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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 20:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By ChrisVJ

I found it rather ironic over here that merely...

I found it rather ironic over here that merely suggesting that we might discuss this curriculum further, (and its effect on pre pubescent students) could get a guy on the way to a public, ...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 20:45
Replies: 8,774
Views: 817,101
Posted By ChrisVJ

Granted the caveat that this is a newspaper story...

Granted the caveat that this is a newspaper story but . . . as I read it:

Teresa May suggested a deal with the EU with a chunky payment and a trade deal but the EU turned it down because they...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 16:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,798
Posted By ChrisVJ

Gertrude Not a bad idea but anyone who is an...

Gertrude
Not a bad idea but anyone who is an "expert in their field today" is surely more valuable in their filed than in the Lords.

I actully think a group of experts from twenty years ago is...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 05:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,798
Posted By ChrisVJ

I guess in the ultimate there is nothing that can...

I guess in the ultimate there is nothing that can provide such a guarantee except a perfectly honourable society. Considering how it developed it is probably as successful in that area than most...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2019, 22:10
Replies: 22
Views: 2,798
Posted By ChrisVJ

As I understand it the consideration is for...

As I understand it the consideration is for expenses rather than pay. A couple of nights in a decent London hotel and three or four (subsidised) meals could easily eat that so these peers are...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2019, 03:17
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By ChrisVJ

John Cleese lived round the corner from us in...

John Cleese lived round the corner from us in Holland Park for several years, that would be around 1964+ so I guess he can claim he was a Londoner.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2019, 03:01
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By ChrisVJ

I lived in Holland Park all through the Biba...

I lived in Holland Park all through the Biba thing and heard almost no language besides English. (Maybe a few odd ones in Kensigton Market.) Try walking through Hammersmith today!
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2019, 05:42
Replies: 75
Views: 5,857
Posted By ChrisVJ

Chop up bacon and pan fry till just tender, add...

Chop up bacon and pan fry till just tender, add spinach and raisins for about thirty seconds. Serve.

I can not remember ever not liking vegetables. (Tripe is not a vegetable and does not...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2019, 04:33
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By ChrisVJ

Wot Dre said. However you have to wonder...

Wot Dre said.

However you have to wonder what some of our older citizens think. There they were post war ensconced in their stable and traditional culture, rubbing shoulders with like minded...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2019, 17:54
Replies: 68
Views: 7,563
Posted By ChrisVJ

Lived in and loved London in my youth, gave up...

Lived in and loved London in my youth, gave up on it twenty years ago. Cleese is so right.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2019, 19:56
Replies: 7,386
Views: 2,719,300
Posted By ChrisVJ

Granted a lot of the excitement at Monaco was...

Granted a lot of the excitement at Monaco was from the commentators 'talking up' this or that possibility. That's the kind of thing that rather spoils my enjoyment. However there was some genuine...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2019, 19:38
Replies: 4,219
Views: 443,066
Posted By ChrisVJ

It occurs to me in an odd sort of moment that...

It occurs to me in an odd sort of moment that negotiating trade deals as the UK rather than having it done by the EU might actually be easier and more efficient. The problem with negotiating...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2019, 03:07
Replies: 476
Views: 64,755
Posted By ChrisVJ

In the past I would have said that you could not...

In the past I would have said that you could not generally tell how successful a person will be as Prime Minister as their job and loyalty to the current prime minister hides their policies and...
9th May 2019, 21:02
Replies: 34
Views: 15,414
Posted By ChrisVJ

This may be one of the few occasions on this...

This may be one of the few occasions on this forum where a non professional's view might help

As an 'interested' passenger and private pilot who has followed airplane and airline progress for over...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 04:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By ChrisVJ

Great, I have a kid in Trenton, maybe he can ...

Great, I have a kid in Trenton, maybe he can nip down to Coburg and pick some up.
I can't see why the health minister would blame Brexit. Where does Weetabix come from for the UK?
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 04:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By ChrisVJ

WingNut I was just wondering if there was a...

WingNut
I was just wondering if there was a world shortage of Weetabix. I am surprised that we can't find any if sales have been flagging. Maybe they are flagging for an insufficient supply or...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2019, 22:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By ChrisVJ

Corny fake news?

Daily Wail today reporting that the NHS will save some enormous billions by not serving Weetabix for breakfast in hospitals. According to a the minister the price of Weetabix has gone up because of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2019, 19:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By ChrisVJ

Not sure why there would be enough moisture in...

Not sure why there would be enough moisture in lino to affect laminate. The only concern I have is that in a 'wet' area such as kitchen a spill can not dry out through the lino as well as evaporate...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2019, 22:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By ChrisVJ

I used to be able to to get library books and...

I used to be able to to get library books and change the format with Calibre to put them on my Kindle but no longer.

Our libraries have moved to a system where you do not actually get the book....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2019, 17:50
Replies: 288
Views: 39,688
Posted By ChrisVJ

Not sure that being arrested is much of a...

Not sure that being arrested is much of a deterrent to these people, most of them would wear it as a badge of honour. I can't understand why they should not pay for the loss they cause and if they...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2019, 04:08
Replies: 98
Views: 14,142
Posted By ChrisVJ

Fry mushrooms in olive oil, adding oil so they...

Fry mushrooms in olive oil, adding oil so they don't dry out. When they have that right colour add a thick slice of bread and more oil. Fry till the bread has a crisp patch on both sides. Take the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 15:48
Replies: 49
Views: 4,103
Posted By ChrisVJ

Here, out of province goods frequently arrive...

Here, out of province goods frequently arrive without tax as the online revolution has not been kept up with by all the jurisdictions. Out of country stuff usually arrives without tax if it is less...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 04:45
Replies: 49
Views: 4,103
Posted By ChrisVJ

If Retail is dying . . . .?

If retail is dying due to on line sales and the high street generally \9and especially department stores,) is collapsing why are Primark building the biggest department store ever?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 00:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By ChrisVJ

Schools are always coming up against the ...

Schools are always coming up against the unpreparedness of their students, and not just at kinder or grade 1. You could say the same about sex education, social awareness etc which, back in my...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2019, 13:35
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974
Posted By ChrisVJ

It might require a lot less energy and need a lot...

It might require a lot less energy and need a lot less engineering to use foils to get out of hull drag. It would also allow you to use a hull design that was more appropriate for flying than a flat...
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