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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 5425766 times)

Reelya

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117285 on: January 04, 2020, 05:05:49 pm »

The two aussies I can think of seem to have been active these past 36h but the smoke must be awful.

Wait wait wait, what happened in Austrailia? And apparently some of our people are there?
Australia has some bushfires, but overseas news articles are exaggerating things. For example in the Australia thread one guy said it's averaging 50 degrees (Celcius) and that Koalas are extinct because they're burned to death and that Sydney is in danger because of the fires. And the same person said that Australia was just about ready to conscript people to fight the fires. None of those three facts are in fact true and I can't find any local sources backing them up. It seems like the Australia situation is being re-packaged to serve the purposes of the American debate on climate change, rather than being about Australia.

Yes, there are seasonal bushfires here. No, the temperature never actually hit 50 degrees. I can't find any local sources backing that up. No, Koalas are not in danger of being extinct. It's a huge continent, and there are hundreds of thousands of Koalas. No, people in Sydney are not in danger of being on fire. 'Sydney' covers 12000km2, it's a huge area, and there are fires in the mountains west of that area.

Some people have died because of the fires, about 12, and several of them were farmers who refused to leave their properties and wanted to fight the fires themselves.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117286 on: January 04, 2020, 05:08:33 pm »

Bushfires have been raging for weeks.

I know of two forumites at least that are there, though neither have mentioned (that Iíve seen) worry about it.

PPE: well there you go. Itís not 50, but according to the Beeb it did hit 40 everywhere at some point recently.

Reelya probably knows more about it though.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117287 on: January 04, 2020, 05:21:18 pm »

40 degrees "everywhere" means average temperature. Don't forget that Australia has almost the same land area as the continental USA's 48 states (7.7 million km2 vs 8 million km2). I feel that people overseas think that we're all bunched in here down on a little island or something, since the population isn't that high. It's 4000 km wide and 2000 km north/south.

There can be a lot of things going on such as these bushfires in areas where very relatively few people actually live. I'm guessing that pretty much all the bay12 Australians live in city areas, since that's where most Australians actually live. Googling evacuations, so far the biggest town I've found mentioned is Batlow, with a population of 1300, and then Mallacoota, population 1000. I mean, it's bad for those small country towns obviously, but if you live out in the forest, you know the risks.
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« Reply #117288 on: January 04, 2020, 07:25:04 pm »

The way I remember it from school australia is about 5-6 times the size of france, I won't bother to check since apparantly I am currently to stupid to spell so why misquote some numbers I lazily googled... That'd mean the USA are hardly any bigger than the EU? Those atlas projections be treacherous I tell you.


Anyway, glad to know you're allright... Sooo, not even smoke? I mean it is still a really big fire in the midst of summer in a really hot country, the thought alone terrifies me... We have occasional controlled burnings of a natural reserve nearby, but it's a speck compared in scale. I guess the fire makes sure to suck in enough oxygen  :-\?!
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117289 on: January 04, 2020, 07:30:05 pm »

I found a website that compares the size of countries
thetruesize.com
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117290 on: January 04, 2020, 07:38:14 pm »

I do not to be at work
I want to go on home and shirk

I don't want to be here today
But 30 minutes I must stay

Fuck the flu.
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I hate being sick.
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« Reply #117291 on: January 04, 2020, 08:02:14 pm »

That doesn't look anywhere close to 5-6 times  ??? and why is my first assumption allways that I, me personally, must have messed it up when I have this distinct memory of them telling me... Ugh it's time I end this stupid day; so sorry for even distracting from you one second dunamisdeos because I have nothing coherent to say, trust me i've been sitting here like two hours trying to formalize my feelings into a coherent thought and sofar nothing but spelling errors on unrelated matters. I am sad too e basta!
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« Reply #117292 on: January 04, 2020, 08:54:35 pm »

Australia is 7.69 million square kilometers. France is .64 million. That makes Australia closer to 12 times the size of France.
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« Reply #117293 on: January 04, 2020, 09:02:53 pm »

Ugh... Went out tonight. Met some nice people, met some medium people, met some... other people.

The other people acted in completely awful ways when I first became acquainted with them, but... Still, I'm the bad guy. I'm the psychopath. I'm the manic-psychotic who exists only to punish people.

