February 27, 2010

8.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Chile Early Today
— Dave in Texas

200 miles southwest of Santiago.

Tsunami warnings generated for Chile and Peru across all Pacific islands and the Pacific rim, including most of Central and South America and as far as Australia and Antarctica.

Article says the biggest one ever recorded in Chile, a 9.5 in 1960 generated waves that killed as far away as Hawaii, the Philippines, and Japan.

DrewM.: Having spent some time in Chile I just wanted to add a few thoughts.

First, Chileans are some of the nicest people I've ever met. They are friendly, kind, hard working and almost everyone I met loved America. They are also a very proud people.

Second, this is an area that has suffered from earthquakes before. Walking through Santiago you notice a strange mix of buildings in terms of styles and age. When I asked about it I was told that it was because when earthquakes, some survived and some collapsed. When they collapsed, new ones were put up giving you this odd mix of buildings.

Reminders of the power of nature, especially geological are all over the country. I went up into the Andes and you can drive off into huge side canyons. There were boulders that were the size of office buildings and dozens of them in each canyon. It was amazing.

On a political note...they are not all that far removed from the Pinochet dictatorship. They are very proud of the political and economic progress they have made and rightly so.

It's a quirky and in someway strange country but for the most part it's a beautiful and welcoming one. I pray they will be ok.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at 02:03 AM | Comments (500)
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1 Earthquakes are caused by climate change.  Climate change is caused by Bush.  Bush's fault!

Posted by: Tom in Korea at February 27, 2010 02:11 AM (+gX1+)

2

Were are all the Morons?

8.8 is one big ass earthquake. Tsunami may hit Hawaii by 11:00 local time.

Started snowing again last night -- got three more inches. We must have gotten 24 inches by now.

Posted by: Tinian at February 27, 2010 02:14 AM (7+pP9)

3 Not good. Conception is going to be in bad shape.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 02:32 AM (0Wf6c)

4 How long before we hear that the US military earthquake machine caused this from space? 

A tsunami is supposed to be on the way ... shout hit Hawaii and California this afternoon.

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 02:33 AM (x49/7)

5 http://fwd4.me/HJp

tsunami map

Posted by: bill at February 27, 2010 02:34 AM (x49/7)

6 We obviously need to pump more liquid CO2 into the ground.

Posted by: sTevo at February 27, 2010 02:36 AM (L7hMd)

7 God help all those poor people.  I hate to ask this but can America afford to throw more guilt money at the impoverished and tragedy stricken nations?

Posted by: katya at February 27, 2010 02:41 AM (DW6Bo)

8 1987 world series earthquake at 7.0, everyone trying, scared, hitchhiking to get out of the city. Bay Bridge collapsed.  Can't imagine 8.8 quake.

Posted by: Zella at February 27, 2010 02:44 AM (Xf9pN)

9

The article stated that the earthquake was 22 miles below the surface.  Would the damage have been even worse if the depth was half that much?

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 27, 2010 02:50 AM (Vu6sl)

10 There was one in Japan yesterday as well...connected?

Posted by: CanaDave at February 27, 2010 02:51 AM (9MgYG)

11 Damn, that was pretty quick.

We just had an earthquake off of Okinawa [6.9] the other day, so I figured there'd be a 'follow up' quake on the other side of the 'Ring of Fire'.

But this fast?  And this big?

Hmmmmmmmmm.

Anybody know where Rumsfeld is?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at February 27, 2010 02:51 AM (lYKj1)

12 Now Obama is using the Bush earthquake device to distract from the ObamaCare debacle.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 27, 2010 02:53 AM (Vu6sl)

13 What is it going to take for you idiotic denialist wingnuts to wake up and realize that global warming is real and it's here!

Posted by: Moonie the Moonbat at February 27, 2010 02:57 AM (1fanL)

14
>>We must have gotten 24 inches by now.

Wow..2 feet of snow!

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2010 02:58 AM (Dxfei)

15 Conception is going to be in bad shape.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 07:32 AM (0Wf6c)

I don't think so.

Posted by: The back seat of the parents' car at February 27, 2010 02:58 AM (1fanL)

16 God help all those poor people.  I hate to ask this but can America afford to throw more guilt money at the impoverished and tragedy stricken nations?

Posted by: katya at February 27, 2010 07:41 AM (DW6Bo)

As long as it's privately thrown.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 02:59 AM (1fanL)

17
Pat Robertson blames the quake on the Chileans who insulted God by not sending money to his 700 club. On Drudge.




j/k


Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2010 03:04 AM (Dxfei)

18

Posted by: The back seat of the parents' car at February 27, 2010 07:58 AM (1fanL

I was originally going to say, "Things are looking bad for Conception," but I figured that would leave the door WIDE OPEN.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 03:08 AM (0Wf6c)

19 My wife is Chilean, having difficulty getting in touch with her relatives...pray. Still waiting for expert analysis from Danny Glover.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 03:09 AM (qxQ5E)

20 Here's the latest bulletin.

Posted by: Dusty at February 27, 2010 03:10 AM (fFk/c)

21 So where are the fucking Americans?  Why's there no help yet?

Posted by: The Fwench at February 27, 2010 03:10 AM (ucq49)

22 My wife is Chilean, having difficulty getting in touch with her relatives...pray.
Still waiting for expert analysis from Danny Glover.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 08:09 AM (qxQ5E)

That sucks.  It could just be infrastructure damage though.  Chile is not exactly a 3rd world country, especially the cities, so the survival rate should be very good.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 03:11 AM (1fanL)

23 So where are the fucking Americans?  Why's there no help yet?

Posted by: The Fwench at February 27, 2010 08:10 AM (ucq49)

Know what'll be bad?  If America ever has something like this happen.  Ain't nobody gonna come help us.  Did we get any significant aid during Katrina?  Anybody send us a few bucks?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 03:14 AM (1fanL)

24



Here is a list of deadly earthquakes that registered at least an 8.5 magnitude, not including the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile early today.

— May 22, 1960: A magnitude 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami killed at least 1,716 people.

— March 27, 1964: A magnitude 9.2 quake in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and ensuing tsunami killed 128 people.

— Dec. 26, 2004: A magnitude 9 quake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 226,000 people in 12 countries, including 165,700 in Indonesia and 35,400 in Sri Lanka.

— August 13, 1868: A magnitude 9.0 quake in Arica, Peru (now Chile) generated catastrophic tsunamis; more than 25,000 people were killed in South America.

— January 31, 1906: A magnitude 8.8 quake off the coast of Ecuador and Colombia generated a tsunami that killed at least 500 people.

— November 1, 1755: A magnitude 8.7 quake and ensuing tsunami in Lisbon, Portugal killed an estimated 60,000 people and destroyed much of Lisbon.

— July 8, 1730: A magnitude 8.7 quake in Valparasio, Chile, killed at least 3,000 people.

— August 15, 1950: A magnitude 8.6 earthquake in Assam, Tibet, killed at least 780 people.

— June 15, 1896: A magnitude 8.5 quake Sanriku, Japan, caused a tsunami that killed at least 22,000 people.

— November 11, 1922: A magnitude 8.5 quake on the Chile-Argentina border killed several hundred people.

— November 7, 1837: A magnitude 8.5 magnitude quake in Valdivia, Chile generated a tsunami that killed at least 58 people in Hawaii.

— October 20, 1687: A magnitude 8.5 quake in Lima, Peru destroyed much of the city.

h/t..USGS

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2010 03:14 AM (Dxfei)

25 A diversion created by the Scandic Hegemony and Jooz. They know no bounds.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:15 AM (D7/BU)

26 The U.S. will use this earthquake as an opportunity to take over Chile.

Posted by: Michael Moore at February 27, 2010 03:16 AM (Vu6sl)

27 Seem to be coping pretty well.  Police and fire responding, order maintained, etc.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 03:18 AM (1fanL)

28

More fall out from uh, uh, the failed policies of the past administration.  Now, bow your heads for I am before you!

 

OsamaHusseinIslamObama 2012'

(the terrorist-Uighur-ACORN-media choice)

-It's never too early to campaign-

  

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!) at February 27, 2010 03:18 AM (GNEhT)

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2010 03:19 AM (Dxfei)

30 God, look at the number and magnitude of aftershocks so far.  These are just the 5+ ones.

Posted by: Dusty at February 27, 2010 03:19 AM (fFk/c)

31 Wow, this was quite a clang. Who dissed Gaia? Those poor folks.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:22 AM (D7/BU)

32 22 a lot of her family there are elderly, she's worried about their ability to deal w/the trauma and access to services if needed. Its a very seismic area, the country seems prepared, time will tell.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 03:27 AM (9d8c8)

33 this is just more proof that climate change is REAL, that it's going to KILL US ALL, and that the only thing that can stop it is nationalized healthcare

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos. esq at February 27, 2010 03:27 AM (KOkrW)

34 I wonder if it was an uplift event. If so, perhaps some unlucky clams are out of the water today.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:38 AM (D7/BU)

35 If so, perhaps some unlucky clams are out of the water today.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 08:38 AM (D7/BU)

Just gather them when the water recedes.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 03:40 AM (JrWTI)

36 Oh dear, the twit on CNN just asked a scientist if all these recent quakes was the effect a larger problem.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 03:40 AM (IDaI3)

37
is this gonna turn into another chili recipe thrad?

Posted by: This is Amy Fishop, the killah whale at February 27, 2010 03:41 AM (RVZkD)

38

Oh dear, the twit on CNN just asked a scientist if all these recent quakes was the effect a larger problem.

 

gosh DARN those pesky plate tectonics!

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 03:43 AM (KOkrW)

39

is this gonna turn into another chili recipe thrad?

put chili in large container

SHAKE WELL

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 03:44 AM (KOkrW)

40

1987 world series earthquake at 7.0, everyone trying, scared, hitchhiking to get out of the city. Bay Bridge collapsed.  Can't imagine 8.8 quake.

Yeh, I can't either. I was off at college during that one. I've been through 6.0s, but just can't even comprehend anything that much bigger.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 03:47 AM (Be4xl)

41 36, Oh, Lord. Journalists. Scientist: "Um, yeah, kinda sorta, assmunch. The Earth is pretty much made up of molten rock and worse stuff and the crust that supports your dumb ass is comparable to the skin on an apple. So, yeah, there is a bigger problem behind all this earthquake stuff."

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:48 AM (D7/BU)

42 Hmm...

Look at that, terrible earthquake and yet most Chileans are going to be alive and the ones who are injured can be taken care of.

Sweet!

I was not wrong in picking Chile as my main bug-out destination two years ago.

Posted by: Deety at February 27, 2010 03:49 AM (aVzyR)

43 Stand by for media idiots to breathlessly report TEH DETH TOLL every 30 minutes. No shit lots of people are going to die in a major-league subduction earthquake. Do you have to update us every time it goes higher?

Fuck, CNN was reporting a death toll of 6 earlier today. No shit! 6? Possibly it might go higher?

Fucking media ghouls. That's one thing Don Henley was actually right about.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 03:50 AM (0Wf6c)

44 There were some shots on TV of big, skinny buildings that got a little mangled, but were still standing. Chileans are pretty badass, I guess.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:51 AM (D7/BU)

45

gosh DARN those pesky plate tectonics!

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 08:43 AM (KOkrW)

Laff, wingnut, but the tectonic plates move because the Earth Mother Gaia is burning up with a fever inside.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 03:52 AM (1fanL)

46 1987 world series earthquake at 7.0, everyone trying, scared, hitchhiking to get out of the city. Bay Bridge collapsed.  Can't imagine 8.8 quake.

Yeah, and remember, the scale is logarithmic, so this quake is almost 100 times stronger than the '87 quake.  Which was the most exciting part of that World Series, btw.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 03:53 AM (1fanL)

47

Laff, wingnut, but the tectonic plates move because the Earth Mother Gaia is burning up with a fever inside.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 08:52 AM (1fanL)

It's millions of degrees in there.

Posted by: Albert Gore, Jr. at February 27, 2010 03:53 AM (JrWTI)

48
Don Henley said a lot smart stuffs.

Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 03:56 AM (RVZkD)

49 The World Series Quake was in 1989. The Martian Invasion was in 1987. Sheesh.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 03:56 AM (D7/BU)

50 Chileans are pretty badass, I guess.

Chileans ARE bad-ass. 

But mostly smart and weirdly, sweet.



Posted by: Deety at February 27, 2010 03:57 AM (aVzyR)

51 I'm guessing 40 hours from the earthquake until the first story by our intellectual superiors blaming this on glowbull worming and the failure to socialize the US healthcare system.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 03:59 AM (0Wf6c)

52 But mostly smart and weirdly, sweet.

Posted by: Deety at February 27, 2010 08:57 AM (aVzyR)

You must be a chick with nice gazongas.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:00 AM (1fanL)

53

Laff, wingnut, but the tectonic plates move because the Earth Mother Gaia is burning up with a fever inside.

 

It's millions of degrees in there.

 

you're both wrong. it's turtles all the way down

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 04:00 AM (KOkrW)

54 Does the Chilean govt. deny global warming?  This is what they get.  They must be racists

Posted by: Danny Glover at February 27, 2010 04:00 AM (j4xgZ)

55

Which was the most exciting part of that World Series, btw.

