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  2. HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country's largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after jumping out of a second-floor window to escape the blaze and 15 people in all were treated for smoke inhalation. He said police received the alarm at 4:15 a.m. Sunday and all 158 people in the building were evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Nyman said police would open an investigation. Last year, there were 112 fires at Swedish refugee and reception centers, most of them arson." The following story says: Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4251958/Perhaps-Trump-right-Swedes-immigrant-problem-real.html#ixzz4ZnlGWE00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  3. The next trend in low fares! Even shows the moment the pax is delivered to the airport!
  4. Interesting commentary: 26 Feb 2017 Calgary Sun lgunter@postmedia.com The backlash to political correctness was inevitable Several times this week I’ve been warned by supporters of M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion being debated in Parliament, that if the motion fails even more Muslim youth will become radicalized. They will feel discriminated against in Canada and more likely to fall victim to the hateful propaganda of ISIS or other radical Muslims. Frankly, if the failure of a House of Commons motion is enough to push someone over to the jihadis’ side, they were headed in that direction anyway. But radicalization cuts both ways. Elitist sneering at concerns about radical Islam or about mass refugee intakes leads Donald Trump and Brexit and politicians such as France’s Marine Le Pen. even persecuting) those who question Islam’s peacefulness, while simultaneously attempting to cover up the violent messages of some radical imams and other Muslim leaders. When ordinary citizens see an obvious gap between what elites claim isn’t happening and what citizens suspect to be the truth, the citizens start looking around for any politician who is prepared to respect their concerns. That’s where anti-immigration politicians such as Trump and Le Pen come in. That’s one of the reasons the British voted for Brexit — the plan for Britain to pull out of the European Union. Plenty of average Brits worried that Europe’s open-door policy towards millions of Middle Eastern refugees would mean hundreds or even thousands of radicals would be let in along with the truly needy. That is a legitimate concern. Yet every time it is raised, those raising it are scoffed at by politicians, academics, activists and journalists. British voters got sick and tired of having their concerns mocked, so they voted to get out of the EU. Sledgehammer Is the threat of radical Muslim immigration to the U.S. so great that it warrants Donald Trump’s sledgehammer-tokill-a-fly travel ban? No. But a threat does exist. So after eight years of having real concerns ignored by the Obama admin, American voters felt they had no option but to vote in a man who exaggerates the crisis. Mainstream politicians in at least France, Germany and the Netherlands are facing electoral defeat because after years and years of denying there is any problem at all with radical Islam, populist demagogue’s have sprung up to challenge the establishment. Last week in Toronto, imams at a downtown mosque were filmed calling for the annihilation of “filthy Jews.” A couple days after the videos got out, a small, quiet protest took place outside the Masjid mosque with demonstrators carrying signs that said ‘Stop Islam” and “Say No to Islam.” Sensing a chance to demonstrate just how liberal they are, Ontario politicians quickly pounced on the quiet protest, denouncing it as Islamophobic. Only many days later did officialdom condemn the genocidal sermons. It is that disconnect between what is acceptable and what is really happening that drives fed-up voters into the arms of demagoguing politicians. Earlier this month, a Syrian refugee, Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, 39, was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault for allegedly groping teenage girls at West Edmonton Mall’s indoor beach. Many PC politicians and advocates for multiculturalism urged media outlets to withhold Soleiman’s refugee status from the public. It’s that diversity-and-inclusion-trump-personal-safety thinking that has created the backlash against political correctness.
  5. Here's a great reference source for you. Fact checked and everything! http://www.hillarybeattrump.org/
  6. Yup clear and transparent government...it's what Trudeau promised.. but it's not just the Feds that have access to a majimarker: http://globalnews.ca/news/3004254/energy-minister-refuses-to-release-data-on-rural-electricity-rates/ btw..doesn't seem to be too much love between Wynne and JT....he has stonewalled her on health care increases (tough to balance her budget next year) and he doesn't want her new polling numbers to spoil his brand.
  7. Folks, like or not, Sweden is a cautionary tale. It’s worse than the left would have you believe and not quite as bad as right wingers would paint it. They have yet to figure out integration. Check it out for yourself…. I don’t do links. To me, it illustrates the problem with demographic concentrations, ghettoization and the importation of ethnic grudges that are allowed to fester in quarantine.
  8. This is how crazy the Left has become in California. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/09/20/cow-farts-can-now-be-regulated-in-california.html
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  10. I've always said they can't bust me for what I'm thinking. Now, I guess I'm in BIG trouble.
  11. I recall talking to people about the Ontario green energy regime and expressing severe misgivings. I remember them being pretty adamant that it would cost virtually nothing and create hundreds of thousands of green energy jobs. That notion was nonsense then and remains so today. On deck is cap and trade; and, incredibly, I’m hearing the same thing again. Science says one molecule of methane is about 100 times more potent (as a greenhouse gas) than carbon. I won’t bore you with my thoughts on sustained population / agriculture growth. In short, grade 7 math proves it unsustainable. On deck is a costly tax grab, nothing more. Here’s another fun fact, the land mass of Canada scrubs way more carbon than Canadians can even produce in a year… cool eh?
