I hope everyones family and friends stuck in the cyclone were ok. The damge was shocking... although not as bas as the BOM or media forecast it to be
I have to add a personal remark that even being in melbourne and beinf over 2000km from the cyclone it's affecting us as well. The past 2 days we have
experianced massive flooding and severe thundestorms.
I tried to drive home lastnight and the rain was so heavy that even with my window wipers on full i couldnt see the road in front of me and any flash
flooding. I drove into water higher than my tyres, although i made it home it was a crazy 6 km drive home.
In 25 years of living in Melbourne i have never seen such bad weather and flooding. Even today i couldnt pick up my daughter as all the roads were
closed and flooded. I never thought the weather up north would affect us so far south.
I have never driving in conditions like that, applying my brakes and hearing the friction as they are under water when i'm applying them... it's a
strange thing as ive never seen floods in my life. I was driving at 40km/h in an 80 zone on princess hwy as i couldnt see the road in front of me.
Now i understand why people drive straight into flood waters, when it's raining so hard you cant see it coming...
I would also like to add that i will be leaving ATS shortly, not that it's really important, but i just thought id mention it. I have had enough of
ATS and the paranoia it causes and the inane competivness between certain threads. I started getting jealous and annoyed because another thread was
getting more publicity than mine when the main concern should have been all those poor people actually stuck in the cyclone.
The majority of junk post's and threads we see is really a waste of time for the most part. I used to wake up think of checking ATS..... i need a
break and really dont feel like returning to ATS. It's really a waste of time, i am only seeing that now.
The site itself is great and has a great structure and format. Although personally i need to take an extended break. As you can already see, i have
deleted all my profile information and avatar. I have deleted 95% of my media and uploaded photo's and will shortly delete my main profile and '' my
photo '' folder. I havent been kicked or booted, i am leaving of my own free will and by my choosing.
There are more important things in life than conspriracy thoeries and paranoia. If i have learnt one thing, it is that if there is some massive
conspriracy or the so called '' TPTB'' ( the powers that be ) they cannot be beat my paranoid disscusions on and website that the mainstream media
mocks. If something is going to happen it will, they have the power and the money and that is what matters is this screwed up world.
Whatever we type or discuss on this closed site isnt going to make any difference... and that is what i have come to realise. It is sad but it is the
Seeing the protests in Egypt has opened my eyes to many things, and unless we ever have the guts and tenacity to stand up and protest in such numbers
then we will never get anywhere. There is a massive lesson to be learnt, but too many peopel will never see it and never realise, including the
governments we dont agree with.
The monent you start to consider some of the junk that is spread on ATS is the monent you are infected with paranoia and the moment you stop thinking
Research things yourself, dont listen to junk!!
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