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Old July 23rd, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Question My palm trees are flying in the air and some have toppled over... I need help!

Anyone else in this predicament? I don't want the others to topple over and I hope that Tropical Storm Bonnie leaves us alone. I just checked the local weather station and something dawned on me, what about the oil spill in the gulf. Imagine if a hurricane were to go through the gulf. Would the hurricane turn into a swirling and spinning wall of oil? wow, the nets that they have in place would be obsolete and I'm pretty sure the boats would leave the area, at least that would be the smart thing. I am sure BP did not have this in mind during hurricane season! I feel really bad for all the local fishermen and local wildlife that is being affected by the oil spill. Hopefully Bonnie calms down and we can all go back to doing whatever we were doing...

any ideas on how to keep the palms from toppling over, or at least prevent any future palm trees from toppling over? any ideas would be great.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Default That is terrible!

try to get some wooden stakes on the larger palm trees so that they don't fly away. They usually fly in the window of your neighbors house... that would not be good, might bring some animosity between you two. Also cut the fronds off, depending on what palms you have it might be better off.

about the hurricane going to the gulf, that would be terrible. The hurricane would take all that oil inland and spray down everywhere. Or even worse the barge can be lifted off the ocean floor opening a larger hole in the barge and letting more oil out everywhere and then spewing it everywhere
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Default Try to tie them down to something with strong rope

I just saw the news and said south Florida is getting 40 mph winds from Tropical Storm Bonnie. Hopefully it doesn't become Hurricane Bonnie, then your in trouble. Try to get some rope to keep the palms from swaying and definitely cut the fronds, that's why new palms are called hurricane cut, for this exact reason. That spill in the gulf is going to be a huge disaster, I hope BP gets whats coming to them. Just a quick thought though, everyone of us contributes to BP when we get behind the wheel and yet we so easily will burn them on the stakes... interesting thought huh...

We should move to better renewable resources like hydrogen for fuel or corn oil or increase the potential of energy in a battery... instead we are off fighting a war in the middle east. We could take all the troops and all that money and invest it into Americas future, but instead lets go shoot, explode, and blow it all away on credit so we get double teamed... Craziness, pure craziness!

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Okay, I got them tied down, I wasnít able to stake them but I think the rope thing was definitely a good idea. Also I did cut the leaves off, they are queen palms by the way and two royal palms. I only left either one two leaves or just cut them down to the new spears where they were emerging. This was not an easy process, especially holding pruners on top of a ladder with 30 plus mph winds. And the rain pegging me in the eye. As I was out there all I saw where fronds covering up the streets and debris all over the place. Hopefully no one got hurt during this chaos.

greatwork, I found it funny what you said about burning BP executives at the stake, its true, we are so quick to judge but if they said no more oila nd find your own way to work without a vehicle, we would be extremely pissed. imagine if you had to walk to work or ride your bike eveywhere,, at least we would work on the whole obesity thing but there would be a whole lotta people out of work. I being one of them.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:13 PM
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Default Geez!

There goes the house! Did you see Toto flying through the air and the wicked witch of the west. They just should clips of a weather man being pelted by tropical storm bonnie. He is in this bright yellow rain coat and is next to the weakest looking coconut palm I have ever seen and its just swaying from side to side. LOL. I can see it now, weatherman gets sacked by coconut palm tonight at eleven! Thats definitely something I would like to see
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Thats funny!

I love how serious the weather mans face gets when they talk about "serious" subjects. The movie the Anchorman with will ferrell was hilarious, if you havent seen its a must see. If you know a hurricane is coming just burn the palm down or cut it down so it doesnt turn into a spear... you know your going to lose queen palms, their roots stay to the top and them become arrows.

- Ron Burgundy: (lifting weights) 1001, 1002, 1003.

- Veronica Corningstone: Uh, Mr. Burgundy? Helen said that you needed to see me.

- Ron Burgundy: Oh, Miss Corningstone. I wasn't expecting company. Just doing my workout. Tuesday's arms and back.

- Veronica Corningstone: Well, you asked me to come by, sir.

- Ron Burgundy: Oh, did I?

- Veronica Corningstone: Yes.

- Ron Burgundy: Oh-h, it's the deep burn! Oh, it's so deep! Oh, I can barely lift my right arm 'cause I did so many. I don't know if you heard me counting, I did over a thousand.


funny as heck...


- Ron Burgundy: Brick, where did you get a hand grenade?

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Default well Im glad you were able to tie them down!

You know they make long cutting tools to cut the frond off of tall palm trees. Make sure you didnt use some cheap rope and that you didnt cut all the fronds off, because its going to take a while for them to grow back.

What does it take to be a weather man I don't know, But they are usually right with what they predict and that's only because of the satellite images ... If I saw a big cloud heading Northwest for 100 miles , its probably going to continue to go Northwest for 100 miles... Not rocket science. Also the chance of rain only affects some areas and not others. It is never predictable unless it does rain.

