Tuesday, May 23, 2017

These houses need some care

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This is a typical worker cottage, which is a smaller and a cheaper version of the Queenslander, but they both need some care, they need to be painted outside to keep the timber from rotting.











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These wooden houses need some care

Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post, the Queenslander house, which is a large wooden house, built for the deeds that we have here in Queensland. Now let me explain their maintenance needs. You see, just as most of us thought, when we saw the first time these wooden houses, they need some maintenance and care.
For those people that have not own or lived in timber houses before, they should ask questions about them, before they get involved in owning one of these houses; perhaps the first question that would come to their mind is: are these houses safe to live in, and how long these houses can last? And then, what sort of maintenance they require? You see, they have a right to know that, so, let me try to explain this timber housing situation.
Timber houses need more maintenance that masonry houses; because first of all, you need to paint them for the timber to last longer, otherwise the timber on the outside walls will slowly rot away, but then, there are also some advantages because, you see if you want to change something, it can be done easily and cheaper than if you have a masonry house, therefore, it is a lot cheaper also to do some alterations, so, it can work well after all.
Having said that we need also to say, that these wooden houses have some problems of their own, apart that they need to be painted for the external timber to last longer, they also have some vermin problems, which are the enemies everywhere in the houses, because the timber is more vermin friendly than masonry and bricks and cement, but the normal vermin are not a big problem for the house structure itself.
The greatest enemy of these wooden houses are the termites, or white ants, as some of us calls them; The white ants, can really destroy entire buildings by eating the wood from the inside, a lot of times, people don’t even know, that the white ants are there eating their houses away, while they are living in them; you see, unless you know what you are looking for, it is hard to see any sign of them from the outside. So, one day suddenly, one can find out by toughing or putting some pressure on a spot, where the white ants have eaten the wood from inside, and here one can have a great shock to see this happen, as everything starts collapsing inward and where there was a wall now there is a big hole.
Therefore, it would be worthwhile to learn how to recognize the signs, if there are white ants; and call an expert to check the building if you are going to buy it.
I think I have said enough in this post, so, see you with our next post, how to defend our homes from white ants.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Queenslander House

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A large Queen-slander, note the pretty design, all the open space on the verandas and also all the open space under the house, which could be used in very hot summer days to catch the breeze and stay in the shade.
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Some fret works that can be found in and outside those old houses, if we think about it, these decorations are nice to have in your house, at least I like them.
















The Queenslander House
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post, Australia wooden houses. So, in this post we will continue to talk about wooden houses, but the house we are going to talk about is the queen of all wooden house. So, the name that has been given to this house, it is because it has been built in Queensland, but it could have the same name, if it was built somewhere else because of its size and other things, hence it is the queen of all other wooden houses.
So, let me explain, the Queenslander house is a large timber house; some of them are pretty too, and they serve the inhabitant very well, as they have been built to take the advantage of the hot climate, in Brisbane and north Queensland regions, which are humid and hot. Now since I have been working in these houses to maintain them, let me describe them to you a bit more in details. As anyone can guess there are a few different types of these houses, but here to make it easier we are talking about the large real Queenslander and the workers cottage, which is a small and cheaper version of the real Queenslander.
As we have already said above in this post, when the first settlers arrived here, there were plenty of trees around to make timber, a lot of this timber is called hardwood, which as the name suggests is hard and very strong, some of this timber are even stronger and longer lasting than the European oak or other strong European woods. So, the houses were strong and secure, the only natural real enemy of these houses were the white ants (termites), which are able to eat through the wood and destroy the houses. The termites are native to Australia and if one goes up north in Australia one could see strange ground made mounts of earth springing up from the ground, these is how the white ants live, they eat wood from the inside and they make these mounts of earth.
So as you can see this was another reason why the houses were built on stumps. The stumps were made of whole sections of trees that are very resistant to rot; of course the white ants could still be able to eat those stumps, but they were treated with some paints and at the top they all had a capping of metal that would make a barrier to the white ants if they came from the inside the stump and also a barrier to the other ants or crawling insect from the outside.
We have to say that some of these timber houses have been made also pretty, because timber can be cut to different shapes easily, so, they were somehow pretty compared to the house made of masonry, which would be very expensive to decorate them with masonry, so, the houses are usually square boxes with a roof at the top.
Decorative fretwork was easy to make with timber, so, a lot of these houses had some decorations in them, in one way or the other. Now I can go on, and on telling you how these houses were made, but that would be hard to do, so, I am going to search the Internet for photos that could show you what I mean, about fretwork and other timber names, anyhow there are a lot of names given to these pieces of timber that would be hard for me to name, and for the readers to understand what is meant by that name. So, I am going to leave it to your imagination, once you see some photos of the houses and the fretwork in them.
I believe I have said enough in this post, so, see you in our next post, these wooden houses need some care.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Australia wooden houses

