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Hedganian

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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords...
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I'm not sure we have enough Arnie's members left to rise up and install Stunt as Supreme Overlord. We need a plan.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Is it not common knowledge that when you buy a burial plot, you only buy it for 99 years, then it can be resold?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    We've always had a big shortage of organs because of the ridiculous notions that a corpse has the right to bodily autonomy. Even the upcoming change to an 'opt out' system isn't sufficient. Living people die every day while the organs which could save them are wasted. That's murder in my book. Organ donation after death should be mandatory and automatic, unless they're not medically suitable. There should be no exemption for people's stupid superstitions or prejudices. Having said that, though, if we going to have an opt out system, then anyone who opts out of being a donor should also be opted out of being a recipient. Not willing to give? Then you can't benefit from those who are willing.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Time for another Good News/Bad News situation. Good news: I actually went to an airsoft game last month (but forgot to post about it in the good news thread at the time, sorry) Bad news: By doing so, I discovered that my G36 has developed a fault with the selector and won't fire semi-auto reliably; as well as losing a ton of power and is down to less than 300fps with 0.2s. I can't afford to have a tech open it up and fix it. Well, that's what you get for leaving AEGs sitting in cases for seven years... 😒
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Sounds like a fun weekend.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    It's better to avoid new games - wait a minimum of a year to get them for less than half of new price, usually with all the DLC and most of the bugs fixed. The craze to preorder or buy on release day is killing games - why bother making it good, or even work properly, if you've already sold millions of copies and made profit before you even released it?
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Fully agree, I had very fast service on replacement Kindle(s) even in Afghanistan.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    There's some officer's shoes on ebay for £70, various sizes. Look to be brand new. The pair I ordered was £45, issued but look unworn. Can't you have the shoes resoled though? That would no doubt be cheaper.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    I've ordered everything except the cap (can't find one except brand-new made to order £200+ ones) and rank pips (out of stock) - current total £221.19. Probably a good thing I won't need a sword, I'd never be able to afford one...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Nope, no sword for ACF Officers. I was bitterly disappointed.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Not so much in the ACF, many don't have the kit in the first place. It ought to be issued, especially to officers, but penny-pinching is the order of the day and has been for years. Even most of the Regulars don't get Twos on standard issue any more, I'm told.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Already started buying Service Dress, no more scruffy Remembrance Day parades for me! It's fiendishly expensive though, when you can find the right stuff at all.... [emoji848] Edit: I have got jacket, trousers, shirt, tie, sam browne with sword frog, shoes, jacket buttons, collar badges and lanyard. I just worked out the total cost to be £183.69! 😱😢 Still to buy: Cap, rank pips, should titles, medal ribbons and gloves.Then I have to have the buttons, etc. sewn on. Might have to have the jacket and trousers tailored too. Christ knows how much the total will come to. My wife is going to murder me... 😰
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    It only took five weeks after attending Potential Officer Selection Training, but I was finally told the result and promoted. Now I just have to actually get a date to attend Westbury and do it all again to get Commissioned.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    You'll get no argument from me. Unfortunately, a lot of things are left to private organisations and/or charities rather than being done by the government.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    People act like this is a new thing but it's literally been going on since forever. Back in Napoleon's day, wounded soldiers and sailors were just left at the nearest town to fend for themselves, most didn't even make it home to the UK. Welfare support for veterans is better than it has ever been. Mostly dispite government rather than because of it, but still.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That looks like it would. Thanks. In other news, I've been filling in this application/CV/ form thing for the Cadet Force commissioning process. It's mostly straightforward, but there's the obligatory "describe yourself and list your major strengths and weaknesses" section that's really getting on my nerves. Been reworking it for days, still not happy. Describing yourself is harder than it seems, even more so when you only have 100 words to do it. I loathe this type of thing.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I miss the side handle I had for my old one. Nowhere seems to sell them any more.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've got one by my bed. In case I have to get up in the night, and don't want to put the lights on to wake the wife.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Anyone ordering from Taiwangun anytime soon? There's a couple of mags I want, but the shipping is almost as much as the goods...
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Not as such, however: if you return the vehicle in good condition you get £500 back. If you had an accident in it, you won't get that. So there's that.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    The NHS desperately needs accountability. Desperately. I see people screw up all the time, nothing seems to happen, even if I report it. The individual responsible for a mistake needs to be personally held to account for the consequences. Then - and only then - will they be prevented from doing the exact same thing to someone else.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Private companies still have oodles of redundant layers of management. From what I hear, US hospitals are essentially the same as ours just give you a huge bill at the end of your stay. For the most part, they're not run any better. Obviously, if you're richer, you go to a "better", more expensive one, but rich people do that here anyway. You could reform the NHS without privatising it - why have companies profiting from these things? Same with utilities, internet, public transport, telecommunications and that sort of thing. These are things people *need* and they shouldn't be left to the whims of profit margins in my opinion.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    They're not insured as such, you get a certificate thing which is legally equivalent to insurance. Previously, the mobility people wouldn't issue any sort of proof of a clean record, but even though they now will, most insurers won't accept it, or only give you like one or two years even if you've been driving a mobility car for thirty years without incident. Because insurance companies are thieves. They'll use any excuse to charge more for cover and any excuse to avoid paying out on claims either.
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