Unselfish (lazy) and devote my posting to an English Shooter His digs at the Government, NRA and Plod are worth a perusal. Thanks for Mr Free Market for bringing him to my attention. His comments about the NRA ring bells loud and clear. To all those shooters out there who have paid their dues and been either misrepresented or plain sold down the river dont keep quiet about it. We all know that the Notional Rifle Association exist to fund the activities of an elite few whilst paying lip service to the roots of the sport. This has to stop. The petty rules and political machinations of the NRA Council have done more damage to the sport of shooting than any incompetent Home Secretary could have imagined possible.
In fact the biggest enemy of the NRA is the NRA itself.
I thought we had turned a corner by running the open days but no the fees were rather high considering this was to get newcomers into the sport, the queuing was tortuous at some stands and the NRA decided that youths assisting clubs (providing time and weapons for free) wouldnt be entitled to the horrorbag lunch.
Now as a small business man I understand the loss leader principle. You fund advertising and give away incentives to encourage prospective buyers through your door.
What did the NRA do, probably asked its staff to work for free as there were no range fees charged that day? More than likely knowing their attitude.
Still enough of that back to my lunch and a perusal of the Army Rumour Service!
Time for a quick joke then:
The new Navy;
Details have been released regarding Britain 's next generation of fighting ships:
the Royal Navy is proud of the cutting edge capability of the fleet of Type 45 destroyers.
Costing £750 million, they have been designed to meet the needs of the21st century;
in addition to state of the art technology, weaponry, and guidance systems,
the ships will comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights legislation.
They will be able to remain at sea for several months and positivelybristle with facilities. For instance, the new user friendly crow's nestcomes equipped with wheelchair access.
Live ammunition has been replacedwith paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut downon the number of compensation claims.
Stress councillors and lawyers will be on duty 24hrs a day, and each ship will have it's own onboard industrial tribunal.
The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and balanced in accordance with the latest Home Office directives on race, gender, sexuality and disability.
Sailors will only have to work a maximum of 37hrs per week in line with Brussels Health & Safety rules even in wartime!
All bunks will be double occupancy, and the destroyers will all come equipped with a maternity ward and creche, situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco.
Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but cannabis will be allowed in the mess.
The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputationfor "Rum, Sodomy and the lash"; out goes the occasional rum ration which is to be replaced by Perrier water, although sodomy remains this has now been extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available but only by request.
Condoms can be obtained from the Bosun in a variety of flavours, except Capstan Full Strength.
Saluting officers has been abolished because it is elitist; it is to be replaced by the more informal "Hello Sailor".
All notices on boards will be printed in 37 different languages and braille.
Crew members will no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches, even the women.The MOD is working on a new "Non specific" flag based on the controversial British Airways "Ethnic" tailfin design, because the white ensign is considered to be offensive to minorities.
Sea Trials are expected to take place soon, when the first of the new destroyers HMS Cautious, sets out on her maiden mission it will be escorting boat loads of illegal immigrants across the channel to ports onthe south coast.
The ship is due to be launched soon in a ceremony conducted by Captain Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull.
The ship will gently slide into the water to the tune of "In theNavy" by the Village People played by the Royal Marines.
The Prime Minister said that "While the ships reflected the very latest ofmodern thinking they were also capable of being upgraded to comply with any new legislation.
His final words were " Britain never, never waives the rules!"
Shamelessy nicked from an e mail this morning! With thanks to Killer Dave