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    Razor's edge alright but if you can imagine the dinner table repartee it'd be a beauty, quite a Don's Party in fact.
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    Especially at Xmas with his Western District relations!


    Gary, what brand is your 'local' big supermarket? C......... or W.............? Or are you one of the few places to have an independent still? I put 'local' in quotes because it's a relative term for you and us.

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    Coles Jeff.
    At the age of 62 I have come to realise that you can't breed out stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Coles Jeff.
    Interesting, they are being creamed by the opposition down here. Several big new ones have opened within 30 mins drive but they always seem to be empty of customers. All W stores seem to have bottle shops, C not always.
    Last edited by skuthorp; 05-01-2012 at 01:35 AM.

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    Coles have LiquorLand up here. We are getting a new IGA...I would prefer an Aldi's.
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    I would prefer to hear about boats!!!!!

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    We could do a version of the spam song but with boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Especially at Xmas with his Western District relations!


    Gary, what brand is your 'local' big supermarket? C......... or W.............? Or are you one of the few places to have an independent still? I put 'local' in quotes because it's a relative term for you and us.
    We have a Coles but also 2 small independents that do quite well.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

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    I dream of supermarkets occasionally these days. I'm kind of overseeing the building of a couple of new ones in our little town up here-they'll be a big step up from what we have at the moment, but nothing like a Coles or Woolies.

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    Andersons in Lae would be your local would it?

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    No we have a little SVS and a Papindos here in Ramu. Like a country 4 square store, but crowded dirty and less range.

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    Oh, I didn't realize you were closer to Ramu. I'd like to have gone up there. I could see it from Mt Wilhelm but I never had the time to travel to Ramu. Our project leader and I had a little plan to pick up a vehicle in Madang and drive right through to Tari but, as always seems to happen with projects, we just got too busy towards the end and ran out of time.

    By the way, I reckon we have around 15 cartons of books etc. for you. When do you want them? I haven't packed them yet but it won't take a long time to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    We did Jeff, bit by bit and there's still a few claiming we didn't. it's a common story in most countries...guns and steel against spears and arrows.
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
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    Damn, the bloody possum's just turned up in our kitchen again! We thought he'd migrated to a cavity above our new eaves - maybe he's just reminding us we haven't left any bananas outside for him lately ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oh, I didn't realize you were closer to Ramu. I'd like to have gone up there. I could see it from Mt Wilhelm but I never had the time to travel to Ramu. Our project leader and I had a little plan to pick up a vehicle in Madang and drive right through to Tari but, as always seems to happen with projects, we just got too busy towards the end and ran out of time.

    By the way, I reckon we have around 15 cartons of books etc. for you. When do you want them? I haven't packed them yet but it won't take a long time to do that.

    Rick
    We are Ramu

    Just got word that our Aussie recruit has signed his contract today, so in a day or 3 I'll ask him if he's up for a bit of filling in his container. I've just connected with a little resource centre some of our expat wives and some locals are setting up, which is basically going to operate as a mobile library up and down the valley between Lae and Madang, particularly servicing local schools-so the books will go to them. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramu-C...01864409924232

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    OK, I'll take the advice so frequently offered and get packing!

    Sugar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
    An excellent book, it should be a standard high school text . It explains so many things that never made sense.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

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    "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jarrod Diamond IIRC. BTW he has released at least another since but for my taste Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" says it all. (certainly an opposite of what is superficially implied)
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jarrod Diamond IIRC. BTW he has released at least another since but for my taste Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" says it all. (certainly an opposite of what is superficially implied)
    Haven't looked at that for a long time and it's an interesting reading of the science and it's implications. I think I've still got it.
    (Is this politics, anthropology or biology?)

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    Bithropitics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Bithropitics?
    You've just invented a new science Greg. Now all we have to do is work out how to relate it to wooden boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Andersons in Lae would be your local would it?

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    Have they fixed the potholes in the road out the front yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
    I'll just say...read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    You've just invented a new science Greg. Now all we have to do is work out how to relate it to wooden boats.
    When we moved out of Africa we mostly followed coastlines. Rivers had to be crossed and narrow seas...we built boats.
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    Some boats are better than other boats...

    Some mothers' boats are better than other mothers' boats... (With apologies to that whiny git from The Smiths! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Some boats are better than other boats...

    Some mothers' boats are better than other mothers' boats... (With apologies to that whiny git from The Smiths! )
    I can't speak for you Duncan but as an Anglosaxon, I put my existence down to better boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Have they fixed the potholes in the road out the front yet?
    ha ha. There has been a big project to rebuild Lae's roads in concrete. They've run out of money, and the contractors have walked away, leaving half built, unusable roads all over the city. And the roads they didn't get to are goat tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    ha ha. There has been a big project to rebuild Lae's roads in concrete. They've run out of money, and the contractors have walked away, leaving half built, unusable roads all over the city. And the roads they didn't get to are goat tracks.
    I was there in 92 Phil and they were bad then. As one expat said, zero maintenance since independence.
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    Bored!. I'm stuck in town for another couple of hours.
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    In a town full of wonders, Gary found a way to be bored!

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    I'm that bored I didn't even notice that.
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    RAE does a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    RAE does a bit.
    I do like your sig Purri.
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    posted ch 4 of my Ballina to Adelaide yarn.

    http://www.scribd.com/bruce_moffatt_2/

    folks I'm concerned that some might see these book updates as spam. Please let me know if you think they are and I'lll stop posting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I do like your sig Purri.
    Me too but E. pilularis would be more fun

    OK, I give up - what's RAE?

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    For quite a while there's been a Tasman Seabird called Cherana, a Sydney to Hobart winner, for sale in Brisbane. It's been listed for about $95 000. I see now that it's been sold. I wonder if anyone here knows where it went and how much was paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    posted ch 4 of my Ballina to Adelaide yarn.

    http://www.scribd.com/bruce_moffatt_2/

    folks I'm concerned that some might see these book updates as spam. Please let me know if you think they are and I'lll stop posting them.

    Bruce in Adelaide
    I'm enjoying them

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    I had a short read this morning, you're a good story teller Bruce. Keep it coming, definitely not spam.
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    One and a half chapters here.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

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    Definitely not spam! Good reading!

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    RAE, Oz Army engineers. (well they were when I worked there)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post

    Sugar?

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    We used to be Ramu Sugar. Now Ramu Agri because we were acquired by New Britain Palm Oil so now we do sugar, oil palm and beef. And before you say it, no we don't destroy rainforest and orangutan habitat. We abide by a social and environmental standard which seeks to set us apart from evil oil palm.

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    There sure is a lot of palm oil out there in Sumatra and Malaysia. Lots and lots of it.
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    Welcome back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Welcome back!

    Well thank you sir. It seems I, and others lost some posts last night. Apparently the truth hurts some people.

    So... how's that two-wheeled "boat" of yours up there? Getting any see miles on it?
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    Anyone reverting to form?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Anyone reverting to form?
    Only you. Still full of it, I see.

    You've gotta do better than that to stir up some trouble, you old keyboard hero.

    Just as a matter of interest.... how come you didn't get a two week ban for posting the same word as me?

    Do you feel priviliged or disadvantaged over that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Well thank you sir. It seems I, and others lost some posts last night. Apparently the truth hurts some people.

    So... how's that two-wheeled "boat" of yours up there? Getting any see miles on it?
    Had a fantastic blast up the local dry creek/gully, out through a cane filed, then back along the gully on Sunday-felt great. There's a couple of guys here bringing bikes up from oz soon-should get more riding in then because i don't like to stray too far from home on my own.

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    Get a spare bike or two lined up and we might just come visit some day....
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    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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