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« Reply #875 on: January 19, 2019, 10:07:41 pm »



How is it that when I fly to Europe I cross this very large, dry continent, not a rainforest in sight (I live in South-Eastern Australia (or not, as the case may be!) and the Indian Ocean, not the Pacific Ocean? I suppose all the international airlines are implicated in this conspiracy too - maybe they are all branches of NASA?

Well it could be the pills but my theory is that they project CGI footage onto the windows (I had a happy childhood watching 'Mission Impossible' - and technology's moved on a lot since then, so it must be even easier to do now!)
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« Reply #876 on: January 20, 2019, 12:33:56 am »



How is it that when I fly to Europe I cross this very large, dry continent, not a rainforest in sight (I live in South-Eastern Australia (or not, as the case may be!) and the Indian Ocean, not the Pacific Ocean? I suppose all the international airlines are implicated in this conspiracy too - maybe they are all branches of NASA?

Well it could be the pills but my theory is that they project CGI footage onto the windows (I had a happy childhood watching 'Mission Impossible' - and technology's moved on a lot since then, so it must be even easier to do now!)

I remember the first time I flew back to Australia in 1992 after weeks away - I came in via Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, and there weren't skywalks in those days, so it was down the stairs and across the tarmac to the terminal. As soon as I stepped off the plane I could smell the peculiar mix of eucalyptus and dust that that seems to typify the non-tropical areas of Australia - it hadn't rained much while I was away, and having been away from it for a month the scent was particularly strong! On my other trips I am in a and out of Sydney's Kingsford Smith, which is right bang smack in the city, (Tullamarine was out in the sticks, but the sticks have caught up now) but there was still a slight whiff of eucalyptus! The new airport at Badgery's Creek, out west of Sydney will bring back the scent with a vengeance!
My question - can the pills influence the olfactory senses too? Grin
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« Reply #877 on: January 20, 2019, 08:01:21 am »

Yes, the Russians learned not to piss off the Finnish Farmers....
Sorry for the drag. But the Finns after four wars I realized that it is not necessary to quarrel with the Russians.

No offense meant or taken :-)

Another real life hero of mine is Aleksandr Nevksy who led the Rus' against invaders.

"After the Germans and Estonians invaded Pskov, the Novgorod authorities sent for Alexander. In spring of 1241 he returned from exile, gathered an army, and drove out the invaders. Alexander and his men faced the Livonian heavy cavalry led by the bishop of Dorpat (Hermann, brother of Albert of Buxhoeveden). The Rus' force met the enemy on the ice of Lake Peipus and defeated the German knights and the Estonian infantry during the Battle of the Ice on 5 April 1242."

Perhaps you can see a trend - I favor Heros who defend their home against foreign invaders :-)

I find that I can get along with many different peoples - I beleive  that it is governments that wage wars , not the people.

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« Reply #878 on: January 20, 2019, 12:18:53 pm »

Sorry for the drag. But the Finns after four wars I realized that it is not necessary to quarrel with the Russians.
No offense meant or taken :-)
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But all relations between Soviet Russia and Finland are heavily mythologized. And Finland was then not quite peaceful and humane country.  And the war in 1939, she still lost, despite the huge losses of Soviet troops.

And in relations between Russia and Finland, I like the shot of Matts Kankkonen.
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« Reply #879 on: January 20, 2019, 03:14:30 pm »

Yes, the Russians learned not to piss off the Finnish Farmers....
I would love to hear any stories you might have!

I am particularly interested in the ancient Finns, from what I have been able to learn their shamanist traditions are very much like the Native American traditions I have studied, and their tents are identical to the Plains Indians Tipi.

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Population of Finland comes from several different tribes and you probably mean that ancient Sámi people from our northern Lapland area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1mi_people They had Tipi like tents and nomadic lifestyle back in the days. Most of the Finnish population comes actually from these three bigger groups from the southern area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_tribes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finns For example my family are mostly Karelians or Savonians.

