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Just when did a “Snow Storm” become a State of Emergency?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    RANT ON. Aw come on National News Talking Heads.... When did a Snow Storm become a State of Emergency, and National News... I can not EVER remember Walter Cronkite, or David Brinkley, telling us all about the Weather on National News... Is this really what people of this nation need to know from their National News Reporters... Good Grief, give the Nation a Break.... RANT OFF
  2. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    The snow storm might be the only credible story you'll get from the media,,,:D
  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    There is no Weather Channel,etc, they all sell ads and will play any game it takes to get you to tune in, and like all TV, as less and less people watch it, it has to do more and more grandstanding to get you to listen to their ads.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    I agree wholeheartedly, BT. Any sensible person knows if they live in an area subject to winter storms and should make appropriate arrangements prior to an event impacting them.
  6. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Tell what does NOT cause a National Emergency any more ???? Dog crossing road ? Cat in a tree?
  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Wait,I'm confused here,Global Warming should have kicked in by now?
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    And even then will be exaggerated.
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Yea, Global Warming! How's that going?
  10. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Under normal times we would be backside deep in snow around here.. One could consider global warming except we have had low snow years. That just suckers those commiefornians into a false sense of security only to be blind sided by eight foot snow falls and roads blocked for a weeks and roofs falling in!! It has happened before, it will happen again..I

    Love how they curse this land when the snows come..
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  11. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    dang right @Ura-Ki [winkthumb] [winkthumb]

    we are enjoyin some serious global warmin right now [sarc1] [sarc2] .. .. tis almost 20 below in some places .. ..
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  12. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Sir @Dont indeed .. .. actually they should be grateful fer the snow tis gonna help with the drought

    hopefully .. ..

    :) :)
  13. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I was thinking the same thing today while listened to the news. If today's weather was happening in the middle of June it might deserve this sort of reporting. It's as if they had never lived through a winter before. Forty years ago "Dangerously low temperatures, snow accumulations in excess of eight inches and sustained high winds" sounded like pretty good sledding weather to me. Now we have to shut down everything and run around like the sky is falling.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
  14. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Personally I am loving it, knew it was coming days in advance, didn't if we were going to be snow, rain or ice. Turned out to be about 2 inches of rain, with a 1/4 inch of ice and a 7-8 inch snowfall. Guess tomorrow temps drop into the teens and give me every reason to feed the hogs and chickens fast and get back to the wood stove, pot of coffee and the latest book I am reading. Flip the news on now and then to see the 24/7 coverage of this epic winter event............... that has slightly little more impact on my life than the Government shut down, which to say is very little effect.
  15. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    As a friendly reminder to all the snow flakes that the government may not be able to save their stupid ass should they do something dumb, like try to drive down a closed state highway and get stuck in a snow drift.
  16. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey++

    There are a LOT of stupid people out there. I saw it tonight cold temps, wind-chill and a threat of snow, but dozens of people left home in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops...and all of them complained about the cold.
  17. Swedish woman

    Swedish woman Monkey

    i think it depends on how much snow. i think that we can speak if it is an national emargancy when tere is more than 2 meters off snow such as in austria and germany on these moment.
    for us it is a pleasure all those snow, we have fresh water , the lake is deep frozen so for some water we dont't drill holes in the ice, that we do only to catch some fish for food now.
  18. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    1 inch of snow is an emergency for London.
  19. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    True story. I once drove from Boston to near Philadelphia in white out conditions, closed highways and state of emergency with huge snow drifts...in a Subaru Justy. No problems. [LMAO]

    justy. (This is exactly what it looked like, too!)

    NOW THIS WAS A STORM: 1993 Storm of the Century - Wikipedia (not the one I drove in, but my brother did and he killed his Yugo after making an emergency 50 mile trip home).
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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    It is the fault of people having 24/7 news and weather now. The Weather channel has phrases like polar vortex plus they name winter storms. Winter Storm Harper is hitting the East. Things seem to have become more hysterical. Growing up, the only time people would get ready for a storm was if the word, Nor'easter was said. Then we would fill the bathtub with water.
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