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  • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
    Spent 30 minutes hunkered down in laundry room during our second Tornado warning this winter. In Sunny S.W. Florida. A Trailer Court was badly damaged.

    https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2022/01...ur-fort-myers/
    A nagging, like long question remains unanswered: if there were no trailor parks, would there still be tornados?

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    • Originally posted by gh View Post

      I've found that a credit card can work wonders in a pinch (as a scraper, not as a tool to buy one)

      Funny you should mention that. My business travel in 1977 was that my Big 8 accounting firm was doing a study on travel agencies who were negotiating commission rates with the airlines. My firm sent guys like me just out of college to visit a random sample of travel agencies.

      Today, credit card companies beg students to apply. But in 1977, the general rule was that an applicant needed over two years of full-time employment to get a card. Because American Express (with lots of travel agencies) was a sponsor of the study, they waived the 2-year rule for me and others. This was a real plus for independence. Especially, when I went off to law school later that year and most of my classmates did not have cards.

      The bottom line was that my new American Express card was the only credit card in my wallet when I was trying to get the ice off the windshield in Atlanta. I probably would have been afraid I’d damage it using it as an ice-scrapper.

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      • Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post

        A nagging, like long question remains unanswered: if there were no trailor parks, would there still be tornados?
        So true. 3 of them badly hit in the neighborhood.

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        • Only one of 21 previous Winter Olympic hosts able to stage event again unless climate change problem tackled

          https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...pic-games-risk

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          • How about a 477-mile long lightning bolt?

            https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ippi-louisiana

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            • Originally posted by gh View Post
              How about a 477-mile long lightning bolt?https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ippi-louisiana\]
              Yikes - how many watts/volts/joules/amps did that entail?!

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              • US west ‘megadrought’ is worst in at least 1,200 years, new study says

                Human-caused climate change significant driver of destructive conditions as even drier decades lie ahead, researchers say


                https://www.theguardian.com/environm...00-years-study

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                • Wow! The longest this thread has languished. I'll bump it with a note about five wildfires in one day (yesterday) in the Pikes Peak region. Four put down, one west of Cripple Creek at 400+ acres and 0% contained, high winds almost all spring and dry dry dry. It is going to be a bad wildfire summer in Colorado.

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