dopy man on dope

tbaoo does not in any way condone the use of non prescription drugs, or abuse of prescription drugs, nor does tbaoo condone the use of stupidity as an excuse in your defence. i’m sorry but this news item just can’t get past my silly filter. it’s set on high at the moment.

What a dope! Man calls 911 about pot growing, arrested for pot growing

New York Post – NEWSCORE – Last Updated: 3:40 PM, February 5, 2011 – Posted: 1:26 PM, February 5, 2011

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A Connecticut man was arrested after he called 911 to find out how much legal trouble he could get in for growing marijuana, the Hartford Courant reported yesterday.

Robert J. Michelson of Farmington, Conn., called 911 on Thursday to ask about the legal penalties for cultivating marijuana. Dispatchers traced his address and sent narcotics officers to his home.

Michelson told the officers he had purchased equipment to grow marijuana online. The officers found one small cannabis plant, cannabis seeds and growing equipment, as well as drug paraphernalia, and arrested Michelson.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory.

Michelson was brought to the Farmington police station and released on $5,000 bond. He was reportedly cooperative with officers but made an obscene gesture toward the police dispatchers.

tbaoo does however appreciate drug use humour .. sorry but’s it’s very true, so i’ve heard.

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queensland floods

absolutely incredible .. there’s nothing much else to say, people have died, people have lost everything and many more are just hanging on. i’ve been reoccupied with watching and reading about this onslaught of rain, floods and subsequent damage. the country towns and now capital city brisbane, are being bombarded with swollen rivers and tsunami like waves of water rushing through their streets, creeks and rivers, in fact making rivers where there were none before. it’s causing grief for apparently 72 odd percent of the state of queensland. the ramifications of this natural disaster will be with us for many, many years.

on a personal note, we the bride and i are fine, on the gold coast we have missed the flooding. we had what semed like months of rain, but we are high and dry at the moment. many thanks to those who have been checking up on us.

diffcult for me to rave on with my usual silly nonsense, but broadcasting will resume shortly, no doubt.

if you’d like to know more about the situation or indeed donate money to help those in need.

http://www.qld.gov.au/floods

http://www.abc.net.au/emergency/flood

http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/queensland_floods.html

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far too much to absorb

it’s been asked, how the hell do i select the material for tbaoo ? well often i leave the expected items, in the belief that others will do a better job, with more compassion, skill or even some journalistic good sense ( shit, you’re kidding ), so today i say, hang that. i live in queensland and many people, have been asking my bride and i, how are we getting on ?

well, we are being rained on ( heavily ) nearly everyday, all day, for what seems like years now, but we are safe and dry and thankfully not ravaged by the relentless flooding that’s occurring in parts of queensland and other states. the enormity of whole towns being evacuated, homes, businesses, wildlife and stock, crops and infrastructure all being decimated by the torrential flow of water, is heartbreaking. lot’s of people aren’t able to get flood insurance, so they are stuck in their homes hanging on for the next flood and losing everything, every time. some towns have only just got over flooding from a number of weeks or months ago and here they are going through it all again. it’s desperate times for many of these smaller communities, one thing though, people do rally round from all over the country and do help out.

so dear reader, here is some material that shows this natural backlash. of course compared to other disasters around the world, our little country isn’t doing too bad, but everything is relevant. if you’d like to donate to the queensland state government appeal, please do so here below.

The Queensland Government has launched an appeal to help fellow Queenslanders affected by the recent floods. Many communities have been devastated. Some families have lost everything. You can help make a difference by donating to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

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More rain for Qld’s flood-stricken areas

Updated: 23:46, Thursday January 6, 2011

More heavy rain is expected in flood-hit parts of Queensland as Rockhampton contemplates massive clean-up, and St George braces for what’s yet to come.

A low pressure system is dumping heavy rain across some parts of central and southern Queensland already hard hit by the flood crisis.

That’s expected to continue into the weekend.

The central Queensland city of Rockhampton, still in the grip of its worst flood in almost 60 years, saw heavy rain overnight and more of the same is expected into the weekend.

‘This afternoon there will be thunderstorms, that will be the pattern for the next few days,’ senior forecaster Bryan Rolstone told AAP.

‘The thunderstorms could be severe. The storm cells haven’t formed yet … there could be heavy rain associated with it.’

The Fitzroy River peaked at 9.2 metres on Wednesday, flooding 200 homes and affecting 3000 other properties.

It’s since dropped by just 5cm, with residents not expected to be able to return to their homes for some time as flood levels stay above 8.5 metres.

Rockhampton Mayor Brad Carter has said the city could take a year to get back on its feet, and it could be up to two weeks before residents could return to flooded homes.

‘I think that this could drag on for 12 months,’ he told the Nine Network, adding it would take three weeks to reopen the airport.

About 660km south of Rockhampton, the southern inland town of St George is braced for a flood peak of at least 14 metres on Monday or Tuesday, with more rain expected to exacerbate the situation.

