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  1. 4 points
    The first step in all of this (which has yet to happen) is acknowledging that intake is a function of national policy and belongs to the citizens…. I have long advocated (on this forum) for caution, and by that I mean being mindful of long range national demographic projections and avoiding demographic concentrations that tend to isolate or ghettoize population segments. I think the reasons are obvious so I won’t belabour them. If they are not obvious think Toronto. If you are going to ignore all that, then open up your wallet and be willing to pay heavy for integration. You might consider all this to be moot at this point but it’s not too late for new years resolutions and doing things right in the future. The next step is integration because it follows immediately on the heels of deciding to flirt with your national carrying capacity. This needs to be a conscious decision and not one to be undertaken lightly. Those still screaming racist at this point will not want to pay their future bills so be ready to say no or tell them the cost flat out and then make em pay. Keep in mind this is hugely expensive and covers a lot of cultural ground…. it has been done poorly to date IMO and it needs to change because it makes many of the issues circular. Here’s an example of what I mean: many single mothers from the Horn of Africa have low status in their own country (below that of their sons). As a result, they find it difficult to maintain control of their teenage sons who are ripe pickings for street gangs and radicalization within the demographic concentration we allowed to fester in poverty and unemployment. I guess I could go on at length but I now see that this could get long winded, to take stock of the primary issues, I see massive intake (sufficient to affect longterm national demographics), localizing (or ghettoizing) that population, poverty, unemployment, lack of language training and lack of job training as the immediate threat. There are lots of other things at play here but that’s the flavour of a few cross cultural things to be avoided. This avoidance COMES AT GREAT COST and that seems to be lost on the very people who thought it was a great idea in the first place. In short, if you want to take in mass migrants you pay to play.... that's the first thing. After that: 1.Get an immediate handle on the numbers game and don’t exceed your capacity to integrate. Institute an immediate ban on sanctuary cities and start enforcing federal law 2.Avoid ghettoizing. Your acceptance in the country is contingent on living where we tell you… take it or leave it. 3.Open your wallet and pay for correcting all of those things in the third paragraph and do it with a smile. You wanted it now pay for it. Thats the language, job training etc. start that now. If you are not prepared to do that you will fail 4. Enhance intake screening procedures, Europe did this poorly. Don’t expect people to leave old grudges behind them, you likely wouldn’t either 5. Beef up all of your security and monitoring agencies big time, pay with a smile because you need it 6. Establish joint intelligence, information, and monitoring systems with allies. This is huge and remains a problem in Europe. Open your wallet and get er done. 7. Avoid knee jerk reactions like mandatory “correct thinking” classes, this is liberal values at their worst.... you will make a bad situation worse. Try this in Canada; mandatory religious training for all children @ 10 hrs per week and see how it works for you. In short don’t make things worse 8. Accept the fact that migrants came to your country for a better way of life. Accept the fact that your government welcomed them. Accept the fact that they need massive amounts of assistance (that’s money) to get there, resolve to give it to them or prepare to pay in other ways, or get a new government 9. Start helping refugees where they live in an effort to curtail (at least some) of the flow. 10. Spend the money to fix our refugee claims backlog and do it now (right now...like today). You should know your status within days, not multiples of years 11. Get a grip on the "safe third country agreement" and choke it. The current situation is both ridiculous and unsustainable.... it would stop WIE DEFCON - I will be quite busy for the next 10 days or so and mostly away…. that’s the best I can do on short notice. Cheers
  2. 3 points
    precicely. Because Boeing doesnt want to do a clean slate redesign of the aircraft to implement the needed improvements. They keep putting makeup on a pig.
  3. 3 points
    Some truth there for sure. I was never a big fan of GS and I do like what I'm hearing from Ed Sims. He seems to acknowledge a lot of the issues that seem to have been ignored. I hope the pilots and company are somewhat unhappy with their contract and then I'll know it's a fair one. I'm more optimistic about WJ than I have been in a while!
  4. 3 points
    One interesting thing about China is that they will provide whatever level of quality your company is willing to pay for. The reason why Chinese products have a reputation for poor quality is simply because the contracting company is willing to pay for, and accept, lower quality and not because they are incapable of producing higher quality. Apple products are made in China and are generally considered to be high quality. This is because Apple pays for high quality. Dollar store electronics are also made in China and are low quality - not because they couldn't be made better but because the dollar stores aren't willing to pay for better.
  5. 2 points
    Funny thing but I don't go through my life thinking I'm smarter than the person doing their job is; I hear about a problem in an operating room I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the surgeon use a bigger forceps?" I hear about a problem in a garage I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the mechanic use a bigger hammer and a Philips screwdriver?" Why is it when there's a problem at an airport everyone thinks they're smarter than the people doing the job?
  6. 2 points
    https://www.thepostmillennial.com/b-c-childrens-hospital-claims-they-dont-require-parental-consent-for-childs-testosterone-injections/ In a technocratic totalitarian country, one of the first and most important tasks is to gain control over the nation’s children. Of all the foundations upon which free societies are built, the most commonly overlooked and yet one of the most critically important in terms of protecting a diversity of belief is the protection of parental rights.
  7. 2 points
    Kinda like when people illegally cross the border and we are expected to feed water and accommodate them, indefinitely.
