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#181 Phil

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

Erm, perhaps you can enlighten me on all the places in the country which have flooded since, say, 2007?

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

No, but then I don't make unfounded statements based on ignorance and prejudice.

 

I found Google and the two simple words Dumfries and Flooding helped immensely,

 

2008

Widespread disruption and more than 1,000 homes damaged - particularly in south Wales and Northumberland.

River Wansbeck burst its banks, flooding Morpeth.

Train services in Wales disrupted because of a landslip.

Liscombe, Somerset 

Albemarle, Northumberland 

 

 

 2009

 

Cockermouth Cumbria

 

 

2010

 

Cornwall

 

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#183 Saintslass

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

No, but then I don't make unfounded statements based on ignorance and prejudice.

Nor do I.  I asked a question.  Do you know what a question is?  I'm not sure you do because you just avoided answering one and you called my original question a statement, which it clearly wasn't.  It was a question.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

Nor do I.  I asked a question.  Do you know what a question is?  I'm not sure you do because you just avoided answering one and you called my original question a statement, which it clearly wasn't.  It was a question.

 

It seemed very rhetorical to me.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:48 PM

It seemed very rhetorical to me.

Well, it's not my fault that you interpret my questions rather than simply respond to them or ignore them.  So what it 'seemed' to you is frankly irrelevant.

 

Meanwhile, the north west of Wales and the north west of England have been battered by awful winds tonight.  What should the government be doing to protect us against windy weather since you and others think the government is the source of all solutions?


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:58 PM

Well, it's not my fault that you interpret my questions rather than simply respond to them or ignore them.  So what it 'seemed' to you is frankly irrelevant.

 

 

 

I answered your question.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the north west of Wales and the north west of England have been battered by awful winds tonight.  What should the government be doing to protect us against windy weather since you and others think the government is the source of all solutions?

 

 

 

 

Maybe the government should hand out these.

 

http://www.amazon.co...atulence relief



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#187 Ullman

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

We're down to one phone box down our street. The other one (as well as somebody's front bay) has been wiped up by a bloomin' great tree that got blown over earlier this evening.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:10 AM

We're down to one phone box down our street. The other one (as well as somebody's front bay) has been wiped up by a bloomin' great tree that got blown over earlier this evening.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:45 AM

Looking pretty awful pretty much everywhere this morning.  The news is just one long procession of horizontal rain pictures with occasional breaks for curling.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

We had a huge hailstorm last night accompanied by thunder and lightening x 4, round about 18:40, lightening must have struck pretty close, because the flash and boom of the thunder were simultaneous, mind you we do have a great big TV transmitter at the top of the road, that would act as a massive lightening conductor

 

Seems it didn't quite act that much as a conductor, the primary school underneath it got hit instead, killed off power and phones, some minor damage that can be fixed next week during half term.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

You know how they say that history repeats itself, well... David Cameron renames himself King Canute


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

Just as an aside I notice that fervent free-marketeers on here, in the press and the world at large are not calling for G4S or Serco to do something about the catastrophe. They're either saying nowt, or actually calling on THE STATE (the font of all evil and inefficiency remember?) to do something, anything, but something. Where are all the entrepreneurs when they're most needed?


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#193 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

http://www.telegraph...proportion.html

 

In truth, it is both disrespectful and ignorant to compare the floods that have struck Britain with the terrible devastation that is a fact of everyday life in developing countries – or to argue that we should cut off our aid spending there to pay for repairs here.

 

 

But let’s ponder why our public culture has become so hysterical, forgetful, self-absorbed and short-sighted. Let’s give some thought to the countries where floods routinely extinguish the lives of thousands, and the livelihood of millions. Let’s ponder those voices calling for aid to such places to be stopped. Isn’t it time for some of us to feel a little ashamed?


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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#194 gingerjon

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

 Where are all the entrepreneurs when they're most needed?

 

Give it time and someone will be calling for the Environment Agency to be privatised.


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#195 Saintslass

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

 Where are all the entrepreneurs when they're most needed?

Depends what you call an entrepreneur.  On Sky last night was an interview with a company rep offering up spare office space for free to any business affected by the flooding; farmers outside the affected areas have been donating feed and bedding to those within the affected areas.  I'm sure too there will be similar local stories that we haven't heard about because the media generally seem to want only to interview anyone who is angry at the government for not stopping the wind and rain.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:07 PM

maybe its crass opportunism

 

Isn't that just how politics works nowadays from pretty much all parties at all levels? :lol:


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

Just as an aside I notice that fervent free-marketeers on here, in the press and the world at large are not calling for G4S or Serco to do something about the catastrophe. They're either saying nowt, or actually calling on THE STATE (the font of all evil and inefficiency remember?) to do something, anything, but something. Where are all the entrepreneurs when they're most needed?

 

 

Missed that. I've been out panic buying Psyllium Husk, Aloe Vera, Milk Thistle and  Rose Petal shampoo in case the end of the world is nigh.  :tongue:

 

What has any of this got to do with Serco etc n any case.   I trust  the qualified and experienced people at the Environment Agency just as I trust the qualified and experienced people at the Met Office...  What we seem to be witnessing is the result of the dependency culture fostered by 13 years of Labour misrule.   It is only honest to say that there is no big guardian angel who will be there to pick up the all pieces when things don't go quite right.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:03 PM

wow - get some pics please

Courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail, first with the stories that matter. One of our famous cream phone boxes bites the dust.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:28 PM

There's about 5 or 6 reservoirs in West London, near Heathrow, that look like they're about to be merged by the floods into one giant reservoir.  The thing that concerns me though about that is that the flood water has all sorts of nasties in it that typically don't get into reservoirs, does that mean these reservoirs will be contaminated and made unusable?

 

I flew over that area yesterday; the reservoirs are very nearly one giant 'pond' with the Thames looking at bursting along many stretches up to Oxford (which haven't already flooded). It was pretty windy on take-off as well with the plane bouncing around everywhere! Glasgow on the other hand was just miserable...

 

At least I am now in Crianlarich and heading up Ben More tomorrow in the snow... should be good as there is loads of it!


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail, first with the stories that matter. One of our famous cream phone boxes bites the dust.

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For the over fifties:

 

Was someone trying to make a trunk call?


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