"Monster" Irma Is Now The Strongest Atlantic Hurricane On Record As Florida Preps For "Catastrophe"

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Update 3: The Irma hits just keep on coming, with the NHC Atlantic Ops twitter page reporting that as of this moment, Irma is now the stronger hurricane in the Atlantic basin outside of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico in NHC records. “Preparations should be rushed to completion in the hurricane warning area,” the NHC said.

Taking things to the next level, literally, meteorologist Eric Holthaus writes that Hurricane Irma is now expected to *exceed* the theoretical maximum intensity for a storm in its environment, or as he puts it "Redefining the rules."

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello urged the 3.4 million residents of the U.S. territory to seek refuge in one of 460 hurricane shelters before the storm is expected to hit as early as Tuesday night. “This is something without precedent,” Rossello told a news conference. He will ask U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a federal state of emergency even before the storm passes to allow disbursement of U.S. emergency funds.

Gary Randall, head of the Blue Waters Resort on Antigua’s north coast, said the staff had boarded up windows, stripped trees of coconuts and fronds and secured anything that could become a hazard. “I wasn’t that nervous yesterday, but today I‘m nervous,” Randall said by telephone, adding that he expected the hotel’s beach to be swept away and much of the 108-room property to be flooded.

According to Bloomberg, Irma’s current path - headed straight for Florida - has prompted the state to prepare for the "catastrophic" system.

Unlike Harvey, which caused widespread damage, power outages and flooding and taking almost a fifth of U.S. oil refining capacity offline, Irma is a bigger threat to agriculture, with orange juice futures surging.

Airlines have canceled flights across the Caribbean and are adding planes to evacuate tourists, while cruise-line stocks have tumbled.

A strike on Florida would be the first time since 1964 that the U.S. was hit by back-to-back storms of Category 3 or more and only the second time since 1851, Henson said. Irma is now among the 7 most powerful storms on record to cross the Atlantic.

 

“Our biggest concern is Florida citrus,” said Joel Widenor, co-founder of Commodity Weather Group LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. “There is big enough fruit on the trees that the fruit could drop off, it could literally get blown off. The bigger issue is tree damage that is a lot harder to recover from.”

Some more facts: Florida is the world’s largest producer of orange juice after Brazil. About two-thirds of the state’s citrus crop is located in the lower two-thirds of the peninsula. Orange juice for November delivery jumped as much as 6.9 percent to $1.4595 a pound on ICE Futures U.S. Tuesday, the biggest intraday gain for the contract since Jan. 28, 2016. Cotton for December delivery jumped by the 3-cent exchange limit, or 4.2 percent, to 74.88 cents a pound. Aggregate trading for both commodities for this time doubled compared with the 100-day average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

“There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week,” the National Hurricane Center said after Governor Rick Scott declared an emergency.

There is still hope that a direct hit will be avoided: "The expected path has shifted considerably west over the last two days and can still change over the next two," said Olivier Jakob, founder of energy consultant Petromatrix GmbH in Zug, Switzerland. “We cannot yet rule out a move further west with a Louisiana risk.”

Irma’s track could shift as it nears Cuba and Florida, according to Bob Henson, a meteorologist with Weather Underground in Boulder, Colorado. One possibility is a turn to the north that would take the storm up the Florida peninsula.

 

“It is four to five days away,” Henson said. “In hurricane-land that is a pretty long time span.”

Beyond the threat to people and property in the Caribbean, the focus for now is on agriculture, Jakob said. Irma is leading traders to be “long orange Juice futures rather than gasoline futures," he said.

Only three Category 5 hurricanes have hit the contiguous 48 U.S. states, Henson told Bloomberg. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 that devastated the Florida Keys, Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Andrew that cut across Florida in 1992. Andrew was originally classified as a Category 4 storm only to be upgraded years later after further analysis.

“It is obviously a rare breed,” Henson said. “We are in rare territory.”

