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Latest terrorist threat to Australia

Post by Raider Bell » February 20, 2015, 3:50 pm

Cyclones won't come south, too much #NSWCourage scaring them off.
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Post by Manbush » February 20, 2015, 4:39 pm

green94 wrote:
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green94 wrote:Seriously why don't homes in AUS have basements ?
If I ever win lotto mine will have a secret basement that's for sure. :lol:
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Post by Dr Zaius » February 20, 2015, 5:08 pm

Raider Bell wrote:Cyclones won't come south, too much #NSWCourage scaring them off.
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Post by Dr Zaius » February 20, 2015, 6:56 pm

So it hit you with a Cat 3 Nickman?
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Post by Dr Zaius » February 20, 2015, 7:42 pm

Well I see parallels between the Lindt Cafe Siege and Cyclone Marsha, but not the parallel that DJ is trying to make.

Both events were very real and very terrifying for those involved - those being the people in the cafe and their loved ones, and the people directly in the line of the cyclone (Yepoon, Rocky etc). Neither should have been terrifying for everyone else (the people of Sydney and Queensland), but the media has hyped it up to be.

My day started with a weather warning notice placed under my door by my building's management. Half the schools in the area didn't open today. Half my patients cancelled because of "the storms". I had a patient ring me, concerned about her family member being unwell, unsure if she should go to hospital because of "the storms". The restaurants and bars are deserted.

You know what has happened today with the weather? It has rained. It hasn't rained heavily. It has been windy. There certainly has been no "the storms". I'm not sure much rain has fallen, its been pretty steady, but there is less water about than the rain before Australia Day. The cyclone is over 500km away. Granted the residual cyclone cell will hit us tomorrow, but the media have us believing today will be Armageddon, and people bought it hook line and sinker.
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Post by Manbush » February 20, 2015, 7:47 pm

Yeah we had a few cancellations today and the city was pretty dead by normal standards, rained consistently since late last night but nothing major.
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Post by Dr Zaius » February 20, 2015, 7:51 pm

I honestly couldn't believe that all of these schools closed. There was always this rumour when I was a kid that school would be cancelled if it hit 40C. It never did. It was however a ridiculous decision today. Nobody was ever in any danger, and there was no flooding. All it did was inconvenience a whole lot of parents, and people relying on those parents when they had to take the day off work.
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Post by Botman » February 20, 2015, 7:56 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:There was always this rumour when I was a kid that school would be cancelled if it hit 40C. It never did.
That was the **** worst. We had that too, and every 40+ day in Penrith (usually 3-4+ a year) we'd all just be on edge waiting for announcement that we were being sent home... and yet, nothing. **** *****.
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Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2015, 8:03 pm

When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".
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Post by Raidersrawesome » February 20, 2015, 8:04 pm

They're soft these days
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Post by Schifty » February 20, 2015, 8:05 pm

greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".

When you look at some Queenslanders I think ACT has made a very valid point..

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Post by Dr Zaius » February 20, 2015, 8:06 pm

My school had heaters but not air conditioners. I'd say heating is essential in Canberra schools.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » February 20, 2015, 8:06 pm

Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".

When you look at most Queenslanders I think ACT has made a very valid point..
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Post by Botman » February 20, 2015, 8:07 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".

When you look at all Queenslanders I think ACT has made a very valid point..
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Post by Schifty » February 20, 2015, 8:08 pm

Pigman wrote:
Green eyed Mick wrote:
Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".

When you look at all Queenslanders I think ACT has made a very valid point..
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Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2015, 8:15 pm

I want you to know that you've all broken GH guidelines and I'm very disappointed.

* if you are quoting another member's post, you should not alter the original wording (though you may shorten to focus on the particular words you wish to quote);

http://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic ... 11&t=10740
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Post by Professor » February 20, 2015, 8:16 pm

greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".
GE on the Nek Minnut train :lol: :lol:

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Post by Schifty » February 20, 2015, 8:19 pm

greeneyed wrote:I want you to know that you've all broken GH guidelines and I'm very disappointed.

* if you are quoting another member's post, you should not alter the original wording (though you may shorten to focus on the particular words you wish to quote);

http://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic ... 11&t=10740

OK Boss..

Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:When I was a kid, there was no thought of air conditioning schools, this is in Brisbane, and absolutely no thought of calling school off if it got too hot. No thought of heating for winter either.

NEK MINNUT I'm driving to work this week and there's a huge debate about the lack of air conditioning maintenance and investment in ACT schools for about the five minutes of the school year that it is hot! And inadequate maintenance of heating for winter. Everyone agreed on the radio that the temperature has to be exactly right for creating the right "learning environment".

