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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16306

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Ref to the fishing....

What is it the EU keep telling the U.K.

Sorry guys, you can't cherry pick the bits of the UK's EU membership you like!

who cares about Dutch fisherman......

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17989

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? You're trolling right? You don't know Gordon Ramsey or Gillian Anderson or Ian McKel...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 5706

Re: Looking for a New Car

I've just picked up a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Very nice car,

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 30031

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKeVvfOqxA

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.
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I'm bored at work and been looking through Youtube for inspiration on a project I'm working on and stumbled across this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKeVvfOqxA

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 4245

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Europe British Airways Virgin British Midland Orion Air 2000/First Choice Britannia/Thomson/TUI British Island Airways Dan Air Air Europe Monarch Ryanair Easyjet TAP Air France Lufthansa KLM Cyprus Airways Swiss North America Pan-Am US-Air Air Canada American United Asia Singapore Airlines Thai NOK ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin
Replies: 10
Views: 2062

Re: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin

This is going back some years. My father, and a friend used to own a Piper PA28 Cherokee 140. from 1994-2000. They calculated that around £35-40 per hour (as a price comparison the flight school used to rent out C152's at £90 per hour. Each member was billed every month for flight time, the money us...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

You can throttle down nuclear plants (making them less efficient in the process) but shutting them down is avoided. I think I'm correct in saying, that any power that France does not use, the surplus power goes via the French ICT and used in the UK national grid. Mainly used in the summer, when Fra...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 7040

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 7040

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 7040

Re: United Kingdom General Election

To misquote and paraphrase Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, That was a close run thing. Corbyn the labour leader was basically promising unicorns to the youth of today with free university tuition*, and promising to wipe out student debt of current students, along with many other "Cost...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 7040

Re: United Kingdom General Election

District system is always more difficult to poll. But the general trend seems to be Labor is raising and Conservatives are falling a bit. So it is going to be much closer than anticipated by mrs. May when she called for elections. Interesting times, indeed. The conservatives seem to be pulling all ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Peter Sallis aged 96, Last of the Summer Wine
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: R.I.P. Peter Sallis aged 96, Last of the Summer Wine

For international viewers...

Peter Sallis was the voice of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit animation films

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7610

Re: Terrorist attack in London

I do wonder when does the kettle reach boiling point..... I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet but in the UK terrorist attacks are terrorist attacks. The U.K. is used to it from the IRA etc. So maybe we're a bit more resilient But, the Manchester attack was targeted at kids. And the feeling I got fr...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why aren't my Amazon items shipping from our local fulfillment centers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Why aren't my Amazon items shipping from our local fulfillment centers?

I live about 20 miles from an Amazon Fulfilment centre.

The stuff order on Prime, comes from there. 99.9% the non prime stuff I order, gets posted from another fulfilment centre about 350 miles away.

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Wenger

Arsène Wenger? What is wrong with him, he is quite succesfull. Apart from the FA Cup win... Arsenal have been without a trophy for a number of years, and the lack of investment in the playing side (either through the board not authorising the funds or Wengers reluctance to splash the transfer money...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Wenger

As a Tottenham Hotspur fan, I welcome this news! Choose igor stepanovs, nelson vivas, Kanu, pascal cygan, davor suker, gilles grimandi, david grondin, remi garde, Kaba diawara, junichi inamoto, jeremie aliadiere, oleg luzhny, luis boa Morte, richard wright, stefan malz, christopher wreh,Francis Jeff...

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by Dano1977
Mon May 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why
Replies: 84
Views: 5549

Re: RE: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why

The Silence of the Lambs - the greatest movie of all-time. PUT THE #@$#&% LOTION IN THE BASKET!!! R.I.P. Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs was a phenomenon in 1991. People from all walks of life were talking about it. One of those rare films that has "word on the street" quality...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Terror Threat level raised to Critical
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: UK Terror Threat level raised to Critical

Arion640 wrote:
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Very sad it has come to this and very worrying. I'm flying tomorrow from a major UK Airport so this is making me slightly nervous.



We're British. You can't scare us until you raise the threat level to "I'm sorry, but there's only continental breakfast left."

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by Dano1977
Tue May 16, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7492

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The only person winning during this Trump Presidency is Melania...

She gets to be the First Lady, instead of the Third Wife!

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by Dano1977
Sat May 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Football

Dutchy wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
Europa League - Ajax to win
Champions League - Tough call - Juventus on penalties



I think Ajax is the underdog, young team, but talented never the less.


Which is why I selected Ajax.

Young team, can play with pace and energy, and importantly no fear.

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by Dano1977
Fri May 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Football

Europa League - Ajax to win
Champions League - Tough call - Juventus on penalties

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by Dano1977
Sun May 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

€100bn Brexit bill is ‘legally impossible’ to enforce, European Commission’s own lawyers admit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/06/100bn-brexit-bill-legally-impossible-enforce-european-commissions/ EU officials were told they could not 'cherry pick' the accounts and hit the UK with the hefty ...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

The second world war argument is old and exhausted. The main reason you could resist is just due to the fact that England is an island, not miraculous will of bravery . Those lucky Northern Irelanders, Scottish and Welsh, not having to make sacrifices, and just being able to watch as neutral bystan...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6618

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

What is going on in the "Costas"? And this March was not even Easter (!) GLA-AGP +137% BFS-AGP +115% BFS-ALC +78% GLA-ALC +71% MAN-ALC +37% EDI-ALC +26% MAN-AGP +23% BHX-AGP +15% LGW-ALC +15% No surprise now you go to Benidorm in February or Marbella in November and it looks like it is th...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