  8. 2 points
    Perhaps you don’t see the cleverness of your own meme then. There was a bit of tactical thought went into this because it does a number things simultaneously while coyly suggesting an element of humour that allows for an “aww shucks ain’t nuthin” protestation should it be challenged… after all, as you wisely point out, forests are composed predominantly of trees. In fact, this is one of the cleverest memes I've seen in a while. I won’t unpack all of it because I suspect few here actually care but consider, as a minimum, that it suggests Christianity is a false religion foisted as a cover up for sin, that Jesus was a complete fraud and that Christianity and the new covenant came about as a total accident. At the same time, it attacks a couple of the fundamental pillars of Christianity, notably the virgin birth and deity of Christ; it does all of that with only a few words and a disarming picture. In short, if you profess to be a christian "you should be bothered by this meme." In addition, I will predict that no one on this forum will offer up a meme, of the same character that I've outlined, attacking any of the pillars of Islam in like manner. That's not a dare BTW, I don't think you should. That which you attribute to Islam is neither new, clever or worrisome within the context of that which was and that what which is. In other words not a surprise in the slightest. In fact, as M103 gains traction, I predict you will see more of it as your ability to offer criticism becomes curtailed by law... that's my real issue here but it's most likely gotten lost in the telling. You will search long and hard to find a single such meme, critical (nay insulting) to the pillars of Islam on this or any other forum in Canada that isn't subject to a hate crime inquiry of sorts. There was a time when the Liberal Party I supported and liberal minded Canadians everywhere would simply not support this... now they are largely the authors of it. In any case I will divert the thread no further as that is the briefest overview I can muster… best wishes of the season to all.
  9. 2 points
    Death by a thousand cuts. Question remains is which cut will finally bleed the host to death. Canada...the land of NIMBYs
  10. 2 points
    Two months prior to this incident Reagan had been shot This incident was at an Air Force Base in West Berlin....a balloon popped Imagine if this happened in today's world........ yDztKHjNgP8zU_Uj.mp4 The present POTUS would probably have cardiac incident along with many other people
  11. 2 points
    I only follow this occasionally because it’s all beyond comprehension to me, the Flynn thing is a perfect example of what I mean. I know this is a big deal in Democratic circles but after 127 pages I can tell you that I’m no more concerned about hotel construction and porn stars than I was at the start of page one. Had he not been involved in Russian real estate ventures, I would have been surprised. I bet Santa’s RRSP holds stock in toy companies too. If it is lies you are concerned about, the ground in Canada is much more fertile. My only concern here is collusion and conspiracy to rig an election result. Occasionally, as this ebbs and flows, I will go looking for hard evidence to that effect. To date I have found none. If you have it please share and allow me the pleasure of agreeing with you. In the absence of it, the cost and distraction of this serves no one… least of all Democrats who, BTW, will be judged by the outcome of it.
  12. 2 points
    Nope, this one is Canadian. Most other Canadians would rejoice if he locked himself in his bedroom and watched TV. Maybe reruns of Captain Kangaroo on a continuous loop until the fall of 2019.
  13. 2 points
    I have seen some horrible write ups in my time. I once had a crew (probably more than once actually) Tell me their autopilot was not working but when pressed for specifics were unable to elaborate. Once I took the MEL out and was questioned as to what I was going to do, I said Defer it to an overnight when troubleshooting can be done since I do not have sufficient information. Suddenly there was a plethora of information which led to a simple fix. The devil is in the details.
  14. 1 point
    Just spoofing" you.......yes the diagram is just a drawn graphic.....you notice Truck 1 disappeared as soon as the guy said he was going to get out and look the engine area over
  15. 1 point
    I knew that, the final exam will contain all the items but only for those who are qualifying to fly the 777X. So not likely to apply to anyone flying for a Canadian Carrier..
  16. 1 point
    I was pushed and clipped wings a couple years ago. It was nearly 2 hours before we were pulled back to the gate. Investigations by the GTA, ground service company, airline, maintenance and finally the police (who actually asked for our drivers licenses and said they were treating it like a motor vehicle accident). I made announcements regularly, probably too often to tell truth. My FO while we were sitting there, reviewed Twitter. The passenger said, “we crashed into a plane and nobody is saying anything, I don’t know what’s happening, help”. I can’t remember the name, but we responded to take your earbuds out, waited and made a specific announcement directed at the individual.
  17. 1 point
    The thread title is a little misleading. Check here for a list of "Reserved & Historical Political Party Names" in Ontario: https://finances.elections.on.ca/en/reserved-names All 20 seemed to originate in 2018, possibly in response to the Ontario election that ultimately put Doug Ford into office. None have been registered as legitimate parties; none have any status to report on their registration requests. My personal favourite is the UFO Party of which I would like to become a saucer-carrying member.
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  19. 1 point
    There appears to be an ESSO sign near the terminal. Central BC or AB?
  20. 1 point
    Thanks for posting this Greg. This isn't directly in response but it is cool. These pics were taken by my grandmother in 1959. My dad was on this Lancaster when they brought it in for the day. Anyone tell me where this is? I do know.
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    Regarding my/our trips to OGG we stayed at our crew hotel at a reduced rate but there wasn’t a refund for being a no-show. It was tough enough to get that rate at March break. Getting to Maui from most west coast cities isn’t a problem. AC rouge has a seasonal flight from YYZ but other than that it’s a YVR connection on AC for many. So if you fall into that connector category I think the carrier has some responsibility if the delay or turnback is mechanical with weather delays being the exception. And $10 for 15 hours at the terminal doesn’t really cover much and certainly won’t help with repeat customers. In this particular event the group who should be really PO’d is AC for having one of their newest aircraft turn around mid-route due to a potential problem. These aren’t old formerly mothballs airframes so not too many excuses from Boeing as to why they are not serviceable.
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  24. 1 point
    Future fly in the ointment! Trump supports bombing ISIS, opposed Castro, supports Taiwan. Trudeau opposes bombing ISIS, supported Castro, fawns over Communist China.
  25. 1 point
    Trudeau's goal is to become the first North American Secretary-General of the UN. Everything he's doing here in the backwoods of Canada is simply padding his resume and he'll spend as much of your money and trample on as much of your future as it takes to get there.