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    Today, 12:07 PM
    What constitutes "way too many"? Florida hadn't had a hurricane strike in quite some time up until recently, and despite my whining in this thread, most areas come out of it no worse for wear than from the average afternoon storm. Coastal areas get screwed, true, but that's kind of par for the course anywhere in the east, and in the NW as well from what I've heard. You wind up with beach erosion, rip currents, coastal flooding... it all just depends on what hits and how hard. Inland, I just need to prepare for prolonged power outages due to trees being down, and areas of intense flooding. I also have to be ready to be on the response team for healthcare workers in case our area gets hit hard. I live down the highway from a shelter, so I might need to help out there. As Danke says, you can see it coming. There are few other dangerous things that give you a polite week's notice that they MIGHT impact your area. In general, you hurricane-proof your home if you're in a direct-hit area, and everywhere else you also get together a bunch of supplies that you can use throughout the coming months anyhow. Canned goods/non-perishable foods, bottled water, batteries, extra medication refills, cash, etc., all come in handy. Fill a tub with water (we have spare plastic bins like you use for holiday decorations) in case the water goes out and you need water for the toilet or a quick wash-up while you wait for it to come back. Have fans that run on batteries. Have water pre-frozen because it's going to be hot and gross if the power goes out for some time. That all sounds like a pain, but again you just HAVE some of this stuff.
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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    Category 5. There've been 33 recorded on the Atlantic side, and the last one was Felix in 2007.
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Honestly, I looked, but other hot weather babes have not yet had much to say about Matthew. Maybe as it approaches S. Florida.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Yep. It's a serious situation, but the track won't be set until Sunday. Here's hoping it rips itself apart and curls away quickly (though that is looking unlikely). Regardless, I figured I would post another weatherbabe since I inadvertently steered the thread in that direction.
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I feel like you aren't taking this seriously you guys :(
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    You have both found yourselves in the cones of uncertainty.
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Literally none of those photos shows her naked elbows. Did you stalk around for more photos before deciding she doesn't fit your elbow fetish? This place is getting way too weird.
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    That one computer model that always says "screw you, consensus!"
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    So a Category 4 Hurricane is slowly meandering around the Caribbean and deciding whether or not to strike Florida. Same name as my ex-husband, striking right around my wedding anniversary. Honestly, more worried for people up the coast with the flooding already in place if this hugs the coast, but the northward turn is entirely based on the notion that the jet stream will take a prolonged vacation in the Yucatan (among other steering factors). They've been predicting that dip and much cooler temperatures for a week now.
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    nevermind.... that was more like PG-13 :( https://pp.vk.me/c625323/v625323958/324ac/GuouBh0yDFM.jpg
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    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    Basically the US is attempting to overthrow Assad, ala Libya etc... US backs ISIS and Al Qaeda with weapons (smuggled from Libya: see Benghazi) and $$$. Assad is a strategic and historic ally of Russia. Putin will not allow the West to overthrow Assad and hand Syria over to the islamist jihadis. Putin will not lose his naval port nor risk NATO encroaching even further toward the motherland. Putin and Assad have basically said "This far and no further"... It is a proxy war by every definition and there is a growing risk that it becomes an overt hot war shortly as things deteriorate. Assad was on the verge of falling to ISIS and the rebels and Putin brought his air force and turned the tide of the war, much to the chagrin of the West and its puppets.
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Blows me away that the simple fact that Syria is a sovereign government and absent a declaration of war, the US has ZERO authority to operate there without request from Assad, as was the case with Russia... They're gonna get us all killed.
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I'm fairly well off on provisions, ammo, and the like. My concern would be access to potable water... Were the S to HTF... I would face the choice of whether to shelter in place and ride it out... or pack what I can in my truck and high-tail it to the mountains where I would meet up with friends at the cabin... Damn these pols for even pushing us this far.... I really would simply like to live in peace.... but I guess a man my age in Syria with a family is saying the same thing right now... most don't have a dog in the fight other than the preservation of their country and culture. How is it that the world has gone so crazy that I am rooting for Assad and Putin for the protection of Syria from US backed terrorists?
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    09-29-2016, 05:11 PM
    Good content, but for god's sake the writing is terrible! There are run-ons and fragments practically every other sentence! It is actually difficult to read and comprehend without my mind stuttering to make sense of the rambling gibberish.
