• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Recent content by Baloo

  1. Baloo

    VAC wait times

    Submitted application in October 2019. Received in complete in April 2020, went to Stage 3. Suspended in February 2021, for more information. Sent the requested, completed package in April 2021. Indicated that it was back to decision-making, Stage 3, at end of May 2021. So, for the more...
  2. Baloo

    Canada to Lead Mission in Iraq

    I was deployed to this particular AO for approximately ten months, back in 2016-2017. The threat profile changed dramatically during that time period; in June 2016, ISIL was less than 50km from Baghdad, Fallujah was still raging, protests threatened to topple the government and repeated SVBIEDs...
  3. Baloo

    US Election: 2016

    Patricia Smith was criticized by those in the public sphere that took exception to Hillary Clinton being held personally responsible for the death of her son at Benghazi. Ghazala Khan was being mocked by a candidate for President of the United States on her refrain from speaking at the DNC...
  4. Baloo

    US Election: 2016

    What attack? I've offered criticism of a presidential candidate, nothing more and certainly not against a member here. EDIT. If that was the impression, it was not my intent. Do you genuinely believe that all he wanted was clarification as to her stance on her dead son?
  5. Baloo

    US Election: 2016

    You're kidding, right? That entirely shameful, outright disrespectful comment made by a potential Commander-in-Chief and all you have to say is that it is a pro-Democrat article? Take out the author's conjecture, fine. Read a different article by a different news agency and Donald Trump's...
  6. Baloo

    15 Jul 2016: Attempted Coup in Turkey + Aftermath

    Interesting article covering the attempted coup, from War on the Rocks. http://warontherocks.com/2016/07/the-coup-operation-and-turkeys-fractured-military/ BLUF. From the article, the indication is that a hasty enacting of the plot, brought on by detection by Turkish intelligence, coupled...
  7. Baloo

    14 July 2016: +80 dead in truck attack in southern France

    Considering that Nice, Istanbul, Orlando, Paris, Brussels, San Bernadino, Ottawa, Boston, et al., involved Western citizens that were killed in the course of their attacks by law enforcement, or that targeted strikes of insurgent leadership or membership has been going on for almost a decade, I...
  8. Baloo

    14 July 2016: +80 dead in truck attack in southern France

    What is the job, exactly? Seems like it is mass deportations, imprisonment or torture of North American citizens without justification. I think we can pass on that job.
  9. Baloo

    Blue Lives Matter Act

    Many of my colleagues support measures such as this one; I disagree. Not that anyone is asking, but to me it simply appears to be political tripe. There is already specific legislation that makes it an offence to assault, attack or otherwise harm law enforcement officers. I'd imagine (EDIT...
  10. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    Before we start talking about the media and outside agencies utilizing what many consider to be "incorrect" language, we should clean house first... DRDC... http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/dynamic-article.page?doc=the-evolution-of-the-smart-gun/i5xyz550 Gun enthusiast magazines...
  11. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    From what I've seen personally, or if you want to get into the 'heard of', more or less anything else available to courts for anything else. Suspended sentences (probation), with fines (depending on the offence); now, that being said, we're not even talking the prohibitions afterwards, which...
  12. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    With the Supreme Court overturning the mandatory minimum sentencing, for a select portion of prohibited weapons offences, that would be most of them. There are many offences that can be remedied by summary conviction, which doesn't necessitate incarceration. Just because you are 'liable' to...
  13. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    Let me be perfectly clear. I am in no way, equating provincial legislation to criminal legislation; before this turns into a word-parsing bun-fight, my intent was to just clarify, what I believed to be, a commonly held feeling about punishment regarding firearms legislation and because people...
  14. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    Really? So, simply by sharing my real-world experience of the judicial system in Ontario, I am trolling? Never actually stating that I advocated for gun control, or that it was all reasonable; but simply for showing people that may have no insight, that the hyperbole of "JAIL" for all firearms...
  15. Baloo

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    Just reading through the commentary in this thread and as I passed by these particular points, I wanted to address this for everyone who may not have much insight into the criminal and provincial (specifically, Ontario) law realms. Under the Provincial Offences Act (Ontario), it is entirely...
Top