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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1492463)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

Perhaps we can start a thread were people can vouch for those they know to be real with evidence such as you've provided about SciManStev.


But what is reality?
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1492064)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Are the markings on the inside used to measure volume?
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Parenthood...the facts (Message 1491644)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
We went back to the first stinking store and bought the dress.


OMG. We may be married to the same woman.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1491638)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
In the interests of full disclosure, I wish to state that I really am Bill Walker, and I really am the only legitimate heir to the Romanian throne.

It's the Internet people. Don't believe any of it, without independent confirmation. And certainly don't base any important decisions on it.

If the Internet fools you once, shame on the Internet. If it fools you twice, well, you know... What Bush said. We have all been handed a great learning opportunity.

If any of you really believe laws have been broken, don't whinge about it on the Internet. Nobody in their right minds takes that seriously. Call the police. And tell them the Crown Prince of Romania send you.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky Mountain oysters (Message 1491176)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I grew up spending a lot of my young life down in the Snowy Mountains and there they were known as Snowy Mountain Sweetbreads.

Cheers.


If you go a little further east in Canada they are known as Prairie Oysters.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1490990)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Bill this image brings back fond memories
for me from my youth....




105 Flight. Is that Winnipeg or Namao?

All you train guys relax. Beautiful machinery is beautiful machinery.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us A Caption #55 (Message 1490989)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
After the rebellion collapsed, R2D2 was lucky to land a job.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky Mountain oysters (Message 1490434)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
They are very tasty, if cooked right (I grew up in cattle country in western Canada). What I found disturbing was the idea of using this tool to somehow harvest them.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1490176)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Scoop or shovel for moving sugar beet or turnips.


Winner! It is a beet shovel but I bet it works with turnips too. It doesn't just move them, it digs them out of the ground.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1490083)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I've had 2 posts from people with the right answer who don't want to win again, so it can't be that hard.

Luigi and Julie, don't think animal.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1489930)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
John - right general idea, but not a barrel. You need to be WAY more specific.

Mark - what a disturbing mental image. No.

Having been raised in Alberta, I am familiar with Rocky Mountain Oysters.
32) Message boards : Politics : The end of civilisation is nigh (Message 1489928)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
About bloody time.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1489882)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Luigi - no.

Chris - yes a farm tool. This one is antique but they are still used. But not for hay.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1489714)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
OK, had to dig a bit as all the easy ones have been done. Need the specific name or purpose of this tool.

35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vikings (Message 1489314)
Posted 32 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
And the idea of taking a broad sword to people who post stupid comments on the Internet has a certain appeal.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1489313)
Posted 32 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Hey! A lucky guess!

Heading out on a road trip today, I will try to post something this evening.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1489093)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
For holding tools as they are sharpened or polished?
38) Message boards : Politics : For plain silly news (Message 1489091)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Old Liz is my Queen too Chris. By my allowance. BY LAW she has the options of following the Canadian Constitution in Canada affairs, or resigning. She gets to keep her UK gig if she resigns, I believe.

I wish she could give old Stevie boy the heave ho. It is not that easy.

And you may not believe this, but most of my friends and relatives consider me a "staunch monarchist". At least by Canadian standards.
39) Message boards : Politics : For plain silly news (Message 1489013)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

As we all know Bill was just being mischievous, and of course HM Queen does not do what NZ tells her, she allows NZ to do what they want, within reason, via the Governor-General, who is her official local representative.


Wrong. You said it yourself: "The powers of the Queen and the Governor-General are limited by constitutional constraints". She does what she is told. BY LAW. And the G-G usually does it on her behalf.

Recent example here in Canuckistan: A few years back the PM prorogued Parliament to let some seedy little scandal involving government members blow over. (Without proroguing, shutting down requires agreement from all sitting parties.) The process is - the PM "requests" the G-G to prorogue, then the G-G declares Parliament shut down for x days. The G-G of the day objected to this on moral grounds (as did many Canadians) and sent off to Buckingham Palace for further instructions. She was still waiting for a reply when the PM (and his lawyers) pointed out that BY LAW the G-G's only options were prorogue or resign. (A replacement G-G is named by the PM in the event of resignation, and BY LAW must be accepted by the Crown.) Parliament was shut down, without any peep from old Liz. Or from any of her numerous kin that the UK so kindly keeps fed and watered on our behalf.

If you want any of the Commonwealth countries to drop the Queen in a hurry, just have her try to interfere in local affairs.
40) Message boards : Politics : For plain silly news (Message 1488814)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

Therefore you cannot change your flag or remove the Union Jack part of it, whilst you remain part of the British Commonwealth, with the Queen as your head of state.


Absolutely no connection. New Zealand, like other Commonwealth states, is a sovereign nation. Yes they have a Queen, but she is the NZ Queen (who happens to moonlight as the UK Queen and a few others). She is a constitutional monarch, which means she does what the elected officials of the sovereign nation tell her. Been like that since Runnymede, old chap. Time to catch up.



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