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Stealthbomber

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  • Birthday 03/16/1968

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    1995
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    Who brought the beer?
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  1. if you read this you're a TK'er

  2. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    You're right in so far as they're prohibited activities but you're not considering that there are exemptions, such as those for airsofters, film-makers and museums etc. From a common-sense POV, think of the system we currently have in place with UKARA? How does it work? It verifies that BUYERS are entitled to purchase RIFs. There's nothing to ensure sellers are entitled to sell RIFs. That's because ANYBODY can sell a RIF. The confusing part is that the seller IS guilty of a crime if they're not selling to an entitled person. Again, consider the system we actually have in place. It's BUYERS who have to be UKARA registered in order to convince retailers they're entitled to buy RIFs. It's a rather shifty bit of legislation because it requires Buyers to jump through the hoops but it puts the blame on sellers if an ineligible person actually DOES obtain a RIF. Incidentally, another reason it works this way is because if selling RIFs WAS restricted the government would, potentially, have every ex-airsofter demanding compensation for RIFs they could no longer sell. As things are, there's absolutely nothing to stop anybody in the UK from selling a RIF though. They just have to make sure they sell them to an entitled person or they ARE guilty of a crime.
  3. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I think you might have that backwards. Anybody can SELL a RIF. There's no legal restriction on who can sell a RIF at all. However... It's the seller who gets prosecuted if they aren't selling to a person who's legally entitled to buy a RIF so it's the sellers responsibility to ensure that they're only selling to an entitled person. So... In the case of RIFs seized by bailiffs, they would be legally entitled to sell them but they WOULD have to ensure that the buyers were entitled to buy them.
  4. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I think the text of that document is worth understanding though. "The term legal tender does not in itself govern the acceptability of banknotes in transactions. Whether or not notes have legal tender status, their acceptability as a means of payment is essentially a matter for agreement between the parties involved." Hopefully common sense rather than legal minutae should govern whether a person will accept a given bank-note. If I can get on the Eurostar in London, get off it in Paris, buy a Double Whopper in the train station and pay in british currency I should hope that we, as a nation, aren't so petty and childish as to refuse scottish and northern irish money on our own home turf.
  5. Stealthbomber

    MagPul PTS MASADA ACR

    Phew, Guys, please keep the discussion reasonably on-topic. I just had to go back and read some of SuperKingBigNuts'posts to find out what all the fuss was about and, frankly, it gave me a head-ache. If I have to deal with any more posts of the same quality I'll probably just put him out of my misery by suspending him until he learns how to spell properly and we don't want that, do we?
  6. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

  7. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    With my sensible hat on, my main issue is that parents pay a heap of tax in order to pay teachers to look after their kids so they can go out and make a living. To ignore that responsibility and force parents to change their plans because of the World Cup is a bit poor IMO. As I said, hopefully a bit of common sense would prevail and the school would remain open for kids who can't go home to watch the footie. Given that most airsofters care more about guns than sex..... No. Not even gonna go there.
  8. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Worst part is, they're probably not doing it just for the kids. Chances are that a lot of the teachers will want to watch the match too so they're shutting the school so avoid any embarassing "sudden illnesses" afflicting the staff. Hopefully they'll also have the sense to set up a couple of big TVs somewhere so kids can stay at school to watch the footie and, thus, avoid causing chaos for parents who don't have the luxury of picking and choosing when they actually do their job.
  9. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I don't mean to be dismissive (honestly) but most of that doesn't really matter. I must say, though, it DOES occur to me that somebody from NI might have something other than "British" as their nationality even though they ARE part of the UK, at least. England, Scotland and Wales are simply "British" though. Regarding motorsport, the first time DC won a GP he asked them to fly the Saltire and was refused, which ruffled some feathers cos Irvine got to fly "his" local flag. Fact is, again going back to the title of your passport, "Great Britain" comprises England, Scotland and Wales and the "United Kingdom" comprises Great Britain AND Northern Ireland. So, if you're a British citizen the Union flag is your ONLY national flag. Note that NI does NOT have a national flag. Incidentally, IIRC, Irvine asked for the Tricolor to be flown which is, frankly, a bit out of order if he is N'Irish.
  10. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Erm, I think it might, actually. I understand what you're saying, that a mexican has as much right to call themselves "american" as a US citizen, but, in practical terms, are they ever likely to? Surely that'd be a bit like a Nigerian or a Kenyan refering to themselves as an "african"? In any case, that situation doesn't really transpose across to the UK because, although they share the same lumps of land, the Irish republic isn't part of the British Isles. An Irish citizen would no more call themselves British than an Italian would call himself Spanish. Of course, by "Irish" citizen we're talking about people who live in Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland IS part of the UK and, as such, the citizens ARE British (whether they like it or not). Again with the whole "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" thing. It's really not that confusing.
  11. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I managed to roll a Landie several years ago while doing about 20mph. I was in the middle of a row of cars trundling along a B-road in icy weather. The cars in front all went around a bend and I just slithered off the side of the road and tipped it over in a ditch. Worst part was, a farmer showed up with a forklift truck and pushed it back onto it's wheels. Upon inspection, it needed a new passenger window, door handle and wing mirror and it would have been fine except that the fork-trucked punched a hole in the roof and buckled all the panels on the drivers side while trying to flip it back onto the wheels. Anybody have a passport that says "English", "Welsh", or "Scottish" on it? Thought not. S'funny really, for a forum so into military stuff we seem to miss out on a lot of the finer points of military etiquette. Easiest way to get into a fight in with squaddies is to start going on about how you're "english" or "scottish" or whatever. *EDIT* Worth pointing out, for added clarification, that the correct name for our ickle island nation is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" so "United Kingdom" or "Britain" is simply an abbreviation in the same way a yank might say they are from the "United States" or "America".
  12. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Ouch! Surely you got some pictures though?
  13. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I enjoy going out for a ride with my mate on his R1. It's something of a running joke that I always try to start me Duc' first cos then nobody else can tell if their bike is running or not. To be fair, his R1 (dunno if if it is a big-bang jobbie) howls very impressively at higher revs (it's been tuned for around 200bhp) but at idle it sounds like a strimmer.
  14. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Maybe you're just too ignorant, bigoted and stupid to see it?
  15. Stealthbomber

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The worst thing is that it was popularised by Southpark as a means to portray the characters as ignorant, bigoted and stupid but it seems most people just don't get that part.
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