Strike said:Oh yes. That's the problem with social media, is that people say things about others and never have to face the consequences. Imagine the culprit meeting the subject of the comments face to face. I would LOVE to see how he would react in that case. Probably a serious case of 'cat got his tongue.'
SherH2A said:I don't post often but this seems to be going off the rails, right into the latrine, and at this time of year when we pause to consider the sacrifices that have been made for us by so many veterans.
Ah, the old "s/he's only a MILITIA (insert rank here) ...." It only takes a few idiots in a huge crowd to keep that train steamed & chugging.little jim said:.... His campaign managers also tried to sell him as a high ranking Officer, a Lieutenant Colonel, again, he's a Reservist Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) , huge difference; ....
That would be funny.little jim said:(Note this is sarcasm, I would love it if those in the know could find the author and see if he is serving. Would make it better if he used a DND computer..)
Short, sweet but hugely relevant - thanks for sharing that piece.Eye In The Sky said:I like to use the words of a great retired RSM I had the privilege of serving under to speak to the "Reg/Res" debate. Taken from an Armour Bulletin from back in the day. Red box mine to highlight most important part (IMO).
opcougar said:The Hydro one guy did it face to face didn't it? i.e. his stupid comment at Shauna Hunt from City Tv
The Hydro one guy never actually said the comment your accusing him of, if your going to say someone did something please verify it is actually correct. All he did was defend the comment someone else made which is two different things entirely.
Agreed 120%.jollyjacktar said:I would not be surprised if "someone else" from another base in this country shared this point of view. Racism is everywhere, sadly.
You're right, too. I don't think it's racist, though, wondering "whazzup with some folks @ Valcartier?", though, based on this and this in the past couple of weeks, though - the same way I'd say "whazzup in Shilo?" when I see this.Oldgateboatdriver said:To rephrase the old joke: "never, ever, ever generalize".
Oldgateboatdriver said:Well unfortunately, Captloadie's comment was not expressed as sadness to find such racism there or anywhere in the CAF, like yours is Jollyjacktar. It was more along the lines that "Hey! I'm not surprised knowing what a hot bed of racism that place is" type of comment.
Anyway, I think we should go back to topic: The Minister of Defence himself.
Saw the out take on CBC yesterday where the reporter interviewing him in his office (was it Wendy?) tried to get him to commit on CF participation in the plan to bring 25000 refugee and the timing of withdrawal of the CF-18's before the details have been worked out. I thought he deported himself very well. I particularly liked the comments on ISIS not being a direct threat to Canada that cannot be handled by our security services.