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Recent content by Sprinting Thistle

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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Having worked in Ottawa in operational HQs, an environmental HQ, and the VCDS side of the house, I can say unequivocally, that it's leadership by consensus and command by committee.
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Captain Jack Sparrow to become honorary Captain of the RCN. Limited time offer of Mega Pint glasses being sold to commemorate the event.
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    Widespread systemic racism in Canadian military ‘repulsing’ new recruits: report

    I found it very interesting during the press conference that they stated that there is 7 advisory bodies on these various issues. How many PYs are dedicated to these bodies? And the subsequent or associated positions? They of course need staff to draft their corespondance and research issues...
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    Widespread systemic racism in Canadian military ‘repulsing’ new recruits: report

    I would be curious to see the data used to determine that people are not joining the military due to systemic racism. I assume extensive polling?? And it would have to be people that have not applied to the military, as opposed to people who applied and were rejected. Being closely associated...
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    Defence Minister

    Seamus O'Regan seems like a good fit for MND. I mean, the government already invested $213,000.00 into him, he has good relations with veterans, and he had a very difficult transition from journalism to politics. I mean, what's not to like? I'm sure he will do well. :rolleyes:
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I think the more pressing question is, what will the CAF and Department do to rehabilitate MacDonald's reputation? Nothing of course. The institution and the government are very quick to throw a member under the bus and trash the person's reputation, but do nothing to rehabilitate it after the...
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    The CDS will be issuing orders via TikTok soon. 
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    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    I predict it wont be long before an CAF committee will be struck to remove all words that no longer conform to today's requirements.  For example, the word "Master" would be removed and replaced as some may find it brings up memories of slavery or the like.  I cite the 2017 effort of the Toronto...
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    Cpl Sean Parker, The Brockville Rifles

    Some very sad news for our military friends and family.  On 1 December 2019 Cpl Sean Parker of The Brockville Rifles passed away.  https://www.facebook.com/thebrockvillerifles/ Cpl Parker leaves behind a loving wife and two wonderful kids.  Family and friends of The Brocks have established a...
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    Alleged PMO obstruction in SNC Lavalin case

    In the words a famous and wise philosopher who knows all about scandals, "A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." :whistle:
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    VAdm Norman - Supply Ship contract: Legal fight

    Curious to see two things: - what the CDS' response will be to this change; and - how Trudeau will walk back from his comment in 2018 about this going to court.  If you remember, back in Feb 2018 Trudeau stated, "I won’t say much, other than to say I took the advice of our chief of defence...
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    The Khadr Thread

    In Khadr's comments he doesn't outright say he is innocent or that the events didn't happen, its just that he perceives the situation differently from the soldiers who survived.  I think his PR agent has taken a page from Trudeau, because, well you know.... "two people can experience the same...
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    The Khadr Thread

    Perhaps its his constituency office for the next election.  You know, new Lib MP for Edmonton Griesbach, in which the Kensington neighbourhood resides. 
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    VAC and Tinnitus

    Has anyone experienced something called "hidden hearing loss"?  Trouble hearing speech with background noise. Two separate audiologists have indicated hearing loss but VAC won't acknowledge as the levels measured in the audiologists report don't meet the VAC standard / threshold.  Therefore...
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    Alleged PMO obstruction in SNC Lavalin case

    Seems the 9,000 jobs is a myth.  A number of media outlets have looked into this number and turns out that SNC LAV may actually have between 2500 and 3400 jobs in Quebec (depending on who you read) and less than 9,000 in all of Canada.  Interestingly, when May asked Butts if he had any...