Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Old Nov 25th 2005, 6:37 pm
  #1  
Fighting my corner
Thread Starter
 
Vash the Stampede's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 11,948
Vash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond repute
Unhappy Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Click here.



It never ceases to amaze me that a country so accustomed to cold weather is at the same time so utterly incapable of dealing with it when it arrives.
Vash the Stampede is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:03 pm
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,375
jad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Click here.



It never ceases to amaze me that a country so accustomed to cold weather is at the same time so utterly incapable of dealing with it when it arrives.

Umm, come mid summer in aus when a single car overheats and jams an entire highway for hours, another state government warns us not to buy airconditioners or run pools because the power cant cope, a bushfire sends a city into total smog blackout and we have to hire a water helicopter from california as we dont own one or they warn us not to go out in melbourne cause the pollutions so bad, should we all be so amazed a country so accustomed to severe heat is so utterly incapable of dealing with it

jad n rich is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:04 pm
  #3  
Victorian Evangelist
 
Buzzy--Bee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, by the beach, living the dream.
Posts: 7,689
Buzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond repute
Talking Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Click here.



It never ceases to amaze me that a country so accustomed to cold weather is at the same time so utterly incapable of dealing with it when it arrives.
I wonder what the Aussies reaction would be if I was an Englishman living in Australia and I had a pop at Australia's inability to deal with something?

Hee hee

Buzzy
Buzzy--Bee is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:21 pm
  #4  
Fighting my corner
Thread Starter
 
Vash the Stampede's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 11,948
Vash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond repute
Talking Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by jad n rich
Umm, come mid summer in aus when a single car overheats and jams an entire highway for hours, another state government warns us not to buy airconditioners or run pools because the power cant cope, a bushfire sends a city into total smog blackout and we have to hire a water helicopter from california as we dont own one or they warn us not to go out in melbourne cause the pollutions so bad, should we all be so amazed a country so accustomed to severe heat is so utterly incapable of dealing with it

One single car does not equate to "the country can't cope." In the UK, they block off half a motorway if there's so much as a twig on the line and shut down railways if they have wet leaves on the tracks.

I would like to see some evidence that the state government is asking people not to buy aircons or run pools, please.

Hiring a water helicopter from California because Melbourne doesn't have one?

(1) No, it's Canada.

(2) Melbourne already has an entire fleet of fire-fighting aircraft:

In a first for Victoria, the Bracks Government through Melbourne Water is funding a dedicated helicopter to fight fires in water catchments this summer, the Acting Premier and Water Minister John Thwaites announced today.

“A serious fire in Melbourne’s water catchments would be devastating for Melbourne’s long term water supply,” Mr Thwaites said.

Mr Thwaites said the 1300-litre water bombing helicopter had been brought from Canada for at least 14 weeks.

[...]

The helicopter will add to Victoria’s specialised fire-fighting aircraft fleet managed by the State Aircraft Unit for the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Country Fire Authority.

Mr Thwaites said Melbourne Water had a comprehensive $1.5 million program to manage the threat of bushfires in its water supply catchments.

[...]

Melbourne Water also recently replaced older tankers with three new 3000 litre units. This supports other equipment including four wheel drives and bulldozers.

The Bracks Government last year announced an additional $168 million over four years to increase fire preparedness and fire-fighting capability.
Source.

A bushfire sends a city into a total smog blackout - well yes, that's what bushfires do; however, this is no reflection on Australia's ability to cope with them. You can't just stop smog in its tracks, anymore than you can tell a London fog to go away and come back at a more convenient time.

Pollution is irrelevant to this issue; we're talking about bushfires here.

BTW, Australia's firefighters are among the best in the world, which is precisely why we're always going over to bail out the Yanks.
Vash the Stampede is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:21 pm
  #5  
Fighting my corner
Thread Starter
 
Vash the Stampede's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 11,948
Vash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond repute
Cool Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
I wonder what the Aussies reaction would be if I was an Englishman living in Australia and I had a pop at Australia's inability to deal with something?

Hee hee

Buzzy
Your first task would be to find something we're incapable of dealing with.
Vash the Stampede is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:26 pm
  #6  
Victorian Evangelist
 
Buzzy--Bee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, by the beach, living the dream.
Posts: 7,689
Buzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond repute
Smile Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
You can't just stop smog in its tracks, anymore than you can tell a London fog to go away and come back at a more convenient time.
We haven't had the infamous London fogs since the clean air act of 1953!!!! So it's quite comforting that the ozzies feel they haven't got anything more recent than 52 years old to have a pop at London about.