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This type of houses shown here, were very popular in Brisbane, when I came in the sixties. They are average houses that workers could afford to buy, they usually have three bedrooms, a lounge room a kitchen a bathroom and some of them even a dining-room, when the kitchen was not large enough to dine in. Some people call them the worker cottage, because they were built manly for the workers, since they were cheap enough for them to buy.

Australia wooden houses

Dear readers, we have written a few posts about refugees in the world, which affects the Italy as well, since I am a Italian we have posted them in this blog of, Genzano it story, but today we would like to go back to my life story, starting from where we left off last time, so, this post is the continuation of the post, welcomed at my Brisbane address, this post is the continuation of that post, and we are going to talk about the Australian wooden houses.
Let us talk about, the convenient and pretty, wooden houses in Brisbane and Australia. When we came to Australia in the early sixties. We should say that we had a surprise, when we found that the houses here were made of timber, which were very different from the houses we had left in Europe, all build of solid masonry.
For us Italian migrants, that had lived all our lives in solid masonry buildings, even if some of them were rustic solid buildings, when we arrived in Australia at the beginning, it seemed a strange thing that in Brisbane lots of houses were made of wood, and most of them were set on wooden stumps, but then we started thinking, after all they were still good to live in anyhow, so, we got used to live in them rather quickly.
So, we had to forget about how we used to live in our motherland and also my native town of Genzano di Lucania, since now we were living now in Australia the Australian way, after all as the saying goes, when you are in Rome do what the Romans do, and we did just that; but then, what were the reasons and why these houses were made of wood, or to use another word for wood how the locals called it here, they were made of timber.
So, as you can see, this question arises, why these houses were made of timber and not masonry? And then try to see if they were better or worse that the houses made of bricks or masonry. If we use logic reasoning there is no difference whether houses are made of timber or masonry, as long as they are able to give the people that live in them that filling of safety and privacy that we aspect from them, when we live in our own home, they have fulfilled their role.
Having said that now let us see or guess the reasons why these houses were made of timber, and why they were set on wooden stumps.
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Wooden houses on stumps

The wooden houses on stumps of Brisbane and Australia
As we have already said above, in Brisbane a lot of houses are/were made of timber, but not only are they made of timber, they are set on wooden stumps. So, let us see the reasons why they were made this way.
From what explanations, we have heard from the locals, and also by using our own imagination and intelligence, one can come to the conclusion that there were several reasons why houses here were made of timber. The first reason is that when the first settlers started to build Brisbane, there were plenty of trees that could be cut down and make very good timber to build those houses; and then the people that came to live in Brisbane and Australia had a very good knowledge of how to use timber, since they came by boats and in the boats of those days, because they were mostly made of timber, there were always carpenters and carpenter tools on board, in case the boat needed some repairs, so, to use timber and build timber houses was the easiest way for them, since they had the knowledge the tools and plenty of timber in the woods surrounding Brisbane ,an also other parts of Australia that needed houses.
At the beginning the houses were just simple shelters, but as the time went by they became better and better, because the builders also became aware of what would work better in this climate, you see, here around Brisbane and northward, when the wet season comes the ground becomes too wet for the houses to stand on the ground, in hot summer days everything becomes too hot and there were lots of vermin on the ground, so, they found a way how to build houses that would avoid most of these problems; that is why in those times the houses on stumps became a necessity, of course slowly they became even better and even pretty, that is how the Queenslander house was born, which is a large timber house with verandas around them, that keeps the weather and the hot sun off the main walls of the house. One can see these pretty Queensland houses if you look around even today.
I believe that I have said enough in this post, so, see you in our next post, the Queenslander houses.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Refugees and their problems

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After the earthquake in central Italy, many inhabitant became refugees in their own country. The government promised help as if everything was going to be fixed immediately, but even today after 7 months these earthquake refugees, still live in substandard accommodations. So, their is still this problem going on.

