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25th Sep 2021, 08:58
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Posted By Grumpy retiree

Maybe this thread is approaching the end of its...

Maybe this thread is approaching the end of its useful life ?
Its obvious some are never ever going to be convinced.
Hopefully when we open up at 80% vaccination levels a lot of the BS will subside...
25th Sep 2021, 03:27
Replies: 88
Views: 23,298
Posted By Grumpy retiree

What’s the matter Xeptu ? Stopped getting...

What’s the matter Xeptu ?
Stopped getting invites to Christmas drinks ?
There were probably hints before you retired.
Heads up to young Captains………..
24th Sep 2021, 13:00
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Congratulations union. Combining so many...

Congratulations union.
Combining so many logical fallacies in one post is quite an achievement.
24th Sep 2021, 09:38
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Wow…….. Democracy is a wonderful thing.

Wow……..
Democracy is a wonderful thing.
24th Sep 2021, 08:27
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Suez ? The lesson of Suez is that...

Suez ?

The lesson of Suez is that adventurism by the UK and France without sanction from the US is a really bad idea.
Sort of proves the opposite of the point you are trying make.
Gareth Evans...
23rd Sep 2021, 14:20
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

So, Macron wont answer the phone. And “ You “...

So, Macron wont answer the phone.
And “ You “ will decide when its over……..
Let me see. A pissed off France or Virginia Class subs ?
Really difficult choice. Not.
Why does France have tickets on...
23rd Sep 2021, 05:57
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Kevin Rudd is priceless! Have a look at his...

Kevin Rudd is priceless!
Have a look at his record on Wikipedia.
Never has so little be achieved in such a short time in power.
And yet you would think his John Curtin or Robert Menzies the way he...
23rd Sep 2021, 03:27
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Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Agree. Also words and phrases like ‘betrayal’...

Agree.
Also words and phrases like ‘betrayal’ and ‘running away’ don’t sit well with those of us who had close relatives who fought on the western front in WW1 and the skies over France in WW2.
23rd Sep 2021, 00:40
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Dunkirk ? Really ? For the second time in 25...

Dunkirk ? Really ?
For the second time in 25 years in British and Commonwealth troops were deployed in defence of France.
And you call it running away ???
I’ll tell you what the biggest mistake...
22nd Sep 2021, 11:11
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Look on the bright side das. You are going to...

Look on the bright side das.
You are going to move a few numbers on the seniority list when we open up and let the virus take its normal course.
Its quite extraordinary that so many cant imagine...
22nd Sep 2021, 10:49
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Bring on opening up at 80% vaccination. Lot of...

Bring on opening up at 80% vaccination.
Lot of this loopy stuff will go away when the unvaccinated are left to fend for themselves.
Self limiting…….
22nd Sep 2021, 08:53
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

”So you see those who refuse vaccines as little,...

”So you see those who refuse vaccines as little, irresponible shits with behavior that results in them getting sick from Covid?”

Yeah , pretty much.
22nd Sep 2021, 06:22
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Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

You do understand the difference between weapons...

You do understand the difference between weapons and propulsion systems don’t you ?
Thanks to the likes of Adam Bandt et al I can see this debate getting very silly very quickly.
A Chernobyl in...
22nd Sep 2021, 06:10
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Lizard Overlords ? Don’t be ridiculous. Its...

Lizard Overlords ? Don’t be ridiculous.
Its the Deep State Pedophiles.
Please try and keep up……
22nd Sep 2021, 01:45
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

No personal experience in the medical profession...

No personal experience in the medical profession but plenty of family members who have and lots of discussions over the dinner table over the years. Apparently there is nothing scarier that working...
22nd Sep 2021, 01:34
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

I have no personal experience of tracking subs...

I have no personal experience of tracking subs but have talked to PC3 Orion Pilots who have and you are undoubtedly correct.
However 2 big factors in favour of nuclear subs. Range and access to the...
21st Sep 2021, 09:45
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Ya think ? And you have been talking to who ? ...

Ya think ?
And you have been talking to who ?
Every ICU unit in the country knows that when we open up they will be swamped by unvaccinated patients.
Choices will have to be made.
Simple...
21st Sep 2021, 07:12
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Its not without precedent that Doctors prioritise...

