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  1. ArmyRick

    What the heck is an Air Operations Support Tech?

    Not for me, but I have a friends who kid wants to be one. They asked me as a retired CF guy what they do. I never even hheard of such a trade. Anyone know about it?
  2. ArmyRick

    Party Less Parliament? and an elected senate?

    I do a lot of thinking when I am shoveling tons of livestock manure (literally real bullshoot for those that know my occupation). I also tend to hobnob with a lot of regenerative brothers and sisters from literally all over the world. One BIG problem I see with OUR (Canadian) politics (however...
  3. ArmyRick

    Make the facts fit your views....

    Has anyone noticed with many of these political hot potatoes that extreme left or extreme right are quick to jump on one side or the other? Its gets really interesting is when people decide what side they want to support and then try to highlight the facts that support their argument but...
  4. ArmyRick

    Joe Rogan #1391 Joe with Tulsi Gabbard and Jocko Willink

    Has anybody watch this yet? If your interested in American politics, I urge you to watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdYud9re7-Q I am getting warm and fuzzy feelings about Tulsi. What are your thoughts.
  5. ArmyRick

    Auto-connect and Predator text....

    So I wanted to start a thread about ridiculous things our phones have done. I call it Auto-connect (My phone gave me this instead of autocorrect when I was having a grumpy about autocorrect) and predator text (phone gave me this once when I was trying to say predictive texts). So far my...
  6. ArmyRick

    Saving Money in the PRes (From: The Defence Budget)

    I would like to see attrition be one way...but it seems like both reg and res force have alot and I mean, alot of "hang ons". People who are long past their best expiry date and never seem to leave until they are CRA. I am not talking RSM, CO, Div Comd and CWO, etc. Those key positions are...
  7. ArmyRick

    Armyrick's Land Healing Farm...

    OK, A short while ago I said I would talk about how land healing, environmentally regenerative farms will/should be the way of the future. Problem: Too much Carbon in atmosphere (Not argue it) Problem: Population is going up Problem: Livestock typically raised in an unhealthy manner Solution...
  8. ArmyRick

    Dodge Bull....

    So i came up with a new concept today while working around an agitated 1800 LBS Black Angus bull today. Dodge Bull. I mean forget dodge ball, the damn ball only weighs a quarter pound and can't do much too you. Now a pissed off angry bull, ah, much more sporting. The bull weighs alot more and...
  9. ArmyRick

    Raptor RPG Shark replaces Sharks with Freakin' lazers....

    Hey. I recently saw a cool picture on this web site. It was a Velociraptor with RPG riding a shark. I downloaded the picture but can not find it right now. I will find it eventually. Anyways I propose the Raptor RPG shark replaces the old classic Sharks with freakin Lazers 1. There are three...
  10. ArmyRick

    Really Freaking Bright Idea...

    I don't know if there is a "bright ideas" thread going but I figured I could start one. Its not meant to be serious but just a look at how ironic or off the beaten path things can go. Throw in your own bright ideas and or ones you have expirienced/suffered through All you Officer cadets should...
  11. ArmyRick

    Anybody else ever been "Rick Roll'd"?

    Has anybody here been Rick rolled? I got hit first time. I received a email from a buddy with a link to a cool picture describing bears in the wild (I love wild life and bears fascinate the hell out of me). I clicked on it and it opened up to a you tube video of 1987 Rick Astley's "never going...
  12. ArmyRick

    Ken Follet's Fall of Giants

    Has anybody read Ken Follet's Fall of Giants? I am also done it now, I am down to the last 50 pages. I really, really enjoyed this book so far. I started cross checking all the historical stuff happening in the story to see if it was true. Wow. I didn't know the Canadian Army just after WWI was...
  13. ArmyRick

    Cutting the CF/DND HQ bloat - Excess CF Sr Leadership, Public Servants and Contractors

    I thought about it and figured I would start a new thread. Mods, if this belongs else where, please move it. How many generals and Admirals can the CF function with at a minimum? Seriously food for thought. Looking at the LFC, here is my answer I have come up with. 1 x Major General command...
  14. ArmyRick

    Canadians and distorted reality...

    I don't know if this is already been done, mods flog me if it is. My search on words consperacy turned up nothing. Lately on CBC.ca web site, I have noticed alot of Canadians are very naive about what we really are doing/how we do business in Afghanistan or in general. There have been several...
  15. ArmyRick

    You know you are past your expiriy date...

    I was joking around a short awhile ago with some peers. We were making fun of old and senile sergeant majors that were completely right out of 'er or just un-real. But then a scary thought popped into my head, I am approaching 20 years service. So I thought I would compile a safety list of...
  16. ArmyRick

    Infantry Direct Fire Support Vehicle?

    I was reading on the armoured TAPV thread and someone posted in their the idea of using low-medium velocity weapons for armoured recce. Then I got to thinking of a crazy idea. The US use a stryker MGS as its close support weapon for assaulting infantry and lets face it, thats a dead horse in...
  17. ArmyRick

    4 (CDO) RAR Becomes 2nd Commando Regiment

    Interesting evolution. 4 (CDO) RAR was their equivalent of our CSOR and it is now its own unique unit alonside AUS SAS and 1 CDO REGT. 4 RAR will return to the regular infantry order of battle but reduced to nil strength for now. http://www.defence.gov.au/media/DepartmentalTpl.cfm?CurrentId=9192
  18. ArmyRick

    M18 Hellcat

    I was watching military channel's tank restoration (Its a show where they re-build old tanks). I am not much into WW2 AFV but when they showed what the M18 Hellcat tank destroyer was capable of, I was impressed. It could roar along on at 53 MPH or 85 KM/H (Thats 1944 we are talking). Is anybody...
  19. ArmyRick

    Ross McKenzie retires....

    For all you RCD out there, I am just putting up a quick note to let you guys know that Sergeant Ross McKenzie is retiring after 23 years of service.  He will be residing in the Owen Sound area. For those of you who know him, he is a great guy. Cheers Ross and good luck !!!  :salute:  :cdn:
  20. ArmyRick

    E COY (PPCLI), LdSH

    Is there anybody here who is part of Echo (TUA) Company of the Strats? If so I was wondering if you could fill us in on how its going with implementing infantry and artillery into the "DFS" regiment? Have you guys received your LAV TUA yet?
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