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Swedesmith
Posted on: 28.Jul.2011, 03:26 PM





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It's got a real small front pouch so you have to bend it like Beckam.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 28.Jul.2011, 02:27 AM





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Find out what the frost zone (how far down the ground freezes in the winter) in your area. Bury the pipes deeper and put a 1 1/2 to 2" thick and 1 foot wide strip of rigid foam insulation over them before you backfill. Especially make sure to insulate where they come up into the house with foam pipe insulation. This is where they usually freeze. If the pipes enter the crawl space on a north or west wall, insulate that as well. Better to overdo than find out in January that it wasn't enough.

Most of the country homes where I lived (Öland) had wood heat, whether a wood stove in the house or a vedpanna (wood heating water which is then pumped into the house). If you have a chainsaw and wood splitter of some sort you may be able to cut your own. Lot of work, but think of it as a free gym membership. If not, there is usually someone who sells firewood in your area.

Nothing better on a cold winter day than to be sitting in your warm, toasty house.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 28.Jul.2011, 02:14 AM





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I give no support to Breveik. Nor do I know anyone who does. Nor would I care to associate with anyone who does.

Anyone who supports what Breveik did is sick beyond belief.

And I still like bacon.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 27.Jul.2011, 10:14 PM





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If Breveik likes bacon and so do I, that means we share a view. However, that unequivocally does not mean I agree with what he did.

There are many who disagree with Sweden's immigration policies but that does not make them potential murderers.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 27.Jul.2011, 03:28 PM





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People are to blame. If there were not people, Breveik would not exist nor have anyone to attack.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 27.Jul.2011, 01:25 PM





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I bet a security firm would be a good bet now.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 27.Jul.2011, 01:22 PM





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Go organic. Terrorists would have a hard time making a manure bomb.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 25.Jul.2011, 08:00 PM





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Hopefully the additional cells exist only in his (twisted) mind.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 25.Jul.2011, 05:50 PM





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My advice is that you will never know until you try. But prepare in advance. Study Swedish, develop contacts, visit the areas in question and save up enough money to last you awhile. Do you have the ability to put your job on a leave of absence? That's what I did and am glad of it. Nevertheless, my family enjoyed our experience in Sweden very much.

Good luck.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 25.Jul.2011, 05:38 PM





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A week ago they probably thought nothing like this could ever happen in Norway.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 25.Jul.2011, 04:12 PM





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Real men don't throw away food.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 25.Jul.2011, 12:59 PM





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Hearing thie cretin called a "Christian" is abhorrent to me. I am now beginning to understand how some Muslims must feel. And, Nemisis, you have a much stronger stomach than mine. I could not possibly force myself to read one word of rantings. Furthermore I agree with the earlier post that specified that he only be pictured in prison garb.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 24.Jul.2011, 12:13 PM





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In the aftermath of such a terrible tragedy, it seems so petty to be sniping back and forth with one another. Yes, initially I did speculate that this was an example of Muslim extremist terrorism...it is so de rigeuor these days. But it was a home grown nut case, instead. EIther way, it matters naught to the victims. Death is death, no matter who deals it. The common denomitator is hate.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 23.Jul.2011, 06:45 PM





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The perpetrator of this senseless crime is a hater. Hate knows no color boundries.
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Posted on: 23.Jul.2011, 12:20 PM





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This is beyond sad. Today it is raining at my house. It feels like it is raining around the world.

Give your children an extra hug today. I'm going to give mine one right now.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 10:26 PM





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Is an Irish knacker better than an English knacker?
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Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 10:22 PM





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One wonders what motivates people to kill innocent children. There is just no reason on God's earth that can justify such an action.

And please don't tell me about the innocent Palestinians or Afghani children blah blah blah. It's all bad. All of it.
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Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 04:29 PM





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Last week, a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric, Mullah Krekar, for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he's deported from the Nordic country.

Related???
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Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 12:49 PM





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@ Rick
Thunder and ligtning...sounds like you and the Mrs. had a good night.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 11:28 AM





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I suppose me and my buddies can't practise sumo on the beach anymore.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 22.Jul.2011, 12:08 AM





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I do my own prostate exam...just to be safe.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 21.Jul.2011, 12:07 AM





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Sheep are better. For mowing, that is.
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 20.Jul.2011, 03:53 PM





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Hey Byke, have you found that product to help with my special "problem" yet?
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Swedesmith
Posted on: 19.Jul.2011, 11:26 PM





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Wonder what the late fee will be?
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Posted on: 19.Jul.2011, 03:54 PM





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Whatever happened to good ol' fashioned fisticuffs?
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