st27

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  1. I’ll take the L188 for that job.
  2. 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: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d1043859-Reviews-Audley-London_England.html
  3. Do people read the airlines tariffs when they buy a ticket or just make assumptions?
  4. 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?? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-a-second-world-war-mystery-solved-75-years-later-a-transatlantic/
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 do...it’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.
  7. I’ll bet the Service Members were more than happy to oblige!!
  8. 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.
  9. Bring back NDB approaches!
  10. 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.
  11. “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.
  12. “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: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-trudeau-putin-1.3268798
  13. They don’t call him “the groper” for nothing!!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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).
  17. This is not the first time a senior officer has stretched the SOPs or taken a ”can do” attitude to an extreme conclusion: On Friday, 24 June 1994, a United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52 Stratofortress crashed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, United States,[1] after its pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur "Bud" Holland, maneuvered the bomber beyond its operational limits and lost control. The B-52 stalled, fell to the ground and exploded, killing Holland and the three other field-grade officers on board the aircraft. In addition, one person on the ground suffered injuries during the accident, but survived. The crash was captured on video and was shown repeatedly on news broadcasts throughout the world.[2][3] 1994 Fairchild Air Force Base B-52 crash The B-52, a fraction of a second before it crashed. Co-pilot McGeehan's escape hatch, jettisoned during his attempt to eject, is visible near the tip of the vertical stabilizer. Accident Date 24 June 1994 Summary Pilot error lead to stall Site Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, U.S. 47.6105°N 117.6505°W Aircraft Aircraft type B-52H Stratofortress Aircraft name Czar 52 Operator United States Air Force Registration Passengers 0 Crew 4 Fatalities 4 Injuries 1 (on ground) Survivors The subsequent investigation concluded that the crash was attributable primarily to three factors: Holland's personality and behavior; USAF leaders' delayed or inadequate reactions to earlier incidents involving Holland; and the sequence of events during the aircraft's final flight. The crash is now used in military and civilian aviation environments as a case study in teaching crew resource management. It is also often used by the U.S. Armed Forces during aviation safety training as an example of the importance of complying with safety regulations and correcting the behavior of anyone who violates safety procedures.
  18. Definitely a case of water in the fuel now!
  19. Why did she not phone 911 instead of yapping to her BFF and running down her phones battery?
  20. Well..following the links for the closure of the Veterans Affairs offices:” Personally, I had to deal with Veterans Affairs through a 1 800 number and couldn’t have received better service, as opposed to going to an office 100 km away. As for the pension issue, the current government has just kicked the can down the road, like so many of its promise...infrastructure, defense, etc. The previous government had had a plan, although unpalatable to some, was in the long term good of the program. ” And as far as Unifor funding Engage Canada, I’d be **bleep** if my union dues were funding a political agenda that I wasn’t in favour of (either left or right).. is that really what unions are about??
  21. Engage Canada is a broad-based, grassroots organization formed in response to a growing movement of Canadians looking to ensure that the agenda in Ottawa protects what matters most to families. Here is a backgrounder to the group that makes the claims in Deicer post, maybe not as broad based as they claim: “With the Conservatives, you and your family just aren’t in the picture” said one Engage Canada TV ad focused on income inequality. “The Harper Conservatives, they won’t be there for you,” said another focused on health care. But Engage Canada was nowhere to be found on Election Canada’s list of registered third party advertisers as part of the 2015 election. Engage Canada spent all of its advertising dollars before the election was called, meaning the group never had to register as a third party advertiser and disclose any financial details. It looks like the group may be employing the same strategy this time around with Scheer, said Erin Crandall, an Acadia University professor who studies Canadian election law. “If Engage Canada takes the same approach as the 2015 election, to stop advertising before the regulatory period, then we’re not going to have any insight into donors” said Crandall. Engage Canada also used social media channels to bypass election advertising regulations in the last election cycle, said Crandall. “If you can do all the big ad spending before the regulatory period, and then stick the ads up on social media where it doesn’t cost anything, then you’ve been able to strategically spend more than you would have been able to otherwise,” she said. Monday night’s Raptors game is a prime example. Any and all production costs tied to the ad, and the price of the highly-coveted NBA finals airtime, do not need to be released by the group. Since the ad money is being spent before pre-writ period, Engage Canada does not need to disclose any financial details. And, short of Engage Canada releasing its own financial documents, it’s next to impossible to know where, exactly, the money to fund the group’s TV, radio and social media ads is coming from. Engage Canada told CTV News it is “funded entirely by donations, large and small, from individual Canadians, organizations, and groups across the country…including labour unions." Two current directors of the group, corporate records show, are political campaign veterans Kathleen Monk, former campaign director to Jack Layton, and Dave Gene, former deputy chief of operations to Dalton McGuinty. Monk confirmed she and Gene are active directors of the group in an emailed statement. As of May 25, days before Engage Canada launched its anti-Scheer ad campaign, the group gained two new directors: Peter Kennedy, former Unifor national secretary-treasurer, and Igor Delov, executive assistant to the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. Unifor national president Jerry Dias asked union members to donate to Engage Canada during a speech made at a Unifor Ontario Regional Council meeting in December 2015, archived records show. Scheer and Unifor’s leadership have been publicly at odds recently due to the controversy surrounding the union group’s involvement in the panel to choose which news organizations will receive new tax credits. The Conservative leader says that including an anti-Conservative union on the panel will undermine its credibility and give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an edge in the upcoming election. “Unifor is a highly partisan group with highly aggressive and partisan goals,” said Scheer during question period on May 29. "Scheer puts the very principles of truth and democracy at risk with this own brand of fake news" said Unifor national president Jerry Dias in a written response to Scheer's comments. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/who-s-behind-the-anti-andrew-scheer-ad-airing-during-raptors-game-1.4460332
  22. Big surprise .... the police investigation in the Danforth shooter has concluded he was mentally troubled...nothing to see here folks, move along... don’t worry about the AK magazines, ammunition, the drugs or the numerous trips out of the country.
  23. So,,,, still wondering what specific Trudeau policies have attributed to the job numbers... btw .... not all good news: Canada sheds jobs in May as construction hiring falls: ADP https://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAKCN1TL1HW-OCADN