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Recent content by big bad john

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    Governor General Honours 43 Canadians for Acts of Bravery

    I've been following a few threads here on medals and awards but I have contributed little as I am a "new" Canadian and even though I have served, I just might not have earned the right as a Canadian yet.  But I am baffled, no I must say astounded at the way awards for bravery are treated here in...
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    Fallen Comrades Allied Forces

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Navy_SEAL_Killed.html Friday, October 13, 2006 · Last updated 8:13 p.m. PT SEAL falls on grenade to save comrades By THOMAS WATKINS ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER       This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, left, on...
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    Nice to see

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152AP_McHale_Deployment.html Friday, October 13, 2006 · Last updated 4:24 a.m. PT Defense official recalled to active duty By LOLITA C. BALDOR ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER   WASHINGTON -- Paul McHale, a top civilian Pentagon official and a former...
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    Katie's Revenge

    The start of justice, now let's see it continue.
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    USN Cant Give Away Spruance DD's

    Everyone is free to have an opinion.
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    In the UK we have found that the key is that the Regimental existenceas you put it continues.  For example, look at the new Royal Regiment of Scotland.  The Battalions have continued the traditions of the founding regiments:  (From the Regimental website ...
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    USN Cant Give Away Spruance DD's

    CTD PM inbound.
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    Top UK Gen says get out of Iraq - fast

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/DefencePolicyAndBusiness/WereGoingToSeeThisThroughGeneralDannattOnIraq.htm We’re going to see this through: General Dannatt on Iraq 13 Oct 06 The professional head of the Army, General Richard Dannatt, has issued a statement today, 13 October 2006...
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    Looking for reading materials on Chechnya

    Do you read russian by chance?
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    Spelling Checker Errors

    When using the spell check today, I noticed that it added a letter to the word that it corrected i.e. "ssentence"and then it would take the space out from between the next word, i.e. "ssentenceto".  Is this just me or am I finally loosing it?
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    Canadian's fight in Afghan marijuana fields

    There you go Veronica trying to put us all out of work!  What I am going to do, try selling LAV's to farmers.  LMAO
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    USN Cant Give Away Spruance DD's

    Let me put this tactfully.  STAY IN YOUR LANE!  If you can't contribute something constructive to the discusion, then please don't contribute anything.  Your attempt at humour didn't wash.
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    USN Cant Give Away Spruance DD's

    Very high operating costs on these things, that seems to be the reason that they are hard to get rid of.  At least from what I've heard.  My 2 cents.
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    Coming home: 3 Para Battlegroup talk about their battle with the Taliban

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2399971,00.html The Times October 12, 2006 Glad to be home, but Paras mourn 16 lost in action By Michael Evans, Defence Editor   Major Hew Williams greets his one-year-old son, Ieuan, on arrival at the Colchester Garrison (Chris Harris)  ...
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    Coming home: 3 Para Battlegroup talk about their battle with the Taliban

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/ComingHome3ParaBattlegroupTalkAboutTheirBattleWithTheTaliban.htm Coming home: 3 Para Battlegroup talk about their battle with the Taliban 12 Oct 06 450,000 rifle and machine gun rounds, 7,500 mortar rockets and 4,000 light...