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State Fires Crisis: 200+ dead in Vic, 750+ homes lost

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Does that involve throwing a bucket of water over his head and running around waving his hand in the air and screaming like a girl?

This is Nich we're talking about - he'll need more than one bucket of water to get all his hair wet. I believe his plan is to soak up a bath-full of water with his shaggy mane, stand in front of the fire and shake like a dog.

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Fuck, just found out a mate lost six of his friends in Kinglake. :(

That's heavy. :(

 

Sorry to hear it. Hope he's dealing with it ok...

 

 

-A-

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Donated a bit more when at coles today.

Do they make profit from items on special?

I'd say so... just not as much as usual.

 

I spent like $225 there... didn't realise i'd put quite so much in my trolley. =/

Was gonna donate some more while i was there, but now I've got like $50 left for the next week... lol

 

 

-A-

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I just feel like crying when I read some of the stories.

 

And people, who even though they have lost all of their material possessions, say that they are ok 'cos no one in their family died really put into perspective my own troubles.

 

And then reading about those who died and how and seeing their photos and their faces. It's just so sad.

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I just feel like crying when I read some of the stories.

 

And people, who even though they have lost all of their material possessions, say that they are ok 'cos no one in their family died really put into perspective my own troubles.

 

And then reading about those who died and how and seeing their photos and their faces. It's just so sad.

Same here. The worst story I heard was a lady on TV who said they'd her a poor girl screaming for help at the property down there (and she points) but "we couldn't do anything to help her, we had to get ourselves out."

 

Fuck me. I think I'd go crazy faced with decisions like that.

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So he was made redundant. Big deal. It's not like he was sacked 'cos he was off fighting the worst bushfires in the country's history.

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So he was made redundant. Big deal. It's not like he was sacked 'cos he was off fighting the worst bushfires in the country's history.

 

yep, very sad, but just more media beat up because it was coincidental. There were 115 people made redundant.. just that 2 of them happened to be CFA volunteers. I feel for them all.

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I fell sorry about these guys, do they accept EUR or USD?

 

I was in a wild fire and the easy way to redirect the fire is to get a chain saw, a shovel and (if you have it) A bulldoser. Make a moat around your house and fill it with Exploseaves and nails!!! Ough and make shure to run!!!! My dad was drunk and did that, but he used AE7 (1 Cup = 3 Lb of C4 Explosaves).

 

The best way to go through disasters are to look on the bright side, AND DO SOMETHING!!!

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I just realised something, the fire department stated that the fire was started by a unatted open fire. a word of advice to campers, PUT OUT YOUR FIRES WITH WATER BEFORE YOU LEAVE!!!

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I heard something the other day about a publican being charged with theft when he borrowed a council bulldozer to create a fire break around the town (don't know which one).... he then returned the bulldozer to its correct place... does anyone know anything about that or have a link to the story?? Pretty fucked up if the charges stick IMHO.

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I heard something the other day about a publican being charged with theft when he borrowed a council bulldozer to create a fire break around the town (don't know which one)

Was probably a Caterpillar D9.

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I heard something the other day about a publican being charged with theft when he borrowed a council bulldozer to create a fire break around the town (don't know which one)

Was probably a Caterpillar D9.

 

 

Possibly.. I wasn't told the specifics of the dozer

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be careful what you say people

 

VICTORIA Police want to ban messages being posted on internet blogs about accused firebug Brendan Sokaluk.

 

The publication of Sokaluk's street address and his image has been banned by a court but members of the public have been freely publishing those details on the internet.

 

"It could (jeopardise the case) - Victoria police are taking some action to take a look at that,'' police deputy commissioner Kieran Walshe said.

 

"We'll talk with the DPP (Department of Public Prosecutions) and we'll also make some inquiries with the blogging side of it, whether we can have it removed.

 

"We don't want anything to take place, we don't want anything to be done, that might jeopardise a fair trial down the track.''

 

Mr Sokaluk, 39, of Churchill faces one count of arson causing death, one count of intentionally lighting a bushfire and one count of possessing child pornography.

 

The charges relate to the Churchill fire that burnt out more than 30,000ha, killed 10 people and destroyed about 200 homes.

 

He has been remanded in custody to appear at a committal mention on May 26 and has not entered a plea nor applied for bail.

 

The fight to quell the flames continues as police search the wreckage for more victims of Australia's worst bushfire disaster, which has claimed at least 189 lives.

 

"It is a very difficult task, a very painstaking task, but it has to follow a particular methodology. We will do it as quick as we can so people can get in (to their home towns),'' Mr Walshe told the Nine Network today.

 

Police are also investigating blazes that were possibly deliberately lit and specifically appealed for information from anyone in the area of the Murrindindi fire around Alexandra.

The last thing anyone wants is a mistrial or more lenient sentence because of silly comments posted on the net, especially if this man is found guilty.

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be careful what you say people

 

VICTORIA Police want to ban messages being posted on internet blogs about accused firebug Brendan Sokaluk.

 

The publication of Sokaluk's street address and his image has been banned by a court but members of the public have been freely publishing those details on the internet.

 

"It could (jeopardise the case) - Victoria police are taking some action to take a look at that,'' police deputy commissioner Kieran Walshe said.

 

"We'll talk with the DPP (Department of Public Prosecutions) and we'll also make some inquiries with the blogging side of it, whether we can have it removed.

 

"We don't want anything to take place, we don't want anything to be done, that might jeopardise a fair trial down the track.''

 

Mr Sokaluk, 39, of Churchill faces one count of arson causing death, one count of intentionally lighting a bushfire and one count of possessing child pornography.

 

The charges relate to the Churchill fire that burnt out more than 30,000ha, killed 10 people and destroyed about 200 homes.

 

He has been remanded in custody to appear at a committal mention on May 26 and has not entered a plea nor applied for bail.

 

The fight to quell the flames continues as police search the wreckage for more victims of Australia's worst bushfire disaster, which has claimed at least 189 lives.

 

"It is a very difficult task, a very painstaking task, but it has to follow a particular methodology. We will do it as quick as we can so people can get in (to their home towns),'' Mr Walshe told the Nine Network today.

 

Police are also investigating blazes that were possibly deliberately lit and specifically appealed for information from anyone in the area of the Murrindindi fire around Alexandra.

The last thing anyone wants is a mistrial or more lenient sentence because of silly comments posted on the net, especially if this man is found guilty.

 

Perhaps they should have a chat to The Daily Telegraph.

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