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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    You mean local residents who were tired of their streets being occupied, people shitting on their lawns and general shenanigans? Balcony Ricky was about as everyman as you can get for locals; people were just tired of their streets being blocked and the general lack of respect for their general...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    That makes sense, but probably should have been an early indication to the BGHs that the sit back and wait plan wasn't going to work, so letting it fester for the next 3-4 weeks only made the potential for things to go sideways worse. Nothing against the OPS itself, but the combination of the...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    There is a difference between 'minimal use of force' and what the OPS was doing. Doing SFA and hoping it turns out for the best wasn't achieving any objective. Just enforcing existing bylaws would have been a start, and would have shut down the noise issue from honking right away. For context...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    That's a bit of a PR milestone, vice an indication that production has started in earnest. The cutting line is pretty wild though and only really needs one or two people, and then the output parts go into a bin/flat for later production. Makes sense generally though as they'll have 2 in...
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    Reconstitution

    I'm trying to be an optimist!
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    Reconstitution

    Look at the RCN official ship twitter/FB pages on the facial hair for folks at sea. It's a matter of time, and we have about 15 fires a year, 2-3 near misses a month, and general severity is creeping up as well. And that's a small fleet with not many actual ships, so the per capita rate is...
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    A Mention in Dispatches was presented to Capt Hanly by the VCDS this week

    And yet, in order of precedence, it's near the bottom of the page; Canadian Medals Chart - Canada.ca @Blackadder1916 I'm hoping they aren't mentioned because they are up for other higher H&As, but not holding my breath.
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    Reconstitution

    I don't disagree, but as @dimsum pointed out, there are civilians etc on base as well, and lots of admin and support buildings which really aren't staffed by the 'fighting force'. Microwaves also shouldn't have warnings to not put pets in them, but here we are. Trying to ease into the spirit...
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    A Mention in Dispatches was presented to Capt Hanly by the VCDS this week

    Yeah, no kidding... Also, almost 4 years later. Sounds like the evacuation saved eight lives, and only an MiD.
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    Reconstitution

    Meanwhile a few years ago while I was at school the local police would occasionally do CQB practice through our parking lot, and also occasionally blow things up on the EOD area. It was all co-located so no big deal, and we just asked they didn't scratch our cars, and maybe give us a heads up...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    There are still a few major design decisions to get figured out that may require some structural changes; doing things like changing major weapon systems, radars etc or making the hull bigger means it's not 'off the shelf'. Those are really Canada decisions, not really ISI though, so really our...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I have no idea, but if I did I probably couldn't confirm or deny either. Probably a lot of things they can start on ahead of time, but a big part of the reason for the CCG ships was to plug the gap between AOPs and CSC, so wouldn't expect them to really do much until that point. It's much...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    You need a design, production engineering, and long lead parts first. CSC is still at preliminary design review.
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Interesting... Oath Keepers boss guilty of seditious conspiracy in 1/6 case
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    Military chief warns China and Russia are 'at war with the West' and Canada is not ready

    This is the same Navy whose no 1 priority is Wifi on a combatant?
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