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If we agreed all the time there would be something weird about us.

One thing for sure I prefer retirement to working. :D
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The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyond the headlines within their little echo chamber? Politicians staging every 10 second soundbite or photo op to get votes to win office, only to spend next four years governing in preparation for the next election. Will we, as a nation, ever think beyond the next election cycle? You know, like long term strategic thinking, the kind that elevates nations?

While we get offended by each others genders, China has lifted close to a billion people out of poverty, will soon be the largest economy, is busy stealing IP and rearming like crazy. Russia is doing whatever the hell it wants because all of Europe is dependant on it for oil & gas. Both of those countries are lead by LEADERS who rightfully or wrongly are thinking decades beyond what our politicians are capable of. I mean we're bankrupting Alberta but still importing oil from Saudi Arabia, a nation waging an illegal/immoral war and whose leader murdered and journalist in an embassy?! Why are we not talking about this?! Why are we only talking about blackface, or a 16 year old eco-fanatic? When will the adults take over?!
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An adult used to be someone over 18. Now I actually have met one of my daughter's 16 year old friends that seems ok. My wife has a friend and she has two more but...

Have you spoken to many people from 20 to mid 30 years old? Hopefully I just kept meeting odd ones but they were like little kids.

Anyway, I'm going to try to switch gears. All my complaining is not going to help.

Try to avoid too much debt folks.
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Mr. North wrote: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm I mean we're bankrupting Alberta but still importing oil from Saudi Arabia, a nation waging an illegal/immoral war and whose leader murdered and journalist in an embassy?! Why are we not talking about this?! Why are we only talking about blackface, or a 16 year old eco-fanatic? When will the adults take over?!
You know the answer. Debate was a farce, look at who was at the table. Everyone would rather BK Alberta, to appease a Quebec government advocating separatism if it doesn't get it's way at all times. That is not a nation.

Just leave. Please, then.
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Mr. North wrote: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyond the headlines within their little echo chamber? Politicians staging every 10 second soundbite or photo op to get votes to win office, only to spend next four years governing in preparation for the next election. Will we, as a nation, ever think beyond the next election cycle? You know, like long term strategic thinking, the kind that elevates nations?

While we get offended by each others genders, China has lifted close to a billion people out of poverty, will soon be the largest economy, is busy stealing IP and rearming like crazy. Russia is doing whatever the hell it wants because all of Europe is dependant on it for oil & gas. Both of those countries are lead by LEADERS who rightfully or wrongly are thinking decades beyond what our politicians are capable of. I mean we're bankrupting Alberta but still importing oil from Saudi Arabia, a nation waging an illegal/immoral war and whose leader murdered and journalist in an embassy?! Why are we not talking about this?! Why are we only talking about blackface, or a 16 year old eco-fanatic? When will the adults take over?!
Big plus one.
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My favourite guy is the bow tie dude who has the big airport named after him, I can even remember the flag debate now that had the masses going. If Twitter and FB were around, oh boy........
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Mr. North wrote: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyond the headlines within their little echo chamber? Politicians staging every 10 second soundbite or photo op to get votes to win office, only to spend next four years governing in preparation for the next election. Will we, as a nation, ever think beyond the next election cycle? You know, like long term strategic thinking, the kind that elevates nations?

While we get offended by each others genders, China has lifted close to a billion people out of poverty, will soon be the largest economy, is busy stealing IP and rearming like crazy. Russia is doing whatever the hell it wants because all of Europe is dependant on it for oil & gas. Both of those countries are lead by LEADERS who rightfully or wrongly are thinking decades beyond what our politicians are capable of. I mean we're bankrupting Alberta but still importing oil from Saudi Arabia, a nation waging an illegal/immoral war and whose leader murdered and journalist in an embassy?! Why are we not talking about this?! Why are we only talking about blackface, or a 16 year old eco-fanatic? When will the adults take over?!
While I do agree with the lack of leadership in this Canadian election it must be said that the difference between Canada and Russia/China in terms of long term vision is that the heads of those countries KNOW they will be in power for decades to come. They don't have to justify their actions/decisions to anyone. I'm not sure that's the kind of leadership we want in Western society.
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AnonPilot wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 am I'm not sure that's the kind of leadership we want in Western society.
Of course that’s what we all want, we just can’t agree on a dictator.
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What is the chance of the industry just shutting down in 3-5 years? Airlines are starting to go belly up in Europe. Are there similar chances that it will happen in Canada?
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Recession is always coming it's just the timing that is hard to know. We all ride the crests and troughs. Some are luckier than others. One fact - recession effects the north a lot less than the southern guys.
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shawnthesheep wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:52 am What is the chance of the industry just shutting down in 3-5 years? Airlines are starting to go belly up in Europe. Are there similar chances that it will happen in Canada?
Consumers are indebted, + low cost airlines are blowing up.

