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Ertxiem

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Hurricane Irene
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:43:24 PM »

I hope everyone is OK, after Hurricane Irene has passed.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 09:08:15 PM »

I share your sympathies, Ert, hopefully not too many people were injured, as it would be somewhat illogical to hope for no injuries or damages.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 01:43:21 PM »

I have gone through a Category 5 and Category 3 hurricane.  The same people in the northeast who were unwilling to help Texans are now asking for help dealing with damage caused by Category 1 hurricane.  I have been without power for three weeks during the Texas summer and I had to help my friends who lost their homes, so I can sympathies with people who had to deal with hurricane damage.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 09:22:26 PM »

I can also sympathize with people that get hit during hurricane season. Have never been through a huuicane myself, I can never know what it is like, however, I have enough intelligence to assume what it would be like. I however, have been throughvarious snow storms which people's houses gave caved in and that front doors have evened been blocked by snow. It's not the same thing, but it has similarities. I hope no one, or anyone, anyone knows got hurt.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 05:07:50 PM »

Did anyone on this forum actually get hit by Irene?

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 07:37:19 PM »

In a



sort of way.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 04:19:59 PM »

In a



sort of way.
Ditto. I didn't see much of it, as I'm landlocked.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 10:51:40 AM »

Ditto. I didn't see much of it, as I'm landlocked.
Vermont is landlocked and they get hit pretty hard.  I evacuated far inland from a hurricane and I still lost power, lost plumming, had to cut and move fallen trees, and all those other things caused by strong winds and fallen powerlines.

With FEMA being underfunded this year due to the unusual number of natural disasters, I hope Irene victums are getting what they need.  Even though FEMA is only 0.4% of budget, Congress can't agree on how to fund it.  Democrats want to increase the deficit for the extra money needed, while Republicans want transfer the money that is being given to clean energy programs (especially after the Solyndra bankruptcy) to programs involved in disaster relief.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 07:09:24 PM »

No one wants to increase the deficit.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 10:37:09 AM »

No one wants to increase the deficit.
They want to get the extra money by selling more bonds (i.e. increasing the deficit).