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  1. 36 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

    People really need to get out more. Some of the worst atrocities are foisted on victims by members of their own race.  

    Military service really should become compulsory and everyone who votes should be forced to see it and smell it... it would eliminate massive amounts of BS from key board warriors and replace it with a bit of experience and compassion. 

    In all of this, I have become convinced that true compassion is born of adversity and what my grandfather used to call "the smell of hard times." In particular, the brand of compassion portrayed by liberals stands as pathetic and fake IMO... just ask them to pay for those values and watch them scurry to the exits. 

    And there is part of the problem.  2 Generations (at Least) have been brought up in a time of unbridled prosperity.  They know nothing else.  They have never had to work for anything, it has all just been there.

    When times get tough in the Dystopia that will follow the revolution, these will be the ones who will neither be able to fend for themselves or fight to maintain a place in society.

    Just sayin'


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  2. You make a good point Don.

    We are eliminating what I always referred to a passive communication.

    several years  ago they took our position out of the STOC center and moved them to a remote location.  Something I always disagreed with.  When sitting tn the STOC center you could hear what was going on with all aspects of the operation.  This came in handy when Maintenance was being blamed for a delay.  It was easy to protest on the spot and clear things up.  This resulted in an increase of delays due to maintenance after our guys were removed.  That is only a single example of the passive communication that goes on.  There is a disconnect when working remotely.  I am currently working remote and while I love the commute, I do not feel in tune with the whole operation. 

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  3. On 10/15/2020 at 5:24 PM, conehead said:

    I believe there is over 160 mutations or variations of the virus that causes the common cold that constantly circulate. That's why there is no vaccine: you can't hit that moving target.

    There is no vaccine for the common cold because of the ZERO mortality rate and the fact that they make far more money of symptom relief rather than a cure.  Let people get a cold because they will not die from it and we can sell them all kinds of other meds to provide relief from the symptoms .  Economics 101


  4. The current liberal Agenda focuses on the Climate Change agenda because the perceive that it is what is important to Canadians.  If they get on the good side of the majority it means votes which means they stay in power.  It could have been any initiative that was highly publicized and popular.

    There are hundreds of things they need to do first and worry about the climate as a peripheral measure.


  5. 4 hours ago, Jaydee said:

    Canada was never really closed to foreign air traffic


    If you listened to the Trudeau government’s announcement last Friday, you’d think that it was opening up the border for the first time since it closed it in March. Of course, that’s not reality. Flights have continued to land daily from around the world all during the alleged shutdown.

    Back on March 16, the Liberals announced restrictions at the Canadian border that just days earlier they had rejected as “knee-jerk 

    “We will be denying entry to Canada to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. At that time, the border closure didn’t apply to Americans, but that would change only days later.

    Fast forward to Friday when a gaggle of Trudeau cabinet ministers announced that even though COVID-19 measures need to remain in place, the border would reopen, depending on your relationship status.

    Those in exclusive dating relationships, their dependent and non-dependent children, and the children, siblings, grandchildren, parents and grandparents of Canadians or permanent residents would be allowed in.

    “The pandemic is an ongoing threat and we need to continue to be cautious and restrictive about who can enter into Canada,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said. “We recognize, however, that these restrictions should not keep loved ones apart.”

    As the child of immigrants and someone whose extended family mainly remains overseas, I can understand the desire for these measures. That said, there won’t be any family reunions for my clan soon.

    I’ve never been against the idea of allowing people to reunite on compassionate grounds, even during the pandemic.

    Sarah Campbell, a 25-year-old Ontario woman, is a case in point. She’s engaged to Jacob Taylor, who was in the United Kingdom when the original travel restrictions took effect.

    Because Taylor was only Campbell’s fiance, he couldn’t come and be with her even though she was going through cancer treatment. That is the kind of case that officials should have allowed through using common sense and applying quarantine rules, but they didn’t.

    Yet the idea that the border has been closed since March is nothing short of ridiculous.

    All sorts of people have been let into Canada, and I’m not just talking about the billionaire executive from Uline who flew into Toronto on a private jet to visit a nearby plant. Every single day, there are flights landing in Canada from all around the world.

    As I write this, there are planes landing in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary — the four airports designated for international travel — from Istanbul, Mexico City, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Seoul, Frankfurt, Zurich and Paris.


