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  2. Good luck , and let us know how it goes.
  3. It's not my job to know. It is the job of the guy that is making the decisions. Just because you don't like his politics doesn't mean he isn't doing his job. The people spoke with their votes. The people that were voted in, chose this guy to do that job. If you don't like it, please vote to get him out. I disagree with Pelosi and how she runs her job. If I could - I'd get her voted out as well.
  4. Tides go in, tides go out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that! You can't explain why the tide goes in and out.
  5. The fire took place during a Red Flag condition, which is a condition (taking into account winds, temperatures, humidity and fuel load) that means it's very likely to result in a fire. Temperatures at the nearest official weather station were in the mid 70's - where the fire actually started, miles away, there were easterly winds with a much higher temperature. In fact, PG+E started warning people two days before the actual fire because winds and temperatures were forecast to be high. Here's what Wikipedia has to say on the topic: ===================================== Conditions immediately leading up to and during the fire combined to create a highly combustible fuel load: Heavy grass cover due to a wet spring An unusually dry fall Decreased humidity due to several recent wind events (23% dropping to 10%) Unusually dry fuel (5% 1,000-hr. moisture level) Hot, dry, sustained and gusting high winds (25-35 mph), including a Red Flag Warning on the day of the fire, similar to the Diablo wind or the Santa Ana winds of the California Coast Ranges. The day of the fire, the fuel energy release component was above the historic record for November 8; the first fall rain is normally before November 1. . . .Combined, the conditions formed a recipe for a firestorm. ========================================= So yes, the higher temperatures brought about by AGW absolutely played a role - no matter how much pro-fossil fuel types try to deny it. From Quartz: ======================================== Camp Fire, the devastating blaze raging across the Sierra Nevada foothills, has become the most destructive wildfire in California’s history. By the evening of Nov. 10, it had scorched 105,000 acres of land and killed 23 people, with more than 100 people still unaccounted for. . . . In all likelihood, it’s a scenario that climate change helped to create, according to Daniel Swain, a researcher at University of California-Los Angeles’ Center for Climate Science. . Swain walked through the conditions that contributed to the fires now burning across the state, and the research showing how climate change made them possible. ====================================
  6. I agree with this view -
  7. I suppose I'm trying to get to what the level of not needing government assistance looks like to you.
  8. Time Left: 1 month and 23 hours

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    I can sell the harness/container, reserve, Cypress and main separately If you’re only interested in the individual components. The harness container can take up to a 120 main, or 126 “Low Bulk’’ reserve. Javelin Odyssey RSK1 Jumps: 1000 Manufacture Date: March 2014 Just got a 1000 jump service from Sunpath, with Brand new hard housings, BOC, Riser Cover inserts, Chest strap, risers plus pilot chute and D-Bag. Only has a couple of jumps since all the new parts were replaced. Reserve: Decelerator 120 Manufacture Date: 13/08/2007 Cypress: Speed Manufacture Date: 09/2008 Cypress has 6 months left on it. Main Canopy, Jojo Wings XF15 Size: 82 sq ft. Condition: Good, around 800-900 jumps. Line set HMA 750’s, in mid life. Im 178cm and my weight is 74kg’s. Individual Components Price Javelin Odyssey: USD $2000.00 Decelerator 120: USD $800.00 Cypress Speed: USD $200.00 Jojo Wings XF15: USD $ 900.00 Total: USD $3900.00 Price does not include postage, buyer will have to pay for the postage.

    $3,900.00

    Auckland - NZ

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  10. Hint: when you see the name "Andy Borowitz" as the author of an article, it is firmly tongue-in-cheek. Try some of his other articles: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/andy-borowitz
  11. The whole piece reads as satire - he got "free checking" because he maintained a certain minimum balance of $500, this sounds like a normal discount extended to anyone who does the same. The Clinton campaign "jumps" on that and spins it as him paying $500 to banks for favours. There's also the reference to him having auto-cover that I presume provides the discount that is also referenced as him being on the take agin. Plus the article is listed under Humour in the link, pretty much seals it.
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    Complete system for sale!! Will fit a person 5'9" - 6'2", 190 - 230 pounds depending on build. Approximately 350 jumps on container, and approximately 200 jumps on main Skyhook Equipped, D-yoke, 18 inch Main Lift Webs, All black container with black handles, Container: Javelin J5K Dom: February 2009 Reserve: Performance Designs PR-218 Dom: September 2008 No Rides AAD: Vigil II Quatro Dom: February 2019 Main: PD Navigator 240 Dom: November 2006. Has 2 patches on the bottom skin Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

