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    "Soldiers Rules" - Still a current thing?

    My father's version of "soldier's rules" was quite simple. "Don't do anything you couldn't tell your mother ". ( assuming a fair bit of self censorship for some obvious situations.)
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    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    On the other hand the Conservative insiders would be trying to stick knives in O'Toole 'a back even if he had won the election. It seems to be a spinal reflex. Idiots!I Oh, by the way it seems that Mad Max was given his pink slip tonight by his riding 's voters. And so was the leader of the...
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    So the Yanks wouldn't sell SSNs to us but they will to Australia....guess,the world has changed , considerably I'd say
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    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    I seem to recall a story many years ago that one fellow died and somehow managed to still win the election. Can you imagine being any of the other candidates?
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    Combat Boots policy 2018-CANFORGEN 127/18

    Ah yes, the infamous" combat maid" .
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    'It's not what it looks like' — Ottawa man caught with pants down in pony stall

    For a moment I was wondering if a senior officer was either going to be suspended or announce their retirement ( for unrelated family reasons). But then I read further and found he'd been a rather junior ncm.
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    Protecting Canada

    Attention mods ,Could you please wait until I get my bowl of popcorn and say maybe ten minutes.
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    These days t China threatens immolation on anyone who dares disagree with them on any subject no matter how insignificant. I have taken to referring to the Chinese Foreign Ministry as the Ministry of Outrage..because they are always outraged about something.
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Care to expand on this ?
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    I will repeat something I was told many years ago,by a naval officer. That what the Navy really could use was six AORs as one way of guaranteeing keeping a task group at sea and doing the biz.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    I regret to say they all seem to be having trouble getting any coherent message out. Federal or provincial governments all seem to have developed an inability to speak in either official language. I have have complained/whined for years that Canadian politicians had lost the ability to actually...
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    Peter Nygard arrested in Winnipeg and hit with sex trafficking charges.

    Met him once or twice in the eighties. I thought he was a disgusting slimeball then. I could never understand why so many practically thought he walked on water.
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    Raytheon launches Stinger missile from Javelin launcher

    Jesus wept! seriously ? I sometimes wonder at how someone that stupid can actually reach a command postion.
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    V-Adm Art McDonald new Canadian CDS (Jan-Feb 2021)

    It's a joke but it's really not that funny more of a omigawd . I am not sure if there's a facepalm emoji. If not then there should be. Phone rings : " NDHQ M/cpl. Duchamp acting NCOIC signal section and ....uhm apparently as of two minutes ago ...acting ...CDS. how may I help you ? "
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    Future Armour

    I f I were God for a week and of course had access to his bank account .I would a like niche aircraft that a surprising number of countries would like to have a few of these aircraft and couple with deep pockets ( relatively speaking ) to buy more than a few. My candidate would the YC 14 . An...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    As well as a general rule of thumb its rather difficult to stuff one down the front of one's trousers and nonchalantly stroll out the door. A kilt possibly? But I suspect it might be a trifle awkward even so.
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    What’s in a Soldier? How to Rebrand the Canadian Armed Forces

    Simple , they've improved the system. If it weren't so damned tragic it would be utterly hysterical. I can't wait for someone to defend the process. Pardon me while I get some popcorn.
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    Consideration for the Victoria Cross - Afghanistan

    A few years ago I came to the conclusion that if a Canadian soldier managed to quite literally save the World. If the soldier was really,really lucky,the chain of command might just be willing to settle for probation and maybe community service.