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Goldpanner

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  1. In court, Plummer's lawyers argued the drug was not listed as illegal in the UK travel advisory. The UK's decision to add a warning against carrying tramadol while traveling to Egypt was issued in November -- a month after the arrest. "For someone to be found guilty of drug smuggling they have to be aware that they are possessing narcotics," Plummer's lawyer, Mohamed Othman, told Reuters. "Laura did not know that what she was carrying was a narcotic. This is pursuant to that tramadol 50mg is a painkiller in her country, England. When she brought the tramadol, she believed it was a painkiller." Tramadol is also easily bought over the Internet. That she got 3 years is indicative of the retrogressive situation Egypt is slipping into. And in another part of the crumbling Raghead world: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brit-dad-battling-cancer-trapped-11799122 Brit dad battling cancer trapped in Dubai after being arrested 'for carrying too many prescription pills 'Perry Coppins, 61, a maritime security officer from Nottingham, was said to have told authorities in the UAE he needed enough pills to last him for his six-month voyage at seaIt has been claimed he was jailed for five weeks before his first court appearance and denied medicine in jail as his psychological condition deteriorated.London-based justice group Detained in Dubai have tonight said he has now been bailed - but has been stuck in Dubai after his passport had been confiscated.Chief executive Radha Stirling said Mr Coppins had been diagnosed with prostate cancer since the arrest but was being denied medication and treatment.She claimed this has led to Mr Coppins losing 20kg and suffering hallucinations, pain, stress and blindness.He has lost his job, is unable to work and earn money, and is at risk of becoming homeless as he waits up to 18 months for the court process to finish, Ms Stirling said. I would suggest that anyone on any form of medication do not use any raghead airlines now. The possibility of jail time due to a total misunderstanding of peoples medication along with the muslims hate of non-muslims is very high. One only has to look at one episode of "Ultimate Airport Dubai" to see some of the retards in authority there. I found it amazingly scary. I will never ever fly on an Arab airline again due to the Medication I have to take with me, all of which is banned in all the raghead countries.
  2. Have you ever visited Hampshire or Wiltshire with the wonderfull New Forest on our doorsteps and the quite wild coastline?. Salisbury Plains to our North, the Cotswolds close by and then Devon and Cornwall?? I lived in Manchester, Oldham and Saddleworth for a few years and wild horses couldnt drag me back to those shitholes. And Liverpool? I went there just once for a day and night and to me the place was a horror story, apart from the fact I couldnt understand a word the locals were saying !! London itself isnt a particularly nice place, its a Business city, a Government city and a Historic Tourist city, but you dont have to travel far out of London to find some realy nice places. But for me London is HIstory. Go to Tower Hill, on one side of you theres the old 2000 year old London Wall, turn around and theres the Tower of London, walk along westwards and you hit The Monument then St Pauls, Fleet street etc etc etc. The first time I took my wife in London she was gobsmacked when we did that walk, so much history in such a small area, but then we hop on a train and in an hour were back out in open country with wild deer and wild horse wandering around, with the nightly barking of foxes and hooting of Owls. The lake district is fine in winter but in summer, with the roads full of fecking tourists? no thanks. But I'm not one for mountains and hills and things, they dont impress me.
  3. Its where us posh people fly from But what with all the kerfuffle about that poor girl getting 3 years for taking painkillers to her boyfriend I wont be travelling with a raghead airline any more as I have to carry medication thats totally banned there and in most raghead countrie's. And yes I know it was Egypt and not Dubai but Dubai regs are even stricter than Egypt. I know I can get a list from My doctor but for other reasons I dont want him knowing where and when I travel So its either Eva or Thai for me. Though SIA fares are rather good via Singapore.
  4. Not a bad deal but Skyscanner wins Hands down "To redeem this offer, simply enter promotional code FLYMOREQR when booking on qatarairways.com and start packing your bags. Don't wait until it's gone. This special offer ends 15 January 2018 and is valid for travel before 31 March 2018 only.*" Using the above code I tried 2 weeks in March and it came out to £450.21 BUT Skyscanner showing Traveltrolley price for Qatar at £412 for above dates. HOWEVER, Curiously I just tried outbound on 10 April back on 26 April using that code and it came out at £453.21 ??? Skyscanner showing Emirates at £398 and Qatar at £415 for the April dates. Could we be in for a little price war here Hmmmmmm
