SA Hunter: 20.4mm rain so far this week. Unfortunately a lot of places in SA didn't get a drop.
May 2, 2019 19:12:56 GMT 10
spinifex: Fingers crossed for another 20-30mm in the next week! At least its enough to get some paddock feed germinating and some early sown oats and canola up and running. We have some adult chooks that have never seen rain before. They are confused.
May 2, 2019 19:49:17 GMT 10
spinifex: If you listen carefully you'll hear a couple hundred thousand collective horsepower of tractor and the whine of air-seeder fans running thru the night.
May 2, 2019 19:55:14 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, they are madly seedling atm. How are you? Hiya Rem.
May 2, 2019 19:56:37 GMT 10
spinifex: Peachy. I've been impersonating a vampire today. Sucking blood out of livestock for testing.
May 2, 2019 20:02:14 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hope your teeth aren't too sore?
May 2, 2019 20:15:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - we have added a new thread "How Are You Travelling"? So, how are you all travelling?
May 6, 2019 21:20:50 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everyone. I hope your week is going well!
May 7, 2019 9:48:37 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - another 10.2mm rain, more coming. Hope you are all keeping well.
May 9, 2019 10:41:49 GMT 10
spinifex: over 40mm in 10 days. Green feed now up. Happier days ahead for farmers and their livestock. (In our district)
May 10, 2019 8:43:20 GMT 10
Joey: Supposed to rain for 4 days where I am starting tomorrow. Will be interesting to see how much rain I get out of the TC Ann by the time its effects reach the Qld coast
May 12, 2019 19:00:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got the weekend off, so, 15-18mm rain forecast. Oh well! Guess I'll get wet at my bol!
May 14, 2019 22:46:13 GMT 10
WolfDen: Have fun SA haha
May 15, 2019 8:53:39 GMT 10
spinifex: Wild mushroom season has started here. Surprised any have come up given the long dry spell we've had.
May 18, 2019 16:46:49 GMT 10
jonasparker: Looks like you all had a really good election down there!
May 19, 2019 3:16:23 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yep and it was a good result in the end
May 19, 2019 9:05:12 GMT 10
spinifex: power failure here for the last 15 hours. I must have pre-visioned it as I actually had my gen set out yesterday morning giving it a run for the first time in perhaps a year and doing some critical maintenance on it so it starts first pull.
May 19, 2019 9:55:21 GMT 10
milspec: Great timing Spinifex
May 19, 2019 10:35:21 GMT 10
spinifex: Spent an hour getting an elderly relations gen-set running. New B&S engines are less tolerant of old fuel than 20 year old Honda engines. Required complete fuel drain before start. Now ready for a night with high wind that might cause more black-outs
May 19, 2019 13:59:01 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone enjoys their Friday! Looking forward to the weekend! Hope everyone has a good'n!
May 24, 2019 10:26:13 GMT 10
Post by doglovingjim on Mar 3, 2019 21:40:17 GMT 10
Has anyone else been reading about what's going on between India and Pakistan? If this brews into war we might get our first glimpse at how two nuclear states may use or not use nuclear weapons in battle (stupid idea if they do though, but as it is an option unlike whenever America attacks non-nuclear capable [insert jihadistan] this can set precedent for future conflict between nuclear states).
They have been at this "spat" for lack of a better word, for maybe close to 100 years ?? Who knows how many ups and downs they have had. Don't know what, if anything is different with this flare up that would cause escalation.
Yes.. My guess is in a one on one, India has the upper hand. But who all would step in with Pakistan ?? Would anyone step in with India ??
The farther north you go, the more things that can and will eat you and your horse. Grandpa Gilbert Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green
Given that India is a member of B.R.I.C's its highly likely that the rest of the members would either directly or indirectly support India to some degree and given the colourful history between Hindus and Muslims its most probable you would see several countries rally to the aid of Pakistan its very important to note that Pakistan has openly stated they could never win a conventional war against India so I guess they already have eyes on non conventional methods maybe exploding goats or something or perhaps it was a polite way to warn India of the very real outcome of any major conflict between the two
To break it down to purely geo political terms the supporting nations and by support it could mean anything from logistics to money to troops on the ground it looks a little like this
India Main supporters USA = USA President said to be pro-India due to receiving a lot of funding from Hindus in his campaign for president. Russia = Russia has been a close ally of India since its independence and they are also one of the biggest partners in bilateral trade.
Pakistan Main supporters China = China is said to be an ally of Pakistan to fulfil its oil needs as well as battle India’s growth as a powerful Asian nation. Turkey = Pakistan also has Turkey on its side after they were both part of an alliance that was formed by the USA against the Soviet Union. Saudi Arabia = Saudi Arabia is also a fan of Pakistan being a Sunni Muslim country and the Saudi military is also trained by Pakistan.
Now it would be interesting to see what matters most to theses guys at the end of the day is it money or ideology lets hope its money
The risk of a much larger conflict is there but its going to come down to if anyone wants part of a war that guaranties suicide