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# 91 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:43
 
 
Someone said :
Heard today that Urea granulated fertilizer works the same as salt on the roads . It mightn't be as environmentally friendly as salt though .

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# 92 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:46
 
 
Someone said :

10 10 20

There should be heaps of that in the country . I wonder how expensive it is ?
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# 93 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:47
 
 
Apple tells me it's - 7 degrees out there!

We're going to freeze tonight!
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# 94 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:49
 
 
Emigration is looking more and more tempting - I get my redundancy cheque next Friday.

Hope the airport is still open.
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# 95 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:54
 
 
it's currently 76 deg F here (24 C)
shorts and flip flops, blue skies and palm trees etc..


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# 96 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:55
 
 
Someone said :
it's currently 76 deg F here (24 C)
shorts and flip flops, blue skies and palm trees etc..


*throws snowball at Kev*
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# 97 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 19:55
 
 
Someone said :

*throws snowball at Kev*

it'll melt half way across the Atlantic.
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# 98 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:18
 
 
Speaking to a civil servant today, I was told that the inadequate response of councils and others is our own fault - after all we allowed the government to bring in the cuts.

I was also told that this is an example of what is to come.
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# 99 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:25
 
 
Someone said :
after all we allowed the government to bring in the cuts.

And how were we to stop them?
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# 100 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:28
 
 
Someone said :
Apple tells me it's - 7 degrees out there!

We're going to freeze tonight!

its to get as low as - 10.

never been happier indoors all snug.
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# 101 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:28
 
 
Someone said :
Speaking to a civil servant today, I was told that the inadequate response of councils and others is our own fault - after all we allowed the government to bring in the cuts.

I was also told that this is an example of what is to come.

Ha ha! I said that myself!
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# 102 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:50
 
 
FFS! The boys were suppose to be back to school yesterday, but because of the weather they decided that Monday they would re-open, now I just heard that they will be closed until next Thursday:


All national and secondary schools are to remain closed until Thursday 14 January, Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe announced this afternoon.

The decision was taken following a review of the weekend weather forecast at a meeting of the Government's Emergency Response Committee.

The Minister accepts that the closures will cause inconvenience but said the safety of student, teachers and parents was more important.
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The decision comes amid growing fears among school principals and boards of management about the impact of further severe weather on school communities. It will be widely welcomed by them.

Schools have been telling RTÉ News of strong health and safety concerns, centred on footpaths and roads in their wider areas.

A decision on whether Ireland's 4,000 schools will remain closed or re-opened later next week will be made following a review by the Committee at a meeting on Tuesday.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0108/educationweather.html


It was hard enough getting a sitter for them for all the rest of the holidays, this is just ridiculous for those of us who work. Way more stressful, than taking them to school would be.
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# 103 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 20:57
 
 
Someone said :
...The Minister accepts that the closures will cause inconvenience ...

Oh does he? So children are at a loose end. Parents take time off work, certified or not to take care of them. Employers lose out and productivity plummets. Inconvenient? Sounds like a great way to put more jobs at risk.

That said, their safety is paramount.
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# 104 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 21:07
 
 
Someone said :
Apple tells me it's - 7 degrees out there!

We're going to freeze tonight!

I haven't felt all that cold waling around in the last few weeks. I think its the lack of wind.
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# 105 : Friday 8-1-2010 @ 21:12
 
 
Just watching the news, incredibly, a personal injury lawyer has said motorists may be entitled to sue if they crash on a part of the road not gritted, and, if you slip on a footpath where a resident has attempted to clear ice and snow, you could sue them.

Maybe it's me who's wrong, but if I crashed a car tonight or slipped on ice, I would put it down to the weather rather than try to sue someone. The risks are clear to everyone and unless there is a specific reason for an incident then it's unfair to try sue someone.

In a nice contrast, this report was followed by coverage of how people who are braving the elements to do their job. One postman is still delivering to rural locations despite the risks.
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