Open house.

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  1. medusa says:

    AAARRGGHHH……… insomnia and hayfever….. a bloody nightmare. Ask Gecko what do I do? Who specialises in this crap, my doc is bloody clueless

  2. Gecko says:

    Two separate things ……. hayfever you can get an antihistamine, two types, one will make you drowsy, the other won’t, you can pick those up from a chemist.
    Insommnia, you may need something to help you sleep for awhile to break the no sleeping cycle, especially if you don’t know the cause.

    • mawm says:

      Get a mast cell stabiliser nasal spray (eg. sodium chromoglycate) or a cortisone spray – for prevention ie. you use it every day. If seasonal you can use seasonally. Use antihistamine tablets for an acute episodes.

      Insomnia is a difficult one. The easy answer is something like Zopiclone or Midazolam sleeping tablets but you don’t want to use them all the time. Try something like the iphone app “iSleep Easy” from Meditation Oasis (less than $5). I use it occasionally to get to sleep – I have yet to hear the end of the playlist. For waking in the night – this is a bit more of a problem as you don’t want to be drowsy from the tablets in the morning. iSleep has some stuff you can do in their app – I haven’t tried it yet.

      Disclaimer – I have no pecuniary interest in Meditation Oasis and I’m not a GP, immunologist or ENT surgeon.

      Of course you can get a long acting antihistamine that causes drowsiness and take it at night after KG’s glass of wine…………but remember that alcohol, especially red wines, causes nasal stuffiness.

  3. KG says:

    Wine, a good cigar and more wine is my Rx. :mrgreen:

  4. Darin says:

    Hayfever, miserable stuff.Cuts,burns,broken bones I can stand,but not Hay fever or a head cold,either of those and I am useless.Claritin and low dose Ibuprofen is usually my fix.

  5. KG says:

    For insomnia, try reading Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”.
    Guaranteed fix.

  6. KG says:

    The cops rang me today, Darin, after I sent a shitty email to the Police Commissioner and the Minister for Police this morning. A charming lady told me she was in the process of dealing with my gun licence application–eight months and $425 after I lodged it. :shock:
    So hopefully, I’ll be able to pick up the 30-30 shortly.

    • Darin says:

      ATF=Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms,the makings of a good weekend
      I was offered an afternoon of fun by a young lady awhile back,told her no time,gotta go shooting,women just don’t get priorities :mrgreen:

    • Ronbo says:


      I wonder if it’d work for someone in America to send someone in…say Australia, just for an example…an M-4 Bushmaster .223 in pieces in the mail, or say disguised as a water pump? :mrgreen:

      This actually worked for a friend of mine during the Vietnam War, who reported his M-16 missing in combat, broke the weapon down to many pieces, added odd pieces of metal found in the unit dump, and shipped the entire mess back home to his puzzled wife what looked like to her boxes of useless junk, which she stored anyway in the basement :mrgreen:

      When my buddy got home, he went down to the basement, opened up about half dozen of these “junk” boxes, and came back upstairs with a fully operational automatic M-16A1 assault rifle to show his very surprised wife, who fainted away on the kitchen floor, apparently thinking he was about shoot her for cheating on him…which she did do while he was away in the ‘Nam. :mrgreen: and with his “best” friend :mrgreen:

      • KG says:

        Hmm…….apparently, how the Lebanese muslim crims in Sydney get their guns into the country is to have them stashed in containers filled with legit goods, Ronbo.
        Since less than 10% of containers are inspected by customs, the odds are heavily in the crim’s favour.

  7. Darin says:

    This just in,”Obama to address the nation this morning on the looming budget cuts.He is expected to make his address before a back drop of first responders including Police and Firemen”

    Here we go again,more theater,pomp and pageantry and no leadership.Also no mention of the fact that the Federal government has no business funding LOCAL services period. :evil:
    Also no mention from the opposition that the cuts won’t effect essential services only useless Federal parasites,watch out folks,there is no Rudder on this ship

  8. KG says:

    “….the Roman government appeared everyday less formidable to its enemies, more odious and oppressive to its subjects. The taxes were multiplied with the public distress; economy was neglected in proportion as it became necessary…. If all the barbarian conquerors had been annihilated in the same hour, their total destruction would not have restored the empire of the West: and if Rome still survived, she survived the loss of freedom, of virtue, and of honour.” — Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    From “We’re History”

    • Ronbo says:


      The total years of Roman history was over 2,000, starting with the foundation of Rome in 753 B.C. and ending with the fall Constantinople in 1453 A.D. with many ups and downs.

      The Roman Republic existed from 509 B.C. to 31 B.C. to die in the last of numerous civil wars that lasted off and on for over a century….

      My point is that America may survive this difficult period, but what comes next may be an updated Roman Empire, complete with an emperor and a lackey Senate, as both sides in the civil wars that are shaping up will have to go to the model of authoritarianism to rule the peace that will come at the conclusion.

      • KG says:

        Whatever the outcome, Ronbo I’m sure that after a civil war your “will have to go to the model of authoritarianism to rule the peace that will come at the conclusion.” is absolutely right.
        Seems we can only exchange one tyrant for another. :evil:

        • Ronbo says:


          Dictatorship of the Left or Right is in America’s future…

          I’m afraid stalwart American Republicans like myself can only die on our swords as Cato The Younger rather than surrender to Caesar.

