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Old 30th Dec 2019, 10:47
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Could relief be at hand. the animation of this image show the bands of rain heading in a north easterly direction.

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Old 30th Dec 2019, 10:48
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For those with some time on their hands and a desire for something to fill an hour, may I recommend the Private Eye Review on youtube:
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 12:30
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The "O" word is taking place again this year? Gadzooks!

Which country / athletics coach has achieved the best solution to the problem of concealing their performance enhancing methods this time around?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 13:42
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I see your point meadowrun ... but money that has already been spent a long time ago is no longer available to be diverted to fire-fighting. There are no savings to be made. Money that was spent on last week's shopping can't be used for this week's needs. It's gone.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:26
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The bushfire situation continues to worsen ... if such a thing is even possible. This video is terrifying ... taken from inside a fire truck. The navy is in the process of rescuing people trapped on beaches and military helicopters have also been called in.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:37
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Brave bunch of people.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 16:09
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 03:20
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Brave lads, Bluey.
Have had smoke overcast here all day, a pale pink sun in a grey sky this morning, then a pale orange sun before it disappeared altogether; and I can smell eucalypt smoke.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 05:42
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I would stress this is apolitical, but, I am sure many would hope the Aussie Gov't will recognise the heroism and efforts of the firefighters with something a lot more tangible than twee cucumber sarnies, tea, medals and photo-ops for the politicians along with the insurance companies, the species parasitic genes are the same the world over after all, not kindly referring to a clause in size 2 font on page 348 of the policy as to why, sadly, they won't be paying out for the loss of homes.....whilst reminding the recipients they need not be concerned about renewing their policies, and increased premiums, because, thanks to technology, they will do this automatically for them.

In other news, there was some sort of social event last night which required an artillery barrage to ensure the population were fully aware of said event.

Finally, despite a few little issues, this article should reassure the world that the Brits remain as quirky as ever.....ok, so others take the family cat or dog, so why not yer average corn snake on holiday with them.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50960408
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 09:41
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Happy New Year to all Trabbists!
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 10:56
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Rummaged around and discovered a printed email from 2006.
Sent to me by Tony Draper.
My initial purpose had been to locate the clock instructions.
Many good moments to you all.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 13:03
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Hats Off to the Fire Crews in OZ and all the First Responders out helping those in peril!



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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 09:26
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Washington state USA.... Tumblegeddon..

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/01/79290...=1577960639619

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Old 5th Jan 2020, 13:39
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23+ people have died, many, many homes destroyed and half a billion animals have been killed in these fires. Included in that number is an estimated 8,000 of our precious koalas. The population was already in decline and the slow-moving creatures could not hope to get away from these fires. The scale of destruction is incomprehensible.
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 14:34
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These fires are of a biblical scale. We have relatives in Canberra and Melbourne and are in frequent touch. Our nephew in Auckland tells us of pink skies.. Who could sleep if there is dry vegetation nearby? A tragic loss of life, wildlife and property.
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 17:55
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So far, all the family is safe from the fires. A couple of friends were very close. One can't thanks the DC10 fire bomber enough. It saved his house. Hoping another mate is safe.
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 21:34
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I have a relative in Blackheath. Nerves frayed.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 05:04
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So far, all the family is safe from the fires.
That's really good to hear, reddo. I sincerely hope it stays that way. For your friends and rellies too, hifly and Mr Optimistic.



Such brave, brave people. Our firies and our water/retardant bombers ... fighting these terrible fires to the point of exhaustion and beyond. There are no words to describe that level of courage.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 07:06
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Today is the first day of the school run in the UK. There is much socialising to catch up on. I have to transit many locations at this unsociable morning hour shortly.

I have been "strongly advised ", well emphatically TOLD by the management not to gesticulate or offer my verbal sentiments to those disgorging little Tabatha and Tarquin into the path of oncoming traffic by the management.

The management is still in bed and will not be accompanying me on my journey.....
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 22:35
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"Mummy, why are there no silly b**gers on the road this morning? When daddy is driving they are all over the place"
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