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Posted 2/12/14
Well it's 0900 here in GA, and in Augusta there's not much snow. Just a shit-ton of sleet / freezing rain.

I'm half-expecting the Plasma Frigate to start flying around now.
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Stelios413 wrote:


Bearhand73 wrote:


Stelios413 wrote:

Oh boy! Another excuse for lazy southerners to do even less.

Imagine if it actually snowed for 2 days!!! and it was more than 2 inches!!!


Wow, a 22 year old calling other people lazy like he had a clue. If you look at your hand's right now, would there be a single callous? You're still young enough to enlist in either the Army or Marines. Please think seriously about it, as you would most likely get your training in the South in the summer and your drill sergeant would probably be either one of those 'lazy' southerners or someone who's married one of those 'lazy' southerners and would appreciate your attempts at humor.


I know very well how lazy they are, don't need your approval. I have plenty of marks and embedded metal in my hands from working out and machining for 4 years. As for enlisting, it's not my calling. Now enjoy your quoting extravaganza.


So you know how lazy southerners are, how? Do you live in the South and have to deal with them? Just interested in knowing how you formed your opinion. Now having lived and traveled over the US and parts of Europe, I have an idea about the work ethic of various peoples, and what I've found is that blue collar people of all areas work hard and lazy to hard-working is the same percentage in Georgia as it is in California, Michigan, and New Jersey and New York. So, how did you come by your knowledge? If you are going to insult a group of people, you should at least tell which part of the country your in.
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I work with them everyday and they do anything to get out of working. They can't close their mouth and focus on work, they take extended breaks, they are complaisant, they have no idea what 5S even stands for, they make a joke out of everything even when it's a serious matter etc.

Not everyone fits the bill, but the majority will find any excuse to screw around and do as little possible. Heck even the managers and engineers and persons that came from the North, are lazy as can be down here.

Oh and happy 100th belated birthday old timer.
Posted 2/12/14 , edited 2/12/14

SoldierSangria wrote:

People who are laughing are being complete and utter d*cks.

Of course they're not as used to the snow as people up north are. So all those Northerners can get off their high horse. When you're not used to, or adapted to something, of course you're going to take extra measures, and be extra cautious, and worry. You don't often get snow in Georgia - perhaps only once or twice a year, and that too it is (usually) not heavy. Of course they are not used to dealing with snow, and the snow does halt things for them, since they are usually not as prepared as the North. Last time they did not take the warnings seriously, so they did not salt the roads - which turned out to be a serious problem, and caused a lot of trouble for everybody.

So this time people are getting better prepared.

And again, what many people seem to forget - Georgia is a very spaced out state. Of all the states, their highways and roads are the most spaced-out. People are not equipped to handle the iced roads, especially on the interstate.
And with the roadways so long, it is a lot of work and effort to salt all those roads - especially when you are not used to it.

All the people up North can talk - they are used to snow and storms. I'd like to see them deal with something they're not used to.

And by the way...A lady in Georgia who was originally from up north said while the Southerners were not truly prepared for the snow-storm some weeks ago, she said the treatment down South from random strangers was consistently courteous, kind and helpful; far more than it ever is up North.


Whoa, thanks for this.

- a dude from the south


Stelios413 wrote:

Oh boy! Another excuse for lazy southerners to do even less.


Nice
Sogno- 
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A State of Emergency has been declared in South Carolina. Calling for 7-9 inches of snow here in the upstate; already a few inches out there; roads are becoming extremely dangerous, lots of black ice.

one the bright side if the power goes out we can just put groceries outside haha
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I thought it was silly that school shut down for a snow warning that might not even come, but then people brought up the topic that southerners wouldn't be used to driving on icy roads, and suddenly I didn't want to walk outside that day. :I
Snow in Georgia is srs yall. Just as you northerners would be keeling over left and right from sudden 100 degree temperatures and the desert is ill prepared for heavy rain, even a little snow in a place that just doesn't see it leads to problems.
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People react like that because they're not used to it. But to Northerners, it is pretty humorous. Remember how the East Coast freaked out when there was a tiny little earthquake in Virginia a couple years ago? West Coast be laughing their asses off at us.

I don't think this is abut diminishing the value of the storm in Georgia. It's a big deal for them because they aren't as prepared for it as a Northern state would be. But, just like they aren't used to snow, we aren't used to seeing people get so riled up about 2 inches of snow. It's a novelty for both of us.
An earthquake is an earthquake. However snow is just snow. You've seen it in anime, you seen in to romantic flicks, music videos and tv shows, however you don't typically see a guy standing in the rain waiting for a girl then suddenly a small earth quake happens. Google image earthquakes then snowing.....hmmm
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Posted 2/12/14
5 feet of snow and the kids are still going to school.....there is just a tougher breed of kid up here in the north
Posted 2/12/14
Another snowy night in georgia.
Seems like it's snowing all over the world.
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Posted 2/12/14
Meanwhile I have 2 maybe 3 foot of snow outside of my house right now here in Michigan.

As for the southerners who are getting upset at us northerners, we know you guys aren't used to it but try to look at it from our perspective we can't help but laugh a little bit as it is pretty humorous.
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I'm honestly enjoying all this snow. The snowfall's been kinda pathetic here in Southern Ontario for years now, the mountains of white stuff out there now is more like how I remember it being during winter. Plus it means the brand-new snowblower I bought isn't going to waste.

Makes the roads kinda crappy, but as long as there aren't too many people out I can make my Gran Prix drift around corners for fun.

I just hope none of you guys down south have to deal with an ice storm like the one we got hit with around Christmas. A week without power in below freezing temperatures is no fun at all.
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Posted 2/12/14 , edited 2/12/14
Thus far in Georgia it's been mostly ice. The snowfall has been very minimal compared to 2 weeks ago, I live on a floor pretty high up, and the snow hasn't covered the balcony yet. It's covered about the front half or so, 2 weeks ago it coated the entire balcony. I believe they took extra precautions though and are melted a couple lanes to allow emergency services and food delivery. 2 weeks ago when I was walking through it like a dummy I could see the emergency vehicles having extreme difficulty because people were blocking intersections, abandoning their cars, and even driving on the wrong side of the road for some reason or other.

I think 2-4 inches is slated to come down tonight, but by the afternoon it should start melting, and if not a lot falls tonight by Friday most of it should be gone when it's up around the 50s.

Only real concern for me at this point is losing power from the freezing, I have plenty of food and can work from home so I'll wait it out. They may even close up shop at my job again tomorrow because of the snowfall tonight.
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Posted 2/12/14

SoldierSangria wrote:

People who are laughing are being complete and utter d*cks.

Of course they're not as used to the snow as people up north are. So all those Northerners can get off their high horse. When you're not used to, or adapted to something, of course you're going to take extra measures, and be extra cautious, and worry. You don't often get snow in Georgia - perhaps only once or twice a year, and that too it is (usually) not heavy. Of course they are not used to dealing with snow, and the snow does halt things for them, since they are usually not as prepared as the North. Last time they did not take the warnings seriously, so they did not salt the roads - which turned out to be a serious problem, and caused a lot of trouble for everybody.

So this time people are getting better prepared.

And again, what many people seem to forget - Georgia is a very spaced out state. Of all the states, their highways and roads are the most spaced-out. People are not equipped to handle the iced roads, especially on the interstate.
And with the roadways so long, it is a lot of work and effort to salt all those roads - especially when you are not used to it.

All the people up North can talk - they are used to snow and storms. I'd like to see them deal with something they're not used to.

And by the way...A lady in Georgia who was originally from up north said while the Southerners were not truly prepared for the snow-storm some weeks ago, she said the treatment down South from random strangers was consistently courteous, kind and helpful; far more than it ever is up North.


Look, I don't really understand why you'd get so emotionally involved in this. Anyway, it's good to hear, that they're taking precautions.
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We got a couple inches in Gainesville. It's supposed to freezing rain over night, so I'm sure that will be fun tomorrow.

Yes, we southerners know we're not very good at driving in the snow. BECAUSE WE DON'T DO IT THAT OFTEN. No matter how you argue it, it's a skill that takes a little know-how and a lot of practice. Besides, driving into Atlanta is a shit show on the best of days. Multiply that by several thousand nervous people and fucking tell me I'm overreacting.

I'm enjoying the chance to bundle up and binge on anime though. I just hope I don't run out of nicotine.
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Living in Florida, Tampa Bay area, we never,ever,ever get snow, but I absolutely love the cold. It sucks though that even though I like it, doesn't mean I can handle it...
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