So who else is in the path of Hurricane Irene?

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So who else is in the path of Hurricane Irene?

The shit is supposed to hit the fan around dinner time and last for 20 or so hours.

 

If you are morbidly curious, check www.scanct.com and listen to feed #1.  That is the fire department.  It might get interesting in a while.

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We're expecting rain and

We're expecting rain and wind, but it's mostly curving away from me and towards Quebec and the maritimes. Newfoundland is in for a show from what I've heard. As if they don't get enough crazy weather.

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It already went through my

It already went through my area. We were just south of where the eye wall hit the Northern cost of North Carolina. The bands started hitting us last night, but none of it was severe enough to do any great damage. There certainly are trees down somewhere and even my mom had a power outage briefly, but for the most part, my area escaped the worst of it.

But I am so pissed at Posiden right now. My boss told me not to come in today because he thought it would be slow because of everyone trying to get out of Irene's path.

And I am pissed at Ra, the Egyptian sun god for allowing the heating of the ocean to set up these conditions for Irene to occur.

If I only prayed to the right god none of this shit would happen. Next time I am going to pray to Allah, I am sure that will do the trick.

 

 

 

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Wait a second! Brian has electricity?

 

Like 20% of my area has been evacuated. Wow.

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Wait a second! Brian has electricity?

 

Like 20% of my area has been evacuated. Wow.

 

Posiden works in mysterious ways. That or my area got lucky due to the path, but what good is any explanation without a fictional super villain.

 

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Well, the storm should have been here a few hours ago but we are only seeing a mild breeze and less rain that a real storm.

 

Apart from buying a whole lot of disaster prep stuff, I really want to find out just how much wind it takes to stop a zippo lighter.

 

Also, Brian, real invisible beings have names which can be trivially rhymed.

 

Give me that real old time religion.

 

GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION,
GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION,
GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION,
THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!

 

We shall worship with the Druids
Drinking strange fermented fluids
RUNNING NAKED THROUGH THE WOO-OODS,...
and that's good enough for me.

 

It was good enough for Sapho
With her lady on her lap-oh
She put Lesbos on the map-oh
with her pagan poetry

 

We went off to worship Venus.
And by gosh you should have seen us!
Now the clinic has to screen us.
But, she's good enough for me.

 

Oh, Old Odin we will follow
And in fighting we will wallow
"Til we wind up in Valhallooooo,
And that's good enough for me.

Let me follow dear old Buddha
For there is nobody cuter
He comes in plastic, wood or pewter,
And that's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathrustra
Pray just like we usta
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                    I like the poetry BUT Sapho was a real person, a poet from Lesbos.  Never considered a godess.  She was the first writer of girl on girl action.

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Jeffrick,

 

I know well who Sappho was but it was in the source I did the cut and paste from.

 

In any case, it is now an established fact that a Zippo lighter will light a cigarette in a hurricane. The wooden matches which I had smuggled in from Canada do not.

 

I have no idea why I need my matches smuggled in from Canada but for some reason, matches bought at Canadian Tire are horridly illegal. I have even asked a deputy fire chief and he had no clue on the matter.

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In any case, it is now an established fact that a Zippo lighter will light a cigarette in a hurricane. The wooden matches which I had smuggled in from Canada do not.

 

I have no idea why I need my matches smuggled in from Canada but for some reason, matches bought at Canadian Tire are horridly illegal. I have even asked a deputy fire chief and he had no clue on the matter.

 

Not always. In a cat 4 or 5 it would probably not work. I have never tried this as I have always stayed inside a well built building during all the hurricanes I have experienced in Florida.

If they are strike anywhere matches many US states have made them illegal. In other states the cost to ship has resulted in most stores no longer carrying them.

 

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

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Rofl. That's funny. Never

Rofl. That's funny. Never heard of illegal matches before.

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

 

 

Cool it works in 70 mph.

 

Maybe your stores don't carry safety matches because of cost to ship. Your state may not have a law against them, it could just be cost versus demand.  You can find them at outdoor camping stores and army surplus stores usually. That's where I got them in Florida after the supermarkets stopped carrying them.

 

*edit* they appear to sell them on Ebay too, though they require ground only shipping.

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                    I like the poetry BUT Sapho was a real person, a poet from Lesbos.  Never considered a godess.  She was the first writer of girl on girl action.

Why am I not surprised that you know that history? What would internet porn be if she never existed? IT WOULD BE FUCKING BORING!

 

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

 

 

Mommy government doesn't trust you to not play with matches. They probably think that outlawing strike anywhere matches will prevent some kids from accidentally burning down houses. Not that I needed matches to start a fire when I was a kid... magnesium, magnifying glass or a couple sticks was plenty enough for me back then when I had a lot more time and patience. 

