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AdLib On September - 8 - 2017
Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then!
AdLib 5 hours ago
Here early. Will check back later.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Hey Murph!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Worried about Florida…
AdLib 2 hours ago
Looks like the Keys could be wiped out in many places.
AdLib 2 hours ago
I have a good friend who lives in the Keys. He left two days ago after packing up and sending away everything that is irreplaceable. He thinks that his home will be gone when he next sees the land on which it stands.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
I’m afraid that may be the case, looks like it’s going to be hit dead on by the eye wall.
AdLib an hour ago
I’ve driven the Keys, it’s amazing. Hoorrible to think about the damage coming that way.
AdLib an hour ago
He has another home in NJ…where he taught for many years. That may return to being his year round home as I think he will sell his property for whatever he can get and stay away from Hurricane Alley.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Think about a place like this.

MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Or this:

MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Yes, it’s like a dream! Now of course, a nightmare, so unprotected.
AdLib an hour ago
I can’t imagine how many people will be homeless after this and how long it will take to get everything running again.
AdLib an hour ago
And of course, it’s the wrong time to talk about Climate Change.
AdLib an hour ago
And how will Repubs justify tax cuts for billionaires when hundreds of billions will need to go to repairing Houston and FL?
AdLib an hour ago
I have seen the destruction on the Seaward Islands off of the Carolinas. It will be worse hear….exposed on all sides.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Hi, Ad, Murph
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
The Keys are defenseless, Miami Beach is very vulnerable as is the west coast. This is a disaster you would design for a movie.
AdLib an hour ago
Hey PPO!
AdLib an hour ago
Ad, this should be the best rationale for INCREASING the Taxes on the 1%
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Note how Trump has gone quiet. I think he has been told that his promise making will spell disaster for his admin (another one)
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Rush now broadcasting from Canada?
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Exactly PPO! Hundreds of billions, maybe a trillion in additional costs to the nation and more money is needed by the feds, not less.
AdLib an hour ago
Hrleigh!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Rush, Coulter and Trump properties all on the hit list…AND all three climate change deniers.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Hey Harleigh! How are you doing? Where are you?
AdLib an hour ago
Hey folks!
Harleigh

an hour ago
Are you safe?
AdLib an hour ago
Ge outta there!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Murph – Only a fraud runs away from a “fraudulent” hurricane.
AdLib an hour ago
I have been impressed with Tom Bossert, the WH Assistant for Homeland Security. Smart fellow. Very balanced and apolitical.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
I am exactly 5 miles west of Ft Laud beach and downtown
Harleigh

an hour ago
in your basement, I hope
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Harleigh are you in harm’s way?
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Harleigh, is there an evacuation order for your area?
AdLib an hour ago
BRB
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Harleigh, are you all stocked up on supplies?
AdLib an hour ago
PPO basements here don’t exist! Last advisory had irma on the other side of the state in Naples. yesterday it was in FTL. hope it keeps moving west
Harleigh

an hour ago
Harleigh, it does appear too be veering west.
AdLib an hour ago
Got generator, oil, gas, propane, batteries, food water…. which don’t mean shit in a residential structure in a 185+mph sustained winds packing tornadoes
Harleigh

an hour ago
Hey everyone! Hope you’re safe – Harleigh are you OK???
choicelady

an hour ago
Hey, CL!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Did you consider evacuating or gooing to a shelter, Harleigh?
AdLib an hour ago
Hey CL!
AdLib an hour ago
OH Yeah!!! So far and it’s looking better
Harleigh

an hour ago
Hey PPO -good to see you, and Ad and Murph!
choicelady

an hour ago
Harleigh – please stay safe. If they tell you to bug out, BUG OUT!!!
choicelady

an hour ago
CL – It’s getting too late to evacuate, not much time left.
AdLib an hour ago
I know. My friends’ parents are almost to Ohio thank goodness. They live in Tampa that now is under the gun.
choicelady

an hour ago
all roads out are parking lots. when irma hits them there they are so….. how you say in duhmurikkka…. fucked.
Harleigh

