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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:02 PM

 

Why aren't we hearing or seeing what IRMA

is doing to Cuba right now or the 8.4 earthquake in Mexico that hit today?

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Reply Why aren't we hearing or seeing what IRMA (Original post)
wasupaloopa Sep 2017 OP
hatrack Sep 2017 #1
DonCoquixote Sep 2017 #3
Skittles Sep 2017 #27
Doreen Sep 2017 #2
Warpy Sep 2017 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2017 #5
Grassy Knoll Sep 2017 #6
msongs Sep 2017 #7
applegrove Sep 2017 #8
jberryhill Sep 2017 #9
wasupaloopa Sep 2017 #11
jberryhill Sep 2017 #16
uppityperson Sep 2017 #10
marybourg Sep 2017 #12
LeftInTX Sep 2017 #13
jberryhill Sep 2017 #17
rusty fender Sep 2017 #14
wasupaloopa Sep 2017 #18
rusty fender Sep 2017 #24
unc70 Sep 2017 #15
malaise Sep 2017 #19
cwydro Sep 2017 #22
malaise Sep 2017 #23
MoonRiver Sep 2017 #20
cwydro Sep 2017 #21
jberryhill Sep 2017 #25
Jarqui Sep 2017 #26
Purveyor Sep 2017 #28

Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:06 PM

1. Because Mexico - Brown People/Bad Hombres, Cuba - Brown People/Communists

Oh, and not 'Murca - possibly the biggest single factor.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:08 PM

3. actually the local florida station do report a lot about cuba

as well as the VI. Then agaion, we often pay attention to Cuba because those mountains are usually what slows down the cat 4 and 5 ones.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 05:22 PM

27. bullshit

I am seeing lots of coverage

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:07 PM

2. I was wondering that also.

Is our government being so pissy that they will not allow any attention given to Cuba and Mexico. Probably not the case but I would not be shocked if they did.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:09 PM

4. It's on YouTube if you look for it

It helps a bit if you can understand Spanish.

Death toll in Mexico is 61. They expect it to go higher when they get to the more remote villages in Chiapas. Pictures show high rise buildings toppled over on their sides. Looks bad.

Cuba takes care of their people. There will likely be pictures of coastal destruction tomorrow.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:10 PM

5. I've seen news reports on both today.

I don't think there are live broadcasts out of Cuba right now because they're in the middle of it. Here's CNN's info on Mexico: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:11 PM

6. Because Cons Hate Mexico And Cuba...

....Because Obama?

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:12 PM

7. mexico is front page on yahoo.com nt

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:13 PM

8. They showed it caribbean destruction earlier in the day. Right now they probably just want

to inform people in Florida. And get them to get to a safe place. Irma has swung West from earlier predictions. Good that both sides of Florida are glued to the news.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:18 PM

9. Specifically how would you expect that to happen?

 


Are you familiar with the relative level of development along the northern coastline of Cuba?

Do you suppose US tv networks have satellite trucks handy that they can park near high rise hotels in order to get out to that coast, report live during landfall, and have appropriate shelter?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:28 PM

11. Well I am hoping Americans can learn about

 

Cuba and Mexico and help them with their tragedies beside our own.

The US, Cuba and Mexico are going through devastation caused by nature. Maybe it could bring us together a bit.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:44 AM

16. Yes, but specifically how...

 

...would you expect to get live news video during the hurricane in Cuba?

It's not as if Cubans are glued to TV sets to see reporters in windbreakers holding soggy microphones next to satellite broadcasting trucks in front of large luxury hotels all along the coast.

So is the idea that US networks have satellite trucks they can teleport in, or is it that the Cubans have a fleet of them sitting around for rent?

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:21 PM

10. The focus is on local, to the detriment of others

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:35 PM

13. During the Mexico City (1985) earthquake there was non-stop coverage

Local and national

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 06:45 AM

17. Almost as if it happened in a city with significant broadcasting facilities

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:44 PM

14. Where do you get 8.4

and today for the earthquake? It happened last night, September 7, and was an 8.1M. Loosey goosey with the facts, aren't we

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:11 AM

18. That is what I was told. Don't get so f...ing taken with yourself

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:58 AM

24. LOL!

I was told to jump off a cliff

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 03:01 AM

15. CNN was live from Cuba

They were doing the standard setup with the guy out in the rain band.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:14 AM

19. Miami's Local 10 had good coverage of Cuba this morning

Truth is that it was just a telephone discussion because there are 23ft waves lashing Cuba's North coast as I type.

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Response to malaise (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:19 AM

22. CNN has a correspondent reporting.

With film. He's been on since yesterday.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:23 AM

23. Thanks n/t

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:14 AM

20. I've been seeing a lot about Cuba, but nada about the Mexico earthquake.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 07:17 AM

21. CNN has a correspondent in Cuba.

He's been reporting continuously.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 05:04 PM

25. Is he outside of Havana?

 


These sorts of reports are generally on the lawn of the local Westin or equivalent.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 05:21 PM

26. I've been in the Caribbean since July

This had some before/after pics that gives some insight to what happened on some of the islands
http://veriy.com/10-horrifying-photos-that-reveal-how-bad-hurricane-irma-truly-is/

I'm in Barbados and we got some of Harvey, Irma and Jose but all tropical storm level so we were lucky. Harvey was the worst here in terms of flooding.

We were concerned about people we know in the Bahamas because they were to get a 20 foot storm surge which will put most of those islands under water. We have not heard from friends in British Virgin Islands who got hammered with category 4 Jose today after category 5 Irma earlier this week. When I heard Trumps $16mil-28 mil house in or near BVI got demolished, I could not muster any sympathy.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 05:51 PM

28. France24 is giving it some coverage but it is not "wall 2 wall". nt

 

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