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  1. I think it says something about how strong we are as a society which we choose. The stronger we are, the more we want to re-integrate. Wendy P.
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    Liz Cheney

    And she’s hoping that enough will come to their senses that when history books are written she’ll be on the good-guy side. And maybe even electable again in a few years. Works for me. Wendy P.
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    Liz Cheney

    I believe PT Barnum comes into play here, too. Just a glance at a quotes page reminds me of why I couldn’t remember which one is most applicable — most of them are. Wendy P.
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    Liz Cheney

    This. It’s the whole plan in a nutshell. Wendy P.
  5. Well actually there is a new worrisome Indian variant; one that varies in two ways, not just one, and it varies in where it responds to antivirals. Testing so far seems to indicate that the vaccine is protective against serious illness or death, but not quite as protective against infection. Wendy P.
  6. Warning given. It’s not hard to comment on the content Wendy P.
  7. Been there, know the feeling. Kinda scratchy there, isn’t it? Wendy P.
  8. I think that’s how it works. Software does my taxes now, but when i did them by hand it was that way. Wendy P.
  9. Fear is extremely normal. Or at least I hope so, because I spent a number of jumps wanting desperately to go back down. I’m on low bandwidth right now, so can’t watch the videos, but it’s COMPLETELY normal. If it makes skydiving not fun for too long, it’s fine to quit. In my case, after my first freefall, I was OK. It might be that it just takes a really good jump, where you remember it well. Wendy P.
  10. Ok. If you get a license in Bulgaria that covers the same material that the US license covers, you should be OK to jump here in the US, and cover the same material. One thing to consider is that the cheapest place to skydive sometimes isn’t the best — aircraft maintenance and skydiving equipment are not cheap, and poor quality of either of those can kill you. You would probably need to find a jumper in the US who could translate your logbook, unless it’s in English. Wendy P.
  11. I’ve never been asked for my SS card, and I’ve worked for a number of government contractors, as well as the state government a couple of times. The first time I ever needed it was to file my income taxes after getting a divorce — I had to officially change my name on it — TO my formerly-married name, to file. Wendy P.
  12. I’d include the names of who you jumped with; someday in the future you’ll read that logbook for reminiscing purposes, and that’ll be key. Also a short comment when it’s particularly fun, exciting, or something else like that happened. Wendy P.
  13. One of the problems with ID is that older people, who have never needed it, can have a hard time getting it. Because birth certificates aren’t always easy to get (country people born at home, poor and living in a series of places), and getting ID when you haven’t had it in a long time is a lot harder. I used to volunteer with homeless in Houston, and sometimes I’d bring someone to the “recover ID” charity. It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t fast. They knew how to do the research — it’s much harder if you’re trying it on your own. As time advances, this’ll probably be less of a problem, simply because we’re generally more regimented. But it’s definitely a problem now, and yes, the political movers and shakers know that it’s poor people who are less likely to have ID, and who are more likely to vote liberal Wendy P.