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Old Oct 19th 2005, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by Thydney
Hurricanes? What about the tornados and forest fires? Don't you love it all? Big spiders, gators, bears, coyotes, snakes, fire ants but worst of all snow birds the fuc*ing idiots in cars where they can't see over the dash then can't walk when they get out who weave aimlessly across three lanes at 5mph.
You got to admit it does all have a certain charm.
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Old Oct 19th 2005, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas

Yea hence the fact the population down here doubles in the winter months and everyone speaks with a Noo Joisey type accent.
I wish they all ******' stayed there than come up here for the skiing, makes to so us local yokals can't afford it....plus there muppets in there 4x4's and don't know how to drive in the snow...nightmare
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Default Re: Wilma - aren't you florida people sick of this?

Used to it. Late news says it will swerve down SoFla way, but move very very quickly out to the Atlantic.

Live here, you get used to it.

I'd rather have a hurricane than an earthquake any day. At least with a hurricane we have plenty of advanced warning and can leave the area.
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Damn, thing's already made cat 4 at 150 mph.
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Old Oct 19th 2005, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by AdobePinon
Damn, thing's already made cat 4 at 150 mph.
Most intense Atlantic hurricane ever at 882mb. Can only hope its peaking early and will drop off as it approaches FLA
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
after the last couple of years have you thought "is it really worth it?"
In the last 10 years ..hurricances have cost me $20 for one section of pool screening that blew out ....
How much does 10 year of snowy winter cost you northeners...
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Originally Posted by Ray
In the last 10 years ..hurricances have cost me $20 for one section of pool screening that blew out ....
How much does 10 year of snowy winter cost you northeners...
Thats at least 2 boxes of 9mm or .380 though.
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Old Oct 19th 2005, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Ray
In the last 10 years ..hurricances have cost me $20 for one section of pool screening that blew out ....
How much does 10 year of snowy winter cost you northeners...

too true

no way i could live up north or in the midwest
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I just don't know how you Florida people can stand the humidity there. I now live in Pittsburgh PA and the summer humidity HERE drives me crackers. We visited New Orleans in June and I absolutely hated it, my hair was plastered to my head like a swimming cap the whole time! How long did it take you to get used to the heat in Florida after living in Britian?
I can't see myself ever getting used to the heat but its only been two summers so maybe I will eventually....

Maybe you should all move here to the east, no hurricanes and no earthquakes! Bloody cold winters though but a small price to pay for a house that is still standing I think.

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Originally Posted by Nia_Nia
I just don't know how you Florida people can stand the humidity there. I now live in Pittsburgh PA and the summer humidity HERE drives me crackers. We visited New Orleans in June and I absolutely hated it, my hair was plastered to my head like a swimming cap the whole time!
Hair ... whats that?? I seem to have some recollection in my past...
and we don't wear underwear either ...
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Originally Posted by Ray
In the last 10 years ..hurricances have cost me $20 for one section of pool screening that blew out ....
How much does 10 year of snowy winter cost you northeners...
About 15 years off your life!


First hurricane for me..... oooo its so exciting.
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
About 15 years off your life!
First hurricane for me..... oooo its so exciting.
Its a good time to use the pool .. the wind gives you some great waves...
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Some people up here are very unsympathetic towards people who continue to live in Florida despite the hurricanes and having to re-build their houses every year and will say 'why don't they just leave?' but for Gods sake thats their HOME, of course the majority don't want to up and leave it and move to somewhere unfamiliar!
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Originally Posted by Nia_Nia
Some people up here are very unsympathetic towards people who continue to live in Florida despite the hurricanes and having to re-build their houses every year and will say 'why don't they just leave?' but for Gods sake thats their HOME, of course the majority don't want to up and leave it and move to somewhere unfamiliar!
And we wish the northeners would stop coming down here every winter clogging up our road ...
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Originally Posted by Bob
I wish they all ******' stayed there than come up here for the skiing, makes to so us local yokals can't afford it....plus there muppets in there 4x4's and don't know how to drive in the snow...nightmare
I remember back in the gas crisis of the winter of 73/74, all the gas supplies on weekends in New England were diverted to the ski areas for the out of staters, which meant the locals were sucking pond water.
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