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Australia is burning!

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on February 9, 2009

Here’s a first-hand account from good friend Libby King (lives in Adelaide, S.A.) of the devastation that’s taking place in Oz as we speak.
-Hello to all!
Some of you have emailed re me ‘ealth and the heat and terrifying fires in southern Australia. The most horrific are in Victoria (State) in the hilly regions just north and east of Melbourne. This is a high rainfall area compared to Adelaide and there’s lots of vegetation in particular eucalyptus with their built in oil supply and pine plantations. If you have an atlas that cares about Australia….the town of Bendigo, north west of Melbourne should be shown. Some homes were lost there. The smaller towns of Kinglake, Marysville and Whitesea are almost immediately north of Melbourne. The carnage travels east from there. Some of these fires are the work of arsonists. It’s now 1AM on Tuesday the 10th and the death toll is now 130 and likely to climb higher. The death toll is higher than that of 9/11 taking population into account. If you’re curious try ninemsn This is Australian and world news and has up to date info.-

Check this out ABC

naan: I had just been reading about Rubert Murdoch’s 100-yr old mum Dame Elisabeth who lives at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin near Melbourne. Lovely spot.

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  1. zz dans le meteo said, on February 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Horrible.

  2. ruthanzo said, on February 9, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    ‘down under’ indeed!

  3. zz dans le meteo said, on February 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    another paradisaical candidate down

  4. frogpaddy said, on February 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    are there more arsonists per capita in oz because of it having been a penal colony? the kind of arsonist that lights bushfires (then tries to put them out heroically) is said to be an under-achiever. does mother earth benefit in any way from these fires? is she working in tandem with these guys? i never thought of thor and his lightning bolts being an under-achiever, a juvenile delinquent.. i’m beginning to understand heavy metal.

  5. ruthanzo said, on February 10, 2009 at 9:26 am

    some people are blaming it on the ‘greenies’ and their belief that mother nature should do her own ‘housework’. she’s notoriously slow.
    looks like some people beat her to it.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/10/2487587.htm

  6. GCT™ said, on February 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Po’ Po’ Antipodeans.
    I’m with Zasu- Not fair Dinkum at all


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