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Moon The Loon

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  1. I think I postulated 6 years ago on this thread (has it really gone that long??) that rising sea levels ARE HERE. What are world's governments doing to look after 50% of the world's population that lives within 100' of then sea levels? Well, if Venice wasn't the canary in the coal mine, how 'bout this - https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/africa/lagos-sinking-floods-climate-change-intl-cmd/index.html (spelling error!)
  2. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/politics/covid-reality-check/index.html With November 2022 just over a year away, it will be interesting to see the fallout from this insanity.
  3. Planning on just about that, old friend! Lots to do though around the new (30 year old) house we bought just outside Fredericton in late 2019 - before the stupidness took over the world. The moving trucks arrived three weeks ago and filled the double garage with "stuff". Will probably take a lifetime to empty it into the household crevices the "stuff" was meant to fill!
  4. Thanks Mav - deeply appreciated.
  5. Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I guess I overstated "gone". I'll still watch this site at least once a day and rest assured, if something needs to be said, I'll be here!
  6. In less than 24 hours, nearly 45 years of effort comes to an end. My retirement papers are filed and the pension benefits start in August. Even though it's only 13+ years at Transport Canada, the post-retirement benefits are welcome. It's been a blast but it's time to put away the toys and let the kids take over. I continue to monitor the AEF but it's nothing like it used to be in years past. Otherwise, so long, and thanks for the memories!
  7. I think your basic thread title premise is valid. There are too many variables in your question to comment upon.
  8. ALPA abandoned C3 faster than a speeding bullet. Rather than coordinate a national response to over a thousand out of work pilots, they allowed Employment Canada's contracted suppliers (there were thousands across the country, some larger cities had up to a dozen subs that administered EI benefits - or lack thereof) to make their profits by denying pilots their due. At the end of the day, had C3 come to collect what they perceived to be their due, it would not have ended well.
  9. Worked too long and hard to earn mine. Sorry, no joy.
  10. If there was any single take-away from my very few years of international contract flying, it is this very thing. In four different contract agencies, I witnessed three agencies that did not do full diligence on its candidates. If my very limited exposure to such practice is any indication, the fraudulent application of pilot licensing credentials is rampant. Thank the gods I'm retiring!!!
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