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Italy has also find a way how to help these boat refugees, that find the way to Italy illegally, and they come in by thousands. So, they are a real concern. These boat refugees are a real problem, because there is no work for them, and very likely they are unemployable for lack of skills, or because of the language barrier.    

Refugees and their problems
Why so many refugees
Dear readers, as we have written in our previous article, Homeless and refugees,  today we should ask ourselves, why there are so many refugees in the world? Because they seem to come from anywhere and they go everywhere, some of them are real refugees, as we have explained in our article, since they are running away from natural disasters, or some disasters caused by wars that mankind wages, for one reason or another, or just because they like to fight wars, for some useless ideology that they have, which today the rest of the world condemns, as being useless and harmful.
Anyhow, these wars that they are fighting seem endless, as they have been going on for years, and they are causing a lot of people to leave their countries and become refugees. Then there are the people that are not happy with what they have, in their own native land. So, they become refugees, not because they are real refugees that have been displace from a natural disaster or war, but because they believe that if they go to another country, they could live a better life.
Anyhow, we could say here that everybody has the right to look for a better life. But at the same time, because we don’t know how they live their lives, we should assume that their lives are bad, otherwise they would not move from where they are. But, we could also ask here, are their lives that bad that they cannot stay in their native country? Because their forebears have lived in those countries for thousands of years. When I think about that this way, I have my doubts about the reasons they are moving. So, I would like to find out more, before I could say if they are doing the right thing. You see. By doing what they are doing, a few of them might find something better, but you don’t want to do that at the expense of other people. I am saying this, because it seems to me that this is what is happening in the world today. So, let us talk about this worldwide problem.
We need to talk about this worldwide refugees problem, because they are already causing many problems wherever they go. You see, when people are displaced in large number, there are bound to be problems, because the countries they go to live in cannot cope with them, but not only that, they also carry with them the same attitude and their own problems that they had, in their countries of origin, so, most of the problems they are running away from will continue to stay with them; these problems could cause lots of trouble where they try to settle. But there is more to say here, to show you what I mean, because while I am writing this article, in Southern Italy two refugees have died in a fire, that has burned down their makeshift refugee camp.
The Italian authorities are investigating, and it looks like that some organized crime has been committed. They say that some corporals are involved, these corporals are people that illegally control the work of these refugees, since, they take these refugees to work in the farms around the camp for a fee. Something did not work their way, so they burned down the camp and two young people are now dead. I hope you see what we mean, when we say that the refugees carry with them their own problems.
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What could be done we may ask?
No one knows what is the best way to handle this refugees problem, the Italian authorities try hard to do their best. For a start, they go to help those refugees that their boats are in danger of sinking, or have already sung and try to rescue the refugees from the Mediterranean Sea. I that follow the Italian news on SBS, I know that there are too many days, when over a thousand refugees land in Italy, and that is just too many of them for the Italian authorities to handle properly, but they do their best. You see, Italy is not a big country and have already got their own problems with the earthquake refugees, that have been displaced as their houses have been destroyed from the earthquake, so, all these extra refugees put a strain on the authorities and the Italian economy.
Looking at all these problems that these foreign refugees cause, to the country they go to live in, we should start thinking if there is another way to solve this worldwide problem, but so far, nobody has come up with a good suggestion that could solve the refuges problem. Some people say that on humanitarian grounds, we should help these refugees, because they are human beings like us, so, I believe that we should help them. But when these same people that have been saved from drowning, they turn around and do nasty things to the native people in the country they are living, we should start to wonder if we are doing the right thing when we have saved them from drowning.
Because of all these nasty things that happen every now and then, and because there are also some terrorist elements in these said refugees. As we all know the many terrorist attacks that have happened in the last few years. Some leaders in the western world say that we should ban those people that are trouble makers. So, instead or running out to help them and bring them in your own country, we should try to stop them, at our own boundary. Like what President trump wants to do, he wants to erect a wall at the boundary between Mexico and USA. And, ban some people that come from countries that condones terrorist, to come to America.
Here I should say that perhaps President Donald Trump has got it right, just because he wants to stop the refugees, or at least slow down the refugees coming in thousands, when nobody has invited them to come. Of course, on humanitarian grounds we should think that they are people in need, so they should be helped, but this does not mean that they should be helped, before we help our own people in need of help. This is the question that we should ask ourselves. And then try to find an answer to that, so, we should investigate, if there are ways that would bring a better outcome.
Looking for anything that could help
The world today should look at this refugees problem more closely, so, not only they should try to help the refugees on humanitarian grounds, but they should make a greater effort to see if there are things that could be done in the countries of origin of the refugees, so that there will be less refugees in the world. In other words, we should investigate all the reasons why people become refugees, and then, do anything possible to fix the problems, which makes these people become refugees. I suppose that in the past we have already tried this in various parts of the world, but we have had a limited success.
In my own personal views, I believe that the world should not give up, looking for the reasons why these people become refugees, in the first place. Because there could be something that could be done, we should be looking at the reasons why these people become refugees, then try to fix those things that make people leave their own native land.
We need to fix these problems at the source, because tomorrow they might spread even more, and then, it will be harder to fix them. You see, today the refugees are already causing many problems in the western world, which could easily grow to unforeseen problems, which we intend to point out, in our next article, since this article would become too long, if we talk about it now.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Homeless and refugees

