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Snakes, crocodiles threaten flood-hit Australia town

There are 56 comments on the The Age story from Jan 4, 2011, titled Snakes, crocodiles threaten flood-hit Australia town. In it, The Age reports that:

Australian residents fled their homes and sandbagged properties Tuesday as a major town was threatened by a worsening flood disaster which unleashed a plague of snakes and crocodiles.

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Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#46 Jan 17, 2011
judgejudy wrote:
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It can be practical on a large scale because rainfall does exist throughout Australia. It would be more economical than the current and proven mismanagement of our current situation. Storm water and sewerage should not be flowing into waterways in the first place.
You give me free hand to carve that continent up and you will never again have trouble with clean, potable water, boat people, food or liberals.
judgejudy

Ashburton, Australia

#47 Jan 17, 2011
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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You give me free hand to carve that continent up and you will never again have trouble with clean, potable water, boat people, food or liberals.
Every thing has been sold off. Australian pollies are useless in all forms of management. They only know how to devise new ridiculous taxes. The companies they have sold our infrastructure are ripping every one off, including the government. We need people with good management skills to run this country instead of puppets.
judgejudy

Ashburton, Australia

#50 Jan 17, 2011
Chow wrote:
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If yo're lucky some of the SS f*cked off to Australia in a U-boat and left some progeny you can vote for now. Hmmm... Otherwise the Asian tiger will eat you up!
lol! I bet you laugh at your own jokes.
Henry Moore

Toronto, Canada

#51 Jan 17, 2011
judgejudy wrote:
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It can be practical on a large scale because rainfall does exist throughout Australia. It would be more economical than the current and proven mismanagement of our current situation. Storm water and sewerage should not be flowing into waterways in the first place.
No, not really. The average rainfall over most of the arid regions is 4 inches a year or less, which is too little to supply a retention system. The construction and maintenance on the kind of project you're proposing would also be prohibitively expensive.

The most useful and practical solution in my opinion would be to capture all our stormwater and sewage, and pump it inland for treatment and use for irrigation, and as remedial flows for the river systems.

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#53 Jan 18, 2011
Henry Moore wrote:
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No, not really. The average rainfall over most of the arid regions is 4 inches a year or less, which is too little to supply a retention system. The construction and maintenance on the kind of project you're proposing would also be prohibitively expensive.
The most useful and practical solution in my opinion would be to capture all our stormwater and sewage, and pump it inland for treatment and use for irrigation, and as remedial flows for the river systems.
While I am not a hydrologist or even a water management expert, I guarantee you that retention ponds could be blasted and proper drainage ditches/pipes/pumps could be put in place to make all of Aussie green and fertile.

It would of course mean spending money to improve Australia's infrastructure for all Australians future, and not providing safe haven and massive entitlements for every third worlder that can fit in a raft and hop your border.

They yanks built the Panama canal and The Hoover Dam. There is nothing a man with a goal cannot complete. Your own land is filled with examples. Some of your hand carved older railway tunnels are simply amazing and seemingly impossible accomplishments without modern technology...

BTW: Best of luck with the flooding. Simply horrible situation. Wait till you get to scrape up the muck....

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#54 Jan 18, 2011
Turd Skin wrote:
If crocs eat a few boongs, they'll never eat people again. That's if boongs taste similar to what they smell and look like.
It is an acquired taste.
judgejudy

Melbourne, Australia

#55 Jan 18, 2011
Henry Moore wrote:
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No, not really. The average rainfall over most of the arid regions is 4 inches a year or less, which is too little to supply a retention system. The construction and maintenance on the kind of project you're proposing would also be prohibitively expensive.
The most useful and practical solution in my opinion would be to capture all our stormwater and sewage, and pump it inland for treatment and use for irrigation, and as remedial flows for the river systems.
It can be done in higher rainfall areas and sent to arid regions.
Henry Moore

Toronto, Canada

#56 Jan 18, 2011
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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While I am not a hydrologist or even a water management expert, I guarantee you that retention ponds could be blasted and proper drainage ditches/pipes/pumps could be put in place to make all of Aussie green and fertile.
It would of course mean spending money to improve Australia's infrastructure for all Australians future, and not providing safe haven and massive entitlements for every third worlder that can fit in a raft and hop your border.
They yanks built the Panama canal and The Hoover Dam. There is nothing a man with a goal cannot complete. Your own land is filled with examples. Some of your hand carved older railway tunnels are simply amazing and seemingly impossible accomplishments without modern technology...
BTW: Best of luck with the flooding. Simply horrible situation. Wait till you get to scrape up the muck....
Still not feasible, for two reasons:

One, the desert regions of Australia are HUGE, equivalent to about 80% of the continental USA. There just isn't anywhere close to enough water, even if you included all the excess that runs off from the fertile areas.

