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is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:23:28 am »
We got 1" in DC.
Definitely time to hit  the bunker.

Schools are closed.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 10:54:26 am »
1 little  inch??   Hells bells, I have 10" here in New Jersey.   Up to my butsky in snow.   Had to shovel for 30 minutes just to make an area for the poochie to pee!

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 11:21:08 am »
We got 1" in DC.
Definitely time to hit  the bunker.

Schools are closed.

1 little  inch??   Hells bells, I have 10" here in New Jersey.   Up to my butsky in snow.   Had to shovel for 30 minutes just to make an area for the poochie to pee!

Well, DC has always been described historically as a pseudo-southern city, AKA "the swamp". Those southern crackers don't know what to do with snow.  >:D :P

We got 2-3" here in Ohio in the last blast.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 01:15:20 pm »

Damn you. I love snow. Brings back memories of childhood.   What a joke this is. This shyt is already melting.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 02:44:51 pm »
I got about 2-3 inches.  I feel blessed it wasn't more.  We usually get tons of snow and my husband pulls out the heavy duty snow blower we have.  We were spared.  Thank you, God!

We're not spared from the absolutely awful wind and cold.  We lost power this morning for 3 hours.  That means no water, no sewer and no cooking.  I don't have a generator and even if I did, I wouldn't be able to power everything in the house.  If they didn't get the power back on, we would have had to leave.

I'm sure not looking forward to the Arctic blast of cold we're going to get over the weekend.

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 03:00:56 pm »
The wind *is* awful. It seriously lowers the perceived temperature. Just nasty.

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 09:57:22 am »
We got about 4-5 inches here in central NJ. I dont know what all the hysteria is about.

Though I did see a hipster in skinny jeans and flip flops at the Dunks on yesterday morning while it was snowing. I snickered and he called me an asshole. I said I might be an asshole but I am not stupid wearing flip flops when its 8 degrees.

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 10:10:13 am »
We got about 4-5 inches here in central NJ. I dont know what all the hysteria is about.

Though I did see a hipster in skinny jeans and flip flops at the Dunks on yesterday morning while it was snowing. I snickered and he called me an asshole. I said I might be an asshole but I am not stupid wearing flip flops when its 8 degrees.

I agree with your snicker but...

To me that's pretty intense for a random encounter with a stranger in a public place. I thought people in my area were becoming dicks. I have yet to be called an asshole by someone I don't know in public.  ???

Anywho, 4-5 inches will mildly paralyze my area if it comes down in one storm. It will take about a day of digging for schools and some businesses to re-open for normal hours. It's handle-able, just an strong inconvenience.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 01:50:14 pm »
4-5 inches isn't bad.  I thought you got more snow where you live, Gorn.  In NJ you always get those nasty nor'easters, even if you live inland.  I live in the snowbelt area of NJ so we get some pretty big storms.  Last year we had a big storm that dumped 36 inches of snow.  I had to use a shovel to get the snow off my car.

I lost a big tree today to the wind.  It was probably a 75 footer.  It snapped in the wind like a twig and fell sideways.  If it fell forward in would have reached the house.  The winds have been unrelenting for two days now.  They're really strong here because I live in a higher elevation.  They sound like a train is coming.

Tonight it will be about 3 below 0 with heavy winds and same thing tomorrow.  This feels more like the Arctic than NJ.  Yuk.

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 04:09:01 pm »
I could never understand the physics behind the wind breaking such massive 100 year old trees. It would seem that the root system goes way down and out. Yet it breaks it in half like a chop-stick, or tears it out with the entire root system.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 05:25:18 pm »
We got about 4-5 inches here in central NJ. I dont know what all the hysteria is about.

Though I did see a hipster in skinny jeans and flip flops at the Dunks on yesterday morning while it was snowing. I snickered and he called me an asshole. I said I might be an asshole but I am not stupid wearing flip flops when its 8 degrees.

I agree with your snicker but...

To me that's pretty intense for a random encounter with a stranger in a public place. I thought people in my area were becoming dicks. I have yet to be called an asshole by someone I don't know in public.  ???

Anywho, 4-5 inches will mildly paralyze my area if it comes down in one storm. It will take about a day of digging for schools and some businesses to re-open for normal hours. It's handle-able, just an strong inconvenience.

