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6th May 2022, 19:36
Replies: 101
Views: 16,670
Posted By Blacksheep

I was thinking of the time I was on UK leave from...

I was thinking of the time I was on UK leave from Brunei and sat with my Dad watching the fleet set sail for the Falklands. He watched the shots of crew practicing going to Action Stations and...
6th May 2022, 19:13
Replies: 146
Views: 28,115
Posted By Blacksheep

I once upset the pilots in the crew room by...

I once upset the pilots in the crew room by stating the obvious truth that the RAF was the only service that sent their officers off to fight and die for their country, while the ground staff went...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2022, 14:47
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,828
Posted By Blacksheep

Context is certainly everything.

Context is certainly everything.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2022, 18:27
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Simmons has Hot Cross Buns all year round. Being...

Simmons has Hot Cross Buns all year round. Being a bit of an an oddball, I like to eat mine with a slice of cheese in the middle.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2022, 16:04
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,828
Posted By Blacksheep

The one thing that has not been mentioned is that...

The one thing that has not been mentioned is that the lockdown rules were Statutory Instruments issued under authority of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and that under Section 73 of...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 08:04
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Blacksheep

The Russian army were said to have 2,600 tanks in...

The Russian army were said to have 2,600 tanks in their arsenal. The Ukrainian army claims to have destroyed or captured 640. That's a quarter of the total gone and the war is at best, only half way...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 07:48
Replies: 111
Views: 21,212
Posted By Blacksheep

Perhaps the answer to the question of who is male...

Perhaps the answer to the question of who is male and who is female lies in the alphabet. XX and XY. Only Males have a Y. In the matter of definition, self-identification is irrelevant. The woman...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2022, 19:40
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

In general, they can only be insured to drive on...

In general, they can only be insured to drive on the road within three statute miles of the address of their registration. I have been stuck behind "Monster Truck" style tractors for more than three...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By Blacksheep

As Keynes said (John Maynard, not Milton) when...

As Keynes said (John Maynard, not Milton) when challenged on his short term solution - "In the long term we're all dead.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 19:20
Replies: 43
Views: 5,574
Posted By Blacksheep

My favourite was the one in the Borneo Bulletin a...

My favourite was the one in the Borneo Bulletin a couple of days after we arrived..

"Village Headman Eaten by Crocodile". The article was accompanied by a photo of large crocodile surrounded by a...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 19:12
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 19:11
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Thank you for the good advice. - the optician...

Thank you for the good advice. - the optician gave the same advice and supplied a pack of "MacuShield" supplements. I don't know how effective they may be but they can't do much harm.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2022, 11:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Blacksheep

On Monday evening I went to the local cinema to...

On Monday evening I went to the local cinema to see "South", which is a remastered copy of the 'silent' documentary produced at the time and consists almost entirely of live footage filmed from...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2022, 11:08
Replies: 22
Views: 4,012
Posted By Blacksheep

As he said, the real world is not always - or...

As he said, the real world is not always - or even often - a very nice place. Young people should be brought up to live in it. There are parts of Britain where woken people should fear to tread,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2022, 10:58
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Starting to see a wobble in straight lines, so...

Starting to see a wobble in straight lines, so off to the opticians. Diagnosis - Age Related Macular Degeneration in left eye. Rats. It takes a year or three to develop the blind spot in the middle...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2022, 10:50
Replies: 127
Views: 14,453
Posted By Blacksheep

Wink Hey! You were well ahead of the game there,...

Hey! You were well ahead of the game there, weren't you! ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 14:57
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,099
Posted By Blacksheep

No, the claim is 12,000 dead. The Ukrainians...

No, the claim is 12,000 dead. The Ukrainians would in any case be in no position to know how many wounded the Russians had. 12,000 is an obviously inflated figure, but what I said was that if...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 14:13
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,099
Posted By Blacksheep

I agree - but as I pointed out, the Russian army...

I agree - but as I pointed out, the Russian army has had to resort to bringing in cannon fodder from the third world to bolster their force, implying a heavy casualty toll and/or morale problem in...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 13:50
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,099
Posted By Blacksheep

The Kremlin is reported to be recruiting 16,000...

