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    Hi, anyone interested in a project? I got this a few months ago as a project to finish but life has led me somewhere completely different and I am unable to do it now. It is a 89' Z1000 B chop and has been made in to a monoshock frame before I got it. It is all there bar silencers. I have taken it completely apart for painting. Engine still in one piece and turns over manually and looks ok. I was told it ran a year ago, took rocker cover off to check compression and all good. It has a traditional coffin petrol tank. There is one four in to two and one two in to two exhaust down pipes that came with it, ape hanger bars and a one off single unused custom seat from the States I'm told. Loom complete etc, just needs a paint job and assembling if someone has the time and inclination. I have log book in my name and old MOT's. I paid £500 for it six months ago but would like £400 for it if anyone interested. I have a few photos on my phone partially assembled when I picked it up but as I said now in parts. I can email them if anyone wants to pm me with their email address as I have no clue how to get them from my phone to this advert. It is taking up space in mates garage in Banbury and he needs the space back. Would need a small van to take it away for obvious reasons. Thank you.

    Years ago there was a reasonable lecture circuit of regular meetings and conferences in the parapsychology/disclosure/seemingly impossible history/ufology featuring some excellent and some just plain nuts speakers. They all seem to have died off these days. Is anyone aware of any happening regularly in or around the Kent area?

