Random Tuesday

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Registered: 10-23-2001
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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 11:14am

What worst weather experience have you lived through

What is your favorite color

Do you donate to chariites online

Name one thing (or two...) that is on your mind right now

 

 

 


 


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Registered: 02-20-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 11:00pm

Not to mention that with landlines completely wiped out, cell signals jammed, and very spotty wifi, communication is difficult at best. My sister went down early this morning. She worked a 20 hour day covering utter devastation and has no idea when she will be returning to her home and her own family. 

I think it is safe to say that I know better than anyone on here dogging the media just how hard the media works and how hard they try to get it right. The fact of the matter is, the reason the numbers were off was b/c of the communication difficulties. They can only report the information they have--and sometimes the information they get is wrong. Ever play the game telephone? Are you right 100% of the time?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 10:46pm

What worst weather experience have you lived through

I've had tornadoes touch down nearby. I recall one storm in which baseball sized hail did a number on my house and car...

What is your favorite color

Generally, blue. But never for cars. 

Do you donate to charities online

Yes.

Name one thing (or two...) that is on your mind right now

ATM--I'm thinking about my day tomorrow.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:51pm
Well, split among all the vultures, the carrion from 24 dead people just doesn't go very far. Especially since some of the victims were so tiny.
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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:47pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
It's grossly inaccurate to even try and guess the number of casualities until actual numbers surface.... But newsrooms do a good job at that all.the.time.

And?   They are reporting to a public who gobbles that crap right up. obviously. Or some people wouldn't be so disappointed when the numbers drop from 51 to 24.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:42pm
It's grossly inaccurate to even try and guess the number of casualities until actual numbers surface.... But newsrooms do a good job at that all.the.time.

 


 


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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:37pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I agree... We're finding out now that 24 died not twice as many like originally reported?  Gee!</p>

You sound disappointed that it's not more.

Given the massive and overwhelming devastation over a 40 square mile area, the difficulty first responders had just to GET to some of the areas because of the debris, and the duplication of reporters (those rescuing, those in triage, those in the temporary morgue areas), it's incredibly unreasonable for anyone to hold the reporters (both among the responders and among the media) to have anything even remotely close to an accurate count in less than 24 hours. It's not that difficult to image there was overlap in the reported numbers.

And blaming the media would be the height of hypocrisy, since if they WEREN'T right there reporting the disaster from the start, I can only imagine the condemnation they would be facing from the same people who are now so disappointed  there are "only" 24 people confirmed dead, instead of 51.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:36pm

What worst weather experience have you lived through

Every coastal storm is an adventure where I live now, but the blizzard of 1978 was the worst actual experience. It took me several days to get home and no electricity for two weeks.

Wait - lost my truck during Hurricane Bob, a tree fell on it, but I never liked that truck, so I appreciated the insurance once it was totaled.

What is your favorite color

Blue

Do you donate to chariites online

Yes. I like some non-charitable crowdsourced project too.

Name one thing (or two...) that is on your mind right now

OK peeps and work

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 6:24pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
What scared me when we lived in Texas were no basements. My brother in the hill country has a basement but along the coast they are scarce or non-existent.

Don;t have them in central Texas either because of the rock bed.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 6:23pm

I've been fiddling around setting up a regular deduction for the JDRF but I'm not sure. We donate to the SPCA once a year, I write a check or we donate food/supplies.

 

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 6:19pm
What scared me when we lived in Texas were no basements. My brother in the hill country has a basement but along the coast they are scarce or non-existent.

 


 


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