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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. Why you need trusted news sources:


    Analysis / Bias

    North99 is a combination between a media source and an activist portal. The news reported always favors the left and uses loaded language such as this: Voter Fraud, Illegal Fundraising, Racism – A Timeline of Every Doug Ford Ontario Election Controversy. Essentially, the sole purpose of the website is to discredit right wing politicians and policy in Canada. News articles are reasonably sourced to mainstream media outlets.

    factual search reveals that North99 has failed a fact check. However, they corrected this errorwhen discovered and maintains a high factual rating.

    Overall, we rate North99 Left Biased for story selection that always favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 6/10/2018) Updated (2/16/2019)



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  4. 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).



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    The federal government will give $1.3 billion in funding for the extension of the Montreal métro’s Blue Line, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday.

    But two years before construction of the 5.8-kilometre extension is scheduled to begin, the overall cost of the project is still unknown. The former Quebec Liberal government estimated the cost at $3.9 billion, but in May it was revealed the price tag would increase by at least $600 millionbecause of higher-than-expected expropriation costs and tax bills.

    Trudeau's announcement Thursday is the latest of several major transportation pledges for Quebec. Ottawa gave more than $1 billion for the REM and paid the whole bill for the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge, which opened on Monday without tolls -- as promised by the Trudeau Liberals.”


    And a while back:


    “The federal government says it will provide $372.5 million in interest-free loans to Bombardier, a move that elicited criticism even though it is far less than the transportation giant originally sought more than a year ago.

    Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said the money will preserve thousands of high-paying technology jobs in Ontario, where the Global will be assembled, and Quebec, where it will be completed and where the CSeries is built.”

    Or this one:


    A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households -- but only in a few years when federal money finally flows to new units and tenant benefits.


    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:


    We need the federal government to continue to negotiate with the U.S. government,” Ford said.

    “This is killing our trade with the United States.  We have to change the Buy America policy.”

    Legault said that Bombardier being blocked from getting future rail contracts in the United States is at the heart of the layoffs. 

    “So that’s why we all decided together that we need more leadership from the Prime Minister of Canada to negotiate an exemption,” Legault said.

    One official in Ford’s office put it more bluntly.

    “Justin Trudeau has failed to stand up to Buy America,” they said.

    Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who is hosting the meeting, backed up his counterparts in calling for greater federal leadership in getting Canadian industries an exemption from the provisions but also said the premiers will take action themselves.


  7. 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:

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.😀

  10. “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.

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  11. “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:


  12. 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.

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  13. 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.”