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Fire Fight

More than 200 schools have been closed in Australia because of deadly bushfires. Weather experts say it’s going to get very hot this weekend, and they’re worried a change in the direction of the wind could spread the fires.

More than 3,000 firefighters are still battling the blazes that killed 210 people earlier in February. Thousands of people were also left homeless by the fires; many citizens have left their homes in case the fires burn out of control again.

Volunteer firefighter David Spooner, whose wife and daughter were killed by the earlier fires, says people are right to leave: “After our experience, I'd consider leaving right now, particularly if you live in an area where there is only one road in and out of the place. In a normal bush fire year you do stand a chance but with the conditions now, with all the dry foliage and undergrowth and what not, I'd go, I'd just go. I wouldn't hang around.”


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    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Random:
    The whole "social" thing is messed up. People have to be and act a certain way to get into anything, weather it's a stupid friendship groip or a certain field. WHy can't we just be recognised and accepted for who we are and for our talants? Why can't we do things the way we want to? WHy do we feel we need to please others by doing it their way? Half the time, they don't even ask us to do things their way. And what everyone else said, I couldn't agree more.
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    Kirsteeeeen
    Kirsteeeeen posted in Debating:
    i have changed my views on things like this, i think 99% of people that hunt and the people that complain about the hunting are complete hypocrites though.  if you think that its justified to kill an animal in a given context, you must have a difference between a human and the animal that if true of the human would justify killing the animal, otherwise you say X justifies killing something but doesnt justify killing something ate the same time, which of course is a contradiction. hopefully people can understand that.  What gives, polar bears for example, the right to kill humans for food but doesn't give humans the right to kill an animal for food?
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    Tennis123
    Tennis123 posted in Debating:
    i have changed my views on things like this, i think 99% of people that hunt and the people that complain about the hunting are complete hypocrites though.  if you think that its justified to kill an animal in a given context, you must have a difference between a human and the animal that if true of the human would justify killing the animal, otherwise you say X justifies killing something but doesnt justify killing something ate the same time, which of course is a contradiction. hopefully people can understand that. 
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    Tennis123
    Tennis123 posted in Random:
    sensitivity and having a victim complex
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    Tennis123
    Tennis123 posted in Debating:
    i think the possibility is very, very high. i would also consider things like bacteria or others simple living organisms that live on other planets aliens too btw.
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