Cheers

Buzzy
Buzzy--Bee is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:33 pm
  #7  
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,337
Perthforme is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Your first task would be to find something we're incapable of dealing with.
Rugby mmm and Cricket
Perthforme is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:36 pm
  #8  
Victorian Evangelist
 
Buzzy--Bee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, by the beach, living the dream.
Posts: 7,689
Buzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond repute
Smile Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Perthforme
Rugby mmm and Cricket
To quote Jason Robinson, shortly after scoring his try in the Rugby World Cup Final - "coooom onnnnnn"!!!!!

Cheers

Buzzy
Buzzy--Bee is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:38 pm
  #9  
Victorian Evangelist
 
Buzzy--Bee's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, by the beach, living the dream.
Posts: 7,689
Buzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond reputeBuzzy--Bee has a reputation beyond repute
Smile Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Perthforme
Rugby mmm and Cricket

This may amuse everyone -
Attached Thumbnails Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.-oz-expo.jpg  
Buzzy--Bee is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:38 pm
  #10  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,375
jad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Do you remember the sydney bushfires the water helicopters were dontated to us by California, what sort of cock up was it then if melbourne already had them

Perth and qld are now sharing some not sure if they are hired or we actually splashed out and bought some.

Airconditioners and pools, you are so out of date, queensland has even upped electricity for households who run them, effectively by adding a new rate for people whos power is over $70 most people with a pool or AC have quoted elec bills of $500 a quarter. As of march 1 we will even be told what sort of light fittings we can use and cant have electric hot water systems either. Most of aus will follow, perth had warnings last year to not use AC either, if you dont believe it come back and live here

As for cars, your saying one car does not block a highway, crap!! seen it and sat in it many a summer, many highways are one lane! and in summer cars overheating is a frequent problem.

Australias like anywhere else shi!e happens and often they find it hard to cope. Once again your memories of OZ seem out of date with whats happening now, are you sure its 2 years since you left sounds like 2 decades more often

Your links great too, the water bombers were brought in from canada ie hired loaned like the ones borrowed from california, must be that aussie education you 'ad

Last edited by jad n rich; Nov 25th 2005 at 7:42 pm.
jad n rich is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:38 pm
  #11  
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,337
Perthforme is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
To quote Jason Robinson, shortly after scoring his try in the Rugby World Cup Final - "coooom onnnnnn"!!!!!

Cheers

Buzzy
LOL
Perthforme is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:47 pm
  #12  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,375
jad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

A bushfire sends a city into a total smog blackout - well yes, that's what bushfires do; however, this is no reflection on Australia's ability to cope with them. You can't just stop smog in its tracks, anymore than you can tell a London fog to go away and come back at a more convenient time.

Pollution is irrelevant to this issue; we're talking about bushfires here.

BTW, Australia's firefighters are among the best in the world, which is precisely why we're always going over to bail out the Yanks. [/QUOTE]


Ok now australia isnt expected to stop smog in its tracks but UK is expected to stop snow in its tracks, please snow come back at a more convenient time for Vash please

Australias bushfire fighters are mainly volunteers, remember Badge seriously most of the fighters have minimal training and are putting their lives on the line, not paid professionals same as the anti terror measures we will be relying heavily on volunteers like country fire brigades and SES volunteers to save us.
jad n rich is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 7:52 pm
  #13  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 10,375
jad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond reputejad n rich has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
We haven't had the infamous London fogs since the clean air act of 1953!!!! So it's quite comforting that the ozzies feel they haven't got anything more recent than 52 years old to have a pop at London about.

Cheers

Buzzy

52 years ago sounds about right, think thats when vash left australia Never mind vash its nice to have your boyhood memories to ponder as you sit in the nursing home reading the daily mail and dreaming of the homeland
Bet your the nurses favourite too
jad n rich is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2005, 8:39 pm
  #14  
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 7,834
biggy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

just watched the videos off the bbc site...FFS theres hardly any snow there.......the problem is people dont know how to drive in these conditions properly.........it doesnt snow like it used to when I was a kid..we used to get 15 foot snow drifts and be snowed in for a week...it was great
biggy is offline  
Old Nov 26th 2005, 1:46 pm
  #15  
Ok this isn't so bad
 
Stitch's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Dundee (Scotland) now Bayside Brisbane
Posts: 4,824
Stitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond reputeStitch has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Moor blizzard traps 1,000 people.

Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Click here.



It never ceases to amaze me that a country so accustomed to cold weather is at the same time so utterly incapable of dealing with it when it arrives.
Not us Scots, we just crank up the Central Heating !!!!!
Cheers

Ginny
Stitch is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.