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11/3/2012 1:01:00 PM
Letter: It’s time to wake up


This storm called Sandy is probably the worst one we have ever seen. There are all kinds of reasons why we are having them. Al Gore says it is Global Warming. Others say it is because of the cold waters meeting up with warm waters.

My opinion is that it could be what it says in the Bible. Maybe we had better wake up and believe what the word says. Doesn’t it say there will be storms, earthquakes and destruction in all places. It seems like people don’t want to believe these things are going to happen. This won’t be the last real sorrow we have on this earth.

I believe the Lord is trying to wake people up to what lies ahead in the future. One thing for sure if you believe it or not, the Word will come to pass.

Maybe it is time we look at the past and then we need to look ahead to the future. The Lord holds the future in his hands. We are here one day and gone the next.

Lavone Turnipseed

Camp Verde

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: fed up jackson...? .

indeed... the GOP loves the country so much it is willing to lay off "hundreds of thousands"... but it could not get a few million more folks to the polls?

the old adage about pointing 1 finger leaves 3 pointing back come to mind. so in reality the party that was backed by millionaires and bilionaires that threw more money at this election than most care to think of are the ones at fault for those layoffs... how much healthcare and how many tax breaks could that billion dollars have afforded?

seems you all might want to take a good look in the mirror and see what you have become...

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Fed up Jackson

Well... day after the election, hundreds of thousands layed off.
Just the beginning! Hows this working out for you Dems, Liberals and Progressives??

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Phil Falbo


Wait until China and India hit full industrial stride.

It will take more than recycling plastic bottles....

But then, I am an optimist.

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Believers are far and few.People are much smarter(or so they think) and cannot accept
the Bible or anything older than a nano second.
You can leadem to the creek etc.To each their
own and they'll bet their life on it.Amen

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: People like to gamble

It doesn't seem theres anywhere thats completely natural-disaster-proof on planet earth. But there are safer places to live than near a continents edge. Way less risky than in an open ended tunnel below sea level and next to the atlantic ocean! Hello?
Makes me wonder if maybe life is really just about surviving one-catastrophe-after-another. Either that or we have figured out how to maximize risk for the sheer entertainment value in it. I mean, people have fallen out of airplanes and lived. Whats a little water gonna hurt?
But given this propensity for risk....it's really suprising we haven't colonized the ocean floor with endless subdivisions yet.
Maybe there's hope for humanity after all.

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Ryan Jensen


Thanks for the link...have heard of this phenomenon elsewhere but had not seen this particular article.

I guess it shouldn't surprise me that the "rape the earth" mentality of the industrial boom survived into the modern age (even after Nixon's EPA).

But to ignore these problems - even to jest about them - demonstrates ignorance more than apathy, and apathy is easier to cure.

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: M J

The sky is falling
the sky is falling

-Chicken Little

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Phil Falbo

@ Ryan

Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification

It isn't just the climate....

Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Article comment by: perhaps not many know this but- .

there was a study commissioned to look at the effects of a similar event in the very area that this happened- by columbia university maybe? the report done 2 years ago predicted with uncanny accuracy the areas that would be inundated, the subway flooding and even estimated the damage at 55 billion dollars.

sea walls have been looked at for that area as well and they were an estimated 40 billion dollars.

now before you all run to get your torches and pitchforks... think about it... what private company is going to go and spend that $ just because? maybe if folks were not so convinced that govt. was evil there might be a chance for things like those flood walls to be built before the next event...

flood walls are the next hoover dams... in reverse.

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Lynda Kuglitsch

Maybe residents living in coastal areas should consider a modern day version of what Noah did. But, instead of building an ark, they should improve their infrastructure and create seawalls with floodgates to protect against storm surges such as the Netherlands did. Sure the cost would be high but not nearly as much as the cost of human life, suffering and storm damage repair year after year. The inspired word of God is found in the bible. We just need to act on it in a contemporary way. There have been 5 major ice ages in the history of Earth each preceded by global warming so this is not going away. Human existence is just a small speck at the end of Earth's timeline and Earth is about halfway through it life cycle. Does this put our priorities in perspective?

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Mary Jane

Sounds like maybe somebody should quit reading 'The Book of Revelations' every night before bed!

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: Common Sense Jesus

SAVE YOURSELF! (Move away from the water.)

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: nutso fasst

In 1938, a hurricane known as the Long Island Express (this was before storms were officially named) hit New York City on a fast track to Canada. Sustained winds at landfall exceeded 120 mph. Over 600 people were killed, 4,500 homes and farms were destroyed, and an estimated 2 billion trees were downed. Damage from the storm was still evident a decade later. It's been estimated that if such a storm hit today it would cause $40 billion in damages.

Sandy's claim to fame is not its sustained wind speed (less than 75 mph at landfall), but a 1,000+ mile diameter coupled with a storm surge enhanced by high tide at full moon. Its cost could be as great as another Long Island Express.

Sandy is by no means the worst possible Atlantic coast storm. If a major hurricane encountered the same conditions that expanded Sandy and drew it into the mainland, it could be a disaster of biblical proportions. In fact, there are geologic indications that such a super storm may have hit the New Jersey shore before Europeans arrived. What sins the natives may have committed to warrant such heavenly retribution can only be speculated.

Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012
Article comment by: there is a conundrum there... .

on one hand we have to start to obey words in a book. on the other we really have no say in the outcome and our lives are in the hands of the lord.

when the faith trumps science rather than embraces i, we tend to make choices on emotion rather than logic and reason and emotion is a rather subjective thing.

this is the same line of thinking that is blaming the events on non-heterosexuals... really? time to wake up and get real... faith is fine but it does not forgo reality.

Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Article comment by: Ryan Jensen

Sandy was bad, but hardly the worst ever. (Google "hurricane galveston 1900")

I agree with Lavone, though, that "the Word will come to pass." Two words actually: Global Warming.

Al Gore didn't "invent" global warming any more than he can cure it. That the greatest scientific crisis of all our lifetimes is considering a "hoax" by some and political football to be punted around by others is more obscene than irresponsible.

Yes...the earth heats and cools on its own, naturally. Always has, always will. In the cosmically biggest picture, we couldn't "kill" the earth if we tried.

Rather, Global Warming refers to how man's unnatural contribution to that natural cycle have accelerated this natural warming-cooling process, and therein lies the problem.

Sandy's a lesson, alright. For too many people, Sandy and her future sisters will need to bite them literally on their proverbial behinds before they allow the root cause to rise to the surface of their minds.

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