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    Stay safe east coasters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...911-story.html



    According to the radio this morning the Cubs are seriously considering forfeiting the game to not have to fly into harm's way.

    Pete (thinks they're bluffing)
    The game is being played today. The wind will be blowing in...hard. Like really really hard. Maybe 30-50 mph hard, though gusts of 20 mph are being forcasted.

    Pete (might actually try to watch that game)

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    I hope everybody is doing well. How's the game?
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    Cubs won 4-3. The wind did appear to be a factor, keeping some longballs in the park, but it never got super windy, and the team was able to fly out of Washington without incident.

    Pete (was mildly disappointed)

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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and offers! We have been getting the first bands of wind and rain for the last hour or so. If you look at a map of NC, we are in the very center of the state. Find Charlotte on the map and look about 60 miles east. We are stocked up on food, water, generator, fuel, etc... I’m more worried about the rain than the wind. I’ve seen rain forecasts for our area between 17-42” of rain.
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    Yikes! I wish you all the best, and make sure your sump pump is in good working condition!
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45544424

    Storm Florence: Heavy flooding cuts off Wilmington

    The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been cut off from the rest of the state because of heavy floods following Hurricane Florence.

    Officials say all roads in and out are now impassable and have warned evacuated residents to stay away.

    About 400 people have been rescued from flood waters in the city, described as an island within the state.

    Two of the first known fatalities - a mother and her seven-month son - were reported in the city on Friday morning.

    At least 15 other people are reported to have died in storm-related incidents across North and South Carolina since Florence made landfall on Thursday.
    Pete (updates)

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    Hurricanes and allegations of price gouging virtually go hand-in-hand:

    http://reason.com/archives/2018/09/1...ging-during-hu

    Three Cheers for Price Gouging During Hurricane Florence

    It’s called supply and demand.

    "Gougers deserve a medal," Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once told me. That's because higher prices are the best indicator of which goods people want most.

    This is a hard concept for people to understand.

    "They're not heroes. They're scabs who prey off the desperate," wrote James Kirkpatrick in the comments after watching my latest video about this. "Only Stossel would praise greed," added Paul Nadrotowski.

    ...

    After Hurricane Katrina, one so-called gouger was John Shepperson of Kentucky. Watching news reports, he learned that people desperately needed generators.

    So Shepperson bought 19 of them, rented a U-Haul, and drove it 600 miles to a part of Mississippi that had no electricity. He offered to sell his generators for twice what he paid for them. People were eager to buy.

    But Mississippi police said that was illegal. They confiscated Shepperson's generators and locked him up.
    Pete (is often astounded by people's fundamental misunderstanding of money and economics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    Hurricanes and allegations of price gouging virtually go hand-in-hand:

    http://reason.com/archives/2018/09/1...ging-during-hu



    Pete (is often astounded by people's fundamental misunderstanding of money and economics)
    A very conservative gun board I frequent is all about free market economics and people making a hefty profit transporting generators to those in need after a hurricane. But when guns and ammo are scarce and prices rise, they're socialists just like the best of them. They'll start talking about gun owners being a community and how can someone gouge a fellow gun owner.
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