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  1. You are entitled to this belief and you are certainly not alone. Here's why I think your conclusions are a little unfair. I've tried to look at this from a familiar place and compare it to a similar crisis in aviation. I looked for an incident that presented similar issues. For best fit, it would need to be one which: the captain and crew had no hand in creating it - they were simply the ones on duty that day; none of the crew had ever seen it before, either for real or in a simulator; there was no SOP or checklist; the crew's ability to respond was significantl
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  2. Perhaps venting on this forum is good for the "inner-self" and it is to be expected...We are all tired of the COVID issues and no matter who puts forth any opinion as to who is right, who is wrong, and who did what, we are stuck in this situation and all the blustering in the world is not going to change feelings deeply embedded in people. I just hope that we, as Canadians, can keep our cool and understand that this is a great country, full of good people, many of whom imbibe on this forum. Those of us that have become "dots" know how good it was, and how much we appreciated each others i
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  3. Diversity is our strength....let’s see...Jews or Muslims...time to choose Justin...but he won’t...he’ll say he takes the situation very seriously, they are watching it closely, and call for important conversation for peace in the region.
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  4. Quoting one of my favorite politicians ever... "Yeah he's a good man" Had the thought today, a lot of the rules regarding travel right now, are very comparable to taking the captains toenail clippers away from him ?
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  5. I know most won't agree with me but here goes! I believe that this whole affair has been blown totally out of proportion worldwide but particularly in Canada. It is in Justin Trudeau's best interest to keep the (taxpayer bought) media spotlight on lockdowns, fear mongering, travel restrictions, Covid hotels, vaccines etc. He has completely messed this up and yes, I blame him and him alone. He's the leader and for once he should actually be held accountable. The other reason(s) is when the media circus winds down and eventually it will, the Liberals will have to face the myriad s
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  6. The trouble is, IMHO, is that governments of all stripes see the whole political system as a competition for power, and that good governance is secondary, or even further down the list of priorities. Our democracy both here and south of the border are now essentially dysfunctional.
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  7. Remember when liberals were quoting The Atlantic hell west and crooked a few months ago. Now, not so much: AP torched for claiming they were unaware of Hamas intel operation in their building: 'Difficult to believe' A 2014 Atlantic report claimed Hamas fighters regularly 'burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff—and the AP wouldn’t report it'
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  8. I'm not posting this "view from the left" for "balance". The complaint about "the media" and the notion of "bias" does need elaboration and questioning rather than 42 pt. font headlines and other signs of drama & hyperbole. The left just does it with taste... The country and the government, be it Trudeau or other PM, will make up its mind based upon many factors including a view from the left or right. The notion of outright bias is easily recognized by those with good intellectual hygiene habits and robust crap-detectors, while the subtleties in both these stories produce "slant" to
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  9. Re sorting out who can cross the border, it is just another step in the "essential travel" process outlined by both our countries. Vaccine "passports" have been around a long time. I would venture a guess that all airline personnel who flew have the yellow vaccination booklet; I have mine from 1973, albeit pretty worn out. Either that record or the individual vaccination card(s) provided by the individual health region in which each person vaccinated should be produced in the same way either one's passport or NEXUS card is produced. Where legitimate medical exceptions to these vaccin
    2 points
  10. And for those of you who have missed the pubs...........
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  11. The only thing wrong with this statement is: Before Trudeau was to answer that question, he would turn to Telford and say 'What should I answer'. At least this way we cut out the middle person.
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  12. I believe he is attempting to make a point that we Canadian have become weak. Weakness is defined by doing what is necessary to protect our fellow citizens from sickness and death. That is referred to as Sacrifice. Yes over the last 15 months we have had to SACRIFICE temporarily some freedoms in order to facilitate the well being of our fellow citizens. This is no different than an enlisted soldier sacrificing his freedoms (Temporarily) to fight on behalf of the safety of his fellow citizens. The main difference is that the soldier is placing himself directly in harms way to provi
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  13. that is suspicious I agree. imagine the possibilities though, if some country wanted to mess with China-USA relations, release a virus in China and convince the Chinese that the USA did it. sounds like a Clancy movie plot.
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  14. Here is an interesting perspective from someone who has more experience in the field than the talking heads that are making health decisions for this country. Pay attention to remarks about the second dose of AstraZeneca, mixing and matching vaccines and the idea of a “One dose summer” that sockboy was happily promising.....”That does not look smart to me” https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2203250
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  15. Here's the drone view of the 15 May LA protest against Israel. Imagine the liberal outrage (here and the US) if this was a group of Christians protesting the arrest (and incarceration) of their Pastor:
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  16. The SR22 had two souls on board - it wasn’t the first solo.
