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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2018, 12:39:07 AM »
Back in the day there were only two options If you wanted to bomb people. Joint the military or join the IRA. Whichever you joined you got to spend time trying to kill the other. What a f*cked up world.

Strangely enough, the military like to recruit well balanced individuals and then train them to kill, rather than recruiting people who want to kill and showing them how. Same result either way, highly skilled killers with PTSD.

I did read one report from a recruitment sergeant which said: "I do not recommend recruiting this individual as it would be a shame to deprive his village of its idiot". :laugh:

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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2018, 08:12:53 AM »
Bob, remember those really cool ads for the RAF in the mid 70's especially the ones showing the Harrier? That's what made me want to join, I wanted to fix them rather than fly them I don't have much of a head for heights and I hate flying. There's a history of service in the family all army, I didn't fancy all that walking and marching! Paul
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« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2018, 11:13:34 AM »
Hey Johndoh/Paul, Yes I remember them, the Harrier jump jet was probably the finest flying machine ever made. I built the shipping/lifting equipment to get them to the Falklands during that unfortunate conflict. Seven Harriers where winched into the hold of the Atlantic Conveyor, on deck were several Chinook helicopters to be used to lift the Harriers onto the deck, where they could be deployed in offensive/defensive roles. Sadly the Argentinian Air Force targeted the Atlantic Conveyor with French built Excocet missiles and it sank with enormous loss of life and the loss of the Harriers. I should have been on that ship but thankfully was given orders to design, build and deploy a system for delivering and picking up the mail for the troops on the ground.

War is a sick and F*cked up activity and I am very glad that you have never had to participate in it. I watched the body bags containing my friends and co-workers  being unloaded at RAF Brize Norton. I saw the injured returning and being ambulanced to the military hospital at RAF Wroughton.

I have the very greatest of respect for those who have served their countries in times of conflict, regardless of which side they were fighting on,  I thank you for the service of your relatives and I am very glad that you don`t have to carry the emotional and physical scars that war leaves on people. War is what happens when politicians fail.

If you want a hero, check out Simon Weston who saved so many of his crew mates at enormous cost to himself. Ten years of plastic surgery to replace the flesh that burned off him when the Sheffield got struck by Exocet missiles. He is now a happily married man with children, God bless him and his family and all those who have had to do the dirty work of corrupt, inept and callous politicians.

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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2018, 12:04:16 PM »
I know of Simon Weston and I agree he's a hero and a nice guy as well, very articulate he doesn't be on TV as much any more. I had a great uncle enlisted in 1915 he died in the disaster that was in the Dardanelles at Suvla Bay. I had an uncle who was in WW2 he didn't talk about it much but he wouldn't buy use or touch anything Japanese and he detested the Japanese people. I filled in some of the blanks as I got older. I had another great uncle who was at the Somme, catering corp. He said he did as much harm to the British as the Kaiser and he claimed he only fired one shot after training, shot a crow! It's hard to know what was true he was a teller of tales again seldom mentioned the war in detail. Uncle Stuart was at Normandy but he wasn't able to cope with whatever he seen, spent the rest of his life drunk and afraid.

This thread is a little sad now time to get back into the Cortina with its straight line speed and cheap petrol!
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« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2018, 01:45:27 PM »
Hey Paul. Yes a lot of veterans won`t talk about what they have seen and had to do to survive. A lot of them turn to drink and drugs to dull the internal pain. My Father was in the artillery and was evacuated from Dunkirk. He was then sent out to fight Rommel in North Africa. He fought his way up through Italy and eventually ended up in Berlin.

I doubt that there is a family in Britain or Germany that has not lost good men and women in both of the world wars.

He wouldn`t talk about his experiences and came back to the UK where he studied medicine and devoted the rest of his life to sustaining like rather than trying to take it.

Hat off to him and all of his generation, for fighting for the freedoms we now take for granted.

I believe that it should be part of the school curriculum to go and visit the war cemeteries in France and Germany. I have visited some, I have also been to some of the concentration camps in Poland and Austria. When you stand in the middle of an immaculately maintained graveyard and all you can see is headstones for as far as you can see in every direction, it focuses the mind on peaceful activities.

Strangely enough, my experience of the concentration camps is even weirder. The birds don`t or won`t sing. It is a truly sobering experience being in a place where such atrocities have occurred and realising that even the wildlife respect it.

Bob.

