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    5 Days Ago
    This one did for a fair while. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/18/pedals-upright-bear-appears-killed-new-jersey-hunting-season
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    5 Days Ago
    Similar to what I use but mine doesn't come apart without tension but still unties easily. Been using it for years, doubled up or tripled you can pull just about anything. I carted cardboard for a while years ago, talk about slippery. Pre ratchet straps and loads had to be really tight, always triple. To stop this one coming apart if you don't want it to just put a sort of half hitch with that big loop, it won't tighten up but it'll stop it coming undone. Good video Muggs.
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    1 Week Ago
    Steve Mack replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    It slowed this one down a bit. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2569869/spear-fisherman-stabs-killer-bull-shark-mouth/ Mightn't look that big but a bull shark will kill you quick smart.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I doubt the jinx could fix anything, but he was super smart. He was like having a personal Google twenty years before there was one. He originally was a printer then worked transferring things to computer files. He'd read everything and remembered it all, you could ask him anything and he could tell you. A lot of people didn't like him but we got along pretty good. He'd never been outside much and was amazed at what we did, not counting break downs. Well I guess he enjoyed them too, because everyone down the pub knew about them before I got there, and everything else as well usually.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    He was lucky. Next time the jinx worked with me we're flying along and I notice a couple of farmers starring at us. Nothing unusual because I always was overloaded, come to a T intersection and stop, a big cloud of smoke comes past. He looks out and says we're on fire. Pull over and back wheel smoking, grab some water from a little dam and put it out. Only a few minutes to the dump so I'll sort it out then. I tell him to watch it. About a mile later he yell's "the wheels coming off". The rope rail stopped it. Had to leave it there that time and get a bearing. Got it sorted the next day though. I had two more Toyota Stouts after that and never had a problem with them. With that one the previous owner changed the motor, gear box and diff. Mick. I was legal, truck wasn't. Pretty crook at the time with a misdiagnosed kidney stone and flat broke. That makes that story a lot longer, ambulance guys thought they got called for me.:laughing6: I said no, I look like this most of the time, it's that bloke in the car. Had to look up kudzu, no wonder you couldn't find it. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100517172302.htm
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    2 Weeks Ago
    That looks a bit like me about 1979 but a Toyota Stout a bit overloaded. Long story but short version. Big day, Saturday afternoon, had the jinx with me, he was a redundant printer I used to give him some casual work. He loved it. Axel broke on a bend, looked just like that except I was a foot or so more of the bitumen. Got a lift to a wrecker and got an axle, just about finished and a drunk driver clipped the corner of the truck. He stopped a bit down the road and passed out, woman across the road panicked but I said he's drunk just leave it but she called an ambulance. They turned up, he woke up, they called the cops. I'm in a panic, got to get out of here. (Leave out reason) Axle just about done, cops turn up. He doesn't like it, short scuffle and they get him in the wagon. Cop talks to me pretty quick because the other one was who he hit and want's to get him back to the station. Axle fixed, and I got home ok. Don't think the other guy did, he was yelling he was going to kill me as they took him away.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Sure was a shit of a year though. At least we're all still above ground as far as I know so it could have been worse I suppose, got to be thankful for that. Quite a few didn't see it out, there's a couple missing.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Gigi, same to you and everyone else here.8)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I get calls that show a local number but they are from India, there's a way to do it so don't take much notice of what number calls you. As for the malware thing, that Aussie bike forum I belong to had that alert last week. Only lasted one day and it was gone, it's vBulletin same as here.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Not much those old Disney characters didn't get up to. 8) Anyone seen this video?
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Ha, that sounds like me Bandit. I spent a few months lurking and read just about everything here and found out there are some pretty smart people here, unlike what I was told on a couple of other tree forums. Not much you can't get sorted here, that's for sure. So welcome to you both.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    :laughing6: I do tend to live in a trance at times. Funny thing happened on Arbtalk once years back, a lot couldn't see things one day. I had no problem, but we're about 11 hours ahead so I guess it hadn't happened yet. :scrambleup:
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    12-19-2016
    Well it looks like it's not an iPad problem, can you try logging with something else? If that doesn't work try what I did, just log out and clear everything and join again with a different name. Mick? might do. Anyway it worked for me and I can see things I couldn't see before.
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    12-18-2016
    We had one of those, worked great on some shows. People don't know what they missed out on these days.8)
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    12-18-2016
    Ha, you think that's a problem. They just banned my favorite channel. http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/piracy/federal-court-expected-to-hand-down-decision-on-blocking-illegal-torrent-and-streaming-sites-today/news-story/c1b0349a2cc6e3fb96007ddf04742efc Just lucky I got that sorted out last year. Glad I'm not in the UK though, then I'd be a bit worried. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/29/snoopers-charter-bill-becomes-law-extending-uk-state-surveillance
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    12-18-2016
    Well at least we know it's not what we're drinking.
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Worked with trees all my life, done a bit of everything.
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