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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-13, 13:30

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LOL Lunch today......
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-13, 13:32

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Robert J Sakimano wrote: 5'10"
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6' 0"
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you wanna fight?

(I don't wanna fight.. I was just wondering).

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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-13, 13:43

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you wanna fight?

(I don't wanna fight.. I was just wondering).


I'll be going through Asheville this weekend. Bojangles parking lot sound good?
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Dr. Strangelove on 2018-09-13, 14:09

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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-13, 14:13

kingstonlake wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote: you wanna fight?

(I don't wanna fight.. I was just wondering).


I'll be going through Asheville this weekend. Bojangles parking lot sound good?
meh - I won't be there until Sunday..

plus, I'm not much of a fighter. I've never been in a fight.. I just know myself well enough to know that it probably wouldn't work out very well for me.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-13, 14:28

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I'll be going through Asheville this weekend. Bojangles parking lot sound good?
meh - I won't be there until Sunday..

plus, I'm not much of a fighter. I've never been in a fight.. I just know myself well enough to know that it probably wouldn't work out very well for me.

I'm the peaceful type Robert. No worries!
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-13, 14:29

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meh - I won't be there until Sunday..

plus, I'm not much of a fighter. I've never been in a fight.. I just know myself well enough to know that it probably wouldn't work out very well for me.

I'm the peaceful type Robert. No worries!
I've always wanted to shoot some things.. 'cause, ya know.. trucks.

But I don't have any guns. No
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-09-13, 15:33

Morehead City.
(Yes, I have the maturity level of a 14-year-old.)
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-13, 15:40

tGreenWay wrote:Morehead City.
(Yes, I have the maturity level of a 14-year-old.)
there's a fairly prestigious scholarship called the "Morehead Scholarship" - full academic scholarship to UNC- Chapel Hill.

one of my high school buddies was a finalist for it - during the interview stage he (allegedly) told the committee that he was looking forward to receiving "Morehead".

now - it wasn't awarded to him.. so I suspect he didn't really say that and just thought it was a cool story to tell people.. he ended up going to Duke on an athletic scholarship instead.

yeah, cool story, bro.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-13, 16:35

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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Dr. Strangelove on 2018-09-14, 07:06

What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-14, 07:51

Dr. Strangelove wrote:What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.

Don't get wrapped up in "categories". Surge and rainfall aren't affected by "categories" categories only measure wind speed.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Dr. Strangelove on 2018-09-14, 08:00

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Dr. Strangelove wrote:What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.

Don't get wrapped up in "categories". Surge and rainfall aren't affected by "categories" categories only measure wind speed.

Looks like Fran or Floyd.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-09-14, 08:10



The magic protective barrier is working! Thanks Pat!
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2018-09-14, 08:31

Dr. Strangelove wrote:What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.

"Storm of a Lifetime" was the headline on Wednesday.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-14, 08:49

You guys act like it just disappeared and isn't going to dump rain for the next 5 days......
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2018-09-14, 09:02

Dr. Strangelove wrote:What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.
You sound disappointed. Sorry that the destruction may not be quite what you were hoping for. Maybe the problem is that idiots think a Cat 1 is no big deal?

Do you think they were lying about it being a Cat 4 a couple of days ago, or lying about predictions that it would be a Cat 3 or Cat 4?

It is so fucking stupid when people complain that a hurricane was "Over-hyped". Jesus, can you imagine if they said, "Oh, it might not be so bad, maybe just a Cat 1" with 3 foot storm surge, and then it hits as a Cat 4 with 9 foot storm surge?

You have to prepare for a worst case scenario, because sometimes the worst case does happen. It is better to have people worried enough to take it seriously than not take it seriously at all. You still have hundreds of idiots that need to be rescued (putting the rescuers in danger). If not for the hype, it would probably be thousands.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by DWags on 2018-09-14, 09:10

Looks like potential for deep penetration.



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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2018-09-14, 09:13

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Dr. Strangelove wrote:What a bullshit buildup to this. They wonder why people don't leave? It's because they hype these thing as the worst storm ever and then it's a fucking cat one.
You sound disappointed. Sorry that the destruction may not be quite what you were hoping for. Maybe the problem is that idiots think a Cat 1 is no big deal?

Do you think they were lying about it being a Cat 4 a couple of days ago, or lying about predictions that it would be a Cat 3 or Cat 4?

It is so fucking stupid when people complain that a hurricane was "Over-hyped". Jesus, can you imagine if they said, "Oh, it might not be so bad, maybe just a Cat 1" with 3 foot storm surge, and then it hits as a Cat 4 with 9 foot storm surge?

You have to prepare for a worst case scenario, because sometimes the worst case does happen. It is better to have people worried enough to take it seriously than not take it seriously at all. You still have hundreds of idiots that need to be rescued (putting the rescuers in danger). If not for the hype, it would probably be thousands.

