Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: SPENDING CUTS  (Read 5003 times)

nhp651

  • Guest
SPENDING CUTS
« on: February 14, 2011, 12:22:38 pm »

Well i suppose it had to happen.....we've cut the aircraft carriers to land the planes on.......

we've cut the planes to land on them,

we've cut the NIMRODS to protect nothing, because the planes and aircraft carriers have gone, and there fore nowt TO protect,

and now on the news it's just been anounced that 100 trainee RAF pilots jobs are to be cut.....

well, i suppose if there's no planes for them to fly in, then it's pointless training then to sit on their backsides,

wonder what DOUGLAS BAHDER, AND JOHNY JOHNSON would have thought of the situation..........the mind boggles.

will the last one out, please turn off the lights. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o



http://www.justgiving.com/lochnessscalesail
Logged

Shipmate60

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,460
  • You bark - I will bite!!!
  • Location: Fareham
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:40:56 pm »

What lights, they have already been sold off!!!

Bob
Logged
Officially a GOG.

RMH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 304
  • Location: Oxfordshire
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 01:10:07 pm »

The lights were sold off because we couldn't afford to run them
Logged

Roadrunner

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 01:18:01 pm »

Worse still , we couldn't afford to buy the bulbs in the first place, since all these ministers have been making untrue claims on there living arrangements...
Logged

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,984
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 01:21:52 pm »

Cant maintain HMS Victory as they have sold all the oak trees

Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

Lord Bungle

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 01:23:48 pm »

its OK folks.
the idea is under Darling Dave's utter BS plan (apparently BS stands for big society and not what you all think  {-) )
volunteers will come to the aid of the country just like they did in 1914 and 1939 when those nice people in whitehall sent them some invites in the post.
Logged

RMH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 304
  • Location: Oxfordshire
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 01:35:35 pm »

But can whitehall afford the postage this time
Logged

Lord Bungle

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 01:37:41 pm »

But can whitehall afford the postage this time
yes mate Dave has done a deal with his pals, when they buy the post office at a bargin price (less than a 2nd class stamp) they will do all his deliveries for free
Logged

Dekan

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 05:10:59 pm »

The current estimate is an RAF of 25000 "strong".. :}   Not to worry chaps, we can still "afford" to give millions in "overseas aid" to India and other prosperous countries...

How much more there is to sell off in the great UK PLC fire sale ?...The "Maldives" next?

I hope they have kept traitors gate's hinges well oiled 

Logged

pugwash

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 06:43:13 pm »

Sorry Dekan the Maldives went independent in 1965
Geoff
Logged

funtimefrankie

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,260
  • Location: Birkdale, Lancashire. twixt the Mersey & the Ribble
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 06:53:31 pm »

It's all alright they can volunteer as part of the Big Society and fly that Harrier that was on eBay
Logged

Dekan

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 07:49:34 pm »

Sorry Dekan the Maldives went independent in 1965
Geoff
Sorry I stand corrected.... Brain fade setting in :} I should said the Islas Malvinas... the Falkland isles
Logged

john s 2

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,184
  • Location: Southend on Sea Essex
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 08:20:30 pm »

Spending cuts have to be made. How else would our hounerable Mps be able to maintain thers lifestlye? John.
Logged

Dekan

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 10:28:11 pm »

By siphoning off international  aid... {-)
Logged

wesley

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 11:00:05 pm »

What they say & what they really mean!!!!

"Big Society"                  = Maximise financial cuts

"Bankers Bonuses"         = Looking after our Eton friends

"Big Society Bank"          = Dead peoples money stolen

"Efficency Savings"         = Shutting down Public services

"Investment in NHS"       = Privatised medical services

"Citizen responsibilities"     = You're on your own pal

"Better schools"              = Only if you "live in the right area"

"Military Covenant"           = Pay for your own funerals

"Overhaul MP expenses  = Make it more publically opaque

"Better standards"          = Hidden MPs Tax Havens

"Remove Minister perks" = Well, for a week anyway

"GP financial managers"  =   Taking the heat off of us

"Humanitarian Aid"          = Free overseas holidays / villas

"All in this together"        = Well we can survive on a £million per week

"Welfare Benefit cuts"     = Starve the poor pensioners

"Sell the forests"             = "Old Boy network"  spending spree

Logged

Bee

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 05:05:44 am »

What you should be complaining about is that these obvious cuts weren't made right at the start of the recession. The money could have been spent training doctors.
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,306
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 06:28:01 am »

...The money could have been spent training doctors.

Assuming that there were sufficient training hospitals left.  {:-{
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

Bee

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 08:42:24 am »

which would be funded from the savings in jet fuel costs....
Logged

hopeitfloats

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2011, 10:06:47 am »

at least you still have an air force/ navy. past governments in nz have 'sold' our air force. a few antique iroquois (sp) helicopters is all thats left and the navy consists of a couple of frigates and a row boat.  :-)
Logged

bigfella

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 11:02:41 am »

Same here in Australia. Our 3 Amphibious capable ships have been declared un-seaworthy. Two of them have hulls so rusted that they are down to 2mm. We had some amphibious carriers on order but that has been cancelled. About all we can muster is a couple of RIBs.

Regards David
Logged

richtea

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2011, 12:09:38 pm »

At least our Antipodean friends have a rowboat and RIB,
at the rate this government are going, thats two ships more than we will have. ;D
Logged

dodgy geezer

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,920
  • Location: London
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2011, 12:22:21 pm »

Canada? Help...!  <:( <:(
Logged

Bryan Young

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,893
  • Location: Whitley Bay
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2011, 04:41:32 pm »

Well, we still have a "New World Beating Destroyer" (or 2) that look the business, but don't appear to be fitted with anything worthwhile.
Then we still have a "New World Beating Submarine" (or 2) that look the busines, but the toilet facilties would appear to be a little archaic, and the Nav.systems could (just possibly) be brought into the 21st century.
All a bit sad, isn't it.
And then, watching the "Manchester" chucking away all their frozen stuff accompanied with much giggling from freshly tattooed crew members (of all 3 genders), I had to wonder about just about everything that the RN stands for these days.
Couldn't the Manchester just have done a reverse RAS or Vertrep with the RFA? I wasn't very impressed with the Deep Freeze stowage either! Everything just seemed to be treated as one big joke.
Even more sad. BY.
Logged
Notes from a simple seaman

richtea

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2011, 08:16:56 pm »

Dear Bry
Watched the programme last night,my thoughts were with lots of people in the Caribbean living on the breadline,
why not put into the nearest island and give the food away.
After all they had 48 hours to dispose of it.
Regards
Richard
Logged

Dekan

  • Guest
Re: SPENDING CUTS
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2011, 08:21:30 pm »

Shoot me down if I'm wrong.... but I read somewhere that our Navy is down to about 30 or there abouts ships, but has 60+ Admirals  :}
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up