There has been some amazing great story's come out of the
floods. But there are also the ones that will never be told because
in this country we tolerate idiots in government jobs and no one
wants to point the finger in case it somehow blows up in their face. Sorry, but at my age, I have become totally disenchanted and someone
needs to tell it like it is, so I will start the ball
rolling. Please join with me to lift the lid on idiots with uniforms. Take Qld transport. In Dalby district. Dalby hit the news with a record flood in the Condamine River that
damaged the water treatment plant. And water needed to be trucked in
in the middle of floods. Truck drivers worked hard to get us water. Officers from Qld Transport booked drivers for so called over loading.......... what Idiots. Who pays? It'll get squashed and
probably has already, but what a waste of resources at a time when
manpower was critical. Farmers crossing a road with a tractor to feed starving, flooded
stock were pulled up, the tractor measured, and they were booked
because it was slightly wide. Not only that, they were forced to
leave the tractor and go to town to get an over wide permit before
they could move it back into the farm. And this happened on an
already closed road where the farmer was the only person
around. Except for the idiots. These are not rumors. They are facts. This morning, I was booked for driving down a closed road to check livestock that were reported out
on the road and, at the same time, pick up my employee who had walked
over the bridge to come to work. My house happens to be 50 m past
the road closed sign, so apparently I cannot even go in and out my
gate. I tried to reason amicably with 2 idiots. Of course I got
more than a little agitated when they refused to let me down the road
to my farm. As a result they pulled a tape recorder, so I made sure
that it recorded their stupidity. I even had to insist that they
returned my driver's license. I'll definitely win the court battle
as my employee witnessed the whole affair. But what a waste of time
and resources. Over the last 3 weeks, there have been Qld Transport officers
stationed outside our farm booking innocent locals for about 8
days. 2 guys sit in a vehicle with the engine idling and hazard
lights on 24/7. That would be 3 shifts, plus motel and other
costs. Now most of these guys were reasonable people. I had to chat
with them every time I went out my gate. Some were idiots like my
experience this morning. But the real idiots in this case are the
people who sent them out here to guard an obviously flooded and
closed road. And never bothered to check when the water went down,
and left them there. We, the taxpayers, pay them to be there and
also pay fines for trying to get on with our lives in tough times. Wrote the above in the hour before I went to Brisbane to help clean
up the mess in our flooded premises there. While in Brisbane I was
told a true story about the truck drivers delivering food to
Gympie. As happens in times of desperate need, trucks rolled out of
the Brisbane warehouses stacked with as much as they could get
in. After all, the media was screaming for food for
Gympie. Queensland Transport then intercepted the trucks and fined
the drivers for overloading. What Senior Idiot in Qld Transport decided that he could solve
Queensland's financial crisis by fining drivers? And sent dozens of
men out to embarrass the Government when they could have been helping
people in need. And did you hear about the farmer who was ferrying food and other
essentials for himself and neighbors across the flooded Condamine. Well, the SES and Police decided that was their job. Apparently it
is illegal for us farmers to even launch our boats to help ourselves
or rescue our livestock. So they sent him home after warning him
that if he continued to help, they would prosecute. As he was
putting his boat back on his trailer on the other side of the river,
he heard horns blowing and looked back to where he had been sent away
from. There were the professional idiots, in the middle of the
river, sinking. And, as we normal citizens are stupid, he had to
re-launch his boat and go back and rescue them.
Apparently they had forgotten to put the plugs in the bottom of the
boat and their training had not taught them how to simply put them in
after they discovered it and then how to bail the boat out. He
should have let them drown. That would be called "natural
selection". But again, they had been sent out with an attitude
rather than real training. So who is at fault? Need I answer that? As I said at the start, there have been many, many great deeds by the
vast majority of people, but when a society gets to the point that
ordinary people are stopped from helping each other and are forced
into submission by bureaucrats, Where are we going? Please add your story's and keep this going. somehow, we have to
reverse the stupidity that makes our nation the dumbest in the modern world. Our great grandfathers would be appalled. And if any of you have the personal emails of any Politician, or
Media people, please make sure they get a copy. Gary Briggs, Dalby.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
This was sent from Innisfail in far north Queensland. We’re having massive flooding at the moment. These officers were checking the flooded vehicle when something caught their eye & they decided to postpone the search. (If u’ve had too much New Years celebration, look in front of the black box on the left). Someone standing on the side of the road took the pic.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I don’t know if you’ve seen this before...worth a look...
