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  1. Quote I think it's funny and also kinda scary that there in Texas at the DZs after everyone is all liquored up in the evenings, those who are into guns always bring them out to show off! This I find to be quite arrogant and downright dangerous! *** Ya know... I thought that about a couple Western DZ's when the bongs and glass pipes were being 'showed off' in the parking lot. Those who are into DRUGS always bring them out to show off! This I find to be quite arrogant and downright dangerous! ...And HEY! What the heck is this deal by the POOL?! Those who are into BOOBIES always bring them out to show off! This I find to be quite arrogant and downright dangerous! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  2. The .30 caliber is more likely to produce incapacitating wounds. All kinds of Army studies prove this. It is hard to control only on full-auto, but for aimed fire, it beats .223 hands down. Another reason the switch was made to .223 was simply; weight. A soldier can carry more ammo for less weight. *** John, just to add... The .223 was also picked as the round for the proposed M16, during development by Stoner because of it's low recoil...making training of the then less professional troops easier. And it's ready ease in adapting to the rifle's complex operating system... (ball vs.stick power argument not withstanding) I've seen prototypes utilizing the Stoner bolt and recoil system chambered in calibers such as .221 fireball, .242Win, .762x39 and .762x54... In the AR10, AR15, AR18, AR180... The .223 fit the bill as far as somewhat satisfying many requirements... As you know, It's not the best "Army Gun" caliber... It's just one that worked in pretty much all the required criteria. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  3. Make sense to me! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  4. airtwardo

    I'm fuked

    There's ALWAYS that 'fall back' gig at the strip club!!! You can get paid to pack at TWO jobs!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  5. Ron... your post is 'time stamped' at 4 something in the MORNING!!! Dude! We gotta talk! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  6. I still like that old Racer ad... "At 2000 feet, there's no such thing as PRETTY GEAR!" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  7. And the shiny stuff is water....Don't ask. I know this. *** Michele... ever tell ya about the time after a really bad spot, I thought the shiny stuff at night was water... and then landing on the BLACK TOP made me reconsider getting RK surgery!!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  8. QuoteI have total admirastion for any guy who will take a bull by the horns, regulations or not *** I agree... But then again on the other hand... "The Mighty Kaptian" as we referred to him in those days, spent 3 years and all of his GI Bill to get every flying rating there was. He was doing a bit of corporate flying in King & Queen Airs, on the list at several majors. Future looked promising, but he "pushed" the limits once too often, and as a result the Feds took his ticket FOR LIFE!!! It's often a fine line one must tread! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  9. Quote throw me a little bit of advice... *** Try pulling your left hand in, toward your center mass...but arm stiill extended. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  10. The camera work was a bit slow... He had 'dipped' a wheel for about 100 yards just prior to the PIC, he's actually pulling up here! I was with him once in a 150... He flew it UNDER a highway overpass on Rt. 80 in Illinois.... AT NIGHT!!!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  11. *** I like it!!! A place in Illinois by a DZ I taught at, was the; "He's Not Here" Bar and Grill! That's how the phone was ALWAYS answered!!! And near an airport in Ca. was; "The Smokin' Hole" ...One more at a DZ in Kansas circa 78, was; "Leapers Love" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  12. Here's a PIC of " The Mighty Kaptian 'K' " I had just made my "D" Water Jump... "Kaptian K" was a guy I didn't know real well in High School that became a friend when we took our 1st jump course together... I could write a small book on some of this guys 'mis'adventures... Nice guy...good pilot... Just not quite "One With The Planet" if ya know what I mean! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  13. No mater where you go... There you are! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  14. A bit off subjuct perhaps... Last summer after a couple FANTASTIC wreck dives in the South Pacfic, I 'tipped' the divemaster (scuba) 20 bucks. He almost looked confused! Seems tips in that industry are few and far between... Much like ours! I got a few as a Tandem Master, but wasn't doing it for the money... so I always turned the whole thing over to the video person who I figured needed it more than I did. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  15. I know how to tell them apart!!! Which one has the bigger "Watch" !!!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  16. We HAVE to push the limits! How else will we know what they actually are!? It's in our genes... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  17. Soliders deserve soliders..sir & I'm going to kill them all..sir. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  18. What is this message supposed to mean? *** Guess ya hadda be there! Nick- Wasn't that the bad Italian food place... With 20 copies of the same 'Hustler' magazine in the lobby... ? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  19. QuoteWhat does "We KNOW where they are" mean to you? *** Interesting discussion... Just my .02, I have a very close friend that was flying U.S. troops on civilian airliners to and from the war zone... FAA rules don't apply...cock pit door open, walk around anytime, seatbelts an option... (and EVERYONE is armed!) My friend had conversations with many types of personnel during these long flights. I was told how some SF guys were showing pictures of 'active' containers of WMD's they had unearthed in the desert... including how these agents were being 'repackaged' in rupture proof containment vessels in preparation for transport... (What's a N.B.C. Suit? my friend asked me) This happened some time back... and I've always wondered why we never heard anything through any media outlets?! Dis-information? A cover up? I worked for 10 years in Emergency Response for Hazardous Material Disposal... And form the photo descriptions and story I was told... Whatever they were playing with was serious stuff. ......Also; I have a neighbor that has to study a month for a blood test...a Texan for over a decade that told me Dallas is the state capatial... Telling me how DUMB "G.W." is... "You ever sit in the cockpit of a jet fighter?" I asked... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  20. In the 70's, at the little 'private' parachute club I jumped with... We had a grass strip, small clubhouse and a pea pit out in the middle of Illinois farm country... miles from anywhere. I had about a hundred jumps at the time, there were about 15 of us packing on the grass next to the peas one hot August Saturday. Corn was high so you really couldn't see much... I hear this "Whoosh" in the distance but can't tell what it is or from where it's coming. A heartbeat later this Lear Jet SCREAMS over the peas at 10 feet above the corn tassels, must have been doing .8! Everyone there is diving onto their 1/2 packed, open canopies... Except me of course! Took me about 2.5 seconds to figure out why, that's when the 'wind' caught up to where the Lear had just been!!! One of the club members worked at an FBO that did repair work on Lears... when he had a chance to take one up solo now and then... it was off to buzz the guys! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  21. Not important! Hell... It took me 'till the 6th grade to spell it right!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  22. My old room mate in San Diego was / is an old timer that was on the US Parachute Team back in the 70's... A veteran with over 5000 jumps to his credit, it was always hard to top his antics and stories. "I have more Dead Centers than you do skydives!" Once we were leaving the Elsinore DZ to head back to San Diego... in his Cessna 310. After takeoff and a shot loop around the lake, we headed back in to buzz the gang... beer light had been on for 1/2 an hour by then... High speed pass about 20 feet over the packing area and parking lot, followed by a hard pull up... SO HARD of a climb out the bolts on the right seat snapped and I ended up in the back of the plane!!! He was laughing so hard tears were coming... until I mentioned how glad I was it was "MY" seat that let go and not HIS! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  23. I was friends with a DZ Bum back in the 70's that took apart an old para plane and made a pattern... and built several 'new' canopies from it. He sold one to my college room mate that put a few hundred jumps on it and never had a complaint... The strange part was they had green 550 lines cut off old T-10's! Another rommie of mine out in San Diego, told me a story about when he was on the US Team back in the 70's... Some members from the Russian team..."borrowed" one of the US Team's 252 Para-Foils for a night... The next day a couple of the Russian team guys were jumping VERY RECENTLY built replicas of the Para-Foil that appeared to be made from a poly blend clothing type material... Wonder how they flew...or how long they lasted?! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~