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  1. Who knew?? Relic ... from the Beachcomers tv series (which ran for 18 seasons!!) was awarded the DFC.. Robert Clothier... https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/chronicles/robert-clothier-relic-of-the-beachcombers-was-a-bomber-pilot/ And this search started because of a meme about Relic and Nick trying to free up the container ship stuck in the Suez!!
    5 points
  2. Reminds me of several of our FAs who have had Covid and who insist that they got it on a flight. Almost all that I know who have had it are those who participate in layover room get-togethers where unmasked drinking, eating and merrymaking goes on. Yet they know for a fact that they were infected on the aircraft by a passenger despite the hepa filters, despite wearing PPE and despite the fact that passengers were masked. Ok then.
    4 points
  3. I believe there is another thread on here were a pilot wrapped themselves in a larger cause and connected it to a legal issue. Human nature has its pros and cons. Among the cons is the need to dominate using any means possible. As well meaning and well founded as the direction to be more inclusive is, we as a society have not yet figured out how to prevent the abuse or gaming of corrective measures by those seeking unfair leverage. If there is going to be a widening of hiring criteria to include things not tied to skill, knowledge and experience, then the checking criteria and chec
    4 points
  4. Found these 6 videos while surfing You Tube. Enjoy!
    4 points
  5. so the pandemic made it worse.... Well the number of aircraft flying in Canada is around 15% of pre pandemic so its not aviation causing the problem Traffic on the roads is around 50% of pre pandemic so its not vehicular traffic Warmer than the last winter this year so its not gas heating causing the problem So which sector is actually causing the problem? Likely all the hot air being expended by Trudeau.
    4 points
  6. Standing by for: Kremlin says there will be consequences if one more Black dies in police shooting
    3 points
  7. Maybe it'll be sufficient to offset the preferential treatment Westjet gets in not being mandated to do everything in both official languages.
    3 points
  8. Wow ...lots of self serving points to be made, especially the one regarding how quiet it is now...surprised they don’t want the Gardiner shut down.
    3 points
  9. This reminds me of a anecdote retold by then Wing Commander Robin Olds. He was on a mission over North Vietnam, trying to avoid Sams and AAA, when he made a comment to his guy in back: ”I have just got back from Washington, and have it on good authority that this is NOT happening!”
    3 points
  10. Take a moment and reflect upon your numerous posts on this subject and ask why you have taken such an immutable position. As has been reported, there is currently a very significant amount of cross-border traffic mostly represented by the transportation industry and "essential" workers. There is sparse evidence that these travellers are carriers /spreaders of the virus. The balance of traffic consists of persons required to produce evidence that they are not infected and are required to quarantine. Please explain how you are more at risk from these individuals than from your fri
    3 points
  11. Not a chance. Once the ball begins to move, all hires will make it to the line. The visibility of scratching even a few cases gets you headline news and condemnation on every social media platform that exists. It creates severe contempt within the current workforce when they see extra Sims, dedicated 'special' checkers and endless indoc sectors. Worse, the candidates that actually have the ability to excel get painted with the same brush as their incompetent counterparts.
    3 points
  12. Look no further than the Trudeau Liberal Cabinet for proof. Most diversity appointments have been a disaster.
    3 points
  13. The North Vancouver stabbing incident has drawn my attention to something: Over the last few days I've noticed a trend, and now that I have noticed it (and its actually registered), I realize that I've seen it before AND I've seen the very reverse of it. This is subtle enough to suggest it's absolutely deliberate. If you go to the CBC news site and run through the headlines you find no mention of the attack. But if you search for the story directly in a search engine you will find the details you're looking for. In other words, the reporting is hiding in plain sight.... anyone simpl
    3 points
  14. WORTH YOUR TIME AEF............................................................mp4
    3 points
  15. To listen to sockboy and his idea of government .... we have your backs, from day one, clear and transparent, budgets will balance themselves, respect for parliament, blah blah blah ...... the Canadian citizens are truly being bribed with their own money, letting an arrogant minority rule with impunity. Covid has been a gift to the Trudeau gang....why rush the vaccines and ignore opposition questions when he can run out the clock with no consequences? The government’s contempt for Canada’s Parliament is showing – and telling
ANDREW COYNE
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2021 UP
    3 points
  16. IMO, any one who believes Ottawa doesn’t dictate what is printed about certain subjects is living in LaLa land. You don’t spend billions to bail out the media and not expect something in return.