Slide show of Normandy..Photos....65 years apart... Normandy as it looks now and how looked in WWII .
Amazing how much of the pre-WWII architecture has been carried forward to the present “ so much window for window, even.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Guess What This Is? And don't cheat!!
Hint: picture was taken in 1956...
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It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... with 5 MB of storage. In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data. Yes... 5 MEGA bytes. Back then,,,this was da shit.
Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick a little more now?
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Aussie animals in need of help & being rescued from the floods...Amazing really because these Wallabies and roos would normally kick the living S### out of you if you tried to pick them up!!! Survival instincts kick in.
Frog hitches ride with snake to flee floods
The frog on the back of the snake. (Armin Gerlach)
Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the most unusual — a green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake.
Computer technician Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in the flood-hit town of Dalby, located in the state's south-east, last week when he spotted the unlikely pair.
"I felt amazement, I just couldn’t believe it," Mr Gerlach told ninemsn.
Mr Gelach said a friend who had been affected by many floods told him animals often helped each other out during disasters.
"It's quite common when you have animals in floods or fires or disasters, they actually get together and don't do anything," he said.
"My friend has seen foxes and rabbits forget their hunting instincts during natural disasters," he said.
Mr Gelach said he and his friends were inspecting flood damage on the property, where waters had risen to about 47cm.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
What global warming?????
German Icebreaker heads up the
As you may have seen on the news it's been very cold in Minnesota . So cold, in fact, that the US Corp of Engineers has borrowed a German Icebreaker to clear the Mississippi River for freighter traffic. The Icebreaker is starting near Winona and working its way northward.
Here is a picture as the hard work of ice breaking begins. Impressive! see below:
German Icebreaker heads up the Mississippi
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Stevie Wonder is playing his 1st gig in China and the place is packed to the rafters.
In a bid to break the ice he asks if anyone has a request.One chap jumps out of his seat in the 1st row and shouts at the top of his voice "Play a jazz chord ! Play a jazz chord!"Amazed that this guy knows about the jazz influences in Stevie's career, the blind impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then goes into a difficult jazz melody for about 10 minutes. When he finishes the whole place goes wild.The chap jumps out of his seat again and shouts - "No, no, play a jazz chord, play a jazz chord...".A bit cheesed off by this, Stevie, being the professional he is, dives straight in to a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor chord and really tears the place apart. The crowd go ballistic with this impromptu show of his musical expertise. But, still the little Chinese man jumps up again and shouts "No, no. Play a jazz chord, play a jazz chord!!!". Stevie is really peed off now that this chap doesn't seem to appreciate his playing ability and shouts to him from the stage -"OK smart ass, you get up here and do it"..The little bloke climbs onto the stage, takes hold of the mike and
starts to sing............"a jazz chord to say , I ruv you...."
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually
be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do with it:
Emergency Number worldwide for all Mobile Phones
is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your
mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112
and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency
number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even
if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free. It is the equivalent of 000.
Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good
reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.
Hold your cell phone about a foot from
your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock
button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end.
Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive
your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be thousands of miles away,
and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can
unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor's Note: I didn’t believe this when I heard about it! I rang my daughter in Sydney from Perth when we went on holiday. She had the spare car key. We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!'
To activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk). Do this when the phone is almost dead.
Your mobile will restart in a special way with this new reserve and the instrument will show a 50%
increase in battery life. This reserve will get re charged when you charge your mobile next time.
This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals. Most people however skip this information without realising.
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial
number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence.
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to
your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your
phone ever get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them
this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if
the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back,
but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If
everybody did this, there would be no point in people
stealing mobile phones.
This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals. It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen.
Also -ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know !!
If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put
in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards
from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still
give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the
police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.
This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.
Please pass this along to everyone.
the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it
on to your
family and friends
This is amazingly brilliant and artistic !
Bet with you for a cup of coffee that you will never be able tofigure out how this was achieved.
3,604 cups of coffee which have been made into a giantMona Lisa painting in Sydney , Australia . The 3,604 cupsof coffee were each filled with different amounts of milkto create the different tones and shades !
