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    The day the Swedish Air Force Saab 37 Viggen saved the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

    Just stumbled upon this YouTube video while looking for something else. A fascinating story with a lot of interesting angles.
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    America Has a GPS Problem

    Opinion America Has a GPS Problem The system is essential but also vulnerable. We need a backup. By Kate Murphy Kate Murphy, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is a commercial pilot and author of “You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters.” Jan. 23, 2021...
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    I'd rather be flying.

    I'd rather be flying.
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    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    Just got through watching "Extreme Ways " with Jason Bourne. Lately, I am stumbling upon some great songs in movies. This is one of them. Background music for rolling of the credits, "Extreme Ways by Moby." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hLEgEXIpik And another favourite ...
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    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    Saturday Night Fever (Bee Gees, You Should be Dancing) John Travolta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUID0jSh2Ic Inspired by this NY Times article...
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    Canadian snowbirds find creative way to get to Florida

    And as another Canadian winter approaches.  :D :cold: Canadian snowbirds find a creative way to get to Florida — with their cars — despite closed border Diane and Theo Rood, and their black Labrador, Abby, recently flew from Hamilton to Buffalo on their son's helicopter. Because of border...
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    Remembrance Day: National holiday?/"Veterans' Day"? (merged)

    My small suburban town west of Toronto. Covid change, ceremony at the Cenotaph was canceled to avoid a crowd? Those in the know attended a small service held at the local Legion parking lot with the town Mayor, our town councilor, and local ex-MP attending. The 40 or so of us who are not members...
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    US Presidential Election 2020

    Not  your "average" rich person trying to keep their taxes low. Seee article below: Among the key findings of The Times’s investigation: Mr. Trump paid no federal income taxes in 11 of 18 years that The Times examined. In 2017, after he became president, his tax bill was only $750. He has...
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    RBG dead at 87

    OK mariomike it's all your fault for getting my hopes up : Latest news SEPT. 18, 2020 Joe Biden’s lead in national polls has narrowed to 7 percentage points, but he remains favored to win the election because we have a number of high-quality state polls that contain mostly good news for him...
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    RBG dead at 87

    I  certainly agree with this part from QV. "I agree there is hypocrisy on both sides, but there are degrees and one side is by far more than the other."
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    Ricin Intercepted On The Way To The White House

    La lettre empoisonnée proviendrait de Montréal La lettre empoisonnée destinée à Donald Trump qui a été interceptée la semaine dernière avant de se rendre à la Maison-Blanche aurait transitée par Montréal. https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/09/20/la-lettre-empoisonnee-proviendrait-de-montreal...
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    US Presidential Election 2020

    I respect this source: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/ Disapprove :  52.2 %
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    The US Presidency 2020

    I lived in a Houston TX suburb for four years. Same people as here, some good some bad.
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    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Can we agree that if Trump showed some leadership by wearing a mask, or at least endorsing them as a means of reducing deaths, that it would be useful?
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Quirky, as an old 104 avionics tech I just wanted to say I make it a point to read your thoughts/comments. Took my 104 course in winter at CYOD and couple of Maple Flags with the Voodoo. So I can relate to the problems and view point from your world. ;) Cheers
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    CPC Leadership Discussion 2020-21

    And how is his French?  McKay was putting a lot of effort into his French recently.
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    Western pilot flies MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet

    How A Canadian Pilot Became The First Westerner To Fly The Feared MiG-29 Fulcrum Readers might be forgiven for not knowing that the first Western pilot to get a chance to fly the then-Soviet Union's much-vaunted MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet was a Canadian. But the story of how now-retired Royal...
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    Word association (just for fun)

    Thanks medicineman.
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    Word association (just for fun)

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    Word association (just for fun)