    3 points
  17. Going on a Trip ???? http://theairlinewebsite.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=11397
    3 points
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  19. I see the boys in NASA got their mini chopper up and it's doing a low level scan of Mars surface..
    2 points
  20. Pop quiz Jeopardy style: The answer would be "what is ________________ " a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts race above the individual and that stands for a centralized government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition Getting the right answer may require applying a degree of reasonableness. Somewhere between naming your dog "Shark" and taking him to the beach (or bringing "Bomb" to the airport), and labeling sheet music and evergreen trees racist their exists a galaxy of reasonable pe
    2 points
  21. I'd like to know why we're still letting Islanders live virtually rent free downtown and be provided with municipal services including ferries and flood protection when the city is in the middle of a huge housing and budget crisis. They're freeloading off of all of us who pay municipal taxes here. They're a blight on the city.
    2 points
  22. I always chuckle when the eco types want to make a point about CO2 emissions and they invariably have a picture of cooling towers belching out huge clouds of........water vapour. https://www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2007/02-february/cooling-towers/
    2 points
  23. Virtually every scrap of news I read makes me ask the same simple question, and there has been a frenetic acceleration of it in the last few months. Reality is what it is and it doesn't care what we believe or how we perceive it. There is no perception of reality, no alternate reality there is only the reality of reality. You need nothing more than eyes to see and ears to hear, the sun will rise in the east whether you believe it or not. Painting a reverse image compass rose on your lawn and posting a picture of it on Facebook may fool a few people but the Goddess Of Reality simply chuck
    2 points
  24. How much would proper well made alliances save us in terms carbon emissions, metal/ plastic waste etc. Remember tapered roller bearings in the front wheel of your car? You repacked them once a year and they lasted forever. Now you throw out the entire hub. Remember that Viking fridge and freezer from your childhood? Well the ones from mine still work. My extended family here is comprised of 3 separate households. In the last 12 years we have replaced 3 fridges, 2 stoves, two freezers and 2 washing machines. Two of the fridges and one of the freezers were actually on extended war
    2 points
  25. They bought that many doses so that they could look magnanimous when they give them away to third world countries and preen about it.
    2 points
  26. Question # 1. I agree totally. Question # 2. Why is the entire world in lockstep? When has the entire world agreed on anything? Never mind a topic as controversial as this? Are we more free or more enslaved since all this started? Why have MSM and movies and media of all sorts been conditioning us against anything that even hints of conspiracy thoughts and ideas? Is it so wild to think that people of wealth and power work together to keep and increase that wealth and power? What makes more sense when you really think about it without the propaganda influence? The conspira
    2 points
  27. Critically ill, Harold Bidlestein slowly shuffled into Attorney Tuffer Slingsheet’s office right on time. He had a 2:00pm appointment and he was gonna keep it no matter how ill he was… Slingsheet ..”What can I do for you sir?” Bidlestein .. “How much does it cost to become a lawyer ?” Slingsheet.. “Well I went to TAEKKEN EWE College for close to 5 years so it probably cost me over $75,000.00 to become a member of the Bar.” Bidlestein gasped and coughed ..“I want to become a lawyer faster than that, Is there a quickie course I can take ? “ Slingsheet : “Yes, but at y
    2 points
  28. And there is truth to what he says!! I just completed 14 days in quarantine. My " quarantine facilities" are in a remote rural area. I had to produce a Covid test at the border; take another test upon entry and a third test 10 days later. I was visited by G4 security twice and by the OPP once. I received not less than one call per day ( as did my wife) from an " in person" or programmed inquisitor to confirm that we had complied with quarantine requirements; weren't entertaining visitors; had adequate food; and, were getting fresh air. After a bit....though the bona fides of the int
    2 points
  29. Yeah Tucker....We Don't like him either
    2 points
  30. And now for the latest cover up: I watched this public briefing where the last question asked was “ did you know about the allegations?” ... Trudeau did his best to look serious with a one word NO....but what happened next was, I thought, telling. I believe the question rattled him or at least, made him anxious, caught in another lie. Considering all the press conferences he’s done, public appearances, photo ops and Covid protocols....when he got up and confidently strutted out of the room, a reporter had to tell him to put his mask on.