For years, I would start twitching at the sound of Al Michael's voice.

And it was Oct. 17, 1989, for the record. The day I learned that the media would lie and make up stuff just to keep talking.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 04:01 AM (Be4xl)

56

i saw don henley and the iggles at invesco field in 2000

the guy's a major league horse's ass

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 04:01 AM (KOkrW)

57 The World Series Quake was in 1989.

Sheesh.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 08:56 AM (D7/BU)

Sue me.  I didn't care about California before not caring about California was cool.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:01 AM (1fanL)

58 If the Rethuglicans and Teabaggerz hadn't distracted The Lightworker with their evil HealthCare Summit, this could have been prevented.

Posted by: eman the Moderate at February 27, 2010 04:02 AM (D7/BU)

59 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 08:09 AM (qxQ5E)

Another think.  If they do need help, they'll be a whole lot better equipped to receive and distribute the help.  I'm sure that's not going to make your wife feel better.  I'm trying.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:04 AM (1fanL)

60

you're both wrong. it's turtles all the way down

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 09:00 AM (KOkrW)

Clearly, the use of high intensity agricultural techniques and genetically modified seed is causing changes to the diet of these turtles, and the flatulence thus induced can be expected to cause many more such catastrophic events.

Posted by: 2000 sociologists, wymens studies profs, and other esteemed scientists at February 27, 2010 04:06 AM (JrWTI)

61

Clearly, the use of high intensity agricultural techniques and genetically modified seed is causing changes to the diet of these turtles, and the flatulence thus induced can be expected to cause many more such catastrophic events.

Posted by: 2000 sociologists, wymens studies profs, and other esteemed scientists at February 27, 2010 09:06 AM (JrWTI)

I told you so.

Posted by: Al Gore, Internet Inventor at February 27, 2010 04:07 AM (1fanL)

62

I'm guessing 40 hours from the earthquake until the first story by our intellectual superiors blaming this on glowbull worming and the failure to socialize the US healthcare system.

40 hours? No way. Esp. with a big earthquake in Japan recently, plus Haiti. It's perfectly clear that the fault (ha) lies with the big evil country up north.

And by perfectly clear, I mean "clear" only to people in Hollywood who think it's because we are thinking about drilling for oil in Alaska.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 04:09 AM (Be4xl)

63 THESE TURTLES CRY OUT  for federal protection

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 04:09 AM (KOkrW)

64

changes to the diet of these turtles

You had to feed them chili with meat and they just are trying to find more!!!11!

Posted by: Hollywood Liberal and Earthquake Expert for CNN at February 27, 2010 04:11 AM (Be4xl)

65

on the menu today:

Chilean Sea Turtle

Posted by: wolfgang skankadopoulos, esq at February 27, 2010 04:13 AM (KOkrW)

66 I've got a turtle's head poking out of my ass.

Posted by: Michael Moore, Renaissance Man at February 27, 2010 04:14 AM (1fanL)

67 It's 2012 man, but it's here early.  Not on South American time but on Japanese time.  The planet is exploding. 

Run!  Run for your liiives!!

Posted by: Woodie Harelson at February 27, 2010 04:14 AM (bvDV5)

68 dude it's like Krypton, only eleventy times worser

Posted by: Jor-el at February 27, 2010 04:16 AM (KOkrW)

69 I see a hockey stick forming.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:16 AM (D7/BU)

70 The IOC should have picked Chicago.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:17 AM (D7/BU)

71 TMI, eman, TMI.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 04:17 AM (Be4xl)

72 This is all just a Republican attempt to distract us from the real issues.

Posted by: Barack H. Obama at February 27, 2010 04:18 AM (1fanL)

73 Hugo Chavez should be getting nervous.  The first salvo from the mighty US Earthquake weapon was short (Haiti).  The second was long (Chili).  We should just about have the range right now.

Posted by: Dastardly Dan at February 27, 2010 04:18 AM (+SZAJ)

74 You must be a chick with nice gazongas.

WRONG!!!

I am a nice chick with gazongas.

From a letter one year ago:

...On the chance that one would have to restrict one's options to the Western Hemisphere, Chile is a clear winner.  Also a very pretty country with rugby to boot.  Language is somewhat of a barrier, but not too steep for someone who has spent most of their adult life in the Southwest, especially as compared to learning Chinese, Hindi or Japanese.  (BTW in addition to being extremely weird [tentacle pron ], the Japanese are HUGE racists, you freakishly large, pasty, round-eyed gaijin.)...



Posted by: Deety at February 27, 2010 04:19 AM (aVzyR)

75 is that a hockey stick in your active earthquake fault, or are you just happy to see me?

Posted by: Jor-el at February 27, 2010 04:19 AM (KOkrW)

76 71,

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:20 AM (D7/BU)

77 I hate to ask this but can America afford to throw more guilt money at the impoverished and tragedy stricken nations?

I was in Concepción a little over a year ago.  Chile is actually the most free, democratic and prosperous nation in Latin America by most measures and according to agencies and NGOs that measure those sort of things.  (Funny how freedom and prosperity seem to coincide.)  I think there's less chance of aid sent by generous Americans to Chile being squandered or stolen than in many other places in the world, you know, like the U.N.

Posted by: Reiver at February 27, 2010 04:21 AM (Q6Rx0)

78 The live camera feed at Chaiten Volcano is still working. Not sure if all the smoke and steam is normal.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 04:21 AM (421j5)

79 I am a nice chick with gazongas.

Posted by: Deety at February 27, 2010 09:19 AM (aVzyR)

Let me TOUCHE them.  One thing I admire about South Americans, they dig hot chicks.  I want to go to Carnivale before I die.  Waay before, so I can sample the local fare.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:22 AM (1fanL)

80

this thread cries out for busty japanese lesbian sea turtle pron

Posted by: Jor-el at February 27, 2010 04:23 AM (KOkrW)

81 Fuck the link-thingy!!! Why can't minx do anything normal?

Here.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 04:23 AM (421j5)

82

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 09:21 AM (421j5)

Linky stinky.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 04:24 AM (JrWTI)

83 Should refresh before I do shit like that.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 04:25 AM (JrWTI)

84 It appears the "light skinned people"of Chile don't have that much of a problem with a quake a full 30% stronger than Haiti's quake.  78 dead vs 230,000.

The president of Chile's quote:

She said Chile has not asked for assistance from other countries.

Clearly these RACIST Southerns know something!

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 04:27 AM (2+9Yx)

85 Volcanoes getting frisky, too? Dang.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:28 AM (D7/BU)

86 hey dananjcon

Via Jake Tapper on Facebook, here’s the State Department number for those concerned about friends or relatives traveling in Chile: 1-888-407-4747

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:28 AM (1fanL)

87 Quakes around the "ring of fire" often happen close in time. 

God, PLEASE don't let San Francisco and Nancy Pelosi drop into the ocean!

We would miss the cable cars.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 04:29 AM (2+9Yx)

88 The president of Chile's quote:

She said Chile has not asked for assistance from other countries.

Wow.  This makes me want to drown them in assistance.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 04:29 AM (1fanL)

89 Quakes around the "ring of fire" often happen close in time. 

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 09:29 AM (2+9Yx) 

Stay out of my personal business, or I'll fart in your general direction.


Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at February 27, 2010 04:30 AM (1fanL)

90 this thread cries out for busty japanese lesbian sea turtle pron Posted by: Jor-el What thread doesn't?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:31 AM (D7/BU)

91 indeed sir

Posted by: Jor-el at February 27, 2010 04:32 AM (KOkrW)

92 the Weather Channel is in full on oh shit mode

Posted by: Jor-el at February 27, 2010 04:33 AM (KOkrW)

93 Are these earthquake clusters part of the beginnings of birth pains in Mark 13:8? Not inserting doom and gloom, mind you. But the promise of the creation of something wonderful at the end of what are prophesied to be unparalleled bad times. For example, I know that women experience the trauma and pain of childbirth and still get pregnant a few months later, as if the screaming and anguish never happened. The trauma is somehow forgotten in a way that they actually have sex again. Must have something to do with the awesomeness of new life. In other words, it'll be worth it. When it does happen, it should prove to everyone beyond all doubt that He is Who He says He is and that He has been saying it all along because this was predicted in a book that has been available in one form or another for over a thousand years. But, it won't.

All that being said, I really hope scholars that say there will be a pre-trib rapture are right. I only have so much SPAM, water and ammo stocked up.

Posted by: TEOTWAWKI (another frightened pansy on dmt) at February 27, 2010 04:37 AM (OXIwN)

94 OT:  I blame the Canadian women's hockey team:

As you read this, an emergency shipment of condoms is desperately making its way across Canada to the West Coast city.

Health officials in Vancouver have already provided 100,000 free condoms to the roughly 7,000 ahtletes and officials at the Games. That's about 14 condoms per person. But as of Wednesday, those supplies started running dangerously low.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 04:37 AM (VuLos)

95  Just stay 'clam,' people. It's  not the end of the world.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 04:37 AM (oeESr)

96 I'm scrunching up my face like I'm crapping out a piano sideways, and then I'm going to say something really cool. Here it comes.

Posted by: Pat Robertson at February 27, 2010 04:38 AM (D7/BU)

97

96  Just stay 'clam,' people. It's  not the end of the world.

Yet.  The end is near when chaos rises again (which will occur in 17 days for N. America).

/Wishing and praying for everyone affected by the quake.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 04:39 AM (9hSKh)

98 Yet.  The end is near when chaos rises again (which will occur in 17 days for N. America).

St. Paddy's blowout planned, Kratos?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 04:41 AM (JrWTI)

99 Raining buckets in San Diego and my DirecTV is down. The end is near!

Posted by: arhooley at February 27, 2010 04:43 AM (soatC)

100

#99  St. Paddy's blowout planned, Kratos?

lol, I didn't realize the N. American release of GoW3 was around St. Paddy's day.  Now that you mention it, sure.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 04:45 AM (9hSKh)

101 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 04:45 AM (VuLos)

102 Earthquake? Where? What?! Crap! I love that restaurant!

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at February 27, 2010 04:45 AM (D7/BU)

103 The key here is The End Of The World "As We Know It". Don't be such pussies like me. Man up. There's only so much room on Jesus' UFO, and I've called dibs on some seats.

Posted by: as we know it at February 27, 2010 04:45 AM (OXIwN)

104 It's starting to look like the tsunamis coming off this quake are going to be pretty bad.

Hawaii is predicted to get hit with 10-15 footers, American Samoa is undergoing evacuation of coastal areas, the Philippines and... well... just about everywhere in the Pacific AO is looking at potential bad day ahead.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 27, 2010 04:48 AM (PD4OH)

105 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. Posted by: Tami Those are even the dog hates you numbers.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:48 AM (D7/BU)

106 surf's up, puny humans

Posted by: Mother Earth at February 27, 2010 04:49 AM (KOkrW)

107 Any Kraken sightings?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:50 AM (D7/BU)

108
Off topic:  this showed up in my in-box:

HARRY REID TRIED TO SPLIT CONSERVATIVE VOTE WITH FAKE TEA PARTY CANDIDATE:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is running scared - and now he's sunk to a new low!

Falling increasingly behind in the polls, Reid's cronies have reportedly launched a fake new "Tea Party" political party being formed to help Harry Reid save his re-election bid.

The fake "Tea Party" is apparently a scam to split the conservative vote in November, and thus provide a means for Reid to win re-election. 

The leader of this fake "Nevada Tea Party" is a 2008 Obama supporter who represents male porn star John Wayne Bobbitt.  Remember him?  His wife was Lorena Bobbitt, and she made an alteration to his body below the belt - enough said.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at February 27, 2010 04:50 AM (0fzsA)

109 i saw a kraken with a chinese menu in his hand

Posted by: Mother Earth at February 27, 2010 04:50 AM (KOkrW)

110 "i saw a kraken with a chinese menu in his hand" His seaweed was perfect.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 04:52 AM (D7/BU)

111 "Chile is actually the most free, democratic and prosperous nation in Latin America by most measures and according to agencies and NGOs that measure those sort of things."

That's why the media will pretty much yawn at this.

Posted by: the peanut gallery at February 27, 2010 04:52 AM (mg/vv)

112

i saw a kraken with a chinese menu in his hand

Zombie Warren Zevon caused this?

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 27, 2010 04:52 AM (zQ+Jy)

113 And now, Japan.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 04:53 AM (421j5)

114 Little old pelosi got mutilated late last night?

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 27, 2010 04:53 AM (zQ+Jy)

115 Healthcare is over!

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 27, 2010 04:53 AM (zQ+Jy)

116 Ripped my lungs out.

Posted by: Jim at February 27, 2010 04:54 AM (D7/BU)

117

107 surf's up, puny humans

Gaia, you're such a bitch!  Maybe I should just leave you chained up on the side of Mt. Olympus.  It's not like the Titans were an awesome, organized fighting force anyway...

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 04:56 AM (9hSKh)

118 And now, Japan.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 09:53 AM (421j5)

Wait'll they get a load of me.

