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  1. quote: I am trying to connect him to an old rod that I haveSounds painful, is this a new shark fishing bait or what?
  2. Good. Sooner it starts, sooner its over, sooner we can all talk about something less boring instead.
  3. GOOD. Grey squirrels next!
  4. As a rural Scot now living on the south coast of England I find this whole hunting with horses and hounds debate to be at best bizarre. In a country where we have a goverment that seems to be unable to provide us with decent education for our children, affordable housing, quality healthcare or anything like the public transport infrastructure we need, the topic seems to be unworthy of any parliamentary time whatsoever. We did have fox hunting in Scotland, before our silly Parliament banned it, but none where I come from. We do have lots of hill farms that breed Scottish Black-Faced sheep though, and foxes are a major PITA for sheep farmers during lambing time, and of course foxes will take hens and ducks at any time of the year, given the chance. There are three main fox control methods used in in my neck of the woods. These are not listed in any 'order of preference'. Number one is 'lamping'. This is basically driving around country lanes and farm tracks at night in a Land Rover equipped with a powerful spotlight and a .22 or .303 rifle. When the fox is caught in the spotlight beam it 'freezes' for 20 seconds or so. Enough time for a good marksman to put a 800mph lead pellet in the back of its brain. Another method, especially common at this time of year is to go out with some terriers and guns and just dig them out of their earths. They can usually get the dog-fox, vixen and all of the cubs this way. Sometimes the foxes are gassed by tipping a couple of spoonfuls of Cymag down the earth, then blocking the earth up. All of the above are efficient, legal (at least in Scotland), and humane. What I do not understand is how the CA and other hunt supporters can claim that hunting with horses and hounds is an efficient method of controlling vermin. I have never seen a hunt, so I cannot say how many people are involved, but it seems to me that there is a lot of man hours spent to kill one single fox. I am sure that 15-30 horses galloping through the countryside, jumping over hedges etc. must cause as much damage as the fox that they are hoping to kill. Having said that I would not ban fox hunting. There are too many people these days who want to take our civil liberties away and far too many who sit back and do nothing when there rights are taken away. I have noticed one or two posts in this thread by those who advocate having BOATs reclassified as footpaths or bridleways, well I am sorry folks but as far as I am concerned this is not on. A BOAT is just as much a road as is the A1 or the M6, its just a road that has never been covered in Tarmac. You have no more right to block a BOAT that you have to block any other road. Before I close I have one question for all the anti-hunt members. Which of the above practises would you like to see replacing hunting with horses and hounds?, because farmers are still going to want to control what they perceive as vermin. And please can we have a ban on people banning things
  5. quote: Originally posted by Newt. Wordbender - trust me on this. A sniper who was already looking at a concentration of troops and had a rifle ready could possibly get #1 and for sure could get #2 Any sniper worth his salt would get all three IMHO.
  6. quote: Originally posted by Graham X But we did have a favourite pastime concerning the self-same bodily function and certain football league grounds, but I fear I cannot post any more on this matter for fear of bringing the wrath of AnglersNet down upon me The "Bene Gesserit Litany Aagainst Fear" I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. Like they say, "Fear never wone the heart of a fair maiden". Go for it!
  7. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett Hang on a minute, where does the name Brett originate? Hopefully it's a corruption of Brit, or is it possible it's a shortening of Brittany? God!! I hope it's the former!! I would not worry toooo much if you have Breton ancestry Colin. Most true Breton (Celts) are not all that mad on the rest of the French either. Regards Corydoras
  8. The Hores were benevolent deities, beneficent and well-disposed torwards men, offering them delights and serving them as guardians of their works. As their task was to make time roll on, they made sure that people gathered the fruits of their toil at the right moment. The Hores had their appointed occupations on Mount Olympus. In particular it was their duty to guard the gates of Heaven, which they opened or closed by removing or replacing a thick cloud. Another of their basic duties was to serve the goddess Hera: to unhitch her celestial steeds from her chariot, tether them to their rack and look after the goddess'chariot. Corydoras
  9. quote: the man walking on the outside is to protect the lady from human excrement that was thrown out of chamber pots of bedrooms on the First (second if you are from the States)floor Spot on. All the stuff about swords and hores and carts is wrong IMNSHO. corydoras
