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by mark
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: Shingles Vaccine

"If you had the one injection shingles, that's the old one. Nowhere near as effective as the new one. Please do your research, old one about 51% effective, new one 90% I've had them both. Second one, was out of sorts for a bit, but nothing dramatic." I'll inquire at the doctor, on Monday. Kinds reg...
by mark
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: Shingles Vaccine

I had chicken pox at 14 or 15, it's a horrible experience.

I'm pushing 72 years of age.

I had an injection at 70yrs of age for shingles.

Single injection, very fine needle. No side effects.

Regards Mark
by mark
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away

It would make you cry.

Mark
by mark
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

Dame Vera Lynn, RIP.

Mark
by mark
Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 2273

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

I am on two acres, the wife is mowing a "Club Cadet", with a Koler Courage 22hp engine. The mower came back from the mower shop for it's annual service. The kin, x2 B&S run on 98 octane, no ethanol, and I do an annual oil change. The mower shop picks up and delivers. None of the mowers is used comme...
by mark
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens during LockDown at my house
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: What happens during LockDown at my house

I reloaded some black powder loads in the 45-70.

All ranges are closed, reloading seemed the way to go.

I'll pull firearms from the safe and clean them.

For lunch its "Dad's Stew".

Mark
by mark
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to the clinic this morning.
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: Going to the clinic this morning.

All the best piller.

The hay fever down here is horrendous.

Mark
by mark
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

"A case of CB longs is a good idea, too, in case I have to do a little emergency meat hunting."

CB longs are a good choice.

Mark
by mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating (and true) Spy Story...
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Fascinating (and true) Spy Story...

"]Washington Compost wants me to buy a subscription to read it"

The same as me.

Cheers Mark
by mark
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Profession Do You "Need" ? ? ?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: Which Profession Do You "Need" ? ? ?

"ELLEN WHO ?"

ditto.

Mark
by mark
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday mark.
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Happy Birthday mark.

Thank you, Mark.
by mark
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morning Breath Now Has A Face
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Morning Breath Now Has A Face

Climate change is the "New Religion".

Greta Thunberg, is among's it's many apostles.

How soon do you want an ice age https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age.

Mark
by mark
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 688

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

It's worth reading the book:

"The Arsenal of Democracy"

By A.J. Baime

Regards Mark
by mark
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A carol for this blessed season:
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: A carol for this blessed season:

A "Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens, is certainly worth reading.

Cheers Mark
by mark
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.

I am thinking that "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John" got it right.

Happy and safe Christmas.

Mark
by mark
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The official start of old age
Replies: 29
Views: 1174

Re: The official start of old age

Tinnitus is a curse, I have had it for fifty years.

Nothing feasible you can do.

Hearing aids?, my wife needs one.

"I am not deaf, but I am ignoring you"

Ringing in my ears, Mark
by mark
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, who needs a doctor??
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: So, who needs a doctor??

Seriously, get a blood test.

I had my cancerous prostate removed on 6th March this year.

And yes, before I could pee a meter.

Mark
by mark
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: reloading bench?

I have three press's, all mounted on an inch by eight by fifteen inches. The press's are held with "G" clamps on various tables. I share my study, including a garage that is detached from the main house. All primers and propellants are stored in the garage, under lock and key. I load black powder, t...
by mark
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got some spots frozen off today. Updated.
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: Got some spots frozen off today. Updated.

Thank you MD for the lucid descriptions of skin cancers, particularly melanomas.

I am seventy years of age, and get a skin check yearly for at least fifteen years.

My middle daughter has lost her mother in law with a recurrence of melanoma.

We went to the funeral.

Regards Mark
by mark
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 23
Views: 852

Re: Prayer Request

You have my sympathy.

My mother died on 25-6-2019, aged ninety thee.

I am the "executor", she left a will.

I have no idea what probate is over there.

Best wishes and good luck with your sister.

Respectably yours, Mark
by mark
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genius
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Genius

Beautiful.

Cheers Mark
by mark
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Wife asked me to Sweep the house....
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: the Wife asked me to Sweep the house....

Words fail me?.
by mark
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 1661

Re: Words

I't "immortal", if you count footballers.

What do they expect?, consult the Websters[/i}, the "Oxford" and the "Macquarie".

Words fail me.

You have not been alone.

Mark
by mark
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putor crashed
Replies: 32
Views: 1019

Re: putor crashed

Lenn, you backup your data, before the computer crashed?. I organise my laptop so its possible to do a backup copy. Single files are placed on hotmail and gmail as attachments. I have two usb external hdd's that I rotate for the "folder" copy. The hdd's I keep in the gunsafe under lock and key. When...
by mark
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 105
Views: 3520

Re: Telegraph Reader

Marconi was an astute business man, Tesla was ....., there are many like them. Tesla, was a genius++. I think we want to remember the Scottish mathematician, James Clerk Maxwell, who brought it all together. They climbed on successive shoulders. Good on you Pitchy for re-creating a telegraph, it's t...
by mark
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one can be as butt hole
Replies: 17
Views: 1086

Re: Any one can be as butt hole

"If someone manages to irritate or offend me (first of all good luck, as I don't hang my emotional well-being on that sort of thing), then I'll probably just not interact with them much, and my life will go on just fine, as will theirs.

