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  1. Blackadder1916

    A Deeply Fractured US

    No, incorrect. The "Loyal Opposition" owes its loyalty to the formal (fundamental?) source of governmental power, not to the party that may temporarily be in power. In our system that is Her His Majesty (who represents the constitutional make-up of the country) and in the US it is their actual...
  2. Blackadder1916

    On the Toxicity of the ‘Warrior’ Ethos

    Say "Cheese"! 📷 Not done right. CSS troops not "Warriors"? They gave me badge that, by its title, said I was. 😎 For those who don't understand sarcasm, this is an example.
  3. Blackadder1916

    OMM Revocation

    The Heralds probably have a big book of rules but the info is scanty on the website and the little there is doesn't respond well to a search. Here's one snippet. https://www.gg.ca/en/heraldry/parts-coat-arms The "national honours" refer (in my understanding) to Order of Canada, Order of...
  4. Blackadder1916

    This Is the ‘Hero’ Army Vet Who Took Down the Club Q Gunman

    BZ to all who responded to the threat. Maybe I slept through the weekend and wasn't aware that I did. If I didn't, have mass shootings become so common that they become an easily missed local news story, or has media algorithms decided that this event wasn't worth being 'breaking news' (I'm...
  5. Blackadder1916

    This Is the ‘Hero’ Army Vet Who Took Down the Club Q Gunman

    I think you're correct. Both examples you provided seem to follow the Associated Press (AP) Style Guide, specifically using single quotation marks in headlines to save space and double marks in the body. A quote in a quote would alternate double and single marks.
  6. Blackadder1916

    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    Not the only altercation, riot or crime to involve the military in Oz during the war. https://www.ozatwar.com/ozatwar/altercations.htm
  7. Blackadder1916

    Favorite Issued Kit

    My favourite for shooting, however for carrying (a medic in an arms unit does a lot more carrying of his wpn and doesn't expect to do much shooting) I preferred the SMG. While the FN was a reliable rifle, it was also the only one that broke on me while shooting. During phase training in...
  8. Blackadder1916

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    While some have been known to be "wrecked" at Wreck Beach, the "ed" should, like trousers, be dropped.
  9. Blackadder1916

    A Deeply Fractured US

    Info . . . https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appointment-special-counsel-0 And a stale (2015) DOJ bio on Mr. Smith. https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/jack-smith
  10. Blackadder1916

    Favorite Issued Kit

    BCGs have entered the chat.
  11. Blackadder1916

    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Mountains, who needs mountains? https://digitalarchive.tpl.ca/objects/361742/canadas-first-ski-school-for-training-soldiers-in-the-type https://digitalarchive.tpl.ca/objects/361738/with-the-mercury-well-be-the-students-who-will-train-ski-tr
  12. Blackadder1916

    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    Bravo, well said. And for those who wish to specifically see the Dec 2020 (now declassified with redactions) report that is being discussed and some of the other products of NSIRA, it can be found here. https://nsira-ossnr.gc.ca/...
  13. Blackadder1916

    Explosion in Istanbul 13 Nov 2022

    @Weinie for the win. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63615076
  14. Blackadder1916

    A Deeply Fractured US

    Tally is in for the last of the Governor contests. Arizona flips to a Democrat. https://www.npr.org/2022/11/14/1134151957/hobbs-lake-arizona-midterm-election-results-governor Arizona Democrat Katie Hobbs elected governor over Trump-backed Republican Kari Lake PHOENIX – After days of ballot...
  15. Blackadder1916

    Assisted Dying.

    Seen. My response was a general comment on informed consent of mature minors and not specifically in reference to MAiD. It was a reply to address the portion (that I excerpted and quoted) of @Dana381's post that suggested it is the medical profession that is expanding the ability of minors to...
  16. Blackadder1916

    Assisted Dying.

    Accepting the decisions of a mature minor is not something that evolved from the whims of the medical profession but rather from legal/judicial opinion and legislation. Even so, informed consent is not something that is taken lightly and, while it may seem pro forma when providing consent to a...
  17. Blackadder1916

    Medical expired

    Did the "package" also include the funding to pay the civilian physicians to complete a third party medical (which are not covered by any provincial health insurance)?
  18. Blackadder1916

    A Deeply Fractured US

    Celebrity may be a credential on its own. Granted, there is a current dearth of obvious Democratic Party candidates with the visibility to leap to the front of the pack so it may be a cycle or two for the cream to rise. Unfortunately, the other substance that naturally floats to the surface...
  19. Blackadder1916

    Remembrance Day Stories

    It is also mentioned on their twitter and facebook pages, where I came across this link. https://www.georgiancollege.ca/military/?fbclid=IwAR3NjkXaxe_Ce5U6TiSX2esl9AbHxLV0bF4WiS_dtEaBM02-tnLUa9nTomM
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