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44 thoughts on “HMS Astute Tested For Use in Afghanistan

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  • tony_opmoc

    Craig,

    The way you express yourself is wonderful, and I have enormous respect for you…

    But some of the things you write makes me cringe… I won’t go on about Rooney, but if he was an oik from a council estate in Edinburgh…playing for Scotland…

    And with regards to the Condems, well I guess you have never really experienced, the results of what Thatcher did to the North of England, nor virtually lived on a council estate for a year – such that you could have written the script for the first series of Shameless…

    Now I hate Nu-Labour Fascists nearly as much as you, but the Condems are either completely ignorant – or they don’t understand what the real problem is…

    I refer you to Damon Vrabel to explain it…

    http://www.csper.org/

    Now I only post here a few times a year for reasons that I think you understand…

    So I can’t remember whether I am allowed one link or two…

    So this may not appear

    Dont Give Up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7aaynDhaVc

    Yes I completely agree about the lunacy “We will place sandbanks in every country says man with face in scarf we paid a tenner” but it is much more widespread at the highest levels that you yet seem to realise.

    So if the Tories are for real – where is Their Interest Free Loan, Free Bureaucrat to handle all their ridiculous paperwork, rules and regulations to help my Son expand his business and employ his mate who has just got fired to help build it up…

    It looks a goer to me, but why should one 22 year old kid have to do 10 peoples jobs to get his business up and flying…

    Where’s the help from the Tories?

    Tony

  • dreoilin

    I saw this one the other night

    http://tinyurl.com/3483wkj

    narrated in deep, slow, dramatic tones by Alex Crawford, and I burst out laughing. I have never seen anything more staged in my life.

    “Unsure what to expect … we were kept in a compound … until late at night. Through the gloom … the first shadowy figures appeared …”

    and then this bit

    “We send a message to all foreign nations that we will attack them at any time. It could be in the next two weeks or it could be today, tomorrow or the day after,” (said man with face in scarf.)

    It’s hysterical – all foreign nations no less.

    Hiya Tony!

  • tony_opmoc

    Hiya dreoilin,

    If you want to really understand what the War in Afghanistan is really about don’t just read Pepe Escobar and his Globalistan – even though it is excellent…

    The Guy who REALLY Explains it all is a Former Canadian Diplomat

    Peter Dale Scott

    http://www.peterdalescott.net/

    Tony

  • MJ

    Now now Craig. I may be a certifiable nutjob conspiraloon but even I have to draw the line somewhere. You have to realise that those brave Murdoch folk:

    “travelled deep into bandit country under the cover of darkness…Far beyond the reach of any government or military authority”.

    Not only that but once they arrived they had to contend with:

    “Thirty men in total, dressed in ordinary Afghan clothes but with their faces masked by their scarves”

    Bet they didn’t give their names either. We can only be thankful however that on this occasion:

    “their usual order to take all foreigners hostage had been suspended for the duration of our meeting”

    What a relief.

    Let us not mock the courage of those brave Sky journalists.

    http://tinyurl.com/2bkntgk

  • technicolour

    hey tony, hope you’re very well. thought you might like the Daily Mash:

    MANCHESTER IN DESPERATE NEED OF A BOWLING ALLEY

    MANCHESTER is to build a gigantic bowling alley after it emerged that 30 local men had nothing better to do on a Thursday night than go to a footballer’s house and threaten to kill him.

    As a crowd of men in balaclavas gathered outside the home of the footballer who might go and play for another team, civic leaders said Jesus Christ, this place is so incredibly fucked up.

    **

    incidentally, what naively annoys me about the Cameron ‘Big Society’ idea is that instead of communities really being encouraged to flourish (as steve points out on another thread) with funding, and planning permission, and structural support and imagination; the idea that we all have to help each other, or starve, is being smashed around our heads like a stick, while the means of doing so are ripped out from under our feet.

    and yet we all know the bankers just gave themselves a £7 billion bonus? they will end up cowering in mindnumbingly awful gated developments, with their fellow victims, I predict (a bit like Wayne Rooney, in fact)

    meanwhile, we will all help each other, and enjoy it, why not? But despite this tragic spectacle of ‘government’; not because of it.

