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by Dano1977
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 2585

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

With Virgin Media UK.

On the 100 package for £40 a month unlimited usage

Download 110mbps
upload 10mbps

When the contract expires in 2022, I'll be upgrading to gigabit broadband

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

There is no doubt AZ messed up, but there is also no doubt the EU is diverting attention. Diverting attention from what? I would like to see some facts for this kind of unsubstantiated opinions. Ans please something better than UK-based facts, thank you. I read a lot and living in the EU, I simply ...

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Additional links where folks are saying there is no confirmation that the 29 million were for the UK https://leaderpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/astrazeneca-vaccine-doses-found-in-italy-export-block-on-table-french-official https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/world/europe/astrazeneca-vaccine-stockpile-i...

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by Dano1977
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Seen on another forum... From Politico EU..... https://www.politico.eu/article/the-...eca-contracts/ How the UK gained an edge with AstraZeneca’s vaccine commitments ....AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot made the argument that the U.K. had better vaccine supply because the U.K. signed an agreement for ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Seen on another forum... From Politico EU..... https://www.politico.eu/article/the-...eca-contracts/ How the UK gained an edge with AstraZeneca’s vaccine commitments ....AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot made the argument that the U.K. had better vaccine supply because the U.K. signed an agreement for v...

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by Dano1977
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

According to the Daily Mail (I know I Know), Europe is sitting on 7+million of unused AZ vaccine across it's member states. That is a failure of epic proportion and Europe should be ashamed of themselves. But If Europe wants to blockade vaccines, it may not mean much in the end.. Britain's reliance ...

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 3615

Re: Fast food you avoid

Fast food I avoid...


Dominos - I've had it twice now in a 5 year period and both times I was violently ill

Pizza Hut - Overpriced rubbish

KFC - Just don't like it

Costa Coffee - More like Costa fortune

Taco Bell - eurgghh

McDonalds - Only eat there as a last resort

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by Dano1977
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

They may still be refusing the AZ vaccine through failing to keep up with the data but so what? It is not the only vaccine available. What counts is vaccinating people with the available supplies. Now if AZ was the only vaccine available and large numbers of people were refusing it, so delaying her...

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by Dano1977
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Wife had her first dose of the AZ vaccine this morning. Nice, orderly and quick at the vaccine hub (local Pharmacy) with plenty of volunteers to aid with parking and pre vaccine questions. 5 minute wait in the queue, and as the wifey wasn't driving let go straight away after the jab. I know I keep g...

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I can only speak from experience in my area, but we have a few vaccination centres, and I've never seen them socially distanced queuing out the door. I'm sure there is plenty of slack in the system to ramp up even further than the current rate of between 250,000 - 500,000 per day. Hope they start t...

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Been playing around with some data if anyone's interested. I've taken the Scottish Governments leaked supply data, and scaled it for the UK. Then taken the UK governments weekly vaccination data . I've used them to project the vaccination rates until the end of May. Assumptions: 7.5 million vaccine...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

85% for Pfizer and 94% for Astrazeneca, for efficacy in preventing hospitalisation. Absolutely no suprise to anyone who's been paying attention. Just got to hope it will do the trick against the SA variant when that inevitably becomes entrenched. Yet you read in the papers, that people in mainland ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

My parents who are in their early 70's received there vaccination papers today, two minutes on the Govt website and they are booked in for there jabs tomorrow morning 2 miles from there house. The Conservative Govt may have got a lot wrong during this pandemic which hopefully will be investigated b...

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

My parents who are in their early 70's received there vaccination papers today, two minutes on the Govt website and they are booked in for there jabs tomorrow morning 2 miles from there house. The Conservative Govt may have got a lot wrong during this pandemic which hopefully will be investigated by...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

