All Things Australia

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  1. Montegriffo

    Montegriffo Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could send you some of our rain. The farm is waterlogged right now and resembles the Somme in places.
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    We’d accept it gratefully. Too much is as bad as too little though, isn’t it?
     
  3. Montegriffo

    Montegriffo Well-Known Member

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    It's as if the natural balance has somehow been upset.
     
  4. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Yeah, strange that, isn’t it?
     
  5. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    It only takes a disaster to reduce us to the level of hunter gatherers.
    No electricity =no phone, no atm, no petrol, no water/sewerage, no refrigeration/ac, no lighting.
    a salutary lesson that it’s always good to have emergency cash on you.
    Charity can’t always be depended on.
     
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    alexa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    sounds very scary. Are you saying you are in this position?

    Hoping this year is the year we all start to address reality. Heard the Government had put your military out to try and help yesterday and that you have two communities which the Government has not been able to get to yet which are believed to be hit. Also heard Scott Morrison got some critics in demanding the fireworks went off while Sydney had an orange haze.

    Some pictures we have of what it is like in your country

    https://www.theguardian.com/austral...ralias-bushfires-begins-to-emerge-in-pictures

    Thinking of you all and knowing how lucky I am to be here.
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    No, but that is what can happen when we are so dependent on electricity and technology.

    thank you for your good wishes. Fire is terrifying. As are floods. And hurricanes.

    As my neighbour said to me yesterday “ we’ve really ****ed things up, haven’t we?”
    Apropos AGW.
     
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    We had wild fires in 2018. It was rather unpleasant. Evacuation orders and so on. They got out of control. Finally the Feds had to come in. Stage 2 teams. They stopped the fire threatening my farm just 2 miles away. That was to fricking close.

    I very much feel for the folks in Australia. Those fires are a brutal relentless forces.
     
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    smug sarcast though he was :)
     
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    A considerable portion of NSW lost all coms on Wednesday. Everything. Power, mobile cover, landlines. That would have to be a first, I think.
     
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    He was very funny though.
     
  13. Sallyally

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    The microwave receiver transmitters are essential and are more at risk from the elements than the old buried cables.
    All boils down to money.
     
  14. Moi621

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    WHAT OF COMPENSATING KIWIS FOR

    The Pollution On New Zealand From Australia?


    I see the smoke cloud pictures on NBC News.
    Why should a neighbor accept being "dumped" on?


    eh?
     
  15. Sallyally

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    I just read this on the ABC news site.


    Australia's bushfire emergency is being exploited on social media, as misinformation is spread through cyberspace via hundreds of thousands of posts.

    Key points:
    • Bushfires attracting high number of "bot-like and troll-like accounts"
    • Twitter users using arrest figures to downplay climate change warnings
    • Misinformation can "spread wildly, much like bushfires can"
    Out-of-date photos of survivors and inaccurate fire maps have been widely shared, including by international celebrities.

    As authorities fight the flames on firegrounds around the country, an ABC investigation has revealed a battle of a very different kind online.

    One area of misinformation has been the hashtag #ArsonEmergency on Twitter.

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher Dr Timothy Graham analysed 315 accounts posting #ArsonEmergency and said a third of them displayed highly-automated and inauthentic behaviour.

    In layman's terms, that means they're likely to be bots.

    [​IMG]

    why do they do stuff like this? Does it satisfy some deep need?

    Obviously, the internet can be a powerful propaganda tool.
     
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    If You Read It On The Internet, It Must Be True!
    Witness:


    SgtPreston-a.jpg
    Across an immense, unguarded, ethereal border, Canadians, cool and unsympathetic,
    regard our America with envious eyes and slowly and surely draw their plans against us.


     
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    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-...and-climate/2019/state-of-the-uk-climate-2018

    Climate change is a Chinese hoax though...
     
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    Was just watching a repeat of David Attenborough’s episode about birds.
    The Howler Geese was a fabulous piece of cinematography.

    he will be sadly missed when no longer here. No one else of his stature or ability.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Australia lost
    Harry and Meghan to
    :flagcanada:


    Why would they settle for "across the pond"
    as opposed to being in another Hemisphere and 11 Time Zones away
    from Buckingham Palace?


    :hmm:



    I do believe the Aussie personality would have been more appreciated
    by them than . . . . . those excessively polite :flagcanada:s
     
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    I don’t blame them. I wouldn’t come here either, at this time.
    Scomo and the troglodytes running the show AND bushfires.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Person's of the Australian place



    DO YOU ASCRIBE YOUR FIRES AND CURRENT FLOOD

    TO MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE?


    Last I checked the Ice Age barely touched Aussieland
    being so insulated in an oceanic way.




    Yes your coral is dying and ocean temperatures are on the rise.
    That is Geothermal I tell ya. :rant:


    Someone said your miseries are a product of man made global warming.
    #51

    http://politicalforum.com/index.php...thng-but-a-hoax.566936/page-3#post-1071351079

    Political Opinions & Beliefs :worship:
    Austraila wildfire proves climate change is anything but a hoax :roflol:

    What say Aussies willing to out themselves.



    Moi :oldman:
    NOT an Aussie
     
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    You know you're Australian when
    1. You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
    2. You think it’s normal to have a leader called Kevin.
    3. When you hear that an American “roots for his team” you wonder how often and with whom.
    4. You pronounce Melbourne as “Mel-bin”.
    5. You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
    6. You call your best friend “a total bastard” but someone you really, truly despise is just “a bit of a bastard”.
    7. You think “Woolloomooloo” is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
    8. You’re secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
    9. You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that’s twice as big as its $2 coin.
    10. You understand that “Wagga Wagga” can be abbreviated to “Wagga” but “Woy Woy” can’t be called “Woy”.
    11. You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
    12. You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels’ song Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.
    13. You believe, as an article of faith, that the confectionary known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
    14. You still don’t get why the “Labor” in “Australian Labor Party” is not spelt with a “u”.
    15. You believe that the more you shorten someone’s name the more you like them.
    16. You understand that “excuse me” can sound rude, while “scuse me” is always polite.
    17. You understand that “you” has a plural and that it’s “youse”.
    18. You know it’s not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle.
    19. Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for beach cricket.
    20. You still think of Kylie as “that girl off Neighbours”.
    21. When returning home from overseas, you expect to be brutally strip-searched by Customs – just in case you’re trying to sneak in fruit.
    22. You believe the phrase “smart casual” refers to a pair of black tracky-daks, suitably laundered.
    23. You understand that all train timetables are works of fiction.
    24. When working on a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer.
    25. You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem and then have trouble remembering the second.
    26. You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government’s new test for migrants.
    27. You know, whatever the tourist books say, that no one says “cobber”.
    28. And you will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand.
     
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