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  1. Thread: Spitfire

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    Re: Spitfire

    Pless doesn't like posting his own photos.

    Don't worry mate... we'll bail you Yanks out again. Hell, I'll even throw in one of those ugly Yank things
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    Re: WBF Not a Secure Site

    Done. Be careful with it
  3. Re: Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats

    I would have thought that their refuge would have been in emerging areas that mimic their existing conditions? WRT our Great Barrier Reef, for example... by them moving south over time as northern...
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    Re: WBF Not a Secure Site

    Would you like me to send you your password?
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    Re: 3:00 Interview Today

    Seriously, the key question is: do they scrunch, or fold?
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    Re: Some real Aussie Politics

    The look on the prosecutors face when the woman turned up to give evidence, wearing a pink terrytowelling jumpsuit was priceless. The main witness was a minister of religion, whose wife had heard...
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    Re: Some real Aussie Politics

    I agree... and you may recall that I was the foreman of the jury on what was a relatively innocuous rape case. The guy was sentenced to 32 months in gaol. Not sure what the non parole period was......
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I shouldn't mix work and forums... but this is relevant

    Bars aren't always benign.

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    Re: I watched this on a wet afternoon.

    Please do not post photos :d
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    Re: Some real Aussie Politics

    It's an interesting approach, from someone who was raped
  11. Re: Canada ranked first, USA last - again.

    Thanks dear

    Look west, old fella.... it's where the sun's setting
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    Re: Some real Aussie Politics

    Arrrglufhghfd birnnnnnbib glug..........

    Oh yeah, and Germaine Greer, blakfella as she is, reckons rape should have a 200 hours community service penalty
  13. Thread: Cartoons.

    by The Bigfella
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    Re: Cartoons.

    https://advrider.com/index.php?attachments/fb_img_1531479886695-jpg.1276396/
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    Re: Some real Aussie Politics

    When will the ABC learn the concept of responsibility?

    ABC panned over Paul Bongiorno Uncle Tom slur


    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/fdb24d1be50ad116dd38a4f793d3a2bf?width=650
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  15. Re: Canada ranked first, USA last - again.

    Speak for yourself. :D
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    Re: epic uses for jagular xk motors

    Outrun an Abrams? Easy..... one handed, even.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGwnKHa4bM
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    Re: The commute

    That reminds me a bit of my commute back in the mid 80's in the 'burbs of Auckland. Mellons Bay to East Tamaki.... driving through farmland for part of it.

    Today was about 15 steps from the...
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    He smiled as he said "there wasn't a lot of activity"
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    I wasn't referring to the original story. I was referring to the technique used to get them out. :)

    Once again, social media had it well before the idiot reporters on scene.
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    Re: The commute

    Nice on Michael. Mine is normally something similar.... albeit with two home offices.
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Hello, who's this being negative? Oh, hi Jeff.
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    Re: The commute

    Robbie2: "Beautiful shots of a lovely part of Aussie.
    Am I correct in guessing this is part of the Hawkesbury river, just north of Sydney?"



    Bonus points to the Kiwi. Brickbats to the...
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    Did we, or did we not scoop the media?
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    The commute

    What is your commute like? I'm on the train today, about a two hundred miles return trip. Here's a couple of shots out the window

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  25. Re: "Newly Owned British Sports Car Crashes Into Tree"

    Hope the owner is insured
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    Re: Korea/Hong Kong 2018

    Great thread. Thanks Robbie
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    Re: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    Thanks John. Nice to see the BMW Le Mans '99 outright winner in your album

    http://oi68.tinypic.com/xnd8o2.jpg
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Some nice shots from the Sachsenring

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    Re: aviation art and photography

    So, the Princess pulled out her phone quicker than me the other day. Here's three of her shots. It was the 75th anniversary of the founding of 37 Squadron, RAAF. They kicked off during the big one...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Fix it again Tony (yeah, I know, it's a Lancia)

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/CB6/i-v5NRLCW/0/35c86ff8/M/tumblr_p85kf6dUW51rctae8o1_400-M.jpg
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    Re: aviation art and photography

    I got buzzed earlier today

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    Re: Darwin Award Contender?

    Clearly, Plod has never been to Asia, eh?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    1949 BMW Veritas

    http://www.bmwcoop.com/wp-content/images/2011/11/1949-BMW-Veritas-1.jpg
  34. Thread: hotrods

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    Re: hotrods

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Bear-Mt-July-2018/i-TLfgwWx/0/557aa34b/X2/DSC_9902-X2.jpg
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    Re: wire model

    Bloody pushrods
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    Re: looking for a good screw

    There are some surprisingly good screws coming out of Asia these days. The quality is there, if you search for it.
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    Thank you for that useful forum contribution.

    Meanwhile... here's an expedition truck that I've been following the build story on. It's a Mitsubishi Canter 4x4 that the guy bought ex-Railways for...
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    Anyone know their Citroens? Is this one a 4 x 4? I know they made plenty.....

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Thai16/i-xTfNHnT/0/186e759a/X3/ok5-X3.jpg

    Same trip I saw that, I met the Austrian...
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    Russian

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    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cambodia/153_zps8fe3dda9.jpg
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    Russia developed (or copied) the Studebaker. Not sure if this is a Russian copy, or a Chinese copy of the Russian copy of the Studebaker.
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    Thanks guys. Yeah, he's missed by many. Interesting to note that the son of the last Managing Director of Velocette attended the funeral.

    There were some interesting tales told....
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    I would love a set of Krauser 4 valve heads


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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    I'm not sure what these are? They aren't actually a Humvee, are they?

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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    The Thai army seem to use a smaller Unimog

    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Laos%202014/mog_zpsb4b0b7fa.jpg
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/8a30877222c24a6893989dfce05549fc
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    I've met many such people along the Myanmar border. Same in some of the other Asian countries. Even third generation people that the 'host' country don't recognise as citizens. Often, they are...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bigfella...

    Thanks folks. The harem sprung a small surprise party on me.
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    Re: one tough old bird

    Rear gunners in the Ilyushin Il-2 had a death rate four times that of the pilots due to much less protection. The engine, radiators, fuel tank - and pilot - were in a 12mm thick armoured tub.
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aaa3_zpsirfmdi9o.jpg
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