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Casey last won the day on October 27 2013

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  1. .... wtf. Try the laundry pod challenge!!!

    In my time they used to have ads for smokes all over them. I didn't eat those either. Casey
  2. .... wtf. Try the laundry pod challenge!!!

    Je-sus Fwee, as a child and as a teenager I had access to White Arsenic (aka Arsenic Trioxide), Luci-jet and Strychnine. And a couple of other things not worth mentioning. Even I knew well enough not to eat any of these things. Why I even had access to fireworks and I've still got all my fingers and thumbs. I have heard of kids blowing their fingers off but I guess all that just means being powder monkeys wouldn't be a good career choice for them. Must have been because we had no access to this here Internet! Casey
  3. It seems my great ancestor on that side was arrested in County Kilkenny, Ireland, for stealing a horse and a set of harness. Why he did it I have no idea but he got seven years Transportation. The family story is he was convicted for stealing sheep, not because he was hungry but because he was greedy. Whatever. He was lucky, he'd originally been sentenced to death. Accordingly he left Dublin on the 16th August 1831, arriving in Port Jackson (later the City of Sydney) on the 14th of December the same year. He served his full sentence then became a carter at Maitland, NSW. I know this as his name is listed in the manifest of the ship, although under a different spelling. The family later changed the spelling because no one at that time wanted a convict in the family. Ironically, nowadays everyone in Australia wants a convict in the family tree, provided they were transported here of course. I only found this history out recently. Casey
  4. The Recipe Thread

    A delicious stew: This is a Belgian carbonnade. It is said to have arisen with the peasantry; the gentry got all the better cuts of beef and they were left the bits of which it's said, "Put laces in it and you could march on it!" If you can't get Belgian ale try dark beer, or what the Brits call "Geordie Broon," in some parts of the UK Casey
  5. Golden Fist

    I never thought to see this on Australian TV, even cable. You've heard of Goldfinger, James Bond's famous opponent? This was more like Golden Fist. A seedy looking criminal type bloke walks into a famous Sydney pawnshop (with much more atmosphere than a certain infamous and seedy Las Vegas establishment). He wants to pawn three signet rings. Only problem is they're all joined together so that they form a three finger knuckleduster. The basic idea is very simple, slip this on, hit your opponent with your Sunday punch, and muggins is suddenly a lot closer to the morgue than anyone wants to be. Well, he is if you've got a halfway decent punch in you. Such things have been around since Graeco-Roman times but nowadays, because we live in a Nanny State, the law sees them as unsporting. It calls them offensive weapons and prohibited weapons to boot. Get caught with these and it's jail time, no matter how cute they are. Did I say cute? Anything's cute when it's made out of 24K gold! As these things were. I should think the fellow got them in part exchange for some dubious debt(s). Oh, and don't think being made out of gold makes 'em unfit for purpose; gold is way heavier than lead. After some haggling the man handed 'em over, getting $2500 (meltdown value; the shop couldn't sell them as they were), and left, scurrying back into the shadows whence he'd entered the place. However the cutest scene of the day came when the establishment's chucker out (they have several, each of them built like a battleship) came along to close the huge roller door at the end of business. I happened to catch a glimpse of his hefty right hand, or was it his left? Whichever duke it was, he had a chunky gold signet ring on each finger. If he really has got four steady girlfriends, I honestly don't know whether to own myself envious or pity the man ... Casey
  6. How about the EWO? the Electronics and Weapons Officer, or the Guy in Back as they're sometimes known? He navigates the aircraft, and arms its weapons but he doesn't fly it so is it considered fair he should get the same as his pilot? or am I missing something here? Casey
  7. I wondered if this would happen and it has: It would seem they've each got themselves an Article 15 I think they call it? Casey
  8. A few are extremely competent technique wise too. Without going into details, one such gave me the best orgasm I ever had. Je-sus did she know some tricks! And I'm not ashamed to admit that, either! Casey
  9. Illusions About Capitalism

    "Money talks, bullshit walks!" Always was, always is, always will be, but there's one problem. How do you define "Money?" In a Capitalist society it'd be defined as ... money. In a Communist society it'd be defined as "Power." Remember George Orwell's classic one-liner, "All pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than other pigs?" Thus, under Communism, "Power talks, bullshit walks!" Somehow, I'd rather it was money doing the talking ... Casey
  10. Thoughts About Sin

    As far as the hereafter is concerned, why don't "Sinners," instead of becoming Christers, just shut up and take what's coming to 'em? That's more dignified than their whining and groveling for mercy. Casey
  11. Thoughts About Sin

    Actually Jebus didn't suffer as much as they did, because the Centurion stabbed him to death with a spear. That was supposedly to fulfill a prophecy that, "Not a bone of his shall be broken," or words to that effect, but the grisly truth was the other condemned would have had their legs broken, and so, because they could no longer fully support themselves, they would eventually die of asphyxiation. They'd have died of that anyway but the pain from their broken legs would ensure they didn't become unconscious, or that was probably the theory. Casey
  12. Illusions About Capitalism

    Speaking of the Soviet Virgin Lands Program, if the system had had real farmers and machinery dealers in place instead of the bureaucrats who'd replaced the "Kulaks," murdered under Lenin and Stalin, the infrastructure to handle the harvested grain would have been in place. That's the machinery needed to harvest it, the grain depots with silos needed to store it, plus the roads and trucks needed to transport it. Granted, it would have taken decades to achieve all of it, but Khrushchev and his ilk knew better, they just tore into the ground and planted it. They proved, for all their Communist theories, that they, as a crude phrase of the time had it, "Couldn't organize a brothel in a troopship." Casey
  13. Illusions About Capitalism

    Stalin had a criminal record as a bank robber dating back many years. How easily would a former bank robber win an election in a Capitalist democracy such as the US? Vladimir Illych Ulyanov, later VI Lenin, also had a criminal record. He (Lenin) started the wrecking of Soviet agriculture which Stalin continued with famines in 1933. From there the Soviets got Nikita Khrushchev and his (later infamous) Virgin Lands Program (1954-1964). THAT did more environmental and economic damage than the Germans had managed with an initial invasion force of around four million soldiers. It got Khrushchev kicked out too, but by then the damage was done. It's well known that under Communism the Soviet Union had to import most of the grain needed to feed itself, this despite having the breadbaskets of the Ukraine and Belarus. If a country's agricultural sector is a disaster area because of its government, what does that say about the government? Before Communism famines in Russia were few and far between, although they did occur. And then there's China under the late and not so great Chairman Mao ... I'd say you could attribute many of those deaths to the Communist system, no problem. Casey
  14. Illusions About Capitalism

    One scoreboard reads: According to a disturbingly pleasant graphic from Information is Beautiful entitled simply 20th Century Death, communism was the leading ideological cause of death between 1900 and 2000. The 94 million that perished in China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Eastern Europe easily (and tragically) trump the 28 million that died under fascist regimes during the same period. During the century measured, more people died as a result of communism than from homicide (58 million) and genocide (30 million) put together. The combined death tolls of WWI (37 million) and WWII (66 million) exceed communism’s total by only 9 million. It gets worse when you look at the lower right of the chart—The Natural World—which includes animals (7 million), natural disasters (24 million), and famine (101 million). Curiously, all of the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were in communist countries: China (twice!), the Soviet Union, and North Korea. From Casey
  15. Illusions About Capitalism

    Orders were originally granted by royalty like the Czars. Casey