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  1. mariomike

    An old piece of iron - C1A1

    How old are you, if you do not mind me asking?
  2. mariomike

    An old piece of iron - C1A1

    First time I fired an FNCI with 7.62 ammo I was 16. It kicked like a mule. Had to remember to grip it correctly. We were not an infantry unit and ussually carried SMGs.
  3. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Nothing new about that. https://www.milnet.ca/forums/threads/western-alienation-split-from-general-election-2019.131365/page-9 https://www.milnet.ca/forums/threads/the-libertarian-case-for-western-independence.132992/#post-1628420 Or, the urban vs rural divide in Canadian politics...
  4. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Fortunately, when I graduated high school, there was still a Residency Requirement.
  5. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Either that, or marry the boss's daughter. :)
  6. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Which numbers to which rankings specifically? The MacLeans rankings or the Economist rankings? You will have to interpret the data for yourself.
  7. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    I've owned hunting rifles and shotguns all my life. Maybe that makes me safer. But, thats not why I own them. If concerned about safest places in Canada, and the world, https://www.macleans.ca/canadas-most-dangerous-places-2020/ https://safecities.economist.com/ No. NYC, LA, and Mexico City...
  8. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Altair said, He was powerless when alive. As a matter of public safety, Council transferred his power to govern the city in a state of emergency to the Deputy Mayor.
  9. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Since you decided to inject the former guy into Canadian Politics, We have been down this road before regarding the popular vote in Canadian elections, https://army.ca/forums/threads/cpc-leadership-discussion-2020-21.131363/page-35#post-1652384
  10. mariomike

    RCMP MEMBER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES IN CALGARY

    We had a Metro Councillor issued one. Shot a "perp" attempting to rob his North York bakery. It was self defence and he was not charged.
  11. mariomike

    RCMP MEMBER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES IN CALGARY

    Off-duty and retired First Responders "can call 9-1-1 with the best of 'em." :)
  12. mariomike

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Nothing new about that. According to the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) in 2018, Mar 20, 2018 https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/union-says-alberta-paramedics-working-in-system-at-breaking-point
  13. mariomike

    RCMP MEMBER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES IN CALGARY

    If you really want to do a deep dive into Swiss Army ammunition, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearms_regulation_in_Switzerland#Army-issued_arms_and_ammunition_collection
  14. mariomike

    RCMP MEMBER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES IN CALGARY

    In those cases, I do not believe the government - taxpayers - ussually get sued. But, if a government issue take-home weapon was used to blow a hole in someone, would the government - taxpayers - face financial liability? I understand if the shooting was considered justified, or not...
  15. mariomike

    RCMP MEMBER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES IN CALGARY

    Without ammunition, either. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/soldiers-can-keep-guns-at-home-but-not-ammo/970614#:~:text=Parliament%20has%20approved%20a%20proposal%20to%20ban%20the,Army%20guns%20can%20still%20be%20kept%20at%20home.
  16. mariomike

    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    Updates here, https://masscasualtycommission.ca/updates/
  17. mariomike

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Do you think any of Canada's political parties would support that? From what I have read, my understanding is: The same ethics that guarantee life-long smokers "timely access to healthcare" to be treated for lung cancer, also apply to Covid treatment for the unvaccinated. There is a caveat...
  18. mariomike

    Grand Strategy for a Divided America

    My reply was to QV calling President Biden "dementia Joe". From what I have read in this thread, GEN Milley questioned the former guy's state of mind. The General knows the former guy and the present guy better than you, me, or QV. Apparently so. OldSolduer said: FOX News put it this...
  19. mariomike

    Grand Strategy for a Divided America

    I did not suggest anyone has dementia. I knew it would be stepping on a political landmine to do so. My reply was in response to QV ( Reply #718 ) "dementia Joe" post. I was careful to reply "others have suggested". I'm not a brain spesicialist. I don't think you are either. All I know is...
  20. mariomike

    Grand Strategy for a Divided America

    It would not be the first time others have suggested GEN Milley served a president with dementia. https://www.google.ca/search?q=trump+dementia&sxsrf=AOaemvJ9QHYlTyjMc8No9ezteOOFBkayhQ%3A1631721454446&ei=7hdCYZvdGoq3ggeboIagCQ
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