Posted by: New Madrid Fault at February 27, 2010 04:57 AM (JrWTI)

119

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 27, 2010 09:53 AM (421j5)

There is fucking someone fucking talking about fucking nuclear tests at that link. Typical Dem voter, I guess.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 04:57 AM (0Wf6c)

120

59 86 thanks fubar, your not as fubar as you think! Yeah...we tried that number, wasn't much help but we have all forms of interwebs and international phone things going on, this place is like the friggin Chilean Consulate...the good news is they started cooking already. Mmmmmmm Empanatas! 

(and wifey has some hot cousins coming over)  

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 04:58 AM (kIzRl)

121

108 Any Kraken sightings?

Not that I know of.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 04:58 AM (9hSKh)

122 It's not like the Titans were an awesome, organized fighting force anyway...

They didn't even get a wild card spot.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:00 AM (JrWTI)

123 Is this the hockey thread?

Posted by: Moron Hockey Addict at February 27, 2010 05:00 AM (Vu6sl)

124 Just read this at another site....looking for more confirmation:

There have been unconfirmed reports that a gigantic 130 foot Tsunami wave has hit Juan Fernandez Island swallowing the Island after the massive 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake stuck off the coast of Chile.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:01 AM (VuLos)

125 Maybe we're all missing the big picture.  Maybe this is a ploy by Hades, Miss'80sbaby, and Hephaestus to interfere with the mortal world yet again.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 05:01 AM (9hSKh)

126

So do we now have 2 Tsunami's out there? Headed towards each other?

Yikes!

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 05:03 AM (GkYyh)

127 There have been unconfirmed reports that a gigantic 130 foot Tsunami wave has hit Juan Fernandez Island swallowing the Island after the massive 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake stuck off the coast of Chile.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:01 AM (VuLos)

That would be the largest wave ever known.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:04 AM (JrWTI)

128

So do we now have 2 Tsunami's out there? Headed towards each other?

Yikes!

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?  Gnarly rides!!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:05 AM (JrWTI)

129 127, They could cancel each other out or they could join together and double in amplitude.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:05 AM (D7/BU)

130

There have been unconfirmed reports that a gigantic 130 foot Tsunami wave has hit Juan Fernandez Island

 

HEY! I started that wave!!!

Posted by: Drunkin Yankee Fan at February 27, 2010 05:06 AM (kIzRl)

131

hola, if any hawaii morons are reading, they are setting off the alarms at 6 am so get ready, they are saying there IS A TSUNAMI COMING DUE AT 1119 on the big island

12 foot on big island 9 on maui so far with up to 8 full waves

get your gas and water now

we are getting out at 7

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:06 AM (P5vdJ)

132

That would be the largest wave ever known.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 10:04 AM (JrWTI)

I'm trying to find other reports. 130 ft...that's hard to believe.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:07 AM (VuLos)

133 That 40m number is coming from a single source: a Hollywood tabloid site.  I call 8 hour bullshit rule.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:08 AM (JrWTI)

134

oh, as some know, i live on the beach

anyone want to buy a house?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:08 AM (P5vdJ)

135 It's spreading like syphilis at a whorehouse though.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:09 AM (JrWTI)

136 No ransom demand from Dr. Evil?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:09 AM (D7/BU)

137

oh, as some know, i live on the beach

anyone want to buy a house?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:08 AM (P5vdJ)

When can you close?

Be safe.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:10 AM (JrWTI)

138 ncj, you are heading inland, right?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:10 AM (9Wv2j)

139

great, our mayor is in DC, go figure

pearl harbor is evacuating now

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:10 AM (P5vdJ)

140

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:06 AM (P5vdJ)

I hope you and your family stay safe.

Posted by: conscious and concerned at February 27, 2010 05:11 AM (Vu6sl)

141 May the Force be with you, ncj.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:12 AM (D7/BU)

142 Damn, I'm gonna make a beer run now. Looks like a long news day. And be safe, ncj.

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 05:12 AM (GkYyh)

143 133

That would be the largest wave ever known.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 10:04 AM (JrWTI)

I'm trying to find other reports. 130 ft...that's hard to believe.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:07 AM (VuLos)

137 No ransom demand from Dr. Evil?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 10:09 AM (D7/BU)

But does it have a friggin lazer beam aattached??

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 05:12 AM (kIzRl)

144

139  yeah, we are going to a friends house who lives on the hillside

FUCKERS, STAY OFF 911!!!!!  i'm watching the news

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:12 AM (P5vdJ)

145 OK.  I'm full of it.   A 1720 foot wave occurred in Alaska in 1958 after half the state fell into an inlet from 3000 feet during an earthquake.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:13 AM (JrWTI)

146 You know, Isaac Newton studied the Bible and Bible prophecy more than he studied math and science. In fact, the purpose of his great achievements in the sciences was to draw attention to the Glory of God.

A different version of "not letting a good crisis go to waste". Just trying to shed a different light on our post 9/11 world. If you haven't looked at current events from an intelligent design perspective. Follow the link if you're interested. Take it or leave it, just don't be a blue meanie and call me horrible names. I'm sensitive. And not ashamed to say a little frightened.

Posted by: sock puppet proselytizer at February 27, 2010 05:13 AM (OXIwN)

147 NCJ,
My bro lives on the beach in Napili, Lahaina, Maui.
The NW sides of the islands should fare pretty well, I'd think, but I don't know much about tsunamis.
Are the 0600 sirens informational - is that when everyone will find out who has to go?

Best to you...

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:13 AM (Y/X5L)

148 CNN ghoul update...at least 82 dead.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 05:14 AM (kIzRl)

149 147, How's that Ark coming?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:16 AM (D7/BU)

150 148  no, it for for evacuation, live about a quarter mile from the pacific tsunami center and they are saying it is coming, it already crossed one buoy

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:17 AM (P5vdJ)

151 The Chaiten volcano was just under red alert a week or so ago.
Chile = a geologist's dream these days.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:18 AM (Y/X5L)

152 Well, apparently Obama's performance at the healthcare summit wasn't warmly received.  This morning on Rasmussen he has cratered to a -21 with an only 43% approval rating.

Wonder if it is the fact he is talking about ramming a huge entitlement through Congress when they whole country only cares about the economy.

If Obama had been as smart as the MSM likes to think he is, he would have spent his first year on nothing but the economy.  Then once, things started to improve, fed us his socialist dream of universal healthcare piece by piece (boiling the frog), until by his 4th year the entire evil plan would be in place and we wouldn't know what hit us.

To go for it all at once is like asking a girl to marry you at the end of the first date.  Even if she likes you, chances are she will say no (and think you are a bit nuts).

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at February 27, 2010 05:19 AM (kEBiX)

153 84 It appears the "light skinned people"of Chile don't have that much of a problem with a quake a full 30% stronger than Haiti's quake.  78 dead vs 230,000.

It's a good thing, Teh One doesn't like helping out light skinned people.
Just check the record skin tone of which heads of State he's bowed to and which ones he snubs.

Posted by: Dastardly Dan at February 27, 2010 05:19 AM (+SZAJ)

154 151. Okay, thanks.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:19 AM (Y/X5L)

155 It's too bad CNN doesn't report "16.8 million safe after 8.8 Earthquake in Chile".

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:20 AM (D7/BU)

156 #100 - East County and my Cox Cable is up up up! Still, it is raining pretty hard

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 05:21 AM (4X0aT)

157

i wonder if i can't make bank like the katrina folks

they just announced that waves may or may not reach us so they may be backing down but they still want everyone one out

now they are saying the alarm is to standby for evacuation

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:21 AM (P5vdJ)

158 156  That would be like reporting on how many people have health insurance and are relatively happy with it.  Now stop all that crazy talk.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:21 AM (9Wv2j)

159 You gotta believe that the release of pressure on all these major faults around the ring-of-fire is putting incredible pressure on the San Andreas Fault.  I predict that we will have a 7.0 + earthquake in Northern or Southern California within the next 2-3 years.

You think the deficit is bad now, just wait for that.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at February 27, 2010 05:21 AM (kEBiX)

160 I've got other sources saying 3m high, which if my metric conversions are correct means I'm French.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:23 AM (JrWTI)

161 160 You gotta believe that the release of pressure on all these major faults around the ring-of-fire is putting incredible pressure on the San Andreas Fault.  I predict that we will have a 7.0 + earthquake in Northern or Southern California within the next 2-3 years.

You think the deficit is bad now, just wait for that.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at February 27, 2010 10:21 AM (kEBiX)

I'm good with that as long as the epicenter is located directly under Pelosi's house.

Posted by: conscious and concerned at February 27, 2010 05:24 AM (Vu6sl)

162 with any luck, I'll have beachfront property pretty quick here

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 05:25 AM (4X0aT)

163 Do we know who built the pyramids?

Posted by: The Titans might have been an organized fighting force at February 27, 2010 05:26 AM (OXIwN)

164 161, What is 3 meters high? The open ocean tsunami? If so, that is super nasty.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:27 AM (D7/BU)

165

jesus, this idiot on tv said this is exciting because they can test the gear

dude, you are across the street from me, oh, i live in ewa beach

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:27 AM (P5vdJ)

166 From NOAA - ya learn something new every day, I guess...


ALL SHORES ARE AT
RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:30 AM (Y/X5L)

167 What is 3 meters high? The open ocean tsunami?

If so, that is super nasty.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 10:27 AM (D7/BU)

No.  That is another report on the Juan Fernandez impact.

Biggest wave the sensors have picked up open ocean is 7.7 feet.  So it's indeed nasty.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:30 AM (JrWTI)

168

3 meters aka 9 feet is half way up my windows

you know, my cute little beach house is fucked, hello allstate

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:31 AM (P5vdJ)

169

jesus, this idiot on tv said this is exciting because they can test the gear

dude, you are across the street from me, oh, i live in ewa beach

Loan him your water wings before you head inland. 

Looks to hit shortly after low tide, so that's something.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:32 AM (JrWTI)

170 cathy, the wave hits and then wraps around the island and then depending on certain conditions they bounce around

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:32 AM (P5vdJ)

171

3 meters aka 9 feet is half way up my windows

you know, my cute little beach house is fucked, hello allstate

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:31 AM (P5vdJ)

How does 15 feet grab you?  That's what I'm hearing is headed your way.  Take beer.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:33 AM (JrWTI)

172 The open ocean tsunami greatly magnifies in height when it hits land. 7.7 feet will grow by at least a factor ten, if I recall correctly.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 05:34 AM (D7/BU)

173 Meanwhile, Obama et al knowingly or unknowingly crack open the door a bit more for a world dictator to seize power due to the destruction of the United States. Coincidence?

Posted by: Demented, Incompetent Fringe-Type Person at February 27, 2010 05:34 AM (OXIwN)

174

uggggh, some drunk dick hit a motorcycle and now the h-1 is closed

god hates hawaii

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:34 AM (P5vdJ)

175 7.7 ft was the highest measurement and three feet higher than the next highest wave. The majority are measuring 1-3 feet.
Most recent was 4.2'.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:34 AM (Y/X5L)

176 I hope the pygmy hedgehogs will be Okay!

Posted by: torabora at February 27, 2010 05:35 AM (m60UP)

177 ncj, you still have 5 or 6 hours to grab and go?  Be safe, dude!

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:35 AM (9Wv2j)

178 173.

Good. God.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:36 AM (Y/X5L)

179 cathy, the wave hits and then wraps around the island and then depending on certain conditions they bounce around

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:32 AM (P5vdJ)

You're so calm about this.  I'd be running around in circles screaming, accomplishing absolutely nothing. 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:37 AM (VuLos)

180 The open ocean tsunami greatly magnifies in height when it hits land.

7.7 feet will grow by at least a factor ten, if I recall correctly.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 10:34 AM (D7/BU)

Depends on the underwater topography.  Deep ocean close to shore=epic tsunami fail.  Nice gradual shallowing=kiss your ass goodbye.  7.7 feet is the height above mean sea level, so it's a minimum of double that, as it's a classic sine wave. 

The best place to observe a tsunami is from Ohio.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:38 AM (JrWTI)

181

178  yep 1100am-ish for the hilo hit and they estimate a half hour for the rest of the chain

an 8.3 off chile caused a tsunami that destroyed hilo back in the day, this one is bigger

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:38 AM (P5vdJ)

182

1 Earthquakes are caused by climate change.  Climate change is caused by Bush.  Bush's fault!

AHAH! You see, the circle is now complete.  Yes, it is obvious that Bush is responsible for global warming and that the quake was caused by the earthquake satellite.  This much is certain. 

But since our planet is so rapidly heating up, Bush told Cheney (the real director of the CIA) to press the red, candy-like button to cause the quake to trigger all the volcanoes on the eastern side of the Pacific rim to erupt, thereby sending enough particulate into the atmosphere to reduce global temperatures by the 15 or so degrees celsius they've risen since 1998 when Halliburton started ramping up the global thermostat.

Ultimately, this is all a very involved plot to stick it to Al Gore. 

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 27, 2010 05:39 AM (U37Ux)

183

You're so calm about this.  I'd be running around in circles screaming, accomplishing absolutely nothing. 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:37 AM (VuLos)

I wouldn't say that accomplishes nothing.

