muff528

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  1. With the old site I could see a list of topics to which I made a comment ..most recent activity to oldest. Not topics I started and not a list of my posts, both of which are accessible now. I referred to that list often and sometimes I made a random comment in an interesting topic just so it would appear in that list. It was fairly easy to search for, and find, what I was looking for. Don't know if that would be useful enough to anyone else. Also, wolfriverjoe's suggestion about referring to post numbers was useful, as was showing the quotes and to whom within a thread that someone was responding. That made following a thread more coherent. Oh, and the thing about the older pics/attachments, too.
  2. I begged Mike to let me do a couple of intentional cutaways when he was testing the Dolphin at Zhills. He said I didn't have enough experience to be a test jumper. Looking back, he was probably right. Always a great guy. Blue Skies, Mike.
  3. Sorry if this is recycled here ...... A guy was driving around the back woods of Tennessee and he saw a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the back yard and sees a nice looking Beagle sitting there. "You talk?" he asks. "Yep," the Beagle replies. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says "So, what's your story?" The Beagle looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the best branch of the armed services...the United States Air Force. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger. So, I decided to settle down. I retired from the USAF (8 dog years is 56 Corps years) and signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired." The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. "Ten dollars," the guy says. "Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?" "Because he's such a bullshitter ... He never did any of that shit. He was in the Navy!"
  4. Maybe, if they further analyze the seal poop for any stray DNA, they could identify the owner's next of kin.
  5. Today is the first day of the year of the pig. I'm sure it'll take a couple of months before I stop writing "dog" on checks by mistake.
  6. I liked the former feature that had all the threads in which I had a comment listed in order of most recent activity (by anyone). Sometimes, I posted in a thread just so it would appear in that list. Easy to scroll through the topics and find what I was looking for. I actually used that a lot. I do see the "see my activity" button under my profile, but that's not the same.
  7. I think it's impossible to book more than 1 jump for your first time.
  8. Don't you know it! I flipped a 1969 Chevy Kingswood station wagon. Hydroplaned on a long curve in a driving rain. I negotiated the car back onto the roadway but it kept drifting across the lanes into the median. The car turned sideways and slid for a bit until the left side tires "caught" the dirt and it flipped, landing back on its wheels. The windshield shattered in slow motion as I watched it shatter across from the top, right side toward the driver side. Never forget it. I ended up with a large, rolled up tent on my shoulder wedged between me and the window. Never wore a seat belt before that day (1975). Never willingly rode in a car without one since. Same thing when I flipped a race boat. Happened in an instant but seemed like slow motion while it was happening. Glad you're OK, Keith. You ARE OK, aren't you?
  9. In Search of the Lost Chord - Moody Blues Maybe one or two Dylan albums.
  10. Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull Tommy - The Who Blows Against the Empire - Starship Desparado - Eagles ...to name a few off the top of my head.
  11. ewwww! fox8.com/2018/09/28/ohio-police-body-in-bag-turns-out-to-be-discarded-sex-doll/ WARNING --link contains a partially-pixelated photo of a fake dead person with rigor mortis. (face is not pixelated -- they're not trying very hard to hide her identity.)
  12. These guys giving bikers a bad name. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44045128
  13. It's a Disney movie, for chrissakes! OTOH, they could just have everyone dress like Donald Duck or Winnie the Pooh and no one would even notice. That does remind me of the another famous movie / comic question, "how do dr. banner's pants stay on when he increases in size by 200% and turns into the hulk?" His shirt shreds to pieces, but those pants must be really stretchy. Well, they did have to keep it family-friendly. Same reason you never saw Jeannie's belly button ...or Ginger's or Maryann's for that matter. Annette, too.
  14. It's a Disney movie, for chrissakes! OTOH, they could just have everyone dress like Donald Duck or Winnie the Pooh and no one would even notice.
  15. "Participants will be dressed in flesh-colored shorts, etc., etc., ......" Hope they're prepared for 50 shades of flesh ? Oh, wait! ...it says "body paint" ...the great equalizer.
  16. When my son was about 5 or 6 I'd watch his favorite shows with him. One was Sponge Bob. Couldn't believe the flagrant innuendo and outright "adultisms" running throughout that show. The writers must have had a blast.
  17. The final statement was "A short time later St. Paul Public works announced that the raccoon was no longer stranded." That could mean a couple of things. Maybe in a brief moment of self-delusion Rocky Raccoon imagined himself as Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
  18. Just keep in mind that if you continue to work or otherwise generate income while collecting SS, (even after full retirement age) a significant percentage of your SS distribution will be added to your taxable income. Of course, it depends on the amount of your income. The more you make, the higher the percentage of your SS income that will be taxable. Yes, up to half, which is what they're doing to me. I don't work now, but pretty much all income counts, even other retirement programs, which is definitely something to keep in mind when the time approaches. Well, for this past year, the taxable portion of my SS was just over 76%. That portion was added directly to my taxable income. ...and I waited until full retirement age to begin collecting. Also, as you mentioned, if you begin taking benefits before full retirement age, your actual amount received will be reduced forever. If you work enough to cause some of that to be taxed, it's almost better to just wait until full retirement age. But, it's a gamble and you're playing the Government's game. If you start collecting early, you get less. But, if you kick the bucket early, you lose altogether. Odds are stacked against you. You'd think that you wouldn't get penalized for continuing work since you'd still be contributing to the alleged fund. But, they also are trying to induce you to stop working to open up a position for a younger worker.
  19. Just keep in mind that if you continue to work or otherwise generate income while collecting SS, (even after full retirement age) a significant percentage of your SS distribution will be added to your taxable income. Of course, it depends on the amount of your income. The more you make, the higher the percentage of your SS income that will be taxable.
  20. It's is frozen snow/ice/dirt. Ah! OK, I forgot what that stuff looked like.
  21. Go see Robbie and Tanya at Skydive West Coast in Banning, Calif.