And While We’re All Caught Up In Local Stuff

Our friends down under are caught up in a catastrophe, with Queensland flooded and literally drowning.

If you have a penny to spare, the number is at the link. If you don’t, please offer your prayers.

They have always stood by us, even, particularly when it wasn’t the “cool” thing to do. Time for us to stand by them.

Thatisall.

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LCBren
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LCBren
January 12, 2011 04:37

So far 12 dead and over forty missing. The rains and floods have crossed state lines, with towns in NSW now under threat. Man has no power, compared to that of Nature..we can only fight the floods where we can, and pray for it to ease. As always, the communities are coming together to fight, neighbours standing together to combat… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus
January 12, 2011 04:48

Evocative poem. Who wrote it?

LCBren
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LCBren
January 12, 2011 07:11

Dorothea Mackellar

americanexpat
americanexpat
January 12, 2011 07:12

I learned a lot about Aussies in the four years I lived in Oz. I’ll echo Brendan here. They pull together as well as anyone, pitch in where it’s needed, and don’t stand around waiting for orders before doing what needs to be done. I was in Canberra right after the horrific bushfires in 2003 that destroyed 500 homes, killed… Read more »

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL
January 12, 2011 22:31

NASA’s Aqua Satellite captured before and after images of the Dawson/Mackenzie/Fitzroy Rivers.
It gives an amazing perspective on the extent of the flooding.