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  1. ModlrMike

    POCT Validity

    Because I can't remember, can anyone confirm that POCT is only valid for 3 years, or is it 5?
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    Green Party

    Is the current dumpster fire that's the Green Party adding to or taking away from global warming?
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    Who knew actions had consequences?

    Man fined $12m for police station arson during George Floyd protests A man has been ordered to pay $12m (£8.6m) for his role setting a Minneapolis police station on fire during rioting last May. The fine for Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, who pleaded guilty to an arson charge in December...
  4. ModlrMike

    Clothing stores - Esquimalt

    I'm headed to ESQ next month and I would like to know the hours for base clothing. Additionally, are they still just inside the dockyard gate?
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    CANEX website attack

    Just read this on CBC. Posted for folks SA. Canex warns military personnel to check credit cards after 'malicious attack' A Canadian retailer that caters to military personnel and their families is warning its members to monitor their personal information closely after a "malicious attack" may...
  6. ModlrMike

    Class A service and AWOL

    Question: is it possible to successfully charge a Class A reservist under Sect 90 for having missed a duty watch? It is generally accepted wisdom that reserve members are only subject to the CSD under specific circumstances. That being said, I note that QR&O 103.23 does not explicitly mention...
  7. ModlrMike

    Federal Liberals In The News

    Seeing as we have a "Conservatives in the news" in the spirit of fairness, just to keep track of individuals (vs. the general political scene/climate) ... Trudeau Must Boot Liberal MP Darshan Kang From Caucus Over Sexual Harassment Allegations: NDP New Democrats are calling on Prime Minister...
  8. ModlrMike

    Basic Maritime Wafare

    So the XO is strongly suggesting that I take this course to situate me for my next half ring, despite the chance that I may time out before I get to LCdr. From those who have taken this course, what does it entail, and what can I do to prepare? Tks...
  9. ModlrMike

    Don't follow your passion.

    In a time where we have a large cohort of unemployed post secondary school graduates, Mike Rowe has some advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVEuPmVAb8o&feature=youtu.be I tend to think he's right. What many people fail to realize is that what folks call self fulfillment is the...
  10. ModlrMike

    Trade badges

    Hi folks, I'm working on a retirement project for our Chief Stoker, and I find myself in need of a good quality line drawing of the trade badge. I've searched online with relatively poor results. Can anyone out there lend a hand?
  11. ModlrMike

    Vimy 2017

    So, the wife and I were talking about going to Europe, and we're looking at Vimy in 2017. Anyone else planning to go? I imagine the CF will have a large presence, but we probably won't hear anything until after the election in 2015.
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    Anyone else using Nike+ as a running app? I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm liking the data that it gives me. Then again, I'm a bit of a geek in that regard.
  13. ModlrMike

    Sailor Derek de Jong and Other Ship Misconducts?

    Sailor Derek de Jong charged with desertion was harassed, wife claims CBC News The wife of a Royal Canadian Navy officer accused of leaving his post during a military operation is speaking out ahead of his court martial, and says her husband left his ship because of an intolerable atmosphere...
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    ...or proving that the universe requires equilibrium in all things: Rapist may have HIV I feel for the woman, regardless of how she became ill. The "man" not so much.
  15. ModlrMike

    NETP-O notes

    I'm working on the Trg Library and I noticed we're pretty thin on basic info for new Offr Cadets. Considering these folks can spend many months at the unit before they go to summer training I would like to get some info so that they can pre-read, or so that we can incorporate some basic lessons...
  16. ModlrMike

    Management training

    Does anyone recall the full name of that management training certificate that used to be offered? I think it was done in concert with Humber or Ryerson, but I can't be sure.
  17. ModlrMike

    Canadians Sink US Ship (On Purpose)

    Canadians Sink US Ship (On Purpose) Posted by Graham Warwick 3:36 PM on Jul 21, 2012 Time to watch the movie Canadian Bacon again. The Royal Canadian Navy hunter-killer submarine HMCS Victoria torpedoed and sank the US Navy's USNS Concord off Hawaii on July 17. LINK
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    War of 1812: Violence, glory and a new Canadian-ness

    A relatively well written article on the War of 1812 War of 1812: Violence, glory and a new Canadian-ness Canada today is seen as a harmonious nation of hockey, mounties and maple leaves, in peaceful contrast to its often fractious and noisy neighbour to the south. But Canadian-ness itself was...
  19. ModlrMike

    Winnipeg Motorcycle Riders

    The Defenders Motorcycle Club is having a charity ride from Winnipeg to Brandon on 17 Jun. I understand that they used to have a chapter in Wpg, but it lapsed due to lack of interest. I would like to suggest that if there's enough interest, we try and resurect it. This is not a 1% club, but one...
  20. ModlrMike

    Reservists face multiple charges in assault incident

    From here: LINK Reservists face multiple charges in assault incident Officials with the Canadian Forces are investigating after two Winnipeg reservists were arrested and charged on the weekend. ----------------------------------------- Jim, not your lot I hope.