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Jarlaxle 20th March 2012 07:25 PM

Yeah, I might be.

Jarlaxle 20th March 2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadtoad (Post 8128568)
See? That's why you should drive KENWORTHS!

Welcome. Do tell the Colonel, Jarlaxle, how you want your meat, and smile as you accept the goat's milk. (And do pat the goat as you pass. There are ....problems.... if you don't.)

No, I don't want a KW...I want an International (with a DT466) or a Ford F-650 (with a gas V10). Actually, I mostly want to get out of the awful Freightliner M2 I drive. (I drive a box truck, not a semi.)

Meat medium-well...pass on the goat's milk.

Roadtoad 20th March 2012 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle (Post 8128797)
No, I don't want a KW...I want an International (with a DT466) or a Ford F-650 (with a gas V10). Actually, I mostly want to get out of the awful Freightliner M2 I drive. (I drive a box truck, not a semi.)

Meat medium-well...pass on the goat's milk.

Can't blame you about the Freightshaker. As to other box trucks, that Ford might be the best of the lot. (Though I do like the look of the KW T300.)

Would you prefer a beer to the goat's milk?

COLONEL 20th March 2012 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle (Post 8128797)
No, I don't want a KW...I want an International (with a DT466) or a Ford F-650 (with a gas V10). Actually, I mostly want to get out of the awful Freightliner M2 I drive. (I drive a box truck, not a semi.)

Meat medium-well...pass on the goat's milk.

By The way Jaraxle have a fresh glass of Goats milk and tune in on Fridays when I post the weekend BBQ menu One of the last trucks I ever drove was an 08 freight shaker with a piece of crap Mercede engine. it could smell a hill miles away. And it had an auto tranny which I hated too. it would not shift when I wanted it too and would shift when I did not want it to . We do have a tandem Freight shaker Tanker in the fire Dept. but she has a huge Kitty under her hood

Jarlaxle 21st March 2012 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadtoad (Post 8128803)
Can't blame you about the Freightshaker. As to other box trucks, that Ford might be the best of the lot. (Though I do like the look of the KW T300.)

Would you prefer a beer to the goat's milk?

I love Internationals, especially the DT466 engine...but the F650 isnt bad, & the V10 avoids all the emission junk on the new diesels.

COLONEL 21st March 2012 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle (Post 8129588)
I love Internationals, especially the DT466 engine...but the F650 isnt bad, & the V10 avoids all the emission junk on the new diesels.

No you need a big ole Cummins or a big Kitty under the hood that DT 466 is ok for little trucks, but not for the big rigs

Jarlaxle 21st March 2012 09:36 AM

Just saw a tractor with a DT466 in it...it seems to haul 65,000lbs of beer just fine!

My FL has a Cat, I am mightily unimpressed.

Saule 21st March 2012 06:29 PM

hello hello around

amb 22nd March 2012 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Saule (Post 8131762)
hello hello around

Why Saule, welcome. The goat is around here somewhere, if you see it just acknowledge it with a pat. All newbs get a glass of goat milk, and a snack of kangaroo steak BBQ 'medium rare and a Millers Draft. :)

arthwollipot 22nd March 2012 05:47 AM

Unless they are vegetarian, of course, in which case they get carrots and brussels sprouts and peas from my housemate's garden. In season, naturally.

The Fifer 22nd March 2012 02:53 PM

Hello everyone, I'm catching up on the political thread at the moment. Implications of Scottish Independence page 47 and still reading. So how is every one tonight.

COLONEL 23rd March 2012 04:11 AM

Welcome NEW B's I have a lot to do today so I thought I would get the weekend BBQ Menu out of the way. We will have for your taste buds the following.
Fresh Goats milk Miller Draft, SmithWicks,and Belgian beer
Roo steaks ,Bison burgers,Lobster,and steamed clams
Roasted Corn on the cob, Potato,macaronie salads
Icecream, oatmealcookies, MINTIES, and Applepie with a slice of Cheddar cheese on the side.

amb 23rd March 2012 04:14 AM

And for vegetarians see Arthwolipot's housemate.

