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Marty, Marty you okay?

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Just saw some footage on CNN.

The devastation in ChristChurch looks pretty extensive, almost as bad as Haiti was.

They say the Guiness building collapsed, the hospital had to be evacuated, and the city has run out of ambulances.

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Hi Keith, thanks for the post.

I have been seeing live unedited feeds coming out of Christchurch via the big dish, blooded people getting out of the city in pure panic, not sure what will be edited for others to see ?

More than 20 dead and will be many more, such devastation my friend.

I tried to go to bed early (haha 1am) not a chance to sleep seeing the fear on peoples face running.

I gotta stop watching raw feeds, but national news is all over this saying the center was only 3 miles from the city, sorry don't know the metric way in kilo , had to be very close to you.

EDIT: I should have clicked Keith's link before reply, so sad.

Marsh

Edited by marsh_0x

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Didn't see much new stuff on the morning news, but they said that they had evacuated the center of the city.

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Funny how so many of their buildings sound like they are alcohol themed.

The Forsyth Bar building, the Guiness building.....

Sounds like they are blaming a combination of previous weakening from the preceeding earthquakes and the location of this one for all the destruction.

Beer or no beer, I bet that in a year those kiwis will not be living in tent cities with streets clogged with rubble like the Haitians still are.

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Funny how so many of their buildings sound like they are alcohol themed.

The Forsyth Bar building, the Guiness building.....

Hi Pete, Oh did I/we learn a lesson with Aussies coming out of the bush in Nam, nobody had a chance to drink one on one with them, beer was the preference.

Some sort of built up tolerance, haha being 128# then and Aussie were much bigger in build.

Never saw one hurl.

I'm so troubled with the quake, maybe 300 are still buried, at least it's 73f there now, I'm at a happy 25f.

Marsh

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hi team

ive just managed to get my compt on line

yes it was pretty devastating

more so with the deaths

and worse still i knew some one who is missing

this quake was 3-4 times bigger than the sep one

my house had no damage structurely but any thing a foot from the floor crashed

some one quoted 6.3

bullshit if they lived in my house they would know different

ishould say somwhere about 8.5

the deaths and the

devistation

will proove that

i saw a statistic on after shocks has bin a thousand since the big one

some you couldnt feel

and others had me running for the door

one ot the worse factors

no water no toilets no power

and no road access

and you can imagine all that made me wished i was living

on the moon

as i only bin able to get my tv going that i can catch up my self

as the news comes a cross

ile keep you in touch

thanks for your concern

in the first quake i near shit my self

this time i hit the jackpot

love ya all

marty

ps:

if any one in this thread

would like to keep in email contact with me

ide love that, it isnt very often i get a chance tomake contact

yes i realise there a dangers and inconviences

i used to have keiths email but over time i lost it

i keep in contact with bill mallenson

and we talk about our country and different cultures

and of course our selves and family

and besttechie

----------------------------------------------

other wise ile come here and talk to youal

take care

all have a good one from a friend

marty

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Whoot! Marty. it's so good to hear from you. Glad you and your house made it through the shakes.

Take care!

thank you bozo

for me to get back to BT

and korero [talk] to to my freinds is a great feeling

sure i dont get were as much as i used to

and to be truthful i realy miss it

twice now quakes has brought me here

and i feel it is the assurence i can get from a long line of friends

when i feel down and lonely

thanks all

this has made my day

marty

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Good to see you made it through the quake okay. I tried to send you an email yesterday through the address you have listed for your account, but it came back undeliverable.

