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  1. 5 points
    Yeah, I agree, it's a stupid article - everyone knows that when the "climate change" really kicks in there will massive starvation and therefore average passenger weights will fall and average TOW will be less than before CC and the effect of the higher temperatures will be mitigated!
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    She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?' The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.' She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.' The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.' She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change. This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller. The point is, Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity? I once read somewhere: 'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”
  3. 4 points
    This forum is a connection to the greatest career I could have imagined. Thanks
  4. 4 points
    Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey. However the aircraft had to wait 80 minutes for its scheduled gate to be free before passengers could deplane........
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    Hi guys, I've been away for a while. I was reminiscing about this place and the many heated... err, interesting discussions in which I've participated over the years. I'm happy to see that many of you are still here and that you appear to be doing well. I remember joining back in the Pam days- in... '96? I'm not sure of the exact date this forum was started but it must be coming up on a 25 year anniversary. Anyway, hello, glad to see the place is still alive and vibrant.
  6. 3 points
    Been (mostly) lurking since March of '97... I think I had a different handle then. Regardless it's always nice to read the thoughts of other professionals here. Thanks to the hosts for providing this site, and the contributors for keeping civil undertones.
  7. 3 points
    and have operated it at very arms length from afar. Thanks guys for keeping our play room open
  8. 2 points
    I agree but Trudeau is not a diplomat, he is just a political animal puppet. (There, fixed it for you.)
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    Clearly I and hundreds of other HS pilots (world wide) have dogged a bullet then.... good thing I'm retired eh? As a tax paying citizen, how do you feel about routinely subjecting RCAF pilots to such "craziness?"
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    Today’s update... Wandered up the road for coffee this afternoon. More traffic than yesterday, but still maybe 5% of usual. None of the busses I saw had more than 5 passengers, and there was a security guy in the front of each bus. Presumably he takes everybody’s temperature before they can get on, but didn’t see that first hand. Security guards are posted at each entrance to the shopping centre where the coffee shops are located, and nobody gets inside without wearing a mask. Starbucks will allow patrons to purchase food and drinks, but cannot consume them on the premises. Costa Coffee just a few doors over will let patrons stick around but didn’t want to accept cash for payment. I ran into a few foreigners today and none were wearing masks other than to get into buildings requiring them. The locals are all wearing masks. One of our foreign pilots had his hand sanitizer taken away at security today. Apparently new regulations prohibit alcohol-based hand sanitizer on-board aircraft here. Don’t ask me how that makes any sense, especially when they allow crew members to carry cigarette lighters even though our DG manual says that they are prohibited on board aircraft in China. Anybody know how to empty a cigarette lighter and refill it with hand sanitizer??? The picture attached is a bus stop just outside our (foreign) crew hotel. It normally has more people waiting. Will update further if I notice changes or anything of interest.
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    There are a lot of places in aviation where things become the norm, but don't look so good when the investigators arrive. As for some of the activities you noted, At least some of those are done with long lines specifically to reduce some of the risk as I recall. It may also help to ensure everyone is on the same page when talking about 'low and slow'. If you're in a 212 with two engines and that massive rotor, vice an R22 with something just a bit stiffer than yarn above your head, just how slow is too slow and how low is too low can change quite a bit. Vs
  14. 2 points
    Strange that other countries apparently had little trouble getting their folks out. Re "HIS" plane, it's not his, it is ours.
  15. 2 points
    Could have always left Trudeau in China ...
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    I don't consider ourselves as making too much. My wife and I are both on unindexed pensions.
  19. 1 point
    Meanwhile, trying to explain why half the country’s rail lines are hijacked by terroists/anarchists.... Oh...excuse me??? I seem to recall a situation The more this guy opens his mouth, and the more the world gets to see his record and the results of his governance, the more this country will slide into irrelevance.....oh yeah, Canada is back....lmao.
  20. 1 point
    I live in Alberta and neither myself or my wife has received a cheque from the government.
