Australian heat wave causes havoc!

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    Jan 08, 2018 9:44 PM GMT
    I've read several articles on the heat and damage it has caused.
    Paved roads are mealting and many heat strokes.
    This is a new one.

    BATTED OUT Thousands of flying foxes fall from sky after being ‘boiled alive’ in sweltering Australia heatwave

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5292125/thousands-of-flying-foxes-fall-from-sky-after-being-boiled-alive-in-sweltering-australia-heatwave/
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    Jan 09, 2018 7:43 PM GMT
    Nothing new, for this Great Southern Land, to have hot summer days.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 09, 2018 8:54 PM GMT
    two_meninlove saidNothing new, for this Great Southern Land, to have hot summer days.
    Yeah but that sounds too abnormally hot!
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    Jan 09, 2018 9:18 PM GMT
    OK so boiled alive is a bit melodramatic; it seems to be more like heatstroke.

    And "Thousands of flying foxes fall from the sky" turns out to be "fell from the trees" they were sleeping in during the heat of the day, because bats typically fly at night, when it's a bit cooler.

    But Australia is well known for hyperbole; after all, it's the home of the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Sandy Desert, the Great Victoria Desert, the Great Ocean Road, the Great Australian Bight, the Great Dividing Range... seriously guys, get enough of yourselves!

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    Jan 09, 2018 10:24 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidOK so boiled alive is a bit melodramatic; it seems to be more like heatstroke.

    And "Thousands of flying foxes fall from the sky" turns out to be "fell from the trees" they were sleeping in during the heat of the day, because bats typically fly at night, when it's a bit cooler.

    But Australia is well known for hyperbole; after all, it's the home of the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Sandy Desert, the Great Victoria Desert, the Great Ocean Road, the Great Australian Bight, the Great Dividing Range... seriously guys, get enough of yourselves!

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    Have you ever been to this Great Southern Land; Oz?
    it really is a beaut place. If ya haven't come have a Captain Cook.

    Correct, our Flying Foxes didn't fall out of the sky, rather trees.
    I had heat stroke a number of times, as a wee fella. Due to dehydration.
    A few years ago, we had a number of +40 C days in a row.
    The Northern Hemisphere, gets extreme cold.
    In the southern hemisphere, get the extreme heat.
    I love my sunburnt country.
    Been blessed to of seen much of it too. By plane, train, car, motor bike, and even by foot.
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    Jan 09, 2018 10:28 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    two_meninlove saidNothing new, for this Great Southern Land, to have hot summer days.
    Yeah but that sounds too abnormally hot!

    Something I grew up with mate.
    Last Saturday, I made sure water was out for wildlife, pets were inside.
    But I didn't turn the air con on.
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 10, 2018 1:47 AM GMT
    Yes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.
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    Jan 10, 2018 2:01 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidYes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.

    America isn't short of people who truly belive, they live in the world's greatest nation.
    Seems many have been brainwashed with it.
    As a Aussie, I truly love this Great Southern Land, and feel no need to leave.
    But I could stay in Hilo Hawaii,m three months of every year.
    There are also things about other nations, I love too.
    One thing I know we have over American in Melbourne, is a higher standards of eating out.
    Heard many Americans say this too. But that's not all of Australia.
  • HarborFighter

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    Jan 10, 2018 12:37 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidYes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.
    Yep. I am right there with you, bud. I've lived here since 2013. I confirm everything you say about the place. It's really crazy and VERY out of touch with...well, with most of the rest of the world. And it is such a very, very small percentage of the English speaking world who live here...about half the population of California. AGGGHHHH!!!!! But alas...I am married to an Aussie and I become a citizen this year. So here I am. To stay. And to teach!

    So this " heat wave" is just a typical Australian summer, it seems to me. I've lived through a hotter summer here....my first one here...2013.
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    bro4bro saidYes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.
    Yep. I am right there with you, bud. I've lived here since 2013. I confirm everything you say about the place. It's really crazy and VERY out of touch with...well, with most of the rest of the world. And it is such a very, very small percentage of the English speaking world who live here...about half the population of California. AGGGHHHH!!!!! But alas...I am married to an Aussie and I become a citizen this year. So here I am. To stay. And to teach!

    So this " heat wave" is just a typical Australian summer, it seems to me. I've lived through a hotter summer here....my first one here...2013.

    South Australia knows all about hot dry summers.
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    Jan 10, 2018 6:07 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidYes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.



