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  1. Blackadder1916

    Goodness Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis dead at 87

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    Norway arrests man accused of being Russian spy (with a Canadian connection)

    There's been a number of recent arrests of suspected Russian agents by the Norwegian security services. This is the latest and with a Canadian twist. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63395323 The Canadian connection . . ...
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    Canadian paratrooper under investigation for living his best life during a jump

    And when you're just hanging around . . . https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/canada-army-paratrooper-beer-video/
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    Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, dead at 91

    Probably best that he not hang around for the next chapter in the Russian story. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mikhail-gorbachev-obit-1.6567228 Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, dead at 91 Forged partnerships with West to remove Iron Curtain but failed to prevent...
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    Remains of unknown soldier to be repatriated for St. John's War Memorial's centennial

    Another "Unknown Soldier" will be repatriated to Canada his home country, Newfoundland. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/unknown-soldier-repatriation-1.6532332 Remains of unknown soldier to be repatriated for St. John's War Memorial's centennial A new tomb will be added...
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    The junior enlisted guide to doing nothing and looking busy

    When it"s time to sweep the hanger floor . . . https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/junior-enlisted-military-guide/
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    British PM Boris Johnson and Now Liz Truss resigns

    Johnson's going, going . . . not quite gone. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/united-kingdom-boris-johnson-ministers-resign-1.6512943
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    Saanich Bank Robbery/Aftermath (sep fm Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis)

    Turning into the wild west https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/public-asked-to-avoid-shelbourne-at-pear-streets-due-to-police-incident-5527270
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    Effect of Rowe v. Wade reversal in the US Military.

    A microcosm of the wider debate on the Roe v. Wade reversal is the effect in the US military. While the provision of abortion services in US military medical facilities has long been restricted, service members (and dependents) could (with varying degrees of availability) access such services...
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    4 United States Marines killed in Osprey crash, Norway confirms

    Events and losses in Ukraine will overshadow the routine of training, however a reminder that even routine training presents danger. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2022/03/19/4-united-states-marines-killed-in-osprey-crash-norway-confirms/ RIP.
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    Sanctions, seizures, freezes and general fallout from Russian invasion of Ukraine

    As the world watches the war in Ukraine unfold, anything associated with Russia or a Russian (particularly an oligarch) seems to be fair game. Not wanting to interrupt the more important discussion in the larger Ukraine thread with these sometimes unusual stories, I'll post them here...
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    No more skipping the light fandango - Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker dies at 76

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-60485697 For many of us this song was the opportunity to get close, real close . . . 🕺💃
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    Robbie Burns Day 2022

    Sláinte Mhath! Despite not attending a Burns Night supper this evening, I'll celebrate the birth of the Scottish Bard by browsing through my slim volume of Burns' poetry, recite a few verses and settle into the pleasant task of sampling a dram or two (or more) of whisky. My supper will be...
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    Mel Lastman, former Toronto mayor, dead at age 88

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/former-toronto-mayor-mel-lastman-dies-age-88-1.6282854 What's the weather like in Toronto? Hopefully there won't be a need of extraordinary snow clearance for his funeral.
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    The annual pre-Remembrance Day Poppy controversy has begun - with a crosswalk

    One of the signs of autumn is an inevitable objection by the RCL about unauthorized use of the poppy. This year the culprit is the City of Chestermere, Alberta who repainted a crosswalk. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/poppy-crosswalk-in-chestermere-alta-unveiled-at-official-event-1.5636418
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    Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84

    "Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it." General Powell is going to leave a mixed legacy. I prefer to think of him as a good soldier and to remember his above quote rather than his performance at the UN trying...
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    Canadian artillery soldiers assume Queen’s Guard duties in England

    https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2021/10/canadian-artillery-soldiers-assume-queens-guard-duties-in-england.html October 4, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Members of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery United Kingdom Public Duties...
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    Billionaires in Space

    The billionaire space race is heating up with Bezos now surpassing Branson in height with his launch and flight today in the first crewed flight of the New Shepard vehicle. It's almost as comical as a Mike Myers' movie. Maybe I have a juvenile sense of humour but doesn't Bezos' craft look...
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    Bush Tucker Man

    I enjoyed watching this series back in the 90s. It won't play in the forum, you have to click to play it on YouTube.