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Posted by Eric Cozens <ericoz@sympatico.ca> on Mon, 25 Jun 2001 21:04:31 -0400
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G‘Day all !
Well said Dave!
It‘s easy to ‘nit-pick‘ at the effect but oh for a Government and
politicians with the guts to identify and work at getting to the cause
and FIXING it.
‘nuf for now,
Eric, Arte et Marte
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G‘Day all !
Well said Dave!
It‘s easy to ‘nit-pick‘ at the
effect but oh for a Government and politicians with the guts to identify
and work at getting to the cause and FIXING it.
‘nuf for now,
Eric, Arte et Marte
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Posted by "William J <andy> Anderson" <aanderson@sk.sympatico.ca> on Mon, 25 Jun 2001 21:10:29 -0600
on 6/25/01 18:04, dave at dave.newcombe@home.com wrote:
> If we are going to make a point of cutting "luxery"items, we should really
> clean house....
> Lets start at sodom on the Rideau..
Nice rant Dave, but there are a few holes
I‘m sure that if you do your homework, nobody has suffered more cuts than
the fat cats at Fort Fumbles on the Rideau. Each day there are more empty
desks and work is being let out to contracted services. Granted they needed
a bit of trimming‘ down but I believe they are getting their share
‘downsizing‘
The grass is always greener on the other side from where we sit, and it is
easy to sling mud at the top. I guess my question would be ... which
General‘s position could we cut. Perhaps a few full bulls could also be
machetteed. Then we hack away at the Chiefs and Sergeants Major. Sooner or
later all that would be left is 14 guys in the riding troop and a few
students in the guards with blisters from doing public duties on ‘the hill‘.
The staff at ‘Clothe the Soldier‘ working hard to ensure our soldiers can
get a replacement bra while in-theatre, probably don‘t think they are in an
obscure billet. It is just another item of kit that is needed and has to
have a spec written for it. Has anyone thought of just how many different
sizes of boobs there are in the army. :p
Actually, there are more happy soldiers in this lean army that we have today
than there were in the bloated one of the late ‘60s early ‘70s. Of course
there are whiners, as there always will be, but the majority are hard
working professionals full of pride and tenacity. If you ask them about
‘kit‘ the common answer is that it really not all that bad. Everyone of us
has a wish list when we were serving and I think that will always be part of
soldiering.
There are new problems that we didn‘t have back in the bloated army, such as
Post Traumatic Stress, Rotos back to back, and having to have a high tech
brain to work most of the gear. Access to information and a press corps ****
bent on a political agenda to make anything look bad for journalistic
sensationalism is also new. These are just growing pains that other armies
have dealt with in stride and I bet we do as well.
I don‘t like throwing rocks, mostly because my aim is not that good. I also
think it is pointless and counterproductive to bemoan everything that is in
authority. I trained with lots of other armies and they all had the highest
respect for Canadian soldiers. A Canadian soldier can go anywhere with his
kit and hold his head up high amongst foreign peers.
What really irks me is that he can‘t hold his head high at home in front of
journalists and civvies. If the guy behind you treads on your heel enough
times your putty will unravel. :
arte et marte
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