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  1. 6 points
    Resisting arrest, failing to comply, threatening to assault police officers... what does a white guy have to do to get suffocated around here?
  2. 6 points
    Occasionally I see a BH quote and am reminded why I blocked him. Thanks for reminding me why it’s best to ignore his ridiculous bullshtuff Joe
  3. 6 points
    That, hands down and against stiff competition, is one of your lamest statements yet. You realize we are all skydivers, yes? Some of us are also accomplished pilots, motocross racers, rock climbers, base jumpers, speed flyers, extreme scuba divers and a shit pot full of other cool risky things. But here are you in all of your brave glory being sad for us that we don't have the balls to go to Disneyland or your favorite Chucky Cheese owing to our fear of dying. Whatever.
  4. 4 points
    I love seeing a poster mansplain why a thread was locked - to the person who locked it.
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    Some people aren't just in it for themselves. The protection isn't just for us, it's for others, too. Some people even volunteer time and/or money to benefit people who they don't even know, and who are unlikely ever to give them anything. Wendy P.
  6. 3 points
    Lots of troll-feeding going on in this thread.
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    I remember when Col Oli North wrote in his book. "We did what any good intelligence agency did; we turned on CNN." Over the past 30 years, journalism has shifted towards more opinion-based content that is heavy on argumentation and less on objective news coverage. They all chose a lane. FOX, OANN, MSNBC, etc. etc. I'm not sure what your point is - they're all guilty of influence and all have a market that listens.
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    And your house burning down could be a once in a several decades event, yet if it does you actually want the fire service to do its job. You don't care how many training competitions they win, you want them to perform when it really matters. So not including the pandemic in a policy evaluation is actually exactly what a fool would do. Does it matter no large western democracy did it well? Many countries still did it well. You're just laying the foundations of making exactly the same mistakes when the next pandemic arrives.
  10. 3 points
    Any and all politicians that break the law should be prosecuted. This is not solely an R, D or I problem. The problem is politicians that use their office to serve themselves rather than the public.
  11. 2 points
    I never claimed the info was new,, What is new is the fact that it is in the FBI docs.. previously it was hearsay from agents. I posted the FBI doc as confirmation... get it.
  12. 2 points
    WOW! starts at 21:30
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    Brent shows how the problem isn't CNN or Fox or any of the media/entertainment companies providing news. The problem is people's inability to think about what they are reading or watching.
  15. 2 points
    Some "players" are trolls and deserve to be described as such.
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    Funny how your response to being accused of sexism is to be more sexist. Does this mean Pence was picked by a white man because he was a white man? Lol, right. Explain to me the achievements of Owens that make her objectively more qualified and prepared for office than Harris. Bonus point if you can learn enough about her to spell her name correctly.
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    Airdvr, "mainstream media" is defined to "other" the media. To keep entirely away from mainstream media means to stick with the fringe sites that say whatever it takes to get attention. Mainstream media is one of the places that regularly has the information to educate oneself about what's going on. Just consider each source when you read between its lilnes. I don't watch evening news or anything like that, but I do read the local paper, and the Sunday NY Times, and listen to a lot of NPR. And anyway, anything important will be in DZ.com... Wendy P.
  18. 2 points
    I did dude. Called them 11pm on Friday night (9am NC time) but they are closed on Fridays. Called them 11pm yesterday which was the first time they were back in the office. In the meantime, I thought I'd ask for some advice from other people who may have some.
  19. 2 points
    Funny how he didn't seem to mind the "My Pillow" guy or Goya Foods 'sticking their nose' in.
  20. 2 points
    Morning, Jerry. Jerry had to visit the doctor after cutting his hand. Eventually the topic got around to Donald Trump and his role as the President. Jerry said, " Well, as I see it, Donald Trump is like a 'Post Tortoise'.'' Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what's a "post tortoise?" Jerry said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise." Jerry saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."
  21. 2 points
    Brother, there's a reason their Indian name is, "One who eats crayons." Quite frankly, I don't get it. When I was in the military; you didn't get in line to be "asked" if you wanted a shot and the only refusal was a documented case of adverse reaction. These guys walk down a gauntlet of medics with guns at the ready for inoculations before every deployment and don't utter a word, but COVID, 1) they have a choice? and 2) they don't squawk about the other myriad of shots we/they get. Short course: Who the fuck told the Marines they had a choice on getting the vaccine? Senior leadership needs to make the call and tell them to get it or get the fuck out.
