Proper flooding

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Hog, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Hog

    Hog Guest

    Our fuckwit govmint wouldn't know whether to shit or piss

    More than 650 people have been killed during weeks of flash flooding and
    landslides triggered by heavy rains, Chinese media reports.
    The violent summer downpours have affected 119 million people, destroyed
    450,000 homes and nearly eight million hectares of crops,
    Hog, Jul 30, 2007
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  2. Hog

    deadmail Guest

    I don't think our government is "fuckwit" or that any government could
    have reacted differently.

    If you want to blame someone for the floods we've had then I'd suspect
    you could start with every government since victorian times for
    under-investing in our sewerage systems and the tories for flogging the
    water companies off.
    deadmail, Jul 30, 2007
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    Cane Guest

    Cane, Jul 30, 2007
  4. Hog

    Hog Guest

    While I think it is remarkably fuckwitted in various respects neither of
    your points were really my point.
    IMHO neither of them contributed to the English flood problems either. No
    sewage system is going to be designed to cope with that range of overload,
    is it.
    Hog, Jul 30, 2007
  5. Hog

    Hog Guest

    I don't think it is, not that it matters.
    The Chinese will cope though in ways that we couldn't emulate.
    Hog, Jul 30, 2007
  6. Hog

    deadmail Guest

    It's about 10 times us if we had 3 die.
    deadmail, Jul 30, 2007
  7. Hog

    Cane Guest

    Yeah, they'll make a damn with the bodies.
    Cane, Jul 30, 2007
  8. Hog

    Cane Guest

    Sure but we're worth more than them, man for man.
    Cane, Jul 30, 2007
  9. Hog

    Hog Guest

    Yoikes a quick google reveals their population is now 21 times the UK. 3
    times the entire EU.

    Come to think of it a disaster of those proportions across the EU would
    probably cause financial market meltdown.

    Wonder if we are better or worse able to cope with another 1953 today.
    Hog, Jul 30, 2007
  10. Hog

    Pip Luscher Guest

    What, they'll lay the bodies out to spell out a word?
    Pip Luscher, Jul 30, 2007
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