Can you believe it?

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

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    That's the (Blackburn) Roc!
  2. Vladd

    Vladd Member

    Can I say how I admire your tolerance here, on other forums I've seen unless a news story comes from the holy of holies ie the Guardian it's disregarded out of hand.
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Vladd, we accept all kinds of sources here, the most improbable the better!
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Vladd, we accept all kinds of sources here, the most improbable the better!

    Except for the Daily Mail ;)
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  7. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

  8. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Sad news from yesterday. A taxi transporting kids decided to ignore barriers across a railway crossing and got hit by the incoming train. 9 kids are now dead. The irony is that this is the average day to day behaviour of taxi drivers in this country.

    News - South Africa: Booms 'were working when train crashed'
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Freedom of Expression goes both ways :D


    The Associated Press: Bikini-clad strippers protest church in rural Ohio

    WARSAW, Ohio — Strippers in bikinis are protesting a fundamentalist Christian church in a rural patch of central Ohio.

    The dancers say they're fed up with Bible-brandishing churchgoers who picket the club where they work.

    The dueling demonstrations play out in Warsaw, Ohio, where cornfields and Amish-buggy crossing signs separate The Fox Hole strip club from New Beginnings Ministries.

    Both sides say they'll keep picketing after a meeting between the strip club owner and pastor failed to yield a compromise.

    The strip club owner says he'll stop the protests if the church does, but the preacher says God is calling him to shut down The Fox Hole.
  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    One-legged soldier denied disabled badge because he might 'get better' - Telegraph

    To add insult to injury Nottinghamshire County Council told him he was "young and may get better" when he first applied for a "blue badge".

    "What do they expect – my leg to grow back,?" He said, " I told them they'd didn't quite understand the situation and it was unlikely my leg would grow back."

    His right leg was amputated below the knee after he was caught up in an explosion in Helmand Province in 2008.
  11. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    Newspapers are there to make money and unfortunately by including some facts can publish an emotive article that essentially is rubbish. Take out all the emotion and stick to the point in question and it would seem that there has been some sort of bureaucratic mix up that the council is resolving. I have yet to read in any newspaper that the local council have actually helped someone!!! I sometimes wonder if informing the public now takes second place to brainwashing the public, perhaps it has always been like that!!!
  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    BBC News - Woman dials 999 to report snowman theft in Kent

    A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irresponsible" by Kent Police.

    The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms.
    During the call the woman said: "It ain't a nice road but you don't expect someone to nick your snowman."
    Kent Police said officers had given her advice on real 999 emergencies.
    The force said the call was made at the same time as operators fielded thousands of other phone calls about the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the county.
    During the conversation she said: "There's been a theft from outside my house.
    "I haven't been out to check on him for five hours but I went outside for a fag and he's gone."
    When she was asked who had gone, the woman replied: "My snowman. I thought that with it being icy and there not being anybody about, he'd be safe."
    She was then asked whether it was an ornament, and answered: "No, a snowman made of snow, I made him myself.

    "It ain't a nice road but at the end of the day, you don't expect someone to nick your snowman, you know what I mean?"
    The operator then told her she had rung an emergency line and she should not be calling it to report the theft of a snowman.
    Ch Insp Simon Black said: "This call could have cost someone's life if there was a genuine emergency and they couldn't get through.
    "It was completely irresponsible.
    "We have spoken to her and advised her what is a 999 call, and this clearly was not."
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Egyptian Official Blames Mossad for Sinai Shark Attacks

    Egypt's Governor of southern Sinai lays the blame for recent shark attacks on Israel's foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad. Southern Sinai Governor Abed Al-Fadij said: “We must not discount the possibility that Mossad threw the shark into the sea, in order to attack tourists who are having fun in Sharm al-Sheikh.”

    "Mossad is trying to hurt Egyptian tourism in any way possible, and the shark is one way for it to realize its plan,” he explained.
    :D :D :D
  15. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    It was the star of David on the fin that gave the game away!
  16. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    UK & World News | Orange UK

    A teacher has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct after letting two teenage pupils go sledging in the snow.
    Design and technology teacher Richard Tremelling was sacked by the Cefn Hengoed Community School in Swansea after he failed to follow the school's health and safety policy.
    Mr Tremelling, 37, had taken the sledge into school after it snowed overnight in February 2009 to show his GCSE class its "classic design".
    When two boys asked to try it out at the end of the lesson he took them sledging on the snow-covered grounds.
    Despite no harm coming to the boys, the teacher was initially suspended.
    Mr Tremelling was accused of failing to consult the head teacher, or writing to the school governors before setting off.
    And while he maintained he risk-assessed the activity before it began, he was told he should have done it in writing.
    Within 11 months he was dismissed from duty for allegedly failing to follow the school's health and safety policy.
    In all, he was accused of nine separate breaches, amounting to an alleged failure in his duty of care to pupils.
    The sledge in question was a Scandinavian "snow racer" which was an "exceedingly stable sledge", Mr Tremelling told the hearing in Cardiff.
    He said: "I did not go sledding on a cheap Asda £10 sledge, I went on a Scandinavian classic design sledge which has built-in safety features, and also a brake."
    He agreed that neither of the pupils involved had worn protective masks, but said he did not believe they were necessary.
    School policy stated that written permission was needed for any outside activity or visit.
    But Mr Tremelling said that because the sledging took place during the morning break directly after the lesson, it was simply a continuation of classroom teaching.
    As such he did not regard it as either an official activity because it was within school, or a visit out of school.
    An independent assessment had later been made of the sledging which concluded "no significant risk" was presented by Mr Tremelling's actions.
    The General Teaching Council's professional conduct committee found him guilty of four out of nine charges: that he allowed pupils to go sledging; did not have head teacher's permission; ignored cautionary words of warning from colleagues; and denied the allegation when questioned by the head.
    He was cleared of five charges, including that there was no risk assement, there was no parental consent and health and safety guidelines were not followed.
    The committee ruled that he can remain a teacher and his charge will be removed after two years.
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've just found this old post from 2007.
    Am giggling out loud now.

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