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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Yes. A straightforward, truth-telling book and a worthy addition to your 'unputdownable' list.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greece now hit by serious floods with over a dozen lives feared lost.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41998374
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Significant flooding in Lancashire, 70 persons and 20 horses rescued.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-42092038

The rainfall is said to be "unprecedented" this might be journalistic exaggeration, or might be actually true.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flooding might be unprecedented but maybe it is setting a new precedent under our new climate changed situation.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once-in-a-1,000 years flood hits Maryland town twice in two years

These once-in-a-1,000 years events are happening at an ever increasing intensity, aren't they?
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Thanks for this which I have finally got around to reading. Yes about what I guessed and worse, offshore is groaning under with the precious weight of total arseholes intent on making bad situations worse for all and sundry.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potemkin Villager wrote:
fuzzy wrote:
Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Thanks for this which I have finally got around to reading. Yes about what I guessed and worse, offshore is groaning under with the precious weight of total arseholes intent on making bad situations worse for all and sundry.


We get what we vote for.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in Japan the floods said to be "unprecedented" with more heavy rain forecast.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44756369

Update to add, over 100 lives now said to be lost, and many more missing.
Widely reported as being the worst ever flooding.
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