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

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
People (mostly) have enough sense not to wave golf clubs in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Why is this any different?




This is why it's different

You can decide to not wave the golf club. You can move the golf club.

You cannot however, decide to not get flooded out. You cannot physically move your home from the path.


Are you even being serious right now?
You"re having fun with us aren't you?

Crap I gotta go.
GL everyone.
This sux hard




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Oh Beezzer, you haven't been the same since that thread about something killing all the bunnies. I think you have recently acquired a depersonalization disorder. The cure for that is high doses of vitamin K....another words you may need some carrots.

The media blows everything up, I think they are stuck on Hollywood dramatization. That's not going to change in the near future. I wonder what they think of our fear mongering by the media in other countries around the world. People need to be prepared for emergencies, our system of counting on availability never was a good system. I remember when most people I knew were prepared for things like this, choosing to spend a little money on being prepared rather than on buying things they did not really need. Being prepared for this Hurricane should be something automatic for everyone, the News doesn't have to keep rubbing it in. S+F for writing the thread.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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The largest amount of BS and Hype I've read about this storm is right here on ATS.......what does that tell you!



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by EdwynaGolden
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I don't consider anything you said as racist. It's fact. And you were right on topic too. Katrina was horrible. Thank you for helping those people. I hope those affected by Sandy stay safe and alert... Doesn't matter what race we are, truth is we can all use some help. But I know for certain that you are correct about how quickly "help" will arrive for those in the NE in comparison to NOLA.

Don't let the negative poster bother you...
Someone just wants to argue... another "natural event"


He/She was being racist,It was targeted at white folk, but rich ones. Im in the UK, but find it hard to believe that the whole area he talks about, is populated by just white people. He mentioned a difference in race it is racist beit nasty or not
Just thought i would put that out there off topic or not



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Don't buy a home that is in an area that will be flooded if there is a Hurricane. Seems to me that people should be awakened to the fact that they are screwing up. If you build a home in that area, then you should have high insurance costs.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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ya know Beezzer, nature has a funny way of sorting out the talkers from the doers ... perhaps this is one of those occassions.

maybe, just maybe, the doers will outnumber the talkers for once, but we'll see.
i suppose after experiencing more than 10 "unprecedented" disaster events, the hype just doesn't do the storm or the ppl justice in my eyes.

yes, getting the word out is important and maybe attention spans are at 10 min max (many of our weather reports are on the "9"s 'round here ... every 9 minutes) but all the doom and gloom that comes with them really is overkill.

you cannot prepare for flash floods, trust me.
from what i've read so far, there is more material delay/damage being caused by drivers rather storm elements. and that says alot imho.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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I can understand concern for those that live in the area.

I can appreciate the concern for people with medical issues, or family issues, or issues that impede their movements.

What I find abhorent is the doom-porn hype that is in the media.

This week it'll be about this storm, then people will forget because the next over-hyped drama will unfold.
The election!


After that?

Taxmageddon!


After that?

Who knows.

I'm not getting immune to the hype so much as I'm getting repulsed by it.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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i'm with ya there.
responsible preparations is what they should be broadcasting not Frankenfreakiness


yes, this storm configuration is unprecedented but ppl need to remember, although unprecedented is a big word, all it means is we haven't seen this before.

it does NOT mean, it's gonna be the worst ever.
it does NOT mean, maximum damage expected.
it does NOT mean, prepare to die cause there is no escape.

i mean really ?? is all the hype necessary ?
i'm still a fan of the OFF button in such cases



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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i agree.

i was just watching cnn and i almost vomited at the over hype of its "reporters".

they are more focused on complaining about citizens walking about their daily routine and ruining their "dramatic" end of world shots, than reporting the storm.

it was so pathetic it was bordering on really bad acting.

one shot had this reporter screaming into her mic about these super dangerous conditions while the camera panned to about 4 inch waves while a jogger in shorts ran by.

it was laughable. and it seems that they are actually getting mad that people aren't obeying their commands and warnings to stay inside.

cnn is trying its hardest to manipulate reality by filming in empty parking lots and getting upset when a car rolls by contradicting their b.s.

this is the free world. prime example of media manipulation and instilling fear and panic into the population by not reporting the facts and the tone of it's "reporters".

and an exercise in obedience. you're officially done. you are no longer free to think or act on your own. you must obey.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
i agree.

i was just watching cnn and i almost vomited at the over hype of its "reporters".

they are more focused on complaining about citizens walking about their daily routine and ruining their "dramatic" end of world shots, than reporting the storm.

it was so pathetic it was bordering on really bad acting.

one shot had this reporter screaming into her mic about these super dangerous conditions while the camera panned to about 4 inch waves while a jogger in shorts ran by.

it was laughable. and it seems that they are actually getting mad that people aren't obeying their commands and warnings to stay inside.

cnn is trying its hardest to manipulate reality by filming in empty parking lots and getting upset when a car rolls by contradicting their b.s.

this is the free world. prime example of media manipulation and instilling fear and panic into the population by not reporting the facts and the tone of it's "reporters".

and an exercise in obedience. you're officially done. you are no longer free to think or act on your own. you must obey.


