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Posts posted by gowlerk

  1. 29 minutes ago, wmw999 said:

    It’s just the natural extension and weaponization of “think of the children.” Remember all the discussions about killing kittens in th e early days of dz.com (“every time you masturbate a kitten dies”)? And how people would jokingly accuse each other of hating kittens?

    Well, this is just the illogical extension.

    Wendy P. 

    It seems to me we have had a regular poster here who basically considered anyone to the left of Attila the Hun to be a satanist. And said so often.

  2. 21 minutes ago, jakee said:

    Holy shit, what is ‘Real America’?

    Every time some new right wing media like Newsmax or OAN appears that you think has hit an all time low, there always another waiting to come along and dig that rabbit hole just a little bit deeper.

    It is a contest to be the most outrageous asshole. Inspired by the greatest asshole in the nation.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Phil1111 said:

    Now its time to weaponize the CIA. To have it spy on all Chinese business and innovation research. Handing the results over to US business.

    The US has been involved in industrial espionage for as long as it has been a nation. As are many nations. 



  4. 3 hours ago, sfzombie13 said:

    i bought a used reserve for $400 off of the internet that a guy said had only been jumped once.  it didn't have a data card so my rigger said he couldn't pack it as a reserve since it didn't have a data card.  had the guy not been able to locate it and mail it to me it would be an extra main.  that is why the data card needs to go with the main.  if you lose the one for the last reserve when you get rid of the canopy, use the one that comes with the reserve.  it's stupid to keep it with the container, it does nothing but screw the next owner of the reserve that isn't there any longer.  i didn't feel like writing the other day.

    This post is incorrect on many points. Your rigger is incorrect or you are misunderstanding them. You have only limited experience and you should not assume that what you have seen is all everyone will see.

  5. 53 minutes ago, sfzombie13 said:

    i bought a used canopy without a data card and almost couldn't jump it as a reserve.  would it be considered wrong to just make one up?  there was no marking system on mine, nothing on the canopy itself.

    I have no idea what the circumstances of your situation were, but lack of an accurate record could be one factor in a rigger’s  decision. To answer your question it is never OK to commit fraud.

  6. 12 hours ago, farleymartinez said:

    I'm looking to purchase a used Optimum 126, just curious what is supposed to come with it?  Does that packing data card travel with the reserve or with the container? 

    The Optimum and all PD reserve has all the needed data on the panel sewn to the the center top skin of the canopy. Traditionally the data card belongs to the canopy. However when you buy a new canopy it does not come with one, only the container does. Personally I consider the "card follows the canopy" rule to be obsolete. There is no regulation that covers this.

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  7. 3 minutes ago, lippy said:

     It's fucked up, but it ranks pretty low on the list of things that are fucked up in that country.

    Whenever I hear about the wonderful healthcare available in 3rd world countries for any western currencies I just can't help thinking of what must be available to the local masses. Canadians traveling anywhere in the world don't ever bring CAD with them. They bring USD and of course these days cards wherever we can earn bonus points and discounts. But you know that!  

  8. 5 hours ago, JoeWeber said:

    It's like holding a fart in the airplane. You don't do it for yourself, you do it for your fellow skydivers. What could be more noble?

    That's why I got a ticket. The most local rigger left the province and our DZ had none. It took nearly 4 years to just make the cash investment in training and tools back. Not even mentioning the lost time.

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  9. 1 hour ago, lippy said:

    With USD, anything is possible

    Tina Turner, Private Dancer. Deutschmarks work too. Or at least they used to before Euros.

  10. 4 hours ago, CygnusX-1 said:

    Or if you don't like living in the greatest nation in the world, maybe you should just go back to where you came from - or in this example Canada. Move to Canada, if you don't like it here. I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here and listen to you degradate the US and it's perfect capitalist economy. You must be a commie in order to even question the status quo. 

    Or do what many diabetics already do if they live near the Canadian border. Buy their insulin in Canada and smuggle it in.

  11. 31 minutes ago, jakee said:

    At the end of the day, what is the point of human misery unless someone else is profiting obscenely from it?

    If you can’t afford your medication just FO and die. 

  12. 25 minutes ago, billeisele said:

    Facts are a good thing:

    AR type weapons are the choice of those who want to make a statement and become famous for mass shootings. So they get a lot of attention. They are now symbols, or icons. Easy targets for those who don't want to go after the underlying cause of the problem. Namely the insanity of the 2nd Amendment.

  13. 5 hours ago, kallend said:

    Electrons are funny.  I have roughly 2 x 10^28 of them in my body, yet sucking a few more through a straw would be quite nasty.

    Electrons are like Elvis and Jesus. They are EVERYWHERE man. (Except in a pure vacuum)

  14. I have not read the OP or anything from blocked posters. But my engagement is this.

    For Americans facing decades-high inflation, near-record gas prices and ballooning grocery bills, it certainly may feel like it, but most economists say the US economy is not currently in a recession.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-23/all-about-recessions-including-thoughts-on-next-one-quicktake#:~:text=For Americans facing decades-high,not currently in a recession.


  15. 3 hours ago, jakee said:

    They’ll just run it through their anti-democratic, gerrymandered legislatures.

    That's the funny thing about extreme gerrymandering. In order to get the best results you need to calculate each district to have enough reliable voters, but not to waste any by having more than you need. If the tide turns and you lose some of those who were reliable but they are mad at you, you can be wiped out. Fun times.

  16. 13 minutes ago, billvon said:

    A bit of good news:

    Almost a million EVs were sold in June alone worldwide.  That is about a million more people who won't have to pay for gas - and a million fewer tanks that have to be filled, thus reducing demand (and therefore prices.)

    Nice, but 79.1 motor vehicles were built in 2021. Still if a million EVs were built every month now at the beginning of the change over I would think it won’t be long till they are the majority of production.

  17. 2 minutes ago, JoeWeber said:

    In my view, and to keep with the OP, what's the difference?

    He was gone for a month. I liked it better that way. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  18. 7 minutes ago, JoeWeber said:

    That wasn't your point, at all. Unless you're Amish and living in an Amish village I really don't think you can speak to the effectiveness of shunning. Perhaps I can clean up your point a bit: I'm fucking up the program by playing footsie with Brent because it forces the innocent, more level headed, and better controlled, to read his horse shit. That much I agree with.

    Well......I read that it works. The shunned go away. But yes, you are among those who choose to ensure it continues. I'm not sure if that is masochism or sadism. I do know that it is slightly ridiculous to see you accuse him of only being here to get enjoyment from annoying people while you hand him exactly what he's after.