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To: GlockThe Vote
I’m ok. No power in the Bronx but safe. Cooking on a Coleman grill.

I’m glad to hear that! Glad you have that Coleman grill – that’s a good thing to have in an emergency. Stay safe.

I’m still waiting for news about my cousin and his family who live in Little Flower where there has been evacuations and rescues, flooding due to a levee break and from my brother who lives just west of Point Pleasant.

It made me very angry to see some people here saying that a major disaster in the NE would be no big deal because all those people are just “liberals”, they live in “Blue States” and so they deserve it. I know a lot of people, much like you and my cousin and brother in the NE who are conservatives. But in any case, I don’t wish death, property damage and misery on anyone.

31 posted on 10/30/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

A lot more of us than you realize. It’s that we are outnumbered


44 posted on 10/30/2012 6:00:34 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: MD Expat in PA
It made me very angry to see some people here saying that a major disaster in the NE would be no big deal because all those people are just “liberals”

I haven't seen that. I have seen people making fun of the media for acting like NYC is the center of the universe. A year or two ago, big floods hit Kentucky and got almost no media coverage.

I checked a webcam last night and Times Square still had power, I would think you should all show up there. Mayor Nanny will no doubt provide everything the residents need beside salt and soda.

49 posted on 10/30/2012 6:04:07 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MD Expat in PA; GeronL; Strategerist; GlockThe Vote
It made me very angry to see some people here saying that a major disaster in the NE would be no big deal because all those people are just “liberals”, they live in “Blue States” and so they deserve it.

I have not seen that but I think those of us who have survived truly destructive hurricanes watch with some amusement as the NY-DC media describe a mild hurricane/tropical late season storm as Stormzilla and the Apocalypse when it's really not about this being much of a storm but rather where it is hitting...which is admittedly a factor.

And yes indeed I do think that liberals are much much more likely to feel it's all about them and to whine at the slightest inconvenience...versus the stoicism of conservatives...that is part of what separates us from them.

Then there is the media that hypes this up to sell ad space....FOX being truly obnoxious.

This is a large mass but mild late season tropical storm which will cause flooding and worst of all power outtages and some infrastructural damage and very little loss of life

Major destructive storms are very rare above Hatteras...I can only think of (2) Cat 4 or better past 90-100 years...1938 and Hazel

and thank God for that...the population concentrations are an issue as is nowadays the demographic issues and lawlessness.

fortunately aside from a few barrier island low spots, shore relief up north is fairly sharp..which helps

folks are going to be without power for days..maybe a week or more and flooding is yet to determine...surge beat Irene but I think rain will not...which is good.

I do not think folks deserve calamity because they have wrong political views but I do think those folks tend to be less prepared, more afraid in general and dependent on others...not exactly the stock that made us great over the centuries

My daughter is in Park Slope...cell phone working...power on and off..off now i think...they are just holed up with the dogs

She lived through Andrew very close to landfall in South Miami/Old Cutler Road...she knows what a destructive storm is all about as does her daddy who lived through Camille in 1969 as a 12 year old and I am a former Manhattan residence from the 80s

Media hype aside I hope folks get their power back soon, flooding in manageable, snow in Appalachia is not damaging and fewer trees fall on folks regardless of how they vote or think about God etc..

121 posted on 10/30/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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