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Offline Cavebear

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #120 on: September 19, 2018, 05:07:55 PM »
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Purdue had a post office on campus, and stamp machines in the Commons.

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Darn those fancy private colleges...  "sniff"...

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Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #121 on: September 19, 2018, 06:34:12 PM »
Quote from: Trump
This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water.

What the hell does that even mean!?
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Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #122 on: September 19, 2018, 06:49:04 PM »
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What the hell does that even mean!?
It means there's more and deeper groundwater than ever before. Extensive flooding for people who don't meteorology. Water on that scale is measured in acre/ft. One acre of water one foot deep.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #123 on: September 19, 2018, 07:14:10 PM »
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Just something I found funny.

In all seriousness, I wish them the best.  Though without fact-checking, it's pretty incomplete.  And it can't spot exaggerations like our "slippery grass" reporter nor pick up on selection basis (cherry-picking stories to hit the front page and burying equally or more important stories) or false balance (presenting opposing claims as equally valid despite a vast difference in factual support).  So, very limited.  I guess something is better than nothing, though.

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Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #124 on: September 19, 2018, 07:14:57 PM »
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People have been waiting for evidence, but they can still claim that this is a natural short term fluctuation.  Even scientists claim there are short term fluctuations in weather (which is not brilliant rocket science by the way).  They are just pointing out that any individual high or low temperature records are not evidence of a shift (which is not rocket science either).

We don't have to wait until Miami or Manhattan Island sinks into the ocean for evidence, however.  The physical properties of matter are enough to make predictions about climate.

Yes, move inland, young man - 21st century Horace Greeley.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #125 on: September 19, 2018, 07:16:03 PM »
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The sad problem about Trump screaming "Fake News" every chance he gets is that sometimes there IS fake news.

All news is spin doctoring.  Even if the facts are correct, the spin is the big lie.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #126 on: September 19, 2018, 07:17:50 PM »
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To both of you, it is 2 things.  The first is the Big Lie.  Say something often enough, with authority, and people will believe.  If Trump said often enough that Columbus landed in SA in 1592 enough times, a lot of people would believe that.  Second is diminishing legitimate news sources.  The Trump campaign reported his inauguration was attended by millions, but  media said it was just tens of thousands.  Well, they must have been lying.

He does both daily.

They faked the photo ... they took a picture early before most people got into place.  Ban all news.  Only Pravda (DNC) will be allowed by Big Sister (Hillary).
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #127 on: September 20, 2018, 12:23:44 AM »
Pat Robertson stopped a hurricane dead in its tracks with prayer! (well sorta, it still killed people)

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Can I get an AMEN? :angel:

It mostly missed me in central NC, but a lot of cities further south took a pounding.  I guess they didn't pray hard enough.  I mean, that's the only logical explanation.  What, you think it's all air pressure this and gulf stream that?  How reductionist!  I've never heard such nonsense.

Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #128 on: September 20, 2018, 06:50:43 AM »
I hear the new problem, is the heavy rain has caused the pig farm waste ponds to overflow.  Suweeee!!
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Offline SGOS

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #129 on: September 20, 2018, 08:49:27 AM »
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Pat Robertson stopped a hurricane dead in its tracks with prayer!
What a self aggrandizing prick.

Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #130 on: September 20, 2018, 12:03:19 PM »
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What a self aggrandizing prick.

You mean that "blood diamonds" aren't enough?
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Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #131 on: September 20, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
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Pat Robertson stopped a hurricane dead in its tracks with prayer! (well sorta, it still killed people)

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Can I get an AMEN? :angel:

It mostly missed me in central NC, but a lot of cities further south took a pounding.  I guess they didn't pray hard enough.  I mean, that's the only logical explanation.  What, you think it's all air pressure this and gulf stream that?  How reductionist!  I've never heard such nonsense.

Interesting coincidence, I was just over in the Superzeroes thread and mentioned how Christians think of prayer as a superpower. That sure seems to be how old Pat thinks of it!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #132 on: September 23, 2018, 01:08:29 AM »
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They've been developing algorithms that can spot fake news, so hopefully things will soon improve:

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Who evaluates the algorithms?  They are secret.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #133 on: September 23, 2018, 01:13:14 AM »
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What the hell does that even mean!?

Many hurricanes blow through an area, drop 6" of rain, cause damage from wind, cause damage from storm surges, and pass over quickly.  Florence just sat and pulled water from the ocean and kept dropping it  in the same general area.  Then hit the Appalachians and (with the rising land) dropped the rest of what it had to flow downhill to the very areas that had been over-soaked to begin with.

THAT is what was bad about this one.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #134 on: September 23, 2018, 06:55:19 AM »
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Who evaluates the algorithms?  They are secret.

CIA and FBI.  You will do what they say, or else!
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