I wanted to see floating bodies on the evening news.
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Post by Dr. Strangelove on 2018-09-14, 09:29

Been through two hurricanes before this one - I know they're no joke but the difference between a cat one and even a three is huge. The fucking hype here has been off the charts and we've had panic buying since fucking Monday.

The news has pivoted from wind damage to storm surge and rain. Gotta feed the diasaster viewing machine.

Look hurricanes happen and nc is "due" for a big one as they seem to hit about every 30 years (Hugo, Camille, Labor Day) but this one ain't it
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-14, 09:32

I'm gonna take my kayak when I head down on Sunday.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-09-14, 09:32

Yay dead people......
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-14, 09:37

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Yay dead people......
I'm very thankful the winds and associated destruction seems to have been downgraded.. gonna be lots of rain, though. Overall, things look better than even just a day or two ago but, no doubt about it, some folks are gonna have a tough time for a bit.

but, you know, people have to have things to whine about.. Rolling Eyes
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Post by DWags on 2018-09-14, 09:49

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Been through two hurricanes before this one - I know they're no joke but the difference between a cat one and even a three is huge. The fucking hype here has been off the charts and we've had panic buying since fucking Monday.

The news has pivoted from wind damage to storm surge and rain. Gotta feed the diasaster viewing machine.

Look hurricanes happen and nc is "due" for a big one as they seem to hit about every 30 years (Hugo, Camille, Labor Day) but this one ain't it


Yeah, I'm of the mind that its' still better to hype it and get as many people to safe places as you can just in case. I don't know about the hype, but they were just reporting what it was at the time and what they thought it would be due to computer models. Is that hype? sure, but what would be said if the surgewas really bad and the news and government agencies were saying "I don't think it's a big thing, everybody relax".

Thing is, I get the point that, if they cry wolf every year, people get sick of it and say "hell, we're just riding it out". I know there was a family we were close with from Harrison Township, their daughter was living in Savanah and the other is a senior in a small college down there . The oldest daughter took a design job in Troy that she's starting in a couple of weeks. They all decided to move her up here this week to get out of the way. Had dinner with him last night and we were watching the radar, he thought his house would be fairly safe, but was glad he had his family here.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by Dr. Strangelove on 2018-09-14, 09:56

I'm officially proclaiming this a MAC level storm. Though some may need to #rtb.

Buddy of mine lives in Wilmington just across the bridge from Wrightsville. He went to Raleigh because he has 2 kids under 6 otherwise he was gonna ride it out.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Post by InTenSity on 2018-09-14, 10:18

Yesterday was kickoff, today it isn't even finished with teh first quarter.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-14, 10:20

I was really hoping we'd get one of those mild hurricanes like Puerto Rico got.
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Post by Rocinante on 2018-09-14, 11:13

I know there are some people who don't have the means to evacuate, but I cannot abide the assholes who just ignore mandatory evacuation notices when they have the means to leave
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-14, 11:23

Rocinante wrote:I know there are some people who don't have the means to evacuate, but I cannot abide the assholes who just ignore mandatory evacuation notices when they have the means to leave

Yup, they some dumb asses.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-09-14, 11:25

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Post by Rocinante on 2018-09-14, 11:48

If you're an old dude and aren't responsible for anybody but yourself, and you don't call for rescue when shit happens, fine. Have at it. Some people stay with their families and impose their idiotic will on others. That's my problem.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2018-09-14, 12:07

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Been through two hurricanes before this one - I know they're no joke but the difference between a cat one and even a three is huge. The fucking hype here has been off the charts and we've had panic buying since fucking Monday.

The news has pivoted from wind damage to storm surge and rain. Gotta feed the diasaster viewing machine.

Look hurricanes happen and nc is "due" for a big one  as they seem to hit about every 30 years (Hugo, Camille, Labor Day) but this one ain't it
I get that, but it was a Cat 4, and was expected to still be a Cat 4 when it land, up until the last day or two.  As you said, there's a big difference between a 1 and a 3, let alone a 4 or 5.  So the hype was warranted for what was expected.  

If you're local, then your local news has every reason, maybe even an obligation, to hype it, and even over-hype it, if it gets people paying attention.  The national media, however, absolutely sensationalizes things.  Shepherd Smith last year or the year before saying, "If you stay, you will DIE!!"  Get a grip, Shep, no one in the path of a hurricane is turning on fucking national news to learn the latest on what's coming their way.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2018-09-14, 12:20

Rocinante wrote:I know there are some people who don't have the means to evacuate, but I cannot abide the assholes who just ignore mandatory evacuation notices when they have the means to leave
No, no there are not. EVERYONE has the means to evacuate. Local governments provide transportation and shelter for anyone that wants it in an evacuation zone. Poor, elderly, crippled, bed-ridden, it doesn't matter. When a storm is approaching, the news is constantly giving numbers for people to call if they need assistance evacuating. Don't have a phone? The police go through the neighborhoods, sometimes door to door, trying to get people to leave.

