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by verreli
Tue 14 Jul 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1325
Views: 53107

Re: The UKAR politics thread

It appears, yet again, that some people just don't get it. On the one hand they want unrestricted un-skilled immigration to fill ongoing vacancies and on the other argue that it requires a skill set - that's nonsense; you can't have it both ways. All jobs needs training, even the most basic. The dis...
by verreli
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1325
Views: 53107

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Where the hell are all these magic willing workers going to come from? Care work is unskilled; I'd give it a go if it was a choice between that and claiming benefits. In a couple of months time furlough will end and a million plus low skilled shop assistants, restaurant staff, etc will enter the jo...
by verreli
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1325
Views: 53107

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I joke with my friends and family I will meet them at the hotel and will be on my 4th drink by the pool by the time they get through customs. ... or more likely just wait for them on the transfer bus? I got my new passport too. I've been hearing things about 'black passports matter' in the media or...
by verreli
Sun 05 Jul 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US presidential election 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1496

Re: US presidential election 2020

Could we expand the line up to include Kanye West who has thrown his hat in the ring? That would make Kim Kardashian first lady. That must tick the box for many on this forum.
by verreli
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moscow 75th WW2 Victory parade
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Moscow 75th WW2 Victory parade

Now that's how to do a flypast. If only the RAF 100 was a fraction as good.

TV coverage was better too. Lots of in cockpit shots.
by verreli
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US presidential election 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1496

Re: US presidential election 2020

... Condoliza Rice would be great but she is too smart to run. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-condoleezza-rice-discusses-race-on-face-the-nation-june-7-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2arDNrrQUuu8IdYaM2cKTpnRJ_QcYRc7Gt-cti5gHffQ_VElx-e2UGwUY She would make a good president. I read the BBC list of potenti...
by verreli
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1917
Views: 83795

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

ericbee123 wrote:
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 5:31 pm
I would have thought they would be happier they can now fit twice as many people into their sales space...
4x
by verreli
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

In America you are far more likely to be shot by another human, cop or not, or run over by a vehicle, than you are to be killed by bear or cougar, and the universal favourite bogey-creature, the wolf, is also the one with the cleanest record. I've seen grizzly and black bears on hikes several times...
by verreli
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1729

Re: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports

A pilot would never take chocks out during his walk round, would they? :innocent: Reminds me of a time many years ago when I was taking a HS125 trip as a passenger. We had two non-regular crew and the aircraft was parked high side on a gently sloping apron. P1 jumped in the cockpit, P2 did the walk...
by verreli
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 6069

Re: Boris Force One?

so presumably it can't be pressed into military service if required with such a loud livery? If an enemy aircraft gets close enough that a paint job on a tanker is a problem, then things aren't going well, especially as offensive missions would generally be at night. Nothing wrong with it being use...
by verreli
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Is it really though? Maybe for some, but in the younger generations I'd be surprised if that still held true as much as it used to. I could be wrong though (it has been known...). There are far fewer Western movies than previously which reinforce the image but they haven't gone away. Even though th...
by verreli
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Plenty of people, me included, saw being part of the EU as a part of their identity. But that's changing. I don't like it, but I'll accept it and move on. Now that's an interesting comment and goes some way to explain why the camps were so polarised. As for guns in the USA, perhaps the only way to ...
by verreli
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

America. A country where people get upset if you try to amend an amendment. Gota luv em. As I've mentioned previously on this forum, identity is a powerful thing. We got Brexit because of it and it explains why integration is such a problem. How many of you would drop elements of your identity beca...
by verreli
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

I think many people consider Americans as Brits who have a funny accent. They are as different from us as the French, German, Chinese or indeed any group that has their own traditions, culture and history. We are not all the same and I for one celebrate this fact. Gun's are embedded in the American ...
by verreli
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Beware the straw man. Biden is no Sanders but equally, he's no conservative. Forget all this moderate centrist BS, that's just a psychological political tactic to attract swing voters. I too wish for the ambition of the past and if we're going to have a big government sponsored project, I'd rather i...
by verreli
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

An end to mindless idiocy and vacuous government at the highest level? That's more a rant than an answer. So,... how will Biden affect military projection, more or less? The trend for Trump has been less. Will Biden start to send more troops overseas and at the same time reduce the size of the mili...
by verreli
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

I caught a sound bite today that Biden Is 82% likely to be elected;tried hard to find the source but interesting. It was linked to artificial intelligence and computer learning. Now that is interesting. Previously trends in politics, public health and economics have all been successfully detected i...
by verreli
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

100% Trump is going to be re-elected this year I'm not sure I'd go 100% but you can see the tactics he's using. For instance, he was quick to take credit for the good employment figures recently but is linking covid-19 with the Chinese so when they take a dip, it was the Chinese fault. This isn't t...
by verreli
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Biden is a weak candidate, arguably weaker than Hilary and we know how that worked out. Prepare yourself for... four more years,,, four more years...
by verreli
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

The real question is, if Trump is democratically elected to be president for another 4 years in November, will this thread continue? I suppose the saving grace is that you can only serve two terms as US president so the most we can hope for is 4 more years. BTW, I give it a better than 50:50 chance.
by verreli
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 3276

Re: Cool Moves

How about the Hungarian Gripen dump and burn at RIAT? Only time I've seen it from a modern jet.
by verreli
Sun 31 May 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A New Step Into Space
Replies: 29
Views: 2112

Re: A New Step Into Space

I followed the Gemini and Apollo missions as a wannabe-astronaut and sat up through the night watching Apollo 11 with my dad, so I hope it all does signal a return to more space stuff, even though we should perhaps get the Earth sorted out first. Sadly, you'll never ever get all the Earth bound thi...
by verreli
Fri 22 May 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

I tend to think that their maybe a link between the IQ of a leader and the possibility for them to "make peoples lives better" Where's the impirical evidence to support that claim? I know some very smart people who have no common sense. ...plus respect on the World's stage gives any nation greater ...
by verreli
Fri 22 May 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Quite true, but to be fair “the world hasn’t ended” is not really the highest bar for the competence and intellect demanded and required of the president, or any of our world leaders. The point I keep trying to make is that a qualification isn't required. You don't have to pass a university course ...
by verreli
Thu 21 May 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 584
Views: 74585

Re: President Trump

Up until President Trump, I'd never heard of any World leader sending out random tweets at all hours of the morning or claiming just about any criticism of them as fake news. I too find him bizarre. Certainly his behaviour is unprecedented. Guess I'm just ambivalent because he hasn't done anything ...