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Update 2: While few are willing to admit it yet, according to meteorologist Ryan Maye, Hurricane Irma is still intensifying, with winds up to 155-knots (180 mph) and that extrapolating Saffir-Simpson scale, 158-knots would be Category 6.

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Update: Irma has been upgraded from a Cat 5+ Hurricane to "Potentially Catastrophic" Cat 5++ storm, with winds now near 180 mph gusting to 220 mph, still moving due west at 14 mph.

Here is the latest NHC update:

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 58.4 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight. On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma is forecast to move over portions of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and early Wednesday.

 

Reports from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 180 mph (285 km/h) with higher gusts.  Irma is a an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.

 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).

 

The latest minimum central pressure reported by reconnaissance aircraft is 931 mb (27.50 inches).

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Irma has strengthened to an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said in its advisory at 7:45am AST. According to the Hurricane center, NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate Hurricane Irma has intensified into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) with higher gusts.

As of this moment, the hurricane is located 270 miles east of Antigua, moving west at 14 mph. States of emergency were declared in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all of Florida while people on various Caribbean islands boarded up homes and rushed to find last-minute supplies, forming long lines outside supermarkets and gas stations. This morning the Dominican Republic has issued a Hurricane Watch from Cabo Engano to northern border with Haiti; Tropical Storm Watch from south of Cabo Engao to Isla Saona.

According to meteorologists, Irma is the 17th hurricane in the Atlantic on record to have max winds >= 175 mph. Atlantic max wind record is Allen (1980) at 190 mph.

Ultimately, the question is how strong Irma will be when it inevitably makes landfall on the Eastern Seaboard, somewhere in the vicinity of Miami.

Meanwhile, officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region, now as an "extremely powerful" Category 5 storm. Irma's maximum sustained winds increased to near 175 mph early Tuesday.

According to AP, emergency officials warned that the storm could dump up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain, unleash landslides and dangerous flash floods and generate waves of up to 23 feet (7 meters) as the storm drew closer.

"We're looking at Irma as a very significant event," Ronald Jackson, executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, said by phone. "I can't recall a tropical cone developing that rapidly into a major hurricane prior to arriving in the central Caribbean." 

U.S. residents were urged to monitor the storm's progress in case it should turn northward toward Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas. "This hurricane has the potential to be a major event for the East Coast. It also has the potential to significantly strain FEMA and other governmental resources occurring so quickly on the heels of (Hurricane) Harvey," Evan Myers, chief operating officer of AccuWeather, said in a statement.

In the Caribbean, the director of Puerto Rico's power company predicted that storm damage could leave some areas of the U.S. territory without electricity for four to six months. But "some areas will have power (back) in less than a week," Ricardo Ramos told radio station Notiuno 630 AM.

The power company's system has deteriorated greatly amid Puerto Rico's decade-long recession, and the territory experienced an islandwide outage last year. Meanwhile, the governor of the British Virgin Islands urged people on Anegada island to leave if they could, noting that Irma's eye was expected to pass 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the capital of Road Town.

"This is not an opportunity to go outside and try to have fun with a hurricane," U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp warned. "It's not time to get on a surfboard."

Antigua and Anguilla shuttered schools Monday, and government office closures were expected to follow. On the tiny island of Barbuda, hotel manager Andrea Christian closed the Palm Tree Guest House. She said she was not afraid even though it would be her first time facing a storm of that magnitude.

"We can't do anything about it," Christian said by phone, adding that she had stocked up on food and water. "We just have to wait it out."

Both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands expected 4 inches to 8 inches (10-20 centimeters) of rain and winds of 40-50 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello activated the National Guard, canceled classes for Tuesday and declared a half-day of work. He also warned of flooding and power outages. "It's no secret that the infrastructure of the Puerto Rico Power Authority is deteriorated," Rossello said.

