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Since: Jan 10

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#75342 Oct 31, 2012
Jess, I always think of the FAMILIES of the rescue workers at these times. Who's sandbagging their houses? Who's making sure they're okay? The families sacrifice along with the workers.

Ooh 8777 a 12-point cribbage hand.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#75343 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I'm grumpy today. My husband left the house at 7 am and didn't get home until after midnight because he is driving around the state dropping off generators and helping rescue people. He's doing it again today. But I'm home with no power for at least another day (thankfully we didn't get any water damage) and I have to listen to idiots like my neighbor and my grandmother who don't bother to sign up for any of the free government alert systems and hole themselves up in their houses/apartments waiting for people to seek them out, but claim that they have no information on what is going on around them. I wish that people would use common sense and try their best to get informed.
My biggest pet peeve yesterday were all the people driving around looking for a place to get coffee. Um, hello?! The whole state lost power! Stay off the road and let the emergency vehicles and DPW do their jobs!
Halloween has been cancelled in the state of NJ.
Thank you for letting me vent. It's supposed to get down to the 30's here over the next couple of days. Keep us all in your prayers.
I'm really glad you're ok. The power thing sucks I know. In '96 there was a storm the day after Thanksgiving. Feet (with a capital FEET) of snow and ice...power out for a couple of weeks...calling in power crews from all over the country and Canada...it was a mess. Only a year after massive flooding that shut down I-5 between (basically) Portland and Seattle as well as a couple of towns along the way... Of course that was more or less local to Puget Sound... After a week we bought tire chains and left town for a while, wish you guys could all do likewise.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75344 Oct 31, 2012
Jess, you've been on my mind these past couple of days. I'm glad you and your family are safe and I hope things improve quickly up there!

Since: Jan 10

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#75345 Oct 31, 2012
My coworker was in Penn State this weekend for the Ohio State game, and their flights got canceled (They were due to fly back Monday or Tuesday, b/c they also were visiting his parents). They ended up renting a car and driving back -- drove from eastern PA to the Twin Cities in like 15, 17 hours. He looks like hell even though they got back at 9 yesterday morning.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75346 Oct 31, 2012
Jess, glad to hear you're mostly OK.

I wish I could send you some electricty!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75347 Oct 31, 2012
I am signed up for an email alert system here in Central Florida. They send out alerts when ther eare road closings and things like that. I just got a missing child alert.

black
13 years old
black hair brown eyes
120 lbs

No photo attached.

This has to be the most worthless alert I've ever seen. I could walk into any school in Florida and find a dozen girls matching that descrition. There's nothing in the email to help me differentiate the missing girl from anyone else with the same generic common features.

Since: Jan 10

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#75348 Oct 31, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
I am signed up for an email alert system here in Central Florida. They send out alerts when ther eare road closings and things like that. I just got a missing child alert.
black
13 years old
black hair brown eyes
120 lbs
No photo attached.
This has to be the most worthless alert I've ever seen. I could walk into any school in Florida and find a dozen girls matching that descrition. There's nothing in the email to help me differentiate the missing girl from anyone else with the same generic common features.
Lame! Start calling 911 with every girl who fits that description!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75349 Oct 31, 2012
How did you know it was a girl? By the weight?
Mister Tonka wrote:
I am signed up for an email alert system here in Central Florida. They send out alerts when ther eare road closings and things like that. I just got a missing child alert.
black
13 years old
black hair brown eyes
120 lbs
No photo attached.
This has to be the most worthless alert I've ever seen. I could walk into any school in Florida and find a dozen girls matching that descrition. There's nothing in the email to help me differentiate the missing girl from anyone else with the same generic common features.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75350 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I'm grumpy today. My husband left the house at 7 am and didn't get home until after midnight because he is driving around the state dropping off generators and helping rescue people. He's doing it again today. But I'm home with no power for at least another day (thankfully we didn't get any water damage) and I have to listen to idiots like my neighbor and my grandmother who don't bother to sign up for any of the free government alert systems and hole themselves up in their houses/apartments waiting for people to seek them out, but claim that they have no information on what is going on around them. I wish that people would use common sense and try their best to get informed.
My biggest pet peeve yesterday were all the people driving around looking for a place to get coffee. Um, hello?! The whole state lost power! Stay off the road and let the emergency vehicles and DPW do their jobs!
Halloween has been cancelled in the state of NJ.
Thank you for letting me vent. It's supposed to get down to the 30's here over the next couple of days. Keep us all in your prayers.
It's good to vent. Glad you and your family are safe.

Hey, you know how to make a LOT of money it seems? Plug your coffee maker into the generator or get one of those things that you can plug your stuff into the car lighter and sell cups of coffee for $6 each.:)
PEllen

Elk Grove Village, IL

#75351 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I'm grumpy today. My husband left the house at 7 am and didn't get home until after midnight because he is driving around the state dropping off generators and helping rescue people. He's doing it again today. But I'm home with no power for at least another day (thankfully we didn't get any water damage) and I have to listen to idiots like my neighbor and my grandmother who don't bother to sign up for any of the free government alert systems and hole themselves up in their houses/apartments waiting for people to seek them out, but claim that they have no information on what is going on around them. I wish that people would use common sense and try their best to get informed.
My biggest pet peeve yesterday were all the people driving around looking for a place to get coffee. Um, hello?! The whole state lost power! Stay off the road and let the emergency vehicles and DPW do their jobs!
Halloween has been cancelled in the state of NJ.
Thank you for letting me vent. It's supposed to get down to the 30's here over the next couple of days. Keep us all in your prayers.
Glad to hear from you and that it is going well.