Posted by: Treas. Secy. Henry Paulson at February 27, 2010 05:39 AM (JrWTI)

184

I imagine that B+rry's vault copy birth certificate will soon be washed out to sea.

How convienent.

Posted by: torabora at February 27, 2010 05:39 AM (m60UP)

185

ha, quote from my sister just now (in chicago)

our snow isn't so funny now is it?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:40 AM (P5vdJ)

186

Ultimately, this is all a very involved plot to stick it to Al Gore. 

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 27, 2010 10:39 AM (U37Ux)

Then I stand behind it.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:41 AM (JrWTI)

187

ha, quote from my sister just now (in chicago)

our snow isn't so funny now is it?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:40 AM (P5vdJ)

HA!  Nothing like sibling love.  Yo ass got zinged!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:42 AM (JrWTI)

188 Thank you all for the (terrifying) information.
I sure hope the bro is rounding up his mongrels and packing his truck.


Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:42 AM (Y/X5L)

189

I wouldn't say that accomplishes nothing.

Posted by: Treas. Secy. Henry Paulson at February 27, 2010 10:39 AM (JrWTI)

I should get a government job, huh?

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:42 AM (VuLos)

190 unprecedented

Posted by: B+rry Ob+mao at February 27, 2010 05:42 AM (m60UP)

191 186.
Dammit, I LIVE in Chicago.
Are you my brother?

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:43 AM (Y/X5L)

192

You're so calm about this.  I'd be running around in circles screaming, accomplishing absolutely nothing. 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:37 AM (VuLos)

He's fantasizing about being stranded, all alone, with the exception of a hot chick.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 05:43 AM (1fanL)

193
What is it with these assholes in Cambridge?

oh look at me, I'm sitting down in the middle of the room reading a book, looking smart...

oh look at me, I'm looking at words learning stuff...

oh, look at me, I'm sitting on the floor where everyone can see me reading...

Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 05:44 AM (KMkUw)

194

okay, like barney frank, my shit is pack and i'm ready to go!!

got beer, bacon....

should i take the wife, girl and cats?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:44 AM (P5vdJ)

195

I should get a government job, huh?

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:42 AM (VuLos)

Or ACORN, or MoveOn, or the IPCC.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2010 05:45 AM (1fanL)

196

192  Are you my brother

depends?  will you loan me 100 grand to fix the house?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:45 AM (P5vdJ)

197

okay, like barney frank, my shit is pack and i'm ready to go!!

got beer, bacon....

should i take the wife, girl and cats?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:44 AM (P5vdJ)

No.  Just take your laptop so you can tell us what happens to your beer, bacon, wife, girl, and cats.  Especially the cats.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:46 AM (JrWTI)

198 195.
Ha! Sounds like you have the essentials.
Yeah, you might as well take them in case you have to eat them...

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:46 AM (Y/X5L)

199
You know, Rush is smart. He has a great understanding of just about everything, especially human nature.

One time Rush was talking about the college campus-intellectual mindset and he had these fuckers pegged.

Oh look at me, my hair is messy because I have no time to comb it, I need to read this book in front everyone one!


Posted by: This is boner-ific! at February 27, 2010 05:47 AM (KMkUw)

200 you know, the urge to go to the beach to watch this is really big

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:47 AM (P5vdJ)

201 197.
No Engrish, solly.

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:47 AM (Y/X5L)

202

No.  Just take your laptop so you can tell us what happens to your beer, bacon, wife, girl, and cats.  Especially the cats.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 10:46 AM (JrWTI)

You're telling him to leave beer and bacon behind!?  WT?  The end is near.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:47 AM (VuLos)

203 What do you have, six hours?

I'd get moving.  Who the fuck knows what stupid shit your fellow evacuees will pull that will keep you from getting some altitude.  As my daddy used to say "People are fucking retards".  That advice has always served me well.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:48 AM (JrWTI)

204 201.
NO. That's what a helluva lot of tourists did in Phuket.
Oh, hey, check it out! The ocean's going away!
Glub glub glub...

Posted by: Cathy at February 27, 2010 05:48 AM (Y/X5L)

205

i have to take the wife cause she's HAWT!!

can't replace this one

oooooh, the cats are pretty damn big, i wonder if they would be tasty

ten minutes till the alarms

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:48 AM (P5vdJ)

206 DAMN YOU BILDERBERG GROUP!!!

Posted by: Alex Jones at February 27, 2010 05:49 AM (gAmQ1)

207

#204  I'd get moving.  Who the fuck knows what stupid shit your fellow evacuees will pull that will keep you from getting some altitude.  As my daddy used to say "People are fucking retards".  That advice has always served me well.

Good advice, but can't we update it to "People are fucking Bidens"?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 05:49 AM (9hSKh)

208 you know, the urge to go to the beach to watch this is really big

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:47 AM (P5vdJ)

Social security number.  Forearm.  Sharpie.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:50 AM (JrWTI)

209 you know, the urge to go to the beach to watch this is really big

Consider this a slap upside the head, ncj!  ';-)

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:50 AM (9Wv2j)

210 we are out at 7am, gives us at least 4 hours

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:50 AM (P5vdJ)

211

Good advice, but can't we update it to "People are fucking Bidens"?

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 10:49 AM (9hSKh)

That's harsh.

Posted by: A Retard at February 27, 2010 05:51 AM (JrWTI)

212

okay, lets see

hurricane, earthquake, blizzard, tornado, now a tsunami

guess i still need a meteor, unclefacts?

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:52 AM (P5vdJ)

213 206

i have want to take the wife cause she's HAWT!!

can't replace this one

oooooh, the cats are pretty damn big, i wonder if they would be tasty

ten minutes till the alarms

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:48 AM (P5vdJ)

FIFY

Posted by: conscious and concerned at February 27, 2010 05:52 AM (Vu6sl)

214 Don't forget toilet paper, ncj!  Maybe enough for your own use and some for bartering.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 05:52 AM (9Wv2j)

215 195

okay, like barney frank, my shit is pack and i'm ready to go!!

Pffft!!

Posted by: da chicken at February 27, 2010 05:53 AM (kIzRl)

216

wtf!!!!!!!!!!!

the wife's taking the porshe, i'm taking the lincoln,

MY AGUSTA STAYS!!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

bringing that fucker in the house with her bike

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:54 AM (P5vdJ)

217 This was the moment the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal

Posted by: B. H. Obama at February 27, 2010 05:54 AM (JrWTI)

218 shit, there is an alarm about 50 feet away from, this is going to be loud

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:55 AM (P5vdJ)

219

"People are fucking retards".  That advice has always served me well.

NO, leftist idealogues are fucking retards.

FIFY

Posted by: Rahmbo at February 27, 2010 05:56 AM (kIzRl)

220 A friend of mine lives in Waikiki and had better be getting out of town. I don't think things will be as bad on Oahu as on the Big Island, but still. This guy was living in Japan for the Chu-Etsu earthquake a few years back and now this. I'm glad I live on the other side of the world on top of a fucking supervolcano.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 05:56 AM (0Wf6c)

221

Posted by: B. H. Obama at February 27, 2010 10:54 AM (JrWTI)

There's a reason I put Hawaii in the cross-hairs.*

*Yes.  He was born there.

Posted by: God at February 27, 2010 05:56 AM (JrWTI)

222 ncj:

If you have it, take cots and sleeping gear too. The word that went out earlier was that it was going to be a bring your own type deal at the refuge centers. 7 days food was also suggested.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 27, 2010 05:56 AM (PD4OH)

223 Please be safe, ncj.  Update us if you can after you evacuate! 

Posted by: maj at February 27, 2010 05:57 AM (dMRcI)

224 This was the moment the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal

Posted by: B. H. Obama at February 27, 2010 10:54 AM (JrWTI)

can't but help picture Obama leading a chant with the Old Ones at the edge of the ocean, calling for Cthulhu to come and save the unwashed masses

Posted by: fartbubble at February 27, 2010 05:57 AM (gAmQ1)

225

*Yes.  He was born there.

Posted by: God at February 27, 2010 10:56 AM (JrWTI)

Uh...no offense but...could we see the long form?



NOAA Buoy map

http://tinyurl.com/ybh26kk

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 05:58 AM (VuLos)

226 7 days food was also suggested.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 27, 2010 10:56 AM (PD4OH)

Definitely.  Take the cats. And some snow peas and those little corns nobody knows what to call.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 05:58 AM (JrWTI)

227 my freind has a ocean view so i plan to live blog it, she lives way up on a hill

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 05:59 AM (P5vdJ)

228 Joe, wtf are you doing on the this thread? Get the family inland and uphill. Godspeed.

Posted by: fluffy likes high ground at February 27, 2010 05:59 AM (4Kl5M)

229 222

Posted by: B. H. Obama at February 27, 2010 10:54 AM (JrWTI)

There's a reason I put Hawaii in the cross-hairs.*

*Yes.  He was born there.

Posted by: God at February 27, 2010 10:56 AM (JrWTI)

Is this your method to purify Hawaii after Obama defiled it while on vacation?

Posted by: Obama caused the tsunami at February 27, 2010 06:00 AM (Vu6sl)

230

you know, the urge to go to the beach to watch this is really big.

HeHe...in typical moron style LOL.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:00 AM (kIzRl)

231 150

Not an Ark, just hoping for The UFO. And hoping I am allowed on it. I can't make a fuckin sock, an Ark for me would be a log that may or may not float.

I wish coastal area homes had giant poles in the ground with survival kits and emergency inflatable rafts in them. When alarms sound, go to the giant pole, hook up the hardcore toughest most durable inflatable raft 21st century technology can make to it somehow, put on your swim fins and 02 tanks and get ready for the scary ride. Hope the cord is strong enough and long enough to stay attached to the pole that is somehow strong enough to stay put. Drink the beer (fine, water then), eat your SPAM & keep your weapons handy that were in the survival kit and pull your way back to the house that optimally has a retractable waterproof dome over it. If not, at least you're back home and hopefully have enough food and beer in the main survival kit buried next to the pole to last for a while until relief can get to you.

I have other craptastic goofy ideas for firestorm path homes like those in SoCal. Please don't call me names. I am sensitive. Not a good thing for an HG Wells wannabe with severely limited utilization of a third of his IQ. Unfortunately for me, that's how I roll. Even more unfortunate for wifey-poo.

Posted by: sock puppet proseytizer at February 27, 2010 06:00 AM (OXIwN)

232 theres the alarms

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 06:01 AM (P5vdJ)

233 113 "Chile is actually the most free, democratic and prosperous nation in Latin America by most measures and according to agencies and NGOs that measure those sort of things."

That's why the media will pretty much yawn at this.

That and the fact there will be no little "dark skinned babies" to film naked.

No white man's burden, no story.

Wonder how many "stars" will go to Chile to help?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 06:01 AM (2+9Yx)

234 my freind has a ocean view so i plan to live blog it, she lives way up on a hill

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (P5vdJ)

Pics or it doesn't happen.

And uh, no shit, what fluffy said.  Moron.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 06:02 AM (JrWTI)

235 ncj, take enough fresh water too. Yeah, I know it's Hawaii and it rains a lot but fresh water is always in short supply in natural disasters that don't happen on isolated island chains.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 06:03 AM (0Wf6c)

236 That and the fact there will be no little "dark skinned babies" to film naked.

No white man's burden, no story.

Wonder how many "stars" will go to Chile to help?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 11:01 AM (2+9Yx)


WHAT ABOUT THE BABIES!! OH THE HUMANITY!!

Posted by: Geraldo Rivera at February 27, 2010 06:03 AM (gAmQ1)

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 06:03 AM (SJvR5)

238 Something weird. When I got into my car at the licquor store "Bad Moon on the Rise" was on the radio. Gave me chill.

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 06:04 AM (GkYyh)

239

Aaaah! PHEW! Wifey just got word that ALL of her family in Chile is fine but her Grandma's house was damaged badly.

Let the Chilean wine flow!!

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:04 AM (kIzRl)

240

okay all, i'm going to get the hurricane kit in the trunk and we're out, i'll give updates as we go

in true navy fashion, first stop starbucks for coffee and e-mails and im'ing family

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 06:05 AM (P5vdJ)

241 If'n I was anywhere on the pacific coast right now I would be worried about The Big One©.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 11:03 AM (SJvR5)

worry? Fuck, I pray for the ocean to reclaim San Fran

Posted by: fartbubble at February 27, 2010 06:05 AM (gAmQ1)

242

okay all, i'm going to get the hurricane kit in the trunk and we're out, i'll give updates as we go

in true navy fashion, first stop starbucks for coffee and e-mails and im'ing family

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:05 AM (P5vdJ)

Good luck and be safe!

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 06:06 AM (VuLos)

243 God speed Joe.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 06:06 AM (JrWTI)

244 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

That's great news.

Where's your wife's grandmother live?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:06 AM (9B5OK)

245

oh, we have three cases of water so we are good

what sucks is our electrical plants are by the ocean but looks like much grilling may happen

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 06:07 AM (P5vdJ)

246

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 11:05 AM (P5vdJ)


good luck dude! stay safe... God willing, this will just be a little wavelet by the time it reaches HI.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 06:07 AM (0Wf6c)

247 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

Great news!  I'm kind of amazed you were able to get through.


Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 06:07 AM (9Wv2j)

248 In case no one has posted, here is the live steaming video.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 06:07 AM (p302b)

249

They could cancel each other out or they could join together and double in amplitude.

I can confirm that wave convergence can be trouble. Let's just say that boogie boarding off Cape Hatteras near the seawall is NOT a good idea. I got my ass kicked good.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2010 06:08 AM (coSuc)

250 Great news dananjcon!  I'll trade my house for my ass any day.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 06:10 AM (JrWTI)

251 Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 11:03 AM (SJvR5)

I think the Pacific Plate is trying to parallel park this week.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 27, 2010 06:11 AM (0Wf6c)

252
I pray for the ocean to reclaim San Fran

A nice tsunami to wash out all the bum poop and piss would be great. 

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 06:11 AM (SJvR5)

253 Herr Morgenholz - armpit, the floppy bits might not make it.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2010 06:11 AM (/8Gs3)

254 A nice tsunami to wash out all the bum poop and piss would be great. 

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 11:11 AM (SJvR5) 


Chinatown was the best part of the city though (the one time I've been to San Francisco)

Posted by: fartbubble at February 27, 2010 06:13 AM (gAmQ1)

255 245 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

That's great news.

Where's your wife's grandmother live?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:06 AM (9B5OK)

Val Pairaso (sp?) don't know wher that is to Santiago or Concepcion, will research.

248 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

Great news!  I'm kind of amazed you were able to get through.

Me too, apparently they got word through other family in Canda.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:14 AM (kIzRl)

256

What's next?  Yellowstone Supervolcano?

If that's true, I'm going to be like Woody Harrelson's character in 2012 to see it explode up close and personal. 

/I just hope I don't fall into the abode of Hades and Miss'80sbaby afterwards.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at February 27, 2010 06:14 AM (9hSKh)

257 I'll trade my house for my ass any day. How you doin'?

Posted by: David Geffen at February 27, 2010 06:16 AM (4Kl5M)

258

Great news dananjcon!  I'll trade my house for my ass any day.

What he said. Glad they are okay.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 06:17 AM (Be4xl)

259

Ah..Got it from wiki:

74 mile NW of Santiago,  one of the country's most important seaports and an increasingly vital cultural center in the hemisphere's Pacific Southwest.

Valparaiso, like most of Chile, is vulnerable to earthquakes. The last catastrophic earthquake to strike Valparaiso devastated the city in 1906, killing nearly 3,000 people

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:18 AM (kIzRl)

260 I blame the republicans in congress..... oh and Bush.

Posted by: jukin at February 27, 2010 06:21 AM (vkkNZ)

261 Wow, Costco's are opening so people can get fresh water.  Another eveil corporation doing the right thing.  Guy saying they have all the emergency supplies ready for you to grab and twenty gas pumps. 

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 06:23 AM (p302b)

262 How do you stop earthquakes? With a crystal under a pyramid or a pyramid with a crystal on it?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 06:23 AM (D7/BU)

263 Last night when I posted the earthquake on the ONT all the tsunami centers were saying nothing.  I was sick to my stomach, thinking about what could happen.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 06:25 AM (p302b)

264 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:14 AM (kIzRl)

Valparaiso is a great old town. Kind of like San Francisco with the hills and beautiful view of the Pacific. It's a very old and famous port city. They actually did an episode of The Amazing Race there that aired last week.

It's about 90 minutes down a very modern highway from Santiago. It's just up the road from a place called Viña del Mar which is a resort town with a neat little casino.

Glad she's ok.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:27 AM (9B5OK)

265 This is clearly my predesessor's fault.

Posted by: B+rry Ob+mao at February 27, 2010 06:28 AM (m60UP)

266

First, Chileans are some of the nicest people I've ever met. They are friendly, kind, hard working and almost everyone I met loved America. They are also a very proud people.

Its true, my wife's family welcomed this gringo w/open arms although I think they were just happy I took Mrs. dananjcon off their hands. The running joke is that they still owe me the 10K dowry for doing so! They are laid-back (a little too much for me) but good peeps none the less.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:29 AM (kIzRl)

267 Wow, Costco's are opening so people can get fresh water.  Another eveil corporation doing the right thing.

What? Barry doesn't have FEMA there yet?  He really is Bush Lite!

/

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 06:29 AM (OkT2m)

268 Valparaiso, like most of Chile, is vulnerable to earthquakes.

It's a hillside city with houses hanging off the side of the mountains. Kind of like what you see in Malibu, CA and other coastal towns.


Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:29 AM (9B5OK)

269 What? Barry doesn't have FEMA there yet?  He really is Bush Lite!

/

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 11:29 AM (OkT2m)


FUCK YOU AND YOUR INTERNMENT CAMPS

Posted by: Alex Jones at February 27, 2010 06:30 AM (gAmQ1)

270 Karl Rove is in Hawaii.

Hrm, you'd think he'd push the quake button from somewhere safer. 

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 06:31 AM (OkT2m)

271 They are laid-back (a little too much for me) but good peeps none the less.

Heh. I tried to explain that to my business partners. They were freaking that things weren't getting done fast enough.

I had to explain it was sort of like a country on 'island time'. The difference was it did get done (unlike real island culture) just on it's own pace of things.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:31 AM (9B5OK)

272

I've ordered all US military aircraft on the Hawaiian Islands to be parked wingtip to wingtip to prevent enemy sabatoge.

The fleet can have liberty to hit the beach.

Posted by: Admiral General Joe Biden at February 27, 2010 06:32 AM (m60UP)

273 265 Yeah, Mrs. dananjcon visited for month last year and mentioned that the town sits precariously on a steep hill, harbour side. She was worried what would happen to her family in the event of this happening as they live in modest, older homes; fortunatley it seems they missed the brunt of this one!

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:34 AM (kIzRl)

274
Hrm, you'd think he'd push the quake button from somewhere safer. 

Indeed, that Magnificent Bastard.

Chile is one of the few zones that has Mediterranean-type weather.  That and Argentina are some of the few places in S. America I'd like to see (brazil can gfi).

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 06:34 AM (SJvR5)

275 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

Huzzah!

Posted by: NJConservative at February 27, 2010 06:34 AM (/Ywwg)

276 The Earth acted stupidly.

Posted by: B+rry Ob+mao at February 27, 2010 06:35 AM (m60UP)

277 Is this proof that the end Times are almost here ?

Posted by: O'Shea at February 27, 2010 06:35 AM (mhD2v)

278

The excessive drinking and beach sex caused this tsunami. You will see a moral cleansing of Hawaii.

Posted by: Pat "I'm a crazy fucker" Robertson at February 27, 2010 06:37 AM (Vu6sl)

279 272 They are laid-back (a little too much for me) but good peeps none the less.

Heh. I tried to explain that to my business partners. They were freaking that things weren't getting done fast enough.

I had to explain it was sort of like a country on 'island time'. The difference was it did get done (unlike real island culture) just on it's own pace of things.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:31 AM (9B5OK)

Its funny cuz its true, We call It Chilean time, they show up for get togethers late, eat dinner at 8:00PM or sooo and have coffee and chat till 3:00AM. 

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:37 AM (kIzRl)

280 263 How do you stop earthquakes?

With a crystal under a pyramid or a pyramid with a crystal on it?

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2010 11:23 AM (D7/BU)


You're going sideways on it. Pyramids are for hurricane management. Ever hear of a hurricane in Egypt?

What's needed for earthquake management is a huge pentagram shaped building with lots of brasswork inside it. If no brasswork is available, many persons wearing brass bits on em can do the trick in a pinch.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 27, 2010 06:38 AM (PD4OH)

281
I'm telling ya morons.
Earthquakes are cause by fighting dinosaurs in a lost world deep inside the earth.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 27, 2010 06:38 AM (E5V01)

282 Chile is one of the few zones that has Mediterranean-type weather.

When I was there it was this exact time of year (I just looked at my passport, it was exactly 6 years ago yesterday), and it's basically Labor Day weekend there. It's the end of summer and the rainy season is coming, it's like snow for them.

The first day it rained the place basically shut down. I asked what was going on and was told, "it's the first rain storm of the year, people forget how to drive in the rain so everything is slow and people are crashing".

I guess I'll have to reconsider my plan to learn Spanish someday so I can retire there.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:38 AM (9B5OK)

283 There's a tiny municipal museum in Seward AK (looks like it's an old retail store of some kind) with all kinds of maps and before-after photos of the earthquake/tsunami up there--incredible damage.  The waves tossed around locomotive engines like they were my nephew's Thomas toys. 

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 06:39 AM (OkT2m)

284
I guess I'll have to reconsider my plan to learn Spanish someday so I can retire there.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:38 AM (9B5OK)

Or open up a driving in the rain school.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 06:40 AM (VuLos)

285
I'm just doing some warm up exercise.

Posted by: 2012 at February 27, 2010 06:40 AM (E5V01)

286 Earthquakes are cause by fighting dinosaurs in a lost world deep inside the earth.

Lord Kinbote?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 06:41 AM (OkT2m)

287 Its funny cuz its true, We call It Chilean time, they show up for get togethers late, eat dinner at 8:00PM or sooo and have coffee and chat till 3:00AM.

Right? I never could figure out when they slept. They work like 12-14 hours a day and the streets are packed until 2-3 am. Not with college kids but families, little kids in strollers, the whole deal.

Do you know the pedestrian mall area in downtown Santiago? It's always packed. I'm 6'5" tall and the whitest guy in the world. I literally stood out there but never once felt threatened or concerned. Got some odd looks but usually accompanied by a friendly wave or smile.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:42 AM (9B5OK)

288
The waves tossed around locomotive engines like they were my nephew's Thomas toys. 

Yeah, it's not just the water that you have to worry about, it's all the incredibly heavy shit that gets picked up and tossed around inside the wave.  After Ike the area north of Bolivar Point looked like it had been scraped flat and the debris pile was about 20mi inland.  They finally found the last remains in the pile a few weeks back.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 06:42 AM (SJvR5)

289

At precisely 1:34 p.m. EST on March 4, 2010, the planet will split open and all of you blasphemers and sinners will be doomed. Doomed, I say.

(So don't plan to listen to Rush Limbaugh or to watch Glenn Beck that day.)

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 06:43 AM (ITzbJ)

290 276 Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (kIzRl)

Huzzah!

Posted by: NJConservative at February 27, 2010 11:34 AM (/Ywwg)

 

Huzzah! indeed!! I can't afford to bankroll another trip for wifey to go back there.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 06:44 AM (kIzRl)

291 okay, like barney frank, my shit is pack and i'm ready to go!! got beer, bacon.... should i take the wife, girl and cats? You'd better take them all. If you leave 'em behind and they survive, the hell on earth that they put you through before cutting out your heart with a spoon will be epic. But seriously, stay safe, get off the damned computer and start climbing hillsides 'ya moron.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2010 06:46 AM (9Lm5R)

292

OT Fox News: You Can Call Him Al ... But Al Won't Call You Back

The former vice president apparently finds it inconvenient even to answer calls to testify before the U.S. Senate. You can call him Al . . . but he won't call back.

Gore has yet to respond, but that didn't prevent him from causing a stir at Apple's shareholder meeting Thursday. According to CNET, Gore was seated in the first row while several stockholders bashed his high-profile views on climate change. One reportedly said Gore "has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted." 

Posted by: Pat at February 27, 2010 06:48 AM (Vu6sl)

293 263

Like I have been saying for years: put 2 grams super glue + 15 grams gorilla glue + seven 10.1 oz GE Kitchen & Bath II silicone caulk in a pre-Colombian jar in the power point of the Great Pyramid. ***Make sure Kabballah Madonna signs the request (written in hieroglyphics) that says "Fix the Faults and Whatnot"***. If only they'd let me back in the damned thing, I'd do it for ya, but I forgot to leave the note last time, so now they think I am wrong and actually think I am nuts!

It really doesn't matter, cuz I got angry-sad-hopeless drunk last night and shredded the instructions on preventing the polar shift in 2012 along with the Fix the Faults and Whatnot note. Sorry.

Posted by: sock puppet proseytizer at February 27, 2010 06:50 AM (OXIwN)

294 Two stories about Chile and the US...

I was at a cafe with a co-worker who had just gotten into the country, I'd been there a month or so. A guy came up to us and asked if we were Americans. My co-worker was a little nervous because we were about a year into Iraq and he wasn't sure what this meant. I had a better feel for things and said, yes we were. The guy asked if he could shake my hand. I did and he walked away. I called him back and asked what was up with that. He said, he loved America and always wanted to shake the hand of an American.