  12. Interesting how the Whitehouse is now admitting that Priebus talked to the FBI. I find it interesting from the viewpoint that are they now going to try to 'control' the message, and after a quick search, it is also interesting that this is being reported more by international news agencies than the American press. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/donald-trump-russia-reince-priebus-fbi-talks-james-comey?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  13. Carbon tax Coverup.
  14. Interestingly enough, Trump mentions the problems in Sweden the day before they have a small uprising in Stockholm. Was he prescient? Or, for the tinfoil hat club, did he know of a false flag op that he accidentally let out? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/21/swedish-police-investigate-riot-predominantly-immigrant-suburb/ The incident comes after US president Donald Trump was widely ridiculed for comments suggesting some kind of attack had occurred in Sweden on Saturday night.
  15. No. no, you've got it wrong; For AC the joke is about arrogance, for WS the joke is about being cowboys, for Encore the joke is about inexperience.
  16. You are correct. The only one with no CL lights and the second shortest runway at YYZ. Based on runway surface winds, YYZ will use 15L/R for late night arrivals for noise. But it was always my experience and without fail to have some tailwind component most of the way down on those approaches after midnight. Crazy winter weather. Metars (Airport: Toronto, Lester B. Pearson International Airport):CYYZ 250718Z 13009KT 2 1/2SM RA BR OVC002 03/02 A2953 RMK NS8 SLP005CYYZ 250700Z 16009KT 130V200 3SM -RA BR OVC003 03/03 A2953 RMK NS8 SLP006 CYYZ 250600Z 14002KT 3SM -RA BR OVC003 03/03 A2950 RMK NS8 SLP997 CYYZ 250542Z 08010KT 2SM -RA BR OVC003 03/03 A2949 RMK NS8 PRESFR SLP992CYYZ 250528Z 06009KT 3/4SM R15L/P6000FT/U R06L/P6000FT/D R05/6000FT/D R15R/P6000FT/U -SHRA BR VV002 03/03 A2951 RMK FG8 PRESFR SLP998CYYZ 250515Z VRB07KT 3/4SM R15L/2600VP6000FT/U R24R/3000V6000FT/U R15R/3000VP6000FT/U -TSRA BR VV002 03/03 A2956 RMK FG8 OCNL LTGIC SLP016CYYZ 250500Z VRB02KT 3/8SM R15L/2800FT/N R24R/3000FT/D R15R/3500FT/U -TSRA FG VV001 03/03 A2956 RMK FG8 OCNL LTGIC PRESFR SLP018CYYZ 250450Z CCA 22005KT 170V230 3/8SM R15L/3000FT/N R24R/3500V5000FT/U R15R/3500FT/U -TSRA FG VV001 03/03 A2959 RMK FG8 OCNL LTGIC PRESRR SLP028CYYZ 250429Z VRB03KT 3/8SM R15L/3000FT/N R24R/3000FT/N R15R/3000FT/D FG VV001 03/03 A2956 RMK FG8 PRESFR SLP017CYYZ 250400Z 12006KT 1/2SM R15L/4500VP6000FT/N R24R/4000V5500FT/D R15R/3000V5500FT/D FG VV002 03/03 A2956 RMK FG8 SLP017CYYZ 250313Z 11007KT 1/4SM R15L/2800VP6000FT/D R24R/2600FT/N R15R/3500V4500FT/NFG VV001 03/03 A2956 RMK FG8 SLP017CYYZ 250300Z 11007KT 1/2SM R15L/3500VP6000FT/U R24R/3500FT/D R15R/5000FT/D FG VV001 03/03 A2957 RMK FG8 SLP020 CYYZ 250232Z 09007KT 070V140 1/2SM FG VV001 04/03 A2958 RMK FG8 SLP022CYYZ 250224Z 12008KT 3/4SM BR VV002 04/03 A2958 RMK FG8 SLP023CYYZ 250200Z 12006KT 2SM BR OVC002 04/03 A2959 RMK ST8 PRESFR SLP026 Started monitoring YYZ's overnight weather at 0100Z (8pm Thursday) for a 1400Z (9am Friday) morning arrival as it was low vis ops with light winds most of the night. A dramatic weather and wind change was forecast at 1500z with ragged ceilings and gusty SW winds. By the time we were on the arrival the ATIS was advertising an ILS24R and ATC advised expect only delaying vectors versus holding due to an earlier backlog of arrivals. And apparently YYZ's local wildlife was also back in the sky as the tower controller advised "lots of bird activity from 1000' to the runway". Other than the permanent ATIS bird comment, I don't think I've ever heard that kind of a warning from YYZ before.
