Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.
I'm not certain here, but I think the Paris comment was a joke.
I know. But for a joke work at least something has to be true. As it was said, it was just depressing. And wrong.
You can keep that Irma shit away from Tampa Bay, thanks. I've been here for just 6 years and never had any problems with hurricanes, and I reckon that with a track record like that we should keep it way.
That being said, I'm boarding up my windows and storing 10+ gallons of water at my house. Will need to see about foodstuffs (we can survive with what we have on hand, rice and noodles plus some frozen veggies and meats). It's not like my grill will stop working if the power goes out, but I'm not terribly interested in grilling in the hurricane wind/rain if I don't have to. I'll pre-cooked everything on Thursday/friday. I've got coolers on hand to keep stuff moderately cold, and cooked salty food will keep better than the raw stuff.
That being said, the major danger is wind, and we will be doing our wind danger prep today (windows and checking for possible projectiles and mitigating them as best as possible).
The models have indicated a more Eastern Track now; generating the worse possible route it could take.
It is now looking like Irma won't make landfall in Cuba (and weaken it) but instead curve north earlier and either give a direct hit to Miami or hug the Eastern Coast of Florida all the way up until it hits Georgia or SC.
I'm not sure which is worse. A direct hit by a category 5 storm on a major city would be horrifying, but having the eye hug the coast means the storm will not weaken and many cities up the coast will feel the brunt of the eyewall AND we will still be dealing with a landfall of a major hurricane in areas much less prepared.
The states voted red, and I was laughing at the budget hit they'll take more than anything else. No matter who got flooded, it'll be the rest of their state (and the country) who will pay for it.
The funny thing for me is that a lot of Texas legislators voted against Sandy aid, and now they're going to be begging for it themselves. It'll be interesting to see what mental hoops they jump through to justify that one.
Hypocrisy is a disease particular to politicians, but it's become clear over the last decade that the GOP is Patient Zero.
Henry Blofeld has done his last TMS. I've only ever followed cricket sporadically, more as a background noise to the summer than any real attention, but listening to his last few overs of commentary left me a little choked.
Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight.
Another sentence I never thought I'd read or write.
You left out the best part.
Martin Shkreli jailed for attempting to buy Hillary Clinton's hair.
I thought it was more because he was making threats across twitter?
It was decided that his "bounty" on one of Hillary Clinton's hairs was too close to paying someone to assault her. I'm sure all the shit he pulled on Twitter accounted in there as well, and this was just the hair which broke the camel's back and got his bail revoked.
I've seen this Fake!Newsed a fair bit already, people bullshitting things like "he got away with massacring gays and blacks with aids price hikes but couldn't even harm ONE hair on a rich white woman without getting arrested."
It's just a prank, bro.
No, seriously, that's the essence of his defence for this. Truly, he is the alpha of all douchebags.
Another terrorist attack in London. Bomb this time.
Australian politician helps charity fundraiser go viral, by accident.
The actual number raised is a bit higher at $137,955 as of writing this post.
Cory Bernardi what a fucking dill. He once claimed that gay marriage would lead to bestiality too.
Don't forget the polygamy.
Apparently the US can't train nuclear bomb makers to not blow themselves up: https://www.abqjournal.com/1067835/report-criticality-event-occured-at-lanl-plutonium-facility.html (context: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/201...lay-us-nuclear-warhead-testing-and-production)
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