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  17. Trudeau loves to compare about mean old Harper muzzling scientists in the government ..... he would be differnent, he would stand behind the science and let the scientists respond to requests of inflormation. Well, surprise.... https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/muzzled-scientists-1.4545562 And now a more blatant example, from no one other than Climate Barbie: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-how-ottawa-thwarted-efforts-to-help-an-endangered-species/ No wonder we dont hear much about her.....shuffled off to give away other people’s mone
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  18. As Johnboy says, it appears the "solo" was in another airplane (a Cessna) and not the Cirrus. It's very possible ATC knew the Metro was single pilot. These small airports, regular flights etc. Sometimes the controllers and pilots know each other by name. Very common for controllers to know lots of details about regular sked runs.
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  19. Likely as the island does not appear to be one of the designated International Airports. International flights landing at only 4 Canadian airports as new travel restrictions take effect | CTV News
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  20. Hi Kip. There would be no way for the controller to be aware of the single pilot OPS for sure. The first solo pilot I was referring to was Cessna N65251 that was in the pattern to land after the Cirrus and Metro collided.
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  21. Have to cast a shadow on the somewhat sloppy ATC procedures going on here as well. The Metroliner was a single pilot OPS with little or no view to his starboard and the encroaching Cirrus in a starboard turn with poor vision to his port sets things up nicely. The Cirrus at that density altitude (5885 ASL airport elev) is clipping along like CF-104 on final! Interesting note the pilot in the Cessna that reports the CAPS deployment of the Cirrus was on his first solo! Welcome to aviation.
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  22. Canadian National beats Canadian Pacific with $33.6B Kansas City bid Canadian Pacific Railway said in March it had agreed to buy Kansas City Southern for $25B Thomson Reuters · Posted: May 13, 2021 10:12 PM MT | Last Updated: 5 hours ago CN Rail is trying to buy Kansas City Southern railway, weeks after the latter signalled its intent to merge with CN's rival CP. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) 12 comments U.S. railway operator Kansas City Southern said on Thursday that it had ac
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  23. Nobody is going to tell me what to do. Uhh, which side of the road are you going to drive on???
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  24. JO....I have been and no doubt remain on the other side of the fence from you on this issue....and no doubt more but despite my disagreement, I intend no disrespect when I suggest that your opinions about the sincere intent of politicians....to me....are unrealistically kind and overly optimistic. I don't have any idea about the nature and extent of your political participation although your comment about Trump might suggest that you are of a "Liberal" leaning. I was both peripherally and directly involved with politics and politicians for about 15 years from the municipal to the fed
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  25. I hadn't thought about this much before but now that I do, it may explain something of the rural/urban, liberal/conservative divide. The people who want fake meat will insist that it look like meat, smell like meat, taste like meat and have the same texture as meat.... all whilst not actually being meat. And don't even think about cooking fake meat on the same grill as real meat. Trust me, this is one of those things you don't want to explain to village elders in Africa. Tell them you are a simple soldier and plead ignorance.
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  26. A&W are trying to dig themselves out of the big hole they found themselves in after trying to sell fake meat
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  27. Especially when the "seamless" connection involves a quarantine hotel stay as things now stand.
