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    CO-ED Accommodation

    No, it's in the middle of the back, not on the neck. But I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of that lady: Do you see the legs and arm muscles!!!
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    Who needs sailors anyway?

    But not quite with the same result. Just stopping the propeller cold on a 12m Rhib running at 28 Kts will stop it in about 20 meters. Your T1 tanker running at 16 Kts will take anywhere from 3.5 to 5 NM to come to a stop. it's called momentum and that is where all the experience of a master or...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Her last visit to Quebec City: Escorted on the Halifax to Quebec City by the naval reserves, employing HMCS FORT STEELE. Not single gun on her - not even a hand gun for the C.O. And,yes, she could be converted into a hospital ship in wartime - but only after the threat of nuclear attack...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Actually, Kirkhill: One deck mount. HMY Britannia was fitted with one saluting gun. ;)
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    The best place for a Canadian "Latvia of the Pacific" would be onboard an Esquimalt based HMCS Bonaventure II. It would show how serious we are about the Pacific region and let us lead to the creation, or reincarnation rather, of SEATO. Integrated battle groups of Canadian carrier, Australian...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The Liberal moving to shut down the work of a Committee of the Commons before it has a chance to cut too close to the PM, or a minister, or some Highly placed person of Liberal bent !!! Unheard of ! I am shocked, Sir ! Shocked !
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    Ships Team Diver badge on Army DEU's?

    Those are basic diver qualifications only if you attended a West coast diver course - on the East coast, it's lobster tails and Jig fishing.
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    Prince Philip Passed Away

    Very nice, Thanks for posting Kirkhill. And rest in peace your Royal Highness. The RN locations are, the one by the water: the Saluting Station at Portsmouth. The second, I believe, is the main concourse at Britannia Royal Naval College - but not absolutely certain. To pick up on another...
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    Ships Team Diver badge on Army DEU's?

    Just to be clear on vocab. here: Ships have Dive Teams, but the qualification is "Ship Diver", not Ships Team Diver. The whole is by opposition to the more advanced - full time divers trade: Clearance Divers. And Journeyman, it's "diver" not dive. The badge that says you dive is the submariner...
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    In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

    True, but within the context of if it being the Federal tax-neutral version, without reference to the actual BC existing system. You are however incorrect in stating that "nobody" in BC gets a rebate: While the BC government has elected not to go the tax-neutral way, it is returning a good deal...
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    Next Iteration of the Naval Warfare Officer Rebranding

    I hate to say this, but when the Bedford depot "incident" happened in 1945, both the village of Bedford and the town (then) of Burnside were a lot further away from the depot than they are now. I don't think another incident in the depot would look good today in view of the current situation...
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    In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

    It isn't. Jarnhamar asked about the Federal - tax neutral - carbon tax, not about the B.-C. NDP version of it. The federal tax is allegedly the "tax-neutral" version, and that is what I described, in a simplified form. If people in B.-C. are willing have a more "progressive" (or "aggressive")...
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    In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

    Not quite, Jarnhamar. The carbon tax is a tax that is meant to change habits in consumers. It works by charging an actual amount on every tons of CO2 (or equivalent greenhouse gas) that will be produced by the consumer. But the "refund" of tax is not based on individual consumption but on...
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    Next Iteration of the Naval Warfare Officer Rebranding

    Well, what an interesting little discussion my April fool's joke has created. Let me see if I can put this in perspective for you, Brihard. I've been out quite a while, but: What's the ORO course at these days? Four to six months? And your Cbt O tour after? Eighteen months? So imagine that...
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    Next Iteration of the Naval Warfare Officer Rebranding

    Of course, FSTO. It was a S.N.O.W. job. !!! It's April fool's all day.
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