US Disaster Hotspots

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Lil’ bit in the corner says:

NOTE: Due to the changes in geography and FIPS codes, the 2010 (social?) vulnerability of Alaska was not able to be projected. In addition, there are counties within the (unreadable) US that were unable to be projected due to changes. These counties are represented by the following symbol:


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    Alec Dalek
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    I thought the entire country was a disaster after the last few presidents. You realize that right? The United States is a joke now. We all laugh at you and your weak economy.

    Caio
    Member

    Assuming these are natural disasters, I’d say the wrath of god sure tends to hit the Bible Belt a lot.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    I’ve been thinking that in the far future I should move to Seattle or Portland. This helps my choice a little bit. I’m so tired of Texas.

    Guswut
    Member

    “I thought the entire country was a disaster after the last few presidents. You realize that right? The United States is a joke now. We all laugh at you and your weak economy.”

    Well that’s really nice of ‘you’ guys, it’s good to know that human kindness isn’t just an American thing (what with the billions of dollars we donate privately and through the government to the mass of world states, most likely including your own country).

    😀

    Guswut
    Member

    Also, as a side note: The ‘unreadable’ word is “conterminous” (dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=conterminous). It basically means the same thing as “contiguous”, which is being connected through (and in this context through a land border).

    Caio
    Member

    If I remember right, Guswat, Alec is Canadian, which means that his peacekeeping troops are, right now, dying weekly to fix your problems in Afganestan, which were entirely manufactured by Americans, mainly for some minor cold war strategic victory and a distinct lack of foresight. . The fact that Canada is sending soldiers to die to help you fix your problems, which were none of Canada’s responsibility, and which provides no benefit to Canada, should give you pause for thought on the whole charity thing. Especially because most US federal foreign spending is done in exchange for crippling economic concessions… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    Erm, dieing. That was rather silly of me.

    Paul_Is_Drunk
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    @RSIxidor

    Keep out of Portland. We don’t like new people.

    Paul_Is_Drunk
    Member

    Plus, you know, it rains 6 months out of the year. Thank Jebus it keeps the Barbies and Kens from SoCal out of here.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    I love rain. I’ve been to Seattle and liked it there, but from what I understand Portland is one of the best cities in the country for vegans to live. Some of my buddies visited their Portland, their dad lives 50 minutes away, and told me amazing tales of all you can eat vegan buffets and donut shops that have vegan donuts and I realized once more how much I hate Texas. Austin’s pretty cool, but somehow the capital of Texas is not a good representative of the rest of the state.

    suicydking
    Member

    “and donut shops that have vegan donuts…”

    I didn’t realize donuts were made of meat. I’m obviously shopping at the wrong donut shops!

    tiki god
    Admin

    @suicydking

    what do you think they’re frying that in? Sunshine and rainbows? That’s animal lard!

    well it used to be at least, now it’s likely peanut oil, or plastics

    Paul_Is_Drunk
    Member

    I hate vegans, but yeah you can find that there. Vegan donuts? Probably. Are they made with eggs or something?
    ~
    Though we do have one of the most innovative donut places out there: Voodoo Donuts. The Reeses Peanut Butter Cup donuts are bomb, but they have some weird flavors than no man should eat, too.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    Voodoo is the place they were talking about.

    Donuts are typically made with eggs, often with milk or some kind of dairy, and in many cases animal shortening (especially things like ‘donettes’ that you buy at a gas station. And depending on the restaurant or producer there maybe something funny in the glaze.

    Vegans go far beyond not eating meat, but in fact, many donuts have animal shortening, which is basically fat, so yeah, some donuts are made with ‘meat.’ So there.

    Guswut
    Member

    “If I remember right, Guswat, Alec is Canadian, which means that his peacekeeping troops are, right now, dying weekly to fix your problems in Afganestan, which were entirely manufactured by Americans, mainly for some minor cold war strategic victory and a distinct lack of foresight. . The fact that Canada is sending soldiers to die to help you fix your problems, which were none of Canada’s responsibility, and which provides no benefit to Canada, should give you pause for thought on the whole charity thing. Especially because most US federal foreign spending is done in exchange for crippling economic concessions… Read more »

    schulzbrianr
    Member

    “While ‘bringing the fight’ to them is a great idea when THEY have a set location, in the current case of ‘terrorism’ being our enemy we really have no where to take the fight to.”