  5. Yeah I saw it was on but missed it as I had my Edelbrock Carb in bits on my workbench !
  6. The Chinese have said they are effectively going to make Snooky a Chinese specific resort and are, I am told, actively buying up anything they can in and around Snooky. It must then follow that they will make bloody sure the authorities upgrade the airport to a decent standard
  7. I dont think BA realise the way that the Internet can now give a damned good history of any flights and especially what aircraft are where. In my case when BA stated they didnt have another aircraft to replace the alleged 'Damaged one' I found (via people on another site) they had sufficient planes' on standby. As Heathrow was also BA's home base they had a legal obligation to have planes ready on standby. They just dont realise the info thats out there now available to everyone who has the right contacts and finding those contacts isnt difficult. The utter lies, misstruths and obfuscations they put out trying to dodge paying me compensation was for an alleged decent company, despicable. When they did offer to pay up I was seriously considering refusing it, cancelling my County court case against them and upping my claim to £2k for the stress I had to put up with plus the work I had done countering their lies. I wanted it all out in the open in the papers what utter bastards they are. Then i had to get out to Oz as my mother was seriously ill so just took the 600 Euros. BA = UK Embarassment
  8. Ahh memories of the Phantom Flan Flinger and the Bucket of Water Song. Such a great morning programme. Nearly as good as the Magic Roundabout on most evenings Memories eh? These are great lyrics for retirees. "The only thing to look forward to.......the Past!"
  9. Even back in the early 80's we were warned never to swim in Pattaya bay and if we wanted a sea swim to go to Jomtien. I did swim in the bay in the 70's though and there didnt seem to be a problem. Water was clean then and plenty of fish (live ones)
  10. Gives them a few more slats at various airports. "IAG also pointed to the "attractive slot portfolio" held by Niki in cities including Vienna, Munich and Zurich." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/29/british-airways-owner-snaps-niki-in37bn-deal/
  11. I'm convinced BA realy doesnt like the London-Bangkok routing. When I sued them for my 600 Euro compensation and was collating evidence I found one site (which I cant bloody well find now) that showed multiple 'Technical Breakdowns' cancellations and delays on that routing . Though they rarely have cancellations, they are usually listed as 'Delays'.
  12. My Thai wife makes THE most amazing Bacon and Egg sandwiches, seasoned with just enough HP sauce. I also found Marmite & Egg sandwiches can be quite good. (Good with a Hangover) Then of course there's the life saving Baked Beans and HP sauce sarnies or Baked Bean and egg sarnies. When I were kid we ate Vinegar sandwiches or sugar sandwiches. BUT as Christmas is now gone Im a bit sick of Turkey and red cabbage sarnies for a few months
  13. The thing with the Honey Hotel and the other cheapie the Golden Palace on Soi 2 was that, back when they were first built they were in a class of their own as they had swimming pools. In the 70's onwards The Honey was also close to the action at Soi Cowboy and the old Washington Square area.. The Honey also had those notorious Closed rooms where locals could drive their car in between the hotel and restaurant and into sort of cubicles where curtains could be drawn so the guy inside could take his short time lady out in privacy and into a room next to the car. Funny how some of us judge our longevity by some Hotels?. I can clearly remember sitting in a bar on Sukhumvit before the Skytrain watching the Landmark Hotel slowly going up, and I Pattaya watching the Lek Hotel slowly being constructed, also that Huge place along the Beach Road that looks like the front of a ship, when that was being built many of us couldnt work out what the bloody thing was. I do miss after dinner drinks at the Old Nipa lodge in their outside beer area.
  14. Sorry should have been Southampton, not Stansted. Southamptons runways is rather short but they own a huge amount of land around it so could possibly expand or even bung in a new runway. I think theyre waiting to see what happens to Bournemouth. I think the new owner will close it and build a housing estate making millions in the process.
  15. Yet indeed one did land there a few years back. Being 'Air Interested' its one of those things that make my ears pop up when theres mention of it on TV and as I live in Hampshre we get BBC Southern TV and it was mentioned on there. At the time I though hey thats interesting. But Long term Stansted own sufficient land to lengthen the runway. The big problem is the softlads moaning about noise from bigger aircraft. I would say if you dont want to hear airplanes, dont move near an airport. With respect to Stansted? I'll stick by what I said. I think things may start moving when they start announcing more slots at whatever airport gets the new runway. If Emirates can con another slot I suspect they will drop Stansted flat. I may be worng and If so will apologise. But I dont think I am.Its and advertising ploy by Emirates nothing more.