I currently have FOX on, Sheppard Smith. (It's AFN, don't judge me
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All the reporters have been on the beach talking about how terrible it is.

Um, duh. You're on a beach in the middle of a hurricane.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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toooooo funny, thanks for the memory.
that brought back an image from a few years back from a "live shot" down south near Naples.

anyway, during a hurricane update, a reporter is standing under what appears to be a bucket drop of rain, a death grip on the microphone and all the doom and gloom she could muster --> with elders on trikes passing by in the background, dry as a bone, not even kicking up rain off the roadway ... i laughed for days on that one.

was later discovered the news crew was positioned under a rainspout with a fan blowing the "wind" effect.
it's all about ratings ppl, and getting worse by the minute.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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You can't blame the media for going where the story is, or where the hurricane is going to be the worst - that's what they do. It should be evident that's not an attempt to imply something is worse than actually is, yet. It's reporting, it generates views, and the storm is still serious.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by Sek82
You can't blame the media for going where the story is, or where the hurricane is going to be the worst - that's what they do. It should be evident that's not an attempt to imply something is worse than actually is, yet. It's reporting, it generates views, and the storm is still serious.


I will agree that the storm is serious.

As for hype? Wolf Blitzer just commented on CNN that "the storm has caused unprecidented damage two hours from now."

Wait, what?

I thought ESPN ws the psychic network!



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by Sek82
You can't blame the media for going where the story is, or where the hurricane is going to be the worst - that's what they do. It should be evident that's not an attempt to imply something is worse than actually is, yet. It's reporting, it generates views, and the storm is still serious.


I will agree that the storm is serious.

As for hype? Wolf Blitzer just commented on CNN that "the storm has caused unprecidented damage two hours from now."

Wait, what?

I thought ESPN ws the psychic network!


Do you remember that hotly debated video on 9/11 of the reporter talking about building 7 collapsing, and after she was done it happened behind her?

Sometimes I'm inclined to believe that the media knows a thing or two more than they let on.

I kind of doubt it though.

People on the East Coast are quick to freak out about the weather. I'd like them to move here and deal with the earthquakes, tsumani's, feet upon feet of snow, ice, darkness, power outages...

Just look at how nuts they all went when they had that earthquake a while back.

I can't imagine being born and raised in a huge city like NY and never seeing the stars. That just blows my mind.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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They've just shown some of the US TV coverage of it over here on Newsnight.

If this isn't actually the end of days, then yes, they're overhyping...it in my opinion.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Beezz, you're normally a sensible guy but this time I have to wonder what you're thinking. I'm just as jaded by the media as anyone here but if you watch the weather as I do and pay attention to the reports coming in then you would know this storm isn't playing around.

If it "hyped" that sure is better than leading folks to believe they will be fine when they're actually in the path of destruction bearing down on them.

Do I trust the MSM? No -
But in this case they have no reason to lie, in fact it helps their credibility to accurately predict what is coming.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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Regardless if this is hype, MSM nonsense, or even if there is a guy in a large room with a flicker switch to place people in the dark for days end on command, there have been lives lost, families that are grieving, homes and property damage, and time will only tell as this is still in the beginning.

Im all for a good ole fashion ATS conspiracy fest when this is over, but the least we can do is make sure that we are all in contact and up to date and whats going on. All in all we are a community, and many of our members are in these places and scared, and most likely looking more on ATS (while they can) then actually listening to their local news.

For those that read this, please be safe, if there is anything that is learned here is that when one of us is trouble, we are all in trouble, whether it be in conspiracy world or not. Members, mods, and ATS owners are concerned, and we hope that you let us know if your ok, as soon as you get a chance.

MUCH LOVE, NRE.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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You can say whatever you want, but you are the loser going on multiple threads with the same useless opinion.

Sure you can give your opinion. And I can give mine about you. Especially since you still can't provide anything of value then insults.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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So I wonder if all these naysayers would actually come back here and apologize, if the storm is as destructive as they predict.

I have a feeling I know the answer....



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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I suppose you can look at it this way...

You own your reaction to the coverage. It's all yours. You can decide what to take from it or completely disregard it. It's your purchase.

Maybe all the focus and semi-comical reporters standing on the beach serves a purpose. Americans have a notoriously small window of attention engagement. This may be what is required to get them looking. Hopefully that keeps them out of harms way so emergency personnel do not have to risk their lives rescuing some Darwin Candidate from their own stupidity.





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