Irene brings worst flooding in centur...

Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont

There are 31 comments on the KIII story from Aug 29, 2011, titled Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont. In it, KIII reports that:

The remnants of Hurricane Irene turned placid rivers and streams into raging torrents across parts of Vermont and upstate New York on Monday, closing hundreds of roads, destroying dozens of bridges and cutting off entire communities in the worst flooding some areas have seen in a century.

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Alex

Newton Center, MA

#21 Aug 31, 2011
jgadsden wrote:
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"Let me tell you a true story about immunization ok. When I was a little boy in New York city in the 1940's, we swam in the Hudson river. And it was filled with raw sewage! OK? We swam in raw sewage, you know, to cool off. And at that time the big fear was polio. Thousands of kids died from polio every year. But you know something? In my neighborhood no one ever got polio. No one! EVER! You know why? Cause WE SWAM IN RAW SEWAGE! It strengthened our immune system, the polio never had a prayer. We were tempered in raw shit!
So personally I never take any precautions against germs. I don't shy away from people who sneeze and cough. I don't wipe off the telephone, I don't cover the toilet seat, and if I drop food on the floor I pick it up and eat it!Even if I'm at side walk cafe! IN CALCUTTA! THE POOR SECTION! ON NEW YEARS MORNING DURING A SOCCER RIOT! And you know something? In spite of all the so called "risky behavior ".... I never get infections. I don't get em. I don't get colds, I don't get flu, I don't get headaches, I don't get upset stomach, And you know why? Cause I got a good strong immune system! And it gets a lot of practice!
My immune system is equipped with the biological equivalent of fully automatic military assault rifles, with night vision and laser scopes. And we have recently acquired phosphorous grenades, cluster bombs and anti personnel fragmentation mines. "
-G. Carlin
-so according to Carlin himself he was full of sh't. nyuk nyuk
He was a religiophobic leftwing nutjob with a type-A personality who abused vicodin (a synthetic heroin) with booze. He just had a knack of making sh't sound funny. Unlike VY's Larry Smith, Carlin did have a real job for a time once, as an Air Force radar technition but did not complete his Air Force enlistment. Labeled an "unproductive airman" by his superiors, Carlin was discharged on July 29, 1957.
Lasky

Johnson City, TN

#22 Aug 31, 2011
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I have zero worry about catching something in the mud and sediment with any of these floods...
Unless it's near the rivers with nuclear plants.
Darrell A Martin

Addison, IL

#23 Sep 1, 2011
One should not live in fear; but one should not test one's immortality too often.
That said, personal attacks are not the best ways to change minds or attitudes. Calling people idiots is unlikely to persuade them you are someone they want to listen to.
George Carlin was a very funny man, an insightful observer of the human condition. But without the slightest doubt, his comments on swimming in the Hudson River are exaggerated for effect.
"Moderation in everything, including moderation."
Mike Mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#24 Sep 1, 2011
http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_18801358

Residents advised to keep out of rivers

That makes sense not to recreate...

I thought we were a science based culture...seeing we are getting help from the feds why aren't they testing our streams and rivers. Why don't we already know the results...
beaglesarecute

White Plains, NY

#25 Sep 1, 2011
Mike Mulligan wrote:
http://www.reformer.com/localn ews/ci_18801358
Residents advised to keep out of rivers
That makes sense not to recreate...
I thought we were a science based culture...seeing we are getting help from the feds why aren't they testing our streams and rivers. Why don't we already know the results...
Why do you care? To quote you -
I have zero worry about catching something in the mud and sediment with any of these floods...

Funny, you won't believe the guy pushing the broom that there is bad stuff in the mud and you would walk in it barefoot - but now that your expert says it - it might be dangerous. Typical!!!!
jgadsden

Windsor, VT

#26 Sep 1, 2011
beaglesarecute wrote:
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Guess that explains what is wrong with you. You must have picked up the lazy bug somewhere.
wha?
this is a carlin quote and you dont know a thing about me..
why even pretend to?
Mike Mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#27 Sep 1, 2011
So you want to make the flood area a exclusion area for everyone.

I don't called these guys experts:

David Deen, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council for Vermont and New Hampshire

Fisheries biologist Ken Cox with the Springfield office of the Agency of Natural Resource's Fish and Wildlife Department has visited multiple rivers in southern Vermont

Laurie Callahan, a coordinator with the Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance,
really

Little Rock, AR

#28 Sep 1, 2011
Again I say, we swim in Spofford Lake all summer long. Many more pollutants than what is in the dried mud on Flat street, guaranteed!
ThinkFirst

San Luis Obispo, CA

#29 Sep 3, 2011
beaglesarecute wrote:
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Guess that explains what is wrong with you. You must have picked up the lazy bug somewhere.
You are totally right about this Beagle lover. We had flooding in California and a friend of mine walked all through the mud on Main St. with his flip flops on. He had a small cut on his ankle at the time. One week later he ended up in the hospital with an infectious bacteria that had invaded the cut. He almost had his foot amputated because the antibiotics wouldn't work, his angle swoll so bad he got gangrene and lost a toe at the end of the ordeal. He was in the hospital for weeks with a catheter on his foot, black and blue bruising all over his leg etc. It was unreal.Thousands of dollars of medical bills, and loss of job time not to mention almost losing his foot. It is no laughing matter. Sewage is serious and germs can kill people.
Mike Mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#30 Sep 3, 2011
Was he on meth?
Mike Mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#31 Sep 3, 2011
I am just saying these untruthful cleanup people will advertise their services as this is dangerous stuff, then they charge you ten time more than the job is worth if they were honest.

Oh potential sewage, that is going to cost you big time for the risk, that is $5000 more because the job is so risky...

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