an hour ago
CL – Glad to hear they’re out of there. I worry that many who can’t afford to leave and many skeptics or diehards could be in real trouble.
AdLib an hour ago
Word from engineers is – keep ALL doors to ALL rooms closed. Even if windows break, do NOT open the door – it keeps the winds from funneling into the house and lifting the roof.
choicelady

an hour ago
I worry about those who CANNOT leave. Not so much about the skeptics. That’s a choice. The poor don’t HAVE choices.
choicelady

an hour ago
Harleigh – Is there a shelter near you that you could go to without having to drive far?
AdLib an hour ago
Harleigh – yup. Fucked is the operative word.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL – Jeez…having to take precautions against your roof being blown off…not something you’d ever imagine you’d have to do.
AdLib an hour ago
The keys are gonna take a hit where irma crosses US1 since that is their water and electricity…. on 100 miles of pylon bridges. LOL
Harleigh

an hour ago
Ad – I know. That’s one of those ‘life lessons’ you don’t ever want to need.
choicelady

an hour ago
Has anyone else any rels down that way?
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Harleigh – despite the obvious I have no idea where Mar a Lago is. Can we arrange for the worst to be focused THERE but nowhere else?
choicelady

an hour ago
And keep in mind, 1/3 of Repubs in Congress voted against the money for Houston after Harvey. Might more start to block more billions for Houston and FL?
AdLib an hour ago
I know a couple of people – LGBT folks in South Beach – but not well enough to contact them.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL only in our dreams baby!
Harleigh

an hour ago
Ad – I read that three TEXAS Congressmen voted NO on help for Houston. What fresh hell is THAT?
choicelady

an hour ago
Harleigh – keep dreamin’ babe – keep dreaming!
choicelady

an hour ago
See where Trump panders to religious right asking for funds to go to cheurches that helped in Harvey. Bad response!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Harleigh – The Keys are so fragile in the face of a hurricane like this. They’re going to be so wrecked.
AdLib an hour ago
Choice Lady…how you be….?
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
PPO – I will lay odds that is for Osteen and NOT for the mosques, the Methodists, the synagogues. Betcha!
choicelady

an hour ago
Osteen did jack shit.
choicelady

an hour ago
Hey Murph – I’m OK. How be you?
choicelady

an hour ago
Tax money for non-tax paying instirutions who are SJPPOSED to help? I don’t think so
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Mar-a-Lago is on the east coast, a little north of Miami Beach. I wish all the destruction could just be focused there.
AdLib an hour ago
PPO – Osteen had a million excuses for not helping. So he gets a million NON Dollars for that.
choicelady

an hour ago
Anyone know how Trumps pad on St. Maartin went?
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
PPO – his St Maartin house was DESTROYED. Same with Branson. I mourn Branson’s loss, not Trump’s.
choicelady

an hour ago
Anyone heard from the islands totally decimated? I’ve heard NO figures on loss of life.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL – Repubs will cut their own throats if it means protecting their dogma. They are cult members now.
AdLib an hour ago
Same here, cl. thanks.
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Ad – I hope everyone remembers this in 2018. They should be voted out then ridden out of town on a rail!!! Not into tar and feathring – that’s lethal – but maybe honey and feathering.
choicelady

an hour ago
Mar a lago is 70 miles north of miami by West Palm Beach. Ft Lauderdale is between them in the middle. LOL
Harleigh

an hour ago
Well, HArleigh I won’t wish destruction on MAL if it hurts YOU.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL – I’ve just seen the devastation.
AdLib an hour ago
H, that means Storm Surge 5-10 feet should dampoen the Mar a Lago carpets a bit!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Ad – I know. The photos are shocking. We are facing “The Day After Tomorrow” in our lifetime.
choicelady

an hour ago
I was in Homestead after Andrew. whoa doggies…. nothing standing.
Harleigh

an hour ago
PPO – I want MAL raized to the ground. But hey – that’s just me. And I want NO ONE ELSE to suffer in the blast.
choicelady

an hour ago
I know it’s mean and petty but I really hope Mar-A-Lago is massively destroyed.
AdLib an hour ago
Harleigh – I remember. Horrid.
choicelady

