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  # 1621335 2-Sep-2016 12:13
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People and or Sports people who say, they gave it 110 or 150 %.

 

When in fact 100% is all that you can give...

 

 


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  # 1621386 2-Sep-2016 13:22
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People who get upset about incorrect grammar or word choice, when they understand what the message meant. 12 items or fewer anyone?





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  # 1621408 2-Sep-2016 13:44
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Not understanding what the message meant because someone used the wrong grammar or word choice.

 

 





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  # 1621549 2-Sep-2016 17:37
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freitasm:

 

Vodafone call centre.

 

 

Ha, but that is not a small thing considering it might suck up 50% of your life if you let them. 


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freitasm:

 

Vodafone call centre.

 

 

They have a call centre? surprised


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  # 1621629 2-Sep-2016 20:16
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DarthKermit:

 

freitasm:

 

Vodafone call centre.

 

 

They have a call centre? surprised

 

 

They have a Centre but you can't call it.





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  # 1621647 2-Sep-2016 21:02
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They have a Centre. You can call it. Specification met. No complaints recorded. Bonuses paid.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1621733 2-Sep-2016 23:54
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DarthKermit:

 

freitasm:

 

Vodafone call centre.

 

 

They have a call centre? surprised

 

 

 

 

"Your call is important to us. You are number..98 on the list. We are experiencing high demand so you may find it easier to look at our website so that we do not have to actually deal with you. Goodbye..."






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  # 1621734 2-Sep-2016 23:55
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General media hysteria about a quake with an epicentre 85km from nowhere, and a subsequent tsunami with maximum wave height of 8 inches.

 

 

 

 

Reported in the London Times as having "thousands"  "fleeing in panic"!






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  # 1621746 3-Sep-2016 05:11
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Cars with pockets in the dash with no angle to them or door on them so whenever you accelerate whatever was in them is dumped down by your feet.




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  # 1621747 3-Sep-2016 05:47
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Fred99:

General media hysteria about a quake with an epicentre 85km from nowhere, and a subsequent tsunami with maximum wave height of 8 inches.



Off course large quakes out at sea never cause problems do they, umm wait let's think.




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  # 1621779 3-Sep-2016 07:35
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Supermarket checkout operators who pick up your loaf of factory bread forcefully and squash it - so that when you get home each slice is hourglass-shaped, rather than square.





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  # 1621781 3-Sep-2016 07:55
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MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

General media hysteria about a quake with an epicentre 85km from nowhere, and a subsequent tsunami with maximum wave height of 8 inches.

 



Off course large quakes out at sea never cause problems do they, umm wait let's think.

 

They were advising people to head for high ground after the 8 inch tsunami had arrived - Civil Defense seemed to be asleep then woke up with a shock and decided to issue a warning after it had arrived and after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had issued their advisory including the statement: 

 

* PERSONS ALONG COASTAL AREAS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE SHOULD BE

 

OBSERVANT AND EXERCISE NORMAL CAUTION. OTHERWISE... NO

 

ACTION IS REQUIRED.

 

M7.1 quakes aren't going to produce large tsunami.  For sure anybody living at low level near the coast shouldn't wait for a tsunami warning, any strong quake with long duration (30 seconds or so) you don't wait for a warning - you get the hell out of there, as you don't know the magnitude or if the quake was on land or at sea, so err on the side of caution.

 

Your emergency evacuation kit should include a small transistor radio, through which you'd hope you'd be able to receive accurate information from the authorities.  

 

This wasn't "erring on the side of caution" - it was Keystone Cops.  It was also "crying wolf" - as the general region is a subduction zone capable of producing large damaging local tsunami from megathrust type quakes or undersea volcanoes.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1621785 3-Sep-2016 08:30
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I believe the actions were appropriate and having spent time in the bunker it was as I expected. That is a major fault and easily a major event couldoccur and still could. Were Tsunami is concerned caution saves lives, gungho takes them.




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  # 1621786 3-Sep-2016 08:41
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MikeB4: I believe the actions were appropriate and having spent time in the bunker it was as I expected. That is a major fault and easily a major event couldoccur and still could. Were Tsunami is concerned caution saves lives, gungho takes them.

 

 

 

I watched it unfold - and IMO it was far from appropriate.  It was a shambles - and I'm sure that's recognised by experts at GNS.  They'll of course be too scared to criticise.

 

Yes sure - a large tsunami could occur from a large event in that area.  Official response to the events yesterday just serve further to convince some of the general public that they're fear-mongering sensationalists.  You shouldn't need to visit an offshore website like PTWC to get accurate information about WTF is going on in NZ.  One might even hope that more timely, more detailed, and more accurate information should be freely available from official sources in NZ.

 

 


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