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    RAIL BLOCKADES COULD BECOME A FULL-BLOWN SECESSION CRISIS Illegal actions against pipeline have put Canada’s future at stake, Diane Francis say. Calgary Herald 14 Feb 2020 CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS First Nations members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory block train tracks as part of a protest against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ont., on Thursday. Diane Francis blames the Liberals for the existential threat to Canada posed by the blockades. The illegal road and rail blockades perpetrated by Indigenous radicals across the country are not about pipelines or fossil fuels. It’s an existential threat to Canada and its sovereignty — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is to blame. Five years of pandering and subsidizing 632 First Nations leaders have led to this catastrophe, which is being spearheaded by five unelected hereditary chiefs in British Columbia who claim their nation — the Wet’suwet’en — is exempt from Canadian laws and regulations. They claim sovereignty over a 22,000-square-kilometre swath of land, an area the size of Israel, and have successfully invoked nationwide solidarity protests that have crippled portions of the country’s rail system. Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders and their accomplices have defied court orders and ignored agreements signed by 20 band councils, including their own. The issue at hand is the building of a 670-kilometre gas pipeline to a $40-billion LNG plant on the coast, but at stake is the future of Canada itself. On Dec. 31, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered protesters to allow workers access to a remote logging road in northern B.C. But Wet’suwet’en activists continued to block the road and, days later, 28 were arrested (six of whom were released without charges). Now, dozens of arrests have followed across the country. Such lawlessness has been emboldened since 2015, when Trudeau decided that the federal government would not enforce the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. The law requires Indigenous leaders, often inherited chiefs, to be accountable and transparent by forcing them to publish audits of band expenses, including their compensation. Along the way, the federal government has also sidestepped disputes involving corruption, rigged elections, no elections, nepotism and charter rights violations. By ceding its oversight powers to band chiefs and councils, without checks and balances, or any semblance of accountability, the feds have allowed the rights of the Indigenous People who fall under the control of these chiefs and councils to be trampled upon, according to Indigenous lawyer and activist Catherine Twinn. Now, the rights of all Canadians are being trampled on. These self-appointed potentates are not only thumbing their noses at the rule of law, but at their own members. For example, Wet’suwet’en member Philip Tait told CTV that he is hoping to get a job with the project. “Right now, this is probably got one of the biggest job creations in the province here, and we want to be part of it,” he said. “The hereditary chiefs’ office, they don’t speak for the whole clan.” Another member, Bonnie George, added that, “A majority of our people do want to see this project go through. The reason why it’s not out there is because people are afraid to speak up, but that’s starting to change.” This week, faced with a propane shortage due to the blockade, Quebec Premier François Legault demanded the federal government must get “involved, because it (the blockade) doesn’t only concern Quebec. It concerns all provinces.” Yet the federal government’s response has been irresponsible at best. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said enforcement of court orders is up to provinces. The Prime Minister’s Office and the Crown-indigenous relations minister referred media calls to the natural resources minister’s office, which, in turn, said the matter was a provincial issue. When asked, the prime minister merely said the protests were “an issue of concern” and that he is encouraging “all parties to dialogue to resolve this as quickly as possible.” In the absence of federal intervention, the crisis will escalate. The chiefs are now demanding that B.C. cancel all permits for this and other resource projects and that the RCMP and provincial authorities vacate the territory. They also invoked a groundless report by the United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination, which urged Canada to stop the Site C dam project, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and this Coastal Gaslink pipeline, on the basis that the rights of Indigenous People have been ignored. Now a full-blown secession crisis is underway, thanks to the Liberal government’s abdication of its responsibility to uphold the laws, democratic rights and courts of Canada for all Canadians. It’s a disgrace.
  23. 1 point
    I have never seen so many articles commenting on the hijacking of the country in a national newspaper......while the leader of the country glad hands in Africa, oblivious to the plight of the economy at home.