All 400m at cost. Section 7.4 of the contract. Please supply a source for the EU funding development of the Oxford Vaccine? An upfront payment for production facilities in the EU is not the same. This thread has a remarkable aversion to facts, especially with so many in the public domain. The UK Go...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Secondly it focusses on EU anger at vaccines being sent abroad without pointing out the fact it can be legitimate. Unlike other vaccines the AZ one is produced at cost (as per the contract), Only the first batch is produce at cost as repayment for EU investment in the vaccine development. It's a pr...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Because Pfizer wasnt supplying other countries in full while claiming they have problems. And apparently the upgrade went without a hitch, is back on track for Q1 deliveries and, due to the upgrade, will deliver 75 million above schedule in Q2. And 700 Million above schedule until the year is out g...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Interesting. But somebody needs to be asking a different question. When the EU have made it very clear they really want the Pfizer vaccine, they don't think the efficacy of the AZ vaccine is good enough and Pfizer have also let them down on deliveries. Pfizer have also chosen now to "do some w...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if this has been posted, but it's an interesting read. https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-rejected-contracts-and-a-hollywood-movie-how-uk-struck-deal-to-guarantee-vaccine-supply-12204044 As the row over vaccine supplies heated up this week, the UK government stuck to a simple line. Ministe...

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Interesting. But somebody needs to be asking a different question. When the EU have made it very clear they really want the Pfizer vaccine, they don't think the efficacy of the AZ vaccine is good enough and Pfizer have also let them down on deliveries. Pfizer have also chosen now to "do some wo...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 58452

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I'm going to have my say on this... This all stems back to last year when the UK opted out of the EU vaccine procurement programme, deciding to go it alone and finance various vaccine options. The UK was quick off the mark in securing over 360million doses of then potential vaccines from various pha...

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by Dano1977
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1539
Views: 93034

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

But will they get the vaccine doses ? Germany started fast then had to close vaccination centers because there were no more doses available. Here in France we expect to get something like 4 million doses in the first 2 months, not 15 million ! Even if there is a ramp up, added orders etc., it doesn...

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by Dano1977
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 169621

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The rumor mills say that tonight BoJo will announce a no deal, blaming everyone, their mother, but himself, for the result. That will be entertaining for sure. I don't think Boris has the "minerals" to walk away without a deal. I think Boris will fold. It will hurt him with his Brexiteer ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29731

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Well after nearly 10 months of avoiding Covid-19 and taking precautions, I got a positive test on Saturday. The symptoms I have are shortness of breath, tightness around the chest area, my muscles and bones feel like they are on fire and a temperature above 38 degrees. My wife also tested positive 2...

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by Dano1977
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Had an e-mail from P&O this afternoon, our cruise for 2021 has been cancelled.

Same conditions as before, full refund or an enhanced future cruise credit of 125%.

Not really disappointed, as I knew it would be a long shot for the holiday.

So now looking forward to 2022.

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by Dano1977
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22021

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

I may have missed this in the thread or could be completely wrong... But doesn't HM Govt still hold a "Golden Share" in RR, to stop any hostile take over to protect RR nuclear business falling into the wrong hands? RR will not fail, the Chancellor will find the money to bail it out/nationa...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Well after our 12 night April 2020 cruise was cancelled due to Coronavirus. We have bitten the bullet and booked another cruise for 2021. 14 Night cruise on the new P&O Ship Iona. Southampton Maderia La Palma Tenerife Lanzarote Cadiz Lisbon Southampton Managed to get an upgraded cabin and extra ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

BravoOne wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
I got a nice e-mail last night from P&O.

On top of the £500 on board spend when we booked, they have given us another £400 to go with it.


Where is your cruise departing from?


Southampton

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I got a nice e-mail last night from P&O.

On top of the £500 on board spend when we booked, they have given us another £400 to go with it.

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by Dano1977
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6010

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

My last major big purchase was my new house and a remodel downstairs for my disabled daughter, which includes a shower wetroom, a carers space, bedroom and ceiling track hoist.

Total outlay was $600000

But it was worth it.

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Just booked my first cruise for 2020. Going on the P&O Ventura, sailing from Southampton. Visiting Maderia, La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Lisbon. Nice enough ship I did Ventura on a Med cruise year before last. Highly recommend going at least one night to the Beach House for dinner. Its onl...

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by Dano1977
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77182

Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

Just booked my first cruise for 2020.

Going on the P&O Ventura, sailing from Southampton.

Visiting Maderia, La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Lisbon.

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by Dano1977
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Bridge Attack
Replies: 50
Views: 3063

Re: London Bridge Attack

Shot dead in the street like a rabid dog.

Good.

