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Posts posted by Andy9o8

  1. aphid

    ***If it wasn't for Pocahontas, we'd all be named John Smith.

    That's funnier than most here can fully appreciate. :)
    Posting, as high art form, requires doing one's homework. ;)

  2. SkyDekker

    ***If it wasn't for the US, you guys would all be speaking German today.

    If it wasn't for Europeans, you would be sleeping in a tent, sticking feathers in your hair.

    You mean instead of the indigenous peoples of the American continents having been subjected to genocide? Seems like a pretty good deal.

  3. Quote

    I've never heard a GOOD reason to automatically throw away either handle when you cutaway.

    With "piggyback" equipment (both main & reserve on back), agreed.
    Back when you & I were trained on chest-mounted reserves (which were free-packed, to boot), my DZs taught students to throw away the main ripcord before reserve deployment to avoid possible reserve entanglement with a main ripcord still partly in its housing.

  4. Skyrad

    ***I've interviewed all 4 black skydivers in the world, and they agree that the average white guy is more more likely to get killed skydiving than the average black guy.

    Black men can't jump

    What about tennis? White people are a whole lot more likely to die playing tennis than black people. And those poor souls - the tennis players, that is - are supposed to be "privileged"? Hardly, but the tragedy is never reported. Where's the outrage?

  5. The cure for careless packers is simple: once a day, they must take a high-performance canopy with a high wing loading, pack it (come hell or high water) within 3 minutes, and then jump it themselves at terminal, pulling no higher than 2500. That'll learn 'em some religion.

  6. Coreeece

    ***"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."; Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine order.

    Now that's pretty low...stealing a straw man from a little old nun.

    I have it on good authority that he knocked her down and stole her rosary, too.

  7. oldwomanc6

    I'm curious just what laws this guy broke by parking it there. The article doesn't say.

    Yeah not very good reporting, especially given his comment on people parking their boats.

  8. Oh, I presume they did, too. Did they do so in writing? Not just generally, but every bit and nuance of it? Because if not, it could be an interesting he-said/she-said. And gosh!- that's what juries are for, aren't they?


    Hey, I mean... consultations are free, right?

  9. wmw999

    Yes, I think it does go back that far or close. But more importantly, no one ever actually flat packed a Unit. You pick it up and trash pack it, stuffing it into the container willy-nilly. It's the only way it would ever actually open :P Wendy P.

    You used a container? Wuss.

  10. kallend


    While that's more than the estimate of already-born children killed by accidental gunshot per year, it's way less than the number hospitalized for gunshot wounds. Strawman.

    Wendy P.

    After all these years you still haven't learned what a "strawman" argument is.

    3 days and 187 posts on, and I'm still waiting to see the connection to unethical Asians.