Some photos from the recent flooding at Comet River. This is only what has become visible as the flood leverls drop - lots of work ahead before any trains will use this section.(pics)
Monday, January 10, 2011
JUST HAVE TO SEND THIS. HOPE IT GIVES YOU A LAUGH AS IT DID ME.SHE THOUGHT A QUARTERBACK WAS A REFUND.SHE THOUGHT GENERAL MOTORS WAS IN THE ARMY.SHE THOUGHT MEOW MIX WAS A CD FOR CATSSHE THOUGHT BOYZ 11 MEN WAS A DAY CARE CENTREAT THE BOTTOM OF AN APPLICATION WHERE IT SAYS 'SIGN HER: SHE WROTE SAGITTARIUSSHE TOOK THE RULER TO BED TO SEE HOW LONG SHE SLEPT.SHE SENT A FAX WITH A STAMP ON IT.SHE TRIPPED OVER A CORDLESS PHONESHE SPENT 20 MINUTES LOOKING AT THE ORANGE JUICE CAN BECAUSE IT SAID CONCENTRATE.SHE TOLD ME TO MEET HER AT THE CORNER OF 'WALK' AND 'DONT WALK'SHE STUDIED FOR A BLOOD TEST.WHEN SHE WENT TO THE AIRPORT AND SAW A SIGN THAT SAID, 'AIRPORT LEFT' SHE TURNED AROUND AND WENT HOME.WHEN SHE HEARD THAT 90% OF ALL CRIMES OCCUR AROUND THE HOME, SHE MOVEDSHE THOUGHT IF SHE SPOKE HER MIND SHE WOULD BE SPEECHLESSSHE THOUGHT SHE COULD NOT USE HER AM RADIO IN THE EVENINGSHE THINKS TACO BELL IS THE MEXICAN PHONE COMPANYTHREE WOMEN GO DOWN TO MEXICO ONE NIGHT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATION. THEY GET DRUNK AND WAKE UP IN JAIL, ONLY TO FIND THAT THEY ARE TO BE EXECUTED IN THE MORNING. NONE OF THEM CAN REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID THE NIGHT BEFORE.
THE FIRST ONE A REDHEAD , IS STRAPPED IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY LAST WORDS. SHE SAYS, I JUST GRADUATED FROM TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE AND BELIEVE IN THE ALMIGHTY POWER OF GOD TO INTERVENE ON THE BEHALF OF THE INNOCENT. THEY THROW THE SWITCH AND NOTHING HAPPENS. THEY ALL FALL TO THE FLOOR AND BED HER FORGIVENESS.
THE SECOND ONE A BRUNETTE, IS STRAPPED IN AND SAYS HER LAST WORDS, 'I JUST GRADUATED FROM HARVARD SCHOOL OF LAW AND I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF JUSTICE TO INTERVENE ON THE PART OF THE INNOCENT. THEY THROW THE SWITCH AND ONCE AGAIN NOTHING HAPPEN. AGAIN THEY FALL TO THEIR KNEES AND BEG HER FORGIVENESS.
THE LAST ONE A BLONDE IS STRAPPED IN AND SAYS , WELL I AM FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AND JUST GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. AND I'LL TELL YA RIGHT NOW, YA'LL AI N'T GONNA ELECTRICUTE NOBODY IF YA DON'T PLUG THIS THING IN'YES I DID SAY SHE WAS BLONDE
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Now why couldn't Santa Bring Me one of these. I have been very good all year lol
This is not stainless steel... (see explanation at bottom).Recession? What recession?
So, it seems that this "global recession"
Has not impacted negatively on everyone.
Check this out!
It's a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi
Oil billionaire (naturally).Featuring the newly developed V10 quad turbo
With 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque
0-100km/h in less than 2secs, 1/4 mile in 6.89 secs
Running on biofuel. That is NOT stainless steel, people, it is WHITE GOLD!
I'm sure you'll sleep better tonight, knowing that the
Exhorbitant dollars you're paying for gas these days are
At least going to a good cause...
Friday, January 7, 2011
Please read!Even if you don't have a pet
Thought you might like to know about this dog and his story.
I especially like the ending .........
The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord
Air Force Base, Wa.
He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats..
K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner thought you'd find this interesting.
Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS.........
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10 On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
~Take a moment today to say thankyou or your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.
Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without these critters.
~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!
Instructions for properly hugging a baby:
1. First, uh, find a baby.
2. Second, be sure that the object you found was
indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques.
3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the
4. The 'paw slide'
Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.
5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute
the difficult and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so as to
achieve the best photo quality.