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  1. https://www.jccf.ca/ We will be through the pandemic before this gets to court but the Justice Centre is calling JT on the latest measures. Federal government faces imminent lawsuit over unlawful confinement of returning Canadian travelers Jan 29th, 2021 OTTAWA: The Justice Centre today announced that immediate legal action is being prepared against the Trudeau government over the declaration that Canadian residents will be subjected to mandatory quarantine, at their own expense, after returning from international travel, regardless of their negativ
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  2. People keep saying the engine was on fire.... Technically the engine is ALWAYS on fire. It just happens to be contained. you are not supposed to let it out
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  3. Don, I think this topic merits it another thread all of its own but I will make an initial, off the cuff comment. I think the first tragedy hinges around corporate values and liability, the image of a company and the damage that image has received. The other works around various facets of a national belief system and the values it places on societal responsibility and a host of other limiting dogmas.
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  4. IFG, thanks for your response - my comment was a moderate-"t.i.c." - I don't disagree with your views, and based upon experience over the 35 years of sim rides, it was an impressive feat to train entirely in a Level D simulator and then go directly to line-indoc operations, (for others, flying the line under supervision of a Line Indoctrination Training Captain, eliminating the requirement for circuits & bumps in the actual aircraft). The difference between the real aircraft & the sim was still apparent but the transfer of learning for experienced pilots was sufficient to be comfortabl
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  5. But the white one is sitting in front and the dogs of colour are relegated to the back. Some might think it's just a cute picture of cute dogs but that's because their privilege is so ingrained that they can't recognize racist dogs when they see them. Pictures of cute dogs are hurtful and nothing short of the immediate defunding of veterinarian clinics is acceptable.
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  6. Alberta and the Government of Canada, up until very recently, were both working with WJ, AC and YYC on a trial for a 3 day quarantine on arrival back in YYC and one land crossing from Montana. This trial even had a reciprocal agreement with the state of Hawaii. The trials purpose was to facilitate safe international travel in and out of Alberta. That is the problem. Mixed messaging from different levels of Government. Take a look at this government of Canada website regarding the Covid trial in Alberta. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-corona
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  7. From the WDYTWGTH file....
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  8. I keep thinking that the time will come when the most ardent of liberal acolytes awaken from their slumber and ask a simple question.... "does this make sense?" As we approach the upper limits of hypocrisy and buffoonery, the ability to create more of it diminishes in direct proportion.... it reminds me of the simple definition of dew point: The temperature to which unsaturated air needs to be cooled at a constant pressure to become saturated. Who'd a thunk meteorology could provide lessons in life eh?
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  9. I wouldn't make any contingency plans at all, let Ottawa come up with a solution like a west/east pipeline. Until then they can freeze in the dark.
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  10. I wanted to add that the will of the virus to survive and replicate is frustrated by the death of the host. It therefore seeks ways to both enhance transmission and not inhibit life. As it mutates, we should see more infections and less deaths.
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  11. Vaccine Arrives In Canada aef 05.mp4
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  12. Didn't make the point very well apparently. 1000% the crew here did the right thing, as any of us would do, went back, had it investigated and cleared/fixed. The point was that this was irresponsible of the media to consider this a story. sensationalism at best. More like fear mongering. Nothing new there.
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  13. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/obesity-and-covid-19.html Of course you're not more prone to getting it, you either do or don't get it. The chances of a much worse outcome from Covid is absolutely attributable to obesity.
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  14. Thanks Floyd - another thread certainly, & yes, understand both phenomena and how they both "explain", but the underpinnings, the "unsaid" of & within a culture or even a society "normalizes" one and reacts strongly to another. Anyway, I don't wish it pursued here but I was suddenly struck by the notion as I considered how the families left behind by both "events" answer the question.
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  15. Thanks, but in this case it was a 1.5 hour solo baby sitting sortie (new granddaughter). What can go wrong in an hour and a half eh? All was well until I turned the radio on... it was CBC and they were discussing CBC stuff. I can only conclude that articulating liberal values out loud causes explosive diarrhea in newborns and that diaper capacity is a liberal promise that fails to survive first contact.
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  16. The Great Reset Canada REALLY needs
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  17. They are ignored... I only see them on election day. In addition, and for the sake of my mental health, I would appeal for a moratorium on quoting these creatures.
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  18. FIANLLY ..... A JOB HE CAN DO!!
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  19. Want a bet? But I can honestly say I never looked nearly that good while doing it!
