Showing posts with label trident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trident. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sack the troops-build a new Trident: Fare’s fare: Stormy Hobbits: Quietly doesn’t do it: Castle in the air: and Judgement Day.

Dry, calm and sunny at the Castle this morn, unlike yesterday when there was endless amounts of dreary drizzle which got into every nook, cranny and fold.

No broken computers for the next few days I need to fettle the garden-once it has dried out. 

I will ignore Old Fart Ken Clarke and his inane comments on rape, not unexpected; he should have taken his morning nap, or better still handed in his resignation a year ago.

Which is cutting billions from welfare, the NHS, Police, public services and the armed forces has managed to open U-Turn Cam’s secret draw and find a few billion to start the process of replacing Trident.
In the first phase, the specialised steel to build the submarines and propulsions systems will be ordered.
This procurement will cost about £3bn, out of a total estimated cost for replacing Trident of up to £20bn. 

Wonder which country will get the contracts?

Is going to “reform” rail fares, the cost of some peak time rail travel could fall under the biggest shake up of train ticket pricing in a generation.
But at the same time, the price of journeys just outside the rush hour are set to rise following a sweeping review of fare structure to be announced.
The proposed changes are intended to be “revenue neutral” with the amount raised from higher off peak fares being balanced by the reductions in the price of some rush hour tickets.
These changes are most likely to apply to fares charged to passengers who make occasional trips to and between major cities.
Other initiatives are being considered for commuters including the introduction of “smart season tickets” which, like the Oyster Card in London, would offer discounts for travelling outside the rush hour.
Unlike current season tickets, passengers would not be charged for days in which they do not travel.
The review will also aim to simplify the current fare arrangements, which have left passengers baffled.

Yeah right, so those in work will pay a bit less and the old, unemployed and families will pay a lot more-I see “we” are still “all in this together”.

Messages broadcast yesterday mostly on state radio and TV warned Hungarians about floods and catastrophic weather in Gondor, Rivendell, Helm's Deep and other locations inhabited by hobbits, orcs, elves and dwarfs.

Officials said they didn't want to alarm people by mentioning real locations and wanted to gauge how effectively the messages reached young people.

Bet Gandalf is a bit pissed off.

Lakeysha Beard was speaking loudly on her mobile phone for 16 hours on the journey between Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon.

It seems passengers complained to train staff about Beard's chattering, but time and time again the 39-year-old chose to ignore requests for her to be quiet.

Beard is then said to have been involved with a 'verbal altercation', resulting in workers for train operator Amtrak calling police to come and remove her.

The train was called to a halt at a crossing just outside Salem, Oregon, where cops boarded to remove the talkative traveller. She has now been charged with disorderly conduct.

 And treated for verbal Diahorrea.

Some Tucson parents had just a few seconds to react and move children away from a bouncy castle as a dust devil approached and lifted it in the air.
Camera phone video shows the castle in the air and whipping around violently last Friday at a Tucson park.
A fire department spokeswoman said Monday that 6 children had minor injuries from flying debris that included ice chests, part of an air compressor and a stroller. 

Good job the Angus Castle is tethered…..

And finally: 

According to the president of US conservative group Family Radio the world is going to end on Saturday.
Billboards advertising our impending doom boldly claim that the "Bible guarantees" destruction this weekend.
Mr Camping said that the beginning of the end will start with an earthquake; and that while believers will be instantly raptured; those dismissive of his claims will face five months of misery on Earth before the end of the world in October.
He said: "On May 21, there's going to be a terrific earthquake way, way greater than anything else the Earth has ever experienced and that will be the beginning of Judgment Day.
"The rest of the world will know instantly that Judgment Day has begun because all of the earthquake sensors will pick that up instantly."
Mr Camping said that he determined May 21 as the Day of Judgment after calculating various dates from past biblical events, starting with the great flood, that he believed, happened in 4990 BC.
It is not the first time that the minister has made an apocalyptic prediction. He has previously claimed the world would end in 1994, but puts this error down to a miscalculation.

 Oh well: Maybe third time lucky.

And today’s thought: "All you have to do is go down to the bottom of your swimming pool and hold your breath." - David Miller, US DOE spokesperson, on protecting yourself from nuclear radiation.


Saturday, 20 December 2008

Shares sold in UK weapons plant

An extra post, the Gov has sold off the last third of its shares in the-Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire to an American company.

This means that we no longer have a stake in the production of our Trident Missiles.

American companies now own two thirds, and a British company owns a third of Aldermaston's operating company, AWE Management.

The Ministry of Defence of course said Britain's "sovereign interests" had been protected.

Couple of problems:

What is the Government thinking of? They go on and on about “National Security” and how we must be vigilant, and then sell off our only firkin interest in Nuclear Weapons Production.

The Americans are not exactly “Lilly White” when it comes to “losing” weapons and parts of weapons- Over 1000 Nuclear Weapon Parts Missing? Recently, the American Air Force has faced serious lapses in Nuclear weapons security. A bomber carried six nuclear bombs across the US without anyone in charge knowing about it, and nuclear nose cones were unintentionally shipped to Taiwan without anyone discovering the error for 18 months.

Who in the Gov came up with this gormless idea? What Plonker thought it was a good idea?

Are we so short of money that it overrides Security?

Personally I don’t think we should have these types of weapons but, with the world the way it is, they are probably a necessity. However the production of Trident Missiles in this country should be in OUR control, not some distant corporation.

Only time will tell-unfortunately.