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Moon The Loon

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  1. C'mon folks, a very worthy cause by a very persistent candidate!
  2. I remember a time when each time you clicked on a topic, a new window had to open up causing our then Admin's extra bandwidth/cost. I suggested "Why not leave the main menu at the top of the screen and split the lower half (frame) to show the post." It worked and the site has evolved ever since! (that would have been ~1998)
  3. INCIDENT: Cargojet 767 Had Tail Strike, And Flew On! - Mentour Pilot First off, is this story accurate? On takeoff, no less. Usually happens on landings with Vref too low during flare. Only thing I can think of in this instance is a gross over-rotation just slightly above or even below Vr.
  4. Now who's spreading mis-information - show your source!
  5. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/entertainment-pmn/rolling-stones-drummer-charlie-watts-dies-at-80
  6. Couldn't agree more. Hope his minority is further dwindled.
  7. I still think it to be entirely vain to suggest humans can reverse what is happening. I might even be convinced humans have had a role in what we are experiencing, but not to the extent of what we are actually seeing. CLIMATE is a huge science, influenced primarily, I say again, primarily, by Earth's oceans. The oceans create weather; weather, over thousands of years influence/cause climate change _/-. Regarding rising sea levels, this has been a known threat for over 30 years. What have world governments done to mitigate this phenomenon that affects so many of our 8 billions who live within 100' of mean sea level? Absolutely nothing. I'm getting old and tired of this "sky is falling" discussion...
  8. 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!)
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. Thanks Mav - deeply appreciated.
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. I think your basic thread title premise is valid. There are too many variables in your question to comment upon.
  15. 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.
  16. Worked too long and hard to earn mine. Sorry, no joy.
  17. 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!!!
  18. "Sick f**k" comes to mind. Have known a few of them over the years. Unbelievable how companies that have known of this insanity protects it.
  19. Pierre Elliot is rolling over in his grave over his offspring's support of Quebec nationalism, a practice PET defended against until his dying day. The childish naivety that says they can "amend" the Constitution Act of 1982 is hollow and false. What they can do is take exception to the Constitution Act of 1982 using the "Nothwithstanding" clause: 33. (1) Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter. (2) An Act or a provision of an Act in respect of which a declaration made under this section is in effect shall have such operation as it would have but for the provision of this Charter referred to in the declaration. (3) A declaration made under section (1) shall cease to have effect five years after it comes into force or on such earlier date as may be specified in the declaration. (4) Parliament or the legislature of a province may re-enact a declaration made under section (1). (5) Section (3) applies in respect of a re-enactment made under section (4). Enactment of this Section 33 is only good for 5 years and must continuously be updated if the respective province wants to maintain its difference.
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