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Old 11-19-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Superstorm victims still without power, three weeks later

As of November 16th, from Energy.gov:

"The 10th Hurricane Sandy-Nor'Easter situation report is now available. As of 9:00 am EST, there are 2,129 customers without power in the State of New York. This is a decrease of 22,932 customer outages from Tuesday's Situation Report. The combined total peak customer outages from Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter (reported in the Situation Reports) are 8,661,527: 8,511,251 from Hurricane Sandy and 150,276 from the Nor’easter Storm, respectively."

I refuse to call these monsters by their nicknames. "Sandy" - such a friendly little nickname for such a vicious beast. The trend towards 'hurricane casual' is even lamer than big business and government's plethgora of exclamation marks. What next, storms called Spot, Top, Ace, Sis, Bub, or Mom? At this point I wouldn't doubt it.

Much more appropriate than these Sandys would be those bad old gods and bible names. You can start with the As and work from there. Start with that god "Az...." something then on to Beelzebub (or, BeezleBub if preferred). When you get to J there'll be no shortage of these badass names. Use those "wicked" places, too, like Hades and Sodom. Or Torquemada and Cotton Mather. How about Quetzalcoatl, Hitler, or Inquisition? Come on, people, let's get real here!

(Today, November 19, more flooding is expected for the hardest-hit regions. But watch CNN, etc. put a happy Thanksgiving spin on it by Thursday: "I shivered with no power for three weeks but kept alive grazing on grass in the backyard...but now that the weather's warmed up and the ground's soft, I can give my dead children a proper Christian burial with this branch of the tree that conked me and broke my arm, but which is Miraculously scooped out just right for digging on its end! And the other arm still works just fine! God is Good!")

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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You can put this kind of stuff here...

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Good stuff Catsratz...funny and depressing...but funny mostly.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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No sympathy for those without power! God knows He tried to warn them - His prophet Jim Bakker repeatedly offered "the fuelless generator" so that believers caught in the power failure could sit in comfort and laugh at their neighbours freezing in the dark, and for only a measly nineteen hundred bucks.
I saw the testimonial with my own eyes where an elderly woman chatted with a relative on her cell phone, charged from the fuelless generator, which also ran the lights, the nice warm electric blanket she was under, the refrigerator, the TV, and she was preparing to also plug in a stove to cook some of those dehydrated beans, a 20 year supply which Jim, God bless him, sells for only a thousand dollars.
It's amazing how that fuelless generator - well, it's really a battery and an inverter - could power all that stuff, and for how long, but then the Lord isn't constrained by the laws of physics, is He! And we know what an honest man Jim Bakker is.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Jim Bakker repeatedly offered "the fuelless generator" so that believers caught in the power failure could sit in comfort and laugh at their neighbours freezing in the dark, and for only a measly nineteen hundred bucks.
Yeah, but somebody goofed and shipped the air-conditioned doghouses instead

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Sandy the Superstorm is an unfortunate symptom of global warming, and yet some still say global warming is not true:

http://ravingatheists.com/forum/show...9&postcount=11

Especially this line:

Climate change will go down as the greatest scientific fraud of this century.

We need to get our systems in place to deal with these superstorms until we find a way to deal with global warming! Continuing to hide from these facts will only result in more tragedy.

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