SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Australia's looming bushfire
season claimed its first victim on Thursday -- anti-U.S.
demonstrators who tried to burn an American flag in Sydney.
"No, you can't do that, there's a total fire ban," a police
officer said as he yanked the flag from two protesters who had
set a corner of the flag afire with a lighter.
The demonstration of several dozen peole against a possible
U.S. military offensive in Iraq fizzled.
After one of the driest winters on record, and with the El
Nino weather event promising to bring more drought and heat,
Australia is bracing for another ferocious bushfire season.
Fire bans were imposed in New South Wales state.
No fires can be lit in the open. Electric or gas barbecues
can only be used within 20 metres (65 ft) of a home and must be
supervised by "responsible adult" with running water at hand.
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09-26-2002, 07:33 AM #1
Campfires Banned, Along With Bra Burning, Flag Burning....Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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09-26-2002, 01:48 PM #2
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That's almost as funny as that video from last year when some Afgahi was trying to burn a US flag and it wrapped itself around him while it was burning.If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
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09-26-2002, 03:15 PM #3
So the whole attempt to ban flag burning w/a constitutional amendment was needless; all we had to do was have an outdoor burning ban! As George Carlin said:
"How often the simple solution will elude us.""Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.Ē
--General James Mattis, USMC
09-26-2002, 08:18 PM #4
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What ?!! No bra burning ?!! Darnit.
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09-26-2002, 08:25 PM #5
Well that's just not fair! They don't even have fireplaces to burn bra's in...sheesh!
Come to think of it, I don't think many of them have gas bbq's either. When I was there, we dug a pit in the backyard, put some bricks around it, and called it a bbq. Best BBQ I've ever had though
09-27-2002, 12:26 AM #6
10 points to the Police Officer.
It is not often you catch an Aussie thinking.Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.
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