1,000 posts special-Where are you all from?

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How about Oz hun, we'd love to have ya!

I can do it, but I need your support!

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Scarbrough must be pretty bad if Rik and Eddie talk about it in Bottom so much! hahahahaha :P
I love that show!

And what about Western Supermare?

I can do it, but I need your support!

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Surfers paradise - my home.

Come on down sometime..:)

1. The city from My Hotel looking North.
2. Where I work.

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scarbrough as wel las bognor regis are town that were vicorian seaside resorts that now have a poor reputation, you see uk sumer hiolidays are charictersed by bad weather , unlike oyu kucky gits down under.

western super mare has a lovley mot cross race on the beach and so does the french town of le toucet

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I'm from Glasgow, but my dad works in (and consequently I grew up in) Basel.

I had a summer job in the hangar next door to Crossair headquarters a couple of years ago.

However, I'm now at University in Edinburgh (yuk)

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Never been to Scarborough, but if its worse than Blackpool then I'd be very, very surprised!

They reckon they are trying to make Blackpool the UK version of Vegas.
Yeah right!

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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 08-03-02 AT 04:08 PM (GMT)]I live in Cronton near Widnes Cheshire, Cronton is semi-rural but Widnes for the most part is industrial and not picturesque ! My home is about 15 mins from Liverpool Airport, which is now great with a fab new terminal and getting busier and busier. I come from Bexleyheath Kent and still have interests in the lesser known southern airports such as Lydd and Manston. Have flown from Lydd years ago to Beauvais and Ostend. Will be going back to BVA soon on a special 1-11 day-trip from LPL

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I live in Menston which is about 4 miles from LBA.Im based at MAN flying for Airtours.Been with them just over 8 years and i fly on the A330-200,A330-300,B757-200,DC10-10 AND DC10-30.
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>I live in the Isle of Man now, which is wayyy ahead of JER
>and GCI except perhaps in terms of weather!

In what ways is it ahead of GCI and JER?????

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cool - that's a wide range of a/c - me and benair were talking to a B757 captain in December and he said that he was only checked for the 757 and 767 - howcome u got such a wide range - surely they'd keep the 757/767 pilots together, and the Airbus series together?

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Blackpool's a nice place, I go there a lot. Although I do spend all my time in the Empress Ballroom in the WinterGardens or inside the Blackpool Tower. Do any of you notice though, that it always seems to be raining in Blackpool.

Shaun

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It's better in that there are no speed limits and that we were a bit quicker to get off the FATF grey list! Also there's less unpronouncable bits of french to deal with!!

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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 08-03-02 AT 09:44 PM (GMT)]The finance industry in the channel islands is a joke i admit Mongu.Every time i walk around St.Peter Port i am amazed at the number of new finance buisness that is moving in.St.Helier in Jersey in even worse!I don't no much about off shore finance centres but all i know is that it is full of criminal activity andits ruining the true beauty and character of the channel Islands.
Anyway i really don't see how you can say the IOM in way ahead of GCI and JER based on those two facts.Me and you Mongu are very fortunate to live on such beautiful islands where we don't exactley see the rubbish that occurs on the mainland with crime,public services,pollution ect.So i do not think that saying that the IOM is way ahead of the C.I is a well thought out statmement,do you?

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Hey man, I wasn't being literal!

Jersey and Guernsey are both beautiful places, and no offence was intended. It's health rivalry, that's all. My job involves anti-money laundering measures (I'm an accountant) and the press and outside agencies always measure the IOM against JER and GCI.

Equally ill thought out is your assertion of the predominance of criminal activity in the offshore centres. This is very rare, and in terms of laundering criminal money, London is the leading centre in Europe!! Even on a proportional basis, the offshore centres are "clean". The bulk of the business is gained either because wealthy people wish to protect their assets from others (ie. place in in trust instead of using a will. Wills can be contested; trusts cant) or because companies see no reason to pay any more tax than they have to. Are you telling me you find this objectionable or ruinous of your island?

I'd be happy to deabate the workings of offshore finance with you but in the spirit of this forum, lets let this one lie for now.

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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 09-03-02 AT 01:53 PM (GMT)]Sorry I misunderstood what you were saying I apologise.I don't have a clue about the financial industry over here so just forget what i said about criminal activity.
Anyway on a lighter note Guernsey is described as 60,000 alcholics hanging on a rock,we have over 30 pubs and many more restraunts serving the finest ale and Guernseys own brew Mary Ann.Many people who come over can not believe the amount of alchole the Guernsey people consume! :7

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From Santiago de Compostela (St James Shrine), Northwest of Spain.
But don´t get confused guys....no sun, no bullfighting (puajjjj),
no paella, tortilla, Sangria, flamenco or all that touristical things. It´s like Scotland or Ireland, green landscape, windpipes, fair people, lakes and magical legends. Come over....
www.turgalicia.es

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Okay, lets agree that we both live in great places!

The IOM is similar; slightly larger populace (75,000-ish) but much less densely populated. Similar tradition with pubs, but those outside Douglas are the type where locals read "What Tractor" or "What Combine" whilst chewing a bit of straw and they stare at strangers. Someone from Jersey once told me that St. Helier is like Douglas, except in St. Helier they paint the buildings!

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St.Helier is full of shops e.g M&S,Boots,Woolworths all the favourites.Very modern buildings and loads of banks,ect.Its not the nicest of places but i admit there is some grea shopping there!

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Preston your right there.Unfortunatly im on the wrong side of the door to fly the a/c.For the crew we can operate on all diffrent types.Sorry if my post mislead you.
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ah - i was getting a bit confused their :s

btw softlad - u might just be able to do me a favour!! - i will mail u!