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  1. geo

    Great New Service from Google

    Great New Service from Google It avoids the charge for directory information if you are on the road and without a phone book.                                                                             Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial...
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    Colonel Joel Wolfe, 3 FER - RIP

    Good afternoon, As you may or not know have heard I have the sad news of announcing that Colonel Joel Wolfe, Former CO & honorary colonel of 3 Field Engineer Regiment passed away on Saturday 10 January 2009.  The only details I have to pass on so far are the following:   Service for Col...
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    New Year's Levee

    The annual New Year's Day Levée, hosted by the Governor General, the Lieutenant-Governor, military establishments, municipalities and other institutions, has an unusual and interesting origin. The word Levée is derived from the French verb lever — to rise (specifically from one's bed) — and has...
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    New life for the M109 ???

    Had to walk through the south side of Longue Pointe this morning and what did I see ??? A shiny and spiffed up M109 in all it's glory ???  Do you guys have any plans for your tracked 155s or is this just a M109 practissing to become a lawn ornament ? Paint me curious
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    Canadian Manpower Centres as CFRCs

    From a personal perspective, why aren't we using the Canadian Manpower centres to handle the recruiting bureaucracy.... Remember reading somewhere that Australia is doing that..... while we could "post" some military types within CMCs, it certainly would free up some people
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    NATO mentors hope Afghan police academy graduates will regain public trust

    One of the biggest challenges for NATO is going to be ensuring that this police force starts to receive and continues to receive the full pay they are entitled to. Corupt senior officials skimming their "tax" off the top of each payroll is going to ensure one and only one thing.... the junior...
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    Something about Troops groaning....

    It"s when troops start groaning & complaining that you have to start worrying........
  8. geo

    Memorial Cross

    Horseman,  the families of the fallen are entitled to and receive up to 3 of what used to be the "Mother's" silver cross.  These medals are quite special and there is no reason to go any further.  HOWEVER, if we ever do go down the same route our American friends have gone (purple heart) then...
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    REVISED PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING POLICIES , CANFORGEN 042/08 CMP 020/08

    SUBJECT: REVISED PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING POLICIES REFERENCE: DAOD 5023-2, PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM 1. I WILL BE ANNOUNCING, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW CANADIAN FORCES HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STRATEGY, THE STRATEGIC LEVEL GUIDANCE ON STRENGTHENING THE CULTURE OF HEALTH AND...
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    Provision of Battle Honours for Peacekeeping Missions

    Small question on a related topic... It is great that these two Squadrons were granted battle honours for their fine work BUT while I think that the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations presented to 2PPCLI and 1R22R is all fine and good, shouldn't their contribution in the FRY have merited a...
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    Should timid NATO countries be providing kit instead of troops?

    Interesting article in the papers..... 
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    Split - Armoured Recce Vehicle now political discussions on War on Terror.

    Unfortunately, while all the traditional powers are fighting their war on terror, not much money is being spent designing the next generation of combat vehicles intended to fight a traditional war against a major super power like the Warsaw Pact or China's asian sphere of economical prosperity.
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    West won't win Afghan war says ex-UN envoy Ashdown

    Here is an interesting thought.... NATO pulls out of Afghanistan at the end of it's mandate The Pakistani government falls to the fundamentalists Then Iran wades in and throw it's influence around... Once NATO pulls out of Afghanistan, does anyone imagine they would turn around and come back...
  14. geo

    29 dead in Chinese bridge collapse

    Bridges collapsing all over the world..... people are going to have to pay attention to their infrastructures.  Pointless to build new roadways if you are not able to properly look after those you have.
  15. geo

    Engineers are Combat Arms (again) (Split from somewhere else)

    Aaargh....  Engineers IS a combat arms AND a force multiplier. if you dissagree.... try to cope without us 
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    Winston Churchill: 'Jews 'partly responsible' for troubles

    Winston Churchill: 'Jews 'partly responsible' for troubles' http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view_article.php?article_id=54121 Agence France-Presse Last updated 09:54am (Mla time) 03/11/2007 LONDON -- Britain's Second World War prime minister Winston Churchill argued that Jews...
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    CANLANDGEN 011, 13KM RUCK MARCH TRUMPS THE EXPRESS TEST FOR LAND FORCES

    CANLANDGEN 011/06 221200 Z Dec 06 SUBJ: INTERIM DIRECTION ON ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS POLICY REFS: A. DAOD 5023-2 PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM 08 MAY 06 B. CDS CANFORGEN 087/06 CMP 040 081835 MAY 06 C. LFCO 24-2, PHYSICAL FITNESS MAY 1997 D. B-GL-382-003/PT-001, ARMY FITNESS MANUAL 1 MAR 2004 1...
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    Saudi democracy - Punish the guilty & the victims...................

    Saudi rape victim gets 90 lashesPublished: Friday, 3 November, 2006, 01:01 PM Doha Time RIYADH: A Saudi court has sentenced a gang rape victim to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married. The sentence was passed at the end of a trial in...
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    ALJAZEERA english international service is "up"

    Yup, effective, ALJAZEERA international service in english is up, but it isn't on the air. Aparently, none of the US networks has chosen to pick up the service...... the Religious right has taken credit for the official cold shoulder...
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    COMBAT CAMERA MADE MORE ACCESSIBLE

    Subject: Combat Camera Video Bonjour, Afin que le plus grand nombre de gens possible puissent avoir accès aux photos et aux vidéos de la Caméra de combat du SMA(AP), celle-ci, en plus de mettre à la disposition des internautes sa banque d’images des FC (www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca...
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