 

I mean really, we couldn't have anyone purchase matches that actually started a fire now could we? 

 

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Given the level of

Given the level of intelligence and education displayed by so many US citizens, they need that degree of 'mommying' from your government, except of course your government seems to be also mostly made up of similar dumb-asses.

Ours isn't all that much better, of course, but at least we aren't so hung-up on things like religion and gender prejudice that we can actually elect a female atheist as Prime Minister.

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Ah Bob.

 

You can't buy over the counter decongestant tablets around here anymore. Well, if you go to the pharmacist and snuffle a bit to prove that you have a valid use for them, you can. Because a pharmacist is better trained than a cashier to determine if you are trying to buy hundreds of boxes of the stuff to use in your clandestine amphetamine factory.

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Given the level of intelligence and education displayed by so many US citizens, they need that degree of 'mommying' from your government, except of course your government seems to be also mostly made up of similar dumb-asses.

Ours isn't all that much better, of course, but at least we aren't so hung-up on things like religion and gender prejudice that we can actually elect a female atheist as Prime Minister.

 

Some time ago, I ran across an Australian common sense warning on a package.  It was along the lines of "Don't put this plastic bag over your head, dumb ass".  But close.  Now, of course, I can't find anything on the internet that is similar.

 

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Ah Bob.

 

You can't buy over the counter decongestant tablets around here anymore. Well, if you go to the pharmacist and snuffle a bit to prove that you have a valid use for them, you can. Because a pharmacist is better trained than a cashier to determine if you are trying to buy hundreds of boxes of the stuff to use in your clandestine amphetamine factory.

 

There was a reason it was banned.  There are decongestant tablets on the shelves, they just don't have the chemical that is used in making meth.  I have a friend who griped about the ban for ages. 

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/meth_labs_nearly_gone_from_lin.html

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ALBANY -- Linn County law enforcement officials say a 2005 state law limiting access to over-the-counter cold medications containing a chemical used to make methamphetamine has eliminated many illegal drug labs.

There was only one meth lab reported in 2008 in Linn County and none so far this year. In 2003 there were 57.

Albany police say the last time they suited up in hazardous material gear was in May 2007 after the discovery of meth waste at an apartment.

Officials say the disappearance of labs has eliminated meth-related waste sites and dangerous living conditions in Linn County, particularly for children.

They warn that the drug is still a problem, but now it is coming mostly from Mexico.

 

Granted, they only cured the problem of meth being cooked here - plenty of other places it is cooked and plenty of people willing to transport.

 

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 All I know is that the

 All I know is that the stuff you buy off the shelf is useless.  USELESS, I TELL YOU!  I don't care if I have to get a TSA pat-down before I buy real Sudafed, that's the only stuff I'll take for sinus problems.


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Well, the specific chemical which I had in mind is the active part of sudafed. I wish to spend a few bucks for a handful of the stuff and the store brand can work for me.

 

Somehow, getting a prostrate exam by a pharmacists with both hands on my shoulders while attempting to buy one small box of this crap means that I am not fueling a meth lab.

 

How is this not Dover Pennsylvania level stupid?

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

 

 

Mommy government doesn't trust you to not play with matches. They probably think that outlawing strike anywhere matches will prevent some kids from accidentally burning down houses. Not that I needed matches to start a fire when I was a kid... magnesium, magnifying glass or a couple sticks was plenty enough for me back then when I had a lot more time and patience. 

 

I mean really, we couldn't have anyone purchase matches that actually started a fire now could we? 

 

Funny how you accuse me of interjecting non related subjects into a thread, but here you are doing it yourself. Now that you have, here is my translation of your shallow and childish view on government.

"MOMMY MOMMY I DON'T WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING ME WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD TO DRIVE ON"

I am so sick of your either/or bullshit.

You still don't get it. Since Regan the Republican polices have exploded the pay gap and created an economy time after time that creates bubbles and sets up socialized losses.

AGAIN, anything that is left to it's own devices, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC, can and will lead to a monopoly to the detriment of others.

Neither "no government" or "all government run" are good ideas.

You want "less government" but still don't want the responsibility that goes with it.

You are simply advocating "every man for themselves" and "let them eat cake".

A good government is not the property of one class but here in America we have the worst government money has bought. REPUBLICAN POLICY ALONE OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS has fucked the middle class, fucked jobs, lowered wages and exploded profits at the expense of the middle and poor classes.

We've tried it your way and it IS NOT WORKING. It is time the middle class and poor got their voices back and stop allowing themselves to be bullied by big money.

Drug companies charge up the ass. Insurance companies charge up the ass and on top of that deny care EVEN for those who have the ability to pay. Banks have fucked us over, car companies have fucked us over, and Wall Street is nothing more than a Vegas casino.