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Good to see you made it through the quake okay. I tried to send you an email yesterday through the address you have listed for your account, but it came back undeliverable.

hi TT

my email address has bin changed

use this

towzee (at) clear (dot) net (dot) nz

your emails would be welcome

marty

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Put you new address on my list. I got to get ready for dialysis. See you later.

hi tt you be carefull with that diabetes

so far i haven had to use the dialyses

but ime on

pills and i have a needle if my levels go to high

you take care and keep me in touch

ime praying for you

regards

marty

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Wonderful news, marty!! I am very happy to hear that you are okay!!

thanks hitest

every time i get into strife

i come here and grizzle

hoping for sympathy

which i know i can get

things are improving power is on i still am shitting in the garden

no water yet

and my phone is back on

ineed water as ime on frusemide

i get to much fluid in my body

and it swells me up like a water baloon

ok ive had my grizzle

again thank

marty

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Good to hear you are okay Marty, I dropped you an email

I figured it was probably the devastation of the infrastructure (no power or internet) that was keeping you from posting earlier.

This is interesting, they have a project (similar to Folding @ Home and [email protected]) which uses the shock/motion sensors in some laptops to detect earthquakes.

http://www.wbur.org/npr/126073353/your-laptop-could-detect-the-next-earthquake

This sounds promising, enough people and they will get more data on quakes.

They also can utilize servers since most hard drives they use have accelerometers built in.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/disk-drives-earthquake-detection/

Or maybe one of those home made simple seismometers connected to a big bell

http://www.jochenlueg.freeuk.com/interface/quake.htm

Interesting use of a couple old hard drives. If we had quakes in Texas worth paying attention to I would probably build one of these just for the fun of it.

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Hi Marty

I'm also glad you are OK. I've been keeping up on the situation through regular news channels and the BBC channel.

Take care....

Rich

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Hi Marty,

Thought of you as soon as I heard the news. Glad to hear you are ok. Keep us posted.

Take care, :thumbsup:

Pat

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ok team every thing is reorginised now

i got a food voucher for $250

as well as petrol voucher

i dont drive now but a freind drove me there

the voucher went to him

as ive never bludged before i was a green horn but my friend knew how to manipulate the sys

bloody embarrassing for me

how ever i have the voucher so ile spend up large

in petes email he said we need to ber prepared exampl cooking facility s

ect so tomorrow ile but a gas cooker

i may never need it but you never know

other things he mentioned

which ile investigate

thanks pete for you help appreciated

catch up with you lot later

marty

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ok i got a food voucher organised

for $250

plus a petrol voucher tho i dont drive my friend drove me there

so the 4o galls will go to him

at first the organised relief was abit lax

but now every thing in full swing and weel organised

the center i went was the nz red cross

and i must give them a plug

they are a fantastic team

as a diabetic

the food i need it

different and more costly but it is some thing

tho i have plenty of money my bank is closed for repairs as all banks here are

so the voucher comes in handy

if any one is assocciated with a red cross in your area

say a kind word for them from nz for me

marty

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ok i got a food voucher organised

for $250

plus a petrol voucher tho i dont drive my friend drove me there

so the 4o galls will go to him

at first the organised relief was abit lax

but now every thing in full swing and weel organised

the center i went was the nz red cross

and i must give them a plug

they are a fantastic team

as a diabetic

the food i need it

different and more costly but it is some thing

tho i have plenty of money my bank is closed for repairs as all banks here are

so the voucher comes in handy

if any one is assocciated with a red cross in your area

say a kind word for them from nz for me

sorry for gettinh carried with all these posts

but ive got to get it off my mind

thanks team

marty

marty

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Hi marty!

I am very impressed with the relief effort that is underway in NZ, absolutely first rate, judging by your accounts! I am happy that things are going well for you.

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hi test we have help from all over the world -europe -usa- ozzy

japan-singapore-you name it

they have these relief centers all over the city

yes i agree they are well organised

but nz is on a fault line so councils and govs are aware

of the need in emergency

i went to a relief center this morning and got a npther voucher

for water and food

as ime an old bugger

i have an old buggers identity card

it was a peice of cake

i need to mention a lady two doors from has bin cooking all through this crisis and dilevering it to local house hold

hows that for kind ness

its times like this tht bring the good out in people

there has bin some arsoles called looters

and the local public want to hangem

most have bin arrested

i must be away as my water isnt turned on yet

so i have to go to a local tap

ile spot ya later

marty

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