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Canada Clears Diverse Mines in Ukraine

| February 28, 2024 | 38 Comments
Canada Clears Diverse Mines in Ukraine

‘No joke’: Ottawa to give Ukraine $4 million to fund gender-inclusive demining The phrase ‘gender-transformative mine action’ proved the biggest stumbling block online, with some on X wondering if landmines themselves had a gender Author of the article: Chris Knight A relatively minor item in an announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding funding for […]

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Sad anniversary

| December 13, 2023 | 21 Comments
Sad anniversary

This week marks one of the sadder anniversaries in Army history. No, not a major battle, but a reminder that anything to do with war has its risks. Even so-called “peacekeeping”. On December 12, 1985, a DC8 full of 101st soldiers made their second stop of a trip from Cairo to Cologne to Gander, Canada […]

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Look at New Zealand’s gun confiscation by a Canadian

| June 22, 2023 | 22 Comments
Look at New Zealand’s gun confiscation by a Canadian

The Canadian government announced a ban/buyback on over 1,500 “assault-type weapons”.  This is modeled on New Zealand’s ban/buyback (okay, “confiscation” to be accurate.) Here’s a viewpoint from a Canadian writer of what’s up: Like Canada, New Zealand has a substantial number of firearms and firearms owners: 26.3 firearms per 100 persons, compared to Canada’s 34.7. […]

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Imported Valor Thieves

| April 26, 2023 | 41 Comments
Imported Valor Thieves

Sources show some 700,000 foreign-born veterans- many of whom have become naturalized citizens- live in the U.S. today. Around 45,000 immigrants are currently serving. Over the last century, military service has provided a pathway to American citizenship for nearly a million immigrants. Call me biased; anyone who raises their right hand in defense of this […]

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Random Saturday stuff

| March 4, 2023 | 14 Comments
Random Saturday stuff

The Air Force, the Air Force… honestly, I’m not trying to pick on them but they just keep doing things. The latest is that they leaked confidential records of Republican politicians who are former service members: Much of the records appear to have been requested by and turned over to an opposition research firm that […]

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Valor Friday

| February 17, 2023 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

With this week’s announcement that Colonel Paris Davis will receive America’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, for actions almost 60 years ago, I want to take a look at another overlooked man. The US isn’t the only country that denies proper recognition for acts of valor. Canadian veterans have for quite a while now […]

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So you like socialized medicine?

| November 26, 2022 | 40 Comments
So you like socialized medicine?

  Canada has socialized medicine, right? I know we have some here (in the US, not necessarily on this forum) who think it should be mandatory here. But, like communism, the theory seems to be far divorced from the reality, and it’s coming to a head in Ontario, where the Health Ministry is asking doctors […]

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Formerly Free Canada hits new low

| October 24, 2022 | 25 Comments
Formerly Free Canada hits new low

For those who say “all we want to do with guns is X” you can just point north. Regulations prohibiting the sale, purchase or transfer of handguns within Canada took effect on Friday, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the measure builds on earlier efforts banning handgun imports. But Tyler Shandro, Alberta’s Minister of […]

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