  24. 1 point
    Not at all... they are instrumental in assuring four more years for Trump. In fact, were it not for the loons, he would likely lose. So I say bring em on and the louder they squawk and the more they squawk the better. Note that - "The White House hopefuls are trying to blunt Bloomberg, who gained attention by flooding the national airwaves with hundreds of millions of dollars in advertisements and is on the verge of being admitted into next week’s presidential debate." If anyone represents what democrat's loudly vilify it would have to be Mike Bloomberg; we should now hear NO MORE about the evil 1% and certainly NO MORE about how Republicans enable them. Democratic hypocrisy can now be stored in 45 gallon drums, carried in pails, bottled in jars, and poured on Corn Flakes. To achieve the full, transparent, and patronizing effect, you have to say this with a affected southern drawl while pretending ya aint a millionaire.... "We aint no ways tired;" and "I'm gonna get me a beer" Y'all come getcha some.
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    Personally, I would welcome the conflict. These protestors are clearly in violation of our country's laws - send in the Army. CS gas and truncheons - that would be my solution. "You have 30 minutes to vacate or we will remove you." and then do it. Don't care if it's Greenpeace, Antifa, Neo-nazis or First Nations - off to the Gulag. If more show up tomorrow, remove them too. Peaceful protest along side the road where it doesn't impede anyone, fine, stand there all day and night if you want. Block a gate, door, road, railway, sidewalk - taser, tear gas and cable-tie handcuffs.
  27. 1 point
    Humanity has stifled evolution. In the animal kingdom the stupid, sick adn slow are killed off and as a result the herd becomes stronger. Humanities attempt to better mother nature makes us weaker because we keep the stupid, sick and slow safe. While that may sound heartless humanity goes against the laws of nature where only the strong survive. Humanity gives us the EVERYONE survives scenario. You want to know what wrong with the earth? People. We found ways to increase life expectancy to the detriment of the planet we live on. Do away with vaccines, medicine and other technologies that help us live longer and in a couple of generations we will not have a population problem anymore.
  28. 1 point
    The Marginal Tax rate payed by the rich is by definition "more" However I do not think the Tax system is fair on the rich either. Why does a rich person pay a higher percentage of his money than a lower income earner? Flat tax is a better system because EVERYONE pays the same ratio of tax on their income. Say 25% as a nice round easy number. make %10,000 pay $2500. Make $100,000 pay $25,000 easy, straight forward and less red tape. Now make it so there are no tax deductions. Tax is tax Period. no hiding income. no one can argue but the low income earners will bitch because now they actually have to pay something into the system. Now go to the best system IMHO. Give me 100% of my income. Let me spend it as I please but only tax me on what I spend. Spending is what makes the economy run. If I have more I spend more. Tax all goods and services (maybe a few exceptions) at 25% (round number) and let the revenues flow. Do away with all of the other taxes and surcharges. The effect here is you can get rid of an entire branch of the Government.... The CRA. No need for a tax return anymore. As for the last statement in the quote above. Consumption tax at the right level would equal or better the income tax. High tax payers use shelters to hide their income from the tax man or just move it off shore. Consumption guarantees collection.
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    We have one in this very forum.
  30. 1 point
    Did you work for an Ontario liberal government by any chance?
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    yeah I saw that. Bloody idiotic. I understand that people have the right to peaceful protest but a good definition of peaceful is needed. Is it "Peaceful" to enrage fellow Canadians by preventing them access to their work and lively hood that have nothing at all to do with the topic at hand? I would argue no it is not. It is disruptive and ultimately leads to conflict which is far from the definition of peaceful.
  33. 1 point
    I totally agree. Instead of stopping, the engineer should have blown his whistle loud and clear a few times giving them ample opportunity to GTF off the tracks, and then proceeded to “give-it-to-er” and plow through. I bet there would never be another protest on a rail line in the future..
