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jema
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 12:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Here I show my ignorance of weopons but I though the AK-47 was Russian?

jema

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is, it's also the world's most prolific weapon IIRC. Cheap, reliable and deadly. They turn up everywhere.

selfsufficientish



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that british Aerospace make bullets or gun parts. Whether or not the gun is russian or not, I know that britain armed iraq years ago and many of the weapons that are used against british troops are from the UK.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

selfsufficientish wrote:
I think that british Aerospace make bullets or gun parts. Whether or not the gun is russian or not, I know that britain armed iraq years ago and many of the weapons that are used against british troops are from the UK.


Certainly was not argueing the general point about British weopons.
I know they get everywhere.

jema

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thoroughly enjoyable programme again, I thought, and we all enjoyed it. Apparently he stays with them for a month, so there's obviously a lot we don't see. He's off to see headhunting cannibals next week, I think, if I remember the trailer correctly.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah (still haven't seen this weeks) like I said last week I wish they'd done a 3 parter on each tribe, would have been excellent compared to most of the crap that's on.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did you see that girl getting her boob tattooed and not flinch. I would have been far more girly than him when he had it done.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Did you see that girl getting her boob tattooed and not flinch. I would have been far more girly than him when he had it done.


That was another definite "look away" moment, which is saying something!

jema

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
Here I show my ignorance of weopons but I though the AK-47 was Russian?

jema


Designed by the Germans late in WWII but not put into production in time to be used widely. The Russians 'liberated' the design and it was developed by Mr Kalshnikov into the weapon we see today. The design pattern and manufacture was donated to China and other East Eurpean Countries during the cold war and appropriated by other manufacturers in less regulated countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethipia, Somalia etc). It's very popular due to its simple build and rugged nature. It's not compatible with UK weapons or ammunition. So in this case we're not guilty.

I know this due to watching a documentary on a cable channel with a wide-awake baby in the small hours of a winter night. Also picked up a disturbing amount about black country steam trains.

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Also picked up a disturbing amount about black country steam trains.


Feel free to start a new thread....

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

....or not....

daniel



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:
This is the sort of stuff that the BBC should focus on rather than chasing viewing figures


Agree, but I do believe the government needs them to achieve certain figures


The government should be able to jusify the TV lincensing by the quality of the programmes, it was certainly one of the best things I've seen for a few weeks, but second to the Channel 4 War on terra programme by Marcel Theroux. I can't remember the name of the programme, did anyone else see it?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

daniel wrote:
The government should be able to jusify the TV lincensing by the quality of the programmes


I agree, I think my licence fee is extremely good value, but lots don't

Bec



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 05 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's the first time I watched Tribe this week but I have to say was very impressed with it. Will definately watch the rest of the series.
Bec

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 05 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Watched this weeks last night, this series on it's own justifies the licence fee

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