If people don't want to, that's their choice. But everyone can if they want to.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-09-14, 12:29

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Rocinante wrote:I know there are some people who don't have the means to evacuate, but I cannot abide the assholes who just ignore mandatory evacuation notices when they have the means to leave
No, no there are not. EVERYONE has the means to evacuate. Local governments provide transportation and shelter for anyone that wants it in an evacuation zone. Poor, elderly, crippled, bed-ridden, it doesn't matter. When a storm is approaching, the news is constantly giving numbers for people to call if they need assistance evacuating. Don't have a phone? The police go through the neighborhoods, sometimes door to door, trying to get people to leave.

If people don't want to, that's their choice. But everyone can if they want to.

Hence early evacuation orders. That shit takes time.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-09-14, 12:42

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tGreenWay wrote:Morehead City.
(Yes, I have the maturity level of a 14-year-old.)
there's a fairly prestigious scholarship called the "Morehead Scholarship" - full academic scholarship to UNC- Chapel Hill.

one of my high school buddies was a finalist for it - during the interview stage he (allegedly) told the committee that he was looking forward to receiving "Morehead".

now - it wasn't awarded to him.. so I suspect he didn't really say that and just thought it was a cool story to tell people.. he ended up going to Duke on an athletic scholarship instead.

yeah, cool story, bro.

Man, Duke gets all the good ones.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-09-14, 12:48

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Been through two hurricanes before this one - I know they're no joke but the difference between a cat one and even a three is huge. The fucking hype here has been off the charts and we've had panic buying since fucking Monday.

The news has pivoted from wind damage to storm surge and rain. Gotta feed the diasaster viewing machine.

Look hurricanes happen and nc is "due" for a big one as they seem to hit about every 30 years (Hugo, Camille, Labor Day) but this one ain't it

Like Miami said; they’re damned if they oversell it and damned if they undersell sell it. We all saw the images of the cat 4; better to oversell and maybe save lives. Every model showed an historic storm. Sorry you were inconvenienced.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-14, 12:55

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:there's a fairly prestigious scholarship called the "Morehead Scholarship" - full academic scholarship to UNC- Chapel Hill.

one of my high school buddies was a finalist for it - during the interview stage he (allegedly) told the committee that he was looking forward to receiving "Morehead".

now - it wasn't awarded to him.. so I suspect he didn't really say that and just thought it was a cool story to tell people.. he ended up going to Duke on an athletic scholarship instead.

yeah, cool story, bro.

Man, Duke gets all the good ones.
he's a good dude. Has gone MIA, though, from all of us old high school pals. Seriously, like off the grid.

He has a BS in engineering from Duke, a MS in Physics.. last I heard, he lives in a little shack somewhere in rural north Florida (and if you've ever been to rural north Florida, you might as well be in Alabama or Georgia) - assisting state investigators with illegal poaching activities.

Nobody has heard from him in, like, 20 years.  
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-09-14, 13:04

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Man, Duke gets all the good ones.
he's a good dude. Has gone MIA, though, from all of us old high school pals. Seriously, like off the grid.

He has a BS in engineering from Duke, a MS in Physics.. last I heard, he lives in a little shack somewhere in rural north Florida (and if you've ever been to rural north Florida, you might as well be in Alabama or Georgia) - assisting state investigators with illegal poaching activities.

Nobody has heard from him in, like, 20 years.  

Does he like to build bombs?










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Post by Rocinante on 2018-09-14, 13:08

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Rocinante wrote:I know there are some people who don't have the means to evacuate, but I cannot abide the assholes who just ignore mandatory evacuation notices when they have the means to leave
No, no there are not. EVERYONE has the means to evacuate. Local governments provide transportation and shelter for anyone that wants it in an evacuation zone. Poor, elderly, crippled, bed-ridden, it doesn't matter. When a storm is approaching, the news is constantly giving numbers for people to call if they need assistance evacuating. Don't have a phone? The police go through the neighborhoods, sometimes door to door, trying to get people to leave.

If people don't want to, that's their choice. But everyone can if they want to.

I see your point. If people have children or spouses they are responsible for, they need to get out, there are very few legitimate excuses.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-09-14, 13:09

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
he's a good dude. Has gone MIA, though, from all of us old high school pals. Seriously, like off the grid.

He has a BS in engineering from Duke, a MS in Physics.. last I heard, he lives in a little shack somewhere in rural north Florida (and if you've ever been to rural north Florida, you might as well be in Alabama or Georgia) - assisting state investigators with illegal poaching activities.

Nobody has heard from him in, like, 20 years.  

Does he like to build bombs?










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