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Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane
fire dog lake ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Liz Berry

Posted on 08/27/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo

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I am getting my appropriate atire ready for comments about posting this blogger's heresy.


1 posted on 08/27/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

OoOoOhh...Moochie’s gonna be mad that she had to cut her vacay short just for a Cat. 1. ;)


2 posted on 08/27/2011 9:12:27 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: KeyLargo

Reminds me of the media induced hysteria over the “bird flu” and other stories they have manufactured in the past. When you have talking heads on TV 24 hours a day, you have to manufacture drivel for them to spout. TV news is all useless bullshit. Casey Anthony 24/7 with commentary from geniuses like Geraldo!


3 posted on 08/27/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: KeyLargo
It's all global warming's fault! We never had hurricanes like this before.

When I was boy, you could put a hurricane on a leash and take it for a walk around the block. Feed it a couple of Florida Keys or a trailer park and it would be through for the summer.

4 posted on 08/27/2011 9:14:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Jane Long

5 posted on 08/27/2011 9:15:42 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: KeyLargo

Is that Ray Nagin’s blog?


6 posted on 08/27/2011 9:15:49 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: KeyLargo
We had a local woman headingto NY...Red Cross....her 21st trip...she said problem would be things like no electricity...well duh....so what is she going to do?? flap her arms to generate electricity.

Would like to know how much she is being paid...IIRC (from a friend) it's an astronomical paycheck and expenses...(His rate would be $300 per hour)

Time to investigate these wages.

7 posted on 08/27/2011 9:16:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Well that’s just stupid. Its because rich people don’t pay enough taxes.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2769663/posts


8 posted on 08/27/2011 9:16:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: KeyLargo

A cat 1 can have sustained winds of 85mph which can do a hell of a lot of damage. One person has already been killed in NC due to a fallen tree. Do not underestimated the damage that can be caused by a cat 1.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 9:17:13 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: KeyLargo

WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!


11 posted on 08/27/2011 9:20:58 AM PDT by bray (The Country Club opens with prayers against Palin)
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To: KeyLargo

All media realize they can’t let a crisis go to waste. It’s about revenue.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: jimbo123

She looks like the local bag lady in that pic


13 posted on 08/27/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: rockabyebaby
True, a cat 1 can be significant for those who are impacted. But yesterday the folks on TV were talking about people potentially losing electricity for a week.

That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.

14 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: jimbo123

Look at that poor Somali refugee family leaving everything behind to flee civil war and oppression.

Oh...that’s the President of the US just cutting his vacation short to act like he cares about “common people” getting in the way of a storm?


15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Astronaut

16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:25:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
So much hype and hysteria over this? What a joke.

All the "experts" with the world's fanciest computer models can't even predict what a hurricane will do with very much accuracy, yet they want us to believe they can predict what the temperatures will decades and centuries from now. It's beyond laughable.

17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:25:19 AM PDT by jpl
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To: ClearCase_guy

>>That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.

It is very likely when the animals that live in a neighborhood attack the power company crews sent to restore the power.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 9:26:22 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Please...we lost electricity for 10 days in the middle of winter....Upstate NY


19 posted on 08/27/2011 9:26:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Rennes Templar

“All media realize they can’t let a crisis go to waste. It’s about revenue.”

Yes.

Obama and his media will use this storm for blame along with everything else except him for the U.S. recession / depression.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 9:28:01 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: jimbo123

Angry Michelle looks like she’s mad at America again. This is going to cost us.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by bray (The Country Club opens with prayers against Palin)
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To: Sacajaweau

Middle of winter? How is your comment relevant to a discussion about weather in August?


22 posted on 08/27/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
True, a cat 1 can be significant for those who are impacted. But yesterday the folks on TV were talking about people potentially losing electricity for a week.

That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.

When Floyd came through as tropical storm in 1999 we lost electricity for three days because a tree took out a transformer. You just never know what can happen.

