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Re: I am disappointed in my country. sigismund

Posted by beckett2 on February 2, 2020, at 1:37:10

In reply to Re: I am disappointed in my country., posted by sigismund on February 1, 2020, at 13:54:46

> This features some local identities with whom you may not be familiar, but I am sure you can fill in the gaps.
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/31/a-government-of-doers-the-morrison-governments-exciting-and-extensive-agenda-for-2020

There's an article in the NYer about wildfires called "It's a Worldwide Problem" and there's mention of US firefighters receiving a 'spontaneous standing ovation' upon their arrival at Sidney airport https://twitter.com/RFSCommissioner/status/1215194398721368065?s=20

Anyways, here's this from the Americans' perspective "In the first couple of days after Russell arrived in Australia, he told me, he was a little confused by the accent, and some of the local jargon. I thought they were calling us fairies, he said. How are all you American fairies doing? He soon realized they were saying fireys, the affectionate Australian term for firefighters. Bird Dog aircraft here are called spotters, fire lines are firegrounds, wildfires are bushfires. Fire engines are called appliances. But that makes us think of fridges and freezers, Austin, the Canadian, said."

I like to be reminded we can still do some good things in this world. Didn't First Dog say something to the effect that we can only have hope in other people (and not our governments)(my paraphrasing)?


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