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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2020, 08:43
Replies: 10,776
Views: 989,013
Posted By Bob Viking

Money grabbing universities

If my kids were at the age for starting Uni right now I would be doing my utmost to withhold payment (a bit harder if they arenít first years) and defer their place for a year.

I have nothing but...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2020, 15:33
Replies: 10,776
Views: 989,013
Posted By Bob Viking

The law of unintended consequences.

I seriously hope Iím wrong but with all the blame being laid at the feet of students, is it just a matter of time before we start to read stories of students and/or their accommodation being targeted...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2020, 03:01
Replies: 10,776
Views: 989,013
Posted By Bob Viking

This

I couldnít agree more.

Now, call me cynical, but to me it feels like the most blatant financially motivated scam of the lot. The universities have placed their finances (ie fees and accommodation...
10th Oct 2020, 17:28
Replies: 12
Views: 3,054
Posted By Bob Viking

Nutloose.

I knew you wouldnít let me down. Your complaint about the honours is as regular as clockwork.

You have been Ďjust sayingí the same thing twice a year for as long as I can remember!

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Oct 2020, 06:03
Replies: 167
Views: 54,894
Posted By Bob Viking

Eugenics

As horrific a policy of eugenics is, unless I missed something, it doesnít necessarily involve exterminating people.

Unless the elderly are still intending to breed they are unlikely to be a...
2nd Oct 2020, 17:14
Replies: 251
Views: 88,925
Posted By Bob Viking

Semantics

I agree we should not get wrapped around the axle about trivial details, since the Herc crew did an amazing job. I will just say though, that if there is one American I will listen to without...
2nd Oct 2020, 04:36
Replies: 251
Views: 88,925
Posted By Bob Viking

Ah thankyou.

Iím here all week.

BV
1st Oct 2020, 18:05
Replies: 251
Views: 88,925
Posted By Bob Viking

Joe Smith

What a great post. Smug and wrong all at the same time. Bravo.

BV
1st Oct 2020, 08:16
Replies: 251
Views: 88,925
Posted By Bob Viking

Mayday and Pan

I have noticed a reticence in N America to use either word. I never worked out why.

BV
30th Sep 2020, 07:18
Replies: 251
Views: 88,925
Posted By Bob Viking

First Impressions

When I read the first post that said Ďforced landingí I tutted to myself and thought Ďyou mean he made an emergency landingí.

It would appear I was wrong to tut. That really does look like a...
23rd Sep 2020, 16:50
Replies: 24
Views: 9,475
Posted By Bob Viking

Wait a minute...

Are you honestly trying to tell me that an RAF Phantom once shot down an RAF Jaguar at Bruggen?

This is totally new information.

Iím shocked. Shocked I tell you.

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2020, 13:38
Replies: 45
Views: 3,877
Posted By Bob Viking

Mr Mac

I suppose it is a tad Big Brotheríish but I honestly donít know what I would have to fear from such a scheme.

I canít imagine any government would ever have any reason to care about my habits. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2020, 09:28
Replies: 45
Views: 3,877
Posted By Bob Viking

ID cards

I really donít get what people have against them.

I have nothing to hide so why would I care if the government are able to track me?

If they really have any interest in knowing where BV is at...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2020, 09:23
Replies: 167
Views: 54,894
Posted By Bob Viking

Turin

I will admit that I am parachuting into this thread at the eleventh hour. Whilst you may feel aggrieved that there are some who wish to bash the Boomer generation Iím afraid it is not without...
21st Sep 2020, 03:34
Replies: 11
Views: 4,180
Posted By Bob Viking

Doctor Cruces

Well done for winning the race to be the first to bemoan the relative number of assets of the modern UK Armed Forces.

Just out of interest what would you have us do? Throw in a couple of Storm...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2020, 18:06
Replies: 45
Views: 3,877
Posted By Bob Viking

AO

Iím afraid I will have to disagree with you.

My wife and daughter both required passports in the last few months (to facilitate an overseas move) and the service was surprisingly quick in both...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 17:37
Replies: 45
Views: 3,877
Posted By Bob Viking

ESA

Hello. We recently renewed my daughters passport (dual UK/Can) and we got the Canadian one back along with the old UK one.

Have no fear.

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2020, 06:46
Replies: 40
Views: 3,383
Posted By Bob Viking

It seems I was spot on. Now I have googled...

It seems I was spot on.

Now I have googled to see who Alex Scott is it would appear she is eminently qualified. A good selection hopefully.

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2020, 04:23
Replies: 40
Views: 3,383
Posted By Bob Viking

Q of S

I think itís telling that they say they want to take the show in a new direction.

Why mess with a winning format though?

Knowing how the BBC has been of late (just look at what they did with...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2020, 13:27
Replies: 40
Views: 3,383
Posted By Bob Viking

Q of S

The presenter will almost certainly be from a minority. Probably female again.

Jessica Ennis? Denise Lewis? Michael Johnson?

If the above names donít present Iíd put money on them as a team...
4th Sep 2020, 17:35
Replies: 67
Views: 31,104
Posted By Bob Viking

The haves and the have nots.

Surely those without the AESA radar will still get the link picture from those with the new toy? Maybe things wonít need to change too much.

Iím just spitballing and not too invested.

BV
3rd Sep 2020, 15:54
Replies: 67
Views: 31,104
Posted By Bob Viking

A question from the cheap seats

A quick question from a slightly tipsy BV if I may?

Why does counter drone technology need to be on a fast jet? Iíll admit I havenít fully absorbed the thrust of the article but donít we have...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2020, 12:22
Replies: 59
Views: 2,805
Posted By Bob Viking

A Little Perspective

Chadwick Boseman was the recent main star of the ninth largest grossing movie of all time (amongst other film credits). A movie which grossed $1.3B, 7 Oscar Nominations and 3 Oscar awards.

Whether...
30th Aug 2020, 10:53
Replies: 39
Views: 14,916
Posted By Bob Viking

Accomodation

What I find most shocking is that tanker crews were forced to sleep on base. Times must really be tight.

BV
23rd Aug 2020, 16:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By Bob Viking

Model Hawks

Thankyou all once again.

I have placed an order for thirteen (it increased!) models from My Mahogany Models.

Their products look to be excellent and come in resin as well as wood.

Best...
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