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    Re: My future senate majority leader

    My take? You challenge me and propose a duel and I would laugh in your face.

    Call me a coward, same deal, but, you would be marked as a potential threat and treated as such.

    I have never bought...
  2. Re: Switzerland: Live Lobsters earn protection

    [QUOTE=Daniel Noyes;5449476]more of a Liberal Snow Flake problem... but... Liberal Snow flakes are FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS... soooo

    Interesting that you equate liberal with a "snowflake" I'm a...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes,

    Forsooth!!! two threads to let me know how you felt.

    One of the lads put up the comment: "Tell us what you are up to"

    O.K. i actually did something...
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    Re: I can't drive 55

    you want to try my idea of "Hold my beer an watch this" behaviour.

    1988, driving an Inter Transtar with a 440hp Cummins, a 13 speed double overdrive Roadranger on 3.9s. This semi had 22wheels on...
  5. Thread: A Defence

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    Re: A Defence

    Paul, I don't buy into that particular arguement.

    that certain little disagreement we had with our neighbours to the north has been finalised for over seventy years and the victors wrote the...
  6. Thread: A Defence

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    Re: A Defence

    Phil, mate, Mate. Didn't you get the memo? there are certain things one does not talk about.

    Drop bears are one of the things on the list.

    We have to keep quiet about this, they won't come here...
  7. Thread: A Defence

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    A Defence

    I would like to take you lads to task over a series of posts about my beautiful country.

    Australia is a beautiful place, full of the most amazing sites, sights and people that you would love meet...
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    Re: O.K. Here goes,

    Chip, Am I so Obvious? You got me in one on the very first try.

    I must admit, I'm just a little bit in love with the girl.
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    It's new Year.

    O.K. they tell me it's a tradition to broadcast your intentions or promises for the coming year.

    well.... i would like to state mine.

    I would like to travel to South Australia to visit Jeff and...
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    O.K. Here goes,

    To every one,

    Which ever way you make it work,

    Happy New year.

    And may all of your dreams come to fruition

    Happy Birthday to all those whose birthdays I missed. I don't come here so much...
  11. Re: am i the only woodenboat forum member that does not

    Gawd, I gunna have ta hand in my bilge certification.

    Never even wanted one, oh! woe is me,

    I'm on the outer again. LOL
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    From Aussiebarney and Mob

    Merry Christmas. Stay Safe, be kind and love one another.
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    Re: Power of touch

    We are group or herd animals, in that we live in family groups. if a child is not touched, as in rubbed, massaged, cuddled thy will grow up badly maladjusted. You are conversing with some one that...
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    Re: I've made it

    My PTSD has been a shame job all my life, my reactions, the thought processes, I have felt less than human. I just want to be safe, to feel safe and be able to function without the thought and...
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    Re: Visiting a mate in prison.

    The only thing you need to take is yourself.

    The single most important thing for a prisoner is a visit. It proves that he is not forgotten.

    On behalf of your mate, can I say thank you?

    You...
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    I've made it

    I have PTSD something shocking, this is no secret.

    One of the worst symptoms is being hyper alert at all times, from a coma to 104 mph in half a heartbeat. it is very dangerous to approach me when...
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    Re: Just because I like it

    I am listening to;
    Melissa Venama
    Andre Rui
    herb Alpert and TJB
    Mostly old trumpet stuff
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    Re: Blunnies and Redbacks

    Now I know Americans are deadset ratbags. Blunnies and Redbacks would have to be the worst boots I have ever been issued with. Note that I said "issued". I would not buy them at gunpoint.

    If you...
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    Re: Knife sharpening kit

    Rob, We are finding so many similarities in our lives, I'm not so sure we are not brothers by another mother.

    peace to you and yours, I hope you have a lovely day

    Barney.
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    Re: Knife sharpening kit

    As a young man I was apprenticed as a butcher. Within three months of starting I was taught to sharpen my knives to be able to shave the hair off my arm. That was the test my boss would use to check...
  21. Thread: Cost.....

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    Re: Cost.....

    On your quote, I will call bullcarp. that may be their capability. But.....

    Apart from one instance, when, since the ww11 have the U.S. used an aircraft carrier for disaster relief. I've not heard...
  22. Thread: Cost.....

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    Cost.....

    At this moment in time the U.S. has seven carrier groups at sea.

    Two in the Atlantic, two on training cruises and three in the western Pacific.

    Each group has an aircraft carrier and escort...
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    Re: A bad one coming.....An update.

    I have been doing some thinking about how to make this situation I have found myself into a positive rather than a negative.

    I have two five year old grandsons who mean the world to me, maybe I...
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    Re: A bad one coming.....An update.

    Maaate, you are welcome. I need enough notice to get the kettle on.
    I,m situated 160Ks south of Sydney. That's about 1400 from were you are now an about a 1000 from Peter.
    I hope your treatment is...
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    Re: 51,888,303

    This is you having a say.

    And, I am NOT your bloody mate.
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    Re: 51,888,303

    But cbcc, you live in the land of the free and I would say you believe that is true.

