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    Yes, they were hit pretty badly there.

    Global warming caused by the Americans you see.

    One saving grace is that we have insurance companies that actually help people. Not American ones that try and twist and turn out of paying up.

    That means that most home insurance covers flooding automatically - not like here where I have to take out a separate policy for it.

    And of course we rarely have basements, which also helps. The people that might suffer are those that have paid off their mortgages and declined any home insurance at all. But those are in the extreme minority.

    "If you need alternative accommodation, that's usually covered in your policy so your insurance company will make sure you've got payments for any accommodation you may need," Kelly Ostler-Coyle from the ABI said.

    Many insurance companies have set up 24-hour hotlines to help those in the flooded areas get in touch, as well as trying to contact homeowners directly.

    "Events like this really do show the need for insurance and how much your life can be devastated if you don't have it in place," said Ms Ostler-Coyle.

    She told the BBC that she didn't expect insurance premiums to rise generally as a result of the claims, saying that this type of damage was not unusual in any given year.

    "We do have floods most years and we are used to paying these sorts of claims. 2007 was an exceptional year with 3bn worth of damage but at the moment this isn't on that level," she said.
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    Odd you like being here but don't like it here...if you dislike it so much no one is keeping you here...don't let the door hit you in the butt...you won't be able to be treated in our lousy hospitals...
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    Global warming caused by the Americans you see.
    Ian,
    It's our way of messing with you guys.

    The US is all powerful, even bringing earthquakes and floods to Jolly Old England.
    Soon, you little island will be underwater.
    Ha Ha

    You better invest in a row boat.

    AP Report
    Since the Arctic has been melting, the lower ocean floor currents have been changing, pulling more and more subsurface from the England lower shorelines.
    Studies have found that waterways have developed under the land mass, and that the Western edge has lowered.
    At the continued rate of Erosion, they expect submerged portions of the West, which will mean changing roads and highways to circumvent the higher shorelines.

    Too funny!
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    Talking those dirty americans....

    those dirty americans.....

    the only thing we are good for is to come over and rescue Europe in two world wars and then from the communists....

    speaking of getting stiffed like the shitty insurance companies in the USA...
    has any country in Europe ever paid back their
    war debts?... you remember lend lease?

    we are all in this together,
    so enjoy the roller-coaster ride

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    I say thank you very much America for all your hard work on Global warming.

    It gets cold up here, hopefully in a few years we will be like Florida and i won't have to retire there and can stay here.

    Now that the US is trying to clean up i'm hoping the Chinese and Indians will keep up the good work.

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    The cause of this is unproveable one way or another...cooling or warming...they would have to prove we just werent in a normal swing one way or the other...and no one and prove anything...other than the weather is changing...

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    Trust me when I say that within 48 hours of arriving in the US, I understood perfectly why the world was heating up.

    Six lanes of freeway, full of big cars, repeated all over this massive place.

    It was the biggest shock.

    Mother Earth does not stand a chance against the American driver.

    I DIY to save the planet. It saves you driving to my house.

    And I do a better job with better parts......

    Cap and trade everyone. Cap and trade.

    Unless you don't have kids. In which case it really does not matter.

    I hate this sense of entitlement in the US. You are not entitled to drive anywhere in the same way I am not entitled to handouts.

    You do not deserve to drive to work in the same way immigrants do not deserve access to public healthcare.

    So work hard and walk.

    And get over it.
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    Yeah....don't think I'm walking 20 miles to Boston to work
    DIY Handyman (not 4 hire)
    I have enough to do to my own house

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    Take the bus.....or move.

    I know there are not many properties in Boston as big as yours Dave, but I do know one that might be suitable if you are willing to "downsize".

    It's a small place called "the Hancock"...

    Like your current house, "you can't see it driving down the street".




    It's 60 stories and 790 feet tall. Dave's addition is bigger though, but he does live in the burbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Trust me when I say that within 48 hours of arriving in the US, I understood perfectly why the world was heating up
    You understood nothing...you were guessing...BTW it is cooling right now...


    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/23/h...ion=cnn_latest



    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I hate this sense of entitlement in the US. You are not entitled to drive anywhere in the same way I am not entitled to handouts.

    You do not deserve to drive to work in the same way immigrants do not deserve access to public healthcare.

    So work hard and walk.

    And get over it.
    Look in a mirror...your the one who needs to get over it because we are the ones with what you want...that is why you are here isn't it....

    One day when you understand that we have things here that others don't BUT you could have if your Government wasn't the way it was...

    Then and only then will you start to understand freedome...

    What you described is why people from all around the world want to come here...and you want us to be like the rest of the world????


    You make no sense at all...

    Go back to your Yorkshire pudding, Crumpets and sip some tea while I drive to the mountains with my SUV and dine on a T bone steak and do some fishing, hiking or hunting or enjoy any number of other things available here...in the Greatest Nation in the World...

    Your just Envious that someone can have something you and the rest of the world doesn't...again I reiterate...why do so many people around the world want to come here and why would you want to change it to be like the rest of the world...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I hate this sense of entitlement in the US.
    Remember 1 thing...We are Entitled and your not because it is our Country not yours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    You understood nothing...you were guessing...BTW it is cooling right now...


    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/23/h...ion=cnn_latest
    I hope your not talking about this because i live North of New York.

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    2 Turkeys came to my door this morning looking for refuge, I am hiding them in my basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut9199 View Post
    I hope your not talking about this because i live North of New York.
    Yeah...you keep opening that refrigerator door and cooling us down here...quit that....
    Last edited by Terry; 07-18-2010 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    2 Turkeys came to my door this morning looking for refuge, I am hiding them in my basement.

    I can come by and get them ready for a fine dinner tomorrow...

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