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by disgruntled
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4396

Re: Drive-in airshows?

All this talk of drive in airshows being new and innovative. I am sure I remember as a child in the 70s and 80s watching the majority of airshows from the car? IAT at Greenham Common? RAF Locking open days? RAF Fairford at home days? RAF St Athan BoB Day? It may be that some of the above weren’t set...
by disgruntled
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153308

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I agree CJS, although I would caution too much comparison with New Zealand given the difference in population density, I does seem that a more authoritarian approach at the outset may have had positive outcomes here as well. But that’s my point really - do we want a society where the onus is on the ...
by disgruntled
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153308

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

It’s been really refreshing following this debate compared to some previous ones. This is just a thought process I’ve had. Not sure if I even agree with myself as being from a military background I see no problem with being given orders and following them but... Just specifically on the timing of lo...
by disgruntled
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 3350

Re: Covid Poll

I’m UK Armed Forces and part of my establishment’s Covid response/management team, so still turning to at my normal place of duty. Very fortunate to be in this position! My partner however is a supply teacher. She is lucky in so far as one of her schools where she was on a long term supply have agre...
by disgruntled
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 11044

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

As a child I remember seeing Jags, Harriers and the odd Tornado using Breen Down as a waypoint. Living near to Filton at the time there were regular surprises that could be seen from the school window, the EAP and ATP demonstrators displaying for the workers stands out. This was along with the regul...
by disgruntled
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Hi all, Another short day (without pay) so hate it whaen this happens this close to xmas, anyway in reply to a question aimed at me last night, I think Labour will re group (like England loosing the World Cup) but this time I think they will choose a much harder/younger leader someone with bite who...
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

"The failed to see or accept that the majority of this country see Corbyn as a danger. They have fully rejected his Marxist agenda and did not agree with his beliefs and stance with regard to PIRA in particular as well as his views on the problems in Palestine and the surrounding area." J...
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

MarkL wrote:
disgruntled wrote:I believe that anyone - yes anyone - other than Corbyn and his inner circle would have beaten Johnson.


Abbott ?


I’d count her as very definitely in his inner circle...?

And the temptation to turn that into smut was huge! Do I get brownie points for not succumbing?!
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

I’ve been very quiet and watched this from afar, making up my own mind and trying to ignore the hyperbole of so many. I’m not surprised at the result and I have come to the conclusion that Labour lost this election all on their own. The failed to see or accept that the majority of this country see C...
by disgruntled
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

My apologies Brevet I retract my comment towards you.

However I will add that in my experience and opinion, the investment and improvements in accommodation in general, and particularly for JRs, over the last 4-5 years is far far greater than anything I have seen in 30 years of service.
by disgruntled
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

There is no doubt Tommy that the political leadership is dire. However I do have just one thought that keeps nagging away at me. If it weren’t for Corbyn’s abstract lack of leadership and his questionable policies and front bench would we be in the situation where the Conservatives are able to put c...
by disgruntled
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 81681

Re: 2019 General Election

Vote conservative, they may be cretins, but they'll maintain the status quo! FB Ok I'll bite. Why should a remainer vote for the Conservatives when they're committed to taking us out of Europe?. Because some people are still pushing the myth that the Conservatives are 'better' for the Military than...
by disgruntled
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza

A white elephant used to refer to something which isnt useful, as the US Navy carrier force has actually been flying combat missions since at least desert storm in 1991 non stop, they surely cannot fall in that category? An aircraft carrier with no combat planes of it's own, and a hole in the botto...
by disgruntled
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: There a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza

The one thing to remember is, as has already been mentioned, she is still undergoing sea trials, the purpose of which is to try to break her! QNLZ is in effect a prototype and therefore things are going to break and go wrong - and probably for a while yet! As for a white elephant, do you hold the sa...
by disgruntled
Wed 29 May 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

And I still find it strange that I (mostly) argue what could be perceived as actually the opposite to that which I voted.

But mostly I echo your sentiments Tommy - cheers to a beer!
by disgruntled
Wed 29 May 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

We agree on much but I think we will have to disagree on how the Conservative and Labour votes such be interpreted. Certainly the conservative vote. Just because they aren’t for an immediate hard Brexit I do think that they should be counted as a vote for leave. I can be persuaded that the Labour v...
by disgruntled
Wed 29 May 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I apologise because in the past on here expressing an option often led to insults. I’m not saying you are like that at all Tommy, but I also don’t want to be labelled as an argumentative troublemaker! We agree on much but I think we will have to disagree on how the Conservative and Labour votes such...
by disgruntled
Wed 29 May 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Both of their manifestos support leaving the EU. What does the Brexit Party manifesto say? They don't have one. Quite. It’s pretty inconsistent to rely on party manifestos to hold parties to account, and then vote for a party who refused to publish a manifesto. Either you’re a believer that parties...
by disgruntled
Tue 28 May 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Tommy wrote:
disgruntled wrote:You can’t argue that these two main parties are ambiguous - their policy is to leave.


:lol:


Sorry Tommy I don’t understand what you’re trying to get at.
Their policy to leave is unambiguous. The fact that they haven’t got a clue how to do this and deliver on their policy is another matter entirely.
by disgruntled
Tue 28 May 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I’m sorry I just can’t buy into this “if you take all the leave parties together... but you can’t count the conservatives or labour” It’s nonsense!! The excuses that have been heard are ridiculous - you can’t count the conservative vote because that’s the voters who would vote for them no matter wha...
by disgruntled
Mon 27 May 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The only clear thing is that the majority of those who voted have voted for a man who has nothing else to say other than “follow me if you want to leave” That’s demonstrably untrue, per the percentage above. Fair enough I’ll put it another way. The largest percentage of any party was secured by an ...
by disgruntled
Mon 27 May 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The results from last night just prove we are no further along the road to a consensus of what we should do. I have read some ridiculous claims from both sides about how if you add this to that and take away the other the figures prove whatever agenda they are trying to push. It’s all nonsense! The ...
by disgruntled
Wed 22 May 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I think the bigger eye opener in that snapshot is the lack of support for Change UK. 4% if I’m reading that correctly? Those figures certainly do not suggest a swathe of people desperate to put a second referendum on the table. Even the Lib Dem/Change UK figures combined fall short of that. We are i...
by disgruntled
Tue 21 May 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

what if the milkshake has been acid and caused life changing injuries. But it wasn’t. What if it had been some kind of ordnance and had caused fatal injuries to Farage or anyone with him? But it wasn’t. We need our “politicians” (admittedly used loosely in this instance) to walk around free from fe...
by disgruntled
Tue 21 May 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 260276

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Ok Dan I’ll bite but only because you made me smile remembering 1600 on a Saturday afternoon sat watching World of Sport with my Grandad. Wondering who I’d be... “Bomber” Pat Roach maybe? Dan, I reckon you could be nailed on as “Cry Baby” Brakes! But once again you need to be held to account on this...