  17. What? No jokes about inexperience? No jokes about ........ ah **bleep** it. It's not WJ.
  18. Aha! I figured 3271 from Regina, arrived at gate at 1912 L.
  19. Looked pretty normal to me....
  20. Why are these gear collapses still occurring, after THIRTY YEARS of occurrences?
  21. No yourself. He was referring to a news program that had been shown on the TV the night before.
  22. NO. He said "Look what happened to Sweden LAST NIGHT..." Unbelievable reverse spin.
  23. Best of luck to Cdn North employees. You have a good product.
  24. You have to give WestJet points for Chunk of ice that crashed through Calgary roof fell off plane: WestJet Damage to the ceiling above the rear landing of the Couches' home in Dover Rob Drinkwater , The Canadian Press Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:06PM EST Last Updated Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:43PM EST CALGARY -- WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame. Airline spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said in an email that a preliminary investigation has concluded the ice on Friday evening fell from a WestJet plane on approach into Calgary from Regina. Stewart said WestJet is inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the incident and is cooperating with local authorities and Nav Canada, the agency that is responsible for Canada's civilian air navigation service. Calgary's fire department said the incident was originally reported as an explosion, but as the residents investigated further, they found a hole in their ceiling and fragments of ice on their basement stairs. The ice made it all the way to the basement floor "This is a most unfortunate incident for the family whose home was damaged and we will be reaching out to pay for all necessary repairs to their home," Stewart said in the email. John Lee with the Transportation Safety Board said he has contacted the homeowner where Friday's incident happened, and instructed the homeowner to keep the ice in the freezer until it can be tested. Lee said incidents of ice crashing through roofs from passing planes are rare. However, he said the home where it happened Friday is very near to another home that had the same thing happen a number of years ago. Lee said the ice from that incident fell from a Boeing 737 and originated in a lavatory sink. Planes don't discharge their toilet water during flight, Lee explained, but they do eject the water that's used for handwashing. In order to keep that water from freezing as chunks, part of the drainage system is heated. However, Lee said the heating element on the 737 failed and ice formed as a ball at the end. As the plane descended and the air became warmer, the ball melted and broke away. "This ice has to come off at the right time and also be on a path that it's going to hit a house. So I think the stars have to line up pretty good for this stuff to happen," Lee said, although he admitted it could happen more than we know about. "We only know about these things if it hits someone's house or it hits the street." Lee said there are cases where water from aircraft toilets leaks from valves, forms ice and breaks away. Such cases were once known as "blue ice" but Lee said he isn't sure if planes still use blue water in their toilets anymore. Sometimes, he said, investigations into falling ice have a simpler explanation. Lee said one case in Alberta turned out to be ice that broke away from the top of a steep roof. "It slid down the roof and hit some lawn furniture," Lee said.
  25. Canadian North's owner says airline is now free of NTCL debt Edmonton-based company that managed airline (and NTCL) now stripped of control By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Posted: Feb 25, 2017 1:45 PM CT Last Updated: Feb 25, 2017 1:55 PM CT Two Canadian North planes being emptied of luggage at the Yellowknife airport - just as the airline is now being rid of any exposure to the massive debt amassed by sister company NTCL. (GNWT) The owner of Canadian North says the airline is now free of any debt amassed by its former sister company — and the now-dissolved — Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL). On Friday, the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC), the business arm of the N.W.T.'s Inuvialuit people, said in a press release that ownership of the airline, as well as Weldco-Beales Manufacturing, has been transferred "directly into IDC." Like NTCL, Canadian North and Weldco-Beales (which makes heavy equipment attachments in Alberta, B.C. and Ontario) were owned by Norterra, an Edmonton-based management company which was in turn owned by IDC. This old family tree makes it clearer: (NTCL) NTCL amassed $140 million in debt and couldn't repay it, opening other Norterra companies to being tapped to repay. But according to IDC, the transfer to IDC announced Friday "leaves both companies free from any external debt" related to Norterra. So what did Norterra do exactly? Before the N.W.T. government purchased NTCL's assets in December — effectively ending the shipping company's 85-year existence — NTCL shares were held by both IDC and Norterra. However, the Inuvialuit people had no voting shares in NTCL, putting all of the power of the shipping company in Norterra's hands. The same was true of Canadian North and Weldco-Beales; Norterra was the sole shareholder of those companies. Besides having voting power, Norterra oversaw the companies' budgets, investments and senior management recruiting. With NTCL out of the picture and Canadian North and Weldco-Beales now fully owned by IDC, CBC News asked Mark Fleming, a vice president at IDC, about Norterra's future. "Norterra is not dissolved and will remain a private holding company," he said. Norterra's website remained active for a period after NTCL's assets were purchased, listing Canadian North and Weldco Beales as its remaining subsidiaries. But the website was offline this week. Read the full IDC release below. On mobile? Click here. MEDIA RELEASE IDC Restructure 24FEB17 FINAL Document Pages Notes Text Zoom MEDIA RELEASE IDC Restructure 24FEB17 FINAL Contents Original Document (PDF) » Related Article » Contributed by: Jennifer Geens, CBC News Mobile users: View the document (PDF KB)
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