  22. 2 points
    Here's some more stuff that will horrify and sadden you - I use a reserve when I skydive. I open doors for old people and people with kids in tow. I got a larger canopy for my BASE rig because the 220 wasn't doing it for lower jumps. I don't drink much before driving. I use protection when I climb. I recently replaced the front brake on my MTB with a larger disk. I wash my hands after I poop. Now, I know a manly man like you doesn't do any of that because you are brave. But give the rest of us a little slack - not everyone can measure up to your level of machismo.
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    If you’re asking for drop zone financing advice here, you’re not ready to buy a drop zone. IMHO Do you have a good DZO friend that has been around a while that can mentor you through the process? There are about 101 things to review before purchasing, or starting a DZ from scratch. A nicely run DZ in a good location can be very lucrative. Signed, recovering dzo
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    Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) has reached an agreement to acquire parachute company Strong Enterprises, ASR announced at the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo on Tuesday. Strong, which designs, engineers, tests and manufactures parachute systems, has customers in the general aviation and military segments. The acquisition is effective immediately. https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/asr-acquires-strong-enterprises/?MailingID=590&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Sun++N+Fun+Opens+New+Airshow+Command+Center%2C+Tecnam+Shows+Off+P2012+Traveler&utm_campaign=Sun++N+Fun+Opens+New+Airshow+Command+Center%2C+Tecnam+Shows+Off+P2012+Traveler+-+Thursday%2C+April+15%2C+2021
  26. 1 point
    Keep in mind that the paper was from 2006 - so they missed a lot of the more recent work on positive feedback and albedo changes, as well as being able to get direct longwave observations from satellites.
  27. 1 point
    I read his first post this morning, saw it had been cherry-picked, then saw the reference to the Wijngaarden/Happer paper and wanted to point out that it didn't pass the sniff test. I'm not going down this road with him again - was just sharing with you and Bill. .
  28. 1 point
    I hope so and the sooner the better. Barring that I'm ready to start doing it from tall trees. Tandems might need to do their own hand cams, I guess.
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    Dear a105r, I was joking about quickly cutting off a jump suit to prevent a fatality. I was being silly yesterday.
  32. 1 point
    Fully agree. I usually don't get colds but I'm always irritated when people who are sick get in my space. Haven't had that experience in over a year now. I have also come to enjoy the masks. It's always big fun to go into banks wearing one and lovely to not need to smile at assholes. Same with shaking hands. You never know where the damn thing was or which orifice it was picking at before it's offered with a smile. Let's end that, too.
  33. 1 point
    I don't think that's going to fly at all (pun not intended) with the civil aviation authorities. The contingency power will probably have to be available ALL the time, what happens if you encounter an emergency situation and your contingency is still recharging?
  34. 1 point
    I also kind of like the word play. And despite not wishing any harm to President Biden, I would literally per myself laughing if Kamala inherited the Oval Office. A woman at the presidency, of Jamaican and Indian descent, and Californian.... And I love the way she grills people
  35. 1 point
    Amsterdam. Bidet. You were trying to rehydrate using the bidet.
  36. 1 point
    Because, after all, boys will be boys, but Biden had better not trip up! Wendy P.
  37. 1 point
    Call PD and ask them. They are going to say no, but, if you ask why, they may give you a hint if it is super dangerous.
  38. 1 point
    Don't have direct experience with these, but I'd like to add the slider type ("square" vs "domed") to the conversation. Not all sliders are the same, I would guess that CF3 has a domed slider, not so sure about Katana.
  39. 1 point
    Reasonable enough. That's funny.
  40. 1 point
    This, definitely. And that would mean that the rest of us have to pay higher prices. But, ya know -- I can pay higher prices, and spend a larger percentage of my income. What Bigun said up above about the restauranteur angling to get government money rather than paying to bail out his restaurants himself is pretty key. We aren't owed keeping our savings by the government; those savings are to help protect us. I don't plan on divesting myself of all assets if I ever need nursing home care so that I can go on Medicaid -- that money is there to serve me, not my heirs. That doesn't mean that I would turn down disaster funding if I needed it and was eligible, but I really can't imagine myself working my life out to get someone else to pay. Wendy P.