an hour ago
I am back….just scanned all of the posts since I stepped away. I thought I would call my friend who had his major home in the Keys. He is back in NJ now. He had a moving company come to his house and remove everything that he cannot replace. This was his writing retreat so lots of books, lots of paper, his computers, and many mementos plus some wonderful paintings…..the rest, replaceable. He did have the whole place closed up and Choice’s advice regarding keeping all doors closed is back up by him. He went a step further and has long rods holding inner shutters closed. He has been there for other storms, including one hurricane and he has done a lot to storm proof the house but he remains very pessimistic.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Ad – same here, but NOT if it harms Harleigh.
choicelady

an hour ago
Coulter, Limbaugh and Trump all have big property there and all are climate deniers.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Mar-a-Lago is basically on an island, water to the east and west. It could flood yugely!
AdLib an hour ago
Murph – WOW – I’m glad he’s OUT and is doing all he can to protect his home, but – OMG to HAVE to do that…!!!
choicelady

an hour ago
Murph, Wow! Lucky he can afford it.
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Murph – Limbaugh is OUT – despite saying this is a hoax – he’s fucking OUT.
choicelady

an hour ago
cl I thinnk he’s in Canada!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
CL – Those Repubs will have to run on wanting Texans to suffer. How brainwashed are Repub voters?
AdLib an hour ago
CL….smart guy but he has the money to do what he did.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
PPO SERIOUSLY? Rush went to Canada? Surprise is they let him IN.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL Coulter has bailed as well and Trump is in the WH (in charge! HaH)
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
ANyone know why 3 Texas Senators voted AGAINST Harvey funds?
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
cl, nah, but somewhere well away from danger!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Murph, so glad to hear he was so smart and prepared to move his important things out. I’m afraid his fear is well placed. The Keys may never be the same.
AdLib an hour ago
limpbag etc are all in Palm Beach county. He was ranting irma is a hoax and they evacuated!!! ya can’t make it up….
Harleigh

an hour ago
CL….my friend acted very early. And now Jose is on the way. This is single most active hurricane period in history.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
I have friends who were on a catamaran off Antigua. When they heard the projection, they set sail to Martinique and the sheltered harbor used by pirates of the Caribbean. They weathered it find, did night sails to get there, and tonight are in Montreal, safe. I’m overjoyed they are OK – but we ALL fear for those left behind.
choicelady

an hour ago
PPO – the three TEXAS Congress people are assholes that’s why.
choicelady

an hour ago
Sorry, Congress
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
PPO- they belong to the so called “Freedom Caucus” and were voting against the Debt Ceiling and Continuing Budget Resolution deal that Trump made with Pelosi and Schumer.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
My friend’s parents, your friend – wise. They need to stay put until, oh, Christmas!!!
choicelady

an hour ago
Coulter dissed Houston and anyone claiming Harvey’s size was caused by Climate Change. Now she’s run off like a Scooby Doo character alongside Limbaugh!
AdLib an hour ago
Murph – when ideology overwhelms concern for your constitutents, you are certifiably an asshole.
choicelady

an hour ago
Murph, cl, you can’t legislate Stup… never mind Sigh
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
PPO – Of course CL has a less political explanation than I do but it is undoubted true.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
PPO – you can’t FIX stupid. Got it.
choicelady

an hour ago
CL…..not arguing with you.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
BRB Fergie calls!
pinkpantheroz

an hour ago
Coulter, Limbaugh and Climate Change deniers in FL:

AdLib an hour ago
Murph – there’s something wrong with the GOP extremists. I cannot tolerate that!
choicelady

an hour ago
Ad – LOL – yes – perfect image!
choicelady

an hour ago
Irma moving South to North – with the West Side getting the worst….that is how it looks…and the worst will be very much worse than previous experiences.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
CL – So happy your friends are safe!
AdLib an hour ago
Murph – with Tampa on the West, my friend’s parents made the right decision. Do not know if they will have a home to return to.
choicelady

an hour ago
Ad – so am I!!!
choicelady

an hour ago
Water off the coasts of Florida are 84 to 88 degrees….bath water…fuel for hurricanes.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
CL. I was born in tampa and have a beautiful painting of the shore line of Tampa Bay in 1950 in my home.
MurphTheSurf3

