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    NATO Climate Change and Security Centre of Excellence

    Only one? Those are rookie numbers! (Sorry, needed a laugh so rewatched the Shoresy finale).
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    Jerry Amernic: The downfall of Canada’s military

    Seems like a lot of empty words in the story that don't mean anything in particular. On the Navy side, hope this means paying off some ships in the very near future and downsizing to a fleet we can actually crew properly, while trying to build up the training system in a sustainable way to...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    The previous CPC government under Harper weren't terribly transparent either, so a lot of performative demos for soundbites on both sides over the years. I'm sure if the government flips there will be more of the same from whoever is in power. Just wish they would stop pretending they will be...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    The recent Florida re-districting is a good example; the govenor directly intervened and essentially forced the legislators to change the districts. That gave the Republicans an advantage in 20 of the 28 districts, vice the previous 16. It also specifically diminished the voting power of black...
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    PaCE : Performance Appraisal and Competency system

    I found CFPAS pretty user friendly for what it was, and the recent change to doing all the PERs via email was pretty easy. If they let us sign it electronically would save a whole lot more time as well and would be less LOE than what we experienced with the PARs. With MM I find it's becoming...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    but.... shares and likes! Similarly, if you are going to get into a fight, and people are all standing around videoing it and posting it online, your chances of getting charged seem to be pretty high. Hard to settle things behind the old schoolhouse when some ass clown puts it on Instafacegram...
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    One reason so many are quitting: We want control over our lives again

    What's hilarious is we will be short staffed, go to grab a contractor to supplement the workload, and the contractor will then only be able to find people currently/recently with the CAF that have the required skillset. If you can do the job you like for more money, less hours and less BS kind...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    The one that will be interesting to see go through the courts is the Satanic Temples challenge of the abortion bans, on the basis that it's part of their religious rights (which includes full bodily autonomy). Find it interesting that the US has now overturned abortion, while the same parties...
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    PaCE : Performance Appraisal and Competency system

    I think this would be a lot easier with an offline version of MM; usually logging in and connecting to the server is the biggest time suck part of that. No idea how that will work at sea, in the field, or in a 5 star hotel. Suspect a lot of people will just keep a PKI doc as per before and...
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    PaCE : Performance Appraisal and Competency system

    At some point the PARs will feed into a promotion board, which is where the comments are going to be critical. If you have 3 people with and average score between 65-66 (or whatever) that's probably within the normal margin of variation where it's effectively the same, so how do you decide who...
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    PaCE : Performance Appraisal and Competency system

    I noticed the same thing with the PAR; going to be difficult/impossible for a lot of jobs to observe some of these points, and is actually a lot more work for the supervisor to fill out than the old PERs. The actual pilot for it is a bit of a mess though; the review process was really unclear...
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    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    I think the success of the fundamentalists in getting Roe vs Wade will have the opposite effect in terms of who comes out voting and people that pander to the so-con sector will ignore this at their peril. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if the CPC slipped from being official opposition with...
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    Effect of Rowe v. Wade reversal in the US Military.

    Is this kind of thing normally part of the OUTCAN screening for the family anyway? I would think not wanting someone in your family to go to jail or be murdered for their sexuality would be a reasonable reason to not want to screen clear.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    They did it for AOPs where it was easier with the thicker plate, they will definitely have to do it for CSC. That's part of the basic target state requirements for all the shipyards actually, and why Seaspan did the same thing (and Davie will need to as well). It was one of the FMI requirements...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Initial design review is still ongoing to some extent, with compartment changes and some major design decisions still TBD. The engineering design isn't changing, but still need to do equipment selection for that design. If I was a betting man don't see basic construction starting for another...
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