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Italy   The U.K and Europe

Started 8/15/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 5360 views.
BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

4/9/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus meant the heavy midweek traffic that might normally have been using the bridge was absent, and only two drivers were hurt.

There's going to be a lot of things to be fixed after this lockdown and significant holes in the supply-chain for the materials. Very little money to do those repairs with.

Where would you be if your phone failed now?

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/5/20

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5/5/20

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/5/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said: ... Of the country's "excess deaths", coronavirus is registered as the official cause for 13,710, leaving around 11,600 deaths unaccounted for, an analysis shows. ... Italy eases coronavirus lockdown, pays respects to more than 29,000 dead - ABC News

We think the UK is now overtaking Italy for the worst in Europe.

We've (mysteriously) not had any reports of the health service collapsing.

The US is alleged to have allowed that to happen, however, and they're still behind us per capita.

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MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Aug-4

His brother recently passed away so he's next.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-13

I've been there!  Thanks for finding that!!

Edit - I could spend hours zooming in on every square centimetre of it!

And I plan to.

If you're a reader, a great find would be Irving Stone's "The Agony and The Ecstasy". 50 years ago my sister sent this to me when she found I was to be stationed in Italy. I've read it 6 times since then. It's a long, but captivating, biographical novel which covers the life of Michelangelo from being accepted very young as an art apprentice to his deathbed. The 2 1/4 hour Charleston Heston movie covers about 10% of the book.

You have to be "a reader", but, if you are you will not be able to put it down.

I was stationed in northern italy 67' to 69'. They built dam near the town of longarone with a tiny village at the base of it. In 66', when firenze flooded the rains caused half of the mountain beside the lake to slide into the lake. The dam actually held, but, the village at the base of the dam was destroyed and half of longarone was also. A half dozen engineers served long prison sentences for their role in that. A much better solution that simple civil penalties. Engineers are much more careful knowing the penalties. 

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