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In Italy there are already refugees from the earthquakes, that started the 24 of August 2016. This first earthquake has been followed by other earthquake, some of which have destroyed more houses, and made more refugees, that the Italian government is trying to accommodate the best way they can. But it is not easy, because of the reoccurring earthquake, and the cold weather and snow. So, there are already lots of Italian refugees that need looking after.
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As we can see Italy has his own refugees to attend to, but this is made worse, because there are several thousands of refugees from overseas, that come to Italy as illegal emigrant uninvited. This is putting a strain on the Italian economy and everything else. So, these overseas refugees are a real problem, which the world needs to solve, before they cause real damage to the economies and the people that receives these refugees. 
Today refugees are a world problem
Dear readers, homeless refugees today are a worldwide problem.  In this post, we are going to talk about these worldwide problems, as we did in our last article called, Where are, we heading now, where we have talked about, some problems that the world is facing today, like to very hot weather that has increased the fire hazard in Australia and some houses have been burned down; the cold and abundant snowfalls in central Italy that has caused an avalanche that destroyed this Hotel Rigopiano and 29 people perished; the excessive rainfalls in northern California that has put in danger Oroville Dam. We believe that these problems have been caused from global warming, and therefore, humanity is somehow responsible about it, since global warming is caused from burning fossil fuel.
But that is not the only problem that humanity is facing today, because there are other major problems in the world, another major problem is the illegal emigrant that come in by thousands, by claiming refugee’s status, and this is what we are going to talk about in this article, since in a way it is like the global warming, as it affects the entire world, in different ways.
As we know already, the world today is facing many natural challenges, so, it is going to be hard for us to solve this other challenge of the illegal emigrants, which I believe is being caused again by humanity itself. Anyhow, they come in as refugees that run away from their native lands, for different reasons, in the new countries that they arrive these refugees have no home to go; so, they become the homeless refugees. So, in this article, let us talk about the homeless refugees, because this is also a major problem that the world is facing today. We could easily say again here, where are we heading now? Because we don’t know where this refugees problem will take us.
But first let me talk about what is happening right now, because this involves also the refugees, for the last couple of weeks, the entire world has been following, what the new President Donald Trump was going to do in America, and he has done several things since then, some of which are about the illegal refugees. But this is not the only thing that we want to talk in this article, even though there are several things that run parallel with what Trump has done and his policies about refugees.
As I was saying, because we were following President Trump, we were not looking or thinking about the illegal emigrant in Europe, and as you know, we have already written about them in some of our previous articles, wherever they could be fitted in and blend with what we were saying then. Anyhow, here we would like to talk about some social refugees’ issues, because there are many issues that they cause, so let us see what they could be and why, and who are the refugees. 
Types of refugees
First let us say this, that there are several types of refugees in the world. But I believe that the status of refugee should only be applied to those people that through no fault of their own are left homeless: this could be due because of an earthquake, like the people in central Italy, or any other natural disaster; also people that run away from wars, since they would be killed if they remain there; people that are persecuted because they belong to certain groups that are generally persecuted and killed if they remain where they are. I believe that the free world should help these people, as explained above because their life is in danger.
