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Minister Cancels 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« on: January 20, 2012, 14:12:44 »
Just got this off my Twitter feed... http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120120/120120_stress_balls/20120120/?hub=CP24Home

I was a bit amused by this.  I wonder why they picked orange ones?

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 14:18:26 »
Just got this off my Twitter feed... http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120120/120120_stress_balls/20120120/?hub=CP24Home

I was a bit amused by this.  I wonder why they picked orange ones?
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 14:22:37 »
It for the New Socialism Movement...  ;D
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 14:23:02 »
Cool!  Giant ball pit!  Picture it all in orange of course  ;D

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 14:25:11 »
As long as no one ruins the fun... totally game. Make sure the fun nazis are off duty.
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 14:27:32 »
I was a bit amused by this.  I wonder why they picked orange ones?
The Conflict & Dispute Resolution Centres hand these out.  They are printed with a generic buisness card.
It used to be red and heart shaped, so the orange ball is an improvement.

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 14:29:56 »
We have one at my work and bat it around from time to time...

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 14:32:16 »
I prefer the recruiting soft footballs, and our big garage. A lot of fun.
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 14:35:08 »
I got one of them...think one of my buddies got their hands on it though.
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 14:41:43 »
We had a "****ie" at work.. it got pretty dirty though, lots of army guys playing with it... not sure if it reduced stress or not.
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 14:49:54 »
If you have more than one, ensure they are lined up in decending rows of cleanliness, faded ones to the rear, white ones are sidelined for the RCR........(so I've heard.....)
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 16:29:37 »
If you have more than one, ensure they are lined up in decending rows of cleanliness, faded ones to the rear, white ones are sidelined for the RCR........(so I've heard.....)


That would be The RCR, but no one's being picky.  ::)
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 19:09:00 »
As long as no one ruins the fun... totally game. Make sure the fun nazis are off duty.

Too late, Minister Pete kyboshed the purchase.

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 19:54:58 »
Too late, Minister Pete kyboshed the purchase.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/01/20/canada-military-stress-balls.html

Too bad. They could have sent them out to everyone waiting on the Reserve Pension office. It would have proven to be the single, positive thing that they have done for us. ::)
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 20:07:21 »
I buy 10 a year I put them and that pointy thingy at the back of our 206's (the chummy that keeps the tail rotor from hitting the ground) it keeps me from knocking the eye balls out. Funny thing is we only have 5 206's, dam pilots keep forgeting to remove be for flight.
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 20:27:28 »
We could always mount them on top of a Figure 11 for target practice. I don't know about you, but that would do wonders for my stress.....
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 21:04:31 »
Just got this off my Twitter feed... http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120120/120120_stress_balls/20120120/?hub=CP24Home

I was a bit amused by this.  I wonder why they picked orange ones?

Must have been ordered by an extemist Protestant who's infiltrated the civil service....
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 21:21:15 »
Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Delisle must of order those balls and the paperwork just got thru...  ;D

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 22:12:15 »
Orange Crush? ;D
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 23:35:55 »
Damn!! I could have used one!
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2012, 08:49:13 »
We could always mount them on top of a Figure 11 for target practice. I don't know about you, but that would do wonders for my stress.....

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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? January 2012
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2012, 17:10:28 »
I assume the stress balls were to use up the remainder of the current fiscals budget?

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 08:43:22 »
I did get an orange foam key float from the SAR guys at the Boat Show on Saturday... and some gliders! WOOT!
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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 09:23:29 »
The foam Lego bricks you got with the Butt Out program were pretty good too.  They were great for throwing at people when you felt a craving for a cigarette.    ;D

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 09:25:59 »
The foam Lego bricks you got with the Butt Out program were pretty good too.  They were great for throwing at people when you felt a craving for a cigarette.    ;D

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Re: DND Orders 20,000 Orange Stress Balls
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2012, 09:44:40 »
didnt do the butt out program but have a set fo the blocks and they are great.
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