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 Post subject: Britain is closed!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Sorry guys Britain will be closed for the foreseeable future. No planes coming in or out due to Volcanic ash in atmosphere from Iceland. We will try to resume normal service as soon as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:14 pm 
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:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Why do I have to be stuck on this island!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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SEBUVER wrote:
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Why do I have to be stuck on this island!!!

I know right? I was just about to book a flight to.........erm........where's far away?.....New Zealand! Yeah, I'm stuck here. :evil:

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Hahaha! I try again tomorrow, then, shall I?

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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My brother-in-law has been trying to get here (US) to visit for several days from Northern Ireland. Still no luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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At first I thought the threat was overplayed, but I've noticed a fine layer of dust has settled on the surface of my car the last few days, and I'm as far south as you can get.


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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I wonder how much boat transportation is benefitting from this...

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Um ... once upon a time Britannia's navy was famous ... or at least famous enough for G&S to parody it.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Good Britance! (LOL A PUN!)

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Does anyone know what this is going to do to airmail? They've been slow enough recently and now this :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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i read this morning that carrier pigeons are still flying

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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In that case, I'll go order a black mf8 teraminx right now. How long will it take for that pidgeon to bring it here? :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Alex wrote:
In that case, I'll go order a black mf8 teraminx right now. How long will it take for that pidgeon to bring it here? :twisted:


Where did you get the Teraminx?
I found it
Found it? In GreatBritain? The Teraminx is tropical!
What do you mean?
Well, this is a temperate zone.
The Pigeon may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plumber may seek warmer climes in winter yet these are not strangers to our land.
Are you suggesting Teraminxes migrate?
Not at all, they could be carried.
What -- a pigeon carrying a Teraminx?
It could grip it by the center cap!
It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a 1 pound Teraminx!
Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Alex from the Court of TwistyPuzzles is here.
Listen, in order to maintain air-speed velocity, a pigeon needs to beat its wings 43 times every second, right?
Please!
Am I right?
I'm not interested!
It could be carried by an African Pigeon! Oh, yeah, an African pigeon maybe, but not a European Pigeon, that's my point. Oh, yeah, I agree with that...
Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Twistypuzzles?!
But then of course African Pigeon are not migratory. Oh, yeah... So they couldn't bring a Teraminx back anyway... Wait a minute -- supposing two pigeons carried it together? No, they'd have to have it on a line. Well, simple! They'd just use a standard creeper! What, held under the dorsal guiding feathers? Well, why not?


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Does anyone know what this is going to do to airmail? They've been slow enough recently and now this :cry:


No planes= no airmail. I would be wary of ordering stuff right now. The problem you get is piles of mail sitting in warehouses. This is when things get damp, lost, stolen etc.
Sellers should remember to warn their buyers of possible delays.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Well you obviously have to nuke the dust to death.


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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RoboticFresca wrote:
Well you obviously have to nuke the dust to death.

Everybody should get fans and blow all the dust around to have it thinned out and make an even covering of the planet. That's never caused anything bad to happen, right?

Also, it's been pretty chilly here in pittsburgh, hasn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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RoboticFresca wrote:
Well you obviously have to nuke the dust to death.

Everybody should get fans and blow all the dust around to have it thinned out and make an even covering of the planet. That's never caused anything bad to happen, right?

Also, it's been pretty chilly here in pittsburgh, hasn't it?



I think thats just called april. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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I think thats just called april. :lol:
Well then tell April to stop it. I'm getting tired of her and I'm quite cold.


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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Coming your way USA.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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My aunt got there hours before the airports closed... and is not stuck there, oh well

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Good news, planes are coming back.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Sea mail from Britain is working just fine. The United States Government sent some documents to me in Japan. How did they send the documents? Well naturally, by sea mail from Britain. The documents arrived last night.

Meanwhile helicopter mail from China is working just fine too. A package from Meffert's arrived last night.

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Well, at least this shouldn't affect the shipping of my Mefferts package, as well as other goodies from Hong Kong / China here to the united states.

Does anybody know how this is affecting the shipments from Shapeways? They are in the Netherlands, which I believe is in northern Europe somewhere.

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I think thats just called april. :lol:
Well then tell April to stop it. I'm getting tired of her and I'm quite cold.
I find that quite laughable. the weather has been quite gorgeous the past couple weeks here in Louisiana, US. :mrgreen:

Recentlly for the past month here, there have been massive reports of mysterious yellow dust appearing all over people's cars, etc. It is called pollen, it falls from trees, and wreaks havoc on min as well as other people's nasal airways. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously, though, my heart goes out to all my friends across the pond who are stranded by the volcanic eruptions... :cry:

Also, in gereral, over the past six months there have been huge amounts of sismic activity ranging from earthquakes to sunamis and volcanic outpourings going on all over the world, in unrelated areas. Does this mean we are getting closer to Armaggedon? Who, where is the next target going to be? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Britain is closed!
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Packages from Shapeways are being delayed but I would expect the trouble to be over soon.


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Also, in gereral, over the past six months there have been huge amounts of sismic activity ranging from earthquakes to sunamis and volcanic outpourings going on all over the world, in unrelated areas. Does this mean we are getting closer to Armaggedon? Who, where is the next target going to be? :shock:

My Earth science teacher claims that we aren't really getting more earthquakes, but the media makes it seem like we are by selling stories about seismic activity.

Regarding Shapeways shipments, my package is also stuck in Cologne. It was supposed to be here Monday, but I'd be surprised if it comes by the end of this week! :x

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I knew some good would eventually come of being so far away from everywhere else! :lol: :lol:

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