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  • Airsofter since
    2004 possibly earlier.
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    Here we go then: 4 x VSRs, 3 x CA G36c's, 2 x TM P90's, CA P90 sportline, 2 x TM mp7's, KSC GBB MP7, CA m15 cqb, Huricaine/systema HK 416, Star L85 commando, CA M14, Maruzen shotty, 'cheapy' shotty, KSC Glock: 17(x2),18,19,23,26 & 34, HK usp, 3x TM glock 17 & 18aep, 2x Army Glock 17, KJ Barretta 92f,TM Stainless 92f, hi-cap 4.3, TM 1911, KJ 'stainless' 1911, KJ 1943, 2 x socom mk23's, sig 226, Maruzen P99 (nbb), TM FN 5/7 & a few I've forgotten about.
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    The wrong thing!!, 'Exactly', 'Everybody knows that' Or, 'Really?'
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    West Landern
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    Snow Boarding. The plight of people who have invested in property for financial gain. International competetive freestyle masterbation. Oh yeah, a little thing called airsoft.

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  1. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Do you guys really not know??? There's your answer. Yet, the global population continues to increase. Even with one of the largest populations (China) making a concerted effort to lower the average by allowing only 1 child. For over 40 years!!!!!!!!!! Greg.
  2. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    No. Increasing longevity does, obviously, temporarily stop the population from decreasing. But: The population increases, because we keep reproducing, NOT because people don't die, or as you put it, we, 'slow aging'. Goodness, how pedantic of me! Greg.
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    1, Er, cost? Note I said Globally. What you suggest would have a global impact. But even locally, I doubt the NHS could fund what you suggest, after all, they are currently denying cancer patients life saving treatments. Penicillin has been around so long it is now almost redundant (immunity etc.) & in all that time it has only been truly available to less than 30% of the global population. 2, Agreed, they are (rightly) focused on the 'fix', not how it will be applied. It ain't their fault that economics restrict the use of costly technology. 3, Will do. 4, Agreed. Greg.
  4. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Local dental hospital?????? What is that? Do we have that sort of thing in West Landern? Thanks, I'll check it out on the net, see what pops up. I tried my gp, he just told me to go to my dentist. Greg.
  5. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Remember, all the things you suggest would only be available for a small minority. Probably not you or any other Arnie contributor & definately not the likes of scum like me. Just sit back & spend a few days thinking about what this would genuinely mean for global sociaty as a whole. Don't we have enough division already? Wouldn't the evil scientist's time, be better spent trying to close the gaps, not make them even wider? Mind you, long term you could have a point: Aftersay 1000 years, there could be very few of the scum under class leaft alive, thus solving most, if not all of out current overcrouding problems. This in tern would cause a whole heap of other social problems but hey, I doubt I could debate that one online in less than 10,000 words. Greg.
  6. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Blimey, that's a lot of latters. * 1, Agreed. 3 of the dentists at my local practice all chipped in to give me my current options. I suppose I have currently had 3, 'opinions' but I wonder if they kind of count as 1, as they are all from the same practice?????? I'll get my finger out. Any one know exactly how you go about getting a second opinion via nhs dentists? Do you have to find & register at another nhs practice, 'cos that will prove a real problem in my area. 2, The nerve was removed about 5 years ago via a rout canal job. Thus there is very little pain. I think I would be much more motivated if it hurt. Greg. * Deliberate spelling mistake for comedic effect.
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    1, Thank you for pointing that out. I had thought it myself, toxic shock & all that. The dentist is aware of what's going on but had not mentioned anything like that. I should follow it up, as I suspect you could be right. 2, Don't get me started. Greg.
  8. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Todays rant,,,,,,,,,,,,,, & a warning to you all: Age & my teeth. So I'm getting even older & as the days go by, my body becomes less & less useful. My sex drive is minimal & despite having it on a plate I'm literally *fruitcage*ed for a few days after a good sesh. Adrenalin sports are more a chore than exciting but I carry on, as I know no better. This year's crop of problems have been my teeth! Until now, one of my most reliable tools. A few months back while eating some chocolate one just exploded into bits, resulting in a £200 bill for a fairly uncomfortable but serviceable cap. A month later another did the same. In this case we went for a £45 filling, as this tooth has a root canal job with an active but non painful absis (how the heck do you spell that?) & can't be capped until it clears up. The absis has been producing puss but no pain for about a year & the dentists can't offer anything but more antibiotics or removal, followed by an implant, best price £2400. It's not too painful but uncomfortably swollen. If I milk the puss, it reduces the swelling but hurts & the puss tastes & smells like the death it is. If the absis ever clears up, they can re root canal it & cap it for £200. All of which I am fortunate enough to afford, but it's hassle I don't want & money I'd rather spend on something more pleasurable. This isn't a moan at dentists, just my disappointment & dismay at my own body for not lasting the course. They don't tell you this stuff at school & really should. It kind of lessens the blow, if you know it's coming. So, if you're a young 'un & reading this, be aware your body wont last for ever. Make the most of it now, & take care of it. Make provisions to enable you to live a good quality life when it does start to pack in. Greg.
  9. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It is a fact that some of us work 'better' under pressure. It's why some folk do well in pressure environments & others don't. Like you, I thrive on it & therefore generate pressurized situations to get the best out of myself. I kind of go all 'matrix time' when the *suitcase* starts to fly. I'm sure it's been proven scientifically & to do with adrenalin or something. It is a handy thing to recognize in yourself, especially if you are prone to boredom or depression. To be at your best, you need to be doing stuff, don't sit & stare for too long. The funniest example I had was on a diving course, where to demonstrate the mental effects of high pressure (pardon the pun) we all took a test out of the water & later the same at 40m. The result for all but me was a complete slow down or even incapability. Low & behold, my result was quicker! & you're right about continuity. So, I was meant to start work half hour ago, thus will probably do a better job & have a great day............. Greg.
  10. A friend of mine told me a story today of a man named Greg that he met in Spain once. He said this guy had women lined up at the bar waiting to talk to him. When asked what his secret was he said he'd show them. He walked over to one of the girls, slapped her on the shoulder, then put her in a headlock and said "Buy me a beer *badgeress*!" I feel quite sure this must have been you

