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  1. ***No, not for me. For a younger relative who trusts me. Has a good circle of friends who are trying to help. Has tried therapy (but has prejudice against therapy from parental opinions). Doesn't want to take drugs. Does have financial resources (fortunately), but would rather not use all of them. Currently unemployed because of company, not performance, issues. Given my (yes, not specified for privacy reasons) relationship, I suggested that they A. Get more regular exercise [/QUOTE] That helps. Your relative should also get their vitamin D level checked - mine's at half the minimum even when I spend 1-2 hours a day in the sun. Eating 1 5000 iu pill a day gets my blood levels up to normal and really improves my mood. Guys should get their testosterone levels checked, looking at totals and what's bio-available. Fixing that made a big difference for one of my friends. Regardless, this calls for professional help. [QUOTE] B. Find either a job or volunteer gig that they believe in, that needs them, and that preferably keeps physically busy. [/QUOTE] That's not going to do anything to fix biochemistry that's off.
  2. MIchelle and Brian Germain told me you should be able to rotate both directions on all three axes while head-up: back flip, front flip, left cartwheel, right cartwheel, left turn, right turn starting and ending standing. Tamara Koyn's web page from 1994 is good: http://www.koyn.com/CloudDancer/articles/Surf.html Double wing sit suits providing more drag to stay on top of the board were common. You can have a channel sewn down the leg for the cutaway cable and velcro added for a pud. Some of us used to wear webbed swimming gloves to give our hands more input on our yaw axis. [QUOTE] A person or two said when it came out most people didn't even know how to free fly. They were belly jumpers who just threw it on and figured it out. [/QUOTE] Freestyle was fringe but well-established. Sit fly with double wing suits was not uncommon at the time. Head-down was a new thing kids were doing in Arizona and Florida.
  3. In other words, Trump is following in Obama's footsteps with a revolving door between Goldman Sachs and his administration. Standing on a giant's shoulders like that gives him the potential to be the greatest president ever!
  4. The wage limit is indexed to average wages and increases faster than inflation In 1996 it was $62,600 ($96,295 in 2016 dollars). In 2006 it was $94,200 ($112,775 in 2016 dollars). In 2016 it was $118,500. That's an extra $6931 annually in nominal dollars and $2753 inflation adjusted for employer and employee shares of Social Security for some one earning more than the limit.
  5. Many rigs fit airline permitted roll-aboards with a helmet around a top corner plus room for jump suit + extras. Most should fit with the main out of its pack tray if you can't get down to that size (I used to travel with a pair of 245 square foot base rigs in a carry-on). Larger rolling luggage is an option if you can't get down to that size with the main out of its pack tray. While you still don't want to deal with security and other issues dragging one everywhere, that makes necessary travel on foot more pleasant.
  6. In other words he's the next Bill Clinton but less charismatic and not as intelligent.
  7. Trump isn't a pathological liar. He lied as needed to get elected, not compulsively. His campaign was a show trying for high ratings, like professional wrestling, Miss Universe, and The Apprentice. "Crooked Hillary" was great for that, but is not good for the president of a country evenly split between his party and hers, especially if he wants Democratic legislators working with him and a second term. It won't be coming back next TV season.
  8. I used a Givi Maxia 50L top case on a rack for one rig / jumpsuit / helmet / etc, adding an airline legal carry-on on the passenger seat under a cargo net for a second.
  9. Figuring 10g/round, that comes to like 200 cases of 1,000 rounds of 5.56x45mm ammo. [/QUOTE] US Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit member PFC Kattie Harris answered "how often do you practice" with “Monday through Friday, 0900 to 1630. We will shoot 1000 rounds per day, and our training intensifies two weeks before a match to prepare us for them.” 5000 rounds a week, 20,000 rounds a month. An avid amateur could go through that cache by the time we recover from the Panics of 2016.
  10. His present position is less anti-gun than Hillary's. He's the least of the electable evils. It'd be good to donate to PACs spending money to land him electoral college votes in swing states. On the Today Show, asked if he'd ban assault weapons Trump replied he "absolutely wouldn't" "There are millions of them already out there, millions upon millions, so they're already out there," Trump said. "People need protection. They have to protect. So the bad guys will have the assault rifles and the people trying to protect themselves will be standing there with a BB gun." After getting the nomination, he said [QUOTE] Studies were done after the 1994 “assault weapons” ban expired. They clearly showed that the ban didn’t protect anyone, didn’t reduce crime. It just made it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with the firearm of their choice. Like with all things, I believe in what works, and gun bans don’t work [/QUOTE] OTOH, maybe they are the same. Hillary Clinton was a Barry Goldwater supporter and may not support the civil rights act.
  11. Mixed to be pedantic. Trump is less bad in practical erms. Things like [QUOTE] I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets. [/QUOTE] where calling modern sporting rifles "weapons of war" is like calling abortion "baby murder." versus [QUOTE] Over the past 15 years I’ve learned a great deal about how we can protect the good people of this country from those who mean to do us harm. Gun control is not the answer—protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens is the answer. Furthermore, gun bans don’t work. Studies were done after the 1994 “assault weapons” ban expired. They clearly showed that the ban didn’t protect anyone, didn’t reduce crime. It just made it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with the firearm of their choice. Like with all things, I believe in what works, and gun bans don’t work. I have two sons who don’t just believe in the Second Amendment, they live it. They hunt, target shoot, shoot competitively and carry firearms for personal protection. They’re NRA members, and so am I. I also have a concealed-carry permit. Our commitment to the Second Amendment is unshakable. [/QUOTE] Trump is the lesser evil
  12. *** Right, just disarm inner city blacks, why do they get constitutional rights anyway? [/QUOTE] Law abiding inner city blacks need guns and their rights should be respected. It's too bad American politics force the rest of us to sacrifice their rights to protect ours. [QUOTE] She's never said she wanted to do anything about the 2nd. [/QUOTE] WRONG. “I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldn’t agree to reinstate them,” said Clinton. “We’ve got to go after this,” Clinton continued. “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
  13. He says he does, which is the opposite of what his opponent says. He's the lesser evil (partly because of that), not a good choice.
  14. You want some one outside the establishment when your college educated children can't afford to live on their own, every pay raise is eclipsed by rising costs, and the reflating housing bubble means you're unlikely to own one again with $100K annual increases and $900K-$1M starter houses. Among electable candidates in the primaries that meant Sanders or Trump. Although I and many others voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary, only Trump remains.
  15. Unfortunately no chairs were thrown although the candidates otherwise acted like Jerry Springer guests. That would have made the proceedings even more entertaining.