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grant228 2020-10-21 00:27:40
Dave, ya cain't be too carefull when it comes to reedin them darn danjerus things called books cos they fill ya mind full of strange learnin and crazy ideers. Good ole Uncle Adolf new what to do with that spawn of Satan!
 
 
dave 2020-10-20 16:35:07
Grant, I think that about sums up the current situation. I'm reading "Rage" by Bob Woodward now. Unbelievable stuff.
 
grant228 2020-10-20 11:02:38
Dave, I hope you are right. As much of what your country does affects the rest of the world, I think everyone on the planet should be allowed to vote in your election! Going by the general opinion here in the media, the reputation of the US has fallen dramatically because of the unpresidential behaviour of the incumbent. Your country's previous worldwide esteem based on integrity, intelligence, belief in the law and justice for all, towering ideals and modesty in achievement needs urgent resurrection.
 
dave 2020-10-19 13:58:10
Yes, no doubt this is serious felony stuff. I don't think they were seeing real clear. It seems that the rural, uneducated, anti-government crowd has been growing bolder in the Trump presidency. I wonder what that says about Trump? I think he won't be re-elected.
 
grant228 2020-10-13 07:40:20
Dave, saying they've been misbehaving is similar to saying Al Capone was a bit naughty. Of the assorted group below, the fellow top right would have to be a Deliverance extra!
 
 
dave 2020-10-12 00:45:11
Its's strange Grant. It's not my image of my homeland and, as we've discussed before, it's a pretty big diverse state, There does seem to have been some mis-behaving, to put it mildly.
 
grant228 2020-10-10 08:02:55
Dave, your lovely state is again in the news for all the wrong reasons! The faces of the accused would not be out of place in "Deliverance".
 
dave 2020-09-30 13:38:37
Grant, that all sounds about right, though I'd say those D's are very soft D's. I would pronounce bedder and better slightly differently though its true the t's would lean more towards the d. It's a subtle thing.
 
grant228 2020-09-30 11:36:39
Dave, if we pronounce "school" with a hard k sound, so we should with schedule. I remember watching a US power boat show many years ago and the announcer pronounced "buoy" as "booey". This week I also heard "era" pronounced as "air-ra". Over here we say "ear-ra" I have done some research on this topic and my source said the following words are pronounced differently in the US and here: water, bottom and better - we pronounce the t while Americans substitute a d sound i.e. boddom, warda, bedder. The classic is coffee - we say koffee while Americans say caw-fee. Pianist is another. We say peer-u-nist while Americans say pee-anist.
 
dave 2020-09-29 19:28:15
Grant, I'm not sure. how do you spell schedule? I'm pretty sure its pronounced differently (we pronounce skedule, english say shedule)
 
grant228 2020-09-24 08:03:02
Dave, I tutor a marvellous Japanese boy in English and today he wrote "license". I explained that he had used the American spelling instead of "licence" and he then asked if there are any words, spelled the same, that Americans pronounce differently to English/Australians? I wracked my brain but can't think of any. Can you provide any?
 
dave 2020-09-22 21:02:51
Grant, That's the word from the top! :)
 
grant228 2020-09-17 19:48:34
Dave, according to a prominent American politician, your pandemic is all under control with better numbers than most countries!
 
dave 2020-09-14 12:34:15
We'll see where it goes. Right now I'd say the pandemic has the spotlight.
 
grant228 2020-09-11 10:01:53
I couldn't agree more. Sadly, both our countries have leaders who are reluctant to take action on this matter.
 
dave 2020-09-10 12:54:57
One argument I've heard is that climate change is cyclical over long periods. My counter is that - scientifically speaking (I.e. can be proved in experiment) - putting more and more carbon in the atmosphere does/will increase the temperature, whether we are truly experiencing those effects now or not. So either way we need to quit increasing the carbon in the atmosphere.
 
grant228 2020-09-10 09:14:13
Dave, the doomsday images of your west coast ablaze are eerily reminiscent of what we suffered 9-10 months ago. if there are any climate change deniers still around, I would love to hear their take on these disasters.
 
dave 2020-09-08 14:14:23
Grant, as far as hunting that's probably true in certain areas but not most places. Usually hunting is either on private land or in large known areas.
 
grant228 2020-09-08 08:51:33
Dave, I've noticed the "seasons" are relatively short thankfully. Is a visitor to Michigan taking their lives into their hands going for a walk in the woods at this time of year?
 
dave 2020-09-02 12:41:45
Grant, yes. In Michigan, here are the hunting seasons, but Deer is by far the most popular. Michigan Hunting Seasons
 
grant228 2020-08-27 07:46:37
Dave, I'm not into hunting but are these noble beasts hunted?
 
dave 2020-08-24 18:21:31
Grant, I doubt it because I think they are pretty abundant in upper Michigan. I'm not sure of other areas. I believe there is a bear hunting season in parts of the US and Canada still but I don't know any details.
 
grant228 2020-08-15 02:28:18
Dave, are they a protected species? They look inoffensive although my younger daughter lived in Canada for nine months and told us stories of the many anti-bear initiatives Canadians were expected to follow.
 
dave 2020-08-14 14:15:31
This bear was causing a ton of trouble. Ransacking campsites for food, and in one case tried to get into a tent for food and we literally heard the screams of that camper, followed by the sound of a car leaving the campground in the middle of the night. My kids and nieces and nephews were very scared.
 
grant228 2020-08-13 05:28:48
Dave, are you being hyperbolic or was the lady causing a lot of trouble?
 
dave 2020-08-12 12:12:32
Grant it was great. But we had a visitor with three cubs that was terrorizing the campground every night.
 
 
grant228 2020-08-04 22:14:05
Half your luck, Dave! It's been a while since I've taken my kayak out. Your example might inspire me! Enjoy the beauty and tranquility.
 
dave 2020-08-04 12:40:51
I meant to say that's in Michigan, of course.
 
dave 2020-08-03 12:36:29
Grant, There does tend to be a stereotype of Michigan in that its imagined as being synonymous with Detroit, while in reality - as big as it is - Detroit is only one small corner of a vast state that encompasses two peninsulas and has more miles of Fresh water lakes on its border than any state, and perhaps anywhere in the world. I'll be kayaking here next weekend:
 
 
grant228 2020-08-01 08:35:43
Dave, I agree with you about media sensationalism. It would be a boring story if there was no confrontation or controversy, although your fair land does have form on the board when it comes to wars, civil and uncivil! I must add, I was impressed by the lush appearance of your state. My perception used to Detroit was Michigan, industrialised and urban, but the scenery looked inviting.
 



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