23 posted on 08/27/2011 9:31:10 AM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It’s possible in remote areas people can lose power for several days even a week. I’m not saying the media hasn’t taken advantage of fear mongering, but, people need to focus. Those of us in the path of this hurricane are not laughing. Trees can come crashing through a house in a split second killing anyone in it’s way. That being said, I am amused by people who make a bee line to the grocery store for food, or batteries or even flashlights, seriously, at this stage of the game people don’t have food stored in their homes, no batteries and I can’t believe people don’t have flashlights. We go thru this every winter here in the Northeast, people running out for bread, water, snowshovels, duh, what happened to the shovel you had last year? I personally think the weather forecasters get a kickback from grocery stores and big box stores!


24 posted on 08/27/2011 9:31:30 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: jimbo123

What’s with MO always baring her chest, back, shoulders and “famously toned arms?” Who wants to look at that? She has passed the age where this is remotely attractive. Yet the older daughter is bundled up like it’s cold.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:13 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Rennes Templar

It is about revenue......the MSM needed a big story so they hyped this.....meantime the economies of all these coastline areas have tanked. Pitiful. So now we are hearing the buzz words “high tide”...still trying to milk it.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: jimbo123

Geez, that family never looks happy. Look at the body language of the girls, and the scowl on MaBelle’s face. Must have been pissed that she actually had to travel on the same plane as the Boy King.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, week long power outages are not uncommen on the eastern seaboard when the wind kicks up hard during hurricanes. Old trees—especially silver maples— with shallow roots and a water logged soil are what causes the problem. the trees come down all over the place and overwhelm the power companies ability to restore power quickly.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 9:33:36 AM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ya know what really irritates me.

The fact that my cousin has been sitting in North Carolina since yesterday getting paid by FEMA. He works for a Michigan tree trimming company.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: rockabyebaby

“One person has already been killed in NC due to a fallen tree.”

And this is significant how?

The U.S. average for deaths from “wind thrown trees” is 1.45 per million people,
http://whentreesattack.blogspot.com/

Health

Car Crashes Kill 40,000 in U.S. Every Year

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,146212,00.html#ixzz1WFPomd5M


30 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

It is not about what cat it is
This is slow moving hurricane. Nyc power lines are mainly in subway tunnels and they will get flooded.
Preparations and warnings arin order.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:33 AM PDT by heiss
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To: jimbo123

I was waiting to see the One stand on the south shores of MA with hands raised to quell the oncoming storm’s fury....


32 posted on 08/27/2011 9:39:16 AM PDT by mikrofon ('Guess not ;)
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To: jpl
So much hype and hysteria over this? What a joke.

One man is dead in NC, there is reason to take this "joke" seriously. The people in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas aren't laughing and neither are the rest of us in the path of this "joke".

33 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:35 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: KeyLargo

I woke up with a tree in my bedroom a few years back.

When an old poplar tree dies, don’t wait to cut it down because they don’t stand for long once they die.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: KeyLargo

Irene might not even be a hurricane any more. I’ve been looking at wind speeds in the area, and I’m just not seeing hurricane strength winds. Tropical storm, yes, and still very dangerous, but not a hurricane.

And yet, concerned experts were talking about the possibility of Irene becoming a Cat 4 storm just a couple of days ago.

BTW, I watched Key Largo the other day. Great movie!


35 posted on 08/27/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: KeyLargo
We had this tropical storm called Agnes hit the Mid-Atlantic back in 1972.

Most folks around here will never forget it ~ thing rained constantly flooding places that hadn't been flooded since Noah.

Tore out huge steal bridges and made them disappear in the depths of Chesapeake Bay. Scoured new channels for the Potomac. Destroyed houses.

I lived in the top of an apartment building that developed roof leaks! Didn't have enough pots and pans.

A tropical storm can be far worse than a hurricane.

36 posted on 08/27/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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"Middle of winter? How is your comment relevant to a discussion about weather in August?"

Yah, I was really ticked when my cable t.v. went out!

