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Post by horace on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 21:57

weather continues its madness...fires here and floods up north...the floods in the wide bay burnett area are biblical in proportion...an irony given the heavy presence of christian fundamentalists in the region...

this area was also the epicentre of opposition to gun control initiatives...during the buy-back scheme, many of the locals reportedly buried their automatics and military rifles in backyards and paddocks, many of which are now under several feet of water...given the flood waters are estimated to be travelling at over 75K per hour many of the guns would have been washed away amidst the other flotsam of domestic life
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by Mick Sawyer on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 22:22

http://live.b105.com.au/Event/Queensland_Floods_2013

If the link doesn't work go and have a look - it's the video where you can see a bus coming through the foam. Where madness takes its hold .........
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by Mick Sawyer on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 22:31

lardbucket wrote:son #1 was camping overnight at Rainbow Beach when the tornado hit

he is one lucky young man ... he did not suffer a scratch, despite trees uprooted all around the campsite and in some cases impaled through nearby cars and stumps.

Yikes. The boy will have stories.

To underline the uncertainty of fate, a tree came down 100 metres from my place yesterday & killed a 3 year old.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 22:49

terrible Mick...the mother last heard of is still in intensive care

amazing that more people have not lost their lives...
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Post by horace on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 22:50

saw Campbell Newman on the nooz...giving a b grade impersonation of Anna Bligh's leadership in the floods of 2011
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:15

horace wrote:terrible Mick...the mother last heard of is still in intensive care

amazing that more people have not lost their lives...

Yes mate, I was outside, at least half a dozen times over the weekend, doing exactly the same thing as the mother & child.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:27

the arbitrary nature of life
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:31

horace wrote:the arbitrary nature of life

aye, as with lardy's boy.
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Post by skully on Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:38

Shocking news about the young fella.
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 00:16

skully wrote:Shocking news about the young fella.

Yep, the true meaning of "tragic".
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by WideWally on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 11:32

After two days without power, I'm back. Roads cut all over the place.
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Post by Red on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 11:39

WideWally wrote:After two days without power, I'm back. Roads cut all over the place.

Was wondering how you were doing up there.
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Post by WideWally on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 11:49

The problems around here were minor compared to some in other places further north. The parents of one of my friends had to be rescued by helicopter from their dairy farm at Mundubbera. They lost nearly all of their herd.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by skully on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 00:34

"Can-do" will build levees

"QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman says he will do his "darndest" to meet the insurance industry's call to construct permanent flood protection levees in his state, as grave fears remain for two men missing in the state's Lockyer Valley."

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I can hear Zoggy behind the Wagga levee right now yelling "it's about farken time".

Much of Northern NSW was spared from absolute disaster by long established levees - one holding back the largest ever flood recorded in Grafton. Yet on the Sunshine Coast, towns have gone underwater, and people have died.

With a Fed Election coming, I can bet my left nut that the Vulture will again inflict a Flood Levee on everyone to try to shore up the woeful Pinko Banjo vote.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 02:04

apparently there has been looting going on up north

...and in a surprising twist an anti internal migration group has sprung up and claimed that Banjos moving down south will need to prove they are fair dinkum refugees...they have called for the banjos to be held in detention pending assessment of their claims
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by skully on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 02:05

Laughing
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Post by horace on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 02:08

thought you might like that S
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by skully on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 02:28

One of your best, h.

applause
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by skully on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 02:38

If there is such a thing as Global Warming...

...Blame China.

"Beijing: A Chinese entrepreneur is selling fresh air in soft drinks cans, similar to bottled drinking water, as north China is once again choking in toxic smog.

The concentration of airborne PM 2.5 particulates the smallest and most deadly went off the chart in the early hours of this morning for the second time this month, according to pollution gauge at the American Embassy in Beijing.
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Chen Guangbiao, whose wealth is valued at $740 million according to the Hurun Report, sells his cans of air for five yuan each.

It comes with atmospheric flavours including pristine Tibet, post-industrial Taiwan and revolutionary Yan'an, the Communist Party's early base area.

Mr Chen told Fairfax Media he wanted to make a point that China's air was turning so bad that the idea of bottled fresh air is no longer fanciful.

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Population of China = 1,344 million
Population of Aus = 22 million.

Yeah, an Australian Carbon Tax is gonna make a BIG difference. And this doesn't include the effects of stinky old 1.24 Billion person India. Rolling Eyes




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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 06:13

wow...big downpour in melbourne...first for the year
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Post by taipan on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 06:17

horace wrote:wow...big downpour in melbourne...first for the year

Red tells me that it never rains in Melbourne.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 06:25

we had some drizzle the other day, but this a decent downpour...hope it goes to the bushfire areas
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by Big Dog on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 06:38

Pissing down here as well. Just about got the tanks back to an acceptable level. Was thinking for a while i might have to buy water for the first time.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by horace on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 22:35

Big Dog wrote:Pissing down here as well. Just about got the tanks back to an acceptable level. Was thinking for a while i might have to buy water for the first time.

good news for you

sadly our bushfires in the alps have received only a bit of drizzle...several townships remain under threat...

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Post by JGK on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 22:16

FFS, now it's 13 degrees in Sydney. The kids are asking to put the heater on.

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