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Old 20th Jun 2019, 17:40
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Amazes me how some people want to have dominion over urban wildlife so it doesn't interfere with their sensibilities or make them have to wash their cars occasionally..
Don't feed this, don't feed that. Mass culls of starlings and sparrows next? Don't forget the foxes. Swans?
Get a life, Try to get along with nature. Fining the elderly for feeding birds far from an airport or other critical, susceptible infrastructure is dumb ass foolish.
We make exceptions to that here for bears and coyotes.
Ever try cleaning bear pooh off the hood of your car?
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 09:40
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Japanese Rail Service is sluggish...
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 09:50
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My thoroughbred racing snail was losing races so I removed his shell to make him more aerodynamic. It only made him more sluggish.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 05:00
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A few seconds longer between sunup and sundown today than yesterday, huzzah!
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 08:26
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A few seconds less for us...
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 09:52
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For some reason, perhaps to test Newtonian physics, I measured the altitude of the sun yesterday at 1pm BST with a steel rule to get a shadow. Having messed up my arctans once or twice, am happy to confirm answer was 62 degrees as is appropriate to my latitude. Sleep easy out there.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 10:12
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For two days now, ones phone thingy has been sending dire warnings of thunderstorms and one had been looking forward to flash ! crash ! entertainment ( from the ground, one once had a meeting with a Cb in the air which could have prematurely ended ones existence on Earth...I know, but Jesus didn't want me for an angel or sunbeam it seems ) but today they was cancelled !

One thunks the Met Hofffice should do away with all this computer malarkey and buy some pine cones instead !...and stick their bonces out of the window and have look as well.....one once made this helpful suggestion to a met officer in Germany....he was "most upset ".....although one did add some further helpful suggestions about a new career for him and his vision and brain link as well....
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 12:42
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Here's a pretty accurate site for locating funderstorms.

https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzo...ex.php?lang=en
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 15:11
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I have watered the tomatoes.
Part of a problem has been solved: some very accurate measuring is required.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 16:23
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Following from the sidelines.

The threads about UK politics. How can a system like that exist, reminds me slightly of the SCAM system on a certain airplane.

Feels insane.

Ours is merely crazy
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 12:51
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Six years ago before I moved to E Sussex from London, I had never heard of RDS or Rattling Draincover Syndrome.
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 16:08
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The wife has been sufferieng a bit of a bad back after lifting up some wheels from her Discovery, when swapping the Winter tyres for Summer tyres a couple of weeks ago. Day before yesterday she also had a big leg and core session in the gym.

She is now hobbling about the house, grimacing evertime she has to bend.

I've always told her that this exercise malarky isn't good for you.
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 16:11
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Yep, it's sore all right.
However, some medicine will fix it. Wine time.
And I am on days off/sick leave. No limitations for me
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 16:14
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Welcome to the onset of old age... I just did half an hour's DIY... need a lie down and a cuppa. Now where did I put these screwdriver bits down?
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 16:36
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Pumps on.

Up she rises.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 22:15
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At the risk of upsetting some ( a lot? ) of people I have decided to post something about a certain
day in December. For the last week or so one of our local supermarkets has had on sale a stocking
filled with dog treats.The stocking is clearly marked with the intended festival's name. I won't post the
actual name out of respect but I am sure you can guess which one I mean .
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 04:57
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Originally Posted by Nervous SLF View Post
At the risk of upsetting some ( a lot? ) of people I have decided to post something about a certain
day in December. For the last week or so one of our local supermarkets has had on sale a stocking
filled with dog treats
.The stocking is clearly marked with the intended festival's name. I won't post the
actual name out of respect but I am sure you can guess which one I mean .
Ours has read your post and demanded to know the location...


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Old 1st Jul 2019, 08:16
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Lady G has said, that one should wear upper torso protection against sun rays..
Pigeons beware.
Just seen a bird of prey fly over.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 08:37
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Ah, the ' C' word. Should be expunged from polite language.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 13:30
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Ugh. Caught Checkboard's cold.
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