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  1. daftandbarmy

    The World’s Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2021

    We're #13. Lucky... The World’s Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2021 The pandemic revealed strengths and weaknesses in how nations develop and retain talent. As Covid swept across the world, nations had very different responses to how their economies should continue to function. Some...
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    The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload

    Whew.. too close to reality: The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload Summary. Bad meetings are the bane of the corporate world — and yet despite what appears to be an overwhelming consensus that they’re often unnecessary and unproductive, many workplaces continue to struggle to avoid them...
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    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    Trudeau's legacy for Canada might be prolonged economic decline, hastened by our 'closest friend', fostered by dithering and weakness on the world stage and elsewhere: What could Canada do differently? Trudeau's own domestic critics might contend that some of our lost clout is self-inflicted...
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    Comox base rocked by explosion

    Holy crap... I hope everyone's OK: Comox base rocked by explosion The explosion happened about 9:30 a.m. in a former barracks building that was under renovation. https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/comox-base-rocked-by-explosion-4772425
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    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    Go Rotor Heads! Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway Up to 275 trapped on Highway 7, near Agassiz, B.C., since Sunday evening Captain John Gormick of Vancouver's Heavy Urban Search And Rescue team spoke with CBC News about the efforts made so far in...
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    ‘Heroic’ Liverpool taxi driver praised for locking bomber inside cab during explosion

    Own goal.... nice work on the part of the goal keeper ;) ‘Heroic’ Liverpool taxi driver praised for locking bomber inside cab during explosion A Liverpool taxi driver is being praised for his “heroic efforts” for locking a passenger inside his cab during an explosion outside a hospital in what...
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    Unpacking 5 Myths About Management

    CAF reads #4 and then kind of looks around awkwardly wondering if anyone is looking at them ;) Unpacking 5 Myths About Management BLUF: If you set a stretch goal, make sure that the organization has some stretch in it, or it will break. If you treat performance indicators as your...
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    Army Investigating 'We Were Soldiers' Legend for Inflating Awards

    Egads... from 2016: Army Investigating 'We Were Soldiers' Legend for Inflating Awards The U.S. Army is investigating allegations by a military researcher that the late Command Sgt. Major Basil Plumley -- a legend in the airborne and infantry communities -- wore unauthorized combat and valor...
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    Investors on board as U.S. oil majors dismiss wind and solar projects

    Thank Gawd for that, otherwise governments won't be able to pay for all the nice things we increasingly demand, loudly and self-righteously ... Investors on board as U.S. oil majors dismiss wind and solar projects HOUSTON/BOSTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on...
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    Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say

    Virtue signallers' heads exploding in 3.... 2.... 1.... In the '80s, the industry was at the centre of an environmental backlash. Fearing an outright ban on plastics, manufacturers looked for ways to get ahead of the problem. They looked at recycling as a way to improve the image of their...
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    On this day

    Whoa.... On this day in 1918, Private Thomas Ricketts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was alone and had his 28-pound Lewis Machine Gun on his shoulder when he came across a German machine gun position. He fired from the hip until his ammunition was exhausted. He then sprinted back 100...
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    The Inglehart-Welsel World Cultural Map

    Explains alot.... but I suspect it was designed by 'Protestants' :) https://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp?CMSID=Findings
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    'I've never been so scared in my life:' Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite

    Buy a lottery ticket, quick: 'I've never been so scared in my life:' Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite Tue., October 12, 2021, 1:00 a.m.·2 min read Ruth Hamilton was sound asleep last week when she was awoken by her dog barking, the sound of a crash through her ceiling and the...
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    What to Do With Contrarians?

    Based on my experience the answer seems to be 'Put them all in Daftandbarmy's rifle company' ;) What to Do With Contrarians? Henning Piezunka, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Vikas Aggarwal, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family...
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    Trees of Remembrance: Shelbourne Memorial Avenue, Saanich, BC

    Very cool... It’s been 100 years to the day since memorial trees were planted on both sides of Shelbourne Street in Saanich and Victoria in honour of the fallen soldiers and nurses in the First World War. On Saturday, exactly a century later, delegates from the District of Saanich planted a...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Poor Peelers.... the Zombie apocalypse is here and they're not getting much help: Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis Stephen Andrew / The Times Colonist A commentary by a Victoria city councillor. The City of Victoria is in a public-safety crisis. The first step to solving the growing...
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    The New Lightweight Bullet That Saves Fatigue ... And Fuel

    I used to carry 100lbs of heavy ammunition, now I have to carry 100lbs of 'light' ammunition :) The New Lightweight Bullet That Saves Fatigue ... And Fuel The smallest of weight-saving presents "plentiful" benefits for defence, so says BAE Systems. The weight of carrying ammunition can be a...
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    My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

    Damn, I wish I had him as a prof.... My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit. The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced. Peter Boghossian has taught philosophy at Portland State University for...
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    The Air Force flies these planes daily. Here’s why civilian airlines won’t

    Ouch... “There’s a reason why zero, exactly zero, airlines on the planet operate the 707,” Gen. Mark Kelly, the head of Air Combat Command, said on Wednesday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference. It’s because of the engines, Kelly explained. Specifically the...
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    Using Character Development and Education to Combat Partisan Polarization in the Military

    Or, you know, you could just fire them :) Using Character Development and Education to Combat Partisan Polarization in the Military Political partisanship and polarization in the military have become worrying at best and downright dangerous at worst. For instance, worrying evidence reveals...
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