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Viewed in the larger perspective, the flood devastation has exposed the folly of not developing our cheap indigenous sources of energy, such as hydropower, coal, wind and solar energy, which needs to be simultaneously tapped to get rid of the cripplingly expensive oil-based power generation.
That will account for at least 90 per cent of the weight of any vessel that ventures beyond near-Earth space, and as long as you have to haul your reaction mass all the way up from Earth's immensely deep gravity well, space flight is going to remain cripplingly expensive.
The impact of this brutal, ideological and cripplingly unfair austerity will be truly devastating.
We stayed in an inn in Ruthin in north Wales a couple of weeks back with the most cripplingly vicious shower I've ever encountered.
More than holding her own in a stand-out cast that included Jean Boht as Ma Boswell and future film director Peter Howitt as her cool brother, Joey, Gilly was instantly recognisable with her shock of flame red hair, outrageous stockings and short skirts, and cripplingly high heels.
The king, an addict of the cripplingly expensive princely fashion for imported Chinese and Japanese porcelain, was short of cash.
Council tax bills are cripplingly high, and town halls must change their ways to bring the bill down.
But with cripplingly high prices, the need for a viable and cost-effective alternative is urgent.
For instance, marvel at the folly of the extensive Spean Bridge Junction for the unremunerative and cripplingly expensive Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway, running north from Fort William towards Loch Ness.
It is not a free system, but because it is linked to the Sainsbury's credit rating, it is not cripplingly expensive either.
As the Lifetime Network's ``Life Is Not a Fairy Tale'' told it last summer, Fantasia was a teen-age single mother who endured sexual assault, illiteracy and cripplingly low self-esteem before ``Idol'' launched her onto the charts.
While it is true that nobles did enjoy such exemptions, ill times of war (rather frequent occurrences in the eighteenth century) they were expected to serve in the military and personally raise and finance military units that were cripplingly expensive.