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  2. if it were my idea, i would see your point. i didn't make this shit up, i am repeating what i have learned from others. i didn't agree with it when i first heard it, but when it was explained to me, i got it. it makes sense now. again, your call to learn it or not, i am not able to explain it to you, just point out that you're wrong. it's part of the reason that it will probably never get fixed.
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  5. But you said: You were implying that the war on CO2 is to blame for the jobs going to China. Then you said cheap/slave labor is the cause. If cheap labor is the cause then any war on CO2 wouldn't matter would it? So which one is it? I didn't say any such thing, it seems I'm living rent-free in your head and making imaginary arguments. Focus on the things I actually say.
  6. Give him a day or two. He'll be claiming the opposite because he saw something on Youtube. Perhaps "if Biden is so great, why do we emit more CO2 than China per capita? He's a HYPOCRITE!"
  7. Dude, when your argument devolves to "this word means what I want it to mean; both common usage and the dictionary is wrong" - it's not that great an argument. Just saying. That is the definition of a prejudice. That particular prejudice happens to be racism. There are a lot of them out there.
  8. Pretty sure there is no law that says employers have to ask for proof of SS or ITIN. How they ensure they get the right info is up to them. One of those jobs was for a fairly big government contractor. If anyone is going to go by the book it's them, since they lose contracts if they don't dot all the I's. Yep. And there's half a dozen documents they will accept in lieu of a passport or DL.
  9. Years and years ago this happened to my Jump master (Frank) when I was doing a hop and pop in Bristol WI. We used to do poised exits straight out of the door. He used a T10 and a belly reserve, same as students did. Airplane suddenly shifts a bit causing me to lean back some. Next thing I know I am halfway down to the peas and I see another canopy and I was supposed to be the only one jumping. Turns out when I was thrown backward a bit I must have set off his reserve yanking him out after me. Thankfully he only fractured a bone in his leg and I do not recall any damage to the airplane.
  10. dude, i don't care if you believe it or not, that's what it is. it took me years to accept it, and not until i had a particular discussion one time did it click. prejudice is in everyone, but racism is only there if the power to oppress is there with it. that is the definition of prejudice, not racism. the guy in china that hates asians can't do anything about it systemically, just individually. it makes perfect sense. everyone is prejudiced, some towards skin color, some towards other things. not everyone is racist, even if it is whites hating on blacks. that would depend on the circumstances surrounding it. why is it so hard for folks to accept that things change? one time, giving someone the finger meant "go to hell". sometime that changed to "fuck you". not many recall the go to hell part, and some have argued with me that it wasn't true.
  11. you have to bring what they ask for. if they don't ask for the social security card, you can write down whatever you want, and for a 1099 worker, that means no filing tax returns to pay the money to the govt. has happened many times that i personally know of.
  12. The logic is simple; our CO2 mitigation efforts (solar panels, EVs, “green” lifestyle choices and a regulatory crackdown on heavy industry) have done NOTHING to lower global CO2 levels. The jobs moved to China because of cheap/slave labor (AKA not union) and lax/nonexistent environmental regulations. The CO2 just followed the jobs. I am still waiting for you to explain just how planetary systems can differentiate total CO2 emissions from per capita CO2 emissions. Do plants become less green when fertilized with “per capita” CO2?
  13. Ted was probably just there to visit his balls.
  14. JeffBarlow

    Katana 120

    Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

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    '06 PD manufactured Katana 120. Owner reported 380 jumps on the canopy & zero jumps on the just installed brand new set of lines. No damage of any kind. The wing has been well taken care of and looks/feels almost brand new – not much else to add. Canopy's manufactured from fat type ZP that'll probably last twice as long as canopies manufactured from 'modern' ZP material. Colours are exactly as per colour scheme attached to this ad. Pics available upon request. On soft links.

    $1,599.00

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    '07 PD manufactured Sabre 2 135. Only about 50 or so jumps on the canopy and original lineset. No damage of any kind. Canopy’s brand new by all means – not much else to add. Canopy's manufactured from fat type ZP that'll probably last twice as long as canopies manufactured from 'modern' ZP material. Colours of the canopy are exactly as per colour scheme attached to this ad. On soft links.

    $1,699.00

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    This is 100% FREEFLY FRIENDLY rig. It’ll come disassembled & currently not packed with either main or reserve canopies. Harness size: Yoke: D Main Web: 18’ Laterals: 22’ Chest Strap: 18’ Leg pad single piece: 32’. This rig best fit 5'10" - 6'2" (depends on the torso though) medium to solid build individual. Container is brand new, zero jumps – never even been assembled once. It’s solid royal blue, royal blue harness and leg pads. Black pop top, royal/black Javelin pattern stripes on the main closing flap and black main tray closing flaps. Embroideries: Jav Odyssey logo (black) – both side walls. Jav Odyssey logo (royal) – left 3 ring cover*********************************CONTAINER: Javelin Odyssey J4K, DOM 2012 • articulated chest & leg straps • cut in laterals • spacer foam back & leg pads • Skyhook RSL equipped • narrow (type 17) chest strap • SS hardware • mini 3 ring configuration • narrow (type 17, 20’) set of risers, velcroless toggles and dive loops • cutaway handle(red) • metal D-ring reserve handle • BOC collapsible PC with leather hackey (black & yellow) • AAD ready • 100% FREEFLY FRIENDLY. All parts of the rig are included and nothing is missing from original configuration***************************MAIN CANOPY: Aerodyne manufactured ZPX Pilot 188 – brand new, zero jumps and still wrapped in the manufacturer’s plastic, never been taken out. Colours are exactly as per colour scheme attached to the ad********************RESERVE CANOPY: ’03 Aerodyne manufactured Smart 175. Owner reported only 14 pack jobs & one deployment. Canopy’s in great condition****************************AAD: Apr '14 Cypres 2 – unit had it's 4 years check & ready to be installed********************************PS…..XL size gear bag is also available for extra $85.00

    $5,999.00

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  17. what body type is best? naked of course.
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    2000 manufactured Tempo 150 reserve canopy - it’s in great condition.

    $399.00

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    '05 Aerodyne manufactured Smart 175 reserve canopy. Canopy's owner reported only 3 pack jobs and no deployments - it's in mint condition.

    $799.00

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  20. Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

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    '13 PD manufactured Optimum 218 reserve canopy. Canopy's data tag's showing 2 pack jobs & one deployment - it's in mint condition. Comes with the set of soft links.

    $1,399.00

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  21. Nearly one million people signed up for Obamacare coverage this spring because of President Biden's leadership "the average monthly premium that Healthcare.gov consumers paid fell to $86 for those signing up in April, down from $117 in February and March...About four million Americans who are currently uninsured can qualify for plans that will cost them no premium, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation...two million Americans who were already enrolled in Obamacare coverage have returned to " the marketplace to take advantage of new discounts. President Biden, protecting the health and pocketbook of Americans who got thrown under the bus by trump.
  22. Metal isn’t needed to reflect radar signals, I saw birds nearly every day on X band marine radar when I was skippering commercial fishing boats. Radar signals are reflected by any object having a density difference from air. Furuno makes specialized S band bird radars that can image a single seabird many miles away. I got it first hand from an FAA controller who also skydives that exiting skydivers can be seen on radar. He has seen them many times.
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