Earthquake in DC

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Sabirah, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
  2. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    I live in DC and it was fun, all the downtown offices let out. Luckily I bike and don't use public transport so I won't have to worry about being clogged.

    It was a pretty weak one overall but rumors are out that a building collapsed here.

    Also, no super mutants in sight.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
  4. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    That dude was cool. He was stone cold the whole time.


    I heard the traders on the NYSE yelled "keep trading" during the fiasco. I'll have to ask my Dad to verify that, because That seems to funny to be true
     
  5. drgong

    drgong It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 13, 2004
    We felt it in NC, I am near the TN.VA.NC border
     
  6. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    East coast was better than west coast. 5.8, bitches.

    Not that it actually is anything, and fuck all happened, i'm just saying.

    It was basically
    HOLY FUCK EARTHQAUKE.

    nothing bad happens

    oh well back to life.
     
  7. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Oh, does that mean they can't blame it on the gays/racial minorities/commies/liberals/scientists annoying God again?
     
  8. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    That's the southeast (home of Islamaphobes, racists, and the only place in America with good food outside of NY). The northeast is the opposite, total geeks self congratulating each other over their lack of religious beliefs and Liberal political affiliation.
     
  9. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    In New Haven and didn't feel shit. They still evacuated all the office and government buildings. Wait for them to blame it on global warming. They did the last few times.
     
  10. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
  11. Wintermind

    Wintermind Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 21, 2011
    West coast US gets rocked fairly decently. For the east coast this is fucking crazy. All we ever get by me is rain and snow.
     
  12. drgong

    drgong It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 13, 2004
    Also east coast and West Coast earthquakes are not the same, thus a "weak" 5.9 is felt across the entire east coast. The last time the East coast had a massive earthquake, it changed the flow of the freaking Mississippi!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/23/scitech/main20096181.shtml
     
  13. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    I didn't feel a damn thing in Oregon, and if I did I probably thought it was the insane amount of farm equipment driving by my house at all hours of the day.
     
  14. drgong

    drgong It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 13, 2004
    In all fairness, I saw much more deeper rooted racism in Pittsburg and mass. and the like then I did even in the deep south. Also the south is much more integrated then the North. Just that the southern racists will outright tell you what they think, while in the north they will quietly tell you as your buddy that they can't stand (insert minority)

    As for Islamaphobes, Sadly, they are also all ever the place, along with Mormonphobes (I am a Mormon Convert) in the South east. But the food IS good.

    But I did find much of the North East a spiritual wasteland sadly.
     
  15. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    I've spent time all over the US and the most overt racism I see on a daily basis is blacks targeting whites around the New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford areas. In Connecticut we have a huge population of poor uneducated blacks killing each other in record numbers. For the last few years the under 30 generation has been deliberately attacking white people, destroying property, and breaking into businesses. They believe all white people are the reason jobs are so scarce and they're forced to live like animals. I know I'll be called a racist for this, but I see it with my own eyes every day. I've had to deal with it too many times to count. I had to go so far as to help organize a neighborhood watch with the local police department to make my area of town even remotely tolerable. Keep in mind I'm not saying ALL black people are like this. But the majority of those in the areas I mentioned above are making this state into a warzone.

    Here's a way to put things into perspective. I lived in New Haven about 15 years ago. Back then the big problem was Latin gangs like MS13. They're supposedly the most violent gang in the world. I don't even know how many fights I got into then. The only people they hated more than whites are blacks. A few years ago I moved back and found they left because black gangs are even crazier and way more numerous for them to deal with.

    And right now with Obama's presidency going down the toilet they believe it's another white conspiracy. Our own politicians are feeding into this hatred. What's going on is so fucking crazy you have to see it to believe it. Nobody ever reports it because they're so damn terrified of being called a racist.
     
  16. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    I'm starting to think Balkanization is good idea here in the US. We're starting to turn into India, a bunch of loosely united people who distrust the other guys from different points of the US. Difference being, it seems there is much more potential for violence here.
     
  17. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    Regarding the quake:

    Scientists today discovered a previously unknown fault line running right through the middle of DC, and was promptly named Bush's Fault.
     
  18. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    He was a normal person who had lived on the west coast with a reasonable reaction to the quake. He clearly wanted to wait out the minor tremor and continue with the press conference but all of the panicky locals wanted to run out of the building.
     
  19. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    What people don't realize is that an earthquake is probably the last thing on New Yorkers' minds. Everyone's a little more panicky about shaky buildings ever since 9/11.
     
  20. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    The buildings here aren't built for earthquakes though. Hell my house has little hair cracks in it and it only shook for like a minute