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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2456

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Norway sits on the extreme The US has had well over 250 mass shootings this year alone, compared to Norway's one. Now, you want to talk extremes? they couldnt stop the tragedy, dozens of people shot.. No, you can't stop it - but you can reduce it and you can reduce it significantly which almost eve...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2456

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Its seems to be close to impossible to having a gun, and obtaining an illegal one seems like a very difficult task. Nonetheless a bad guy wanted to kill others and still did it, despite the laws and the difficulty. Which is why this doesn't happen on a near daily basis in Norway. I ask because that...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2456

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

It was some Europeans who tried to claim that he really wasn't a Norwegian, so they could distance themselves from his act. Who's trying to distance from anything? You're the one who seems to be so adamant about what passport the shooter has. Never discuss the problem, always deflect and argue abou...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5337

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

TriJets wrote:
How did you enjoy the movie?

Had to postpone it, had to make a sporadic trip to the Island to visit someone in the hospital. All is good though, just a false alarm - whew.

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Gas prices could reach ‘apocalyptic’ levels during hurricane season, oil expert warns https://nypost.com/2022/06/24/gas-prices-could-reach-apocalyptic-levels-during-hurricane-season-oil-expert/ Tropical Development Possible By Early Next Week Near Windward Islands; 'Bonnie' Could Then Become Caribb...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 99
Views: 25628

Re: RED Air crash in MIA?

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022 ... l-airport/
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AA321T wrote:
My friend is on the tarmac in Miami reporting that a RED Air MD80 crashed at MIA and is on fire with passengers evacuating. Anyone have any insight?

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022 ... l-airport/

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Well, in Ontario he and his party are definitely responsible for 12.43c/liter. Here in Metro Vancouver, we pay the most fuel taxes of anywhere in North America, but they're not the reason why fuel prices have gone up almost a dollar per litre in a period of a couple of months. While the taxes our G...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)
Replies: 72
Views: 9696

Re: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)

Planning new routes isn't done overnight, but one does have to wonder if WestJets decision to reduce service back east and focus on the west is a factor in this. AC jumping in to build a stronger network in the west just as WS decides to do the same.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Read an article today where gas station in BC who typically take in 10 cents per litre in profits are now taking in 20 cents per litre in profits - but yeah, its all Trudeau's fault :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 635
Views: 83850

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

jashah wrote:
What’s the chance of WS running a 789 to Hawaii (HNL and/or OGG) out of YVR over the winter?

They did last year from both YYC and YVR so I could very well see it happening again this winter.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)
Replies: 72
Views: 9696

Re: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)

Pretty sure that the YVR-BOM flight will do very well with just local traffic given Surrey and South Vancouver are largely South Asian

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 58
Views: 5075

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

From YVR, it's probably Nanaimo (YCD), which is a 70-80 km flight that takes about 40 minutes. There's a circuitous routing around Gabriola Island. You can also take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point. It's a 2 hour sailing. The return fare is $130 if you have a car, $40 for foot passengers. I...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5337

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I thought everybody knew who Jennifer Connelly is... :box: I admire that actress from "Once upon a Time in America", "Requiem for a Dream" (a real gut-punch film) and "A Beautiful Mind". Ahem, "Career Opportunities" was most guys "introduction" to J...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5337

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Finally booked a ticket for tonight. Last time I was in a movie theatre (not including drive ins) was going to see "The Goonies", but that was back in 2020 when the theatres just brought back a bunch of old movies because of the pandemic, now that was freaking awesome, "Indiana Jones&...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Magazines
Replies: 26
Views: 3024

Re: Inflight Magazines

I've always liked inflight magazines. Always went straight to the back of the magazine and look at the route maps and fleet pages before going back to the front and reading the articles.