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    09-29-2016, 04:12 PM
    A Man's Man wouldn't be such a weenie about a post on the interwebz.
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    09-29-2016, 04:03 PM
    First 15 seconds made me smile.
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    09-29-2016, 03:56 PM
    Putin already stated in his various speeches that Russia can't compete with the US in terms of bullet to bullet/missile to missile capability, so he is forced to respond 'asymmetrically' with cyber to maintain the balance that has prevented war for 50 years...
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    09-29-2016, 02:33 PM
    My thoughts as well. You're all rearranging deck chairs on the titanic... it's all going down man!
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    09-29-2016, 02:31 PM
    Why do we fight any of the stupid battles in the sandbox?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-29-2016, 02:31 PM
    Mandate! Retrofit! Do it nowwwww! (Hey those are American jobs for Americans!)
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    09-29-2016, 02:28 PM
    A-FUCKING-MEN!!!!
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    09-29-2016, 02:24 PM
    Judging by the events unfolding in Syria, it has become pretty clear that the city of Aleppo is Russia's 'Red Line.' Putin and Assad have agreed they will NOT let the city fall to the US Backed rebels, ISIS, or anyone else. The US is trying like hell, even killing 80 or so Syrian soldiers in a nearby city, threatening and sabre rattling... but Putin and Assad are having none of it. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-29/us-suspend-syria-diplomacy-russia-prepares-military-options
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    09-29-2016, 02:23 PM
    You should get them to change the OP, then. And you should reread AF's post and my post. We were discussing reparations, and how if someone is going to go with the simplistic view that "the whites" owe "the blacks" money for past crimes relating to slavery, then it should cancel out because "the whites" are the reason there are no longer "black" slaves in the US. It was a tongue in cheek thing, but you've been twisting it over twenty times to Tuesday until you're convinced I'm saying slavery was okay and rapists should be rewarded. Reparations --- as in the stuff the original post is about --- are people who do not hold slaves having to pay people who have never been slaves, due to the sins of their ancestors. In most cases you're not even going to be able to reliably prove bloodlines. Moreover, there are groups who say ALL darker-skinned people suffer at the hands of the lighter-skinned due to the echos of slavery, so they are all owed reparations, regardless of their history. It's ridiculous. What would I do to someone who repeatedly raped me, tortured me, and held me against my will? I would count myself particularly lucky and clever to have gotten away, make sure that it isn't going to happen again, and disappear to multiple places at once so I'm never found.
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    09-29-2016, 02:17 PM
    There aren't any old burned out buildings in the town I live in. Those get torn down before they get that far. Detroit has a specific history as an industrial hub and now it's simply not that hub at all. The improvements you've listed are largely superficial projects or tax fund money pits that have a positive and shiny effect on the areas immediately around them. There might be some long term resettlement that establishes a real upward trend in lifestyle and standard of living, but plopping a revamped stadium into a huge city is not going to do it. You are simply not paying attention if you think Detroit is the only big city to be pointed out as having extensive problems. You've never seen people speak about Baltimore here? LA? NYC? Chicago? Atlanta? Dallas? DC? And no, I don't want to go to Detroit. I've been there a couple of times, and I'm not interested in returning for any reason. It was years ago but nothing drives me to go back. That's kind of the problem, isn't it. It's a personal decision on my part --- I tend to love certain temperatures, a certain amount of wilderness, a good amount of space, a lack of crowding whenever I want to get away --- but obviously others have come to similar conclusions for their own reasons. I would rather invest, build, teach, and help around where I already want to live.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-29-2016, 02:04 PM
    How this would be reported/twisted: "Gary Johnson thinks Kim Jong Un and ISIS leaders have 'good qualities'; dodges question about world leadership."
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-29-2016, 01:56 PM
    No, imagine that your great-grandfather did those things to my great-grandmother and you suddenly decided to pay for my kids' college tuition. That would be a much better analogy. Now imagine someone felt a need to legislate that you pay for the college tuition for any kids I might have because of your great-grandfather's actions (which cannot be directly proven and which were performed by someone you never even met). Oh and don't presume what I'd do in that situation. You've also developed amnesia as well as changed your entire style, syntax, and viewpoints.
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    09-29-2016, 01:54 PM
    I have heard less of Iran than guns, but the guns have come into it as a necessary undercurrent since they can't blame the people pulling the triggers.
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