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  1. I can't speak for everybody, but IMHO all of us who are AC or ex-AC employees owe Calin a huge thank you for what he has accomplished for AC as a company and for us as individuals. Yes, things are terrible right now for something that is obviously beyond his control, but he has put the company in the best possible position to weather the situation and protect our jobs, salaries and pensions. We sure weren't in a position like this when he took over the company. Thank you for a job well done Calin.
    7 points
  2. Just make scrambled eggs, problem solved.
    5 points
  3. What if Right sizing means getting rid of a large percentage of the fleet? Should a government help pay the rent or loan payments for underutilized/stored aircraft? I don't how many Westjet aircraft (or other airlines) are currently in long term storage but it seems foolish to throw money in that direction. Might be better off having the government subsidize NavCanada and help the airports in exchange of lower operating fees than to interfere while normality is far away and the airlines need to "right size" to this new normal.
    5 points
  4. I think it was one of several prerequisites, as was a revised Transat deal. If the government is to support the industry, it must be based on some kind of sustainable basis going forward. Trying to underpin excess capacity or unreasonably expensive takeovers isn't and never was the answer. You only have to look to the first US bailout package which kept most everyone on the job and a lot of aircraft flying uneconomically in the belief the industry would begin a sustained recovery this fall based on the virus impact receding. So what happened? The virus receded during the summer, but
    5 points
  5. Only in "Smallville" out here On my way to get groceries this morning I stopped at a new gas station quite near the Mall to get a cup of hot chocolate. As I walked up, I noticed 2 police officers watching a woman who was smoking while fueling her car. I saw her and thought, is this lady stupid, crazy, or both, especially with the police standing RIGHT there..But anyways, I minded my own business and went inside and got my beverage. As I was paying for my drink, I heard someone screaming!! Like I’m talking violent death screams!! I looked outside and I saw that this woman
    4 points
  6. Yes, well, if you look carefully, you’ll notice TWO photos. In the second photo the phone is “flipped” over. It can’t do many other tricks, and even flipping usually requires assistance; however, if you leave it on vibrate long enough, it can flip over on its way off the counter. This usually leads to the put-the-phone-back-together game, which is one of the only games available on this fine unit. Of course, there is the snake game which comes in handy while waiting in line for mediocre food & drink at Tim Horton’s or when you’re just bored of the bland scenery while driving along the 401.
    4 points
  7. This image was posted on twitter... Nice gesture by the Thunderbirds:
    4 points
  8. I have no faith, despite their moral outrage of the liberal coverup and philibustering, Jagmeet will take the bait on the election threat and will make a deal with trudeau to muzzle the committees. And I have zero faith in the Canadian voting public....after Gropegate, Mark Norman, Lavalin, China and the 2 Michaels, .... as long as the $$$$$ keep flowing, Trudeau is safe. Cut off somebodies entitlement, cerb, Ui, then the public starts screaming. The independent media??? Nuff said. And one pet peeve of mine is the reference to the leader of the opposition from CBC reporters....
    3 points
  9. I guess Sunshine and cheap beer is more important than vulnerable people's lives to some of us. If you travel to a Covid hot spot needlessly, please do stay there until it is over.
    3 points
  10. Interesting study about the significant increase in the deaths of crows ( ravens) since Covid. It is attributed to the increase in trucking ( essential business) and a corresponding decrease in automobile traffic. As many know, crows deploy a lookout when the "murder" finds a tasty bit of roadkill. Apparently, the lookouts are able to give warning by saying "Caw! Caw!" but they can't say; " Truck! Truck!"
    3 points
  11. If Trump paddled a canoe into a lake to rescue three people from drowning, the headline would read “DONALD TRUMP CAN’T SWIM.” Had he swam out but only rescued one person in the effort, the headline would read “TWO DROWN BECAUSE TRUMP ARROGANTLY REFUSES TO USE BOAT” When it comes to curing TDS, trying is the first step toward failure.
