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  1. vonGarvin

    Alex Trebek, 1940-2020, R.I.P.

    2020 can fuck right off.  This and now Howie Meeker?  I'm fucking done.  :'(
  2. vonGarvin

    Canadian Forces Reservists behind fake letter warning of wolves being released

    No.  I'm sure the investigation will determine that.
  3. vonGarvin

    Canadian Forces Reservists behind fake letter warning of wolves being released

    I feel really bad for him, too.  :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: I guess he needs to go door to door and leave some letters telling people that there are NO wolves coming!
  4. vonGarvin

    General Election: Oct 21, 2019

    I think he is; he just doesn't realize it.  He is the epitome of bigotry of soft expectations. He believes in intersectionality and that the less privileged you are, the more help you need because you can't do that on your own.
  5. vonGarvin

    Chick-fil-A Derangement Syndrome

    I've seen nothing but great customer service at the Chik Fil A's I've been to. In fact, I'm willing to file this statement of yours under "things that never happened for 500".  Given today's saturation with media (smart phones, etc), any such blatant behaviour gets reported and goes viral in...
  6. vonGarvin

    Chick-fil-A Derangement Syndrome

    I really miss Chik Fil A.  From marketing to their chicken to their waffle fries.  And the Chik Fil A sauce! Their chicken soup is amazing.
  7. vonGarvin

    Cpl (Ret'd) Carole Bronson, CD

    I feel like I've been punched in the gut. Requiescat in Pace. :'(
  8. vonGarvin

    Seeking Advanced Squad Leader players

    ATTENTION GAGETOWN GAMERS! If you are interested, on 14 September at 1100, the D Day Dodgers ASL Club of Southern NB will have its inaugural meeting at Gamezilla in Fredericton.  No experience required.  Come on out if you're interested!
  9. vonGarvin

    Seeking Advanced Squad Leader players

    I'm not sure how I missed this. Several months later, and yes I am.  Not for a few weeks, though. I'm about to move and things are...hectic
  10. vonGarvin

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    "Why do we always lead off with the left when we march?  Why not the right?  I tell you, there's something sinister about leading off with the left foot..."
  11. vonGarvin

    CANFORGEN 097/19 - IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM

    I'll ask him. *pause* He says he didn't. He thanks you.  :)
  12. vonGarvin

    CANFORGEN 097/19 - IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Reference 4.c., does this mean that if someone were a reservist Sgt say in 1989 and was convicted, got a severe rep and oh, I dunno, say 500 fine (less than monthly salary), then that person would no longer have a criminal record due to this? Asking for a friend...
  13. vonGarvin

    WO Howard Lee Bruce, CD 13 June 2019

    I had the pleasure of being Howie's platoon commander back in mortar platoon, 2 RCR.  Howie was one of two Mortar Fire Controllers (MFCs), and because I am often slow-witted, Sgt Anderson was callsign 50A, and then-Sgt Bruce was 50B.  I look back fondly at the time when I was OC Mortars.  Sgt...
  14. vonGarvin

    Dark Blue Berets return

    Aft?  Pffft.  They obviously go *in line with* the funnels.... :trainwreck:
  15. vonGarvin

    What book are you reading now?

    Of course the Germans never did things the simple way.  Production of the StuGs was run by the Artillery, not the Armour Corps.  And the StuG III was the most-produced AFV in Germany in the war, based on the Pz III. Having said that, its artillery crews (used as intimate support, I suppose, as...
  16. vonGarvin

    What book are you reading now?

    I'm reading Sturmartillerie: Spearhead of the infantry, by Thomas Anderson. It's the history of the German use of assault guns in the second world war. 
  17. vonGarvin

    Chaplain ( Merged )

    "Padre" is Spanish for Father, which is the honorific given to Roman Catholic Priests (and some other priests, IIRC). The accurate term is Chaplain (as stated just now by Oldgateboatdriver). I wish you all the best!  :salute:
  18. vonGarvin

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I know what you mean, but technically incorrect 1st World is "the West" 2nd World is "the East", formerly the Soviet bloc, but today could include Russia, China, etc. 3rd World is the non-aligned world I think the correct term would be 4th rate  :P
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