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  1. Blackadder1916

    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    When I joined, the females were in female exclusive platoons (13, 14, 15) at Cornwallis. And then there were a couple of female exclusive trades (there were a lot of trades that didn't accept women); Oceanographic Operator and Nursing Assistant (the female equivalent of Med A, they became the...
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    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    I find it interesting that the story opinion piece does not identify the production that they claim will be excluding non-black persons from attending. Such requires a little perspective. From the NAC site. https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30546 I had never heard of Black Out nights before, but...
  3. Blackadder1916

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    No, you don't. . . . You don't have to love any of them, or even like them, you just have to tolerate them.
  4. Blackadder1916

    Infantry Vehicles

    Corps 86's Chimera enters the chat. https://army.ca/forums/threads/corps-86s-chimera-tank-destroyer.110865/
  5. Blackadder1916

    Hospital ship for Canada

    While not pants, the other medical acronym use of "MAST" is/was "Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic". They sometimes carried MAST (the pants) in their kits.
  6. Blackadder1916

    Hospital ship for Canada

    Any health profession that requires a license to practice on civvy street also requires the exact same license to do the same job in the military. One of the CAF occupational requirements is to obtain and maintain that license from the appropriate regulatory body of a Canadian province or...
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    Hospital ship for Canada

    Licensing of health care professionals (HCPs) responding to disasters/emergencies in jurisdictions outside that where they are licensed is (or was in my experience) one of the things that's considered when deploying in situations where they may be providing care to civilian patients. In Canada...
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    US rock legend David Crosby dies aged 81

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-64341315 At an awards ceremony in 1991 he quipped "For a guy who was supposed to be dead a couple years ago, I'm doing pretty well." He lived longer than many expected. His music will probably last a lot longer.
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    High Ranking Police Folk Allegedly Behaving Badly

    Tip of the iceberg? https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-police-officers-staff-review-rape-abuse-david-carrick-b1053388.html Allegations of sexual and domestic abuse against more than 800 Met Police officers and staff are being reviewed in the wake of the PC David Carrick scandal, it has...
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    Infantry Vehicles

    Some of it specifically falls within the NATO definition of "defence expenditure", and a lot of it could be shoehorned in. Just as other member countries will tally their Ukraine expenses using that metric, so should Canada. What that 2% NATO commitment includes...
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    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    Except, as it roughly stands at the moment, the CPC with Poilievre at the helm is a 35% solution. Even though the LPC trails that, the PM's 'personal' favorability is ahead of PP (though neither are 'well liked' throughout the country). It's that difference and the traditional efficiency of...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    Quite a few NATO members didn't make the cut. Beside the USA, the only ones from the alliance on the list are Greece and Turkey (one can only imagine which direction a part of their respective fleets are pointed).
  13. Blackadder1916

    Military concerned by Canada's absence from American-British-Australian security pact

    While I heard LGen Leech make a similar but more direct and vulgar comment in another venue about how the uniform looked, he had this to say in a Dec 1997 Commons committee hearing. https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/36-1/NDVA/meeting-18/evidence
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    Military concerned by Canada's absence from American-British-Australian security pact

    He was the guy who got rid of the tan DEUs. Said they made him look like a sack of shit tied in the middle. With his physique, understandable; I liked them however.
  15. Blackadder1916

    A Deeply Fractured US

    Having once hired a lawyer to clean bedpans, I consider it an appropriate profession to be assigned shitty jobs. 😎 The context. During OP PASSAGE in Rwanda 1994, we hired a number of locals to do menial (and a few non-menial) chores. At the start of the humanitarian operations in country we...
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    2023 UCP Alberta election

    No, it's the Parole Board of Canada that decides on pardons record suspensions. https://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-47/page-1.html#h-135214 However, ss. 748 and 749 of the Criminal Code does provide for pardons and remissions to be granted by His Majesty or the Governor in Council...
  17. Blackadder1916

    All Things CAF and Covid/ Covid Vaccine [merged]

    Yes, we lived a 'Dickensian Christmas Carol' existence. :rolleyes: It was expected that that there would be an apple and an orange in your stocking (a real wool sock, not one of those fanciful made up Xmas stockings). And with the fresh orange there was always the much preferred 'Chocolate...
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    body camera

    They definitely failed to meet their mission statement. ". . . even though Lifestar Ambulance Service, Inc. is a for-profit, privately owned Ambulance Company; it dedicates itself to giving the very best service at an equitable cost to its patients."
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    body camera

    County? Or, the private, for profit ambulance company that responded? https://www.countyoffice.org/il-sangamon-county-ambulance/
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