You should be proud of your governor as a Republican. My estimation of him skyrocketed and I am a Democrat
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#75352 Oct 31, 2012
A couple good ones I saw on my favorite webstie:

Women fake orgasms to have relationships. Men fake relationships to have orgasms.

Every zoo is a petting zoo if you're not a pussy.

Forgetting to take your phone into the bathroom to poop is like forgetting to take a gun to war.

Cycicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world becasue we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say "no." But saying "yes" leads to knowledge. "Yes" is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say "yes."

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75353 Oct 31, 2012
RACE wrote:
How did you know it was a girl? By the weight?
<quoted text>
It said girl. That was not a cut and paste. I had already deleted the message.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75354 Oct 31, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
Forgetting to take your phone into the bathroom to poop is like forgetting to take a gun to war.
Hah! I was on my way to lunch yesterday when I realized my phone was almost dead. Like 2% left. I can't eat lunch without reading!!! I got my lunch to-go and went back to the office and ate at my desk in front of the computer.

Since: Feb 08

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#75355 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I'm grumpy today. My husband left the house at 7 am and didn't get home until after midnight because he is driving around the state dropping off generators and helping rescue people. He's doing it again today. But I'm home with no power for at least another day (thankfully we didn't get any water damage) and I have to listen to idiots like my neighbor and my grandmother who don't bother to sign up for any of the free government alert systems and hole themselves up in their houses/apartments waiting for people to seek them out, but claim that they have no information on what is going on around them. I wish that people would use common sense and try their best to get informed.
My biggest pet peeve yesterday were all the people driving around looking for a place to get coffee. Um, hello?! The whole state lost power! Stay off the road and let the emergency vehicles and DPW do their jobs!
Halloween has been cancelled in the state of NJ.
Thank you for letting me vent. It's supposed to get down to the 30's here over the next couple of days. Keep us all in your prayers.
I'm going to remember this in case I'm ever where there is this sort of situation. Make gallons of coffee and sell it to idiots who don't know how to fill water bottles or use fire.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75356 Oct 31, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Glad to hear from you and that it is going well.

You should be proud of your governor as a Republican. My estimation of him skyrocketed and I am a Democrat
I worked on his campaign when he ran for Governor. The media loves to point out his flaws and his style does not always coincide with mine, but I always feel comfortable that he believes he is putting the good of the state first and not playing politics.

Speaking of, I can't even tell you how many people are calling me because they are freaking out about how the storm is going to affect the election. We are supposed to have training in town tomorrow night for all new poll clerks (or those who haven't had training in two years, like me). You don't get paid if you don't go to training. Of course, we were the last town scheduled in the county, keeping my fingers crossed that power is restored tonight, but the shore area has lost some of its actual buildings.

I also found out that one of the teachers at the high school collected voter registration forms from the seniors in March. Anyone who declared Democrat or Unaffiliated was sent in and registered. Anyone who declared Republican was never sent in any only realized that they weren't registered when one of the students followed up after the Oct 16 deadline, when they couldn't find their name online and the students did a little more digging. This is unfortunately not uncommon in our county. So frustrating for me and for the students who wanted to exercise their rights to vote for the first time.
There is this

United States

#75357 Oct 31, 2012
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>I'm going to remember this in case I'm ever where there is this sort of situation. Make gallons of coffee and sell it to idiots who don't know how to fill water bottles or use fire.
OR, you could make FREE coffee for devastated, suddenly- homeless folks who have lost EVERYTHING...

Since: Feb 08

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#75358 Oct 31, 2012
There is this wrote:
<quoted text>OR, you could make FREE coffee for devastated, suddenly- homeless folks who have lost EVERYTHING...
Sure, they can have it free. They can come stay with us until they've got a home again, too. At least as many as will fit in wherever we're living.
But azzhats who would drive around looking for coffee??
They can pay, and pay dearly, so I can help those who deserve it.

Since: Feb 08

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#75359 Oct 31, 2012
There is this wrote:
<quoted text>OR, you could make FREE coffee for devastated, suddenly- homeless folks who have lost EVERYTHING...
Oh, but you could go pound sand. Make your own coffee, find your own shelter.

Since: Jan 10

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#75360 Oct 31, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I also found out that one of the teachers at the high school collected voter registration forms from the seniors in March. Anyone who declared Democrat or Unaffiliated was sent in and registered. Anyone who declared Republican was never sent in any only realized that they weren't registered when one of the students followed up after the Oct 16 deadline, when they couldn't find their name online and the students did a little more digging. This is unfortunately not uncommon in our county. So frustrating for me and for the students who wanted to exercise their rights to vote for the first time.
Wait, what? SHe did this deliberately? Is that even legal? SHe should be banned from election work for life.

Since: Jan 10

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#75361 Oct 31, 2012
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, they can have it free. They can come stay with us until they've got a home again, too. At least as many as will fit in wherever we're living.
But azzhats who would drive around looking for coffee??
They can pay, and pay dearly, so I can help those who deserve it.
ITA.

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