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Old 13th June 2019, 13:32
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Trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Two tankers apparently hit by explosions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48619771
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Old 16th June 2019, 16:57
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Double Hulled ?
Crew Numbers ?
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Old 16th June 2019, 20:57
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I'm getting a sense of Déjà vu.
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Dejavu indeed Bob.......very effective way of making a point, I can remember the bloody chaos it caused last time?
What really galls me is the fact that Mr Corbyn always seems to publicly fall off the fence - on the wrong side, why on earth would a member of the Privy Council take the side of a hostile nation against the advice of his own intelligence services?
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You'd be better asking that of Donald Trump.
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Dejavu indeed Bob.......very effective way of making a point, I can remember the bloody chaos it caused last time?
What really galls me is the fact that Mr Corbyn always seems to publicly fall off the fence - on the wrong side, why on earth would a member of the Privy Council take the side of a hostile nation against the advice of his own intelligence services?

Because he's a "Richard Cranium?"
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Because he's a "Richard Cranium?"
You took the words out of my mouth!
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Don’t worry lads, we have a new saviour in the offing. BJ.

No, not Blow Job.

Errr .... come to think of it ... perhaps that is right.
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Old 18th June 2019, 21:48
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God forbid Bob.....BJ as the saviour!!! I Just watched this evenings 'debate', featuring 'BJ'....Not surprisingly he didn't cover himself in glory........why on earth is he so popular within his party.......is it the old school tie perhaps?
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Further proof methinks of my 'alien spaceship hiding in the asteroid belt aiming an insanity beam at the Earth' theory.
Even the most hardened sceptics can doubt that now ……
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Further proof methinks of my 'alien spaceship hiding in the asteroid belt aiming an insanity beam at the Earth' theory.
Even the most hardened sceptics can doubt that now ……

Oh dear!!!! Grow up Roberto!


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What ? … and end up like you ?

No thanks.
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Now, Now, Boys.

In my day Trouble in the Gulf of Oman was started by rising sea water temperatures, main engine has to be pulled back, second generator on the board and the air conditioning refusing to play its part.
Add to this the chance of water rationing and having to go on the piss before the Bond is locked prior to arrival in Dammam. Life was miserable. Add a Mad Mullah or two and the mix is really on the downward curve.

Decision: get job with Stena.
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Now, Now, Boys.

In my day Trouble in the Gulf of Oman was started by rising sea water temperatures, main engine has to be pulled back, second generator on the board and the air conditioning refusing to play its part.
Add to this the chance of water rationing and having to go on the piss before the Bond is locked prior to arrival in Dammam. Life was miserable. Add a Mad Mullah or two and the mix is really on the downward curve.

Decision: get job with Stena.
Are they running a ferry service in the Gulf now as well?
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During the Iran/Iraq war I got £140.00 per day on top of wages on entering the Gulf. Prior to entering CP offered to relieve anybody who didn't want to go in.

There were no takers.

Money is the root of all evil.
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That is more commonly "the love of money". Rather like a "little learning", oft betrayed by misquotation!
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Tell that to these ladies. There's some learning for you.

https://youtu.be/WVCwBtFHVLo
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They misquote very tunefully.
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Thank God Elvis saved us from such drivel.
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Ahhh romantics, the curse of the world.

I was never an Elvis fan, but I never doubted his talent. Surprisingly I've read he was much concerned in his life about his abilities. I got the impression he was caught up in some sort of corporate machine that insisted he be more legend than talented performer. And that bothered him, but that's just my opinion.

You want the Amercan music I thought brilliant (just my taste) back in those days, nope … it isn't the Andrews Sisters, it's a tad later, it's this.

Strangely relevant even today, and with some metaphorical connection to this thread.



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Steppenwolf is too much easy listening Radio 2 for me. Give us something with a bit more bite and with a chance of annoying the Moderators.
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Oh yeah I can do that. For some peculiar reason this reminds me of the recent shenanigans in the Houses of Parliament, especially the second half.

Maybe it applies to the Gulf too

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