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  1. Teddy Ruxpin

    MMEV (Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle)

    No, as I understand it, there's no effort to "rebuild MMEV" into a true LAV III.  They're RWS.
  2. Teddy Ruxpin

    MMEV (Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle)

    The MMEV's passed on! This vehicle is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, It rests in peace!  It's metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the...
  3. Teddy Ruxpin

    Rename 97st to Heroes Boulevard? (Edmonton)

    This has crossed my mind too.  I'm sure many of us (and those who have gone before us) don't consider ourselves "heroes" and I too find it a bit over the top.  If we are to rename 97th, how about "Veterans' ", a term that applies to all and honours everyone who served, or "Memorial", a term that...
  4. Teddy Ruxpin

    Recruiting Posters, Slogans and Commercials [Merged]

    Sadly, we have to remember how the CF's recruiting ads work.  They're not military ads, they're "Government of Canada" ads, and there's an enormous difference.  All advertising - if I have this right - must be approved by Treasury Board and must conform to the Government of the day's outlook and...
  5. Teddy Ruxpin

    CBC's Heather Mallick shows her True Form

    I was hardly comparing DonG's comment to Mallick's tripe; it was an example of the attitude of some posters here. "Again"?  I suppose not - if three or four times in well over 2000 posts is hectoring, so be it.  Asking for an adult approach to political discussion is a bit much, it appears. ...
  6. Teddy Ruxpin

    CBC's Heather Mallick shows her True Form

    Oh I agree - it is over the top.  However, it is nothing worse than what one can read/hear on Fox News and on some other US outlets.  A CBC editor obviously made the decision that such US-style sensationalization was suitable for publication.  As G2G says, it is not "reporting" and the two have...
  7. Teddy Ruxpin

    CBC's Heather Mallick shows her True Form

    Exactly - and well said, Greentoblue.  Mallick displays an attitude that is shared by many Canadians, unfortunately.  It's the same mentality that paints Afghanistan as "Bush's War" and that seems to take particular glee in US mis-steps.  However, it is commentary after all, and commentary is...
  8. Teddy Ruxpin

    CBC's Heather Mallick shows her True Form

    The Cheez has it exactly right.  This isn't reporting, it's commentary, and there's an enormous difference.  I don't find people here slagging the CBC when there are comments they agree with.   Personally, I find the US reaction as offensive and over the top as the original CBC piece.  The Fox...
  9. Teddy Ruxpin

    The Haiti Super Thread- Merged

    AV: My ire was directed at Bulletmagnet, but also at Prairie Dog and all those others who think they know better.  They are out of their lanes.  I read (and continue to read) Bulletmagnet's quoted post somewhat differently than your interpretation. I don't drop the OPSEC bomb lightly, as you know.
  10. Teddy Ruxpin

    The Haiti Super Thread- Merged

    Listen, "experts", it was more than DART - get it?  Roll your eyes all you want. The media reports were wrong, your taking them as gospel was wrong and you were breaching OPSEC by speculating. TR, out.
  11. Teddy Ruxpin

    Prince Harry to be part of Taliban OPFOR in upcoming exercise

    The headline is wrong.  MedMan is a series of exercises aimed at "a war", not "the war" in Afghanistan.  As such, it is unlikely that the Prince is playing the part of any specific enemy like the Taliban and it is possible (indeed probable) that OPFOR is mounted in armour (Sabre/Scimitar).  The...
  12. Teddy Ruxpin

    The Haiti Super Thread- Merged

    All: This was/is indeed an OPSEC issue and people are posting completely erroneous information in any event.  If you don't know and haven't been told information was/is releasable, keep out of the discussion.
  13. Teddy Ruxpin

    Forces struggling to recruit...

    This has been thought of before - in another context.  One reason why it is not and will not be done is the spectre of a sub-unit - all from one local area - taking mass casualties.  The "optics" of dozens of KIA and WIA returning to the same community is not something that the CF could...
  14. Teddy Ruxpin

    Forces struggling to recruit...

    Just an aside, the PRes in LFWA has hundreds of soldiers deployed on TF 1-08 and conducting assigned priority individual training.  The well is dry pers-wise and you have to pick what you can assign people to.  It is a chore...
  15. Teddy Ruxpin

    NATO Not Ready For Prime Time

    USA Today article :boring: This is a big help to planners....  ::)
  16. Teddy Ruxpin

    10 French Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Gun Battle

    Surobi was "hot" even a couple of years ago.  Popular lore has chanted the "Kabul is safe" mantra for so long that everyone was believing it, forgetting that the province extends well beyond the city proper.  Surobi was abandoned by the US as untenable when I was there, and my brigade did...
  17. Teddy Ruxpin

    CBC attempts more anti military spin

    Personally, I think that 90% of the time it comes down to shoddy research - something that isn't limited to the CBC. Do some checking before running a story, provide some background, question the credentials of "experts" being quoted, add some context.  Don't buy into hysteria and hyperbole...
  18. Teddy Ruxpin

    From Recce to Leo

    Actually, it depends - right now - on which regiment you're assigned to.  Only the LdSH(RC) in Edmonton has formal tank tasks. The other regiments (RCD and 12 RBC) provide up to a tank troop to Strathcona squadrons, depending on where in the managed readiness cycle we are.  There are a very...
  19. Teddy Ruxpin

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Sure enough... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_snL4ApPmsI Issues doesn't describe them OWDU...Now he's a Falkland's vet too...
  20. Teddy Ruxpin

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Some more google-fu int...  It appears that our Walt had previously posted on a Spanish-language music site.  While the thread is gone, it lives on in Internet heaven...  ;D There may be more on YouTube...
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