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by Dano1977
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11981

Re: UK General Election 2019

Labour have pledged to plant 2 Billion trees in 20 years. Now if my maths is correct, this is over 273,000 trees per day? Even if this is apparently achievable, you have to do more than plant trees to sort out climate change. Was reading today that there is an existing government pledge to plant sl...

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by Dano1977
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29478

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

It looks like a tail strike waiting to happen.

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by Dano1977
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11981

Re: UK General Election 2019

The TV debate... Knowing Boris takes his time to get into his stride where the answers timed to cut him of jast as he's about to make his point, and Corbyn was his usual heavily scripted montone I had it at as a draw of 0-0 I shall be voting Conservative in this General Election. Our local MP has do...

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by Dano1977
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 225433

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

CAA have estimated cost of repatriation is six times lower than reported. (£100 Million, not £600m) Source: https://twitter.com/itvjoel/status/1175361801413939200?s=21 Still a lot of tax payers money! Some cynical people (not me) might say let it fall, dump the debt .... and continue.... It's not t...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 198461

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Oh, for crying out loud will you all calm down? 1. @Dutchy - The UK remains a world power. It may not be a superpower, but it is a powerful country nonetheless. Unlike the Netherlands, I would hasten to add. 2. Prorogation is a perfectly normal process, which is clearly defined in law. Moreover, th...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6788

Re: What's your ringtone?

I have the theme from M*A*S*H

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 8234

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

Boris as Prime Minister... I initially laughed then I thought about it and realised that like it or not Boris is absolute gold dust around the world! He's the most recognised British politician in the world and even more than that has a higher profile than most of the worlds leaders. He's either goi...

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by Dano1977
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Things to do in Tasmania

I've been to Tasmania at least 6-7 times. There is plenty to see and do. Cradle Mountain Wine glass bay Lots of exellent vinyards to sample Hobart (Mures Fish Restaurant is a must - If you like seafood) Port Arthur The Murriels in Sheffield Freycinet National Park Gordon River Cruise A lovely little...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 3025

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Sir Peter Jackson.Sir Edmund Hillary, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ... Your boys took one hell of a beating!

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2883

Re: My distrust of Samsung

As a family we've owned 2 Samsung American style fridge freezers. All went wrong roughly 2 months after the warranty expired.

For household appliances now, we either buy Bosch or Siemens, apart from the cooker, which is a Rangemaster.

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2585

Re: Coolest college experiences

Coolest college/university experience...

Jesus may have turned water into wine, but I turned my student loan into Vodka... Your move Jesus!

Apart from that, no unusual shenanigans.

Although we did have 3 bomb threats in a 2 week period (this was at the time the IRA was active in the UK)

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 3222

Re: Shoes, feet...

1 pair of Hush Puppies for work.
1 pair of Merrels walking boots for dog walking
1 pair of Salvatore Ferragamo oxford shoes for Weddings/Christenings/going out.
1 pair of Nike's for gardening
1 pair of Ugg ankle high boots for casual wear

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8278

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Having had experience with drunk females... Some of them can be pretty vicious,violent and downright nasty. Back to aviation content. Living not to far away from RAF Conningsby, It's always a joy to watch and hear a QRA scramble, and hear them break the sound barrier. For those not familiar with the...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 99542

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

With hindsight it was the wrong way to vote, and If I had the choice again, I would vote "Remain"

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 99542

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

"52%": https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results "Export": https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/gbr/ "Oldies": https://www.statista.com/statistics/567922/distribution-of-eu-referendum-votes-by-age-and-gender-uk/ "Lower educated": "...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 99542

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

EU exports 8-10% to UK. UK exports 50% to EU. Guess who needs who.. Strange thing is politicians from UK and EU are still friends as they were before. Both didn't want this in the first place. "The people" (52%, oldies, lower educated) said this. In 3 years they'll say something else. Un-...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 99542

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

[Cross-party talks] Labour - We would like some unicorns SNP - We also would like unicorns + Indy Ref 2 Lib Dems - *banging table* PEOPLE'S VOTE PEOPLE'S VOTE PEOPLE'S VOTE DUP - NO COMPROMISE ON ANYTHING EVER Greens - Would anyone like a hemp tote bag? May wants to meet Corbyn Bet he's got an allot...

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