  34. 1 point
    Emptying the swamp? Seriously? He's done nothing but fill the swamp with alligators...
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    Canada doesn’t need a United Nations seat. It needs a PM focused on issues at home Millions more will be spent for endeavour that offers no benefits, says Diane Francis. Calgary Herald 11 Feb 2020 SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits troops at Camp Canada in Kuwait on Monday. Canada’s chances of winning a UN security council seat are a long shot because it’s a laggard in some areas, including its peacekeeping efforts, writes Diane Francis. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hobnobbing in Africa this week with the president of the Toronto Raptors, spending Canadian tax dollars to woo votes for Canada’s bid to get onto the United Nations Security Council. His road show follows another recent one by two cabinet ministers and a parliamentary secretary. Last year, the Liberals blew $1.9 million on marketing costs for this seat, plus the salaries and expenses of the 13 government employees appointed to work full time on this bid. Undoubtedly, millions more will be spent until the June election in the UN General Assembly for a seat that provides zero benefits to Canada and, frankly, some serious potential downsides. The question for Canadians to ponder is why does Trudeau indulge in an inconsequential goal that confers no power, economic opportunities or benefits to Canada? The answer is that securing this seat would be touted by the Liberals as a foreign policy win of some sort following the “costume,” off-mic and Aga Khan fiascos. This party has also tied itself to the United Nations’ hopelessly flawed, and unsuccessful, climate change processes, to the detriment of Canada’s biggest industries and living standards. Now the Liberals want a seat at the big boys’ table and are spending millions to get it. But consider the ironies. Trudeau wages an election campaign throughout Africa, where 54 of the 193 votes in the UN General Assembly reside. To be successful, he must woo the leaders of these nations, many of whom are despots, kleptocrats or worse. When it comes to obtaining votes at international institutions such as the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee or FIFA, money talks. So do student visas, work permits, foreign aid and trade missions. This is the currency that wins votes. The entire exercise is even more questionable given that Africa is a prime environmental offender. The UN climate agreements exempt most African countries, along with all developing nations, including mega-polluters China and India, from curbing their emissions. As a result, African countries pave, pollute, deforest and infest their landscapes with filthy coal plants with impunity. Hypocrisy aside, the seat is virtually worthless. There are the five permanent seat holders (U.S., U.K., France, China and Russia), and each have a veto. Then there are another 10 non-permanent seats, with two-year terms. It’s been 20 years since Canada held one of those seats. Besides, Canada’s chances are a long shot. China is not a fan of Canada’s since the extradition issue began involving a Huawei executive. Canada is also a late entry, compared to its two competitors, Ireland and Norway, which have been lobbying for years. All three are vying for a seat that will serve two years, in 2021 and 2022. In addition, the two European countries have several advantages. Norway donates almost one per cent of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance, Ireland contributes 0.32 per cent and Canada is in third place, donating 0.27 per cent of its GNI. And Canada has become a laggard when it comes to peacekeeping efforts, too. Instead of pursuing a seat, the Canadian government should concentrate on fixing what the first Trudeau term has damaged at home. How about championing and growing our resource industries? How about building the economy, nurturing entrepreneurship and lowering taxes? How about pushing for the United Nations to scrap its current flawed climate change agreement that punishes Canada’s clean and ethical resource industries, but lets the world’s biggest polluters completely off the hook? Canadians don’t need a UN seat. Canadians need a prime minister who defends and protects Canada from fads, fanatics and fantasies.
  37. 1 point
    It is a culture adopted from McDonnell Douglas unfortunately. $ trumps Safety
  38. 1 point
    Thanks for reminding me that I am getting old!
  39. 1 point
    Yup... The whole thing borders on madness and does no one any good. We have had nothing but "breaking news, bombshell report" for the last 3 years. Just check out the previous 163 pages and gird your loins for Trump 3.0 Continues. Clearly you are not ready to get on with the grunt and neither are they. I think it's self defeating but most of the Trump fans are rooting for you. Winning should be dead easy here, but no.... Y'all come getcha some! https://video.foxnews.com/v/6131413045001#sp=show-clips
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    YA THINK? THAT is why they are on strike.