an hour ago
Murph – I dated a guy (OK he turned out to be a major asshole, but hey) who worked for Scripps Institute back in 1965. He wrote to me then, that they were detecting ocean warming that was dangerous. That was 52 YEARS ago (I was very young of course) and no one paid attention until Al Gore.
choicelady

an hour ago
I would argue that Republicanism more resembles a cult than a political party. They happily and knowingly will drink the poisoned Kool-Aid because it’s ordered by their dogma.
AdLib an hour ago
Oh Murph – I hope that doesn’t become the lingering memory of what Tampa was!!!
choicelady

an hour ago
Ad – yes they will. I cannot help but wish they experience destruction first hand to know how ideology never overwhelms reality.
choicelady

an hour ago
I’ve spent some time in Miami and Miami Beach, seen the flooding seeping up in the streets so I’m very worried at what will happen with Irma.
AdLib 44 minutes ago
Ad – that is so scary!
choicelady

43 minutes ago
CL…I share you reaction to all of this. My friend loves the Keys. I love Miami and Tampa. I have seen the same things in Miami that you have…flooding as a regular part of life in the rain and in the sunlight.
MurphTheSurf3

43 minutes ago
Murph – we may see ALL costal areas having to relocate. it’s mind boggling – unless Ad Lib’s idea comes to fruition. He said you all talked about it last week.
choicelady

42 minutes ago
I mentioned to Murph earlier, I’ve driven some of the Keys and it’s a bit surreal, so beautiful though.
AdLib 41 minutes ago
CL….yes…a great discussion…I have encourage Ad to turn it into a real think piece and publish it.
MurphTheSurf3

41 minutes ago
Right now I’m in agony over the fires in Columbia River Gore, my most FAVE place in the world. Unthinkable destruction from teens throwing fire crackers into the dry foliage and laughing about it. Heartbroken!
choicelady

41 minutes ago
Word from Miami…last flight left from MIA a few minutes ago. None until the hurricane is no longer a threat.
MurphTheSurf3

41 minutes ago
Murph – I’m with you on Ad Lib’s moving this forward.
choicelady

40 minutes ago
OMG – last flight!!!
choicelady

40 minutes ago
Choice…I wondered about the Gorge. You have mentioned this before.
MurphTheSurf3

40 minutes ago
Murph – I’ve discussed it with CL, I am interested in creating a proposal for such a program of water pumping stations in flood areas being Phase 1 and pipelines to bring the treated water to drought states.
AdLib 39 minutes ago
I’m NOT a doctrinaire Christian, but these are the times I wish and hope there is “someone listening”.
choicelady

39 minutes ago
Ad…sounds like a grand idea.
MurphTheSurf3

39 minutes ago
AL that’s a pipe dream! LOL
Harleigh

39 minutes ago
CL – And of course we had a record breaking fire here in LA!
AdLib 38 minutes ago
Murph and Ad – LOVE the idea, don’t think it’s extreme at all. Within the bounds of technological capacity, so…why NOT?
choicelady

38 minutes ago
Harleigh!!!! Too funny!!!
choicelady

38 minutes ago
Harleigh –
AdLib 38 minutes ago
CL….you know my understanding of GOD……not hands on…..if he/she/it/they is/are then the creature should be fired.
MurphTheSurf3

38 minutes ago
I was horrified by that, Ad Lib – but I have a particular place in my heart for that spot in Oregon. That it was started by asshole teens is unbearable.
choicelady

37 minutes ago
Murph – LOL – totally agree!!!
choicelady

37 minutes ago
Harleigh-de-Har-Har!
MurphTheSurf3

37 minutes ago
New Orleans has water pumping stations right now. They can pump up to 1 trillion gallons of water per minute (when they’re all working). Imagine how much flooding in Houston, FL, etc. could be mitigated and drained quicker.
AdLib 37 minutes ago
Ad….excellent point.
MurphTheSurf3

36 minutes ago
Ad – exactly. No reason NOT to – it’s not remotely ‘controversial”.
choicelady

36 minutes ago
CHoice…thanks.
MurphTheSurf3

36 minutes ago
There is video coming in from the Islands that have been hit so far….frightening.
MurphTheSurf3

35 minutes ago
I’m not above an ‘interventionist old guy w a beard’ on take offs and landings, but that’s MY problem!
choicelady

