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1 day ago

Jim Moginie

The rain is raining all around
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea

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The rain is raining all around
It falls on field and tree, 
It rains on the umbrellas here, 
And on the ships at sea  #robertlouisstevenson

 

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It’s bucketing down here as well Jim, thank goodness. My local surf club today!

👍 Hopefully it’s a light and steady rain ( in the burned area) so you don’t get a flash flood of silt and ash.

That's a really beautiful picture! What an incredible place to be able to spend some time 💛

To see trees get such needed hydration is so euphoric.

and provides such sweet relief 🌧

Good! Praying for much more, well, you know what I mean

Love the quoted Poet from my favourite Poet❤

That is the big news on TV.. it is finally raining in Oz. I am very happy. Next summer, when it will rain here, I will have a thought for Australia, and will not complain about that rain. But for the moment, have to cope with -26!!! Well dressed it is fine!!

xtra grouse! -and I never knew Stevenson was influenced by William McGonigall!

In the end the rain comes down...

Best of luck mate

In the end the rain comes down ...🎶 (sounds familiar🤔) Think of you from France 💝

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4 days ago

Jim Moginie

Bird or Moth? ‘Fires take an enormous toll on wildlife, with huge numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles killed. The ecologist Chris Dickman has estimated more than a billion animals have died around the country – a figure that excludes fish, frogs, bats and insects.’ #ecosystemcollapse #ecogrief #firiesareheroes #wehaveonlyjustbegun ... See MoreSee Less

Bird or Moth? ‘Fires take an enormous toll on wildlife, with huge numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles killed. The ecologist Chris Dickman has estimated more than a billion animals have died around the country – a figure that excludes fish, frogs, bats and insects.’ #ecosystemcollapse #ecogrief #firiesareheroes #wehaveonlyjustbegun

 

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Just to make a short point that not all fire is bad for all wildlife, controlled prescribed fire in the right habitats at the right times can be extremely beneficial to wildlife. BUT, wildfire IS detrimental to wildlife, and wildfires of this magnitude are catastrophic to wildlife populations as you mentioned. AND its even more catastrophic to AUsTRALIAN wildlife because such a large proportion of your mammals are marsupials and other small mammals with limited mobility. And ANY mammals', amphibians, or reptiles' mobility is no match for these fires with a spread rate of many feet per second. A few reptiles and amphibians might be underground but since its summer in Australia most are probably in mating season and active. Insects, geez I can't even comprehend....they're taking a complete beating and they form the base of the food chain!!! My heart has been broken and my stomach sick over what's happening down there. 😢😢😢

Ok a little more to say...we ecologists who've been around a few decades (lol) have definitely been seeing significant shifts in things here in N. America. But nobody is listening or gives a damn because they can't see it for themselves. So many people here, though are very upset about whats going on in Australia (including people who are climate change deniers) so we can only hope the loss of this wildlife has one tiny silver lining which is to get peoples heads out their asses. But your hashtags...ecosystem collapse and weveonlyjust begun are so true! It might seem like animal populations disappear but will recolonize. Problem is the dynamic yet delicate balance of the ecosystems has been destroyed. So when areas are eventually recolonized, the whole functioning of the ecosystem has been destroyed. We've entered a new era where humans are altering every aspect of the planet, akin to a deranged person with their finger on the trigger of a nuke. Its very very scary.

My first introduction to Australia was via my love of their cockatoos back in the 80s. It breaks my heart that so many animals have been lost

The globe is heartbroken watching the devastation happening Australia. I hope this horror opens our eyes and drives change, I pray for the Australian people and those beautiful creatures affected by the fires.

It'll take a long time for those animals to breed again in any kind of numbers that were originally around, but it'll happen, long since we have all departed I guess. So sad to hear this though :(

And now the surviving animals have a shortage of food :-(

Australia’s Biodiversity in the eastern states is strong but this will take some time to rebalance. Life finds a way though.

Definitely a Phoenix...we will rise from the ashes

I hope and believe that decent Australians will realise that the recent devastation, which we’ve all been heart broken to see, is truly the catalyst for change. We need to re-think everything we have ever practiced.

Did a wildlife tour a couple of weeks ago. We had a echidna walk 50 Mtrs up to us. Not looking too well. Half an hour later and 3 bottles of water later, he was fine. Just needed to have a drink and cool down in the spilt water

And if we hear incorrectly 2,000 people have lost their homes? It's just devastating.