Meteorologist Roberto Garcia warned that Puerto Rico could experience hurricane-like conditions in the next 48 hours should the storm's path shift. "Any deviation, which is still possible, could bring even more severe conditions to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands," Garcia said. The U.S. Virgin Islands said the school year would open Friday instead of Tuesday.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said most hotels in the U.S. territory were at capacity with some 5,000 tourists. He noted the storm was expected to pass 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of St. Thomas and warned that the island could experience sustained winds as high as 80 mph

"It's not a lot of distance," he said, adding: "It could affect us in a tremendous way. I'm not saying that to alarm anyone or scare anyone, but I want the Virgin Islands to be prepared."

Residents on the U.S. East Coast were urged to monitor the storm's progress due to the possibility it could turn northward toward Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas. "This hurricane has the potential to be a major event for the East Coast. It also has the potential to significantly strain FEMA and other governmental resources occurring so quickly on the heels of (Hurricane) Harvey," Evan Myers, chief operating officer of AccuWeather, said in a statement.

In Miami-Dade County, the early scramble was on to stock up on hurricane supplies, reports CBS Miami. People were shopping for gasoline, generators, food, batteries, and everything else they'd need get by were Irma to hit the region hard.

"We are not yet at the height of hurricane season and people have not taken steps to get prepared yet," Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Director Curt Sommerhoff said Monday. "We are encouraging them to take those steps today." Miami-Dade officials were to meet Tuesday to assess the danger.

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candyman's picture

they played like shit against the owls freshmen team. go Owls.

AG17's picture

Is there any chemical power or nuclear plant near Florida?

insanelysane's picture

Just a bunch of people with below average intelligence.  Florida doesn't restrict their shitty school systems to just urban areas like most other states.  The schools suck in the suburbs and rural areas too.  It is equal opportunity ignorance.

Cloud9.5's picture

I guess you are not familiar with our charter schools. Even in our high schools, a whole bunch of remedial programs are offered for our bottom quartile kids, and then we have advanced placement and dual enrolment programs for our upper echelon kids.  They are not in the same classes.  My son graduated from Sebring High School with enough dual enrolment credits to be a sophomore in college.  He took a summer session at Yale and studied constitutional law while he was still a junior in high school, and then he was admitted to Florida State as one of the top 100 freshmen in the year of his enrolment.  Now he is a six figure attorney winning million dollar cases. 

 

All of that from a little Podunk Junction high school in the middle of an orange grove.  Keep thinking we are a bunch of dumb Crackers.  It is always better to be underestimated than to be overestimated.

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Nobody said joo-fucks are stupid.

Fucking lawyer ?

You're a Big fuck who spawned a fuck-ass little fucker ? Big fuck !

Fuck yourself. Screw worm fuck like yours doesn't win anything. Rule of law has vanished.

Like WE are not paying for the intentional, widespread malfeasance !

Yes, it is intentional, and they're all sucking-up a cut.

Thank you, you joo-fucking schwine.

Water runs downhill and swamps fuckwadds such as yourself ; Money is sucked in the opposite direction to fill the voids of worthless cunts.

 

 

 

Proofreder's picture

And another obviously jealous non-jew shoots his wad -

unimpressed

The Wedge's picture

There is a post near time you posted as I just barely scrolled down. He would like the Tyler's to silence you. Didn't have to scroll far to see an example.

I do not endorse censoring even the worst nonsense and your post doesn't even hit the top 100 idiotic posts I have seen on the hedge. I defended you, well, I defended your right to write the dumbest, unintelligible shit that can spill out of a "mind". Keep swimming in crazy!

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Hey you down-voting idiotic sucker-fish...

You were being tested to focus on ONE word, and one word only.

And many of you did that.

Naturally the word is " joo ".

I was right to test you and many failed as I knew you would. lol

So, instead of realizing the truism that corporate America is INTENTIONALLY CORRUPTED and WE are paying for BOTH SIDES OF EVERY FIGHT & EVERY BROKEN RULE, you choose to be PC critters.

Every third post on Zero mentions a form of what I wrote....

End the Fed ( joos ), Abolish the private IRS ( more joos ) Hang the banksters ( joos ),  Annihilate the deep state ( joos ), Hang all pols from lamp poles ( many are zio / zhid / joo, ALL minus one or two are joo-critter boot-lickers ), Smoke the lawyers ( many are dirty joos profitting from joos manipulating real Law ), on & on & on.