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  20. He is the only premier that can get away with that, anyone else and Trudeau would call them out and punish them.
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  21. Typical FALSE INFORMATION: here is the real story: GUNTER: Trudeau's blaming Harper on vaccines -- but it goes back to Chretien | Toronto Sun Here’s where the little cogs in Liberal brains come in. If they get us ready for the excuse that we no longer have the ability to make vaccine, then when Canadian voters start to see their American and British cousins rolling up their sleeves for shots long before any arrive here, the Liberals can insist we lost those jobs because Harper outsourced Canadian manufacturing. And most Liberal voters will swallow that. But the blame
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  22. Monday Rhythm and Eye Candy
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  23. Impressive....I suddenly have a new found respect for this politician !! “ Quebec Premier François Legault, took to Facebook this weekend to voice his concerns on the growing problem of cancel culture, woke leftism and “radical militants” in the province. Legault said, “Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of our democracy. If we compromise on that, we risk having undue censorship spilling out into our political debates and our media.” “‘We've been hearing a lot about academic freedom and freedom of expression these days. I am thinking in particular of t
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  24. I know this was posted before but I still go back and read it on occasion. This, for my money was the most amazing aircraft that ever entered commercial service. Enjoy, again. https://www.pprune.org/tech-log/423988-concorde-question.html
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  25. Cargojet Announces Plans for Fleet and Route Expansion 10 February 2021Canadian Aviation News MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb, 10, 2021 /CNW/ – Cargojet Inc. (“Cargojet” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CJT) announced today a comprehensive plan for its fleet and route expansion to meet domestic and international growth opportunities starting 2021 and beyond. Having successfully raised $365 million, earlier this month, through an equity raise to pay off debt and acquire new aircraft, Cargojet is rapidly moving forward to execute on its growth strategy to capture additional e-Com
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  26. Perhaps a free pass to "Registered Liberals.
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  27. I did instruct on the 320 for a couple of years and we used some fixed based simulation as well as the simulator. There is a huge difference and benefit to having full simulation. In an emergency part of dealing with the situation mentally is to be aware of aircraft movement, sounds and the whole environment of what is happening. The simulator does a much better job of preparing the trainee for that.
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  28. Farm hands and the tractors sure have changed since I operated a case tractor and hay baler pulling a stone boat.
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  29. The level will always drop once the most vulnerable die, as always in nature it is all about the survival of the fittest.
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  30. The last line is the most important. COVID has punished complacency with relentless consistency. The numbers way well be lower now, but that is cold comfort to the families losing loved ones every day. While the numbers show measures are working and perhaps lend some strength to our collective resolve, there is little there to tell me we can relax, not yet. Vs
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  31. There is a difference between support for safe return to work and freedom to move. One promotes commerce and the other relates to individual mobility beyond accessing basic necessities. Current Federal and Provincial policy is essential travel only. I do not expect that policy to change prior to the fall, and likely protracted restrictions on international travel. Perhaps there will be some buy in for this initiative from YOW. But I am not holding my breath. I am only personally concerned with how this affects the airlines.
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  32. AC is paddling upstream against a health administration (Dr Tam) that wants zero international travel. If you think that a corporate press release is going to change national health policy, prepare to be disappointed. This government does not see the urgency that some employers see. One side is focused on health policy, and the other is focused on corporate health. This far, there has not been any sign of a meeting of the minds on this (or any other) issue.
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  33. Not long ago, Democrats considered executive orders to be nothing more than "a stunt".... remember? Stunt was the word of the day.... stunt, STUNT, STUNT, STUNT how many different ways was there to say stunt and how many different people said stunt different ways with different tones, different inflections. It was a noun, a verb and an adjective all in one and repeated over and over again. Back then, bypassing the Congress was unconstitutional and the POTUS was clearly guilty of spending money that he had no authority to direct. Trump was deemed to be a dictator and in very short order, d
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  34. Remember the base figure that "Travel accounts for less than 2% of Covid cases"
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  35. I am interested to know how the COVID measures have impacted other lives. Are the deaths from Cancer, OD, suicide, Flu, Heart attacks and so on roughly the same as other years, or have they gone up ?? Has there been an increase in mortality rates as a result of the COVID lockdowns ??? There is also the incalculable (imo) impact this has had on child development (Growth, education, socialization etc.), addiction issues (alcohol and drugs), spousal abuse, economic impact and others. I guess the big question is or will be, was it worth it ??? At what point do the words fro
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  36. How many doctors and nurses have gotten COVID? Almost none. Why? According to a friends doctor wife its becasue they wear mask, always wash their hands and don't touch their faces. She deals almost exclusively with covid patients (in the US). We need that message HAMMERED home here. Well if the War Measures Act is needed then they had better take over the LTC homes - remove THOSE private rights and take care of the issue. The vast majority of deaths have occurred there and yet our governments have done absolutely nothing in that area. Now they are deflecting so that the public
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  37. Trump lost....move on from the hate.....but Like Fido...I do miss Melania
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  38. Listenening to talk radio the other day when this speciesism broke......somebody called in to say “coward” wasn’t acceptable because it was offensives to “cows”.
