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Please remember

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:40 am

Dear all

Thirty-five people have lost their lives in bushfires since yesterday in Victoria, Australia.
Some of the fires were deliberately lit.
Homes have been destroyed. Marysville is gone.
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Please remember them.

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Please remember

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:06 am

The heat over there has been going for too long, making the conditions right for the fires.

Be well and safe, all Aussies! :buddha1: :group:
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Re: Please remember

Postby Individual » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:18 am

If conditions like fire can be so extreme like that, burning over such a great distance so quickly, can't they fireproof their homes and can't individual people build fireproof shelters? For instance, if a house is built out of stone, brick, or with plastic or metal siding, and the interior of the home is built with fireproof drywall, it should be relatively safe.

It's so extraordinary to me to think of how death can come so quickly, at any time... One day, you're there, and then you're surrounded by a wall of fire. It's like those rare cases of planes crashing into people's homes.
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Re: Please remember

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:06 am

Greetings Individual,

Some entire townships have been destroyed. It sounds like most who died (official toll up to 65 people and growing... 700+ homes) are those who stayed to defend their properties. People in the countryside generally have Fire Plans in place beforehand... I suspect after the ferocity of this fire, people might be a little more conservative with their plans. Even those who take "every precaution" have had their houses ravaged.

Even now we've got someone at our house whose father is a firefighter and she was in and around the areas at the time. A lot of people affected.

Metta,
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Re: Please remember

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:24 am

Hello all,

The number of people burned to death has now risen to 76 and is expected to go much higher - predicted to be 100 by morning ~ it's 8.30 p.m. Sunday night now.
Australia's Worst Bush Fire Disaster
http://www.abc.net.au/news/

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Re: Please remember

Postby christopher::: » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:45 am

Oh my. This is terrible. I hope this is near none of your homes. What a tragedy.
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Re: Please remember

Postby genkaku » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:18 pm

May there be peace in
sorrowing places.

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Re: Please remember

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:20 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Please remember

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:39 pm

Oh, my.

:(

This is borderline murder to me.... :cookoo:

Best wishes to all who suffer.
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Re: Please remember

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:37 pm

May they all be well, happy and peaceful!

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Re: Please remember

Postby Tex » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:55 pm

So sad. Best wishes to our friends down under.
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Re: Please remember

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:16 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Please remember

Postby zavk » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:13 am

With metta,
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