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

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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reply to post by nixie_nox
 


I gave my opinion on the topic, which happens to be the same opinion of this OP and you started whining to me just like your bitchin and moaning here, it was you that singled my comments out in both threads.. and you call me the troll




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by yadda333


You authored a thread without expecting a response--you expect us to believe this?


Don't really care what you believe.


If that were true, why didn't you just write this all down in your diary?
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I offer my opinion, I don't force others to accept it.

(dear diary, spent futile minutes with people that are annoying. Then I had an iced coffee.)



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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beezer,

While I appreciate the sentiments of your post, and I somewhat agree with you, it's extremely rare to have a hurricane with such a low pressurized center showing up on NYC, Jersey, and New England's doorstep. Many of the New Englanders don't really understand how to deal with hurricanes like this. Put it this way, the southern states would be freaking out in the same manner if they were to receive a Winter Nor'easter type storm down south. Up our way, we deal with snow all the time. It's part of our lives. Down south hurricanes are a way of life. It's part of their lives. It's all about perspective (from my point of view). In another thread I've posted on, I'm not too worried about the ramifications in my area of Western New York, because we are pretty sheltered from the wind.

I have a friend who is a meteorologist with a news network here in New York State, and the seasoned and veteran meteorologists that he works with have said that they've never seen a storm of this magnitude for our area in the combined 100+ years of experience that they have. My friend is very candid about this type of stuff---he's a weather nerd.

I think if you take the talking heads out of the news and listen to the guys that are actually doing the work at the computer prediction labs, you'll find that this storm is something very rare and very dangerous indeed.

But like I said, I'm not worried about it for my area. I've seen worse thunderstorms in my area (compared to what they are predicting) with very little more than a few hours without power as an inconvenience.

I just hope everybody keeps their heads about them. Nothing worse than a bunch of crazy people being scared to death with the stuff in the media.

-TS



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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The reason this is probably being broadcasted in the Uk is because major flight hubs are closing. 7400 flights have been canceled and that is just the beginning. That is going to screw up flight traffic for everybody.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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And it is only a meager little opinion based on nothing. And I counteracted it. You have added nothing of value to any of these posts and still can't.

So when you actually add something of value or worth, I will leave you alone.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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From my OP.

"Okay, I get it.

It's a big storm.
But we've had big storms before.

As a society, are we becoming immune to drama? Everything needs to be "hyped" now."

But people have been ignoring this.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Actually, the northeast receives quite a few hurricanes. We just had Irene a little over a year ago.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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I didn't ignore that at all, but I also understand the act of being complacent about something like this. Nobody was prepared for Irene, and nobody was prepared for Katrina. Would you rather have it that all the "talking heads" downplay this storm as nothing more than a lot of water, and end up having a ton of people die, or would you rather have them "hype it up" and make sure people are at least safe?

Believe me, I understand your underlying "between the lines" argument about media in society as a whole (and I agree with you from that standpoint), but for this storm, there are a lot of factors involved that haven't been seen in a VERY long time. I would rather have the media "hype it up" and save lives, than have them ignore it and have a bunch of people die.

To each their own perspective.




-TS



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by inverslyproportional
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Where did I say it was the rich white guys jobs? Or make a raciist remark?

It is the governments responsibility, they just usually fail, unless rich white guys are involved, in which case they always perform far above the need.


Again, singling out the rich white demographic...you are just burying yourself deeper in your hole...and continue to post about this demographic without any proof.

Why not supply us with some news articles to support your argument that rich white guys support a government's failed attempt to help victims of storms?
edit on 29-10-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: added note


You must be a rich white person. No? Then why does this member's post(s) offend you?

I live very, very far away from New Orleans and we even had African Americans moving here to start over. The stories I heard from first-hand witnesses do indicate a slow reaction from the government.

If we need to, I suppose we can look at some US Census data and find out the socio-economic demographic for the hardest hit Wards.

There is nothing racist about his comments, just an accute observation about income inequality and government reaction times.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Yes, they do Nixie, but not a "super storm" of this magnitude---I should have clarified in my previous post. Like I said in my previous post, there are veteran meteorologists that have never seen such a combination of weather events like this in this area before (and not the talking heads you see on The Weather Channel, CNN, and Faux News). It makes for very interesting speculation about the causes of a storm like this.


-TS



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Um this thread is about the hype over this storm and I gave my opinion the op, which is what ones supposed to do, thats my contribution. Maybe you should just go back to the threads where they are hyping it up.
Oh, wait. you dont have anyone to argue with there, since thats all you like to do.
And your not worth anymore of my time oh and also, like I said the other night, dont forget your meds.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Char-Lee
 


The reason they can't be evacuated is because of safety and logistics.

You have to understand, the entire northeast is affected. Where would they evacuate too? only from one point in the storm to another. It is much safer to keep them where they are.

It is dangerous to move people who are sick or elderly, this is actually the safer course for them, especially since there is no where to go.


You replied to the wrong person, but thats ok as I agree with them. All you who are taken peoples opinons and making it personal need to stop with the anger and...wait for it...Hype!



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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This thread is just a failed attempt at getting some attention. Comeon OP, either you are pathetic or just really really bored ? Which is it ?



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Look.

It isnt a cat 5, but the water only has to rise another 10" until it's in my home. It's going to happen. It's just a matter of when.

Record breaking means the most ever. Now when you have a storm doing the most ever of anything, I dont care what number it is, it's going to do damage. Im glad some Floridians are laughing apparently. Funny, I didnt laugh when they were flooded during Andrew.

Some people are sick


 
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by ArtooDetoo
This thread is just a failed attempt at getting some attention. Comeon OP, either you are pathetic or just really really bored ? Which is it ?


Neither. I issued an opinion in a thread. Agree, disagree, it doesn't matter to me. I felt like expressing myself in the form of a thread explaining what I see as hype. We see hype in everything anymore. (As explained in the OP)

QED



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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You know, I first really, really started to notice it when Hurrican Isaac was wayy out in the middle of the Atlantic and the media already had it heading to Tampa Bay to disrupt the RNC



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by spinalremain
Reply to post by beezzer
 


Look.

It isnt a cat 5, but the water only has to rise another 10" until it's in my home. It's going to happen. It's just a matter of when.

Record breaking means the most ever. Now when you have a storm doing the most ever of anything, I dont care what number it is, it's going to do damage. Im glad some Floridians are laughing apparently. Funny, I didnt laugh when they were flooded during Andrew.

Some people are sick


 
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Don't mistake my opinion that the media hypes stories like this one for a disregard for people and property.

I am sincere in the hopes that everyone is okay.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by Juggernog
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You know, I first really, really started to notice it when Hurrican Isaac was wayy out in the middle of the Atlantic and the media already had it heading to Tampa Bay to disrupt the RNC


The term "lurid" comes to mind when thinkingabout the media's approach to anything anymore.




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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