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    .... and what a roller coaster decade it’s been? Where do one begin? Politics? For some reason it is often the Brits who kickstarts changes and I don’t think they always realise it. In 2010, the Tories broke the Labour stranglehold and got Labour kicked out, albeit through an coalition with the Libdems. A rather toxic coalition, one might add. Following that the Dems lost quite a number of House and Senate seats in the 2010 midterms. Then 2016 gave us the EU Referendum and the Brits decided to leave the after Cameron managed to secure a victory on his own and no longer needed the Libdems. That, however meant that he had to keep his promise of a referendum. A promise he made to fend off Nigel Farage. He underestimated the mood and lost the referendum. Some or maybe many, rightfully IMO, reckon that that result contributed a lot to the Americans taking the leap and kick out the lefty Dems. Then Theresa May happened....... and...... the Republicans lost their majority in the House. Now Boris Johnson happened. Will the new decade see the Dems suffer a similar fate as UK Labour, helped along by the impeachment circus? Sport? What a yo-yo decade for rugby? After the Mallet fiasco of 1999, we saw the introduction of Straeuli. An even bigger disaster. That was followed by Jake White who also had an up and down and sometimes torrid time but eventually he brought home the 2007RWC. But then SARU lunacy kick in and PDV was shoved down our throats. Despite a super squad, which gave us a win in Tri-Nations in NZ as well as the title and a victory over the B&I Lions, we managed to drop out in the QFs. Then came HM and in 2015 we managed to loose against Japan but then came within two points of making it into the finals. That was followed by the disastrous AC and eventually Rassie who managed to achieve the unachievable by sealing off the decade with yet another RWC title. Cricket has been quite OK despite CSA’s best efforts to stuff it up. I have to admit that I’ve lost quite a bit of touch with cricket. Maybe Taip and Dicker should chip in. Feel free to add anything you want about the last decade moving into the next one but, whatever it may be, may you all have a very happy new year and may the very best of the last decade be the worst of the next one to you all and your loved ones. As for myself, I will have to wait until Friday to have a clearer picture health wise, but whatever the outcome I intend to give it a go. I’m not ready to start drawing up a bucket list yet. I have to say that, apart from the silly left arm, more the shoulder actually, that I’m stuck with following the surgery, I don’t feel any different. I still seem to be running out of breath at times but that is due to the just more than five hours of anaesthetics coupled with the Atrial Fibrillation. I do not have any typical cancer symptoms and the only thing, really, is the idea that there may, or may not be more cancer cells. I have accepted that the latter is more probable, though. I’m this note I would also like to thank you all for the support and well wishes. I really appreciate it and there is a reason why I specifically told you all about the issue while not saying anything on that other forum. You are a special and sincere group of guys, with the accent on sincere.
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    James Burton could play.........Bruce too
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    29 year old T shirt.........those were the days!!
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    This Ben Stokes routine has been seen before. Like Headingley he is being helped by ordinary captaincy
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    A real classic!! they just don't write or play music like this these days........
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    Still looking for a World Cup Winners T shirt..........Santa struck out. What amazes me is that SA shops are always whining how bad business is - they deserve to go bust when they're too lazy to look a gift horse in the mouth......imho
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    Two bits of news. Friday went down reasonably well. The results were that the MRI confirmed “something” with the liver but it did not flare up as cancer on the PET scan. Neither did the enlarged lymph nodes. So, the oncologist was probably right when she said that she was thinking that the enlarged lymph node was probably after effects of the battle with the infection in the wound. She has warned though that she is still playing it safe because the PET scan also did not conclusively rule out that there could still be cancer in the nodes and/or the liver. Because of that, she has decided to do the immunotherapy for two years and not twelve months as per the original plan. She also do not see the need anymore for using a combination drug. Using a single drug has a chance severe side effects of about 1%. Using a combination of two drugs increases that by 90% with a 50% chance of often being hospitalised with severe side effects. t The other bit of news is that the treatment is starting next Wednesday. So, all in all not too bad an outcome.
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    I like to listen to the more hardcore guitar sounds through distortion pedals and stuff, mostly found in all the different styles of metal music but this old school type of electric guitar sound still remain tops. In my young days I was and still is TBH, a big fan of the stuff done by the likes of the Ventures and the shadows. And then I also discovered blues quite a few years ago. One of my all time favourite pure guitar tunes is still this one: It is difficult to choose between the likes of Pipeline, Wipe Out, FBI, Walk don’t Run, Telstar, Hawaii five O, etc, but somehow I always come back to Apache.
