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Parole, Fires and Roundabouts

So Schapelle Corby is to be released on parole. I have always believed in her innocence  and it may well be that I am just Naive, I really hope that I am not proven wrong. Since the very beginning I have always felt that she  was not guilty and that her father and brother had a lot to do with  this. For nine years now, she has been a feature on Australian News and Television and when she is released and the media frenzy dies down and moves on to its next target, I really hope  she will be allowed to serve out her parole in relative obscurity, but I guess there is little chance of that happening for a long time.

The Bangor fire broke containment lines and caused alarm and panic, but the tireless work of the Firefighters have brought the fire back under control and  within new containment lines being stregthened. What a strange place Ausralia is, one third burning, one third in severe drought and one third relatively normal – or at least what passes for normal in Western Australia, although to be fair, they do have the occasional  Severe Clyclone to contend with.

This is the "Younger" Man

This is the “Younger” Man

Adelaide people say that our little town is boring and I expect they have the truth of it – we don’t have a Nightclub Street where alcohol fuelled violence is a normal weekend event, we don’t have complete strangers walking up to other complete strangers and  “King” punching them for no apparent reason and causing serious injuries, we don’t have police pursuits  screaming through the streets, women can still walk the streets, with dogs or power walking or just walking home   and most damming of all, we have never had retards street racing through the town, running a red light and killing  a mother and her baby. Yes, I guess we are a bit of a bore, really. All we have is just high youth unemployment, high absenteeism from school,  break-ins to cars, vandalism and graffiti. Nothing much, really. But all that aside, the real major topic of conversation, in the local  press and on Facebook, is that we have a council which seems to have an obsession with roundabouts – it’s sticking them everywhere – like  ” Have roundabout plan – Will travel”  I mean it’s not as if they are significant, like the roundabouts at the main shopping centre, which directs the traffic from four major roads,  these are little piddly things.  Still, Adelaide has them everywhere so I suppose we should too. But how boring is that when traffic flow and roundabouts are the major topic of conversation?  It’s a worry :o)

not a well girl

not a well girl

I think my Ford is not a well girl. After passing the area of the fire on the way home from Adelaide at the weekend, she started jerking as if  there was an interruption to the fuel. Normally I woud have looked at the feul filter and changed that if necessary, but on this engine, I don’t think I have one and if I do everything is so sealed I have no idea where it might be- heck I can’t even find the air filter. I think I will have to send her for a service before I have to go back to Adelaide in a few weeks. Well, yes, she needs a bath, but that’s cosmetic, not internal.

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