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Yah, this kind of thing helps so much about us actually believing the news. I saw another shot of rescue worker/citizen carrying a child (maybe 6 years old) in his arms taking through ankle deep water. There MUST be a back story, right?

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Invitation anyone wants to experience one for real down here. Next time a cat 3 or 4 comes near me feel free to come down here in Florida.  You better some set of cajones if you come for a cat 5. I'm just about 4 blocks west of the intercostal so if you want to see the surge go for it. Don't bring anything cold as power may be down for a few days, daze? Last year one knocked my power out for 5 days.

 

When Maria hit Puerto Rico last year it was a cat 5. Cat 5 is where you seriously think about fleeing for a while. You just never know. Katrina quickly plowed through as a cat 2 or 3. Everything changed as she really picked up steam from the hot gulf water.

 

If I ran out of the path of one the main Carver components can be carried in my car. Could someone help to save my speakers?

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30 minutes ago, halfbaked said:

Invitation anyone wants to experience one for real down here. Next time a cat 3 or 4 comes near me feel free to come down here in Florida.  You better some set of cajones if you come for a cat 5. I'm just about 4 blocks west of the intercostal so if you want to see the surge go for it. Don't bring anything cold as power may be down for a few days, daze? Last year one knocked my power out for 5 days.

 

When Maria hit Puerto Rico last year it was a cat 5. Cat 5 is where you seriously think about fleeing for a while. You just never know. Katrina quickly plowed through as a cat 2 or 3. Everything changed as she really picked up steam from the hot gulf water.

 

If I ran out of the path of one the main Carver components can be carried in my car. Could someone help to save my speakers?

@halfbaked ,

 

I think I'll pass,  I'm tucked away nice and safe very high up in this Wasatch Mountain range and will never leave them.

So we never have to worry about such things out here in the Intermountain West. 

Kinda nice that way, no Tornadoes nor Hurricane's up here.  Well, only seldom have tiny tornadoes, no real bad one's.

 

Turbo

 

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Turbo,

  Me too. My friend visited last year just before the hurricanes hit FL. His house was flooded. Let's now, two fires, and one flood in the last 25 years. Yes, our winters can be tough, but I wouldn't think of trading it all for total devastation. 

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I should say that I moved down here right after Andrew. I lived mostly in the NE most of my life. Been in San Diego for a couple of years in service. I know cold, then again once outside with a temp around -3° I've been colder I was just wearing a scarf not too breathe in too much cold.

 

Someone nearby shouted out "you think it's cold here?" I looked up with his next word being "come up to Duluth"

 

Wherever you are, there is a great chance it could be worse.

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I'll keep the Hurricane invitation open as there is plenty of time for the current Hurricane season. I couldn't help but notice no invitations when I'm heading out of the path of one.

1 minute ago, Rod H said:

"I know cold"...

 

Ahahahahahahahaha!!!

I grew up in Goose Bay Labrador.

You do know cold. I traveled a bit in my youth. Paul McCartney probably my last concert I will attend "the pain the pain" I'm to tall and too many miles for those dinky seats.

 

Though hitting a few other places would be nice. Not sure if Goose Bay is on the list or not.....

 

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I know all about cold also,being born and raised in Saskatchewan where winters can get to -40c and then add the windchill, -45C wind chills just cut right through you.  At least for the most part it is a dry cold, I don't think I could live along the Great Lakes, way too Humid for this guy, that makes it even colder.

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I saw something last year. I should have made a video. During the rain and wind of one , a hooker was walking up and down the street. Didnt matter that not one car was driving by. They're don't walk where I live but only so often. What prompted that one I have no idea.

 

I suppose like the postmen they have to work no matter the weather.

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21 hours ago, Rod H said:

It should not be.

4krow It's all good thought about Colorado a few ago. Weather usually is a safe topic for anyone to chime in on. Your same thought could be said about earthquakes.

 

They have said statistically speaking Florida has a 25% chance of getting hit be a major hurricane. What me worry? Alfred E. Newman approah of life.

 

Now I have never been to Saskatchewan. Though I believe safe to say there is a 100% chance of cold.

 

The Northern lights would be something that I want to see. I just haven't made it north enough yet to be in the sky. That eerie horizon glow is all I have seen.

I've lived in Zoo York, spent formative years in Jersey. An old movie in its background plot had a "Dallas" type of Soap Opera with something of a tagline New Jersey not just a state, it's a state of being. At least the concept was along those lines.

 

Florida how would put it's weirdness? When I first came down I would just say it has it's own time zone. Not talking about time either.