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« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2018, 12:40:34 AM »
Down here at the peaceful bottom of the world we haven't sent men off to conflicts - apart from specialists to the Middle east and a few other such things - in significant numbers since Korea

I have a photo on my will circa maybe 1941 where my dad in his army uniform is about to sail for Africa, his brother in his uniform is in training and would sail to the Pacific Theatre next year, and his other brother, in civvies, is about to be shipped off to a conscientious objectors camp for the rest of the war.  His wife, pregnant with their third child, and with two small children, was treated as a pariah by the short-sighted, narrow-minded folks of those days, was vilified by the women of her neighbourhood, and she and tjheir children would have starved or frozen to death in an Otago winter if not for the kindness of family and friends

Those were not enlightened times

I often reflect, gratefully, on the fact that, at age 61, I am part of a cohort that represents the first generation - in our country - ever to grow up, grow old and die without being sent overseas to fight in some pointless war

I guess that's progress


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« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2018, 01:44:46 PM »
People that don't want to kill other people.  Sounds so simple and righteous.  Their treatment is one of those posts that went away almost before it was written down.  That's one of the ways the "good old days" remain as The Good Old Days. 

I've had a couple of crap years and my year in Korea, all expenses paid, was the worst one.  The stuff we get ourselves into because we're hungry and / or broke can be regrettable.  I'm alive so it didn't kill me but a few parts just didn't make it.  The ones that kind of break or snap off while watching an almost occupying force treat local populations as if something were wrong or nasty about them and telling themselves that they're doing a great job for humanity.

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« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2018, 06:56:10 PM »

Thanks Casey

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« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2018, 10:41:31 AM »
"Words are like arrows,  Once loosed, you cannot call them back."

heard that proverb somewhere and can't recall where. seems appropriate.


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« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »
You can call them back if you're talking to yourself.  It's sort of like fantasies - "Whew, thank God that was a fantasy!"
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« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2018, 04:15:18 AM »
You can call them back if you're talking to yourself.  It's sort of like fantasies - "Whew, thank God that was a fantasy!"

More often than not  I see a topic on a forum and type a super long detailed response. before I hit submit and get sidetracked and have to go do something. by the time I get back to the computer I start thinking about all the people who are going to disagree with what I said and be negative and I just delete the whole thing before I even post it. sort of like I am talking to myself. It feels like I get it all out of my system by typing the response and have not the  inclination to actually post it. lol. I am fighting the urge to delete this right now as a matter of fact......

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« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2018, 04:27:55 AM »
I do the same, regularly, gusbratz. Perhaps not often enough!

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« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2018, 06:37:39 AM »
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I start thinking about all the people who are going to disagree with what I said and be negative and I just delete the whole thing before I even post it.

Done the same thing many times, seldom here though.

I am very unpopular on a lot of forums because I refuse to drink the approved Koolaide. Some places just have these ridicilous mentalities where you have to think the approved way wether it be remotely logical or completely flawed. That's the sheeple mentality and if you don't agree with it, you will be ostracized from the heard.

I must be getting it all out my system now.
I was on a solar forum and trying to tell people about the Voltage monitoring Relays Bruce put me onto for power diversion.
Oh my god! Didn't all the knowledgeable solar installer Cowboys get stuck into that one.

Wouldn't work because the voltage does not vary enough. Won't work because voltage can vary too much. Won't work because it's too inexpensive compared to the units specifically designed for the job( that they make big money out of. Won't work because of the price of fish in outer mongolia.
Stuff me. These dicks have never seen one of these things let alone used or tested it but they are so adamant in coming up with excuses it won't work and arguing with someone that's had them working perfectly for months.
Few guys contacted me privately and I gave them links.

The mods didn't like me pointing out the flaws in these guys arguments and gave me a holiday even though I was nothing like as abusive as the other twits.
Not to worry.  I can't see myself bothering to go back when my suspension is over. Come to think of it, probably was last week.

Speaking of calling back, anyone else see the sook and cry the OP had on the microgen forum about people being hostile to him here , including a moderator!, over his first post?  Seemed to annoy the sites owners that we were being hostile. I put a post up explaining the situation that was followed up by a link to this thread from someone else. 

Some people just bring trouble on themselves but want to blame others.

I can see why the OP was so concerned with old posts disappearing. I'm sure he wishes plenty he has made would and I can see why.

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« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2018, 08:17:00 AM »
On a few of the forums I have joined this thread would have been deemed "off topic" long ago and been locked. Not all forums are for open discussion and exchange of ideas, some are priggish mutual appreciation societies for what the members and mods perceive as an elite knowledgeable insider group. Stick to the topic and if you have an opinion keep it to yourself! I best not name them but surprisingly to me they are in the UK and are about such exotic interests as snooker and French cars!
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« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2018, 08:24:58 AM »
Hi Fellas, People should be allowed and even encouraged to say or post what they really believe. I am sick ant tired of political correctness. It allows politicians and other high profile people to avoid dealing with difficult issues like racism, same sex marriage, child abuse and sexual exploitation. None of them have the b*lls to say anything that might be misconstrued as evidence of some sort of "ism" They therefore say nothing meaningful at all. I guess I just fell into their trap by mentioning the word b*lls. In the politically correct world that is classed as sexism as half the population don`t have any.

Speak/post your mind and to hell with the idiots and intellectually castrated.

Rant over, feeling much better thanks,

Bob