There are dozens of websites out there offering absolutely objective oversight given the fact that they apparently hate everyone. Again, you’re going to have to sift through the chaff and the wheat, but at least with these websites, you HAVE chaff through which you can sift, unlike through mudstream media’s usual “slant the hell out of it” news stream.
I am SERIOUSLY doubting CNN’s “Worst Hurricane Ever” sales pitch. Sounds to me like they’re either trying to win the Most Over-Sensationalized Reporting of the Year Award or simply trying to keep what few viewers are left.
But let’s look at some of these so-called “statistics:”
1. Strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea…
Irma had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and a barometric pressure of 914 hPa (lower is stronger). While strong indeed, hurricanes Wilma, Gilbert, “Labor Day”, and Allen beat Irma, both in terms of sustained wind speeds and lower (stronger) pressure. Allen (August 5-9, 1980) was the strongest with 195 mph winds and a pressure of just 899 hPa.
As for strongest ever, that record belongs to 2015’s Patricia, at 200 mph winds and 880 hPa.
2. Longest Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm-tracking began…
Perhaps, but “Cuba” (November 5-8, 1932) beat Irma’s 75 hours, coming in at 78 hours as a Category 5 storm.
3. No storm on record has maintained winds 185 mph or above for as long as Irma’s 37 hours.
Perhaps true, but this is a REALLY obscure fact, and would require pouring over tons of raw and minute data not generally reported to the public.
4. It prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas, and potentially the largest in the US.
Second, while 6.3 million people were ordered to evacuate, “The low estimates for the actual number of evacuees is 700,000 people” (Source: Boston Globe)
So, call it 1 million people who ACTUALLY evacuated.
Well, gee, you can order 30 million people to evacuated, but that’s not a “record.” Records are set by how many people actually evacuated, and that number looks to be roughly 1 million.
So, NO RECORD THERE…
5. 1.3 million people without power…
On July 13-14, 1977, 9 million people experienced a power outage in New York City. Hell, hurricane Sandy knocked power out to roughly 8 million people.
UPDATE (20170911-1630 hrs EDT): The news is now saying “millions without powers” and refuses to specify numbers. Technically, “million” is anything over 1 million. However, I see they now added, “nearly 6 million people are without power.” Ok, that’s substantial, and commensurate with the fact Iram stretched beyond both Florida’s east and west coasts while raking it south to north. However, New York still has ’em beat.
Again: NO RECORD.
6. 15 feet of maximum storm surge…
“Katrina’s powerful right-front quadrant passed over the west and central Mississippi coast, causing a powerful 27-foot (8.2 m) storm surge…”
UPDATE (20170911-1630 hrs EDT): News agencies are now saything that while a storm surge of 10 to 15 feet was projected, that the storm surge was “nowhere near that bad.” So, what was it? Seven feet? Eight?
Again: NO RECORD.
7. 185 mph top strength…
NOPE! Tied with Wilma, Gilbert, and “Labor Day”, but beat by Allen.
Again: NO RECORD.
8. “95% of all buildings that Irma damaged when it hit Barbuda…”
Sorry, CNN, but damage to small islands enroute to the U.S. does not count. I really don’t care how many huts were blown down.
As for damage to Florida’s buildings, it looks like nearly all the buildings designed to withstand hurricane-force winds…
…actually withstood hurricane force winds.
Again: NO RECORD.
Was Irma big? Yes. Was it fast? Yes. Did it cause significant storm surge? Yes.
But it wasn’t the biggests, fastest, floodiest hurricane on record, nor will it be the most expense. Nothing will top Katrina’s $108 billion price tag, although Sandy and Harvey came within $40 billion of doing so.
CNN, you’re caught LYING YOUR ASS OFF yet again!
Meanwhile, ABC’s news report, Hurricane Irma, By the numbers, is a far more appropriate piece of journalistic integrity.
A friend of mine stated this morning on Facebook, “As for the LGBTQ crowd, I have a ‘Live and Let Live’ policy. We all should follow that.”
I’m sorry, my friend, but I follow God of the Bible, and Jesus Christ, who showed us the way. In particular, with the adulteress at the well, he loved her (saved her from being stoned to death, no less!), but he did not allow her to persist in her sin: “Go, and sin no more.” Our Bible: “Male and female he made them,” yet the LGBTQ crowd wants us to believe there are a dozen or more genders? Phooey. I do not accept that because God’s word says that’s false. It also says homosexuality is a sin, an “abomination before the Lord” in Romans chapter 1, clear as day. Unless, apparently, you’re blinded by sin.
I accept the Bible.
Along with the Bible, I also accept the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
In highlighting and denouncing the sins of this small segment of society who demands that We the People pay for their elective medical care, I am freely exercising my religion, one which God’s word clearly indicates what we all are to do:
“In the first four chapters of 1 Corinthians, Paul introduces a shameful problem in the church. The Corinthians proudly attach themselves to certain leaders, whose teaching seems to disclose a “wisdom” not known or taught by other teachers, and certainly not by Paul or his fellow-apostles. These cliques and factions are undermining the unity of the church and are a denial of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In chapters 5 and 6, Paul calls attention to two other problems plaguing the church: immorality and lawsuits.
