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  1. Staff Weenie

    Haitian leaders must all agree before Canada would lead a potential military intervention, Trudeau says

    The US wants nothing to do with Haiti based upon their previous invasions stabilization operations in Haiti, as well as their history of dealing non-white folks. They also keep floating the balloon that Canada should be lead the mission because we have people that can speak French. Though...
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    Haitian leaders must all agree before Canada would lead a potential military intervention, Trudeau says

    Haiti is a failed state, and will continue to be one for many years/decades to come. They have overpopulated the country and destroyed the ecosystem, let corruption run rampant, and failed to deliver on key aspects such as health care and education. It is a bottomless pit for foreign aid. I...
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    Favorite Issued Kit

    The waffle scarf!! One of my absolute favourites! Multi-functional and warm.
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    Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    Sidetrack - I can say with absolute certainty that there were casualties on KAF from the rockets, though only a few were Canadian (one was VSI). I carried the body of one who was killed, a civilian contractor, out of an ambulance. I saw a number of others who were wounded by rockets go though...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Dear God, have we figured out who's behind Vlad's evil plan? Has it been Baldric all this time? Very cunning!
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    I'm not sure where you live, but there a Reserve Field Ambulance in Ottawa that is always looking for people.
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    New CADPAT...what's causing the availability delay?

    I have just about zero confidence that I will see this gear before I retire. I've been in for 30 years, and I still have a mix of the old OD for winter kit, and two different types of CADPAT - none of it the latest version.
  8. Staff Weenie

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Quiet man, somebody might be listening for good ideas!
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    Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, dead at 91

    I realize he was quite elderly and ill, but did anyone else wonder if he was eliminated to prevent some sort of anti-Putin rallying point?
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I so hope this is true, but until there's confirmation..... Part of me wonders how close to the edge of collapse Russian forces actually are. High casualties, lack of morale, lack of basics such as food and water, abusive/corrupt/incompetent leadership - once the cracks start to appear, a...
  11. Staff Weenie

    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    D&B - PM me with your details, I will track down what has happened and ensure you get a card.
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    VAC's hasty estimate at the start of the project was that there could be up to 400,000 living veterans in Canada that would be eligible under the changed criteria. That's a lot of cards to cycle every 5 years.
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    Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]

    The Veteran's Service Card was never intended to serve as an official piece of government issued photo ID. It even says this on the application website. In order to do so, it would need to meet a number of additional criteria such as having an expiry date, higher quality photos, and a much more...
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    What is the pension like for medical releases?

    Make sure you link in to your supporting Transition Centre to find out the range of benefits and services you may be eligible for. Without knowing the nature of your injury (don't post your medical info here - we have no right to know it), does it impact your ability to do yardwork, shovel snow...
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    Medics requiring to maintain a license

    The problem, is that in order to pay GDMO and Specialists enough to remain in the CAF, we have to give them very high rank as fast as possible. Even then, and with all benefits factored in, it's barely enough to keep them in. I've seen numerous clinicians at LCol/Col rank who have only the most...
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    Alexandre Bissonnette: QC Mosque shooter- 29 Jan 2017

    My concern is that these killers can now apply for parole, and use the hearings to repeatedly taunt the families of the victims (it's been done before). Or, can the Crown apply Dangerous Offender status and negate any real chance of a future parole hearing?
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    OMM Revocation

    I'm not as impressed - he probably knew that should he fail to do this within the near future, the decision most certainly would have been made for him. This just makes it look like he has some semblance of honour.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I wonder if Israel might now consider sales of Iron Dome to the Ukraine?
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    Terminal Lung Cancer

    The Transition Centre (TC) would keep a list of all trained and current Designated Assistants (DA) in the area, regardless of what unit they actually belong to. If the unit in question cannot provide a DA, the TC can certainly help find one from another unit. Most TC are not able to provide one...
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    Terminal Lung Cancer

    I am so sorry that your family is facing this situation. I would suggest that he immediately reach out to the nearest Transition Centre. The Services team there will know what support, benefits and services are available to him, and even to you. If you don't know how to contact the Transition...