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  1. Teddy Ruxpin

    Teddy's Rant - The Media, Military and Afghanistan

    Note to Mods - rant to follow, you may wish to move to some more obscure part of the forum... Anyone who suspects the existence of a hidden agenda within the media that reflects an anti-military bias won't be surprised by the press offerings today (13 Jul): Soldiers are drunks and drug users...
  2. Teddy Ruxpin

    Military use of Gators outside fortified bases

    Fair dealings, blah, blah, blah http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/227826 Vehicle no match for a roadside bomb The unarmoured Gator should never have been allowed to travel on roads of Kandahar June 21, 2007 Rosie Dimanno Columnist It's little more than the military version of a putt-putt...
  3. Teddy Ruxpin

    G&M: CBC's military obsession just feels creepy

    Another offensive, nasty commentary from the Globe and Mail.  My emphasis added: http://www.rbcinvest.theglobeandmail.com//servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/LAC/20061213/DOYLE13/Columnists/columnists/columnistsThearts/1/1/2/ Do I have to say it?  :o
  4. Teddy Ruxpin

    CTV News: "Canadian convoy travels through 'Ambush Alley'"

    Didn't see this posted before... After a couple of days of abysmal reporting on the CF and Afghanistan, Paul Workman submitted this from Kandahar: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061026/kandahar_convoy_061028/20061028?hub=TopStories Factual, to the point and without...
  5. Teddy Ruxpin

    The Times: The winter war - Nato must press home its advantage in Afghanistan

    An excellent lead editorial in the (London) Times today: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,542-2391214,00.html
  6. Teddy Ruxpin

    G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan

    A decent story on the tank deployment here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060922.wcomment0922/BNStory/National/home The author has his facts correct and doesn't engage in the usual speculation and editorializing.  Check out the comments section, though...  ;D
  7. Teddy Ruxpin

    BBC: On the Front Line in Afghanistan

    I'm not too sure what to make of this.  I normally have some respect for the BBC, but this story seems to have a spin to it.  My emphasis added: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/5349310.stm Comments from anyone deployed/deployed recently?
  8. Teddy Ruxpin

    UN extends NATO-led Afghan force

    Apologies if this has already been posted - no real time to snoop around: http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_PrintFriendly&c=Article&cid=1158097812110&call_pageid=968332188854 Of course, this will be lost on Jack Layton, the NDP and their fellow...
  9. Teddy Ruxpin

    Help Needed for Work Project - 17th Cavalry Field Ambulance

    Ok, here's one that I need a hand with. I'm after some general information regarding the 17th Cavalry Field Ambulance, which, I believe, was founded in Calgary in the 1908 timeframe and was around until approximately 1934.  I am 90% certain that it was not activated as part of the CEF and that...
  10. Teddy Ruxpin

    Hurricane Katrina - Real Time Feeds

    I thought these might be of interest: National Guard New Orleans net: Louisiana State Police:  http://stfunoob.com/nola/scanner.pls The Interdictor Blog - pretty hairy reading:  http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/ If the live feeds are quiet, it may mean...
  11. Teddy Ruxpin

    Canadian troops trade comfy digs to meet Afghans

    Canadian troops trade comfy digs to meet Afghans: New assignment will put soldiers in closer contact with the population Canadian troops in Afghanistan have been too isolated from the population in their luxurious Camp Julien in Kabul, but defence chief Gen. Rick Hillier says that will change...
  12. Teddy Ruxpin

    Old LBV back in use in Afghanistan (now Arid CADPAT)?!

    No inhancement needed...  They're obviously Canadian.  There are also Brits in one photo and (guessing) embassy security guys (MPs) in civvies. I don't know what the deal is on the vests!! ???
  13. Teddy Ruxpin


    I was struck speechless by this today (well, almost).  The article is from CP and reflects additional results of the survey quoted elsewhere on the Forums.  What purpose is served by such inane, pointless and expensive surveys? Military attracts violent louts - study By CP OTTAWA -- Young...