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

"Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris summed things up pretty well: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/breaking-bad-actor-americans-should-stfu-gas-prices-love-capitalism This is the free market doing what the free market does. Capitalism being capitalism. Those blaming Biden and Democrats ...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

I would think that you'd go after the CRIMINALS first and leave the law abiding citizens alone. It's like going around in circles with you. Again, many guns used by law abiding citizens end up in the hands of criminals. Reduce the number of weapons, it becomes harder for criminals to obtain them. A...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training

And, is 15 too late to start pilot training? Most people don't start until their 20s, some even in their 30s. IIRC, you can't even solo until you're 16 and you need to be 17 before you get your actual PPL. For your CPL I believe you have to be at least 18 and your ATPL 21 - yeah, you got lots of ti...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

johns624 wrote:
Which will be a drop in the bucket compared with all the illegal guns.

Gotta start somewhere - a drop in the bucket is a start, before you know it, the bucket starts to fill up more and more :thumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

johns624 wrote:
Yes, and the vast majority of crimes are committed with illegal guns. They'd have to be illegal, if they were smuggled in.

And thanks to gun control, gun violence caused by legal firearms has declined significantly and with the new legislation, it will drop even more :thumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

johns624 wrote:
since most handguns used in crimes are smuggled in.

Actually, it said that most illegal handguns are smuggled in.

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

johns624 wrote:
So an article from a website called "guncontrol" is not biased

LOL, no surprise you'd say that - regardless, if you have other stats, you're more than welcome to share them.
johns624 wrote:
Ever watched Ian Runkle before? He's great!

A guns rights lawyer? No bias there :rotfl:

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johns624 wrote:
Do you have a cite for your homicide numbers since this article claims it's hard to determine in many cases.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.4803378

http://guncontrol.ca/issues-and-facts/myths-and-facts/

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 5773

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

So what should he do do get inflation down? What should he do to get gas prices down? What should he do now to put the voters back on his side regardless of what impact it will have in the longer term? Usually the way it works in Canada, is that the political party in office waits just before elect...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

If you’re in a blue collar profession such as construction? Yes you do. Work vehicles are one thing, but lots of full size pickups and SUVs out there will never see a work related object in their beds other than the odd tool for a weekend project. I've got friends that own pick ups, bed is empty 36...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways Vancouver Job Posting (Ground Operations Manager) (Potential NAN-YVR Service)
Replies: 24
Views: 3667

Re: Fiji Airways Vancouver Job Posting (Ground Operations Manager) (Potential NAN-YVR Service)

Metro Vancouver Fijian population is maybe about 20,000 or so, so thats less than 1%.

Interestingly, a friend of mine just started dating one, so I'm sure they'll be pretty happy about this if its true.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 5773

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

It's also hard to say that the ones with the highest approval numbers turned out to be the best presidents. Look at what George W. Bush managed to do with his 71.2%! Approval ratings rarely have to do with the person in office, its about the current state of affairs. If things, like the economy are...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 5773

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Aaron747 wrote:
Fascinating how they are taken seriously again when they say something that touches feelz.

Same thing here - polls are irrelevant when they show your guy in a negative light, but when they show the other guy in a negative light then all of a sudden polls are the holiest of scriptures.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Doublespeak. If they are well regulated, why do they have to be reduced? To further reduce gun violence and further reduce the chances of firearms landing in the hands of those who are not supposed to have one, ergo, close the loopholes. Almost half of the gun related homicides in Canada are with r...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 5773

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Already is. The AOC faction of the party has destroyed it with the progressive garbage and now the economy is tethering on being destroyed for a very long time. Worse than Carter. I know the Dems will recite it's Putin and Trump's fault but sane people in this country know otherwise and will speak ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

No. "Assault rifles" have been banned and the government is in the process of acquiring them. This bill would ban the sale, transfer or importation of handgun, thereby banning them in the near future, as owners die. Then you say "hopefully in the future, maybe rifles". That soun...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

You never said anything about banning anything? How about when you said this Yesterday it was assault rifles, today its handguns, and hopefully in the future, maybe rifles. That would leave only shotguns, which I'm sure you'd then call for the banning of. You'd keep saying it was a "reasonable...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