Now, the refugees from a natural disaster, being native of the land where the disaster has occurred, they have all the right to be refugees and do not need to be classified. But the rest of the refugees that come from outside need to be classified according to their refugee status, and then helped accordingly. This of course should be subject to the fact, that these said refugees do not pose any danger to the country, and the people that live in that country that they go to and is helping them. If they pose any danger to the country they go to, that country has the right to evict them and send them back to where they came from.
Now, we can talk about those refugees, that may not be real refugees, because they are not in danger of dying or being killed, if they remain where they are. But they leave their home land and go to leave in other countries, just because they believe that they can have a better life wherever they go. Here one should ask oneself, is the life of these people in danger, or is it so bad, that they should go somewhere else to live? Or, is it their attitude the reason why they cannot live in their native country, because they don’t want to make the right effort to live there.
These are the reasons that the countries that receives these refugees should ask, before they could be classed as refugees. Because there could be a good chance that they could stay in their country of origin, if they realize that everywhere you go, you should work and earn your own living, without demanding support from other people that might not be able to support you, and therefore, upsetting the entire community around them. 
But this is what most of them do, they don’t care when they move to another country, they believe that this new country should look after them, even knowing that they have never contributed a single cent to that country, they are very selfish. Sometimes they might be looking for work, when there is no work even for the native people of that country. So, they are a real problem because they are coming in by thousands, and therefore the country that accepts them, is having all sorts of trouble to control them and feed them.
Now, what we have said above is not the worse aspect of these refugees’ problem, because there are also the terrorist elements that come in as refugees, and then kill innocent people in the country they go to. So, we wonder where are we heading with these unwanted refugees? Therefore, we would like to know, where these refuges come from.
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Where refugees come from
As we were saying above, there are many refuges in the world, coming from different countries and background. Most of these refugees are just normal people that have become refugees, they never intended to become refugees, but they did, because they were pushed from unforeseen natural events or wars to become refugees. Now we could say that these are the real refugees, because they never wanted to be refugees, but they are now.
There are also some would be refugees that we could say, they are not real refugees, because there has not been any sudden event that has pushed them out of their homes, and they had to live then in the streets. But what is happening here is that these people standard of living is generally poor, so, they are not happy with the way they are living their lives in their native countries, so, they want to emigrate to another country because their countries are poor.
So, they willingly become refugees, hoping that they could emigrate to another country under the status of refugee, since if they are refugees usually they are being helped from the government of the country they go to.
Now that we have explained our views about the refugees, let us look at the countries that go to help the refugees. Because the countries that receive these refugees, should be careful, because there can be all sorts of refugees around, and some of them could be people with a violent reputation, which very likely one day could become terrorists. People that could become terrorist don’t need to be terrorist when they leave their native land, but, they could become terrorist, because the country they go to cannot give them what they imagined they could have. So, because their expectations are not met, some of them would become thieves and terrorist. Well at least this is how I see these refugees’ problems.
I believe that this article is becoming too long, and there is still a lot more that we could say, especially why there are so many refugees today, when in the past most people did not become refugees, even when things in their country went to wrong ways. So, we will try to imagine what is happening in our next article, why these refugees’ problems are happening now.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Where are we heading now