So sad I also fear that some of our rare plant life may be gone forever

I do hope the compassion people are currently demonstrating will continue as a new ‘normal’ way of behaving into the future. Time for a change of consciousness 🙏

Such a troubling thought.

Given the circumstances, I think Phoenix.

We are all so gobsmacked about what is happening man!! Heartbreaking.

'ecogrief' - that's great!

The era of cultural burning needs to rise again.

Praying bro bless you all. Very sad. Keep heart.

Great pic Jim

Natures ladder singed Before, the sceptics whinged Thoughts of cash What's the worth of ash? Burnt rungs Choked lungs Profit bubble Tears in rubble Ignore earth prophets Eye on profits But now donate? Seriously mate... Life chain altered Soul defaulted Arms length, immunity Ignored community Incoming call, gotta go Hey mate, we reap what we sew....

💔💔💔

pregnant moth

Good onya Willow

An Australian national science report in 2007 stated that the effects of climate change on our bushfire season will be visible by 2020. A Labor government implemented a carbon price to reduce emissions which worked. When The Liberal party came to power they removed the carbon price, destroyed the renewable energy sector and emissions started going back up. Australia's current Prime Minister brought a lump of coal into the parliament and told Australia to not be afraid of coal. It's now 2020, the effects are truly visible and it's only the beginning of the fire season. This was predicted, and the healing of this country will be a long road..

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1 week ago

Jim Moginie

Beautiful stuff. Thanks Leah, Kaleena and Ursula."Love Like Water" streaming across all platforms: https://leahflanagan.lnk.to/lovelikewater Performed by Leah Flanagan, Ursula Yovich and Kaleena Briggs. Rec... ... See MoreSee Less

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Jim Moginie, great song , thank you for sharing. Is there a chance that the Family dog will perform outside Australia ? 🙏🙏

I've loved this song since I first heard Leah perform it at the Northcote Social Club. The AEA A440 captures Leah's voice beautifully and I always enjoy seeing that magnificent Neve. How are you finding the little API console has improved the workflow in the studio?

When Leah supported you and the Family Dog at Marrickville Bowlo, it was one of the best gigs I went to that year.

Great song and love Leah voice 👍

Yes !!

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

You have been warned. 🙏 #mrbenjaminlaw

In 2020, I’m immediately blocking and hiding replies of science denialists.

These human equivalents of flat-earthers can have their own platforms—hell, they’ve taken over parliament—but fucked if they’re going to be visible in my mentions.
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#mrbenjaminlaw couldn’t say it better It’s one thing to engage with folks who doubt in good faith, who don’t know and want to know more. It’s another to try to sway trolls who dismiss evidence of BOM, CSIRO and NASA. The work’s to be done with the reasonable and persuadable, not the extremes. Your energy is finite.

The science is clear, there should be a carbon 12 count on the Weather report every night.

Oh Jim you are wonderful 😊❤️

great - best thing ive heard today. oxygen thief's means that this is one platform where i can feel welcome as a ecologist by UG degree

I live in a very very small ( in more than size and population) town with quite a few. You can not argue with them. So I choose to remain silent when they try to “discuss” (read persuade me I’m wrong) it with me. Eventually they realize that I’m not going to say anything. At all. I am always prepared to do my own research. But I will not be browbeaten. Some are truly believing. Those, I will talk with. Others. Rednecks!!!

These are such wise words! I (like so many others...) have enraged and exhausted myself for so long but particularly over the last month firing out retorts to the ignorance of the determinedly unconscious and I am done. The real mission, and the only one worth investing in is gentle but committed persuasion of the still misguided or uninformed but reasonable folks.

Well done Jim and you're spot on; the Murdoch press and Andrew Bolt followers of this world do not listen to the evidence.

In France, we have an expression which can be use for a climato septic : Il n’est pire sourd que celui qui ne veut pas entendre.

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a presentation here in Illinois 18-20(!) Years ago by brilliant NASA scientist, James Hansen, where he spoke about his ice core and other research millions of years back and how in the past, when we reached 420 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, the earth was ice free , many regions burned a lot more and other stuff . As a scientist (though not climate scientist) I found it very easy to understand the language and facts he presented. And I thought, we are in Big Trouble, we have to get to work immediately. But even being a scientist I thought his presentation was easily understandable for the nonscientist. Slam dunk, let's start addressing this. Never in my wildest dreams did I foresee such huge numbers of people working to discredit or dismiss Hansen ' and other scientists work . Yet here we are, and so much of what he said is rapidly becoming true! It's so insulting when people dismiss science...and especially those who use the argument scientists will just say anything to get grant $. I would not dismiss an engineer or lawyer because Im not trained in that. Why are scientists so readily ignored? Also I often hear the term "climate alarmists" from deniers. Such clever wordsmithing to try to distract and introduce doubt to people! I no longer expend precious energy debating with them or reading mistruthful articles that deniers send me. My energy goes towards trying to do something.