So you want the complete banning of firearms. Why didn't you just come out and say it? Does Canada have a problem with legal firearms owners committing crimes or do you just not like them for some reason? I never said anything about banning anything, I specifically said reduce the amount of firearm...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

But the shooter wasn't legally able to be in possession of any firearm. It has nothing to do with the proposed law, which concerns handguns. Sure it does, it closes a loophole that could enable someone not eligible to be in possession of a firearm acquire a firearm. You're focusing too much on smal...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Are they going to compensate the owners for their monetary loss? The owner will no longer need anything monetary related. I'm sure down the road the Government will implement a buyback program for handguns as they have for other firearms and if the monetary value is important to the owner then they...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 353
Views: 12632

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Republicans playing Republican games again. Distract and change the subject to they can move the goal posts and claim victory. THE RATINGS WERE LOW!!! WE WON!!! Not the point. The point is: MAGA tried to overthrow the government and install a monarchy. We had a war about this in the late 1700s. Sti...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon bans release of mug shots
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Ya gotta admit, some of those mugshots have provided a good chuckle or two :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

It's also not a freeze. Yes, it is - if it were a ban, those who legally have obtained one would have to turn them in. It permanently stops all sales and transfers. So when an owner dies, the government comes and seizes their guns. And? The legal owner of the firearm is no longer the legal owner of...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1771

Re: Airports near homes

YVR, albeit more than 100 meters has quite a few homes close to the threshold of 26L and there is also a single home right beside the runway about midfield just to the north of 26R/08L

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

I wouldn't say we're anti-American, but the attitude you're describing is kinda pretty much the same anywhere in the world - there's a reason why a lot of Americans put Canadian flags on their backpacks. I was in Italy this one time, wanted to store my luggage. Talked to the guy in a bit of broken ...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

The biggest irk for me was the anti-Americanism. It's a Canadian national sport. Almost like it exists as a way for Canadians to define themselves. Although I was born in the US, I still grew up in Canada and my dad was born and raised in Canada. And growing up, I was still treated like shit becaus...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1771

Re: Airports near homes

Vernon BC has homes within 100m of both ends of the runway thresholds.

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 353
Views: 12632

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Such mentalities eventually lead to the end of democracy and the beginning of dictatorships. Its only a dictatorship if the guy I voted for doesn't get in through a democratic process. As far as the hearings go, I won't be watching but I'll check out the highlights to see what and if anything will ...

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av

I've been on other forums where they have a single shooting/guns thread and it works just fine. When someone starts a new thread about a specific shooting, it just gets merged into the main thread. Every time you start a new thread about a specific shooting, starting to discuss other shooting is sim...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite artists/singers in other languages
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Favorite artists/singers in other languages

zkojq wrote:

- Heino

Ach ja, der onkel Heino.

LTU had a big open house back in the early 2000s in DUS, Heino along with the No Angles were performing in the hanger - was actually a pretty good show lol.

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

but they’re among the flakiest people I’ve ever encountered. One of the many reasons I left that place was because of Canadians. As an example? And as a Canadian, trust me, I won't be offended - if there's one thing we Canucks do well, its laugh at ourselves :mrgreen: We have our fair share of folk...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

NIKV69 wrote:
I never understood Canada but it seems the people there seem to be content with the government telling them what to do. To each their own.

Every Government tells people what to do, thats kind of what they're there for - just some Governments have different priorities than others.

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4132

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

What compromise are you referring to? They are concerned about illegally smuggled guns so they go after legally owned guns? We're concerned about new guns coming into Canada, whether illegally/legally - the new ban will only effect new sales or transfers of handguns it has no effect on those who al...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39704

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

readytotaxi wrote:
In the UK the price of diesel is expected to be £2 per LITRE by September :cry2:

We're not far behind you in Canada - right now diesel is about 2.50 CAD per litre (£1.60)

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