37 posted on 08/27/2011 9:43:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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>>talking about people potentially losing electricity for a week. That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.

Gloria was a Cat 1 when she hit CT in 1985. We were without power for 7 days. Some of my friends in school were without power for 10 days.

Experience suggests your concept of what is possible needs some re-aligning. We got 5 inches of rain not a week ago, and with 5-10 more predicted, even tropical force winds can topple a LOT of trees.

And we are surrounded by trees.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: mikrofon
I was waiting to see the One stand on the south shores of MA with hands raised to quell the oncoming storm’s fury....

LOL!

39 posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:39 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: KeyLargo

The media keeps trying to induce hysteria.

They invested whole hog in it. They must be disappointed there hasn’t been the devastation they wanted.

The politicians like Bloomberg look like nitwits.

Best guess when it is all said and done, they will have created messes that didn’t need to happen.

So whats new?


40 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: KeyLargo

Anyone that has watched east coast hurricanes knew that it would be a “tropical storm” by the time it gets to the north..
Fox just showed a few loose shingles on a roof in Va..

There may be a bad rain storm in NYC and Boston but the panic being built up is unforgivable


41 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:13 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: jimbo123

They all flew home on the same plane?


42 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:53 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Astronaut
Reminds me of the media induced hysteria over the “bird flu” and other stories they have manufactured in the past. When you have talking heads on TV 24 hours a day, you have to manufacture drivel for them to spout. TV news is all useless bullshit. Casey Anthony 24/7 with commentary from geniuses like Geraldo!

If you haven't actually went through a hurricane, especially a big (area wise) one, which travelled the type path this one is (I went through Katrina - big and same type path) you have no business poo-pooing folks who take "extreme"easure. If you have lived through one and still mock those who take these "extreme" measures, you're a fool.

43 posted on 08/27/2011 9:47:50 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Betis70
I said: "That hardly seems likely"
You said: "Experience suggests your concept of what is possible needs some re-aligning."

I don't believe I implied that such things were absolutely positively impossible and had totally zero chance of ever occurring.

I merely meant to say that the media was hyping the storm.

But I guess you disagree.

44 posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Sacajaweau

And we lost power for 10 days with Hurricane Gustav which barely got national coverage — if any — even though it basically shut down Baton Rouge for most of that time. National Guard were here to “keep the peace”, but it was laughable because the culture here is not like it is in N.O. No lootings or signs of any trouble. People helping each other if there was a need. Very different.

Glad we don’t have your winters, though! :))


45 posted on 08/27/2011 9:51:27 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: Fresh Wind
"And yet, concerned experts were talking about the possibility of Irene becoming a Cat 4 storm just a couple of days ago."

Hurricane Irene: Threatens East Coast With Expected Cat. 4 Devastation

Hurricane Irene could be a Cat. 4 by Thursday

It's Morning Express like you've never seen it before! Hear from Robin Meade

46 posted on 08/27/2011 9:52:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ClearCase_guy
We had a large chunk of NW DC and nearby Montgomery County lose electricity for up to a month ~ and that wasn't even a tropical storm. Instead, there was a modest wind gust that knocked down big trees and damaged major transmission lines and other equipment.

This is a very large storm and it will rain an awful lot on New York City ~ they know the total throughout capacity of all their sewers ~ the expected rainfall is unusual.

47 posted on 08/27/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Betis70
The people of JOPLIN MISSOURI are very concerned that people in New York might lose a tree or two.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 9:55:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Experience disagrees. You can parse it however you like, but most of our state was without power for at least 3 days and much of it 5-7 days. And it was a weak cat 1 when it hit our shores.

Since you don’t have a location in your profile, what does your experience tell you? How many cat 1’s in heavily wooded areas already soggy with rain have you experienced?


49 posted on 08/27/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

We had a guy in my county die of west nile virus the other day. When the disease first appeared you would think it was going to be like “The Stand” with millions dead in the streets.

Turned out that the guy who died the other day was in his 70s and had emphysema.


50 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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