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    Base closures?

    The fact that Quebec elected all those NDP members. The provinces that elect MPs of the governing party are gonna get the spoils. The ones that don't get the cuts. Hence why all those NDP MPs from Quebec are worried. Sarcasm all you want, tis your right.. We shall have to see. Okay.. this...
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    Base closures?

    Major bases? No.. but armouries and smaller stuff yes. Whatever's cheap to clean and can be sold for money. CFLRS would bring a big chunk of change cos it's riverfront property. CPCs are gonna look to punish Quebec. It may not be practical or make sense.. but it's politics. Politics rarely does..
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    Base closures?

    I think the NDP is nervous cos it'll be Quebec's turn to bear the brunt of it this time. Everything in Ontario is safe.. Politics... politics..
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    Two x new kitchens, eating messes for CFB Borden

    I don't get something here. The article states these new 2 facilities are to the replace the 4 facilities already there. Okay.. two new bigger messes to replace 4.. consolidation is cheaper and all that. But then the article states that of the existing 4 facilites, 2 will remain as messes. So...
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    Two x new kitchens, eating messes for CFB Borden

    Cool. The bigger messes were holes to work in.. in the 80s.
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    This dude needs to be made fun of...so I did.

    Oh gawd.. do not drink anything while watching this. Accidental spillage will occur! Mainly out the nose.. Bwahahahaha!!
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    You know the army is getting into your brain when...

    Nahh.. it doesn't feel like home if there isn't the smell of boot polish in the air. Or stuff isn't held together with gun tape.
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    Family-friendly postings

      I grew up in Borden.. it was great. The tranquility of rural life with Barrie 20 mins away and Toronto 1.5 hours away. Best of both worlds. Alliston is even closer with everything you need.  
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    The 'What If Canada Gets Attacked' Superthread

    Umm.. there's wishful thinking and then there's...
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    Question About Traffic Ticket On Base - "Fail to obey traffic sign - stop sign"

    Yes.. in order to activate that turn signal lever, they'd have to let go of their cell phones. Here in Ottawa there is only one rule of traffic.. 'Me first'. Everything else is optional.
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    Who will be the new Minister for Veteran's Affairs?

    Keeping pledges involves spending the money to back them up.. so I vote for just hot air.
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    Election 2011

    I've been crunching the numbers at 308.com.. great site.. and if you average out all the 4 latest polls, it shows that Quebec is REALLY skewing the national numbers. National with Quebec: CPC - 36.175 LPC - 23.475 NDP - 27.425   -A little under 10 point lead for the CPC. National...
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    Turmoil in Libya (2011) and post-Gaddafi blowback

    My bro in law just went over there to head up NATO's PR effort. I do not envy him his job.
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    Election 2011

    Initiatives for vets are great.. my father is one. But I'm positive that any money spent on these initiatives is going to come from cutting the CF budget. It won't be new money.
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    Election 2011

    A Liberal gov't or Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition: Gutting of the CF to pay for more diplomats and social programs. A Conservative gov't: Reduced spending on the CF during deficit but no gutting and probable spending growth when the deficit is done. IMO the choice is clear. What also galls me...
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    Base closures?

    Umm.. no. I grew up at CFB Borden. My sis and I spent the first 23 years of our lives there. My father did his basic there.. and spent most of his military career there.. my mother, all of hers. It's home and I do not want to see it close. None of my family do.
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    Base closures?

    Yes.. resurrecting a dead thread in curiosity.. anyone hear any news on base closings? I thought the decisions would have been made by now.
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    New dining hall for CFB Borden..

    Sorry for the late reply. I didn't find O-110 bad when we had to eat there one summer cos they were redoing the kitchen in our PMQ.. but that was in the 80s. T-116.. that was it, thanks. I had nothing to do with cooking the food.. I was just a lowly potwasher.. he who did everything nobody else...
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    New dining hall for CFB Borden..

    TO is still working on digesting Canada's Wonderland. Man, I remember when that was way out in the boonies. Actually, Barrie and TO are working on meeting up at Innisfil in a Lady and the Tramp moment.