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The government conservative (well, everything is relative), so they want to privatize things. Lately they let a Swedish company fly ambulance planes in northern Norway. It did not go well. One thing is that their planes aren't up to the rough conditions, neither are the personell. A doctor resigned, saying: "I'd rather work in a war zone!"  ajb007/tongue


https://gfx.nrk.no/QAmt4z0tk7Yt8olvC1u3QQeZQfCZRBgFYNVElPZM3QqQ

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Speaking of rough conditions up north  ….. this video is from the lighting of the Christmas tree in Gamvik in our northernmost county:  ajb007/lol


https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ju … D8BEFC41A2

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There was a good show today on BBC2 about the career of Sean Connery, it featured many interviews with him, a lot of which were filmed at the time of the Bond films (including NSNA). I hope some of you managed to see it.

Can I take the opportunity to with you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

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I just looked on youtube and here the show is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBmSQzpIo7k

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I just found a photo I enjoy  ajb007/smile


https://angeln.report/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Norwegen.jpg

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'Talking Pictures' today featured the life and films of Roger Moore. It was a special hour of television. I hope others got to see it. It was followed by 'Escape To Athena'.

I have looked on youtube but cannot find the documentary. I think it will be on iplayer though (but I don't have that so can not confirm)

This evening I will be watching 'Live And Let Die' as a tribute to Roger. I must wait until my wife is at work though!

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ajb007/lol  I think we all end up watching  them by ourselves.

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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....when the kids have all left home, and the Bride suddenly finds something important to do in the spare room.  ajb007/lol

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Former Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn has escaped custody in Japan:

Carlos Ghosn reportedly fled his Japanese home in a musical instrument case, in an audacious Hollywood movie-style escape masterminded by his wife with the assistance of a Gregorian music band and a team of ex-special forces officers.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 … ument-case


I really hope the musical instrumental case was for a cello ….   ajb007/bond

https://reprog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/the-living-daylights-cello-case.jpeg

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I find it amazing how many people blame America for EVERTHING !  ajb007/crap

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Norway just lost the Biathlon ans it's all America's fault!  ajb007/biggrin

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Our Royal Family has just lost a Prince, ...... I blame an American  ajb007/tongue




I'll miss Andrew, as he'll miss Jeffrey Epstein  ajb007/wink  You were all expecting
a Harry and Meghan joke.

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For once I actually don't blame an American. I think his mother's death made an enormous mark on Prince Harry and he fears his wife will be a victim of the media attention too. That's why he's distanceing himself and Megan from the royal family and moving to Canada.
It's also possible the roumors that the royal family hasn't responded as well as they should have done to getting a dark-skinned American  family member are true.

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I would guess you're right. I am no monarchist, but I remember being highly disturbed by Diana's death, freaked out even. The paparazzi literally drove that woman to her death, and she might still be alive if she had not married into that family.
If someone like me, who goes out of is way to not pay any attention to the Windsors, was highly disturbed, how do we think the woman's children felt?

and celebrity culture has only grown more intrusive in the decades since.

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I am a big Fan of Her Majesty ( even though every year, I'm left off the honours list )  ajb007/wink
but regard Harry and Meghan as spoiled brats who want to be Royal, but not to do any
work. Perhaps moving to Canada would be best, so they can work the chat shows and
charge a fortune for after dinner speeches. Just so long as the Tax payer doesn't have to
contribute, like the £2.4 million we forked out for their little " Cottage" .

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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I think it's problematic that the couple doen't want to be Royals anymore and instead working on their charities. But who whould have cared about their charities of a TV drama actress and an army officer if they weren't Royals?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I am a big Fan of Her Majesty ( even though every year, I'm left off the honours list )  ajb007/wink
but regard Harry and Meghan as spoiled brats who want to be Royal, but not to do any
work. Perhaps moving to Canada would be best, so they can work the chat shows and
charge a fortune for after dinner speeches. Just so long as the Tax payer doesn't have to
contribute, like the £2.4 million we forked out for their little " Cottage" .

I'm not entirely onboard with the "spoiled brats" part. Obviously Harry has had a very priveliged life in many ways.  But he served in Afghanistan, something he easily could have avoided as a royal. Meghan Markle has been an actress in America much of her life, working longer hours than many of us are used to. I don't think the couple want to distance themselves from the royal family because they don't want to work, but because of the enormous media pressure and difficult relations with the rest of the Family.

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So long as the tax payer doesn't  have to
Pay anything towards the couple I don't
Really care.  Her Majesty  is motivated 
by her duty, which both she and Prince Philip
Have carried out for decades. They didn't
Even have the courtesy to let her Majesty
Know in advance,  their decision.  Showing
They think and care about no one but themselves.

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child! "  ( or Grandchild )
From King Lear

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I'm just surprised that Meghan didn't want to move to the United States instead of Canada as I know she's very close with her father.  ajb007/wink

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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It also seems odd how someone  can come from one family with a big
Rift between family members.  Only to join another family and yet Another
Big family rift begins ? ....... almost as if it was a characteristic  ?  ajb007/shifty

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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January 1975 : Way of Dragon japan premiere , final real Lee movie released there

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Today (14 January) marks my 17th anniversary of joining as a member here on AJB back in 2003. I just want to give a vote of thanks on this day to the admin, as well as all of the mods and members who make AJB what it is: a great online debating chamber for all things Bond!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Congratulations! Glad to have you here  ajb007/bond

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Congratulations SM  ajb007/martini 17 years is a milestone

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Thank you for the kind words, N24 and TP! They're much appreciated!  ajb007/smile

"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).