    Human beings have always been fascinated with the civilisation that preceded it and through the centuries have purposely excavated or just happened across great ruined cities, artefacts of many types and texts of lost languages and peoples. Only since the mid to late Victorian era however has archaeology taken on any structured form with notable luminaries like Flinders Petrie and Wallace Budge taking the time to preserve finds and try to build an accurate interpretation of what they discovered and made archaeology a respected profession in its own right. With many ancient finds it is relatively easy to make sense of what has lain for many years forgotten in the ground, or in the case of buildings and cities, buried in shifting sands, swallowed by vegetation or left to fall in to dereliction as they are still easily recognisable in our modern age. There are however, certain discoveries that defy all rational explanation and are seemingly impossible with in the age of the find and knowledge we know of the civilisation concerned. Archaeology like science bases its prestige on the premise that humanity as a species always advances both intellectually and technologically as time moves forward and this on the face of it is a perfectly reasonable assumption. Using archaeology as an example, let us hypothesise for a moment and say that there were two people drinking in a pub in London and some calamity befell the earth and everything was obliterated. Two thousand years go by and the archaeologist of 4012 CE stumbles upon the remains of the pub and the two skeletons along with fragments of glass and bits of charred wood and rubble. The human remains would be dated and sexed and the glass fragments would be analysed and the assumption could easily be made that these two humans could have been instrumental in brewing or high status glass makers when all they were actually doing before their unfortunate demise was having a drink after a day in the office. The point I am making is that because after such a considerable time where erosion, human values, views of the world and how people in the distant past functioned on a day to day basis we as modern society can only ever make a guess on some things that are discovered. The Bronze Age is generally accepted to be around 3200-4000 BCE and the Egyptian Civilisation is thought to have appeared around 5000 BCE mainly as it seems that nothing has been found to predate this time whilst The Sumerian Civilisation is generally accepted to have begun around 4000 BCE and the Harappen peoples of what is now India is also around 4000 BCE (although a number of finds in the recent past may predate 4000 BCE). On the face of accepted history the step to major modern civilisation began around this time. All well and good thus far you would think, however, there are increasingly finds being made that make no sense in the context in which they are discovered not to mention staggering achievements like the pyramids on the Giza Plateau in Egypt among others which until recently was the biggest built structure on the planet. The one thing that Sumeria, Egypt and India have in common more so than other civilisations of the period now or since are that their system of ‘Gods’ were regularly interacting with mankind on an almost daily basis and seem to be universally thought of as a kind of ‘Super Race’ of beings that came from the stars and unlike what mainstream religion has become, a benevolent or wrathful God that needs solely to be worshipped in order that humanity gets granted some kind of everlasting peace and afterlife. The ‘Gods’ of Egypt, Sumeria and India are described routinely using technology of a type that any military force or Government today can only dream about (as far as we are aware at present anyway). There are ‘myths’ and ‘allegorical’ tales of what we understand to be rocket ships, weapons of incredible power and all manner of other technological wonders. The obvious problem with this scenario is that six thousand years ago the mere thought of man describing this type of modern machinery is plainly ridiculous when the height of technology was the bow, and horse drawn chariot and yet we have accurate descriptions of what appear to be advanced machines and weaponry and in the case of the Indian Mahabharata a full blown nuclear conflict seems to have taken place at some point! How can this be possible? Whilst it is common to place our thought patterns or values on what we in our age and world view consider right and moral I suggest that it is fundamentally incorrect to make these assumptions about past civilisations including those that may originate or originated in other parts of our galaxy or universe. I include alien civilisations because it is generally accepted in our scientific era that we are most likely not the only life forms in the universe that we consider to be on a par or to exceed our current capabilities. On that basis it is natural to accept that some may have been around for considerably longer than human beings. On that premise let’s say that approximately 10,000 BCE a group of lets call them ‘Advanced explorers’ arrived in our Solar system and set about categorising its age, chemical make up, mineral content, potential life forms etc, much as we would do ourselves and assuming the thought processes were similar to ours they would be working towards the advancement of their own species. In 10,000 BCE humanity was still relatively speaking in its early stages and much of humanity still led a nomadic existence and lived hand to mouth whilst others were beginning to settle down and grouping together in communities. It was probably the groups that settled down and started rudimentary farming and erecting small villages that found themselves with enough time on their hands to seriously start wondering why they were here, why they suddenly died of illnesses and generally pondered on the wonders of their complex environment. To explain the unexplainable, seasons, sun rises, extreme weather and the like, external forces were created, Gods, Supreme Beings, Spirit’s of forefathers were created to make unknown natural events easily digestible. So a small group of our tribesmen are out hunting one day and they come across some of our 'Advanced explorers' in the middle of collecting samples of flora and fauna. To the tribesmen the 'Advanced explorers' would seem fantastical whilst the other way around we might be looked at with curiosity, much as we do with strange animals encountered today in zoos. Let's assume that some kind of communication attempt takes place and our 'Advanced explorers' try to explain where they originate from. From the one or all of the tribesmen's viewpoint it could easily appear that these beings were some kind of 'Spirit or Supreme Being'. After the encounter and upon returning to the village they would then try to explain what they had seen to their peers. All would probably walk away with something different from this, some would be scared and some would wonder if a God had come to visit but everyone would have their own take on what had occurred in the same way that a traffic accident can have numerous interpretations depending on your vantage point and involvement. So that year the harvest happens to be particularly good and the tribesmen might easily associate their fortuitous meeting earlier in the year with a good harvest and it is easy to see how a possible chance event like that could snowball in to something a lot bigger. From the viewpoint of the 'Advanced explorer' Earth might may have been the first planet that they'd come across with life in various stages of advancement and decided to keep an eye on how we progressed through the centuries. Modern human beings have a number of 'thought errors' that stop them thinking 'outside the box' for want of a better term. In our age of super computers, economies, knowledge of science and medicine and power over all other life on the planet we seem to think we know it all and should anyone experience an event, UFO, ghost or other anomaly especially where science is concerned they are generally considered delusional or misguided unless it can be poked with a metaphorical stick. Interestingly, in many if not all of the film and TV versions of man coming in to contact with alien intelligence whether malicious of benign we always portray human beings in two distinct camps, those in power or clandestine organisations who want to destroy and control and those who want to understand why and how the visit/invasion occurred. It is interesting that few of us just accept that other life forms or civilisations exist naturally and those of us that think like this seem to have avoided the 'religion and social conditioning trap'. Logically, using our perspective we would be the better people to approach in the first instance due to the fact that we have no agenda except knowledge as to why, how and what for. Why then does this seem not to happen? Is it possible that contact was made in the distant past and those that were initially contacted by chance or planning have seen fit to withhold their knowledge and just past it down through time to those they thought could be trusted to maintain the knowledge and if so have they convinced the 'Advanced explorers' that this is the best course of action for humanity? As our global civilisation stands today very few people actually hold any real power over the planet and its inhabitants. The illusion that politicians in Governments around the world are in charge is a misconception in my view. If one looks seriously behind the scenes of everyday life around the world it does not take long to see that ultimate power is held by very few people hardly any of whom have a high profile. There are many conspiratorial views on who these individuals are, including the Rothschild's, the secretive Bilderburger group or the common favourite for all things secret The Illuminati. I think it is safe to say and it has been shown to be true countless times that there is 'no smoke without fire' as the saying goes, and whether or not it is any of the above mentioned groups or some other group operating in the shadows there is very definitely 'someone in control' out there. It is easy to see how a global population could be controlled relatively easily in the modern world with the mass media that is now part of everyday life and how it could be drip fed and 'given' opinions. For the conspiratorially minded it would seem that in 2012 more than any other year there is an increasing number of 'documentaries' and movies all alluding to contact and cover ups involving civilisations not from Earth. As Dr Steven Greer M.D states in the brilliant book 'Disclosure' one of the biggest hurdles in any admission from authorities would be to admit that they had been keeping this vast secret for at least fifty years if not much longer. I would like to think the population of the planet would be outraged that a small number of people have controlled their lives for so long and it would hopefully lead to a complete rethink on how decisions that affect all of humanity are made and an end to being treated like children.