    As an Australian living in the U.S for 20 years , i have heard many Americans talking about their country like the Aussies you are mentioning , it is called patriotism .
    Australia is not the best country in the world and America is not either , the 2 countries have their pluses and minuses ....
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    Jan 10, 2018 7:06 PM GMT
    I wasn't intending to make it a competition.
    You're absolutely right, there are many Americans who believe without question that the US is better than anyplace else in every imaginable way.
    I imagine pretty much every "first world" country has a number of those types.
    And much like the ultra-patriotic Aussies, they tend to be poorly traveled, poorly educated, and not too bright.
    What strikes me about the Aussie version is their apparent compulsion to engage foreigners in that conversation at every possible opportunity.
    No other country I've been to has so many who are so eager to do this.
    It makes me feel they must be overcompensating for a sense of inadequacy.
    I've never been a foreigner in the US so I have no idea if ours are just as bad.
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    Jan 10, 2018 7:39 PM GMT
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    bro4bro saidYes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.



    As an Australian living in the U.S for 20 years , i have heard many Americans talking about their country like the Aussies you are mentioning , it is called patriotism .
    Australia is not the best country in the world and America is not either , the 2 countries have their pluses and minuses ....

    Indeed.
  • Plooje

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    Jan 11, 2018 12:36 AM GMT
    To stop climate change, Australia needs to raise taxes. That's always stopped climate change in the past.
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    Jan 11, 2018 2:05 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Yes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.

    Sounds like Texans. When I lived there for over 4 years, where I had a Texas driver's license and voted, I viewed them as laughable caricatures of the rugged early pioneers they use as exaggerated role models. But I've always thought better of Australians. Just one bad apple in this RJ bunch will not spoil my positive view of that country.
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    bro4bro saidI wasn't intending to make it a competition.
    You're absolutely right, there are many Americans who believe without question that the US is better than anyplace else in every imaginable way.
    I imagine pretty much every "first world" country has a number of those types.
    And much like the ultra-patriotic Aussies, they tend to be poorly traveled, poorly educated, and not too bright.
    What strikes me about the Aussie version is their apparent compulsion to engage foreigners in that conversation at every possible opportunity.
    No other country I've been to has so many who are so eager to do this.
    It makes me feel they must be overcompensating for a sense of inadequacy.
    I've never been a foreigner in the US so I have no idea if ours are just as bad.


    My friend visited Sydney and he felt the cold shoulder (from some city dwellers). I am not sure why? Perhaps they detected his accent? I hear they like American accents?? He's a likable guy and works for the government. I know he would never mention that. Maybe it was just because when he visited it was actually a rainy day? Oh well, I think I get enough patriotic enthusiasm here in the US, so I can stand back from OZ. My place to retreat is and alway will be Hawaii.

    BTW was Australia once a place they sent the Alpha-males? You know, the ones who did something......BAD?
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    Jan 11, 2018 6:22 AM GMT
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    bro4bro said
    Yes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.

    Sounds like Texans. When I lived there for over 4 years, where I had a Texas driver's license and voted, I viewed them as laughable caricatures of the rugged early pioneers they use as exaggerated role models. But I've always thought better of Australians. Just one bad apple in this RJ bunch will not spoil my positive view of that country.

    Yet you've never been Down Under, Madame Deco.
    Bad apple, what would your mammy ever think of the man her little boy became?
    You do a Hillary half brother, and project to much.
    Did you treat them, as you treated me. When I first come to RJ?
    Atleast I'm real, and not simply some fake braggart.
    There's a reasion everyone from you long hetrosexual life, turned their back on you mate.
    Is this the root of your bitterness?
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    Jan 11, 2018 5:19 PM GMT
    Plooje saidTo stop climate change, Australia needs to raise taxes. That's always stopped climate change in the past.


    And the U.S government should raise the taxes so it could offer a good healthcare system to his citizens !!
    I cannot believe about how expensive it is in America to get healthcare ...
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    Jan 11, 2018 6:16 PM GMT
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    Plooje saidTo stop climate change, Australia needs to raise taxes. That's always stopped climate change in the past.


    And the U.S government should raise the taxes so it could offer a good healthcare system to his citizens !!
    I cannot believe about how expensive it is in America to get healthcare ...

