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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Tizer
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Posted - 21/03/2011 : 10:58
It seems like the approach to dealing with Gaddafi was leave it until almost too late then hit very hard - a bit like not telling your child to behave himself, leaving him until he's out of control them trying to put things right by hitting him too hard and being accused of assault.

Those planes, all the way from UK to Libya and back for nothing because civilians were in the vicinity of the target. Quite right to avoid civilian casualties - but no second and third options for attack? Much better to have had the planes a few hundred miles away at the NATO base in Sicily.


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/03/2011 : 05:07
Tiz, I listened to the report on the planes that turned back and it looks as though they were recalled before they got there. No mention of how far they got towards the target. Latest reports say that SAS spotters saw the civilians and aborted the attack. No boots on the ground?

No good news from Middle East this morning, Gadafi is attacking in both east and west. Israeli air strikes on Gaza after mortar fire from there. 

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Posted - 22/03/2011 : 10:50
Ah well, theres nothing like trying to tell the world what the SAS are up to, the media are one of the biggest threats to the armed forces, as for inteligence, its better if the body supplying it speaks the correct language. How long before Gadafi's tanks start to fly a different flag? That bloke will stoop as low as he has to to save himself.


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tripps
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Posted - 22/03/2011 : 10:58
"The death on Friday at 72 years of age  of Terry "Jet" Harris has been widely reported on today. "  This is the first time on here, that I found I had heard of a musician who had died.  "Leonard who??"
Now back to normal reaction  - I read that 'Pinetop Perkins' has died at the age of 97.   Never heard of him......  Now thanks to Spotify, (have I mentionedit before?) I am listening to his work.  Quite good really - more boogie woogie than bliues I'd say.  




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frankwilk
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Posted - 22/03/2011 : 11:41

Ah well, theres nothing like trying to tell the world what the SAS are up to, the media are one of the biggest threats to the armed forces

I agree 100% that's why when anyone is killed in Afghanistan they have a communication shut down called " Op Minimise " so that the name of the serviceman can't appear in the press before the next of kin are informed.




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Stanley
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Posted - 23/03/2011 : 07:05
Daylight at 05:45 this morning. Wonderful!


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Posted - 23/03/2011 : 10:10


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- I read that 'Pinetop Perkins' has died at the age of 97.   Never heard of him......  Now thanks to Spotify, (have I mentionedit before?) I am listening to his work.  Quite good really - more boogie woogie than bliues I'd say.  


There was also Pinetop Smith who was a great boogy man.

I wonder why they both were assocciated with conifers?

I suppose it is better than "Leadbelly" or "Blind Willy".


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tripps
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Posted - 23/03/2011 : 10:50
Pinetop - conifers?  My immediate word association was coffins!  Perhaps it's my age......Smile.     I'll look for Pinetop Smith now.

PS yes found him on Spotify (have I told you how good it is recently?)  . Rather disappointed to find his real name is in fact Clarence. 

Edited by - tripps on 23/03/2011 10:57:22 AM


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Posted - 23/03/2011 : 15:07
The death of mvie star Liz Taylor has just been announced.

 ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12833100    Nolic


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Tizer
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Posted - 24/03/2011 : 16:56
This is what caught my attention last night...Mrs Tiz and I went to the village hall for an evening lecture on the Great Crane project (see elsewhere on OGFB for details). It was organised as part of local events by the village society and we used to go to all lectures when we came here 15 years ago; they were very interesting, on all sorts of topics, you always learnt something and you could also have a chat before and after over a glass of beer or wine. Then after about 5 years other people took over the committee and it turned into more of a social gathering with films and the like - we found it less rewarding and stopped attending. It seemed a success for a while but they are now finding attendance falling and they can't get new committee members.

The crane lecture by an RSPB man sounded more like old times so we decided to go along. As we got to the village hall there was a man opening the boot of his car and he said "Oh dear, I got the date wrong and thought it was tomorrow night and they've had to phone me and ask me to bring the drinks in". He was the member who bought the drink for each event and servedbehind the bar. I immediately grabbed a case of wine and went in with him. What a sight! There was a long queue of people waiting at the bar, almost with their tongues hanging out, and complaining that the bar wasn't open. I went back for more drink. After several trips the only person who helped us was another member who helps on the bar. Not a single other person came out to get any of the boxes of wine and beer! I was amazed. We even had to ask someone to hold the door open for us. It was quite sad really, it reminded me of a `soup kitchen' with poor `down and outs' queueing for their bowl of soup. How different things are now, 15 years ago everybody would have been lending a hand and not complaining. I don't think David Cameron's `Big Society' is going to work with these people as its members!


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Callunna
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Posted - 24/03/2011 : 17:38
I couldn't guarantee it, but I think Barlickers would have been willing to help ... if asked. We're still behind the times in some aspects, but in a good way.

However, these days you can't go volunteering to lend a hand in case it contravenes some H&S directive or public liability insurance clause. Imagine the kerfuffle if an ordinary member of the public had dropped a bottle of wine and it splashed all over a someone else's brand new dress! Who would pay the compo?


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belle
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Posted - 24/03/2011 : 18:20
ah in the old days it was only who will pay the piper!?


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/03/2011 : 00:09
"Gentrification" springs to mind Peter......oh, dear !

 


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/03/2011 : 05:01
Brad, surely your not suggesting that Peter isn't a gent?

When I was at Ellenroad I joined the Milnrow LIt and Sci Soc and every fortnight they had a meeting which was always an old fashioned lecture, the hall was always full.About ten years ago the annual request for subs stopped and when I enquired they said that TV had killed it.


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Posted - 25/03/2011 : 07:47
Although I don't retire from Ofsted until next Thursday my team have arranged a lunch for me  before our last team meeting today. Someone let it slip  that some of my former collegues have been contacted  and asked to join us later in the afternoon.at The Marriott at Preston.
Goodbye to nearly 40 years of hard work, stress, study,  fascination and sometimes fun. 
Lets see what the future brings as I'm determined to keep on working. I wonder what the private sector may hold? Nolic


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