It's just hard listening to the tiny voice inside yourself saying "It's okay to push these assholes away! You don't owe them any more understanding or forgiveness than you've already given!" when the external voices are telling you... Well, other things. Awful things.

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« Reply #117294 on: January 04, 2020, 10:00:22 pm »

Why were they awful?
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« Reply #117295 on: January 04, 2020, 10:08:49 pm »

Damn it, the Weird Possibly Pathological Psychological Rot Feeling (that's what I'm calling it now, since I know absolutely nothing else about it, including why it comes and goes) is back. In force. Not as bad as the last major occurrence (few months ago), but still makes me wish I had some way always at hand of quickly reaching an oblivious state. I have none except sleep, and that doesn't come quickly enough since the WPPPRF makes all awareness... painful.

Ugh... Went out tonight. Met some nice people, met some medium people, met some... other people.

The other people acted in completely awful ways when I first became acquainted with them, but... Still, I'm the bad guy. I'm the psychopath. I'm the manic-psychotic who exists only to punish people.

It's just hard listening to the tiny voice inside yourself saying "It's okay to push these assholes away! You don't owe them any more understanding or forgiveness than you've already given!" when the external voices are telling you... Well, other things. Awful things.

That's awful. What happened, Kagus?

And for the love of all that is holy, who is asserting you are a manic psychotic who exists only to punish people? Or even the bad guy? They shall face my wrath
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« Reply #117296 on: January 04, 2020, 10:13:38 pm »

Damn it, the Weird Possibly Pathological Psychological Rot Feeling (that's what I'm calling it now, since I know absolutely nothing else about it, including why it comes and goes) is back. In force. Not as bad as the last major occurrence (few months ago), but still makes me wish I had some way always at hand of quickly reaching an oblivious state. I have none except sleep, and that doesn't come quickly enough since the WPPPRF makes all awareness... painful.

Ugh... Went out tonight. Met some nice people, met some medium people, met some... other people.

The other people acted in completely awful ways when I first became acquainted with them, but... Still, I'm the bad guy. I'm the psychopath. I'm the manic-psychotic who exists only to punish people.

It's just hard listening to the tiny voice inside yourself saying "It's okay to push these assholes away! You don't owe them any more understanding or forgiveness than you've already given!" when the external voices are telling you... Well, other things. Awful things.

That's awful. What happened, Kagus?

And for the love of all that is holy, who is asserting you are a manic psychotic who exists only to punish people? Or even the bad guy? They shall face my wrath
What if it's a psychologist sanctioned by the police, in the context of a number of dismembered corpses?
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« Reply #117297 on: January 04, 2020, 10:15:10 pm »

Damn it, the Weird Possibly Pathological Psychological Rot Feeling (that's what I'm calling it now, since I know absolutely nothing else about it, including why it comes and goes) is back. In force. Not as bad as the last major occurrence (few months ago), but still makes me wish I had some way always at hand of quickly reaching an oblivious state. I have none except sleep, and that doesn't come quickly enough since the WPPPRF makes all awareness... painful.

Ugh... Went out tonight. Met some nice people, met some medium people, met some... other people.

The other people acted in completely awful ways when I first became acquainted with them, but... Still, I'm the bad guy. I'm the psychopath. I'm the manic-psychotic who exists only to punish people.

It's just hard listening to the tiny voice inside yourself saying "It's okay to push these assholes away! You don't owe them any more understanding or forgiveness than you've already given!" when the external voices are telling you... Well, other things. Awful things.

That's awful. What happened, Kagus?

And for the love of all that is holy, who is asserting you are a manic psychotic who exists only to punish people? Or even the bad guy? They shall face my wrath
What if it's a psychologist sanctioned by the police, in the context of a number of dismembered corpses?

Not sure what you're referring to. The WPPPRF? Kagus? Kagus's accuser?

Another sad (also fits in Terrifying thread): I'm in high school, so am I going to have to deal with the WPPPRF for the rest of my life? Assuming I don't die of unnatural causes, that's a long time.
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« Reply #117298 on: January 04, 2020, 10:27:59 pm »

Kagus' accuser. What if it was a police psychologist assesing whether he was fit for trial for crimes against humanity?
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« Reply #117299 on: January 04, 2020, 10:30:11 pm »

Well, I'd have to see the evidence. If I didn't buy it, he would indeed face my wrath/
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