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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    Termite Storm ... moving nest

    We uncovered some termites in a box and a photo frame in our bedroom and eliminated them.

    Obviously, they were a part of a larger nest.

    A few days later, the Termites decided to move.


    Sadly, as is usually the case, the camera was not at hand when the storm was dense. There were probably 10 times that amount around the fluro ... but the Farm mother had started with the spray.




    They then got the time honoured Thai method of holding a saucer of water under the swarm ... assuming some will get their wings wet and then drown ...




    Below shows how many there were .. HEAPs !



    When the migration first started the youngest child had the great idea of turning the light off.

    In theory great but ...

    They simply locate the next best light source and, unfortunately, that was our bedroom and the insect screen door has a rip where the kids constantly put their little hands, so the swarm were slowing flowing into our bedroom.

    Next time I'll know to keep the inside light on, turn off all the other lights in the house and find an outside spotlight to alight, then turn off that last inside light.

    Life at the Farm ...
    Haven't seen anything yet -
    Wait 'til the first few weeks of the rainy season, when every little fucking winged critter comes to life....including the varieties of termites.
    Mmmmmmmmmm. Lunch.

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    Here in north Bkk, the last couple of years the termites have taken to the air around the last 2 weeks of March. They only seem to be airborne for 30-45 mins before they lose their wings, drop to the floor and then seek out cracks, holes etc to crawl into.

    Good idea with the bowl, I mean, to catch the ones that drop that is.


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    Damm ... it's almost cold here.

    Big winds, I've got goosebumps, kids are in sleeveless jumpers.



    OH, in perfect Thainess, we went to bed with 2 fans a spinning and her Highness tucked under a blanket ...

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    Meanwhile, in the fresh meat department.....


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    ^ Mmmmm. Becks.

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    Beer and BBQ.

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    AUSTRALIA:- Tasmanian skies turn technicolour as aurora australis arrives amid solar

    Moreira says she "came to Tasmania all the way from Brazil to
    see the beautiful people, landscape and, of course, the aurora australis".

    On Sunday night, she was in luck, as the aurora lit up the night sky across the state amid a strong geomagnetic storm.

    She wasn't the only one taking to social media to post about the spectacle, created as the Earth passed through the wake of a
    strong coronal mass ejection, or blast from the sun.



    Photographer Sophie Fazackerly urged people to "tilt your head back as far as you can".



    Beams of light shoot high into the atmosphere.



    Aurora australis shot from Kingston, south of Hobart.



    Indicators predicted the aurora might be something special when the forecast magnitude of its strength reached a "Kp" of 7, on an
    index that goes up to 9.

    They proved true as shooting beams of coloured light were visible to the naked eye, which aurora chaser Margaret Sonnemann
    said was not always the case.


    The greens and pinks of the aurora australis were seen above Cygnet in southern Tasmania.

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    Beautiful.

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    Yeah, very nice...I guess it's around 40 degrees latitude...

    Great to see them "north of 60"...Aurora borealis, that is...

    That takes us to Dawson City, Yukon, "permafrost country"...

    Remember gambling at Diamond Tooth Gertie's and watching the Cancan Show...

    Could read the paper at midnight in the "Land of the Midnight Sun"...

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    I can find the original News Item, so here is the update.


    Melbourne imam guilty of overseeing illegal child marriage released on good behaviour bond.

    A former Melbourne imam who conducted a wedding between a 14-year-old girl and a man more than 20 years
    her senior has been released immediately on a two-year good behaviour bond, after being sentenced to two months in jail.


    The 62-year-old was charged with solemnising, or approving, an illegal marriage when he oversaw the ceremony in the south-eastern suburbs last year.

    He had pleaded not guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court but was convicted earlier this year.

    Some details, including the imam's name and that of the groom, have been suppressed in order to protect the identity of the girl.

    He has already been suspended as an imam and stood down at a mosque.
    Magistrate Phillip Goldberg acknowledged the
    maximum sentence of six months in jail for the offence was not adequate, but said that was a matter for the Parliament.

    "You performed a marriage between a high school student and an older man and you were in a position of trust," he said.
    "By reason of the breach of trust you have failed to protect the child."
    The magistrate also fined the man $2,500.


    Mother was present during ceremony, court told !


    Ms Breckweg explained that the law states a 16-year-old needed parental permission and consent from a judge to marry.
    She said the imam showed a "lack of remorse" and had focussed on his own loss of income and loss of status in the community.
    She (the magistrate) said he had "no sense of it being wrong" and spoke of his "blanket denials and outright lies" about the incident.
    Defence lawyer Daniel Gurvich QC told the court the imam did take responsibility, but there was a "spontaneity of poor judgement and regret".

    He also said the girl's mother was present throughout the ceremony.

    Mr Gurvich argued against a prison sentence saying it was "not a premeditated criminal offence".

    The imam was released on a two-year good behaviour bond after being sentenced to two months in jail. He will serve that time if he breaches the bond.

    The 35-year-old groom pleaded guilty to illegally marrying the girl and will be sentenced in September.
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    Damm, so much music over so many years.

    Glad he kept his hair.

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    New hijab-wearing Barbie modelled on Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad




    The maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modelled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab.

    Mattel, the company that manufactures the famous range of dolls, says the hijab-wearing Barbie will be available online next spring in Australia.
    The doll is part of the Barbie "Shero" line that honours women who break boundaries.

    Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and Selma director Ava DuVernay.
    Ibtihaj Muhammad posted on Twitter she was "proud" young people would be able to play with "a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!"


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    Look!!..... a train!!
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    Took a walk in the park and saw these

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    Look!!..... a train!!
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    This disturbing crime was wrapped up last month with the bloke getting life.

    There is a god.


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