But when Texan JC writes down & dirty you forget why you're here !

Hypocrites ! Oy Vey !!!!!

 

 

 

Cloud9.5's picture

First off I am not Jewish.  I’m Southern Baptist.  My son is married to a fine Italian Catholic girl who graduated summa cum laude from Florida State and she has her own law firm.  She represents people in personal injury cases and social security claims.  My son works at another firm in Tampa and represents major insurance companies in airline crashes.  The fact that he is so incredibly bright is an inherited trait from his mother.  She is not Jewish either.  She comes from a long Cracker family like I do.  We both had great great grandfathers who fought in the Civil War on the Confederate side.  We are not from Arkansas so they are not the same guys.   I still have a 36 caliber colt carried by one of them.

I myself am a lowly school teacher.  I taught American History for thirty three years at Sebring High School.  Before that, I worked as a classification officer for the Florida Department of Corrections.  My dad had a third grade education.  I was the first in my family to go to college.   I grew up in an orange grove with a scuffle hoe and a pruning saw in my hand.  We raised our own meat and we raised our own vegetables. We didn’t skin our hogs, we scalded them, and then scraped them clean.  Mother rendered out the lard and cooked the cracklings.

On one wall in my office hangs a portrait of Robert E. Lee, Stone Wall Jackson and Jeb Stewart.  On the other wall hangs a flag my No 2 son flew over Afghanistan for me and had presented to me at my retirement.  He is a Major in the Air Force.

At the time of my death, I’m to be buried in a little Cracker Cemetery called Lemon Grove.  At the foot of my grave lies the tomb of a Confederate soldier.  As an old history teacher I look forward to long discussions with him.

 

The irony is that if you saw my son on the street, you would assume he was one of the biggest red necks on the planet. He doesn’t drive a Ferrari.  He drives a F-150. Sorry that you are so pissed off.  I hope the storm does not harm you.

helloimjohnnycat's picture

I apologize for cutting-up with you as the choppin' block.

 

 

Cloud9.5's picture

Apology accepted.  Have a peaceful night.  I fear we all will be tested in the coming days.

helloimjohnnycat's picture

I came back to say my apology is sincere.

I was out of line.

Thank you.

 

 

Cloud9.5's picture

So was my acceptance. If we survive this mess and stumble into each other at some point in the future, I will gladly shake your hand.  Look to your preparations and look to your family.  God be with you.  As a final thought, my boys are better men than I am.  

idontcare's picture

Turkey Point - Miami

St Lucie Power plant - Hutchinson Island, Martin county

iamrefreshed's picture

Labor Day is when the fat Jew York Kikes travel to their Boca, WPB, Miami etc.. winter residences. Guess the poor Goyem waiters, waitresses, nail & hair people will have to forgo the abuse of the fat Kike gefilte fish stinking wives of Hymie!

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Open memo to the Top Tyler:

These rampant and proliferating anti-semetic posts are succeeding in making sure any thoughtful commentary that may come from this site is summarily dismissed by the MSM.

"Zero Hedge, that alt right, neoNavi internet site ... "

Is this what you want? This helps the ZH "voice" contribute to the national debate ... how?

Bud-nipping time?

iamrefreshed's picture

Yes 18 week bud. Time to nip you.

Proofreder's picture

Is that all ya got ?

Totally unimpressed.

Try autofallatio - that would be impressive on youtube !!!

Nona Yobiznes's picture

Oh come on, you really want censorship on this site? Don't like the comment, there's a nice big downward-pointing red arrow next to it.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I really don't like all the Hitler-sounding attacks on Jews on this site. That's all. Some people clearly do like these type comments. If they didn't they wouldn't make them or up-vote them, right? From my 19 weeks here (btw I would be posting the same thing if I had been here 19 years), the number of comments I would label as anti-semetic seem to be proliferating.