Second story...a motorcade goes blowing through lights. I asked my guide who that was and he says, 'it's the American ambassador'. I was pretty shocked he go to run lights like that and my guide said of course he did, he was the 2nd most important man in the country behind their President. I was shocked to say the least. Then he told me all about the ambassador and was shocked I had no clue who the guy was. I looked it up when I got home and the guy was some career foreign service officer that couldn't have gotten a good table at a DC restaurant.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 06:51 AM (9B5OK)

295 Fox is playing videos of the quake caught on camera.  They make ya kinda nauseous.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 06:51 AM (VuLos)

296 Obama has offered to help Chile.  His staff is busy loading up a bunch of iPods with his most memorable speeches for immediate shipment to Santiago.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 06:58 AM (9Wv2j)

297 Karl Rove is in Hawaii.  A coincidence?  I think not.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 07:00 AM (VuLos)

298 So, Drew, you're sayin' they luvs them some Yankee?  Even de wimmens?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 07:00 AM (QfBFt)

299

296 They trully love America and its people, My wife's parents were fortunate to get out of Chile in 69 a few years before Pinochet  came into power(w/the support of the CIA) which make things a bit stranger but speaks to the nature of Chileans...I guess.

  

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 07:01 AM (kIzRl)

300 Which ones are his most memorable speeches? I forget.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:01 AM (ITzbJ)

301 The hosts at the video link I posted are now giving "updated arrival times"  It hits at 11:05 am...in the first place

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:01 AM (p302b)

302 Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (QfBFt)

Yes.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:03 AM (9B5OK)

303 DrewM.: I lived in Chile for 3 months working at the U.S. Embassy as an intern. Great folks. Wonderful country. If any country in Latin America is equipped—and built—to handle earthquakes, it's Chile. I've lived in Argentina and Peru as well and, if I had to choose one place on earth to live permanently outside of the states, it would be Chile in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 07:03 AM (Or5BA)

304 300 So, Drew, you're sayin' they luvs them some Yankee?  Even de wimmens?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 12:00 PM (QfBFt)

From what I understand they like their Yankee wimmens vajazzled!

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 07:03 AM (kIzRl)

305

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 11:51 AM (9B5OK)

 

How quaint, Drew.  I stayed in the Holiday Inn in Santiago once, too.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:05 AM (ITzbJ)

306 Actually, I meant the wise Latina Chilean wimmens, but what the hey?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 07:05 AM (QfBFt)

307 Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 12:05 PM (ITzbJ)

FYI: Rasputin, The Sequel involves chainsaws, drawing and quartering, and the barbed cock of Satan.

He eventually succumbs to ennui in the end.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 07:07 AM (QfBFt)

308 Ambassador at the time I was there was Craig Kelly. Great man—very friendly, even to us lowly interns. The embassy ran quite well on his watch from what I could gather.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 07:07 AM (Or5BA)

309 @ 305 ...if I had to choose one place on earth to live permanently outside of the states, it would be Chile in a heartbeat.

Well, there is that whole 8.8 mag earthquake factor, though...

Posted by: Vile Roman at February 27, 2010 07:07 AM (iBzKc)

310 Got an old friend vacationing in Hawaii right now. Was wondering if he knew about it. He just wrote on Facebook about it. He and his family live in Alaska so I'm sure they'll be alright.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2010 07:09 AM (EhlQq)

311 308 Actually, I meant the wise Latina Chilean wimmens, but what the hey?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at February 27, 2010 12:05 PM (QfBFt)

Your right Herr, my wife's sister and cousin both married white guys. I think their mothers had something to do with it...the whole relaxed lifestyle of the Chilean men thing. 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 27, 2010 07:11 AM (kIzRl)

312 Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 12:07 PM (Or5BA)

The only thing I didn't like about the country was the social stratification. It's great if you are wealthy but kind of sucks otherwise.

I was traveling a good bit with a guy from one of the old line money families but he also went to college in the states. He really struggled with it when he went back. The way people deferred to him based mostly on how he spoke and dressed was almost feudal.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:11 AM (9B5OK)

313 The host is saying he is worried that the word isn't getting out cause he is looking at some cam on the beach and he sees someone in a boat paddling out.  I wonder if people are nuts.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:12 AM (p302b)

314 315 The host is saying he is worried that the word isn't getting out cause he is looking at some cam on the beach and he sees someone in a boat paddling out.  I wonder if people are nuts.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:12 PM (p302b)

No, just stupid. 

Posted by: Bill Maher at February 27, 2010 07:14 AM (kIzRl)

315

 I wonder if people are nuts.

 

You can stop wondering. They are.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:15 AM (ITzbJ)

316 Nuts AND stupid.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 07:16 AM (OkT2m)

317 Anyone have any clue what the Navy is doing in Pearl Harbor?

Are they scrambling the fleet?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:16 AM (9B5OK)

318  Ok...in spite of the advance warning they've had in Hawaii, how many people will get Darwin Awards???

 

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 07:19 AM (oeESr)

319 DrewM: Yeah, you pegged that one right. Pretty much all of Latin America is like that. Bothers the hell out of me. I spent two years as a missionary in Buenos Aires working in shanty towns (and living in a small step above shanty towns most of the time). Saw some unbelievable stuff, but people were most shocked to see some "rich" (ha!) American there. Way too class conscious. I remember talking with Chilean staff about my experiences. One knew Buenos Aires and asked me where I'd been, and when I told her the parts of the suburbs I lived in, she could hardly believe that some "rich" (agian, ha!) American could have ever lived there—let alone actually talked to and worked with the people from such a place. Considering a career in the Foreign Service at the moment, actually. I've passed all the tests, now it's time to make the decision.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 07:19 AM (Or5BA)

320

319 Anyone have any clue what the Navy is doing in Pearl Harbor? Are they scrambling the fleet?
Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (9B5OK)

 

Why? Are the Japs coming again?

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:20 AM (ITzbJ)

321 Are they scrambling the fleet?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (9B5OK)

ncj said earlier they were evacuating PH.  I'm assuming he was speaking of the fleet.

I just got connected for the day, so I'm late to say STAY SAFE NCJ!!!!!  We can't lose our token Dem, but you'll change your registration after this, asswipe.

Drew, will you put up a post dedicated to ncj's live blog?

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 07:21 AM (YX6i/)

322 They are reporting that they are having trouble getting cell phones to work in some areas of Hawaii.  What cause that?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:21 AM (p302b)

323 Streaming,. live coverage also here:
http://www.hawaiitsunami.com/

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 07:23 AM (oeESr)

324 Ok...in spite of the advance warning they've had in Hawaii, how many people will get Darwin Awards???

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 12:19 PM (oeESr) 

Yeah, was thinking about that.  Surfers and not necessarily the smartest culture... so I'm thinking there's going to be at least one dude thinking this is "the chance of a lifetime."  I hate to say that, but we've got to assume it.


Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 07:23 AM (YX6i/)

325 Ok they originally thought that the tsunami would hit at 11:19 and that figure has been revised to 11:05.   Why do I feel like they can only know so much and the rest is in the hands of God.

"Tsunami waves up to 6 feet high have struck French Polynesia."

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:24 AM (p302b)

326

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 12:03 PM (Or5BA)

I also live in Utah.  I'm in Draper up on South Mountain.  Where are you located?

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 27, 2010 07:25 AM (Vu6sl)

327 "325 Streaming,. live coverage also here:
http://www.hawaiitsunami.com/

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 12:23 PM (oeESr)"

LINK

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:26 AM (p302b)

328 They are reporting that they are having trouble getting cell phones to work in some areas of Hawaii.  What cause that?

Call volume.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2010 07:27 AM (OkT2m)

329 324 They are reporting that they are having trouble getting cell phones to work in some areas of Hawaii.  What cause that?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 12:21 PM (p302b)

It's probably just an overload on the system bandwidth. JMHO.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 27, 2010 07:27 AM (Vu6sl)

330 On the upside...they don't expect tips in Chile.

I took the local people I hired out for a thank you dinner, told them to bring their wives/husbands, etc. Went to a great place, ordered steaks, bottles of wine, deserts, whatever anyone wanted for about 15.Great food, an old school dinner floor show (dancers, singers, etc) the bill came to about $120. It would have been $700-$1,000 or so deal in US easily. I left $200 on the table and left. The entire wait and kitchen staff came running out of the restaurant to thank us. A little different world.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:28 AM (9B5OK)

331 The two live streaming video links:

LINK 1

LINK 2

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:29 AM (p302b)

332 Drew, will you put up a post dedicated to ncj's live blog?

Where is it?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:31 AM (9B5OK)

333

Did anything new come out of those so called healthcare summit hearings?

Seriously. From what I could tell, it was just a photo op for that bloward, Obama.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:31 AM (ITzbJ)

334 Where is it?

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 12:31 PM (9B5OK)

I think he intends to do it in comments here, but I figure you could put up a dedicated thread for him to do it.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 07:32 AM (YX6i/)

335 The pictures of Chile just make you want to cry for them.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:33 AM (p302b)

336 Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 12:32 PM (YX6i/)

Ah.

Well he seems to be offline right now, getting to safety I hope.

If anyone sees him, have him email me at drewmtips(at)gamail(dot)com and we can see what we can set up.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 07:34 AM (9B5OK)

337 319 Anyone have any clue what the Navy is doing in Pearl Harbor? Are they scrambling the fleet? Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 12:16 PM (9B5OK) Why? Are the Japs coming again? That was the Germans, moron.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 27, 2010 07:34 AM (9Lm5R)

338 CNN is interviewing a girl in Santiago.  She managed to get through using Skype.  The girl looks like she is in shock and they are continuing to ask her ever dumber questions.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:35 AM (p302b)

339

That was the Germans, moron.

 

Really? I could've sworn it was the Japs. You can learn somethin' here every day.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:38 AM (ITzbJ)

340 Webcams and livecams on Google Maps, too, folks.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 07:38 AM (oeESr)

341

Did anything new come out of those so called healthcare summit hearings?

President Obama, in his cool, unflappable manner, really schooled the ignorant GOP's asses.

Posted by: Joe Klein at February 27, 2010 07:42 AM (7+pP9)

342 curious, you're giving me astigmatism again

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:42 AM (ITzbJ)

343 This LINK has a twitter feed from Chile.  Still trying to get live television Link.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:43 AM (p302b)

344 Oh great! 1-2 weeks of leftoid degenerates using this tragedy to push their authoritative/domineering agendas.




Posted by: Greg at February 27, 2010 07:46 AM (fHiua)

345 Hey your favorite person, Rick Sanchez is on CNN translating the feed from Chile.  This is not for the faint of heart. 

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:47 AM (p302b)

346

oh, as some know, i live on the beach

anyone want to buy a house?

Picked a bad day to give up smoking, huh?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 27, 2010 07:47 AM (rurh0)

347 Cowabonga Dude, Surf's up.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 27, 2010 07:48 AM (rurh0)

348

..., oh, and a boner, too. Because of my astigmatism, I just noticed it.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 07:49 AM (ITzbJ)

349 328: Conscious, but incoherent Provo. Just finishing up school.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 07:51 AM (Or5BA)

350

That was the Germans, moron.

The Germans caused the tsunami?

Oh, that's why we wanted their scientists.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 27, 2010 07:56 AM (Be4xl)

351 It is almost surreal on the one hand they are giving emergency information and on the other hand they are giving information on events that are canceled.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 07:56 AM (p302b)

352

If Obama can waste an entire day on a photo op for himself, kind of makes you wonder what he does with all of his free time on other days.

Maybe the founding fathers should have made the presidency a part time job.

You know, like maybe just on Tuedays and Fridays.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 08:01 AM (ITzbJ)

353 Rick Sanchez just said 'Robinson Caruso.'

Posted by: Rod Rooter at February 27, 2010 08:02 AM (2amWM)

354 Fox just said they are having trouble locating one or two Americans from the embassy.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:03 AM (p302b)

355
Heh, hawaii weather dude "can't stress ENOUGH that this is NOT a surfing-type wave".  Dumbasses.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 08:04 AM (SJvR5)

356 Fox just said that one Chilean president is going out and the next one is going in and hill was supposed to go there either tomorrow or the next day.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:05 AM (p302b)

357 They are running out of gas.  They just announced that Costco sells gas there and they have "all thirty pumps going".

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:06 AM (p302b)

358 The president will be speaking at 2PM EST.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:09 AM (p302b)

359 Oh good... Bambi is going to speak at 2 pm ET.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 08:09 AM (VuLos)

360 Chile:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/c5n

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 08:13 AM (oeESr)

361
The acting mayor of Honululu sounds about as bright as Sheriff Joe.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 08:14 AM (SJvR5)

362 351 328: Conscious, but incoherent

Provo. Just finishing up school.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 12:51 PM (Or5BA)

Great to know I'm not the only one in Utah.  I wish you success with school. 

Posted by: conscious, but walking a fine line of coherency at February 27, 2010 08:14 AM (Vu6sl)

363 It's pretty impressive to see how fast they are clearing rubble and mobilizing what looks like a well-coordinated effort.  I don't speak Spanish, so just relying on the video, but it looks like they were in recovery mode before daylight broke. 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 08:18 AM (9Wv2j)

364 "362 Chile:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/c5n

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 01:13 PM (oeESr)"

LINK

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:19 AM (p302b)

365 Chile is a very developed, organized, and culturally conservative country with strong social institutions and a firm belief in rule of law. They'll come out of this one just fine in the long run. Update from State: All U.S. Embassy personnel accounted for. No word on Locally Employed Staff.

