Possible sitx due to happen in southern England.

page: 4
3
<< 1  2  3    5  6 >>

log in

join

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 08:33 PM
link   
reply to post by Thistled
 


I honestly don't know what the hell is going on here. The BBC are making a serious meal of this, and needlessly.

So a few planes are canceled, a few buses stop running... take a day off work!


I don't understand why this is making BBC 24/7, it's not news, it's pathetic and slightly worrying; it makes me wonder what they AREN'T reporting that is actually important.

Watch the UK government like a hawk on Monday. I have absolutely no doubt that while the BBC are infatuated with a non-story, they'll do something that they don't want people to see.

It's sad that such hype can control the masses needlessly.
I'm disappointed again with my country.

Oh, and in Buckinghamshire (up the M1 from London), it's not snowing. There's a bit on the ground, but the roads are clear.




posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:59 PM
link   
reply to post by detachedindividual
 


It's just started where I live in Scotland. But not worth shouting about.
pix.ie...

[edit on 1/2/2009 by Thistled]



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 11:11 PM
link   
I am really pissed now, i need to go into hospital this morning for a scan appointment and my only way of getting there was bus. Either that or a one hour walk. And now the buses have been cancelled. This is so pathetic, the bus travels on one of the busiest roads around here so i have no doubt it would be clear of snow in a couple of hours (it's now 5am), because of the amount of traffic going through it.

I was saying to my son yesterday how big of a deal they are making this out to be. It's snow, it's winter...God, have we really turned into such wussies that the media think they can scare us by reporting on normal weather conditions?!

It's all fear, fear, fear. We get news reports in summer about the heat (God forbid it should be hot in summer
) and now we get scared of snow in winter. Absolutely pathetic.
(Not saying we ARE scared, just that the media thinks it CAN scare us)



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 11:14 PM
link   

Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by Thistled
 


Oh, and in Buckinghamshire (up the M1 from London), it's not snowing. There's a bit on the ground, but the roads are clear.


Good. I'll be there in a few hours.

Well, I say a few hours. The MSM's (again) making it sound like a war zone. Rah, rah.



posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 11:15 PM
link   

Originally posted by DrumsRfun
Thats not a sitx,thats a snowstorm.
I am from Canada and right now theres a few feet of snow from all the accumulation.
5 inches is laughable here.
Hardly a sitx situation.


ya but we have plows and stuff

everyone in the cold areas knows how to Deal with snow

these people in temperate zones, they will DIE if it snows more than 3-5inches in one day

they simply wouldnt have a clue how to deal with it

*Clue
Get a Shovel and dig



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 12:25 AM
link   
There's currently around 5 inches of snow where I am.


Maybe a breed of super Yetis will emerge out of nowhere, forcing us to gather together and fortify the nearest indoor shopping centre...



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 01:20 AM
link   
It is just ridiculous-- a few comments

- The nanny state approach has made so much of the younger generations helpless without perfect roads, instant communication, instant food. I know that may inflame some people, but the floods a couple of years ago highlighted that very clearly. The older generations are much more able to adapt to coping if there is no electric , or if one is snowed in, or have a communication cut-off, etc etc . they have faced it before. Also the older generations dress more for the weather – than looks....

- most people now do not know how to drive in snow and ice - there has been so little since the 1980's , except one year when we had a load. There are no “winter tyres” or “snow tyres” or “snow chains” easily available -- In germany one expects to change to “winter tyres” – here to get “winter tyres” it is a special order ! I think I drove using snow chains here once....
I remember I used to put a shovel, old carpet and sack of sand & salt in the boot (boot (uk)=trunk in USA english) , snow chains, and some emergency food & small camp cooker - because in the 70’s/80’s one expected bad weather, and equipped to cope with bad conditions and to survive if one did get stuck – especially in high rural areas like the peak district, Wales, Scotland, etc where one could easily get caught in a show drift... so one took stuff to get oneself out of it, and took stuff to just camp-it-out of necessary.... Now people laugh at you if you put such stuff in your car...
Buxton (highest town in England) was often snowed in – all access shut off – I often had to go there (relatives) and had some interesting snow-time adventures !