    3 points
  12. We managed to get rid of most of them a few years ago. Still, not the AEF it used to be. My thoughts go out to all my aviation colleagues, those I know and those I don't know, for the pain and suffering caused by this vicious pandemic. Keep calm and carry on...
    3 points
  13. Definition and Spotting of Forum Trolls and THE MAJOR BREEDS OF TROLLS December 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM ----Definition---- An "Internet troll" or "Forum Troll" is a person who posts outrageous message to bait people to answer. Trolls delight in sowing discord on the forums. A troll is someone who inspires flaming rhetoric, someone who is purposely provoking and pulling people into flaming discussion. Flaming discussions usually end with name calling and a flame war. A classic troll tries to make us believe that he is a skeptic. He is divisive and argu
    3 points
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  16. I have family that is transitioning from CERB as well. Although they do qualify for EI they took another route. They got a JOB.
    3 points
  17. all a "Like" is, is clarification that someone happens to share your opinion or agrees with our statement. Using it as a statistical measure is impossible without knowing how many people actually read the post and also taking into account those who do not respond at all. This is where we find society in the era of social media. Likes are given value where no value exists. The only value a like provides is a quick shot of dopamine to the original poster.
    3 points
  18. In 2018 VIA Rail received almost $400,000,000 in a Federal Government subsidy and still lost another $272,000,000..... Their customers pay no Station Improvement Fees, Rail Canada Navigation surcharges, no Rail Security fees.....
    3 points
  19. Two comments. Cathay had been struggling prior to Covid. Companies struggling going in, are fortunate to come out the other side at all. Just look at all the bankruptcies everywhere. I think this is just the US and of course includes only traded companies. https://www.alpha-sense.com/insights/covid-bankruptcies As for the Pandemic. How about a little over half way through world wide, with parts of the world already through? Hopefully. You can’t judge the status of the pandemic by cases. There is hyper vigilance on cases right now because as individuals that
    2 points
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  21. Due to the large and increasing number of food recalls, Health Canada has announced.
    2 points
  22. You make a good point Don. We are eliminating what I always referred to a passive communication. several years ago they took our position out of the STOC center and moved them to a remote location. Something I always disagreed with. When sitting tn the STOC center you could hear what was going on with all aspects of the operation. This came in handy when Maintenance was being blamed for a delay. It was easy to protest on the spot and clear things up. This resulted in an increase of delays due to maintenance after our guys were removed. That is only a single example of the pass
    2 points
  23. Why do so many feel that way? We have nurses crossing the border daily, sanitation folks, truckers, business folks, etc not to mention aircrew, and despite their lack of quarantining I've yet to see, in 7 months, any outbreak linked to their daily travels back and forth. I would also wager that most of the folks doing that snowbird thing will be more scrupulous upon their return in their anti COVID practices than the people staying here.
    2 points
  24. I'm sure the government's lack of early action reflects the poor standing of the industry with the public on issues like refunds. However, I think the government was also right not to rush in with aid like the US and Europeans did. Those first tranches of aid were either premature, essentially subsidizing unneeded capacity and saving airline shareholders. In Canada, there were measures for people and small business, more so than for large corporations. As bad as things have gotten, large corporations have not filed for bankruptcy. Large landlords have absorbed rental hits rather well, even if
    2 points
  25. Stop flying in and out of Quebec if you want to see some fast government action.
    2 points
  26. I am more than willing to do without Trudeau.
    2 points
  27. That is the key sentence, "their fault or not". Choose wisely, study hard, be responsible. Funny how so many of our grandparents came over, started work early, lived within their means, didn't waste money and ended up with a decent lifestyle. But now people want to live beyond their means. I worked the ramp too. Was good fun for a airline pilot wannabe. A lot of us moved on, many to be pilots. A couple of guys have their own a chain of stores now. I bet they busted their asses to get there though. Some stayed behind as well. Why should the guys that stayed behind get the money from the st
    2 points
  28. Everybody is entitled to their opinions but I disagree with your slander, J DUNKIN, of our friend Deicer.....I don’t think your making the case you think you are making. Can’t we all just get along??