The Kremlin is reported to be recruiting 16,000 'fighters' from the Middle East and The Central African Republic as reinforcements.This is significant given the Ukrainian claim to have killed 11,000...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2022, 20:39
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,099
Posted By Blacksheep

Not quite so. Until the late sixties the RAF was...

Not quite so. Until the late sixties the RAF was the strategic nuclear force and the V Force was armed with the Megaton range Yellow Sun Mk.II - between 500Kt and 1.2 Megatons - how big the bang...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 13:19
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Angel You should come over here for a visit: our...

You should come over here for a visit: our streets are air conditioned.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 12:20
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Reminds me of EJ Potter - The Michigan Madman. If...

Reminds me of EJ Potter - The Michigan Madman. If you're too young to have seen him, do a Google!

170mph on a Harley-Davidson fitted with a V8 Chevvy engine and 200 on a three wheeler powered by a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 11:54
Replies: 108
Views: 14,897
Posted By Blacksheep

It certainly looks like an armour piercing round...

It certainly looks like an armour piercing round of some sort - steel core with copper or brass sheath for running through a barrel without damaging it. But I don't know of any projectile with those...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2022, 19:15
Replies: 108
Views: 14,897
Posted By Blacksheep

They have to be replaced and there's very little...

They have to be replaced and there's very little room to do up the linkage bolt. I got a cheap & nasty "Britool" 3/8th open ended spanner, cut it in half and applied a bend that allowed you to hold...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 14:45
Replies: 61
Views: 6,529
Posted By Blacksheep

Yes, we can. But they charge a fee which would be...

Yes, we can. But they charge a fee which would be added to the service charge.

We got rid of the "Enterprise" cars by going to the franchising organisation, who then stepped on their franchisee....
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 13:37
Replies: 61
Views: 6,529
Posted By Blacksheep

In UK, back when Wheel Clamping was a widespread...

In UK, back when Wheel Clamping was a widespread scam, it was made illegal for private parking operators to clamp wheels. So the law changed and they began the Parking Charge Notice scam. The laws...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 13:08
Replies: 108
Views: 14,897
Posted By Blacksheep

Immerse it in phosphoric acid overnight, then...

Immerse it in phosphoric acid overnight, then send us another photo with the rust gone.

My toolbox has lots of adapted tools that will baffle those who open it when I'm gone (does anyone want a...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 12:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By Blacksheep

Forr luge they'd have a problem steering because...

Forr luge they'd have a problem steering because you have to be able to peer over your stomach to see where you're going. More suited to skeleton I think, going down head first.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2022, 13:54
Replies: 363
Views: 57,133
Posted By Blacksheep

The photo only proves they met in UK: it's the...

The photo only proves they met in UK: it's the other evidence that is his downfall. Only a total cad would try to cover up his consorting with a schoolgirl by claiming to be at a children's birthday...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2022, 19:18
Replies: 363
Views: 57,133
Posted By Blacksheep

He has no way back - they do say you can't polish...

He has no way back - they do say you can't polish a turd. Hopefully this particular turd will shuffle off into history and never be seen or heard in public again. I can't see the Queen or his...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2022, 13:38
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

...once you've started there's no way to change...

...once you've started there's no way to change your mind! :eek:
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2022, 13:36
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,540,811
Posted By Blacksheep

Many years ago, on a school trip to Norway, we...

Many years ago, on a school trip to Norway, we ascended the Holmenkollen Large ski-jump. Looking down from the top made one dizzy - I've ever since been baffled by how anyone managed to launch...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2022, 13:18
Replies: 23
Views: 4,155
Posted By Blacksheep

There were many more victimss than those who were...

There were many more victimss than those who were prosecuted. Virtually every sub-postmaster in the land would have been affected. A family friend retired from Brunei and set up back home with a...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2022, 10:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,014
Posted By Blacksheep

I could cycle or walk into town - but cycling...

I could cycle or walk into town - but cycling back with 20 kgs of shopping hanging on the handlebars would be terrible - which is why I drive the mile in my car. We used to use the bus until they...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2022, 10:27
Replies: 94
Views: 10,076
Posted By Blacksheep

Vehicles already on the roundabout have priority...

Vehicles already on the roundabout have priority at all times regardless of whether the joining vehicle is a car, van bus etc. or a bicycle, so that is only too sensible.

Another issue is that of...
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