  41. 1 point
    To educate oneself more and try to understand the source of the issues better, to be a better informed consumer, before discussing it with the manufacturer? To piss off those who cry "Won't somebody think of the children?", I mean "Why didn't you contact the manufacturer first?" ?
  42. 1 point
    That's more in the occasional speeding or overdue parking tickets column. It's just not that big a deal. Um... are you, uhh.... are you under the impression that's illegal? What exactly are you talking about? What exactly are you talking about? And - my god! An elected US representative has sex with potentially underage girls trafficked to him by a pimp (who is also an elected official) then gleefully shows naked photos of them to his colleagues in the House and your response is 'what about Hunter Biden?' Get a grip on yourself, man.
  43. 1 point
    It's not totally new. But it's gotten worse in the past 15-20 years. It's not as bad as, say, right before the Civil War. But it's a lot worse that, say, the 50s or 60s. I've heard an interesting idea on why that is. In the 50s, many people who were in positions of power, particularly in government, were WW2 veterans. They had personal experience in working with all sorts of different people. People they may not have agreed with, may not have even liked. But they had a shared goal. And worked together to achieve that goal. In government, while there was still a lot of disagreement, many (not all) of the leaders continued with that overall philosophy. In the years since, the WW2 vets have died off, but have been replaced in part with vets from the Korean & Viet Nam wars. John McCain was an excellent example of this. He was willing to listen to, work with, and help out people who were his adversaries. They were 'opponents', not 'enemies'. McCain had personal experience with real enemies. We no longer have a significant number of veterans with actual 'wartime' experience. Tammy Duckworth is the only one that comes to mind. And, while she's gone after the Trumpettes pretty hard, she's going after those who treat her as the enemy. Not those who just disagree with her.
  44. 1 point
    Have you had someone watch you while trying to reach your handle, preferably on an AFF table or something like that which simulates freefall position? If so, where is your hand, vs. where is the handle? You might also have someone take a picture of the rig as it sits on your back, and then of it as you reach for it, to see if it's shifting with your shoulders as you twist or stretch to pull. Those might give a hint as to what's not giving that should, or shifting in a way that's weird. You can even do the same thing with a different rig, to compare well. It might be a mis-fit; I had a rig measured by the manufacturer which had to have the yoke rebuilt; it absolutely was too wide in the shoulders (they're fairly close to me and we have a backup rig, so it wasn't a ridiculous hassle, just an inconvenience, and it fits great now). But it took my going there and demonstrating for it to be clear, because the specs seemed right. You might just have a one-off issue. Wendy P.
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    Hi Keith, Yup: It showed the largest proportion of deaths—29 percent—occurred in people ages 80 to 89. * Fact Check: Have 966 People Died After Receiving the COVID vaccine? (newsweek.com) Jerry Baumchen * The ones who have died here in Oregon have been the very elderly with underlying conditions; according to my local tv news. PS) The very first day of my Statistics class, the professor said, 'Nothing is 100% and nothing is zero %."
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    I don't disagree with their views. I just found the completely different viewpoint amusing and also how strongly they felt about it. Especially that almost everyone celebrating that day is using it as an excuse to party and have a few drinks. I will admit that prior to the people getting really upset about it, I hadn't ever read up the story behind it. I've never dressed up or partied for St Patricks day, guess next year I will go to something as a snake :)
  48. 1 point
    Well I made a few jumps in 2007 with my aim being my license. Well I injured myself (my fault) and baloon'd up to 275 lbs . Now I am on a mission to get back up in the sky in May of 2013 to go back for my license. I have already lost 16 lbs. I work out daily and have changed my diet completely. I can't wait to jump again. I have resolved to change my life and start skydiving again. I can't wait. Sincerely, Daniel (not as fat as he thinks he is) Adams http://www.skyjump.com http://www.vimeo.com/dandaninc http://www.youtube.com/dandaninc
  49. 1 point
    Sounds like skydiving naked is safer .... "Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me" Dorothy
  50. 1 point
    I would think that like in my own personal experience.....doing anything sketchy while nekkid is a really bad idea. The thought of doing a bad landing just really rubs ya the wrong way
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