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  1. I think the one-time donation to cover expenses is completely fair to be in the club.
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  2. Saturday Morning Heart Starter....
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  3. Based on the public's knowledge of aircraft types, Air Canada could probably put the graphic as Air Plane
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  5. Between the posts of deicer and A330pilot my page down button is wearing out
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  6. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. " This has got to be one of the most powerful photographs I have ever seen. Above is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being despatched to the front line; below is the same battalion upon their return in 1918 after the armistice. On the eve of the centennial anniversary of
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  7. So in this case, the Pete Townshend lyric, "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss" is a good thing! Thanks Seeker, appreciate you taking this on! Jeff
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  8. Couldn't resist this....
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  9. I was a newbie with Wardair and was privileged to be on the A-310 when it was first introduced to WD. I was doing the pre-flight walk around when I noticed a man in civvies loading the belt that went up to the tail cargo compartment. That was normally where the crew baggage went. I stopped and asked one of the fellows loading the forward compartment, " Who's the civvy working the rear belt?" He smiled and said "That's Max...not unusual to see him helping anywhere he can." He was probably one of the main reasons morale was so high in WD. Ever find a passenger that felt WD w
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  10. Thanks Canoehead ! good link. I was very lucky to meet Max Ward after he retired. Our hanger was right next to his in YXD. Our aircraft had the same engines as his Challenger,and we knew how to fix Twin Otters! So we got to know his Mechanic Dan Mcniven. I would pop by Dan's office for coffee, expecting that if Max was there, that I would carry on smartly and leave them to their business. Max was very welcoming, Dan was a character ! Many interesting conversations. Yes JL , it was like being in the presence of Aviation Royalty. One of the Ground handlers wanted a poster of
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  11. Ever think that maybe he is not trying to reach anyone? Folks on this forum are notorious for never changing their POV no matter the evidence / story content.
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  12. Media asking tough questions of politicians and others on both sides of the political debate is exactly what I want and expect. It’s shocking to you because your media sources haven’t engaged in this sort of non-biased reporting in years. This exchange only increases my trust and respect for Mr Carlson. One can only hope that others within the MSM will see this and remember what their job is supposed to be. If someone can’t or won’t answer fair but tough questions it’s on them not on the interviewer.
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  13. Out of the "I WAS THERE" vault.... Me and Angie DK “Kip” Powick RCAF,WD,CP, AC She was standing just outside the line of fire, a quizzical look on her face. It was becoming intense as Ron threw three times and hit the intended target exactly where he was aiming and now we were only one turn away from beating the other team and declaring us the “best of the crew”….and those throws were mine……..time to be a Wardair legend in jolly old England ! I looked over at her and she smiled but it was a forced and confused smile. Ron and I discussed our strate
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  14. Of course that is why more,79,825,428, voted for Biden.
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  15. A long read but some insight in what could happen to Trump. Can America Restore the Rule of Law Without Prosecuting Trump? - The New York Times (nytimes.com) EARLY IN NOVEMBER, as President Trump challenged the integrity of the election with baseless lawsuits, Joe Biden delivered his first speech as president-elect, declaring it a “time to heal.” It was a phrase that many Americans were surely longing to hear, given the precarious state of the nation’s political culture. But it was also one that carried significant historical weight and possible implications for the fut
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  16. Following is why I would never support a bailout from our government to help out professional sports teams Raptors re-sign Fred VanVleet to four-year, $85-million deal Doug Smith By Doug SmithSports Reporter Sat., Nov. 21, 2020timer3 min. read
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  17. After one who was in the system for almost 32 years a sincere thank you to Calin and enjoy your well earned retirement!
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  18. If the Dems Truly did "Steal" the election from the sitting government then that just goes to show the true incompetence of the Republicans. They had the high ground and still lost the battle. They were ina far better position to rig the election but couldn't pull it off. It's truly laughable
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  19. On November 17th 1981 I started a part time job at YYZ. I worked loading aircraft for a large private ground handler. After a few years and moving up to shift manager In October 1989 I was laid off due to an airline merger and the subsequent loss of work for my company. A contact position for approximately 4 months got me to a job with Transport Canada. With the airport being transferred I ended up with another employer same job. Now on November 11th 2020 I will be retiring from working at YYZ. A part time job became a career. I met my wife. Had the best view at the airport met many great peop
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  20. I'm so grateful this site will continue. It is my link to the best career that anyone could have ever imagined and to the great people who work in the industry. Thank you so much Greg
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  21. I donated to the original AEF and would have no problem doing the same now. In the mean time I have turned off my ad blocker as I understand our host gets some revenue from the ads, perhaps others will do the same. Cheers
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  22. Thanks for stepping up Seeker. Appreciate the efforts of both the old and new regimes !! Stay safe everyone !!
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  23. Thanks for taking this on seeker, it's my go to forum for mostly intelligent discussion. I'm willing to donate as well. Thanks to the previous hosts who did a great job.
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  25. Back to carding and minimum 5 years in jail if caught with a gun!