  • tony_opmoc

    MJ,

    About 10 years ago, I was waiting to get served in my local pub. I was stood behind this Big Bloke. I noticed a £10 on the floor, and I bent down to pick it up. I said to the Big Vlokce in front of me…”Is This Your’s Mate”…

    He said yes…

    So I got talking to him … he told me he worked for an Insurance Company..but he was going to give it up for a year..to do this thing with The BBC on Taransay…

    And so he did – and much more over the Last 10 years. He is a Completely Amazing Guy…

    So a couple of years ago he got back from Afghanistan where he had travelled to completely INDEPENDENTLY

    He has some BALLS

    If He was little and looked like a Muslim he would almost certainly have ended up Dead or in Guanatanamo Bay or Bagram Torture Camps…

    But He is WHITE, and Even Taller Than Your Average American GI

    O.K. – He’s Scottish Too…

    So he took all These Photographs…and Came Home to ENGLAND

    And his local pub…

    And I was absolutely Delighted to See Him, and Hear Everything He had to say…

    There was a Rather Good Band On…

    But This Other Guy with Really Long Hair…just wouldn’t let the Guy Speak…He had already made up his mind…He Was Big, White and He Had Just Come Back From Afghanistan…and He Didn’t Approve of Him…

    So I never really got the Full Story From Him…

    All I had was his Photographs

    By The Way – He Wasn’t Lying – Over the next year – a Few Months Later – We watched him on TV

    Probably One of The Very First “Reality TV Programs”

    They actually Use Real People

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    technicolour,

    I apologise for everything I said to you…

    As I can’t stop laughing…

    The tears are rolling down my cheeks

    And I am not lying

    I am an emotional kind of guy

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    I was hoping to save my wife from all this, but our Friend Barry showed her how to use a mouse…

    I was not impressed…

    Then My Daughter set up her Facebook account (I know why)

    Hell, even I have only logged on to Facebook less than 10 times…

    But today we met someone whist shopping with her Beautiful Daughter and Grandchildren…

    And I said the wrong thing…

    I said well actually – She invited Me To Her Friend on Facebook…

    This was like Raw Meat to a Lion

    So it seems I have lost my wife to The Internet…

    Oh Fuck!!!

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    She is an Innocent Angel

    She is My Best Friend

    She is My Wife

    She is The Mother of My Children

    I Love Her So

    She Gives Everything She Has to The People She Meets All Over The World

    I Don’t Want Her To Know About All The Real Evil In The World

    I Can’t Show It Her

    Maybe she will be protected by our Friends on Facebook

    I don’t want her to really know about

    http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqwarpix.html

    She is Like a Butterfly…

    But She Has So Much Passion

    She Might Get REALLY ANGRY

    And Demand We Go On POLITICAL PROTESTS

    and other stuff…

    if you wake the sleeping angel

    I suppose it will kep me fit dodging The Policemen’s Plastic Bullets and The Water Cannons

    Our Daughter does this stuff

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    You may not believe this but I have waterproof housings for 2 video cameras – and I may buy a hard one for my latest camera – cos its fuckin fantastic at what it does…

    So does The World Really Want To See It???

    Great Grand Fathers, and Grand Fathers and Sons and Grand Sons

    And The

    Great Grand Mothers, and Grand Mothers and Daughters and Grand Daughters

    Doing The Plastic Bullet and Water Cannon Dance in Trafalgar Square…

    Because I am Going Tooled Up

    I Can Personally Take 6 Video Cameras – At Least Two of Which Will Be Waterproof

    And I will distribute them amongst my friends and family

    If the idiots in charge don’t get the message – before it happens

    We don’t want all this Shit

    We are Not French

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    Yes, My Daughter Did Have Room To Complain When She Was 15 – and The Police Kept Arresting Her To Take Her DNA for Tony Blair’s Database…

    But since then – they have been good as gold (well from her (and my perspective))

    At The G20 Protests when my little 18 year old daughter was taking photos right on the Front Line

    With These Battle Covered Police in Their Riot Shields and Heavy Gear Confronted By These Peaceful Hippies From The Climate Change Camp

