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Alan S

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Alan S last won the day on October 29 2010

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  1. I miss ya, ol' fella.

    1. Lee


      Alan is definitely missed. I sure hope he is looking down on us all and having a good laugh, full well knowing that he did a great job on here for the many years he was an admin. 

  2. As this has now moved from the original topic and even so, has many off-topic topics I will close it. ============ Alan Stepney's last post on this forum, 2:28pm local time in the UK, the day he passed away.
  3. The Scots have made massive contributions to the UK, ranging from science, to engineering and certainly in the military sphere. Of course, it was a Scottish king that took over the (previously) English throne when the two countries (oh, and Wales) joined in the union. I beleive it will be a major mistake if Scotland ever becomes independant, and will harm both them and the rest of us. However, in the meantime, Trafalgar Day celebrates a victory for the Royal Navy, in which both English and Scottish sailors played their part. Oh, and added, I can trace my ancestors back for almost 900 years, in England.
  4. Does it matter? To some people I guess it does, but to many, including me, it is unimportant. Lets face it, assume you marry or date a virgin, within a very short time, she wont be any more. Now personally. I would rather have a girl who has had some experience. And, given that I have had a number of partners, it would be unfair of me to insist that she shouldnt have had any.
  5. In one way I am pleased to see that he infected them with a needle. Had it been in the "usual way", I would be seriously upset at someone getting far more partners than me.
  6. Never heard of them so either they werent used in the UK or are fairly recent.
  7. Just after Pinatubo I was one of a team doing the planning etc for a new Philippine airport, based at Clark, and with a new high speed rail link to Manila and NAIA. The basic plan was to copy the new HK airport. ( many of the same design team were involved.) Finance was pre-arranged with the EU and various other countries. The idea was that it would be a new area-hub airport, so lots of infrastructure was included. Anyone want to guess what killed it? Yep, corruption. Too many people saw it as a way to make their fortunes. Now, ,HK gets some 60+ million people a year through there and hence generates lots of $$$$. And the Philippines gets... how many?
  8. No matter what anyone here thinks or says, the legal age in the Philippines is 18. The same age applies to electronic / internet sexual pictures etc, and that age also applies in the UK (where the age of consent is 16). So, 18 is the magic age, and anyone transgresses that at their peril. Given that the topic has been discussed at length, I will close it. Just remember, 18 !
  9. Dont need it. We can trace my family tree back to the 1230's, and (with less certainty) to about 1150 or so. Yes, there is a tile in there, but too many of my ancestors were born on the wrong side of the blankets, so it has died out. So I come from a long line of b********* ( as if you couldnt have guessed).
  10. I thought all birds went "tweet"
  11. It doesnt matter if you are with family or whatever. if you cant get /arent given the right medication it can greatly increase the pain and distress. Just one more area where the Philippines scores badly. (To counter that it does have far more than its share of billionairs!)
  12. Perhaps he might have had the money at the end of the month, but not right now. And that is the important thing, having cash at THIS INSTANT. And some here wondered at the objectives behind (or need for) an expat emergency fund!
  13. In the UK, your pension rights pass to your wife when you die. The idea was to include gay partners, not just wives.