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    You need a Harley Ian. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Uh, oh, trouble in paradise, back seat gone, bike now built for one... lol.
    Wife won't ride....brother was in 2 accidents on MC
    I attended the funeral

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    Only 1100cc. That would struggle to carry me.
    Nah, plenty of guys bigger then you ride smaller bikes

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    My brother has a MC and it scares the bejesus out of me that he'll come off one day.

    Now I live in the US, I buy him all the great (and cheap) motorcycle clothing you have over here and send it home for presents at Christmas and birthdays. I've bought him lots of stuff made by Alpinestars. I love this site: www.kneedraggers.com

    I want a bike with a turbo.

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    I've just sent him some Alpinestars boots for Christmas.
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    Sorry to hear about your wife's brother Dave.
    I was in an accident years ago with one, he did survive but it would had helped him, if he had worn a helmet, wasn't drunk, speeding and paid attention to the street signs. We both got quite hurt. I literally drove my car into the pole in order not to hit him straight on, I alway hope God remembers that and gives me extra points, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I love this site: www.kneedraggers.com


    You just like the girl that pops up on the ad....

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    Ian - I think your problem(s) with trying to understand America, is you keep trying to relate it to the UK.

    You keep thinking it's a single country, the way England is a country - it's not - it never was.

    It's a confederation of States, that slowly grew more & more centralized. Instead of trying to compare it to England, try comparing it to what the EU might be like, in a couple hundred years.
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    Talking who do you call when you need work done??

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    I have learnt that Scuba Dave once had a motor cycle and that Conservative America are the bad guys.

    I am just so fiscally, socially and secksually liberal. Let's face it, liberals are much more fun to have parties with.
    I say...let the printing presses run,,,,,
    print money till its going out of style..
    lets just piss it all down the drain...


    those dirty converative bastards dont want to party and have fun....
    alll those bastards want to do is work steady and work hard.
    day in and day out..... no parties ....
    all those dull S.o.bs want to to is go to church on Sundays....

    thats not for us liberals, ...no sireee....

    I say...
    give everyone what they want till we run out
    of countries willing to buy our debt..
    and no one will loan us any more.....


    I say .....party hearty, marty....
    get blissfully drunk... smoke a bunch of grass,
    and reproduce with anything that even resembles human
    make more of those anchor babies.....

    do whatever it takes to keep you numb and stupid to what
    is going on all around you....

    and vote for the clown who will give you the most
    free benefits and bigger welfare checks...


    the big question is ..
    Whats gonna happen when China finally calls in their note...???.

    Now that day will be a very sobering event...

    when their is nothing left to share..
    and all them free benefits and welfare checks stop comming.
    and then its basically everyone for themselves...

    Ian.......when all the free-loaders start getting hungry.....
    thats the day when you will understand why a lot of the hard
    working people here have guns.....


    Rome is burning down to the ground.........

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    It's a confederation of States, that slowly grew more & more centralized. Instead of trying to compare it to England, try comparing it to what the EU might be like, in a couple hundred years.
    We'd save a whole lot of money of we got rid of the pesky States.

    thats not for us liberals, ...no sireee....
    Mark is a democrat. How delightful.

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    Talking scares the hell out of you ...dont it??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    We'd save a whole lot of money of we got rid of the pesky States.



    Mark is a democrat. How delightful.
    sorry Ian, I could not resist ranting and
    raveing a little bit.......

    installed a water heater today, cleaned out a drain,
    and repaired a toilet...
    and now I just got a call on a Rheem water heater

    but i am gonna go out and rake the leaves,
    I get clean up the yard on my free time.....THATS CALLED WORK

    ho hum ....but someone has got to do all this mundane petty dirty work
    no one else is gonna do it for me....

    or the party for all the rest of us will come to an adbrupt halt


    Ian....
    didnt England used to sell slaves to the united States
    a long time ago??

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    I get clean up the yard on my free time.....THATS CALLED WORK
    The Socialist in me does my elderly neighbor's yard too! That's called WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD.

    didnt England used to sell slaves to the united States
    a long time ago??
    Yeah, we were in on that game. Just like we taxed your ancestors and sent the money to London to pay for my ancestors' lifestyle. Thanks Mark. You did good.

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    Ian, will you please do me some common good? My weeds are huge, the leaves are reproducing and everything is a mess and overgrown... Can you rotate tires? lol.

    I will PM my address, lol.

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    I seem to be the only one not holding a gun in this photo.
    The one in the fur parka is my brother James, he had come down for a visit from Alaska.
    He now works in Washington DC, London And Geneva.
    The one on the far right, is my younger brother Shannon.

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    1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~Thomas Jefferson


    2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

    3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
    4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
    6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

    7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
    8. Know guns, know peace, know safety.
    No guns, no peace, no safety.

    9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
    10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
    11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
    12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
    13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
    14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

    15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

    16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
    17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
    IF YOU AGREE, PASS THIS 'REFRESHER' ON TO TEN FREE CITIZENS

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    The one in the fur parka is my brother James, he had come down for a visit from Alaska.
    He now works in Washington DC, London And Geneva.
    You should have known James would do good someday. He was the only one back then who could afford shoes.

    Shannon became a pimp. It was that or turn gangster.

    The mystery figure third from left appears to be Clark Kent.


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    Well, Ian, As a subtle and friendly reminder, you are able to make these speculations and be a liberal world traveler rather than a German slave because American in 1939 had the most guns per capita in the world and every kid knew how to shoot a squirrel or cat at 100 yards. We also had the most machine tools, mines, factories and wherwithal to use them. And our kids were willing to dodge the Geman u-boats to go to merry England [our ex-tormentor] and fly the day missions bombing your teutonic buds...In those airplanes that poured out of Henry Fords 4 mile long plant llike beer in a British pub. [You said elsewhere you would never dare own an American auto, but I say you owe your very existence to Mr. Ford, and should immediately scrap your Hondas and pay up your debt to our society by honoring his genius]

    12 of mom and dads school chums finished on the beaches of Normandy. I bet they came in from England in a landing craft made by GM. Our right to carry guns is as basic as the English's right to twist up the English language into a quirky hodgepodge of noises that makes a chinese kitchen sound calming.

    If the commoners as well as the landowners were allowed guns and hunting rights back in ye merry olde England, I would guess Australia would still be a wildnerness.

    It was'nt a bit unusual to see a 14 year old and his friends carrying long guns through town walking to the cornfields for a pheasant hunt in small towns up into the 1970's. Now I suppose a swat team would shut the city at all exits and entry points.

    One interesting statistic from the Wall Street journal: America is still by far the worlds largest industrial/manufacturing nation, in spite of all the debri at the dollar stores. So....maybe we can save the world from itself one more time before the Chinese run over us all like fire ants on crystal meth.

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