    Neither Side Actually Hit Each Other…

    My Daughter looking like the Youngest Press Photographer Ever Perhaps Was The REAL Peacemaker

    Both The Police and The Protestors Looked at Each Other

    And Thought – Well We Cant Have a Ruck Now

    She is Standing In The Middle Between Us

    And She Might Get Hurt

    And The Next Day The London Police Escorted Her (Allowed Her Under Her Own Free Will (But I am not Daft)) Right To The Front So She Could Take Photographs Of Obama and His Crew and All The Rest…

    And when she Published Her Photographs…

    The Professionals Had Never Even Got There

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    She has finally got her Grant – And Student Loan – With The Bursary Almost Certain To Come

    So I Guess They Will Be Having a Party Tonight and Maybe Even To Afford to Turn On Some Heating…

    But Their House Will Probably So Full Of Students That No Heating Will Be Required………..

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    You see, I knew exactly what he was going to do. When I did it – Riding My New Motorcycle Which Would Do 0-60 in 3 seconds – which is like 1G on a motorbike…

    I survived it – but I did come off it in the first week I had it – the fucking thing wouldn’t go round bends…

    So I was Really Worried…

    And Couldn’t Sleep…

    Did I mention here that My Lad Has Again Blown It….(He Knows How To Do It Now and will be able to Fix it For Less Than £100)

    Meanwhile He Has Bought an American Sports Car

    It Has Got a Hardtop and Eight Speaker Computer Controlled Windows 7 Entertainmeny System – Well It Would Have Except He Blew Up The Power Amp whilst Modifying It…

    Well Its Not REALLY an American Sposrts Car – Though Americans Claimed To have Designed It…

    And The Germans Finished it Off…

    Its More Like an Early Mondeo/Jaguar XJ6 Clone really…

    It cost him £490…

    I drove him to pick it up – and the Family were Lovely…

    The Lad was nearly in Tears – At first I thought he was done for being over the limit – he maybe had had a couple of pints…

    And then I realised he had probavly been done because he didn’t have the very latest version…

    And got done for being well over Twice The Limit

    I phoned my Lad up and told him to

    SLOW DOWN

    It does look flipping Georgeous Though…

    And He Let Me have a Go…

    How Could He Not….

    I had just put £65’s worth of Petrol in It…

    I now realise, the only way I can get him off the insanely dangerous land based thing…

    Is to take up Gliding Again …

    I Mean FFS

    Get a Push Bike

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    I am trying to explain something about the Natural Adrenaline Young People have who don’t do any drugs whatsoever – except maybe a Baracdi Breezer very occasional to be sociable. They have no real interest in alcohol or any legal or illegal drugs…They have more than enough within their own soul and spirit to allow their alertness and alacrity and speed of reactions to be dumbed down…

    What Can I Do?

    I Can’t Ground Him – In Fact I Haven’t Got Him Into The Air Flying Solo Yet – Though He Is Rather Good at Diving With His Sister…

    He Paid For His American SportsCar Himself

    From What He Earns From His Own Business…

    He is 22 Years Old and Has Been Running His Own Business Since The Age of 13

    He is Also Much Better Looking Than Tom Cruise and Nearly a Foot Taller

    He Is ENGLISH

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    We didn’t really think about it much, but after we had been living together for about 5 years – we both thought – lets get married and have kids…

    And we did – and her Grandmother thought She got Pregnant Before Her Honeymoon..(like She Did)…

    But No We Actually Decided To Make Babies

    And Had Enormous Fun Making Them

    You Have No Idea How Wonderful This Stage Was….

    It Involved The Deepest Positions and Using Toilet Paper So It Didn’t Run Out…

    So 10 Months After We Got Married Our First Child Was Born….

    We Always kept our Children Very Close To Us as Mum and Dad…

    My Wife Breast Fed Them Both Till They Were about 15 Months Old…

    They Went Everywhere With Us…

    And we see other Parents Dumping Their Kids Off Wherever They Can…

    And Going On Holiday Without Them…

    How The Fuck Could You?????

