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Before it's all over.....
« on: December 22, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »

Merry Christmas to every and all.  I hope you have  wonderful Christmas with loved ones and a great new year that brings all you want and more.

As pathetic as it may sound, this place and all of you bring me a lot of comfort and contentment. It's like a sanctuary of right thinking amount a world gone well past mad.
I love to log on here and see a long list of unread topics I can digest, learn from and then bore you all with my rants and carry on.
 I look at other forums and just shake my head in disbelief maybe most of all at the mindset so many have today. While we don't all agree here all the time, I never get that feeling to want to bang my head against a wall at someones way of thinking that shows they have no clue about life, the world and are obviously caught up in PC and modern thinking crap.

I'm sure I cause a few heads to be banged on walls but thanks for putting up with it or even just skipping on by. So many of you I'd like to meet and see you in your natural habitat and some I will make a point to annoy on their doorstep one day.

Thanks Ade for keeping the place going and providing an outlet and an internet family for many of us here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all!

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 04:00:41 PM »
Ahhhhhhhhhh, Merry Christmas to whoever is holding glort.  And the rest of you as well.

.............??

I'm not paying any ransom.  Oh yeah; Happy New Year as well.

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« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 04:05:54 PM by LowGear »
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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 04:16:57 PM »
Happy Christmas to you and your family Glort and all the best for 2019

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann
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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 06:42:43 PM »
Ditto to all of that,
Cheers,
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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 09:47:21 PM »
All the best from the Pyrenees, keep it coming in '19!

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 10:06:34 PM »

I'm not paying any ransom.

Oh come on Casey, I know you don't mean that.  Underneath that hard as stone exterior, I know inside you are just a Pussycat and a decent human being.  You are the sort of fella that would be the first in line to contribute to anything that would ensure anyone's well being if they were in a situation.

Much as you probably don't want to admit it, even if it was me being held hostage I know you would pony up to make sure any of your fellow man was out of harms way. You would be probably the first one to start a thread to raise money on my behalf to ensure they kept me as long as possible and got a regular payment for every  week they kept me locked up with a bonus payment if they did away with me all together and mailed you my fingers.
Just a heads up, There will only be 9. I lost one as a baby getting into things I should not have been touching even then. 

You'd probably have no trouble raising millions for a cause like that and I could see how it would be one of those crowd funding things that asked for $100K and got $10M in contributions. Over night! You wouldn't be the only one to be happy for me to be locked up or disappear
 that's for sure! Just charge a 10% admin fee and you could do OK out of it!
You could call it the "Save the forum from Glort fund."  I'll bet people would sell their houses to donate to that one!!  :0)

Perfectly understandable!  :-[

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 10:13:51 PM »
Happy Christmas to you and your family Glort and all the best for 2019

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

Thanks Mate, same to you and yours.

You are right, the world is beautiful, I'll try to remind myself of that more often.

I'm sitting here eating breakfast and the Mrs has the Christmas music blasting and is dancing around the house. She's yelling at me to liven up and get in the mood.
Unfortunately  I misinterpreted which mood she meant and got a smack in the head to correct my mistake.  :embarassed:

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 10:19:34 PM »
Ok glort, you got me,

The last friend that was being held in London because his wallet had been stolen and he couldn't pay his hotel bill - I did offer to send $14.37 by regular mail.  They didn't send me an address?

We are in "the season" now so I don't wear red when I go to town.  "No lady, no one has ever asked me if I play Santa?"  "My PO won't let me."

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 10:33:24 PM »

I did some " Unique" Christmas lights out the front.
Got some IBC's and put coloured gells on flood lights inside so they glow. Got an LED driving light bar and covered that in cellophane and Shone that up into our big tree out the front to light it up. Can be see a long way off streets back.

I also got some gels and put it in the coach lights out the front verandah.
Mrs pointed out the red I used has certain other Connotations that did not occur with my mindset of Christmas lights.

Can't be alltogether a bad thing if blokes start turning up on the doorstep with pockets full of money can it??


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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 11:10:34 PM »
I bought a Lister AC1 OR AD1 not sure which yet attached to a pump on a trolley for 60.00 Its a present from me to me almost stolen its electric start and there's some type of seized belt drive compressor on the front that's connected to the air intake. I might start a new thread on this machine sorry I reverted to diesel talk so quickly Glort!
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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 06:47:45 AM »
Merry Christmas to you all, here`s a video link that then green washed are going to hate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0W1ZZYIV8o

You can`t alter the facts and figures so I guess we`ll have to stick with diesel for now  :laugh:

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 08:35:46 AM »
sorry I reverted to diesel talk so quickly Glort!

Mate, it's a Christmas story and quite a good one! Bargains are always great to find.

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2018, 01:21:32 AM »
'Twas the night before Christmas and all along the border
The illegals were stirring, no papers in order
A wall was prevented by democrats who "care"
In hopes that their new voters will soon be there....
People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence

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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2018, 03:17:48 AM »
The idea of a wall is appealing in concept for those who haven't really studied the southern border, or visited the communities that straddle the boarder, most in complete peace and harmony and without criminals.  Big Bend National park is just one area that helps explain why it is not so simple, and is likely a huge waste of money.

Border security could be improved greatly in many other ways, for a whole lot less.  Cut the spending on nuclear weapons upgrades and you could fund it easily and a whole lot more.

The military secures area 51 and many other large secure facilities extremely well without building massive walls. 

I don't want my tax money (and the future debt put on niece's and nephew's children) squandered on ill considered fantasies. We are running a HUGE deficit, value of my fixed income and savings keeps falling, and my food bill keeps rising.

There are many bigger threats.







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Re: Before it's all over.....
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2018, 04:29:37 AM »

I have to admit, as an outsider, I do not understand why there would be any protest to a country securing it's borders?  I'll upset people some more by also saying I can't understand why there is so much trump bashing.  As far as US presidents go, he seems to be doing pretty well to me. hasn't been in some illicit relationship with a secretary or someone, rather than starting any wars he's trying to pull troops out of one and by all the measures of Employment, economic growth etc, the place seems to be doing better than it has been in a long time.
 I said that to some one the other day and they insisted that was because of Obama.    ::) Yeah, whatever.

Perhaps a wall as in the great wall of China or a max security prison may not be the best option ( or even what is in Mind) but the hysterics I have seen about the " inhumanity" of even the concept of essentially securing the border perplexes me.
There are from what Little I know Checkpoints on the roads in and out that are heavily survived and checked, patrols trying to keep people on the right side of the chain or 3 wire cattle fence as I saw in a doco the other day so why not make a proper job of securing the border all the way along?
It might be cheaper in the long run from the manpower POV let along the social Issues and costs of having thousands of Illegals coming into the place every year. I I want to come to the US for a fortnights Holiday it's a drama to get a visa and I probably own't if I have had a serious traffic fine in the last 5 years and a person will probably get the rubber glove treatment at the airport.

Why have all this at the front door but no back fence or back door and have people strolling on in? Makes no sense to me. 

I'm not racist, I hate everyone equally, but lets face it, the influx of illegals from the south IS a big problem in the US. I cannot see how anyone can have a problem with a country controlling who it lets in and who it does not. Wonder what these do gooder bleeding heart whingers against this would say if a bunch of people rocked up and took over their yard.  I bet it wouldn't have to happen too many times before they put up their own "wall" to keep control of whom entered their land.