I think that is a fantastic way to move forward in the new year. I myself do not understand how people can deny the realities of science.

Saw this card and thought of you Jim! Thanks for the post...ditto from moi

Well said Jim. I follow you for your beautiful music and the love for this country. People should not use these sort of sites to publicise their political,religious beliefs. There are other sites for that I believe. So love your country love our music and love each other.

But Scotty from Marketing and Craig the loundge chair sales man Kelly provide so much humour, surely you won't block them!

I’ve done exactly this in recent months... You can’t argue with someone who refuses to be informed... there’s been enough public info and discussion out there for many years for those willing to be persuaded.

Many of us were not aware about the depth of ignorance ,,,or we put a blind eye to it. All we have to do is look at T. We are all thinking of you guys Jim.

Yep, that's been my new year resolution too, i am up to 4 unfriended.

Ask a local from the Marshall Islands and some of the atolls about what’s changed lately. I know their answer

And I love you as a musician/guitarist/midnight oil keyboard player etc. Cheers Tim Rawlinson

Saw this reposted elsewhere, instant new follower. 🙂👍🏻

Good on you Jim, leading the way yet again 👍

Yep. At some point the rest of us need to stop arguing with them and move on.

Love your work Jim ... looking forward to some more real soon 😉

Just saying

Couple of benefit shows Jim

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Tim and Kent #jimmoginieandthefamilydog #barkovertures #linktonoisesinbio

 

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Great photo, great guys, great band & musicians!

Just got the cd two days ago. I love it Jim. Track 5 really drags at my heart. Beautiful

Let’s get another few more Family Dog shows, fellas.

What a great gig it was, thanks guys

Hi if you are/were one of Midnight Oil, and I think you are/were, one of my prefered rock band, what about pushing for something like what Bob geldof and co did some years ago with Live Aid and push to Organize a huge multi site concert for Australia ? Or a record like We are the world some years ago as well ? Your country and all its living organisms will require a lot of money to restart living and you can help all those because of what you are so let the people know that you are concerned by love and life and make this challenge happen.Just an idea that I have pushed a lot on FB and received a lot of likes and positive comments. I m not looking for celebrity, just want to help as much as I can. Tennismen are doing the same those days. Best. Philippe

When do you come to Europe with the family dog ?

Kent

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Moss Rock Face

 

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Funny, first time I didn’t see the face, second time the photo came by it was like “wow, there it is” 😄 Hope you are ok, hope fires are not too close to your place. Hope they will be under controle soon 🤞

Gotta do something about the green hair Jim, maybe dye it blonde, black or brown. By the way, sounds like there is a song in there 'Mr. MossMan.' The Oz version of Big Foot or Yetti.

Looks a little like Super Mario

I see a koala!

If this is like an 'inkspot test' I'm not commenting ;-)

Looks like you yjimbo"😆

JM is your place OK?

Ian?

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Flat chat pine gap in every home a Big Mac and no one goes outback that’s that

"Cemetery In My Mind" film clip

Their work is disturbing because it has reality in it :-(

The Golden Arches smile , not.

Palm Sundae

Living in the desert and 500kms from one of those establishmetS has made me realise that McDonald's is like casual sex, it's great at the start but when you finish it's like you feel all dirty all over

Poor Ronald!"🍔〽️

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

‘Morrison has shown himself to be beholden to coal interests and his administration is considered to have conspired with a small number of petrostates to sabotage the recent UN climate conference in Madrid (“COP25”), seen as a last ditch effort to keep planetary warming below a level (1.5C) considered by many to constitute “dangerous” planetary warming.’ Michael Mann @ Currowan, New South Wales, Australia ... See MoreSee Less

‘Morrison has shown himself to be beholden to coal interests and his administration is considered to have conspired with a small number of petrostates to sabotage the recent UN climate conference in Madrid (“COP25”), seen as a last ditch effort to keep planetary warming below a level (1.5C) considered by many to constitute “dangerous” planetary warming.’ Michael Mann @ Currowan, New South Wales, AustraliaImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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4/22/2020 is Earth Day's 50th birthday.

