Re: Oh, the days when things lasted more than a year...
I need a new front door, and got a quote. £3,000 pounds! Noticing my jaw's rapid downward movement, the purveyor said indignantly "Well, it is made of wood!"
90 posts • joined 24 Nov 2011
I have become resigned to the sleaziest politician of my long lifetime becoming Prime Minister.
I think of it as a health problem -the boil on the flesh of the UK which is Boris Johnson must be lanced. If he takes the Tory Party with him, so much the better.
From Matthew Parris' recent TIMES column: That he’s a habitual liar, a cheat, a conspirator with a criminal pal to have an offending journalist’s ribs broken, a cruel betrayer of the women he seduces, a politician who connived in a bid for a court order to suppress mention of a daughter he fathered, a do-nothing mayor of London and the worst foreign secretary in living memory . . . such truths are apparently already “priced in” to Mr Johnson.
So many faults on planes. Boeing has another problem: "Pilots reveal safety fears over Boeing’s fleet of Dreamliners. Company admits that fire extinguisher switch has failed a ‘small number’ of times" https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/15/boeing-dreamliner-b787-safety-fears.
Just visualising this: it has ACME stamped on the side and Wile E. Coyote is running it up to full speed. As it hits 40,000 rpm it breaks free, dragging Wile E. the length of the ship, through all bulkheads into the waves beyond at high speed. RR peers out of a hammock, then looks sadly at the camera saying "meep meep". Chuck Jones, you should be living now.
Modern 737's are a continuation of a design that dates back to the 1960's. Since then, Boeing have been changing fuselages, engines and bolting on winglets and other systems in an effort to keep them up to date, saleable and flyable by existing 737 pilots. I think they hit the buffers when they rolled out these models in an effort to avoid the expense of designing a new aircraft. Their competitors went for new designs instead. This may mean the end of Boeing. It'll almost certainly mean the end of the 737; after all would YOU climb aboard one now?
Wikipedia: "Capita Group has not been received well by the public and in the media. It has gained the nickname "Crapita", particularly from the coverage in the satirical and current affairs magazine Private Eye, which routinely documents the company's many failures and setbacks in the public sector."
The worst government of my lifetime, getting the biggest issue of a generation wrong, based on little to no information, having been given the tiniest mandate obtained through deception, largely to satisfy a generation who won't be affected, because they'll be dead.
Why did the Tories do this? Why did they turn an internal party squabble on Europe into a catastrophe for the UK and its 65 million people?
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