    2 points
  29. I agree but, I found it a little self indulgent for someone who only arrived less than 3 weeks ago to start trying to moderate the viability of a forum that has existed for years with out their input. IMHO, the mods and owners here have done a stand up job at allowing free speech to flourish.
    2 points
  30. This is that, no going back.... I have resigned myself to it. I will forever show up on election day to cancel deicers vote. Anything beyond that is a waste of bandwidth. I regret that the ignore function doesn't disable quotes.... please have mercy!
    2 points
  31. If they did meddle , then good . Our industry needs all the help it can get with the hope of reaching some stability in the times of a pandemic.
    2 points
  32. These three statements tell you a lot about our government and our culture: 1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. ...Funny how that works. And another statement for consideration-- 2.We constantly hear about how CPP (Canada Pension Plan) is going to run out of money.. How come we never hear about welfare running out of money? ...What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't. Finally 3.Provincial Soc
    2 points
  33. In addition to running counter to basic common sense, the assertion (you quoted) was just summarily rejected by my 6 year old granddaughter moments ago. Seems to me that anyone justifying the actions of the New York Governor (or others) based on the grounds quoted are likely suffering the after effects of injecting themselves with bleach.
    2 points
  34. and he thought 'weirdo' and ran your plate...
    2 points
  35. IMO, lost here amid the inevitable finger pointing is the notion of “escalation of reprisal.” Once that starts, it’s the escalation itself that serves as motivation for extremists on both sides and the debate over who started it becomes academic. The process of escalation and reprisal leads to a form of tribal partitionment were all thoughts of compromise are abandoned in a winner take all environment. The polarization (you see now) increases with the addition of a new reality…. people have cause to actually fear the results of an election. This makes the election results illegitima
    2 points
  36. Canadian and American citizens are in the top .5% globally, the average middle class person in North America is wealthy beyond measure when compared to most of the worlds populationThe whole tax the rich 1% argument falls flat under it's own weight the moment the people leading that charge are asked for a donation to dig a well in Africa. I have yet to see an opinionated liberal that didn't grab a mouthful of bacon and run for the exit when they they see the waiter coming with the bill.
    2 points
  37. No one supports the military like trump. Actions speak way louder than fake news based in unmamed sources.
    2 points
  38. Maybe the dog only understands Spanish......maybe the adopting family speaks Spanish. I have noticed that many dogs owned by Francophones do not say "bow-wow", they say woofe'- woofe' . Gotta watch the language issue all over the world..
    2 points
  39. The guy in the back needs a pepperoni pizza, a case of Blue and a piss tube. Those missing items are what makes it criminal.
    2 points
  40. Seems like they ticked off all the right boxes. Now if they only had a platform worth promoting.
    2 points
  41. My bet would be a push for implementation of Covid rapid testing of travelers from 'safe' countries to replace 14 day quarantine. If so, it's awkward timing to argue for loosening of travel restrictions when many regions in the country are reimposing lockdown measures.
    2 points
  42. Most likely better then your rather pedestrian vapid responses.....
    2 points
  43. Re the topic headline......This is what Alberta should say back to the author.
    2 points
  44. Or, Boeing provided exactly what their largest clients asked for, an aircraft that did not require a different type rating. Not defending Boeing, it was certainly a cheaper, or so they thought, solution to what their clients were asking for. Perhaps there would have been a clean slate aircraft if companies like SouthWest had not demanded a single type rating.
    2 points
  45. I noticed people have points. How do you get those? I mean its pretty hard to get them im guessing. I have 1 point it seems
    2 points
  46. Canadian oil company has planted 11 million more trees than Trudeau government Syncrude is one of the world's largest producers of synthetic crude oil from Canada's oil sands and is the largest single source producer of crude oil in Canada. This year alone the company has been able to cover around 400 hectares with over one million trees and shrubs. “It was tough to do this work during the pandemic, however, safety has always been a top priority at Syncrude and we had the protocols in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety”, Eric Girard, Syncrude’s vegetation specialist told a re
    2 points