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Buckshot Bear

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  1. Electoral College Map of Reagan Election in 1984 after the attempted assassination on him:
  2. LOL.....yeah dry cold.....that would make ALL the difference !!!!!!!..........................NOT !!!!!! I think I'd rather have 45°C than minus -40°C I don't know how you guys do it.
  3. It was 4°C here this morning....surely it doesn't get that cold in Canada? No one would be able to survive
  4. On this judgmental scale, I'm an extremely less educated individual, very disrespectful and lacking in maturity. Damn I love being me
  5. I wear shorts 365 days a year and open footwear (as do a lot of Aussies) its hot and humid down here.
  6. Pretty shocked to see people saying this whole thing was staged in interviews. https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/lost-all-contact-with-reality-amanda-seales-called-out-over-claims-trump-shooting-was-staged/video/6fa4858576b9c9c7f235488b388f4efb
  7. That billy can looks pretty rough, I'd much prefer to use the one below especially swinging it over my head to settle the tea leaves.
  8. Australian History Daily Slang - todays word is; Billy – with story to explain Teapot (In the Outback on the fire) Picture yourself in the rugged Outback, gathered around a campfire with mates, savoring the rich aroma of freshly brewed tea. But billy tea isn’t just about the beverage itself; it’s a symbol of camaraderie and timeless traditions. So grab your bush hat and prepare for an adventure into the fascinating realm of Australian slang and culture. HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF BILLY TEA Billy tea holds a rich history and deep-rooted origins in Australian culture. Dating back to the early days of colonial Australia, billy tea became a staple drink for explorers, drovers, and bushmen who needed refreshment during their relentless journeys. The term “billy” refers to a lightweight metal can or pot used for boiling water over an open fire. It was the go-to vessel for making tea in rugged outback environments where traditional teapots were impractical. As pioneers relied on this resourceful method of brewing tea, billy tea became synonymous with adventure, camaraderie, and the spirit of the Australian bush. Legend has it that swagmen (travellers carrying their belongings) would boil water in their trusty billy cans as they roamed vast landscapes seeking work and sustenance. In those times, sharing a cup of steaming billy tea around a campfire was more than just quenching one’s thirst; it fostered connection and provided comfort in an otherwise harsh environment. The tradition of billy tea grew alongside Australia’s rich pastoral history. It became an integral part of droving expeditions and stockman life as they herded livestock across vast distances. Billy can boilers often carried fragrant eucalyptus leaves or gum twigs to add extra flavor to their brews—a uniquely Australian twist on this beloved beverage. Today, while modern advancements have made boiling water easier than ever before, Australians continue to cherish the heritage of billy tea as a symbol of resilience, simplicity, and mateship. So next time you sip on your cozy cuppa down under, remember that you are carrying on a timeless tradition rooted in the tales of adventurers who found solace and companionship through their shared love for this quintessential Aussie drink.
  9. Got a coupla' mates that had nights like this camping -
  10. Fabulous 'Iwo Jima' shot of President Trump, that will certainly be an historical photo for the archives of history.
  11. COOKING DAMPER’ - 1958 A Drover’s wife cooking damper, Ursino Bore, 1958. While on the road with a mob of 3,700 Merino ewes between Tibooburra and Coonamble, Mavis helped cook for the family droving team
  12. Jensen 20g Steam Engine Driven Leonardo DaVinci Mechanical Drum Thought this might interest some of you pards this was a lot of fun to make and to modify, the mods made the kit a real model or toy steam engine accessory. Its extremely loud in use! It was easy to spray paint the kit before assembly and to make the drive pulley on my metal lathe out of aluminum and the drive belt is O ring super glued together. The timber plinth I routed is just plain stained pine and three coats of marine spar varnish. Its never going to be a 'musical' instrument! I need to run the belt through one of the transmissions that I have machined up over the years, this was just a test to see that it all held together.
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