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Old 15 October 2013, 12:19   #11
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also if they want to hurt an oil company they should be using the sailboat instead of buying their gas for a big RIB...
Thats a valid point
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Old 15 October 2013, 12:27   #12
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Looks like a load of bull look at the photo the black rope looks photo shopped as dose the knife, something not right about that photo to me!
good point. where is the shadow of the black rope?
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Old 15 October 2013, 12:43   #13
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I used to support Greenpeace financially with a monthly standing order due to their work in protecting whales. I cancelled the money when GP changed their tactics & went for the oil companies, it started with Shell wanting to dispose of their old platforms in the Atlantic. I didn't agree with Shell, but felt that as a user of oil, (2 cars, 1 van, boat & home heating) it was hypocritical of me to protest. We can't be greedy consumers & then balk at the consequences. If we want to stop the oil companies in their tracks, stop using oil, simples. When GP propose a viable alternative to oil that doesn't involve me living on lentils & crapping into a compost bucket, I'll listen.
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Despite Greenpeace having done some good protesting in the past, the majority of their antics have been darn right ridiculous and I can't believe the things they have been up to. Picking on Yacht Racers is not the way forward, if they have an issue with the sponsoring company - protest outside their office, but don't disrupt competitive people who have trained to reach their dreams.

In addition to that, really what did they expect recently with the Russians, anyone thinking about it for 5 minutes could have predicted the Russian response. No sympathy I'm afraid.
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Oh look, Indaba1991 is back, and he's still stirring it.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f51/the-iri...tml#post505965

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Looks like a load of bull look at the photo the black rope looks photo shopped as dose the knife, something not right about that photo to me!
Not sure it's photoshopped but could be staged, there's no way I'd let an angry russian with a knife anywhere my boat and I would't just sit there - the girl/child in the purple coat looks like she's been put there for sympathy.
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Oh look, Indaba1991 is back, and he's still stirring it.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f51/the-iri...tml#post505965

Love it when we have an Admin with a long memory
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Old 15 October 2013, 17:10   #19
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Yes don't upset him he's like an elephant never forgets
I thought this is quite funny.....



Ireland Declares War on France
Jacques Chirac, The French President, is sitting in his office when his telephone rings.

"Hallo, Mr. Chirac!" a heavily accented voice said. "This is Paddy down at the Harp Pub in County Clare, Ireland. I am ringing to inform you that we are officially declaring war on you!"
"Well, Paddy," Chirac replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"
"Right now," says Paddy, after a moment's calculation, "there is meself, me Cousin Sean, me next door neighbour Seamus, and the entire darts team from the pub. That makes eight!"
Chirac paused. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have 100,000 men in my army waiting to move on my command."
"Begoora!" says Paddy. "I'll have to ring you back."
Sure enough, the next day, Paddy calls again. "Mr. Chirac, the war is still on. We have managed to get us some infantry equipment!"
"And what equipment would that be Paddy?" Chirac asks.
"Well, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and Murphy's farm tractor."
Chirac sighs amused. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have 6,000 tanks and 5,000 armored personnel carriers. Also, I have increased my army to 150,000 since we last spoke."
"Saints preserve us!" says Paddy. "I'll have to get back to you."
Sure enough, Paddy rings again the next day. "Mr. Chirac, the war is still on! We have managed to get ourselves airborne! We have modified Jackie McLaughlin's ultra-light with a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, and four boys from the Shamrock Bar have joined us as well!"
Chirac was silent for a minute and then cleared his throat. "I must tell you, Paddy, that I have 100 bombers and 200 fighter planes. My military bases are surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, I have increased my army to 200,000!"
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" says Paddy, "I will have to ring you back."
Sure enough, Paddy calls again the next day. "Top o' the mornin', Mr. Chirac! I am sorry to inform you that we have had to call off the war."
"Really? I am sorry to hear that Paddy," says Chirac. "Why the sudden change of heart?"
"Well," says Paddy, "we had a long chat over a few pints of Guinness, and decided there is no fekkin way we can feed 200,000 prisoners." —
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Old 15 October 2013, 17:26   #20
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I thought this is quite funny.....
Speaking of funny and not forgetting - I found a photo on here earlier, taken in a bar in Dunlaoghaire in 2012. In it is a bloke who reckons he's 5'10" stood beside a bloke I KNOW is 5'11". Thing is, he's 3 inches shorter...

Must be my paddy math - now, where IS that photo?
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