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  1. You are entitled to this belief and you are certainly not alone. Here's why I think your conclusions are a little unfair. I've tried to look at this from a familiar place and compare it to a similar crisis in aviation. I looked for an incident that presented similar issues. For best fit, it would need to be one which: the captain and crew had no hand in creating it - they were simply the ones on duty that day; none of the crew had ever seen it before, either for real or in a simulator; there was no SOP or checklist; the crew's ability to respond was significantl
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  2. Perhaps venting on this forum is good for the "inner-self" and it is to be expected...We are all tired of the COVID issues and no matter who puts forth any opinion as to who is right, who is wrong, and who did what, we are stuck in this situation and all the blustering in the world is not going to change feelings deeply embedded in people. I just hope that we, as Canadians, can keep our cool and understand that this is a great country, full of good people, many of whom imbibe on this forum. Those of us that have become "dots" know how good it was, and how much we appreciated each others i
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  3. My father served with #407 during this period. He rarely spoke of the war when we were growing up but began to do more so as he entered his twilight years. The family thought his recollections captured an unvarnished sense of the times and convinced him to write about some his more memorable experiences. An excerpt from one of them follows: MISTAKES ! After I became an air navigator and was posted to operat­ions, I promised myself that, if ever we failed to return safely to base, it would not be as a result of a mistake that I made. I rather suspect that all surviving
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  4. Trump is not the problem - he's one of the symptoms. A disease is eating away at Democracy. It's not working the way we need it to and the Left is just as much to blame as the Right.
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  5. You’ve established your priorities over a number of comments on this subject, and unfortunately you seem unable to understand that the attitude you put forward touches a nerve - not just with a few on here - but with a fair chunk of your fellow citizens. Suggesting that those who disagree with you are somehow lacking in intelligence is the final icing on a pretty smug cake, IMHO.
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  6. From where I'm sitting, your points are pretty clear. You want to go about your business as if there isn't a pandemic going on, and anything that slows you down from that is an infringment on your rights. I'm fairly certain I'm not the only one picking up what you're putting down, no matter how you wish to disguise it. I may not be as highly edumicated as some people here, but I'm not the dullest tack in the elevator either. Your "reward" for being vaccinated, as I'm sure you already know, is that you are FAR less likely to get ill and/or die from the virus. That said, I'm sure you also k
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  7. Diversity is our strength....let’s see...Jews or Muslims...time to choose Justin...but he won’t...he’ll say he takes the situation very seriously, they are watching it closely, and call for important conversation for peace in the region.
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  8. Quoting one of my favorite politicians ever... "Yeah he's a good man" Had the thought today, a lot of the rules regarding travel right now, are very comparable to taking the captains toenail clippers away from him ?
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  9. I know most won't agree with me but here goes! I believe that this whole affair has been blown totally out of proportion worldwide but particularly in Canada. It is in Justin Trudeau's best interest to keep the (taxpayer bought) media spotlight on lockdowns, fear mongering, travel restrictions, Covid hotels, vaccines etc. He has completely messed this up and yes, I blame him and him alone. He's the leader and for once he should actually be held accountable. The other reason(s) is when the media circus winds down and eventually it will, the Liberals will have to face the myriad s
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  10. That's Funny. Many Canadians feel that way about the guy in charge in YOW. Whats the old saying, those in glass houses . . . . . . . .
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  11. It’s Ok ...I feel so much better now listening to the minister in charge, explaining that, no, the proposed legislation is not about control, the former crtc chief doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and it’s just those damned conservatives playing partisan politics worrying about charter rights.....in other words, we liberals know what best for you: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1892095043675
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  12. I’ve had a full and great life and I very much want to preserve what I’ve enjoyed for future generations. I want to be on record that freedom is and always has been bought with the blood of brave men. I’ve never been ashamed of Canada like I am today. People that claim they would never have submitted to the wave of nazism in the time of Hitler have totally submitted under the power of the same false god today. If ever you watched the movies and thought about your personal response during the collective insanity in the late 30’s early 40’s in Nazi Germany than take a hard look look at yourself
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  14. If diversity is our strength, how do you rationalize Islamic extremism??? It’s a diverse point of view...but one should not hide behind the proclamation “a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”...why should that be left to stand without condition? My thought is that you can be proud of your heritage, but when it comes to your alliegance, there should only be one strength and that is a devotion to country .... and that would be the country you presently live in, the one whose laws you live under for peace and protection, and the one who has provided you services and the opportunity to pros
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  15. We will have to ban Patsy Cline's number one hit then eh? And while we are on the subject of music, we'll have to completely rework that offensive National Anthem. Standing on guard must certainly be offensive to the disabled and the blind must be incensed at the notion of see thee rise. And what's that native land thing about.... an admission of guilt maybe? A celebration of the ongoing genocide? Does the mention of God offend atheists? And what's up with those Lordly rivers? Ruler supreme who hearest humble prayer? There's something to sink your zombie teeth into eh? And come
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  16. Due to lack of action and support from Justin and his liberal government, Canadian carriers have already lost 24% of international market share to foreign carriers and will likely lose more since U.S market has rebounded to nearly 50% of 2019 capacity and EU to over 35% while Canada languishes below 10%.
