Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 23 Nov 2019, 11:45

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Monty » 23 Nov 2019, 20:24

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 30 Nov 2019, 01:08

Fecking dust storms

We normally have 1 or 2 reasonably ones a year but in the 3 weeks I’ve been home we have had 3 huge ones. I’ve given up cleaning up after them now.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby StMarks » 30 Nov 2019, 09:11

kiwikrasher wrote:Fecking dust storms

We normally have 1 or 2 reasonably ones a year but in the 3 weeks I’ve been home we have had 3 huge ones. I’ve given up cleaning up after them now.

Would that not be related to the fires Kiwi.? :? -My thinking is that there will be an awful lot of dust (ash) about right now.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 30 Nov 2019, 10:31

StMarks wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:Fecking dust storms

We normally have 1 or 2 reasonably ones a year but in the 3 weeks I’ve been home we have had 3 huge ones. I’ve given up cleaning up after them now.

Would that not be related to the fires Kiwi.? :? -My thinking is that there will be an awful lot of dust (ash) about right now.


Nah mate, getting ash on top of that at times as well. This is red dust stirred up from the interior and dumped on us with strong westerlies.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-22/dust-storms-and-drought-in-australia-explained/11728260?pfmredir=sm
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 30 Nov 2019, 11:52

Looks like War of the Worlds
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 30 Nov 2019, 12:02

Kwacky wrote:Looks like War of the Worlds


To be fair, that pic is from a storm we had in 2009 which was insane. Crazy amounts of red dust everywhere.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby duke63 » 30 Nov 2019, 12:19

Do you think parts of Australia will become uninhabitable in the near future, kiwi?

I have a friend whose sister has lived near Perth for 25 years now and she is starting to say that summer heat becomes more and more unbearable as each year passes. It gets hotter and for longer periods.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 30 Nov 2019, 12:29

There’s plenty of Australia that is pretty much already inhabitable, check this story out on Coober Pedy

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But your friend is dead on, in the near 20 yrs I’ve been here, the extreme hot periods have definitely got longer. Just this week we had 3 days over 35 deg. I spent the week outside catching up on yard work and it nearly killed me. Was working under the 4WD one day and my legs got burnt to bits.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 30 Nov 2019, 15:29

Looks like Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru's house on Tattooine.
Or a scene from Shute's "On The Beach".....probably the most depressing book ever written.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 02 Dec 2019, 13:50

I see they've caught some kids starting fires in one region.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/a ... 97636.html
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D6 » 02 Dec 2019, 14:29

from volunteer firefighters? WTF?
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Itchy » 03 Dec 2019, 23:28

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 04 Dec 2019, 10:33

D6 wrote:from volunteer firefighters? WTF?

Unfortunately not the first time a volunteer firefighter has been charged for lighting fires. A few years back one guy lit a bunch in the Blue Mountains area just so he could go and fight them.

F**king c**ts.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 14 Dec 2019, 20:17

"The maniacal marsupial" & "the hopping hellraiser".
It's like reading Enid Blyton, on acid.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 14 Dec 2019, 22:08

Nothing a bullet wouldn’t fix followed by a nice BBQ
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 14 Dec 2019, 23:24

kiwikrasher wrote:Nothing a bullet wouldn’t fix followed by a nice BBQ


Provided D 41 isn't what's going on the BBQ I'm in.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

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