People are getting nastier and nastier. It was already pretty bad when Obama was in office but since Trump the liberal crowd has been off their meds. This is not the first time I have had encounters here like this, there is just no civility any longer.

While the election was happening people were unhinged. I had a woman scream at me in public that Bernie is not a communist after me and my friend were standing there making fun of Bernie and calling him a communist. It was a private conversation. I also saw a guy flip out and start yelling that Hillary is not a criminal to someone in the super market.

A couple of weeks ago I had a gay guy in the gym call me a dick because I told him that he should not be pouring water onto a censor that controls the temperature in the sauna. I  used to see people doing this when the sensor was by the door - they would put wet towels on it to try to make it hotter. So the gym moved it and put a metal cover with bolts on it. So he was pouring water through the slot on to the sensor. I said there is 120V in there and it controls the gas that heats the rocks. First he called me a dick and all I said is its not safe, you could be electrocuted and cause a fire. Than he said I should mind my business and he got really nasty. So I walked out and went and found the manager.

But yes people are nuts.

As for the paralyzing with the snow, in NJ people flip out now with the snow. Not just a little upset - I mean like it was an apocalypse.  I attribute it to people being soft and weak today. They have no idea what hardship is so any little thing happens and they can't cope. They aren't prepared for anything - definitely not the weather and nothing else for that matter. They don't know how to use tools or do what needs to get done, all they know how to do is sit behind a computer.

When I was a kid when it snowed regardless of how cold it was we would be out in it all day till my mother dragged us in. Of course we were prepared for it, we had proper clothing - that means ski coat/pants, boots, gloves, hat. Today I see people that don't even own a hat or a pair of water resistant gloves. When the guy called me an asshole I was dressed for winter - ski coat, gloves, hat, scarf and hiking boots. Meanwhile this tard is in skinny jeans and flip flops and shirt. Come on.

My own theory is that when the apocalypse comes that a large % of the population is going to eat it hard. They just aren't going to make it.

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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 05:47:01 pm »
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My own theory is that when the apocalypse comes that a large % of the population is going to eat it hard. They just aren't going to make it.

You are right. 3/4 of the population, or 80%.   All the fedgov people who rely on the system for everything.

They wouldn't know how to dig out potatoes from the ground or pick apples from the trees.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 05:53:31 pm »
My own theory is that when the apocalypse comes that a large % of the population is going to eat it hard. They just aren't going to make it.

Thin the herd... it would be about time.

I can visualize the guy calling you an asshole being hauled to the hospital to have toes amputated due to frostbite.
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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 01:14:38 pm »
I think a lot of people are crazy because they listen to the lies spewed by the MSM.  Did you ever watch some of the Weather Channel coverage of storms lately?  You would swear the world was going to end today because its cold outside.  Every storm or cold snap is now Armageddon.  The cold temperatures are actually part of global warming, according to that weather guru, Al Gore.

NJ is full of liberal nuts and they're a bunch of babies.  They live in an alternate universe, IMO.  I'm glad my part of NJ is more like PA than North Jersey.  This is farm country.  People hunt here.  They grow their own food.  Everyone has a gun.  I've seen a couple of flip-flop wearers on occasion here.  They're usually heading for the Starbucks. Not only do they not know how to dress in winter, they can't make their own damn coffee.


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Re: is everyone MIA in this snow apocalypse?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 01:44:13 pm »
I think a lot of people are crazy because they listen to the lies spewed by the MSM.  Did you ever watch some of the Weather Channel coverage of storms lately?  You would swear the world was going to end today because its cold outside.  Every storm or cold snap is now Armageddon.  The cold temperatures are actually part of global warming, according to that weather guru, Al Gore.

NJ is full of liberal nuts and they're a bunch of babies.  They live in an alternate universe, IMO.  I'm glad my part of NJ is more like PA than North Jersey.  This is farm country.  People hunt here.  They grow their own food.  Everyone has a gun.  I've seen a couple of flip-flop wearers on occasion here.  They're usually heading for the Starbucks. Not only do they not know how to dress in winter, they can't make their own damn coffee.

Agreed about the PRNJ - People's Republic of NJ. Where we bought our new house is more rural and is as you describe.