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  17. Madness reigns now..... there is only one opinion here that counts, that of the girl in pink. Let's just ask her. I want to know who the lying dog faced pony soldier is here, this should be an easy one to sort out eh? Either the WH is absolutely right and this is a horrible situation that needs immediate action and that COP is a racist employed by a top to bottom racist department (that systemic thing) or the WH members making the claim are hateful scum looking to capitalize on a tragedy. It can only be one of the two options, there ain't no grey.... so which is it? I think we
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  18. Standing by for: Kremlin says there will be consequences if one more Black dies in police shooting
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  19. The trouble is, IMHO, is that governments of all stripes see the whole political system as a competition for power, and that good governance is secondary, or even further down the list of priorities. Our democracy both here and south of the border are now essentially dysfunctional.
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  20. Remember when liberals were quoting The Atlantic hell west and crooked a few months ago. Now, not so much: AP torched for claiming they were unaware of Hamas intel operation in their building: 'Difficult to believe' A 2014 Atlantic report claimed Hamas fighters regularly 'burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff—and the AP wouldn’t report it'
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  21. I'm not posting this "view from the left" for "balance". The complaint about "the media" and the notion of "bias" does need elaboration and questioning rather than 42 pt. font headlines and other signs of drama & hyperbole. The left just does it with taste... The country and the government, be it Trudeau or other PM, will make up its mind based upon many factors including a view from the left or right. The notion of outright bias is easily recognized by those with good intellectual hygiene habits and robust crap-detectors, while the subtleties in both these stories produce "slant" to
    2 points
  22. Re sorting out who can cross the border, it is just another step in the "essential travel" process outlined by both our countries. Vaccine "passports" have been around a long time. I would venture a guess that all airline personnel who flew have the yellow vaccination booklet; I have mine from 1973, albeit pretty worn out. Either that record or the individual vaccination card(s) provided by the individual health region in which each person vaccinated should be produced in the same way either one's passport or NEXUS card is produced. Where legitimate medical exceptions to these vaccin
    2 points
  23. And for those of you who have missed the pubs...........
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  24. I believe he is attempting to make a point that we Canadian have become weak. Weakness is defined by doing what is necessary to protect our fellow citizens from sickness and death. That is referred to as Sacrifice. Yes over the last 15 months we have had to SACRIFICE temporarily some freedoms in order to facilitate the well being of our fellow citizens. This is no different than an enlisted soldier sacrificing his freedoms (Temporarily) to fight on behalf of the safety of his fellow citizens. The main difference is that the soldier is placing himself directly in harms way to provi
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  25. that is suspicious I agree. imagine the possibilities though, if some country wanted to mess with China-USA relations, release a virus in China and convince the Chinese that the USA did it. sounds like a Clancy movie plot.
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  26. Based on the just the initial paragraph posted I would say the crew that flew with this gentleman were most fortunate to have a crew member so motivated.
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  27. pretty much all you need to know about Canada these days
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  28. No need to apologize, you were but one voice in a crowd.
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  29. Trudeau should be forced to respond to this result and to justify the scientific basis for this country’s dose rationing. But he won’t, because the policy is not based on science, as Pfizer Canada’s CEO made clear in a recent interview. Another fu€}ing lie by Trudeau. ...... “We always follow the science”...........when it suits them.
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  30. Engaging in hyperbole does nothing to advance your argument.