Two, most of Australia's soils are non-arable. Add water to them, and you just get non-arable mud.

Yeah, the floods are a horrible situation. A young mother had her baby swept out of her arms last week, and a young fellow of 24 was sucked into a storm drain and drowned in Brisbane. I expect the army will be sent in to deal with the cleanup in the worst affected areas. Thousands of disciplined men working together make for a very effective work force.
Henry Moore

Toronto, Canada

#57 Jan 18, 2011
judgejudy wrote:
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It can be done in higher rainfall areas and sent to arid regions.
Not enough water even if we do it that way. See my post to Zaius.
Karma

Nigeria

#58 Jan 18, 2011
A month or so before, when a boat full of immigrants overturned and drowned, many Aussies posted that they didn't feel the need to be empathetic about it, even if they are supposed to. Now it seems that fate has given her reply and nemesis has caught up with them.

So Aussie, do you feel empathetic now and why ? It is all the vagaries of time, when hunter becomes the hunted. I suppose the next time, you won't be as unfeeling as before.
Adelaidean

Australia

#59 Jan 18, 2011
Karma wrote:
A month or so before, when a boat full of immigrants overturned and drowned, many Aussies posted that they didn't feel the need to be empathetic about it, even if they are supposed to. Now it seems that fate has given her reply and nemesis has caught up with them.
So Aussie, do you feel empathetic now and why ? It is all the vagaries of time, when hunter becomes the hunted. I suppose the next time, you won't be as unfeeling as before.
You seem confused. It's more a case of "stop sending us your problems ... we've got enough of our own".

Even if the boat disaster had not happened, you would still be rejoicing at our floods. Admit it!
Karma

Nigeria

#60 Jan 18, 2011
Adelaidean wrote:
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You seem confused. It's more a case of "stop sending us your problems ... we've got enough of our own".
Even if the boat disaster had not happened, you would still be rejoicing at our floods. Admit it!
No need to defend the racists or sugar coat their vile words.Every one is diligent enough to make up his or her mind. Admit it, Aussies are rabidly racist and it is the bye product of their peculiar make up, where European immigration is not given even a second glance, whereas every colored people from outside is a looked down upon as a potential scourge.

And NO, unlike the many Aussies I don't rejoice on fellow human beings' sufferings.'So don't we'-you might say. But your definition of a human being depends upon the tone of someone's skin. Very perceptive !
judgejudy

Melbourne, Australia

#61 Jan 18, 2011
Henry Moore wrote:
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Not enough water even if we do it that way. See my post to Zaius.
I saw a documentary where this farmer has turned his arid land into an oasis using unconventional methods. Nothing is impossible without a defeatist attitude.
judgejudy

Melbourne, Australia

#62 Jan 18, 2011
Karma wrote:
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No need to defend the racists or sugar coat their vile words.Every one is diligent enough to make up his or her mind. Admit it, Aussies are rabidly racist and it is the bye product of their peculiar make up, where European immigration is not given even a second glance, whereas every colored people from outside is a looked down upon as a potential scourge.
And NO, unlike the many Aussies I don't rejoice on fellow human beings' sufferings.'So don't we'-you might say. But your definition of a human being depends upon the tone of someone's skin. Very perceptive !
You accuse all whites of being racist through wrath of colonisation. Move out and fix up your country's independence. Seeking revenge is not constructive.
judgejudy

Melbourne, Australia

#65 Jan 18, 2011
Chow wrote:
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My dream is to make it in Hollywood.
Keep on dreaming!

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#67 Jan 18, 2011
Most of the people are religious and opinionated to pass comment about the natural calamity.
None of the intellectuals wish to expose the criminal culture
I shed my tears for the natural havoc in Australia where I had lived once as a bachelor and where I had spent a month of holiday with my one and only wife who is a Christian and not atheist .

I saw in the German TV how many people's dream had been shattered.
I remember the earthquake in Haiti( 47 seconds)
Let us shed a drop of tears if our eyes are rich enough

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