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Old 9th Aug 2015, 18:37
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White" grapes are actually green in color,
and the reds are actually blue
See the phantom page is spreading throughtout the Forum
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 18:47
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Probably a side effect of the CIA copying every post.
Been saying for years things like the Great North Run were put together for normal peeps to run for fun and charity why should they allow a bunch of spiv foreign professional runners doped up to the eyeball to fly in win the money and buggah off the next day,ban the bastiges from taking part.

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Old 9th Aug 2015, 19:55
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Welcome aboard Capt Livingstone and good of you to provide a conduit to the dark incontinent.
Long may your hippo leak.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 20:02
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It is, indeed, good to hear news of folk no longer able to communicate herein.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:02
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Hmmm, the day is ending here with beautiful red sky to the west,this speaks of better things to come on the morrow.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:10
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That's better than it is in the west!
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:15
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Speaking of mushrooms, this particular one, the Chicken, is actually edible (or so one has been told) but one never dared to try.
The effects might well be as Mr angels described.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:34
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G-CPTN, you make it sound like some sort of séance.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:35
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Couple of light defects to do today, why does the Spanish light bulb explode ?
Because it´s a bombilla. BOOM BOOM
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:38
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Had a spiffing day out near Scotch Corner (Croft) with motor racing and 'nostalgia' (people re-enacting WWII themes) - an annual event - this year with flybys (4 times) by the Vulcan in its final year before retiring.
The pilot today was the guy who flew down to the Falklands (in another Vulcan).

Lovely sunny day with low cloudbase so the Vulcan 'shone' against the clouds.

An interesting (but surprising) factoid was announced - that Vulcans never carried nuclear bombs. I don't know if that is true - they certainly never dropped any, and the Falklands was the only time that they 'bombed' in Deadly Earnest (or was it Port Stanley?).

Wiki claims:-
Although the Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons,
so perhaps the factoid is false?

The point being made was that the threat of the deterrent was sufficient to frighten Ivan into keeping quiet.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 21:53
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G-CPTN wrote:

.....that Vulcans never carried nuclear bombs......
I wonder what it was being loaded at Scampton when I had to stand out in the p1$$ing rain carrying me musket and looking outwards. Not top secret crew rations surely??
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 22:23
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Chicken of the Woods.


Individual "shelves" range from 5–25 cm (2"-10" inches) across. These shelves are made up of many tiny tubular filaments (hyphae). The mushroom grows in large brackets - some have been found that weigh over 45 kg (100 pounds). It is most commonly found on wounds of trees, mostly oak, though it is also frequently found on eucalyptus, yew, sweet chestnut, and willow, as well as conifers in some species. Laetiporus species produce brown rot in the host on which they grow.
Young fruiting bodies are characterized by a moist, rubbery, sulphur-yellow to orange body sometimes with bright orange tips. Older brackets become pale and brittle almost chalk like, mildly pungent, and are often dotted with beetle or slug/woodlouse holes. Similar species include Laetiporus gilbertsonii (fluorescent pink, more amorphous) and L. coniferica (common in the western United States, especially on red fir trees).[1] Edibility traits for the different species have not been well documented, although all are generally considered edible with caution.


Problem with wild mushrooms is that you can't become an expert by reading about them. You have to shown by someone who knows, in the field. Errors can be very costly.


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Old 9th Aug 2015, 22:45
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
I wonder what it was being loaded at Scampton when I had to stand out in the p1$$ing rain carrying me musket and looking outwards. Not top secret crew rations surely??
Thanks.

Either it was, as I thought, incorrect, or you, also, were being hoodywinked.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 23:11
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I believe there are quite a few on here who have been involved in the handling/caring for/guarding/maintenance and flying of instant sunshine!!

I may have this wrong, but surely there are only two planes that have actually dropped nuclear weapons? Both Super Fortresses. Weren't tests down on towers and the like? Or did the Russkies whizz around dropping them?

I should be tired, but the IFs are starting their night's work here in SE London so you lot in the northern hemisphere should be okay for the time being.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 23:48
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I really cannot imagine that all the bombs carried by (specifically) Vulcans were non-nuclear - imagine that, in the event of the 4 minute warning, some AC plonker had to trundle to the stores with a chitty (signed by who?) and then drag a trolley loaded with a berm across the tarmac to an armourer who would slot in the fuse before it was winched-up into the bomb-bay.
Despite what you might have seen in James Bond, there is no in-flight access from the back of the flight-deck into the bomb-bay.

It is either garbage or we ALL have been hoodwinked and the so-called nuclear bombs were just 'cheeses' . . .

Will we ever know for certain? I mean absolutely certain.
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 01:15
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Looks as though Capt. Livingstone is already lost overboard?
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 01:29
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Angels, I believe many of the nuclear tests done in the Pacific were air dropped bombs.
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 02:04
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I can find three records of Russian air-dropped nuclear tests.
RDS-3 19Oct51 from altitude of 10 kms
RDS-4 23Aug53
and the grand daddy of all
RDS-220 Tsar Bomb 30Oct61. est. at 50 megatons or 10 times the total amount of explosives used in WWII - the largest artificial explosion in history.
Dropped from a modified TU-95V from an altitude of 10.5 kms, detonated at 4 kms asl.
The subsequent cloud rose 84 kms - 7 times the height of Everest and into the mesosphere.
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 04:09
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Looks like the IF are heading on a northerly tour.

Pumps given a tickle while I'm wandering around the bridge.
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 04:13
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Looks as though Capt. Livingstone is already lost overboard?
He's inspecting the stores ...
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