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#1 hollywood

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:24 AM

Worst in 50 years.  https://www.cnn.com/...-hnk/index.html


Then that happened.

 

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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:28 AM

It’s tragic, but immediately I thought Robert Benchley, “Venice: streets flooded, please advise.”

Like it’s so bad, but there is no way it isn’t also comedy. Sadly.

#3 hollywood

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:22 AM

Your inner Algonquiner has appeared.


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#4 voyager

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 02:11 AM

Canary in the coal mine.


It's not my circus,

not my monkeys.


#5 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:02 AM

Your inner Algonquiner has appeared.


Not so inner and I still miss the Oak Room.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:10 AM

+1!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:20 PM

Headline - Sandstorms in the Sahara!!!



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:12 AM

+1!!!!!!!!!!!!


That was such a room.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 05:26 PM

The MOSE plan does not seem to be working.  From TPM, "Back when city leaders decided to invest in the gates, St. Mark’s Square flooded a handful of times a year. Now, water creeps over the canal banks more than 100 times a year. As it was planned, 78 bright yellow floodgates will rise to part the sea using a system of compressed air and water displacement in what will eventually be one of the biggest engineering feats of its kind. The rising sea would essentially fill compartments inside the gates which are designed to rise to about a 90 degree angle to cut off the sea from the mouth of the lagoon. As the water recedes, the gates would slowly lower down, spilling out the displaced water back to the sea. The gate system would be activated when the tide hits 3 feet 7 inches. Flooding last Tuesday night reached 6 feet 2 inches, which is the highest the water has risen since 1966, when it hit 6 feet 4 inches. And the system was designed to be used just 20 times a year, but thanks to the rising sea levels, it would currently have to be closed once a day during rainy seasons." 


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