Who is this "Mitch" anyway?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Who is this "National Hurricane Center" and why are they spreading gloom and doom over some "Hurricane" called Mitch? What right have they to scare people out of their homes, as if a "wind" could blow their houses over. This kind of fright mongering should not be allowed in the media. Frankly I doubt that this "threat" even exists and I don't plan to move from my gulf coast home regardless of how they try to scare me. A storm that powerful simply cannot exist and I don't plan to listen to the propaganda masters any further...
MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch, one of the fiercest Atlantic storms on record, whipped the Caribbean Tuesday with vicious winds and lashed the Mexican and Central American coasts with heavy rains that threatened to trigger deadly mudslides and flooding. Mitch was extremely dangerous and capable of causing ''catastrophic damage,'' the National Hurricane Center said.
-- Brad Waddell (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1998
<<<<<< Is going to help Brad pack.
<<<<<< Knows he is JUST kidding.
<<<<<< Will take him water if not.
Brad, you've dont it now pal......
-- consumer alert (email@example.com), October 27, 1998.
Brad, you forgot something. "It's probably just a scare tactic by some airline companies trying to make a buck by flying you out of there!" :-)
-- Gayla Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1998.
And those bottled water folks. And the plywood companies. They're all in on this thing.
As for me, I'm going surfing. The waves are picking up as we speak.
-- Steve Hartsman (email@example.com), October 27, 1998.
And, if by some remote possibility, the hurricane really does happen, it is due to all those people who tried to warn you that it was coming, and to prepare. By talking gloom-and-doom, they made it happen.
-- Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1998.
This so-called Hurricane Mitch is nothing more than ammunition for those who are bent on living a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's all just needless some hype by battery, flashlight and candle manufacturers who want to make a quick profit and get rid of old stock on hand. I think these doom and gloom weatherman are helping to create this climate of hysteria and should be held accountable. After all, everyone knows we're near the end of the hurricane season and this just can't happen. They wouldn't let it happen. -------------------------Mitch is my son's name : ) ------------
-- Michael Taylor (email@example.com), October 27, 1998.
I wish that there was a law to stop this internet hoax stuff. Like there could be a storm that strong, its the "la neno" people again , trying to be a Paul Revere and tell others,!!!! Quick run for the hills!!!!
-- Ron (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1998.
Steve, now you're a gloom and doom blowhard if I ever heard one: really, could "the waves be picking" that far north? Exaggerations, hyperpola's, parabola's and trapazoids, that's all these over blown wind bag types know. Its not going to be that bad - just two weeks ago I talked to somebody on the Florida coast and he said it was sunny with light winds down there. And he knows weather too, so you know who I'm going to believe.
And the government going to launch a rocket soon - you know they wouldn't do that if there were a real storm coming.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (email@example.com), October 27, 1998.
The government will never let that hurricane hit our coast! We're in the almighty U.S.A. fergawdsake! They'll stop it and the worse we might feel is a little wind and rain.
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1998.
I wanted to post my response to this thread earlier, but I was busy stockpiling food and water. Almost got arrested when my neighbor asked what I was doing. Told him I was getting prepared for Mitch, and he said I was a 'Hursterical' gun-nut militia wacko, and the conversation deteriorated quickly.
Glad he straightened me out, though. Made me realize how stupid I was to believe what I heard from so-called self-appointed experts. Planning a big party this weekend with stuff I stored... no point letting it all go to waste!
-- Arewyn (email@example.com), October 28, 1998.
Brad --Genius, pure genius.
I got a big ol' belly laugh. Thanks.
-- Donna Mittelstedt (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 1998.
Arewyn.... 0?0 you made my day.....laughing so hard i am crying. You are ALL toooooo funnyyyy
-- consumer alert (email@example.com), October 28, 1998.
With a little differnt twist..........I've just discovered the silver bullet for Mitch.....Just position Congress, The Senate and Ba, Ba, Ba...Bill along its path and there will be so much hot air that the Earths rotation will change.
-- CP (Spoonman@prodigy.net), October 28, 1998.