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Natural Disasters Mr. St. Helens 2004

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#1 Shoshana

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:43 AM

St. Helens Activity May Signal Explosion

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SEATTLE - SEATTLE - A strengthening series of earthquakes at Mount St. Helens prompted seismologists Sunday to warn that the once-devastating volcano may see a small explosion soon.

The U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) issued a notice of volcanic unrest in response to the swarm of hundreds of earthquakes that began Thursday.

"The key issue is a small explosion without warning. That would be the major event that we're worried about right now," said Willie Scott, a geologist with the USGS (news - web sites) office in Vancouver.


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#2 Rov Judicata

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:57 AM

After two days with no sleep, I have this all figured out.

It's an evil Republican conspiracy with God. I'm not saying I'm suspicious of the natural disasters themselves; it's just that I'm suspicious of the timing. Let's put together a few pieces:

FACT: Karl Rove is known for pulling 'dirty tricks'.
FACT: These so-called 'natural disasters' just HAPPEN to be occurring when an election is a few weeks away, and Bush wants attention diverted away from the Kerry campaign.
FACT: Florida and Washington are swing states, according to http://www.electoral-vote.com
FACT: These natural disasters destroy infrastructure and roads... including the roads leading to polling places
FACT: Evil conservatives with SUVs will still be able to get to polling places, despite the lack of roads.
FACT:  Due to GEORGE BUSH slashing social security and forcing senior citizens to choose between eating cat food or getting Tylenol to treat their various cancers, most senior citizens have had to sell their cars to Halliburton for pennies on the dollar. Halliburton then turns around and uses those cars to run over the poor... a loyal democratic constituency..
FACT: Further, the aforementioned senior citizens will be unable to get to polling places because the routes will be impassible because they don't have a car.
CONCLUSION: These so-called 'natural disasters' are just a conservative ploy to suppress the democratic vote. Last year, right-wing thugs suppressed two hundred million votes in Florida alone. Will we let this happen again?

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#3 Anakam

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:11 AM

Go to bed, Rov. :p  :crazy:

Now, for Mount Saint Helens... I'm all for that lovely peak rebuilding a bit more. ;)  I think they're close to being done with their major tourist season in the monument, so if something *does* happen, then the USGS and the local officials should be able to respond fairly well. ;)
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#4 Shalamar

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:18 AM

Agreed, Rov - Go to bed. Sleep....while I laugh hysterically.
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#5 Godeskian

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:28 AM

I've had the incredible good fortune to have been close enough to flowing lava to feel it's heat on my skin, (which is something i'd reccomend to anyone who wants a cheap thrill) but also in a location where I was in no danger whatsoever.

so while i'm laughing my rear end off over Rov's comments, i hope nothing serious happens at St.Helens.

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#6 sierraleone

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:05 AM

So Rov, what about the other swing states on that map? :p ;) Granted, Washington and Florida are the only ones where Kerry has a 1 point lead according to the Map you've given. There are three states where it is supposively exactly tied (Minesota, New Hampshire and Maryland). for other ones barely Kerry there is Michigan and Pensylvannia. I supppose Maryland and Pensylvannia are too close to Washington for someone to wish distaster on them?

Edited by sierraleone, 27 September 2004 - 08:05 AM.

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#7 Kosh

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:31 AM

Shoshana, on Sep 27 2004, 01:43 AM, said:

St. Helens Activity May Signal Explosion

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SEATTLE - SEATTLE - A strengthening series of earthquakes at Mount St. Helens prompted seismologists Sunday to warn that the once-devastating volcano may see a small explosion soon.

The U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) issued a notice of volcanic unrest in response to the swarm of hundreds of earthquakes that began Thursday.

"The key issue is a small explosion without warning. That would be the major event that we're worried about right now," said Willie Scott, a geologist with the USGS (news - web sites) office in Vancouver.

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#8 Nonny

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:50 AM

Not to worry, Rov.  Since we lefties also believe in carpooling, we'll get the geezers to the polls.   ;)

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#9 Norville

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 01:06 AM

Gah. My sister lives in that area of Washington and has been feeling those swarms of small earthquakes. :crazy:

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#10 ArmourMe

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:02 PM

Hmmm, maybe we Washingtonians have been making too many bad Florida jokes??

This sure explains why I want to hide in a hole, though - earthquakes always oppress me with a sense of doooooooom!

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:58 PM

No worry. It's not suppose to be a huge eruption like 1980. It will be more within the crater. A little excitement in the volcanic front.  :cool:

#12 Anakam

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:04 PM

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Yeah, I'm guessing it'd be a domebuilder eruption or something along those lines.  ;)  It'll freak people out and the USGS will be all over the area for months or something, but relatively small scale when you consider what it's capable of.  :eek:





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