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It is getting faker by the day. Now it is only 100 mph winds!
(Dont you suppose all those people told to evacuate, who are now stuck on some highway heading north, slowly, into the path the storm will take, are in greater danger than if they had stayed in their homes? Seems so to me. Not to mention the looters who are now on the rampage. )
It's really part of a bigger picture - the mindless hyping of every event. Every storm seems to be a storm-of-the-century (I exaggerate, but only a bit).
You have several groups at fault:
- News crews with nothing to really report - so they just talk (learned from sport casters).
- Pundits with nothing to say so they create endless scenarios, competing with one another.
- Sponsors who'll pay the above to to do what they do. These three consider it entertainment.
- Critics who will bitch if it's understated or hyped, because they need to complain about the
media as though they hate what they need to complain to validate their existence.
- But most to blame is a world-wide public who's every more witless in their interpretation of
I just look at the NOAA[^] for reports without an agenda. Just probabilities.
I think folks like the ones in CNN, would be more happy to see destruction happen.
If the hurricane swirl on the map just took some turn and moved away from your country, the reactions inside their rooms would be like "Oh sh*t this swirl of cr*p changed its mind, we need to get back to some other boiling hot news". If nothing's boiling, of course they can make one do.
We got a lot of CNNs in India.
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy Falcon.
Well . . . he was there, too, and his complaining is because he didn't get on TV to give the results of his own pinwheel anemometer (wind meter). He just bought a new raincoat for his TV appearance, too!
Nurdrage's a long standing science account; run by multiple people[^]. The founder is out of the closet; not sure if any of the others are. I've never seen anything illegal; but a lot of it is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. I suspect an initial desire for psuedo-anonymity for that reason, along with keeping the presentation the same regardless of who produces any given episode now that there're multiple presenters is why the voice's masked.
(reposted because it's too early in the morning and my brain's not fully online yet.)
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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