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  26. Malcom so do I as seeing the vitriolic carpet bombing of one member by others has to stop and end right now. If you can not conduct yourself as an adult by using grade school taunts please do us all a big favour go somewhere else to vent your spleen. I was never around when you were a moderator but reading between the lines I am sure that you conducted yourself with the utmost professionalism. In closing debate the idea not the person and as Voltaire says it most eloquently "I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to cont
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  27. I only hope, if the AEF is to survive that whoever takes it over, issues strict rules of engagement and couples those with strong mediators who will enforce the rules so as to return the AEF to it's aviation roots and eliminate the name calling, slander etc that had infected the AEF for the past few months. Cheers all
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  28. I could probably take this on, but I probably would want to move it to phpBB.
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  29. I refer to your quote.... the author has been ignored for cause. A sudden epiphany for many it seems. Imagine the notion of "the people have spoken," "the election is final," "accept it and move on with the business of the nation." That SH&% is all I've ever asked for.... and for the first time in 4 f*&%$#@ years, those who couldn't swallow their own medicine seek to inject others with it as if they just reached a pharmaceutical break through and registered the bloody patent.
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  30. That is fantastic.
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  31. And Germany will be a predominantly Muslim country within a generation. I have often said (on this very forum) that Islam and secular democracy are fundamentally incompatible entities. That's not the same as saying you can't make it work or that you shouldn't try... but do it right; and stop screaming racist at people who advocate doing it right (we have seen that on the forum too) Pay upfront, do the damn thing right and be mindful of integration and demographic concentrations. Or pay later. The real problem is that liberals are adverse to paying for their "good ideas." It's always
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  32. To specifically piss you off. Looks like it worked.
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  33. Nothing like SPIN.... We currently lack the ability to manufacture the Vaccines in Canada however the government has spent the money to bring that manufacturing onshore. It just isn't here yet. Maybe look back at who committed to getting rid of out manufacturing in the first place.
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  34. LOL, it's like a comedy show, maybe something from SNL or Monty Python. We started with an idea that any rational person would likely reject out out hand.... that masks don't work. We transitioned to masks do work, leaped to masks are mandatory, and finally, after an extended period of time and with much fanfare, the best minds in science finally announce what my 7 year old grand daughter could have told them months ago. The next investigation will be to confirm the widely held belief that fire is hot, water is wet and the absence of oxygen is, infact, the best indicator of its
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  35. “Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of **bleep** by the clean end!
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  36. I met a Veteran the other day, standing at the entrance of a grocery store, and I watched for awhile. Some donated for poppies, some did not, it is purely a person thing. I donated for another poppy to leave at the cenotaph tomorrow. I told him I once did the poppy volunteer thing when I was a Sea Cadet.......(((Yes, Boys and Girls I was a Sea Cadet for four years and even joined the RCN and attended their officer school BUT when they changed their plans with respect to pilot training and instead of us starting training in year two, we were told it "might" be year 3 or 4 , I opted out an
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  37. Start of a scorched earth policy prior to leaving????? Trump says he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press Posted November 9, 2020 11:29 am U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a stunning and unprecedented move at a time of national uncertainty about the outcome of Trump’s bid for a second term. The move could be seen as unsettling for the Pentagon and a source of concern for international allies and partners. RE
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  38. Being picky, I know...but the poppy should be worn on the left side of you jacket over your heart. In the case of flight and cabin crew it should always be worn above your wings.
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  39. Personally, I'd rather bite the bullet and not go anywhere on Xmas as I can just imagine the time and headaches one will have to endure having to fly anywhere. So you miss Christmas with friends and, in particular, relatives. Humans are a hardy bunch, its not like the first time we have been held back from favourite day visitations....think about WW2 and then Afghanistan. Think how great summer vacation will be, should this COVID issue slow to a dribble. As far as jobs , security and wages go,.........well that is where emotions run high and I can understand that and I sympat
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  40. In light of all the benefits the government is handing out...why don’t they just come up with a program to refund customers for travel not completed due to Covid?? It was the government policies that contributed to a travel ban.....if the economy is to “come roaring back”, there needs to be a transportation network in place.......btw .. how many tickets were purchased as non refundable , as per the tariffs?
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  41. Although I do not necessarily agree with all of his postings. It is time to cut him some slack....
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  42. I think people know this intuitively simply because what they hear and read doesn't match up with their experience. The current election results not only prove them right, it showcases some pretty breathtaking hypocrisy in the process. By way of example, I don't know a single person in favour of the radical left agenda, I don't know anyone who favours socialism or who wants open borders etc etc. And when the government asserts that 50% of illegal handguns in Canada are stolen from registered owners, shouldn't I know at least one person who has lost one (that's not a COP BTW)? The num
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  43. President Elect Biden 74.9 million votes 290 Electoral College Votes President Trump 70.6 million votes 214 Electoral College Votes Is St Jude your Patron Saint Jaydee? It is the people who decide elections!
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  44. Oh but you're wrong, a spelling mistake totally changes the message - changes from an inciteful, biting, satirical commentary to a moronic, drooling fool banging rocks together.
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