Doesn't sound that bullish for new pilots looking out a little while.
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Mr. North wrote: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyond the headlines within their little echo chamber? Politicians staging every 10 second soundbite or photo op to get votes to win office, only to spend next four years governing in preparation for the next election. Will we, as a nation, ever think beyond the next election cycle? You know, like long term strategic thinking, the kind that elevates nations?

While we get offended by each others genders, China has lifted close to a billion people out of poverty, will soon be the largest economy, is busy stealing IP and rearming like crazy. Russia is doing whatever the hell it wants because all of Europe is dependant on it for oil & gas. Both of those countries are lead by LEADERS who rightfully or wrongly are thinking decades beyond what our politicians are capable of. I mean we're bankrupting Alberta but still importing oil from Saudi Arabia, a nation waging an illegal/immoral war and whose leader murdered and journalist in an embassy?! Why are we not talking about this?! Why are we only talking about blackface, or a 16 year old eco-fanatic? When will the adults take over?!
+1. Perfect!
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I thought that this was apropos to the question of politcal leadership raised in this thread.
Here is what The President of the United States of America or The Prime Minister of Canada should sound like -
https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?fl ... transcript
Where are the world leaders of this man's stature and intellect in the 21st century?
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shawnthesheep wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:52 am What is the chance of the industry just shutting down in 3-5 years? Airlines are starting to go belly up in Europe. Are there similar chances that it will happen in Canada?
Hahahahaha!!!

I'd be worried when airlines stop going belly up.
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/world-ha ... ray-dalio/

I suggest reading this, and think real hard about your own financial situation, instead of laughing as most seem to be these days.

Ray Dalio runs the world's biggest hedge fund. He might know a wee bit more than your friendly, pet rock bank financial advisor.

This guy, and many of his billionaire peers, are saying exactly the same thing.

Maybe one or 2 young pilots will read this and get their house in order while there is still time. The rest of you, do whatever floats your boat.
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Yes, but we cannot confuse personal debt with government debt. They are very different. Also, in Canada, the banks are protected by the government to an extent not seen in other countries.
But effectively, the one percent has, and continues to, vacuum up all the money, and somehow blaming the taxpayers/governments, for it. Witness Alberta. I ask who might have a vested interest in blaming the government for everything, instead of being scrutinised by elected people?
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ayseven wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:07 pm Yes, but we cannot confuse personal debt with government debt. They are very different.
You mean you *don't* print your own banknotes? and you can't inflate your way out of your mortgage? Gad, man, what's the matter with you?
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Ha! Good try, but inflation during Weimar was long underway before government printed their money in large amounts. Why is it called "growth" if a business increases profits, but "inflation" if workers get a raise?
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Because the workers spend their money, whereas most businesses and wealthier individuals invest. It’s the liquidity of the economy that drives inflation.

A tale of two economies:

In one—North America during WWII, you had a war economy. Lots of government money and debt being spent on servicemen that went off to war and housewives who entered the workforce for the first time. The situation was ripe for record inflation. The inflation was checked by war bond drives that prevented that cash from being spent and also being used to underwrite further government debt. In combination with the lack of consumer goods being produced, inflation was relatively minimal.

In the other—the UK in the 1970s—you had out of control inflation. You had left-wing labour governments controlled by trade unions who subjected the wealthy to a super tax (95%... literally “one for you nineteen for me” as Harrison wrote in Taxman), created a nascent welfare state, and made businesses uncompetitive with union demands (which resulted in the amalgamation and nationalization of many industries.. further reducing the government’s bottom line). Rather than investing... the union members with their defined benefits pensions and welfare states simply spent their newfound wealth. Prices rose, and wages rose, so prices rose more. Eventually the government had to introduce price and wage controls to prevent the complete devaluation of the currency.
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Spending IS the economy. You are so off base it isn't funny. Investing is usually just hording, dead money, useless to anybody.
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