COLONEL 23rd March 2012 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by amb (Post 8135341)
And for vegetarians see Arthwolipot's housemate.

I figured for the vegitarians I would just save the grass clippings from mowing the lawn. I think there might even be some Dandilions mixed in with them

arthwollipot 24th March 2012 05:25 AM

Dandelions are edible.

COLONEL 24th March 2012 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 8138545)
Dandelions are edible.

I love them I think they are best if you get them just as the buds start to grow.I like to throw in a couple of ham hocks when I cook them.

Saule 24th March 2012 11:33 AM

well, there is dandelion wine, too.

And I remember my mother made dandelion 'honey', boiling their flowers togtether with sugar. Was sort of intended to be a honey substitute. But was rather more like dandellon syrup, I'd say.

COLONEL 25th March 2012 09:54 AM

Good Sunday afternoon, any body want some rain? I will gladly send it your way.:) and Welcome to any NewB's I may have over looked.

amb 25th March 2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 8141325)
Good Sunday afternoon, any body want some rain? I will gladly send it your way.:) and Welcome to any NewB's I may have over looked.

We here in Western Australia could do with some rain. Haven't seen a drop in over 2 months.

RickyVernio 26th March 2012 08:31 AM

Hello everyone.

This is a great forum. I mean it. I'm happy to be a member (seriously).

I'm Ricky. Last night I finished editing my new videostory, The Big Bang, Evolution, and other Myths, and uploaded it to where anyone who wants to see it can do so. I'm not allowed to post any links yet, but it's on YouTube, so those who want to see it would have to perform a YouTube search.

I have a passion for verismo opera and hockey: the biggest reason I still read the New York Post; they cover both rather well. A few years ago, I did some quick calculations and was surprised by the results. Turns out that in order to publish an ad-free daily newspaper and break even, one must charge about $7 per copy. I guess the list of items that the phrase "you get what you pay for" describes includes the truth, or at least the journalist version of it; which makes it quite a bargain to get decent opera and hockey coverage for only 75 cents.

Ketyk 26th March 2012 02:58 PM

Hi Ricky.

I think this is it. I'll watch it later. (Sounds like a bit a swearing in there)

Good luck, have fun, and return here if you have any questions. :)

COLONEL 26th March 2012 08:19 PM

Welcome Ricky have some Goats milk and an oatmeal cookie. and take a MINTIE out of the bowl.

chatnoir1896 27th March 2012 12:35 AM

Greetings Everyone!

I am a long time forum reader, and first time poster. I figure it's time to start actually replying to threads, instead of telling my cat what I think about it. However as a result she is quite knowledgable when it comes to skepticism....
I would also like to know people other than myself at TAM this year :)

Chatnoir

amb 27th March 2012 01:50 AM

Welcome chatnoir. If you see the goat [forum mascot] give it a pat. The canteen is straight down the corridor and to your left you'll find Colonel's kitchen and brewery. :)

RickyVernio 27th March 2012 08:09 AM

Hi, Ketyk.

Foul language is part of life. I'm not particularly fond of it, and only use it where the logic of the narrative requires it, always. Specifically, I resort to it three or four times in this particular story as a ... hmm ... architectonics device. I use a lot more "cuss" words in my narratives about verismo opera.

What I find truly baffling is the fact that many folks (present company excluded, of course) seem to react negatively to obscenities (they can't hear it, they start crying, etc) while COMPLETELY ignoring the fact that the phrase "Oh my God" that pretty much EVERYONE I know uses uses habitually, is a direct violation of the Third Commandment. I hear it dozens of times every day - from people in the street, from my friends, from children (!); it has been astoundingly popular among cinematographers and TV writers since before I was born; and no one seems to object, not even church officials whose responsibilities should include (one would think) noticing such things and pointing them out to their flock.

