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Buckshot Bear

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  1. My Uncle, Mums only sibling got shot down in an Avro Anson.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs
  3. People really will buy anything and look like an idiot. https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/8/23499843/dyson-zone-air-purifier-headphones-price-release-date
  4. My Dad fought in New Guinea in WWII, he was in the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) and volunteered for the Commando's and did his training and obtained his beret. His commando company was in almost constant contact with the enemy. The official war diary history of the 12 commando squadrons raised by the Australian Army during the Second World War makes for incredible reading. He brought back two samurai swords off two dead Japanese officers (plus a lot of photos of Japanese soldiers and their families that I can remember one day he sat in the backyard and burned them) some other bits and pieces and a carved chopstick box that I have that was booby trapped and he stopped a US Lieutenant from touching. The samurai swords used to be kept on top of a wardrobe in my parents room, boys being boys two of my older brothers used to get them down and play with them. They were razor sharp and my Mum was terrified that they would get hurt. Dad eventually donated them to a very large R.S.L Club (Returned Servicemen's Club) these clubs were almost in every neighbourhood and restaurants, poker machines and bars...some were multi story buildings and they were open to the general public. The two samurai swords were in a showcase when one walked into the foyer entrance of this large R.S.L club. With the passing of time and WWI & WWII returned servicemen passing on, many R.S.L clubs closed their doors forever as did this one around a year ago that had the two samurai swords that Dad donated. When I knew that they had closed, I rang the last President and enquired what happened to the swords hoping to hear that they had been donated to the Canberra War Memorial.....instead I heard "I have no idea where they are, but they have disappeared".
  5. BWS (Beer Wine Spirits) Stores are everywhere in Oz.
  6. @Calamity Kris Sorry.....no offense intended......its common in Australia to call a bunch of mixed sexes "guys" here
  7. You guys are metricated ...... you just don't know it
  8. Little Johny went down to the local jetty to catch a fish. He had his old coke bottle with several broken fishing lines tied together, a single rusty hook, an old wine bottle cork top for a float and a bit of mouldy old bread for bait. When he got there, there were several seasoned fishermen already there with their custom made fishing rods, Shimano Stella SW600 reels fitted with the ultimate Seaguar Threadlock braided fishing lines and a selection of fresh bait, spinners and colourful hand crafted lures. They were equally spaced apart sitting on expensive Trailhead camp chairs and all were wearing Columbia shirts under fishing vests adorned with a variety of lures and spinners.A couple of the blokes made room for Johny and gave each other a smirk before settling back in their chairs. Johny threw his line in and before he could sit down, the line jerked and almost pulled him over into the water. He could barely hold onto the line and he struggled for about ten minutes before finally managing to pull the fish onto the jetty.The other guys were gobsmacked. The fish was about as big as Johny himself, but he managed to pick it up and stagger home with it. When he got home he called out for someone to open the front door. His Mum came out and exclaimed "What a magnificent fish Johny!" and told him to put it on the kitchen table.The whole family gathered in the kitchen marveling at the size of the fish and how wonderful Johny was for catching it. His father said "I wonder what sort of fish it is. Ill get the encyclopedia and see if its in there."Little Johny said "Don't worry dad, the blokes down at the jetty said it was a F****g Fluke
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_the_United_States
  10. Guys.......and you all reckon you don't use the metric system
  11. Fair dinkum those damn Aussies always s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g the truth!!!!
  12. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit-proof_fence
  13. US "We will not leave Australia alone on the pitch," Australia and United States vow to increase military cooperation amid rising Chinese presence in Pacific https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-07/penny-wong-and-richard-marles-ausmin/101735480
  14. The largest cattle station in the world is located in Australia and it's bigger than Israel. In Australia, sheep outnumber people 2.5 to 1 (in 2020). The Australian climate is one of extremes with the highest temperature ever recorded being 50.7 °C (123.3 °F) on 2 Jan 1960 in Oodnadatta (SA) and the lowest, −23.0 °C (−9.4 °F) on 29 June 1994 at Charlotte’s Pass (NSW). The Dingo Fence runs over 5,530km through Queensland and South Australia. It is the longest fence in the world and is 3 times the length of the Great Wall of China! In 2005, security guards at Canberra’s Parliament House were banned from calling people ‘mate’. The ban lasted only one day. The venom of the elusive platypus can kill a dog. Australia has the largest population of feral camels (wild camels) in the world. There are an estimated 1.2 million camels roaming around 37% of the Australian mainland across Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Aussies drink 1.7 billion litres of beer per year (that’s about 680 bottles of beer for each adult.) Aussies eat over 270 million meat pies a year (and there's only 25 million if us!). 20% of the worlds gambling machines (pokies) can be found in Australia, with more than 80% of Aussie’s participating in some form of gambling (move over, Las Vegas!)
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