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Radio Chatter / Re: U.S. Politics 2017 (split fm US Election: 2016)
« Last post by GAP on Today at 13:36:38 »
This could belong in several threads, but in my opinion it illustrates one of several reasons why Trump won. Joe blue collar has no time for this nonsense...

White women's burrito shop is forced to close

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So when do we close down Taco Bell? How about Wolfgang Puck, or Guy Fierri, or any of the other culturally appropriated restaurants?

How About this as an adjunct to the above.......


By Lukas Mikelionis | 12:24 pm, May 25, 2017

Evergreen State College students have berated a professor and called for his resignation after he objected to an event where white students were asked to leave the campus for a day.

Bret Weinstein, a biology professor at the university, sent out an email criticizing the purpose of this year’s “Day Of Absence” event where, unlike in the past, white students and faculty members were asked to leave campus to give space to people of color.

Traditionally, the annual event is characterized by people of color leaving the campus to show their contribution to the campus, while white students and faculty members are attending anti-racism workshops.

“There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and under appreciated roles … and a group or coalition encouraging another group to go away,” Weinstein wrote in the email.

“I would encourage others to put phenotype aside and reject this new formulation … On a college campus, one’s right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color.”
BOSN / Re: Boatswain (BOSN)
« Last post by Sabaton on Today at 13:30:42 »
boat coxn is the best part of the job. But if you want to be given this position you must fight for it. You have to prove to you chief bosn mate that your are knowledgefull ,responsible,able to think quickly to solve problem and if ever your engine can start on launch.Never ever make eyes contact with the people overlooking the ship side.

i am leaving the bosn trade this year and will miss rough sea and being boat cox'n.
Start putting pieces of duct tape on the inside of the hull below the waterline marked "Danger do not remove"

Place a 1 million dollar order for Gorilla glue, duct tape and baling wire and see what happens
And by the way, I hope you don't live in Ontario because our glorious leaders are proposing that police, under the guise of combating impaired driving, will be allowed to pull drivers over at random without due clause.

Not at all accurate. First, bill C-46 is federal, not provincial. It would be a criminal code amendment. Secondly, it would give police no new powers to stop vehicles. The proposed change that I think you think you're referring to is that where police have already lawfully come into contact with the driver of a motor vehicle (e.g., pull it over for a traffic offense, or at an accident or what have you), they would have the ability to demand a roadside breath test. Presently police need to have a reasonable suspicion that a person is operating a motor vehicle with alcohol in their body to do that test; this law would essentially adopt the Australian mode of compulsory breath tests on demand at roadside. It practice, Canadian police are mostly busy enough that you would likely only see this used at accidents or where someone has made a really stupid driving move in front of a cop.
Yes, were being blithely ignorant, but what the f*kk is the point of living if you're going to be scared, cynical and paranoid all the time?

It's not paranoia when they truly are out to get you.
Ships & Vessels / Re: New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy
« Last post by Chief Stoker on Today at 12:40:09 »
Except that for FP duties, I think you'll find that they (being higher up) are very reluctant to actually give the NAVRES personnel at NST loaded weapons and the ROE to use them.

Really? your source on this?
BOSN / Re: Boatswain (BOSN)
« Last post by Lumber on Today at 12:39:52 »
home port routine
residence:off base
working hours :0800 to1600
task done often: grinding painting
          maintenance of rope and working
           space. verification of life preserver
           running small boat engine to
            ensure they start
            station .cleanibg small arm,clean reversible eye pad .shovels or wash upper decks

task accomplished once in a while
 rigging job (with chain hoist and other tool)
driving small boat in harbour.crane operating,maintenance of RAS equipmen

duty ;every 8 to 16 day were you spent the night onboard in case of emergency i seen it go down to every 4 days.

At Sea
from OS TO LS (3 TO 4 YEARS)
working shift about 12.5 hours days
 no week end unless in foreign port.
sometime rest period are cut short by round robin , excercise or onboard emergency.also second duty such has ship diver or NBP will take time from rest period on few occassion

job for the 12 hour a day is watch ob deck .3 different position

lookout: stare out the window to found stuff other than water to look at .
helsman :drive the ship  mostky stare at wall 2 feet away from you and match the number by turning a small wheel.
bosnmate work the intercom system do routine pipe and emergency pipe uf needed

truly watch on deck are pretty boring the job gets fun when the ship does RAS or anchoring launching small boat ..50 cal shoot

trade advancement
average 6 to 8 years service to get MS
2 to 3 year has MS to get PO2

but Promotion really depends on your PER and connection and above all your work ethic.

msg in pv if you want more info

You forgot being boat coxn in a tiny little zodiac in 6m swells for rescue stations...that's a ton of fun, especially when they don't understand the concept of "making a lee"...
The belief that our law enforcement and security agencies can protect us is a myth.  People have by and large bought into that myth and blithely go about their everyday lives in blissful ignorance to what's going on around them, good or bad, until something happens before their very eyes.  (Then, rather than intervene, they whip out their smartphones... but that's another topic.)

In order to perpetuate that myth, our security services have to be effective/(lucky) 100% of the time.  in order to destroy that myth, at least at the local or regional level, the bad guys have to be lucky once.

This is the entire basis for all society! Everything (including the cake) is a lie! It's all smoke and mirrors; you're never truly safe. Even you guys who "are willing and able to protect themselves" are pathetically vulnerable. Even if we had concealed carry in Canada, nothing would stop someone with severe mental issues from walking up to you from behind as you walk down some cute small town, slitting your throat and hacking your head off. Even if we banned all immigrants, Muslim or otherwise, nothing you do could stop some assh*le with (insert political/religious agenda here) from blowing up a home made bomb as you stand in line for the next Star Wars movie.

No amount of personal protection, government, law, security or military action will create a society whereby you are 100% safe all the time. We have to decide what we think is an acceptable level of risk compared against an acceptable level of freedom, and then spend our lives "believing" that we are 100% safe, even though deep down we know we're not. Yes, were being blithely ignorant, but what the f*kk is the point of living if you're going to be scared, cynical and paranoid all the time?
Artillery / Re: Air Defence appreciation
« Last post by Colin P on Today at 12:10:06 »
Chris your speaking to the converted, right now I would say get the infantry focused on rebuilding the heavy weapons and AT platoons, for mortars, MG and ATGM's. Let the artillery provide the AD for now, other than providing the infantry with a mount and optic to use their HMG at high angle to tackle small UAV/drones overhead.
Ne0-Nazi or Radical Muslim, not a lot of difference other than the clothing.
And all rolled into one, in this case ...
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