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My thoughts, prayers and wishes are with those people affected by the current bushfires west of Sydney and also east coast NSW.

Terrible, tragic and devasting fires!

My selfish prayers are with my brother, who is a Sydney firefighter out there fighting those fires.

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My thoughts, prayers and wishes are with those people affected by the current bushfires west of Sydney and also east coast NSW.

Terrible, tragic and devasting fires!

My selfish prayers are with my brother, who is a Sydney firefighter out there fighting those fires.

that's not selfish, whoopie. i hope he stays safe. what an amazing job they do!

we need rain .......

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that's not selfish, whoopie. i hope he stays safe. what an amazing job they do!

we need rain .......

A FIREMAN'S LEGACY

My father is a fireman,

He used to respond to calls,

Now he just sits at home and does nothing at all.

He says the department is full of crap,

And are all egotistical and have too much pride,

When I know deep down he loves to ride.

Finally the day comes where the pager beeps,

There seems to be a fire in the barn holding some sheep,

He says this could be a good one and gets up to leave,

Little did I know later, I would grieve,

Once he arrived on scene there was fire through the roof,

“Surround and Drown” yelled the captain,

But that was not my father’s gut reaction,

Soon they heard screaming coming from inside,

There seems to be a child and apparently still alive.

He struggled with his SCBA until he heard the familiar beep,

Got down on his knees and began to creep,

Soon he spotted the child under some burning hay,

But this was no time to start yelling “yay!"

For there was a hiss off in the distance,

This he knew from experience was a propane line,

And it would blow if he did not get out on time.

He undid his coat and removed his tank,

And gave it to the child so he did not die,

The fire at this time was raging and wild,

He tucked the child under his arm,

So the falling timbers would do him no harm,

As he scrambled to the window to throw the kid out.

All of a sudden the whole house flashed,

My father knew it he was trapped,

No air, No protection, the end was near,

But he still heard the hissing and that was clear,

The barn was gonna blow, but could he make it on time?

He fought with god, please be kind,

He knelt on his knees and began to pray,

He prayed for the child, he had just saved,

And prayed for the house begging it not to cave,

He looked around and noticed the corrosion,

Before he knew it, there was an explosion.

As I kneel down at his grave,

I cannot imagine what he went through,

To save the stranger he never knew.

Written by, CJ Heinbach

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woohoo!

now we just gotta beat the poms in the cricket!

i think we will do it this time :)

Yeah,we're looking OK.

Gave a Kiwi mate 20 points start,$100 thank you very much,off to pub now. :drinks:

Gutsy move,they're never easy beats but good to see you had a win.

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It was a rather bold of me,not quite bold enough to tell the wife until I had the cash in my wallet.

Twenty $5 notes which was good,I was expecting coins.

Yeah,always better to keep the lady happy.

Surely your mate wouldn't have stiffed you with coins? :D

I knew a girl once that borrowed $30 from a mutual friend and then had a falling out with him,so she paid him back the $30 in 1 & 2 cent coins.

Nasty.

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I just heard the 2014 World Cup soccer/football draw for us. Oh Dear! ............ Group B - Chile, Netherlands and Spain :slapface:

Assuming the times on the FIFA schedule are local to Brazil, this is our schedule.

8am on Saturday June 13 v Chile in Cuiaba

2am on Thursday June 19 v Netherlands in Porto Alegre

2am on Tuesday June 24 v Spain in Curitiba

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
Group B :Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

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I'm not Australian but planning a vacation there. Anyone have any suggestions for the Melbourne area, such as tour guides, museums, nature, historical sites?

I'm not from Melbourne but have been there quite a few times so can tell you what I enjoyed as a visitor.

Melbourne has great food! Delicious Greek food around 197 Lonsdale Street.

Old Melbourne Goal/Jail - interesting & a bit spooky.

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park - colourful birds & fluffy beasties.

Mornington Peninsula & National Park - walks, wineries & beaches

Great Ocean Road - spectacular coastline scenery & much more

Enjoy!

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