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Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:58
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
If it's part of your job they are entitled to...

If it's part of your job they are entitled to send you but if that involves flying over a war zone you should have the right to fly a different route.

Some of the aircraft over Iraq seem very close...
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:36
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
I haven't flown there but security in Israel is...

I haven't flown there but security in Israel is very tight.
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:34
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
I assume you know about this site...

I assume you know about this site http://www.flightradar24.com/36.31,42.25/7 , as I write this I count over 20 aircraft over Iraq, including Malaysian Airlines MH20 (Kuala-Lumpur to Paris)). Would...
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:26
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
Syria and Iraq yes, unless a flight is actually...

Syria and Iraq yes, unless a flight is actually landing in the area concerned it should be routed well away from the danger areas. Bad things happen in war zones so why fly over them if you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:16
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
Do you think it is acceptable for civilian...

Do you think it is acceptable for civilian aircraft to fly over conflict areas. I don't fly very often but if I thought a flight could end up in a danger area I would not even buy a ticket. Looking...
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2014, 00:02
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
Have a look at this...

Have a look at this map
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/12/09/this-one-map-helps-explain-ukraines-protests/
you will see that the majority of the popu;lation in eastern Ukraine...
Forum: General Discussion 17-07-2014, 23:48
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
True but in 1983 it nearly...

True but in 1983 it nearly happened.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able_Archer_83
which of course was around the time the of Korean Airlines plane being shot...
Forum: General Discussion 17-07-2014, 23:35
Replies: 2,153
Views: 116,775
Posted By Mike_1101
This reminds me of a flight I was on in 1992, I...

This reminds me of a flight I was on in 1992, I was returning from a holiday in Greece.

The aircraft took off from Rhodes heading for Manchester, the pilot made an announcement when it was over...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 07-07-2014, 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Mike_1101
Thanks - unfortunately I won't be visiting France...

Thanks - unfortunately I won't be visiting France until next summer at the earliest.

Here are some offers I found, has anyone had dealing with this...
Forum: Politics 07-07-2014, 00:48
Replies: 54
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mike_1101
The EU needs another economic basket case like a...

The EU needs another economic basket case like a hole in the head! How will Ukraine joining benefit the EU?
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:44
Replies: 265
Views: 8,171
Posted By Mike_1101
Focus were great but this band "Earth & Fire"...

Focus were great but this band "Earth & Fire" (also from Holland) should have had a hit with "Memories"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbhhxsXfuYQ
British Polydor 2001-356 if you can find one.
Forum: Food and Drink 07-07-2014, 00:18
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Mike_1101
In this area I would say Aldi have a slight edge,...

In this area I would say Aldi have a slight edge, the shops are tidier, the products and service are also slightly better.

Only a slight difference, but enough to notice.
Forum: Radio 07-07-2014, 00:11
Replies: 29
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mike_1101
I know what you are saying but don't you think...

I know what you are saying but don't you think there should be room for some specialist shows for this kind of music - even if it is not "cool".

As for Jimmy Savile, I don't think anyone would dare...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:06
Replies: 265
Views: 8,171
Posted By Mike_1101
Not quite, a local Morrisons were treating the...

Not quite, a local Morrisons were treating the shoppers to Little Jimmy Osmond on Friday....

Some girls in their early 20s knew the words and were singing along to "Long Haired Lover from...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:00
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Mike_1101
There is a small supermarket chain in the North...

There is a small supermarket chain in the North West called Booths.

Occasionally they have "Disky" compilation CDs from Holland, I have found a few hard to find tracks on them over the years.
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 23:49
Replies: 265
Views: 8,171
Posted By Mike_1101
I remember the 70s very well, there are some...

I remember the 70s very well, there are some modern acts I can listen to but it's a long time since I heard anything I wanted to go out and buy.

I came across this group recently - London Grammar -...
Forum: Radio 06-07-2014, 23:01
Replies: 29
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mike_1101
It was but the music wasn't all bad,...

It was but the music wasn't all bad, unfortunately the BBC won't let us hear any of it now, one extreme to the other. Radio 2 is not the place for rap music, I have heard them playing some.

As for...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:47
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike_1101
You mean "based on an unsustainable housing...

You mean "based on an unsustainable housing bubble"? Financial speculation with other peoples' money is not the basis for a sound economy.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-07-2014, 22:43
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mike_1101
I worked in an office for a few months last year...

I worked in an office for a few months last year where the PCs had Vista with SP2. It wasn't as good as the W7 I use at home but it wasn't horrible.

I never used the original release of Vista but it...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:23
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike_1101
Do we need more financial whizz-kids in the City?

Do we need more financial whizz-kids in the City?
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:21
Replies: 54
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mike_1101
What do you mean by that? If the UK (with or...

What do you mean by that? If the UK (with or without Scotland) can trade with the EU with minimal restrictions, what's not to like?

I used to support the ideas of the EU but it has turned into a...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 22:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike_1101
"We need every school in the north to teach the...

"We need every school in the north to teach the truth about Thatcherism as a basic doctrine"

Fixed it for you.....
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 22:05
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Mike_1101
I remember a former member of "Girls Aloud"...

I remember a former member of "Girls Aloud" releasing a CD through Tesco a few years ago. I never heard it and don't know how well it sold, I do know there were a lot of copies in their bargain bins...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 21:56
Replies: 54
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mike_1101
Is this the way...

Is this the way forward?
http://www.ukipdaily.com/eu-ukraine-trade-deal-opened-gate-brexit/#.U7m1GLFYySo
"Has the EU-Ukraine trade deal opened the gate for Brexit"?

Taken from the EU - Ukraine trade...
Forum: Politics 06-07-2014, 21:38
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike_1101
A excellent place to start..... you might also...

A excellent place to start.....

you might also like to watch this short video which explains very clearly how banks actually work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHKdxAVW-_U - this is actually true!...
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