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  1. 5 points
    Back in my high school days I found myself at an all boys catholic high school. The curriculum was a little . . . right of center. During one of my history classes, the Brother teaching the course was covering World War II. He was older and had likely lived through it, and was clearly enthusiastic about the topic. He covered a lot of the economic reasons we won the war (which were illuminating) and a lot on military strategy. He mentioned very little about what was happening in Germany and Italy. At one point a student asked him "what about the Holocaust?" He seemed a little annoyed by the question and made the following points: 1) More Christians than Jews died during World War II, so it wasn't a Jewish issue, and the term itself was a misnomer. 2) The Germans didn't target Jews anyway; they mainly targeted Christians. 3) It was a minor part of the war overall and not that important in terms of history. "But the Jews sure like to talk about it," he concluded, with the unspoken suggestion that they make a big deal about it for sympathy. If he were alive today, I have a feeling he'd be all about cancelling CRT as well. Those blacks just want to make it all about them.
  2. 5 points
    Found on the /r/HermanCainAward page:
  3. 4 points
    Most likely because he’s likely one of the Icon-bashers. I believe Icons also cause bad breath and erectile disfunction. Wendy P.
  4. 4 points
    Or maybe you’re just shit at stating your position clearly? Your penchant for superfluous elongation of discourse in order to facilitate the association of intelligence in the poster to the reader, provides no more than illusionary and self-delusionary camoflague for the lack of substance in your own posts.
  5. 4 points
    Why would it be? Like you, she had a talent for taking 20 pages to express a 2 line idea. Like you, she takes the most superficial view of a complex subject and pretend that what she’s saying is complex because of the sheer amount of waffle she surrounds it with. Like you, she spends half her time discussing completely separate concepts like Marxism that she pretends are connected simply because she mentions them in the same sentence. Ive had lettuce sandwiches on Wonder Bread that were more interesting than dissecting that mountain of blah.
  6. 3 points
    Our latest episode is out now! DB Cooper’s Jump From the 727 with skydiving expert, pilot, and YouTuber Dan Gryder. Enjoy!
  7. 3 points
    There's no workable solution to Islam either, but there are none more woke than Winsor when it comes to criticising it.
  8. 3 points
    Winsor, you're really starting to piss me off with your Brent impersonation. If you're going to provide information - it helps to read the whole thing - cause I can assure you that I will. You read the headline and skimmed it for those points that fit your argument, but you didn't actually read it. The study’s conclusion was not that vaccinations don’t impact infection, but that steps such as masking, social distancing, etc. should be used along with vaccination to fight the pandemic.
  9. 3 points
    I still don't even know what the hell "woke" even means. As far as I can tell it is nothing more than a catch phrase used by old white men who feel that they are losing something if someone else is gaining something.
  10. 2 points
    While there was a boat load of that, and most of the people that hate her are right wing and hate her for the 'propaganda' reasons, there are quite a few reasons to not like her. Not murder, Benghazi or e-mails. I didn't vote for her in 16 (voted for Bernie in the primary), and would have a hard time voting for her any time in the future (which is pretty unlikely). Rose Law, Whitewater, cattle futures, White House travel office, treatment of the military during the Clinton administration, her inclusion in policy making, her jumping into the New York Senate seat, various votes while she held that seat, that's a short list. Doesn't change the fact that she was a rather effective SecState, is a halfway decent politician (yes, that's an oxymoron), and a reasonably capable leader. She would have been a much, much MUCH better president than Trump was. But then again, so would just about anyone.
  11. 2 points
    I thought that that was Bill's point, that these R's are making it political.
  12. 2 points
    I don't think it is the real Marla.. Did the trolls stop after the last time you got an event canceled, NO, they increased and your reputation took a big hit.. This is a losing move anyway it plays out. If you are willing to potentially ruin an event for people who have nothing to do with that troll.. then only you will be held responsible for your actions. Your vengeance is misguided and it will backfire.