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  39. That's why the feds are so keen to attack climate change now, they don't want to wait and have the problem solve itself.
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  40. The problem with the Shorties is that they are gambling with someone elses shares. So when something like this happens, not only do they have to pay back the shares they also pay interest on the new value. over a Billion dollars in interest alone on that 5 billion dollar loss. Turnabout is fair play in my books
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  41. We now know that nursing home deaths were deliberately underreported by some 50%. I think we may need a thread entitled Their Headline/My Headline: Their headline: "Cuomo blames nursing home scandal on 'political attack' by Trump admin" My headline: UNFORGIVABLE: Governor shamelessly deflects blame for abusive polices that killed hundreds
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  42. If this is true, it blows the hell out of the climate arguments https://electroverse.net/antarctica-coldest-jan-since-1978-global-sea-ice-growing/?fbclid=IwAR2HqqHAkoa_T6WDiBEGsG-NLJVIREp3qU_wCe46fTtC0d1-gVOdwrdaBiw “ ANTARCTICA SUFFERING COLDEST JANUARY SINCE 1978 + GLOBAL SEA ICE GROWING EXPONENTIALLY JANUARY 20, 2021 CAP ALLON The start of 2021 in Antarctica has been an unusually chilly one. In fact, the first half of January has been the coldest since 1978, according to data compiled by @LpdlcRamirez and @peikko763 on Twitter. As of Jan. 19, the month-to-
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  43. Looks like the stars are aligning for you Deicer and your life long dreams might soon be realized. Enjoy my friend! I will be disappearing into our beautiful northern wilderness as nothing I think about anything is politically correct anymore and my thoughts and ideas are on the threshold of becoming illegal to your obvious glee. Please post here in 5 years and tell us all about the glories of your long awaited socialist utopia
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  44. Interesting perspective in this article. “ Our first black prime minister and clown prince, Justin Trudeau, was re-elected to a near majority with 157 seats after breaking ethics codes multiple times and interfering in a criminal prosecution against a corrupt multi-national corporation. Meanwhile, Don Cherry, a Canadian icon, was fired by Sportsnet for saying, “You people, at least, could pay a few bucks for a poppy.” If all of this doesn't sound like something you'd read about in the pages of The Onion, you don't know much about satire. This year will, in fact, go down in history as the
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  45. Giving a middle finger to the elites....Absolutely. That was the point of it. GameStop was driving down for years and the hedge fund guys were shorting it to kill it faster and make some money. Unfortunately a lot of pretty smart people are into video gaming and found the solution. Since the hedge fund guys borrowed the shares they were shorting it was a relatively easy task to rally the gang and drive the share price up thus screwing the hedge fund guys out of millions of dollars. Pretty good move I would say. The surge however will not last. Look at AMC Stock now. Same
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  46. When you need to replace your justice minister, your finance minister, your health minister, your industry minister, your principal secretary, your foreign minister, and your Governor General, maybe it's time to ask yourself - who is the weak link in the chain?
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  47. So the Feds will shut down travel utilizing an Emergencies Act. Yet they have know, since the spring, that long term care homes are incredibly vulnerable and yet have done NOTHING. Thousands have dies in those homes, the most significant number of any group, yet the feds and provincial governments havn't stepped in. Why not initiate the Emergencies Act, take over the homes, provide the needed procedures, care (pay the staff what is required) etc. Smoke and mirrors to deflect their pathetic handling of the pandemic.
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  48. Warning and caution lights illuminating are not unique to aircraft that have sat idle. They can illuminate at anytime. Light comes on, follow the checklist, talk to maintenance and go or no-go depending on the outcome. Not really news-worthy.
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