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  1. Congratulations Rich. You done us aviation guys proud.
  2. It looks like the CBC's ignorance of these weapons matches my own.
  3. It's been many years, but I used to shoot on the range in the military. At the time we primarily used the FN rifle. What concerns me is one of the qualities that you like about weapons like the AR 15 and that is the large magazine and the rapid fire. Surely there has to be rifles that will work on the range where you have to reload after say 3 shots and maybe that's not too much to ask. We live in a society where there is a great deal of mental instability and with street drugs everywhere. It just takes one crazed individual who steals one of these weapons, (maybe even a kid steals his dad' AR 15 and slaughters a large number of people.
  4. GDR

    RCAF News

    Viking Air wanted to either rework the Buffalo or build a new airplane. The RCAF would have had a better airplane, help build the aerospace industry in Canada and the guy who says he is also saying that he supports Canadian workers could have provided jobs in Canada. Refurbished Buffalo aircraft would be in the air by now and I don't think we would have had to wait much longer for a brand new designed and made in Canada aircraft. It is so disheartening to see this sort of thing going on.
  5. Just a question. Why does anyone want or need an assault styled weapon? What on earth do you do with them?
  6. If I remember correctly, in a recent poll the NDP was up while the Liberals dropped. Maybe the NDP can replace the Liberals.
  7. This article shows a bird strike on a US Navy Goshawk followed by ejection. https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/u-s-military-releases-footage-of-jet-striking-bird-and-crashing-1.6076562
  8. Seeing as how for some reason there is no way to give a trophy to Kip's post the this reply will have to do. TROPHY FOR KIP!!!!!
  9. Who are we to believe... https://www.globalresearch.ca/unethical-up-98-times-worse-than-disease-top-scientists-publish-paradigm-shifting-study-about-covid-19-vaccines/5793272
  10. I too go back to the Jim Wood days. I think that the non-aviation discussion forum is kept separate and can be disregarded completely. Also there just isn't that many here any more on the aviation forum. I have found many of the discussions interesting and informative. I do think though that the non-aviation part of the site should be restricted to discussions. Cartoons mocking public figures just detract from the subject and don't elicit any discussion. I suggested having a separate thread titled "Humour" and those that want to and stick their cartoons in there. Greg
  11. GDR

    Non-aviation forums

    I think that it adds something to have a discussion on various topics, however I think possibly it could be monitored for content. I don't see a point in political cartoons whose only purpose is to ridicule some public figure and I think they drag down the discussion and of course don't elicit a discussion. Maybe there should be a specific thread titled "Humour" for cartoons of any kind and that they be deleted in put on another thread.
  12. Meanwhile in Denmark Denmark Government Advises People Under 50 Not to Get COVID-19 Boosters By Jack Phillips September 14, 2022 Updated: September 14, 2022 biggersmaller Print Denmark will not offer those under the age of 50 more COVID-19 vaccine boosters, the Danish Health Authority announced this week. “The purpose of vaccination is not to prevent infection with COVID-19, and people aged under 50 are therefore currently not being offered booster vaccination,” the agency wrote in a Sept. 13 statement. The Scandinavian country also explicitly dropped any pretense to halt the spread of COVID-19 and announced it will focus on protecting vulnerable individuals, including people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. Those people, it said, are the most at risk of developing severe COVID-19 cases. Instead, the agency has an “aim to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death,” the statement said. The Health Authority noted that people under the age of 50 “are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill” from the virus. Younger people “are well protected against becoming severely ill” and a “very large number of them have already been vaccinated and have previously been infected” with COVID-19, it said. “There is consequently good immunity among this part of the population,” the agency said. “It is important that the population also remembers the guidance on how to prevent the spread of infection, including staying at home in case of illness, frequent aeration or ventilation, social distancing, good coughing etiquette, hand hygiene, and cleaning.” Denmark was one of the first countries in the world to stop giving COVID-19 vaccines to healthy children. The UK has recently followed suit and ended giving COVID-19 vaccines to most children aged 11 and under. Children and young people who are at risk of developing COVID-19 cases can still receive the vaccine in Denmark if recommended by a doctor, the health agency said last month. “The Danish Health Authority does not currently plan on recommending vaccination to persons under the age of 18 as a group,” Lotte Baelum, a spokesperson for the Health Authority, told The Associated Press. “Children and young people who are at increased risk of a serious course of COVID-19 will continue to have the option of vaccination after individual assessment.” The UK Health Security Agency said in September that children who hadn’t turned 5 by the end of August wouldn’t be offered COVID-19 vaccines, noting that the COVID-19 vaccine offer for kids aged 5 to 11 was a temporary directive. In the United States, about two months after federal health officials authorized COVID-19 vaccine doses for young children and infants, only a very small percentage of children have received the first dose, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  13. What is the rationale for that? Actually, that isn't even correct. A retired MP cannot receive a pension until age 55. Is it better to have somebody with no previous real work experience, who has lived off a trust fund he inherited all his adult life?
  14. Here is an interesting article in the CBC. I wonder if the CBC is very concerned with Polievre's leadershop to defund them and is now starting to try and move the Liberals to a more centrist position in the hopes of trying to stop a Conservative win. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-mps-less-woke-1.6566633 With Poilievre's victory, some Liberal MPs hope party will pivot to the centre One MP says party needs to be ‘less woke’ Some Liberal MPs say the party needs to refocus as it prepares to go head-to-head against a new brand of Conservatives — including being "less woke," according to Radio-Canada. A handful of MPs spoke to the French-language arm of CBC — most on the condition that they not be named — as the party gathers for a caucus meeting in the coastal resort town of Saint Andrews, N.B. The meeting is meant to underline the party's priorities ahead of the fall sitting, which will see a new face leading His Majesty's Loyal Opposition: Pierre Poilievre. With his firebrand style, Poilievre has promised to fire Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem, accusing him of failing to rein in inflation, railed against COVID-19 restrictions and the federal government's vaccine mandate for travellers and public servants, and vowed to take on the elites. With a new Conservative leader making inflation a central theme, some Liberals said they believe that economic issues, such as the cost of living and labour shortages, must be brought back to the heart of government priorities. Another said the party needs to be better at showing it's listening to Canadians and their concerns. "You have to go back to the basics, to a more direct link with the people," they said. Within the Liberal ranks, some said they would like to see the party adopt more centrist positions to counter Poilievre. "We must return to a federal centre, centre-right party," said another MP, also on the condition they not be identified. "We need a government that is down to earth and less woke." "Poilievre's party can't fill the centre," said another. Earlier this year, the Liberals struck a deal heading in the other direction. The party has agreed to launch a new dental care program for middle- and low-income Canadians and advance a number of other NDP priorities in exchange for New Democrats propping up the federal government until 2025. Opinions on the deal were divided at caucus in New Brunswick. Passport delays, airport chaos 'hurt us:' Liberal MP "I am very comfortable with the alliance with the NDP for the stability of the government," said Alexandra Mendès, MP for Brossard-Saint-Lambert. "Sometimes, we are so preoccupied with petty politics that we forget big politics." Several Liberal sources said they believe that the delay in issuing passports was particularly damaging to Liberal voters, including many newcomers who were waiting for their travel documents to visit relatives abroad. "We had a difficult summer and it's not over," said Mendès. "After two years of confinement, what were we expecting?" Behind the scenes, some elected Liberals whispered that the minister responsible for the file, Karina Gould, was not up to it. "It hurt us. It could have been avoided," said one MP, who didn't want to be named.
  15. I think I'll keep that one under wraps.
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