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    All this kak started with Idris Elba and the Oscars a few years back. That’s why I can’t stand him and now he is in line to become the first black James Bond. For some reason everybody seems to think the sun shines out of his arse. Would be great if they had the balls to let Ricky Gervais loose on the BAFTA lot as well.
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    Mountain....... mole hill, comes to mind. Apparently he called him a knob head, which had all the virtue signalling luvvies’ knickers in a knot.
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    Who would have thought that the angelic Jos Buttler had such a potty mouth. I would fine him for being English and having a name like Jos rather than dropping the F bomb so recklessly. I see J Root used the Aussie defence by creating his own imaginary line of what is appropriate on a cricket field. That stuff doesn't worry me per se but if players are going to get fined for using poor language then all who get caught should be fined without exception
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    The go to font for everything back then was "Souvenir"
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    Well the Proteas will have to break a record or two to win this one.
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    Here's wishing you all a super duper extra special fantasmabolical splendiferous 2020.
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    Doesn't matter - there are 24 hours in the day irrespective of how or when you use them
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    Bloody dogs needed a walk. The problem is I have seen elite umpires call legit balls as no balls. The lower levels don’t have snicko, ball tracking or hot spot either.
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    Thanks WeDaFaKaWe. Not much issue on this side of the country but obviously big problems in NSW and Victoria. It is a perfect storm of events in those places (drought and extreme temperatures) but the layers of government are the problem in part. ScoMo is getting fingered for the fires but the Federal government has no direct involvement in fire management or control. The state governments are responsible for funding and maintaining fire services and the local governments (mainly left leaning greenie types) are responsible for hazard reduction. There used to be systematic wet season back burning in most local councils 20 years ago and now this has virtually stopped on the back of green concerns. Now we have massive fuel loads and drought conditions and people choosing the live in leafy forest type settings so it is no surprise what is happening now. People like to blame federal government apparent inaction on climate change but even if Australia (responsible for 1% of world carbon emissions) reduced net carbon emissions to nil there would be no change to the current circumstance. Australia has always been a land of fire and floods and the indigenous people knew this and used to systematically burn the country to prevent what is happening now.
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    _*A few good Senior Moments*_ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 An elderly gentleman...... Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.' The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet.. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.' 'Really!? Like a newborn baby!?' 'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great.. I would recommend it very highly.' The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?' The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know.... The one that's red and has thorns.' 'Do you mean a rose?' 'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. 'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember .. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. 'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?' 'Sure..' 'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks. 'No, I can remember it.' 'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?' He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.' 'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks. Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!' Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment. 'Where's my toast ?' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy: 'So I hear you're getting married?' 'Yep!' 'Do I know her?' 'Nope!' 'This woman, is she good looking?' 'Not really.' 'Is she a good cook?' 'Naw, she can't cook too well.' 'Does she have lots of money?' 'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.' 'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?' 'Because she can still drive!' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 One more. . .! A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split. The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?' 'No,' he replied, 'Arthritis.' 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 _Now , before you 'forget', send them on to some other folks you know who could use a good laugh !!_
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    Excellent performance. The guitar work is stunning
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    I grew up with Big Band music. Mom played the piano, clarinet and saxophone. Uncles played drums trumpets and trombones. When they got playing and singing _ awesome memories.
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    Incredible voice. One of my top 3 favourite Books LOL
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    A win is a win, against most odds and the Poms...Keep up the work Blommetjies
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    Klop! I never thought they had a chance.
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    Well sitting in the pub celebrating the victory
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    A fine victory in the end.
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    Definitely looked like a lot more fight today
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    True but I would rather wait for the next round with the oncologist on the 3rd before I go down that route,
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    Well done Proteas. After all this negativity of late, let's hope the boys can move up.
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    And what about this guy?
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    Vlag, they're 1000% better than the plonkers previously "employed"...........imho
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    My days of buying perfume are long gone. Of course it helps that my son works for a major cosmetic company and gets the stuff for nothing.
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    Just get a 1TB drive and be done with it man.
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    You know you're getting old when: You have no plans for Christmas, gifts are something you and the wife buy something together, normally something essential for the house, and there's no place like home.
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    Seems Bouch and KAllis on board, this may yet be the best Christmas present for SA cricket fans. We need that optimism with the Poms landing.
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    The good old days,
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    https://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Bush/watch-this-9-day-old-giraffe-cuddling-with-his-bff-hunter-the-dog-is-adorable-20191122-3
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    @J1M1 More Morrison magic:
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    For Owen & England rugby................
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    I think Neil Diamond's appearance on this thread is long overdue . . .
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    Remember this one hit wonder?
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    Has very much darkened the mood especially the loss of life including those of animals. There have been more horrific fires here but not as many at once as is currently the case.
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