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Subject:I love this one
Time:12:32 pm
smoke_screen has already posted this, but I wanted to share again. It's just beautiful.



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Subject:Fires....
Time:09:16 pm
Current Mood:sadsad

Even our wildlife knows to see help...


Some bad news... friends of the family have perished in the fire. The really unfortunate thing was that they were moving out to the surf coast, and went back to the Kinglake area to move their stuff to the new place - and it was while they went back to get stuff from the other house that they got caught.... and didn't get out :(

I've donated to the bushfire appeals - twice already. Those who are local and haven't already done so, I encourage you to do so.
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Subject:More on the fires...
Time:06:00 pm
Current Mood:sadsad
Apologies if you're sick of reading me talk about it.. but this is huge here. And affecting us all. I heard from my mate - thankfully he's ok. But another friend of mine who's a firey is going down to Gippsland at 6am to fight the fires at the Yallourn Power Station tomorrow - which could mean that if that goes out of control, Melbourne will have no electricity. :(

They reckon the fires will burn for another 8 days... and they've caught 6 suspected arsonists (many who are volunteer firefighters who wanted to act as "heroes" after the natural fires started - they should be jailed for life! The PM was right - it's mass murder!)


A firey in the midst of the heat


Premier Brumby with Prime Minister Rudd


Australia fire toll to increase (BBC News)
Accused fire bug refused bail (ABC News)
Social media rush as Victorian Bushfire Rages (The Age) - even the Prime Minister is talking about it on his twitter account!
Police taskforce to hunt arsonists - fears bushfire toll may double (The Age)
Bushfire worse than Bali Bombings says doctors (the Age)
Bushfire toll climbs as crews battle blazes across Victoria (The Age)
More than 5000 people left homeless (The Age)
It's just like a bomb blast (The Age)
Daughters face tragedy at roadblock
Stay or go policy to be reviewed - this is sorely needed. NSW has a compulsory evacuation law - we don't.
Survivors tell of the hell they call home
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Subject:RIP Brian Naylor
Time:09:16 am
Current Mood:sadsad
I remember watching you on the news growing up when I was a kid. He read the news on channel 9 since the 70s.

His son died in a plane crash just recently, and how he's become a victim of the bushfires, along with his wife.



Newsreader Naylor dies in fire
Tributes for Naylor and wife, killed in fires
Brian Naylor (Wikipedia)

The death toll is set to double - they haven't counted the stats from a few of the razed towns yet...
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Subject:To those affected by the heat and bushfires...
Time:09:24 pm
... my best wishes to you and your families and friends. I hope you weren't connected to anyone who lost their lives.


Premier Brumby breaks down in a press conference


Firemen at Bunyip


Worse than Ash Wednesday

Marysville destroyed

Fund for victims

The ironic thing is today is only 21c...but it's too little, too late, for the 600 lost homes and 80 odd deaths...
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Subject:Last one about politics for a while, I promise
Time:04:21 pm
Check this out:

http://www.iftheworldcouldvote.com/results

Interesting. Just goes to show how badly the current administration has thrown the US reputation down the toilet and continued to crap on it over and over.
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Subject:Observing people
Time:11:19 pm
You know, it's funny how much people feel the need to categorise themselves. I've had this discussion (albeit briefly) with milkmixedtapes about people defining themselves by bands they like, or what have you.

It's funny reading some of the add me communities ... "I like xyz music... so that means I'm a blah blah... so only fellow blah blah's might like me". "I'm conservative, so if you're liberal, I don't want to hear from you" (or vice versa - perhaps not using those words, but I'm reading between the lines here). Or "I'm gay" as if that makes a poofteenth (apologies to Top Gear Australia for that one) of a difference to whether the person is worth knowing or not.

Who gives a crap?

I don't define myself by any of those. Apart from maybe weird - but we all are in some way or other. And I don't claim to be "liberal" or "conservative" (In Australia, saying you're Liberal means you're right wing!) But of course, that's because the Liberal Party (ie. conservative party) is economically liberal, not necessarily socially. I judge by issue, not by party affiliations, or by a band affiliation, or religious, or whatever else.

For example, I don't think all songs by Smashing Pumpkins or U2 "rule", nor that all songs by Britney "suck". Some are good, and some suck... from whoever it happens to be. Take everything on it's own merit, I say.

Oh, apart from Shannon Noll. He just sounds like a whiney bitch.

:D

So my question is - do YOU define yourself by some category? And if so.. why? Why do you feel the need to? Do your choices come from yourself, or are you conditioned to prefer those choices as a result of 'belonging' to that category? :)

I like making people think :)

Why am I writing all of this down?

Because I'm procrastinating once again.. I should be studying!
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Subject:Ok
Time:05:40 pm

still trying to figure this out... :)

 

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Subject:What you think is what you get
Time:05:31 pm
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 The law of attraction is surprisingly simple: Like attracts like. It becomes a bit more complicated when it comes to training our minds to think in ways that will bring what we desire into our lives. The term “self-fulfilling prophecy” describes the same law. This well-known term explains that we create the circumstances our mind dwells upon, whether positive or negative. So our goal is to practice consistent presence of mind to make sure our thoughts are always directed toward the positive and that which we want to create.

A key to the process is the word “frequency.” This is true for two reasons: 1) The frequency you use when you passionately dwell upon or revisit a thought, dream, desire or goal provides the energy your musings need for creation; and 2) just like a radio station broadcasts on a certain frequency, like the radio you must be “tuned in” to receive it. This means preparing for the arrival of your dream on every possible level—material, physical, and spiritual. You don’t have to know how it will come into your life, just trust that it will. Your job is to lay the groundwork, follow any leads you can find, and prepare for its arrival. This can mean cleaning out your garage to make space for a new car, taking a tour of a model home to get the feel of it in order to feed your fantasies, or thinking of what you want in a mate and then living up to that list yourself. 

Just like with any skill, the law of attraction must be practiced. We must decide what makes us feel abundant, and use our imagination to create the feeling. It isn’t enough to just want something; you must use the power of your thoughts to attract it. A series of choices is what brings us everything in our lives right now, every moment. When we know the direction we want our choices to take us, it is as if we’ve placed an order with the universe. Then we can await its arrival with joyful anticipation. If we find ways to experience our dreams right now, we make creating joy a treasure hunt in which the seeking is just as much fun as the finding. 
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