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Old 18 June 2006, 16:06   #1
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Are the Yanks REALLY this bad?

I just finished watching 'perfect storm rescues' on Sky3.

What a complete pile of crap! The RNLI would have saved every one of the leisure boats in the show rather than abandoning them-and done it in a boat half the size.

As for the dickheads that decided to get out of the rescue RIB into 20 foot waves because the bow compartment had burst....
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Old 20 June 2006, 14:02   #2
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LOL.

Judging an entire country by what you see on a TV show?

Are all you Brits so judgemental?

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Yep saw that as well

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LOL.

Judging an entire country by what you see on a TV show?

Are all you Brits so judgemental?

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Well it was a 1 hour special !
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Old 20 June 2006, 14:49   #5
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LOL.

Judging an entire country by what you see on a TV show?

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Maybe it is because we have seen all the other TV shows as well......

The ones that really get me are the Police chase shows - they seem to think it's great to ram a stolen car into about 10 innocent motorists!!!

The best one ever was when a police car rammed a stolen car into a petrol station - the car hit over the pumps and burst into flames - the brave policeman pushed the burning car out of the way. Then again if he hadn't rammed it in the first place!!!

Just watched "Married with Children" - one of my favourites - about the only Yank show I like.
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Its best not to get involved with American police they will shoot you at least 5 times if you try to run from your car. Probably because they cant be botherd running so they kill you instead.

Most are suicidle.
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Judging an entire country by what you see on a TV show?

Are all you Brits so judgemental?

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I'm not that judgemental-Maybe I should have titled it 'Are the Yank Coastguard really that bad'.

Its just unbelievable that the stuff the media thought was so dramatic was so obviously a cockup from the beginning to end.

PLEASE tell me your emergency services aren't really as bloody incompetent as your media portrays them!
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Its best not to get involved with American police they will shoot you at least 5 times if you try to run from your car. Probably because they cant be botherd running so they kill you instead.

Most are suicidle.
Ahem our boys arnt exactly short with their rounds either these days, talk about pumping five rounds into a suspected terrorist they already had pinned down and restrained in London?
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Yep saw that as well

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But not as much as your spelling................................
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It won't let me edit so

it was 'Appalling'
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