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  1. 13.1 BILLION a year in interest. Imagine the possibilities.
  2. Trudeau’s getting good returns for buying the CBC. With crap reporting like this the CBC has ZERO credibility
  3. I would PAY for a ticket just to watch that happen.
  4. I am in a somewhat similar scenario as per time spent away. I really wish I could sleep like you....seems my mind never shuts down day or night. I always loved my “ job”. I certainly don’t miss the bureaucracy, I don’t miss the simulators. I don’t miss the company one bit. I do miss the flying, the excitement of going to work, the airplanes, the technology, the layovers all over the world, the endless supply of new restaurants to explore, the friends I made. If I hadn’t been forced to retire I would probably still be doing what some call “working”
  5. To those who understand the world of flying. You see them at airport terminals around the world. You see them in the morning early, sometimes at night. They come neatly uniformed and hatted, sleeves striped; wings over their left pocket; They show up looking fresh. There's a brisk, young-old look of efficiency about them. They arrive fresh from home, from hotels, carrying suitcases, battered briefcases, bulging, with a wealth of technical information, data, filled with regulations, rules. They know the new, harsh sheen of Chicago 's O'Hare. They know the cluttered approaches to Newark ; they know the tricky shuttle that is Rio; they know but do not relish the intricate instrument approaches to various foreign airports; they know the volcanoes all around Guatemala. They respect foggy San Francisco . They know the up-and-down walk to the gates at Dallas , the Texas sparseness of Abilene , the very narrow Berlin Corridor, New Orleans ' sparkling terminal, the milling crowds at Washington . They know Butte , Boston , and Beirut . They appreciate Miami 's perfect weather; they recognize the danger of an ice-slick runway at JFK. They understand short runways, antiquated fire equipment, inadequate approach lighting, but there is one thing they will never comprehend: Complacency. They marvel at the exquisite good taste of hot coffee in Anchorage and a cold beer in Guam . They vaguely remember the workhorse efficiency of the DC-3s, the reliability of the DC-4s and DC-6s, the trouble with the DC-7 and the propellers on Boeing 377s. They discuss the beauty of an old gal named Connie. They recognize the high shrill whine of a Viscount, the rumbling thrust of a DC-8 or 707 on a clearway takeoff from Haneda, and a Convair. The remoteness of the 747 cockpit. The roominess of the DC-10 and the wonderfully snug fit of a DC-9. They speak a language unknown to Webster. They discuss ALPA, EPRs, fans, mach and bogie swivels. And, strangely, such things as bugs, thumpers, crickets, and CATs, but they are inclined to change the subject when the uninitiated approaches. They have tasted the characteristic loneliness of the sky, and occasionally the adrenaline of danger. They respect the unseen thing called turbulence; they know what it means to fight for self-control, to discipline one's senses. They buy life insurance, but make no concession to the possibility of complete disaster, for they have uncommon faith in themselves, their crew and what they are doing. They concede the glamour is gone from flying. They deny a pilot is through at sixty. They know tomorrow, or the following night, something will come along they have never met before; they know flying requires perseverance and vigilance. They know they must practice, lest they retrograde. They realize why some wit once quipped: "Flying is year after year of monotony punctuated by seconds of stark terror." As a group, they defy mortality tables, yet approach semi-annual physical examinations with trepidation. They are individualistic, yet bonded together. They are family people. They are reputedly overpaid, yet entrusted with equipment worth millions. And entrusted with lives, countless lives, behind and below him. At times they are reverent: They have watched the Pacific sky turn purple at dusk and the stark beauty of sunrise over Iceland at the end of a polar crossing. They know the twinkling, jeweled beauty of Los Angeles at night; they have seen snow on the Rockies. They remember the vast unending mat of green Amazon jungle, the twisting Silver road that is the father of waters, an ice cream cone called Fujiyama; the hump of Africa. Who can forget Everest from 100 miles away, or the ice fog in Fairbanks in January? They have watched natural and man-made satellites streak across a starry sky, seen the clear, deep blue of the stratosphere, felt the incalculable force of the heavens. They have marveled at sun-streaked evenings, dappled earth, velvet night, spun silver clouds, sculptured cumulus: God's weather. They have viewed the Northern Lights, a wilderness of sky, a pilot's halo, a bomber's moon, horizontal rain and snow, contrails and St Elmo's Fire. Only an aviator experiences all these. It is their world. It once was mine. It will be missed, forever
  6. LOL. “ Your wages are my birthright”
