Okefenokee Fire

georgiafire.jpgAn image of the smoke from the Sweat Farm Road Fire in southern Georgia is captured by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on April 17, 2007. The fire exploded from 1,000 acres to more than 20,000 acres in less than 24 hours between April 16 and 17 and strong winds whipped the blaze into 100-foot flames. The fire is about 10 miles southwest of the city of Waycross, Georgia, and it has burned into the northeastern part of the Okefenokee Swamp. (UPI Photo/NASA)

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  1. Hi Nuke and posse – I apologise for being off subject but I thought you might be interested in this from the Daily Telegraph.

    Bob Woolmer was poisoned before being strangled, according to the long-awaited toxicology reports on the death of the Pakistan cricket coach.

    Preliminary tests showed there was a drug in his system that would have incapacitated him, leaving him unable to fight back.

    Mr Woolmer was caught up in disputes with some members of the Pakistan side about their alleged preoccupation with their religion before his murder, it is claimed.

    An investigation for the BBC Panorama programme, to be screened tonight, suggests that the Pakistan cricket coach objected to strict Muslim team mates who seemed “more interested in praying not playing” at the World Cup in Jamiaca.

    Jamaican police said the details of that poison have not been revealed because they offer a “significant lead” to finding the identity of the killer.

    Mmmmm….Cricket,Islam,Pakistan,poison,corruption… a heady mix methinks.

  2. imagine that! Muslims involved in murder? Well, I’m just shocked

  3. Hi Nuke! Interstingly the BBC covered the 5 men accused of terror plots without once mentioning that they were Muslims (I kid you not) “5 Britons were today….”

    good result.

    Hope those fires don’t endanger life. We only get small ones over here and they can be a real danger.

  4. I had heard, some time back, that Bob’s team was possibly caught up in gambling scam.

  5. Well, if a non-Muslim talked sternly to fanatics about religion, I expect that would be enough for them to kill him.

    The fire has burned thus far@80,000 acres or 125 square miles (I think that’s about 200 square kilometers) in that particular fire and it will continue burning for awhile and new ones continue starting as the drought deepens. No lives lost thus far, just millions in property damage, and difficulties for those with respiratory problems.

  6. The human right of self defense abstract is pretty scary according to “International Law” (whatever the hell THAT is).

  7. Where’s your Momma gonna go to get away from that beast?
    Check back in a little, just got in after a thirteen hour day, and I’m tired and hungry.

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