I have never seen the movie anchorman, does it have violence, I don't like to watch violent movies.

BP should make mends and clean up there mess. Yes they provide us a service but that doesn't mean they don't have to be responsible. Thats like saying Pepsi has no responsibility to make sure sodium nitrate isn't placed inside the soda and if it too bad someones going to blow up.lol. There is still responsibility or safe guards to prevent this from happening. Someone should have checked the liner and made sure there were no cracks on the vessel before leaving or prior to filling up with oil. I think thats what the President Barrack Obama is saying when he addresses the American People, its not that BP exists, its that BP exists without social, economic, and environmental adherence to safeguards. I think the president is going to stick it to them this time and is going to make an example out of them to make sure this never happens again.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Default The pics of earlier!

The winds have calmed down and in the pics it looks worse than what it is, but still rain and gushing of wind... This is what I was working against so my palms wouldn't go flying, just an idea...
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Default I couldnt agree with you more

President Barrack Obama is doing a good job cleaning up the mess that's happening across the country. We have massive flooding in the middle state, like Oklahoma and flash flooding in Arizona and I am sure hes going to have to talk about the impending Tropical Storm that's soon to be a hurricane in the gulf. He's also cleaning up the mess that the Bush Dynasty left behind.

There is social responsibility that comes with being President of the United States but if you have seen the season finale of 24 then you would see the difficult decisions that arises when being President of the United States. Usually you have to choose the greater good but when you have two bad decisions which you are forced to make then ... .... that's where the difference between mice and men takes place.

If the tropical storm hits the gulf of Mexico, forget about it, all the oil that is on the surface will pocket up across the ocean and it will be even harder to gather up in nets. Its like breaking a mirror (when the barge broke down and started leaking) then take the pieces together and then setting a bomb to it. Pieces are going to go everywhere. I hope that does not happen and I hope BP does their job and will compensate those who have really lost their livelihood because of the oil spill.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Default What about Louisiana!!!

Louisiana is going to get hit again with another hurricane on top of all that mess from Hurricane Katrina. They are still cleaning up the mess of Katrina all over the place. Brad Pitt even jumped on the band wagon and started building houses for that project to improve the lower wards which were hit. What will happen if it gits hit again, one thing for sure, more people will definitely be evacuating and taking it seriously. The president should be addressing the nation soon in regards to the impending hit, the levies will not hold!

Mardi Gras will never be the same... Maybe God is teaching them a lesson, thats what my daughter said earlier today. The only thing I could say was yes, he is. Of course she is not old enough to understand climate changes and the tooth fairy is a whole other matter which we are still resolving..hehehe...

We should all pray that the Hurricane does not hit Louisiana again.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Default Louisiana is going to be devastated

New Orleans is a great place when your in college but after the college days it became an area of dirt and grime. I went there a long long time ago and could only imagine how bad it was during Katrina.

Your daughter palm tree man is cute. I would wonder that myself. What did Louisiana do to deserve this hit. Really all the world is in turmoil some way or another. People are starving all over the world and the United States is about to go to war against North Korea on Sunday. They are taking a large War Ship, the USS Gorge Washington along with 200 aircrafts including stealth fighters etc etc and doing a test run along the coast of North and South Korea. I bet you anything that if North Kore doesn't shoot at us or plants a bomb on us then the United States will plant it on ourselves just to make it look like we were bombed. Just so we can disintegrate North Korea and have them out of our hair.

I never expected so many people talking about my palm trees and the United States on this forum. I did not know it was this busy.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:32 PM
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Default I didnt either Hurricane Tropical Storm

I just finished looking at your pictures you posted. Winds were damaging especially to palm trees. Did you lose any of them?

I hope something happens during that test run you were talking about. I looked into and googled it and your right they are sending a whole fleet up to North Korea. I missed the memo about North Korea sinking a South Korean Warship, and now we were supposed to be out of South Koreans life by 2012 and they extended it til 2015. So we are going to continue to help South Koreans out.

For those that want to know more North Korea sinking South Korea Ship.

I hope the United States gets to the bottom of this with a impartial investigation. It would be nice to know who really sank the South Korean's ship. On the other hand, when we find out North Korea did it, amen to North Korea.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Default heres a good report on whats going on..

Bonnie approaching the Gulf

Everyone just evacuated from the rigger. So no one got hurt yet. The well cap is going to stay on for the next eight days hopefully. The well cap is going to be finally sealed within two weeks. Lets see what happens.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Default I didnt know PBS was still doing reports.