Enjoy the video!

Ketyk 27th March 2012 10:26 AM

I mentioned the swearing only in that it may have been NSFW.

Regarding "Oh My God", calling it a commandment sounds so official. ;) "Thou shalt not kill" I take as a general rule of thumb. And unless "Coveting thy neighbors wife" isn't acted upon, then I'm fine with that.

Anyway, here are the important rules.

arthwollipot 27th March 2012 04:55 PM

For the newbies, this forum has an autocensor. Any word that is not permitted is automatically bleeped out. If it isn't bleeped out, then it's permitted. "****" is bleeped out. "Crap" is not.

Just write the way you normally would, and the forum software will take care of the bad words. Trying to circumvent or trick the autocensor by substituting letters is a breach of the rules and you may be infracted for it.

COLONEL 27th March 2012 06:13 PM

Like **** ******** auto censor

Axxman300 27th March 2012 10:22 PM

Howdy everyone!

I'm a REFORMED conspiracy loon (JFK, UFOs, Bigfoot, etc). I'm putting myself through college working toward a degree in Marine Geology.

As a former conspiracy dumbass I hope to be of help once in a while.

I play guitar, like photography, folklore, and history.

amb 27th March 2012 11:08 PM

Welcome Axxman. You will fit right in here. :)

amb 27th March 2012 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 8147702)
I mentioned the swearing only in that it may have been NSFW.

Regarding "Oh My God", calling it a commandment sounds so official. ;) "Thou shalt not kill" I take as a general rule of thumb. And unless "Coveting thy neighbors wife" isn't acted upon, then I'm fine with that.

Anyway, here are the important rules.

Not the right thread to do it in, but happy birthday. :)

Ketyk 28th March 2012 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amb (Post 8149809)
Not the right thread to do it in, but happy birthday. :)

Yeah, I suppose the right thread would have been my birthday thread.

Oh but no one started one for me. :(

COLONEL 28th March 2012 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketyk (Post 8150640)
Yeah, I suppose the right thread would have been my birthday thread.

Oh but no one started one for me. :(

Well Sorry I missed it, Have a glass of goats milk and relax, while we fill the tub for your bath in goats milk, I understand it is great for a persons skin.

Nasty Neil 28th March 2012 07:11 PM

I AM BACK!

AND, I PLAN TO BOTH LEARN AND EDUCATE UNTIL I GET KICKED OUT AGAIN. (If it was like last time, it will be for NO RATIONAL or VALID reason.).

Anyone who does not know who I am and who may want to know why I believe I am very well qualifed to comment on many subjects, should go to Page 20, and read #761

Nasty Neil 28th March 2012 07:27 PM

Hi all newer ones!

Axxman, Marine Geology is a GREAT field to get into as our abilites to do it and to mine from the ocean floor has very greatly grown over the last years.

And while I am sure you know more than I on the subject, I do have a little experience in Geology and in the ocean. My Ocean experience is due to sailing on it in many types of ships / boats ect as well having been a Life Guard, Scuba and Deep Sea Diver.

My experience in geology comes from being around my father who was a Harvard Summa Cum Laude Graduate with degrees in both Geology & Mining Engineering.
And he taught at the Colorado School of Mines which is considered to be one of the best in that field in the world. (He did not stay as he would rather be in the field.)

This resulted in my living in mining towns and also listening to my Dad talk about Geology. Plus, one summer, staking Uranium Claims around Moab, Utah.

SO GOOD ON YOU and I WISH YOU THE BEST!

Daughter 28th March 2012 11:15 PM

Hi everybody. I'm new, seeking information and perhaps some sympathy. LOL.

I'll post more details in the appropriate topic, but in short, my elderly mother has been taken in by a......quack.

He's a chiropractor, but does very little actual chiropractic. He does things like head tapping (to reset your brain), diagnosis of things like liver flukes, encephalitis, West Nile, and my favorite thing: removal of entities including space aliens.

