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#303069 - 09/10/17 05:31 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: pdx rick]
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a nuclear bomb


I don't know what it would do in the short run, but in the long run maybe a few million cases of cancer? There would still be a lot of wind to spread the fallout.

If you dropped it in the eye, I would think it just super-heats the air and add energy to the hurricane. You might get the equivalent of a Category 6 or 7.

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#303071 - 09/10/17 05:55 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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I was thinking in terms that the device would break-up the structure of the hurricane.
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#303072 - 09/10/17 08:23 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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#303073 - 09/10/17 08:45 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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#303098 - 09/14/17 04:20 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Boy!! The CONservatives at Breibart are soooooo GRRRRRR mad about Donald J cutting a DACA deal with Chuck and Nancy - and no wall, my computer screen nearly caught fire because the posting counter is spinning so fast! laugh
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#303099 - 09/14/17 05:00 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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I wrote on Breitbart:

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I think I'll turn on Fox News to so I can see some skirt and legs through a glass table to cheer myself up.


LOL I got a ton of up votes. Do I know the Breitbart audience or what? smile
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#303100 - 09/14/17 07:40 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: pdx rick]
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Well, I'm back online. It wandered a bit east rather than further west as I expected so I got slammed pretty good. Surrounding forest kept most of the wind over my head and the flooding was within the normal range and well below my floor. Four days without power, water, or phone were uncomfortable but not too bad once the generator was running and my (rather massive) store of food was safely refrigerated and frozen rather than packed on ice.
Here's a heartwarming rescue story with a (possibly) tragic ending...

The morning after the storm I drove out the dirt road to see how things looked, at first it looked totally normal, all the skinny little pine trees I expected to be down were still standing and the road was clear without any debris to speak of. Then about a half mile out the road just disappeared. A wall of fallen trees blocked it completely. That was as far as I was going until a crew with chainsaws got it cleared. On the way back I saw something move on the road, turned out to be a catfish, maybe 300 feet from the little lake he probably lived in. I had just fed the chickens and had a bucket with me so I scooped him up, brought him back home and dumped him in my creek. One lucky catfish. But the next day, sitting with my neighbors at the breakfast nook looking out on the flooded back yard, there was a Great Blue Heron wading on my(former) lawn. Sure enough, he scooped up a catfish about the same size and swallowed it as we watched. One not so lucky catfish.
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#303103 - 09/14/17 10:42 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Glad you made it through, Greger.

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#303105 - 09/15/17 02:49 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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On the other hand, you did manage to feed a Great Blue Heron! It's just the great circle of life, my friend. At least you didn't get out the frying pan and have the catfish for dinner.

Glad you made it through okay.
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#303106 - 09/15/17 02:54 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: matthew]
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Power went out again four hours ago, internet still up so I'm running computer on generator. Doesn't look like it's gonna get fixed tonight so I've gotta hook up the fridge and freezer to generator again.
A wicked little thunderstorm came through and knocked it and there's no telling how long before someone gets back out here in the swamp to fix it.
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