    Sure Australia has a public health system Medicare.
    But it also has long waiting lists, lot of last minute cancellations.
    Although I enjoy our private health insurance. It's far from cheap.
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    Jan 11, 2018 6:43 PM GMT
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    My friend visited Sydney and he felt the cold shoulder (from some city dwellers). I am not sure why? Perhaps they detected his accent? I hear they like American accents?? He's a likable guy and works for the government. I know he would never mention that. Maybe it was just because when he visited it was actually a rainy day? Oh well, I think I get enough patriotic enthusiasm here in the US, so I can stand back from OZ. My place to retreat is and alway will be Hawaii.

    BTW was Australia once a place they sent the Alpha-males? You know, the ones who did something......BAD?


    I've always found Sydney to be very friendly. As a big city travel destination, it's one of my two favorites on earth (Barcelona is the other). And yes, they do like Americans. But admittedly I knew the place very well; when I was working in Australia I knew which bar in Sydney was "the" place to be on any given night of the week - a place that's lots of fun on a Friday night could be empty on Saturday.

    Yes, parts of Australia did start out as penal colonies (not to be confused with penile colonies, which are still in abundance), although the vast majority of Aussies are not descended from convicts. What's not as well known is that Britain began sending prisoners to Australia because after the American revolution they could no longer send them here. The state of Georgia began as a penal colony... which actually makes a lot of sense.
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    Jan 11, 2018 8:53 PM GMT
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    2bnaked said
    My friend visited Sydney and he felt the cold shoulder (from some city dwellers). I am not sure why? Perhaps they detected his accent? I hear they like American accents?? He's a likable guy and works for the government. I know he would never mention that. Maybe it was just because when he visited it was actually a rainy day? Oh well, I think I get enough patriotic enthusiasm here in the US, so I can stand back from OZ. My place to retreat is and alway will be Hawaii.

    BTW was Australia once a place they sent the Alpha-males? You know, the ones who did something......BAD?


    I've always found Sydney to be very friendly. As a big city travel destination, it's one of my two favorites on earth (Barcelona is the other). And yes, they do like Americans. But admittedly I knew the place very well; when I was working in Australia I knew which bar in Sydney was "the" place to be on any given night of the week - a place that's lots of fun on a Friday night could be empty on Saturday.

    Yes, parts of Australia did start out as penal colonies (not to be confused with penile colonies, which are still in abundance), although the vast majority of Aussies are not descended from convicts. What's not as well known is that Britain began sending prisoners to Australia because after the American revolution they could no longer send them here. The state of Georgia began as a penal colony... which actually makes a lot of sense.

    I've long been aware of Mother England's predicament when they could no longer sent their convicts to the New Americas, and how New Holland / Australia seemed like a God Send.
    Australia isn't short of Aussies who's family tree goes back to the convict era.
    My Forefather was Swiss, and my Foremother, was born here of Scottish pioneers.
    Both sides paid their way here.
    But not everyone born here is an Aussie. Some are simply Australia.
    I being six generations born to this great southern land, do stand under the banner of a True Blue Aussie.
    Also being born a Bona Fide Homosexual. I call myself a True Blue Aussie homo.
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    Jan 12, 2018 5:27 AM GMT
    A 'sexy' kangaroo is causing a stir in Australia.......Also being born a Bona Fide Homosexual. I call myself a True Blue Aussie homo.
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    bro4bro said
    Yes I've been there, several times as a visitor, and worked there for the better part of a year.
    I love the place. And I've seen more of it than most natives.
    But...
    There are always a few uncultivated Aussies who seem to hold the unshakable, completely groundless belief that absolutely everything in Australia is better than anything anywhere else.
    As a guest in the country, I simply smiled, shook my head and shared a private laugh with my more worldly and evolved Aussie friends.

    Sounds like Texans. When I lived there for over 4 years, where I had a Texas driver's license and voted, I viewed them as laughable caricatures of the rugged early pioneers they use as exaggerated role models. But I've always thought better of Australians. Just one bad apple in this RJ bunch will not spoil my positive view of that country.

    nothing upsets a leftist more than the truth.
    As we know, Madame Deco does like to waffle on.
    Thus anything one may mention about Deco's hetrosexual past, came from Deco himself.
    You do a Hillary half brother, and project to much. It's not I, that's the bad apple.
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    Feb 06, 2018 12:53 AM GMT
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    Feb 06, 2018 1:22 AM GMT
    Strewth, We never put shrimps on the BBQ either. They're to bloody small.