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Peter Christy13/06/2019 16:44:19
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Posted by john stones 1 on 13/06/2019 15:19:06:

Can the world keep turning, without some unelected people in there doing things ?

Be a very complicated expensive system without them.

I seem to recall that Belgium was one of the European countries least affect by the financial crisis of ten or so years ago - mainly because it didn't have a functioning government at the time! (The Flemish and French speaking parts were having one of their regular spats!)

Similarly, Northern Ireland seems to continue reasonably happily, despite not having having a functioning assembly - and for much the same reason as Belgium!

However, its one thing to have un-elected people keeping the wheels turning. I'm not so sure I'm so happy with un-elected people making policy. However, I suspect that even the Baroness herself is simply carrying out orders from our inept Minister of Transport.

At £2.5M, he could have financed the registration from the petty cash involved in the ferries fiasco!

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Edited By Peter Christy on 13/06/2019 16:44:51

DDH14/06/2019 09:19:33
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I learn Dr Anna Jackman was appointed Specialist Adviser to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry.

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She’s a lecturer in political geography (no I haven't either), with an interest in drones. At least it wasn’t Jo Brand. What about the rest of ‘em.

The Aviation Minister is Baroness Vere - hard-core remainer and former Executive Director of 'Conservatives In’. She failed to become a Tory MP (came third) in 2010 general election and was duly rewarded by elevation to the House of Lords in 2016 as Baroness Vere of Norbiton.

The CAA (bloated expansionist quango) Chair is Dame Deirdre Hutton (formerly of the Food Standards Agency – well, burger wagons at air shows can pose risks to aircraft when flown above 400’] - labelled in the media as the “££££Queen of Quangos££££”.

Richard Moriarty as CAA CEO, is a dedicated career quango-ist - Legal Services Board, water, energy, aviation, postal communications, and social housing.

Doesn’t get much better. The rest of the CAA top-dogs (and cats) listed have backgrounds in Australian energy, rail freight and consumer goods industries, railways infrastructure law, accountancy, quality assurance in higher education, the RAF police and, wait for it, drum roll… the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Corporate Engagement Board. You couldn’t make it up.

I assume this well-nourished CAA governing elite have travelled in airplanes and therefore know, more or less, what they look like – well, from the inside at least.

To cap it all, there is everyones success story - Minister for Transport Chris Grayling. He has a BA degree in history. A BBC-ite for almost 10 years until 1993, when he joined Charterhouse Productions as MD before leaving several months later when it was wound up for failing to pay VAT.

So that’s what the BMFA are up against. Prepare to be shown who’s boss.

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Steve J14/06/2019 10:11:12
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Posted by davidqc on 14/06/2019 09:19:33:

I learn Dr Anna Jackman was appointed Specialist Adviser to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry.

Dr. Jackman appears to be qualified for the position. I wish her well.

Steve

GONZO16/06/2019 07:47:24
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**LINK**

**LINK**

Thought perhaps people may want to see these two videos(before they possibly get taken down). It opens up the field on why all this 'control' of drones is being pushed so hard.

Percy Verance16/06/2019 08:19:23
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David

Thanks for letting us know. I suspect that information won't come as a shock to some of us at least....

It confirms even further what I've thought from the start. They want us gone asap........ You can see the interviews now. "So, you have no understanding of what we'd be expecting from you, nor are you suitably qualified to make a useful contribution"  "You're hired"...............

It seems Dr. Jackman may be the only person capable of grasping exactly what this debate is about. The rest of the bunch may as well be on the Board of the Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club, such are their qualifications and suitability for the role.......And as for Mr. Grayling, it's exactly as I've always suggested. He isn't fit to run anything, not even a bath. He couldn't even remember to pay VAT. Well I hope he doesn't mind me forgetting to pay £16.50 then? Not only is it a shambles, it's a gold plated shambles complete with chocolate topping.......and it's going to cost £2.8 million.

It kind of faintly reminds me of Nick Pope's excellent book - Open Skies, Closed Minds - of 20 or so years ago, when he commented about the particular Government Department he worked for.........

Excellent videos GONZO....... yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 16/06/2019 08:50:24

cymaz16/06/2019 08:57:00
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Do we have an email address for Dr Jackman?

Steve J16/06/2019 09:13:16
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It's easy to find if you want to, but I think that it would be better to send a written submission to the committee.

Steve

Edited By Steve J on 16/06/2019 09:17:21

Steve J16/06/2019 09:14:35
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Posted by GONZO on 16/06/2019 07:47:24:

Thought perhaps people may want to see these two videos

Bruce and Team Black Sheep? I'd rather pay £16.50 / year.

Steve

cymaz16/06/2019 09:32:53
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Posted by Steve J on 16/06/2019 09:13:16:

It's easy to find if you want to, but I think that it would be better to send a written submission to the committee.

