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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 7th Sep 2014, 21:10
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There's a youtube clip of some men digging out a frozen railway engine out on the moors in 46 I think,it's been posted a couple of times,anybody got any idea of what it was titled? cant find it on youtube using just phrases, like frozen and engine.
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 21:15
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There's this one from '65 Mr D, near Stainmoor Summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ugIoMD495E
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 21:43
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Was thinking about my vehicles today and realized I've owned more motorcycles than cars. They do have better acceleration and usually better braking, better visibility. It's all good with the wind in your face until just one car decides to clobber you. Then it's all over, Elvis has sung, the fat lady has left the building, it's the whole enchilada, the whole nine yards, one strike and you're out, you have joined the heavenly choir, you are a dead parrot...........unless you're a bit lucky and then it's this........


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Old 7th Sep 2014, 22:13
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Thank you Mr West Lakes that's the one,I thought it was the winter of 46 but I see it's 1965,never mind,bet it were just as cold.
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 22:14
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The film digging out the train brought back memories, I wonder how long it would have taken today? Shouldn't think you would be allowed to send a man out into the snow today with a shovel.And as for providing your own working gear and no gloves..Well!
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 02:04
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Originally Posted by 1DC View Post
The film digging out the train brought back memories, I wonder how long it would have taken today?
Shouldn't think you would be allowed to send a man out into the snow today with a shovel.And as for providing your own
working gear and no gloves..Well!

Sorry chaps but that film was taken in 1955 not 1965.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 02:41
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Fascinating video about the benefits of reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone (only 5 mins long)
It really is the predators who drive the ecology of any wild area, Limey, and that video not only proves the point it also heavily underlines it!
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 05:31
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Sheep farmers here will give you an opinion on the reintroduction of wolves. Most of it in words that would make a docker blush.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 07:01
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From what I've read here recently, the biggest threat to sheep farmers are the rustlers of the two legged, thievery-minded variety.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 07:32
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A wonderful sunny good morning from the UK to you all.

Grass cutting high on the agenda when the morning dew has dried away.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 08:22
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Morning peeps,a dull start here but the day holds promise,missed me fry up on Saturday so gonna have it today.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 08:30
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Incredibly windy here and worse to come, apparently. We had a severe weather front cross over last night which caused much damage not far from here including ripping the roof off a block of apartments. Today's front is said to reach the metro area a couple of hours from now but is already giving the south west a hammering.

Better stay indoors then!
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 08:48
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Gaza needs $7.8B (by their inflated, quick, corruption laden estimates) to re-construct. Anyone willing to contribute to this game of build 'em up then knock 'em down again?
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 08:50
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Buggah! Nana Mouskouri is eighty today,that cant be right,tha lass could sing,
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 08:51
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Gaza needs $7.8B (by their inflated, quick, corruption laden estimates) to re-construct.
Tunnels?
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:10
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Morning folks.
Good night at the Sheldon.
Flight was late so only hsd an hour at nigels to turn round and get out.
Now repacked and heading for Kent in a short while
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:11
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Morning all, the sun is still shining although a little breezy.

Got back from a pleasant weekend on the nearby Cotentin peninsular yesterday evening. Interesting place with quite a few marshes and loads of wildlife, including tree frogs, salamanders and we saw an osprey, spoonbills, hen harriers and storks.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:18
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Perhaps we all have it wrong,it's not the bastards in the Pentagon the CIA or the Military Industrial Complex that are stirring up all these wars, it's the Building Supplies Industry.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:25
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Greetings,

Like yesterday only just got a start out of the battery, off on the great battery hunt.

Subjectively not quite as hot, still clear, still, and sunny however.

If battery then repairs at apartment, Jocks can't have seen civilised accoutrements before. Messy buggers.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:38
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Bluey, my sister has just moved into an apartment in Claremont. Hope she & her husband are OK
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