How can he honestly keep his job after he ignores this national emergency? Taking photos with cricketers while his country burns is such a massive insult to those who are fighting for their lives and those who sadly lost theirs. He has no concept of the reality of what is happening

Quite right Jim,up to all of us to do our best to stop the juggernaut.🖐️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Sadly this is the attitude of many world “leaders”, only in it for their own self interests. I’m afraid the rest of the masses are either asleep or zoned out on their phones 😢

Thankyou Jim for speaking up. Shame our PM hasn't got time to speak on these important issues.

The problem I feel is not just puppet politicians, it's big business and shareholders like me. Always after economic growth....

Who’s gonna save me. I pray for sense and reason

Scotty from marketing still thinks he can spin his way out of this. I've got news for him, and it's all bad.

Look Satan walks the earth disguised as our PM

At what point can he be charged with treason? I think he's ticking all the boxes by definition.

DO YOU HAVE THE HEART TO BE WHAT YOU WERE ELECTED TO BE?

Jim, I hope my faith in the climate science is wrong. If it’s not, we’re all fucked.

We need to get rid of this Gronk from parliament

1926 Black Sun 60 dead 1,000 buildings destroyed 1939 Black Fri 71 dead 5,000 bld 1967 Black Tues 62 dead 1,300 bld 1983 Ash Wed 75 dead 3,000 bld 2009 Black Sat 180 dead 3,500 bld Roughly every 20 Years .. fuel build up and ... Bang .. you get a bad year Something in that ?

What a joke of a pm

Your PM is cut out of the same cloth as our American president. Fiddling while Oz burns.

I believe Australia was 1.5 degrees above average for all of this year and it hasn’t turned out well. The pro coal climate denying propaganda is strong. The IPA is slick and well monied. Murdoch is a fanatic. This is going to be a hard fight.

Heartland Foundation (Koch brothers ) control the Republicans.USA. iPA Which that racists Lang Hancock founded pumped with fossil fuel industry. Have the shock jocks in their pocket and sections of the Australian liberal party. Both countries. are influenced by the nastiest people.

Jim I think you’re smarter than that,why did you decide to push this communist agenda?

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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HNY 2020 vision

 

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Happy new year! I hope you will have a good 2020

Happy New Year Jim. Santa brought me Triptych for Christmas. 😎

Happy New Year Jim! I hope it’s a blessed one full of light

Wow, that is breathtaking.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🌃🥂🤗🌻🎄

It’s going to be a brilliant year. See you soon

Happy new year! Looking forward to some new tunes in 2020

Happy New Year Jim.

Happy New Year to you too Mr. Moginie x

A ray of hope in a very worrying time. Thanks Jim 🖐

Happy new year!

Happy next year Jim. Appreciate the connection!

Happy New Year boss

How is it on the coast there?

Happy New Year 🎉 Stay safe everybody!

Happy New year Jim.🖐️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Happy new year Seamus! https://youtu.be/2De5rlG9KUo

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

So this is Christmas....The greatest couple who unforgettably used their celebness for peace. Who actually said you can’t mix music with politics? #THINK #warisoverifyouwantit #givepeaceachance #yokoono ... See MoreSee Less

So this is Christmas....The greatest couple who unforgettably used their celebness for peace. Who actually said you can’t mix music with politics? #THINK #warisoverifyouwantit #givepeaceachance #yokoono

 

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John and Yoko were actually more than trail blazers, they could have cut and run like other rock stars. They had the means to do anything they wanted with their lives, including living a life of quiet solitude. They chose to NOT live their lives in fear, they chose to speak out and use their voice for something truly meaningful. It's easier to put your head in the sand for sure that's not the path they chose. Forever grateful ✌️

True! And you (and others) have also used their celebness for peace. Blessings. ✌️

"Who actually said you can’t mix music with politics? " Said no-one with a clue - about Midnight Oil and you and your music Jim.... Hugs to you and yours from someone you've never met...

True! Great music and a message belong together! Who if not the celebrities get people to listen and think?

Happy Xmas Kyoko... Happy Xmas Julian...

Not you guys, thats for sure! ❤️

True trail blazers ✌️

Looks like Tulsi Gobbard and husband Abraham

John was the man ☀️

☮❤🎶

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Studio. Photo Dan Hackett.

 

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Need a1954 Stratocaster for the intro, a Gibson loo for verse 1-5, Eko 12string for last verse. And a few words........fuck it I’ll use me Uke.

Great pic Jim. Have a cracker of a New Year!

