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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:32 AM
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puzzled wrote in message
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A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.



You should probably review the specifics with more care. I lived in Florida
for 25 years and endured only one hurricane - it was a Cat-1 wimp named
"David" in 1979. Andrew was the only really devastating hurricane that came
close to where I lived - and it was terrible. It was supposed to hit the
Palm Beaches, but it never turned north and just went straight in - it
actually "missed" the most major population areas of south Florida. Had it
come in 50 miles further north, the damage could have easily been 10 times
worse.

This is the first hurricane in modern history to affect this extensive of a
stretch of population. There have never been evacuations involving 2
million people. This storm is "raking" the coast starting just at Ft.
Lauderdale all the way up to at least Melbourne. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

Property values have gone ****house in Florida over the last four years.
Maybe this will stop that madness.

This season will clearly be a modern record for the number of people
directly impacted by hurricanes. The bad news is that there are three
months of hurricane season remaining - and there's another storm already out
there - by the name of Ivan.

You may marvel at the stupidity of Floridians as they hunker down during
these storms. That's okay. They have all snickered at your expense as they
sat on the porch, sipping coolers and watching the coverage of those
relentless winter storms that bury the north every single year. The shots
of people slowly sliding their cars into poles, walls or other vehicles was
always my personal favorite.




  #12  
Old September 5th, 2004, 02:32 AM
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puzzled wrote in message
...
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.



You should probably review the specifics with more care. I lived in Florida
for 25 years and endured only one hurricane - it was a Cat-1 wimp named
"David" in 1979. Andrew was the only really devastating hurricane that came
close to where I lived - and it was terrible. It was supposed to hit the
Palm Beaches, but it never turned north and just went straight in - it
actually "missed" the most major population areas of south Florida. Had it
come in 50 miles further north, the damage could have easily been 10 times
worse.

This is the first hurricane in modern history to affect this extensive of a
stretch of population. There have never been evacuations involving 2
million people. This storm is "raking" the coast starting just at Ft.
Lauderdale all the way up to at least Melbourne. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

Property values have gone ****house in Florida over the last four years.
Maybe this will stop that madness.

This season will clearly be a modern record for the number of people
directly impacted by hurricanes. The bad news is that there are three
months of hurricane season remaining - and there's another storm already out
there - by the name of Ivan.

You may marvel at the stupidity of Floridians as they hunker down during
these storms. That's okay. They have all snickered at your expense as they
sat on the porch, sipping coolers and watching the coverage of those
relentless winter storms that bury the north every single year. The shots
of people slowly sliding their cars into poles, walls or other vehicles was
always my personal favorite.




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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:37 AM
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"William Brackeen" wrote in message
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"Pete Platis" wrote in message
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puzzled wrote in message
...
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.


Well , hurricanes are one reason but Florida has a host of

others
to
stay away:

1. Cockroaches ......LOTS OF EM ( also known as "palmetto bugs" in

order
to
water down the icky factor, don't be fooled though, they are just larger
roaches......that fly........very well) and a plethora of other pests

that
you WILL come into contact with on a personal level whether you want to

or
not..........this includes scorpions and brown recluse spiders btw, both
poisonous.


Most of these insects can also be found in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
and Louisiana. Scorpions and brown recluses are also native to Tennesse

and
Arkansas, probably Texas, the Carolinas, and Oklahoma. That covers most,

if
not all, of the Southern United States.

2. Staggering humidity ( well not all of florida but anything south of

the
tropical line is brutal)


Again, see most of the Southern US.


3. Job market isn't so great.


I'm sensing a theme here.


4. There ain't no mountains, not a one!. There has basically GOT to be
something wrong with that. In fact , the highest point in the state is

only
a measely *345* feet high!.




Ok, Florida takes the hit on this one. But I don't consider that a bad
thing. I live in Arkansas and every day I curse what these hills are

doing
to my gas mileage.




Consider yourself blessed. I think it's safe to say there are more
than a couple million Floridians who might want to trade in a few less extra
MPG for the safety of high-ground right now.















