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    18 Years Past

    Lest We Forget...

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    Past or passed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Past or passed?
    yup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie
    Lest We Forget..
    Remembrance / ANZAC Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Lest We Forget...

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    I was sitting ar a bar on Soi Cowboy when this twin towers vid pops up on CNN. A shocker and kind of took the edge off evening festivities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Remembrance / ANZAC Day
    ANZAC April 25, 2020 falls on a Saturday. Kanchanaburi Death Railroad services. Dawn Prayer Service at Hellfire Pass, followed by the wreath laying ceremony at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Wreath laying ceremony typically starts at 11 AM. All the dignitaries, lots of military and ex-military. I'll be there this year with my VFW Post.

    Lots of memorials, cemeteries, and museums. The Bridge on the River Kwai. Train ride, long tail boat rides. Quite easy to make a good weekend getaway for the family. Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
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    I was at work at a factory in Pennsylvania. Got a call from one of our deep pocket investors whose office was in New York City. He watched the Twin Towers go down from his office window. He gave us a blow by blow with pix he took a week or so later.

    Was fortunate I had a VCR/TV player that I used for training in-house and was able to rig up an antenna so we could watch the news. No work got done that day.

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    Was in the office here in the sandpit when a mate phoned me to say he'd heard something on the radio about a plane hitting the towers.

    Turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hitting.

    Remember thinking at the time that this was going to be a game changer.

    In fairness on all the trips to seppoland since, I have found the TSA to be far less a pain in the arse than those fucking arseholes at Heathrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I was sitting ar a bar on Soi Cowboy when this twin towers vid pops up on CNN. A shocker and kind of took the edge off evening festivities.
    I too was in a bar, but in Pattaya. They normally had either CNN or BBC on the tv and when I walked in and sat down I wondered why they had a movie showing with such great special effects

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    Was playing golf in Adelaide, at a course where there are some sort of penguins living along the coast, shortly before being sent packing up to MRRC in Sydney for a wee stay due to mistaken identity.


    btw, is there anybody out there that still believes the official story??

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    I was offshore in th North Sea.

    Those were the days it could take a couple of minutes for a page to load on the internet (if at all). It was very hard to know what was going on.

    I remember flying home from that trip and having airport security break off the file from a little pair of nail clippers and wondering what was going on. That day certainly changed air travel for ever.

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    It's much safer.
    Peasants have steel knives confiscated at security yet they're available in Qantas lounges and in business class seats.
    And it's impossible to kill by inserting a pencil up a nose of course.

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    Yep, 9/11 pretty much ended my airline cutlery collecting hobby.

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    Fly business - then you can collect any number of deadly assault tools.

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    I fly what I'm given. Business flights are a thing of the past in the oil industry. The only criteria, as cheap as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luigi View Post
    is there anybody out there that still believes the official story??
    Hairybarracuda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Was playing golf in Adelaide, at a course where there are some sort of penguins living along the coast, shortly before being sent packing up to MRRC in Sydney for a wee stay due to mistaken identity.


    btw, is there anybody out there that still believes the official story??


    So what _is_ your official story ? The penguin looked over 18 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Business flights are a thing of the past in the oil industry.
    Would respectfully disagree with that, depending on your position and who you're working for it's still very much the norm for many.

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    ^ I freelance with offshore contractors. Haven't seen offshore crew get business for a long time unless down to availability.

    The client's personel still seem to get business flights. No idea about onshore work though.

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    ^I'm a freelance consultant working directly for Oil Co's. Among other conditions it's J Class only or they can get someone else, and I'm on a project right now.

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    I think that's the difference. You work directly for the oil companies, I work for contractors. But it all depends on position and personal deals, as you say. I'm in the survey/light construction side of things and tbh it's at the lower end of things.

    I wouldn't get much work insisting on business flights, that's for sure. We're usually on Seaman's tickets, as cheap as they go!

    Need a geologist?

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    Good grief - 18 years ago. Still casts a long shadow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Need a geologist?
    Can't get rid of the ones I already have, oxygen thieves the lot of them .

    The big Oil Co's upper-end people don't even know economy class exists. Hell, the Senior Exec's don't even know J or F class exists, they all fly private or have Corporate jets at their disposals. I did my time crossing the globe for many years in C class thank you, never going to walk onto a plane and turn right again for business or pleasure. Ever.

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    Oh well, worth a try.

    At least you can get me some spoons!

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    Need a trainer ? I'm very good at that and reasonably well behaved ....

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