I hope you're thinking about using a Strat more often. (Though I love the Gretsch and Gibson sound you get.) Will we ever see a dual Strat performance? Can the world withstand such a thing?!

Add a diminished chord Jim and a small pause before the last chorus oh and make sure it’s in a key to suit the voice lol

Inspriration for a song about ScoMo and the Hawaiian holiday perhaps?

Great picture!

Great shot.

Penny for the thoughts

Its been 17 years since the last Album a lot has changed What are we going to sing about

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Forgotten his music...now he is ..a still life..

If yer thinkin about it yer not doin it.

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Style. The Boyd/Harrisons. February 1966. Pattie ‘I cant get over the fans always hanging around the house...They got into our bedroom the other day and stole a pair of my trousers and George’s pyjamas’ ... See MoreSee Less

Style. The Boyd/Harrisons. February 1966. Pattie ‘I cant get over the fans always hanging around the house...They got into our bedroom the other day and stole a pair of my trousers and George’s pyjamas’

 

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Got to meet Pattie Boyd in Sydney nearly 2 years ago and asked her to sign our Songs of George Harrison book on the page with the lyrics of Something, the song she inspired.

Even if your pyjamas look like your (really nice) stage shirts they would be too small. And I like my own style. :D

I love those groovy shades they're wearing!! I wonder if I can find those somewhere in yellow LOL

Should drop the oils songs in the family dog set '' Would Love to hear some George Harrison Songs ✌️ ,,

I love your shirt with the vines and eyeballs so much that I won't pretend I wouldn't be tempted to steal it.

Jim always saw you as the George Harrison of The Oils and Martin the Keith Richards

George actually came to Illinois before the Beatles hit because his sister was living here. He actually played in a few bars

Ever had a, “now that was a bit more than, just a fan” moment Jim ?

How cool are they!

George. #1 Beatle. Patti. #1 Beatle WAG.

Yeah. I had that problem, so I switched sunglasses.

And one guy named Eric Clapton ended up stealing Patti herself.

It’s Rock n Roll Baby

Sounds like people who ring your mother randomly Jim

And they wonder why they have cataracts now? Those glasses won't block any UV at all.

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4 weeks ago

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I eagerly await the Family Dog Christmas album.

Merry Christmas Jim & Christabelle. Hope you’re having a terrific day with family & friends 💗

Merry Christmas!

4 weeks ago

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Such beauty! I hope to see it in person again someday. And I hope to see you in 2020.

I’m currently listening to Robbie Robertson’s Sonny. This goes beautifully. Merry Christmas to you and Christabel.

So beautiful! Merry Christmas Jim!

Un très joyeux Noël🎄🎅⛄

"...in the deep marine..." beautiful.

I love these creatures 💕

Merry Christmas 👍🖐️

Merry Christmas from Belgium Jim

Merry Christmas Jim 🎄🤚

Nollaig Shona dhuit ;-)

Merry Christmas legend 🖐

Joyeux Noël 🎁🎄

Joyeux noël 🎄🎁

Merry Christmas, Jim!

Merry christmas :-)

Happy Christmas Jim to you and all the family. From all in Ireland.

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4 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Memory lane. Based on an Irish melody ‘The Hare’ with #nickseymour and #clivebarnes and some wonderful Irish folk recorded at #borrisfestivalofwritingandideas 2015An extract from 'The Colour Wheel' by Jim Moginie, performed for the first time in the northern hemisphere at the Festival of Writing and Ideas, part of the ... ... See MoreSee Less

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a great 'ole gig!

4 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Bombie Bar last night with The Family Dog. Good to help out with some celestial rock #thebombiebar #coalcliffslsc @ CWA Hall Stanwell Park photos #christabelblackmanart ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for a great night Jim. Always awesome. The kids loved it too. Of course! Cheers

Was fun jim

Juzzy, watch the video 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Mick Dowell

I think you should be in bed

Ripper night- Dancing award💃⭐

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1 month ago

Jim Moginie

Posted @withrepost • @fozzfootball They're people who are suffering so incredibly badly, I’ve never seen anything like it. All they’re asking for is their freedom to go to a 3rd party country..to get on with their life after 7 long years, lost friends, so much tragedy & unbearable pain #GameOver #7hoursfor7years Please sign the petition here: www.gameover.org.au and upload a video message with #7hoursfor7years to add your voice to let them move on, rebuild their lives 👊 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Bless him.

Yes in fact isn't that what the world is about discovering new places to live a good life??

It's our duty to look after each other... 1 race

He has seen whats wrong, and is using his profile willingly to do something about it. 😊

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