Can you believe it?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Peter Clare, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    British Eurostar passengers try to board train with live artillery shell - Telegraph


    Two British Eurostar passengers sparked a security alert in France after trying to board the high-speed train carrying a live artillery shell.

    A Paris police spokesman said the couple, thought to be from London had picked up the 19th Century shell casing at a flea market thinking it would "make a nice souvenir".

    The device dated back to France's Third Republic, and a time when the whole country was full of live explosives following the Franco-Prussian war, and because of the steady build-up of arms towards the Great War.
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    4 new Glocks now in circulation. Within a few days the rate of gang slayings, liquor store holdups, muggings, etc. will tell the cops exactly where they landed.

    Baggage Handlers 1
    Mossad 0
     
  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Facebook refuses to remove Raoul Moat tribute page - Yahoo! News UK

    ...
    As well as the online tributes to Moat, around 50 bouquets have been left outside his former home in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne.
    And flowers and cards have transformed the riverside in Rothbury, Northumberland, where Moat shot himself in the early hours of Saturday morning, into a shrine.
    The tributes have already been condemned by Britain's most senior police officer, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, as "extraordinarily disappointing".
    ...
     
  6. Algee

    Algee Very Insignificant Member

  7. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

  8. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    This sort of behavoir is certainly not new. Mass hysteria grips for all sorts of reasons. The Krays were given a send off which would normally be reserved for a King. Many other criminals have also been given quite amazing funerals. That they are really quite violent and nasty seems to make no difference. It's the hysteria I find extremely facinating. It happened with Princess Diana at her funeral and will no doubt happen many times in the future. It really does spread faster than a disease. I'm afraid we are dealing with human beings!!!!!!
     
  9. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    Probably not related to the original post but I got stopped by the toy police a few months ago and questioned as though I was a high risk terrorist. What was I doing?

    I was taking pics of my local town hall, with of all things my dad's old Rolleiflex!! When asked what I was doing, I said I was taking photos for a college project. Where did I go to college? Kingston i replied. You're a bit out of your way aren't you? No, I live here (Ealing) and go to college in Kingston. I then proceeded to show her how the camera worked and then, waving the Rollei around rather dramatically told her she was being silly as it wasn't particularly suitable for a terrorist to use given the way a Rollei works.
    Do I really look like a terrorist, a middle aged woman with her eye glued to an old fashioned camera? Any self respecting terrorist is going to use a small point and shoot or even a mobile phone. When are they going to introduce common sense into the toy police training?
     
  10. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Za Rodinu
    Facebook refuses to remove Raoul Moat tribute page - Yahoo! News UK

    I can't understand it either.
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Brewdog packs 'world's most expensive beer' in dead animals | packagingnews.co.uk

    BBC News - 'Perverse' animal beer bottles sell out in hours

    'Perverse' animal beer bottles sell out in hours

    A controversial beer served in bottles made from stuffed animals and costing £500 each sold out in a few hours.

    The End of History, made by Fraserburgh firm BrewDog, is 55% alcohol, and came in 12 bottles made using dead stoats, squirrels and a hare.

    Advocates for Animals had branded the bottles "perverse" and a "stupid marketing gimmick" and Alcohol Focus Scotland also criticised the move.
    One of the buyers told the BBC Scotland news website it was a piece of history.

    "It's a piece of brewing history, I think it will always be the world's strongest beer”

    BrewDog co-founder James Watt said all 12 bottles sold out within four hours.

    The Aberdeenshire firm said the beer was the world's strongest and most expensive.

    One buyer, economics student Chris Mair, 33, of Suffolk, who lives in Edinburgh, bought a bottle made using a stoat.

    He said: "It's one of a set, I have bought special BrewDog beers before.
    "If I had not bought this one I would always have wished I had.
    "It's a piece of brewing history, I think it will always be the world's strongest beer."

    He explained: "It will be a collectors item. You would be mad to open it. It would be like opening a rare bottle of whisky."


    The End of History on Vimeo
     
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    BBC News - Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years

    Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years

    He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo - but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed.

    Mr Kato may have been dead for 30 years according to Japanese authorities ...
     
  14. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    BBC News - Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years
    the pension scam seems familiar. We had an instance here of somebody wheeling in a dead person to the social services department and trying to claim the pension. The plan unraveled itself when the dead person could not sign for the money.
     
  15. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    KevinC,
    Why not?
     
  16. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    :lol: the procedure is a finger print scanner is used to verify the identification of the pensioner. The day the dead person arrived to get his money the scanner was not working, so a signature was needed. While the scammer was pondering what to do next an official was concerned about the appearance of the person in the wheel chair. I think the persons body was kept for several weeks after they died.
     
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e
    rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the
    bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
     
  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    BBC News - Road kill used for kilt sporrans

    Road kill used for kilt sporrans

    A taxidermist is using wild animals knocked down and killed on roads to make sporrans.

    Kate Macpherson, of Beauly, Inverness-shire, has collected badgers, foxes, deer and stoats from verges.

    She said she only used animals that would otherwise have lain rotting by the side of a road.

    However, animal welfare campaigners have criticised the product, claiming it will lead to the deaths of other animals.

    Mrs Macpherson said she was inspired by the the badger skin sporran worn by her father's Army regiment.

    The mother-of-three's friends and neighbours tip her off on the location of road kills.

    She said: "If I didn't pick up these animals they would be rotting in a ditch.

    "I'm creating something useful from them rather than allowing their beauty to be wasted."

    She added: "But they're not for everybody I admit. People seem to either love them or hate them."

    Mrs Macpherson, who trained in taxidermy when she was 22, has licences to handle protected animals, but has faced complaints from animal welfare groups.

    One person, who saw her stand at the Scottish Game Fair in Perthshire, called the police who sent an officer to see her.

    Lynda Korimboccus, head of the Scottish Animal Rights Alliance, said the use of the animals - even if they were killed on a road - was wrong.

    She added: "Using a dead animal for clothing perpetuates the idea that that's what animals are for.

    "That will lead to the deaths of other animals which will be killed to satisfy the market for fur."

    Does anyone know which regiment this is?

    Edit
    May be this one
    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) - Scottish Regiments, 1st Battalion A&SH, National Service, world war time, peace time and active service with the Argylls in Stirling, Cyprus (Limni and Dhekelia), Aden, Libya (Tobruk), Germa
     
  20. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

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