That’s about 0.6 metres higher than the 13.39-metre peak seen in March last year, when the area experienced significant flood damage from what was considered a once-in-a-century event.

Balonne Shire Mayor Donna Stewart told the ABC that at 14 metres, only about 30 homes would be affected in St George itself.

She said much work had been done to prepare the community, including building additional levee banks, and there were points where the water would be able to get away.

She said she did not expect 80 per cent of the town to be affected, as some reports have said, and that inundation of properties would be relatively limited.

Deputy Premier Paul Lucas is expected to visit St George later on Thursday.

On Wednesday, aged care residents were evacuated from St George to Brisbane and extra sandbags are being flown in to help residents prepare.

With the flood peak yet to hit, St George resident and Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce was already talking about ways to prevent future disasters, saying new dams were needed.

‘It’s not fair on people’s lives to have water tearing through their homes,’ he told Sky News. ‘It’s not good for our economy to be shut down and lose billions of dollars in production.

‘In the future, I think we need to look at building dams to mitigate the effects of floods.’

He said residents were on edge.

‘We just hope and pray it doesn’t get to 14 metres but we’ve got a plan in case it does,’ he said.

Meanwhile, moderate flood levels are forecast for the Dawson River at the central inland town of Taroom on Friday, extending to the Glebe area during the weekend.

Further downstream at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba, levels are expected to keep falling into the weekend before renewed rises and minor, possibly moderate, flooding next week, the bureau said.

But levels should remain well below the recent high level flood peaks.

The Local Government Association of Queensland said infrastructure repair costs for flood hit councils were going to be ‘off the scale’.

‘We initially thought in the order of $500 million, but it will go much higher than that,’ spokesman Greg Hoffman told the ABC.

Federal Local Government Minister Simon Crean has already approved $77 million in early grants to help councils undertake the most urgent repairs.

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on a stranger note. i’ve been searching for news footage videos and all i seem to find is stupid, self serving platidtudes from the australian media, watch me, i’m beside a flowing flooded river, or walking up to my knees in water. i even had to endure some sensationalistic woman squawking as she was interviewing a guy in a boat ( whilst delivering food to residents ) and spending the entire time fixing here mucken hair. this is really serious, back to you betty in the studio, promos up the “wazoo”, hapless idiots using this onsite crap as a promotional tool to show that their network is better than the others and aiming to prove ( who freakn’n cares ? ) that we ( they ) know and care about “queensland” fuck me dear reader, i’m going to get mad. !!!!  looks like fox news is closer than we’d hope.

any-who, lucky i found this uk sky news video piece and it’s dramatically good visual, but why he says sky news sydney as his sign off escapes me ? couldn’t he have just said “sky news australia”.
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northern territory news is great

UFO spotted in Darwin

DAVID WOOD – December 27th, 2010

A UFO said to look like a secret Area 51 government plane shown on YouTube was seen last week by a Darwin man.

The man, who wanted only to be known as Brian, said he was having a beer and a smoke outside his unit in Sunset Drv about 9.30pm on Thursday when he saw a large, black flying triangle with lights on the side.

“I thought it was a plane but all it made was humming sounds,” he said.

“It was maybe at the third level of my unit block just hovering and gliding.

“I wish I had my phone, my iPhone to record it.”

This year in the Territory there have been many UFO sightings, and rumours British pop star Robbie Williams had bought a property at Daly Waters so he could pursue his passion for UFO spotting. There were seven sightings in a week in April.

This may be unusual with high-profile Acacia Hills UFO spotter Alan Ferguson having said they usually visit the Territory in the dry.

Thus it rates a three – Was it a shooting star? Or could it be something more sinister? – on the GerryMeter named after political powerhouse Gerry Woods.

In telling his yarn, Brian reluctantly admitted he had ducked outside to “to use the toilet”. “I’d mistaken it for a lamp post. I was relieving myself in the garden and I looked ahead and saw a light, then the light dropped a little, it was moving and I thought it was a plane and I was waiting for the roar of the engine and it was just humming.”

“I look up YouTube sometimes, and under Area 51airplanes there is a triangle one, it was much like that.”

He said there were about three bright, white lights on either side and one on the tip of the triangle which was about 20m across as it hovered for about 20 seconds.

“If anything what they have on YouTube is down pat, it was like secret government plane,” he said.

Police said they had no reports of any other sightings.

Drunk didn’t realise he was driving car

27 December 2010 – AAP

MOTORIST  who was more than five times the legal limit drove by cops, honking his horn and waving.

Police spotted the driver at Box Hill at about 8.25pm (AEDT) yesterday.

“This was nothing unusual except police attention was drawn to the vehicle as the driver was tooting his horn and waving at police as he drove past,” they said in a statement.

The man driving the car was pulled over and breath tested, recording a blood/alcohol reading of .278.

The man had his licence withdrawn immediately and will face court at a later date.

“When ask why he was driving like that the man told police he was unaware he was driving a car,” police said.

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