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The Sun is our friend, because it sends its energy to earth for every living thing to live and enjoy their lives. But sometimes it is just too hot for us, like it is happening just now in this article, we have written here under.



Because of the extreme hot weather, that in some places has reached 47 degrees, there are lots of fire burning, so far, because people were aware of the danger, there is no loss of life, however, some properties and a small town have burned down.


They say there is some damage in the structure of the Dam spillway, and other problems with the overflow, the Dam could collapse. So an evacuation downstream has been ordered, for about 200,000 people.






Where are, we heading?
Today, when we look at what is happening around us, we see that there are so many problems in the world, that we cannot help asking ourselves whether we are going to be able to cope with them. This may sound alarming to some of you, and wish that I did not say anything about them, because they sound bad news and bad news bring anxiety and discomfort. But to be on the safer side, I believe that it is better to know what is happening around us, than to ignore it, because, then we can do whatever is possible to do to minimize any danger, which these problems may bring with them. You see, most times if we ignore them, then we might be sorry later, if one day we suffer the consequence. So, it would be wiser to know, where we are heading, and what we can do to save ourselves the troubles that might be coming our way.    
So, you may ask, what has prompt me to start this alarming article now. I am going to tell you that I was already thinking about some of these issues, because they are all issues that we are exposed every day of our lives. Anyhow, today while I was watching the news, they started to tell us about this fire warning in NSW Australia. What is worrying me most is the fact, that the fire authorities already admit that tomorrow the fire danger will be catastrophic, which is the highest warning, that can be issued. They are warning the people of these regions to leave, while they can, like tonight or early in the morning, because they cannot guaranty their safety. The hot temperature of tomorrow that will be over 40 degrees in these zones of NSW will make it very hard for the fire fighter to control the fires, so they are warning the people about these dangers, at the same time their warnings seem endless, since they pop back again and again to issue these warnings, which means that they want the people to understand this danger, that they would be facing tomorrow.
So, tomorrow would be the most dangerous day on record for NSW for fires, because of the extreme heat and the state of the drying vegetation that can burn easily, we can only hope and pray God that there is no loss of life, in these dangerous circumstances. So, we hope that those people affected make the right choice.  I should say here that I would be terrified if I had to choose what to do, if I was living in these regions of NSW that are going to be affected so badly, by the heat and fires. Anyhow, I don’t live in those regions of NSW, because I live in Brisbane, but even here it is going to be a scorcher, as the weather forecast says that it is going to be 39 degrees, and that is hot enough for anybody. So, people are worried and on edge, my wife is complaining to me already, because she hates hot weather. 
What is worrying me also, it is the fact that these extreme heat waves that are lasting a long time these days, may be due to global warming, which most authorities agree that we are causing them, because we are using too much fossil fuel. Just to show you how the Weather Bureau has reported this heat wave that is coming in the other day, let me quote and paste the following: 
 (Pity the poor souls who live in Bourke, Birdsville and Moomba.
These rural towns are all about to endure four days above 40 degrees. Birdsville and Moomba will suffer through three days above 45.
This summer's most extensive, and brutal, heatwave is building over central and eastern Australia.
Inland parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria are set to swelter through at least four days of extreme heat, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Meteorologist Andrea Pearce said "pools" of hot air had been hovering over the centre of Australia, leading to the build-up of heat.)
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Anyhow, here above we have talked about the extreme heat temperature, which is affecting part of Australia right now, and the fire dangers that they are causing. But I believe that this is not all, because today the weather seems to be different from what it is supposed to be like, so, after we finish reporting about the heat wave and the fire, we are going to talk about the excessive cold weather, the rain floods and other things, because we believe that they come from the same cause, which is causing changes in the weather temperature.
 Extreme heat and freezing temperature
Dear readers, at the beginning of this article, we have talked about the extreme hot weather temperature that has increased the fire danger, and now there are several fires burning in NSW Australia, but there is more to say about these extreme weather changes. So, here under we are going to talk about the opposite, we are going to talk about the cold weather.