Posted by: Guy in Utah at February 27, 2010 08:21 AM (Or5BA)

366 BHO at 2:00? Oh good, we don't get enough of his presence.  He should be on more often. We need his teleprompter inspired guidance and keen insight into how we can live better lives and help our fellow man by being taxed more and more. 

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 08:21 AM (8NGHm)

367 Why? Are the Japs coming again?

They are p*ssed about the Toyota hearings. I can't blame them.

Posted by: shibumi at February 27, 2010 08:22 AM (OKZrE)

368

The president will be speaking at 2PM EST.

 

Whoa, the retard is getting out ahead on this one.  That twit has ADD.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 08:27 AM (ITzbJ)

369 Moron alert! 

Looks like most of the government Cams in HI have been shut down.  Here is the link to a cam of the bay.  Says it updates every minute, best I could find.

http://tinyurl.com/yeuhpsq


Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2010 08:28 AM (2+9Yx)

370 A 7 foot Tsunami wave ahs already hit chile per Fox news.

They are also saying that you should not look at the evacuation maps unless you need to be looking at them, the sites are apparently crashing.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:32 AM (p302b)

371 I flew coach in LAN from Los Angeles via Lima to Sao Paulo and not only were the flight attendants drop dead beautiful, I was served Chilean wine in a glass! I told the missus that our next trip to SA will include a week in Chile.

Chile will recover and we'll make our visit.

Posted by: Vale Tudo at February 27, 2010 08:33 AM (FQAJP)

372 Has anyone noticed the pictures?  8.8 in Chile and then look at the damage in Haiti, which was only 7.0. 

They build good in Chile.  Not so much in Haiti.  Why is that?

Posted by: Jack at February 27, 2010 08:33 AM (bvDV5)

373 Fox News Channel has a live feed from Hawaii.  Earlier it was Ewa Beach, but now it's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.  If this link doesn't work, just go to FNC and click on Hawaii Preparations up top.  Kinda like watching paint dry, though.

http://tinyurl.com/akhoa3

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 08:34 AM (9Wv2j)

374

You guys are my kind of people. Ghouls waiting to see the tidal wave and destruction. Betchure the rubber-neckers at car accidents, too. Wheeeeee, some fun, huh?

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 08:35 AM (ITzbJ)

375
They build good in Chile.  Not so much in Haiti.  Why is that?

The French never got that far.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 27, 2010 08:35 AM (SJvR5)

376 We were all just talking about that.  Over the years my economics friend said they have received billions and billions in US aid.  So what the heck did they do with the money, if they didn't build up the cities and the country?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:36 AM (p302b)

377

My wife is Chilean, having difficulty getting in touch with her relatives...pray.
Still waiting for expert analysis from Danny Glover.

I think they'll be o.k. This isn't Haiti we're dealing with here.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 27, 2010 08:36 AM (P33XN)

378 They're also carrying the douchebag's press op.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 08:36 AM (9Wv2j)

379

@ncj - Godspeed to you and your family; stay safe and let us know if there is anything that we can do for you guys (prayers are already being said)

@dananjcon - Glad to hear that your wife's family are all safe and sound.  Same as above - help and prayers going out

@Dang Straights - Whereabouts do you live?  I grew up in LaPorte; still have friends and family in that part of Texas....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 27, 2010 08:38 AM (PBr7f)

380 Mother earth is clearly slightly pissed.  Maybe she isn't so happy with people boiling her down to simply "man made global warming".   She kinda saying "so you think this warming is man made, well let me show you, it's not."

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:42 AM (p302b)

381 I need a cheeseburger.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 08:44 AM (ITzbJ)

382 Oblahblah is speaking now....TOTUS is present

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 08:48 AM (4X0aT)

383 He seriously can't make a brief statement on a disaster without TOTUS?

Posted by: Doc at February 27, 2010 08:50 AM (rzJpR)

384  The earthquake in Haiti was much closer to the surface than the one in Chile.

 ...Ya know...the more I listen to Obama, the more he sounds like Nixon...

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 08:50 AM (oeESr)

385 Oh, gee, that was heartfelt.  What a jackass he is.  Completely devoid of any human feeling other than peevishness.  *spits*

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 08:51 AM (9Wv2j)

386  You guys are my kind of people. Ghouls waiting to see the tidal wave and destruction. Betchure the rubber-neckers at car accidents, too. Wheeeeee, some fun, huh? Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel

Meh.  Next time add extra guilt and snobbery.Weak effort

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2010 08:52 AM (4X0aT)

387 "On a political note...they are not all that far removed from the Pinochet dictatorship. They are very proud of the political and economic progress they have made and rightly so."
OK, I only read about half the comments so far, but for the record:  to the extent this is a backhand slap at Pinochet, it is way off base.
If Pinochet had not crushed the socialists, Chile would be another Cuba / Venezuala / whatever by now.  Allende was just another evil socialist.  When Chavez and Castro step down, and their countries make the transition to prosperous democracies, then we can talk about how bad Pinochet was.

Posted by: Croaker at February 27, 2010 08:52 AM (N3Tq8)

388

He seriously can't make a brief statement on a disaster without TOTUS?

You seriously asking that question seriously?

Posted by: barbelle at February 27, 2010 08:53 AM (qF8q3)

389

 ...Ya know...the more I listen to Obama, the more he sounds like Nixon...

 

blasphemer. bite your tongue.

Posted by: Rasputin, The Sequel at February 27, 2010 08:53 AM (ITzbJ)

390

What a joke? Doofus in Chief could have phoned it in.

“We can’t control nature” he said, but he thinks we can alter a changing climate!!!!

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 08:53 AM (8NGHm)

391 Bill R @ 312. I have a friend in HI also.He's from Fairbanks. What are the odds he is the same guy? I've been following him on Facebook and he is safe so far.

Posted by: alaska trash at February 27, 2010 08:53 AM (5lmN8)

392 Idea:  I'm trying to find a live webcam for a beach in Hawaii.  Seems that half the world is doing the same thing.  "Service unavailable" is what I'm getting.  It'd be cool if somone could find a live cam. 

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 08:55 AM (1Lt7z)

393 374 Has anyone noticed the pictures?  8.8 in Chile and then look at the damage in Haiti, which was only 7.0. 

They build good in Chile.  Not so much in Haiti.  Why is that?

You're a racist!!!!!!!!11!!

Posted by: Typical Libtard at February 27, 2010 08:56 AM (OKZrE)

394 The cast of "LOST" is in Hawaii.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:56 AM (p302b)

395 The cast of "LOST" is in Hawaii.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 01:56 PM (p302b)

Yep, up there by the Dillingham Airfield. 

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 08:57 AM (YX6i/)

396 Carlton Cuse is tweeting that they can come to the studio for safe shelter.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 08:58 AM (p302b)

397 There are no buoys for the Atlantic.  They definitely should get on that one.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:02 AM (p302b)

398 Carlton Cuse is tweeting that they can come to the studio for safe shelter.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 01:58 PM (p302b)

Is that a cast member?  I've never watched Lost, but we stumbled into the filming sites when we drove by the sites.  Didn't have a clue what it was until a local on the plane told us it was Lost.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 09:03 AM (YX6i/)

399

Having eaten some Chili, I just wanted to add a few thoughts.  Let's find a working live webcam in Hawaii.  Preferably one on a beach.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 09:03 AM (1Lt7z)

400

Having eaten some Chili, I just wanted to add a few thoughts.  Let's find a working live webcam in Hawaii.  Preferably one on a beach.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 02:03 PM (1Lt7z)

I've got to assume there will be live shots via the 24-news channels as it happens.  The news crews will have gone to the best viewing high spots and set-up shop.  No way they can let this opportunity on a Saturday to pass.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 09:06 AM (YX6i/)

401  Try Google Maps, webcams and livecams.

 Nice scenery, but kinda boring right now...

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 09:08 AM (oeESr)

402 I'm sorry, Hawaii is closed.

Posted by: The Guy in The Border Booth at February 27, 2010 09:08 AM (D7/BU)

403

Beware the ides of March!

(Note to myself: What the hell are "ides"?)

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 09:17 AM (ITzbJ)

404

(Note to myself: What the hell are "ides"?)

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 02:17 PM (ITzbJ)

15th of March. 

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 09:19 AM (YX6i/)

405 Magnitude:          8.8  Date - Time:       Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC  Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter time of earthquake in other time zones.  Location:35.846°S, 72.719°W Depth: 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region: OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILEDistances:100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile  105 km (65 miles) WSW of Talca, Chile 115 km (70 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile 325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, ChileNST=255, Location Uncertainty: NST=255, Nph=255, Dmin=988 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 36M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7 horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location programUSGS Source: NEIC (WDCS-D) Just parking this here:


Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:21 AM (p302b)

406 Beware the ides of April!

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 09:21 AM (ITzbJ)

407 Beware the ides of April!

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 02:21 PM (ITzbJ)

Indeed.  I've always said that to myself.

Posted by: Libby Dole at February 27, 2010 09:24 AM (YX6i/)

408 So they changed from the Richter scale to a new scale?  Why?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:26 AM (p302b)

409 People are tweeting that the ocean is receding but the guy is saying that the ocean is receding this morning because it is low tide cause of the full moon.  Oh geez, they are trying to get the surfers out of the water via helicopters and megaphones.  They keep saying "this is not a surf able wave"  Duh

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:27 AM (p302b)

410 carlton Cuse is the producer of LOST.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:29 AM (p302b)

411 Someone from USGS spoke about that earlier.  He said it's complicated, but the simple version is that, with very large quakes, the Richter scale becomes "saturated" and can't calibrate them.  So this one, which was apparently adopted quite a long time ago, was developed to provide accuracy at larger magnitudes. 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 09:29 AM (9Wv2j)

412 This is harvest season in Chile and the US gets loads of fruits and vegetables from that area. Seedless red flame grapes are 99 cents a pound at the local grocery which means the grape harvest is in full swing right now.

Warehouses, processing and packaging plants will be down and Chile loses its export capability at the worst possible time.



Posted by: 13times at February 27, 2010 09:30 AM (yAbjZ)

413 Oh geez, they are trying to get the surfers out of the water via helicopters and megaphones.  They keep saying "this is not a surf able wave"  Duh

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 02:27 PM (p302b)

I told you guys.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 09:30 AM (YX6i/)

414 Oh geez, they are trying to get the surfers out of the water via helicopters and megaphones.  They keep saying "this is not a surf able wave"  Duh

Can't cure stupid.  Where are you seeing this, curious?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 09:31 AM (9Wv2j)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:33 AM (p302b)

416
Oh geez, they are trying to get the surfers out of the water via helicopters and megaphones.  They keep saying "this is not a surf able wave"  Duh

Can't cure stupid.  Where are you seeing this, curious?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 02:31 PM (9Wv2j)



For real ?

Maybe they'll get a clue when all the water suddenly gets sucked out right before the massive wave hits.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 09:34 AM (t72+4)

417 For March, May, July, and October the ides were on the fifteenth.  All other months on the thirteenth.

Posted by: DSkinner at February 27, 2010 09:34 AM (kcv3Z)

418 Still waiting for news on face book about some friends. 

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:35 AM (p302b)

419 I don't know whether I would want to stay in one of those big hotels on the beach.  I would want to leave and go to higher ground. 

They just said the pacific feet is moving four of its ships out to see.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:39 AM (p302b)

420 Any chance there's still time to jet Schep in?  Before it hits.  Put him on the beach.  Live coverage.

Posted by: a repentant Roger Ailes at February 27, 2010 09:43 AM (ucq49)

421 417  Thanks!  I can't see the live stream and don't feel like downloading the viewer (so lazy).  It's sounding like the tsunami is not going to be a very big one, which is very good news.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 09:45 AM (9Wv2j)

422  Bill R @ 312. I have a friend in HI also.He's from Fairbanks. What are the odds he is the same guy? I've been following him on Facebook and he is safe so far.

Posted by: alaska trash at February 27, 2010 01:53 PM (5lmN

My friend lives near Anchorage. He and his family are safe, they moved to his sister in laws place which is at the 1500 ft level.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2010 09:50 AM (EhlQq)

423

hey all, a quick update

all the starbucks are closed, we are in mililani, on a hill, in the center of the island and the cowards are closed and i need a cigarette bad

all the gas stations everywhere are jammed, people are buying out all the water and propane everywhere, i don't think they know this isn't a hurricane and they should let the people in the low lying coastal areas do their thing first

here on oahu, they are getting ready to stop the sewage pumps so they don't get damaged since they pump to 2 miles off shore so surfing in sewage woohoo

they are still saying 9 feet on oahu and 12 to 15 on the big island, the north shore and west shore (where i live they are strongly suggesting to evacuate)

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 09:53 AM (kg9ot)

424 Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 02:53 PM (kg9ot)

praying for you all.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:55 AM (p302b)

425 Death toll in Chile now at 147

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 09:56 AM (p302b)

426

they are still saying 9 feet on oahu and 12 to 15 on the big island, the north shore and west shore (where i live they are strongly suggesting to evacuate)

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 02:53 PM (kg9ot)

ncj...glad you're safe.  Sorry about the cigs though.

