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Storm of the Century – Sandy and me by Emily Guido

Storm of the Century – Sandy and me by Emily Guido | In and About the News | Scoop.it

I am writing about a personal experience.   The hurricane Sandy was my first time I felt like I was in real danger.   I have been through tons of tornadoes in Southern Indiana, Tornado Alley but ... NOTHING LIKE THIS!

 

The best first person story of the storm I've seen to date and some exceptional pictures!

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Wind and water will increase through tomorrow evening

Wind and water will increase through tomorrow evening | In and About the News | Scoop.it
The picture above tells the story this afternoon, Sandy is one large storm. Winds of tropical storm force are being felt 3 times further away from the storm than would be typical. The storm is so large that hundreds...
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My Plane Out of NYC in Advance of Sandy, and Mitt Romney's America

My Plane Out of NYC in Advance of Sandy, and Mitt Romney's America | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Leaving New York City yesterday bound for California on one of the last flights out of JFK before the airport closed, a flight attendant told me I was lucky to already have my ticket. In light of the pending hurricane, the airlines had just hours before jacked up ticket prices on the flight to $4,000 (I had paid a few hundred dollars when I bought it last week)...

 

I couldn’t help think this was a miniature version of the America we’ll have if Mitt Romney is elected president. Rational and efficient in terms of supply and demand, guaranteed to maximize profits, but fundamentally unfair.

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Hurricane Sandy gains strength on East Coast path

Hurricane Sandy gains strength on East Coast path | In and About the News | Scoop.it
A superstorm threatening 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation gained strength Monday, packing winds of 90 mph just hours before it is expected to make landfall, forecasters said.

 

The National Hurricane Center said Monday morning that the Category 1 hurricane is moving north-northwest at 18 mph, and will soon turn northwestward. At 11:00 a.m. ET the storm was centered about 260 miles south-southeast of New York City. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm's center, with tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 485 miles. Maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, with higher gusts, were measured.

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FANGS and HEARTS week Review of Bram Stoker’s “DRACULA” and GIVEAWAY

FANGS and HEARTS week Review of Bram Stoker’s “DRACULA” and GIVEAWAY | In and About the News | Scoop.it

I think you all know the story of how my sister, Connie, and I used to watch Dark Shadows and other soaps together while her body was slowly dying and deteriorating with Leukemia. I would listen to her talk about the gorgeous men on the black and white RCA Television, and we would titter and laugh. She used to joke, “Maybe Barnabas Collins can give me a transfusion?” as our neighbor, who was a nurse, would hang the blood bag up on her hospital bed.

 

Back then, they would keep you in the hospital; however, Connie begged to be home with us. So in Connie and I’s bedroom was a mini-hospital with hospital bed, small refrigerator for her meds and blood, her princess pink phone, and of course her TV hung on the wall by my brothers. My bed was in a corner and we used to talk away the hours together.

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Hurricane Sandy and nor'easter combining into superstorm

Hurricane Sandy and nor'easter combining into superstorm | In and About the News | Scoop.it

As a potentially historic storm continues to take shape off the east coast meteorologists are abuzz with the atmospheric uniqueness of this system. While in some ways the pieces of this storm are similar to 1991's perfect storm, when hurricane Grace became absorbed into a nor'easter and then merged with a cold front, that storm never came onshore and this one will. Sandy is currently in the middle of developing nor'easter and over the next 24 hours the entire system will coalesce together moving as a system within a system. As this storm moves up the coast, it will do something we have never seen a tropical system do, it will hook left or west towards the coast. This will put areas to the north of the center of the storm in the most danger from the storm surge. The reason for that is because to the north of the center the winds will blow onshore and pile water against the coastline. Inlets, bays and harbors will see water levels rise for many hours and several high tide cycles.

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A look back at the Blizzard of 1978 - Boston.com

A look back at the Blizzard of 1978 - Boston.com | In and About the News | Scoop.it

When the storm began moving into eastern Massachusetts on the afternoon of Feb. 6, thousands of people were freed from their jobs so they could get home safely. But the wind-blown snows began falling at well over an inch an hour, and soon the occupants of some 3,000 cars and 500 trucks became stranded in rapidly-developing snowdrifts along Rt. 128. Fourteen people would die from carbon monoxide poisoning as they huddled in their snow-trapped vehicles.

