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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:22:45 AM »
My electricity is finally back on, so I have some to waste on Bellgab. A serious post for once.

I've driven through SE Georgia and NE Florida. While damage from Irma is not as bad as predicted, there are still many, many people without electricity. And with the widespread damage in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida, the repair crews are spread thin and work is progressing slowly.

This means that a lot of people cannot cook food and cannot buy food. The poor are hardest hit, because without power and internet, stores can't accept their EBT cards.

Who is feeding them? From my observation, it's local churches and the Salvation Army. In my small county the Salvationists are operating a food kitchen and two mobile food trucks. I've seen no sign of FEMA or the Red Cross.

If you have a couple of bucks, donate it to the Salvation Army. You may not agree with them theologically, but they are on the ground doing good works for people in need.

Now, if I were just allowed to flush my toilet.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:05:16 AM »
It's not dragging in water from the Atlantic to downtown Jacksonville. Flooding's from rain, not the ocean.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:54:35 AM »

Would you complain if the forecast models said there was nothing to worry about and the complacency resulted in hundreds drowning or being killed by the wind? Forecasting isn't an exact science, its a probability and the US computers don't update as quickly or as accurately as the European ones, which is why there were disparities. No-one died by being prepared, many have died when they weren't.
I'm not talking about forecasting - I'm talking about reporters not recognizing what is on the ground in front of them. Certain areas of Jacksonville flood every time there is a heavy rain. Why people live there, I've never understood, but they do. The reporters are saying today's flood is because of "storm surge" rather than accurately reporting the cause is the rain. This area is 15-18 miles from the ocean, so it would take some hell of a storm surge to reach that far. They're also reporting there will be another "storm surge" at about 2PM when in fact, that's the time high tide reaches the river. High tide is not a storm surge.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:47:43 AM »
Listening to the idiots on local TV in Jacksonville. They don't know the difference between a storm surge and the places that flood every time there's a heavy rain.
They begrudgingly admit Irma wasn't what they predicted, but they're still panicking. Winds are 34-mph.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »
Shep Smith is about to have an orgasm.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:23:37 PM »
More WSVN bloviating. This is nothing, yet.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:11:08 PM »
See.

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Politics / Re: The Statues
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:55:48 PM »
Land and other property are donated to the government for specific reasons all the time.  When it is the case that the donated property is to be used for a specific purpose, doesn't that have to be followed, and if the underlying requirement is no longer the case the property would revert back to the donors?
Octavius Bacon was a US senator from Georgia. He died leaving a large property to be managed by the city of Macon as a park for the white women and children of the area. Two Supreme Court cases in the 60s and 70s held that the city running a segregated park was unconstitutional and that the property reverted to Bacon's heirs.

The trouble with the statues is they were erected by organizations no longer in existence. Organizations don't have heirs.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:03:50 AM »
Then the title should be more descriptive...if the title isn't accurate that isn't my fault. But anything with Haarp making hurricanes is going to be bullshit. But please, show how 200 times the entire planet's electrical generating capacity can make enough power to form an average hurricane...show your workings.
19.5. The Matrix. The Model.
Work?

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:26:51 AM »
The  clown voicing the video can't even pronounce Kaku's name.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:42:59 AM »
Key Largo is racist. The white people made the Amerinds stay outside on the porch.

At Vaca Key, 0834 EDT, water 1.28-feet, wind 41.02-knots, water temperature down to 80.08F, air temperature down to 79.9F.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:31:32 PM »
Yes it is.

But in the colonies they still use Fahrenheit, as do the forecasters in the UK when they want to make it sound more (or less) than it is. 0 degrees Celsius sounds colder than 32 Fahrenheit. 90 Fahrenheit sounds warmer than 32 Celsius.
Those forecasters could get jobs at WSVN-TV in Miami. They may need to learn some Spanish, though.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:15:37 PM »
85C? That is warm.

