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  1. daftandbarmy

    Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition

    This is illustrative of the current situation :)
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    British Military Current Events

    McCann was sent to meet his maker in Belfast by 1 PARA, of course. The two OAPs who are accused of the shooting go on trial soon.... Johnny Mercer sacked by text message after row over Northern Ireland veterans Veteran's Minister fired from Government after accusing Boris Johnson of lacking...
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    The Tyee has spoken.... Canada’s Crazy Pandemic Response As the third wave built and now may drown us, our leaders keep blathering about ‘balance.’ If you want to know how crazy the COVID-19 crisis has become in Canada, just listen for a moment to Quebec Premier François Legault...
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    :)
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    Nature will find a way.... I recall ordering the CSM to conduct a fire picquet type patrol of the hootchies on one FTX when I heard about some shagging going on in another unit. Apparently my Plan A, run everyone around so much with all their gear on during the day so they're exhausted and...
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    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    The world needs our stuff. They'll need a crap ton more of it when the 'good times roll', starting next year Nothing I saw in the Trudeau budget seemed oriented towards improving the capacity and throughput of our (really crappy) supply chain infrastructure though, unlike the recent Biden...
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    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    That's only about 3 x Res F CBGs worth :)
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    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Looks like we'll have to be prepared for the opposite, which we aren't either of course ;) One Year After the Pandemic Struck, Global Economy About to Boom The reversal in fortunes will benefit all regions of the world, forecasters say. After suffering the worst downturn since World War II...
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    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    Ironically, the issues that got the current government into hot water didn't occur 'in the ranks'.
  10. daftandbarmy

    Component Transfer ( CT ) - Reserve to Regular

    I may have misunderstood you but, if I were you, I wouldn't wait 5 years. Go as soon as you can. And be as fit as you can. My (reserve) troops who CT'd were always grateful that we put alot of emphasis on PT when it came time to go Reg F.
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    Meanwhile, in the Infantry :)
  12. daftandbarmy

    2021 federal budget and the CAF

    From last November, but it could play out this way: Former top soldier worries feds could slash military budget after coronavirus One of Canada’s former top soldiers says he worries a federal government looking to slash spending once the time comes to rein in the coronavirus deficit could...
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    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    We can see third world status from here.... Lawrie McFarlane: If Ottawa continues on current path, public sector will bear scars for years Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer has published a pre-budget offering that reminds you of that scene at the...
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    Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    Like true 'Big Government Ninnies', they both ignore the power of the consumer and consequent market forces driving changes in corporate behaviour. The actions of individuals are minuscule, in comparison to the impact of industry, on emmissions. Every industry is trying to look as green as...
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    CO-ED Accommodation

    Based on findings about co-ed living in the Norwegian Army, segregated accommodation can even make things worse: Unisex rooms in the army take emphasis off gender A new report on gender equality in the Norwegian Army says that the girls feel less sexually harassed by the boys when they share...
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    Liberal Minority Government 2019 - ????

    Carbon tax: it's complicated: https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/2207/economics/carbon-tax-pros-and-cons/#:~:text=Problems%20of%20a%20Carbon%20Tax&text=The%20cost%20of%20administrating%20the,firms%20to%20hide%20carbon%20emissions.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    That’s a big deal... India’s Heath System has Collapsed “We have collapsed, Maharashtra is sinking and other states will follow.” The starkness of these words from Dr Jalil Parkar, a top pulmonologist in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, silenced me in a way that little has through 2020 and 2021...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    Whatever happens, it looks like it will wind up being a 'Musical Chairs' shuffling exercise. Not very bold at all... Assumptions There will be no fundamental changes to policy or resource allocation, and the Canadian Army’s modernization goals will remain relevant to the achievement of...
  19. daftandbarmy

    US military's vulnerabilities vs. China, Russia

    Maybe the US needs it's own 'forecasting tournament': "Yet America’s experience with forecasting is a cautionary tale. Despite the attention attracted by ace, American tournaments and prediction markets have struggled for money and mainstream acceptance. There are no active forecasting...
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    A B-1B Bomber Suffered Significant Engine Damage While Deployed To Norway

    Scratch 1 x Sqn Comd: "During a recent deployment to Norway, a B-1B did have engine damage but that incident is still under investigation and we are unable to provide further information at this time," Technical Sergeant David Scott-Gaughan, a spokesperson for the 7th Bomb Wing, said. "A...
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