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xx Mobile View

February 12, 2020, 12:58:04 by Mike Bobbitt

Although it doesn't have the green (yet), Mobile view is available. To switch back and forth, use the following:

Mobile View
Desktop View

Note, mobile view does not look good on a desktop. Try it on your phone. :)
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xx Canada's frigates suffered 10 fire and smoke incidents since 2018

February 07, 2020, 08:40:10 by daftandbarmy
Canada's front-line frigates have suffered 10 fire and smoke incidents since 2018

Navy commander praises crew members but says incidents are a reminder that the frigates are getting older

There have been 10 shipboard fires or smoke incidents aboard Canada's fleet of front-line frigates over the last two years, according to recently released Department of National Defence summaries and statistics.

The commander of the navy, Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, said the episodes were minor — but they also serve as a stark reminder that the warships, built in the 1990s, are now in the second half of their operational lifespans and will require more attention and upkeep.

"Fire is one of the greatest enemies to ships at sea, or alongside [the dock] in the water," said McDonald, whose staff released a summary of incident reports following an interview with CBC News.

A defence expert went even further and said the string of fires should put heat on the Liberal government to keep the long-planned, often-delayed frigate replacement program on track.
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xx 8 Jan 2020: UKR Airliner shot down in Tehran

January 08, 2020, 00:10:58 by gryphonv
Ukraine International Flight 752, a Boeing 737, crashed outside Tehran.

Still seems like there is more happening.


 USGS has confirmed a quake southwest of Shiraz.
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xx Wanted by military:Spy 'role players' to help train special forces on surveillan

January 02, 2020, 14:17:29 by 57Chevy
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The Department of National Defence is recruiting actors for a unique role: to be participants in real-life spy-vs-spy exercises.

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xx Viral photo depicts Canada's multiculturalism

December 07, 2019, 19:13:15 by OceanBonfire

So this happened today. These 4 handsome guys walked into Steak and Stein this morning while I was there. People clapped as they sat down. These 4 men, of 4 DIFFERENT RACES are fighting for the same reason...peace for our country. So why can’t we all just get along? If this doesn’t send that message I don’t know what does. Thank you not only for your service but also setting an example we should all follow! You guys rock!

- Jodi Brown
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