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Jason Rees wrote:I heard twenty people have died so far while surfing in Irene's path. Clearly, some responses to disasters are superior to others.
Bill Glasheen wrote:
Twenty-one people so far have died in the path of Irene. One of those deaths was a Florida surfer. However... your amusing point is well taken.
Once upon a time I was one of those surfers who chased storms. That's what you have to do to get a decent wave on the east coast.
Jason Rees wrote:This whole thing was wierd. Blown out of proportion? One thing it certainly wasn't: under-reported. If it had happened in Alabama instead of NYC, I doubt we would have had 24/7 coverage of it.
TSDguy wrote:Bill, would your non-reaction have been the same had the roof collapsed on you all? Everyone laughs when someone jumps at the guys who startles when a fake zombies pops out at Halloweeen but he's the same guy that runs when the real gunmen break out at Wymoing Tech.
Is "panicing" and getting everyone in to a safe position pretty much always the better reaction? Should you have herded everyone outside or to doorframes?
I'm not agreeing or disagreeing, I'm notorious for not reacting to anything (other than involuntarily [seriously] front kicking cars that honk at me in crosswalks), just playing devil's advocate.
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