Hurrican Ian

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First giant hurrican to hit the west coast of Florida in some decades.

Should be fun, hopefully not too many causalites.

I'm just outside the flood zone and near a major hospital so hopefully won't lose power for too long.

Got candles, a flashlight, books, water and some produce and dry food.

I'm moving soon, getting one last hurricane in. :D
 

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Not to be a killjoy, but the idea of any casualties tends to be mutually-exclusive with the idea of fun.
On a long enough timeline we're all casualties

We have sinned against nature, she cares not about a few men, women and children here and there. If we do not change our sinful ways she will take us all.
 

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Humanity is lost and confused. Clearly we need a new god. The god we need is right beneath our feet. We think we can adapt to her on our own schedule when we get around to it. It'd be funny if it weren't so tragic.
 

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Not to be a killjoy, but the idea of any casualties tends to be mutually-exclusive with the idea of fun.
And you call yourself a video gamer.


Watching this one. No chance of direct impact in Alabama, but you never know.
 

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If it is bad, I wonder how DeSantis will respond? Will seek any of that detested Federal government aid?
 

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If it is bad, I wonder how DeSantis will respond? Will seek any of that detested Federal government aid?

I heard he's trying to use illegal aliens for sandbagging in likely flooding areas.
 

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I'm not sure it's so much a sign of 'Gaia's wrath'. More about our willingness to underinvest, serially, in important ways. We're still very early in the AGW crisis story, well-within where the wealth generated by fossil fuels completely overwhelm the increased environmental hazards ... we just refuse to spend that wealth wisely.
 

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"We"? Most of that wealth is controlled by like 160 guys

Hmmmmn, the wealth yes. Income less so, and we're still pretty dumb on the long-term thinking. But your point is still true. Yes, 'we'. They're within the 'we', and we let them.
 

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Hmmmmn, the wealth yes. Income less so, and we're still pretty dumb on the long-term thinking. But your point is still true. Yes, 'we'. They're within the 'we', and we let them.

But like don't you think we need to let them or else we pull society down around our ears, or something like that? Property rights?
 

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160 people don't burn thru most of the resources.

We're responsible for our own consumption.
They kind of do, by directing the production of the masses. It is our employment that generates a lot of our environmental resources, and a lot of peoples employment is to make ~160 people richer.
 

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They kind of do, by directing the production of the masses. It is our employment that generates a lot of our environmental resources, and a lot of peoples employment is to make ~160 people richer.
True but if they all died tomorrow they'd be replaced by 160 similar and nothing would change.

Sitting amongst the spoils of modernity wringing one's hands about evil men @ the top is a bit useless, no?

Our values are manipulated before we can even understand language but it's still our responsibility to decide how to live our lives.
 
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