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gooddog
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Snowstorm in the Northwest

Today is the build up to Snowpocalypse in Portland, 2019.  Yes, it's going to snow. Maybe 3 times in the coming week.  Maybe 6+ inches, maybe more. It can be a lovely time at home for this if people would just chill out and reschedule and relax. 

They don't plow or salt the residential streets so unless you have a proper vehicle, you're not going anywhere except on foot. What happens is it un-freezes by day then re-freezes by night and turns into an ice rink.

I have a client near the grocery story every Friday and so my grocery shopping works out well with that schedule.  I went to the grocery store like an innocent lamb to the slaughter. My jaw dropped when I saw what was going on. The lines were from the cash register to the back of the store.  Every register.  It was completely unbelievable.  As if the end of the world had happened. I was just doing my Friday shopping, I wasn't even thinking about "snow supplies."  Like these people have no food in the house whatsoever and wait until 12 hours before an impending storm to fill up a basket to the brim of food. 

They say "the big one" is coming to the area someday and if it does, we are SCREWED.  People freak out and panic over a snowstorm that has not even occurred yet and will not be "that" big of a deal when it does.  Food gone off the shelves in a single day.  Yogurt shortage! No avocados! Catastrophe!

I understand that vulnerable people,  disabled and eldery, and homeless folks need to be looked after specially during this time but the rest of us fat arses do not need special ice creams and cookies to make it through!!!  Most of could could walk to a store with a back pack and get food at any time. My god...pray for me in Snow Catastrophe Northwest! 

FrankieBones
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There have been ongoing snowstorms in the North West in Minnesota. Nothing much has changed to be honest, its just the usual. Mail is a bit slower than usual as a result and people can't go out most places except by foot. They've cautioned people not to go for a walk outside for no apparent reason because of frostbite related issues. It's not the end of the world, but seeing stores on days like this you would think there was never going to be any bread or milk produced ever again. It always amazes me when there is a natural disaster what happens to people's heads...

Of course these are people who lose their calm and they would be the first people to die if there was an actual catastrophe. The human body needs nothing more than sustenance and water. You can live without bread and milk unlike what most people think.

 

Izzers
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My fiance is in Michigan and they are getting hammered with snow too

FrankieBones
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I'm sorry to hear that. At least when they're in the FBOP in Minnesota they don't have to worry about the outside world. The snow doesn't affect them and their facility is centrally heated. I did hear about a guy through Facebook whose ceramic toilet exploded because of the cold and cold expansion though... Its like leaving a bottle of wine in the freezer for too long, but we're not talking about freezers we're talking about people's lives.

Its kinda scary actually, this happened in New York, several year ago now, and quite a few peoople ended up going to sleep and never waking up again because they used gas powered heating. Meanwhile, here in Australia we've had a heat wave where every second day has been 90 to 110 degrees (F) or 30 to 40 degrees (C)

Izzers
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It's lawnchair warm in europe too...
My fiance isn't incarcerated..never was

FrankieBones
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Its crazy... it's going to be hot in Europe this summer also and people still say climate change isn't a thing when all the educated scientists are yelling at us that it might be too late or we are at the brink of no return. I fear for my family homeland of Greece and the bushfires that happen every year that its like this. I'm just glad that they are used to it and heavily prepared.

I don't like this world sometimes anymore sometimes or some of the people who are in it that cause nothing but chaos and before anyone asks I'm not refering to anyone here. I'm talking about people like Donald Trump and co in this thread.