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5/21/2013 3:40 PM
Posted by deathinahole on 5/21/2013 3:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:30:00 PM (view original):
Posted by deathinahole on 5/21/2013 3:29:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:28:00 PM (view original):
Is that like, I live near NYC and often take mass transit into Manhattan, so I should expect terrorism, right?  Please don't donate to that cause, God forbid it should happen, because I should have seen it coming?
No. No one expects terrorism.

Or this:

Do NOT poke me with the comfy cushions.
I am going to give the rack a turn.
5/21/2013 3:40 PM
Posted by deathinahole on 5/21/2013 3:37:00 PM (view original):
I'll do my best sir. I'll sitemail you first for proof reading.

A wise choice.

5/21/2013 3:40 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:36:00 PM (view original):
In OK, you know you live in tornado alley, but I'm confident you don't expect a tornado to rip your house apart.

I would go so far to say that there are many people in NYC who do expect it will happen at some point.  There's a bomb tearing up Times Square a few years ago if the bomb worked properly.  
I doubt they're confident that a tornado won't rip their house apart.    Like people who live in any area where a natural, or manmade, disaster is possible, they probably think "What are the odds it affects me?" and go from there.

Honestly, is there anything dumber than getting in a plane?    There aren't a lot of plane crash survivors.   But there aren't a lot of plane crashes either.
5/21/2013 3:43 PM
Dumber to get in a car. Statistically speaking.
5/21/2013 3:47 PM
I might be missing your overall point.  But I'm saying it's the same thing, essentially.  If you live in Oklahoma, what are the odds your house is destroyed by a tornado? Slim.  What are the odds your average NYC commuter/resident is directly affected in a major way by a terror attack?  Slim.  You know you live in tornado alley, but don't expect a tornado to destroy your house.  You live in NYC, the most targeted area for terrorism, but don't expect a major terror attack to affect you.
5/21/2013 3:47 PM
So they say.  But people survive car crashes all the time.
5/21/2013 3:50 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
I might be missing your overall point.  But I'm saying it's the same thing, essentially.  If you live in Oklahoma, what are the odds your house is destroyed by a tornado? Slim.  What are the odds your average NYC commuter/resident is directly affected in a major way by a terror attack?  Slim.  You know you live in tornado alley, but don't expect a tornado to destroy your house.  You live in NYC, the most targeted area for terrorism, but don't expect a major terror attack to affect you.
I evidently misunderstood what you said.   Or at least misinterpreted it.    I don't think OK residents or NYC residents are confident that specific acts won't affect them though.   I just think they believe the possibility of it is slim. 

FWIW, every time I go to a sporting event, at some point, I think "Damn.  This is a lot of people all in one spot.   Seems prime for terrorism of some sort."
5/21/2013 3:53 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
I might be missing your overall point.  But I'm saying it's the same thing, essentially.  If you live in Oklahoma, what are the odds your house is destroyed by a tornado? Slim.  What are the odds your average NYC commuter/resident is directly affected in a major way by a terror attack?  Slim.  You know you live in tornado alley, but don't expect a tornado to destroy your house.  You live in NYC, the most targeted area for terrorism, but don't expect a major terror attack to affect you.
I evidently misunderstood what you said.   Or at least misinterpreted it.    I don't think OK residents or NYC residents are confident that specific acts won't affect them though.   I just think they believe the possibility of it is slim. 

FWIW, every time I go to a sporting event, at some point, I think "Damn.  This is a lot of people all in one spot.   Seems prime for terrorism of some sort."
Yea. I do think that all the time.
5/21/2013 3:53 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
So they say.  But people survive car crashes all the time.
Right, but your odds of being in a car crash are so much higher than being in a plane crash that you're still in much more "danger" of dying behind the wheel of a car than you are in the seat of a plane.
5/21/2013 3:55 PM
Posted by AlCheez on 5/21/2013 3:53:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
So they say.  But people survive car crashes all the time.
Right, but your odds of being in a car crash are so much higher than being in a plane crash that you're still in much more "danger" of dying behind the wheel of a car than you are in the seat of a plane.
Perhaps it's a control issue.   I'm driving the car.    Not so much with plane.   And, if there's a mechanical issue, I'll just pull over. 
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5/21/2013 4:01 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:55:00 PM (view original):
Posted by AlCheez on 5/21/2013 3:53:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
So they say.  But people survive car crashes all the time.
Right, but your odds of being in a car crash are so much higher than being in a plane crash that you're still in much more "danger" of dying behind the wheel of a car than you are in the seat of a plane.
Perhaps it's a control issue.   I'm driving the car.    Not so much with plane.   And, if there's a mechanical issue, I'll just pull over. 
I don't see you as having control issues.
5/21/2013 5:16 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:20:00 PM (view original):
So far we have 'tardcomm and gotworms in the "GIVE MORE YOU CHEAP BASTARD" corner.
death is in the "**** 'em.   They chose to live in Tornado County" corner.


And everyone else seems sane.
I never said "Give more".  I said, "Don't tweet about a donation of couch-money if you're a multi-millionaire."

And DIAH is right.  There are trade-offs to living everywhere.  You balance the cost of insurance, job opportunities, real estate values, school districts, the likelihood of catastrophe, property tax laws, oil-digging rights, etc. when you choose the area where you want to live.
5/21/2013 5:22 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:53:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/21/2013 3:47:00 PM (view original):
I might be missing your overall point.  But I'm saying it's the same thing, essentially.  If you live in Oklahoma, what are the odds your house is destroyed by a tornado? Slim.  What are the odds your average NYC commuter/resident is directly affected in a major way by a terror attack?  Slim.  You know you live in tornado alley, but don't expect a tornado to destroy your house.  You live in NYC, the most targeted area for terrorism, but don't expect a major terror attack to affect you.
I evidently misunderstood what you said.   Or at least misinterpreted it.    I don't think OK residents or NYC residents are confident that specific acts won't affect them though.   I just think they believe the possibility of it is slim. 

FWIW, every time I go to a sporting event, at some point, I think "Damn.  This is a lot of people all in one spot.   Seems prime for terrorism of some sort."
Yea. I do think that all the time.
I flew into Germany last month.  12-13 hours in a big flying tube traveling 500mph.  Then I had a shuttle driver going 100mph in the rain on the Autobahn.  I had a lot of time to contemplate my mortality and the odds of something catastrophic happening.

But in many areas, there is hurricane/tornado SEASON.  Every.  Single.   Year. 

If you live in those regions, and you think the odds are slim, then you don't understand odds.
5/21/2013 5:42 PM
Posted by toddcommish on 5/21/2013 5:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/21/2013 3:20:00 PM (view original):
So far we have 'tardcomm and gotworms in the "GIVE MORE YOU CHEAP BASTARD" corner.
death is in the "**** 'em.   They chose to live in Tornado County" corner.


And everyone else seems sane.
I never said "Give more".  I said, "Don't tweet about a donation of couch-money if you're a multi-millionaire."

And DIAH is right.  There are trade-offs to living everywhere.  You balance the cost of insurance, job opportunities, real estate values, school districts, the likelihood of catastrophe, property tax laws, oil-digging rights, etc. when you choose the area where you want to live.
He's tweeting it not because it's "look at me" it's "i'm doing it, you should too."
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