Ahhh …pure gold …
As far as I’m concerned, people have to work for my vote, it’s not just something I give away without thinking.
Let me rephrase how i understand this:
People have to work … and do my thinking.
…I wouldn’t be able to remember something two years ago either. …
Yeah, two years is such a long time.
The USAF and the RCAF/CFAC also had some nuclear-tipped air-to-air weapons in their inventories, such as the AIR-2 Genie. Canada had them as late as 1984; they were carried by CF-101 Voodoo interceptors. They were officially under US control, but they could be released for use by Canada as circumstances warranted.
In addition to the two big components of the nuclear triad that have already been mentioned – the land-based ballistic missiles and the manned SAC bombers – there was also the third component, the US Navy’s ballistic missile subs. At the opposite end of the scale, the US nuclear inventory includes – if I’m not mistaken – man-portable nuclear demolition charges, designed for things like special commando-type operations. I think a weapon of this type is featured in the 1977 motion picture thriller Twilight’s Last Gleaming.
Most Canadians call the E.R.T SWAT. Way easier to say SWAT and frankly, most Canucks recognize SWAT over ERT.
Mind you for me as a kid it was a member of the special weapons task force. No sense of humour. As a 13 year old kid I was chased into a 24 hour grocery store by some drunken teenagers. My BB gun was no match for four drunks and a pickup truck. Long story short when the manager called the police to declare there were men with guns in the store it really excited the small sleepy yokel police department who were sadly disappointed with two scared 13 year old kids were the gunmen. It was a CO2 bb pistol but still….no assault rifle.
i was pleasently surprised at your listed “problems for continuing the trade embargo” - particularly number 4. Given this new perspective on the type of person i took you for, i was then re-disappointed with your subsequent posts
The truth must be enabled and tempered by both sides so it can be clearly seen like a forest thru the trees. My “experience” takes into account “your” sensibilities but the conclusions are different because we are arriving from different footpaths in the forest of our ideas. I hope that i disappointed you because to believe as you do i would be unable to leave this forest at night…