    Does your idea of "free' extend to women's rights to control their own bodies and reproductive systems or are...
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    Re: A bad one coming.....An update.

    I think I owe an explanation as to why I put this thread up in the first place.
    Sue was diagnosed about 25 years ago and it was a enormous shock to both of us and me in particular. I think Sue had...
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    Re: A bad one coming.....An update.

    I forgot to thank Miss Spin for asking for the sticky, my brain is in neutral this morning. You have been so supportive of Sue and I over the years, I can't thank you enough.
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    Re: A bad one coming.....An update.

    It's 0410 in the morning, no point lying in bed so I have rolled out of the rack.

    Thank you for the responses, they make the nightmare a little easier to ride.

    As the mob is aware, I am a...
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    A bad one coming.....An update.

    A while back I put up a thread with the above title detailing a worrying and distressing new symptom of my wife's medical condition.

    We went back to the hospital in Sydney to consult with the...
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    Re: I Volunteered.....Once

    I am sixty in a couple of years. Last lap.
    if I survive another twenty years, it will be a bloody miracle.
    I have battered my body and mind in the most savage way, lucky to have made it this far....
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    I Volunteered.....Once

    Background.

    It was '78. I had my security status downgraded from A+ to C and was transferred from Long Bay maximum security to Cessnock Medium Open Prison. The summer was hot, the previous summer...
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    You Blokes...

    Are messing with everything I held dear, with every absolute, with every defence mechanism I had so very carefully crafted to keep my sanity in check

    For many years I refused to think that someone...
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    In the last post the last word in the first line should read "hide"
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    Re: How many sock puppets exist in The Bilge?

    I have a fairly distinctive writing style which would be bloody hard to copy.

    In the last 90 days I have created a "sock puppet".

    I will provide a bottle of premium rum to the forum member who...
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    Re: Can someone explain?

    Wow! Nine pages.
    A lot of the philosophies discussed are very new to me and it is going to take some time to wrap my head around these concepts.

    Without a doubt my way of thinking on this...
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    Re: Can someone explain?

    It's four in the morning again and I'm wide awake so, here goes.

    To start, I was lazy in the OP as I used the wrong words. For that I apologise.

    this subject has intrigued me for most of my...
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    Can someone explain?

    I've got to ask this question.

    On this forum we have a wide ranging group of people.

    By observation, I would say that most of the members have a college degree and a significant proportion have...
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    Re: Boy Scout apologies

    And, the reason the scouts were formed was to provide cannon fodder for the empire, baden-powell lamented over the quality of troops he had to fight wars with.

    Also, here in Australia, it has been...
  40. Re: World's Oldest Living Culture Older Than Previously Thought

    I did not include brother Purrie in my original post as I do not expect him to ever post here again, We lost a good and knowledgeable man when he was run off.
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    Duncan, Thank you for trying, brother.

    They miss the operative word in the O.P.


    Ian, I came within 6months of initiation, before the gubbas got me. I learnt an enormous amount of knowledge...
  42. Re: World's Oldest Living Culture Older Than Previously Thought

    My name is barney,

    Clan Biripi,

    Of the Bungalung nation.

    I am just about the only man on this forum, of this I am quite certain, (apart from Jeff) who can answer the traditional question...
  43. Re: Detroit EBS, Saturday, July 15th, 4:00 p.m.

    I wont be able to make it. But, I would sure like it if you could raise a glass for me and make sure you give Lew a good razing, just because.:p
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    Re: Omar Khadr Gets $10Million

    No? O.K. Hows this? Are you proud your country was making war on a Child? and then allowing the barbarians to torture him.

    You Know one of them pesky little brats we are supposed to cherish and...
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    Re: Omar Khadr Gets $10Million

    and the first side is that he was Tortured with the permission of the Canadian government by the Americans who are and were a signatory of the convention against torture.

    Deserves everything he...
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    Re: The Bell Tolls for Pell

    Yes, give him a fair trial, as fair as the treatment he gave innocent children. Then, put him in general population for a 30 day sentence.

    Show him the compassion he showed over the years as he...
  47. Re: why is woodenboat magazine, and the woodenboat forum especially, almost 100%

    Who are you referring to ?

    I ain't white, consider that to be an insult.

    First time was when I was six, in first grade.

    A backhand slap from a male teacher along with the words;

    "Shut up,...
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    Re: Speaking of Pot...

    I smoke pot because murder will get you 25 to life.

    I kid you not.

    I cannot use petro-chemical drugs so I self medicate with pot so I can function with the cretins I have to interact with.
    ...
  49. Re: The woes of putting Petrol in a diesel tank.....or not

    When I was driving an old Kenworth with a 8v92 Detroit which was the whore of the waterfront, to get her going i had to put in about 15/20% petrol in to get her to crack. She made "Rolling Coal" look...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Spinner

    A day late an a dollar short. Anyhow, Happy Birthday, My lady

    Barney and Sue McKinnon
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