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  28. I cannot believe that the marketing monkies still use that cliché
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  29. I served on my Squadrons drill team many many moons ago. The practice we put into those Drill demonstrations was intense. All for aa couple of competitions and our annual inspection. Loved every minute of it
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  30. I wonder if Federal, Quebec and Ontario governments, and liberal supporters are having second thoughts on a all Canadian pipeline from AB to the east....what was it called ?? Oh yeah, Energy East Karma is a bitch.....let the eastern bastards freeze, walk, swelter and find out how much of the economy is dependant on oil.....you can’t flip a switch and go green. https://www.naturalresourcesmagazine.net/article/double-jeopardy/
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  31. Maybe this is the perfect thread, so let's just think about it for a second. https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-hoa-veteran-american-flag-codes Too cool, they actually had a meeting and they actually talked about this, and while it bogles the mind, no one at the meeting said "hey, wait a minute, maybe we will look like bloody idiots for pursuing this." My goodness, somehow, it's OK for ANTIFA to "burn rags" (as they they call it) on the streets of Portland whilst vandalizing businesses and terrorizing people during the hight of a Covid lockdown, but woe to a Navy veteran who hang
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  32. Like OK like, so like Biden like actually matters here like? https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-israel-palestine-hamas-democrats-republicans-criticize It may be a matter of perspective, but I turned 19 on a UN mission there and IMO, while the Palestinian people have legitimate grievances, they can also have peace any damn time they want it. Given Trump's efforts for peace in the area (ignored by MSM BTW), the Palestinians will find themselves increasingly isolated. That which once united the Arab world in their favour is deflating before their eyes, and to his credit, Trump
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  33. People are going to be absolutely gobsmacked at the consequences of what they are asking for.... line 5 is a drop in the bucket. It seems to me that in a country like Canada, the fact that Ontario and Quebec are so reliant on line 5 is absurd, tactically unforgivable and just downright silly. It's not unlike what Rome did to itself. https://spencerfernando.com/2021/05/06/only-an-incredibly-foolish-country-would-be-reliant-on-line-5-when-were-awash-in-oil/
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  34. So if a drunk motorist, driving alone, makes it to their destination without happening to hurt/kill anyone, there wasn’t any risk and that makes it okay? What if Bob had an accident during his drive home? What if he needed medical attention for other reasons during his quarantine period? There are hundreds of reasons why Bob could be forced out of his quarantine quarters and into close contact with others despite his best efforts & intentions. So if Bob makes it through his quarantine period as planned, there wasn’t any risk and that makes it okay? Please tell me your question wa
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  35. As I said, like most Liberal promises, the execution will be the telling tale. Like most promises, excuse the following " trust me I will not come in your..............).
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  36. When you see the shovels you will know an election is near. They have been holding this back deliberately... it's the only part of their carbon plan that makes sense and is doable. The 2030 targets are beyond absurd.
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  37. Colin earned his PhD at the iSchool in 2010, focused on the relationship between organizational information culture and the effective use of collaborative information systems. Prior to that, he earned his Master’s at the iSchool, becoming one of the early Information Architects working in New York’s ‘Silicon Alley’ of the late 1990s. In 2011 he began teaching MI courses as a sessional instructor, and in 2017 he accepted the iSchool’s first permanent teaching stream faculty appointment. Prior to joining the faculty, Colin worked at a technology start-up focused on hospital infection control me
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  38. we have been at the point of no return now for almost a decade. it must be a pretty wide range for the point of no return to be so long. Do something quick we may only have 10,000 years left.
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  39. Canada is approaching four months without a Governor General. Can we do that? Technically, Canada's judicial, executive and legislative branches are all in the hands of the same guy It may have escaped widescale notice what with the pandemic and all, but Canada hasn’t had a governor general since the Jan. 23 resignation of Julie Payette. For more than three months, the military hasn’t had a commander-in-chief and the duties of being Canada’s principle “democratic safeguard” have been handed over to a part-time temp. Below, a quick guide to how Canada is faring despite nobody tec
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  40. Trudeau should be forced to respond to this result and to justify the scientific basis for this country’s dose rationing. But he won’t, because the policy is not based on science, as Pfizer Canada’s CEO made clear in a recent interview. Another fu€}ing lie by Trudeau. ...... “We always follow the science”...........when it suits them.
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  41. That's Funny. Many Canadians feel that way about the guy in charge in YOW. Whats the old saying, those in glass houses . . . . . . . .
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  42. Another Leftist agenda..What utter crap “ Critical Race Theory holds that the most important thing about you is your race. The color of your skin. That's who you are. Not your behavior. Not your values. Not your environment. Your race. In Critical Race Theory, if you are a member of a "minoritized" racial group—their term, not mine—you are a victim of a system that is rigged against you, a system that doesn't want you to succeed. On the other hand, if your race is "privileged," you're an exploiter—whether you intend to be or not.” https://www.prageru.com/video/what-i
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  43. Chauvin juror who promised judge impartiality now says people should join juries ‘to spark some change', wore BLM shirt in 2020 A juror on the Derek Chauvin trial who told the court that he had no prior knowledge of the George Floyd civil case was photographed last August wearing a shirt that read “Get your knee off our necks” and “BLM.” He stated last week that he saw jury duty as a means to “spark some change.” https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/blm-activist-sat-chauvin-jury-claiming-impartial-tells-people-get-juries-spark-change/ Audio. https://thepostmil
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