    Don’t You Realise That Your Babies Are The Most Important Thing To Ever Happen To You…

    It Does My Head In – How So Many Parents Both Rich and Poor Neglect Their Children…

    But I am Exceedingly Proud That My Wife Gave Up Her Job in a Bank and Worked From Home Being The REAL (Temporary) Mum to So Many Children…

    Now You Might Not Understand This….

    But All My Wife’s Children Do…

    She Brought Them Up – Whilst Their Parents Weren’t There

    Think About It From The Baby’s Point of View….

    I felt like crying when sometimes their parents turned up and suddenly they would go into a temper tantrum – after being no problem all day with the other kids – with My Wife looking after them just the same as Our Own Children…

    “No I am Not Going Home With You…. I want to stay here with Julie”

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    This is For dreoilin subconsciously thinking as if she is like this Irish Girl we first met two or three years ago…

    She invited us back to her home for her annual party…there were lots of people playing musical instruments – and though her home didn’t look much from outside…

    Inside it was a history of a completely wonderful home decorated in a most unusual way…

    Her home is Irish Art at Its Best and Most Expressive…

    But we first disvovered her Garden…which seemed to go on forever – narrow and very long and winding…with little natural grottos along the way where musicians were playing soft music…

    “Come On…

    We Can Take On and Defeat These MONSTERS

    They are Only Humans (Allegedly)

    I have no clear evidence that their blood is not red and that they have a structure that different from us…

    I reckon we can take them

    Cos I reckon We are Cleverer

    No Weapons Required

    But Our Minds and What We Communicate

    If God Exists

    That is All We Have”

    We met her again at someone elses home on a Sunday Afternoon (two weeks ago) (we went on our bikes)

    And she spoke about how she lost her 17 year old son in a road accident very near to where we were celebrating the end of summer…

    And The Girl who invited us to her home – just went over and cried on her shoulder…

    Abd said about she lost her 17 year old son in a road accident very near to where celebrating the end of summer…

    We don’t need to send our Sons

    TO WAR

    Now dreoilin Give Me a Cuddle

    You would be amazed at the People I have got a Cuddle From

    Tony

  • tony_opmoc

    I’m not sure if the UK Ambassador To Tashkent is Ready For This…

    But I have been talking to lots of Americans on an almost daily basis (well at least weekly) for the last 3 or 4 years…

    And I have only been banned once…

    The last time I looked they had around 75,000 unique visitors every day

    I try and be a good ambassador for Oldham…

    tony_opmoc [Moderator] 12 minutes ago

    Official UK Government Policy

    (decoded For The Plebs)

    We haven’t The Faintest Fucking Idea – Why You Americans Dragged Us Into The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…

    But We Are Withdrawing Sometimes With Our Tails Between Our Legs…

    If You Want To Fight The Israeli’s Wars For Them…

    Then Carry On…

    But You Have Seriously Pissed Us Off By Killing Our British Girls “By Mistake”

    So FUCK OFF

    We are Not Fighting Your Fucking Wars For You Anymore…

    Love & Peace,

    David Cameron

  • Anonymous

    I should have said Stuart Ramsay and not Alex Crawford, but I barely know one of these Sky people from the other. Their big Taliban story was hilarious, either way. Sadly many of the comments on Sky’s site are obviously from people who are well taken-in by the nonsense.

    But this one made me smile:

    “‘Far beyond the reach of any goverment or military authority.’ But Sky News can reach them. So Sky News better deal with the Taliban problem then!”

  • Anonymous

    Even funnier is the lack of legal basis for the collection of income tax on ya average citizen in America.

    Man I have never laughed so much, oh and remember kids there a bounty of about $50,000 for anyone who can detail precisely the law based on the constitution.

    Oh and by the way, before you come back on and say it must be, check on some on the legality of some of the existing amendments, some arnt ratified…so there not legal.

    Of couse some say the document underpinning the WTO is similarly not ratified 🙂

    god bless america.

    PS go look on youtube for an article by Aaron Russon ‘freedom to facism’ as a primer…

  • dreoilin

    Has anyone changed their minds about Julian Assange and his authenticity since the press conference and new release of documents today?

  • angrysoba

    “Has anyone changed their minds about Julian Assange and his authenticity since the press conference and new release of documents today?”

    From what to what?

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