You see, it seems to me that everywhere we go we find this problem about the extreme weather temperature these days, it may be the extreme heat, it may be the extreme cold, it may be the excessive rainfall and flooding, it may be the snowing for days and the extreme cold, these things are affecting most of us in many ways. Sometimes unfortunately this may involve also loss of life. Here I am sorry to say that, one of these sorry events has happened last month in central Italy, when this avalanche destroyed this Hotel Rigopiano, and killed 29 people, we have written about this in our hub, The Italian homeless, where we were also talking about the homeless that were affected from the extreme cold weather temperatures, and the earthquake.  
Anyhow, since we are talking about the extreme weather here, I would like to point out that, also in Italy they have classed these huge amounts of snow and cold weather as very extreme and rare. They were so extreme that the authorities have not been able to cope properly with it, even though over there they are ready to handle the snow and cold weather, but this time it was just too much of it. And it was made worse because of the earthquakes, that have devastated this region. 
Of course, over there is also the earthquake victims that need looking after, and many other things that the earthquake has destroyed, this includes also roads that cannot be used in a normal way, especially if you cannot see the surface properly under the snow, as there could be large cracks in the road surface, or rocks that have fallen and block the road, so, those people that are living over there are in all sorts of troubles, and the weather is making it worse. These unfortunate people that have lost their houses in the earthquake, now they are living in makeshift accommodations, so, they must be feeling very bad, since they are like emigrant in their own native land. The authorities are doing what they can, but it looks like that it will take a long time before things are back to normal for them. So, every day of their lives, they must be thinking and asking themselves, where are we heading now. Some of them may even ask themselves, why all these things are happening? Whose fault, is it? And if anything could be done? Some people may have some strange views, that might be worth mentioning here before we finish.
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Dangerous situation in USA.
In this article, we have talked about the heat wave in Australia, the cold weather in central Italy, now we are going to talk about the excessive rainfall in Northern California that are endangering Oroville Dam. Hereunder I am pasting some of the report, as reported in the Google News, and I quote;      
(Oroville Dam Could Fail, Experts Fear; 200,000 Ordered to Evacuate 2:20
Mandatory evacuations remained in effect Monday afternoon for nearly 190,000 people in Northern California after a spillway serving the country's tallest dam developed a hole that threatened to release uncontrolled floodwaters, officials said.
The emergency spillway off the Oroville Dam was the second to fail in a matter of days, after the dam's primary spillway developed a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole last week.
Officials and contractors were working feverishly to get as much water out of Lake Oroville as possible by Thursday, when another round of storms is expected to sweep across the area.)
End of quote.
We hope and pray that they can save the dam, and there is no loss of life.
Anyhow, I cannot help thinking that the situation in Northern California, is very much alike the situation that we had in Brisbane Australia a few years ago, which I have written in this hub about it, Playing the game, who is to blame, where after what happened, as usual people will try blaming somebody that happened to be in charge. It is hard for everybody involved, when we try to blame somebody, because that somebody could not have known, what Mother Nature had in store for us. So, let us stop there, and instead of looking at who is to blame, let us look at some of the reasons, why these extreme weather events happen.

Some people believe that what has happened, in the three events that we have written above, the hot weather, the cold weather and the excessive rain, they are all caused from global warning, which we are very likely causing it, because we are using too much fossil fuel. Well if that is the only cause, we need to do something about it as soon as possible. 

But not everybody is convinced that this is the only cause. Because some religious people like to think that this is the beginning of the end of time, as written in the Bible Revelation, and many other religious theories. Some other people that are partly religious like my wife, they reckon that God is tired to see so much violence, like the terrorist blowing things up and killing people, and the Islamic State slathering innocent people, and these unwanted emigrations that is like invading another country without going to war.

So, God being tired of what people are doing, sets things rolling in a way that will destroy some of us, if not all on us. So, are we heading for self-destruction?

I believe that I have said enough in this article, so see you in our next article, where we are going to talk about the refugees and unwanted emigration.

See you soon.
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Genzano it story
Where are we heading now
IS GOING TO BE CONTINUED;
Next time with, refugees and unwanted emigration
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