When you look at Queenslanders I think ACT has made a very valid point..

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Post by Shezza » February 20, 2015, 8:32 pm

I think GE should take 'nek minnut' to the old spelling and grammar thread. Kids these days just can't spell like we used to.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » February 20, 2015, 8:41 pm

greeneyed wrote:I want you to know that you've all broken GH guidelines and I'm very disappointed.

* if you are quoting another member's post, you should not alter the original wording (though you may shorten to focus on the particular words you wish to quote);

http://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic ... 11&t=10740
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Post by greeneyed » February 20, 2015, 8:44 pm

That very directly related to the Raiders, thanks.
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Post by Seiffert82 » February 21, 2015, 6:28 am

Not sure how this thread ended up being about cyclones, but I presume/hope The Nickman is OK after getting through the first half of the storm. Sounds pretty full on.

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Post by The Rickman » February 21, 2015, 10:16 pm

Yeah I'm all good, thank Seiff. Was pretty full on there for a while and we still have no power and sporadic Internet, but we're all alive and well
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Post by Begbie » February 21, 2015, 10:19 pm

I was really worried for you mate.

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Post by The Rickman » February 21, 2015, 10:29 pm

Thanks Begs. Did you see my videos on Facebook?? She was some serious stuff there for a while. It was pretty exhilarating stuff but there were definite periods there where I was like "ok, I think this is enough, I'd like to stop now"
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Post by reptar » February 21, 2015, 10:40 pm

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Post by greeneyed » February 21, 2015, 10:48 pm

People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
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Post by Brewdle » February 21, 2015, 10:50 pm

greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
because NT and WA aren't regularly hit? We had two cyclones hit when I was living in Exmouth

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Post by greeneyed » February 21, 2015, 10:52 pm

Brewdle wrote:
greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
because NT and WA aren't regularly hit? We had two cyclones hit when I was living in Exmouth
Sorry I should have said NSWelshmen and Victorians.
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Post by Schifty » February 21, 2015, 10:57 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Brewdle wrote:
greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
because NT and WA aren't regularly hit? We had two cyclones hit when I was living in Exmouth
Sorry I should have said NSWelshmen and Victorians.
Using the Cyclone to take cheap shots at other states.

Citizens expect better of their elected leaders.

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Post by greeneyed » February 21, 2015, 11:06 pm

Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
Brewdle wrote:
greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
because NT and WA aren't regularly hit? We had two cyclones hit when I was living in Exmouth
Sorry I should have said NSWelshmen and Victorians.
Using the Cyclone to take cheap shots at other states.

Citizens expect better of their elected leaders.
I can't help it if NSW and Victoria don't have cyclones and don't understand the horror that the cyclone warning whoops bring. I wasn't taking the cheap shots, just rebutting some cheap shots at someone who has just been through a category four storm.
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Post by The Rickman » February 21, 2015, 11:20 pm

greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
Nah we don't have power yet and it's stinking hot here tonight too.

Yeah the big pine has a huge lean on it too! Should see the devastation around Rocky, there's just trees down everywhere. The estimates for the power are anywhere from three days to two weeks
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Post by The Rickman » February 21, 2015, 11:21 pm

Once I get near a computer GE I'll post my videos to YouTube and put them up in the Weather thread
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Post by Manbush » February 22, 2015, 1:22 am

greeneyed wrote:
Schifty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
Brewdle wrote:
greeneyed wrote:People who are not Queenslanders don't understand cyclones. Do you have power yet Nick? I thought that huge pine was going over...
because NT and WA aren't regularly hit? We had two cyclones hit when I was living in Exmouth
Sorry I should have said NSWelshmen and Victorians.
Using the Cyclone to take cheap shots at other states.

Citizens expect better of their elected leaders.
I can't help it if NSW and Victoria don't have cyclones and don't understand the horror that the cyclone warning whoops bring. I wasn't taking the cheap shots, just rebutting some cheap shots at someone who has just been through a category four storm.
Shouldn't that be North Qlders GE, don't really get cyclones in Brisbane area or Gold Coast, meaning the majority of Qlders don't understand cyclones.

Ps Nickman went through a category 3 not 4
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Post by The Rickman » February 22, 2015, 6:04 am

It was absolutely a 4 when it hit us, Bushy. Downgraded to a 3 before the eye went over the top but it was still a 4 when most of the fun and games were happening
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