  13. 2 points
    The fact that a response doesn’t agree with you doesn’t make it incoherent. The fact that it doesn’t provide you with a point-by-point arrangement that you can either ignore or attack at will also doesn’t make it incoherent. Wendy P.
  14. 2 points
    You would agree if you would just listen to Winsor explain Critical Jewish Theory one more time.
  15. 2 points
    aaaaaand he really doesn't see it... The irony.
  16. 2 points
    What Bill said at the end was, "I realized I have a lot to learn. Working on it." And, I think what he said about "Woke" = "Aware" is important. On a similar note, I had a contractor in the house and we were discussing this - he's quite educated, degrees in econ from a Calif school, etc. And he used the "I have black friends" thing. I spent a couple of days chewing on it and came up with this hypothesis: Maybe what they're saying is, "I used to be more prejudiced than now" - IOW I'm aware that I wasn't. So, instead of beating them up with the Ooooooh, SO you have black friends routine; ask them when did you realize you were prejudice? BTW - that is a CRT principle.
  17. 2 points
    Except that Bill didn't say that his month in Africa and his management of a trans woman made him an expert, or even knowledgeable. It just illuminated the degree of his ignorance. That's valuable. There might even be things you're ignorant of, Winsor. Wendy P.
  18. 2 points
    Wash it in the washing machine. Use detergent and hot water. Problem solved. Newer Sunpath freebags are not urethane coated. Talcum powder is abrasive.
  19. 2 points
    Yup, I know. Same reason few Americans objected to the Iraq invasion. Y'all needed to get some revenge for 9/11. So spending a few trillion dollars and expending a few thousand of your soldiers was worth it. Who cares that Iraq had nothing to do with it? They're all the same over there in the sand box. Because revenge is just so sweet. As long as you don't personally pay the price that is.
  20. 2 points
    It's almost like there is more to this "doctor" thing than 10 minutes "research" on Google! Who'd have thought it?
  21. 2 points
    There is also cell-mediated immunity, more specifically immunity involving CD8+ T-cells, gamma-delta T-cells, and natural killer cells. These are cytolytic cells that can recognize infected host cells and kill them, greatly limiting virus replication and dissemination. These cells do not require antibodies in order to function. Antibodies get almost all of the attention because they are easier to assay than cell-mediated immunity, but they are only part of the story. Don
  22. 1 point
    Has that been your position since Kaepernick first took a knee?
  23. 1 point
    Ah yes, Nascar. That's not a huge surprise.
  24. 1 point
    The collapse of the water system will happen one day. The delicate ecosystem that is California will reclaim itself. It's just about a matter of time. Weather trends from the past drove native peoples to change how and where they lived. Look at how "modern man" has changed the landscape/waterways to suits our needs. The fires grow more intense every year. IT will happen. When? Some scoff at "Global Warming" because they fail to see "The bigger picture". There are so many variables to consider in what actually drives the weather. It is in fact, global. WE are having a profound impact, PERIOD. For anyone to deny that is pure folly and a serious lack of knowledge on how things really work.
  25. 1 point
    Well, if someone doesn't want to get vaccinated, and wants to cover the cost of antibody testing themselves - I'd have no problem with that.
  26. 1 point
    Agreed. I did predict a recession.
  27. 1 point
    Reflex! Anyone have one of those old rigs no longer in use? I need the cap that covers the reserve pop-top; mine came off in freefall recently. If you’re willing to part with it or the rig please contact me. I don't care about colors! Thanks!
  28. 1 point
    That extra flap was originally designed for a canopy formation team. I think they also built a few Reflexes with a similar flap protecting the bottom edge of the pilot-chute cap.
  29. 1 point
    There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't.
  30. 1 point
    3) People who deliberately post controversial stuff, make untrue claims, deliberately misunderstand what people say in response (particularly those who disagree), pretend they are 'suffering abuse' when people point out their errors and generally gaslight anyone who doesn't agree with what they are claiming. You missed one.