    2 points
  31. VIDEO-2021-01-12-19-32-05.mp4
    2 points
  32. Should be fun to watch.... FIDO comes instantly to mind. Qualified immunity balances the need to hold police accountable when they exercise the power granted to them (by us) with the need to shield them from harassment and liability when performing those duties (on our behalf) as long as it's done in a reasonable manner. Tasering heavily pregnant women and cardiac patients in hospital rooms isn't fu%$#@! reasonable. This isn't hard, even dumb grunts get it. So..... it's really a question of reasonableness and it seems liberals can't fathom that. Far better to weed out the bad C
    2 points
  33. Lot of torque during T/O, looked like more with the Hurricane than the Spits... The sweet sound of those 12 cylinders out lasts the shriek of any jet engine .... Thanks for posting
    2 points
  34. When I was in for the post procedure de brief, I was looking at an photo image of something that looked like the end of a hot dog...the Dr. winked and said... "to prove we were there!'
    2 points
  35. Respectfully, it’s a tough stretch to suggest that Dark Side wasn’t the peak of their creativity and collaboration as a group. It’s truly the best example of what they could do when they were all fully committed to the result. The Wall was mostly Waters’ anti-war project.
    2 points
  36. Gabriella Quevedo's beautiful arrangement of PF's Another Brick in The Wall...
    2 points
  37. He's brilliant, J.O., Mitch, yours is good too, but instrumentals won't quite capture the full breadth of 'Floyd's collective genius .... unless they can cover this - Cheers - IFG
    2 points
  38. This one stands out from pprune “ If this person is successful in receiving even $1, this can set a very dangerous precedent “ Just imagine the ramifications worldwide...the piloting profession would be doomed because of one person who was obviously not qualified to do the job.
    2 points
  39. I think I will sue her as I have developed PTSD from learning that u can get PTSD from an engine failure. I did not know that. If it hadn’t been for her lawsuit, I would not have realized how traumatic an engine failure can be, and so she is to blame for my PTSD over her getting PTSD from an engine failure. Now, back under my blanked...
    2 points
  40. Hopefully nothing...listening to him is akin to fingernails on a chalkboard.
    2 points
  41. Do you mean the motion sponsored by Ed Fast (Conservative MP) a couple of weeks ago boestar? I wonder if there was a reason why the Liberals voted it down from a procedural point of view. For example, perhaps there is an imminent "deal" and voting yes to that particular motion would (could) muddy the waters? Of course it's also possible that those elected officials feel that disagreeing with anything Conservative is more important than actually saving an industry and tens of thousands of livelihoods from being ruined. Given the intelligence of a large number of them, I fear it's the
    2 points
  42. Apparently the Liberal government has submitted the issue of industry specific airline industry aid to a grade 4 class in elementary school in Magog, QC and are awaiting their report.....
    2 points
  43. Basically they should get an actual life...I will never understand why anyone would want to work past 60...unless they have to......perhaps several alimony payments each month . IMO retirement years should total over 50% of your working years, if at all possible. Anyone who feels their employer will really miss them, when they pull the pin, is living in a parallel universe.
    2 points