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(Telegraph)   British Prime Minister to convene emergency Cobra meeting to deal with floods, G.I. Joe incursions   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 27
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2014-02-05 11:56:12 PM  
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Suck it, flood debris!
 
2014-02-06 02:23:04 AM  
So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.
 
2014-02-06 02:27:00 AM  

berylman: So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.


it generally doesn't. Since the week of Christmas, our weather has been decidely odd mainly a lot of rain and strong wind as opposed to the norm of just below freezing temperatures and about 4 inches of snow which completely shuts down the entire country
 
2014-02-06 02:35:49 AM  

sloughtown4ever: berylman: So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.

it generally doesn't. Since the week of Christmas, our weather has been decidely odd mainly a lot of rain and strong wind as opposed to the norm of just below freezing temperatures and about 4 inches of snow which completely shuts down the entire country


Sounds just like Atlanta!

/but with less Southerners...
 
2014-02-06 03:09:47 AM  
For the uninitiated

Cabinet
Office
Briefing
Room
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2014-02-06 03:14:07 AM  
Cobrastan is not a real country
 
2014-02-06 03:26:15 AM  

Great Justice: Cobrastan is not a real country


Yet...
 
2014-02-06 04:01:49 AM  
I'll tell you something funny. Our window cleaner came in yesterday to the office and was almost blown off his ladder as he was cleanin' windows. As if that wasn't funny enough (it was) he proceeded to blame it on planet Nibiru, swinging by close, disrupting our weather. Apparently it was photographed in China, next to the sun. I'm not even exaggerating, that's what he said. It's come so close it's disrupting our weather, is clearly visible in China, yet our governments aren't telling us because it'd cause mass panic.

I think maybe he was blown off his ladder at his previous job and landed on his head. Good laugh though.
 
2014-02-06 04:03:47 AM  
How about "Cobrexico?"
 
2014-02-06 04:10:38 AM  
To all our British Farkers out there, good luck and take care. You folks are getting some grim weather, again good luck.
 
2014-02-06 04:25:01 AM  

DreamSnipers: To all our British Farkers out there, good luck and take care. You folks are getting some grim weather, again good luck.


Not to equivocate, but in Michigan we've got snow up past our knees and are just getting over -30 wind chills and very high winds. I've lived here my whole life and never seen schools shut down for weeks at a time.
 
2014-02-06 04:40:53 AM  
Just put out another Cold Slither song and they'll be able to rebuild for free.

/But seriously, stay safe British Farkers.
 
2014-02-06 04:44:15 AM  
Why do they need COBRA if they have universal healthcare?
 
2014-02-06 05:24:56 AM  

sloughtown4ever: berylman: So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.

it generally doesn't. Since the week of Christmas, our weather has been decidely odd mainly a lot of rain and strong wind as opposed to the norm of just below freezing temperatures and about 4 inches of snow which completely shuts down the entire country


Must depend where you are in the UK, we have had a couple of inches of snow once in the last 20 years or so, and the rest of the time just a light dusting from time to time.
 
2014-02-06 05:45:06 AM  

DreamSnipers: To all our British Farkers out there, good luck and take care. You folks are getting some grim weather, again good luck.


Yep, it's the poor people down on our South coast and Southwest who have really been getting hammered.  Wettest January on record, high winds, tidal surges, saturated farmlands, swollen rivers, mass flooding, dogs and cats living together, you name it.  Here in Middle England, we've been mainly fortunate in that we've escaped the worst of it, but when it persists it down with rain for days on end and the wind blows up to 50-60 mph most days, it makes getting to the pub a pain and a priority in the same breath.

On the upside, the temps are higher than normal - I've only scraped the ice off the windscreen a couple times so far this winter.  So I've got that going for me.

It's been a bit feast or famine on the rain front:

news.bbcimg.co.uk

Wouldn't put too much stock in calling a meeting of COBRA though, it happens here all the time - I think it's probably more often than not a way to make sure others outside the government of the day get the blame.  At the moment, the Environment Agency is getting both barrels of the blame - it's not like they control the weather.
 
2014-02-06 05:45:47 AM  

Wake Up Sheeple: Why do they need COBRA if they have universal healthcare?


Because the current conservative government is doing its level best to dismantle the public sector.

Also, the environment secretary is a climate change sceptic.

And he was also famously defeated by a bunch of badgers:

When asked in a BBC interview about the alleged failure of a badger cull he had been responsible for, Paterson famously replied that "the badgers have moved the goalposts."


img.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-06 06:02:30 AM  

Slaxl: I'll tell you something funny. Our window cleaner came in yesterday to the office and was almost blown off his ladder as he was cleanin' windows. As if that wasn't funny enough (it was) he proceeded to blame it on planet Nibiru, swinging by close, disrupting our weather. Apparently it was photographed in China, next to the sun. I'm not even exaggerating, that's what he said. It's come so close it's disrupting our weather, is clearly visible in China, yet our governments aren't telling us because it'd cause mass panic.