The weather caster is older than I am. Gardening 101 do you still watch PBS, I thought they did away with that during the whole "no regular tv thing" only "digital tv". Well anyways, Bonnie is coming through the Gulf and is going to make a mess out of the oil spill. The following areas is the areas which i think are going to get hit the worst:

Panama City Florida
Pensacola Florida
Fort Walton Beach Florida
Mobile Alabama
Spanish Fort Alabama
Biloxi Mississippi
Gulf Park Estates Mississippi
Gulfport Mississippi
Saint Louis Bay Mississippi
New Orleans Louisiana
Metairie Louisiana
Baton Rouge Louisiana
French Quarters Louisiana
Lafayette Louisiana
Lake Charles Louisiana

With Louisiana getting most of the winds and torrential rain. Also all the wildlife refuges are going to be affected throughout the coast. The cove, bays, rivers, lakes, and islands are going to be affected. Interstate 10 is going to be backed up by all the vehicles leaving the area. Then Interstate 65 will get backed up from the people leaving Alabama, then Interstate 59 is going to get backed up from all the people leaving Louisiana, then interstate 55 is going to get backed up from the overflow of people leaving Louisiana, and last but not least Interstate 49 making sure people evacuate. Imagine the mass chaos which will ensue. I pray to God the hurricane does not hit these areas again.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Default It would be very bad for the Gulf Coast

IthinkIknow, very good point and I also pray to God nothing happens to that part of the world. I just saw a broadcast in which the President of the United States addressed the growing concern of the oil spill and the impact a hurricane would have on the overall affect of the rescue effort. President Barrack Obama said that everything will be okay, the barge has been 99 percent sealed and is awaiting to be fully sealed, however they had to leave due to the storm which was coming. The President continued talking about evacuations and being prepared to weather the storm and gave the people a light at the end of the tunnel. Also he reiterated that BP will continue to make efforts to help and restore the areas affected to their former self. I donít know too much about politics nor would I like to be a politician, but he sounded like he was telling the truth. The previous Presidents, not mentioning any names, did not do so good telling the truth.

I enjoyed the video from Gardening 101, I also think PBS would do better with a younger broadcaster. I felt as if he was getting tired in the middle of him talking.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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I am glad tying the palms down worked for you Hurricane Tropical Storm. By looking at the pictures you had a rough day, were their any palm casualties from the tropical storm? Below I posted a picture of what a hurricane could do if it hit the coastline. Hopefully the hurricane does not hit the coast line.

IthinkIknow, you pretty much named all the large cities on the Gulf Coast, at least in the north part of the gulf coast. I think Florida is going to get hit harder than Louisiana though. I think its going to hit the Florida panhandle more so than the Louisiana coastline or beaches. Also Florida depends on their beaches much more than does Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana. So economically Florida would be hit the worst, actually I take that back, only the tourism would be affected for a long time if it hit Florida beaches. Either way the Gulf Coast is in for a surprise.
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Panama City Florida
Pensacola Florida
Fort Walton Beach Florida
Mobile Alabama
Spanish Fort Alabama
Biloxi Mississippi
Gulf Park Estates Mississippi
Gulfport Mississippi
Saint Louis Bay Mississippi
New Orleans Louisiana
Metairie Louisiana
Baton Rouge Louisiana
French Quarters Louisiana
Lafayette Louisiana
Lake Charles Louisiana
IthinkIknow, these areas have a large population and are large cities. If even one of these cities were affected it would be bad. I also agree with the news reporter being very old. PBS needs to hire someone that is more alive.
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Default I didnt like this reinactment...

I think it would be 100 times worse then what you described. How about flooding in the streets. children being swepted away by mud currents. Robbing at every level, home invasions, looting, no electricity, etc etc... No offense, but it would be worse than just traffic jam!
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I didnt know PBS was still doing reports.
The weather caster is older than I am. Gardening 101 do you still watch PBS, I thought they did away with that during the whole "no regular tv thing" only "digital tv". Well anyways, Bonnie is coming through the Gulf and is going to make a mess out of the oil spill. The following areas is the areas which i think are going to get hit the worst:

Panama City Florida
Pensacola Florida
Fort Walton Beach Florida
Mobile Alabama
Spanish Fort Alabama
Biloxi Mississippi
Gulf Park Estates Mississippi
Gulfport Mississippi
Saint Louis Bay Mississippi
New Orleans Louisiana
Metairie Louisiana
Baton Rouge Louisiana
French Quarters Louisiana
Lafayette Louisiana
Lake Charles Louisiana

With Louisiana getting most of the winds and torrential rain. Also all the wildlife refuges are going to be affected throughout the coast. The cove, bays, rivers, lakes, and islands are going to be affected. Interstate 10 is going to be backed up by all the vehicles leaving the area. Then Interstate 65 will get backed up from the people leaving Alabama, then Interstate 59 is going to get backed up from all the people leaving Louisiana, then interstate 55 is going to get backed up from the overflow of people leaving Louisiana, and last but not least Interstate 49 making sure people evacuate. Imagine the mass chaos which will ensue. I pray to God the hurricane does not hit these areas again.
this would just be the first ten minutes...
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Default I was here in Nawlins when Katrina came through

And let me tell you somthin, it was no day in the picnick. We didnt have water for two days and food was floatin around. Lost some good friends those days. Still pickin up the pieces. May the lord bless us all if it happens again
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