He's a great man. He cures cancer. He saves lives.

And he performs the best wallet biopsies in town.

Ketyk 28th March 2012 11:31 PM

Hi Daughter (weird even writing that)

Of course you have my sympathy. I have an elderly mother, and I do my best.

Here are some threads that deal with Chiropractics: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...g=chiropractic

Let me (us) know if you need anything else.

amb 28th March 2012 11:32 PM

For the love of Zoroaster. Get a copy of Carl Sagans book: "Demon Haunted World. " And smack that charlatan over his scone with it. Oh yes, Welcome Daughter. :)

COLONEL 29th March 2012 06:19 AM

Welcome Daughter have a fresh glass of Goats milk and think of the legal ways to get even with this guy that is cleaning out you moms pocket book, Then if they don't work I'm sure we can go to the dark side and make him wish he had never started his quackery. Welcome back Neil and remember to play well with others :D

COLONEL 30th March 2012 06:24 AM

Welcome NewB's this weekends BBQ will not really be a BBQ. I am making CornBeef and Cabbage with all the trimmings ,Irish Whiskey and Irish beer and My special Irish Goats milk. Have a great time :D

Bell 30th March 2012 08:22 AM

And if you don't care for corn beef, you can always cook some roadkill on the running engine of your car.

Roadtoad 30th March 2012 08:39 AM

Roadkill? Coming right up....

COLONEL 30th March 2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadtoad (Post 8157713)
Roadkill? Coming right up....

Most likely well tenderized too

Daughter 30th March 2012 11:23 AM

Colonel, I actually LOVE goats. The milk, not so much, but I'm not crazy about cow milk either. I just like goats and would have a herd as pets if I lived in the country. And a guard llama.

As I posted elsewhere, I'm trying to decide between going to the state attorney general and licensing board, or taking this to the media first. I guess I could do all three at once and hope it all sticks.

I'm sad that so many people fall for this load, but saddest for my mom.

I'm still not sure if this guy believes in what he does, or if he's a total con man. His daughter went to chiropractor school, and he trained her in whatever weirdness this is. I just have a hard time believing someone would train his daughter to be a flim flam artist.

Outblaze 31st March 2012 06:44 PM

Test post

COLONEL 31st March 2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Outblaze (Post 8161963)
Test post

You flunked the test ,The correct answer is SHEMP! Welcome and have a glass of Goats milk

IronPup 1st April 2012 03:54 AM

Newbie checking in...
 
Hello JREFers!

I've been lurking on your forum for a few weeks now, and it's time to dive in I think. I can't promise to make quite the, ahem, impact that some recent new members posting on this thread have (no names, no pack drill ;)) but I'm hoping I can bring something to the table. I've brought a thermos for the goat's milk as I'm in the Middle East and it gets pretty hot here.

Current woo hobby horses include the impact of religious belief in making people behave badly (for example, the standard of driving here influenced by the concept of "inshallah, it will be all right if I send a text while doing 120kph on the highway - Allah's looking after me"), refuting the "where's the harm?" arguments that people deploy in relation to psychics, and lastly getting fired up about the determination of certain religious factions to erode women's rights over their bodies.

So - Hi :D

amb 1st April 2012 04:00 AM

Welcome IronPup. The goats milk is besides an icy cold Millers Draft beer which in your case you probably prefer. Kangaroo steak is grilling on the BBQ as I type, and will be served in a jiffy.

arthwollipot 1st April 2012 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daughter (Post 8158255)
Colonel, I actually LOVE goats. The milk, not so much, but I'm not crazy about cow milk either. I just like goats and would have a herd as pets if I lived in the country. And a guard llama.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4038/4...b2c28916_n.jpg
Liberty by arthwollipot, on Flickr

COLONEL 1st April 2012 05:11 AM

Welcome IronPup. Yes I will fill your thermos with goats milk and help your self to some of the Cornbeef Dinner that was made for our week end BBQ.


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