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Recent content by Baz

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    UN Security Council Seat 2020

    No. Stuff like that is just fodder for the masses.  Countries don't make decisions on things that may affect their geopolitical decisions based on fluff. Or am I the one living in a altruistic haze?
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    Helicopter/Cyclone discussion (split from HMCS Fredricton thread)

    I don't *think* they are in any way related.  One has got to do with Pilot expectations if flight control laws, the other has to do with sensors causing a trim input in order to make the aircraft behave differently for training purposes,  and the pilot not reacting properly to a runaway trim. I...
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    CF-188 Hornet, Canada's jet fighter

    That is a good question... it's not like they've been in a hurry or need to be.
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    The US Presidency 2020

    My opinion is those that are active on social media politically, and it seems like a quite small minority, are by definition not turned out. FJAG: my definition if turned out us sitting in the center taking no interest.  I agree with you the wings are tuned out in a different way. I note with...
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    The US Presidency 2020

    Um, I said largely... :-) I consider myself a centrist and I'm also angry, I've displayed that anger here.  I don't think I've been as successful as you at finding centrist voices, so I look at what both wings are saying. But yes, I am being judgemental at the tuned out ones.  Democracy...
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    The US Presidency 2020

    Everything in the mainstream media (which, again, includes Fox and other right leaning outlets) is geared towards ratings.  They are not trying to push an agenda contrary to belief.  They are pandering towards there chosen demographic to make money. And the reason there is no real centrist...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    I lived in Colorado.  The tension between inner city Denver and the rest of the state was evident.  It wasn't thr inner city that flocked up the I-70 every weekend.  The fight over the propositions re highways vs mass transit were obvious.  The inner city certainly felt alienated.
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    I checked my facts but failed to ensure they we transcribed correctly... I'll never be a staff officer again :-) Absolutely,  but now that the federation has become deeply polarized, fed by a media who panders to their chosen audience for profit (the MSM includes Fox et al) and manipulated by a...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    OK... but could the argument be made that those in the inner cities are already alienated?
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Not for the electoral college.  It is the total of senators plus representatives.  So Wyoming is 2 + 1; California is 53 + 1. Which is back to my question: does the electoral college represent the people or the state?
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Agreed.  I over simplified.  But the fact is there are areas where a single vote is worth more than in other's inside the electoral college. California has three times the population per electoral vote than Wyoming...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Obviously you know the answer to that... but there is a difference between individual riding first past the post and the electoral college.  In a two party electoral college the only way that you can win without the popular vote is that some of the states votes are worth more than others.  Which...
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    CH-148 Cyclone Progress

    The BRU (Bomb Release Unit) is universal, the wiring isn't.  However, most if not all surface weapons the Cyclone would be considered for mounts a rack to the BRU, and then that rack or rail fires the weapon.  You can see in the picture above there is a five missile launcher on each weapon...
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    Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    That looks much higher tech than we had... The first movie I watched on mids after qualifying was "war Games."  I'm not sure if the techs were messing with me.  The Whooper was better than what we had as well, and that was like 15 years after the movie. Better than what the Russians had though...
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    Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    Just when in Colorado, and only certain positions (I was Missile Warning). I cheated and wore it on my mess kit after I came back.
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