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    What would happen if:

    There's a guy who wrote about about a theoretical EMP attack against North America. Interesting....backups are good in the short term, but very inefficient. I have a 10Kw Genset for my house, but...
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    Lucasfilm fires 'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano after offensive social media posts

    We did a Disney cruise out of Galveston a few years ago. Amazing time. They have their own private island SE of Florida that they bring you to for a day. I have sailed the Navy way, I've sailed Disney, Princess, Royal Carib, and Norwegian, and they all have their bonuses. The Navy way -...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    The problem with diversifying the fleet platforms and adding a mix of T26 and T31 is the training system costs. The idea of a 'cheaper' platform is nice, but there's a whole set of second and third order costs associated. Training is a part. Logistics is another - spare parts for the T31...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Remember (and we lived by this on CHA in Libya in 2011) - ANY SHIP can be a mine-sweeper. Once.
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Ah good, we've finally realized that the KIN class are expendable ;-) In all seriousness, it's nice to see a 3rd AOPS so far along, but it's right to say that they are not a replacement for the Kingston class - they have a different role and different capability set.
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    Special Forces pulls new pistols from service after soldier injured in misfire

    No, there were known issues with the P320 - drop/bang issues.
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    6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver

    Who ever thought this would ACTUALLY be a thing... 6 shot clips for a 9mm revolver.
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    General Vance - Inappropriate conduct?

    This is all that came to mind...
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    General Vance - Inappropriate conduct?

    Interesting snippet in the news tonight. "Former chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance is facing allegations of inappropriate...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    It'd still be nice though if he was able to focus on getting stuff like, y'know, clean water, for Canadians as well. Not saying that things Canada does abroad aren't important too, but how many of our own don't have the basics as well?
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    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Sooo....she tried to pull a Trump?
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    However, in the interests of being seen to "DO SOMETHING" the Government will, no doubt, ban the sale of former police cars....even though it's not an actual solution to the real problem...
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    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Maybe this is where JV will be heading instead of NATO?
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    Pension Indexing

    Good point PPCLI Guy. Now, in terms of dollars and cents, looking at the CPI from StatsCan, I see that since 2000, the CPI has gone up by 136%. (2002 was 100%, 2000 was actually 95.4%) So, take your monthly benefit, and multiply by 1.36 - approximately. Thus, if you're receiving $2000 a...
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    Weapons Engineering Technician

    Glad I could help. W Eng Tech is not IT related - at one point I was actually trained as a Dell Certified computer tech by the RCN, as well as getting some of my MCSE courses and Novel netware admin and such - but when I left that posting and went back to a ship, I was not permitted to use...