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Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2018, 22:25
Replies: 382
Views: 65,561
Posted By baggersup

Like some here, I am also wondering about the...

Like some here, I am also wondering about the decision not to shoot it (them) down. It's understandable that you would not want a stray high powered bullet wandering around an air field with petrol...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Oct 2018, 16:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By baggersup

As for the US border checks, a friend retired...

As for the US border checks, a friend retired from the Secret Service told me many years ago this was instituted mainly to be sure that people who looked alike and were of a similar age could not...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 19:08
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By baggersup

Gutted. End of an era. For many who grew up with...

Gutted. End of an era. For many who grew up with her voice coming from our little transistor radios (c'est moi), she remains The Goddess.

Being "of a certain" age I still have all of her 45s,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2018, 20:31
Replies: 22,015
Views: 3,996,085
Posted By baggersup

The 2017 Virginia House of Delegates...

The 2017 Virginia House of Delegates election....for example. It happens sometimes.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2018, 15:59
Replies: 75
Views: 8,578
Posted By baggersup

My vague recollection is that she was in a flat...

My vague recollection is that she was in a flat in an all expenses paid relationship with that flash boyfriend who may--or may not--have been married (I cannot recall but think he may have been).
...
6th Jan 2018, 12:57
Replies: 64
Views: 38,368
Posted By baggersup

Pineapple frenzy...I completely agree with you. ...

Pineapple frenzy...I completely agree with you.

But every time this happens, no authorities ever do anything at all about it even though they always have extensive videos outside the plane showing...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2017, 22:32
Replies: 61
Views: 9,506
Posted By baggersup

My thoughts, too. My US passport is stamped...

My thoughts, too. My US passport is stamped every time I go through immigration into the US.

There is a large blue print oval created by the words: "Department of Homeland Security - Customs...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2017, 22:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By baggersup

Have you reached out to the Flyertalk BA forum? ...

Have you reached out to the Flyertalk BA forum? The veterans on there, including some BA staff who participate, seem to be able to answer just about anything about BA. It is worth a try, if you...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2017, 21:24
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By baggersup

Also, a very good "Jerusalem" was just prior to...

Also, a very good "Jerusalem" was just prior to GSTQ. Very rousing.

I did notice that the adults were having a grand time belting out "Jerusalem" with gusto, while the younger ones seemed a bit...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2017, 21:03
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By baggersup

You are so right about the Proms. Was there a...

You are so right about the Proms. Was there a few years ago and it was an array of dress styles and nobody gave a toss at all.

On that note, no pun intended, it was the first time I'd heard a...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2017, 17:34
Replies: 56
Views: 6,589
Posted By baggersup

Oh well, guess each era has its Dr. Who and this...

Oh well, guess each era has its Dr. Who and this one introduces a woman Doc to shake things up a bit.

Having said that, don't think I'll watch. Britbox on ROKU has the most fab collection of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2017, 16:31
Replies: 22,015
Views: 3,996,085
Posted By baggersup

Many long-time Virginians knew that McAuliffe was...

Many long-time Virginians knew that McAuliffe was utterly carpet bagged into the Virginia governor's race for one reason and one reason only: Deliver Virginia for Hilary in 2016.

Virginia, for...
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jul 2017, 22:59
Replies: 128
Views: 58,055
Posted By baggersup

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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2017, 10:32
Replies: 22
Views: 3,009
Posted By baggersup

KENV, that's a good analysis and quite correct. ...

KENV, that's a good analysis and quite correct. But I think you are "talking to the hand" on this thread.

Also there was cough cough The Marshall Plan? Free money--yes, what would amount to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2017, 09:32
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By baggersup

Nice one, VC! :-)) Maybe you have to be...

Nice one, VC! :-))

Maybe you have to be raised around a ranch (my uncle was a rancher in Arizona) to get this one.

Haven't thought of that for years. He used to bring them into the kitchen,...
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jul 2017, 09:11
Replies: 128
Views: 58,055
Posted By baggersup

There is the old adage that if you don't know...

There is the old adage that if you don't know history, you may be doomed to repeat it. Crew who were not around during the BASSA/BA weenie roast should have been well served to do their own...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2017, 01:47
Replies: 1,790
Views: 412,177
Posted By baggersup

The details buried in the story I saw was that...

The details buried in the story I saw was that Italy is only going hat in hand to ask permission from the EU to do this. It's evidently far from a reality. Unless Italy goes rogue.

When...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2017, 23:08
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,904
Posted By baggersup

. That was a fairly unenthusiastic showing...

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That was a fairly unenthusiastic showing wasn't it?

Where's good old Tony Benn when you need him? Back in the day Tony Benn used to be able to bring masses more protestors than that on...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2017, 18:02
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,904
Posted By baggersup

Been watching this tragic situation covered on...

Been watching this tragic situation covered on Sky today. My gawd.

Not sure why, but the legendary series, "Our Friends in the North," keeps going through my head. Remembering the storyline...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2017, 17:56
Replies: 22,015
Views: 3,996,085
Posted By baggersup

Alas, this incident at the baseball/softball...

Alas, this incident at the baseball/softball field took place in my neighborhood. The Aldi is my go-to store as is the CVS across the street. I walk by there on the other side of Route 1 most...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2017, 19:19
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

Good heavens, was that Michael Gove I just saw...

Good heavens, was that Michael Gove I just saw swanning out the front door of No. 10 with his new shiny cabinet post in hand?

Wow. Wonders never cease. Guess his sorta purdah on the back...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2017, 19:08
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

Yes, indeed. That's what I was referring to with...

Yes, indeed. That's what I was referring to with "pledge" rather than saying "oath." That's why I said it was pig flying time of an idea, but maybe just this once when the stakes are high...ha.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2017, 15:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By baggersup

I've also seen military members upgraded subtlety...

I've also seen military members upgraded subtlety to First at the request/approval of the Captain (or so I was told). It's happened to me twice when sitting on a continental US flight in first and...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2017, 15:33
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

Alas, yes, the T's did have no choice looking...

Alas, yes, the T's did have no choice looking across the team-up landscape. My "what were they thinking" was a bit rhetorical, given the reality of the mess the Tories are in.

Maybe they just...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2017, 15:02
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

Oi! Hang on a mo. I happen to be a card-carrying...

Oi! Hang on a mo. I happen to be a card-carrying (really) member of the Monster Raving Looney Party. Paid up member for the past 20 years or so. Can't go wrong with the Loonies.

Before UK...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2017, 14:50
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

Had lunch with an English friend yesterday who is...

Had lunch with an English friend yesterday who is in her '70s and has lived mostly in the US (for work reasons) since 1975. So she has a lot of perspective (Labour voter when she was able to vote.)...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2017, 23:22
Replies: 623
Views: 67,907
Posted By baggersup

It seemed Cressida Dick spoke directly to the...

It seemed Cressida Dick spoke directly to the question of whether or not terror incidents like the bridge will alter the policy not to arm beat cops. So, she has spoken just recently and reiterated...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2017, 22:05
Replies: 500
Views: 141,655
Posted By baggersup

I'm absolutely not attempting to make the thread...

I'm absolutely not attempting to make the thread political, being dead honest.

But today a cheeky columnist from one of the "respectable" (i.e. not red top) British papers suggested Mrs. May is...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2017, 21:56
Replies: 16,378
Views: 3,569,717
Posted By baggersup

So, the final blow to the Tories--Kensington has...

So, the final blow to the Tories--Kensington has gone Labour.

Well, the rather average flat next to one in which I stay a few times a year rents for approximately 11,000 pounds per calendar month...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2017, 17:49
Replies: 623
Views: 67,907
Posted By baggersup

And what takes the cake is that these attackers...

And what takes the cake is that these attackers are slaughtering people "in honor of" their highest holy event! It's not as though they are exhorted to attack the "infidels" during, say Easter, or...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2017, 14:08
Replies: 623
Views: 67,907
Posted By baggersup

I see reports of 12 arrested in Barking. ...

I see reports of 12 arrested in Barking.

Aerial shots of the residential building made it look like a pretty nice gaff.

No names for the 3 yet? Will be interesting to see who they were to...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2017, 13:47
Replies: 49
Views: 4,996
Posted By baggersup

I'm surprised an enterprising insurance company...

I'm surprised an enterprising insurance company has not used this latest controversy to promote long-term care insurance. Have they? Do people have it at all? In all the time I've spent in the UK,...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2017, 13:19
Replies: 623
Views: 67,907
Posted By baggersup

Ms. May's address was very interesting. People...

Ms. May's address was very interesting. People on this board early on kept writing "enough is enough" and lo and behold, Ms. May said the same thing (does she read pprune?)

While she was...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jun 2017, 19:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,870
Posted By baggersup

Wow. What a situation! Jimmy McGovern move...

Wow. What a situation!

Jimmy McGovern move over.

Did anyone see "Broken" the other night on BBC with Sean Bean?

Won't say what happened so as not to spoil it. BUT, if it is indeed the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2017, 21:57
Replies: 593
Views: 61,775
Posted By baggersup

My gawd. Is this the famous "abundance of...

My gawd. Is this the famous "abundance of caution" or the real deal?

The authorities interviewed have said that highest threat level means an operation is either about to take place on good intel...
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