I think maybe he was blown off his ladder at his previous job and landed on his head. Good laugh though.


Or, the reason he is a window cleaner, is because he has an unbalanced mind, and the best he can hope for is manual labor.
 
2014-02-06 06:12:28 AM  

sloughtown4ever: berylman: So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.

it generally doesn't. Since the week of Christmas, our weather has been decidely odd mainly a lot of rain and strong wind as opposed to the norm of just below freezing temperatures and about 4 inches of snow which completely shuts down the entire country


I had no idea that the UK and the American South were so similar.Next yyou'll tell me that Brits have a culture built around alcohol, too. And families that hold high offices and pass their titles down to their descendants.

How positively shocking!
 
2014-02-06 06:18:18 AM  

Abacus9: DreamSnipers: To all our British Farkers out there, good luck and take care. You folks are getting some grim weather, again good luck.

Not to equivocate, but in Michigan we've got snow up past our knees and are just getting over -30 wind chills and very high winds. I've lived here my whole life and never seen schools shut down for weeks at a time.


Last week, south Louisiana was hit with ice and freezing temps. I swear I've never seen anything shut down for cold and ice before, but we were essentially snowbound for two and a half days.

CSB: Beginning of day two, I just locked myself in my bedroom with several cans of Spaghetti-Os, Kool-Aid, and video games. Emerged only to take care of bodily functions. Beat three games AND caught myself up on recent movies.
 
2014-02-06 06:18:52 AM  
Don't blame me I voted for Jim Hacker.

/Yes, Minister
 
2014-02-06 07:23:08 AM  

xria: Must depend where you are in the UK, we have had a couple of inches of snow once in the last 20 years or so, and the rest of the time just a light dusting from time to time.


Thirty inches of accumulation at my parents' house the year this happened:

upload.wikimedia.org

Today London manages to be both entirely unaffected by the weather and utterly buggered thanks to communism. Awesome.
 
2014-02-06 07:43:42 AM  

Wake Up Sheeple: Why do they need COBRA if they have universal healthcare?


+1
 
2014-02-06 08:41:47 AM  
Batten down the snatches!
 
2014-02-06 01:42:40 PM  

Wake Up Sheeple: Why do they need COBRA if they have universal healthcare?


Yeah, even though it's not GI Joe, Brittish COBRA is still more exciting than US COBRA.
 
2014-02-06 02:48:08 PM  

Steep Spiral: sloughtown4ever: berylman: So it was hurricane force winds in a non-hurricane severe storm? I didn't realize the weather got that hardcore in the UK.

it generally doesn't. Since the week of Christmas, our weather has been decidely odd mainly a lot of rain and strong wind as opposed to the norm of just below freezing temperatures and about 4 inches of snow which completely shuts down the entire country

Sounds just like Atlanta!

/but with less Southerners...


//fewer
 
2014-02-06 03:09:48 PM  

maram500: Abacus9: DreamSnipers: To all our British Farkers out there, good luck and take care. You folks are getting some grim weather, again good luck.

Not to equivocate, but in Michigan we've got snow up past our knees and are just getting over -30 wind chills and very high winds. I've lived here my whole life and never seen schools shut down for weeks at a time.

Last week, south Louisiana was hit with ice and freezing temps. I swear I've never seen anything shut down for cold and ice before, but we were essentially snowbound for two and a half days.

CSB: Beginning of day two, I just locked myself in my bedroom with several cans of Spaghetti-Os, Kool-Aid, and video games. Emerged only to take care of bodily functions. Beat three games AND caught myself up on recent movies.


We're used to snow here, but we still got shut down for weeks. First an ice storm, then 18 inches of snow in one day. That was just the first storm. I'm running out of places to put the snow. The stuff on the lawn is level with the porch, three steps up.
 
2014-02-06 04:01:42 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Slaxl: I'll tell you something funny. Our window cleaner came in yesterday to the office and was almost blown off his ladder as he was cleanin' windows. As if that wasn't funny enough (it was) he proceeded to blame it on planet Nibiru, swinging by close, disrupting our weather. Apparently it was photographed in China, next to the sun. I'm not even exaggerating, that's what he said. It's come so close it's disrupting our weather, is clearly visible in China, yet our governments aren't telling us because it'd cause mass panic.

I think maybe he was blown off his ladder at his previous job and landed on his head. Good laugh though.

Or, the reason he is a window cleaner, is because he has an unbalanced mind, and the best he can hope for is manual labor.


I love you, for saying what we all know was true but I didn't dare say... in case he's spying on me as I write stuff.
 
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