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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 02:51
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So, predictably, the multi MULTI billion dollar decision on the submarine selection for the Navy will be primarily based upon winning a couple of marginal seats in South Australia rather than selecting the best submarine we can afford.

I'm sure, OVER 30 years from now (!), when a RAN crew is aboard one of their newly delivered Vickers Vimys... (sorry, President Turnbull Class) submarines and having to go to the surface to snort to recharge the **** batteries, thereby exposing themselves to almost certain detection and therefore destruction, they'll understand and 'take one for the team' because they will understand that their boat helped get President Turnbull re-elected waaaay back in 2016.
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 07:59
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What has happened to Worralls and her perceptive posts?
A good question - Worrals has not posted for almost six months (last 20th Nov 2015).

Worrals has always a voice of logic, sanity and reason - perhaps no longer able to tolerate political staffer's posts.
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 10:14
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Re Worrals; I e-mailed her a little while back, a bit concerned at her absence.

Fear not, fellow Ppruners; She has decided to take a bit of a break from all social media, for various reasons but mainly because her studies are taking up a bit more of her time that she would like, but.....

She assured me that she will be back in due course but in the meantime I am to pass on her regards to those who ask!
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 13:00
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Pinky,

Thank you for the update. With Worrall's newly gained knowledge, her contributions will be much more interesting and perspicacious!
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 20:15
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Perspicacity on here?
Haven't seen that for a while.


Oh, just to be first in with the news this week... Malcolm ignores Tony's backers (oops, sorry, I mean faithful followers).
So there we go... You heard it here first.


ANZAC DAY
Lest We Forget.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 06:32
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DCNS it is then,who woulda thought !
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 09:10
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Well, well, well... The Japanese have their noses out of joint.
They didn't get the submarine contract and are demanding an explanation as to why.

Of course the Foreign Minister's (not their Trade Minister, you notice) sentiments were expressed in that peculiarly Nipponese way,
"Regret", "Sorrow", and "Disappointment".
I kind of got the impression from the tone of his announcement that we'd been unwise to reject the opportunity to participate in another
"Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere".
Well, we saw how the last one turned out didn't we?.

Then, to top it all off, the Nips are so inward-looking (don't confuse that with introspective) and anally-retentive that they can't see how
such protestations might be viewed here in Oz the day after Anzac Day.

Of course, Minister, you weren't personally involved in the sinking, by a Japanese submarine, of the Australian Hospital Ship 'Centaur'
just off Brisbane that night in May of 1943, were you?
Let me refresh your memory..
The white-painted and brightly floodlit ship emblazoned with Red Crosses, was just sitting there - a juicy target that was just too good
for your Honourable Ancestors to pass up, wasn't it?
In total, 264 of the 322 persons on board perished. Just one nurse survived.

'Please, kindly', Minister, take your offended sensibilities somewhere else.
Particularly on the day after Anzac Day.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 09:38
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On that note, I may have to sell my Toyota, mazda and nissan now and buy a peugeot
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 09:59
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Al,
I had some involvement with bringing HMAS Success into service.
I wouldn't trust the Froggies too much, either.
Some people are too ready to say .. "Oh, but that was yesterday".
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 10:06
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Yes, that was kind of my point. Its a case of damned if you do ..
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:12
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They are very good at blowing things up underwater.


http://www.thelocal.fr/20160426/fren...-contract-dcns
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 01:48
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http://http://mobile.abc.net.au/news...ecting/7361554

Just like with Airbus the standard phrase will be " why did they design it that way ? Because they are French"
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 02:42
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Ethel ...... this French sub couldn't possibly be as bad as the last one built in Sth.Oz.... could it ?
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 03:17
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If the French use CAE I hope their submarine work is a few levels higher than some of their simulators I have flown!
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 03:33
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DCNS (the French boat builders) supposedly manufacture their own sims ...whether that's an improvement or not on CAE I'll leave others to judge.
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 12:40
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So, they are closing Manus. That is not what Malcom wants this close to an election. Two Dads will be delerious. Wait until she works out that they are not on tomorrow's flight to Sydney, she will have an attack of the vapours.
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 14:37
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Yep, as I thought, the lentil weavers are out in force on the ABC tonight. They are almost wetting their collective pants. I note that PNG has said they can stay in PNG, but the 'refuges' say they only want to come to Australia. So, once again, they are country shopping.
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 01:12
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If the 850 on Manus were released into the PNG community, there'd be a convoy of 4WDs down to Daru and a fleet of tinnies assembled for the trip across Torres Strait within a fortnight - and probably arranged, not by people smugglers, but by well-meaning Australians who think of themselves as having a social conscience, led by people like Sarah Hanson-Young, if not Sarah Hanson-Young herself.
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 21:51
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OK, perhaps not the most appropriate thread for this comment, but short of opening a new thread, I didn't see another that was obvious.

I went to see 'Eye in the Sky' last night, which, apart from having 70+ year old Helen Mirren playing the role of a serving military officer, (which she pulled off extraordinarily well), was, I fear, an absolutely 101% accurate representation of how things work in today's high tech world of military communications, which allows micro (no, make that NANO) management by people absolutely remote from the battlefield (please, don't leap upon what some might opine is my inappropriate use of that word).

9/10ths of the world - i.e., damn near everyone outside the Western democracies, and 100% of those we're "fighting" - would be scratching their heads wondering WTF all the agonising was all about.

I'd go so far as to suggest that the title of the movie should include a sub title: "And This Is Why We Will Lose this War".

I'd be interested to hear from any currently serving military people as to how accurate the movie is. I fear I know the answer - that much overused word "absolutely".
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 08:59
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Old mate Sen. Sinodinos looks like his corrupt chickens are coming home to roost. Who would have thunk it...
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