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Recent content by Edward Campbell

  1. Edward Campbell

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    A couple of points: First: don't blame Justin Trudeau. He's just doing what most Canadians have wanted done for the past half century. Political parties, Conservative, Liberal and NDP and all the others poll assiduously, and they ask good questions, too, because they really do want to know...
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    Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization

    When I retired, 25+ years ago, I made an appointment to turn in my stuff at NDHQ clothing stores. I appeared with a kit bag and a couple of the those big, reusable, CF moving boxes. I told the NCO "I washed and cleaned everything ... but I'm not retuning my 'cups, enamel' or my 'ration bag'...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I'm with you ... I'm 80 now, I don't need to be hassled. I like to go for a walk every day, along some city streets and through some parks and so on. Having a cop on her or his "beat" is always a comforting thing because there are some odd people (not just me ;)) out there and some of them can...
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    More from The Economist: "China was once, centuries ago, the world’s biggest economy. Many analysts expect it to regain that distinction in due course. But a host of difficulties besetting the Asian giant, some of which are self-inflicted, will delay the day it overtakes America to return to...
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    Canada's civil service is world's most effective: UK report

    In fairness, this was a 2017 report, based upon data (some of it generated by the "service" being studied) that probably included the Harper era. By 2019 the index covered 38 countries and, after four years of Trudeau-Freeland etc, Canada had slipped in the rankings.
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    Executive Officer of HMCS Kingston relieved of her duties

    Who, in 2006 was awarded that MSC and the, in 2008, promoted to BGen with his seniority (and pay and, therefore, pension) backdated to the year 2000.
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    Executive Officer of HMCS Kingston relieved of her duties

    But in some cases, Niner was the problem.
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  10. Edward Campbell

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

    More on this ... this time in the "who does what" realm and inter-agency communication.
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    Site Administration Site upgrade, please report problems

    Happened again this AM (Eastern Time).
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Also, arguably, Flower class corvettes in the first years of the Second World War.
  13. Edward Campbell

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    For those looking for a more in-depth analysis of Xi Jinping, the man, this - a series of podcasts by Sue-Lin Wong in The Economist, might be of interest.
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    Site Administration Site upgrade, please report problems

    It's an appropriate time to say Thanks, again, Mike for all that you do. And thanks to you family, too.
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