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Is Irma as fake as The Donald?

Yes. 23 23.00%
 
No. 21 21.00%
 
Donald's fake, Irma isn't. 56 56.00%
 
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vivster said:
You really can't think of a single reason why the media would make up a big event that draws a huge audience to their websites and channels where by mere coincident also all of their advertisers are? Not a single one?

Make up or hype up, vivster? I'm worried for your sanity with this answer.



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spurgeonryan said:
Well they got huge ratings and we waited and waited and waited and then got mild flooding. Weather people do not care about reputation anymore, just money.

A storm not affecting you does not mean the threat was overplayed. There's currently severe flooding across Florida all the way up to Jacksonville, and the Keys are an absolute mess.



NintendoPie said:
d21lewis said:
Obviously not fake and it's better safe than sorry but as a resident of Southeast Georgia, it was quickly apparent that some things were being blown out of proportion. So many conflicting news reports and too many reporters seemingly enjoying getting people riled up. I went to work and my wife stayed home but many people in my area evacuated.

We even stocked up on supplies but I didn't think anything major would come of it--at least in our area. Savannah got flooded a little but it takes nothing to flood those streets.

Your neighborhood not getting it as rough doesn't necessarily equate to the media blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Besides, I do agree that the media tried to hype this up somewhat, but in this case they should. If they just released statements like "Hurricane Irma might, maaaybe ruin your home" no one would take it seriously. It's better to overplay things like this than underplay them.

No argument here.

I know Florida and of course the islands got pounded. And, like I said, better safe than sorry. We had people hording water etc in my area and gas stations running out of gas (with inflated prices, no less). Irma was reported as "The biggest hurricane ever" or something to that extent.

 

I'm not disappointed. I just watched a lot of sources and some were acting like it was the end of the world while others where saying someone more along the lines of "Be careful and do what's best for the safety of your family. If you think you'll be okay, you don't have to evacuate."

 

I'm in Georgia, though. I figured we were far enough away from the coast to be okay. Only had a power outage for about a day.



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spurgeonryan said:
Well they got huge ratings and we waited and waited and waited and then got mild flooding. Weather people do not care about reputation anymore, just money.

Just because you didn't bare the brunt of it doesn't alter anything , do you even know how forecasts work , it's never been an exact science , the reason is there are so many variables that can alter the outcome , having said that modeling and forecasting  have made great strides forward , plus anyone with knowledge of these systems knows that they  build their power over water, it's this warm water cold upper air dynamic that powers them so when they hit land they lose much of their strength , hence why Irma was downgraded , the problem is you don't know exactly when this will occur and to what extent. some hurricanes have been known to lose power over land and to pick up when the direction took them back out to sea , because of the fact that Irma was the most powerful hurricane recorded in the atlantic and the devastation it caused in the carribean , the prospect of widespread largescale destruction was well founded , and just because it didn't impact florida with the same ferocity  that the rest of the region endured, that is something to be grateful for rather than blame someone for and don't forget that it still took lives and caused in the US an estimated $50 billion or more in damages.  weather people are just doing their job their bank balance isn't tied to a storms final outcome.



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Meanwhile in St. Martin people are killing each other for water and scraps...



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spurgeonryan said:
Well they got huge ratings and we waited and waited and waited and then got mild flooding. Weather people do not care about reputation anymore, just money.

You got mild flooding. My company has distribution centers in it wasn't mild for them. Irma was more than twice the size of Andrew and more powerful.



9/11 was fake, Katrina was fake, the 2008 crisis is fake. Yeah, when something crappy happens you must expect this sort of responses, and you must also act as if at least 95% of them were people trying to troll hard. 



Hiku said:

It's correlated to climate change deniers in the right wing. Because both Irma and the hurricane before it were the biggest hurricanes ever recorded to hit their regions.
One person who claimed that hurricanes are a hoax, or exaggerated is Rush Limbaugh. He claims it's to sell more supplies like mineral water and batteries, and urged people not to fall for it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cNOainpKcE

Funny enough though, he conveniently said he "couldn't do his radio show for legal purposes" on the same weekend when most people in in Miami were told to evacuate because of Irma. (His show is also located in Miami.)
Gee, I wonder why...

People who believe things like this are dangerously stupid. To themselves, and to the rest of us.

Rush broadcasts from West Palm Beach, Florida, not Miami.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/05/my-analysis-of-the-hurricane-irma-panic/

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/06/i-never-ever-said-the-hurricane-was-fake-news-drive-bys/

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/07/why-the-drive-bys-are-lying-about-what-i-said-about-hurricane-irma/

 

 

 




Snesboy said:
Hiku said:

It's correlated to climate change deniers in the right wing. Because both Irma and the hurricane before it were the biggest hurricanes ever recorded to hit their regions.
One person who claimed that hurricanes are a hoax, or exaggerated is Rush Limbaugh. He claims it's to sell more supplies like mineral water and batteries, and urged people not to fall for it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cNOainpKcE

Funny enough though, he conveniently said he "couldn't do his radio show for legal purposes" on the same weekend when most people in in Miami were told to evacuate because of Irma. (His show is also located in Miami.)
Gee, I wonder why...

People who believe things like this are dangerously stupid. To themselves, and to the rest of us.

Rush broadcasts from West Palm Beach, Florida, not Miami.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/05/my-analysis-of-the-hurricane-irma-panic/

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/06/i-never-ever-said-the-hurricane-was-fake-news-drive-bys/

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/07/why-the-drive-bys-are-lying-about-what-i-said-about-hurricane-irma/

That's fine and all, but the fact that I mixed up Miami with another part of Florida is irrelevant as long as the threat of the hurrican applied to where Rush was broadcasting from. And it did. There was a warning for West Keys residents, and there was damager caused by the hurricane, police rescues, etc.



Furthermore, Rush can try to claim innocence all he wants, but unfortunately for him we have ears. We can hear what he said for ourselves. And he said that media are exaggerating the threat of hurricanes to get people to buy supplies.

First he says that 97% of the scientific community (who Al Gore cites) are wrong about man made climate change causing hurricanes to become bigger and more frequent, etc. (And btw the 3% who disagree were found to have errors in their reports, that when corrected come to the same assessment as the other 97%.) https://www.sciencealert.com/errors-common-in-the-3-of-climate-studies-that-reject-the-global-warming-consensus-study-finds

"You don't need the hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that hurricanes are becoming bigger and more frequent.
There's a symbiotic relationship between local retailers and media, and it's related to money. You have major industries that prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane.
...And then people go to the stores to stock up on water and batteries and whatever they need. The retailers spend a lot of money for advertising, and then media reports in such a way to create panic way far out which sends people into these stores."


When he says that the hurricane doesn't need to hit anywhere, just media threatening that it will, in order for you to go out and buy supplies like water and batteries, that is in fact telling people not to fall for it. And the consequences of that can be lethal if you listen to him.
And he clearly doesn't believe what he is preaching, when he seemingly makes up a story about why he can't broadcast that weekend, instead of just telling his audience the truth. Because he's ok with them dying as long as he gets his donations.

Even if his conspiracy theory was true, he's encouraging people not to spend a few dollars or take the threat as seriously when their lives could very well be in danger. When a hurricane is about to hit, only an idiot would not take proper precautions.
And Rush is no idiot. He went to a safer place. His audience? Fuck em.