So basically you are saying a biased source as Civitas is more right than UK treasury ? It's not because you are dismissing bad news as project fear that you make them disappear. One thing you may want to consider is who is ultimately paying these tariffs taxes? The consumer ..... How is Civitas bi...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

I don't think they expected a "leave" vote in the referendum, from what I have read. If a yes vote was anticipated, I think much more would have been done in advance. I see lots of rushing around, panic stations what do we do now? Kind of thing happening in Westminster. Hence the rapid ch...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

UK will reply with assets owned by EU etc. According to the EU, EU assets belong to the EU, period. If the UK doesn´t like it, they can take the interpretation of the treaties up to the ECJ. That is probably about as deluded an idea as me moving to another nation and demanding my tax money spend on...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

With such an extreme xenophobia hidden behind an excuse at comedy by a few superciliously, arrogantly british empire nostalgics, there is no wonder the public has voted against being associated with such disgusting peoples as the French and the Germans. Please take all that out with you, and don't ...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace

CNN is now reporting that Prince Philip will "step down from public life" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/europe/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-buckingham-palace/index.html "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

I'm going to quote "Yes Minister" again.... James Hacker: You know what they say about the average Common Market official. He has the organising ability of the Italians, the flexibility of the Germans, and the modesty of the French. And that's topped up by the imagination of the Belgians, ...

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by Dano1977
Thu May 04, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

Pretty brutal article in the Observer about Jean Claude Juncker http://observer.com/2017/05/jean-claude-juncker-theresa-may-dinner-brussels-brexit/ The European Union has committed suicide in the shape of a press leak in a German newspaper over Brexit. The details of last Wednesday’s dinner between ...

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by Dano1977
Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace

CNN is now reporting that Prince Philip will "step down from public life" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/europe/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-buckingham-palace/index.html "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -58bn.html
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Here is a piece in the Daily Mail (Yeah I know I know)

Forget the £90billion - Europe owes us £58Billion.

Caveat - It's the daily mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -58bn.html

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by Dano1977
Wed May 03, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

This is becoming like an episode of "Yes Minister" Sir Humphrey Appleby: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the ...

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by Dano1977
Mon May 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 83835

Re: Brexit - EU position

What about the UK's share of European Union assets? http://bruegel.org/2017/02/the-uks-brexit-bill-could-eu-assets-partially-offset-liabilities/ There are €41 billon assets which can be considered as a kind of EU ‘accumulated wealth’: cash (€21.7 billion), property (€8.7 billion), available-for-sale...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

Latest headline: Conservatives open up biggest lead over Labour in nine years, new poll shows http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/conservatives-open-biggest-lead-labour-nine-years-new-poll-shows. My guess is Corbyn will have to step down once he leads Labour into near obscurity. I don't thin...

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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clean Power Plan axed
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: Clean Power Plan axed

At the other end of the scale... UK generates a day’s electricity without coal Share of power from the fossil fuel fell to zero on Friday for first time since 1882 https://www.ft.com/content/8f65f54a-26a7-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16 Carbon emissions down to some of their lowest levels seen since Queen Vi...

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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

Latest headline: Conservatives open up biggest lead over Labour in nine years, new poll shows http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/conservatives-open-biggest-lead-labour-nine-years-new-poll-shows. My guess is Corbyn will have to step down once he leads Labour into near obscurity. I don't thin...

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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

Olddog wrote:
That 's strange, in France with around the same numbers of people we had more than 85 000 polling stations last election.


Do you have postal voting in France?

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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

par13del wrote:
Hmmm, an educated electorate, in the 21st century.....are you nuts????



Politicians like to think of the majority of voters as "Mushrooms"


Kept in the dark and fed on sh-t

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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

According to one paper I read, the main demographic for people to "Remain" in the EU was in the 18-36 age bracket. By coincidence, it was the 18-36 age bracket that couldn't be bothered to get their backsides down to a polling station or send back the postal vote (which they would have had...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

I think the suggestion that security ties could be cut was ludicrous and totally removed from reality, so it was a meaningless threat nobody took seriously. However more seriously I don't know what makes the UK think it has some kind of great expertise on Islamism the rest of the EU lacks. Wasn't t...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
I bet France and Germany would get timeouts for their elections.



:stirthepot:


Surely you are not suggesting the EU would favour some nations, but not others? :weeping:

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

Is calling an election like that, with a very short campaign, when you want (preferably when your opponents are weak), considered perfectly democratic, or does it cause debate ? It would have been put to the Electoral Commission, on what is the quickest timescale to hold a general election. http://...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3311

Re: UK snap election?

Its a smart move. TM knows she can win. Ken Clarke a Europhile MP will perhaps be replaced. Ken Clarke will not be replaced. Despite him being a strong supporter of the EU, his is a Tory grandee and well respected Parliamentarian and very popular with his constituents. Also with his business connec...

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by Dano1977
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready
Replies: 49
Views: 7551

Re: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready

Interesting. In the linked article, take a close look at the nose gear in the main photo. Looks like a single wheel configuration. Now look at the photo on the right side of the same page. Looks like a twin wheel configuration to me. 'sparky It also seems to have gained an engine. http://defence-bl...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1929

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Dreadnought wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would be crazy and suicidal to leave this utopia.


LOL! Sure it has its benefits, but you really sound brainwashed.

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I was being sarcastic

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1929

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries. Just how serious are the sizeable exit campaigns in these other dozen countries? Not much. Even madame Le Pen now says she never was serious about Frexit. That's what I thought. The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1929

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Dreadnought wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
Why would the EU be afraid of other countries leaving?


Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries.


Just how serious are the sizeable exit campaigns in these other dozen countries?

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