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  1. Not quite 'record-breaking', but some great photos.. Saigon Streets Under Water After Massive Downpour It looks like Saigon’s rainy season has officially arrived in town, and it made quite an entrance last night with two hours’ worth of torrential rain that left many thoroughfares paralyzed. Starting around 5pm, the bout of heavy rain that battered Saigon last night, July 19, was one of the worst the southern metropolis has experienced in the last few months. Le Dinh Quyet, deputy director of the Southern Hydrometeorological Center, told VietnamNet that the stormy weather was caused by the southwest monsoon that typically affects the entire southern part of Vietnam during this season. Of course, Saigon’s rainy season is never complete without widespread inundation in flood-prone areas such as Binh Thanh District’s Nguyen Huu Canh Street or Thu Duc District’s Pham Van Dong Street. Coupled with the city’s intense traffic during rush hour, last night’s downpour was hell on earth for commuters whose vehicles were debilitated by waterlogged streets. Link to the original article, which many more photos.. https://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/10705-photos-saigon-streets-underwater-after-sudden-downpour
  2. From the Crop Circles site on FB - what do you think?
  3. Many years ago, 30 -40 I think, there was a large naval exercise off the coast of Western Australia, a few hundred Km's west of Fremantle. The weather was fairly good, tho dark at night. An Australian ship got badly damaged, I can't remember the full details, and a lit was not said, but from memory, it was said it got hit by a wave. But the actual photos that were published showed damage similar to the Fitz. So I am thinking it was not hit by a 'ship', but by something else, and to cover the fact, a collision was fabricated..
  4. Now, it's NOT about money !!!!!!!!! "... the state's tax authority.... "
  5. Dash-cam to the rescue. It looks like we should all get one, just to slow down the parasites and idiots..
  6. Now pay close attention, this is a very specialised and complicated process, many people can not do this!
  7. Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza? No sir, it's Google's Pizza. Did I dial the wrong number? No sir, Google bought the pizza store. Oh, alright - then I'd like to place an order please. Okay sir, do you want the usual? The usual? You know what my usual is? According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you've ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust. Okay - that's what I want this time too. May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead? No, I hate vegetables. But your cholesterol is not good. How do you know? Through the subscribers guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years. Maybe so, but I don't want the pizza you suggest – I already take medicine for high cholesterol. But you haven't taken the medicine regularly. 4 months ago you purchased from Drugsale Network a box of only 30 tablets. I bought more from another drugstore. It's not showing on your credit card sir. I paid in cash. But according to your bank statement you did not withdraw that much cash. I have another source of cash. This is not showing on your last tax form, unless you got it from an undeclared income source. WHAT THE HECK? ENOUGH! I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. I'm going to an island without internet, where there's no cellphone line, and no one to spy on me ... I understand sir, but you'll need to renew your passport ... it expired 5 weeks ago.
  8. Yes, I wondered at 'hot-spots' myself, and it is possible. In those hot, dry and windy conditions, fires can start by multiple methods. One old one was broken glass acting as a sunlight magnifier - and as a warning to all - plastic bottles of water are also proven fire starters, we know of 2-3 at least where a plastic bottle of water left on the back shelf of a car has started a fire. And then, once a fire starts, you can get 'spotting' - this is where the wind will pick up some burning debris (leaves, twigs, etc.) and carry them a distance to start a new fire. Willie-Willies (wind swirls) can carry a fire for hundreds of meters, and we have known spotting occur at over 12 miles - 20Km. And a fire goes much faster up a hill - it doubles it's speed for every 10% increase in gradient. Also, where you have hills, valleys and uneven surface, the winds often swirl around, coming from all different directions, and can easily jump over large distances before touching down again. All of the above is from basic Bushfire training, both what we were taught, and what I have seen personally at fires. So nothing surprises me anymore
  9. The several reports I have seen tend to indicate that these (at least the majority of) are actually 'Bushfires', with no reports ov any volcanic activity.
  10. Taiwan does work with China - they are very close, but seem 'apart' for face. It would be 30 years ago now, I was told by someone that knew, that more than 80% of their computer production (IBM-PC clones those days) went to the mainland, direct shipping route and payments..
  11. One day the sheriff sees Billy-Bob walking around town with nothing on except his gun belt and his boots. The sheriff says “Billy-Bob, what the hell are you doing walking around town dressed like that?” Billy-Bob replies “Well sheriff, it’s a long story!” Sheriff says he isn’t in a hurry and that Billy-Bob should tell the story. Billy-Bob continues “Well sheriff, me and Mary-Lou was down on the farm and we started a cuddling. Mary-Lou said we should go in the barn and we did.” “Inside the barn we started a kissing and a cuddling and things got pretty hot and heavy, well Mary-Lou said that we should go up on the hill so we did.” “Up on the hill we started a kissing and a cuddling and the Mary-Lou took off all her clothes and said that I should do the same. Well, I took off all my clothes except my gun belt and my boots. Then Mary-Lou lay on the ground and opened her legs and said “Okay Billy-Bob, go to town…”
  12. I 'heard' on Vietnamese TV last night (10th July) that it had actually broken off - calved..
  13. A Jewish man was leaving a convenience store with his coffee when he noticed an unusual Italian funeral procession. A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 metres behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary Italian man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back, were about 300 men walking in single file. The Jewish man could not stand his curiosity, so he respectfully approached the Italian man walking the dog and said "I am so sorry for your loss and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen an Italian funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?" "My wife's" said the man. "What happened to her?" "She yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed her." He inquired further "But who is in the second hearse?" "My mother-in-law, she came to help my wife and the dog turned on her and killed her also." A very poignant and touching moment of Jewish and Italian brotherhood passed between the two men. The Jewish man then asked "Can I borrow the dog?" The Italian man replied "Join the queue."
  14. Some of these megaliths reminds me of some stone slabs I saw near the "Old Orhei" in Moldova some years ago - on a hill overlooking the town. They were limestone, many meters square, dead flat and even tho there was grass growing over parts, one could hardly see the joins, and dead straight.
  15. The 'Master/Doctor' I have been seeing in Viet Nam uses energy a lot to heal. He will only work for a few hours in the morning, and then rest and meditate in the afternoon so as to 'cleanse' himself so he doesn't get sick.