  31. 1 point
    Evening, Jerry. I'm pretty much done with this topic. He's going to continue to defend his thread topic. Have a good week. Keith
  32. 1 point
    "Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~James Baldwin
  33. 1 point
    Just think twice before sending. Pretend your mother is going to read the forum and act accordingly.
  34. 1 point
    Winsor, carrying something to what seems to you to be its “logical” conclusion, and then deciding that describes it, is disingenuous. Because you’re not “granting” others to exercise the same discernment that you might in espousing other material. It’s not yours to grant. Wendy P.
  35. 1 point
    A father is listening to his daughter say her prayers before bed. The daughter says “God bless Mummy and God Bless Daddy and God bless Grandma and good bye Grandad.” The father says, “Good bye Grandad? Why is that?” The daughter says, “Just because I felt like it.” The next day, Grandad drops dead The father can’t believe the coincidence, but decided not to question it. That night, he listens to the daughter’s prayers again. She says, “God bless Mummy and God bless Daddy and goodbye Grandma.” The father is shocked again and asks his daughter why, but she says again, “Just because I felt like it.” The next day, the Grandma drops dead and now the Father is getting worried but doesn’t know what to do, so he tries to forget about it. That night, he listens to his daughter again and she says, “God bless Mummy and goodbye Daddy.” The father is now terrified and goes to work the next day sweating, cancels all of his meetings, and hides in his office for the whole day. He doesn’t go home and stays there until midnight. He’s very surprised. ‘I’ve cheated death!’ he thinks to himself, then rushes home. His wife asks, “Where have you been?!” and the husband says, “Oh don’t ask me any questions, today’s been miserable.” The wife replies, “Your days been miserable? Well, listen to my day! Firstly, the milk man drops dead on the porch…”
  36. 1 point
    Hi John, IMO anyone that believes anything coming out of Kevin McCarthy's mouth is a fool. Jerry Baumchen
  37. 1 point
    But then, being me, I try to imagine what they went through to get there in the first place. I've had a couple of acquaintances who were roundly considered to be assholes. But both were noticeably on the autism/Asperger's spectrum, one had had an abusive father, and the other had an older brother who was incredibly good-looking and personable ("why can't you be more like Johnny?"). So, well, stuff. Doesn't make them easier to deal with, but each wants to, and has, contributed to the world in ways that satisfy them. Wendy P.
  38. 1 point
    What non-cartoon-character is doing that with any of the complex problems that we have in the world right now? I don't know of any. I do know people saying that if we can alleviate one thing, even if we can't alleviate others, then maybe we should do so. Kind of like how they give diabetics insulin. That doesn't fix the broken pancreas, but it does alleviate the symptoms. Wendy P.
  39. 1 point
    So yes, all Javelin freebags are made of fabric that's sticky on the inside, but I have one here for a scheduled repack that's so sticky that it didn't want to let go of the reserve fabric, even after 90% of the reserve was extracted. Is there a good way to un-sticky a bag like this? Talcum powder, maybe?
  40. 1 point
    Well, unless you walk in on your doctor Googling shit. Queue Twilight Zone music.
  41. 1 point
    And 6% of people are still utter c****
  42. 1 point
    Am I to imply that you are claiming that vaccinations are ineffective, because a fully vaccinated individual with a compromised immune system was infected with COVID, most likely from a non-vaccinated individual, and that person died from that infection? That is like making the claim that speed limits and seat belts don't improve safety, because a family of 4 belted in and driving the speed limit dies in a head on collision with some asshole who was street racing on a public street. Both claims would only be made by someone who is either dishonest, or clueless.
