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Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

HS2 cost is rapidly heading north of £100billion just think what else could be done with that money.  HS2 is an EU project anyway, as far back as 1995 plans were drawn up in Brussels and even include the 'Y' split to take it to Manchester and Leeds, which will no doubt be an extra cost on top of the 100billion.  For a railway that only stops in London and Birmingham it is a complete waste of money.. 

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@gleneagles wrote:

 

Fortunately the community has been warned in time and people & Pets are being moved out of the area.


 

We got the call Lunchtime, so we collected elderly relatives and brought them here for the weekend, possibly longer.

The main problem would be access to their medication, if the evacuation goes on too long.

 

 

The Police are now allowing limited 15 minute access for a few residents at a time, to collect medication, pets etc

 

I wonder if they are wearing life jackets ?

 

 

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Did not think I would be seeing something like this on the news


I wasn't surprised to hear of it myself to be honest - this country has a terrible problem with building and maintaining any sort of infrastructure in the last few decades.

What we were once good at doing, we're now the laughing stock of the world. Even the aircraft carrier sprung a leak a while back.

HS2.. how many years has that been rumbling on now? - it'll probably end up costing more in consultations and surveys than it will to build it.

Cross channel hovercraft are gone..

Motorways are losing hard shoulders instead of being widened..

Gatwick / Heathrow have been pleading for years for a 2nd runway - meanwhile Manston gets closed down with it's huge runway while Lydd with it's tiny one gets approved to build bigger - right next to a nuclear power plant... (tick, tock, tick, tock)

Water companies claiming shortages with record rainfalls..

 

And you're surprised to hear that we can't maintain a simple dam? :cheesy:

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Totally inappropriate rant

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Despite frantic actions to save the crippled reservoir threatening their small town, there is absolutely no sense of panic, no anger, no finger-waving blame squawkers.

I can’t even find anyone who wants to blame all this on ‘Tory cuts’ or ‘austerity’ from this stoic lot in Whaley Bridge.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7316279/ROBERT-HARDMAN-crumbling-dam-Whaley-Bridge.html

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Why bring gutter press politics into it?    Your post is mostly a quote which should be in inverted commas.

Judging by the photos the helicopter has filled 2/3 of the gap.  Let's hope the bag pile has enough stability to keep in place while the repairs are made. 

I really wouldn't like to be one of the evacuees waiting with fingers crossed.

 

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Despite frantic actions to save the crippled reservoir threatening their small town, there is absolutely no sense of panic,


 

Sorry but when the police will only allow people back to their homes for a max of 15 mins while being ACCOMPANIED by the police then that is the total opposite of what you have just said. THAT IS PANIC - by the County police.

Call it what you like, risk management, escort service, personal security / whatever... the police are worried, very worried.

 

As for your soap box post, how many times do we see you bleating on about totally random stuff? - We've all seen you boasting about your times at the BBC, your expensive car, your this, that, x,y,z... and it's mostly just accepted (or ignored). I reply to a single point somebody makes and you decide to get the nark with me?

I see why you keep your PMs turned off. Incidentally yes I was finger pointing. That dam is prehistoric and we all know the phrase "nothing lasts forever". This country is too reliant on the "put it off until it becomes a problem" attitude. That's why our society is such a mess in the first place - because nobody wants to deal with anything. That's why the dam has become damaged - it was inadequate for our ever worsening weather. Inappropriate rant? Grow up. You did just point out that steam engines might be picked on for the weather didn't you? - while jetting round the world on business yourself.. right?

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@wotsup wrote:

HS2 cost is rapidly heading north of £100billion just think what else could be done with that money.  HS2 is an EU project anyway, as far back as 1995 plans were drawn up in Brussels and even include the 'Y' split to take it to Manchester and Leeds, which will no doubt be an extra cost on top of the 100billion.  For a railway that only stops in London and Birmingham it is a complete waste of money.. 


