which is ironically the least discussed item on the newscasts.

While Steve on the scene is out dancing in water and the brave and courageous anchors are rambling on about "biggest we've scene" the information you actually need to know is crammed into a scroll bar at the bottom of the screen.

If helping is the concern then the media would spend more time on shelters, preparedness, travel routes, contacting help than they do on action shots of waves crashing and scary satellite images of a giant red blob covering your state.

A half hour news cast should have been 20 minutes on the important stuff you need to know and 10 minutes of action shots.

But of course you dont have power anyway so who are the broadcasts for? Peers and award giving bodies that's who.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by denver22

How are you gonna warn people without the media beezer mate?
Shout it out on a hillside and hope everyone hears you?.


Themedia has/had a responsibility to relay events.

They now colour said events in order to gain market share and veiwer ratings.

I'm calling to task, the media.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Sissel
 


Then to you and those that need and require hype and a sense of disjointed panic,

I apologise.


Beezer you live in america but you suddenly lost contact with loved ones what do you do
you tune in to media coverage do you not?

peace..
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by intrptr
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Awww, no need for that...

Isn't this "hype central"?




When it comes to doom-porn, yes.

Yes it is.
edit on 30-10-2012 by beezzer because: (no reason given)



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