  43. 1 point
    It’s not just shorter lines, it’s air resistance and drag as well. A smaller canopy has a lower profile and less drag/air resistance. It accelerates faster and takes longer to slow down. What we have to understand is this whole WL conversation is not linear. In fact, it’s chaotic. Most people giving advice regarding WL or canopy size or canopy type almost never ask: WHY. Why do you need a smaller canopy or a different model? What are you trying to accomplish? What are your short-term and long-term goals? For example, If someone comes to me and says, “I started skydiving because I want to fly wingsuits” or “I started skydiving because I want to BASE jump,” my WL and canopy recommendation would be much different for them than someone who said, “I got into skydiving because I want to have fun.” What’s funny, is a lot of people don’t know they want to “downsize” until they see their instructor or the other “bad asses” of the DZ swoop in. They see the top of the totem pole wearing little rigs and flying tiny canopies and emulate them. Before giving anyone any advice, ask yourself, “what are they trying to accomplish and how can I help them accomplish that goal?” Don’t force your aspirations and goals on them.
  44. 1 point
    “What a great teacher.” Sometimes the best you can do is be a bad example for the edification of others. Fuck around, find out.
  45. 1 point
    Christ only knows. It's not like we're in the military, right?
  46. 1 point
    Thank you Ron. I'm sure that flat Earthers and conspiracy believers can also find sources to back up their beliefs. I believe in faith, I know it is real. But that does not change the facts, only the perceptions. The real truth is that we do not know the facts, but we do know our truths. Objectively analyze and compare.
  47. 1 point
    For someone who just said the CDC "has a long history of bs" just a few posts back, you sure are quick to appeal to their authority...
  48. 1 point
    We are not talking about biological gender. We are talking about gender IDENTITY. Claiming that is a medical decision is absurd. The medical procedures for transitioning are well known, and the medical community accepts that the patient, not a doctor, makes the decision on whether or not to transition. So yes, medical ethics recognizes self-determination as the accepted standard for what surgery to perform, and what result to aim for. The patient, not any medical body, makes that determination. Right. And misdemeanors (and felonies) have zero to do with what people feel about the issue - they have to do purely with whether someone violates the law. There is no doubt that in North Carolina, you could throw someone in jail who used the wrong bathroom - just as at one time, you could throw a black person in jail if they used a white bathroom. The law stated both of those things were illegal. And there is no doubt that an angry cop could charge you with a dozen crimes if you were to do such a thing (or were black, or Muslim, or whatever other factor made him dislike you.) Further, I have no doubt that you could find a great many people today who would be uncomfortable if a transgender (or a gay, or even a black) person walked into the bathroom they were in. However, as I mentioned before, that does them no actual harm. A man who goes into women's room claiming that he is really a woman for the purpose of raping them - that is clearly harm, and if that were frequently the case, I would support more stringent laws on bathroom gender identity policing. Until that is shown to be the case, though, it is simply a non-issue.
  49. 1 point
    Still here, still postahoring... Wendy P.
  50. 1 point
    Don't you get it, the plane ride is PART of the event. And the pledge says you will follow FAR's! If they are not following FAR's they should not be a GM. Here is the GM application. You will notice it starts off talking about the advertising and then later mentions the pledge (which we all know means nothing if a DZ that had a crash due to MX is still a GM). https://uspa.org/Portals/0/files/Form_GMInitialApp.pdf Point #1 of the pledge: "Comply with the USPA Basic Safety Requirements (BSRs), which include compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations relevant to skydiving operations, including aircraft operations." COMPLIANCE WITH FAR's!!!!! Point #3: "Ensure that all aircraft utilized for the purpose of parachute operations comply with commercial maintenance requirements described in U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91.409(a) through (f) as applicable." COMPLY WITH FAR MX REQUIREMENTS!!!! So if they are not doing that, they are not abiding by the "pledge" yet somehow still are a GM???? But lets continue with the "pledge": But lest look at the GM program manual!!!! https://uspa.org/Portals/0/files/Man_GM.pdf Look at 1-3 "benefits" the first two are: "Use of the authorized phrase, as indicated on the USPA Group Membership Certificate" "Free advertising" So there is little doubt that it really is about marketing and not actual safety. Yet, here we have DZ's breaking at least TWO of the seven "pledges" and still are GM DZ's...... It is about money, not safety. "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
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