          However, before that happens I want to make sure those Enemies of the Republic on my personal proscription list go to their maker first.

          Like the man said, “Paybacks are hell” – and thanks to the wonders of the Internet I know where they live, where the work and who they screw.

          I only need a period of anarchy for Operation Have Gun Will Travel to go active.

  9. Ronbo says:

    Obama stole the elections of 2008 and 2012…

    This Democrap dumb ass 6x voter is very likely typical in the big cities, I will bet you a dime to a dollar the various “community organizers” pass out the big bucks on election days to those who voted more than once for Obama.

    …which also explains why states like New York and California are always voting Democrap – no voter I.D.s required.

  10. jonno1 says:

    A 72-year-old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back normal so the doctor says, “Harry, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?”

    Harry replies, “God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so he’s fixed it when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof!, the light goes on. When I’m done, poof!, the light goes off.”

    “Wow, that’s incredible,” the doctor says.

    A little later in the day, the doctor calls Harry’s wife. “Mrs. White,” he says, “Harry is doing fine but I had to call you because I’m in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night and poof! the light goes on in the bathroom, and when he’s done, poof! the light goes off?”

    “OH GOOD GRIEF!” Mrs. White exclaims, “He’s peeing in the fridge again!”

  11. jonno1 says:

    A rich man living in Darwin decided that he wanted to throw a party and invited all of his buddies and neighbours. He also invited Colin, the only aborigine in the neighbourhood. He held the party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion. Everyone was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating prawns and oysters from the BBQ and flirting.

    At the height of the party, the host said, “I have a 5m man-eating crocodile in my pool and I’ll give a million dollars to anyone who has the balls to jump in.”

    The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash and
    everyone turned around and saw Colin in the pool fighting the croc, jabbing it in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, doing all kinds of stuff like head butts and chokeholds, biting the croc on the tail and flipping it through the air like some kind of judo instructor. The water was churning and splashing everywhere. Both Colin and the croc were screaming and raising hell. Finally Colin strangled the croc and let it float to the top like a dead goldfish. Colin then slowly climbed out of the pool.

    Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief. The host says, “Well, Colin, I reckon I owe you a million dollars.” “Nah, you all right boss, I don’t want it,” said Colin.

    The rich man said, “Man, I have to give you something. You won the bet. How about half a million bucks then?” “No thanks, I don’t want it,” answered Colin.

    The host said, “Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing. How about a new Porsche and a Rolex and some stock options?” Again, Colin said “No.”

    Confused, the rich man asked, “Well Colin, then what do you want?”

    Colin said, “I want the bastard who pushed me in.”

  12. Contempt says:
    Thoughts about Secession. A long good read.

  13. Robertvdl says:

    Whatever ?

    A Dutch collector has put an entire mammoth skeleton up for sale on the Dutch online auction site Marktplaats, with a starting bid of €275,000.

    Solar panels from Dutch manufacturer Scheuten Solar can burst into flames in bright sunlight, according to consumer product safety body VWA.

    Only use them in the shadow.

  14. Darin says:

    Solar Clothes dryer only $29.95

    Millions sold in Europe,made from a special space age polymer.

    Warning,may cause drowsiness,sudden hair loss,mild constipation and or death.Safe when used as directed.

  15. KG says:

    They’re multi-purpose too–ideal for hanging recalcitrant kids from, hanging pigs for butchering and you can get canvas umbrellas for them.

  16. KG says:

    Off for a nap–it’s Gecko’s day off.

  17. medusa says:

    Thank you for the advice mawm and Gecko, I am on eye drops, nasal spray and strong strength Telfast pills, finally washed down with white wine after dinner :lol: I just can’t start drinking the wine at 7:00am with breakfast :roll:

    • mawm says:

      Decongestant nasal sprays (eg. Otrivin) can cause a thickening of the lining of the nose and end up aggravating the stuffiness. Antihistamine ones (eg. Rhinolast) work but not as well as the cortisone ones (Beconase, flixonase) as they actually reduce the inflammation in the nose – they need to be used regularly and started before any seasonal attacks.

      If the things you are allergic to can be identified then a course of desensitisation injections can be beneficial.

      But then what do I know about all this as I’m just a simple sailor. :roll:

    • Robertvdl says:

      “the cortisone ones (Beconase, flixonase) as they actually reduce the inflammation in the nose – they need to be used regularly and started before any seasonal attacks”

      but can it be washed down with white wine ?

  18. Darin says:

    Small town in Arkansas in the middle of a summer dry spell when lightening strikes and catches the only bank in town on fire.
    The Fire department arrives on the scene,but it’s no use,the towns water supply is so low there just isn’t enough water pressure to put out the fire.
    Everybody is just standing there watching the bank and all the towns money burn.
    Just as all hope is lost a two ton truck driven by a Cotton farmer comes screaming down main street carrying 20 black cotton pickers.

    The truck runs down the street 80mph and runs straight up into the front of the bank building.Even before it stops the men on back jump out and start stomping and beating the fire out with their cotton sacks.In no time the fire is out and the bank is saved.

    Upon seeing this the citizens of the town are so moved by the mens bravery they decide to give the farmer a $10,000 reward for he and his men’s heroic action.

    After handing the farmer the reward check the bank president asked him what was the first thing he was going to do with the money.

    The old Farmer replied,”well I reckon I’ll fix the brakes on that fucking truck” :mrgreen: