SkyChimp

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  1. I met Chip at the Jumping Place with Packing Cathy in 2008. Chip loved skydiving and he loved his family. Chip would usually jump between St Mary's, Palatka, and Deland. He was a Vietnam Vet and will be greatly missed. Chip passed of a heart attack on Thursday May 19th in Jacksonville. You will be greatly missed Chip!! Obit Below...... “Chipper” Carl Parks, Jr., 64, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was born December 11, 1951 in Okmulgee, OK where he had lived all his life. Chipper attended Andrew Jackson High School class of 1968, was a Vietnam veteran and served in the U.S. Army and loved skydiving. He had previously attended Oceanway Assembly of God, was an avid believer in the right to bear arms and loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. Chipper was predeceased by his son, Shane Parks; father, William Parks, Sr.; brothers, Jimmy Parks, Bruce Parks, Johnny Parks and sister, Jody Hornaker. Survivors include his wife, Linda; step sons, Kevin Barrs and Alex Stepanov; God child, Diamond Smith; bestis girlfriend, Linda Smith; mother, Willa Parks; grandchildren, Preston Barrs, Ashley Barrs; great grandchild, Isabella Barrs; nephews, Beau Parks (Emily), John Parks, Billy Parks; numerous other family and friends. Memorial services with military honors will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 9am at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd 32218, with Pastor Ricky Crews officiating. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WMn_zHCVo Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  3. Airshows are a way of recruiting our young people to be the future of our nation's defense. I'm sick that the military gets cut but food stamps and obama phones run wild with funding. I am dripping with disdain about people making an excuse for why they aren't successful in life. Now we have budget cuts that affect our military but not to get lazy people off food stamps and government obama phones. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/29/us-budget-battle-air-shows/ Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  4. It was a Man's Game up in Nawlins last night. Go Ravens Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  5. Quite a while.... and by the way.... It was a Man's Game last night! Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  6. Sunday, February III, MMXIII VI P.M. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans LA on CBS CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Solomon Wilcots, Steve Tasker National Anthem Performer: Alicia Keys. Halftime Show Performer: Beyonce TV Commercials: $IV Million for XXX Seconds. A Record XI A.M. CBS. Super Bowl Pregame Hype Begins! Weather Forecasts for New Orleans: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=New+Orleans&state=LA&site=LIX&lat=30.0658&lon=-89.9314 Hourly Weather Update for New Orleans http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/New+Orleans+LA+70112:4:US Super Bowl XLVII The Vince Lombardi Trophy NFC Champions San Francisco XLIXers. (XIII-IV-I) VS. AFC Champions Baltimore Ravens (XIII-VI) Line: XLIXers. IV (XLIX) Ravens San Francisco Coaches HC Jim Harbaugh OC Greg Roman DC Vic Fangio Baltimore Coaches HC John Harbarugh OC Jim Caldwell DC Dean Pees XLIXer QBs #VII Colin Kaepernick VI-IV CCXXX NFL III years. Nevada #XI Alex Smith VI-IV CCXVII NFL XI years. Utah #III Scott Tolzien VI-III CCVIII NFL III years. Wisconsin XLIXers Depth Chart http://www.49ers.com/team/depth-chart.html XLIXers Roster http://www.49ers.com/team/roster.html Raven QBs #V Joe Flaaco VI-VI CCXLV NF VI years. Delaware #II Tyrod Taylor VI-I CCXV NFL III years. Virginia Tech #VIII Curtis Painter VI-IV CCXXX NFL V years. Purdue Ravens Depth Chart http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/depth-chart-2012.html Ravens Roster http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster.html NFL Offense Rankings #X Baltimore #XI San Francisco NFL Defense Rankings #II San Francisco #XIII Baltimore Gators in Super Bowl XLVII XLIXers. #XCI DT Ray McDonald XIII-CCXC Age XXVIII NFL VII years. Ravens. #LXXXIII WR Deonte Thompson VI-I CC Age XXIII NFL R www.49ers.com www.baltimoreravens.com www.nfl.com Future Super Bowls Year MMXIV Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford NJ on FOX Year MMXV Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale AZ Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  7. www.Stream2Watch.me Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  8. Exactly! However, people texting and driving or drinking and driving are a free will problem. Once someone gets in the car, it's hard to control what they do while driving. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  9. Wow are they trying to go out of business to other manufactures? It seems like every 6 months to a year, Toyota is recalling vehicles. That can't help sales. http://www.news4jax.com/news/money/Toyota-recalls-1-million-cars-in-U-S/-/475848/18334552/-/ni2656/-/index.html Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  10. Feel good legistlation just like Clinton's Brady Bill Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  11. Chew on this.... I'm not giving up my guns! I feel horrible about the schools who have had crazy people use guns to go on a rampage but how many schools do we have in america multiplied by how many school days "incident free" over the past 13 years compared to the days that have had school shootings? Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  12. This is a year old but I just came across this on youtube. I guess should take my but back to work to pay for other's welfare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22mSfLCA2xE Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  13. England tried to legistlate guns away from the colonists and look what happened! Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  14. Funny thing, the USPA agrees with you. For years now, the USPAs solution to improving canopy control was a recommendation that 'all jumpers take a canopy control course'. However, they have yet to develop one, or make it a requirement for all jumpers. So they want you to take one, they're in charge of educating and training jumpers in the US, but they don't have a program, require a program, or even have a preferred provider that they recommend you use on your own. Great job, USPA, real solid work. Well I think we need to start making more phone calls to the USPA. Many people I've spoken to have said they would like to see a canopy course as part of the licensing process. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  15. But it's pretty fucking stupid to claim that you shouldn't be treated like the guilty criminals....everyone is innocent in jail, right? (Key up the scene from Shawshank Redemption - 'my lawyer fucked me.' Being detained does not establish guilt. That comes after your hearing and then you're sentenced. Although strip searching itself and the cause for arrest are irrelevant, its my opinion that the ruling is garbage. I can see strip searching someone pulled from a heroin house full of needles. It's another to strip search a person coming home from work in their Volvo station wagon that was detained over an unpaid fine or because they couldn't show a valid drivers license. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  16. In this case, resale value keeps coming to mind. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  17. SkyChimp

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    I would love to see the footage from that if recovered. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  18. we already know that those scanners are not effective for searching for anything in this location. Which of course begs the question, why the fuck are we spending billions and pissing off so many people for something that obviously doesn't fix the problem? I was never a fan of them. I was just making the point that strip searching is BS based on an unpaid fine. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  19. Yes I noticed that some of these unfortunate fatalities took place outside of the U.S. I do like your proposal of wing loading stipulations and requirements for canopy control courses. I had the opportunity to take Brian's canopy control course and after finishing the class I took a wealth of information that was worth more than I paid for. I admire Germain's knowledge in the physics of canopy piloting and think that the skydiving community could benefit by these canopy control courses. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  20. Why do you support the strip searching of Democrats? Hey.... now that's a good idea! Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  21. I was looking at the fatality statistics here on DZ.com and noticed that 31% of the fatalities reported are related to landings. Taking into consideration that these statistics are "unofficial" as disclosed on this website, I think it's safe to say that almost 1/3 of our fellow skydivers who have been killed were in the process of landing. I then looked at the reported details of the landings and saw the common denominator as posted in the pictures below. "Hard Landing while making a low turn" or "Low turn/ hook turn". I am not implying that people shouldn't swoop. I believe that everyone has the right to skydive in their discipline of choice. I do however think that we need more education about safety during performance landings. This education might include the acceptance of an abort while performing under pressure to do well. This education might also include more understanding of the physics involved with landings. These are just my raw thoughts but I (like everyone else) would like to see our fatality numbers decrease and landings appear to be the #1 cause of death. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  22. Remember this when you vote this election in 2012 Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!
  23. Agreed! The Feds should just stick with protecting our boarders and delivering our mail. Got a great track record, don't they Exactly my point Maybe Uncle Sam should go back to the basics and get that working properly before taking on a project like unconstitutional legislation. Does anyone else find it funny that we made a SPORT out of an EMERGENCY PROCEDURE?!?!