- All infrastructure has been built based on "life as normal" - one cannot even get water without electric (notice the lack of water towers in the uk - they have been replaced by electric pressure pumps), gas heating is electrically controlled, and so on . Solid fuel stoves are becoming popular again – partly for style, partly because one still has heat and can boil a kettle even if all power is off.

There is so little really bad weather here in the UK, that there is little investment in equipment to deal with it . Hence when there is bad weather, things grind to halt for a short while, but before long everything is back on track. But it is rare... I think there was one year – just one, where they brought in a “snow plough train” in from Switzerland or somewhere to dig out the rail tracks – usually it is not worth having anything like that here.

The news has got paranoid about bad weather, ever since we had a bad storm which was not reported and the weather centres came in for a lot of bad criticism because no-one was prepared – so now they go “over the top” with warnings.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 03:06 AM
link   

Originally posted by sjb5000
It is just ridiculous-- a few comments

- The nanny state approach has made so much of the younger generations helpless without perfect roads, instant communication, instant food. I know that may inflame some people, but the floods a couple of years ago highlighted that very clearly.


No you are 100% correct, the rampant nanny state, PC, elf N safety and the perverse evil of socialism has wrecked this country, Trade unions, the Lefties etc should have all been executed in 1945.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 04:51 AM
link   
reply to post by sjb5000
 


half the UK - doesnt even know what a snowchain is - or how to use a set

FFS - i was once stopped by the poilce while using them [ mid 90s ] - and told i had to remove them - becase they were illegal and damaged road surfaces

when i refuse - it was a jaw dropping moment - you could have heard a pin fall [ on to the snow - lol ]

but i simply asked them to indicate the statute or bye-law that prohibited them - because untill they did - they were staying put

after much " consultation " with thier station - they dropped the issue and left

i then got abuse from a council worker - un freaking believable



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 05:20 AM
link   
Our neurotic preoccupation with the weather here in the UK is a global cliche, is it not? Funny how the BBC eclipsed this weekend's news of European protests, especially France, with a little snow. News of the civil unrest was thin & sparse to the point of dereliction of duty.

We all know the media is a government's lapdog but, dear friends abroad, don't labour under the assumption that the BEEB is what it was.

Aunty lost her teeth years ago.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:26 AM
link   
reply to post by Catesby
 


You get a big amen for that one. London has pretty much ground to a halt. It is amusing.

I'm off shopping.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 07:49 AM
link   
reply to post by Thistled
 


Hehe maybe because we do important stuff down hear, i'm sure it's easy if all you gotta do is ram the internal organs of a sheep into it's stomach or wash you pretty little check dress
/joke

Srsly though it's getting CRAZY down in essex, we have actual snow here for the first time in ages -still a long way from being a sitx tho
It's easily 2 inchs plus where i am.

oh well i'm gona go out for a walk see the landscape all white and fluffy.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 08:25 AM
link   

Originally posted by NatureBoy
reply to post by Thistled
 


Hehe maybe because we do important stuff down hear, i'm sure it's easy if all you gotta do is ram the internal organs of a sheep into it's stomach or wash you pretty little check dress
/joke

Srsly though it's getting CRAZY down in essex, we have actual snow here for the first time in ages -still a long way from being a sitx tho
It's easily 2 inchs plus where i am.

oh well i'm gona go out for a walk see the landscape all white and fluffy.


London and the south easts only claim to fame is they are experts at spending the wealth the regions and provinces create. London only has the financial sector and look at how crap that jhas performed lately



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:50 AM
link   
reply to post by Northern Raider
 


sorry, did i hit a nerve
This thread is about snow so i'll try to avoid a debate about rural economics vs the modern world, for the record though i should point out that most the modern gadgets you rely on and enjoy wouldn't be so affordable if it wasn't for the economic powerhouse which is London -hehe you'll see what i mean when the whole house of cards comes tumbling down and you'll see just how stacked the fiscal system is in OUR favour, hehe I suppose you would still rather be in Icelands position right? that is the economy snp have been screaming about for years as being the ideal model of devolution isn't it?


