Fishing row breaks out between Scotland and Ireland


Blackleaf
#31
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Rum is not coke.

No. It's much stronger than Coca-Cola.
 
Curious Cdn
#32
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No. It's much stronger than Coca-Cola.

Thank gawd you're not in the Royal Navy.
 
Blackleaf
#33
Quote:

The Canadian sailors being intelligent and practical people (a fact that pissed the Brits off big time during both World Wars)

Oh yeah. Definitely.
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Oh yeah. Definitely.

It was glaring in both World Wars. The underfed, undereducated "I"m alright, Jack" conscripted Englishmen were substandard. The Canadians, Kiwis and Australians were their shock troops because the British didn't have the right stuff.
 
Blackleaf
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

It was glaring in both World Wars.

How? British troops are the best in the world. They were then and still are now.
 
Curious Cdn
#36
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How? British troops are the best in the world. They were then and still are now.

Some of them are. Millions of them were jobsworths.
 
taxslave
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

HMCS Chicoutimi (the one that had the fire) deployed on a 197 day patrol across the Pacific to the Asian Coast and, almost simultaneously, HMCS Windsor deployed on a 133 day patrol across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean ... sailing independenly, fully armed patrols.
http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/...ments/jmw46086
http://youtu.be/alIINHyHhaM
Stick to what you know, Taxslave, not what you think that Terence McKenna told you about our Navy.

So where is the third one? and who is Terence Mckenna? And tell us again how many years it took to get those three secondhand tubs seaworthy. And how many millions.
 
Hoid
+1
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

How? British troops are the best in the world. They were then and still are now.

They proved it at Dunkirk
 
Blackleaf
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They proved it at Dunkirk

They've proved it in lost of places.
 
Hoid
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

They've proved it in lost of places.

could not agree more.

the most lost of places is where they really shine
 
Blackleaf
#41
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could not agree more.
the most lost of places is where they really shine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhrOG_bsNuw
 
Hoid
#42
gosh I wonder what the chances are that I am ever going to click on a link provided by a nazi?
 
Hoid
#43
On April 13, 1919, hundreds of unarmed men, women and children were gunned down by British troops at Jallianwala Bagh, a walled garden in Amritsar, following unrest in the northern Indian city. The British government, which ruled India at the time, put the death toll at 379, while Indian freedom fighters said nearly 1,000 people were killed.

https://www.dw.com/en/the-jallianwal...ans/a-48313295

Quite a difference from running away from Germans
 
Blackleaf
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

On April 13, 1919, hundreds of unarmed men, women and children were gunned down by British troops at Jallianwala Bagh, a walled garden in Amritsar, following unrest in the northern Indian city. The British government, which ruled India at the time, put the death toll at 379, while Indian freedom fighters said nearly 1,000 people were killed.
https://www.dw.com/en/the-jallianwal...ans/a-48313295

More were killed by the Indian Army in the 1984 Amritsar Massacre.


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Quite a difference from running away from Germans

As opposed to all those Canadian troops there, who stayed and fought, of course.
 
Hoid
#45


Captain Blackadder claims to have joined the army in 1886, when "if you saw someone in a skirt, you shot him and nicked his country". He joined the 19th/45th East African Rifles, when Britain was fighting colonial wars during the Scramble for Africa, a time when "the prerequisite for any battle was that the enemy should under no circumstances carry guns". He described the military as having been "little more than a travel agency for men with unusually high sex drives". He was hailed as the 'Hero of Mboto Gorge' in 1890, where he had faced "ten thousand Watutsi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves". He even saved the life of Douglas Haig (later Field Marshal Douglas Haig) when he was nearly killed by a pygmy woman with a sharpened mango. At some point before the First World War, Captain Blackadder transferred to the local regiment of Cambridge (either the Cambridgeshire Regiment or the Suffolk Regiment). Upon the outbreak of war, Blackadder was quite shocked when 4,500,000 heavily-armed Germans "hoved into view".
 
Blackleaf
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Tecumsehsbones
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

More were killed by the Indian Army in the 1984 Amritsar Massacre.

So. . . it's right when the Briddish do it?
 
