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Old 11-20-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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20,000 posts? Well, that calls for a celebration! Cheers everyone (clink, clink, with my glass of 2006 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz).
You have good taste Vich.. love that Shiraz! 2006 was a good year..
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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You have good taste Vich.. love that Shiraz! 2006 was a good year..
Aw gee, thanks, mini. That was a bit of a special wine though, not my everyday quaff. Had it in our "cellar" (under the couch) for a couple of years

You can't go too wrong with any South Australian Shiraz, I find. We're not very wine savvy but if we're spending a bit more than usual for something special we find there's little risk in choosing a SA wine.

Am also impressed with the Heathcote and Moorabool wines of Victoria for Shiraz.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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thoughts are with the miners in NZ & their families.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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thoughts are with the miners in NZ & their families.
Pretty Sad, and I think the out come will be even Sadder. Hope I'm wrong
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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With the drama of the recent Chilean miners' rescue, and the fairy tale ending, we're wanting the same for these blokes.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Hopefully these guys are still alright?
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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I hope they're okay and are thinking of Tasmanian & Chilean miners...

Watching Today this morning, and they mentioned that the robot was not working and they had to get something flown in from USA. I was suprised that as Australia mines so much that we don't have these special machines.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I hope they're okay and are thinking of Tasmanian & Chilean miners...

Watching Today this morning, and they mentioned that the robot was not working and they had to get something flown in from USA. I was suprised that as Australia mines so much that we don't have these special machines.
Apparently they've sourced one from Perth here, from our Water Corporation. It's designed to go down pipes, hopefully more water-proof than the last one which short-circuited when it got wet. Wishing them the very best that it does the job and finds them all alive.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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This is a bit too close to home for me. My mother's side of the family are from Greymouth and the surrounding area. My aunt and uncle ran a small business for years in Greymouth and are well known in the community. My aunt knows many of the trapped guys as well.

The flower girl at my cousin's wedding (back in 1987) is now married and her husband is one of the trapped ones.

Best of luck to them (although I am not sure there'll be a positive outcome).

On a side note, my great Grandfather was killed in a mine collapse years ago - I'm grateful I sit on my backside in front of a PC all day! The only risk to my health are paper cuts, and death by boredom due to endless pointless meetings....
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:39 AM
 
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Hope things end well there.

ah nothing like a boring meeting to zone out in ....
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