  16. Now I cant find the evidence but I clearly remember a few years back on the BBC South News that a 777 had made an emergency landing at Southampton after leaving Gatwick. There was also serious discussion of lengthening the Runway back in 2014. Now with the recent sale of Bournemouth airport and the possibility of that closing and being sold for housing I can see the argument for lengthening the runway, but as far as I know the runway can just take a 777, theyve had A320's in there. The big problem is the airport facilities but there was also discussion of building another terminal anyway. Southampton admittedly does have problems with even a lack of Taxiways but they own a thumping great piece of land around the airport so it wouldnt take much to upgrade the services. Bournemouth would be ideal for runway expansions and addition as the land around it is all owned by the new owner but I cant see it happening.
  17. Fixed that for you. Sandwiches are made from sliced bread, thats bread sliced either by machine or hand. A 'Sub' is a russian or chinese thing that kills Argentinians and Russians
  18. I never claimed anyone was a fanboy. But the evidence is blaringly there. If Stansted was such a catch why arent other airlines flying it Eastbound?. Emirates are trying for Market Dominance and flying from any airport they can get traffic rights from and Stansted will help them in this. Southampton would have been a better financial departure point for them but its not money theyre after. Anyways Like I said Time will tell.
  19. No it isnt. A Sandwich is made from sliced bread. Not a bread roll.
  20. Just a point. You are confusing departure airports from profit making airports. Emirates arent that concerned with profit. What they DO want is nigh on world domination of air routes and airports. Simply because there is a flight out of Newcastle doesnt mean they make a profit out of it and it would be interesting to see bums on seat figures from Newcastle. Newcastle simply cant support a daily flight, but Emirates dont care. The end justifies the means. Its called 'Market Domination' and thats what Emirates wants. Emirates can take the loss and it adds to their attempted world domination of air routes. They are now starting to call themselves "The Worlds Favourite Airline" Its a Government owned airline so money is no problem. And Just one thing I find most curious. Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways both operate cargo flights out of Stansted yet no passenger services?!. If there was indeed a market for Eastbound Long haul, why arent they running flights from Stansted? and why arent all the other Eastbound Long Haulers fighting to run out of Stansted as there's bags of slots cheaply available compared to LHR and LGW. Also First and club are going to be dissapointed with Emirates First and club lounges at Stansted..... Funny old world aint it? As I said. Time will tell. *I* dont think it will work, others here differ. Emirates dont care one way or another, they just want their name in lights !
  21. That brought back some memories. My last trip there was around 5 years ago at Songkran and we were stood by the wall next to the pool on the 1st floor chucking buckets of water at passing people. Had lots of girls in there Good old place. Well the old Golden Palace on Soi 1 has gone now the Honey.
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  23. Oh dear. Take a look at departure destinations from Stansted. Most of them are relatively short haul European Hops, so of course the passenger numbers will be high.Ryanair and Easyjet. Emirates have at least 2 flights a day from Gatwick and Heathrow. They simply dont NEED an extra flight a day from a regional airport. I would be amazed if any of their flights ex UK run at capacity or near capacity (Though I am happy to be corrected here) Financially it doesnt make sense when they have inspection and maintenance contracts at LGW and LHR. I could understand them if they decided to run a daily service out of Glasgow or Edinburgh but Stansted? nope, it just doesnt add up. I also question why no other Long Haul company runs passenger flights 7 days a week out of Stansted? Why did China Airlines not do it when it was financialy in their interest to do so, as it costs them more to run connecting flights to Schipol than it would have done to run out ex Stansted. As I postulated, I suspect its an advertising ploy, they have the money to burn, rumours are they funded the self promoting TV series Ultimate Airport Dubai as an advertising campaign, as well as having their name plastered across the bottom of their planes which will probably be routed out between London and Stansted for people to see. The ragheads might be arseholes with their silly religions but they arent financially stupid. Also, again, the new runways planned at either Gatwick or Heathrow are still in discussions. If Emirates can show even a slight rise in traffic numbers they can start demanding extra slots at whichever airport gets it thereby saving billions in maintenance and service charges. However I dont think they will show any increased passenger numbers with just some people deciding to go from Stansted, but not, in my opinion in sufficient numbers to run a daily service out of there. Time will tell. Lets reboot this discussion in a year or two.
  24. Snow here last night

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