5. Swamps........hell most of the state is a swamp.


Ok, I'll give you swamps.


6. Highest percentage of over 80 year olds behind the wheel of a
car.......THAT can't be a good thing.


Ditto.

7. Alot of white trash, yeah I know that can be found in alot of states.
Just seems worse in Florida for some reason though.


See my answer to No. 1.

8. Basically Florida has one or 2 seasons, depending on where you live

in
the state. For a 4 season kinda guy like me , not a good thing.


Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I'd get rid of winter in

a
heartbeat if I could.


9. Alligators coming into contact with people in or near their homes,
killing or maiming them and/or their pets. It's not a good thing. Been
happening more frequently too.


10. FLORIDIANS ARE VOTING-MACHINE CHALLENGED.


In case any of you are wondering, yeah I spent a couple of years in that
awful state.


Enjoy the remainder of your evening.









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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:37 AM
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"William Brackeen" wrote in message
. com...

"Pete Platis" wrote in message
ink.net...

puzzled wrote in message
...
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.


Well , hurricanes are one reason but Florida has a host of

others
to
stay away:

1. Cockroaches ......LOTS OF EM ( also known as "palmetto bugs" in

order
to
water down the icky factor, don't be fooled though, they are just larger
roaches......that fly........very well) and a plethora of other pests

that
you WILL come into contact with on a personal level whether you want to

or
not..........this includes scorpions and brown recluse spiders btw, both
poisonous.


Most of these insects can also be found in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
and Louisiana. Scorpions and brown recluses are also native to Tennesse

and
Arkansas, probably Texas, the Carolinas, and Oklahoma. That covers most,

if
not all, of the Southern United States.

2. Staggering humidity ( well not all of florida but anything south of

the
tropical line is brutal)


Again, see most of the Southern US.


3. Job market isn't so great.


I'm sensing a theme here.


4. There ain't no mountains, not a one!. There has basically GOT to be
something wrong with that. In fact , the highest point in the state is

only
a measely *345* feet high!.




Ok, Florida takes the hit on this one. But I don't consider that a bad
thing. I live in Arkansas and every day I curse what these hills are

doing
to my gas mileage.




Consider yourself blessed. I think it's safe to say there are more
than a couple million Floridians who might want to trade in a few less extra
MPG for the safety of high-ground right now.















5. Swamps........hell most of the state is a swamp.


Ok, I'll give you swamps.


6. Highest percentage of over 80 year olds behind the wheel of a
car.......THAT can't be a good thing.


Ditto.

7. Alot of white trash, yeah I know that can be found in alot of states.
Just seems worse in Florida for some reason though.


See my answer to No. 1.

8. Basically Florida has one or 2 seasons, depending on where you live

in
the state. For a 4 season kinda guy like me , not a good thing.


Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I'd get rid of winter in

a
heartbeat if I could.


9. Alligators coming into contact with people in or near their homes,
killing or maiming them and/or their pets. It's not a good thing. Been
happening more frequently too.


10. FLORIDIANS ARE VOTING-MACHINE CHALLENGED.


In case any of you are wondering, yeah I spent a couple of years in that
awful state.


Enjoy the remainder of your evening.









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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:39 AM
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"Louis Boyd" wrote in message
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puzzled wrote:
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.


It's explained by warm weather, nice beaches, and senility. Also cheap
hurricane insurance. The Bible also explains it. Something about fools
building their homes on sand.



That is not what the story means. When you find one about fools building
their houses in swampland, you'll be getting closer.




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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:39 AM
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"Louis Boyd" wrote in message
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puzzled wrote:
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.


It's explained by warm weather, nice beaches, and senility. Also cheap
hurricane insurance. The Bible also explains it. Something about fools
building their homes on sand.



That is not what the story means. When you find one about fools building
their houses in swampland, you'll be getting closer.




  #17  
Old September 5th, 2004, 02:47 AM
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puzzled wrote in message . ..
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone explain
this to me.