  41. 1 point
    This has been bothering me so I want to reply - my neighbour home schools and her 16 year old daughter entered Western this year with a 90+ % Also, her mom isn't marching up and down my street demanding more. BTW- where are all the strikes this coming Friday?
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    Tell that to the hundreds of pilots who make a living fighting fires, doing power line maintenance, hauling drilling gear and logging in a helo. They make their bones in the low and slow regime most of the time. I guess they’re all crazy and destined to die.
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    The S76 is a two engine helicopter so I’m guessing your concern is really about safe single engine airspeed and not the autorotation envelope. Simply put, you need to assess the likelihood of an engine failure below safe single engine airspeed (a function of weight temp etc) with the weather conditions at the time and adjust accordingly, if you need low altitude and reduced speed to see and avoid obstacles in a place where obstacles abound…. then you do what needs doing to get the job done. Turning back, landing or filing IFR are all great options but that’s not what happened here. BTW, lots (and I mean lots) of helicopter work is done from the hover, consider that Seaking pilots spend bags of time in a 40 foot hover with dipping sonar deployed over the North Atlantic at night; an engine failure means ditching from the hover. Cruise altitude between transitions is at 150 feet with baralt hold engaged and the only time you see a light is during takeoff and landing…. and those lights are moving.
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    and in action 1962 https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/935643203578
  45. 1 point
    Did you read that link I posted about being right vs winning? I only put it there for you.
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    Apropos the subject on how to train pilots, there is in my view an excellent insight on PPRuNe, to which, with the Mods' kind permission/understanding, I will take the opportunity afforded by the above subject, to provide a link. I think this contributor has provided one of few keys into achieving a good balance between mere technical proficiency and becoming a professional airman in full sense of the term. Here is the link: https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/629449-pegasus-accident-saw-just-reported-11.html#post10682528
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    Why Harley Davidson Declining Sales Are Causing Plant Closings Apparently all the Baby-Boomers now all have their motorcycles. Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles: 1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat. 2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on. 3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving. 4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one. 5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped. 6 Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care. 7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning. 8. They can't afford one because they spent 4-6 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies, Art History or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available. 9. They are allergic to fresh air. 10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes. 11. They might get their hands dirty checking the evil oil. 12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen. 13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch. 14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding. 15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did. 16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes. 17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield. 18. They would have to use leg muscles to back up. 19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face. 20 It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water. 21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy. 22. Can't get the motorcycle down the stairs to their parents' basement.
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    On a number of levels, that's a really sad photograph.
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    What I should have qualified above is what I would call an immigrant in 2019....which are the ones Trudeau drags in unnecessarily for political purposes from Syria, Lebanon etc and the invasion he allows to waltz across the border unhindered at Roxham Rd. “ Statistics Canada recently took a close look at that first cohort of 25,000 Syrian refugees who had landed as of May 10, 2016. Employment is the most important metric by which to gauge the integration of refugees into Canadian society. And here the news seems rather disappointing. Only 24 per cent of adult male Syrian refugees were working, according to census data.“ https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/how-syrian-refugees-to-canada-have-fared-since-2015/ Looked at another way, 4 years later, going on 5... Canadians are STILL supporting 76% of them, and their families and no doubt their sub families that have come since the initial invasion. Canada’s resident idiot in charge makes a mockery of the entire legal legitimate immigration system that has worked successfully for eons. He gives to the ones that had to apply, go through interviews and then wait for years, the ones who had to meet some mandatory monetary and education qualifications. I whole heartedly support the “normal” process. Canada needs immigration, in fact the more the better , except that we need people who will be the solutions to Canada’s problems .... not addIng to our problems Canada needs employable workers with skills, not Freeloaders !!!