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by toom317
Mon 06 Dec 2021, 8:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

rockfordstone wrote:
Mon 06 Dec 2021, 3:13 pm
"captain hindsight talks about events that happened a year ago, we are getting on with delivering on what the people of this country want and that is to be tough on drugs mr speaker"
Ah ha, Boris is an aviation buff and secretly posts on UKAR. :grinning:
by toom317
Fri 03 Dec 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are you ready for the Highway Code 2022?
Replies: 20
Views: 613

Re: Are you ready for the Highway Code 2022?

Good luck with No5. As for No 6, I always thought this was the way to act at a Zebra crossing. And it would be helpful if pedestrians actually stopped at the kerb and waited for vehicles to stop, rather than what seems the norm, to just step out regardless. Again good luck giving 2M separation to ho...
by toom317
Fri 26 Nov 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Exercise Yorknite, RAF Leeming, 23.11.21
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Exercise Yorknite, RAF Leeming, 23.11.21

That 4th pic is stunning.
by toom317
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

There's always going to be a small percentage of folk who have these reactions to any sort of vaccine. One thing that bugged me yesterday about all this publicity, is the 91 year old who got it first. If God forbid she should die of natural causes in the near future, the anti vaxxers will be right o...
by toom317
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movies!
Replies: 649
Views: 149339

Re: Movies!

Watched a film called Sputnik last nigh. Cracking wee Sci Fi/ Thriller from Russia. It's in Russian with sub titles which normally isn't a problem, but the subs are up and off again before you can read them some of the time and I was having to rewind and pause to see what they were saying. That asid...
by toom317
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

So - if go into a pub and buy an orange juice you wont catch covid, if you buy a coke you wont catch covid, But if you buy alcohol you will catch covid......................Where is the science. Alcohol has the effect of dulling the brain, which loosens your inhibitions, and the next thing you know...
by toom317
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are UKARians watching on TV?
Replies: 1168
Views: 229076

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

The Simpsons, season 28. This is currently on nightly on Ch4. Haven't seen much of the Simpsons since season 15, but it is a pale shadow of what it used to be.
by toom317
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4380
Views: 265789

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

It will be to late then, we'll be well and truly out of it on 1st Jan.
by toom317
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

Has this morphed into the Great Reset thread? Anyway somewhere, sometime (not in a galaxy far, far away) the question was raised about how come Covid vaccines have been developed so quickly: the following explains much. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55041371 Just a bit of humour Iain, but your ...
by toom317
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

I see Santa has outsourced his deliveries this year, to some company called "The Four Horsemen". :horse: :horse: :biohazard: :horse: :horse:
by toom317
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Summary of the reports findings here: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-politics-55015488 I'll let people make up their own mind. She's a bully. It says it in the summary. If we think bullying is acceptable, I'll want your dinner money on Monday or your head is going in the toilet pan! You'll not be ...
by toom317
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: French helicopters in the Alps - 09/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: French helicopters in the Alps - 09/2020

Cracking set of pics, Stephane.
by toom317
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Divide and conquer. Public sector no pay rise for 3 years, apparently to bring them into parity with the private sector, who have had a rough time over the last year. I wonder when the private sector picks up, the public sector can expect a rise. :poop: I work in the private sector, and despite mak...
by toom317
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Divide and conquer. Public sector no pay rise for 3 years, apparently to bring them into parity with the private sector, who have had a rough time over the last year. I wonder when the private sector picks up, the public sector can expect a rise. :poop:
by toom317
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Leonardo Helicopters 04/11/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Leonardo Helicopters 04/11/20

Thanks Tommy. :thumbsup:
by toom317
Wed 18 Nov 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Leonardo Helicopters 04/11/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Leonardo Helicopters 04/11/20

Never seen a Wildcat tooled up like that, are those torpedoes it's carrying?
by toom317
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

Some people (even without the religious bit) seem to hold Christmas is sacred when, in truth, its just a set of pretty meaningless activities... Yeh, wouldn't it be nice to have a Christmas without all the religious guff that comes along with it. :smiling_imp: I was in a store today and it took a w...
by toom317
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Boris, the gift that keeps on giving. :scotland:
by toom317
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 52
Views: 2831

Re: What are you reading?

On the last of Conn Iggulden's 5 book Emperor series. Bought the set a few months ago and been working my way through them. Excellent stuff, as were his his books on the Mongol empire.
by toom317
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172394

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

Yeh ,I can just see the headlines in the rags, "Boris Saves Christmas". The cynic in me thinks this current lockdown was timed for this.
by toom317
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

iainpeden wrote:
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 8:48 pm
I seem to remember that the Act of Union (1701?) came about because the Scottish king had bankrupted the country and needed an English bailout.
The English were more worried about Scotland's close ties with the French.
by toom317
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1763
Views: 93781

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Nice set of figures Iain, but that's only what we got under the formula. How much did the economies of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, contribute to the "UK" economy in 1993?
by toom317
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 103824

Re: Presidential Election 2020

I'd hope Pence wouldn't do that, it would certainly damage his reputation. I get the feeling that trumps arse lickers will be jumping ship to avoid being associated with him in these last few months. Of course there is nothing to stop the next Republican Pres from pardoning him, IF he ever gets conv...
by toom317
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 103824

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Re-counts will give him more time but, after that, Re-counts don't give him any more time, the election is in November, but winner doesn't start their term in office till the following January. I hope someone has discretely taken access to "The Football" from him, and given him a Mattel p...
by toom317
Wed 04 Nov 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 465
Views: 148218

Re: Interesting Internet

For those of us of a certain age