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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Queen K » Sep 9th, 2017, 10:05 pm

masen wrote:Could this be payback time for the US? Mother Nature does not usually allow incessant bombing and destruction of other countries without some retribution.


Or it could be science.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 9th, 2017, 10:07 pm

masen wrote:Could this be payback time for the US? Mother Nature does not usually allow incessant bombing and destruction of other countries without some retribution.


Mother nature? Is she some kind of God? :D
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 9th, 2017, 11:50 pm

Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Politics without principle. Your bias suits you.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Opeeved » Sep 10th, 2017, 12:04 am

How does another contemporary storm make it to 15 pages?

Waiting for the usual bs about refugees that aren't refugees.

Never mind ....
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 10th, 2017, 1:47 am

Opeeved wrote:How does another contemporary storm make it to 15 pages?

Via posts like ours, I guess.

I find hurricanes to be quite interesting, honestly.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 10th, 2017, 11:20 am

Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma ‘sucks away’ miles of ocean (VIDEOS)

Footage from the Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out social media users on Saturday as it emerged that seawater was missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. The scene turned out to be a rare natural occurrence tied to the outgoing hurricane.

“I am in disbelief right now... This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!!! That’s as far as they see,” @Kaydi_K wrote on Twitter.

https://www.rt.com/news/402663-bahamas- ... ears-irma/
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 10th, 2017, 12:00 pm

Poor little guys..... :cry:

Parrots seek refuge from #IrmaHurricane2017 on 22nd floor of Miami hotel

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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 10th, 2017, 6:53 pm

Dutch Army used against looters on St. Maarten.....heads up looters!

Marines to act harshly against looters

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THE HAGUE–The Dutch marines stationed in St. Maarten have the full mandate to act harshly against looters and will apply force, if necessary, to maintain public order.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk stated this during a press conference on Saturday. “Looters should be aware that we have the authority to act with force and that the marines will do so to keep the order. You don’t want to get in trouble with the Marines,” said Rutte following a meeting of the National Crisis Centre. The Dutch cabinet met about the St. Maarten situation for the third day in a row, and will meet again tomorrow, Sunday.
Rutte said that even though there was still a great sense of anxiety and extreme concern of the people in St. Maarten, the emergency assistance was progressing with speed, not only food and water wise, but also with more militaries on the ground. Early next week another 150 marines will be going to St. Maarten. “The situation is grim, which we don’t want. Hence, the strengthening of the military capacity and the harsh acting against looters.”

https://www.sxm-talks.com/the-daily-her ... t-looters/
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 10th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane Irma

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People loot a store on September 7, 2017 in Quartier-d'Orleans on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. France, the Netherlands and Britain on September 7 rushed to provide water, emergency rations and rescue teams to territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma Credit:

Dutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting.

"The situation is serious," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when asked about looting, adding authorities were being hampered in their efforts to deal with it as communications were cut off when Hurricane Irma roared through on Wednesday.

Shots had been heard on the island, a top marine official revealed, but said it was unclear where they had come from.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Queen K » Sep 11th, 2017, 7:11 am

What would you do if you have hot temperatures, no electricity, ie no way to make anything stay cool or make ice, and no food supplies?

This is how all the of the Caribbean is right now, and in Florida, 6 million people are with out power and who knows for how long.

Can you say, The Walking Dead? Because that is the best parallel to what has happened to the Hurricane Irma zones.

See for yourself.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/vio ... AArp0fu|66
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Glacier » Sep 11th, 2017, 8:01 am

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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby Queen K » Sep 11th, 2017, 8:27 am

Truthfully, there is so much death and destruction with the two hurricanes, with Jose not far behind, I find the liberal stuff to be quite awful.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 11th, 2017, 9:09 am

Anarchy In the Caribbean: Escaped prisoners and hundreds of looters armed with guns and knives terrorise hurricane-hit islands as police from Britain and France are flown in to restore order


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Escaped prisoners armed with guns and knives are terrifying islanders as they recover from the hurricane
On St Martin, the regional police chief said a gang of 600 'local delinquents' was responsible for the trouble
Sam Branson, son of Virgin tycoon Richard Branson, said: 'It's really sad to say that there is a lot of civil unrest'
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said 50 police officers have gone to British Virgin Islands to tackle looting
France, which oversees Saint Barthelemy, said police presence had been boosted to 500 amid lawlessness
Terrified tourists stranded on St Maarten say looters have started raiding hotel rooms, homes and shops
Many tourists are locking themselves in their hotel rooms as the only way to stay safe during the unrest
Islanders are taking matters into their own hands, arming themselves with machetes to defend themselves
In some island shops, even the mannequins have been stripped of their clothes and the coathangers are bare
One bar manager has described how there is ‘no rules, no law and no protection’ in Maho Beach,

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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby averagejoe » Sep 11th, 2017, 11:03 am

Canadians being held hostage by Turks and Caicos.....for wait for it.....electricians!

95 Canadians stranded in Turks and Caicos to leave today

Global Affairs says it is working at "high levels" to remove 95 Canadians from the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos after they were barred by local officials from boarding an Air Canada flight sent to fly them home Sunday afternoon.

The flight was set to depart the islands' primary international airport at 4:30 p.m. ET.

According to Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick, airport and civil aviation authorities in Turks and Caicos refused to allow the airline to board passengers. On Monday morning, he said there had been no new developments.

'We'll go get our people' Couillard says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, from the Festival Western in St-Tite, Que., that evacuations were presenting a challenge in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

"We are very, very aware of Canadians who are in difficulty and are encouraging people to stay safe, Listen to the experts and local authorities, and hang in there," Trudeau said.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said he was confident the federal government would send planes.

If not, "we'll take care of it ourselves," he said at a news conference Sunday. "We'll go get our people."

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Electricians in exchange for passengers

Rhude said that as he was walking around the Providenciales International Aerodrome he noticed Canadian electricians wearing Fortis T-shirts had gotten off the Air Canada plane.


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Re: Hurricane Harvey/Irma

Postby bob vernon » Sep 11th, 2017, 11:40 am

Should the Canadian government give aid to the islands that have been damaged by Irma? How about Cuba? Should the Canadian Red Cross be allowed to give money to Cubans?
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