I participate in forums such as this in the hope that contrarain views (rarely aired on MSM) expand and resonate. Examples include criticisms of neocon policies, skepticism about "man-made global warming," criticism of Trump not pursuing the agenda that got him elected. These views - all valuable and important - WILL be dismissed or not have the influence they could - IF this site is labeled as anti-semetic or racist. I want these views and this site to have greater influence but this is less likely to happen if observers can characterize this site as a hotbed for racists. And people could fairly (unfortunately) make such a characterization.

Those who spew this "the jews are too blame. Fuck the joos" trash are actually making sure this site has less influence than it could or should. I say all this knowing it won't make any difference, but somebody needs to say it. I'm not advocating "censorship." I'm pulling for more "free speech" - for more people who are offended or embarrassed by this type of Hitleresque commentary to speak up. I see where my little post expressing my discomfort at the growing number of anti-semetic posts has received three times as many down votes as up votes. If it had received three times more up votes, maybe those making all the "I hate the damn jews" posts would be more inclined to keep their views to themselves. That is, they might censor themselves when they see that their fellow posters don't endorse their views. Call this an experiment. Maybe the Tylers will note it and care, maybe not.  

I do have a better appreciation of how Hitler could have become such a popular figure. 

iamrefreshed's picture

Leave it to the global warming alarmist, censor loving, MSM blowing retard to bring up Hitler. Didn't take long.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I'm a global-warming alarmist? 

Ha. I've only made about 12 posts in the last two weeks attacking the (lack of) logic of these people. Another theme of my posts is that the MSM is almost always wrong. That they seek to conceal the truth, not report it.

I guess I went a bridge too far attacking the Jew attackers.

 

Dilluminati's picture

The problem with the dick head white supremist is that nobody reads their ludicrous rants at their websites, so they have come here and trashed this place up for an audience.  I don't like them and find them to be ridiculous cunts who often are huge pussies when confronted in person one-on-one.  They remind me of Black Lives Matter and are simple minded fucks who Eric Hoffer spells out really well in the True Believer.  There also similar to other fanatics in as much as they hate themselves, hate what they are, and think that somehow there is some fabled history where they might redeem themselves and have worth, and that is the most absurd partof their dementia.

They are at best useful fools who provide good covergae by the likes of Don Lemmon to counter balance his claim to significance, they need one another, they are a cottage industry of dependency upon one another.  I usually ignore them but every once in a while I tell them the truth about themselves, and everybody has the human capacity to read/hear the truth.  BLM = KKK stupid ridiculous cunts all of em.

Deathrips's picture

Fuck you faggot.

Semites speak arabic. Balfour declaration was the queen giving palestinian land to askenazis for getting americans to take on debt for ww2. Where are the last 5 fed chiefs from? What countries nationals can hold us office as a dual Israeli firsters? Whats the last president that doesnt have a yalmuke kissing the wailing wall picture a google away? Whys david cole (israeli Jew) debunk the gas chambers in ww2? Whys the adl allowed to advocate chosen supremacy? What is the oded yinion plan? What is the sampson option? Who is the god of the jews? What is a goyim? What religion were the pharasees? Who killed jesus christ?

How fucking stupid you are.

 

RIPS

helloimjohnnycat's picture

You're off your rocker.

Nobody hates the joos.

We do hate their greed ( renting to free-loading illegals & being paid by sucking gov't cheese as the fabric of White America is ripped to shreads ) , We loathe their manipulation of Rule of Law,  and We absolutely oppose their continual onslaught against the US Constitution.

If the chosen ones are God's favorites, then why must WE PAY the ziheebs to Eat All They Desire ?

Get up to speed, Wilma.

Anon2017's picture

I normally read this web site with ads blocked. But after reading your comments, I decided to check who was actually advertising on this increasingly neo-Nazi web site. It turns out that there are no ads today. The best way to get ZH to behave is to get advertisers like TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab to stay away. 

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Like Geo Zimmer said :

 

Good, stay away. That really will save you money. I guarantee it !