  7. Karma.... Australian Couple Travels Through Asia To ‘Break Stigma’ Of Countries Getting A ‘Bad Rap.’ They’re Reportedly In Jail In Iran. An Australian couple traveling through Asia who wanted to "break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad wrap [sic] in the media," reportedly found out the hard way that some countries may well deserve the reputation they have: the couple was reportedly arrested 10 weeks ago in Iran. Jolie King, who has dual U.K. and Australian nationality, and Mark Firkin, have over 20,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube, where they document their travels. According to the BBC, the couple was traveling through Asia to Great Britain, starting in 2017. The pair had a drone they used to take footage of the dozen countries through which they were passing. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that drone landed them behind bars in Iran 10 weeks ago. "The pair has been held as prisoners for about 10 weeks after being arrested for reportedly flying a drone without a permit," ABC reports. The BBC reports that the couple is "believed to be being held in Tehran's Evin prison." Another British-Australian woman, reportedly a University of Cambridge-educated scholar, has been jailed for 10 years in Iran, according to the BBC. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she spoke to the Iranian government about all three people last week. "Since they were detained, the Australian Government has been pressing the Iranian Government for their release," said Payne. "I have communicated with my Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Zarif, many times about these cases, including through face-to-face face meetings. We met as recently as last week." "Our biggest motivation ... is to hopefully inspire anyone wanting to travel, and also try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad wrap [sic] in the media," King and Firkin had written about their travels. In July, Australia announced that it would join the U.S. and the U.K. as they monitored the Strait of Hormuz. Reported Iranian provocations involving other nations' ships have been rampant near the Strait in recent months. The BBC reported that U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met the Iranian ambassador and "raised serious concerns about the number of dual national citizens detained by Iran and their conditions of detention," according to the Foreign Office. The story of King and Firkin bears similarities to another story reported by The Daily Wire in August 2018 in which a "young American couple who took a year-long bike trip around the world, believing that evil was a make-believe concept, took a fatal route in Tajikistan near the Afghan border, where alleged ISIS terrorists stabbed them to death. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, 29, quit their jobs last year in order to make their trip." Austin had written: You watch the news and you read the papers and you're led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse. I don't buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it's easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that's quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this. In June 2019, the man who was the alleged ringleader in the attack on Austin and Geohegan was asked if he interacted with the tourists at the gas station they stopped at just prior to the attack, Hussein Abdusamadov replied, "Yes. I talked to them. I asked them where they were from. I asked them what nationalities they were and they told me they were Americans … They said they were Americans and laughed." He concluded "Americans had to be killed. Asked if he felt any regret, Abdusamadov answered, "When Americans kill Muslims, they don’t regret it. We’re the same way. We will continue." https://www.dailywire.com/news/51693/australian-couple-travels-through-asia-break-hank-berrien
  8. The net result of “Diversity” ....welcome to Trudeau’s vision of Canada... Toronto man charged with first-degree murder in connection with alleged machete attack Police have charged a 38-year-old man in connection with an alleged machete attack in Scarborough that left a woman dead. Toronto police said the attack happened around 6:15 p.m. in the area of Morrish Road and Ellesmere Road, north of Old Kingston Road, on Wednesday. Insp. Stacey Davis said they received multiple calls from witnesses that saw a man allegedly chasing the victim with a machete. Police said the man allegedly struck the woman repeatedly. When officers arrived, police said they located the victim with horrific injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The victim has been identified by police as 27-year-old Tharshika Jeganathan, of Toronto. Tharshika Jeganathan, 27, is seen in this undated photograph posted to social media. (Facebook) Police said the suspect turned himself in after the attack and there are no outstanding suspects. Sasikaran Thanapalasingam, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder and appeared in court this afternoon wearing an orange prison-issued jumpsuit. The victim and suspect were in a previously domestic relationship, police said. A police source told CP24 that the victim was from Sri Lanka and, prior to her death, had plans to end her marriage. Court documents obtained by CTV News Toronto show that Thanapalasingam was issued a peace bond that prohibited him from having contact directly or indirectly with Jeganathan. He was not supposed to be within 500 metres of where she lives, works, or goes to school, the documents say. Sasikaran Thanapalasingam, 38, is seen in this undated photograph posted to social media. (Facebook) Jeganathan was an employee of Dollarama and the company issued a statement on Thursday saying that staff is “deeply shocked and saddened” by her death. “Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the victim of this terrible tragedy,” the statement said. “For privacy reasons and as this is an ongoing investigation, we are not in a position to comment or provide any information in this matter or regarding our employees. We will provide the authorities with our full collaboration, and we invite you to contact them directly for any available information.” Naz Khan, a resident in the area where the incident occurred, area told CTV News Toronto that Jeganathan was found outside her home in the driveway. “My husband heard the screaming,” Naz Khan said. “I ran to see what’s happening and then I see people running around and calling 9-1-1 and getting help.” Another area resident said that it is surprising that such incident happened in his "quiet neighbourhood." "Things like that don't happen around this area at all," Jason Jaikaran said. Thanapalasingam is expected to appear in court again on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-man-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-connection-with-alleged-machete-attack-1.4590454