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Little John



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point of excessive consumption is that it must also be conspicuous and where better to be conspicuous than in the faces of the great unwashed.

It'll be "new money" that holidays in that monstrosity since new money likes to be spent in the most conspicuous way possible.
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UndercoverElephant



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurricane Jose forecast to do something a bit odd. It is currently heading north, and you'd expect it to drift of north-east into the north Atlantic and fizzle out. But it is actually going to do a loop-de-loop, heading south-east, then south and then heading back westwards again. If it ends up on the southern edge of its probability cone, then it could turn into the worst hurricane yet, having spent a week in open water as major hurricane.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?cone#contents
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's an odd one this. About 4 or 5 days ago one of the big ensemble runs had a couple of members do just that and people just laughed at them. Seems whatever's caused this odd behaviour was captured in the models early on.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Jesus wept.
Is there no issue or problem where you don't think this is the most relevant answer? You have used it dozens if not a hundred times and it has become quite tiresome. Please try to think of something more appropriate to say.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
Little John wrote:
Jesus wept.
Is there no issue or problem where you don't think this is the most relevant answer? You have used it dozens if not a hundred times and it has become quite tiresome. Please try to think of something more appropriate to say.
You know it's actually quite hilarious how you manage to completely ignore the entire content of the post and instead focus on a single statement. That's more than a bit pathetic, don't you think?

And so, especially for you, here is the entire post again, minus the two words, which have apparently caused you so much difficulty:

Quite apart from the fact that this place is at significant risk of being completely washed out, I cannot imagine a place I would less like to live in. It's toy town for slightly/relatively better off people who think they are "living the dream", but who are just human battery h.e.n.s. It looks horrible.

I'd rather live in a ******* tent.

It brings to mind this:

Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
Those air -conditioned, bright canteens,
Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
Tinned minds, tinned breath.

Mess up the mess they call a town-
A house for ninety-seven down
And once a week a half a crown
For twenty years.

And get that man with double chin
Who'll always cheat and always win,
Who washes his repulsive skin
In women's tears:

And smash his desk of polished oak
And smash his hands so used to stroke
And stop his boring dirty joke
And make him yell.

But spare the bald young clerks who add
The profits of the stinking cad;
It's not their fault that they are mad,
They've tasted Hell.

It's not their fault they do not know
The birdsong from the radio,
It's not their fault they often go
To Maidenhead

And talk of sport and makes of cars
In various bogus-Tudor bars
And daren't look up and see the stars
But belch instead.

In labour-saving homes, with care
Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
And dry it in synthetic air
And paint their nails.

Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.
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vtsnowedin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poem is decent enough but it isn't exactly "In Flanders fields" or The charge of the light brigade". I don't think it merits either my praise or criticism so gave no comment on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even Hurricane Irma has a silver lining

BBC: Irma wrecks Richard Branson's Necker Island home

Oh dear. What a shame. Never ****ing mind, Richard Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
Take a few minutes on Google Maps to look at this neighbourhood:

httpsbeware scammersmaps/YtGbcb9gQXF2

They are 24hrs away from a 10-20ft storm surge. Shocked


That'll fill their swimming pools.
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Potemkin Villager



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
Take a few minutes on Google Maps to look at this neighbourhood:

httpsbeware scammersmaps/YtGbcb9gQXF2

They are 24hrs away from a 10-20ft storm surge. Shocked


And I thought the holiday home developments in this neck of the woods were bad! The stated year round population of 390 folk make this some ghost estate most of the year.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raspberry-blower wrote:
Even Hurricane Irma has a silver lining

BBC: Irma wrecks Richard Branson's Necker Island home

Oh dear. What a shame. Never ****ing mind, Richard Twisted Evil


He'll have to rebuild on virgin land.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here comes Hurricane Lee...

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Lee is going to blow itself out, but Maria is forecast to become a major hurricane heading straight for Cuba.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at5.shtml?cone#contents
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Here comes Hurricane Lee...

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2


Named after all those statues they're whingeing about having to demolish Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The New Yorker on the interaction of hurricanes (plus other disasters) and poverty in the USA:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/25/irma-and-our-age-of-standardized-disaster

Quote:
Half of all American households live paycheck to paycheck; it’s alarmingly easy, with one moderate gust, to get badly off track.


Quote:
When Tom Bossert, Trump’s homeland-security adviser, was asked at a press briefing whether the onslaught of hurricanes had led the Administration to reconsider some of its environmental policies—such as the abandonment of the Paris accords—he said that it would take seriously not “the cause” of climate change but “the things that we observe.” That is a prescription for nothing more than repeatedly rushing to rescue, while remaining ill prepared for the long term.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, isn't this a turn up for the books!

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?cone#contents
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