  11. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It's a real shame that the 'degree' has become so diluted. Once upon a time, if someone had a degree (except 'sociology') it was almost a guarantee that they were 'clever'. Even if they didn't come with 'a clue' or 'common sense', at least you could virtually guarantee they had the ability to 'learn & retain'. Thus, graduates were sought after, as it was believed that stuck in any given situation, they would be able to 'figure out' the 'best' solution. Shame. I spent a lot of time in the States back in the '80's & they were so impressed with UK education because they saw their degrees as being the equivalent of a single UK 'A' level. It would appear that we have attained a similar standard: Talking to an 'academic' friend of mine (professor at a local 'uni', that used to be a 'colege of higher ed', where the thick kids went to get a City & Guilds, because they were unable to get any qualifications at school,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but I digress); he has just finnished a 2 year 'side project' to 'proove' what a sham our current degree system is: He now has a degree in,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,KITE FLYING! Yes, apparently it's possible, he acredited the correct amount of units in the relevent feilds in just under 2 years of part time study & has a completely useless degree to add to his totaly relevent doctorate & profesorship. He said he was bored lecturing & hearing about the arguement about the value of degrees, so set out to see just how quickly a completely useless degree could be attained, if at all. Nice one DAVE: Soon to start a new term, lecturing phisics, at a uni near you! Greg.
  12. greg

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    50%?? Jesus. In my year (a long time ago) only about 10% made 'A' levels in 6th form & about half of those went to uni. Which was about the norm, so 5%, ish? I think. & not everyone passed! No wonder degrees these days are seen as having little value. If only 20% got enough 'o' levs to do A's & these days half the students can get a degree,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we have either bread a race of super geniuses, or, Degrees just ain't as hard as they used to be. I guess the super genius race was the aim but I have a sneaky suspicion we are far from it. Greg.
  13. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Currently land based C&G Arb & Hort stuff but in the past, it's been the same for various language courses (GCSE) & biz studies. I think that one was a national diploma or something, a long time ago. When I left school, I seriously don't remember having to pay uni fees. Mind you, I don't remember what I had for breakfast or the last time I got layed these days. Probably toast & jam & it seems like ages but must have been some time last week . But that's only a guess 'cos my back still hurts a bit. If the situation has changed, it would explain why so many of us old folk genuinely feel that we are 'paying' for the young uns. Greg.
  14. greg

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    He-he. Is it different for Uni then? I genuinely thought that the course fees were waived if you stated before 19! You then of course had to support yourself, food, lodgings & beer by working the weekends/evenings or poncing off your middle class parents. When did this change? & why wasn't I informed? You can get a loan? Can I get a loan? & why are the courses that I have taken 'free' for sub 19's, if uni has to be paid for? I really need a proper answer, as I'll be up all night pondering this one. Greg.

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