BUT people like you think it is ok to drive on the wrong side of the road.

THIS IS THE SAME SHIT THAT CAUSED THE GREAT DEPRESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

 

 

Mommy government doesn't trust you to not play with matches. They probably think that outlawing strike anywhere matches will prevent some kids from accidentally burning down houses. Not that I needed matches to start a fire when I was a kid... magnesium, magnifying glass or a couple sticks was plenty enough for me back then when I had a lot more time and patience. 

 

I mean really, we couldn't have anyone purchase matches that actually started a fire now could we? 

 

Funny how you accuse me of interjecting non related subjects into a thread, but here you are doing it yourself. Now that you have, here is my translation of your shallow and childish view on government.

"MOMMY MOMMY I DON'T WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING ME WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD TO DRIVE ON"

I am so sick of your either/or bullshit.

 

Ummm..... it is either/or. Either strike anywhere matches are legal or they are not. In AIGS state (and Ohio) they are illegal. I think it is an example of a stupid law. If you are going to criticize me for that opinion you can at least go through the effort to find some statistics showing that states where these matches are illegal have fewer instances of accidental fires or something and we can argue about whether the sacrifice of our freedom to buy strike anywhere matches is worth whatever number of lives may or may not be saved by the law. 

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Well PJTS, there are obvious limits to everything. Still, the Zippo clearly works in 70 mph wind.

 

Yes, I have strike anywhere in mind. The fact remains that men who are paid to run into burning buildings cannot account for the matter.

 

 

Mommy government doesn't trust you to not play with matches. They probably think that outlawing strike anywhere matches will prevent some kids from accidentally burning down houses. Not that I needed matches to start a fire when I was a kid... magnesium, magnifying glass or a couple sticks was plenty enough for me back then when I had a lot more time and patience. 

 

I mean really, we couldn't have anyone purchase matches that actually started a fire now could we? 

 

Funny how you accuse me of interjecting non related subjects into a thread, but here you are doing it yourself. Now that you have, here is my translation of your shallow and childish view on government.

"MOMMY MOMMY I DON'T WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING ME WHICH SIDE OF THE ROAD TO DRIVE ON"

I am so sick of your either/or bullshit.

 

Ummm..... it is either/or. Either strike anywhere matches are legal or they are not. In AIGS state (and Ohio) they are illegal. I think it is an example of a stupid law. If you are going to criticize me for that opinion you can at least go through the effort to find some statistics showing that states where these matches are illegal have fewer instances of accidental fires or something and we can argue about whether the sacrifice of our freedom to buy strike anywhere matches is worth whatever number of lives may or may not be saved by the law. 

Way to stare at my fingertip once again, when I am pointing at the moon.

You focus on this example when I am talking about your over all attitude.

"This is an absurd law, so lets get rid of all laws"

You have a carpet bomb attitude towards government. And the only time you value government is when it protects your money.

Pointing out one absurd law, and YES, there are, does not mean our goal as a country should be to  throw out any hint of government.

Now again, you ARE NOT going to get my sympathy at all when our pay gap and cost of living explode, while corporate losses get dumped on us. I'd say we have far more to worry about with our slash and burn economy than this pathetic example you brought up.

You have a "let them eat cake" attitude, which will lead our country to looking like one giant Tijuana. That may be your idea of competition, but like I said, it damned sure will never be my idea of competition.

 

 

 

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Way to stare at my fingertip once again, when I am pointing at the moon.

You focus on this example when I am talking about your over all attitude.

"This is an absurd law, so lets get rid of all laws"

You have a carpet bomb attitude towards government. And the only time you value government is when it protects your money.

Pointing out one absurd law, and YES, there are, does not mean our goal as a country should be to  throw out any hint of government.

Now again, you ARE NOT going to get my sympathy at all when our pay gap and cost of living explode, while corporate losses get dumped on us. I'd say we have far more to worry about with our slash and burn economy than this pathetic example you brought up.

You have a "let them eat cake" attitude, which will lead our country to looking like one giant Tijuana. That may be your idea of competition, but like I said, it damned sure will never be my idea of competition.

I'm not talking about an overall ideology. AIGS mentioned a very specific law in a specific state and I voiced my specific opinion about this specific law. I didn't bring it up.

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Well, the specific chemical which I had in mind is the active part of sudafed. I wish to spend a few bucks for a handful of the stuff and the store brand can work for me.

 

Somehow, getting a prostrate exam by a pharmacists with both hands on my shoulders while attempting to buy one small box of this crap means that I am not fueling a meth lab.

 

How is this not Dover Pennsylvania level stupid?

 

 

For everyone's information, Ohio Blue Tip are no longer made.  It may or may not be because of changes in the law(s).  Don't know.

