Today Is Scrubs Day

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

What Is Scrubs Day?

Scrubs Day is a day when we remember all of our first responders, ambulance or paramedic officers.

Our doctors, surgeons and anaesthetists.

Our nurses, aged care workers and home visit nurses.

Without all of these devoted and altruistic people, our world would be a sad place indeed.

So if you know anyone working in these fields, give them a big thank you on Scrubs Day.

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Indonesian Tsunami

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Indonesian Tsunami

The Indonesian tsunami in the Sulawesi area has been in the news headlines worldwide.

But did you know that Indonesia has been struck with 3 separate disasters in one week? They have experienced the tsunami and the eartquake with all it’s aftershocks,  plus they now have to endure a volcanic eruption.

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Emergency Relief Issues

Not only are the rescue workers struggling to find people amongst the rubble and the mud. They now are faced with the prospect of essential aid not being delivered due to the ash cloud. Reports say that if it should drift any further, aircraft will be unable to fly in much-needed supplies.

Death Toll

The number of dead is now over 1400. Authorities are unable to estimate the eventual total. This is due to the difficulties being experienced caused by the earthquake and aftershocks.

There are possibly hundreds of people buried under the mudslides. No survivors are expected to be found there.

Appeal

The Indonesia Tsunami Emergency Appeal is underway. Oxfam are running this to aid in excess of 100,000 people.

You can help by visiting the Oxfam Site.

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The Thin Blue Line

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Do We Appreciate The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line is a generic term for a police force. Our police, worldwide, mostly do an incredible job of keeping us safe and we should thank them more than we do.

 

Our police continually put themselves in danger these days just by being a cop. They are a target for terrorisism and are the first responders when a suspiscious object is found.

 

Their hard work catching criminals is sometimes wasted by smart criminal lawers who manage to somehow cast enough doubt upon evidence presented to have the crim set free to re-offend.

 

The reference “The Thin Blue Line” originates from the way the police are prepared to line up across a street in single file and face down a riotous mob of protestors who throw bricks, lumps of concrete, stones, and any other projectile they can lay their hands on at the line of police.

I believe that our police officers are not paid anywhere near what they should be for endagering themselves to protect us.

 

The same should and must be said about our firefighters, our ambos and the doctors and nursing staff in our hospitals.

 

Hospital staff and paramedics are all too often attacked by drug crazed idiots whose life they are trying to save.

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Hats off to our first responders. You have my respect and gratitude.