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  1. See Amazon's post #6 above. She insinuated some of us are tax cheats.... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  2. You obviously don't own a business. I think some of you just don't get it. If a business buys a new TV for the cafeteria, this new law will require them to fill out a 1099. If a business buys more than $600 in copy paper at Staples throughout the year, this new law will require them to fill out a 1099. The vendor will have to furnish and the business will have to collect TINs (Tax Identification Numbers) before submitting the 1099 to the IRS. Some vendors will have to submit their SSN's instead of TINs if they are a small business. Paperwork nightmare. And please stop insinuating that anyone objecting to this new tax code is simply a tax cheat. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  3. It's not new? If you are claiming a business expense, a RECEIPT is your proof if you're audited. This new law buried in the health care bill is a massive burden on every business in America. 1099s only covered contract work, not purchases, in the past. As a business owner, I'm pretty pissed at this burdensome addition to the existing red tape. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  4. Are you saying the entire Tea Party is nothing but unapologetic white nationalists? That's kind of like everyone in Congress being KKK supporters since Robert Byrd was a KKK member at one time. Fail. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  5. The New River Gorge Bridge is the site for Bridge Day, a legal BASE jumping festival held on the third Saturday of October every year near Fayetteville, WV. With 450 jumpers from 40 states and 10 countries, it's the largest BASE jumping event in the world (since 1980). Participants must have 100 skydives and jumped in the last two years. 20-25% of all jumpers are first time BASE jumpers and we offer several first BASE jump courses. We've got a diving board for the more experienced jumpers and a normal 10' wide launch platform located more than 876' off the New River. Please visit our website for further information.
  6. He was my Congressman and he lost by double digits. Not a surprise since he funneled plenty of federal money to local companies who then reciprocated with large campaign donations. It's common knowledge here. Of course, his health care yes vote didn't help either. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  7. I pay into Medicare and SS all my life, but wanting to collect from it means I can't protest against big government? Doesn't make sense to me. Aren't the "teabaggers" (your sexual slang) really concerned with out of control earmarks, constitutionally limited government, free markets, health care that doesn't tax everyone, etc.? (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  8. Well, I'm not a mine manager....so I guess I can say these things. I'm just a realist, I guess. Not sure what this has to do w/ political leanings. Ask the OP. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  9. No one is saying that technology can't make mining safer.....DUH! I'm just saying that there will always be deaths, so don't act so alarmed next time. Some of you guys will argue that 2+2 doesn't equal 4..... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  10. It's wishful thinking that new/increased technology can keep coal miners 100% safe. That's like saying AAD's will prevent all fatalities. What about human error? What about the unpredictable movement of the earth when drilling underground? I have lived in West Virginia for nearly 40 years. There were two earthquakes here right around the time of the accident and some are questioning a possible link. I wouldn't hang the Massey CEO just yet..... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  11. Coal mines are just like dropzones - there will always be fatalities. Coal miners and skydivers both know the risks associated with their participation. Blaming Republicans for this accident is a real stretch..... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  12. I've only had two bad days where I've watched jumpers go in, but Christian-bashing is a daily occurrence here. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  13. People often ask me about the best and worst things I've experienced in my 18 years of skydiving and BASE jumping. I usually tell them the best thing is the feeling of flying like a bird and doing things that most people only dream of. The worst thing is easy to identify......it's the skydivers who utilize every possible opportunity to bash Christianity. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  14. Ridiculous. What's next.....people certified to dispose of pressure treated wood? Or is that already in the works? (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  15. If you're reading this and you have some control over the scheduling of the USPA Nationals, please take "Bridge Day" into consideration in the future. Bridge Day has been around for 30 years and it will always occur on the 3rd Saturday in October. It seems like the Nationals and Bridge Day dates conflict every few years (fortunately, next year looks OK). We have 500+ BASE jumpers at Bridge Day - many of them are skydivers as well. It would benefit BOTH events to schedule them apart. Many thanks for considering it! (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  16. "Teabaggin" - A slang term for the act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth or on or around the face (including the top of the head) of another person, often in a repeated in-and-out motion. I'm sure you weren't making a joke about the above definition of "teabaggin" in your post above. That would be childish and perverted. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  17. No one mentioned "teabags" or "teabaggin". The other night, I turned over to MSNBC for a hour to see what those guys were up to. They repeatedly used the phrase "teabaggin" while laughing at the concept. Then they mentioned "Dick Armey" and laughed even more. Since when did this type of filthy talk become acceptable on TV? Not funny. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  18. Watch this: America: Freedom to Fascism Lots of info on the Federal Reserve that you probably won't like to hear..... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  19. Smells and looks like a smoking gun to me..... (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  20. I just got an angry PM from Robin.....PRICELESS! (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  21. It's a sad day for BASE jumpers around the world as we now have no reason to run to the mailbox each month. SKYDIVING was a great magazine and I'm going to miss it immensely. I would have gladly paid twice the annual subscription rate!! Many thanks to Sue, Mike, and Sandy for the countless Bridge Day/BASE emails, stories, and ads over the last 7 years that we've been organizing the event. I think I've had a subscription for the last 15 years or so and I'm really going to miss it. No need to refund my money! PS. Yes, Robin Heid will probably go on welfare! (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  22. If it's that easy, I'll take two please. (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  23. I'm big into electric vehicles and I drove my first EREV in 1993, but I don't think this is a good idea for most people. Simply buy a "real" generator in the event of a power outage, if you don't already have one. Besides, I'd be willing to bet that adding this option to your vehicle purchase would cost more than a standard generator. http://apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=1379&highlight=Vehicle+Grid (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  24. Howard was a great guy and will be sadly missed. I never knew he drove for the Flatbed 10.......man, I would have really enjoyed teasing him about THAT! http://www.vertical-visions.com/gallery/BD2004/best/BD04_2141.html (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.
  25. Thanks, Captain Obvious! (c)2010 Vertical Visions. No unauthorized duplication permitted.