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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    No, but the thread is about Ukraine.
  2. Thread: Calendars

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    Re: Calendars

    I was talking with an American anthropologist and told him that I had a piece of flint from a cave in France which had been knapped so many thousand years ago- I forget the number now. He replied...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Serious response. Thousands of machines spend their lives outdoors exposed to the elements. The hardened finish on the rams very rarely shows ill effects, and usually only if they've been marked or...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Sandtown has some valid arguments and makes some reasonable points. But then he has to go and add some little insult to the poster he's responding to. Some little put down. Lectures from his high...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    They invented this thing for protecting hydraulic rams- it's called a shed:)
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    Re: what about naps

    Coming home with my Dad in his old Austin truck in the dark, after a particularly long and hard day cutting firewood. I was hungry and Dad said there was probably still food in the tucker bag- and...
  7. Thread: Calendars

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    Calendars

    My 2023 calendar has arrived! I splurged and bought the new flintknapping calendar from knapper Derek Mclean. He was a friend and guide on my favourite forums years ago- those forums long since gone....
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    Re: what about naps

    I start watching something on Youtube and then realise that the clip on the screen isn't the one I started watching. How many clips in a row do you sleep through before it becomes just sleeping in...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    John I arrived home after shopping in town a few weeks ago and there was a tiny little duckling swimming around in the puddle at the front gate all on its own. Picked it up and went looking for the...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    The trouble with burning a tree down is that you lose control over which way it will go and it might be on the ground and job done in an hour or it might take a day and a half, during which time it...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    One of our clumps of Asiatic Lilies. Fairly shaded so some of them have managed to get to six and a half feet tall. Those growing out in the open are half as tall. JayInOz
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    https://scontent.fsyd8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/318648653_508639047893453_1973907153707161844_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=AIEFVfrOs3kAX-TGFIv&_nc_ht=scontent.fsyd8-1.fna&oh=03...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    He's a rude, disgruntled miserable old pig Gary. You're wasting valuable oxygen responding to him. I'm surprised he hasn't mentioned Custer yet:)
  14. Re: (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    I shared an old farmhouse with a little feller who had moved from the city to get away from bad people and a messed up life. I cut semi loads of firewood on the adjoining farm and he did farm work on...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=tim+hawkins+bumper+stickers&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBAU1004AU1004&oq=tim+hawkins+bumper+stickers&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i30i546l2j0i546l2.10798j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fpstat...
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    My girlfriends dad had a VW beetle that used to smoke like that.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Yeah OK smartarse:) I just thought it was better idea than dragging it onto a burn pile or letting the bugs turn it into mulch. I'll keep carving bits of ridiculously hard local hardwood and cursing...
  18. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Hahaha! Wise words Bflat. :)
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Most of the strength of the tree is in the stuff that's left. I really really wish we had some bass wood down here. We have absolutely nothing which is easy to carve. Garrett if you were to cut that...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I had a vinyl one made up that read "Flintknapping- The art of the Ancients" and some point silhouettes. Looked good and raised some interest. Was still on my old '61 F100 when I sold it. JayInOz
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    Have you folks seen this? Connecticut a couple of days ago- https://abc7chicago.com/girl-attacked-by-raccoon-ashford-connecticut-attack-home-surveillance-camera/12523396/ JayInOz
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    YMCA for dyslexic non English speakers:)
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    John I'm sure I've mentioned this before on the forum, but there were only two people who wore baseball style caps where I lived. One was a school mate who died from a cancer which started in his...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I was hired as a formwork carpenter building the forms for the concrete supports for all the buildings in a big new coal fired power station. Previous feller did half the job in just over two months...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    The Australian player and the Argentinian collide. The Argentinian grabs his head and collapses to the ground, rolling around trying to milk a penalty. That's one of the reasons soccer struggles for...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Now that right there is a fish out of water:)
  27. Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    That is one ugly truck.
  28. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Give the kid some Surstromming! :) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7olxa0 DO NOT WATCH THIS if you have a weak stomach! JayInOz
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    Someone who doesn't have any ground to air missiles. Fiji maybe? Iceland?
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    Re: Update on life as I know it

    That woman is saying Oh My God did you see what he's wearing on his feet? Get you some boots Chad- they aren't just for show:) Nice bike! JayInOz
  31. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    Around here we have over ten thousand kilometres of roads which have just endured up to a dozen major flood events. From small potholes to entire roads washed away. I drove nearly three hundred...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    One of the reasons so many farms had a pig or two was that you can keep them going on just about any food. They will live on grass or grain or meat or milk or eggs or vegetables or any combination of...
  33. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    The orange snot ball still regards himself as president. Even when he was president he wasn't a president. What a pathetic embarrassment that thing is. JayInOz
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I'll have another crack at reading it when I find my magnifying glass. Methinks my glasses have passed their use by date.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Well Jack, considering that things are upright in America, and upside down here in Australia, I just assumed that those were taken half way down- either that or Skip took them. He's the resident...
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    Our youngest grandson just got a fully electric Lamborghini for his birthday. He's one. The car is three feet long and cost four hundred dollars. Kid can't walk yet and he's driving it around the...
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    Guess it depends where you live. Here there is a lot on the news lately about people and communities coming together to support each other and their towns after covid, fires, mouse plagues and a...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    When my father was young a feller murdered his wife and threw her naked body into the pen with the pigs and cleared out, assuming that they would take care of the evidence. A neighbour found her body...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    I've had mostly Wessex Saddlebacks on and off for probably thirty years. Sold a lot cheap, gave quite a few away, eaten a few. With what I pay for feed I reckon my home grown bacon works out at about...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    [QUOTE=Gary Davis;6763420]Betina, Croatia. We missed the maritime museum by 10 minutes.
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    If there's one thing museum staff hate, it's people turning up just before closing time and...
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Whitlam left office in 1975- forty seven years ago. He died in 2014. You ask him.
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    Re: Greetings from isla

    I reckon if he hasn't turned up by then we should all pack a bag and just lob on his doorstep. Lets find out what sort of a host he is:)
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I put two big huntsman spiders, of equal size, in a container once. One spider ate the other. I thought that was quite an impressive accomplishment. I also kept a giant centipede in a cage with the...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Did Farnarkeling make the list? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X454D3Fzwso :) JayInOz
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I mentioned to our next door neighbour the other day that our old ride on mower was falling apart. She said she'd just bought a new zero turn mower as the steering wheel on the old one was hard on...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I have a bunch of the usual hobbies. On the more unusual side I suppose would be my flintknapping- I make arrowheads, spear points and blades. I also make corn dollies from wheat straw- only started...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Dang Jimmy! My tractor hasn't had that much tread on the tyres for twenty years. Folks over there must have too much money- or really cheap tyres:)
  48. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Severe beatings. Worked wonders with my kids.
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    You see sandbag, it's those nasty little add ons on so many of your posts that defines you as an arsehole, and not just a regular blowhard. I'm well aware that I'm also an arsehole, but I don't play...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There was a march in Moscow last week of placard waving far right Russians demanding that Russia invade Washington. I watched the footage. Laughable if it wasn't so stupid. JayInOz
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