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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:19 pm
 


Title: Bahamas Hurricane Dorian death toll will be 'staggering' with THOUSANDS still missing
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Posted By: Martin15
Date: 2019-09-06 21:17:02


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But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.


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Martin15 wrote:
But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.

Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:57 pm
 


As a Commonwealth member the Bahamas should be getting a wide range of help from the others. Hopefully Boris Johnson doesn't pull a Trump, say "Britain's doesn't have enough money to help!", and fuck them over for laughs the way the US did to Puerto Rico. At least, regardless of what happens, the Bahamians will hopefully be spared the obscene photo-op spectacle of some douche politician tossing paper towels into a crowd and then congratulating himself on what a hero he is.


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fifeboy wrote:
Martin15 wrote:
But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.

Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.



Why ?
Bermuda is it's own sovereign country, should have it's own plans.
And it's a Commonwealth member, if anyone should be dumping money into relief,
don't you think it should be.. us ?

But again, sovereign country, some of the highest GDP in the area.
They should know better, it's not like hurricanes are a new thing.

Why is it so many people always slamming the USA all over the place,
but when something happens, oh they all come crying and shouting for money ?


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Martin15 wrote:
Why ?
Bermuda is it's own sovereign country, should have it's own plans.
And it's a Commonwealth member, if anyone should be dumping money into relief,
don't you think it should be.. us ?


That's all fine and dandy, but how in the hell do you 'plan' for a Category 5 hurricane? Do you not understand the devastation that kind of storm brings? The USA itself has 'plans' for when hurricanes hit the Eastern seaboard, but would be completely inefficient under an assault from a Category 5 storm, which would wipe ANYTHING out in it's path, as we have seen countless times already.

I've never been big on giving foreign aid out for no reason, but a C5 hurricane that almost wiped them off the map? That is as good a reason as any. Commonwealth countries should be stepping up, if not for the Commonwealth, then for helping other human beings in need.


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But again, sovereign country, some of the highest GDP in the area.
They should know better, it's not like hurricanes are a new thing.


All the GDP on the planet won't save you when Mother Nature gets pissed off.

If you have a better 'plan', we're all listening.

:idea:

-J.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:00 am
 


fifeboy wrote:
Martin15 wrote:
But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.

Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.

Take map
Take sharpie
Cross out Bermuda

Problem solved


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:45 am
 


fifeboy wrote:
Martin15 wrote:
But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.

Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.



https://share.america.gov/usaid-sends-a ... ne-dorian/

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weathe ... 05447.html

But guess who else is sending military and financial aide to the Bahamas? Call me sceptical and I hope I'm wrong but given China's track record of "helping" other countries who are in trouble for good will and perks, this aide may be nothing more than an attempt to either get under the skin of the Americans or garner a future military base that's less than 200 miles from the US mainland.

https://www.axios.com/hurricane-dorian- ... a26ea.html

And, if I'm wrong about their intentions then, good on them for becoming part of the the world community and helping countries in crisis with no ulterior motives.

BTW I haven't heard of any official Canadian aide being sent to the Bahamas? Here's what I found on Google that's going so far.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5865095/hurr ... w-to-help/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/hurr ... -1.5270740

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5270331

The MV Asterix is back in Halifax and is designed for this type of scenario so why the hell haven't they loaded it up with relief supplies and sent them to the Bahamas yet. And, still no word about our DART team. They could be very beneficial in this situation given the number of dead and injured.


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CDN_PATRIOT wrote:
Martin15 wrote:
Why ?
Bermuda is it's own sovereign country, should have it's own plans.
And it's a Commonwealth member, if anyone should be dumping money into relief,
don't you think it should be.. us ?


That's all fine and dandy, but how in the hell do you 'plan' for a Category 5 hurricane? Do you not understand the devastation that kind of storm brings? The USA itself has 'plans' for when hurricanes hit the Eastern seaboard, but would be completely inefficient under an assault from a Category 5 storm, which would wipe ANYTHING out in it's path, as we have seen countless times already.

I've never been big on giving foreign aid out for no reason, but a C5 hurricane that almost wiped them off the map? That is as good a reason as any. Commonwealth countries should be stepping up, if not for the Commonwealth, then for helping other human beings in need.


Martin15 wrote:
But again, sovereign country, some of the highest GDP in the area.
They should know better, it's not like hurricanes are a new thing.


All the GDP on the planet won't save you when Mother Nature gets pissed off.

If you have a better 'plan', we're all listening.

:idea:

-J.


Well said J


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Freakinoldguy wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
Martin15 wrote:
But hey, the most important thing in the world right now.........

is a sharpie.

Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.



https://share.america.gov/usaid-sends-a ... ne-dorian/

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weathe ... 05447.html

But guess who else is sending military and financial aide to the Bahamas? Call me sceptical and I hope I'm wrong but given China's track record of "helping" other countries who are in trouble for good will and perks, this aide may be nothing more than an attempt to either get under the skin of the Americans or garner a future military base that's less than 200 miles from the US mainland.

https://www.axios.com/hurricane-dorian- ... a26ea.html

And, if I'm wrong about their intentions then, good on them for becoming part of the the world community and helping countries in crisis with no ulterior motives.



BTW I haven't heard of any Canadian official aide being sent to the Bahamas? Here's what I found on Google.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5865095/hurr ... w-to-help/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/hurr ... -1.5270740

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5270331



Interesting. Don’t trust China any further than one could throw the whole lot of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:59 am
 


fifeboy wrote:
Freakinoldguy wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
Gee Marty, i'd be willing to overlook the sharpie thing if the US were to start pouring relief into Bermuda. I might even have something nice to say about SOPET if he were to turn on the aid too. And if Howdy Doody wants to back him up I'm sure I could spare a kind word for him as well.



https://share.america.gov/usaid-sends-a ... ne-dorian/

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weathe ... 05447.html

But guess who else is sending military and financial aide to the Bahamas? Call me sceptical and I hope I'm wrong but given China's track record of "helping" other countries who are in trouble for good will and perks, this aide may be nothing more than an attempt to either get under the skin of the Americans or garner a future military base that's less than 200 miles from the US mainland.

https://www.axios.com/hurricane-dorian- ... a26ea.html

And, if I'm wrong about their intentions then, good on them for becoming part of the the world community and helping countries in crisis with no ulterior motives.



BTW I haven't heard of any Canadian official aide being sent to the Bahamas? Here's what I found on Google.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5865095/hurr ... w-to-help/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/hurr ... -1.5270740

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5270331



Interesting. Don’t trust China any further than one could throw the whole lot of them.


I don't and nobody else should either. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:06 pm
 


And in the latest in Sharpiegate news:


Quote:
The parent agency of the National Weather Service said late Friday that President Trump was correct when he claimed earlier this week that Hurricane Dorian had threatened the state of Alabama.

The surprise announcement in an unsigned statement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration essentially endorsed Trump's Sunday tweet saying that Alabama will "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."

After the president's tweet, the National Weather Service, in Birmingham, Ala., responded with its own tweet, saying, "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east."

The NOAA statement takes the National Weather Service to task, declaring, "The Birmingham National Weather Service's Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time."

The surprise statement on Friday has left meteorologists across the country baffled and upset.




https://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/75853204 ... in-alabama


Remembering that meteorologists are only one of two occupations along with politicians that can be wrong 100% and still keep their job, it is interesting to note that they now seem to think of themselves as infallible and apparently don't like to be criticised by anyone including the US Gov't.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 pm
 


"Unsigned statement"... so nobody's admitting nothing. :lol:


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