    $4,000.00

    Suffolk, Virginia - US

  13. Hi mister, I just re-read the entire article ( for the 3rd time ). I do not see where it was just for him & only him. Do you see it that way? Maybe we are interpreting something differently. Jerry Baumchen
  14. Anderson tore him to pieces, it was some of the most satisfying cable news that I’ve seen in a while.
  15. I’m not arguing climate change with you. I don’t talk religion with fanatics either. I’m talking grammar and communication. You stated that it’s ridiculous to have ‘drought and flood’ in the same sentence. You’re simply wrong in that statement.
  16. Look closer at the url...
  17. Hi Robert, I remember when that came out, and I thought, no big deal. My bank gives me free checking for maintaining a certain minimum amount of money in my accounts. Now, if they ( all of those banks ) did this just for Bernie, then it would be something. If it is normal for those banks; then, so what. Jerry Baumchen
  18. We should all be very happy that there is a great difference between a real man and a real woman. In no way am I denigrating women. My wife is a successful executive and my eleven year old daughter has been in MMA since she was five and is now training for her black belt in youth MMA. I am an unabashed feminist. That said, viva la difference!
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    DOM: 02/15 400 jumps on canopy and original vectran lines Rigger inspected and approved. No patches, No holes label printing is fading as shown will ship within the US. 5413061269 jwmwatkins@gmail.com

    $1,250.00

    Bend, Oregon - US

  20. In previous posts Bill claimed that the fire that destroyed Paradise California was due to climate change. (you know, warmer, drier conditions making things ripe for a fire) I pointed out that the area was in a ZERO drought condition and the temperatures were in the mid 70s and that the area had one of the wettest springs on record. He quickly pivoted and said it was the wet conditions in the spring that led to lots of growth that provided the fuel for the fire. See, either way it is climate change. BTW Airdvr asked an important question. Are these floodroughts a recent phenomenon?
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  22. When did flooding and droughts start? Is this a new phenomena?
  23. Well, this came out during the 2016 campaign: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/sanders-admits-receiving-free-checking-from-big-banks
  24. We should pick a date when surprising and shocking information about Bernie is leaked to the press. I'm going with 11 days prior to the election. It worked last time.
  25. But your retort was about what BILL posted. Not what YOU said.... And he's not stupid enough for his sentence to mean what you want it to. Which means you're deliberately taking it wrongly to try and ridicule the entire argument so you can say 'how ridiculous you sound'. "But the reason that more people are coming to accept climate change is not that anyone is going to convince them - but because they have seen the flooding and the droughts and the fires," is what he said... At no point does that post indicate that he's talking about the same locations or even the same point in time. There might be flooding in typically dry areas, and vice versa. And these events don't have to happen simultaneously for that sentence to still be valid. So not only is your argument grammatically incorrect as there are any number of sentences in which 'flooding' and 'droughts' can be used in the same sentence without being ridiculous, it's also a fallacy based upon your deliberate and dishonest misunderstanding of the post. So like I said, a ludicrous argument to support your point of view... Try harder next time.
  26. The company said: "The unit has been visibly damaged from the client, the soldering are not the original ones as well the battery has been changed even if the unit has 4 jumps only." It is as if someone at Parasport doesn't realize that unit was ever sent in for repair by their own folks.... when clearly they should have some history from its serial numbers and see that it is a problem unit. Do they have a poor database detailing their products shipped? Or tracking of customer issues? Especially with them having changed the serial number? Or is it a dumb employee who didn't use the databases correctly? Hanlon's razor: " Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity" So is their decision final or is there still a chance to explain to them how they messed up?
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