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  1. I agree. Looks like WOW chapter 2.
  2. IFG, I can see how that might be interpreted as leaving taxpayers holding the bag. The wording is certainly vague enough to beg your question. My hope is that the requirement for (and any premiums associated with) a pension insurance scheme would fall on the companies. I believe AC is taking a pension payment holiday regarding their pilots, while that same group is still forced to take a deduction to fund the pension. I don't know how that math works, but I doubt those extra payments are as secure as they could be. It's not fair to make this the problem of uninterested parties. At the same time, forcing the accountable execs to be accountable in advance seems like good policy to me. We'll see how this plays out. All the best Vs
  3. I'm not sure it has to be 'either or' RRSP holders or pension holders. I think any refugee from the Milton era can attest to another line of bloodletting. Sometimes the purpose of legislation is deterrence, as in, making it illiegal to plan in full knowledge something that will fail but still allow certain individuals will escape with their full cut, leaving others (RRSP, stock holders and pensioners in the same sinking liferaft) to fend.
  4. My god, how old is Joe Sparling now. The last time I saw him he was operating some pretty old stuff into some pretty tight strips surrounded by all sorts of evil looking terrain. He must be doing something right to still be upright, let alone in YYZ.
  5. That's worrisome news. Good you can offer support. Hopefully there is a health care provider in the picture there for both your friend and those trying to support him. I recall a briefing about depression and pilots specifically getting a particularly rough ride. Without identifying too much, is there a pilot base you can share? That at least might narrow down what legal community the search should be in. All the best Vs
  6. Is the medical issue affecting your pilot driven by a federal mask or vaccination mandate? If so, it's not going to be the company they are up against, as the mandates are federal, major airlines are subject to federal regulation and suing the crown for termination damages is going to take some niche level skills. Vs
  7. And here I thought in aviation that divorce was a transmissible disease. Or maybe I got the layover safety briefing wrong.
  8. Would this document be related? https://www.navcanada.ca/en/aiceng202125.pdf
  9. There is no holdover time for ice pellets, but in Canada at least you can still operate. It's a different mode of Type III and IV based on 'allowance times' where the fluid can keep the pellets suspended such that they slough when the fluid does.
  10. I'm not sure about the less dramatic part. "according to FDR the roll angles varied between 49.8 degrees and -91.1 degrees, pitch angles from 43.8 to -23.9 degrees. The crew declared Mayday."
  11. I remember the one -300 with the 'pre twist' wings. I recall a few hot days wondering if we were going to fly, or drive, to narita... The -500 on the other hand. A real teacher of rotation discipline.
  12. OK. For those familiar with the type then, does it look like slats are extended? Doesn't seem like much thickness visible on that leading edge from the footage. I presume they would be extended in the takeoff config.
  13. Never flown the type. Is it a hard wing or slatted? Hard to see how much leading or trailing edges are extended. Vs
  14. I wasn't focused on the patent aspect. The poison part and the absence of any controlled studies distracted me. vs
  15. Meanwhile... As a subscriber to Health Canada’s MedEffectTM e-Notice, you are being informed of the latest Advisory. Reports to poison centres concerning ivermectin as a prevention or treatment for COVID-19 have increased over the summer months Health Canada is reminding Canadians not to use ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Canadian poison centres have seen an increase in reports concerning ivermectin over the summer. There is no evidence that ivermectin works to prevent or treat COVID-19, and it is not authorized for this use. To date, Health Canada has not received any drug submission or applications for clinical trials for ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.
  16. I am surprised that this is a surprise. The analysis has been out for awhile. All of the alphabet groups were on Ottawa's case and Transport Canada asked for this to be addressed months ago. I think it has nothing to do with Huawei. It affects all 5G equipment. Vs
  17. UD I am not trying to pick and choose, but frankly, I find your response highly selective. The alberta triage plan not implemented yet? So what? The need is being discussed. Look to the US. Look around the world. One almost has to put effort into not seeing health care infrastructure crumbling. The 'great unwashed'. What is wrong with you? That is a corrosive inflammation of what I said. Who would not be offended being framed that way? I find your characterisation of the nurses' situation beyond belief. After the stupidity with the harassment at the health care institutions and just how destructive that was to people who were already beaten down, I thought the press coverage was more thorough than you acknowledge. It wasn't just unions doing the talking. It's not just nurses BTW. You might want to check into the retirement curve of the docs in Ontario, for example. There is a curve that's not flattening. It feels like Kellyanne Conway was contagious. Play with this all you like. At the end of the day, there are real people getting sick, and some of them are getting sick because they are following misinformation. Some of them are getting sick at work, trying to save people who could have avoided being there altogether. Vs
  18. That's an odd question. Alberta provincial triage statements? CTV news? All of the interviews with burnt out health care workers? I believe you can see for yourself the percentage of cases in hospital and ICU that are vaccinated and not. Vs
  19. Hmmm. Hard for me to anticipate what you're going to say I was thinking. Funny how you feel you are OK to attribute things to me but it's not OK for me to point it out. Or better yet, I am somehow required to defend that I wasn't thinking what you thought I was thinking.... To my original point. I really don't think any parent would be consoled hearing that their sick or dying child was statistically insignificant in the eyes of another. That was my entire point. The rest is just a tangent. Vs
  20. We will do better if you stop trying to say what I must be thinking. You haven't guessed right yet and it just leads to a time wasting line of posts. Easy fix. If I didn't say something, don't say that I must have meant it. Vs
  21. What gets me worked up is the appropriation of messaging and re-purposing of partial data. From the web page link you provided. Have a look at the case numbers distribution. And that is not the whole story, either. As much as you prefer to count the dead, they no longer are in the health care system. It is the living who are seriously ill, the bulk of whom are unvaccinated, that are overtaxing the system, burning out health care workers and primary care providers and causing others to die of treatable illness. What also seems to be lost in this discussion is that the unvaccinated population continues to spread illness and foment variants. By the time we have enough pediatric death counts to satisfy whatever yardstick is needed, we will be behind the curve, as we have been, due to the same cycle of denial, all along. Perhaps someone in the F2F group can explain why they feel it is their right to pass on vaccination, but not society's right to then force them to see that decision through when they get (predictably) sick. This business of showing up in the ER and expecting the public dime to pay for a personal choice is BS, IMO. Vs
  22. I'm unable to find that article. Perhaps this one might be of relevance: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/07/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html But again, I don't know how much death and suffering is required to meet the unspecified threshold of validity. Vs
  23. Haven't you reversed this a bit? The only place I see any claim about scale is in the Free to Fly quote. I asked how parents of affected children would feel reading that, quite frankly, reference free statement. 'Well established' - but not backed up with anything. The discussion about how many children originated with you. I find the need to quantify childrens' death for the sake of argument macabre. How about simply asking where F2F gets the support for their material? Vs
  24. How many do you need to see? I have no idea where you are going with this. Vs
  25. Not aimed at you FA@AC, but whoever put that clause on the F2F website. I wonder how the parents of children who have died or are in ICU would feel reading that. IMO It's a disgrace. Vs
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