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21st Oct 2021, 03:07
Replies: 80
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Posted By Uncle Fred

Great discussion here. I realize that such lists...

Great discussion here. I realize that such lists are prone to serious omissions, especially if the author limited it to a mere ten, thus the suggestions made above help round things out. I see it as...
19th Oct 2021, 00:45
Replies: 80
Views: 13,212
Posted By Uncle Fred

10 most important RAF aircraft of the Cold War

I had never heard of this site until a colleague sent the link. Great pics of RAF aircraft. https://hushkit.net/2021/09/30/10-most-important-british-aircraft-of-the-cold-war/
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2021, 21:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

@A. Van Completely by chance I ran across...

@A. Van

Completely by chance I ran across the Russian produced series on YouTube called Soviet Storm. I found it to be a quite high quality story of the war. They had a native English speaker for...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2021, 00:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

The Hobbs book arrived today. Wife had the raised...

The Hobbs book arrived today. Wife had the raised eyebrow but no spoken words...which of course was as good as a torrent in asking "Yet another war book?" To which my standard reply is: "Well, should...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2021, 10:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

Interesting link megan. I noticed, and read, the...

Interesting link megan. I noticed, and read, the embedded link to the Battle of Tarakan which was part of the effort to retake Borneo. These are the events that seem to be overshadowed in the extant...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2021, 01:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

Excellent suggestions Flap Track. My book shelves...

Excellent suggestions Flap Track. My book shelves groan under a goodly number of works describing the USN/Marines/Army's efforts from Pearl Harbor up to Frank's Downfall so I didnt need more of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2021, 05:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thank you kindly Sam for the suggestion. Reading...

Thank you kindly Sam for the suggestion. Reading through the user reviews however, I noticed many remarks that indicated this work only mentions British and other allied efforts in passing with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2021, 00:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By Uncle Fred

British, Dutch, Australian, and others in the Western Pacific in WW2

There is no shortage of historical coverage, both scholarly and popular, of the massive American undertaking in the Pacfic against the Japanese in the second world war...and rightfully so as the...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Oct 2021, 06:09
Replies: 864
Views: 72,895
Posted By Uncle Fred

Yes, it is still three years hence to the next...

Yes, it is still three years hence to the next U.S. Presidential election, but i thought it would be interesting to check in at three to six month intervals to see what you would all place the odds...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2021, 18:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Uncle Fred

Sorry, didn't mean to imply his thoughts would be...

Sorry, didn't mean to imply his thoughts would be anything but 100% correct, but rather I was expressingbmy wonderment in that we are witnessing a four-fold increase in shipping rates. Talk about...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 23:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Uncle Fred

It seems, Paulc, that your friend is spot on...

It seems, Paulc, that your friend is spot on regarding the price.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 23:32
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Uncle Fred

Here is the complete article should anyone wish...

Here is the complete article should anyone wish to comment. A perfect storm for container shippingWill prolonged disruptions shift the pattern of...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2021, 03:30
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Uncle Fred

Worldwide shipping rates and supply chain issues

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/09/12/a-perfect-storm-for-container-shipping

I know that some who frequent this august forum have current experience in the shipping industry....
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2021, 23:18
Replies: 68
Views: 7,571
Posted By Uncle Fred

Ux and I watched the series McCartney 3-2-1....

Ux and I watched the series McCartney 3-2-1. Quite enjoyable. It's a few hours of Sir Paul having a chin-wag with a producer in which they toy around quite a bit at the mixing board.

Nothing...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2021, 18:00
Replies: 864
Views: 72,895
Posted By Uncle Fred

I thought the Trump orginization had put Rudi's...

I thought the Trump orginization had put Rudi's payment down on the calendar for between the 14th of Someday and the 22nd of Never?
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2021, 14:06
Replies: 864
Views: 72,895
Posted By Uncle Fred

Don't have a steady flow of info on him here, but...

Don't have a steady flow of info on him here, but it does catch my ear/eye when it is being reported that he is doing his usual victimhood routine.

He does seem to be hitting up his fellow...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2021, 01:00
Replies: 864
Views: 72,895
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thank you Pattern for your, as is custom,...

Thank you Pattern for your, as is custom, measured reply.

I do admit however, to larding up my post with a great deal of hyperbole. I realize that the next presidential election does not start...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2021, 16:41
Replies: 864
Views: 72,895
Posted By Uncle Fred

Isn't the more important question what...

Isn't the more important question what maneuvering room the Biden administration will have when the Congress (both houses) flip to Republican control in a year's time? It is always mentioned that the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Aug 2021, 02:12
Replies: 255
Views: 18,340
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thank you Mr. Mac. I fully understand the...

Thank you Mr. Mac. I fully understand the compassion we should show pets, show horses, etc., but that looked as innocuous of a 'punch as can be...almost a push.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Aug 2021, 02:07
Replies: 255
Views: 18,340
Posted By Uncle Fred

Does that include the lot who turned their JAL...

Does that include the lot who turned their JAL flight back to Oz into a booze cruise and deposited enough vomit in at least one of the lavs that it had to be closed off for the rest of the flight?
...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2021, 08:05
Replies: 255
Views: 18,340
Posted By Uncle Fred

Could someone with equine experience please weigh...

Could someone with equine experience please weigh in as to whether the German coaches 'punch was really even felt by the horse?

I don't know anything about our large four-legged friends, but it...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2021, 01:39
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By Uncle Fred

Perhaps this chap should be hired to train cabin staff

A great spoof. Chapeau bas. Perhaps he should be hired to train cabin staff.

https://youtu.be/XFoXmnBuLw0
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2021, 04:40
Replies: 294
Views: 19,506
Posted By Uncle Fred

Enjoyable video SaS. I must admit that I have...

Enjoyable video SaS. I must admit that I have never heard that accent but long may it be preserved as one of many that enriches the language.

That older bloke was a tad bit difficult to understand...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2021, 02:26
Replies: 294
Views: 19,506
Posted By Uncle Fred

Recent Olympic coverage raised the question about...

Recent Olympic coverage raised the question about speakers dropping the letter g from words.

Asking around, I am told that this is apparently quite popular among young people in Anglophone...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Aug 2021, 15:11
Replies: 255
Views: 18,340
Posted By Uncle Fred

As I recall, both Mo Farah and Lassie Viren, at...

As I recall, both Mo Farah and Lassie Viren, at different times obviously, fell during the 10K final and were able twin. I think both of those were neat the beginning of the race however. ...
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