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  1. MALCOLM: How Trudeau is losing the support of voters | True North (tnc.news)
  2. A drunken sailor will spend and spend until he/she runs out of cash (SPENDING LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR. 2580 – April 16, 2021 – SPENDING LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR – but at least the sailor was spending his OWN money, for his OWN pleasure. ), Justin on the other hand just spends and spends our money , not his. ?
  3. That is indeed how I will vote and I have $$$$$$$ Billions of reasons to not vote for the Liberals. ?
  4. Talk with your veterinarian to see if Ivermectin is right for you.
  5. CFB Borden chronicles Canada’s military aviation history to dizzying heights 5 September 2021Canadian Aviation News From Barrie Today – link to source story From the CF-104 Starfighter to the CF-101 Voodoo and the CF-116 Freedom Fighter to the F-86 Sabre, Base Borden Military Museum takes people back in time By: Ian McInroy | 2 September 2021 A CF-104 Starfighter intercepter is on display at CFB Borden. Ian McInroy for BarrieToday Soaring tributes to Canada’s aviation history can be seen at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Mounted on pedestals to honour the men and women who flew them and serviced them, the aircraft from another century are a reminder of air battles and technologies of decades gone by. Military aviation in CFB Borden, located about 20 minutes west of Barrie, goes back to early 1917 when it was called Camp Borden. That’s when a series of temporary — they turned out to be not-so-temporary and some are still standing — hangars and aviation facilities were built to support the training of aviators for the Royal Flying Corps, according to Canadian Military History by author Bruce Forsyth. “After the Great War, Camp Borden became the central point around which military aviation would develop in Canada,” he states in the book. “In 1919, an Imperial Gift of over 100 surplus war aircraft found their way to Canada, most of them going to Borden to provide the nucleus of a national air force.” Following the creation of the Canadian Air Force in 1920, Camp Borden was once again selected as the main training centre for aviation. “During the ’20s, the camp saw the birth of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the graduation of the first RCAF pilots in 1924,” Forsyth states in his book. Now, military aircraft from the second half of the 20th century can be seen up close and personal. A CF-5 (officially designated as the CF-116 Freedom Fighter) can be seen at CFB Borden. Ian McInroy for BarrieToday An aviation milestone for this country, the CF-100 was the first all-Canadian jet fighter and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) bought 639 of them from Avio Ltd., located in Malton, Ont. It was introduced in 1953, had a range of 1,850 kilometres, carried machine-guns and rockets, and excelled in its primary role for air defence. The Canadair T-33 Red Knight, a Canadian-built version of the Lockheed T-33, was Training Command’s solo display aircraft from 1958 to 1967. It was powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet and had a top speed of about 500 knots. This particular T-33 was once in front of the 441 (Huronia) Wing, RCAF Association building on Highway 90 west of Tiffin Street. It’s a familiar bird in a different colour. The Canadair CT-114 Tutor, of Snowbirds fame, entered service in 1964. The version on display at CFB Borden is in the 1963 paint scheme honouring 50 years of service between 1963 and 2013. The Bell CH-136 Kiowa was tactically deployed as a light observation helicopter between 1971 and 1982, performing duties such as artillery and fighter fire spotting. Designed by Grumman and built under licence by deHavilland in Canada, the multi-role Tracker flew with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the carrier HMCS Bonaventure. The Tracker had the capability to search out and destroy submarines with torpedoes or depth charges. A Canadair CF-104 Starfighter can be seen near Hangar Road at CFB Borden. Referred to as the ‘Missile with a man in it’, the CF-104 (single-seat version) was built in Canada under license by Canadair in Cartierville, Que., and was envisioned as a high-speed, high-altitude interceptor. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2, or 2,330 kilometres per hour. The McDonnell Douglas CF-101 Voodoo, which entered service in the RCAF in 1961, was a supersonic, all-weather fighter-interceptor powered by two Pratt and Whitney gas turbine engines with afterburners. It had a maximum speed of 1,930 kilometres per hour. The Voodoos were replaced by the CF-18 Hornet in the 1980s. Arcing across a field not far from the base’s airstrip is the Canadair F-86 Sabre, the premier swept-wing fighter interceptor of the 1950s (think Korean War). It first flew for the RCAF in 1950. Over the next 20 years, Sabres accumulated more than 925,000 flying hours. The famous Golden Hawks aerobatic squad flew Mark 5 Sabres. The Canadair CF-5 — officially designated as the CF-116 Freedom Fighter — was the company’s licence-built version of the American Northrup F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft. The CF-5, which began service in 1968, was upgraded periodically throughout its career and Canadian Forces retired it in 1995. Sitting just outside the Base Borden Military Museum is the Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter. Its compact design boasts a fold-up rotor and tail to allow it to lift off from destroyers and frigates to locate and destroy submarines. And its amphibious hull enabled it to conduct an emergency water landing. Borden Military Museum THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY FOR RENOVATIONS Camp Borden was officialy open on July 11, 1916 by the Minister of Militia and Defence Major General Sir Sam Hughes, KCB, MP. In the 1930's the Base became the headquarters of the first armoured school, headed by the then Major F.F. Worthington. Other schools were soon added to the base making it the most important training Base in Canada. Over one half of the soliders who served in the Canadian Army overseas during WWI and WWII received some training here. Camp Borden is the birth place of Canada's Air Force and location of the first purpose build aircraft hangar (a National Historic Site). Both Army and Air Training continued at Camp Borden after WWII and in 1966 the Army and Air Force establishments integrated and Camp Borden become Canadian Forces Base Borden under one Commander. Today, CFB Borden is the only tri-serve Base, training Army, Air Force and Navy Personnel in a multitude of Officer and Non-Commissioned occupations.
  6. Other carriers Air Canada Resumes Service Between Montreal and Toronto Island Airport Beginning September 8 (newswire.ca) American Airlines’ new startup partner plans flights into unique Canadian airport (msn.com)
  7. Back in the day we would watch the CP DC8-63s launch in early evening from YVR during the summer. you could always see which ones were at full gross by the train of sparks from the tail skids. Problem was of course altitude and temperature which required the use of max runway length before lifting off.
  8. ‘The ultimate selfishness’: Doctors grow frustrated as anti-vaxxers protest hospitals By Camille Bains The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2021 6:18 am Some doctors and nurses are frustrated with large groups of anti-vaccination protesters outside hospitals in cities across the country and say limited health-care resources are being used to save the lives of those who decided not to protect themselves against COVID-19. Dr. Steven Fedder, who works in the emergency room of a hospital in Richmond, B.C., said he has run out of patience for people whose stance against vaccines has larger societal implications. “I think it’s the ultimate selfishness that individuals choose not to vaccinate themselves,” he said. “And I think they don’t realize — they are too arrogant to understand — that we live in a society where we all have to make sacrifices.” It’s time that more employers, including all levels of governments, started mandating vaccines to send a strong message to those ignoring the science behind vaccination, Fedder said, adding the potential of losing a job may be the jolt people need to get immunized. Patients suffering from other serious illnesses are affected when the health-care system starts to “grind to a halt” from the number of unvaccinated patients being hospitalized and occupying intensive care beds, Fedder said, noting people with chronic conditions often avoid going to emergency departments when cases spike, sometimes worsening their health. “For the staff, it’s exhausting. It’s challenging when you have somebody come in who is there when there was a simple route to preventing what they came in with — a COVID infection. “Our job is to be professional and not to be judgmental, but it’s very trying for nurses and doctors and all the other health-care professionals to look at somebody who made a conscious decision not to get vaccinated.” ash and anger after anti-vaccine protestors target B.C. hospitals Backlash and anger after anti-vaccine protestors target B.C. hospitals Anti-vaccination sentiments have intensified since some provinces announced plans to require so-called vaccination passports to access places like restaurants, movie theatres and gyms. Quebec and Ontario began their programs this week and British Columbia residents will be expected to provide proof of vaccination in the coming weeks. ‘It’s despicable’: Reaction pours in after protesters target B.C. hospitals over ‘health freedom’ Vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan tests positive for COVID-19 Over a dozen hospitals in Ontario have issued vaccine mandates for health-care staff. British Columbia’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has said the province is considering plans for a similar policy at acute-care