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11th September 2013: The world's gone mad and I'm the only one who knows
13th August 2013: Black is white. Fact. End of.
11th August 2013: Electric cars, not as green as they're painted?
18th June 2013: Wrinklies unite, you have nothing to lose but your walking frames!
17th May 2013: Some actual FACTS about climate change (for a change) from actual scientists ...
10th May 2013: An article about that poison gas, carbon dioxide, and other scientific facts (not) ...
10th May 2013: We need to see past the sex and look at the crimes: is justice being served?
8th May 2013: So, who would you trust to treat your haemorrhoids, Theresa May?
8th May 2013: Why should citizens in the 21st Century fear the law so much?
30th April 2013: What the GOS says today, the rest of the world realises tomorrow ...
30th April 2013: You couldn't make it up, could you? Luckily you don't need to ...
29th April 2013: a vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, because THE ABOVE are crap ...
28th April 2013: what goes around, comes around?
19th April 2013: everyone's a victim these days ...
10th April 2013: Thatcher is dead; long live Thatcher!
8th April 2013: Poor people are such a nuisance. Just give them loads of money and they'll go away ...
26th March 2013: Censorship is alive and well and coming for you ...
25th March 2013: Just do your job properly, is that too much to ask?
25th March 2013: So, what do you think caused your heterosexuality?
20th March 2013: Feminists - puritans, hypocrites or just plain stupid?
18th March 2013: How Nazi Germany paved the way for modern governance?
13th March 2013: Time we all grew up and lived in the real world ...
12th March 2013: Hindenburg crash mystery solved? - don't you believe it!
6th March 2013: Is this the real GOS?
5th March 2013: All that's wrong with taxes
25th February 2013: The self-seeking MP who is trying to bring Britain down ...
24th February 2013: Why can't newspapers just tell the truth?
22nd February 2013: Trial by jury - a radical proposal
13th February 2013: A little verse for two very old people ...
6th February 2013: It's not us after all, it's worms
6th February 2013: Now here's a powerful argument FOR gay marriage ...
4th February 2013: There's no such thing as equality because we're not all the same ...
28th January 2013: Global Warming isn't over - IT'S HIDING!
25th January 2013: Global Warmers: mad, bad and dangerous to know ...
25th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
19th January 2013: We STILL haven't got our heads straight about gays ...
16th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
11th January 2013: What it's like being English ...
7th January 2013: Bleat, bleat, if it saves the life of just one child ...
7th January 2013: How best to put it? 'Up yours, Argentina'?
7th January 2013: Chucking even more of other people's money around ...
6th January 2013: Chucking other people's money around ...
30th December 2012: The BBC is just crap, basically ...
30th December 2012: We mourn the passing of a genuine Grumpy Old Sod ...
30th December 2012: How an official body sets out to ruin Christmas ...
16th December 2012: Why should we pardon Alan Turing when he did nothing wrong?
15th December 2012: When will social workers face up to their REAL responsibility?
15th December 2012: Unfair trading by a firm in Bognor Regis ...
14th December 2012: Now the company that sells your data is pretending to act as watchdog ...
7th December 2012: There's a war between cars and bikes, apparently, and  most of us never noticed!
26th November 2012: The bottom line - social workers are just plain stupid ...
20th November 2012: So, David Eyke was right all along, then?
15th November 2012: MPs don't mind dishing it out, but when it's them in the firing line ...
14th November 2012: The BBC has a policy, it seems, about which truths it wants to tell ...
12th November 2012: Big Brother, coming to a school near you ...
9th November 2012: Yet another celebrity who thinks, like Jimmy Saville, that he can behave just as he likes because he's famous ...
5th November 2012: Whose roads are they, anyway? After all, we paid for them ...
7th May 2012: How politicians could end droughts at a stroke if they chose ...
6th May 2012: The BBC, still determined to keep us in a fog of ignorance ...
2nd May 2012: A sense of proportion lacking?
24th April 2012: Told you so, told you so, told you so ...
15th April 2012: Aah, sweet ickle polar bears in danger, aah ...
15th April 2012: An open letter to Anglian Water ...
30th March 2012: Now they want to cure us if we don't believe their lies ...
28th February 2012: Just how useful is a degree? Not very.
27th February 2012: ... so many ways to die ...
15th February 2012: DO go to Jamaica because you definitely WON'T get murdered with a machete. Ms Fox says so ...
31st January 2012: We don't make anything any more
27th January 2012: There's always a word for it, they say, and if there isn't we'll invent one
26th January 2012: Literary criticism on GOS? How posh!
12th December 2011: Plain speaking by a scientist about the global warming fraud
9th December 2011: Who trusts scientists? Apart from the BBC, of course?
7th December 2011: All in all, not a good week for British justice ...
9th November 2011: Well what d'you know, the law really IS a bit of an ass ...

 

 
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Some pearls of wisdom from the American military. Now there's a first - "wisdom" and "American military" in the same sentence
 

 
"If the Enemy is in range, so are you" - Infantry Journal
 
"It is generally inadvisable to eject over the area you just bombed" - U.S. Air Force Manual
 
"Aim towards the enemy" - instructions printed on U.S. rocket launcher
 
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend" - U.S. Marine Corps
 
"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed always to hit the ground" - USAF
 
"Whoever said the pen is mightier then the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons" - General MacArthur
 
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo" - Infantry Journal
 
"You, you, and you: panic. The rest of you come with me" - U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt.
 
"Tracer works both ways" - U.S. Army Ordnance
 
"Five second fuses only last three seconds" - Infantry Journal
 
"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything" - U.S. Navy swabbie
 
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid" -David Hackworth
 
"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush" - Infantry Journal
 
"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection" - Joe Gay
 
"Any ship can be a minesweeper once" - anon.
 
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do" - unknown Marine recruit
 
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you"
 
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him" - USAF
 
"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3" - Paul Crickmore (test pilot)
 
"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire"
 
"There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky" - old carrier sailor
 
"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter - and therefore, unsafe"
 
"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash"
 
"Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club"
 
"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies. If ATC screws up .... the pilot dies"
 
"Never trade luck for skill"
 
The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Shit!"
 
"Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers"
 
"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to complete the flight successfully"
 
"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"
 
"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag to store dead batteries"
 
"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it"
 
"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you" - attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
 
"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum" - Jon McBride, astronaut
 
"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible" - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)
 
"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit" - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance
 
"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you"
 
"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime" - sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
 
"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to"
 
"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal"
 
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?" The pilot replies "I don't know, I just got here myself!" - attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)
 
"Basic Flying Rules: try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there"
 

 
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