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lyanMI

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:24:06 PM

Hurricane Sandy and an extensive drought made 2012 the United States' second costliest year for natural disasters since 1980, federal officials said today (June 13).
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:44:14 AM

When weather occurrs there are more people around to be affected.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:02:23 PM

Costs were on the rise in 2012. These natural disasters, just added more into the equation.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:30:57 PM

Interesting article, but is this relevant to this site?
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:11:30 PM

"as humans continue to pollute the water we drink and foul the air we breathe"

PDQBlues, are you suggesting that all humans should be eliminated from the face of the earth?

Or what???

It's a fact of life, fella.


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danindenver
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:08:52 PM

"Why did Denver have to build the new airport in an area known as "tornado alley"?"

What did I just say?
Check out the story: Tornado-touches-down-near-DIA
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:38:17 PM


And the costs will only go up as humans continue to pollute the water we drink and foul the air we breathe.
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:00:02 PM

Do national elections count as natural disasters?
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stuman714
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:06:44 AM

Hurricane Sandy and the drought of 2012 will have a lasting affect on the economy for decades.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:22:24 AM

Interesting.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:11:35 AM

costly to the consumer..the insurance companies just pass on the costs!
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:31:40 PM

To: davenles Re: Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:00:01 PM (Printed below)

"Everything was more costly last year."

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If the FED continues to counterfeit money, prices for fuel and consumer goods will continue its upward trek.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:00:01 PM

Everything was more costly last year.
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:25:55 PM

only going to get worse
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:25:47 PM

The USA has had its share of disasters.
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:11:30 PM

Most of these are increasingly terrible disasters simply because more people live in the locations where disasters hit.

People living at or below sea level in Louisiana were warned for nearly 200 years that a major disaster was coming, but no one wanted to move.

"Everyone wants to live on a dead-end street" or in a private lodge in the forest.
Then the bullies in charge send out an edict that you aren't allowed to cut out the undergrowth around your home and now you live in a tinder-box just waiting for someone to strike a match.

And we haven't seen the end of it.
Why did Denver have to build the new airport in an area known as "tornado alley"?

Of course, if you are in the weather business, the only answer is so-called "global warming" even though it isn't actually happening, right now.

But, I fail to see what this has to do with gas prices.


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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:57:04 PM

God gracious!
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:41:10 PM

Sounds like a story for Weather Buddy.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:34:26 PM

With all the wild fires and tornado's we've had I'm not surprised.
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:08:01 PM

Interesting
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 7:32:19 PM

Hope this year will be with out calamities
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 7:08:17 PM

Pray that is it is a calm year for 2013.
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BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 7:00:51 PM

the hurricane season is just getting started. As the Gulf heats up, more storms appear. Aug-Sept is the busiest time. Pray for us !
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:46:00 PM

Everything is more expensive now.
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jcotaxi
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:08:27 PM

Does this take inflation into account?
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:54:55 PM

that's good for gas prices too...........
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:53:28 PM

I believe it.
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GreatGraphics
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:52:36 PM

Costs will always increase, wait until the fall. Lets hope for nothing close to sandy part 2
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:46:52 PM

I believe it.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:30:36 PM

You aint seen nothing yet
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:48:15 PM

And it isn't over.
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:43:50 PM

You cannot stop nature.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 4:34:00 PM

i have no pity for any insurance company
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