What you can get is Diamond Strike Anywhere and that depends on your local laws as to whether they are readily available in your area or not.  I saw some posts on the internet that the Diamond are not as good as the Ohio Blue Tip.  Contact your local state representative or fire chief for details.

Sudafed - I am no help as I like the newer formulation.  The old formula would put me out for 12 hours.  Horrible groggy feeling.  And that was one tablet.  I am super sensitive to the stuff.  I can actually take the new stuff, get relief for my allergy symptoms, and not pass out for hours.  Sorry to not be on your side this time. 

It wasn't that people went into a store and bought cases of the stuff.  Very few were that stupid.  But they would go from store to store, picking up one bottle at a time.  So there wasn't an easy way for any one store to figure out that someone was buying megaquanties.  Hence, the law as requested by your local law enforcement.

Most of us are probably all on the same page about legalizing drugs and the sometimes ridiculous consequences of the current laws.

 

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Way to stare at my fingertip once again, when I am pointing at the moon.

You focus on this example when I am talking about your over all attitude.

"This is an absurd law, so lets get rid of all laws"

You have a carpet bomb attitude towards government. And the only time you value government is when it protects your money.

Pointing out one absurd law, and YES, there are, does not mean our goal as a country should be to  throw out any hint of government.

Now again, you ARE NOT going to get my sympathy at all when our pay gap and cost of living explode, while corporate losses get dumped on us. I'd say we have far more to worry about with our slash and burn economy than this pathetic example you brought up.

You have a "let them eat cake" attitude, which will lead our country to looking like one giant Tijuana. That may be your idea of competition, but like I said, it damned sure will never be my idea of competition.

I'm not talking about an overall ideology. AIGS mentioned a very specific law in a specific state and I voiced my specific opinion about this specific law. I didn't bring it up.

So, I don't care. . Complaining about one law wont distract me from your over all attitude to solving our economic problems.

"I earned my money and fuck everyone else if they don't make what I make". THAT is your attitude. You like to think that everything is simple and if people just work longer hours and pay more for the cost of living while the rich get richer and sit on their money and ship jobs overseas, more of that will solve our problems.

So while this particular law may be absurd, just like many blue laws are, the fact that you constantly bitch in general about government involvement says to me that you have your head so far up the ass of republicans that you cant see how the middle class and poor are being fucked over.

In Virginia you can buy beer at a 7-11 in most counties, unless laws have changed since I lived there, at 6am. But here in NC where I live now, you cant buy beer at a supermarket or gas station until noon. Yea, seems arbitrary and inconsistent, but what the fuck does any of this have to do with the cost of living and huge pay gap that is fucking the middle class and poor?

What would make you happy Beyond? When Americans work in sweat shops like China and India?

 

 

 

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Brian37 wrote:So, I don't

Brian37 wrote:

So, I don't care. . Complaining about one law wont distract me from your over all attitude to solving our economic problems.

Not trying to distract you. You seem to do a good job of that all by yourself.

 

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So while this particular law may be absurd, just like many blue laws are, the fact that you constantly bitch in general about government involvement says to me that you have your head so far up the ass of republicans that you cant see how the middle class and poor are being fucked over.

Obviously you have not read the volumes of posts I have written to you. I haven't voted R in over a decade. I vote exclusively 3rd party.

 

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but what the fuck does any of this have to do with the cost of living and huge pay gap that is fucking the middle class and poor?

I don't know, you tell me, your the one who brought it up. I was talking about stupid random laws that ought to be changed. In particular, a random law that makes it more difficult for me to purchase the type of matches I regularly use (and apparently AIGS likes them too). I kind of thought that other horse has been beaten beyond death. 

 

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What would make you happy Beyond? When Americans work in sweat shops like China and India?

 

I am happy. It would be nice if everyone was as happy as me.

 

 

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Can't blame the government for the Ohio Match company going out of business. It failed for purely economic reasons before laws against strike anywhere became trendy.

 

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Another meaningless politics

Another meaningless politics derail, huzzah. Only, there isn't any one culprit in derailing the thread, or making said derail quite meaningless in itself.

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Hello

We all know that the Hurricane was decreed by God Almight. The reason is not completely known. But we all know that back East that that's the bad part of town.

Hey Peppermint, you are more like a dirty diaper or a dirty set of rags (Isaiah 64:6) since you profess the rectal trash of atheism. Let me guess, lesbian?

Since you obviously are only emotionally involved in atheism because one of your parents absued you, which is absurd, you should consinder reason over emotion and actually bow your knee to your Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Respectfully,

Jean Chauvin (Jude 3).

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^ jean can't stop himself

^ jean can't stop himself from posting more lies and stupidity. It might be interesting to see if he is suffering from a neuralogical pathogen. Or maybe he just snorts too much cocaine.

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