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Air-Forceca-Ico Question for Mods and / or those who run the board.

September 26, 2014, 11:53:52 by shadreamer
Howdy,

I did a bit of research for a novel here a while back and to show my appreciation, I would like to offer complementary copies to the board and / or it's members for assisting me.  The novel came out in July and is doing very well.

Before I posted anything specific, I just wanted to see how you wanted to handle this (or not). If you don't want me doing this, I'll certainly respect your wishes.

I can send copies to the board mods or owner to hand out, or you can run a draw and I can mail paperbacks (or email ebooks) direct to the winners. Alternately, I can offer them to the people who responded to my thread.

To be clear, I'm not looking for any sort of endorsement or advertising. These will be gifts, pure and simple. If paperback, I can offer up to six copies. For ebooks, we can discuss.

Feel free to send me an email to my addy if you prefer.

Regardless of the decision, thank you for providing this forum.  :)

Cheers.
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icon12 Bomb Threat at Veterans Affairs Office in Ottawa

Today at 14:08:29 by George Wallace
Breaking news:  A bomb threat has been made to the Veterans Affairs office in Ottawa.

Reproduced under the Fair Dealings provisions of the Copyright Act.

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Man in custody, taken to hospital after threat to blow up Veterans Affairs offices
BY MEGHAN HURLEY
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
October 1, 2014

A 48-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after authorities received a 911 call that a man claiming to have C4 explosives has threatened to blow up the offices of Veteran Affairs Canada.

Police were called to the Billings Bridge-area high-rise office building at 11:50 a.m. after they were told that a man started to walk around the office on Riverside Drive with a duffle bag, threatening to blow up the office.

Police say they did not evacuate the officer tower that houses Veterans Affairs Canada.

A man was taken into custody at about 12:30 p.m.

mhurley@ottawacitizen.com

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xx Russian Aircraft Intercepted

September 19, 2014, 21:34:37 by tomahawk6
US and Canadian aircraft intercepted 6 Russian aircraft.Putin is just seeing if everyone is awake. 8)

http://news.yahoo.com/us-canadian-jets-intercept-8-russian-aircraft-232846452.html
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xx Outgoing CJOC commander gagged by government

September 08, 2014, 19:45:52 by milnews.ca
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Lt.-Gen. Jon Vance becomes responsible for all Canadian troops deployed at home and abroad during a handover ceremony to take place Tuesday afternoon in Ottawa.

The outgoing leader of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) is Lt.-Gen. Stu Beare. Both he and Vance served with distinction in Afghanistan — Vance during two combat tours in Kandahar and Beare with NATO in Kabul.

Beare was muzzled by the Harper government a couple of weeks ago, preventing him from talking to journalists about the challenges that CJOC and Canada face during this period of global tumult. The general deserved better than this parting order after 36 years of service. During his Afghan and CJOC years he has been responsible for the lives of thousands of Canadians in dangerous places, as well as for spending billions of dollars.

Forbidding Beare to speak was an example of the mindless messaging micro-management that has become one of the Harper government’s least appealing hallmarks. Such orders — and this was hardly the first — have long left the brass scratching their heads. After all, the government is constantly braying about Canada’s glorious military heritage and famously fond of talking as if nobody in the West is tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and terrorism ....
Canada.com/Postmedia News, 8 Sept 2014
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xx Lesson to be learned from the Ukraine conflict for NATO and Canada?

September 08, 2014, 13:18:00 by Colin P
 Looking at the pictures from the conflict I see a lot of destroyed armour, including MBT's. Most seem to be taken out by artillery strikes, Grad systems seem to be the main culprit. I suspect NATO would be in a for a rude shock from Russian artillery and it's effects. That artillery would also be well protected by a competent AD and Air Force. My take away is that we are weak on the counter battery systems and I am not sure that tactically we are prepared for such a threat, just coming from a heavy COIN theatre. Any thoughts?
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