Hoid
#48
you know he means business when he goes to a jim carrey animated gif
 
Hoid
#49
get a ****ing argument and make it
 
Blackleaf
+1
#50
 
Hoid
#51
I accept your capitulation
 
Tecumsehsbones
#52
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

you know he means business when he goes to a jim carrey animated gif

Just like you mean business when you start quoting a fictional character from a comedy?

The pair of you are equally silly and therefore well matched.
 
Curious Cdn
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

So where is the third one? and who is Terence Mckenna? And tell us again how many years it took to get those three secondhand tubs seaworthy. And how many millions.

There are four submarines in the RCN... Victoria, Chicoutimi,Corner Brook, Windsor. Here's how it works in our navy, in the US Navy, the Royal Navy, Chinese Navy ... every navy: Half of your ships are deployed/ready to deploy and half are being "worked up", maintenance, upgrade, re-fit, training. That's pretty good. Fifty years ago, one third were active, one third in re-fit and one third in training.

The Brits just built two carriers. That means that they can always deploy one. They used to have three Harrier carriers and they were able to deploy one. They MIGHT get able to deploy two in an extreme emergency but the second one is never properly ready and it may be a bad idea. The Americans can sail 1/3 to 1/2 of their carrier fleet at any given time. The same goes with all their vessels.

Canada has four submarines deployed evenly on both coasts. That means, we can sail one on each coast. The Australians have 7. They can sail 3 ... maybe. They have serious problems with theirs. The many problems with ours (mostly caused by us rearranging the torpedo systems), not by the Brits) were eventually solved.

We received the Brit subs with their Brit weapons systems that launch Brit-designed torpedos and cruise missiles. The RCN spec. called for the Mark 48 torpedo that we have been using for some time. We share the Mark 48 with the Americans, Australians and the Dutch. The Brit system would have been shared with the Brits ... only. There is considerable logic in choosing the American system as there are so many of them available all over and therefore the cost per round is lower and availability should never be an issue. Canadians have even developed our own proprietary control setup for our Mark 48s and we transferred them over from the previous "O" class submarines.The bad news is that to fit our torpedos in a Brit sub, we had to lengthen them. That is considerably difficult, slicing a piece on to a pressure vessel that is meant to operate at 500 plus depth. We made a lot of trouble for ourselves and that's what we get for not having custom vessels constructed to our needs.
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B00Mer
#54
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They proved it at Dunkirk

Different generation.. the best generation.
 
Blackleaf
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

They MIGHT get able to deploy two in an extreme emergency but the second one is never properly ready and it may be a bad idea.

Both will be on active service.
 
Curious Cdn
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They proved it at Dunkirk

You know that Royal Navy Beach Master in the movie Dunkirk who bravely stays behind and directs a third of a million Brit soldiers back to Blighty? He was a real person and he was a Canadian from Pointe Claire, Quebec. l used to race sailboats for a trophy dedicated to his memory, when I was a teenager.The Brits would never portray such derring-do from anyone other that a Brit. If it were an American story, he would have been morphed into a tru-blu Yankee-Yank.
 
Curious Cdn
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Both will be on active service.

Actually, no. That will never happen. You had better do your homework. One deploys, the second works up ....everywhere on Earth.
 
Blackleaf
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Actually, no. That will never happen. You had better do your homework. One deploys, the second works up ....everywhere on Earth.

In May 2010, the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) declared that the UK required only one aircraft carrier, but penalty clauses in the contract meant that cancelling the second aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales, would be more expensive than building it. The SDSR therefore directed that Prince of Wales would be built and then either mothballed or sold.

In 2012, contrary to the decisions made in the SDSR, the Royal Navy published its yearbook, A Global Force 2012/13, which stated that: "both carriers are likely to be commissioned and may even be capable of operating together".[21]

During the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Prince of Wales would be brought into active service, rather than sold off or mothballed.[15] This was later confirmed in the government's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Prince_of_Wales_(R09)
 
Blackleaf
#59
HMS Prince of Wales is preparing to take to the sea for the first time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSR9vFNye_w
 
Hoid
#60
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Just like you mean business when you start quoting a fictional character from a comedy?

The pair of you are equally silly and therefore well matched.

to be fair he used Atkinson first