Conditions at Vaca Key - about midway down the keys at15:06 EDT - water levels 2.06 feet, wind 34.41 knots.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 12:30:35 PM »
Embry Riddle chose a bad place (in the projected path of the Hurricane) to evacuate their planes to:
That's just what I was talking about with early evacuations. If you go too soon, you're likely to head into the storm rather than away.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:00:22 AM »
the storm is reported to be the size of Texas, that's 800-miles. Miami is 250-miles from the eye, or about halfway between the eye and the outer edge. The data buoy FWYF1 off the coast of Miami reports sustained winds of 37-knots at 1500Z. There are facts easily found.
Stop watching WSVN, the harlot of hysteria for south Florida.
As for Governor Deal and his predictions, that's why you don't panic over a storm track on Thursday when the storm is predicted to arrive on Monday. Yes, south Florida needed to begin evacuations, but not people 400-miles to the north.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:34:43 AM »
Florida grew little until the invention of practical, affordable home air conditioners in the 60s. Jacksonville and Tampa were industrial and shipping centers. Miami and Ft. Myers were winter tourist resorts. Orlando was a wide spot in the road.
As children, our summertime bare feet were strong enough to walk on the hottest sand or asphalt and we danced in the fog behind the mosquito control trucks.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:23:55 AM »
It's amusing to read those of you who have never been near a hurricane. What you're looking at in the satellite images is a bunch of clouds. You're not afraid of clouds, are you?  The high winds are only at the eye wall. The farther out you go, the less the wind speed. As of now, it appears that Miami will get tropical storm force winds - serious but not enough to panic over. As of now, it looks like the idiot crook sitting in the Georgia governor's office beclowned and asshatted himself again.

BTW - if you're kept from going home by the Georgia State Patrol, as I'm sure I will be, the telephone number for the Georgia governor's office is (404) 656-1776.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:42:48 PM »
If anyone is interested in real hurricane data, go here
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/07/hurricane-irma-is-not-the-most-powerful-atlantic-hurricane-ever-recorded/

Yeah, I know. This is Bellgab.

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Random Topics / Re: Great Cover Songs
« on: September 08, 2017, 01:31:28 PM »
Here you go

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Random Topics / Re: Great Cover Songs
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:57:56 PM »

My Girl was the cover - Respect was his original.
I don't need no money, all I need is my fame.

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Random Topics / Re: Great Cover Songs
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:50:07 PM »
The best video to come from the Monterrey Pops Festival

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:09:02 PM »
I couldn't log in for a while. Thought I was banned.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:56:43 PM »
Stupid-assed, corrupt Georgia governor Nathan Deal ordered all the coastal counties to evacuate this morning - without consulting the local people. The latest hurricane track has the storm only kicking up a bit of wind along the coast with the main brunt of the storm headed for the middle of the state - exactly where the coastal people will have to go under his mandatory evacuation.
Hillary for Governor.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:06:43 PM »
It's now headed straight for Disney World. That must mean something.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:19:56 PM »
But, but 19.5.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 06, 2017, 06:32:39 PM »
Remind us again about West's mental breakdown since meeting Trump...There are no coincidences.
What would be your mental state if you were married to the Kardashian witches?

As for Branson, if he's actually hiding in an underground wine cellar, he's a fool. The old adage is that you can hide from wind but not water. The storm surge is what will get him.

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How loose are their women?

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:30:41 AM »
Some of you gabbers would be happy here today.  My local grocery store (one of only two on the island) is out of bottled water. Employees say two trucks will arrive today loaded with nothing but water. They don't know exactly what time the trucks will arrive, so customers are yelling at them. It reminds me of a Bellgab panic.

People don't seem to know that water comes out of the tap, and if there's a real emergency, they can fill every container they have with water from the tap. Or heaven forbid, save the gallon jugs that your organic, caffeine-free, gluten-free, ginsing-honey tea came in. Then fill those with water.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
They also scream about it being a large hurricane when it is rather compact.

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Random Topics / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:42:44 AM »
The cone of spaghetti tells you nothing.

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