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Old 01-17-2020, 02:30 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Hannah did I miss something or did you say you use *potties* for trot-pole holders? LOLOLOL! We used to make cavallettis out of kopper logs (treated pine poles) and bits of fencepost. We even made a trotting-race out of about twenty old pallets propped up with star posts. It never ceases to amaze me how inventive horse people are!

Potties! LOLOLOL! Heehee! *Such* a brilliant idea!
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:57 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

I've just read that recently in Austarlia there are a lot of hail and not only...

In another thread I'm going to write about how its effects to wild parrots basing on an article which I've read


Edit: the mentioned thread link: Australian wild parrots after the bushfires
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:38 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

It's been pretty wild and woolly weather-wise alright, we've had flash flooding in Queensland, dust storms in New South Wales and hailstorms in Melbourne the likes of which they rarely see down there.

While the rain is certainly welcome there are still many places that are drought-affected and fires do continue to rage in Victoria and NSW. We have the tragic news that a C-130 Hercules water bombing aircraft crashed in NSW yesterday with the loss of all 3 of it's American crew. To all of our firefighters, wherever you are from, we cannot thank you enough for your selflessness and courage and we deeply mourn the loss of those brave souls who simply want to protect and serve our ravaged communities. This thing is not over yet.
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:38 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

BIG benefit concert going on tonite raising (more!) funds for bushfire relief, lots of Aussie and international musical acts giving of their time and putting on some pretty awesome performances. Not sure if/when Alice Cooper’s contribution may be uploaded to see online but it’s worth looking for, he absolutely knocked it out of the park, God love him!!

We are SO not worthy
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:54 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

My daughter went to the Queen concert the night before and it was amazing! We're all currently glued to the telly watching the Fire Fight concert!
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:16 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

And how fantastic is NSW fire commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons? The man the nation needed when elected leaders were found to be wanting. I love that man!
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:34 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Exactly! It wasn't just elected leaders, though! Even the opposition went into a flat spin looking for holes to poke in the government in the middle of a national crisis. It was awful from all sides of Oz politics! Shane Fitzsimmons stepped up and showed himself to be a true leader. He absolutely outshone every pollie in the country!
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:02 PM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Wonderful to see fund raiser concerts, etc lifting spirits and helping fund recovery efforts. Sadly, the Australian fire coverage has been somewhat muted by the coronavirus.
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:31 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

The scariest part of all is that the most damage has been done to the 'insignificant' species like insects and reptiles. While the iconic ones (kangaroos and koalas) are important, it's the small food species that *might* have supported the larger ones in the aftermath. As it is, it's been a huge problem trying to keep what's left fed and watered. Its' going to be a a *really* long road!
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:02 AM
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Re: Thinking of our Australian members

Found some good news stories after all the destruction wrought by the bushfires. It will be a long road to recovery but it has already begun.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...fires/12001212

And this one -

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...fires/12013702
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