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Another devastating fire season

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2020 05:31 am
@Wilso,
Brilliant!

Although, you are pikers compared to Plump's lie machine.
Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2020 06:05 am
@Setanta,
Look on page 7 of The Coronavirus Diaries!
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2020 06:24 am
@Wilso,
That was good, too, Boss . . . thanks.
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Kris148
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 05:13 pm
@cherrie,
Our worst fire season on record. Some 46 million acres (72,000 square miles) of land were burned in thousands of fires across our great land mass. At least 80 percent of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in NSW and 53 percent of the Gondwana world heritage rainforests in Queensland (QLD) were burned. Some 350 homes destroyed.. 32 Australians died and thousands of livestock and wildlife perished.
cherrie
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:06 pm
@Kris148,
I'm not sure where you got 350 homes from.
Just under 3000 homes were destroyed, along with about 2000 other buildings such as outbuildings and businesses.

The animal toll is in the billions.
Kris148
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:09 pm
@cherrie,
3000 homes yeh. I had no idea of the exact toll on wildlife and farm stock. Pure guesswork.
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Kris148
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:13 pm
Was reading that hundreds of millions of bucks of fire relief has yet to find the people that most need it. I posted during this tragedy on another forum that the Aussie Red Cross kept half of all donations for admin purposes and that people needed to find someone else to handle their donation.
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Kris148
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:16 pm
The prehistoric Wollemi Pine survived the fires miraculously. It is reputed to be the worlds oldest living plant. I have a foto of the untouched pine forest but unable to post it here.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:20 pm
I never donate to the Red Cross anymore
cherrie
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:26 pm
@Wilso,
It's not just Red Cross who are hanging on to donated money. The Salvos and St Vinnies are doing it as well.
Kris148
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 10:28 pm
@cherrie,
Really. Unforgiveable as many of our cockies are still having trouble getting their lives back together let alone their livelihoods.

How many other Aussies are there on the forum?
roger
 
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Reply Sat 9 May, 2020 11:35 pm
@Wilso,
I fully understand that.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 12:23 am
@Kris148,
I'm not sure exactly how many Aussies there are but it's just a handful
Kris148
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 01:41 am
@cherrie,
..and they are all on this thread? It is good having an Australian sub forum. I try to push our country on an American baby boomer site I belong to. Some are interested.. most ignore me and the other Aussie on there.

I have posted a new riddle. Do you like whodunnits?
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 02:38 am
@Kris148,
Some of them are on this thread but I think the majority of people who posted here are from elsewhere.
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