Posts by Ross Mason

  • Hard News: Sectarian Bloodlust 2.0,

    W.T.F. Chemical Weapons Production Plant taken ?

    Islamist militants in Iraq have occupied Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons production facility, which contains a stockpile of old chemical weapon, the US government says.

    So. "We" invaded. Why? Cos there were MWDs. "We" didn't find much. But it seems "we" might have missed the now found production plant.

    Simple thought from a simple one: Why didn't "we" get rid of all the chemicals that might be able to be made into MWDs?

    Ooooo...thats a hard one....

    However, US officials told the Journal that had they known Iraq would become so destabilised after the 2011 pullout of US troop, they would not have left the stockpiles in place.

    Analysts must have been from another planet.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sectarian Bloodlust 2.0,

    banal thought that they should have done it in in landscape format.

    It was good that the subtitles weren't comic sans eh.

    The 'friend' who is the enemy of my enemy's enemy is indeed a friend in need..... but hang on....wasn't I fighting them last week?

    Jesus! Allah! What a ballsup this whole world is.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Practically jokers, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Tony Abbott did marry a Wainuiomartian........

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: It has started,

    WTF is going on! Two games and they have been cracker!!! Even the Dutch are playing open football. Lets hope the Germans and Italians join the party!!! Oh...and England too.......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The People's Poet is dead!, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    How they think Fieldays works is beyond me?

    Feel days. Farmers day: "Gidday, howsit garn?". "Aww mate. Feelin priddy gud."

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…,

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    Here is the Inquest.

    Post natal depression I think it would be classified. I think she had 4 or 5 under 6years of age by this time. She was 32.

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  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…,

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    Papers Past make fascinating reading and one discovers all sorts of family surprises ansd tragedies. These one is about my Great Grandfather’s first wife. Ne Louisa May Batt.

    They did things differently back then. Brutal, and to the point. Here is a column of suicides from the Auckland Star. The jpg are the items from her death. Note the inquest was held the next day.

    Frightening.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…, in reply to David Haywood,

    But your dates of the wedding and Winifred’s birth put paid to my admittedly unworthy hypothesis that Alington may have knocked up his soon-to-be-wife as well.

    Knocked up. A fascinating phrase. The internet never lies so here is an explanation of it's history that might be embellished a bit but, you know, has some semblance of truthiness.

    "A" history of Knocked Up.

    "Knocking" began as a term for serious flirting circa 1800. Originally it was because you were knocking on the maiden's "door" trying to "get in". Understandably, this reference quickly changed to the actual act of "getting in" because beds knock against walls. If you leave your boots on, literally done at that time, you are "knocking boots"- a Southern U.S. term. Around 1813, the term "knocking up her boots" was common. A reference to the "missionary" position. By 1830, "knocked up" began as a reference to what we now know it as today. Sadly, it was a reference to a slave woman who became pregnant. {This can be verified via "Bing" search, and through searches of various history sources for; African-American History, Southern & Western U.S. History, Women's History, etc:}

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…, in reply to Dianne Mitchell,

    William “The Lamp” was Mayor of Wichita 1923-1924. He died there. Married Fanny Sheldon and had 2 kids.

    That boy could have ancestors from Wick.....

    His other products were good for cooking along with the lamp. Combined they prevented camp a la black out.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…, in reply to David Haywood,

    Oh, to have children who would just keep their mouths shut and not interrogate the nice lady from the church.

    Carl Sagan/Sasha Sagan

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

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