The following is a follow-up from the author of "Hurricane Gustav scaled up on purpose ?" article above
In addition to my raising the question of whether hurricane Gustav was purposefully scaled up to a
cat 3, when potentially it was never a cat 3 but rather just a normal cat 1 hurricane, I noticed
The banners at the Republican Convention read:
But these banners were put up BEFORE hurricane Gustav was 'scaled' up to a cat 3 hurricane!
That means the marketing department of the Republican Convention new before the public and the media
that it was to be scaled up!
And consider that to do that would require:
1. a meeting/session by the marketing team to discuss potential slogans - this takes time as many
potential slogans will be put on the table, and 1 eventually selected.
2. Graphic Design and layout - minimum 1 hour.
3. Getting the banner printed, approved and delivered - minimum 3 hours at least.
4. Putting up the banners in the convention centre - another 2 hours
Conservatively (pun intended), that would be a minimum of 8 hours required just to create and get a
new slogan out.
8 Hours! - a full work day - 8 hours before even the weather bureaus said it was a cat 3.
Charge: the Republicans new it was to be scaled up - to take attention away from other issues.