35 minutes ago
CL – I’ve always thought, and have never said it too publicly, that if terrorists wanted to really cause havoc in the US, all they need is a few plane tickets and a pack of matches.
AdLib 35 minutes ago
Murph – I’ve seen it, and it’s horrific.
choicelady

35 minutes ago
CL…more like “your wishful thinking!” You are entitled.
MurphTheSurf3

35 minutes ago
Ad – agreed. Especially in the West.
choicelady

35 minutes ago
Irma- now a storm the size of Texas.
MurphTheSurf3

34 minutes ago
OMG – TEXAS???????
choicelady

34 minutes ago
Murph – I’m a ‘white knuckle” flyer. Had LOTS of horrible experiences in my youth, and I now fly with a mantra: “keep us up. Keep us up. Keep us up” because I HATE flying!
choicelady

33 minutes ago
Murph – Water pumping stations are existing and deployed technology. My suggestion is to look at this as the most critical infrastructure investment that will literally save billions and eventionally trillions for cities, states and the nation. More than pay for themselves many times over.
AdLib 33 minutes ago
eventually…
AdLib 33 minutes ago
CL…I like to fly but I hate the experience of it now.
MurphTheSurf3

33 minutes ago
Ad – as the impacts of climate change become obvious to even the idiots, this makes SO MUCH SENSE!
choicelady

33 minutes ago
Ad….I cannot wait to read your opus on this.
MurphTheSurf3

32 minutes ago
Harleigh – you OK there???
choicelady

31 minutes ago
back, sorry for delay. Current fatalities 21+
pinkpantheroz

31 minutes ago
Deploy them in all flood prone areas. Then treat the sewage water which can be piped to farms, lakes, etc. in drought areas. Billions of gallons of wastewater drained from flood areas and put to good use.
AdLib 31 minutes ago
Miami to West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale will be missed, but on the West coast….apocalyptic.
MurphTheSurf3

31 minutes ago
Evening, gents. How is everyone?
glenn

31 minutes ago
PPO – where? I think it must be MUCH more.
choicelady

31 minutes ago
glenn!
pinkpantheroz

31 minutes ago
GLENN – how ARE you?
choicelady

31 minutes ago
Hey glenn! How are you doing? Irma is heading your way too!
AdLib 31 minutes ago
Hi, glenn……focusing on Hurricanes tonight….is there any action on this in your neck of the woods.
MurphTheSurf3

30 minutes ago
Lots of islands inaccessable
pinkpantheroz

30 minutes ago
Hey all! CL, didn’t see your name on the list. Sorry for calling you a “gent”. I’m fine, how are you?
glenn

30 minutes ago
PPO – I think the death toll will soar once people get to those islands.
choicelady

30 minutes ago
I’m very fine but in anguish for ALL of you on the East coast!
choicelady

30 minutes ago
Murph–yes, it looks like we may get some of Irma the beginning of next week.
glenn

29 minutes ago
CL I bet so too.
Harleigh

29 minutes ago
for sure. Mexico 60+ from Quake PLUS Hurricane on way!
pinkpantheroz

29 minutes ago
Glenn…that is how I read it.
MurphTheSurf3

29 minutes ago
Ad–yeah, who woulda thunk that western GA would get a hurricane?
glenn

29 minutes ago
CL – I’m afraid you’re right about that, to early for officials to know how many in the islands have been killed.
AdLib 29 minutes ago
glenn – the rain is probably sustainble, but I hope you miss the wind!
choicelady

29 minutes ago
PPO – Mexico is definitely NOT needing this story after the quake!
choicelady

28 minutes ago
Harleigh-sorry for asking you again if you’ve already answered this question. Where are you? Are you still in Ft Lauderdale?
glenn

28 minutes ago
glenn – I heard that in some parts of GA, there’s no available hotel rooms!
AdLib 28 minutes ago
STORM. Not Story.
choicelady

28 minutes ago
Watching TV now, looks like traffic is moving okay out of Tampa.
AdLib 27 minutes ago
Ad–not sure about the hotel rooms, but it doesn’t surprise me.
glenn

