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IvanTheTerrible

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  1. IvanTheTerrible

    One sided journalism.

    Were the hell do I start this rant? A bit of back story may help. I live in weastern Victoria on the main highway from Melbourne. As long as I can remember the local stretch of the highway has been a fucking death trap and has claimed countless lives so we were elated when it was announced that it was to be duplicated and eventually the town would be bypassed. So far they have duplicated the road from Melbourne, bypassed Ballarat and got as far as a little town called Buangor. On the last stretch from Beaufort things started to go south as a group of local Greenies started protesting the removal of trees which delayed the completion of the section. Since then the leader of the group has taken the state government and Vicroads to court so many times it has delayed construction on the current section for two years. Now last year she ran out of avenues for legal action so she called in Aboriginal activist form Melbourne telling them that one of the trees earmarked for removal was an ancient birthing tree. Now the whole project had already been approved by the local elders but this group somehow changed their minds. So more court cases ensued until finally they lost there last appeal but in a change of heart Vicroads said they would spare the two trees that were of a concern. So you'd think all was over. Nope, they then put in a native title claim, but only on the section of land that the road is on which just so happens to be owned by the leader of the Greenies Now to the point of my complaint. SBS has twice sent a film crew to the site and only spoken to the aboriginals and nobody else. Not Vicroad, the government or any locals. The newspapers and tv news are still reporting it as the aboriginals still trying to save the two trees that have already been saved and if I reply to any post on the SBS Viceland report or any news site I get called a racist. I challenged SBS to come back top Ararat and speak to the locals but that didn't get a reply. Just for the record I do have Aboriginal ancestors. Just four days ago a young lady lost control of her car on the approach to the area, I saw the car and I'm surprised how she survived.
  2. IvanTheTerrible

    One sided journalism.

    All the news media seems to be on their side. I wouldn't mind if they told the truth. Today the Greens introduced a bill in Vic parliament try to change the route. That means more tax payers money down the drain
  3. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    Off on holidays next week and a highlight of our trip will be to visit Emu Field, the site of the first atomic tests on Australian soil.
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    Real life Fallout

    I'm constrained by the length of the shock and the fact there is a flat floor just above it. Any lower and I run the risk of bottoming the shock and any higher it hits the floor
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    Real life Fallout

    Nearly finished the repair/rebuild on my trailer Mount for the front toolbox New shock mount now made out of 40x40x 3mm Bracket is 40mm angle at 5mm thickness Turns out the axle was originally supplied longer than I ordered but I wont change it till it needs to be
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    Real life Fallout

    Wont increase the weight by much but I will re-weigh it when I'm finished
  7. An exhibition of my exploits or lessons learned from my stupidity. The things you see when you are out and about. We came across this group of Grey Nomad farmers who decided to tour Australia in tractors.
  8. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    Repairs are currently underway. I have decided to rebuild the chassis from scratch. I had steel for all bar the drawbar already in the workshop. The original four year, been everywhere chassis Some of the damage. This was collateral damage caused while we were trying to extract it. This is damage to the tool box on the front of the trailer and was just general wear and tear New main frame. Doubled the wall thickness so hopefully it will be more resilient.
  9. IvanTheTerrible

    Green Room Pics Thread

  10. IvanTheTerrible

    Green Room Pics Thread

    Locals keep looking for nuggets around my town but the area is alluvial gold, not nuggets but some clown said he found a small nugget and idiots descended from everywhere. He actually found the nugget in outback WA, about 4000 Km away.
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    Green Room Pics Thread

    I can pretty much bet both my testicles that wasn't found near Ballarat. These guys will not report findings locations because the area gets inundated with every man with a detector. I also know that the dealers have nuggets in their safes that are suddenly "discovered" when business is quiet.
  12. IvanTheTerrible

    Then to now

    So long. It has been so long since my departure from what, at the time, was a significant part of my online life. From the forums to [AC-DC] and the gaming community. Atomic was a tight nit community were I felt I belonged and was appreciated. Was huge shock and personal disappointment when it ended for me but returning to find the shattered remnants of a once iconic forum is almost as bad. Since I have been gone I have drifted away from home computing but have stuck to my core interest of electronics and photography. I have grown a business, extended my family and developed a new interest in single board computing. No longer do I sit in front of a monitor I now love to get out and explore outback Australia as basic as I can. Me , my wife and the remotest place we can get to. The less people the better. Will I stay around is a question that will take time to figure out, I have become older and cranky and that isn't a good thing. IvanTheTerrible
  13. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    Rescue mission successful.
  14. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    We are leaving tomorrow on a rescue mission to recover our trailer and there should be no moon for a while so better pics
  15. IvanTheTerrible

    The Naruto Run !

    Being an ex defence force member I can tell you that they practice this shit. They have ways and means to stop people without violence but it aint pretty
  16. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    There is actually a 1/4 moon off to the left in that pic
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    Then to now

    She runs in Super Street.
  18. IvanTheTerrible

    I'mmmmmm BACK!

    Thamks Ben Mansill and Nich.... I promise to be a good boy. Now were did I put my old avatar?
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    Then to now

    Started out as a bog stoke 253 and we got it down to 12sec 1/4 mile then we swapped it out for a 400Hp 355 all Holden stroker. Best now is a 11.35sec quarter
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    Then to now

    Back in the day my lovely wife was quite content to get by without a drivers licence. This is what she does now!
  21. IvanTheTerrible

    I'mmmmmm BACK!

    Red spikey ball
  22. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

  23. IvanTheTerrible

    How cool is this guy

    No helmet or any other protective gear and to top it off he's cracking a whip. Not my photo that was taken at Queensland rodeo
  24. IvanTheTerrible

    Please Explain ... if you can

    New world of attention whoring.
  25. IvanTheTerrible

    Real life Fallout

    I should have checked.
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