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

Give Me Some Truth... well, ok, I'll take it upon myself since you asked for it.

Whether you like it or not, it's called free speech. It was, up until recently, protected by the law of the land (in the US at any rate) however abhorrent it may be (to you). Take your sorry-ass pleading for censorship back the the MSM you so obviously adore.

ZH tip: almost nobody who visits this website has any regard for the completely captured MSM narrative. Oh, and by the way, Tyler ain't listening.

ceilidh_trail's picture

Just passed it on to the Tylers. I agree with you. It is hard to be taken seriously when this crap isn't dealt with. I think many of these clowns are plants to bring down our reputation since they can't win on ideas.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: Passed on to Tylers,

You summarized my views a lot more succincty. These views, in my opinion, are indeed "bringing down" any credibility this site might have, could have. I want the site to have credibility. That's why I made my post.

What do critics on this point think is going to happen? People are going to peruse this site for a week or two and say, "Dang they really embrace free speech at Zero Hedge. They have more posters attacking Jews than any other site on the web. Everyone support Zero Hedge!"

I'm not telling Tyler how to run his business, but I don't think being perceived as the go-to site for anti-semitism is a marketing winner.

 

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  We should probably quit invoking the Tylers name. Tyler is as dead as Seth Rich. Tyler sold out to ABC Media and bought a penthouse condo in Maryland. What we have now is a barely mediated clickbait money generating forum owned by some faceless foreign media conglomerate. I come here to be entertained, the comments outweigh the articles. Yes, the Joo bashing gets tiresome at times. Are there evil Joo bastards? Damn skippy. Is their love for money reputation deserved? Old Testament Bible says yes but in current times, I don't know many jews but based on the ones I do know they are average working folks doing no better or worse than most of my acquaintances. A rather vocal subset is way off the charts with their railing against the imagined Jew Overlords. A few of us don't like niggers. Some hate on Americans. Plenty of misogyny here. It is sort of like the conversations you share around the campfire whils drinking with friends. The guy that consistently rants about that one thing becomes tiresome and eventually is not informed about the weekend parties. So if the Jew haters bother you, don't run to ABC Media like a narc ratting out his dealer who sold him a short oz. Say your piece publically and move on.

  This site would benefit greatly from a block user comments button. I found myself in a war with some clown on another forum. It turned ugly. It wasted time and made me look foolish. Then I discovered the magic button. Life became good again. How about it ABC Media? There is an API for the server software that enables that function. Just think, never see another serial spammer, no more race baiting, snowflake trolls or just make that guy who rubs you wrong go away.

Anon2017's picture

Is this ABC Media the same as the advertising company based in London, England?

The Wedge's picture

I don't agree with a lot of crazy shit posted here. But in no way will I ever endorse "bud-nipping" unless your talking about nipping buds off at harvest time.

Don't like it? Tough, you don't get to control others be they cool as shit or fucked up as one legged frog. Although, the Tylers do, as this is THEIR website not mine or yours. They, for whatever reason, have decreed not to silence the crazies and I for one applaud them. I do get annoyed at the jew behind every crisis or problem in the world dumb asses but I ignore them. Well, I ignore them now.

But no way will I pander to silence them and you should be smacked down for your post.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

You are going to have to do better with your "smack downs." Please point out where I called for censorship?

You do point out that I suggested maybe Tyler should "nip this" anti-semite shit in the bud. There are plenty of ways the publishers of an Internet site can moderate or influence the tone of opinions without outlawing people from exercising their free speech.

For example, Tyler One could write an Editorial saying, "We wish all the anti-semites who visit our site went to another site. Your dialogue is embarrasing us. We can't make you stop, but we wish you would."

One can use Free Speech to criticize other's use of Free Speech. If you are a proprietor of a site and you believe your "brand" is in danger of becoming "Jew Haters of the World Uniting" there ARE things you can do to express your disproval of this trend. Or, I guess, you could say and do nothing. 

