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by iainpeden
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4669
Views: 353707

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

One takes a detention for being flippant, another is a good try but wrong and another takes another detention for being a smart Alec!
by iainpeden
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4669
Views: 353707

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Get rid of decimal coinage as well; 4 farthings to a penny, 12 pennies to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound (and 1 pound and 1 shilling to a guinea). 16 ounces to a pound and 14 pounds to a stone - or was it the other way round? Furlongs, chains and firkins - no wonder children's mental maths w...
by iainpeden
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th
Replies: 110
Views: 15259

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th

Volunteers have been told to use the far west gate by land warfare so i’m Not sure about public parking.
I’ll be in my red volunteer fleece tomorrow and wearing a bright orange baseball cap courtesy of Dassault so if you see me about please say hello.
by iainpeden
Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2280
Views: 138706

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Tommy, is it really a surprise that BJ is potentially putting democracy in conflict with his executive; but when has Raab done anything satisfactorily (or in Ofsted education terms "requires improvement)?
by iainpeden
Thu 16 Sep 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...
Replies: 83
Views: 14160

Re: The Feel Good/Happy Thread...

Taking the knee - excellent.
by iainpeden
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Model Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Model Advice

Pete, get over to Britmodeller and you will find out a lot more about Micro-Mir kits. From what I have heard the V-bombers and the Beverley are good kits as long as you put some work into them. This on the Beverly might help you judge the standard. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topi...
by iainpeden
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Insulate Britain
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: Insulate Britain

Peaceful? The estimate is that the death toll was at least into the hundreds and potentially into the thousands.
by iainpeden
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Insulate Britain
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: Insulate Britain

BBC news today.
In the 1980s there were eight days a year when the temperature hit 50 degrees centigrade somewhere on the planet; now we are into the mid-20s. Whether an inconvenient protest or a news report is better at getting the seriousness of that fact across is a moot point.
by iainpeden
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Insulate Britain
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: Insulate Britain

It would not surprise me if any of the current high-profile climate change protest groups were also full of operators, trying to discredit them from within. Protests like yesterdays are almost designed to have a negative effect. Cynical, me? Remember this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_undercove...
by iainpeden
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Insulate Britain
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: Insulate Britain

Road blockages tend to get the protesters want they want in France. Seriously though, a report on R4 this morning said that close to 50% of young people (i.e. under 18) were really depressed about the future of the planet and felt that mankind was doomed. Given the levels of climate change and plant...
by iainpeden
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2280
Views: 138706

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Can't get on an internal UK flight without photo ID. Are they scrapping that as well? I don’t know, but for one thing, I’m not aware of any government requirement that mandates a photo ID for internal air travel. If it’s the airline company policy, then that’s the company’s policy, not a government...
by iainpeden
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: On the wireless.
Replies: 0
Views: 105

On the wireless.

I'm listening to, and learning from, this drama documentary about the Nuremberg War Trials on BBC Sounds - 16x20 minute episodes. Well written, well characterised and the pictures are better than anything on the moving wall paper box.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09sgpwk
by iainpeden
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Website
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Website

All yours? If so very good. I love the "flight" of P-47s as a header photo.
by iainpeden
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2280
Views: 138706

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Some railcard linked tickets do I believe.
by iainpeden
Mon 13 Sep 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7245
Views: 369301

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

I had a run in with a total maskzi at Costco today (first one since all this started). Total jobsworth. Definite Traffic Warden material. I walked off & left him standing there shouting at the back of my head as I continued shopping. He collared me later at the checkout as I was about to head for t...
by iainpeden
Sun 12 Sep 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7245
Views: 369301

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

The decision smacks of being political not scientific. There are a number of Tory MPs very unhappy with BJ about these passports, the National Insurance hike has gone down badly many Tory MPs and the Daily Telegraph is being highly critical of the BJ executive. How are we going to prove double vacci...
by iainpeden
Sun 12 Sep 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7245
Views: 369301

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

For heaven's sake (could have been much stronger). Yet another u-turn from BJ. Vaccine passports will now not be needed for nightclubs and other larger venues. So when the rest of Europe/the World is requiring one, the Brits will be allowed to blithely say "oh, we don't need them". Global Britain - ...
by iainpeden
Sun 12 Sep 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Pumas
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Pumas

From FC, I think they came out of Cosford and went to the 9/11 flypast at LN. There was a clip on BBC Look East of one flying over with an American flag flying from the door.
by iainpeden
Sat 11 Sep 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Pumas
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Pumas

Just had 2 Pumas flying east over the southern edge of Corby; a real hens' teeth spot.
by iainpeden
Fri 10 Sep 2021, 11:56 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Concerts 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Concerts 2021

Just home from the Steve Hackett gig in Leicester. I reckon Nad had a sore throat but did brilliantly. Two hours of early Genesis with fillings rattling in teeth at times. Great to be back to live music.
by iainpeden
Fri 10 Sep 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What music are we listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1973
Views: 410704

Re: What music are we listening to at the moment?

Steve Hackett at Leicester de Montfort Hall in about 2 hours time.
by iainpeden
Fri 10 Sep 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7245
Views: 369301

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

Apparently better than 60% around here, where ya planning to go? Vaccination rates vary according to ethnicity & State. Like many (most/all?) on here I too don't get the hesitancy about vaccination in the US. Your 60% compares badly with my town which has the current highest caseload of Covid in th...
by iainpeden
Thu 09 Sep 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 409
Views: 135752

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

:wink: Last place just gone!
by iainpeden
Thu 09 Sep 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2280
Views: 138706

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Critical thinking in schools. Totally agree, in the 1980s there was a BBC schools programme called In the News - up to date international news at the level of an 11 year old - led to great discussion. Your grandparents sound like mine - backstreet Liverpool with grandad out of work for 7 years in th...