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  31. Absolutely the right thing to do, short-term. The world will not be free from COVID-19 without a plan that includes vaccinations for all nations. From Al Jazeera: ‘Monumental moment’: US backs COVID vaccine patent waivers World Health Organization chief welcomes US announcement that it will support waivers for coronavirus vaccines. 5 May 2021 The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a decision by the United States to back intellectual property waivers for coronavirus vaccines, calling it “a monumental moment” in the fight against the deadly virus.
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  32. Didn’t you get the memo? You are not allowed to critique the LEFT…They are perfect in every way. When they kill some innocent person it’s in the best interests of society.,,,,a mere footnote to an otherwise boring day… When someone from the right kills someone it’s a horrendous violent murder …an assault on Democracy…
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  33. Enter Justin Trudeau and bill C-10 “Under different names, wearing different guises, communism is a rising threat” Communism is the idea that refuses to go away, no matter how many times it is attempted only to end in horrific levels of death and violence. It appeals to resentment, to a demand for the benefits of productive activity without engaging in that activity ourselves. In many ways, it is similar to race-based fascism, in that it often targets a specific group (Kulaks,) notes that they are successful, and then – rather than encourage people to learn from th
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  35. The defund police movement is a case in point. Democrats aren't stupid there is a plan here. When you see things that simply don't make sense, where there is no cause and effect correlation think agenda. If you wanted, lets say needed, a national police force that was completely loyal to the government you would first have to defund, disarm and delegitimize the existing independent agencies and do it with the full backing of the public. You would, in effect, need to completely "reimagine" policing before it collapsed entirely. Timing is important too, let it go too far and you get militi
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  36. “Granting a government agency authority over legal user generated content — particularly when backed up by the government’s musings about taking down websites — doesn’t just infringe on free expression, it constitutes a full-blown assault upon it and, through it, the foundations of democracy,” said Peter Menzies, a former commissioner of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.” “It’s difficult to contemplate the levels of moral hubris, incompetence or both that would lead people to believe such an infringement of rights is justifiable,” said Menzies
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  37. Philip Cross: Not enough Canadians know how important the oilsands are Philip Cross 1 hour ago The Macdonald-Laurier Institute has just released a paper of mine on the oilsands and Canada’s economy. Many Canadians outside the prairie provinces have trouble understanding — or accepting — that Alberta’s oilsands are still enormously important to our economy. The $8.3 billion of new investment in the oilsands last year represented 4.5 per cent of all Canada’s business investment in 2020 and was four times the capital spe
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  38. May want to change title of thread to almost kills several swimmers.......
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  39. Propaganda: The Germans proved the Amazing effectiveness of it in directing and controlling the thoughts of its citizens. Look back at those old black and white videos depicting Jews as rats scurrying to and fro stealing grain and it seems pretty primitive by today’s standards. I wonder if western powers learned anything by that lesson and if the techniques have improved at all over the last 80 years? In the unlikely event that western powers did learn and have improved the techniques; I wonder what things we believe to be unquestionably true today have been programmed into our minds by p
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  40. Here's what massive emissions reductions really means Calgary Sun 25 Apr 2021 LORNE GUNTER lgunter@postmedia.com @sunlornegunter GETTY IMAGES Joe Biden, right, and Justin Trudeau speak at the White House in Washington. On Thursday, as part of U.S. President Joe Biden's virtual eco-summit of international leaders, our own Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Canada to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% or 45% from 2005 levels by 2030. That's up from the 30% cut Canada had been pledging. Are you as tingly as I am, f
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  41. LOL, the talking heads proclaim a shortage of experienced police officers and it's reminiscent of the MBA crew and pilots IMO. There will always be an acute shortage of experienced people willing to work for stupid low wages. Ahh, but police are well paid you might say. Well listen up, it's simply not enough to put up with what they currently have to endure. Now, go back and read that last sentence again because it isn't complicated. If driving a dump truck pays more than flying an airplane (or helicopter) and/or you expect me to pay for that helicopter endorsement, then guess what..
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  42. This isn’t in anyway a productive comment to make on this thread, But.. Hows that outsourcing everything and everyone to unskilled labour to save money program working out for you Boeing?
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  43. Ford is done until the voters look at the choices...
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  44. I can provide 244 million links that offer proof that the earth is flat. Always remember to sign in.......
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  45. The Price Of Wood Today
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  46. I see the boys in NASA got their mini chopper up and it's doing a low level scan of Mars surface..
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  47. Maybe it'll be sufficient to offset the preferential treatment Westjet gets in not being mandated to do everything in both official languages.
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