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Long Live The Revolution......NOT.

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I have been watching the situation in Egypt with great interest, as some know I am fascinated in government, and how people react to movements, so it is only natural that I would be glued to the present situation in this part of the world. Lets hope the tense atmosphere over there is resolved peacefully, BUT.

 

I have often said that people should stand up for what they believe in and good luck to them, no matter your political views we all have the right to protest if we believe something is wrong. And I 'was' of the mind that us Brits 'may' one day be of the mindset that we as a people can change something we see as wrong.

 

However, my bubble has well and truly been burst,:mad::biglaugh:. Just been watching several passengers arrive back in the UK from Egypt that were aboard several planes chartered by the government. All well and good you would think, and whilst one or two complained about the time it took and cost to a degree the biggest complaint was, (I will quote it as exactly as possible):

 

'We had no meal on the aircraft, just a 'Snack Pack', absolutely disgusting'.:goofy:

 

I immediately want this woman (Brit) to be put in charge of any revolution we have in the UK in the future. I am sure she would ensure hot tea and coffee, biccys and maybe the occasional hot shower for any protesters that took part in the 'revolution'. If I wasn't laughing I would cry.

 

I know, I know, this was a very small snapshot of what some thought, but she was very SERIOUS in her comments. Does she not realise that people have died in the name of 'Freedom' in Egypt,:wacko:. Hey ho, Ok, so she may have been a bit 'peckish' but please give me a break. She could still be in Egypt, wondering what the hell was going to happen to her family, but no, her major concern was that she 'only' received a snack pack on board the flight.

 

God, it must have been hell on earth for her to have to sit through a six or seven hour flight without sufficient sustenance. I was surprised that she didn't complain about the in flight entertainment. I am sure the cabin staff could have done better and maybe shown 'Cuba, The True Story',:biglaugh::biglaugh:.

 

Lets hope she is not representative of all Brits, if she is the next demonstration in the capital many involve a fine selection of pastries, sandwiches and a selection of hot and cold beverages.

 

As I said, I realise this was a very small snapshot, but I will stand by my morals and demand the lady in question be elected to high office immediately and given the post of, 'Leader Of The Free, And Keeper Of The Faith During The Revolution'. I am sure her efforts on the 'catering' front would be appreciated by the die hard revolutionaries whose work and effort has led to this situation.:policeman:

 

Cheers Tony.

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As they say an army marches on its stomach

 

Hi mate.

 

Thank you so much for replying, :notworthy::notworthy:, I thought after a few hours a possible 'revolution' wasn't possible due to the lack of responses:embarrassed::biglaugh:.

 

And what you say mate is very true, lets just hope that whilst an army marches on its stomach, the heart and mind rule the 'intent.:wink:

 

Cheers Tony.:cool:

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Hi Tony

I too would be appalled if, on a flight home out of a civil war zone, there wasn't a decent menu option of eg, fricassee of veal vs hokkien noodles. There are standards to be upheld, you know, especially in times of unrest. That's what makes us British, dear boy

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Hi Tony

I too would be appalled if, on a flight home out of a civil war zone, there wasn't a decent menu option of eg, fricassee of veal vs hokkien noodles. There are standards to be upheld, you know, especially in times of unrest. That's what makes us British, dear boy

 

Hi Dom.

 

Just so long as it isn't 'CHICKEN or BEEF Sir', I would agree Dom.:wink:

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Hi Dom.

 

Just so long as it isn't 'CHICKEN or BEEF Sir', I would agree Dom.:wink:

 

on a serious note though Tony, can you imagine how scary it must have been to have witnessed such shocking scenes (of snacklessness). Surely this wasn't a BA flight?

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on a serious note though Tony, can you imagine how scary it must have been to have witnessed such shocking scenes (of snacklessness). Surely this wasn't a BA flight?

 

Hi Dom.

 

I think it was a 'chartered' flight from 'War Zones R Us'. Bloody budget airlines, they tell you the flight is a quid, but by the time you have paid for baggage, use of toilet, the 'privilege' to breath, the cost rockets, (maybe wrong choice of word there)

 

Cheers Tony.:wink:

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A colleague of mine at work went to Egypt several years ago and the hotel next door was blown up as she was walking on the beach with her husband and seven year old son and she said the army and police kept everyone on the beach for about 3 hours. Eventually they let them off and she said they had to walk past all the carnage to get back to their hotel, escorted by soldiers and there were body parts and dead bodies strewn all over and she covered her sons eyes so he didn't see the horror. I saw her not long back and she said how was Australia, i said, brilliant. She said................. we are going to Egypt again. I was dumfounded by this.

