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Looks pretty racy!
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Jeepers! I remember that one well! Not the clip, but the song.  :eek:
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Yep. 12 hours a day 7 days a week. Crazy. well, actually I spent almost two weeks at the airport, while our station manager was on vacation (we are only two authorized on Embraer 170 on the station, meanwhile he holds less privileges, for he is only cat A).
+/- think of Mazda 6 now

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You have done well Mate! We are proud of you and it's good to see you are starting to reap the rewards for your hard work.  :victory:
Thanks, Daz!
I am still choosing my next car, I have time though. First I have to pay off my home mortgage, that is likely to happen either this or next month.
+ from today on I am an owner of an electrical lawn mower  :D - a convenient thing I would say it is.

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You have done well Mate! We are proud of you and it's good to see you are starting to reap the rewards for your hard work.  :victory:
Thanks, Daz!
I am still choosing my next car, I have time though. First I have to pay off my home mortgage, that is likely to happen either this or next month.
+ from today on I am an owner of an electrical lawn mower  :D - a convenient thing I would say it is.

Did you go rechargeable? Many years ago I had a "Flymo" it was over 30 years ago so it must have been one of the first. i loved it for the small lawn we had at the time, but the power cord made planning the cutting a bit tricky (accident waiting to happen)  :sweating: I would have loved one of the new whizz bang rechargeables.

Wow that's amazing paying off your mortgage already!  :eek: :goodjob2: :goodjob:
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-Seems my country is up shyte creek without a paddle...sad to see what has become of this once beautiful country :blubber:
+Still have my i30, for now :sweating:

Why mate what is the story? Apart from the murders and home invasions and the usual stuff you guys get?  :undecided:
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-Seems my country is up shyte creek without a paddle...sad to see what has become of this once beautiful country :blubber:
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Why mate what is the story? Apart from the murders and home invasions and the usual stuff you guys get?  :undecided:

The latest buzzphrase seems to be 'expropriation without compensation' and the ruling party has targeted 139 private farms in the first leg of their campaign. 100% of the farms seem to be in the hands of white owners, and the goal is to redistribute this land to the 'rightful land owners' (forgetting that the Khoi-San were the true first inhabitants way before Jan van Riebeeck landed here in the 1600's and way before the Bantu tribes migrated down from upper Rhodesia) by having the government hold the title deeds and in effect leasing the land to the black majority. But let's conveniently forget that the government have about 4000 farms in their inventory that have not yet been redistributed and is just sitting idle.

I am not making it a race thing, just telling it like it is. Our country is teetering on the brink of economic collapse as our currency has lost over 15% of it's value this year alone, food security is a major issue now as the farmers who will possible be losing millions of rands are threatening to burn down their farmland, poisoning the water if they are forced to evict their lands without any compensation. Everyone with the means and the way are emigrating and we are losing much-needed skills by the export of skilled labourers. Add to this fact that most state-owned enterprises are failing (just read the news regarding ESKOM, the SAA, the SA Postal Service) and in constant need of bailouts that the taxpayer has to fork out for, the latest being around AU$6b collectively. Our fuel price is the highest it has ever been, our VAT rate went up 1% to 15% for the first time since I was born and there is the general feeling that the populace of SA is a frog in a pot on a stovetop and the ruling party has now turned all the burners on.

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Unfortunately another country giving food sources to those who do not have the education to  produce food on a large scale.
 A popular move,  give the people what they think they want and get elected.   :disapp:
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Unfortunately another country giving food sources to those who do not have the education to  produce food on a large scale.
 A popular move,  give the people what they think they want and get elected.   :disapp:

When you have nothing to show as a ruling party after 24 years of being in power, you start stooping to lower and lower levels.

On the other side of town there are greenhouse tunnels that were erected near one of the poorer communities of Walmer and given to the community food programme some years ago so that they could participate and get involved in farming their own food. This was land that was given to them free of charge, and the tunnels were also erected using taxpayer money and they were also supplied with the means to obtain the knowledge needed to make it work as well as the initial consumables and supplies.

