Dropzone

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Dropzone last won the day on February 11 2012

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  1. How about a little competition.....build one ship in Canada and the same design abroad and see which one hits the water first.....!
  2. And the incompetence just keeps growing.... http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/federal-governments-plans-to-accept-bids-for-future-warships-delayed-over-amount-of-canadian-content
  3. ..........that just makes too much sense !
  4. Canada should have done that many years ago (and I definitely don't mean used equipment).......the "concept" that the wheel must be reinvented every time, just keeps burying the country........
  5. Canada has not had the ability to defend itself for a long time.....I expect that there will be, or have been already, regular Russian Sub intrusions........especially in the Arctic.
  6. The Canadian Navy is dying........and it breaks my heart http://ow.ly/dgvo100lGZX
  7. His make a "Big Zero" really did a heck of a number on the country....we have never been able to forgive them for that incredible blunder.......meanwhile Canada still has not recovered from it.
  8. Yes the list is certainly very long and growing.............!
  9. Switzerland in summer....Belize in winter. We have left Canada permanently.
  10. Sea King replacement program, begun in 1975, won't be fully operational until 2025 - 50 years. http://ow.ly/uTu5100jdUU
  11. Yes and also leaving Canada has certainly helped by releasing us from tax hell........quality of life has significantly improved with the added bonus of much better weather. Really loving our retirement now........along with the many other expats here.
  12. You can bet the golden parachute/termination/severance fee in his contract will be many many millions..........
  13. Absolutely did.......except for a stupidly big mortgage in the 70's (for which we made many sacrifices and paid off in 9 years)............it was some of the best advice I ever got. Yes a few of those old Captains from WW2 had incredible wisdom.....miss them all....
  14. Such a tragedy.......yet another wake up call for Europe............and us
  15. “Debt is the slavery of the free” It takes away your options and leaves you with no control.............a wise old Captain told me (when I was a 22 year old F/O) "Do everything you can to avoid the misery of debt"