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Because 'Straya mate!

Don't go taking the piss in the GAFA.

'A couple is lucky to be alive after they became stranded in the remote Australian outback with no food or water for two days.

'Jose Merlos, 29, and his fiancee Nicky Wong, 32, walked more than 40km in the blazing heat to seek help after their car got bogged in the sand on January 3. The pair, from the Adelaide suburb of Findon, were on holiday in Cairns when the South Australian government introduced a hard border closure with NSW in response to the latest virus outbreak in Sydney. In a bid to get home without driving through NSW, the couple travelled inland from Cairns before taking rural backroads through northern South Australia.
But they found themselves in serious trouble after their car became bogged in the sand. They abandoned the vehicle, leaving a note saying they would walk to Innamincka – a small town near the South Australian border with Queensland.

'They had no phone reception and relied on a preloaded map. The couple told the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) they walked for more than 40km in scorching heat with their dalmatian pup Loki. A picture supplied by the RFDS shows the couple even resorted to scrawling SOS in the sand while leaving several notes along the route, urging passers-by to call emergency services. But they got lost and feared time may be running out. “It was so hot and we were scared, I thought we were going to die,” Mr Merlos said, in a statement to the RFDS. “My phone said SOS only, and I kept trying over and over again to call for help but the call wouldn’t go through.” They resorted to drinking muddy water from a cattle trough and even their own urine, which Mr Merlos said he couldn’t stomach.

“We hardly spoke while we walked because our mouths were so dry. We had little food left but we couldn't eat it because we had no saliva and couldn't swallow,” Mr Merlos said. “I was worried my fiancee Nicky wouldn't make it as she was needing more and more breaks to rest, and I had to beg her to keep walking.” Then, after another day in sweltering heat, they spotted a car approaching the pair. Driving the car was Craig, a Santos worker who said he only took that route every six weeks. He had seen their notes, pleading for help. "Craig told us he only took that road once every six weeks, and we had another 25km to walk to get to Innamincka. If he hadn't found us, we would have perished," Mr Merlos said.

'Craig took them to town where they were given food and water and treated by the RFDS. After two days in recovery, the pair headed back to Adelaide. RFDSSE nurse practitioner Chris Belshaw, who treated the pair, said they were lucky to be alive. “Luckily for them, the temperature was lower than usual for this time of year and only in the mid to high 30s … usually it is 45 at this time of year,” he said. “If it was the normal temperature then I believe they would have perished.”

'Loki the dalmatian was unharmed.'


Fortuitous outcome, indeed! They’d have done much better heading South to Townsville, then West across QLD to the NT, and turning left at Three Ways and south to Adelaide, ~4000kms, but all on bitumen, with reasonably conveniently-spaced bits of civilisation, and a damned-sight more traffic ... and phone reception!
 
Speakin’ of the delights of our wide brown land ...well, pretty green down here on the Shoalhaven south coast, compared to twelve months ago, to paraphrase CCR: lookin’ out my garage door, about 1900h(7PM otherwise) ... ‘twas dinnertime, and appropriate Covid regulations are (sorta) in place:

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... not at all concerned by SWMBO-Major’n I standing in the doorway.

>>Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold –
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.
(ack. Dorothea Mackellar)

Potjiekos on the hoof...

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Tell me about it.

I live and work out in the Western Suburbs. Ever since the housing bubble has expanded and people who normally wouldn't be caught dead living past Parramatta are moving out this way, I've seen a marked increase in the amount of Audi's, BMW's, Merc's and Range Rovers out this way. I've also seen a decrease in indicator usage and general driving skills/courtesy.

Here's one from a few years back. I was waiting at a set of lights when I saw this Merc 4WD in my rear view mirror. It was weaving all over the bloody road and I was worried it was going to hit me.

The driver changed lanes and pulled up next to me. Turns out she could barely see over the steering wheel and couldn't see the lane markings.

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See loads of them out here in SA. Newly entitled, well paying taxpayer funded quasi govt job, big expensive car and no fucking clue.

Aim the thing through the steering wheel rather than over it and will settle in the right hand lane (fast/overtaking lane) at 60km/h on the highway, and no amount of flashing, hooting, fist waving or undertaking will make them budge an inch.

When they need to exit, the indicator goes on and they'll cut across four lanes of fast moving traffic without a care.

In a just universe they'd be pulled over by the cops, welded into the vehicle and bulldozed into a pit of lime.
 
Nice fatty 'roo tail braised with dark ale, onions, carrots and potatoes over an open fire while you get shitfaced is the way to go.
 
Don't go taking the piss in the GAFA.

'A couple is lucky to be alive after they became stranded in the remote Australian outback with no food or water for two days.

'Jose Merlos, 29, and his fiancee Nicky Wong, 32, walked more than 40km in the blazing heat to seek help after their car got bogged in the sand on January 3. The pair, from the Adelaide suburb of Findon, were on holiday in Cairns when the South Australian government introduced a hard border closure with NSW in response to the latest virus outbreak in Sydney. In a bid to get home without driving through NSW, the couple travelled inland from Cairns before taking rural backroads through northern South Australia.
But they found themselves in serious trouble after their car became bogged in the sand. They abandoned the vehicle, leaving a note saying they would walk to Innamincka – a small town near the South Australian border with Queensland.