Its not without precedent that Doctors prioritise treatment to those who have made reasonable steps to protect themselves.
Some surgeons require patients to give up smoking before surgery that may...
21st Sep 2021, 06:24
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Oh dear….. Probably a good thing I’m retired. ...

Oh dear…..
Probably a good thing I’m retired.
Not sure I’d cope very well….
But , of course , the Left hand seat has always been something of a bully pulpit.
Something to be endured in the right...
21st Sep 2021, 06:03
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Please don’t assume that all contributors are...

Please don’t assume that all contributors are professional Pilots.
It , after all , is an open forum.
I , for one , hope and pray they are not.
21st Sep 2021, 00:16
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

What Don said…….

What Don said…….
20th Sep 2021, 08:26
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

The French response to what is a perfectly...

The French response to what is a perfectly sensible response by Australia to a floundering program is exactly why there is no French equivalent of the Five Eyes agreement. Why would you trust the...
20th Sep 2021, 07:48
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Vaccination will become the standard and no more...

Vaccination will become the standard and no more controversial than random drug and alcohol testing.
But it shouldn’t have been left up to QF , it should have been mandated by government....
20th Sep 2021, 05:23
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

So, French possessions in the Pacific are not an...

So, French possessions in the Pacific are not an anomaly?
Well, youre in a very small cheer squad on that one.
Certainly no basis for Australian foreign policy.
20th Sep 2021, 02:49
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

https://www.sorryantivaxxer.com/. …..Amazing ...

https://www.sorryantivaxxer.com/. …..Amazing

There is also an article on the ABC site today describing what its like in ICU full of COVID patients.

Make sure you post a video when it gets round...
20th Sep 2021, 01:47
Replies: 88
Views: 23,298
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Maybe I’m missing something but how do you send a...

Maybe I’m missing something but how do you send a reminder if you’ve been blocked ?
19th Sep 2021, 13:57
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Hey Ollie Dont confess to having gone to...

Hey Ollie

Dont confess to having gone to university.
To the true believers that just proves you are part of the conspiracy.
19th Sep 2021, 10:21
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

recceguy , it would be quite amusing if you are...

recceguy , it would be quite amusing if you are actually on Clipperton Island.
Because that about sums up the relevance of France to the Pacific.
Why does France try to hang on to its colonial past...
19th Sep 2021, 10:08
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

recceguy, Really ? An alliance with Russia...

recceguy, Really ?

An alliance with Russia ?

That worked so well in 1914.
19th Sep 2021, 08:54
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Pulling down the shutters on NATO ? NATO is...

Pulling down the shutters on NATO ?

NATO is the only thing that has kept the Russians out and the Germans and French from each other’s throats for the last 72 years.
To be replaced by what...
19th Sep 2021, 08:43
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Recceguy…. Mers-el-kefir . Really ? And the...

Recceguy….

Mers-el-kefir . Really ? And the alternative was ?
Dunkirk ? Really ? And the alternative was ?

The minute the Yanks offered the Virginia Class it was game over. It wasn’t on the...
19th Sep 2021, 07:53
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Fair enough. It boils down to this. Want a...

Fair enough.
It boils down to this. Want a roster next month ?
Get vaccinated.
Want a pattern including Singapore , the US or Europe ?
Get vaccinated.
Want to eat out in a slip port in NSW , VIC...
19th Sep 2021, 03:24
Replies: 88
Views: 23,298
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Your observation is almost certainly correct. ...

Your observation is almost certainly correct.
Once upon a time you could be reasonably confident that your interlocutor was , in fact , an aviator , or at least had some connection with the...
18th Sep 2021, 06:49
Replies: 1,219
Views: 185,093
Posted By Grumpy retiree

The UK has reopened , back to near normality...

The UK has reopened , back to near normality ,with over 80% vaccinated at the cost of around 200 deaths a day , almost exclusively in the unvaccinated.
Thats where we are heading.
And not before...
16th Sep 2021, 09:30
Replies: 745
Views: 126,944
Posted By Grumpy retiree

Agree. For that reason alone , I couldn’t...

Agree.
For that reason alone , I couldn’t understand a deal with the French.
The Yanks always had a problem putting a US combat system in a French sub.
French subs leak like a sieve from an...
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