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  1. I have been thinking about moving to CO for a few years now. I have to get down there to at least visit:)
  2. Rookie question. What is inside/outside video?
  3. I hear you Anvilbrother. It's a system of our own making. One thing that people don't understand is that most of the time it is impossible for even a noble politician to properly explain their platform in a 30 sec ad. So instead they try to either make the other guy look bad or "sell" you on their solution. I'm sure some good people say "Hey I'll lie my ass off to get into office because I know I'm doing what's right and I will help people when I get in" To them the ends justify the means. The problem is that it's not up to politicians to do what they think is right in office, but to do what the people want. Unfortunately what the people want is not always the best idea, but that's a problem in any free society.
  4. Hey everyone. You all seem like a great group of people and I hate to step in the middle of this. However, I have one thing to point out. Any system that's in place will have people that benefit from and those that do not. My own personal experience with the new health care is that my cost have gone through the roof. Prior to the new system I had top of the line blue cross and paid around 190 a month. Now I'm paying 525 a month and my out of pocket expenses are all double. I don't qualify for a tax credit, because I don't make enough money. I either pay the 525 myself or go on medicaid. If I made more money I could get the tax credit, but because I'm too poor I can't. That doesn't make sense to me. Now I'm not saying that the whole system is wrong. I'm just pointing out that every system has problems. This one has them just like the last one did. I just think it would be better to address the problems of the last system than change the entire system and create new unknown problems. As for republican hating. I understand were you guys are coming from, just like I understand were the democratic hate comes from. Both sides have played this game since they were created. This has been done well before the US existed. I don't think republicans are out to get the 99%, just like I don't think democrats are out to destroy the country. I think both sides are filled with people that are trying to do what they think is right. Until everyone can look at a situation and discuss it like adults nothing will get done and BOTH sides give each other grief.
  5. Thanks guys. I'll definitely make this part of my safety check:)
  6. BobxMarley - "it's a great community and a great sport" I've only being talking with everyone for a short time and everyone has been extremely helpful and kind. I'm sure that even if I don't do a lot of jumping I'll still have a blast being a part of the community. Glideangle - Some of the worst videos I have seen happened after they pulled the cord. Willi91 - Yes sir. I think when you do anything long enough you lose the fear of it and in turn your become a bit arrogant. That's why every year before riding season I spend sometime watching bike crashes. I find, at least for me, that it puts a little fear back. Just enough to keep me humble:) John - Good stuff. I have to tell you that the advice about the plane ride up will be the hardest for me. For some reason that is the most nerve racking for me. I'll definitely try to remember everything you said and get in the habit of doing these. Thanks John. Johnny- Will do buddy:) I'm always weary of the internet. That's why I was hoping to get advice from a bunch of people. Usually when you do that you can see pattern emerge, just like here:) All great stuff, but the important stuff is be repeated and that's what I need to drill it into my head.
  7. Thanks everyone. Silly question, but I just thought that if a hard opening could snap your neck what else could get hurt. Glad to hear there are no horror stories regarding that.
  8. Sorry for the title. Just seems the easy one for searches. This is probably a stupid newbie question, but I'm doing research to get ready for my AFF and came across hard openings. I keep reading things like neck break, knocked out, and life ending. However, the only thing I can think about are the groin straps and if that's a concern. I guess it's a guy thing, but do any of you wear cups or is this not a factor?
  9. I'm there :) I'll bring the coconut mugs for you buddy.
  10. NWFlyer - That's what I thought. Good to hear there are different jump levels going. I would like to go and check it out even if I couldn't jump that weekend, but good to know that A licenses are welcome. countzero - One thing I wondered during my tandem is how the canopy still had lift when we started spinning. The instructor told my to pull the right cord all the way and we started something like a flat spin. I know it was to get down faster, but I kept thinking the the canopy would collapse. (sorry if I'm not using the terminology) Monkycndo - princess-pop? what is that wine coolers? Sansuit - I come across that BS all the time. I don't let it phase me. By the way I think I'm a natural at this that has a better feel for it then you do:)
  11. Thanks Hillson I will remember that. Amazon: Heck I'll go to that in a heartbeat. I'm not sure how long it usually takes to get an A license, but can I jump here if I get it in time? I saw a 16 or 32 way jump. Do I need a D license for that?
  12. Looks like I got a grand left over for the beer monkycndo was suggesting:)
  13. Skyjumpenfool - No problems there buddy. My first tandem was terror on the way up and nothing but smiles on the way down:) Tred - I got a good amount saved up for gear. I'm hoping 8k will cover the AFF, A license, Rig, jumpsuit, helmet and altimeter. Anything beyond that and I'm going to have to go Point Break style. Wendy - Thanks. I'm going to try to not get too caught up with my first solo. I'm fine with tandems I just don't know if that will translate over to solo diving. Amazon: You cheeky bugger:) I'll have you know sir that I use Final Cut Pro X and all the footage I left in my last video was too "prove" I didn't break any traffic laws. Some people were going pretty fast and running red lights. Not saying that was me. It's a work in progress though. I'm getting better little by little:) Dthames: Will do. I got the hyperlink on my desktop and I'm going through it little by little.
  14. I know right. A guy would have gotten on the highway and have a proper chase:)