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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 16:36
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

I'll openly admit that I voted Conservative at...

I'll openly admit that I voted Conservative at the last election and was fairly optimistic that Johnson's breathless, fresh and enthusiastic approach would do us well. I've recently been less than...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2020, 23:44
Replies: 103
Views: 6,738
Posted By stevef

Kiltrash: Please read my second and third...

Kiltrash: Please read my second and third sentences again and then tell me how I can show them two minutes appreciation if they're not even there. I might as well stand in the middle of Dartmoor and...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 103
Views: 6,738
Posted By stevef

As far as I know, none of this clapping has been...

As far as I know, none of this clapping has been going on in my village and even if there was, I wouldn't have participated. There are no hospitals anywhere near and the only nursing uniforms I've...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2020, 11:08
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

Quite. And on the same BBC News front page: ...

Quite. And on the same BBC News front page:

Quote - Coronavirus: Nurse hasn't hugged her son, aged two, in five weeks.A self-isolating nurse who has been separated from her two-year-old son for...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 15:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By stevef

It's no wonder that a lot of us old 'uns avoided...

It's no wonder that a lot of us old 'uns avoided dentists after our experiences with the school-designated butchers. Our surgery was somewhere near the swimming pool in Newton Abbott and was pretty...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 13:51
Replies: 62
Views: 3,313
Posted By stevef

Richard Dana's Two Years Before the Mast is a...

Richard Dana's Two Years Before the Mast is a gripping mid-19th century story of a landlubber going to sea on a brigantine if you like a good seafaring memoir. Superb descriptions of life below...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2020, 09:09
Replies: 7,153
Views: 593,796
Posted By stevef

I didn't care much for KnC's viewpoints but I'll...

I didn't care much for KnC's viewpoints but I'll agree that his posts usually energised whatever thread he was following. Now I see that VP959 has been despatched as well. His balanced and...
13th May 2020, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By stevef

I'd suspect worn valve guides allowing oil into...

I'd suspect worn valve guides allowing oil into the cylinder.
Your compressions will be good but eventually the valve/s may not seat properly or begin sticking when the stem/guide clearances...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 20:14
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

I'm one of those that fell between the Job...

I'm one of those that fell between the Job Retention Scheme subsidy cracks. Started work on 2nd March, told not to come in on 1st April and was sent a blank payslip on 28th April with no advance...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 20:03
Replies: 57
Views: 4,039
Posted By stevef

Yes, the Shetland ferry crossing can be quite...

Yes, the Shetland ferry crossing can be quite uncomfortable. The only time I ever got seasick was on an Aberdeen-Lerwick trip.
I remember a lot of Islanders catching the Northlink ferry to see a gig...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2020, 19:00
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

Get everyone to read Jet Blast... :E

Get everyone to read Jet Blast... :E
9th May 2020, 19:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By stevef

Nice sentiment but I'm afraid that they'll mean...

Nice sentiment but I'm afraid that they'll mean nothing to relatively modern generations. That's in the same way that the Nazi regime means little or nothing to most present day Germans. The Battle...
8th May 2020, 18:35
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By stevef

It doesn't seem that long ago since the last WW1...

It doesn't seem that long ago since the last WW1 participant died. Where does time go...
Respect.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2020, 11:41
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

Evelyn Beatrice Hall (28 September 1868 – 13...

Evelyn Beatrice Hall (28 September 1868 – 13 April 1956)] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Beatrice_Hall#cite_note-death_year-4) who wrote under the pseudonym S. G. Tallentyre, was an English...
2nd May 2020, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By stevef

Air Atlantique used to maintain Jane's Aviation...

Air Atlantique used to maintain Jane's Aviation two Blackpool-based Dakotas in the late '80s; (ex-Harvestair G-AMPZ and GAMYJ). I worked for Janes at Coventry for a while when they operated HS748s...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2020, 18:48
Replies: 7,153
Views: 593,796
Posted By stevef

Oh, FFS - I'm wondering just how low you can go...

Oh, FFS - I'm wondering just how low you can go in your continual and spiteful anti-Boris Johnson posts. Have you got any kids? It doesn't matter about what's happening in the world, the moment a...
11th Apr 2020, 10:23
Replies: 97
Views: 31,295
Posted By stevef

A long time ago I worked for a company that...

A long time ago I worked for a company that maintained two Oil Pollution Dakotas, one based in Exeter and the other in Kinloss. Every so often they'd be rotated for scheduled checks to be carried...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 18:19
Replies: 7,153
Views: 593,796
Posted By stevef

Some people are driven by spite, dead-pan....

Some people are driven by spite, dead-pan. They're run out of credibility. :rolleyes:
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 14:56
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

If I understand Harry Paterson's web page right,...

If I understand Harry Paterson's web page right, he's an author/journalist, not a doctor.
Of course it's desperately sad that he's lost a brother but a lot of readers aren't going to warm to...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 12:49
Replies: 225
Views: 22,114
Posted By stevef

Some would suggest that Boris Johnson is...

Some would suggest that Boris Johnson is commendably putting himself under the same NHS care as a minimum-wage cleaner or unemployed shop worker might expect.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 08:06
Replies: 225
Views: 22,114
Posted By stevef

I don't know about very recently but last night...

I don't know about very recently but last night the mods were trimming this thread. One or two of the posts were deplorable and puts the person/s responsible in a very poor light.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2020, 13:41
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

Thank Christ for Maggie Thatcher in 1982... just...

Thank Christ for Maggie Thatcher in 1982... just imagine a Corbyn government's response to the South Atlantic conflict. :rolleyes: 'Welcome to Las Malvinas, comrades - please wipe your boots before...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2020, 18:23
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

Yeah, I really miss coming home from work in the...

Yeah, I really miss coming home from work in the '70s to darkness no hot food due power cuts, bins not being emptied for weeks, postal strikes, TV early shut-downs etc. :ugh: No wonder people were...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2020, 16:33
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By stevef

A lot of comments from the usual suspects are...

A lot of comments from the usual suspects are unacceptable (read spiteful) but unfortunately they'll persevere with their Brexit result/anti-Conservative Party/Boris Johnson/Chris Whitty/Gove bile no...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 23:29
Replies: 7,153
Views: 593,796
Posted By stevef

Cheap shot, unclenelli. Take a look at Professor...

Cheap shot, unclenelli. Take a look at Professor Whitty's Wikipedia entry - he's an expert in infectious diseases, not a RADA performer. Perhaps we should give Chris Evans or Russell Brand a crash...
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