I have heard that Finns have always been in quite good terms with American native people. I found some interesting article what you probably like: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/findians__the_story_of_finns_distant_cousins/9087943




I have a friend who is Sami. Her family is one of the few who still herd reindeer, although she jokingly says she "failed" the tradition, what with pursuing a career in IT.  Grin
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« Reply #880 on: January 21, 2019, 07:41:57 pm »

Most of the younger Sámi live in cities, so they don't have a lot of reindeer related jobs left also in here.. Tongue
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« Reply #881 on: January 21, 2019, 11:49:35 pm »

I'm well aware. Smiley
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« Reply #882 on: January 22, 2019, 03:03:32 am »

All these posts re:- Finland.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #883 on: January 22, 2019, 06:34:56 pm »

All these posts re:- Finland.  Embarrassed
Don't worry - before long we'll be Finnished. Tongue
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« Reply #884 on: January 22, 2019, 08:37:12 pm »

All these posts re:- Finland.  Embarrassed
Don't worry - before long we'll be Finnished. Tongue
Just not quite yet...  Cheesy
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« Reply #885 on: January 26, 2019, 09:43:18 pm »

For the last six months there has been a young stray tom cat hanging around my yard, and surprisingly enough him and my tom cat were getting along just fine! Now this is two male cats, mine has been 'de-tomed' but is still very much tom-like, the other is roughly 1yr to 1/12 years old and is a 'full' tom.

Male cats just do not tolerate each other, and yet somehow my cat and this stray would sit together on the wall guarding 'their' territory and acting like the best of friends.

Well, about two months ago I started to feed this stray cat as he was obviously not getting fed elsewhere. Until this point I was not sure if he really was a stray, or if he had a home and was maybe being neglected. It took about a week for him to start trusting me and come up to me to feed from a plate at my feet, and a few days later I was able to give him a few quick stokes on his head and neck. All the first steps to gaining his trust.

All was going well........until... Roll Eyes

One day last week MY cat for the first time seen me feeding and stroking this stray cat. Thing is, my cat is INSANELY JEALOUS of anyone getting my attention, or attention being drawn away from him. Seriously, if I'm talking to my friend and my cat is not getting enough attention, he will sink his teeth deep into my hand or arm. He will bite hard and to the point that I will have to pry his jaws open to release my flesh.

So there I am feeding this cat. Paying attention to this cat. Stroking this cat.... The look on my cat's face was utter contempt for me. The kind of look you might get from a man who's wife, sister and mother you had successfully convinced to join in with a foursome in bed!


The result?  Now you too know how this stray cat with pure white fur and pale blue eyes, became my cat's Arch-Nemesis!

Just spent an hour trying to keep them separated, only for them both to end up on the window sill on opposite sides of the glass (indoor / outdoor) trying to kill each other.  Roll Eyes

Cats.....WTF?!    Huh
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« Reply #886 on: January 27, 2019, 12:11:24 am »

i get annoyed
when I'm not working on a project mom forces me to toss out most raw material
so when i want to make something suddenly i have no things like plate material…
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« Reply #887 on: January 27, 2019, 08:17:13 am »

i get annoyed
when I'm not working on a project mom forces me to toss out most raw material
so when i want to make something suddenly i have no things like plate material…

NOOOOOooooooooo!!!! I can't tell you how many times my own mother did this to me... The moment I went to boarding school, she got rid of my pet snake, Barry, my pet mountain devil lizard, Spike, my insect collection including, Jenny, my giant centipede... (14 inches and counting), the bat skeleton I had painstakingly glued together... After that I left home at 17 and never went back.

My husband has never displayed any of the same traits, which is probably why I am still here after 40+ years...
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« Reply #888 on: January 27, 2019, 02:35:04 pm »

i get annoyed
when I'm not working on a project mom forces me to toss out most raw material
so when i want to make something suddenly i have no things like plate material…

NOOOOOooooooooo!!!! I can't tell you how many times my own mother did this to me... The moment I went to boarding school, she got rid of my pet snake, Barry, my pet mountain devil lizard, Spike, my insect collection including, Jenny, my giant centipede... (14 inches and counting), the bat skeleton I had painstakingly glued together... After that I left home at 17 and never went back.

