nate_1979

Members
  • Content

    1,600
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

4 Neutral

About nate_1979

  • Birthday 03/18/1979

Gear

  • Container Other
    Infinity
  • Main Canopy Size
    190
  • Main Canopy Other
    1.23 : 1
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Imperial
  • License
    B
  • License Number
    27889
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    230
  • Tunnel Hours
    3
  • Years in Sport
    2
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    61
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    44
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • USPA Coach
    No
  • Pro Rating
    No
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I used to ask myself that all the time... After a couple years I wound up hanging it up. 14 years later I’m picking it back up because I never stopped missing it. I still can’t explain why. I’m happy when I jump, I’m happy when I hang out at the DZ, I love the people I jump(ed) with, I love the rush, and I’ve never found anything else quite like it.
  2. Just went through all the videos, I’ll still be doing an in person course when I go back this year (I’ve been away for a long time) but I thought it was really good. It’s a nice thing for them to offer.
  3. Thanks! I needed to spend some money.
  4. Curious, Who did you get this suit from?
  5. BSBD Chris, the reserves you packed me saved my life more than once, and I was lucky enough to get to jump with you multiple times when I was still in the sport --- I am very sad hearing this news, and you will be missed. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  6. Actually, I don't see the connection... Sorry. I'm laughing at a parody of Truther sites that some of which are just off the charts --- You are refering to the war ... I see a difference personally. But thanks for the attempted guilt trip. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  7. I have nothing constructive to say, but great thread FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  8. I realize that you all think that Bldg 7 was some kind of plan, and the way it falls I can see your argument --- But the trade centers failing makes sense --- The fire retardant material on the steel would have been severely damaged by the impact, structure gets weak, building fails, falls on it self each floor crushing the one below (which is what we see in the videos) vs. bldg 7 that appears to have collapsed from the bottom --- It seems to me, in my opinion after reviewing the information available and listening to arguements on both sides (not a noob btw) that the collapse of the twin towers happened because of an impact with a large plane. Bldg 7, who knows... I question the events in DC that day more than any other events, and I don't think that we have been told the whole story, and I'm not sure that we ever will be --- This is just one part of the arguement that seems very silly to me, trying to debunk a valid reason for two very large buildings to collapse. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  9. I think that the only explosive required to take down a building would be the "300,000 pound aircraft full of fuel impacting at 450mph" ... The building was designed to handle plane strikes, but I don't think something like that was ever thought of. Since everyone knew what took the building down (the "300,000 pound aircraft full of fuel impacting at 450mph") and people saw that this "300,000 pound aircraft full of fuel" hit the building at 450mph, and even recorded it with much more detail than the gov't was apparently able to record the impact in DC with mounted cameras, they may not have been looking for the "bomb" that caused the building to fail because the cause was pretty evident. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  10. That's not cool. Just because the war was BS based upon a lie, started by our 6th worst president of all times, doesn't mean it's cool to go there. ALL war vets are golden, they're the best we have. Throw in a Purple Heart and they're walking on water. I realize this thread is meant in insense, but this thread needs to go bye-bye. Agreed. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  11. Ok, but where is the damage from the plane? And if the building was so strong that the wings / engines did not enter the building, where are those? Like I said, this is just the one thing that does not add up, no matter how hard I try to make it make sense. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  12. While I dismiss many of the truther theries, there is one thing that really stands out with me... First let me start off by saying that from what I can see, the collapse of the WTC towers makes sense... The one thing that really gets me is the hit in DC --- that does not add up... I would love to hear what people have to say about this, I look at it with an open mind, but the minimal amount of damage prior to the collapse in DC does not look near large enough for a airliner to have hit it --- The pictures and video do not add up. The other thing that is so odd is that the most secure building in the US which has cameras all over the place some how only has footage in still frame photo format at very slow frame rates from one camera near a guard shack??? Conveniently, it only shows the building, and then an explosion --- When they are spraying foam on the building before collapse there is no sign of damage, not even a broken window, where the wings and tail would have impacted?? Please somebody explain this to me. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  13. No, they are not. UC clinics are not required to treat uninsured, or even to accept state insurance or Medicare, so every service they provide is paid for. This is not the case for ERs. Writing more slowly. The costs of taking care of your bullshit sore throat is the same at the urgent care clinic (whether it is part of the hospital or separate) and at the ER are the same. Doctors and nurses have similar salaries (you're not getting the top surgeon in the ER - they have the 'regular' guy for the BS stuff). Drugs, tests, and the paperpushers all run about the same. The ER costs more because if it can, and if they didn't charge more they would be flooded with BS and have a harder time taking care of the real emergencies. Having everyone insured should allow for better access to emergency care, though there would still be lots of people with sore throats showing up. But in terms of costs, they would increase. The cost to treat doesn't change, and there would be more office visits by those who previously didn't have coverage. Overall health is likely to increase, but not the costs. You've written a number of times that only those making millions would see any cost increases. It's worth noting that the AMT was written to apply to only a few dozen families. Now it applies to millions of households, mostly in higher income/higher cost of living states to people who hardly qualify as tax dodging wealthy. When the costs keep going up, and the debt picture worsens, far more people will be paying more taxes to keep this turkey going. It would be much better to tackle the cost picture right now rather than add trillions more in debt. The costs are NOT the same. The overhead costs of a hospital and ER is MUCH higher than that of an urgent care clinic. Hospital ERs have to meet more standards, have to be open 24x7 where urgent care clinics are open less hours, don't get payed for everyone that walks through the door, have better equipment, etc. etc. etc. etc. Believe it or not, some ERs are not that profitable, and a case of someone coming in when CTs / MRIs / X-Rays are required (again with equipment that is not cheap to run) and no payment comes in has to be recovered in some way. UC again does not have this problem. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  14. That would be the insurance that has roughly *60%* the denied claims as that OTHER gov't run insurance, Medicare? The insurance that is solvent instead of on the verge of bankruptcy like that OTHER gov't run insurance, Medicare? The insurance that ISN'T going to cost American taxpayers 2.5 TRILLION dollars? Ohh, believe me --- Denied claims are not the only issue... I work in a hospital and I see people get turned away all the time because they have Medicare and the hospital actually LOOSES money if they accept the rates that medicare will pay for many procedures... As in, it costs the hospital MORE MONEY to do the procedure than they will recieve from this fine gov't run healthcare plan. Those on Medicare do have the option to recieve lesser procedures though. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.
  15. Pertains to larger corps and may be hacked. I suppose if you consider a company with 20 employees that average $25k a year in pay a "larger corp", your right. I consider that a small business. FGF #??? I miss the sky... There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't.