David L

David L

  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    The other picture I'm getting is of compete cognitive dissonance. Miami Beach is being raised (roads & buildings) ditto the roads further N, yet sea-levek rise & GW are "fakes" Local politicians in Miami don't care why the sea is...
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    the people around Reagan had Soviet bankruptcy as a primary and very secret goal, but if they did it was well hidden. Whether or not it was a goal it certainly played a part. I suspect a lot of why...
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    84 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pournelle If you read back through the last few days posts he was musing about having to deal with flying and wheelchairs....
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    Though I'd probably not be calm enough to manage that. That was my point. Most people have a reasonable list. But the stuff is not where they can grab and go. Assuming they could find it....
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    However, other associated move-in-ready 'home' costs, such as furniture(e.g., IKEA), appliances and increasingly HVAC are mostly made in the PRC. HVAC are not that much made in PRC. At least not those used in the US. More and more are...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    think that used to be true when US manufacturing was a larger contributor into the US economy/financial system. Now, a natural disaster in the US is more likely to financially benefit the PRC economy/financial system. I'm guessing that like...
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    Cuba has a military-like precision in planning and executing hurricane-related evacuations ... So Cuba with its 3rd world economy is able to weather massive hurricanes, while the affluent US is scrambling? Seriously? You even alluded to the answer in your...
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    I think it depends on if a tower or two falls in Miami. American Airlines seat back magazine has lots of ads every issue for multi-million dollar condos, many/most of which are not even built yet. One of those falling...
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    Good luck with that. I was in Lowe's yesterday (for something else), and noticed all the good chainsaws were sold out. Ordered the small Husqvarna from the Garner one online yesterday but they called me and said the free case...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    For those homeowners who had loblolly pines in their yard before Fran, they were a problem, but in truth, I didn't see that many of them come down. The bigger problem was the number of hundred year old plus oak...
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    That's where the land for Umstead Park and Raleigh-Durham Airport came from. Most of those trees are only about 80 years old. Are you sure? The ones I've checked in the North Hills area of Raleigh seem to mostly be...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    and the elected representatives can't say a thing about it. Amazing that two separate governments with different rule books don't operate the same way. I think you were implying they couldn't stop him/her. But "can't say". Nope. Nada. No way....
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    Just heard Florida saying maybe 10+ feet of storm surge. It looks like the high tide for the Miami area matches the eye hitting Miami. This will be ugly for those on the east coast....
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    Had to look that word up. Anyway. This is the dominant tree in the area. 10s of thousand of acres. All about the same age. One of those things I'd like to research at some point. Round2Its and all that....
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Current track has Irma headed for the a bulls eye on Mark Meadows district. Could make for interesting discussions....
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    People keep talking about these hurricanes as if it's unprecidented. It was only about 10 years ago we had several years of multiple large strikes per season. Yes Houston is bad. And Irma may be worse. But 2004 and 2005...
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    Heh, and to think that an ecologist one time showed off a remnant loblolly pine savanna as a precious ecological jewel, full of rare plants. Maybe. But whoever decided to plant houses in the middle of such a forest was...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Well, good luck boarding up and such. Thanks. I expect I'll have to mainly tie down loose things in the yard. I will make sure I have a good backup of a few computer systems and then hunker down. This...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    In the UK, fuel costs will go up, and so will inflation (but not immediately). The Bank of England will then raise interest rates, so mortgage rates will go up, in a recessing economy. Just got back from a...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Looks like I have less than a week to evacuate Ah, you don't know where I live. Or where I'm currently hanging out which is not always the same. And gee thanks. I live on the east coast and like...
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    One is that I assume that in a week or two, we'll be considering Irma: Says you not living on the south east coast of the US. Looks like I have less than a week....
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    Plus, they can't use the GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, etc. Why not?...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    As long as N.K. holds Seoul hostage and has Chinese backing nobody will invade them, Why not Iron Dome? The real shame of all this is that nobody has tried to hold real peace talks that I know of, and...
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    About Harvey, Mumbai is hit about as hard, I think, bot the coverage is so insufficient. More people died. About coverage. First off CNN and it's kin are TV based. Without video there's not much for them to do but...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    with some built up areas in between Interesting phrase. I regularly move about in this area and it is more built up than 90% of the US. One day I realized I was on a SEVEN LANES in one direction...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Then along came one of those oh-my-gawd flooding events that still can happen on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Again. People should not live in disaster prone areas, right? Naw, the previous naysayers started yelling for help. I grew up...
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    ROTFL Only in comparison. Maybe. Sort of. Kind of....
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    claims Dallas-Fort Wort at 4 and Houston at 5. There are several competing MSA lists. How about this. They are both huge and growing like watered and fertilized weeds. (I spend about 10% of my time in the Dallas area.)...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Montreal ... Rather than banning all construction on flood plains* or saying "build wherever you want but we're not spending a dime saving your dumb ass if it's a floodplain", the local government is squabbling over complex formulas for reimbursement...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Trying to tie a single weather even to GW is very hard to do. We have records of nasty huge hurricanes going back to 1500 or so. You have to get into frequencies of events, decades long tracking, and, OMG,...
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