fires in vic and melbourne.....

Monday, February 9, 2009 by Vampothika | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Id like to stop and give a moment to the victims of the horrendous fires we are facing at the moment in victoria and melbourne, and the families who have lost everything but the clothes on their back, and to those who have also lost family members.

Arsonists would have to be the cruelest and sickest criminals of all and I know that they WILL BE CAUGHT.

Lets hope the fires become undercontrol soon.

And I want to give a mighty thanks to the men behind the scenes, the firefighters, who voluneer their time and efforts tirelessly...

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Reply #61 Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:53 PM

I just went outside....the smoke has quite an acrid smell....not at all like the 'typical' bushfire.

Reply #62 Friday, February 13, 2009 4:26 AM

I think what ever happens to the prick/s that set these fire should be handed over to the firies.They will tie this person to a tree in the path of the fire and give him the same chance that the victims had (NONE).

If this prick ends up in jail he will never get out alive because the prison population will want to kill him.

Either way this bloke is screwed!

Reply #63 Friday, February 13, 2009 5:58 AM

I think what ever happens to the prick/s that set these fire should be handed over to the firies.They will tie this person to a tree in the path of the fire and give him the same chance that the victims had


Sorry God, looks like ya failed.

God never loose lol, Its just person's true belief in God that is lost..

Reply #64 Friday, February 13, 2009 6:41 AM

the request is to leave politics and religion out of this thread.
Let's respect that.

Reply #65 Friday, February 13, 2009 6:51 AM

Well....looks like they got one of these 'people' that some demand must not be executed....

Lit a fire....

Killed 19...

...and to top it off he's been charged with child porn.

Really nice 38 year old bloke everyone should hug and kiss.

I don't think so.

Good thing is...if he's a rock-spider he's in for an enjoyable time in prison....

Reply #66 Friday, February 13, 2009 7:02 AM

Exactly Jafo, they don't like rock spiders there.

Reply #67 Friday, February 13, 2009 8:08 PM

Jafo i think this wanker will find out the hard way what playtime in jail is......couldnt happen to a nicer person!

As for the comment "I think what ever happens to the prick/s that set these fire should be handed over to the firies.They will tie this person to a tree in the path of the fire and give him the same chance that the victims had (NONE)" this what some of the fire fighters would uncle is a fire fighter and i have heard him and a few of fellow fire fighter say the exact same thing.

I will say that the CFA crews fighting these fires do an outstanding job with what little they have and are outstanding people for the job they are not paid to do.


Reply #68 Friday, February 13, 2009 8:21 PM

Ahhh....such a bright future to look forwrd to....couldn't happen to a slimier creature.

Reply #69 Saturday, February 14, 2009 8:57 AM

The count is something like 1834 houses destroyed.

The Kiwis are are guys from the US and Canada ....everywhere that have people who know what a wildfire is.

I guess it's 'one way' to see the world.... however not the 'prettiest' bits.

Reply #70 Saturday, February 14, 2009 9:08 AM

I'm so glad our guys are pitching in. Makes one realize the depth of the ties that bind. I'm proud of everyone who's doing it.

Besides that not being the 'prettiest'? Thank G-d you've a HUGE continent...mostly untouched...and I hope the lads and lassies who went to help get some time to experience the wonder of your incredibly gorgeous land.

*doc also gave everyone Jafo's address and told them about the free pizza and beer he offered. 

I.R. Brainiac
Reply #71 Saturday, February 14, 2009 9:31 AM

If it had been a natural occurence it would be disaster enough...but purposely set is very sad.My thoughts and prayers go out to you all,victims and survivors alike.

Reply #72 Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:39 PM

I've refrained from commenting in this thread because I'm so angry that some of these fires appear to have been deliberately lit, and I didn't want to offend anyone or get barred for the language I would have used while in a state of depression and suffering anxiety issues.... constant and unrelenting pain has a nasty habit of having me spew forth words that would not be acceptable or appreciated in a public forum, hence my absence here thus far.

However, I do feel the need to comment on the sad loss of life and property, and my heart goes out to all those affected by this enormous tragedy.  While the material things can be replaced/rebuilt in time, it's the horrendous loss of life and personal injuries that has affected me most, and my thoughts are with all those who have lost family and friends to this tragic event.

Furthermore, it seems, some are learning no lessons from the tragedy of the Victorian bushfires. Shaunna tells me that two fires in the Launceston suburbs of Waverley and Mayfield were deliberately lit down in Tasmania.  How sad it is that some individuals have a such complete disregard for life, limb and property.  Now I'm not normally an advocate of the death penalty, but I believe some serious rethinking is required with regards to crimes of such magnitude, where a deliberate act of arson results in the loss of life, particularly on the scale as seen in Victoria.

Sadly, in our bid to become 'more civilised', we in the Western World have become too soft on crime and victims are not seeing justice for all their heartaches and suffering, so yes, in extreme case, maybe capital punishment is a better solution/deterrent than imprisonment.  I know some here are opposed to the death penalty because it is taking life and barbaric, but seriously, how is it any less barbaric than sending somebody to prison to be brutalised, sodomised and murdered by other inmates and guards... YES, guards. 

I know of some-one who was anally raped by guards at the Wacol prison here in Queensland.  Now he has some serious health and mental issues, so is far from being rehabilitated, but was still released back into the community to re-offend, perpetrate horrendous crimes against children.  So yes, we as a society really need to think where we're heading with our thoughts on crime and punishment... not to mention the enormous costs involved to keep those who can not/will not be rehabilitated in prison.  We all pay... for a system that can be far more brutal on serious offenders than an orderly, quick and humane execution.



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