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Recent content by Colin Parkinson

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    Ukraine - Superthread

    It will be subterfuge that the Chinese will use to take over, buying up rights, land resource access, building private roads, having their own workers. At first they pay for it and the Kremlin will be happy. By the time the politicians in Moscow start take the threat seriously, it will be to...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Elsewhere the Belt and Road stuff is not doing so well and there is only so much the Chinese can do if those countries "nationalise" the projects. Russia has to be more carefully, China is in a position to repossess projects if Russia gets cold feet.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    A French Frigate under construction, interesting hull form
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    Speaking of doubt in elections. The Dems took a long term strategy to get illegals able to vote in elections, this includes easing voter identification rules, easing access to identification like driver licences. The Dems like a large pool of illegals as it is a large reservoir of potentiel...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    El Cheapo arty strike/bombing raid
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    China is going to do that anyways, except they are going to buy it all at bargain basement prices, when the Russians are desperate for cash and items, they will sell the rights to resources in the area and for Chinese companies to exploit them and access them. The Chinese will employ a token...
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    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    People forget it was reasonable people who supported Residential Schools, exclusion of Chinese and Indian immigrants, forced relocation of the Inuit. These were all "Politically correct" in their day.
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    I had French Canadian girlfriend who was a teacher, met her doing a mining job in Flin Flon. She came out to BC to live with me, we went to the BC teachers association, she wanted to be certified here and she had the papers for her teaching degree and special needs degree from the University of...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Oddly enough the Japanese might be moving away from AIP From wiki: The eleventh Sōryū-class submarine (Ōryū) is the first Japanese submarine in the fleet to mount lithium-ion batteries. The JS Ōryū was given a budget of ¥64.3 billion (equivalent to ¥65.55 billion or US$601.3 million in...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Very much so, but getting the fishy smell out of them would be hard.
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    Replacing the Subs

    The German export sub and their ship building has not been without trouble, Subs were rejected and had to go back to the yard for repairs, frigates with a list and for awhile the entire German sub fleet tied to the dock due to lack of spare parts. The Japanese are currently planning to replace...
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    Replacing the Subs

    I support the NSS for surface ships, but not for subs, neither the US or UK have conventional powered sub designs. The only ones with experience in larger non-nuke subs are the Dutch and the Japanese. Both are in the process of replacing their subs, we should be tagging along and observing the...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    I see HDW is sidelined due to a fire suppression issue, is it a minor thing or a major thing to fix?
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Looks like we are going to see how the 105mm fares on the modern battlefield
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The future HMCS William Hall. The bow Mega Block has been successfully rolled onto land level to form the fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship.
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