Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Idiots in Uniform. It has happened again
It is clear that we never learn. Remember the outcome of the Coonabarabran fire some years ago and the culpability if National Parks in that fire. Well here we go again. Enough should be enough.
Friends, please read this and forward it on. We have to stop idiots standing behind Bureaucrats and killing the Australia that we all love.
You will remember an email that you received from me 6 years ago about “idiots in Uniform”. That was about to stupidity of Officers from Queensland Transport in the big floods. Thanks to you all, that email went viral and reached a hundred thousand people. The media got involved. The Government got embarrassed. AND there were big changes of attitude. WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.
I am at Dunedoo, NSW, where the biggest fire ever in NSW raged a couple of weeks ago. Something approximating to 130,000 ACRES OF GOOD FARMING AND GRAZING LAND WAS DECIMATED. 50 FAMILYS INVOLVED WITH MANY LOSING EVERYTHING. Their houses, sheds, machinery, fencing, and everything else GONE FOREVER. ESTIMATED THOUSANDS OF CATTLE, SHEEP, DOGS, CATS, AND ALL FORMS OF ANIMALS.
AND THE FIRE WAS THIS BAD SIMPLY BECAUSE THE FARMERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO CONTROL IT.
I had the privilege to, last night, sit with a group of farmers beside the burnt remains of 3 generations of hard work, and the real stories were flowing. The stories about what they did. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DO.
This fire could have been. SHOULD HAVE BEEN, put out the first night. However, by then the Government Fire Department were involved. These were the IDIOTS IN UNIFORM.
They had fire trucks full of water and retardant, plenty of men and all the equipment ready. BUT THEY STOOD AND WATCHED BECAUSE THEIR BOSS IN THE IVORY TOWER HAD NOT GIVEN THEM THE GO AHEAD.
MEANWHILE, ALL THE FARMERS WERE FIGHTING AND PLOWING AND GRADING FIRE BREAKS. BUT WHEN THEY WERE READY TO BACK BURN, THEY WERE TOLD IF YOU LIGHT THAT FIRE, WE WILL HAVE YOU IN JAIL BY MORNING.
And everyone had to stand down and wait for instruction. And the fire jumped the highway and every other fire break, and raged on. Wiping out everyone’s life, and generations of hard work.
Luckily, the fire split into fingers and the idiots were not everywhere. And so there were pockets of farmers who saw it coming and sacrificed their thousands of acres and did back burn. And eventually the fire got under control as it hit the top of the Great Dividing Range.
Luck for everyone on the coast that these guys made that sacrifice. The day was one of the worst/hottest ever recorded. The fire made its own storm. Nothing remains in this vast area.
The community has been devastated, lives ruined, worlds turned upside down. But because no person was killed, Government and media have gone home to their comfortable beds and nothing is happening.
BLAZEAID is here with a hundred senior citizens. But where is the ARMY. If this sort of disaster happened oversees, we would send in the troops along with millions of dollars.
There is no mobile phone coverage in the fire area. And yet there are portable towers available for sports events and rock concerts. Why can’t we have one?
There are heaps of accommodation units left over from mining camps, but these people have no-where to live on their properties. And they have to be there to protect them from looters.
And then there is the issue of who is going to pay for all this destruction by Government via red tape and levels of incompetence.
Oh, that’s right, we have to wait for someone to get killed. Well, that’s probably going to happen. There is 5000 kms of fencing gone. And thousands of cars now on unfenced roads.
And there is no money for the farmers. Farmers are not responsible to replace road fence that they wanted to save but were stopped by idiots. Government MUST PAY. NOW
Apparently, a fire this big must have a coronal inquiry.
The initial cause of the start fire will never be known. It will not be hard to prove the fire was exasperated by the inefficiency of the fire service. So, what happens after that? Sweep it under the carpet?
So folks, PLEASE PASS THIS TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND PARTICULARLY STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE TO STOP THE INCOPMETANCE THAT IS GOING TO KILL AUSTRALIA AS WE KNOW IT.
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And to refresh on the flood ordeal simply google “idiots in uniform” “Gary Briggs” The media took it on with full front page coverage by Brisbane Courier Mail. After that the Qld Government had to rescind all fines and change forever the way they will handle future floods. Then followed the Class Action in relation to idiots in uniform who had to read the manual before opening the dam gates, and the subsequent Brisbane flooding.
To list some of the things needed here.
MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE because to world rotates on phone technology. We cannot shout when the phone doesn’t work.
GOVERNMENT MONEY FOR HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
THE ARMY TO CLEAN UP THE MESS.
GOVERNMENT MONEY TO FENCE THE ROADS FIRST, AND THEN THE FARM BOUNDARYS.
TO BE DECLARED A NATIONAL DISASTER. NOW. NOT AFTER THE CORONIAL INQUIRY.
LOTS OF MONEY. Someone mentioned we just sent some more oversees for some disaster. How about this disaster?
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