WolfDen: I hope everyone is having a good week!
Jul 31, 2019 18:04:38 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - been away for quite a while - hope you are all well.
Aug 4, 2019 20:52:42 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hi SA. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Aug 5, 2019 0:01:16 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Up to 40mm rain by the weekend - and cold & windy. Stay warm & dry peeps.
Aug 6, 2019 23:02:47 GMT 10
spinifex: Was working out on an exposed hilltop in a paddock when the front came through. Nearly got blown away by a squall that must have been 100kmh. Battling to stand up in it and quite a few trees had large branches snapped off.
Aug 9, 2019 15:46:27 GMT 10
fei: If anyone is wondering how clueless journos are about firearms, have a look at 60 Minutes tonight. Apparently the airsoft gun those lads in Canada played with before their rampage is "one of the closest objects on the market to a realistic machine gun"
Aug 11, 2019 19:02:38 GMT 10
fei: I guess the fact that it fires plastic balls 20 metres makes it really dangerous and realistic
Aug 11, 2019 19:03:17 GMT 10
spinifex: Hi Fei, Good to see you back. Yeah, what a bunch of morons. We all have bigger fish to fry.
Aug 11, 2019 21:31:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Anyone else here watch the David Attenborough show on Climate Change? Pretty depressing. Why worry about gel guns? Or real ones? Looks like my desalination experiments just got more pertinent.
Aug 11, 2019 21:34:46 GMT 10
spinifex: Soon the only reliable water left will be the sea. Evidently there wont be much left living in that either. Bring on the asteroid.
Aug 11, 2019 21:36:14 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everybody. Hope you all have had good weekend and ready take this week on!
Aug 12, 2019 19:40:41 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HI all - hope you are well - finally some sunshine after over a week of wet, windy weather.
Aug 13, 2019 9:43:09 GMT 10
thereth: Gday lads, long time no see!
Aug 13, 2019 18:25:49 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth - how've you been?
Aug 13, 2019 22:24:22 GMT 10
thereth: yeah good mate, flat out, new house, job and all that since I have been here, thought I would jump back into the lifestyle, the eldest daughter is pretty keen which has given me a push
Aug 13, 2019 22:26:40 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Glad to hear things are working out for you-good to have family on board too.
Aug 14, 2019 17:58:21 GMT 10
thereth: thanks, finally bought a few acres (not sure if I had that last time I was on here) so have been working on getting all that sorted
Aug 14, 2019 18:37:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all. Welcome to our newest members.
Aug 17, 2019 19:23:26 GMT 10
blueshoes: Hey people that like firearms, and are in victoria, do you know ms Fiona Patten is conducting an enquiry as to whether our gun laws are tight enough, submissions are open now til november... www.parliament.vic.gov.au/lsic-lc/article/4244
Aug 18, 2019 21:50:35 GMT 10
There is so much mess going on tonight, I think is all starting to unravel. Stocks smashed again, another 3 central banks dropped interest rates. Junk bonds collapsing. Turkey getting ready to invade Syria, US threatening retaliation. Globally vehicle sales have crashed, for the first time ever total sales decreased, India on the verge of one million job losses in vehicle manufacturing.
Another perspective: Anyone remember the 70's and 1980's? Vietnam and Arab Israeli wars, Oil embargos against the west, high inflation, 20% interest, builders struggling for work, shitty exchange rate against the $USD, recession. AND back then we had a thing called the Soviet Union sponsoring revolutionary armies all over the world and capable of wreaking thermonuclear obliteration of the entire planet.
We'll bat our way through these economic and political follies as well.
For me the bigger concern is the effects that Climate Drift is having on global agriculture. That's my industry and I can see we are in uncharted territory these days. I grew up on a farm with a permanent creek on it until the early 1990's. Full aquatic ecosystem of plants and animals. It is now just a grassy depression in a paddock. No traces left of anything aquatic. And ... that creek hasn't been dammed and never had any water extracted from it for irrigation. It's simply a case of the rainfall in that area has permanently reduced to a level where groundwater recharge of the springs that fed that creek has not happened for 25 years. Cropping areas that were thought of as 'reliable' for a century are now 'risky'. We have livestock feed shortages the like of which I've never seen. We again have soil drift the like of which hasn't been seen since the 1980's ... despite the shift to much better soil conserving cropping practices. These are things that can't be fixed by financial tweaking and changes in policy.
I remember the 80's, Spinifex. Bought my first property, 150ac near Casino in nth NSW, in 1986 at 21% interest. Saved my arse off and paid it off in three and a half years. Most younger people have no idea what frugal is.