27 minutes ago
Glenn – yep.
Harleigh

27 minutes ago
cl gottit
pinkpantheroz

27 minutes ago
Harleigh– so you’re riding it out? Stay safe, my friend.
glenn

26 minutes ago
I have been impressed that price gouging has remained relatively low key in this disaster. Social media is discouraging this behavior I think.
MurphTheSurf3

26 minutes ago
Poor Mexico, and they were quick to try and help Americans in Houston.
AdLib 26 minutes ago
It’s projected to land 90 miles west of me!
Harleigh

26 minutes ago
Ad…glad you brought up Mexico….now will we return the favor.
MurphTheSurf3

26 minutes ago
Murph – privately we will. USA gov’t? Not so much.
choicelady

25 minutes ago
Murph – I did see airlines charging thousands more, gouging massively. I think I saw charging $4000 for a coach ticket.
AdLib 25 minutes ago
Ad – social outcry ENDED price gouging on EVEN Delta that did that.
choicelady

24 minutes ago
Murph–re price gouging–pretty impressed with Jet Blue, I think it is, with $99 fares.
glenn

24 minutes ago
Harleigh – Are you going to be okay? That’s very worrying!
AdLib 24 minutes ago
Ad, social media soon put a stop to gouging. FLa AG went after them!
pinkpantheroz

24 minutes ago
MANY good airlines did not take advantage of people
choicelady

24 minutes ago
Ad..I saw that too…but I am having a hard time pinning that down as a practice.
MurphTheSurf3

24 minutes ago
Harleigh–still, with the size of this storm, 90 miles still brings you a lot of storm.
glenn

24 minutes ago
Murph – Delta did it. Read an article about it. They were stopped.
choicelady

24 minutes ago
Jet Blue voluntarily kept all their tickets at $99. Everyone should remember and reward them with their business for that.
AdLib 23 minutes ago
Ad – agreed. I believe Southwest did the same – ordinary fares.
choicelady

23 minutes ago
CL – Not surprised Southwest would do the same, they’re employee owned, aren’t they?
AdLib 23 minutes ago
If irma lands 100 miles west of me it’ll only be some rain here.
Harleigh

22 minutes ago
Ad – yes, owned and MANAGED by employees. They’d never tolerate gouging!
choicelady

22 minutes ago
Harleigh – I want the BEST for you! Keep AdLib posted through the weekend will you?
choicelady

22 minutes ago
CL–I’ve heard two different stories about Delta price gouging–one says they did, the other says they did not. Whatever happened, I’m glad they stopped it.
glenn

22 minutes ago
CL – Hope people remember the difference between greedy corporate airlines and employee owned/managed ones.
AdLib 21 minutes ago
CL ok… lol
Harleigh

21 minutes ago
glenn – they did do it per people needing to get OUT, but stopped when it was exposed and derided.
choicelady

21 minutes ago
Harleigh – that IS if you have POWER!!! That could be a problem, of course!
choicelady

21 minutes ago
So so we think Repubs may claim deficits won’t allow for full financing of rebuilding storm damage?
AdLib 20 minutes ago
CL–Hopefully, the state of FL will go after them, because it is against FL law to price gouge during evacuations for a hurricane.
glenn

20 minutes ago
Gas was gouged here by $.60 per gallon and the false shortage.
Harleigh

20 minutes ago
Greedy computer models upped prices as seats diminished, but fixed now
pinkpantheroz

20 minutes ago
Ad -if we can raise the debt for war, we can raise it for safety!
choicelady

20 minutes ago
I think I may be off line….checking
MurphTheSurf3

20 minutes ago
CL – Harleigh’s got the power…don’t know how his electricity will fare.
AdLib 20 minutes ago
You’re here, Murph!!!
choicelady

20 minutes ago
Well put point, cl
pinkpantheroz

19 minutes ago
Harleigh–not sure if your rise in gas prices is due to gouging, or the after effects of Harvey. Gas here has gone from $2.29 a gallon to $2.79.
glenn

19 minutes ago
Ad – LOL!!! Good distinction between power and electricity!!!
choicelady

19 minutes ago
CL –
AdLib 18 minutes ago
Harleigh – CA has raised gas prices, and I don’t think we get gasoline from the Gulf. But hey – “any port in the storm”, yes?
choicelady