My husband has never displayed any of the same traits, which is probably why I am still here after 40+ years...

I went to work in Sydney (from a rural city) when I was 18. Before I left I packed up all the treasures I wasn't taking with me into a tea chest and stored it in the garage - my step-mother threw out the whole lot while I was away, including my original School Certificate, and my electric blue puppy-dog pyjama bag!
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« Reply #889 on: January 27, 2019, 05:29:50 pm »

i get annoyed
when I'm not working on a project mom forces me to toss out most raw material
so when i want to make something suddenly i have no things like plate material…

NOOOOOooooooooo!!!! I can't tell you how many times my own mother did this to me... The moment I went to boarding school, she got rid of my pet snake, Barry, my pet mountain devil lizard, Spike, my insect collection including, Jenny, my giant centipede... (14 inches and counting), the bat skeleton I had painstakingly glued together... After that I left home at 17 and never went back.


My husband has never displayed any of the same traits, which is probably why I am still here after 40+ years...

I went to work in Sydney (from a rural city) when I was 18. Before I left I packed up all the treasures I wasn't taking with me into a tea chest and stored it in the garage - my step-mother threw out the whole lot while I was away, including my original School Certificate, and my electric blue puppy-dog pyjama bag!

I was so lucky that my mother was happy to let us keep whatever we wanted - as long as it was in our own rooms!  My husbands mother threw out all the dust jackets from his books; I suppose he was lucky she didn't get rid of the books too.
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« Reply #890 on: January 27, 2019, 05:38:29 pm »

i get annoyed
when I'm not working on a project mom forces me to toss out most raw material
so when i want to make something suddenly i have no things like plate material…
A Steampunk's eternal problem is that we hoard stuff. What people see as junk we look at as treasure.
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« Reply #891 on: January 27, 2019, 05:41:09 pm »

'Junk' ... not sure I understand that concept ...
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« Reply #892 on: January 27, 2019, 10:38:07 pm »

'Junk' ... not sure I understand that concept ...


I was recently informed that 'junk' is a volume unit of measurement of floor space. Possibly logarithmic in nature....?
Apparently the more 'junk' you have the less 'floor space' you have.


Now if I can just grasp the concept of "floor space", I might actually understand this whole thing......
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« Reply #893 on: January 28, 2019, 10:18:48 pm »

'Junk' ... not sure I understand that concept ...

Two countries separated by a common language  Cheesy

Junk (source Wiktionary): Junk generally refers to rubbish, trash or items of little or no value. Things that nobody wants or needs.
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« Reply #894 on: January 28, 2019, 10:36:27 pm »

'Junk' ... not sure I understand that concept ...

Two countries separated by a common language  Cheesy

Junk (source Wiktionary): Junk generally refers to rubbish, trash or items of little or no value. Things that nobody wants or needs.
Still not sure we understand that concept. Tongue
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« Reply #895 on: January 28, 2019, 10:39:00 pm »

"Things that nobody wants or needs."

So very, very few things in this world then. And most of those we voted for  Wink
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« Reply #896 on: January 28, 2019, 10:45:50 pm »

'Junk' -  a type of Chinese sailing ship.

(Oh and by the way, if anybody has one I'm sure I could find a use for it ...)
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« Reply #897 on: January 29, 2019, 03:46:30 am »

'Junk' -  a type of Chinese sailing ship.

(Oh and by the way, if anybody has one I'm sure I could find a use for it ...)

Ooooh! A Steampunk Chinese Junk! I'd like to see that!
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« Reply #898 on: January 29, 2019, 08:42:44 am »

"Things that nobody wants or needs."

So very, very few things in this world then. And most of those we voted for  Wink

Sometimes we didn't vote for those, but they still came... The problem is humanity has a problem telling the difference between the things they need and things they want. And then, those things they want were planted ideas about things they don't need.
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« Reply #899 on: January 30, 2019, 06:38:28 am »

'Junk' -  a type of Chinese sailing ship.

(Oh and by the way, if anybody has one I'm sure I could find a use for it ...)

Ooooh! A Steampunk Chinese Junk! I'd like to see that!

here you go:



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