    Guess what, Guswut? We (America and allies, etc) just (well, just being like 5 years ago when we first invaded Iraq) MADE the location. Yeah. That just happened.

    Caio
    Member

    Right, mate. Is cognitive dissidents supposed to be beat poetry, or do you mean dissonance? As in “Why is that random n00blet not only trying to stand up to Caio, but using semi-generic commonwealth English while claiming to be American and making spelling mistakes which suggest a North American accent? Also, why is he simultaneously continuing the argument while backing off like a pussy. He must have some serious identity issues and cognitive dissonance going on.’ . Most of the third world debt was racked up in the context of SaPs, generally in exchange for making these countries economically ‘safe’.… Read more »

    Paul_Is_Drunk
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    @Caio Trust me, you are going to want to let this one go. I pointed out his CD last time, by showing him how his stance changed to whatever semi-logical position (sometimes near the opposite) seemed to counteract what I was saying after each rebuttal, without actually acknowledging any of the factual evidence I was presenting him. ~ After he claimed the past was better because, “Everyone was happy on TV in the 50s,” I decided either he’s beyond repair or the best troll ever. Seriously. Scripted television, in the most censored period of television production, being evidence of happier… Read more »

    schulzbrianr
    Member

    Paul: Actually, I think Ciao was responding to Guswut, but, in response to you, my stance does not change, I simply do not type out every single thought and belief I have, because I don’t care to try and help you understand how I think or what my positions on every single thing ever, I am merely trying to get across enough of my point to help show my viewpoint. Also, I didn’t claim the past was better, I merely said that I wished I lived when the world was a better place, and gave the example of 50s TV… Read more »

    DanTheSysAdmin
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    “Now, how are your US charity dollars to Africa being used? Well, you’re mainly paying to ship food to places where people are dying of hunger on arable land. Because all the economic means of these countries is being payed out mainly to Americans, the local farmers can’t maintain equipment (so even giving them a tractor wont work, because if it breaks, who will fix it?) and end up working the land by hand, guaranteeing a low return on crops and thus everything else.” . I’ll call BS on this. Speaking as the child of a USAID worker who has… Read more »

    DanTheSysAdmin
    Member

    Just had dinner. Guess what it was. Cheeseburgers. Glad to show you’re right about at least one thing.

    Caio
    Member

    I can’s say I know much about Swaziland, but, perchance, when you were there, did you cross that border into Mozambique? I used to volunteer for a charity organization which gave supplies to schools in Mozambique, Zaire, Botswana, India, Nepal and Peru. Above I mentioned a tractor. This is based on something the head dude told me about Mozambique: . Basically, there was a pile of tractors and trailers which you’d attract to the tractors for different purposes (don’t know the term) behind the mission where the school was. They’d been sitting there since the 80s and arrived as part… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    Oh, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with the US-backed dictator and personal friend of Reagan in the link, because he fought the commies (as Reagan points out on several occasions), he was allowed to spend his loan money on literally dozens of castles in Europe amongst other things. I’m sure Reagan visited them regularly when abroad. Yeah, totally the people of Zair’s fault and not Reagan’s and the Americans’, check, y0

    Caio
    Member

    Oh, and what am I doing to help poor countries? Well, leaving the land of my birth after my family lost land it had owned for a century because you yanks turned it into some fascist hellhole, and payed to have half my family killed. So your father worked for some phony propaganda organization that threw a few band-aids out here and there? Fuck you, Dan.

    schulzbrianr
    Member

    *sniff*
    and you still have time to post rants here.

    Alec Dalek
    Member

    You know, any monetary aid the US provides to other countries, is just borrowed from the Chinese. The US keeps going deeper and deeper in debt, and it’s the next several generations that are going to have to suck it up and deal with it (or go all Jericho).

    DanTheSysAdmin
    Member

    I’m sorry for your loss Caio. Sese Seko was a monster and I won’t try to defend the US’s support of him. . That said I’ll still disagree with almost everything you assert. . I lived in Swaziland at the time of the Mozambique civil war. Did I visit? No, I make it a policy to stay out of freefire zones. I remember that the functional currency were international food aid vouchers. I remember that South Africa aided the rebels. I remember that the US presence there was negligible during the hostilities (ambassador was recalled and the consulate had a… Read more »

    El_Chupachichis
    Member

    What the FUCK IS THIS CHART SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT?

    Especially considering 2010 hasn’t happened yet.

    /anti-threadjack

    tripolar
    Member

    And where’s it from?



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