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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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catgate
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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 14:57
Here is a little tale that gives a good indication of the military mind.

This morning we had a trip into Pocklington, to do a little shopping. As we enter the town we pass the Pocklington School. an "upper crust" sort of establishment, where they have a school Army Cadet Corp. group

(url]http://www.pocklingtonschool.com/PS/ps_home.htm[/url]

Today was the day for wheelie bin collection, and stood at the end of the little lane which leads up to the cadet "HQ" was their wheelie bin.....iin full camouflage paint

Now here is the question.....why???

The comouflage obviously does not work, otherwise I would not have seen it and furthermore if it did work the bin collectors would not see it and would thus not empty it. The fact that It gets emptied must tel those who ordered the painting to be done in the first place that their effert was totally futile.

Still it is only a little matter, why worry.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 15:29
Of course, what you saw was obvious, and purely a statement of who's bin it was, but fear not, its what you dont see that gets you.


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catgate
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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 16:09


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thomo wrote:
Of course, what you saw was obvious, and purely a statement of who's bin it was, but fear not, its what you dont see that gets you.

That is possibly true. I could not see the minds of those who dreamed it up. But in this instance I think there is nothing there to get anyone.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 16:20
""BOO""!!!!


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 18:23
Since there are some who think that the Military Mind may be something alien, or totally different to the civilian mind, then a little clarification may not go amiss. There was a time when the Military meant those who fought or whatever else on land, at that time the Navy was not considered as a Military force, it was though, to become the first organised and recognised member of what is now referred to as the Military, and is thence known as the Senior Service. I cannot speak for those who are or were in the Army or later the Air Force, or those who were conscripted as I was a fifth generation regular Navy Man, but this I am sure of, the modern Military mind is basically no different to that of an average civilian but certain areas of thought differ, and upon this difference, depends not only the individuals life and that of his or her companions, but the lives and well being of others, how unselfish is that. Anyone who just sees the Military as a just a "job" is in the wrong place. Modern service personnel are required not just to devote their lives but also have to meet standards of education that often exceed those that are required in "Civvy St", the training given and available include many things that the civvy workforce never give a second thought, and not just the ability to use weapons and look smart at all times, in the curriculum you would find, modern politics, disease control, aid to civil powers, disaster relief, community aid, just to mention a few, and then there is the technical knowledge required which extends far beyond that which is needed to sit in a bank or behind an office desk. Much is made of Military History, how men bought their way in and the mistakes that they made, the modern military mind whilst being aware of history has moved on, history is now about tradition and otherwise all else that takes place is about now, and the future. When a serviceman or woman goes to work, they will do their best to get it "Right" there is no time to start to question what they are about, others have determined that for them. What really brasses me off is when a service person bails out and starts squawking "I didnt join for this", having had it made perfectly clear at the outset that this was what life in this chosen profession entailed. The Military mind is no different to any other, it is tuned to deal with things that any other mind would find alien and like it or not, it is a necessary part of life, and has been for a long time.

And when the service person returns to civvy st, I think that you will find that they are just a tad more adaptable than they are often given credit for.


Edited by - thomo on 06/04/2011 6:31:05 PM


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catgate
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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 20:35
I can not comment from the point of view of  personal military service. I was rejected on medical/physical grounds when I went for my National Service medical i60 years ago.

The only comment I will make is that it is a very rare occurence to see an MP on the front line.

 


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Big Kev
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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 22:31
What caught my attention yesterday was; just because funds are showing as available onyour online banking does not mean you ca actually draw on them. Spotty 12 year old bank manager informed me that it was only showing as available for interest purposes. I told him I didn't want to earn interest on it, I just wanted to make a CHAPS transfer with it to buy a house...

Needless to say I won't be transferring the deposit until Friday morning now, fortunately the seller was very understanding.

Why does a cheque, from a Natwest account, that has been paid into a Natwest account take 7 days to clear?

OK, rant over. I feel better now... 


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belle
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Posted - 06/04/2011 : 23:36
It was mooted on that new satyrical programme that we should follow the example of the dutch who apparantly organised  enough of their citizens to threaten to withdraw their money from the banks to get the banks to sort themselves out re charges and bonuses etc.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 07/04/2011 : 05:05
Belle, what a good idea! Let me know when you've organised it and I'll join in!

