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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Shocking! It wasn't always like that right, that many fires?




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

This is the worst in living memory for me.
So many homes lost ...

No end in sight with worse to come.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: Timely

I was thinking about you and wondering where you were. Are you in a safe area???

I can only imagine the devastation these fires can wreak.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:00 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Touch wood, there are no fires near me.
The devastation is so wide spread though, it is incomprehensible.

Prayers and good hope is much needed along with some decent rain ...

Cheers.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:12 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: bally001

Shocking! It wasn't always like that right, that many fires?


A lot of fires joining up. Wall of flames comes towards you.

After my experience I honestly went to the 'doc'. Few scrapes and minor burns, some sinus after effects but the dreams keep continuing. Not scary but more in line with "How could I have prevented this?" Being an ex uniform trained person these dreams hit home. I can't sleep afterwards. I realize it's a product of de-briefing and coroners courts where blame is attributed and I went through this process many times over a couple of decades. Consequently this institution process is stuck in my mind and at night when I wake up it analyses every aspect of what I did. Can be very critical. I think I have mentioned here or in other threads that I literally 'hate' coroners courts. (attribute blame) So I get up and stay awake until I drop. I feel very sorry for vets whom I imagine go through the same experience. 'Lucky wife' understands me.

The product of these fires was preventable and 'Truey' and I experienced this first hand. From 6 years ago. If we were allowed to do our 'controlled burns' and/or "fuel/hazard reduction" there would be a lot more animals alive. A larger patch of greenery. Our fences, sheds and cabin may have survived.

We copped a lot of flack from the community when we burnt off. So much so that if it was smokey we'd cop, "It must be Steve or Yolly (True Love)."

Reality is. We have our house and neighbors house. Some acres of green trees and a small habitat sanctuary for birds, furry creatures, bugs and flora amongst what you see in the pics. Those advocating for "leave the bush as what nature intended" have subsequently burnt out nature's habitat as well as there own.

Truey's Story (Late one afternoon in Winter.

'We were doing a fuel reduction mid 2019 when we were allowed to. A 4 wheel drive pulled up. Woman got out and swung arm her way up the driveway.' I'll call her minummanahh because she sounded just like that song. Repeating.

The woman said, "I can't breath at home." "I've had to shut every window and door." To me the smoke was going straight up. Late afternoon, cool, no wind. And she lived about a kilometer away'

Me (bally), "Jeez sorry, we're just putting a fire break through before summer, trying to save the blocks as well as yours with a break."

5 min conversation in short form was = She says, "I'm going to sue if you continue."

So, fuel reduction stopped for 2019 for truey and bally.

Well guess what -Us and my neighbor houses survived. Minummanahh. Nothing left.

So, this is the cause for mind problems from me because this was not an isolated case. Most of the village was of this nature loving mentality and, 83 houses burned later, they still...yes..still..reckon it's nature or climate change.
One poor bloke lost his marijuana plantation. I say "who TF cares!?". They say calmly, "Yeah,,, nah,,,, you don't understand."

They are right, 'I don't understand the need for wholesale destruction of the environment because of silly nature beliefs and marijuana farming."

Lets get back to the Aboriginal use of the land and how they respected it with regular hazard reduction.

Crikey! but that is the truth of the matter at hand. I cannot link but look up the Nowa Nowa (Victoria, Australia) protesters and their objection to a protective cold burn this 2019 season. That bush, they put themselves in harms way to protect, all gone now. Aussie ABC just recently pulled their news report of it but the reports surviving on Fbook.

Far be it from me or truey to sue anyone but if that threat is proffered to me again I can use case examples now.

Tragic the way some people think.

Kind regards as always,

Bally and Truey.










posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 05:29 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Here is an interesting pic. Very Aussie. This crew needed a kip/sleep/break. Find a safe spot and lights out.



Real heroes.

Kind regards,

Bally




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:35 AM
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It is time for me to bid you all farewell, I'm leaving ATS today. Thanks for the interactions.

Happy 2020 to all. Live long and prosper.


(And no I didn't get into a punch-up with staff or members or anything like that, it's just time. I may visit from time to time, but I won't be an active member. And I doubt I'll be visiting much either.)

Light's out.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: Timely

Prayers are sent Timely.





posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: bally001

Bally, my heart goes out to all the people affected by these horrible fires. Prayers for all including the heroes.

I saw a clip of a lot of roos hopping away from the fire. Devastating for all the animals as well.





posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Well that came out of the blue. Sorry to see you leave ATS Light. I wish you well in your journey through life. Hugs!





posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 02:01 PM
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True love and some friends went to the coast to check out the markets there yesterday afternoon.

She brought back this vegetarian pizza for the young bloke and I.



The crust is like short bread. Sort of stuff you'd see from a Willy Wonka factory


Kind regards,

Bally



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Sad to see you go mate ...

Best of fortunes to you moving forward !
Don't let the turkeys get you down !




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver


Oh...

Thank you for all the support you have given me and the fine example you have set.

I absolutely don't like to see you leaving, but since it is your choice, i have to accept and respect that.

I wish nice things upon your path of life!



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: bally001

OMG, I'm drooling. That looks soooo yummy!



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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I had some responsibilities to deal with yesterday. Boring bureaucracy stuff.

So i walked about 20 kilometers or 12.4 miles. It felt great. After that i came to my friend's place and ate very many spinach crepes and a whole bag of dry roasted spicy peanuts. Plenty of water and some beers, not very many. For a couple of reasons not very many: Seems like my tolerance for alcohol is lower now, as i have been about 10 days with very little alcohol (by my standards). And, it is not many days ago yet, since my general mood changed from "broken" to "tolerable" and therefore, i don't want to smash myself right away again, with my own little hands.

I didn't feel like more walking anymore, so i slept on my friends couch. Deep sleep from late afternoon until early hours after midnight. I noticed that he has dark roasted coffee (level 3/5 roast in a scale where 5 is most roasted) and he also has extra dark roast (5/5) so i chose the extra dark roast. Very rich aroma and taste. I have not checked, but i think some of the caffeine is destroyed in the roasting process, the more you roast the beans, the less caffeine it has.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

Hello Sweetie! I'm glad that you haven't been drinking as much and that you no longer feel broken.


There is a Swedish woman's channel that I follow on YouTube. She is the most beautiful, inspiring soul. Her life is a dream come true for her. She is talented and creative and down to earth and...you can't help but to feel close to her. She lets people into her life and is so appreciative of every little thing. Wish I could adopt her. So full of joy, of love, of life.

Meet Jonna Jinton.
The world needs more people like Jonna.


edit on 2-1-2020 by Night Star because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
It is time for me to bid you all farewell, I'm leaving ATS today. Thanks for the interactions.

Happy 2020 to all. Live long and prosper.


(And no I didn't get into a punch-up with staff or members or anything like that, it's just time. I may visit from time to time, but I won't be an active member. And I doubt I'll be visiting much either.)

Light's out.


See Ya Mate!

Hope you do drop by on the odd occasion.

May the Truth light your path forward.

P



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:27 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:41 PM
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Have been snacking on a bag of these.

They ain't that bad.



Kinda like eating a real Lamington and a bag of chips/crisps at the same time.

Washed down with Port.

Clenches teeth, shakes head, burrrp!

Watching the live cricket inside with 'truey' Too hot outside.

Kind regards,

Bally



posted on Jan, 3 2020 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Lamington? Is that the cake like thing pictured on the bag? A potato chip that tastes like cake?

Brings a wine goblet and holds it toward Bally. May I? I brought elvin wine for later. For now we can share yours.



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