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  1. Brad Sallows

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Now, be truthful. The correct answer is "American good will".
  2. Brad Sallows

    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    So what's the minimum fraction for non-appropriation? 1/1024?
  3. Brad Sallows

    Transition to Municipal Police Force

    Egad. Talk about moving the goalposts. Now it is necessary to investigate the cultures of the municipal politics of the communities of the lower mainland...
  4. Brad Sallows

    Transition to Municipal Police Force

    Recreating the BC provincial police has been a topic out here forever, in limited circles.
  5. Brad Sallows

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Throwaway hypothesis: too many people have discarded religion, but people are wired to need higher causes, which they approach with religious fervor, which makes them impossibly intolerant.
  6. Brad Sallows

    Why Success Doesn’t Lead to Satisfaction

    What is best in life? To crush your apparently intractable technical problems, see them elegantly solved before you, and to hear the admiration of the users.
  7. Brad Sallows

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Some of the "registered and well-credentialed editors" are the problem. The growing bias has been the subject of increasing discussion for the past few years. Simple asshattery isn't the issue. Just as you can't prove a negative, you can't show what isn't included.
  8. Brad Sallows

    Transition to Municipal Police Force

    Better to have phrased the sentiment as a premised question rather than statement; not everyone catches inferences: "If RCMP policing very large municipalities is the exception and not the rule, there must be reasons. What are they?"
  9. Brad Sallows

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Wikipedia is fine for anything not politically or sociologically controversial.
  10. Brad Sallows

    Transition to Municipal Police Force

    The irony here is all the people in the GVRD who are gung-ho to spend big bucks on rail transit and who blanch at the cost of local police.
  11. Brad Sallows

    RCN Carrier models

    Rule of thumb for ship modellers is that anything that would be 1mm or larger (actual size on model) should be reproduced. If you're providing things that scale to under a half-mm, you're doing well. Next up, a photo-etching workshop.
  12. Brad Sallows

    A Deeply Fractured US

    The problems started when the people at the top stopped paying sufficient attention to the middle and bottom. Pretty straightforward lesson of history: when people are under pressure, they'll turn to extremists. Stupid of the elites to foul things up so badly. If the idiots are driving the...
  13. Brad Sallows

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    Everyone in high places understands that a population without firearms is less trouble to strongarm than a population with firearms. We've essentially given up on putting much effort into controlling low-level crime, so we must turn to keeping the honest part of the population honest before...
  14. Brad Sallows

    A Deeply Fractured US

    The problem with politics is that the other side doesn't understand that it has to tolerate my side flexing a little extra concentrated power now and again for the good of the country.
  15. Brad Sallows

    Pipelines

    The blacksmith and the milkman went away mostly because of private innovation and mostly without help from governments. Governments impede progress every time they choose wrongly. There aren't very many people in government thinking about complex problems compared to the millions of people...
  16. Brad Sallows

    Pipelines

    Phoenix, ArriveCan, icebreakers, their own pipeline, all kinds of military acquisition programs. But this government retraining program, it'll be fine.
  17. Brad Sallows

    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    Unbelievable. Cultures with a tradition of "squeeze" are looking on enviously.
  18. Brad Sallows

    Pipelines

    People shouldn't, because the government rarely does these things efficiently. People should respect the fact that governments are really short for money right now and refuse to accept the money. Let "the markets", which tend to do these things more efficiently, send the signals which indicate...
  19. Brad Sallows

    Pipelines

    But that claim doesn't stand up. Government interference is causing hardship. Their stated intentions don't absolve them of unintended consequences.
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