Very wise words indeed.

Mark
by mark
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alzheimer's and euthanasia
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Alzheimer's and euthanasia

My mother had a stroke four years ago.

The stroke paralyzed one half of her body.

She didn't have Alzheimer, although speech was a problem.

My mother was in a nursing home, she didn't want to be there.

She died at ninety three years of age.

It was a merciful release.

Mark
by mark
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 12 gauge 3 frame
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Parker DH 12 gauge 3 frame

Very nice++.

Best wishes, Mark
by mark
Mon May 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 Mainspring
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

I use an adjustable wrench on the plate that tensions the mainspring.

Mark
by mark
Wed May 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: A sad day

You do what you have to do.

Mark
by mark
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texting For Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Texting For Seniors

Sorry...., can you repeat that!.
by mark
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Irish 911 Call...
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: An Irish 911 Call...

Spike Milligan at his very best.

Cheers, Mark
by mark
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing my part
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Doing my part

Winston Churchill

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law"

Pretty much said.

Mark
by mark
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 70 .375 H & H........
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Model 70 .375 H & H........

I applaud All of the Recoil proof Gentleman on this forum... :D :D :D ..........Keep blasting away with 40 ,50, 60, 70+ftlbs of recoil for most of Your life and when You/if.......You.... get past 60 and suddenly have a torn or detached retina in your eyes , the Retina Specialists Doctors will operat...
by mark
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which has more nitrites/nitrates
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Which has more nitrites/nitrates

Reminds me of the old butcher's quip. "Never ask what is in the sausage."

Otherwise known as, "mystery bags".

Cheers Mark
by mark
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Ax Quality
Replies: 47
Views: 4258

Re: Small Ax Quality

"Small Axe ?"

Please specify

The grain of the handle is important.

Cheers Mark
by mark
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Dog's vs The Cat's Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: The Dog's vs The Cat's Diary

Dog"s have a master, cat's have servants.
by mark
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hearing it too much these days..
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: hearing it too much these days..

Hmm!

I have prostate cancer.

I was born in 1949.

Regards Mark
by mark
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 3201

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

A pleasant elderly lady that I was sharing a seat with gave me some sage advice:

"It's OK to be "over the hill", than underneath it"

Cheers Mark
by mark
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words of Advice for 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Words of Advice for 2019

So TRUE oh so TRUE.
by mark
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Eye Surgery

You will be amazed at the new clarity of vision - so say nothing about the vibrant colors you've been missing all these years (the natural lenses yellow over the years, diluting the colors around you - but you don't realize it until the surgery's complete). I had the cataracts replaced two years ag...
by mark
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Eye is Approaching
Replies: 23
Views: 1480

Re: The Eye is Approaching

Stay safe brother.

Basically it's bush fires I fear down here.

I am sure your are taking every precaution.

Mark
by mark
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this for real
Replies: 26
Views: 1869

Re: Is this for real

Jane Who ??????????????????????????????????.

An embarrassment!.

Regards Mark
by mark
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes stainless?
Replies: 36
Views: 2188

Re: Who likes stainless?

My 45-70 is a JM XLR SS, with a laminated stock.

I like it, especially when I shoot black powder.

Mark
by mark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gonna shoot my phone soon....
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Gonna shoot my phone soon....

Mobile phones are a bit of a mystery at times. Mine insists I am in "Flight Mode" even when I am sitting in the study. For a bit of light relief: I was visiting my granddaughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. "This is the 21st century," she said. We don't waste money on newsp...
by mark
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 2494

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

I'd leave it as Beretta intended. Regards Mark Unless I misread it isn’t as Beretta intended now . Again if I read correctly the guy who’s estate it came from made the rifle barrels . "Beretta" barrels or not?, a very good question. What is the proof stamped on the barrels?. It's late and raining. ...
by mark
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If 2 Barrels Are Good, then 4 Must Be...
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: If 2 Barrels Are Good, then 4 Must Be...

Hmm, just because you can do it .......

Weight, including scope and mounts?.

Mark
by mark
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 2494

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

I'd leave it as Beretta intended.

Regards Mark
by mark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old 94
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: old 94

Leave it as it is.

Some "battle scars" add to the character.

Regards Mark
by mark
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Extractor Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Broken Extractor Removal

Congratulations on your removal of the snapped off bolt.

Some of the videos available on the internet are amazingly useful.

Cheers Mark