'They had no phone reception and relied on a preloaded map. The couple told the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) they walked for more than 40km in scorching heat with their dalmatian pup Loki. A picture supplied by the RFDS shows the couple even resorted to scrawling SOS in the sand while leaving several notes along the route, urging passers-by to call emergency services. But they got lost and feared time may be running out. “It was so hot and we were scared, I thought we were going to die,” Mr Merlos said, in a statement to the RFDS. “My phone said SOS only, and I kept trying over and over again to call for help but the call wouldn’t go through.” They resorted to drinking muddy water from a cattle trough and even their own urine, which Mr Merlos said he couldn’t stomach.

“We hardly spoke while we walked because our mouths were so dry. We had little food left but we couldn't eat it because we had no saliva and couldn't swallow,” Mr Merlos said. “I was worried my fiancee Nicky wouldn't make it as she was needing more and more breaks to rest, and I had to beg her to keep walking.” Then, after another day in sweltering heat, they spotted a car approaching the pair. Driving the car was Craig, a Santos worker who said he only took that route every six weeks. He had seen their notes, pleading for help. "Craig told us he only took that road once every six weeks, and we had another 25km to walk to get to Innamincka. If he hadn't found us, we would have perished," Mr Merlos said.

'Craig took them to town where they were given food and water and treated by the RFDS. After two days in recovery, the pair headed back to Adelaide. RFDSSE nurse practitioner Chris Belshaw, who treated the pair, said they were lucky to be alive. “Luckily for them, the temperature was lower than usual for this time of year and only in the mid to high 30s … usually it is 45 at this time of year,” he said. “If it was the normal temperature then I believe they would have perished.”

'Loki the dalmatian was unharmed.'


Absolute morons.
 
Burglar deterrence, Sunshine Coast style.

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7Source:Facebook

'A deadly snake has been found guarding the door of a Queensland family’s home. The “healthy” eastern brown snake, one of the world’s most deadly venomous snakes, was found at the house in Reesville in the Sunshine Coast last week.'


‘Burn the house down’: ’Monster’ brown snake guards family’s door (news.com.au)
 
Burglar deterrence, Sunshine Coast style.

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7Source:Facebook

'A deadly snake has been found guarding the door of a Queensland family’s home. The “healthy” eastern brown snake, one of the world’s most deadly venomous snakes, was found at the house in Reesville in the Sunshine Coast last week.'


‘Burn the house down’: ’Monster’ brown snake guards family’s door (news.com.au)
And all the snake species, venomous and otherwise, are all protected.
 

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Burglar deterrence, Sunshine Coast style.

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

The deadly snake was spotted coiling up in the family's sliding door. Picture: Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7Source:Facebook

'A deadly snake has been found guarding the door of a Queensland family’s home. The “healthy” eastern brown snake, one of the world’s most deadly venomous snakes, was found at the house in Reesville in the Sunshine Coast last week.'


‘Burn the house down’: ’Monster’ brown snake guards family’s door (news.com.au)
Australian version of these?

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You couldn't make it up

Excellent! I bet her parents claim they were at the riot at the Star too.

"Her name has obviously prompted a lot of comments: checking Bow River, have we checked the last plane out of Sydney? All that sort of thing," Senior Constable Abbott said.

In a separate post on Twitter, SA Police bought into the banter by referencing other Cold Chisel songs.

"We've already searched Bow River and the Star Hotel," police said.
 
What a bunch of dickheads.

'The anti-terrorism squad of Victoria Police are now investigating after it was reported that almost 40 members of Nazi group the National Socialist Network visited the Grampians region and the town of Halls Gap, about 150 kilometres north west of Ballarat.

'The group has openly described Indigenous Australians as “subhuman” and has called for a “white revolution”. Online, the group said its hike was “fuelled by pure Cronulla energy”.

'After camping in the bush, the group then went to the Halls Gap tourist town and began harassing locals and visitors alike.

“They did this march through town with swastikas and Hitler salutes and they had these stickers with ‘power to the white man,’” Ms Elling said.

'Ms Elling added the group seemed unclear as to what, specifically, they were supporting.

“They were taking a horrible part of German history (Nazism) and the KKK from the US and just mixing it all in a bowl to see what came out.

“At one point they were dining at the Black Panther café which is also the name of a black empowerment movement against the KKK – so they don’t seem to be very intelligent people”.'


neo-Nazi group invade town of Halls Gap, Victoria (news.com.au)
 
Any Chinese subs been reported of Portsea recently?

'A snorkeller is feared drowned at a Melbourne beach after disappearing on Saturday morning.

'Police say the 20-year-old woman from Ashwood disappeared from sight while snorkelling with friends in sea waters off a pier at Altona beach about 11.15am.

'The water police and the air wing have been searching the area for hours as the woman’s distraught family has watched on.'


 
Any Chinese subs been reported of Portsea recently?

'A snorkeller is feared drowned at a Melbourne beach after disappearing on Saturday morning.

'Police say the 20-year-old woman from Ashwood disappeared from sight while snorkelling with friends in sea waters off a pier at Altona beach about 11.15am.

'The water police and the air wing have been searching the area for hours as the woman’s distraught family has watched on.'


Harold Holt walt.
 

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