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Hurricane Sandy to reach Massachusetts late Sunday night

Hurricane Sandy to reach Massachusetts late Sunday night | In and About the News | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Saturday afternoon as the Category 1 Hurricane Sandy loomed off the eastern seaboard.
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Why ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Right for Hurricane Sandy

Why ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Right for Hurricane Sandy | In and About the News | Scoop.it
Sandy, the hurricane that appears set to pummel the East Coast, promises a historic potential for damage and a terrifying look at what may be in store for us—ever more frequent assaults of not-so-natural origin.
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Breakthrough Hair Color System -eSalon is here!

Breakthrough Hair Color System -eSalon is here! | In and About the News | Scoop.it

They may be a young company in the hair care arena, but eSalon.com is ruffling feathers of stylists across the country.

 

It may not be earth-shaking or deeply philosophical, but for many women, THIS is REAL news! Ladies, revv your engines!!

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Mass Audubon | Spiders

Mass Audubon | Spiders | In and About the News | Scoop.it
So, what kinds of spiders are you likely to see in and around your home, and what do their webs look like?

 

Just in time for Halloween ... and I am afraid of spiders. Ew.

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[culture|religion] The modern persecution by the Christians | jlake.com

[culture|religion] The modern persecution by the Christians | jlake.com | In and About the News | Scoop.it
One of the more ridiculous things I hear from some of my Christian friends on a reasonably consistent basis is that they are being persecuted for their...

 

Persecution doesn't mean that you can't have it your way all the the time. It doesn't mean that other people don't agree with you. Time for self-declared Christian groups to recognize they od not own the Truth, not even according to other Christians, much less by non-Christians.

 

That such are issues in America in 2012 is appalling and demonstrates just how far we have  fallen from where we began. 

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Romney is winning the white vote — by a lot

Romney is winning the white vote — by a lot | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Is anyone even a little bit surprised that white voters want a white President? Race is the subject that no one talks about, but it is the single biggest issue in this election. People are not voting their convictions or their self interest. They are voting their prejudices and hatreds and that's a very bad thing for this country and our future.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock.. turns phablet into desktop

Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock.. turns phablet into desktop | In and About the News | Scoop.it

"A new Smart Dock for the Samsung Galaxy Note II has surfaced, turning the stylus-toting smartphone into a mini desktop setup with plentiful connectivity for a display and wired peripherals. Listed at Samsung US’ site as well as at UK retailer Clove, the $99.99 accessory has three USB ports and a full-sized HDMI output, squirting up to 1080p Full HD onto a TV or monitor."


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Hurricane Sandy Strengthens and Heads to Northeast

Hurricane Sandy Strengthens and Heads to Northeast | In and About the News | Scoop.it

More than 50 million people from the mid-Atlantic to New England braced Saturday for a potentially massive storm, as Hurricane Sandy churned northward on a collision course with another storm system that is sweeping in from the west.

 

Thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas, governors across the region declared states of emergency, and federal officials issued urgent warnings for people to prepare, saying that the storm’s impact would stretch to the Ohio Valley. The storm was bringing wind and rain Sunday morning to the North Carolina coast.

 

While tracking models showed the center of Hurricane Sandy likely to make landfall late Monday evening or early Tuesday, the director of the National Hurricane Center, Rick Knabb, said that the weather was expected to worsen well before then, with high winds and heavy rains starting to batter the region as early as Sunday night. The exact path of the storm was unclear, complicating preparation efforts.

 

 

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What a vote for Mitt means

What a vote for Mitt means | In and About the News | Scoop.it
Electing Romney would make the rich even more fabulously wealthy than they already are...

 

Just last Thursday, executives of more than eighty large American corporations called for tax reform that “raises revenues and reduces the deficit.”

 

The practical question is who pays for those additional revenues. If Romney’s view prevails and the rich don’t pay more, everyone else has to.

 

That’s nonsensical. The rich are far richer than they used to be, while most of the rest of us are poorer. The latest data show the top 1 percent garnering 93 percent of all the gains from the recovery so far. But median family income is 8 percent lower than it was in 2000, adjusted for inflation.