 

Years ago the MajorGeeks site has a Florida Friday section which usually cover something true and bizzare. For example http://m.majorgeeks.com/news/story/florida_friday_even_dogs_are_weird_in_florida.html

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On 9/20/2018 at 1:54 PM, madmike46 said:

... I don't think I could live along the Great Lakes, way too Humid for this guy, that makes it even colder.

 

We do get some pretty extremes - very hot and humid in the summer and pretty darn cold in the winter - but I will take our cold wet or not, than what you get.  I don't do cold well ... no, I don't do cold at all anymore (why do live in the frigid North?  Oh yeah - I'm mentally defective!).  The cold usually doesn't stick around too long at least.  I'm glad I'm where there usually aren't any big Mother Nature tantrums.

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Being 70 miles away from Yellowstone, I have thought about the possibility of earthquakes, in a major way. Good chance there won't be a second thought available should it happen. On the other hand, if I did live on the coast, and suffered three total losses over time, then it is time to move.

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Andrew was a total loss at Homestead its landfall. I was there 6 months afterwards debris followed the sidewalk 5-6 feet high. So uniform it resembled trench warfare. Someone asked me about it after I came back I just said downtown Beirut.

 

With Katrina it hit Florida as a cat3 I think and moved fast for a hurricane it gained strength once it hit the gulf. It grew into a monster.  Thinking what I saw from Andrew and knowing New Orleans is below sea level. I can't even know how people endured through it.

 

I'm still here, I'm flexible if a opportunity came up. Or the water level. South Florida has no natural hills. Landfills are the local hills. If something happened quickly it would be devastating. I haven't up to the border in a few years.

 

I seem to remember taking 6-7 hours to get there. 95 turns downsizes into 2 lanes. One can't dwell on things like that. How could one live in San Francisco if it decides to slide into the Pacific?

 

Katrina survivors were place in temp housing around the country. Which included down here. They left New Orleans with only the clothes they were wearing.

 

Back to Andrew, Each and every home was gutted out. By that I mean Andrew itself emptied sheetrock, doors and anything the winds could gather from inside the homes. As if each home was a wind tunnel. Every "shell" of the home that stood all had one thing in common.

 

On each spray painted had two lines of information. The top line was the insurance carrier the second line the policy number. House after house, being 6 months afterwards was the shock for me.

 

The zoo down im Miami let animals out of cages. There was survivors lived have settled in the swamp inside Florida.

 

Of course gators make home there and wander onto peopleland every so often. This obviously is not hurricane related but between them and the free running jungle critters makes me a bit shy for any swamp incursion.

 

Yellowstone would be one place to spend a few days at. As long as the politicians dont sell to the Corporate interests. If public land was put into trust I don't understand how it could be sold so fast.

 

Then again look how one Republican steps into the FCC deems Net Neutrality to be over. Even though American Tax Dollars were used to develop an idea. This same guy can freely hand our Internet into Corporate hands for no cost?

 

Sorry for the sidetrack but those events sure go against the betterment of our country and people. Getting back to mother nature something could happan anywhere at any moment. I think most don't get preoccupied. In most cases a better side of humanity shows. Not in all but certainly many.

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18 hours ago, Daddyjt said:

this is the world we get, now that we’ve opened the door that biology doesn’t matter...😬

 

Didn't you get the last progressive bulletin regarding transsexuals? They say that sexual identity, expression and proclivity are all on a spectrum and vary, independent of biology.  So it makes sense that this chap could say that his age is independent of his biology.  I'm going to start trolling for coeds!  Who's with me?

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1 hour ago, PhilDent said:

I'm going to start trolling for coeds!  Who's with me?

 

I'll have to sit this karma out, because then you have to <shudder> talk to them, and you'll need a contingency fund for when they inevitably decide you took advantage of them because:

 

a. They were under the influence of mind altering substances.

b. There was a power imbalance due to the age difference.

c. You have more than they do so they're entitled.

d. Christine Ford told her to.

e. All of the above.

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1 hour ago, Rod H said:

Make sure you look under the hood......**))

Eeew.  Just eeew.

I’m going to start “identifying” as a senior citizen when I go out to eat (to get the discount), and I’m going to identify as a 25 year old when I buy life insurance (to get the best rates).  

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3 hours ago, PhilDent said:

 

Didn't you get the last progressive bulletin regarding transsexuals? They say that sexual identity, expression and proclivity are all on a spectrum and vary, independent of biology.  So it makes sense that this chap could say that his age is independent of his biology.  I'm going to start trolling for coeds!  Who's with me?

I would have you sign me up for the coeds part but I get tired just thinking about it and will need a nap.

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