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  1. Big, complicated, messy argument, but I'll wade...

    Big, complicated, messy argument, but I'll wade in with a few comments:

    The BA instructors course is a challenging one. Personnel from all officer ranks (from Sub-Officer to CFO) take the same...
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    Armed robberies can't be prevented in a peaceful...

    Armed robberies can't be prevented in a peaceful place like Ireland, what hope in a hole like Chad?
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    Or when they turn over?

    Or when they turn over?
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    Don't forget, it's not just about having the...

    Don't forget, it's not just about having the biggest weapon available. Where collateral damage is unacceptable, sometimes you can't just let fly with whatever is to hand, but need to choose weapons...
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    Would it be possible to try and keep shite talk...

    Would it be possible to try and keep shite talk about RDF matters out of this thread by any chance?
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    Weather conditions may have been a factor.

    Weather conditions may have been a factor.
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    This is correct, I'm firmly in Ireland, with very...

    This is correct, I'm firmly in Ireland, with very little chance of getting any sort of tan, and nothing closer to hand than a keyboard to attack with. If anyone understood I was in sunnier climes,...
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    Luchi, not for the first time, you ain't got a...

    Luchi, not for the first time, you ain't got a clue.
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    Indeed.

    Indeed.
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    How about if the NGOs had been warned well in...

    How about if the NGOs had been warned well in advance that the situation in their locations was unsafe, then chose to ignore the advice and shelter offered, then screamed for help from EUFOR when the...
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    http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/doc...

    http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/media/20080604%20Deployement%20irlandais.rmvb

    Dunno if this has already been linked here.
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    All this talk of aircraft for CAS recce etc. is a...

    All this talk of aircraft for CAS recce etc. is a bit overboard. What the troops on the ground could really do with is having Irish aircraft able to do regular resupply runs, rather than relying on...
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    How low can that nation fall?

    How low can that nation fall?
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    Test Pilot, your tongue-in-cheek detector appears...

    Test Pilot, your tongue-in-cheek detector appears to be experiencing technical difficulties in relation to my post about yardarms. That said; traditionally pirates were summarily executed on capture...
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    The solution to this was worked out centuries...

    The solution to this was worked out centuries ago, and involves some rope and a yardarm.
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    Faster burning generally means hotter anyway,...

    Faster burning generally means hotter anyway, with a greater heat release rate being present. Given the fire seemed to be fairly well ventilated for most of its duration, temperatures would have been...
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    Really must update my profile..

    Really must update my profile..
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    In a way that's a bit odd, given the risk profile...

    In a way that's a bit odd, given the risk profile of the site, and the fact that virtually all staff have a fair bit of the training done already - presume it's more an unwillingness to tie up extra...
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    So back to my earlier question, what firefighting...

    So back to my earlier question, what firefighting assets have the NS on site?
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    You could be right. A lot will depend on what...

    You could be right. A lot will depend on what form of construction was used originally, and how much of the structural strength of the building depended on the now absent floors.

    As an aside, I...
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    Wouldn't bet on it, a fire of that intensity...

    Wouldn't bet on it, a fire of that intensity would do all sorts of horrible things to the structural integrity.

    Do the NS have much in the way of firefighting assets on site?
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    I've not been up at the range in Ratra House for...

    I've not been up at the range in Ratra House for a while, but was there quite a bit in 2000-2001, don't recall seeing a Dove there. There are quite a lot of bits of a DC-4 (I think) there in the...
  23. A namesake of yours said something very similar....

    A namesake of yours said something very similar.

    http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murphy-true.html
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    DO modern ships have a yardarm or suitable...

    DO modern ships have a yardarm or suitable equivalent? The old fashioned ways for dealing with piracy have a lot going for them.
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    Some kite flying I did 4 years ago: ...

    Some kite flying I did 4 years ago:

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showthread.php?t=2016&highlight=mi8
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