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  • john.k's Avatar
    07-23-2021, 08:57 PM
    I find lately it isnt that easy to find out if someone has passed away.....since I cancelled the daily newspaper ,I dont get the funeral lists,and its very difficult to find out deaths in recent times .....fifty years ago ,no trouble ,on historical...
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    07-23-2021, 05:36 PM
    Nothing to do with that.....the website has been under continuous attack from hackers and thieves ,and as its financed entirely by the owner ,costly security is out of the question......So give the guy a break ,and respect his efforts to even have...
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    07-22-2021, 09:00 PM
    Green is a religion for kids.....taught in schools via the "oldies are stealing our future spiel"....IMHO ,in 10 years the tipping point for IC will be reached ,and it will be increasingly difficult to use an IC vehicle .....sure they will still be...
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    07-18-2021, 07:32 AM
    john.k replied to a thread dodge half ton diesel?? in Our Town
    Do new US diesel pickups have particulate filters and/or ad blue (urea) requirement........burning out the filter every so often is the cause of bad diesel milage figures,especially if the system malfunctions,and the burnout is continuous.....lots...
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    07-17-2021, 10:37 PM
    The Rossrifle forum has been repeatedly damaged and destroyed by hackers .....if you want to contact the owner ,send him an email.........however I doubt he will be interested by a Mauser.......The usual way to make 280Ross cases is from 7mm Rem...
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    07-17-2021, 07:49 PM
    john.k replied to a thread dodge half ton diesel?? in Our Town
    The older small turbo diesel pickups with just a cat converter would easily get 30mpg(US),but add on the problematic particulate filters ,and fuel usage could look like a Packard flathead twin six.
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    07-17-2021, 07:34 PM
    England (UK) 1945-1980 was under the controll of the militant trade unions ...the union bosses werent communists by a long shot,more like the feudal barons of the middle ages ....Thatcher smashed the power of the militants,but it had already been...
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    07-13-2021, 06:02 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    You just need to look at the missing cats on facebook,to know that dogs killing cats is very widespread......and often goes unnoticed ,the dog owner having the opportunity to dispose of the carcasse in the trashcan.....I have seen a dog kill a...
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    07-12-2021, 08:39 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    News "Dog that killed five week old baby,had killed a neighbours dog weeks previously....Owners had come to a financial arrangement ,and council animal complaint settled without enforcement action" ....A hard lesson ,or what?
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    07-11-2021, 07:04 AM
    john.k replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    Thinking about it,there have been a lot of dog attack deaths here of late ......even a couple of dog owners /carers killed by their own dogs.....pit bulls are not allowed in this state,so they are being attacked by other breeds of dogs.
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    07-10-2021, 08:39 PM
    john.k replied to a thread Pit Bulls Killed My Cat in Our Town
    yesterdays news......five week old baby killed by two dogs.
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    07-08-2021, 09:48 PM
    Slightly OT,but I just had some drainage work done by licensed plumbers (mandated to get a building certification),two young guys,one excavator (small),bit of plastic pipe,sawcut of concrete kerb,...4 1/2 hours..cost $6100.00.......so you can see...
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    07-08-2021, 09:41 PM
    Simplest way to smoke them out is to demand to see the gun in person....if they cannot give you a street address,which you check on "street view",then its a phony.
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    07-01-2021, 07:28 PM
    john.k replied to a thread ebay prices in Our Town
    There has always been a cost to selling to the market.....and if you are a small manufacturer or importer ,it is a whole lot more than 12%........a lot of people who have been in business for 50 years would say that 10% off the top is not a bad...
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    06-30-2021, 09:42 PM
    All the Type 99s Ive seen have a chrome plated bore....apparently this is the "Marine model"......anyhoo,rechambering a chrome bore must be hard on reamers ......I counterbored a muzzle on one as there was a bit rust lifting of the chrome in the...
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    06-30-2021, 09:38 PM
    john.k replied to a thread building collapse in Our Town
    I have always hated the idea of living in a "flat",or apartment in a high rise......When I was a kid,my old man used to rant about the evils of communism.....one evil was people had to live in high rise concrete boxes......As to the idea of paying...
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    06-30-2021, 07:00 AM
    There are people new making the Berthier clips.....but they arent cheap......Incidentally ,my experience of shooting an as new Remington,is that they aint very accurate......the reason for this is the action has only one screw,the barrel band being...
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    06-30-2021, 06:42 AM
    If buying a tiny lathe ,ignore all the silly machines with with huge centre heights.......a small machine should only have 3 or 4" centre height ,otherwise it loses all rigidity.......i reckon these machines are value for doing stuff like small...
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