SNOW UPDATE! We now have almost SIX INCHES in essesx and it's still falling, Norfolk is apparently even deeper - i have been involved in a snow ball fight, it's like a war zone kids all over the place involved in small skermish's and the park is a full on lenningrad!

Still not a sitX though



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 10:40 AM
link   
Ref most modern gadgets and fiscal powerehouses of the SE, Not very edible in a Sit x Situation, nor very burnable, Its the regions and provinces growing the food, mining the coal, storing the oil, generating the electricity etc. No nerves hit Sir, just enjoying the weather




 
Mod Note: Excessive Quoting – Please Review This Link

[edit on Tue Feb 3 2009 by Jbird]



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 10:58 AM
link   
/reply to post by Northern Raider
 


hehe well i live in the green pastures of essex we have all sorts of good eating and burning near me, oh well you enjoy your sitx -hope your COMPUTER helps you learn and prepare for it on sites such as this
Tell me, how much more food is grown in he highlands of scotland compared to the sunny south's arable hinterland? hehe i suppose thats why you have to use ALL the bits of your sheep


I'm pretty sure the only coal mines left are in Wales, so remind me what's good in scotland? - after all between them don't Kingsnorth, Sellerfield and Bradwell (all in the south) produce most the nations power?

The myth of of the south sucking money from the north and giving nothing in return is just silly, you wish it was true,



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 11:22 AM
link   

Originally posted by NatureBoy
/reply to post by Northern Raider
 

Tell me, how much more food is grown in he highlands of scotland compared to the sunny south's arable hinterland?


It's not as much as what is grown in Lincolnshire that's for certain. My home county feeds U.K. and that is a scientific fact.


A lot of your Essex hinterland (surely Winterland today?) is now given over to golf courses because the farmers could no longer make a living.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 11:38 AM
link   
reply to post by NatureBoy
 



May I correct a few points
1 I dont live in Scotland, I'm civilised
)
2 Scotland grows more beef than the south east
3 Scotland produces 1000 % more energy than the SE in oil, gas and hydro electricity
4 Kingsnorth is a coal fired power station that serves only 1.3 million people, Sellafield is closing down, Harlepool nuclear plant is that knackered its consuming more power than it uses. Linconshire Yorkshire and Lancs grows more food than Essex, Sussex and Kent.
5 In County Durham alone we have just opened or given pemission for 21 new open cast coal mines, with another 12 in Northumberland, We are putting up roughly one wind farm a month, We produce billions of units of natural gas and oil. Produce much of the nations steel, chemicals and other bits, we have the most efficient car plants in Europe.
They produce nothing of worth in the SE cept cheap beer, broken political promises and hairdressers called Tracy.
The SE is a masive net importer of materials and returns little or nothing to the rest of the nation, an example is the Olympics, exactly how is spending 13 billion pounds in the middle of London going the benefit the rest of the nation?
Have fun.
NR

Mod Note: Excessive Quoting – Please Review This Link

[edit on Tue Feb 3 2009 by Jbird]



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 12:22 PM
link   
reply to post by NatureBoy
 



The thread title says, possible sitx, the snow itself, no it's not. It what the situation turns into that could lead to become sitx. If the snow keeps falling, the situation maybe become desperate for some citizens.




Mod Note: Excessive Quoting – Please Review This Link

[edit on Tue Feb 3 2009 by Jbird]



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 12:30 PM
link   
reply to post by CX
 



Excellent reply CX,
It's not all about running to the hills, its about being prepared to cope with the unknown and known.





Mod Note: Excessive Quoting – Please Review This Link

[edit on Tue Feb 3 2009 by Jbird]





new topics

top topics



 
3
<< 1  2  3    5  6 >>

log in

join