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  1. mariomike

    The WTF News Files

    When the shooting erupted in Times Square and a young mother who was shot cried out โ€˜I donโ€™t want to die, please help me!โ€™, that is the moment when New Yorkers rushed to her side, pulled out their phones and took photos and videos of her...
  2. mariomike

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Media bias is always a popular topic of conversation. Even has its own 70-page mega-thread. https://navy.ca/forums/threads/media-bias-merged.18397/
  3. mariomike

    A Deeply Fractured US

    Long after the lurid details of criminal trials begin to fade from memory, what I find of interest are the lawsuits. Especially when the taxpayers are forced to pick up the tab. Fortunately however, not this time. In today's news...
  4. mariomike

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Who's to say what is racist? I got scolded for typing the word "Banzai".
  5. mariomike

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    "calling AIDS the gay virus"? If we had pulled that sh^t in front of a triage nurse the dept. would have transferred us to "the farm". Maybe even Scarborough. And rightfully so. Same if we had used "divisive culture war language" during SARS. I imagine the same thing applies now during...
  6. mariomike

    What would happened if?

    But, the reality was, according to Albert Speer "Inside the Third Reich", the project to develop the atom bomb was scuttled in the autumn of 1942.
  7. mariomike

    What would happened if?

    After the war, General Omar Bradley ( U.S. Army ) remarked, "We went into France almost totally untrained in air-ground cooperation." My uncle was on the Caen raid. The bombing of Caen was at the request of General Montgomery. Air Marshall Harris was willing to co-operate, But, as he repeatedly...
  8. mariomike

    What would happened if?

    Albert Speer said in a 1971 interview that the bomber offensive created "an armaments emergency in Germany which ruled out a major program to develop the atomic bomb."
  9. mariomike

    Hardcore History Addendum Ep 13: Gladwell and the Bomber Mafia

    I would suggest Canadians with an interest in the subject read this, THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE JOURNAL VOL. 3 | NO. 1 WINTER 2014 In Praise of Bomber Harris and Area Bombing...
  10. mariomike

    Hardcore History Addendum Ep 13: Gladwell and the Bomber Mafia

    Won't be buying his book. "Malcolm Gladwell's The Bomber Mafia is misleading history-lite" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/malcolm-gladwells-bomber-mafia-misleading-history-lite/ That "psychopath" crack sounds like another rehash of Canada's "Death by Moonlight: Bomber...
  11. mariomike

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Like I said, "some may not find this of interest". ๐Ÿ™„ From your link, Overall, we rate Slate, moderately Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record.
  12. mariomike

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Some may, or may not, find this of interest. 3 May 2021 https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/coronavirus-challenge-vaccine-refusers.html
  13. mariomike

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    For those keeping score. Death rates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States as of April 30, 2021, by state (per 100,000 people) https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/
  14. mariomike

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Our association members are "of a certain age". All have a minimum of 25 years ( full-time ) service to join. Social media may be preferred by some who now live far away, or are confined. But, most prefer to break bread with people they know from the old days. Especially with so many passing...
  15. mariomike

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Every emergency service likely has a pensioners association to provide social interaction. I think RCMP and OPP have multiple "chapters" for retired members. Municipal services also have their local meetings and get togethers. Of course these are on hold during the pandemic. FB is ok for some...
  16. mariomike

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I'm not an expert on pension law. But, my understanding is once an employee is vested in a pension plan, he or she has the right to keep it. Aka "locked in". Any SMEs please correct me if I'm wrong.
  17. mariomike

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The subject of discussion. Not those discussing it. Possibly why it finally got locked after 29 pages? When he dies, I suppose it will be noted in his thread. Then immediately re-locked and the key thrown away, without the need for further discussion.
  18. mariomike

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I don't know. We devoted 29 toxic pages ( LOCKED ) of discussion to that individual, if interested in researching it.
  19. mariomike

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Not sure if there is a doctor in the house. I didn't go to medical school. I just follow the Public Health Unit instructions.
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