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  1. Body Count Talk Shit, Get Shot [/url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokdL-0iV9s[url]
  2. The Hitcher with Rutger Hauer Blood of Heroes (also known as Salute to The Jugger) with Rutger Hauer and a very young and in shape Vincent D'Onofrio and Joan Chen)
  3. No we don't generally fear police in Canada (Thank God), but we do have some issues that need to be addressed.
  4. There are a lot of cops in Canada, UK, Australia, NZ, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands... and they don't seem to have the same problems with killing unarmed civilians as US cops do. Maybe we should see what they are doing right. Here in Canada we have different problems with our cops. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/09/20/to-swerve-and-protect.html http://www.torontosun.com/2014/12/16/judge-slams-opp-officer-acquits-good-samaritan http://www.oppblock.org/
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    At those temperatures then I would say any of the online stores should be more than sufficient.
  6. cengland

    puffy jackets

    What sort of temperature range are you needing it for?? Considering the potential costs and time for shipping to Australia you might consider a slightly oversized sheepskin coat with layers underneath with an Under Armour T shirt put on first to wick moisture away from the skin. With layering clothing you can add or remove layers to suit the outside temperature. From my personal experience growing up in Northern Ontario down filled jackets even with waterproofing don't fare well in wet weather. When I was quite active horseback riding and trail riding in the winter I layered cotton fleece long sleeved turtleneck over a cotton T shirt, a hooded zip up sweatshirt over the turtleneck and my sheepskin coat, I found this to be extremely effective in temperatures down to about - 20 degrees C. If there was rain or wet snow in the forecast I put on my Australian oilskin coat over the sheepskin coat. Just my 2 cents
  7. What is the down side of having a union for skydive instructors, and staff at a drop zone? Changes to tax filing, as a self employed contractor you have a shitload of tax deductions at your disposal. As an employee not so much plus the amount of money you actually earn gets reported annually to the CRA / IRA allowing them to dig deeper into your pockets. Union dues - more of your hard earned cash lining the coffers of your union. Raises benefits and perks are actually limited to market conditions and what a DZO is willing to part with after administration and operating expenses are covered, in my experience working in both unionised and non unionised factories unions have not been able to negotiate more from an employer than a Non Union Employee Committee made up of a group of employees negotiating with the company, the difference being the Employee Committee doesn't have their hands in your pockets every pay taking union dues. Less friction between management and employees, it's also been my experience that after a plant becomes union certified management tends to clamp down on rules and regulations, minor infractions such as attendance, tardiness, taking a few more bathroom breaks or slightly extended lunch periods that would tend to be disregarded or dealt with a casual discussion are now dealt with documented verbal / written warnings, time off and eventual dismissal, perk and benefits such as monthly lunches, bbq's, company picnics are scaled back or cut entirely. Employee bonuses for attendance, production, kaizan rewards tend to get scaled back or cut. In Canada: workplace harassment, safety violations, wrongful dismissals etc can easily be addressed by employees by picking up the phone and calling the Ministry of Labour who are actually quite ruthless when it comes to workplace inspections, violations and accident / fatality investigations and levying fines against employers and their owners and supervisors. http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/courtbulletins.php These are all things I've seen first hand working in the manufacturing / automotive industry in Canada for 15 years.
  8. Yes it was flown with engines but the fall of Nazi Germany shut the program down. The first flight of the H.IX V2 was made in Oranienburg on 2 February 1945. All subsequent test flights and development were done by Gothaer Waggonfabrik. By this time, the Horten brothers were working on a turbojet-powered design for the Amerika Bomber contract competition and did not attend the first test flight. The test pilot was Leutnant Erwin Ziller. Two further test flights were made between 2 and 18 February 1945. Another test pilot used in the evaluation was Heinz Scheidhauer. The H.IX V2 reportedly displayed very good handling qualities, with only moderate lateral instability (a typical deficiency of tailless aircraft). While the second flight was equally successful, the undercarriage was damaged by a heavy landing caused by Ziller deploying the brake parachute too early during his landing approach. There are reports that during one of these test flights, the H.IX V2 undertook a simulated "dog-fight" with a Messerschmitt Me 262, the first operational jet fighter, and that the H.IX V2 outperformed the Me 262. Two weeks later, on 18 February 1945, disaster struck during the third test flight. Ziller took off without any problems to perform a series of flight tests. After about 45 minutes, at an altitude of around 800 m, one of the Jumo 004 turbojet engines developed a problem, caught fire and stopped. Ziller was seen to put the aircraft into a dive and pull up several times in an attempt to restart the engine and save the precious prototype.[4] Ziller undertook a series of 4 complete turns at 20° angle of bank. Ziller did not use his radio or eject from the aircraft. He may already have been unconscious as a result of the fumes from the burning engine. The aircraft crashed just outside the boundary of the airfield. Ziller was thrown from the aircraft on impact and died from his injuries two weeks later. The prototype aircraft was completely destroyed.[4]
  9. Of all the a/c developed during WW2 the HO 229 Stealth Bomber is still my favourite. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1198112/Sleek-swift-deadly--Hitlers-stealth-bomber-turned-tide-Britain.html
  10. For your morning hit of caffeine I suggest 2-3 handfuls of chocolate covered coffee beans, then tackle the coffee machine. Don't forget to de-lime the machine weekly with vinegar.
  11. Yes, I know a guy here in Ontario that pretty much broke everything from the chest down in a BASE jump that went bad and he's back to jumping.
  12. Global Warming / Climate Change Research is big business. It's in the researchers' best interest not to question their research/theories/findings for fear of the financial tap being shut off.
  13. RIP Joe http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761 one of his best http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26b_1315119865
  14. http://globalnews.ca/news/1730368/canadian-cars-shipped-overseas-may-be-linked-to-terrorism-ibc/ Article on stolen vehicles from Ontario being shipped to Africa and the Middle East.