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Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2020, 13:35
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Posted By Uncle Fred

Thank you Pattern. On another note. I admit...

Thank you Pattern.

On another note. I admit that I do not have experience in constabulary duties and I fully appreciate how difficult it must be to handle rioting and violent protest. Yet if one...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

Could someone please clarify: Does the President...

Could someone please clarify: Does the President have direct control over the National Guard? I thought that purview fell to the state governors.

Eventually though, they are part of the U.S....
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2020, 00:55
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

Well said Pattern. Very well said.

Well said Pattern. Very well said.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2020, 04:46
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Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

Why doesn't the United States vote on the...

Why doesn't the United States vote on the weekends when more citizens who wish to vote are free from work? Or is it not really a problem and the way it is works best?
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2020, 03:21
Replies: 62
Views: 3,455
Posted By Uncle Fred

Definitely not off piste Bergerie. Although, like...

Definitely not off piste Bergerie. Although, like most here, I have read of the Shackleton expedition, this was an outstanding documentary.

Truly one of the most remarkable feats of human...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2020, 01:56
Replies: 57
Views: 4,086
Posted By Uncle Fred

Great pic Kelvin. Like the quote about "What...

Great pic Kelvin. Like the quote about "What typhoon?" Sounds as if the cousins missed the understatement.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2020, 00:37
Replies: 62
Views: 3,455
Posted By Uncle Fred

Wow! That is downright awe inspiring. Brave is...

Wow! That is downright awe inspiring. Brave is not a sufficient word to describe those gents.

Did they plan on losing X number of crew per voyage? Was it part of normal attrition?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 03:55
Replies: 62
Views: 3,455
Posted By Uncle Fred

Book was exceptional and the film very good...

Book was exceptional and the film very good indeed. Masterful crafting on Nicholas Monsarrat's part. He wrote from first hand experience. Holds pride of place on my shelves.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 01:03
Replies: 62
Views: 3,455
Posted By Uncle Fred

Oceans and war and films and books

After having posted in another thread a question about rough seas, it made me think of the great number of excellent books and films that have been made about being afloat, fighting a war whilst...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2020, 02:42
Replies: 57
Views: 4,086
Posted By Uncle Fred

I must say it impresses me to no end that...

I must say it impresses me to no end that understatement is still alive and well.

Many of these narratives have me gripping the arm of my easy chair all that tighter as I envision just how rough...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2020, 21:24
Replies: 57
Views: 4,086
Posted By Uncle Fred

Great replies! The more sea books I read, the...

Great replies! The more sea books I read, the more respect I have for those who have sailed upon it. I remember as a youngster reading the passage in The Cruel Sea about the convoy getting slammed on...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2020, 16:01
Replies: 57
Views: 4,086
Posted By Uncle Fred

The worst open ocean weather you have been in?

Knowing that we have a number of readers of this forum who have a great deal of experience at sea, I am interested to know the absolute roughest weather you have encountered out on the world's...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2020, 06:03
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

I have to throw my hat in the ring with the...

I have to throw my hat in the ring with the others on this one and agree with West Coast. A motley crew 🤟🤟 we might be indeed. The citizenry has be to informed, use best judgment, and be passingly...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2020, 09:33
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

Well said Pattern. golder- In the UK. Was...

Well said Pattern.

golder- In the UK. Was just commenting on Pattern's description of months long U.S. campaigns. Sorry I didn't make that clear in my post.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2020, 04:35
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

I am one, no doubt among many here irrespective...

I am one, no doubt among many here irrespective of party loyalties, who believes the obligations are serious when it comes to being a citizen in a democracy/republic/etc. Those obligations include...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2020, 05:29
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

I see that Trump is twittering that he is glad to...

I see that Trump is twittering that he is glad to see Jong-un back on the pitch and is wishing him well. I can only assume that the U.S. knows if he is th he real deal.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2020, 00:37
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

Report out that he has reappeared.

Report out that he has reappeared.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 19:31
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

He might be living rough if he is down to only...

He might be living rough if he is down to only 50% of the usual staff in attendance.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 19:01
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

The South Koreans government and/or press seems...

The South Koreans government and/or press seems to be adamant that the larded Un seems to be alive, and if not in fine fettle, then at least fair fettle.

Maybe he is just hunkering down in his...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2020, 01:44
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

Sis looks like a mean and calculating piece of...

Sis looks like a mean and calculating piece of work though. The absolute terror one must live with in that "country" with that clan at the helm is hard to imagine.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2020, 23:22
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

Well, the portly Un is known for having a pack or...

Well, the portly Un is known for having a pack or so of fags every day and washing the taste down with a dram or two or three. Thus his health going into this was not the best. Who knows, but maybe...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2020, 23:35
Replies: 2,578
Views: 344,878
Posted By Uncle Fred

That is indeed!

That is indeed!
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2020, 09:58
Replies: 225
Views: 22,150
Posted By Uncle Fred

That is what I was basing my comment on. He is in...

That is what I was basing my comment on. He is in the ICU but not on the blower. His receipt of an additional 4 liters of O2 per minute seems to be less than the usual patient who has been admitted...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2020, 08:13
Replies: 225
Views: 22,150
Posted By Uncle Fred

Sounds as if he is stable. Has not yet needed to...

Sounds as if he is stable. Has not yet needed to be intubated and put on a blower.

Various reports make it sound as if he is not in quite as serious a condition as being in an ICU would hint at....
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2020, 03:39
Replies: 22,170
Views: 3,479,498
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thanks Lonewolf. Tough situation to get back...

Thanks Lonewolf. Tough situation to get back together. Wishing the best for the crew of the TR as I know they are the ones working the long hours to be mission ready.
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