Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:15 pm

I see that the next unfortunate group of islands right in the path of the Cat 5 hurricane is the British Virgin Islands. Which presumably means that they are about to be thoroughly deflowered... :gmc

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by chaggle » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm

:roll: :lol:
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:05 am

There may be more to this than is first apparent, as the BBC news posts:
Overseas, the Washington Post describes how the storm swelled into "a monster force". It adds that Irma has already hit President Trump's lavish waterfront estate on the Caribbean island of St Martin and is now heading towards his properties in Florida.
Just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean that somebody hasn't got it in for you..... :shock:

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by chaggle » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:09 am

I use this site to track global weather...

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/w ... 811,51.022

If you hit 'earth' bottom left hand corner you get various options including forecast.

It looks as if Irma is going to pass to the north of Hispaniola and Cuba and might just pass to the south of the Bahamas before approaching Florida. It also looks like it might recurve to the north and skirt up the coast of Florida rather than making a direct hit. The course of a hurricane is notoriously difficult to predict but let's hope in this case...

The east coast of America looks incredibly vulnerable (I've never been there) - from the Keys to New York it's a series of low, densely built up islands. Must be at risk from sea level rise.
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:31 am

chaggle wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:09 am
I use this site to track global weather...
Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
The east coast of America looks incredibly vulnerable (I've never been there) - from the Keys to New York it's a series of low, densely built up islands. Must be at risk from sea level rise.
Yes it is. New York is one of the biggest headaches. There are ambitious plans to build a series of sea walls, dams and locks to protect the built-up areas, like a very large-scale version of the Thames defences protecting London. However, the US is notoriously hopeless at getting major public infrastructure projects off the ground (smacks of too much Big Government or something) so I doubt that it will ever get built.

An afterthought: if the Dutch took the same attitude to such projects as the Americans, half their country would already be underwater.

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Croydon13013 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm

If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Ketchup » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
YEP!

:evil: https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t104 ... -irma#8170
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tinkerbell » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm

Ketchup wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
YEP!

:evil: https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t104 ... -irma#8170
Branson might do some pratty things but he also does a lot of charity stuff too...I have always thought he was a good bloke :thumb

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
Hmm - a bit heavy on the collateral damage already... surely a caring deity could take a closer interest in precision guided weapons: a nice, localised tornado f'rinstance. :twisted:

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Ketchup » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Branson might do some pratty things but he also does a lot of charity stuff too...I have always thought he was a good bloke :thumb
Not very 'charitable' to be describing the misery of thousands of people as "eerie, but beautiful".

"Charity stuff" is often a strategic form of tax avoidance: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04 ... 14329.html
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by chaggle » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Ketchup wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
YEP!

:evil: https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t104 ... -irma#8170
Branson might do some pratty things but he also does a lot of charity stuff too...I have always thought he was a good bloke :thumb
He's a remainer. :thumb
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:20 am

I can't say I know enough about Branson to form an opinion. I doubt that anyone gets to be a self-made billionaire businessman by being nice, kind and generous, but OTOH he seems relatively affable and good-natured.

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Croydon13013 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:25 am

He's a dishonest, corrupt shit.

Virgin Care is an immoral disgrace. https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... n-hospital

People have died because of Branson's greed. He is currently suing 8 NHS Trusts because he wasn't awarded some contracts. And the company is registered in the Virgin Islands and doesn't even pay tax!
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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tinkerbell » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Ketchup wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Tinkerbell wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Branson might do some pratty things but he also does a lot of charity stuff too...I have always thought he was a good bloke :thumb
Not very 'charitable' to be describing the misery of thousands of people as "eerie, but beautiful".

"Charity stuff" is often a strategic form of tax avoidance: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04 ... 14329.html
Yes, a stupid thing to say, I agree ....we have a friend who went to Turk & Caicos last week to start a new job...not possible to communicate with him at the moment. All very worrying. But I thought Branson will be helping the local communities there, and after a search he is indeed.

'Branson said that Virgin has donated to the British Red Cross to support relief efforts.
"We will do whatever we can to support and assist our local community through this extremely testing time," ' source:http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/07/technol ... index.html

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by bindeweede » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Irma: Gun owners in Florida plan to 'shoot down' hurricane
"Gun owners in Florida have vowed to respond to Hurricane Irma by “shooting at” the storm.

Tens of thousands of people have joined an event advertised on Facebook to tackle the hurricane currently bearing down on Florida, in an attempt to “show Irma that we shoot first”.

:roll:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 37546.html

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