Hurricane Dennis: State Wrecker!

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by IntheNet, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dennis might hit Gulf Coast within hours
    Category 4 storm 'very, very dangerous'
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/07/10/tropical.weather/index.htmlPENSACOLA BEACH, Florida (CNN) -- A "very, very dangerous" Hurricane Dennis aimed toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, and the center of the Category 4 storm is expected to hit along the Alabama-Florida coast in the afternoon or evening ...

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    This storm looks very frightening to all Gulf coast residents and those inland! What bothers me is the moron media jerks standing on the beach waiting for the inevitable flying object to kill them, all the while preaching for all others to evacuate! Local cops should arrest these jerks, becuase you know they'd cry for help immediately if injured, whick they'll likely be..

    I hope that everyone on the Florida panhandle and Alabama coast has evacuated as the Governors recommend!!
     
  2. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    Hurricane is nature's answer to Bush's not signing of the Kyoto agreement. When the earth is getting too hot, you get lots of hurricanes.
     
  3. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    If only that would actually happen every once in a while, those jackasses might stop doing it.
     
  4. B1

    B1 Member

    Feb 19, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This storm is a monster. I wish safety for everyone in it's path. I also hope people evacuated. Unfortunately, this one is going to do a lot of damage. If they charged some kind of nominal fee for every time a television station called it "Dennis the Menace", they'd be able to pay for the clean-up.
     
  5. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    This looks like a big one, just hope that everyone will be ok and hopefully not to much damage on homes.
     
  6. dreamer

    dreamer Member

    Aug 4, 2004

    For the latest info on Hurricane Dennis and its soon to come siblings, here's a thread in the travel forums,
    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=217031
     
  7. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    Hey, if they wanted to be killed, let them. What do you care? Leave them alone. Let's mind our own business.
     
  8. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, in 2 sentences you managed to blame a weather phenomena that's been happening for hundreds of thousands of years on a president whose been in office for 5, now that's talent.
     
  9. TheOriginalLilJon

    TheOriginalLilJon New Member

    May 9, 2005
    Florida
    Haiti and Cuba have been torn to shreds and it looks as if the same fate will happen to the Florida panhandle and Alabama. 1.4 million people have been evacuated in the last 4 or 5 days. Tampa Bay area, where I'm located have been so lucky the last 2 years its incredible.
     
  10. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    Fair enough, but there is a body of scientific evidence to suggest that global warming is likely to produce more intense hurricanes as the oceans warm. So I wouldn't be quite so dismissive of the underlying thesis if I was you.
     
  11. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was being a bit facetious, and I assume that verybdog was as well.
     
  12. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You guys must've voted for Kerry.
     
  13. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    God hates Florida. They should've named this one Ivan the Second.

    Question: Have they ever named a hurricane "Jesus?" I can just see it on the TV. Jesus is coming, get a towel!
     
  14. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    God doesn't hate Florida. This is normal weather for that part of the country.

    Now - a lot of foolish people may have decided to live there, but that's the free will thing again.
     
  15. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this one was named Jesus...everyone's walking along beach saying "Jesus Christ" so I guess that's it!
     
  16. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Normal? Five hurricanes inside 12 months, and Dennis was the largest this early. Of course, Dennis fizzled, but that is a lot of hurricanes.

    Back to my Earthquakes!
     
  17. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and the next one's name will obviously be "Damnit." ;)
     
  18. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess i'll just have to settle for my tornadoes.
     
  19. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I never get why people want to live in an area that has a hurricane season. A summer season, ok. A winter season, ok. But a hurrican season?!
     
  20. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Certain parts of California have a mudslide and fire season.
     
  21. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and right now they're in the middle of the Schwarzenegger season. Hope they can hold on and weather the storm.

    :)
     
  22. URwormfood

    URwormfood Member

    Mar 24, 2004
    6 feet under: LOT 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Ummm...Isnt that most coastlines???

    :confused:

    ~worm~
     
  23. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The answer you are looking for is insurance; when it is eliminated for these mentally handicapped who live and annually rebuild on the coastline you can be sure that homes which are annually wrecked on the coastline will be a thing of the past! But they are not alone... those that rebuild year-after year in the flood plain of the Mississippi, those that rebuild year-after-year in the tornado path in the midwest, and those that rebuild year-after-year in the California dry fire burn regions... There are certain areas of this nation that are more prone to natural disasters on an annual basis... something has to be done to be sure these residences ARE NOT rebuilt and that despite a hurricane season targets of opportunity for such disasters are reduced....
     
  24. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't losing one's home [or sustaining massive damage] get old after a while? Even if it is all replaced I don't think going through that yearly would be high on my list of 'things I like to do each summer.'
     
  25. DJPoopypants

    DJPoopypants New Member

    why do you hate the american free market capitalists of the insurance industry?

    Insurance companies weight their fees, so that a million local policy holders pay for the damage to a minority of homes. What's wrong with that? If you don't like it, don't subsidize coastal residents by not taking out insurance with a company that deals there.

    You're not proposing the government actually steps in to unduly influence the capitalist free-market construction and insurence industries, are you? Because that sounds a bit like....socialism....
     

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