Kev, does this mean Barlick is losing you? Re. the transfer. I was in Oz at one time and got a large credit on my Mastercard account because something I had bought was defective, the retailer admitted it and gave me a full credit. I later found that the money was transferred from Oz to my UK acount instantaneously. They can do it, they just don't want to because while the money is in limbo they are getting the interest on it.

Good report on World Service about Ethiopia and their success in traing doctors. 85Million people, approximately one doctor to each 30,000. Four out of five doctors trained at Adis Ababa University leave the country. More Ethiopian doctors on West coast of US than in their home country. The director of the university made the totally logical proposal that the US should pay Ethiopia the training costs of each doctor exported. Sounds fair to me. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/04/2011 : 06:12
One thing that has been nagging me for a few days now but I've only just realised what it is. Got my Poll Card for the May 5th elections but a strange absence of leaflets through the door and fortuitous pics of local councillors doing good works in the paper. I can remember the time when Whipp, Muff et al were grinning out of overy edition of the BET. This year? Zilch. Anyone got any theories?


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Tizer
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Posted - 07/04/2011 : 09:33
I've been away and don't know if this has been discussed on OG during that time so forgive me if I'm repeating it...

Buy in stocks of sunscreen, hats and long-sleeve shirts/blouses now! Just when you thought it was safe to go outside here comes another ozone hole and it's coming your way (if you live in the northern hemisphere). In the late 1980s the trouble began with the ozone hole over the Antarctic letting through the dangerous UV light that burns the skin, causes skin cancer and damages the eyes. I was in New Zealand in 1989 for a conference and we visitors were all warned to wear hats and sunscreen outdoors. I did but I still managed to get a sunburnt arm when it was in the sun unprotected for about 10 minutes. The ozone hole is caused by the chloroflurocarbons (CFCs which enter the atmosphere) that were used in aerosols and fridges but we replaced them quickly in many products (at least in the West).

The Antarctic hole is slowly disappearing - slowly because the CFCs are persistent in the atmosphere and continue to react with ozone (contrary to what many people think, it's not only radioactive substances that are persistent). The new problem is that since this winter a big new ozone hole has appeared over the *Arctic* and may spread far enough to affect the UK and the rest of northern Europe, Canada, and northern Asia. The causes are the persisting CFCs from earlier usetimes, the continued use of CFCs in other parts of the world, and unusual weather in the stratosphere.

For more details see this BBC web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12969167

Interestingly, this ozone hole was predicted by our British Antarctic Survey scientists over 10 years ago as shown by this old BBC report from 2000:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/990391.stm

(The older report gives a better explanation!)


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/04/2011 : 05:21
I can remember being the colour of an old mahogany sideboard in California.



Sorry about that, couldn't resist it. Since those days I have been an advocate of the 'Farmer's Tan' even though I seem to be fairly resistant to burning. My Dad said it was because there was an Aborigine somewhere way back in the bloodline!


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/04/2011 : 05:58
Just heard a surprising report on Farming Today that the price of agricultural land in the NW is at an all time high, £17000 a hectare. I got the abacus out and this is just over £6882 per acre. In 1959 when I was looking for a farm to buy you could buy any of the farms on the hill round here for £50 an acre and this included the house and buildings. How times change!


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HerbSG
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1185 Posts
Posted - 08/04/2011 : 06:08
How much more can the Japanese people take?  7.3 sounds so mild compared to the last one, but 7.3 alone can do severe damage.  The knock on effects from Japanese companies damaged by the events is starting to show in North America.  Auto manufacturers are cutting back on overtime shifts to prepare for the shortage of parts.  This at a time when auto sales here are starting to bound back, with Ontario the largest producer of autos in NA it may well slow down the upturn in the economy.

An interesting item in USA news today, a judge in California has come out of the closet and admitted to being Gay, he is the judge who ruled against Gay marriage in California.

Seems that Libyans do not know what they want....the anti government side have been begging for more NATO help, but now are b---ching because friendly fire killed 5. Do they have to be reminded to stay out of hot zones during air strikes.  They will learn that friendly fire incidents are not restricted to them and do happen.

 


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tripps
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1404 Posts
Posted - 08/04/2011 : 12:35
I received the explanation of the forthcoming AV referendum today.  It takes half a page to explain the first past the post system, and then three and a half pages for the AV system.  Since you don't have to rank all the candidates, it is still possible to win with less than 50% of the vote.  I'm firmly in the no camp.


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