“Chapter 5 is not actually about the immorality of one church member, as much as it is about the pride and passivity of the entire church in response to this sinner. It is not until the end of chapter 6 (verses 12-20) that Paul exposes the evil of immorality.”
“Live and let live” is a secular — and sinful — approach to the problem, which is the fact that that the LGBTQ group not only wants everyone to adopt the “live and let live” mentality towards them, but they want us to believe that it’s somehow good.
It is not good. Adultery is not good. LGBTQ is not good. Abortion is not good. Murder is not good. They are ALL SIN. Not only does the Bible state, “hate that which is evil; cling to that which is good,” but I refuse to allow my tax dollars to pay for evil i.e. their indulgence in sin.
“Live and let live?” Phooey! That’s how Rome fell. I worked too hard supporting and defending my Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic to allow America to fall to either class of enemies, especially while being being aided and abetted by foolish Americans who are suckered into a “live and let live” attitude, much less an, “Oh, let’s help them!” attitude.
True, this is America, and people are free to sin against themselves and god it they want to, even with other consenting adults. If they want to engage in evil, then they can damned well create pools of funds out of their own pockets to pay for their sin, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to allow them to further their evil with my tax dollars or parade their sin around our nation’s public schools as “good” when God Himself says “sin is evil.”
That’s not only foolishness, but it’s how countries fall, how they are rotted from within.
Not on my watch.
Yes, it’s a HUGE uphill challenge. Most Demoncraps have been inundated with contrived news stories, tons of well-crafted lies, and volumes of misinformation from their primary brain-sucking news feeds for so long they’re no longer able to separate the chaff from the wheat, able to recognize right from wrong, what’s factual from what’s pure donkey kong, etc.
Then again, they just might be idiots.
It’s time to infiltrate the anti-American idiot’s network, and bring them down. Sign up, but please do NOT use your FB logon creds… That would require a facepalm! Instead, pick some names out of the phone book, a first name here, a last name at least several pages distant, and create a completely fictitious e-mail address (most e-mail addresses are, in fact, not representative of anyone’s actual name nor any part thereof). Then, sign up with that.
Once you’re in, post comments like, “Ok, I hear what you’re saying about X, but what about Y and Z? I mean, both Y and Z are established facts. We can’t exactly toss them out the window just because we’re trying to shove X down America’s throat, can we?”
By doing so, you imply camaraderie with the individual’s support for X (which is often largely fictitious) but are expressing genuine concern about real issues Y and Z, hopefully posted with links, which force them to read something about Y and Z, preferably from a politically neutral site, until such time as they either blink three times and realize, “Oh,” or they fall short and relapse into troglodyte “to hell with Y and Z!” fashion.
If you reach one of the “Too hell with”-ers, leave them be. As Don Quixote noted quite well, it’s like tilting against windmills. They’re not worth your time or effort. If you’re on FB, BLOCK them. If you’re on a vBulletin site, put them on “ignore.” You don’t have to advertise the fact, even though I did go so far as to put, “Ignore status: x, y, and z” just so that those on ignore would get it, along with everyone else.
But if you reach someone what pulls up short with an, “Oh,” then you’ve come across a thinker, someone in the Demoncrap party who actually has a brain, but who has until this time simply been so absorbed into the Demoncrap pipeline, such as their 92.06% cornering of the news market such that no real, objective news ever gets through.
But you’ve managed to reach them with a bit of reality, on the Internet, via a message forum, discussion board, whatever.
Now’s the time to repeat the somewhat diminutive approach of trying to appeal to what’s left of their intellect without offending them into a full-on offensive mind-closed response such as we saw when Demoncraps galore were stealing (or trying to steal) Trump signs out people’s front yards.
Believe it or not, I find Demoncraps actually respond far better to this line of inquiry than any sort of direct confrontation that gives them an out by being able to label you as a “conservative,” “Trump-lover,” “Republican,” etc. HOWEVER, as long as you don’t cross their intellectual threshold and can actually remain “inside their reaction line,” you have a FAR greater probability of emotional and political impact than if they identify you as an outsider to the point where they cut you (and your input) off altogether.
So, when you’re signing up for these groups, please take the time to fill out your profile with comments like, “I’ve voted for every Democrat candidate since Roosevelt. The second one.” No, don’t use that one, it’s mine. 🙂
And sadly, many Demoncraps are far too gone having been sucked into the idealisms and lies of the Demoncrap party to ever see the light of reason. I would name names like “Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton,” and many others, but to be honest, Demoncraps don’t have any sort of hold on wrongdoing within our federal government. Countless Independents and Republicans have ABUSED their position the same as have the aforementioned names.
By the way, here’s the Demoncrap Underground website from which more than half of this shit is festering like a damned wound. Dive in, right the wrongs, and let’s nuke this propaganda shit clean off Mother Earth in it’s entirety.