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  2. What's not to understand? USPA says a TI has to have a valid medical. There are behaviors/conditions that would invalidate the medical. If USPA becomes aware of such, they are obligated to look into it. While they do not have the authority to revoke the medical, they do have the authority to suspend the rating.
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  4. JoeWeber

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    Previously I asked if you wanted to know what the term is. The term is Echolalia. Palilalia is also in play.
  5. billvon

    BLM

    Yeah I loved that. "Ivanka and Jared were just real estate folks doing real estate stuff." And Putin is just an oil guy doing oil stuff. No harm, no foul.
  6. Is there anyone tracking this 'officially'? I've confirmed that USPA does not. So I'm looking for a website or something/someone that's keeping score.
  7. Yep. I'll put a decent Bourbon aboard so if you stop by The Peoples Republic of Joe you won't be disappointed.
  8. Yeah, this is worth looking into. I won't be able to get to it until later in the summer though. I'll be in touch.
  9. It's that close?!? Monday may have a new plan...
  10. Heh. We were there in November. Bought our 2nd machine from a guy just down the road.
  11. Oops. You're right. 1/3 no longer able to participate in the fight. Killed, injured or captured. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/05/15/russia-lost-a-third-of-its-forces-in-ukraine-now-its-losing-the-war/?sh=5f54e313352e
  12. LOL! Heading to Oshkosh for the EAA Museum and Kettle Moraine State park for some hiking. And some cheese somewhere.
  13. I don’t understand what you mean by this. Could you please elaborate?
  14. I believe the reports are that 1/3 of Russian combat groups are ineffective due to losses. If it was 1/3 killed that would be about 70,000 which is way too high. Street surveys suggest that about 10% of younger people in the cities know whats going on. The balance and mainly older people swallow state TV like a dish of fresh perogies. There is no free press. No real free exchange of ideas. Rural areas have few independent minds. Few real employment possibilities. The US has a free press and a real opportunity to exchange ideas. But some choose to ignore those possibilities. Another iron curtain is descending. Putin and XI hold power without oversight. What was that good bourbon? A drink I can control. The world I can't.
  15. Charest, baggage with a history of a bad smell. He's be good for another minority, coalition, liberal government.
  16. If you were 21 years old or less, and Russian, during WWII you had less than a 20% chance of being alive after the war. What is stunning to me is that it must be a cultural thing. Modern Russian society is connected to the world. They know how their leaders think. And yet, like our own brainwashed many here in the US, they buy the bullshit and let it happen. The world we hoped would happen seems no longer on offer; too many yearn for no choices and controlled stability. It's a bitter pill to swallow but that's how it is.
  17. The Russians (and Soviets both after and before the Russians) have a long history of allowing their troops to die in ridiculously large numbers. There are reports that 1/3 of the Russian soldiers deployed to Ukraine have been killed. If that's true, they've lost more soldiers in Ukraine in less than 3 months than they did in 10 years in Afghanistan.
  18. Say's a failed DZ Manager and TM at a tiny DZ, who has as their defining credential the ability to wear the same color clothes as everyone else and sleep where they are told on demand. Thanks for the news and, even more, the affirmation of your uncontrollable need to convey it. There is a term for it, if you are interested.
  19. I too will defer to you as far as the handling of medical information goes. But like pc said, USPA has to be able to do something about information they get. You yourself said... So if USPA becomes aware of something like that, they have to be able to act on it. And I'm not here to defend USPA. They certainly have their problems. Mullins and Aikins come to mind. I've spent most of my jumping career trying to ignore them as much as I can. But I'd like to know more about the original situation that was mentioned. At first they said 'he's threatening the students', then they say he's violating his medical. Sounds like someone has it in for this TI. I also wish you well with your health issue.
  20. Psaki is a tough act to follow. I cannot think of any press secretary in the past 50 years who was her equal.
  21. To be clear, I don’t think USPA is violating any laws here. Only internal policies and societal taboo. e: funny you should mention pot. Every TI that uses marijuana on his own time has an invalid medical. Simply not true. HIPAA does not apply to USPA in any way shape or form, regardless of any data they may have.
  22. While you've most certainly earned the right to have an opinion on the passage of time, given that history isn't over yet and the American Borg have only just begun assimilating us, we ought to reserve a bit of judgement. Seems to me that once they have us plugged into our charging ports life won't be that interesting at all.
  23. Foreign born, black, lesbian (who identifies as a woman) is being bucked up by a cis gender military white male. While she gets a gold medal in the intersectional Olympics she has failed spectacularly on the podium. https://www.foxnews.com/media/white-house-press-secretary-botching-answer-inflation-question-excruciating-watch https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10836061/Pentagon-spox-John-Kirby-join-White-House-comms-role-days-Karine-Jean-Pierres-debut.html
  24. brenthutch

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    That’s what I thought
  25. Hi Joe, IMO all times are interesting. I think we are living in dangerous times; if not now, then soon. The nutters are getting nuttier by the moment. Jerry Baumchen
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