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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
PostPosted: Mon September 11, 2017 12:49 am 
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Jammer XCI wrote:
Nah, wasn't Mar a Lago.

Although now we need to hope the hurricane fucks over those scientologist scumbags in Clearwater. Them being destroyed would be better than Mar a Lago being destroyed, honestly.


I would hope for this except I have a grandmother-in-law currently sticking it out in her nursing home a few blocks away.

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Looks like Tampa Bay has been sucked out to sea. :shock:

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Hope your grandma's ok, B


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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Hope your grandma's ok, B


She's sleeping in her bathtub. She's at least 90. I haven't the foggiest idea how she's going to get in and out of there w/o her aid. She was complaining to my wife today that her aid didn't come on Sundays.

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Hurricane is a lame excuse for poor oral hygiene.

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Got super lucky with the hurricane. I didn't even lose power. I'm thinking I should play the lotto and see how far this hot streak will take me.


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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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jwfocker wrote:
Got super lucky with the hurricane. I didn't even lose power. I'm thinking I should play the lotto and see how far this hot streak will take me.

Same. It flickered a few times. At one point power was out for maybe 15 seconds. Ironically, the friends we would have stayed with in Georgia if we had left have been without power for 24+ hours now.

The roof of our neighbor's shed ended up in our backyard, and both neighbor's privacy fences came down. We lost a tree in the front yard, but all things considered, we did really well. No flooding or standing water.

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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jwfocker wrote:
Got super lucky with the hurricane. I didn't even lose power. I'm thinking I should play the lotto and see how far this hot streak will take me.

Same. It flickered a few times. At one point power was out for maybe 15 seconds. Ironically, the friends we would have stayed with in Georgia if we had left have been without power for 24+ hours now.

The roof of our neighbor's shed ended up in our backyard, and both neighbor's privacy fences came down. We lost a tree in the front yard, but all things considered, we did really well. No flooding or standing water.


Good to hear. We should both play the lotto this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Snippets from the mayor of San Juan's statement.

"We are finding dialysis patients that have not been able to contact their providers... having to transport them in near death conditions"

"We are finding people whose oxygen tanks are running out because our small generators now don’t have any diesel"

"I just got a SOS message -- and these are the ones I get more terrified about, and the ones that say can anyone hear me"

"Every time we find a person that is gasping for air -- I am not painting a poetic picture, I am telling you... "

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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Meanwhile, in Derpmanistan:


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McParadigm wrote:
Meanwhile, in Derpmanistan:



The guy is fucking retarded.

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I'm starting to genuinely worry how this ends.

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McParadigm wrote:
I'm starting to genuinely worry how this ends.


Agreed. The situation in PR right now is a national shame. Probably the worst thing Trump has done, possibly the most grossly negligent behavior by the government in decades. If we could just stop talking about the stupid NFL for a day or two....


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Trump administration forcing Puerto Rico evacuees to pay for transportation: report

The Trump administration is reportedly forcing evacuees from Puerto Rico to sign promissory notes ensuring full repayment for transportation costs and is keeping evacuees' passports as collateral.

Market Watch reported on Thursday that the State Department is using a longstanding but discretionary policy to ensure that evacuees pay transportation costs, which are based on of "the price of the last commercial one-way, full-fare (not discounted) economy ticket prior to the crisis."

Passports won't be returned to evacuees until payment is received, according to the news outlet, which cited the State Department's website.

"Upon evacuation, a Department of State official must limit an evacuee's passport. In order to obtain a new passport, an evacuee must arrange payment as agreed upon via the promissory note," the website reads.

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 Post subject: Re: Here comes the story of the hurricane
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I'm reading "The Handmaid's Tale" and I just finished the part about the takeover. That act by the State Department is so similar it's scary in an actual non-internet-handwringing kind of way.

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Trump: ‘A Lot Of Shippers’ Don’t Want Me To Waive The Jones Act To Help Puerto Rico

What the Sam Hill is wrong with this man. Forgetting for a moment it's HuffPo (only linked because it was the first one I saw) this is something he said. :finger:

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Trump: ‘A Lot Of Shippers’ Don’t Want Me To Waive The Jones Act To Help Puerto Rico

What the Sam Hill is wrong with this man. Forgetting for a moment it's HuffPo (only linked because it was the first one I saw) this is something he said. :finger:

I truly hope, but am not at all hopeful, that people will learn from the disgraceful results of the protectionist Jones Act and realize that this is exactly what protectionism and "America First" and anti-competition policies cause.

The victims aren't usually so obviously victimized, so this provides a unique opportunity help people rethink their prior assumptions of policies that insulate American companies from competition.

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