Ian Beale

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    I had the best dream last night

    Rick Like when was the last time something only involving red tractors had you in stitches?
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    On this date.

    Not NYC but interesting, particularly the sea level rise at the end. "Glaciers on the move: Two minutes of extreme climate change on Swiss Alps, Italian beaches" http://joannenova.com.au/2018/11/two-minutes-of-extreme-climate-change-on-swiss-alps-italian-beaches/
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    Do you sound like any of these?

    Lorenzo The friend from whom I borrowed this would often have mentioned "Full of ssip* and bad manners" as well * Oz slang for excess alcohol consumption
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    Do you sound like any of these?

    Corrolary around that IMO "Most things seem like a good idea at the time"
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    Another crazy set of horns on this deer

    Well that limited his potential to spread the genes
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    Bald Eagle population increasing?

    Are they fleeing the wind turbines?
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    Runner, tanker, ANYBODY! Mauser action help!

    Sheet lead works. This is IIRC. The spring is bloody strong. And in the rifle it is compressed by being forced up that ramp. So you ought to be able to do it in fresh air with care
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    Question for Runner

    If a Roberts have a look at the improved version. IIRC it will use standard rounds if needed
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    Time change this weekend

    I used to reckon that daylight saving time was the biggest political delusion, as it let politicians think that they controlled time. Now, since CAGW, I guess it is only the second biggest.
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    Jakes wire tightners

    Dale If you want to do that make yourself a key of a piece of flat with a hole just bigger than the wire. Hold the knot with pliers while you wind the key. On the other hand if you just use a couple of wide turns you can unwind the Orange knot and use it to tighten again - like a gripple without the price. If you like tight winds try a Donald's knot. I can't find a picture so an attempt at describing. You bend one end back and form a tight eye just bigger that the wire. Then push the other end through the eye and tight wind it over the doubled part starting close to the eye using a key. It went with the Donald's strainer.
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    Jakes wire tightners

    Try the Orange knot https://sielearning.tafensw.edu.au/MPR/RTC2016A/html/pages/website/how_to/howto_14.htm
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    Some airplane pictures

    Different plane but another close to airworthy "Airworthy de Havilland Mosquito Restoration Approaches Completion in Canada" http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/airworthy-de-havilland-mosquito-restoration-approaches-completion-canada.html
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    Candidate disparages agriculture

    Bring this to his attention https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttales&th=236261
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    fencing pictures

    A fencing tools question - if you use Crescent fencing pliers are they still made in USA? For years we've had them made in USA and they stood our usual high tensile fencing wire without rolling the cutters over http://www.waratahfencing.com.au/products/fence-wire/tyeasy-galvanized Recently they have changed shape and are coming from Taiwan. The second pair I got as a replacement had rolled the cutters in about 150 yards of fence. The first didn't actually build a fence - some maintenance was enough to roll them
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    Rick Alcohol sells well so go for kumis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumis