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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #975 on: May 05, 2016, 12:59:39 PM »

From the news reports all 88000 residents of Fort McMurray have had to leave their homes and that most of the city will be destroyed. My thoughts are with them.
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #976 on: May 05, 2016, 01:27:52 PM »

Mine too, and I hope rain and help come soon for you all.

take care out there.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #977 on: May 05, 2016, 04:35:32 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36213580

He's just bottled out of the competition to be the world's most irrelevant man, claiming that his bookings as the world's most convincing Simon Cowell lookalike are taking up all of his precious time.
How can anyone be so smug about being a complete nonentity and resembling a complete winker?
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #978 on: May 05, 2016, 04:47:08 PM »

And so the big question.


Has he backed out because
A. He 'does not have the courage'
B. He isn't Satoshi
C. He is Satoshi, but he cannot transfer the money because he has forgotten his user name/password


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #979 on: May 05, 2016, 04:53:40 PM »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #980 on: May 05, 2016, 04:55:23 PM »

Blue Peter Badges to the first five correct answers  O0


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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #981 on: May 05, 2016, 09:14:20 PM »

Hi Derek, thank you. This is the worst fire in recorded history. For John (oldiron) he is 2500 miles to the east but it is in my Province about 500 KM. north from here. We have had Very, Very, Very little rain & it is very hot some days , up to 28 degrees C, This fire is in the news but to the west in British Columbia there are 200 fires burning out of control. We have some of the best fire fighters in the world but there is nothing they can do the fire is so fierce it is creating its own lightning. The whole city may be lost, we have our fingers & toes crossed, not that it will do much good. Mick B. ( thanks for thinking of us at this bad time)   
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #982 on: May 05, 2016, 11:14:47 PM »

Crikey, that is really sad. I appreciate that the residents of Fort McMurray like their city, but is it going to be viable to rebuild? Everything not made of stone is either going to burn or melt. It'll take years to rebuild even with outside help.

Poor citizens {:-{
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #983 on: May 06, 2016, 12:40:11 AM »

Mick and Derek

  As Mick says, I'm a very long way east of the fires and an equally long way south. The weather out this end of the country has been, until now, cool and wet. however, the bush is drying out and we'll have to watch ourselves here.
  Its really unbelievable what's happening up there. We really feel for those people. There are reliief efforts taking place here. There are fire departments with crews ready and on standby for the relief call. The depertment in the town to the east has 100 fire fighters and gear ready to go when called.

Thanks for asking.hope you're keeping well Mick

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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #984 on: May 06, 2016, 12:43:37 AM »

Crikey, that is really sad. I appreciate that the residents of Fort McMurray like their city, but is it going to be viable to rebuild? Everything not made of stone is either going to burn or melt. It'll take years to rebuild even with outside help.

Poor citizens {:-{

It'll be rebuilt. Its the home of the Alberta tar sands. It was the world's biggest supplier of oil to the States and a significant supplier to China, so it will be rebuilt. It will, however take time. I think the hardest part will be accommadation. Its a very long way to the next town, and all the towns are small up there.

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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #985 on: May 06, 2016, 08:57:14 AM »

My thoughts are also with those involved or who have even lost their homes and belonging already. Often think that many people have no idea of the scale of some of these happenings the other side of the pond, or the world. When it takes three days or more on the train to get from side to side or top to bottom it might give some scale to things. As for the present fire, look up the area in sq miles of your (In the UK) county, if it falls between 3 and 400sq miles can you imagine the whole county on fire because that is the size, and no doubt growing, of the present one in Canada. Keep safe folks.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #986 on: May 06, 2016, 09:53:57 AM »

BBC News Flash:  Polar exploration ship to be name RRS Sir David Attenborough, after Boaty McBoatface topped public poll for ships name.  Good choice IMHO.  He has done much to publicise the problems global warming can have on the environment, in addition to his wonderful work on nature and the natural world.
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Re: Boaty McBoatface
« Reply #988 on: May 06, 2016, 11:10:59 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652
Nice that common sense has prevailed over the Twitterati. I doubt anyone could object to this name.
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I posted this before I read the In the News section - sorry.
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« Reply #989 on: May 06, 2016, 12:02:50 PM »

Looks like the name will live on though as there is a chance one of the ROV's could be called Boaty.  :D

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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #990 on: May 06, 2016, 11:44:11 PM »

Exactly a year ago I flew over the Rockies for over 2 hours from Vancouver into a small mining town in BC and I could not believe the forests I saw - it boggles belief, the size of them - we have nothing to compare and to think of them ablaze was horrifying to me this week. Nature in the raw indeed, and little that humankind can do about it. So sad for all those folks who have lost everything - not forgetting the wildlife that has suffered.  :((
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #991 on: May 07, 2016, 12:40:44 AM »

Make no mistake about it, this fire is huge. To try and get some concept of how big it is take a look at this web site. It takes the area of the fire and imposes it on maps of various well known cities, including London, England.


http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/how-big-is-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/


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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #992 on: May 07, 2016, 03:19:30 AM »

To put it into perspective, North to South, the UK fits within the Alberta boundaries 1-1/4 times.

To clarify a point on John's Note; Fort McMurray is in the Oil Sands Region of Canada, not the Tar Sands Region.
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #993 on: May 07, 2016, 03:31:22 AM »

In Australia we are very aware of the bushfire menace as it happens every year over here.
There is now a much better understanding of fire reduction burns, although Sydney is covered in smoke from them today, and authorities now have had to carry out a lot more and the "greenies" have just had to accept them.
The 2006 - 07 fire season (look it up on wiki as well as Black Saturday and Ash Wednesday fires) was one of the bad ones in Victoria with 1,154,828 hectares burnt in one fire over 69 days.   It was mostly in very remote areas which is why it was so hard to fight.
It looks as if it is pine trees that are sending the flames so high but our eucalypts are as bad.
Our thoughts and prayers go to all those affected in Canada.
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #994 on: May 07, 2016, 11:10:13 AM »

Looking at the pictures on tv the devastation is gigantic.
So far no fatalities so something going right.
The scenes from within the destroyed city are just so sad.
Glad to hear the members on here are OK.
It does go to show that Mother Nature is a powerful old lady.


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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #995 on: May 07, 2016, 12:29:25 PM »

Looking at the pictures on tv the devastation is gigantic.
So far no fatalities so something going right.
The scenes from within the destroyed city are just so sad.
Glad to hear the members on here are OK.
It does go to show that Mother Nature is a powerful old lady.


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There were two teenage girls killed in a traffic accident during the evacuation the other day. One of them was the daughter of the deputy fire chief.

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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #996 on: May 07, 2016, 02:29:16 PM »

So sorry to hear that, we get told over here no fatalities.


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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #997 on: May 07, 2016, 08:47:04 PM »

Hi fireman  Rick, I didn't know I had a fellow Mayhemer that close only 300KM. Rick can tell you that we get many bush fires during the summer & depending on weather, late into the fall. They start for a verity of reasons,cigarette buts thrown from car windows, camp fires that get out of control, lightning & broken bottles and the sun shining through glass magnifying the sun to name a few, and then we have the Rabble doing it deliberate for "fun" This reminds me of the Yellowstone fires of 1988, they had 40,000 fire fighters & failed to put it out, the weather did. It was so hot ( I was there ) that it burned 3 metres into the soil & has yet to recover in some places . Mick  B. 
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Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
« Reply #998 on: May 08, 2016, 03:40:56 AM »

I think everyone here has a family member or knows someone affected by the fire. Only Mother Nature can fight it at this point it's expected to double in size overnight.
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