    Other flights this week include Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Dublin and Amsterdam.

    Flights coming from France, Brazil and India are emanating from COVID-19 hot spots; Israel has taken a turn for the worse. I have great trouble believing that all of these flights are for Canadian citizens coming home, and so do people inside the system.

    This week, the Toronto Sun reported that Pearson airport was ground zero for cases coming in from outside the country.

    One source inside the Canada Border Services Agency tells me there are hundreds of people per day landing in Toronto from COVID-19 hot spots who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents. Another source says while the numbers are lower in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary due to the lower number of flights, that’s the case in those places as well.

    The government says the border will open again to foreign students on Oct. 20, if they’re attending classes at a Canadian post-secondary institution, but sources confirm there are tens of thousands of students inside the country already.

    Air traffic at the border is down by 90% but the claim that the border is closed to non-essential and non-Canadian traffic is nothing short of a lie.

    the border was only ever closed to ground traffic.  you could fly anywhere an air carrier would take you.  you just had to quarantine for 14 days when you got back.  No one ever said the borders were closed to air traffic.


  6. On 10/7/2020 at 11:21 AM, Kip Powick said:

    ....... Individuals can carry personal locator beacons; ships, pleasure craft, and aircraft can store beacons on board in case of emergency, which Cospas-Sarsat uses to determine their position.......

    Based on my experience in SAR (RCC HFX) the biggest problem is the reluctance of persons to carry PLB because of the human tendency to disregard the possibility of requiring help, (I'm never gonna get lost, I'll never have a problem where I am going etc) In addition is the cost of acquiring a beacon, they are relatively expensive, $200.00-$500.00 depending on what features you want. Today most people feel a cellphone  has everything they want and feel with a cell phone the individual requiring assistance can get to someone no matter where they are, and that is just not true. 

    While most commercial boats carry some kind of ELT , the emphasis on "most".....again is not true and once again cost becomes the hurtle. Canadian recreational aircraft are required to carry and ELT but the old version, 121.5MHz, is being phased out and 406 MHz will be mandatory by 2024. (The 121.5 were very limited in range and would only be picked up if activated and someone was looking for the aircraft...(not satellite receivable).

    My middle son and his wife are life long mountain climbers/skiers and they  BOTH carry PLBs. 

    If you are inclined to trek about in the wilderness, climbing and skiing, what price would you put on your personal safety should you require immediate help??

    Someone I ride with was recently on a solo adventure ride on the Gaspe peninsula.  She ended up stranded hours from anywhere and realized, after trying for a long time to get out, that she needed Help.  She hit the little SOS button on her Garmin Locator and within a couple of hours help arrived and got her and her bike to safety.  If you do anything at all "off the beaten path" the locators are invaluable.


  7. 10 hours ago, JDunkin said:

    Bottom line, he came across something that wasn't allowed in the MEL. All one has to do is ask more questions and get a maintenance person to confirm that what is written in the logbook and the MEL complies with the current situation. Should take about ten or twenty minutes, which is no doubt less time than the delay that was probably taken with the fueling procedure.

    The rest is excuse-making. But it does fit into the no fault/no feelings hurt type of society where kids don't fsil class anymore ideas.

    I see in my 747 MEL that only one of four FQIS can be failed. Not sure about the 767 though.

    747 and 767 are miles apart.  for 1 the 767 only has 2 so there is that.  1 of which can be inoperative at any given time with a whole bunch of M# procedures that need to be done as well as operational restrictions.

    taking into account that the information I am using comes from revision 39 of the MMEL for the 767, things may have changed since they were using a MUCH earlier version of the Company Approved MEL which may differ slightly from the MMEL.  I cannot comment on what was in the MEL prior to the accident, suffice it to say the MMEL  and the MEL were revised since that time.

    I am sure I could find more than one pilot on here that has departed with a known fuel quantity that was derived from dripping the tanks.  A very common practice in the past and an option still available on most airliners including the 767 (albeit they are magnetic and don't drip)

    To outright blast a single individual for that incident is idiotic.  There were process issues and knowledge issues as well as issues understanding the fuel conversion charts.  As is typical in almost any aviation incident, there was a chain of events involving many people that led to the situation. 


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