@wotsup As to what one considers good or bad use of money, that is always a matter of opinion, and of course any money spent for anything could in someone's view be spent better elsewhere. I'm sure you would find what I spend on socks better spent by you on teacups: that's life.:grin:

It is however nonsensical to rubbish a project by its provenance; a projec's worth has to stand or fall on its own merits.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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@7up wrote:

 

As for your soap box post, how many times do we see you bleating on about totally random stuff? -

We've all seen you boasting about your times at the BBC, your expensive car, your this, that, x,y,z... and it's mostly just accepted (or ignored).

I reply to a single point somebody makes and you decide to get the nark with me?

I see why you keep your PMs turned off. Incidentally yes I was finger pointing. That dam is prehistoric and we all know the phrase "nothing lasts forever".

 

The dam is Georgian era, not prehistoric.

 

As for "boasting", I studied hard, achieved 8 "O" levels plus A grade "A" levels in Maths, Further Maths & Physics.

It was obviously an excellent Grammar School, as three of us, friends in the same year, all achieved good grades and joined the BBC at the same time.

So yes, I am proud of my employment at the BBC, and subsequent employment at increasing senior level within the TV industry.

 

The TV industry rewards you well

 

All promotion on merit.

Plus excellent financial advice enabled me to save well.

 

The rewards you mention are the result of applied, good work and study.

 

I do not make Political Points, nor hijack threads to do so.

 

The Ford Kuga you mentioned was a gift to myself, for beating cancer, mentioned elsewhere.

 

Along with a substantial donation to the Christie.

 

PM's turned off yes, too many begging requests, for jobs or money.

 

 

Now let's get back to the purpose of this thread !!

 

Fingers crossed the forecast Thunderstorm on Sunday does not cause the Dam to give way, affecting thousands of residents, businesses and properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ford Kuga you mentioned was a gift to myself,

Which one?  I'm fairly certain you were bragging about ordering a second one when you informed us all that you had bought the first, which incidentally was made to sound like the best thing since sliced bread.  :rolleyes:

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Last I knew it was a Toyota hybrid!

Grammer school days it all, those pupils tend to believe they did it all themselves, nobody helped them etc. Rest of the world is just lazy going to normal basic state schools where education is off a lesser standard..
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So yes, I am proud of my employment at the BBC, and subsequent employment at increasing senior level within the TV industry.

 

The TV industry rewards you well

BBC.  Say no more.  :rolleyes:

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@7up wrote:
Grammer school days it all, those pupils tend to believe they did it all themselves, nobody helped them etc. Rest of the world is just lazy going to normal basic state schools where education is off a lesser standard..

As a former Grammar (note the spelling) school boy i’m struggling to make any sense of your comments.

Maybe my education wasn’t as good as you think. Yes, it opened a few doors but it closed just as many.

 

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@7up wrote:

Grammer school days it all, those pupils tend to believe they did it all themselves, nobody helped them etc. Rest of the world is just lazy going to normal basic state schools where education is off a lesser standard..

I remember one chap at work who went to grammer school but did not seem any brighter than anyone else, asked him how he got into grammer school and the answer was, " Easy, my dad was a teacher and made me stay in for one hour every night for 3 months before the exam doing old exam papers, the answers were of course different but it was simply knowing the formula"

Often made me wonder given that same chance how many of us would have got into Grammar school.

Equally one of my school friends passed the exam but refused to go to Grammer school as all his friends were going to secondary school.

Perhaps I was lucky in failing the 11+ With my attitude I would never have fitted in.

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@7up wrote:
Last I knew it was a Toyota hybrid!

Grammer school days it all, those pupils tend to believe they did it all themselves, nobody helped them etc. Rest of the world is just lazy going to normal basic state schools where education is off a lesser standard..

@7up  Your  words are those of reverse snobbery.:sad: It happened that I went to grammar school 70+ years ago and there was some edge between us and secondary modern kids, but as far as I was concerned it was soon gone in national service, a great leveller. The fact that my father was a low waged institutional gardener did no harm either.

Later it may well have been different, some thinking themselves superior, but that false sense comes not from the system, but the persons  only.

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