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'nature is a fucking bitch in Australia' 
16th-Feb-2009 03:58 am (UTC)
The local news stations have been very sympathetic - but then we know about fires. I think people who don't live in areas that are ... "used" (for lack of a better word) to wild fires might be less understanding. '

The devastation is just terrible. I'm so glad you're okay.
16th-Feb-2009 04:20 am (UTC)
The hunt for blame is what has been pissing me off most about a lot of the media coverage. And that includes our OWN media. Not regarding the arsonists, but particularly when they have a go at the CFA etc for not 'being prepared'.

We were warned and prepared. We were all told to keep off the roads and stay inside that day. We knew it was going to be a fucking awful day... It was just a thousand times worse than anyone could have imagined.

*hugs you*
16th-Feb-2009 04:23 am (UTC)
*hugs back*

Yeah, I think even if you hadn't been warned most people would know to take precautions - there are some days you do just know. (remembers 2007 only too well ... and gods, it was bad but nothing like what you guys have had ... )

Arsonists need to die. :/
16th-Feb-2009 07:26 am (UTC)
i read that article a little while back and was really impressed. said it all really well.
16th-Feb-2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I posted a reply to the journal offering my own support. As I said there, I've been amazed and humbled by the response of the government and people of Australia, and I've done my best to emulate them and have donated what I could. Sadly, having just moved to Melbourne a week before the bushfires, I couldn't donate very much.
17th-Feb-2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. We haven't been able to donate financially either, but we have been gathering clothes.
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17th-Feb-2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! :~)
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