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    Re: history, quietly displayed.

    Here in Australia, Europeans say that history starts at the sighting of the east coast by Capt. James cook in 1770.

    My mob has occupied the same land, the Manning Valley on the North Coast of NSW,...
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    Re: Clean deck

    What wave is going to sweep that?

    the one that is the deck level plus is the one. The sea does not have a PHD in ship design, but, it has a habit of bringing the hubris of designers to the fore.
    ...
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    Re: Clean deck

    O.K. A scenario.

    Mr an Mrs moneybags own this "Yacht". They invite a group of friends to go sailing for a lunch cruise.....
    They sail out of the harbour in a light breeze with low seas.....
    A...
  4. Re: Even sailboats are now drawn with a straightedge

    The boat in the O.P. is the nautical equivalent of....Pi equals three.
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    Re: Moving toward vegan

    Jonboy, Were you in the cell with me when I lost thirty percent of my body weight in 56 days. If that is not starving it's bloody close.

    I do not assume that my life is going to be the same...
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    Re: Moving toward vegan

    Humans are omnivores, meaning we are able to eat just about anything that is how we roll

    I am here to survive and pass on my genetic material

    I will eat anything= survival

    I have nearly...
  7. Re: An interesting video on building country bridges.

    Peter, Purrie...
    You know that there are crocs in every creek, kangaroos in George street, drop bears in every tree, poisonous spiders under every bed, snakes bloody everywhere.

    If you stay on...
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    Re: April 25, 2018. 4.30 am. ANZAC Day

    Yes, my friend, without the politics. we have to think of the young men who answered the call, without knowing.
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    Re: Suicide Ideation

    It's 0400 Monday morning and as usual I'm up and firing, so it is time to respond.

    First up, I would like to thank everyone who responded to me. the generosity of spirit is amazing. I am a loner...
  10. Thread: fire

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    Re: fire

    Come home with me in the Australian bush an I will show you

    You need a certain reed, dry as a dead dingo's donga, some paper bark and a dry piece of gum wood. Lots and lots of patience and then,...
  11. Thread: fire

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    Re: fire

    As an indigenous boy I was taught to survive in the Australian bush, naked.
    What you put up as a challenge was taught to me before I was seven years old

    At times my Uncle and I would cruise...
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    Suicide Ideation

    last Tuesday, a week ago it started. I was parking my car in the supermarket carpark when two young lads, in their early thirties decided that I had "stolen" their spot and took umbrage at my...
  13. Thread: Easter

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    Re: Easter

    The biggest con game going.
    I was bashed ,raped, robbed and lied to, all my childhood by, so called "christians"
    As an adult I learned to stay well to weather of them and to treat them with...
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    Re: beans for brekky?

    Three pipes of a really good mix an a coffee.
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    Re: Please answer me this?

    You see, as a child we were not allowed pets. I never had that experience. My wife an I welcomed some feral cats in the neighbourhood to move in an become family. I could not turn them away, In my...
  16. Re: School shootings("Just the facts ma'm.")

    I do wonder if America understands that in the rest of the world "School Shootings" are not "Extraordinarily rare" but, unheard of.

    As the facebook meme says. "The one thing in Australia that...
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    Please answer me this?

    About six years ago My sister was going to have her old hound put down because she no longer fit in with her lifestyle.

    My wife and I objected on the following grounds;

    There were no medical...
  18. Re: Former Hippies Put in Horrible Position of Rooting for F.B.I.

    Here in Aus the word "Rooting" has a slightly different meaning.

    because of this difference you owe me a new keyboard.
  19. Re: The Daylight Saving Time Switch Literally Kills People - Here's Why

    I wonder....Time, as we measure it is an artificial concept.

    the sun and the stars don't understand ? o'clock The world turns anyway.

    And I believe the human organism is a hell of a lot...
  20. Re: The Deadliest Animals in The US Probably Aren't What You Think They Are

    Sharpie, I still reckon a cranky something that has more teeth than a chainsaw, who wakes up in a worse mood than my bride and weighs in at around 1900lbs is going to make me have nightmares.

    We...
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    Re: Credenza extraordinaire

    O.K. you go buy that piece of furniture for a cool half million....

    Proudly bring it home....

    Install it in the living room....

    Your four year old grandie comes over for a visit....
    ...
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    Re: Good Morning.

    I started to use the chisels just like my father did, only problem is, I had not been trained by a Jewish woodcarver from Austria. I do not have the inate skill Dad was born with or the patience he...
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    Re: Good Morning.

    Peter, I am going to try to get the mortise out with just chisels.

    I watched my father do it years ago, If he can do that I can too.
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    Re: Good Morning.

    The mortise will be two inches wide and about six inches long. I don't know the species of the wood but it looks and feels like black butt or similar.

    I am attempting to build a bench about two...
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    Good Morning.

    It is Monday morning, 5th march.

    The weather is dreary, overcast with a light drifting rain and a temperature of 17.5c or 62f, cold and uncomfortable.

    The sort of day to cuddle up with a warm...
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    Re: Gaslighting

    There is one protection you can use...

    Violence, overwhelming violence.

    Many years ago I had someone doing this, spreading lies and unthruths about me, two of which was,

    Domestic violence...
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    Re: Spell Checkers

    Think of how we feel.

    We use the Queens English, different to American English.

    Spell checker wants to dumb down every word.

    Drives any educated Australian nuts.
  28. Re: I just did seven days of jury duty on a child molester case.

    Here you go, an idea from the other side.

    The words used in NSW are; You will be tried by a jury of your "Peers"

    In my case the entire jury was at least 20 years older than me and all had at...
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    Re: Emperor Bows Out

    We spoke of this. I am bereft.

    I have your E. mail.

    I cannot thank you enough for what you did and said.

    May the Great Spirit hold you in the palm of her hand and protect you and your loved...
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    Re: Marital infidelity

    I believe this is covered by the "Love and Honour" part of my vows.

    One does not do it, period.

    It would destroy the trust, it would destroy my marriage and it would destroy us both.

    That...
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    Re: the doc says I qualify for hospice now

    I count you as friend, Mate.

    One day at a time and don't let them make you do something you don't want.

    Sue an I send our love and support you an your grand daughter

    I hope you an yours are...
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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...
  33. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  42. 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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