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  • Slap Shot
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    When I was 11 I was home alone after baseball practice on a Sunday in July. A wicked storm came through and I watched as a funnel descending from the clouds came closer and closer.

    I moved to the basement and sat under a ping pong table as the tornado sirens were going off.

    The loudest sounds from outside the house I had ever heard were accompanied by what felt like our house was coming apart.

    Our house sits on an extremely wooded 2-acre lot. When it was over I exited to see more downed **** than I have ever in my life and our garage door was in shambles.

    Probably the one time in my life that I honestly felt my time was up.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    I've seen more Rivians on the road than that godawful DeLorean knockoff of Musk's.

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Cybertruck is an expensive disaster. I can't imagine that all of Musk's fascist/white supremacist simping in the last year is helping garner new customers either, since EV buyers usually skew left.
    Looks even worse with the new F150 EV coming out which looks like...and F150.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Handyman View Post
    They also got hit pretty hard in stock value before that because earnings came in significantly less than expected. That despite them trying to control the narrative by pretending they are going to sell more cars next year.
    Cybertruck is an expensive disaster. I can't imagine that all of Musk's fascist/white supremacist simping in the last year is helping garner new customers either, since EV buyers usually skew left.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Saw a waterspout from the shore once, as a kid.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I've seen one tornado with the naked eye in my life, and that was eleven too many.
    I have not seen a tornado in my lifetime.

    I have been in a 7.0 earthquake though (as well documented on this forum).

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  • Kepler
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    This is fun.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by psych View Post
    I live far, far too close to the new Tornado Alley for comfort. Having suffered four tornadoes in my area in two years, including a direct hit in 2021, it’s not surprising to see that the alley has moved almost over to me. The only thing I currently find peculiar is our deadly tornado outbreaks occurring mainly in late fall/early winter instead of spring.
    I've seen one tornado with the naked eye in my life, and that was eleven too many.

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  • Handyman
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    They also got hit pretty hard in stock value before that because earnings came in significantly less than expected. That despite them trying to control the narrative by pretending they are going to sell more cars next year.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Tesla recalling more than 200k vehicles as backup camera could malfunction while in use

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

    Makes sense. Too consistently hot and dry now in old tornado alley.
    Spring, specifically April & May, used to be the main tornado season. Now it feels like some places go from winter to summer in about 2-3 weeks (anecdotal and a "gut feeling", I know).

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  • psych
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    I live far, far too close to the new Tornado Alley for comfort. Having suffered four tornadoes in my area in two years, including a direct hit in 2021, it’s not surprising to see that the alley has moved almost over to me. The only thing I currently find peculiar is our deadly tornado outbreaks occurring mainly in late fall/early winter instead of spring.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Apparently it's much safer now because Tornado Alley has been moving eastwards.
    Makes sense. Too consistently hot and dry now in old tornado alley.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Good. I hope this continues.

    https://ktla.com/news/california/pal...own-on-airbnb/

    Last edited by Deutsche Gopher Fan; 01-24-2024, 10:17 PM.

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  • LynahFan
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post

    If I had hundreds of millions to invest that is certainly where I would want to put it. I get buildings like that in NY, London, etc where real estate is a premium but it makes zero sense there. It’s a big ask for first responders too.
    No kidding. Imagine how many square miles of prairie you could develop for the price of that building....

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