FWIW, I did wait 19 weeks to express my own opinion. I would have remained silent if the aniti-semitic comments were just occassional. But they are not. They seem to be growing and becoming even more vile and over the top. Thus my "nip it the bud, Andy" unsolicited advice. 

I do appreciate one or two commenters sharing that they too are uncomfortable with the growing (?) proliferation of anti-jew posts.

 

 

Deathrips's picture

You sound like a pussy.

 

RIPS

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: You sound like a pussy.

Well, I'm taking on the whole board, including even the intimidating Mr. RIPS. How many people did you scare in third grade?  

 

helloimjohnnycat's picture

lol !

Send 'em back to Africa with a bumper crop of diseased mudsharks.

Like Ernie said : Let's play two for the price of one !

MAWA

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: BTW, I Hate Niggers Too

Okay. You get the "I hate niggers" medal. You going to wear it proudly in public? Or just on sites where you can post anonymously?

Tiwin's picture

If you like Jews so much. head for the MSM. It is 100Percent Jew dominated.

Am I an 'anti-semite 'for pointing out an obvious truth?

Am I 'Hitler like"?

The for-profit Federal Reserve is run by Jews

Am I an 'anti-semite 'for pointing out an obvious truth?

Am I 'Hitler like"?

The Supreme court is 44 percent Jewish and if Mr. Trump nominates another Jew OUR court will be Majority Jewish.

Am I an 'anti-semite 'for pointing out an obvious truth?

Our wars are being fought for the benefit of Israel.

Am I an 'anti-semite 'for pointing out an obvious truth?

Am I 'Hitler like"?

Not a single would be 'Hitler" on this site has EVER advocated eradication of the jewish people , nor would they be allowed to IMO. You dont like wht I call "jew Awareness" and its associated free speech . go fuck yourself.Now go get your shine box.

The views that Jews are disproportionally represented....ahh fuck it ...have a stranglehold on American Institutions do NOT a fucking Nazi make.The nazis were police statist warmongering fucks.You want nazis , head over to any so-called Conservative site where you will find all the police statists , warmongers and muslim haters you can stomach.

While you find a sickening amount of like-minded individuals here on ZH at least they arent big fat stupid cry-babies like YOU who want to see an unpolitically correct view censored off the page.

This site is not a neo-nazi site.

We now return this thread to our regularly scheduled weather segment-where at this writing, the newest NHC forecast brings Cat4 Irma onshore in extreme S Florida.

 

detached.amusement's picture

Wait are you talking about actual semites, or just jews, or zios, or ashkenazis?  You might as well get your terminology straight before you accuse someone of being anti semitic.

foodstampbarry's picture

Better pak heat if going to Walmart looking for the last case of water, dindus are out in force.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  I remember when folks just filled the bathtub and all their available containers before the storm.  Now, folks are fighting over water in small one serving toxic plastic bottles. Darwin was wrong or the human species is devolving.

docmac324's picture

In Japan, they build houses of concrete, and place wood on the inside.  They learned.

 

 

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

take as many american lives as possible, irma. make them suffer.

donefuhkingaround's picture

so, you are no better than the thugs - brilliant

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

no better than the thugs???? 

 

i just want justice.

 

millions slaughtered, fake weapons of mass destruction fake chemical weapons fake war on terror. american taxpayer funding the illegal operations. ascessory to the crime.

 

the filthy american will get what they deserve.

idontcare's picture

Hey Ahmed, This is FL you are talking about not the Northeastern US.  There are as many non-Americans living here as Americans.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

yeah how's that multicultural soceity working out for ya!? having fun yet?!?!?!?!?

 

hahahahha

The Wedge's picture

You want justice? What did some smo living in Florida have to do with any of your perceived real and unreal injustices? Paying taxes under the threat of prison makes you an accessory to what ever crime you think was committed? Fuck you in the ass with a broken broom stick handle.

What about the 100 million souls slaughtered in commie revolutions in the 20th century?

What about millions slaughtered in Africa over the last couple decades?

What about....I could keep going all day, thinking America has cornered the market on injustice is fucking stupid.

Justice??? Fucking Justice???