Drew M wants you to e-mail him if you want to live blog this thing.

--------

Well he seems to be offline right now, getting to safety I hope.

If anyone sees him, have him email me at drewmtips(at)gamail(dot)com and we can see what we can set up.

Posted by: DrewM. at February 27, 2010 12:34 PM (9B5OK)

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 09:58 AM (VuLos)

427 ncj, email Drew @ drewmtips(at)gamail(dot)com so he can set-up a thread dedicated to your live comments.

Posted by: Editor at February 27, 2010 09:58 AM (YX6i/)

428

426  we should be good here, the governor has her shit together hard (she was the slow talking lady who gave a speech right before teh sarah at the rnc)

the sad part is some of these fools are not taking this serious even though they are saying that it is comfirmed that mother nature is coming and she's pissed

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:00 AM (kg9ot)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:01 AM (p302b)

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:03 AM (poMzS)

431

one hour and 40 minutes to go, we are going to try to get a video camera set up by diamondhead to record but we'll see since the police are shutting down the roads

as far as commenting live it'll be hard but i'll send him photos of the action and after effects at 2pm my time

oh, and there are surfers in the water from what we hear, fucking idiots

Posted by: ncj at February 27, 2010 10:03 AM (kg9ot)

432 "A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
http://tinyurl.com/ycjtpup
CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA /
COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR /
GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI /
KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA /
SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI /
AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU /
HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA /
N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES /
CHINESE TAIPEI"

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:05 AM (p302b)

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:05 AM (poMzS)

434 Am I reading this right?  There appears to be an advisory in effect for the west coast and alaska.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:09 AM (p302b)

435

The TWC said it will hit around 11:05 a.m. Hawaii time. What time will it be on the East Coast then?

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 10:11 AM (t72+4)

436

Oh geez, they are trying to get the surfers out of the water via helicopters and megaphones.  They keep saying "this is not a surf able wave"  Duh
Can't cure stupid.  Where are you seeing this, curious?

Down here in Texas, we just call that "thinning the herd".....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 27, 2010 10:11 AM (PBr7f)

437 4:05pm  Blazer.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 10:11 AM (VuLos)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:13 AM (p302b)

439 There appears to be an advisory in effect for the west coast and alaska.

Yup, they are expecting maybe 2-3 footers in the LA area in the next hour or so.  Probably lots of surfers out there, too.  Nothing to be alarmed about though, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 10:13 AM (9Wv2j)

440 I can't believe the guy on the live feed which is their tv is having to say "what's missing one day of waves when you are saving your life for your whole life"....that is just insane that someone would think they could surf a tsunami and live.  What's the point, so you surfed it and you aren't around to brag and buy the whole bar a drink?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:15 AM (p302b)

441 On CNN:  Chile is not pronounced "chilly"; it's "che-lay."  (They're part of the with-it crowd.) That's okay, though.  When I make chili, it's so good I call it "che-lay."

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:15 AM (poMzS)

442 ncj, I got a cigarette you can have. (Nicotine and caffeine are food groups.)

 Of course The Black Hills of South Dakota are still a bit chilly this time o' year...and it ain't real convenient to Hawaii, but it's the thought that counts, right?  Sunny and 40's, today... No tsunamis, no earthquakes...but it does get kinda cold once in awhile...

 Been a long time since I visited the "Ki." Hawaii's a strange ride, but beautiful scenery, beaches, mountains, cliffs...and the people ain't so bad, either.

 

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 10:15 AM (oeESr)

443 I loved Hawaii.  It's the plane ride there that freaked me out.  I actually felt like the plane was being "shaken down like a thermometer".

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:17 AM (p302b)

444 NCJ, what side of what island are you (your house) on?  How many feet above the sea?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:18 AM (poMzS)

445 They just issued a "conservation edict" which means "stop using water no matter where you are in hawaii".

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:18 AM (p302b)

446 Chile is where all the fruit comes when its the opposite season there...nice people.

Posted by: sexypig at February 27, 2010 10:18 AM (0t7L8)

447
I usually serve my che-lay with Che-layen wine, a nice shiraz works well.

Posted by: Mildly Retarded CNN Anchor at February 27, 2010 10:18 AM (SJvR5)

448 The reason being that they assume the sewage plants will be inundated with water from the sea and they don't want water from the state going into the plants just in case they did everything right and no water goes in the plants.  Otherwise they will have a spill.  Ugh that must be fun...

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:19 AM (p302b)

449 On CNN:  Chile is not pronounced "chilly"; it's "che-lay."

You'd think Barry could have mentioned that in his little speech.  After all, it was only recently that we bitter clingers learned the correct pronunciation of Pok-ee-stahn.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 10:21 AM (9Wv2j)

450 Sure that's not "Pockystan"?  Oh, same thing.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:23 AM (poMzS)

451 ncj, my prayers that your home is not totalled and that you and your loved ones stay safe.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 27, 2010 10:24 AM (RZ8pf)

452 It isn't as dangerous as you're making it out to be, curious, not to a pro.

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 10:25 AM (ITzbJ)

453

On CNN:  Chile is not pronounced "chilly"; it's "che-lay."

You'd think Barry could have mentioned that in his little speech.  After all, it was only recently that we bitter clingers learned the correct pronunciation of Pok-ee-stahn.

I always thought it was pronounced Chee Lay.

Barry is the master. After all, I always thought that other word was pronounced Core-men til he corrected me.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2010 10:26 AM (EhlQq)

454 This tsunami is going up against the best defense ever.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:26 AM (poMzS)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:26 AM (p302b)

456 Pronunciation of non-English names should be as they would be in that language except when it is spelled differently.  For German we pronounce Beethoven as Baytoven; however we spell Munchen as Munich.  The German word boot is actually pronounced like the English boat and it means boat as in the German U-Boat movie "Das Boot".

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 10:27 AM (8NGHm)

457

After all, I always thought that other word was pronounced Core-men til he corrected me.

Well, it's "corpseman" in Austrian and neo-zombie.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:27 AM (poMzS)

458 Actually, it's pronounced Shhhh-lay.

Posted by: Paylen Steal at February 27, 2010 10:27 AM (YX6i/)

459 "454 It isn't as dangerous as you're making it out to be, curious, not to a pro.

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 03:25 PM (ITzbJ)"

I haven't said anything about it being dangerous or not.  Except I do think that surfers should not be in the water and if you live on the coast common sense says go to the high ground.  I'm just putting up links so people can follow it.  It is historic.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:28 AM (p302b)

460 Joe, earlier the live cam at Fox News was on Ewa -- is that because it's a particularly threatened area or is it just because the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is located there?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 10:28 AM (9Wv2j)

461 For German we pronounce Beethoven as Baytoven; however we spell Munchen as Munich.  The German word boot is actually pronounced like the English boat and it means boat as in the German U-Boat movie "Das Boot".

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 03:27 PM (8NGHm)

Why do we spell and pronounce Coln as Cologne? I knew a German girl married to a GI freind and she always got a kick out of that.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2010 10:30 AM (EhlQq)

462 #455, BHO is a dumbass who's diplomas were purchased.  I am entitled to at least one unsubstantiated opinion.

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 10:30 AM (8NGHm)

463 He makes up for a lack of brains with an abundance of attitude.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:31 AM (poMzS)

464 FYI, Hawaii time is East Coast +5 hours

ETA of wave would be about 4:00PM EST

Posted by: Dastardly Dan at February 27, 2010 10:32 AM (+SZAJ)

465 Bill R, three years of high school German and I never asked why some German cities were spelled differently. Oh, well.

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 10:32 AM (8NGHm)

466 Here's the latest live-action shot from Hawaii.  I think Hawaii's going to do fine.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:35 AM (poMzS)

467 The Pacific Tsunami Museum webcam in Hilo is here:

hilobaycam.html

Posted by: stuiec at February 27, 2010 10:42 AM (GU29T)

468
It isn't as dangerous as you're making it out to be, curious, not to a pro.

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 27, 2010 03:25 PM (ITzbJ)





I believe it is. A surfer rides a wave that gradually builds up into a crest. A tsunami wave doesnt gradually build. It rolls everything in front of it up like a carpet and will suck the sea out shortly before its arrival as a huge wall of water.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 10:43 AM (t72+4)

469 Seems like there would have been some pics from Kiwiland.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:43 AM (poMzS)

470 @ 468 rdbrewer

Dammit. Ya got me...

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at February 27, 2010 10:43 AM (oeESr)

471 Blazer, the crest can come before the trough.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:44 AM (poMzS)

472

Something to consider. As bad as this is, at least now the Pacific Islands are warned and ready. Even if the waves are nothing much, it doesn't mean that the next time wouldn't be catastrophic.

And I would always want to be way over prepared then under prepared  for any kind of emergancy.

 

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 10:45 AM (GkYyh)

473 The Fox coverage today is excellent.  Just had an "anatomy of a tsunami" graphic up and they have been interviewing legitimate experts all day.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:48 AM (p302b)

474 One more siren sounding at 11:00 and that will be the signal that you should already have evacuated and be somewhere safe and you should put on your radio and television.  "We need people to calmly walk out of the zone or drive out of the zone.  We usually tell people to walk."   They have not gotten any complaints, people have been very cooperative.  They cannot force people to evacuate but they encourage them to do so. 

Oh, for God's sake force them, force them....

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 10:51 AM (p302b)

475

You know what could break up an 8-foot tidal wave?

A broadside from the Missouri, that's what.

Battle stations.  Big wave in 15 minutes.

Posted by: Old Salt at February 27, 2010 10:52 AM (/VEEI)

476 This Hawaii News Now source has a lot of well-placed cameras.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 27, 2010 10:52 AM (poMzS)

477 I don't if this is true, but some commenter on HuffPo wrote that David Shuster said Hawaii has a large American population. Too good to check.

Posted by: stace at February 27, 2010 10:52 AM (g/wgk)

478  The Fox coverage today is excellent.  Just had an "anatomy of a tsunami" graphic up and they have been interviewing legitimate experts all day.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2010 03:48 PM (p302b)

Perhaps the media should try that with climate change experts. Oh wait...

Posted by: Bill R. at February 27, 2010 10:53 AM (EhlQq)

479

Something to consider. As bad as this is, at least now the Pacific Islands are warned and ready. Even if the waves are nothing much, it doesn't mean that the next time wouldn't be catastrophic.

And I would always want to be way over prepared then under prepared  for any kind of emergancy.

 

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 03:45 PM (GkYyh)





It might not be bad head on, but in a river or a harbor it could be. I cant remember offhand what those sort of waves are called.

Somebody put me some knowledge here.

Posted by: Blazer at February 27, 2010 10:53 AM (t72+4)

480
Water started receding.

Posted by: Mildly Retarded CNN Anchor at February 27, 2010 10:57 AM (SJvR5)

481 I don't if this is true, but some commenter on HuffPo wrote that David Shuster said Hawaii has a large American population.

LOL!!  Reminds me of this idiot-girl we hired a few years ago who asked me one day if she needed a passport to go to Hawaii.  I said, no, it's actually on of our 50 states.  Yeah, she said, but it's like across the water.  She didn't last long in the job.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (9Wv2j)

482 "Oh, for God's sake force them, force them...." 

True freedom means that one has freedom to be stupid.

A man died in a flood and when he arrived to meet Saint Peter he was angry that God had let him die.   St Peter said that God first sent the National Guard in a truck and offered to take him to safety, then when the water was to his doorstep, God sent the Rescue Squad in a boat.  When the man was stranded on his roof, God sent a Coast Guard helicopter and again help was refused. St Peter said "You refused God's help three times, what more do you want?"

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 10:59 AM (8NGHm)

483 Like a tidal surge?

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2010 11:01 AM (GkYyh)

484 Peaches, when we lived in New Mexico, my daughter applied to several universities; one of them rejected her application and instead sent her a foreign student application with Spanish instructions.  She never sent it in.  I wish I could remember which fine example of higher education that was.

Posted by: Pelayo at February 27, 2010 11:04 AM (8NGHm)

485 So, much ado about nothing?

Posted by: Too Soon? at February 27, 2010 11:15 AM (JDNrJ)

486 When we lived in Hong Kong, someone from Chicago called us at midnight, waking me up.  I answered the phone and the called asked to speak to my husband.  I told her he was sleeping and she asked what time it was 'there'.  I told her midnight.  She said, "I can never figure out if you guys are 12 hours ahead of us or behind us."  ;o/

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2010 11:15 AM (VuLos)

487

Heh. My kid's at Punaho for a rifle match. He just sent me a text message that says "You watching Fox? I'm that one guy surfing."

College kids. Hmmph.

Posted by: comatus at February 27, 2010 11:28 AM (/VEEI)

488 big news here in lima peru, were all watchhing the news about this right now...

Posted by: rumcrook at February 27, 2010 11:39 AM (tZNQG)

489

@128: "That [130 foot tsunami] would be the largest wave ever known."

To quote John Bender - "Not even close, bud"

http://tinyurl.com/5wd9h6

It wouldn't even be 10% as tall as the biggest recorded wave - 1,720 feet tall.

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