  10. I belive that Winston Churchill's quote was actually. "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest."
  11. I reckon that 9 years in the Merchant Navy qualifies me to clear up at least one of these. The saying "There will be the devil to pay" come from the sea. Sorry watawoppa but AFAIK it has got nothing to do with wedding vows. Poolboy almost got it right. The devil is the seam that runs round the weather deck and the hull of a ship built of wood. During rough weather the devil would sometimes open up and allow sea water to seep down into the bilges, with potentially disastrous consequences. Filling in a seam between planks is called 'paying' the seam. Seams were payed using a mixture of rope picked out into its individual fibres (this is called oakum) and hot pitch (tar). In bad weather it was not possible to light a fire to heat the pitch. The full version of this proverb is 'The devil to pay, and no pitch (or tar) hot'.
  12. 'Orrible, disgusting looking things, and considered a real pest, vermin even in some parts of the world. Click on these links if you want a quick butcher's http://www.psmfc.org/habitat/images/lamprey.jpg http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/world/images/lamprey.jpg http://www.protectyourwaters.net/hitchhike...sea_lamprey.php Sorry, cocked up the links last post.
  13. 'Orrible, disgusting looking things, and considered a real pest, vermin even in some parts of the world. Click on these links if you want a quick butcher's http://www.psmfc.org/habitat/ images/lamprey.jpg http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/world/ images/lamprey.jpg http://www.protectyourwaters.net/hitchhikers/ fish_sea_lamprey.php
  14. 'Our oil' (Scotland's oil) is what the oil companies call a 'sweet oil' i.e. it is fairly light. It is good for making fuels but not so good for making lubricants or plastics, so we import heavy crude from up the Gulf, Venezuela etc so that we can make these products.
  15. Actually the Bible turns out to be a worthy source. This lot is just from Genesis. Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. Genesis 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
  16. Sorry GrahamX did'nt spot that you hade already done the Burns bit. Just to make up for that here are a few more. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden This Girl Is In Love With You - Aretha Franklin From Sarah With Love - Sarah Connor If Loving You Is Wrong - Milly Jackson When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge What The World Needs Now (is love, sweet love) - Dionne Warwick Will you love me tomorrow - Shirelles Your love is king - Sade What world needs now is love - Jackie De Shannon How sweet it is (to be loved by you) - Donna Gardier Love is all around - Pellow, Marti I'll make love to you - Boyz II Men I wish I didn't love you so - Jimmy Scott If I should love you - Jimmy Scott You made me love you - Nat 'King' Cole Love letters - Nat 'King' Cole Let there be love - Nat 'King' Cole Look of Love - Diana Krall Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue I’m Outta Love - Anastacia Hounds of love - Kate Bush Love Is Here - Starsailor Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby - Barry White Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love - Barry White It's Only Love Doing It's Thing - Barry White Love in a Dangerous Time - Hall & Oates Do It for Love - Hall & Oates Not forgetting my favourite ... If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez Sorry if there are any more 'doubles' in there.
  17. Since I am a Scot I could add that old Rabbie Burns classic; My love is like a red, red rose!
  18. So that's it? Just sit on your hands, do nothing and let Saddam get on with it.
  19. It looks perfect for long carp sessions. If it had a hood and a built in rod-pod it would be ideal.
  20. Nice politcal answer. Not an answer at all. What would YOU have them do?
  21. OK Yoxer, riddle me this. What would you have Blair/Bush and the UN do about Iraq?
  22. There are a lot of misguided people in this country (UK) and in the rest of Europe who seem to be think that war is the worst possible outcome in this current situation. They are wrong. Appeasement of a tyrant like Saddam Hussein is worse than war. We should have taken out Saddam twelve years ago but the politicians lost thier bottle. Corydoras "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration"
  23. Penny (1d) caramels, McCowans Highland Toffee, Swizzells penny lollipops and Burtons potato puffs were some of my favourites. I got a tanner a day pocket money and I felt like a millionaire! -I must not fear, fear is the mind-killer-
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