• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Recent content by jmt18325

  1. J

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    Thanks - I wasn't sure exactly what taking part meant.
  2. J

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    As I understand it, Asterix actually took part in Operation Nanook this year.
  3. J

    Beirut Explosion

    Canada has contributed an additional $25M to relief operations: https://twitter.com/journo_dale/status/1292980512101867520?s=20
  4. J

    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    I saw one of these when I was taking off from SVQ the other day.  Unfortunately, too dark/no time for a picture.
  5. J

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I'd love to discuss this further - I just know I'll get in trouble for doing it here.
  6. J

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I've always been a proponent of that, yeah.
  7. J

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    While I hate to derail this thread, that isn't even remotely true.  Our debt to GDP ratio is small and decreasing, unlike Spain.
  8. J

    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    For government accounting and budgeting purposes, it's far more important to know the entire cost of the 'apple'.
  9. J

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Are they being replaced 1 for 1, or will all 12 CPF be kept until the 4th CSC to bring us back to 15 ships?
  10. J

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Why - the plan was for 6 originally.  That's what the navy wanted.
  11. J

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Type 26 is the winner...
  12. J

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Well in the context of the world's fleet of large surface combatants, 15 actually puts us in pretty good standing in terms of numbers.
  13. J

    Canada-US Trade Relations

    It's worth pointing out that other recent agreements we've signed, like CETA, the CPTPP, and the agreement with some South American countries all have the chapters on gender, climate, and indigenous rights.  Those negotiations started before the Trudeau government.  It's clear no one is...
  14. J

    US vs Canada

    Really?  Most of Canada's military expeditionary budget has been spent in support of US initiatives, often with little benefit to us.  We're like the people that help pay for the meal that we didn't even eat any of.
  15. J

    US vs Canada

    So lets say you're right - lets say that the US has paid for a portion of our defence (I dispute that, but we'll let that stand for now).  What then, does that have to do for NAFTA, an agreement that has given them a trade surplus over us, and has contributed to massive economic growth for them? 
Top