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Coronavirus: time to store a little extra food.

Over the last few days Kelly and I have been buying a few extra non-perishable food supplies each time we shop. Simple things like: Tins of beans and vegetables. Powdered milk. Powdered potato (Deb) Pasta & rice. Instant noodles Soups (instant and canned) Sauces and spices. Canned tuna. Treats (biscuits, chocolate etc) coffee/tea Soap and […]

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Life Support

Coronavirus and facemasks

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread with uncertainty, many people traveling in high risk areas are wearing some form of facemask as a primary means of protection. You can track the latest status of the virus here) The problem is that most people are not wearing them properly, do not understand the importance of […]

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Instructions

Do you know how fast to pass a parked emergency vehicle?

Up ahead on the highway you can see a police car has pulled over another vehicle (or it could be an accident). The police car has its red and blue lights flashing. The speed limit is currently 110 kph. What speed do you legally need to be travelling at as you pass this incident? Well, […]

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Do Kangaroos dream of carrots?

Last evening Kelly, Juno and I took a large bag of carrots up to the nearby base of Mt Taylor to feed the kangaroos. One BILLION of Australia‚Äôs often unique animal populations has been killed during the current bushfire crisis. Many scientists say this is a conservative estimate. Those animals that escaped the wildfires are […]

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Aboriginal flag reflects distress of Australia.

Flying a flag upside down is a symbol that has been used by many countries to signify conditions of dire distress or extreme danger to life or property. At the risk of cultural appropriation, the symbolism of an upside-down aboriginal flag reflecting the smoke red/orange sky and blackened ground seen throughout much of Australia right […]

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NYE 2019. Nothing happy about it.

New years eve 2019. The thin green ribbon of forests, grasslands and bush that skirt the edge of Australia and have been desiccated by drought over the last few years are now burning. Communities have been devastated with an as yet unassessed number of homes/businesses destroyed and a grimly growing death toll. Large numbers of […]

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The sandwich bag

Yes of course it’s degradable! Over thousands of years stuff like this degrades into microplastics that enter the food chain bringing with it chemicals such as styrene, toxic metals, phthalates, bisphenol A, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that may be absorbed into it during the manufacturing process. Your selling point would be……??? Since the […]

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Life Support

What the heck is going on in this Emergency Department?

How come I have been waiting to be seen in the Emergency Department for 2 hours, and that lady walks in and goes straight through? That is just not fair. Everybody understands what a queue is. And it seems like a fair and reasonable way to be seen. After all, it works for banks, and […]