    I have had similar situations Gee. It is so important to not make yourself ill trying to rationalise the unrationable. Be there for her if you feel you need to but don't take it personally when she is in attack mode. I can't stress enough how important it is to know when to switch off. Keep yourself sane first.

    I am carer and partner to someone with severe mental health problems. There are times when I have felt responsible. Could I have said something different done something wrong but everyone deals with stuff differently Gee. The brain does some strange stuff and I have sat in hospital listening to her raving and swearing at me having been admitted with a police escort. It is a very hard thing to listen to knowing it isn't your fault. You doubt yourself, don't. She is in the best place and if she has been sectioned staff will give the best best care. When someone is very mentally unwell they can say some things that hurt more than you can think. Hang in there and remember she is temporarily not herself. It is not personal.

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I have managed to buy a second hand canoe from the club very cheap and good quality. It leaves me enough for a roof rack. Plenty big enough for me and all my camping gear. Looking forward to getting out in the wild.

    Does anyone have any experience of decent inflatable canoes? I am experienced with regular open canoes and go regularly but was thinking of looking at inflatable one for ease of transport whilst camping on the riversides. Seyvlor seems a good brand from skirting Internet.

    Whilst oil certainly played a part in Germany's defeat they were excellent at making synthetic oil. The ultimate reason for their defeat was an unstable megalomaniac, they were fighting on too many fronts, man power shortages and the overwhelming size of allied resources.

    I too have read all of the major religions holy books and they all say basically the same thing with different personalities in different views. It is mainly down to where you are born determines which imaginary friend you believe in and how much or little the social groups you grow up with as to how much you believe. No offence to anyone who does.

    Whilst the NHS needs to adapt to a greater population it is also bound by the absurdity of current trends. Obesity for example, controversial I appreciate but it is a result of processed food and lack of exercise it is not a disease in its own right yet is treated as such and vast sums are spent. Similarly, the amount of money spent on middle management and consultancy is obscene! There are many conditions that are ultimately personal responsibility and not unavoidable but they are conveniently used to make it look like things are being done. I could go on but won't.

    Indeed it wasn't. The powers that be never or didn't want to acknowledge that the population would grow to what it is now and the social system is being manipulated where it will end up as if you can pay great, if not, tough shit. How much like the US we are becoming sadly.

    As someone who has worked in NHS for a number of years it is odd when people say it shouldn't be privatised, it already is in all but name. So many valuable services are farmed out to profiteers. If it doesn't make a buck they shut up shop and move on.

    Ural 750 sidecar greatest do anything go anywhere bikes ever made in my opinion. I know they are hated by many. Mine never let me down. Sadly not with me anymore but I shall get another when cash allows. Best touring rig out there.

    What the hell is wrong with these people who have such a disregard for life! Theirs or anyone else's. Religion and the bastardisation (not sure that is an actual word) of a god has a lot to answer for. Makes me angry and mad!

    Mrs Me said a website called 'One Green Planet' she thinks that is the name gas loads of great interesting stuff. Am happy to share recipes. Veg stock any veg you fancy, scraps included chopped small or food processor chopped. Herbs garlic big pan low to med heat with twenty percent of the veg weight in salt. When water evaporated spread on grease proof paper in oven around 100 degrees turn occasionally. When it is dry blitz in processor and put in clean jars and hey presto! Beats anything you can buy and cuts wasted veg scrap.

    We don't buy processed food at all. We are lucky enough to have good local market and keep a stock of staple stuff for bread etc. Even mastered making our own veg stock and gravy. Big cooking session once a month for stock and things. Don't spend any where near the average shopping bill I suspect.

    Been a vegetarian all my life and can honestly say it has never posed an issue for me. Buy fresh, cook everything myself don't buy processed food. Healthy wait and more energy than people half my age a lot of the time. Shopping at local market way cheaper than corporate supermarkets too.

    My Dad used to build some epic flying ones years ago. Mostly Ww2 fighters and bombers. I did loads of the plastic ones and got quite good. Looking at making my own steampunk airships now by marrying up airships and galleons.

    Anyone know anyone in Oxfordshire that can tidy up dreads? Mrs me has done her own backcomb method. They are looking fab a year in but she wants the loose bits tidying up. Thanks.

    Erm...it is well established fact that it is possible to travel around the planet and arrive back at the point of departure. Pole to pole, London to London etc. It is science fact.