18 minutes ago
Harleigh – gas has done the same here.
MurphTheSurf3

18 minutes ago
glenn, harvey caused refineries to stop, so shortage anyway
pinkpantheroz

18 minutes ago
I do worry that the sticker shock of what all this year’s storms add up to might make Repubs prove their inhumanity and refuse to allow full funding for rebuilding. Or else, demand major cuts to social programs! And how can they deliver tax cuts with all these additional hundreds of billions to pay out?
AdLib 17 minutes ago
Ad….the GOP count on the ignorance of their base and the lack of outrage from their opponents in all things.
MurphTheSurf3

16 minutes ago
CL – CA doesn’t get its gas from TX, we have our own refineries and all the gass supply we had before Harvey. It’s a scam, they raised prices because they had an excuse.
AdLib 16 minutes ago
Ad – absolutely. Any excuse.
choicelady

15 minutes ago
Murph – And Repubs prey on the “others” mentality, they can pander everywhere else and say to Repubs in MO, “Why should you have too pay to rebuild million dollar homes in FL? Where people shoouldn’t be living anyway? It’s your money!”
AdLib 14 minutes ago
Ad….and then they make sure those millionaires get their money anyway and the middle and lower class get zilch.
MurphTheSurf3

13 minutes ago
Earthquakes are horrible, I’ve seen my share out here in LA but what could be more horrible than knowing a disaster is coming days ahead of it THEN having it hit!
AdLib 13 minutes ago
Ad…did you see the stories on how Trump likely submitted false Miro Lago claims in the last big storm to get a windfall.
MurphTheSurf3

12 minutes ago
Well I’m off folks. have a great weekend!
Harleigh

12 minutes ago
At least trump won’t profit from his place in St. Maartins. It’s GONE!
pinkpantheroz

12 minutes ago
Ad – that as the thinking behind last year’s ballot prop that wanted ALL Californians to vote on LOCAL but state funded projects. Like Eureka will vote for rebuilding after quakes in LA. No. Not necessarily. But the idea that we can have ONLY what is local is sheer stupidity.
choicelady

12 minutes ago
Ad–I think you are right about the repub mentality.
glenn

12 minutes ago
see ya, Harleigh. Good Luck!
pinkpantheroz

12 minutes ago
Harleigh…let Ad know that you fared ok…..he can let the rest of us know.
MurphTheSurf3

12 minutes ago
Nite, Harleigh. Stay safe!
glenn

12 minutes ago
Harleigh – we love you, and we will worry, so please stay safe. Keep Ad informed if you can. Godspeed, dear friend. We are thinking of you.
choicelady

12 minutes ago
Murph – Yes, was about to mention that! Trump basically admitted he committed insurance fraud! Guess what he’s prepared to do again no matter the damage to Mar-a-Lago?
AdLib 12 minutes ago
Take care, Harleigh! Keep us informed on how you’re doing over the weekend!
AdLib 11 minutes ago
PPO–Do you know for sure that trump’s place in St. Maartins is gone?
glenn

11 minutes ago
someone mentioned earlier that both his and Bransons place on Nekker had been destroyed
pinkpantheroz

11 minutes ago
glenn – the destruction of both Trump’s and Branson’s property is a news story that I believe is verified.
choicelady

11 minutes ago
glenn – ask me if I weep for Trump. No.
choicelady

10 minutes ago
CL – Yes, that was a cynical bill, it was really intended to prevent substantial spending anywhere in CA. So glad it failed!
AdLib 10 minutes ago
That was a charles Munger proposition. I have backed ONE of his – Kathay Fung liked it – but NOT THAT ONE.
choicelady

9 minutes ago
What’s the betting he arranged for all valuables to be taken out, but will claim for them anyway?
pinkpantheroz

9 minutes ago
I have a sister on the west coast of Florida, a brother in the middle of the state, and a nephew on the east coast. I’m hoping they all keep in touch over the weekend. All of them are staying put; the worst one is my brother, who is 74 years old, and lives in a mobile home. He’s a stubborn old cuss and I couldn’t talk him out of going even to a friend’s house to get out of the mobile.
glenn

9 minutes ago
PPO – I bet you’re correct!
choicelady

9 minutes ago
Oh glenn – I am horrified your brother won’t go!!! This isn’t something you can tough out!!!
choicelady

