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Wireboy

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  1. I don't live too far from the Gorsey Lane site and I have never heard of any problems or incidents there. (not saying there has not been) I do however feel uncomfortable with local authority's now effectively being forced to find suitable sites for travellers. I am off the opinion where if travellers wish to become settled in one area then they should integrate with the local community and pay rates like everyone else. Also I fear areas will turn on other areas as they all argue amongst themselves where these sites are going. I'm sure plenty off NIMBY's will come out of the woodwork.
  2. Wow. What a great response. Hope you all had a good festive period. Mine was ok, even I worked through most of it but it was nice and quiet. Some interesting posts have been started while I have been away. Made some great reading.
  3. I just wish to say Merry Christmas to you all. I have to say it now as I am working for most of the holiday period so I won't get much chance to come on here until after Xmas. Also my computer decided to retire and I'm writing this on the I-phone which takes far too long. Once again Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.
  4. Yes it is still there however, no longer a college. It was a council building for several years but it now empty and up for sale. Nice building.
  5. Very nice. Unbelievable the stuff some people throw away.
  6. These new aircraft carriers are needed. Plain and simple. The RN has not had any aircraft carriers since the 1970's. The Current Invincible class are "through deck cruisers" designed solely for helicopters. It was fortunate that they could take the Harrier as these were STVOL. (short take off vertical landing) The last aircraft carrier in the RN was the old HMS Ark Royal which decommission in 1979. The UK does not have over seas territories any more so a large aircraft carrier is needed to deliver strike aircraft any where in the world. Who can predict where a conflict will be in 20, 30 or 40 years time? The new Queen Elizabeth carriers displace 60,000 tons. (5,000 more than the old Ark) and will be the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. They have been given a life span of 50 years. That means the hull will last for 50 years and then they will require re-fits every 5 years or so to keep them up to date. A 50 year ship will get good use and you will get your moneys worth. We are in a very dangerous position at the moment with no carrier/harriers available. HMS Illustrious is still around but now only as a helicopter carrier along with HMS Ocean as the Harriers have retired. If the Falklands come under attack again there is no chance the UK can muster up a force the same as 1982 and I doubt our current capability off re-taking the islands. If HMS Queen Elizabeth was around now it would be the ultimate deterrent around the world. The extra costs’ now coming in is down to poor planning. The carriers should have been fitted with catapults and arrestor gear from day one. Now we have these we can use American and French planes on our carriers and we can also send our planes to there’s. The Labour idea of having the carriers at STOVL limited the range and payload of the planes and limited them to our carrier only. A navy is built around carriers. You build one carrier then have destroyers and frigates and submarines to protect it. With that kind of fleet the Royal Navy will remain a strong power. Without the carriers we end up with destroyers and frigates which are good ships but cannot strike the way an aircraft carrier can. I think the government and the people need to have a sit down and ask themselves, Do we want to remain a power around the world? If so aircraft carriers are needed. If not, scrap the carriers and revert the Royal Navy to strictly UK costal water protection only. HMS Queen Elizabeth is coming together nicely in Rosyth dockyard and it would be a shame to mothball it straight away. But my understanding is that HMS Queen Elizabeth will enter service and the second carrier HMS Prince of Wales will enter "Extended Readiness." Basically when HMS Queen Elizabeth enters refit HMS Prince of Wales will be the choice carrier and vice versa. That seems a good idea as only one carrier is running at one time which will keep costs down and it will also extend the life of both ships.
  7. You’re excused. Yes there are redundancies at the moment but, if National Service is re-introduced the investment will be put into the MOD. Hence no redundancies. The Armed Forces have always traditionally struggled for manpower. Only recently have the redundancies happened. Today's headline about an unfortunate old lady in Oldham just further justifies to my self that NS should happen. And as you say the youth of today will become "resentful" and "resort to criminal activity" and "alternative political solutions" under the current climate.
  8. National Service with a difference. Join the RN, RAF or Army for 2 years and be taught skills like Mechanics, Electrics, Navigation, Construction, Engineering and so on. (it is a big list) The young person can choose. That will give the young folk a qualification to take back home with them and add to there skills. Plus a whole other range of benefits for society and the young person.
  9. The whole of Clyde area is taking a pounding tonight and tomorrow will be the same.
  10. Oh dear, Seems to be getting nasty. Wasn't the topic about some kind of president????
  11. Yes I noticed that at Woolston surgery Bill. If I ever need to ring (which is not very often) I will be sure to use the works phone or somebody else's.
  12. I have only ever been to one of these and that was the first one in 2007 at Cardiff. It was a good weekend but I did think it was missing something. 12 teams (as it was at the time) couldn't fill a 75,000 stadium. I thought it made us look a little bit of a laughing stock. Maybe Manchester would be better. We wait and see.
  13. I think the majority of posters on here have it spot on. The monarch have and work very hard for this country. I certainly don't class them as inbred. As for being German, there was a little German influence over 100 years ago. If you want to go back that far, trace your own history then call yourself an inbred whatever. I do not think an elected president will do any anything different or better than what is already being done. We have had jokers of prime ministers which has been enough. Imagine if Blair or Brown became president? I have also heard of a fantastic president in Zimbabwe. I love the monarch as I can see the real value in them. They really are the jewel in the crown. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
  14. Wireboy

    Remorse?

    Nope. 5 minutes alone however will make an iota of difference.
  15. 3. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. Not sure how I should answer that But here goes, It depends whether you are a male.
  16. Is that when they laid the foundation stone for Warrington Museum?
  17. Isn't 112 also an alternative number?
  18. But it is not a Win Win for the energy companies. That is why it won't happen.
  19. Wireboy

    Oh Deer !

    I can't stop laughing at this. The dog owners reaction is priceless. That is something my dog would do.
  20. Is number 2 the alley way in between holy trinity church and the greggs bakers. Sankey Street? Looking up at the town clock?
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