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Thread #142631   Message #3599420
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
08-Feb-14 - 07:20 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Forgive me, but today I want to concentrate my thoughts on the Good Folk of Britain who are beset by floods. Houses & contents ruined, livelihoods ruined, the Farming Community: "Ripped apart" as one distraught Farmer wept into the reporter's microphone. Livestock lost, land so saturated that it will take 'forever' to drain, swollen, unmanaged rivers, bursting their banks again & again. Road & rail communications severely compromised. Thousands of exhausted, good people who really are "At the end of their tether", with no tangible end in sight. As each day passes, the weather forecasters apologetically promise more of the same: more rain, more wind, more high tides. And as if this wasn't enough, ministers & politicians, inept, inert & seemingly paralysed to act. The fact that action should've been taken years ago (and maintained), is a question to which one never gets a straight answer. A parting thought: has anyone from the UK Government been talking to anyone in the Netherlands Government? They know a thing or two about water & land management do the Dutch.
                                           With Love to You All & hoping you are all safe & dry,