On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:30:49 +0200 Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 5:38 AM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com>
> On Aug 27, 2011, at 11:31 PM, Dennis Claxton wrote:
> > > So the power is not out at your place?
> > No. In our favor: the power lines are buried. The constant threat:
> > of ConEd facilities.
> I've been abusing the hell out of friends on Facebook who have been
> for sympathy over their lack of power. "You had a blackout? With no
> electricity? Why, you poor thing! Let me call some of my Gaza
> friends to
> tell them, and we'll all feel sorry for you together!"
> In fairness, though, a lot of people here are surprisingly concerned
> the East Coast.
The average northeaster is as least as powerful as Irene and much more destructive. We get those every winter. Of course those storms get hyped up too, but the hype over Irene is a bit silly.
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