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#184365 02/08/09 08:41 PM
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leland Offline OP
Just dropping a note with thoughts and prayers.

I'm sure I'm not alone in Hoping our colleagues from 'down under' are safe and secure.

leland #184389 02/09/09 10:11 AM
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Hope all is well

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Something like 170 lives have been lost. 5000 now homeless.

Extra thoughts and prayers...

wa2ise #184535 02/12/09 01:35 PM
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Just received info that Trumpy (Mike) is being sent to Australia for the fire situation.

All please join in with wishing Mike a safe tour, and a safe return

Good Luck, Mike
Stay safe

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Just went to BBC website for news of this tragedy.
Destruction is widespread.


Look for the video & slideshow

Last edited by HotLine1; 02/12/09 05:54 PM.

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I think this link might be a little more direct:

BBC Asia-Pacific

Also, BBC news doesn't use the "www".

Last edited by Retired_Helper; 02/12/09 03:52 PM. Reason: www business
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Thank you Sir!!
I think I have it right, now. I never professed to be a computer guru, but I'm learning here!

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Originally Posted by HotLine1
...I'm learning here!

That's why I come here! smile

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What can I say?
I've just come back from over the ditch and I've slept for 22 hours straight.
You will never see devastation like this and on a scale like this, like I have recently seen,first hand.
200 people dead, quite a few more un-accounted for and at least 10,000 homeless.
These fires are still burning and they will continue to burn.
Bush-fires in Aussie are a naturally occurring thing, lightning often starts them, the nuisance factor started when people built houses amongst bush areas.

I went over there as a Fire-fighting Chopper pilot and to be honest, I won't be flying a chopper again anytime soon, it was just too hard on the grey matter, flying by instruments and radio messages through smoke most of the time.

Trumpy #185229 03/06/09 06:33 AM
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our thoughts are with you folk Trumpy.....~S~

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