8 minutes ago
Glenn…I will keep you in mind this weekend…heavy family burdens.
MurphTheSurf3

8 minutes ago
CL–while I hate to see anyone’s property damaged, I’m not too upset about trump’s and branson’s.
glenn

8 minutes ago
glenn, I hope your brother stays safe. That must be a huge worry for you.
pinkpantheroz

8 minutes ago
Kathay works with that nutjob?
AdLib 8 minutes ago
glenn – Branson isn’t whining. Trump??? We’ll see.
choicelady

8 minutes ago
Well, folks, great chatting, but gotta go. Stay safe, you and yours.
pinkpantheroz

7 minutes ago
glenn – I’m worried about your family, especially your brother. Mobile homes are so vulnerable in this kind of storm.
AdLib 7 minutes ago
Take care PPO!
AdLib 7 minutes ago
CL–I know. Tried to talk him into going to a friend’s place, who at least has a house, but he won’t budge. I also forgot to mention my other sister who lives in the middle of the state, but she’s in a CBS house, so she’s good.
glenn

7 minutes ago
Ad – no, but she like the one about the 72-hour notice on all bills. I did, too. Sometimes even a blind pig (Munger) can find an acorn. Neither she nor I liked the OTHER proposition that made everyone vote on everyone ELSE’s needs. He can go suck eggs on that – we defeated it.
choicelady

7 minutes ago
PPO – you all stay safe down there – you’re moving into summer and fire season, too. We will hope the best for you all.
choicelady

6 minutes ago
glenn – I hope all of them get through this OK.
choicelady

5 minutes ago
PPO and Ad–Yeah, I’ll be trying to keep tabs on him over the weekend. He told me they’re expecting “only” 40-75 mph winds, and I told him that’s tropical storm strength and he should leave, but as I said, he’s a stubborn old coot.
glenn

5 minutes ago
CL – But both are about trying to undermine the passage of financing bills. He just got lucky that the 72 hours concept made sense.
AdLib 5 minutes ago
glenn – in my whole life trying to budge “stubborn old coots” had proven pointless. I hope he gets through this OK!
choicelady

5 minutes ago
What part of FL does your brother live in?
AdLib 4 minutes ago
This has been most interesting and very much in keeping with our community here at the Planet. I was glad to be a part of it.
MurphTheSurf3

4 minutes ago
Okay, folks, just popped in to say “hi”. Glad I got a chance to chat with you all. Will let you all know how my family makes out when I know. Take care, everyone.
glenn

4 minutes ago
Glad you were here, Murph!
AdLib 4 minutes ago
I’d not have supported the 72-hour prop were it not for Kathay’s great analysis. He got lucky – it actually is a good idea.
choicelady

4 minutes ago
glenn – as the storm moves north, I hope YOU are OK. Take care, batten hatches, and be well!!
choicelady

3 minutes ago
glenn – Please do keep us updated! Hoping for the best for your family (and everyone’s in FL!).
AdLib 3 minutes ago
I imagine GA will get a loot of rain.
AdLib 3 minutes ago
lot
AdLib 3 minutes ago
I am heading for my haystack!
MurphTheSurf3

3 minutes ago
Sleep well, Murph!
AdLib 2 minutes ago
OK all – up way too early, busy all day, so I’m heading for bed. GREAT seeing eeryone and hope all in the path of any kind of harm gets OUT of it and well.!
choicelady

2 minutes ago
Good night.
MurphTheSurf3

2 minutes ago
G’night Murph!
choicelady

2 minutes ago
Oops, Ad, just saw your question. He lives in a place called Morriston. It’s about 30 miles northwest of Gainesville, (University of Florida).
glenn

2 minutes ago
Night CL, take care and have a great weekend. We’ll talk pumps and pipes soon!
AdLib 2 minutes ago
So, good night!
glenn

a minute ago
Night glenn!
AdLib a minute ago
Ad – first read it as PIMPS and pipes!!! OK I’m good with pumps.
choicelady

a minute ago
Talk to you all soon!
choicelady

a minute ago
Sure, if it helps sell it, add pimps!
AdLib a few seconds ago
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