Cutaway68

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  1. A pessimist says “It CAN’T get any worse than this”. An optimist says “Sure it can!!!”. Also, what about the realist option? The glass is ALWAYS full. Because... air! ETA: Yes, I read the first defining post.
  2. I’m going to exercise my 5th amendment rights!!
  3. I was at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in 2019. Look close at the computer screen...
  4. Many years ago before I started skydiving, a fellow SCUBA instructor taught me a very valuable lesson. He taught me that the best teachers are also the best (and eternal) students. This means that no matter how much you may know about any subject, there is always something to be learned. Always look for new ways or ideas to expand upon your current knowledge base. Also, be willing to listen to students (and others) ideas. Don’t be too quick to dismiss them or say “tried it, won’t work”. If they come to you and say “I have (X) idea” and you had tried it and it didn’t work, relate that to them with your personal experience/results and encourage them to look at it from a fresh perspective. They may discover a crucial detail you missed and make it work.
  5. How can you tell when a skydiver has been to an airport?? They’re still there!!!
  6. How do you cut an ocean in half? With a sea-saw!!!
  7. How many South Americans does it take to change a lightbulb? A Brazilian!!!
  8. A guy walks up to the bartender and says “Give me 20 shots of whiskey!” As quick as the bartender can get them poured, the guy drinks them down. The bartender asks the man why he’s in such a hurry. The man replied “You’d be in a hurry too, if you had what I have.” The bartender asks “What do you have?” The guy replies “75 cents.”
  9. I have been thinking about signing up, but now you say I should reconsider??? Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  10. Because he doesn't already know the answer?! Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  11. I do remember seeing something about that as I scanned the email, now that you mention it. Thanks for the info/reminder! Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  12. I got an email from a company called Sigma. In the subject line it states "US Parachute Association just sent you a merit on Sigma!" There were links to "Claim Your Profile". Scrolling down, I see that the company is actually Sigma Accolade. Seems to be some kind of marketing scheme (scam?). Anyone else get this? Any info? Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  13. Fixed it for you. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  14. I know there is a newly converted Supervan 900 at Glidersports in Clinton, Mo. It is a rocket of a jump ship!!! Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  15. Group Member DZ's sign a pledge that they say they will follow certain standards, but they are rarely (if ever) held to these standards from what I've witnessed. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  16. This place is AWESOME!!! Garrett (DZO) is VERY accommodating and has a lot of toys to play with while hanging out waiting on the weather and such. This is my new home DZ!!!
  17. Well, I'd stay away from the spectator area at Skydive Sussex. I hear they tend to swoop the crowd there. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  18. So, it would appear that the "confidentiality clause" is working just fine. Again, someone comes on here CLAIMING knowledge contrary to posted information (even from 1st hand accounts, and does NOT share this version. It has also been hinted at that we are being distracted from something else going on with USPA that has nothing to do with this incident, but again no details on that either. I actually understand that the reason we are not getting the factual story, is that they were in an email that was kept on Lois Lerners' hard drive. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  19. I respectfully disagree. Seems this is trying to be swept under the rug. There are quite few incidents in these forums where people have said the same thing "wait and all will be revealed", usually ends up forgotten about. Case in point: http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3672911;#3672911 Seems we are doomed to repeat our mistakes. edited to make clicky Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  20. DSE, I am sorry if you feel I am attacking you, That was not my intention. Like I stated in my previous post I have come to respect your knowledge and insight in these forums. I guess what I am trying to figure out, is what you are implying in the above quotes. You seem to have come into some information that has affected your view on this incident, while the rest of us are left wondering what actually occurred. As far as I know, you are not bound by the privacy clause that the rest of the BOD and RD's are. If there is nothing to hide, why not just speak the truth in its entirety? Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  21. I don't either. I took the time to call my Regional Director to find out more from our governing body, only to find out that it won't matter who I ask, they will not tell. . Do I seem like I fall into the "sheeple" category, when I went further than most to contact my RD and talk to them on the phone? You may as well have started this part with "There once was a man from Nantucket..." because the rest of this reply has NOTHING to do with this incident. Are you trying to distract me thinking I will react like a dog with a squirrel? For what it's worth, part of the reason I am hounding you on this, is because I have found you to be someone worth listening to. Your posts in other threads regarding various topics from cameras to wingsuits are very concise and informative. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.
  22. Of course he has his sources. DSE, I invite you here to back this up. It's not an international secret ya know. As "Alf" used to say on that old show "Ya Crawl Under People's Houses, Ya Hear Things!" You sound upset b/c this may simply be the case. And could be that he can't divulge that info publicly. I wouldn't were it me. Well, I guess since you put it that way. If I were crawling under peoples houses and spying on them, I wouldn't come forth publicly either. Reminds me of the NSA for some reason. I was informed that the thread in the incidents forum contains some pretty accurate info though. Don't Pull Low... Unless You ARE!!! The pessimist says, "It can't get any worse than this." The optimist says, "Sure, it can." Be fun, have safe.