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    Laundry concern

    The laundry machines in barracks tend to be commercial units designed to wash large volumes, and while they may have a "gentle" cycle I would not suggest putting anything you care about too much in them. Also bear in mind that 20-30 of your closest friends will be using the same machines, at...
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    "Unionizing" the CF (merged)

    How often do we use those tools? If unionized it would be part of the contract, not left up to the CoC to determine if it's worth their time/effort.
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    "Unionizing" the CF (merged)

    It wouldn't be a fix to every issue the CAF has, but it might help fix a few. As @Jarnhamar mentioned, it might provide an avenue for troops to be protected from bad leadership. I also think it would help with one of our retention dissatisfiers, "work-life balance". You can be double, or...
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    Rebuild Basic Officer training: {SPLIT from:] Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I was going to post something similar, as I have seen the barriers in action. The most insidious way this works isn't the mid-level supervisors blocking a member, it's harassing the member after their chat with the CO. I think many of us have seen the the MCpl/Sgt, or Capt/Maj chatting with the...
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    CANFORGEN 168/21- New 'Inclusion' and the performance appraisal process

    100% this. We have all seen, and participated in the process if we have written PERs. How many people can say they haven't picked a person to push because they saw potential in them? Based on my experience, a "rising star" is picked early, and then they are given the opportunities, and...
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    Pipelines

    It's not criminal if it's what your religion demands... and you're a lunatic zealot. While I doubt Suzuki is a true believer, he needs the zealots to finance his lifestyle.
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    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    Fair enough, what was your point then? Back in the day people ignored mental health, it's hardly something to harken back to... Unless you meant something entirely different by "it's taken off like wildfire".
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    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    Drinking yourself to death, and abusing your family was quite popular in the "good old days"... How many people came home from the world wars, and inflicted their mental health issues on their families, because mental health wasn't taken seriously back then?
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    Acting Chief of Military Personnel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture Change Short-Term Initiatives

    Given the current state of CAF staffing, that under-ranked person is likely also wearing two hats, making it even worse. No wonder we are losing people who can retire, they see years of extra work, and little appreciation or reward.
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    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    A good breakdown in layman's terms, I was thinking more technically. I'm a weather forecaster, so I want raw model data, combined with expert analysis...
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    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    Interesting links, I would have liked to have heard the presentations. While I expect most people are relatively familiar with global circulation patterns, I expect most are not familiar enough to get much from some of the graphics in the second link. I struggled to get anything from them that...
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    Reinventing H and A (Split from: Disgusting Display from a vet in Irving's Big Stop Restaurant)

    My solution would be to add a GCS/GSM/OSM SOF, or whatever other name is in vogue at the time of creation. That way people get timely recognition for deployments, but we don't have to disclose the location. I realize what I said goes exactly against what I was saying earlier, but I think the...
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    Reinventing H and A (Split from: Disgusting Display from a vet in Irving's Big Stop Restaurant)

    My only quibble with that, is that when you "lump" missions in different geographic locations into one medal/ribbon, we end up back where we are now with OSM-Exp. GCS-SWA started out life as the GCS for Afghanistan, then Artemis got lumped in. GCS/GSM Exp started out life as Impact/Iraq, but now...
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    Reinventing H and A (Split from: Disgusting Display from a vet in Irving's Big Stop Restaurant)

    They use rotation bars the same as the GCS/GSM. Theoretically I could get a bar for my OSM-Exp earned on OP Caribbe, for a future deployment to OP Neon/Projection, or a future deployment on OP Artemis. Each OP area is thousands of KMs away from the others, all get the exact same medal and...
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    Reinventing H and A (Split from: Disgusting Display from a vet in Irving's Big Stop Restaurant)

    I agree with your proposal that there should be more regional ribbons for the GCS/GSM. South-West Asia is too large a region, with too diverse a set of missions to capture with a single ribbon. In my mind we would have had a GCS-Afghanistan for those in country, and flying over/to Afghanistan...
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