North Carolina has more hurricances hit than Florida most likely. Go ask them...
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Old September 5th, 2004, 02:48 AM
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Amen to that. I don't care where you live, you have hazards. Umm, that's all
part of the wonderful world we live in.

What's that old song, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine...

A Happy Floridian


"eŁphemism" wrote in message
...

puzzled wrote in message
...
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.



You should probably review the specifics with more care. I lived in

Florida
for 25 years and endured only one hurricane - it was a Cat-1 wimp named
"David" in 1979. Andrew was the only really devastating hurricane that

came
close to where I lived - and it was terrible. It was supposed to hit the
Palm Beaches, but it never turned north and just went straight in - it
actually "missed" the most major population areas of south Florida. Had

it
come in 50 miles further north, the damage could have easily been 10 times
worse.

This is the first hurricane in modern history to affect this extensive of

a
stretch of population. There have never been evacuations involving 2
million people. This storm is "raking" the coast starting just at Ft.
Lauderdale all the way up to at least Melbourne. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

Property values have gone ****house in Florida over the last four years.
Maybe this will stop that madness.

This season will clearly be a modern record for the number of people
directly impacted by hurricanes. The bad news is that there are three
months of hurricane season remaining - and there's another storm already

out
there - by the name of Ivan.

You may marvel at the stupidity of Floridians as they hunker down during
these storms. That's okay. They have all snickered at your expense as

they
sat on the porch, sipping coolers and watching the coverage of those
relentless winter storms that bury the north every single year. The shots
of people slowly sliding their cars into poles, walls or other vehicles

was
always my personal favorite.






  #19  
Old September 5th, 2004, 02:49 AM
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Why do people live where it snows? I can't imagine going out and
having months and months and months of horrible cold wet snow. It
snows every year why would you do that to yourself?

Why would people live in Kansas where there are tornadoes every year?

Why would people live in California because of the smog and
earthquakes and mudslides?

People live where they want because they like what is there.


On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 19:04:11 -0400, puzzled wrote:

A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone explain
this to me.


  #20  
Old September 5th, 2004, 02:49 AM
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"Pete Platis" wrote in message
ink.net...

puzzled wrote in message
...
A massive hurricane seems to hit Florida every few years. I really

don't
understand why people continue to live there. Don't they get tired of

having
to evacuate every summer, and having their houses destroyed? Someone

explain
this to me.


Well , hurricanes are one reason but Florida has a host of others

to
stay away:

1. Cockroaches ......LOTS OF EM ( also known as "palmetto bugs" in order

to
water down the icky factor, don't be fooled though, they are just larger
roaches......that fly........very well) and a plethora of other pests that
you WILL come into contact with on a personal level whether you want to or
not..........this includes scorpions and brown recluse spiders btw, both
poisonous.

2. Staggering humidity ( well not all of florida but anything south of the
tropical line is brutal)

3. Job market isn't so great.

4. There ain't no mountains, not a one!. There has basically GOT to be
something wrong with that. In fact , the highest point in the state is

only
a measely *345* feet high!.

5. Swamps........hell most of the state is a swamp.

6. Highest percentage of over 80 year olds behind the wheel of a
car.......THAT can't be a good thing.

7. Alot of white trash, yeah I know that can be found in alot of states.
Just seems worse in Florida for some reason though.

8. Basically Florida has one or 2 seasons, depending on where you live in
the state. For a 4 season kinda guy like me , not a good thing.

9. Alligators coming into contact with people in or near their homes,
killing or maiming them and/or their pets. It's not a good thing. Been
happening more frequently too.


10. FLORIDIANS ARE VOTING-MACHINE CHALLENGED.


In case any of you are wondering, yeah I spent a couple of years in that
awful state.


Enjoy the remainder of your evening.




Were your years in Florida all spent living under an overpass in a moving
box that was infested with Palmetto bugs?

You forgot to mention the fire ants, the tourists and the 6 month anxiety
attack called "Hurricane Season" that results from the shrill and
unrelenting stream of warnings from the media. None of it does any good
either...






 




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