If you drive past there today, nothing is left. Starving cattle graze the barren fields where the tunnels once stood, the buildings stripped down to their foundations for the metal framework which was summarily sold to scrap dealers and the land is pretty much useless.

The sad thing is that the ANC is making the populace believe that 'owning' land will automatically make them wealthy, but they forget the fact that you need capital and human investment to make it work - you don't get to plant money trees on a piece of land and expect Range Rovers and Maybachs to fall into your hands :head_butt:
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Gee I am really sorry Phil. I knew things were not great there, but we don't hear much about SA (we certainly don't hear about stuff like that)  :disapp: :crazy1:
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Re: Either good or bad (or both) news you'd like to share with us - part #2
« Reply #493 : September 04, 2018, 06:06:33 »
+ I will take my new Mazda 6 tomorrow in the morning from a local dealer :)

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« Reply #494 : September 04, 2018, 06:12:09 »
+ I will take my new Mazda 6 tomorrow in the morning from a local dealer :)

 :ttiuwp: in the Members other motors section when you get time please. Congrats, nice car.  :happydance:
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« Reply #495 : September 04, 2018, 06:13:26 »
:ttiuwp: in the Members other motors section when you get time please. Congrats, nice car.  :happydance:

Thanks, Daz, I will)

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Re: Either good or bad (or both) news you'd like to share with us - part #2
« Reply #496 : September 12, 2018, 14:46:00 »
- brought my daughter to a hospital for a scheduled surgery (wife came with her, of course)
+ resumed my running exercises after one year break (6km for the beginning)

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« Reply #497 : September 12, 2018, 15:01:23 »
- brought my daughter to a hospital for a scheduled surgery (wife came with her, of course)
I hope nothing serious :Good_luck:

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« Reply #498 : September 12, 2018, 15:50:24 »
I hope nothing serious :Good_luck:
polyp removal - nothing serious I guess

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« Reply #499 : September 12, 2018, 16:07:33 »
I hope nothing serious :Good_luck:
polyp removal - nothing serious I guess
Still not nice for your baby or you guys.  :Pout:
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« Reply #500 : September 24, 2018, 16:42:02 »
+ our new family member
in a car, before coming home (scared and upset)


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Re: Either good or bad (or both) news you'd like to share with us - part #2
« Reply #502 : September 24, 2018, 16:46:47 »
Nice @meehalych  :goodjob2: :goodjob:

Wow! Russian cats look the same as Tasmanian cats!  :snigger:
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Nice @meehalych  :goodjob2: :goodjob:

Wow! Russian cats look the same as Tasmanian cats!  :snigger:
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Just resembles me the phrase from one russian comedy "Russian elephant is the best friend of finish elephant")
Actually, this cat's breed initially appeared in Leningrad in 1988, that is why it is called Neva fancy cat

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Nice @meehalych  :goodjob2: :goodjob:

Wow! Russian cats look the same as Tasmanian cats!  :snigger:
:D
Just resembles me the phrase from one russian comedy "Russian elephant is the best friend of finish elephant")
Actually, this cat's breed initially appeared in Leningrad in 1988, that is why it is called Neva fancy cat

Your little girl with love it!  :D
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« Reply #505 : September 24, 2018, 19:07:16 »
Beautiful cat.
Very fluffy.
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Re: Either good or bad (or both) news you'd like to share with us - part #2
« Reply #506 : September 24, 2018, 20:41:05 »
And it's going to be called ?
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« Reply #507 : September 24, 2018, 20:56:31 »
And it's going to be called ?
Yes..  :lol:
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And it's going to be called ?
Yes..  :lol:

"YES", that's a strange name for any animal   :lol:  :happydance:
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And it's going to be called ?
Margosha :)

 


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