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    Canada - The Last Super Power

    Fair point. I'm not under the impression that Canada could be (or should be) a super power - but it would certainly be a refreshing change to have a government able to undertake meaningful, ambitious projects (any portfolio) that could benefit all, instead of short-sighted voter pandering. I...
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    Canada - The Last Super Power

    We'd also need a government/political party willing to commit to a grand strategy or vision for the country, instead of myopically focussing on "winning the next election" ...
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    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Just for clarification: who takes over the air rescue mission from the RCAF? Do you envision CCG and RCMP operating SAR aircraft fleets?
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    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    I think you're correct. Strange that they're both wearing that badge to a totally unrelated CoC ceremony...
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    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    Any idea what badge VAdm Topshee is wearing here at his CoC ceremony? VAdm Auchterlonie is wearing one as well.
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    CF-18 High pitch angle

    Generally, the slower you go, the higher the required AoA will be in order to maintain a given altitude. Disclaimer: I'm not a fighter pilot
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    Russia Threatens to Detach Their Module from the ISS

    Should the title of this thread be modified to reflect that the attached video is, in fact, a Russian propaganda video - not factual whatsoever? The Russian module has not been detached from ISS, despite what the title of this thread directly states.
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I'll just note that the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency does report to Parliament, and is intended to complement the work of the NSICOP. As an independent agency reporting to Parliament, perhaps it may be seen to be less vulnerable to potential partisan abuse or political...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Since 2018, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians has fulfilled a role similar to what you are suggesting. https://www.nsicop-cpsnr.ca/index-en.html From the website: "The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act mandates the...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Name possibly inspired by Meat Loaf's character in Fight Club...?
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Everyone is frustrated, but that frustration doesn't automatically translate into support for the protestors or their "goals".
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I suppose it all depends on who you interact with - I have had the opposite experience here in AB. FWIW I work in an industry with requirements that are nearly identical to those being protested.
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Fully agree that the PM is scoring short-term political points without considering the longer-term effects of his rhetoric re the protestors. I think the article accurately sums up most Canadians' frustrations with this pandemic and our governments' responses. But, even Don Martin acknowledges...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I have no doubt that the vast majority of Canadians are sick and tired of COVID and all of the measures put in place to manage it. An angry, vocal minority has staged these protests, but I don't believe that they have garnered the broad public support that you seem to think they have. Most...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I'd be more inclined to agree with you if the protestors had articulated a coherent message or goals grounded in reality. I'd be surprised if some protestors don't attempt to take credit for pre-planned relaxation of the temporary measures they oppose.
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Of course everyone is sick and tired of ongoing public health measures. I don't know anyone who isn't. But the vast majority of people aren't resorting to what has essentially become a very public temper tantrum that lacks a coherent message, and coherent goals. As many here have pointed...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I don't mean to be dismissive, but this concept can just as easily be applied to the protesters and all of the "others" that have joined them.
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    Found this interesting. Agree that Musk is a pragmatist; anti-mandate, but pro-vaccine. "Musk told Time last month in an interview after he was selected a "Person of the Year" that he and his eligible children are all vaccinated because the science is "unequivocal" but said he is opposed to...
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Yes, the vaccination policies are different - but I don't believe it's a case of "Canadian Science" vs "Swedish Science". Point taken re: apparent dogmatism though. I would agree that accusations of "science denier" is tossed out far too easily.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    I think you're confusing public policy with science. The latter should (hopefully) inform the former, which, along with many other variables, will obviously result in varying policies between jurisdictions.
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