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by ArabJazzie
Thu 08 Apr 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Sorry im a wee bit late in replying to this, but after working more shifts than initially allocated, i had a whole heap of real life to live and forgot about it! Ironically, being in a situation where i am working more shifts than initially allocated again, sparked a memory about this thread. And i ...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Serious question from me (for once) but what are the SNP’s reasons for wanting to leave the UK? Also, what sort of ‘independence’ do they envisage? Is it what I would call ‘partial’ independence e.g. Scotland sets its own laws and taxes but it pays a precept to what’s left of the UK to provide it w...
by ArabJazzie
Thu 25 Mar 2021, 11:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Following on from “it’s just a name!” We call Cymru - Wales, Suomi - Finland, Deutschland - Germany , if Scotland leave the U.K. , we can call that new country what we like. My suggestion is “Former English Colony - Republic of Scotland” or FECRS if you like acronyms. Some really good discussion go...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

AJ, isn't there a very basic undemocratic move here in 2 ways. First that Scots not living in Scotland, despite being born there and having Scottish born parents, are not allowed to vote in the referendum Secondly, as it's breaking up the union shouldn't it be a UK wide referendum? Never have i eve...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I'm sure one of the worst things that could happen for the SNP is to gain independence, and become the governing party, because then they'd have to deliver. They would no longer be able to blame Westminster. One of the key things about Brexit is that no matter how bad things get, the government has...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Do you though have a reason as to why you fundamentally disagree with the SNPs aim? Because from a personal point of view, and in the simplest way possible: I don’t want to see the break up of the United Kingdom. The Tories have treated Scotland (and Wales and NI) appallingly; for them to promise c...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 1:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Looks like Nicola Sturgeon is cleared of breaking the ministerial code: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-56482878 By someone she appointed. ...as an *independent* advisor to the government on ministerial code, and holding an *independent* inquiry. Whereas, and I’m a bit ropy...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Lockdown Build thread
Replies: 27
Views: 6999

Re: Lockdown Build thread

Hello everyone, Bringing this up to date, but pictures to follow later. Having fallen out the saddle on these builds, it took me until just before Christmas before i jumped back in. I needed something easy to build to get me going again, and i found it in the GWH F-15E. While i got on with that, the...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: advice on paints for an airbrush
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: advice on paints for an airbrush

I have another vote for the Hataka Red range of airbrush ready paints! I bought a set of AK interactive and Hataka Red to compare them last year, and while i used the AK right away, so many things associated with current times got in the way and i stopped dead again. Since picking up one of the stal...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Advice on connecting a compressor to an airbrush
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Advice on a compressor for an airbrush

I've used a Badger TC910 for some years now but which I believe is now discontinued but I see Fengda now produce an identical model (AS186) so whether they bought the rights from Badger I'm not sure. Anyway, I've had no problems with mine and the output is reliable. Theres a little noise while the ...
by ArabJazzie
Mon 04 Jan 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

This is another reason why the Tier system is deeply flawed - just by rebranding it to save themselves embarrassment, it’s not “lockdown”. It’s one of the deeply worrying issues, because without lockdowns, there’s no other way that the Government has tried that reduces cases. The Tier system sure a...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

As for the UK, and partly for the sake of argument, I think there is a case to suggest that the four countries should be looked at separately; Maybe you should take up politics with the way you have tried to deflect things here! Stay Safe. Fair comments AJ (and how long is it since you did that 52 ...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

As for the UK, and partly for the sake of argument, I think there is a case to suggest that the four countries should be looked at separately; the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations all run their own health services and have very demonstrably taken their own routes, often for poli...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: advice on paints for an airbrush
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: advice on paints for an airbrush

AndyXH558 wrote:
Wed 30 Dec 2020, 10:07 pm
It's a fangda. It'll do for learning.
Surely you mean Fengda? :wink:

For the model budget i work to, these are plenty good enough to be getting on with. Im sure it was Seamus on here that put me onto them, but its only more recently ive seen a company name put to them.
by ArabJazzie
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mystery object ! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 4471

Re: Mystery object ! Any ideas?

2 different lanterns? Usually more than one used if they are released as part of a celebration with the first one burnt out by the time the second pic is taken.
Stay Safe,
Geoff.
by ArabJazzie
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 377
Views: 59885

Re: Deceased in 2020

Dundee United's former manager Jim McLean has died, aged 83. McLean was United manager when Alex Ferguson was at Aberdeen, the two forming the last sustained challenge to Celtic and Rangers as title-winning clubs. McLean was a fiery and determined character who brought success to a club that hasn't...
by ArabJazzie
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

I say this with my moderator’s hat on: There is a slowly increasing amount of baseless conspiracy theory creeping into this thread, much of it stemming from “a neighbour told me...”, or “a friend of a friend said...”. Whilst I’m sure it’s no reflection on the users, it’s a dangerous and unhelpful p...
by ArabJazzie
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 149147

Re: The UKAR politics thread

iainpeden wrote:
Tue 03 Nov 2020, 9:45 am
Welsh and Scottish independence or you could argue English independence from the less productive parts of the UK.

Whatever, just think of the money the government could throw at SERCO to rebuild Hadrian's Wall and Offa's Dyke.
Any chance that you can back that claim up?
by ArabJazzie
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 38
Views: 7289

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Ouch.....that's going to be fun changing that while on the water....... :slight_frown: I wonder when that was last done in the UK? From the Fundraising link above :- ' In order to get the aircraft back to Duxford we need to extract her from the Loch and onto dry land as soon as possible so that the...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

We all know the rules don't count if your a politician an aid to a politician or a famous celebrity or high profile footballer (all those international games and none quarantined when coming back to UK) Those who make their living from sport are exempt from the rules I think. And they would be able...
by ArabJazzie
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

It may be 2 weeks for now, but should there be no significant change, then it will be extended for as long as is required. Whatever happens, just now i can only see the Welsh being the ones on the Christmas list this year! Stay Safe. I might be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure Scotland's recent lockdo...
by ArabJazzie
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

Although I have been critical of the government, I think their current approach of local lockdowns (however flawed) is more sensible than a blanket lockdown. I would agree with you if the local lockdowns did indeed mean lockdown. But people in high risk areas are still travelling across county and ...
by ArabJazzie
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

I have a serious dislike to this all being leveled at China. What if China were only ones brave enough to do something about this wee virus when doctors here may have been playing it down as per usual. Was it not during the Chinese New Year, you know when millions of Chinese around the world head b...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

And whilst we’re all blaming Johnson, Hancock et al (me included), let’s not forget that the one lockdown that should have happened didn’t - the banning of all travel out of China when this all kicked-off. Let’s hope that the next time any nation on Earth conjures up some disgusting virus, the rest...
by ArabJazzie
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7390
Views: 387319

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

As you say, the rules are crazy. I still can't comprehend why people are not allowed visitors into their houses on the presumption that Covid 19 is spread within the household, but one should maybe question how it is being introduced into the home in the first place. Logic would point to the pub, g...