settings. B.C. has already announced that staff at long-term care facilities will need to be fully vaccinated by mid-October. Dr. Amit Arya, a palliative care physician at Kensington Health in Toronto, said rallies outside health-care facilities have been emotionally draining for him and other physicians who are burnt out from working long hours. He denounced a group of protesters outside the University Health Network earlier this week, and said they were disrupting patients and staff from entering the hospital. “It’s really hard to grasp why any group of people would be protesting outside of hospitals, where we have vulnerable people coming in to seek medical care,” said Arya, adding he has endured several months of online harassment and hate mail because of his pro-vaccine stance. “I think people are getting really aggressive about the vaccine issue and I’m scared. I’m scared for my family, I have little children as well and I know many other colleagues in the same sort of boat as me have faced a lot of pushback.” Vancouver police Const. Tania Visintin said a crowd of about 5,000 people rallied outside Vancouver General Hospital on Wednesday. The protests coincided with others at health-care facilities elsewhere in the province, prompting Premier John Horgan to say the targeting and harassment of health-care workers was “completely unacceptable.” Both the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association support mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workers as a way to protect their front-line staff and patients as well as communities, especially as cases climb around the country. Michael Villeneuve, CEO of the nurses association, said a very small but vocal percentage of nurses, perhaps three per cent, appear to be against vaccination, especially as a condition of employment, but everyone in the profession should know COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested. “We base our decisions on science. Nursing as a science is not a collection of opinions. If we adapted care based on what (my) opinion is today versus someone else’s, it would be complete chaos out there.” READ MORE: Anti-vaxxers storm the wrong BBC building in botched U.K. protest However, Villeneuve, a registered nurse, said it’s not always clear that those protesting against vaccines and claiming to be nurses on social media in particular are actually part of the profession. He said a national response to the public health emergency is needed instead of a patchwork of policies on vaccination in various jurisdictions, which has led to confusion. “The frustration is, how do you bring people to see the value of the solution,” he said of vaccines. “There are always people who say it’s a rights-based response, with no responsibility.” — With files from Rhythm Sachdeva in Toronto.
  9. Perhaps the equipment that was rendered U/S was only that still assigned to the US Military but evidently there were thousands arms etc that were supplied by the US to the Afghan Military , that were surrendered intact to the Taliban
  10. Thanks for the clarification. By the by, my tin hat comment was only to your comment re not being able to gas your car.
  11. What happens when ........... must be tinfoil hat time...... ?
  12. Is this Fake News? According to the CAA no such requirement exists.
  13. Texas man who worked against COVID measures dies from virus A man who led efforts in his Central Texas community against mask wearing and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from COVID-19, one month after being admitted to the emergency room Texas man who worked against COVID measures dies from virus - ABC News (go.com)
  14. Piedmont Offering $30,000 to Captains and Upgrading First Officers (businessinsider.com)
  15. OMG ? Mississippi’s governor: my state is less scared of COVID-19 because they ‘believe in eternal life’ Mississippi's governor: my state is less scared of COVID-19 because they 'believe in eternal life' - Politics Video Channel
  16. Interesting: Conrad Black: Evicting Donald Trump was clearly a catastrophe | National Post
  17. Second Opinion: Why Canadians need to keep their guard up in the 4th wave — even if they're fully vaccinated (cbc.ca)
  18. COVID Live Update: 214,412,026 Cases and 4,471,557 Deaths ... https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus 2021-08-25 · Reported Cases and Deaths by Country or Territory. The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 220 countries and territories. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0. The list of countries and their regional classification is based on the United Nations Geoscheme. Sources are provided under "Latest News." Learn more about Worldometer's COVID-19 data
  19. COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population - ABC News (go.com)
  20. Something we will never agree upon. End of converation.
  21. Crap! Their rights stop w when their rights could cause harm to me and mine.
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