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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 23rd Nov 2010, 09:40
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Did the daily Mtce Meeting for 16 years at 0700. With conference calls bringing in the country's base mtce managers. I actually found peeps are at their best first thing in the morning. Avoid them come 1600.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 09:41
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Morning all, not bad here but chilly. Next doors cat has just climbed onto the fence to inspect the new bird feeders, and fell off while trying to catch a sparrow.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 09:46
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I'm out!!

Many thanks to all for their kind wishes, really appreciated.

I have just endured a rather uncomfortable night with over 20 probes/wires/pads attached to various bits of my body. The only thing I've been told is that my ectopic heartbeats are still there! Surprise, surprise! A letter is going to be sent to my cardiologist and my GP. I just want to know what's going on!

Oh well, I survived the night.

Mr Davaar, I can assure you I still use salt. My blood pressure has remained at an unwaveringly healthy level throughout all this. Indeed, if anything its a tad on the low side. I have just consumed two Cumberland sausages in freshly baked French bread with Heinz tomato ketchup on the side. I could not touch the hospital food last night.

Re Korea, I have been to the border and it was similar to the Berlin Wall. Eerie, sinister and sad at the same time.

I read recently of a woman who escaped across the border with China. She saw a house and was stunned to find at the back some leftover rice in a dog bowl. In the People's Paradise there isn't enough rice for humans, let alone dogs.

Yeah, I know about Koreans and dogs.....

I am tired. Oh, and the weather is dull and overcast as well as a little chilly.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:00
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Sad and dangerous,Newsnight ran a series from a reporter allowed incountry,just mind numbingly unbelievable,she was allowed to interview just people on the street,I think I posted on it here at the time,even Orwell couldn't have thought North Korea up,there were no Winston Smiths, big brother owned them all
body and soul.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:13
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Winston Smith would have been shot there.
Good morning all. Especially Angels!!!
Glad it all went reasonably well.
Keep warm, and have a rest.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:16
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Well Winston Smith was shot weren't he,he just didn't know when it was coming.
A sea story with a happy ending.

110 day on a 10 day trip?
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:23
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driven quite out of her course
I should say so!!

There's got to be more to that than meets the eye.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:25
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Yeah, sure. Trying telling that to the missus.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:29
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Knowing Shipowners then and now, if a ten day passage was expected she would have probably been provisioned for five, one suspects they survived of fish they could catch and Galley Boy stew.
A awful lot of ships and crews just left the Piers and disappeared in those days.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:29
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I could understand the delay if the Memsahib was navigating.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:36
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I think I'm right in saying that at least one general cargo ship a week goes missing/wrecked in these days.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:38
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Interesting quote by fearless reporter this morning,he said "It is worrying Seoul is only 70 kilometers from the Border and well within range of North Korean artillery"
They North Koreans must have some bloody big cannons.
Yup Mr B,ships sink every week though with modern communications and tracking technology they seldom just disappear,yet saying that some still do indeed just disappear.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:48
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Is yon new Feckwit IC N. Korea yet? Or have they still got the same tired ol loony?

Blue an white bits, bit chilly and central heating oil tank has a leak so need to fix/replace afore can get some oil delivered.

One is thus dressed like an extra from The Great Escape. But warm.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 10:48
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Always were a "Dodgy" lot them Mercantile Mariners.
(Nothing Personal Cap'n Drapes!!)
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 11:03
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The thing that cannot be mentioned involving two young people will take place on the 29th of April next year at Westminster Abbey.

Book yer hols now before the rush. Fortnight in North Korea anyone ?

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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 11:12
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Hope the hospital folks got all the info. they needed Angels, you seem to have a complicated body!!
Having a sodding about day today, listening to bad music on phones, filling in forms on line and then finding they need extra info. that you don't have to hand so you get timed out.Just about to issue the final soddit and go and have a game of bowls..
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 11:56
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That's handy - 2 long weekends in a row (Easter is the weekend before; May Day bank holiday is the following Monday). My lad will hardly be in school for 5 weeks as in our area they are having their 2 week Easter holiday before Easter, so go back to school on the Monday before Good Friday. Also they are off on 5th May as the school will be a polling station for the local elections. Jealous - me? You bet!
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:05
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driven quite out of her course
I should say so!!

There's got to be more to that than meets the eye.
No - it's a known true story.

She sailed from Townville into the Coral Sea in February - still tropical cyclone season thereabouts.

Due continued head winds and heavy seas she made little more than 10 miles per day.

Believed to be the first time in history that the Lutine Bell tolled for a vessel which later turned up.

Some years later under a different name she burned and was lost in the Indian Ocean.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:05
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CP I think we're in the same area, so better go and check if my lad will be in school at all.

Angels - I hope they can get to the bottom of your probs and your wife's boss does sound a prat.

Was in Morriways last night and me laddo spies Toy Story 3 on DVD, oh Mummy, can we get it pleeeeeeaaaaaaassssseeeeee? Morriways lady sidles up and says, it's four quid cheaper in the green supermarket. So I got it today and it's going away as a stocking filler.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 12:19
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Cardinal P - using beer on your plants won't harm them; some people make plant fertiliser with beer, ammonia and epsom salts (1 cup of each, mix and spray). It's particularly good for lawns.
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