 

This woman on the plane wasn't called Anita was she. lol

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A colleague of mine at work went to Egypt several years ago and the hotel next door was blown up as she was walking on the beach with her husband and seven year old son and she said the army and police kept everyone on the beach for about 3 hours. Eventually they let them off and she said they had to walk past all the carnage to get back to their hotel, escorted by soldiers and there were body parts and dead bodies strewn all over and she covered her sons eyes so he didn't see the horror. I saw her not long back and she said how was Australia, i said, brilliant. She said................. we are going to Egypt again. I was dumfounded by this.

 

This woman on the plane wasn't called Anita was she. lol

 

Hi Jim.

 

I couldn't tell you what her name was as she was stuffing her face with several packs of cheese and onion at the time.

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Hi Jim.

 

I couldn't tell you what her name was as she was stuffing her face with several packs of cheese and onion at the time.

 

I hope they were halal

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I hope they were halal

 

You could be onto a winner here Dom,:idea:, Walkers may have missed the boat with this one.

 

How's your business acumen mate?

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Would the "middle class professionals" book a conference centre to "have a meeting" about the revolution tone?

Would they first discuss whether to have canapes or a buffet before organising the revolution?

Then they'd have to estimate the numbers involved in a "back of envelope/ballpark figure" kind of way.

Somehow cant see it happening here,we've dropped our keks and bent over for the "ruling classes" for hundreds of years,we seem to like it tbh,"know our place" etc,let us eat cake i say:daydreaming:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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Would the "middle class professionals" book a conference centre to "have a meeting" about the revolution tone?

Would they first discuss whether to have canapes or a buffet before organising the revolution?

Then they'd have to estimate the numbers involved in a "back of envelope/ballpark figure" kind of way.

Somehow cant see it happening here,we've dropped our keks and bent over for the "ruling classes" for hundreds of years,we seem to like it tbh,"know our place" etc,let us eat cake i say:daydreaming:

 

evenin pablo,

still got that humongous chip on yer shoulder then?:wink:

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evenin pablo,

still got that humongous chip on yer shoulder then?:wink:

Wheres that fishing rod smiley:jiggy:,true tho h,we like it up us!well "some" do:wink:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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Would the "middle class professionals" book a conference centre to "have a meeting" about the revolution tone?

Would they first discuss whether to have canapes or a buffet before organising the revolution?

Then they'd have to estimate the numbers involved in a "back of envelope/ballpark figure" kind of way.

Somehow cant see it happening here,we've dropped our keks and bent over for the "ruling classes" for hundreds of years,we seem to like it tbh,"know our place" etc,let us eat cake i say:daydreaming:

 

 

:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::notworthy:

 

There would have to be several 'Quangos' mate, followed by a committee to discuss if the Quango met its responsibilities. Then of course they would 'chew the fat', followed by several 'conference calls' and 'interfacing', and before you know it the revolution would have been 'moved sideways, in other words NO ONE GIVES A TOSS.:mad::biglaugh:

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Same the world over to be honest and is just a small snapshot of one or two people, take it with a pinch of salt.

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Wheres that fishing rod smiley:jiggy:,true tho h,we like it up us!well "some" do:wink:

what? a fishing rod?

I think you're talking about Etonians...

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Same the world over to be honest and is just a small snapshot of one or two people, take it with a pinch of salt.

 

don't be so damned reasonable bobby!

Surely it's necessary to 'pigeon-hole people' who aren't working class northerners?

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what? a fishing rod?

I think you're talking about Etonians...

 

 

Nah,im talking about hundreds of years of........"know your place" and the british public buys into it,read "the ragged trousered philanthropist" h,think outside the box mate,not what you've been indoctrinated to do by hundreds of years of rule by a family of inbreeds and their like:wink:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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don't be so damned reasonable bobby!

Surely it's necessary to 'pigeon-hole people' who aren't working class northerners?

 

 

I meant to add "except for council house northeners" :biggrin:

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Nah,im talking about hundreds of years of........"know your place" and the british public buys into it,read "the ragged trousered philanthropist" h,think outside the box mate,not what you've been indoctrinated to do by hundreds of years of rule by a family of inbreeds and their like:wink:

I'm with Bobby on this one.

Some old biddy complaining about a lack of snackage does not define a national characteristic.

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I meant to add "except for council house northeners" :biggrin:

 

Because everyone in the south owns their own:daydreaming:,and can afford semolina with a blob of jam "every" nite:wink:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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Awwwwwww its so easy:laugh:,good job im a nice lad nowdays:wubclub:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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I'm with Bobby on this one.

Some old biddy complaining about a lack of snackage does not define a national characteristic.

 

Hi Dom.

 

May not define a national characteristic, but after so many years of being 'led by the nose' it is a hard habit to break.:wink:

 

Cheers Tony.

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I'm with Bobby on this one.

Some old biddy complaining about a lack of snackage does not define a national characteristic.

 

 

You taking a day off for "the wedding" h?:biggrin:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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