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  • French Rage
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post

    This is Virginia, they have snow removal in Virginia. It snows in Virginia. This isn't Atlanta.
    The DC area always does horribly with snow. Part of it is the weatherpeople always somehow missing the big storms. Part of is, as Kepler said, is people not knowing how to drive. Trust us, being shocked at how much the city shuts down for a handleable storm anywhere else is not going to change.

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    To be fair, a politician in Georgia or any other non-snow state suggesting they spend tax dollars on snow removal equipment in sufficient numbers to actually clear snow in a reasonable time frame (when it will undoubtedly melt by the following day), is a politician that won't stay in office long.
    When Atlanta had their ice storm of 2011 that shut down the city for a day, Georgia DOT tried to get ahead of the storm by contacting the Georgia DNR asking for snow plow vehicles from the NE side of the state to help out, and Tennesee DOT/DNR with available plow equipment.

    Only, they staged all the snow removal equipment IN the NE part of the state, so when the storm hit Atlanta, they had problems getting the equipment into the city.

    *edit* Then, the same thing happened in 2014, only this time the city said they "had doubled the efforts" from 2011, only to find that they were unprepared for the shift in the snowstorm (that many local meteorologists predicted).
    Last edited by aparch; 01-04-2022, 11:24 AM. Reason: Correcting my memories thanks to Google.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post

    Stuck for 15 hours on a freeway? Running out of gas, food, and heat? BS.
    It sucks but it does happen, everywhere. And I'm not very surprised here where people are incapable of taking moderate precautions for snow driving. They either creep along at 2 mph (in which case don't leave home you eejits) or they haul as-s the instant the slush breaks (right onto a slate of black ice).

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    To be fair, a politician in Georgia or any other non-snow state suggesting they spend tax dollars on snow removal equipment in sufficient numbers to actually clear snow in a reasonable time frame (when it will undoubtedly melt by the following day), is a politician that won't stay in office long.
    This is Virginia, they have snow removal in Virginia. It snows in Virginia. This isn't Atlanta.

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  • Swansong
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    To be fair, a politician in Georgia or any other non-snow state suggesting they spend tax dollars on snow removal equipment in sufficient numbers to actually clear snow in a reasonable time frame (when it will undoubtedly melt by the following day), is a politician that won't stay in office long.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post

    No, this happens *every* year when a state has a "once in a xx decades" storm affects the region, despite there being advance notice and residents told to prepare for it. Then the agencies/leadership will say that they cannot commit resources to these events because "they're so rare," and deflect that they'll do better next time.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.
    The City of Atlanta are experts at this to the point that people who live there just expect it. Any snow? Everything's closed.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    what the hell are you talking about? That happens several times a year. Also, most third world countries get but a smattering of snow, so...
    Stuck for 15 hours on a freeway? Running out of gas, food, and heat? BS.

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post

    This happens in 3rd World Countries. This is BS for the United States.
    No, this happens *every* year when a state has a "once in a xx decades" storm affects the region, despite there being advance notice and residents told to prepare for it. Then the agencies/leadership will say that they cannot commit resources to these events because "they're so rare," and deflect that they'll do better next time.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post


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    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...ginia/2926464/

    This happens in 3rd World Countries. This is BS for the United States.
    what the hell are you talking about? That happens several times a year. Also, most third world countries get but a smattering of snow, so...

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    We can have billionaire's sending people to space but we can't keep the lights on in Texas last year and this year in Virginia we can leave people stranded on an Interstate to die?

    We have lost our fucking minds.
    Governor is too busy fighting CRT. He got elected to do that not keep the roads clear.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Drivers have been stuck on Interstate 95 in the Stafford County, Virginia, area for more than 15 hours after multiple trucks crashed amid a major snowstorm that left snow and ice packed onto the road.

    Many drivers are out of gas. Some don't have food or water. Some say they have kids, pets and family members with medical needs in the car.
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    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...ginia/2926464/

    This happens in 3rd World Countries. This is BS for the United States.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Nate silvers take on things are getting weirder

    https://twitter.com/natesilver538/st...425482240?s=21
    It’s been a strange descent the last couple years for Nate. About two months into the pandemic he decided to become an expert in epidemiology and ever since it’s been, “I am so smart! S-M-R-T!”

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  • psych
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    It doesn't matter how he really is. The GOP turned Max Cleland into an anti-military p-ssy.
    John McCain: Hold my beer.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    this year in Virginia we can leave people stranded on an Interstate to die?
    Beg pardon?

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    We can have billionaire's sending people to space but we can't keep the lights on in Texas last year and this year in Virginia we can leave people stranded on an Interstate to die?

    We have lost our fucking minds.

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