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Birds in Winter: How do they survive? | Acorn-Online.com

Birds in Winter: How do they survive? | Acorn-Online.com | In and About the News | Scoop.it
When the weather gets cold and snowy, many people wonder — even worry — about how the birds will survive.

 

So apparently the answer to "where do the swans go" the answer is "wherever they can."

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High Wind Warning in Massachusetts

High Wind Warning in Massachusetts | In and About the News | Scoop.it
Active until Oct 30, 2012 6:00 AM EDT - Issued Oct 28, 2012 7:24 AM EDT by National Weather Service.

 

Damaging winds likely across much Southern New England Monday and Monday evening.

Hurricane Sandy will track northward along the Eastern Seaboard today, before Turing West and most likely making landfall in New Jersey late Monday. Its strong wind field will expand northward into southern New England Monday and Monday evening, likely resulting in widespread damaging winds and power outages across southern New England. Highest confidence for this occurring is along the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands.

 

High Wind Warning in effect from 6 am Monday to 6 am EDT Tuesday.

 

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 am Monday to 6 am EDT Tuesday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

 

Locations: Central and Western MA.
Hazard, damaging winds.
Winds: northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
Timing: strongest winds will occur Monday and Monday evening.
Impacts: widespread power outages expected from downed trees and power lines.

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Marilyn Armstrong's comment, October 28, 2012 11:32 AM
I'm really glad we took down some of our trees, especially the sickly ones nearest the house.
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Angela Fritz's WunderBlog : Sandy tied for 2nd largest tropical cyclone since 1988 | Weather Underground

Angela Fritz's WunderBlog : Sandy tied for 2nd largest tropical cyclone since 1988 | Weather Underground | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Hurricane Sandy is now the 2nd largest tropical cyclone in the Atlantic since 1988, tied with Hurricane Lili of 1996. Sandy's tropical storm-force winds now extend 450 nautical miles from the center on the northeast side of the hurricane. This is a very, very large storm, and I suspect the #1 spot (Olga of 2001) is in jeopardy, as well.

 

1. Olga, 2001: 600
2. Lili, 1996, 450
2. Sandy, 2012: 450
3. Tanya 1995: 400
3. Irene 1999: 400
3. Igor, 2010: 400
4. Wilma, 2005: 375
5. Felix, 1995: 360
5. Michael, 2000 360
5. Irene, 2005: 360
5. Irene, 2005 360
5. Florence, 2006: 360

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Fright night: Factory of Terror in Fall River and Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington

Fright night: Factory of Terror in Fall River and Barrett’s Haunted Mansion in Abington | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Halloween fun ... if the storm doesn't ruin it.

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Fall 2012 SETI@home Letter

Fall 2012 SETI@home Letter | In and About the News | Scoop.it

This is not a joke or a hoax. I participate in this project and if you can, you should too. If you watched "Close Encounter of the Third Kind," you already know about SETI ... the search for extra-terrestial intelligence. They process massive amounts of data and are always looking for additional computers to help process the overwhelming amount of information. They are non-intrusive and you can feel that you are a part of something exciting. You never know: we might actually find ET and you could be a part of it.

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Television Weather Hysteria — What’s With That?

Television Weather Hysteria — What’s With That? | In and About the News | Scoop.it
I live in the forgotten country — the lost land of the Blackstone Valley — where no one tells you nothing. When weather people stand in the studio and do their predicting, they always p...
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Snow Job on Jobs

Snow Job on Jobs | In and About the News | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney says he has a plan that would create millions of jobs. It’s a five-point plan to nowhere.

 

You can count on your fingers. Numbers cannot lie. You may run out of fingers before you run out of lies, but give it a whirl.

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The Science Behind Foliage | Your Great Outdoors

The Science Behind Foliage | Your Great Outdoors | In and About the News | Scoop.it

The science behind the beauty of the season, from the Mass Audubon Society. One of my favorite organizations. They do good work to help preserve our natural world.

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JMS1kiddz's comment, September 25, 2013 10:54 AM
This is relevent as Spring is here, if you take an interest in nature you'll enjoy this article. It dicusses the science behind the leaves changing colour when the season's change. Interesting.
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I always wondered. Now, I know.

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Romney is winning the white vote — by a lot

Romney is winning the white vote — by a lot | In and About the News | Scoop.it

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/18/mitt-romney-is-winning-the-white-vote-by-a-lot/

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