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  1. I have a place in my garage where I go to smoke cigarettes. Typically, I go there to clear my mind, then move forward. Akin to "Get Your Ass Up and Do Something". Yesterday afternoon, I went out to smoke. There was a small mouse lying next to my ash pile, clearly on their last legs. Its eyes were closed. Every now and then, it would try to run away from something. Its breath was shallow, but still moving my ash pile a little bit every time. It was alone, on a cold surface. It felt dramatic. Here I am watching death in action. I asked THAT WHICH IS to guide this mouse into its next life. And, I asked it be born in a pure land (...a Buddhist phrase). I've been reflecting on that experience for most of today. In this life, we are all going to be there one day. When that day comes, Strive to keep your loved ones around your death bed. It counts. Bottom line, try not to die alone.
  2. What?!? No more DC-3 or Pilatus Porter?
  3. Our Dads must have been related! He said the exact same thing, plus other variants along the line. But, having said that, he was the fairest man I knew. Loved him dearly, and miss him dearly.
  4. Geez, I can't believe people are still talking about this after all these years. At the dropzone I started jumping at (which will remain unnamed to protect the innocent), word had it the owner was the infamous DB Cooper. He was the county sheriff, had flown bush in Alaska for years, and was ex-military. I met him a couple of times. Very cool, calm and collected. He is absolutely the last person you would have ever f'ed with. Having said all that, he was a pretty nice fellow.
  5. I'm just sharing what my law enforcement friends have shared with me. At a minimum, you'll be sued for everything you have. And, more than likely, you'll go to jail. If not, your lawyer fees will bankrupt you if their relatives don't. I didn't make it up...
  6. It was a question. My expectation is that New York prices will be high.
  7. New York State does not have one. If someone breaks into your house, and you kill them, you're going to jail. And, their family can sue you.
  8. [reply] The US constitution does not allow for common sense laws around guns [/reply] What are you thoughts on Castle Doctrines?
  9. How much would you expect to pay if "refilled" at your house? That's ignoring the cost of installing that equipment.
  10. What do you consider to be a sensible interpretation?
  11. That's all and great, and I fully support it. But, where do you fill them up?
  12. Hum, that link doesn't seem to be working. If you're interested, go to and search for "The Warming Papers".
  13. There's a great book regarding global warming. It contains all of the seminal papers written about global warming since the 18th century. We need to become better stewards of our planet. I don't think anyone would argue against that.
  14. That is a frightening thought.
  15. Many years ago, Billy was the AFF instructor for my wife, while we were on our honey moon. I am stunned at reading this.
  16. Yes, that is the book I'm talking about. I'll give Square One a call. Thanks! We are all engines of karma
  17. I've seen a skydiving formations book that contains formations for 4-way, 6-way, etc. Anyone know where I can find a copy of this? RWTrainer already has a 4-way section. I'm looking to put together "general" dives so I can organize at my dropzone (not necessarily 4-way or 8-way or 16-way, all of which are contained in RWTrainer). We are all engines of karma
  18. Great suggestion. Thank you. We are all engines of karma
  19. I've been in the sport 30 years now. I have a hard rule that I follow: if you're going fast close to the ground, you can get hurt. Seen it too many times now. I want something stable, with a consistent flare so I don't have to run, and I don't want to bleed a lot of speed coming in, especially on no wind days. We are all engines of karma
  20. I'm looking for a 150. What should I buy? Any comments on Brian Germain's canopies? We are all engines of karma
  21. That's probably not a bad thing for you. With your attitude, you might get shot.
  22. That concept seems to be lost to some in this thread. Thanks for your service. We are all engines of karma
  23. It's the values behind the flag that people in this country die for. You clearly don't have such values. What an ignorant thing to say. Current borders exist today primarily because of people who were willing to die for the political systems within those borders. You're not capable of seeing that, otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation. I probably pay more taxes in a year than you'll ever make in a lifetime. Are you still living with your mom and dad? Do you even pay taxes? How many of your friends served in the military? I've lived in many major cities around the world, and I've always found people who are willing to die for their culture. I tend to get along really well with said people. I don't share values with said people. Actually, I find their values to be incompatible with mine. That's one of the major reasons they are still living in mud huts, and I'm not. I'd love to see you go and burn a Pakistani flag in Pakistan. Please video it when you do. I'll look for it on I hope you never see the day where you may need to die for your values. Something tells me, you won't. And that will be the day your values end up on the trash heap of history, where they belong. We are all engines of karma