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Old 08-27-2011, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Has everyone lost their minds ?

I can't believe all all the ridiculous threads and posts people have made in the last few days with outrageous predictions of total disaster,looting and general mayhem.

I can't believe our overreacting mayor is evacuating people from neighborhoods in Manhattan and is going to shut down the transit system for a storm that probably won't even produce winds in NYC any higher than in an average thunderstorm or a typical winter storm.

Why does anyone around here pay any attention to tropical storms/hurricanes before they at least get to Cape Hatteras so that there is a better idea of what the storm is and where it is really going ?

What a ridiculous waste of time and energy this whole exercise has been and will be for at least another 24 to 36 hours
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:09 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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As i type this, i am wearing a life jacket and a scuba mask. Nostradamus predicted hurricane irene in one of his book. This hurricane will mark the beginning. I saw a vision.

If you want to join my cult, the initial membership fee is $250,000 followed by monthly payments of $5,000.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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It's simply media hype and shows that way too many people still trust what h media says instead of putting in the effort to really look into the matter.

Go look t the NOAA forecasts and radar and then watch the media hype. Two completely different versions.


Here's NOAA http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh...l/221302.shtml .
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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As i type this, i am wearing a life jacket and a scuba mask. Nostradamus predicted hurricane irene in one of his book. This hurricane will mark the beginning. I saw a vision.

If you want to join my cult, the initial membership fee is $250,000 followed by monthly payments of $5,000.
Could I get a percentage of that if I become High Priestess? I have student loans to pay off!
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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Exclamation Irene = Overblown Hype

Don't be watching the news. They're blowing up a lowly Cat 1 hurricane into a furious, hyper storm that's gonna level the city. Talk about sensationalism.

Seriously, all NYC is gonna get is a little rain, a little wind and not much else. Everyone is SERIOUSLY overreacting.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Has everyone lost their minds ?

I can't believe all all the ridiculous threads and posts people have made in the last few days with outrageous predictions of total disaster,looting and general mayhem.

I can't believe our overreacting mayor is evacuating people from neighborhoods in Manhattan and is going to shut down the transit system for a storm that probably won't even produce winds in NYC any higher than in an average thunderstorm or a typical winter storm.

Why does anyone around here pay any attention to tropical storms/hurricanes before they at least get to Cape Hatteras so that there is a better idea of what the storm is and where it is really going ?

What a ridiculous waste of time and energy this whole exercise has been and will be for at least another 24 to 36 hours
There is no winning. If people get everyone out, it's overreacting. If they don't get people out in time, they are negligent and 'should have done something.'

There's no pleasing anyone.

Better safe than sorry, I say.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's simply media hype and shows that way too many people still trust what h media says instead of putting in the effort to really look into the matter.

Go look t the NOAA forecasts and radar and then watch the media hype. Two completely different versions.


Here's NOAA Hurricane IRENE Public Advisory .
I am one of the most anti-mainstream media people out there, but nothing I have read this morning is different than the site you posted.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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Could I get a percentage of that if I become High Priestess? I have student loans to pay off!
We can work out a deal. Just have a valid passport in handy for the getaway.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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This is the 10th Irene related thread.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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There is no winning. If people get everyone out, it's overreacting. If they don't get people out in time, they are negligent and 'should have done something.'

There's no pleasing anyone.

Better safe than sorry, I say.
Anyone who is more than 20 years old knows that these types of storms almost always either fade,die or change course and go out to sea after they reach Cape Hatteras. There is always at least 24 hours after a storm passes Cape Hatteras before it gets up here.It's just plain stupid to get so absolutely crazed about something 5 days ahead of time when the chances are it will never happen the way some of the fear mongerers predict.
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