* Posts by Jon Pick

12 posts • joined 8 Jul 2007

MPs battle to save great British pub

Jon Pick

@Ponder

I think the argument is that drinking causes far more "collateral damage" than smoking even taking passive smoking into account, rather than 'smokers should be allowed to blow smoke in others faces'

I'm not taking a side here, just clarifying.

Anyway, shouldn't you be in the High Energy Magic Building (or Somerset at the very least)?

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Battlestar Galactica eyes 'technology run amok'

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Wanted to like it. Didn't.

Except the miniseries and the episode "33".

@Sarah Bee. We're shouty about big stuff too. i'd've thought YOU'D have noticed!

Blakes 7 a kid's show? Surely not.

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Scottish Parliament pr0n law faces angry opposition

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@A victory for morals

Nice bit of trolling lol.

"without all the disgusting deviant forcing their views on the rest of us."

Oh, you were 'forced' to go and look at all those websites were you?

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Polish Spitfire shoots down BNP

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@Andrew Newstead

Well said mate. I like the poles - except for the bitch who stole all the toilet rolls in the dorm 10 minutes before I needed a giant dump at 7 am.

Oh and it was a canadian who grassed her up. Seemed like a day for formerly allied nations who supplied considerable aerial power to our elbow.

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Brits 'a bunch of yellow bastards', says irate Yank

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@Steve Evans

You are definitely not a a freaky gun nut Steve.

A Barrett 50mm you say?

What exactly are we hunting here, Diplodoci?

I'd offer a gentle suggestion that their .50 (inches see) or 12.7mm rifle will probably suffice for anything else.

If it's a home infestation of Velociraptors a very nice man will sell you one of these.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/761226023074.html

I know Steve's a Brit so like me he probably has a cricket bat instead. Excellent against Zombies.

I'll get my Umpires coat

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Doner kebabs: Death wrapped in pitta bread

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Shish

You can't get Shish Kebabs in Halifax. :-(.

This sucks. And blows.

Unless someone can please please prove me wrong.

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iPhones will win the war in Afghanistan, says NATO chief

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Stop

Seduce them with shiny toys

A cunning plan.

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Cops taser JCB thief in 'slowest police chase ever'

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Nomenclature

We call 'em Big Yellow Trowels.

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Demise of British tank industry foretold admitted

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@Dodgy Geezer

Hat's off to you sir. Just one point, are you sure about the lack of radio contact/control with Fireflys?

I'm sure Boardman had control of 'his' Firefly in the action referenced above. I could be wrong. It has been known.

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Firefly

Sherman Firefly was probably the best British tank of that war, with respect to the Comet. The fitting of the 17 pounder gun made it capable of dealing death at a distance to any German tank. Whilst retaining the high profile, weak armour and petrol engine that gave the Sherman the lovely nickname " The Tommy Cooker", or "The Ronson"

It was a Firefly that ended the life of fanatical Nazi tank ace SS Oberscharfuhrer Michael Wittman, thanks to Captain Tom Boardman of the Northants Yeomanry who ambushed him in August 1944. The Firefly he had with him brewed 3 Tigers with 4 shots.

Generally each troop of British Shermans would have one Firefly attached, known as the 'Charlie' due to it's callsign.

Read 'Tank' by Ken Tout.

By all accounts the Centurion provided excellent service in both Korea and Israeli - Arab conflicts.

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Photography: Yes, you have rights

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Paris Hilton

@Sean

Whereas Internet trolling is such a noble endeavour?

You are sir, with respect, a knobber.

Paris because etc.

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Pensioner used live shell as doorstop

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Dutch Bomb

2 possibilities as to how it got there Remy,

1. We were aiming at Germany and missed. Sorry.

2. More likely, just, is that it was jettisoned by a badly damaged aircraft struggling to make it back across the cold dark (and wet of course) North Sea - the usual route from bases in Lincolnshire, E.Anglia and Yorkshire. I'm sure your parents or grandparents will remember them flying overhead, and probably risked their lives to help any who baled out - the Dutch did that a LOT.

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