Steve

Edited By Steve J on 16/06/2019 09:17:21

Done all that Steve. Just wondering what other avenues to go

Steve J16/06/2019 09:40:35
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Posted by cymaz on 16/06/2019 09:32:53:
Just wondering what other avenues to go

As the only thing that might change things is a friendly Secretary of State, I suggest emailing Boris smiley.

Steve

GONZO16/06/2019 09:51:42
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Steve J, do you not get what this is about. Drop your prejudice and think. Governments, and those behind them, need to control the flow of information to the public. They need to manipulate, change and eliminate that which runs counter to their narrative. All the MSM(main stream media), papers, radio and TV are controlled. The BBC is no more than a biased propaganda machine. This control allows them to alter and form public opinion in a way that suits them. Drone technology allows for a counter view from behind the 'line' from a vantage point that could not be achieved any other way allowing the 'official' narrative to be challenged. It also allows light to be shone on establishment activities that could not be seen in any other way. Troublingly, it also allows them to mount 'surveillance' on those areas not covered by fixed cameras, vast though they are. Is it any wonder that governments wish to keep this technology under strict control and for their use only. Safety was just to mobilise public opinion, commercial activity was, in the main, to conceal the true agenda. Call me paranoid if you like but in a world where, saying something to a friend which is unintentionally overheard by a third person(stranger) who takes offence, is classed as a crime(hate crime) and can get you sent to jail for up to 6 years. There are plenty more examples, eg since the UK signed the UN migration pact it is a hate crime to speak against mass migration, its part of the agreement.

Martin Harris16/06/2019 10:00:43
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I just heard that as well as limpet mines, underwater drones are suspected in the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Bang (literally) goes Percy's plan to take up boating...

GONZO16/06/2019 10:08:42
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Martin, false flags!!! There are those power blocks that have been 'engineering a crisis' with Iran for some time, they want a war!

Steve J16/06/2019 10:17:34
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Posted by GONZO on 16/06/2019 09:51:42:

Governments, and those behind them, need to control the flow of information to the public. They need to manipulate, change and eliminate that which runs counter to their narrative.

Do you use normal supermarket aluminium foil or do you make your own?

Steve

Percy Verance16/06/2019 10:26:19
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Nope Martin, I don't think so. I shan't be model boating in the Gulf of Oman, but on a smallish ( about 200ft long) rural pond at a small farm shop near my village. It's already being used by an established model boat club, and there's even a rescue dinghy should it be required. Not a limpet mine in sight either, nor a levy of £16.50 to finance an utterly pointless registration scheme...

Feel free if you're happy to pay Martin, but  I'm not. And do remember what's been mentioned several times already. It's £16.50 at the moment, but...............

I do begin to wonder at what point might people like you say enough is enough? £50 per year, £100, £250?  You think it couldn't possibly happen? Oh, ok then.......

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 16/06/2019 11:11:36

Gordon Whitehead 116/06/2019 10:38:43
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The other weekend my wife and I were walking by the lake in beautiful Buxton Park and Pavilion Gardens and admiring the r/c boats in action there. Then there suddenly appeared a conning tower above the lake surface. Yep. An R/C submarine. We watched it dive back down and then proceed to tour the lake beneath the surface, frequently aiming towards and then passing beneath the other boats.

Until Martin's post I didn't know about underwater drones. Watch out Percy. They'll get your signature and money yet!

Percy Verance16/06/2019 10:40:26
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Worry not Gordon. A certain part of their anatomy will heal up first.......

An r/c submarine? I'm not entirely sure I *get* that. Seems a bit like a solar powered torch.......still, it's legal and if it makes the guy happy.......

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 16/06/2019 10:44:56

GONZO16/06/2019 10:41:50
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Always with the ridicule in place of logical counter argument, really. Here's a rather innocuous, what used to be a wholly government department, the 'nudge' department **LINK** then there is a more 'doubtful' organisation 'common purpose' that recruits members from all walks of life, industry,civil service, judiciary, NHS, politics etc to progress certain ideals **LINK** IIRC only 6 families control all of the papers in the West. I personally know that in July 2018 on a Saturday there was a march in central London of 74,000 people that never got reported, not on national TV or local or the papers. It's naïve to think that we are not controlled. There is much more but its off topic and the post would be pulled.

stevan Lewis 116/06/2019 11:08:28
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Cymaz, anna jackman is at Royal Holloway, her e-mail is Anna.Jackman@rhul.ac.uk

Steve

cymaz16/06/2019 11:37:50
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Posted by stevan Lewis 1 on 16/06/2019 11:08:28:

Cymaz, anna jackman is at Royal Holloway, her e-mail is Anna.Jackman@rhul.ac.uk

Steve

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