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  1. Yup Jaydee.....Liberals love to brag about their schemes creating jobs: Remember Daltons Green Energy ACT: “The GEA effort was led by George Smitherman, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. It was claimed that the bill will help the government ensure the province’s future by: Supporting and expanding economic investment, thus building a stronger, greener economy with an estimated 50,000+ direct and indirect jobs over the next three years” Sadly, we know how that turned out! ... and are still paying the price.
  2. I get the argument about jobs being exported, but how do companies compete when foreign goods flood into a market?? Do we go back to the days of trade barriers and tariffs, or do we allow the market to sort it out and allow consumers a choice of products? If we stand and say buy North American, support our economy, buy local, what do you say to all the Hyundai and Kia owners?
  3. Simple question....was the belt sign ON or OFF??? I haven’t read anything in the media reports to indicate.....if it was ON, end of story.
  4. st27

    L 188

    I thought capturing the prop phasing and pitch was fantastic detail....a fairly complex system for an aircraft designed in the 50’ wonder it was nicknamed the Lockheed Electric! The prop rpm in flight was 1020...pitch varied with power requirements. Here are some notes for the more mechanically inclined re:prop phasing.
  5. Wasn’t on this airplane long but what a great machine......Nordair had them configured for long range ice patrol .. 8-10 hours was no problem...with fuselage tanks installed, we carried around 65000 lbs of gas!!!!!! Alternates were never a problem. We could go anywhere. Yes, we flew in the Arctic but with this airplane, it wasn’t exactly bush flying. And with those props, stopping wasn’t an issue either. I remember landing on a dicey runway once and tower asked “How was the braking??” . As we were parking, the captain smiled and said “I’ll tell him when I use ‘em!!”. (Didn’t want to hijack the dash thread so I started this one...maybe we could start a thread for neat aircraft).
  6. We are behind the times....(geography, climate could be responsible)....was in Los Angeles recently...I have never seen so many Tesla’s and hybrids.
  7. And a while back: Or this one: One thing this pm doesn’t have a problem with is throwing around our money.., whether it’s for Quebec projects, women’s rights issue, or foreign aid. ....until it comes down to a political foe...then he’ll turn the taps off to screw his opponent....look at his vindictiveness to screw Mark Norman and Judy Wilson Raybould. Remember Trudeau’s mantra.....Working for the middle class and those working hard to join it.Because when the middle class is strong, growing, and successful, so is Canada. I think we owe it to families. Because I love my kids. Because you love your kids and grandkids. Make no mistake, if the jobs vanish, Trudeau will wear this as an Ontario vs. Quebec issue. And maybe blaming Ford is just a smokescreen by the Trudeau liberals to deflect from their inability to bargain with Trump:
  8. I’ll take the L188 for that job.
  9. I’m not particularly socialist in my views but the Hamptons is not the only problem with billionaires. London England is the home of over 100 billionaires and has an increasing problem of non doms...non domiciled property owners who drive up property prices, over develop the property, then stay in said property maybe 1-4 weeks a year.......downside... the neighbourhoods collapse, grocery stores, pubs, restaurants lose business... rents go up due property values and eventually go out of business. One of my favourites is now closed:
  10. Do people read the airlines tariffs when they buy a ticket or just make assumptions?
  11. As the CWH Lancaster is a testament to Canadian Bomber crews generally, this article puts another human story to the cost of battle, almost 75 years ago. As we enjoy these beautiful summer days, this offers a glimpse of bomber crew life. How many people today realize what was given up for us??
  12. And it won’t be long before Cb starts blaming west coast earthquakes on climate change. The libs will introduce a tax to stop earthquakes, putting a price on plate tectonics ...
  13. I am a firm believer that deforestation is the main driver of climate change.....15 years ago, flying over the Amazon, you could see broad swaths of jungle on fire for clear cutting. It’s also a big problem in Malaysia. These areas are no longer a heat sink they used to be and contribute greatly to warming of continental air masses. So between the clear cutting and witnessing the carbon consumption of world cities like New York, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, etc., us doing our part to reduce our carbon emissions by .5% of the world really doesn’t amount to a flying f$+k. The world could care less what Canadians’s just a feather in Trudeau’s hat at the UN. It’s a global problem. So when climate barbie starts up about forest fires and heat related catastrophes, it goes beyond our borders. Just like Wynne’s claiming the Green Energy plan led to an improvement in Ontario air quality....more like the collapse of the steel and heavy industry in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  14. I’ll bet the Service Members were more than happy to oblige!!
  15. Careful now...our governing party will brand you as a racist for your colonial depiction our our indigenous partners defending their homeland. On a lighter note, here is a more up to date version of George Washington in Trump land.
  16. Bring back NDB approaches!
  17. Here is a breakdown of the ever increasing list of letters in what used to describe the LGB community: ”What was once LGBT is today LGBTQQIP2SAA, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, 2-spirited, asexual and allies).” Just thought I’d keep everybody up to speed here, as a community service.
  18. “The project, says Brulle, is the first part of three: in the future he'll turn a similar eye to the climate movement and to the environmental movement. But for now, the focus is on the deniers.“ I’ll be waiting for you to post these reports,Deicer. There will be just as many billions bankrolled, just as much obfuscation and ulterior motives.
  19. “Mr. Trudeau and Ms. Freeland made some modest new pledges of support to Ukraine, whose military confrontation with Moscow, after Russian troops occupied Crimea and began attacks on eastern Ukraine in 2014 has left it beleaguered.” Still waiting for Trudeau to follow through on his promise to tell Putin “to his face” to get out of the Ukraine. From 4 years ago:
  20. They don’t call him “the groper” for nothing!!
  21. I hope they air that bit on national media.....the current ad with the 4 people debating Trudeau is lame...especially the comment about gas prices (which is currently cheaper than it has been in 6 months). The Conservative communications group needs to get aggressive....the libs won’t be softballing their ads....the ghost of Steven Harper will be front and center.
  22. Here’s another GA accident....a runway excursion? “Local officials in Addison, Texas, have confirmed that all 10 people aboard died in the crash of a King Air 350 Sunday morning. The aircraft was taking off from the airport near Dallas when it struck a hangar and caught fire. There were no people in the hangar but at least one business jet could be seen inside in photos taken from the field. Officials did not release any details about the occupants or the ownership of the aircraft by our press time. The crash caused significant impact and fire damage to the hangar. Addison city spokesman Edward Martelle told The Associated Press that the fire was put out quickly by airport firefighters. The NTSB will send an investigative team. It was the second crash of a King Air in a little more than a week. Last Saturday, a King Air 65 carrying 11 people, most of them skydivers, crashed while taking off from Dillingham Airfield on Oahu in Hawaii. Everyone died in that crash.”
  23. Perhaps unrelated to experience, but there seems to be an increase in general aviation accidents....a recent one in Hawaii and a couple in Alaska. A sign of the times?? fyi ... another 8 or so from AC for June (me included after 27000 hours).