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  1. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    No. Once you start trying to organize that scruffy lot, you're embarking on a journey of broken hearts :)
  2. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    We few... we not so happy few....
  3. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Makes for excellent reading.... WHAT THE MAINGUY REPORT NEVER TOLD US: THE TRADITION OF ‘MUTINY’ IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY BEFORE 1949 http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo1/no2/doc/85-92-eng.pdf
  4. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I think the Navy have a word for that, don't they? :)
  5. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    We might try applying the 'Yes man' filter as a way to screen the wheat from the chaff, all the way down the line. Then stream the right kind of people through :) "A ‘Yes man’ is a dangerous man. He is a menace. He will go very far. He can become a minister, a secretary, or a Field Marshall but...
  6. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Luckily there are a few good customs agents out there that protect the flock: Ahmed Ressam Ahmed Ressam (Arabic: احمد رسام‎; also Benni Noris or the Millennium Bomber; born May 9, 1967) is an Algerian al-Qaeda member who lived for a time in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1][3][4][6][8] He received...
  7. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    My unit has an operational tasking to provide a dismounted Recce Pl (other units provide pioneer, mortar and other taskings). Our issue of night vision devices, a key piece of kit to achieve that tasking, has been zero over the several years since the taskings were dished out. Based on my...
  8. daftandbarmy

    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Cabbie 911: After 15-minute wait for an ambulance, she called a cab to get to hospital When accountant Erin Booth felt faint and disoriented while shopping alone in a Sidney grocery store, she called 911 for help and was put on hold for an ambulance. She waited so long that eventually she took...
  9. daftandbarmy

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    I don't know if I can classify myself as 'surprised' yet. or not... Failed deal with China delayed made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine plans Officials wasted months, spent millions on a lab that never produced a single shot The federal government's failed collaboration with a vaccine...
  10. daftandbarmy

    My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

    Every rifle company I've been part of since the late 70s was full of them so I assume the answer is 'enough' ;)
  11. daftandbarmy

    "I'm. Going. Into. Space. AGAIN!"

    He's certainly not a big fan of Canadian forest management: Letter signed by 200 leaders, activists, actors seeks protection for B.C.'s old-growth forests A Vancouver-based environmental group says more than 200 prominent people including scientists, Indigenous leaders, politicians, actors and...
  12. daftandbarmy

    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Federal Public Service and RCMP

    So we can't form up a 'leper colony' to use to breach the enemy's defences, I assume? :)
  13. daftandbarmy

    My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

    In the past couple of years we've hired three people, all under 30 years old and all with Master's Degrees, who have turned out to be first class. Two of them came right from university. Something's going right, in some quarters, I would say.
  14. daftandbarmy

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Reservists in the Combat Arms do the same training courses as the Reg F Officers, and are integrated into the platoons on all the courses. You're just more likely to pass if you happen to be a MilColl Officer, as opposed to DEO or RESO :)
  15. daftandbarmy

    Disobeying an unlawful/unethical order - Mandatory Vaccinations

    Um... it's the military, right? I've seen people subjected to much worse 'against their will'. As a wise SNCO I worked with once opined: 'The Army is always a battle of wills... and you WILL always lose.' :)
  16. daftandbarmy

    The Inglehart-Welsel World Cultural Map

    Coincidentally, and historically, that geo-positioning has tended to cause them to become central European plain 'road kill' during various wars.
  17. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    “What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you are saying." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. daftandbarmy

    The Inglehart-Welsel World Cultural Map

    Explains alot.... but I suspect it was designed by 'Protestants' :) https://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp?CMSID=Findings
  19. daftandbarmy

    HMCS Calgary CO & XO Relieved Of Duty- January 2020

    Unless your 'value add' is generally negative, of course :)
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