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    ‘You either went to war or you didn’t’ — How deployments divide the vet community

    A very similar implied hierarchy also existed in the treatment of the ill & injured. Those injured in combat were the rock stars, and the lowest were those who suffered mental health issues here in Canada. Individuals (some very highly placed), and even the system itself, perpetuated this...
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    28 Palestinians killed in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas with airstrikes; rockets kill 3 Israelis

    There was an old statement, apparently attributed to Israeli diplomat Abba Eben some 45 years ago, that the Palestinians, 'never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.' In analyzing the situation, one also has to remember that the neighbouring Arab states have long had a vested interest in...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    And the Soviets and Cubans were notorious for using 'Honey Pot' traps on Western Officers. I could see Russia and China doing it now.
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    Help!! SISIP is trying not to honor my deceased husbands policy.

    Lynda, I am terribly sorry for your loss. I work for Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group HQ. One of our mandates is to help Veterans and families. I have contacts with the Pension folks. If you want to send me an email at paul.barnshaw@forces.gc.ca with details on your full name, husband's...
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    Armyrick's Land Healing Farm...

    ArmyRick - one of the eye-opening things I learned years ago, is that some biomes need to periodically burn. Certain key native plant species have adapted such that their seeds will only properly germinate after exposure to fire. Regions of California fall into this category. That, coupled with...
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    Get Your Butt Checked!- split from Changes to Political

    Just had a colonoscopy done a couple of weeks ago. Three very small polyps removed, hopefully nothing to worry about (I'll know more on Thursday). Had I waited and done nothing..... Thanks to the Versed and Fentanyl, I felt nothing and barely remember any of it. A day or two of discomfort...
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    Ricin Intercepted On The Way To The White House

    Based upon her behaviour, I would suspect she is quite mentally ill (Persecutory Delusion Disorder?). Thankfully, she wasn't capable of putting together a highly rational plan of action. Ricin has no effective treatment and depending on the initial dose, death can occur in 3-5 days.
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    Reserve Class B Contracts

    It also depends on where you go. For example, Ottawa is the land of opportunity for Class B. Other larger bases also have a number of positions. Otherwise, each Reserve Force unit will have a small cadre of Class B postions (typically a couple of Supply Techs, maybe an MSE Op, and a pair of FSA...
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    VR vs 3B (Being told because I have an awarded claim from a SDA I can just VR)

    Greydak - have you been in touch with a Transition Centre yet? The Services Staff there can fully explain the differences in benefits and services between a voluntary release, and a medical release. If you need help contacting your nearest Transition Centre, let me know. I would strongly advise...
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    Join The Navy and See Great Lakes

    I can just see the next story now..... "Air Force Leases Island Resort For Training". Citing a need for distancing measures the Air Force has leased a vacant five star resort in Jamaica as a training facility. Senior Officers insist it's not a swan, and the fact that the all-you-can-eat' shrimp...
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    Approximate wait times for pension, release f*ckery, and who to complain to

    PM sent - there may be a few things I can influence through my office. We've got Manulife and VAC liaison teams here. Brookfield is a different beast, and I don't think I can influence them.
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    More than 6,700 veterans from Afghan war receiving federal assistance for PTSD

    Reading through some of these comments, I am not sure exactly what to say, but I feel compelled to wade in with a bit more background than many. I work at CAF TG HQ, and have for many years now. Every day I see Integrated Transition Plans done for the most seriously ill and inured people we...
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    New Cadpat

    EITS - I know.....think of poor CANSOF. Now that we can all grow beards, and buy our own boots, if we get Multicam we will push CANSOF to new extremes!
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    New Cadpat

    Well, I'm not overly optimistic.... After 20 years of the 'Clothe The Soldier' project debacle, I still don't have all of the items I'm technically entitled to. I don't have enough time left until CRA 60 to get all new items..... And Medicineman - the contract has to go to a mom & pop...
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    USS Franklin WW2 Carrier

    If his crew had been less professional, then Capt Gehres could have ended up as 'lost at sea' on the trip back to the US.
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