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Everything posted by grimmie

  1. Maybe we can implement Fahrenheit 451. But instead of books, gun possession gets your house burned down.
  2. I have been at a few robberies where the bad guys had body armor on. One bank job in particular. I get your point about taxi and mini market clerks . What a world.
  3. Can we also stop regular citizens from buying body armor and other “tactical” gear. Hard to stop a shooter in that stuff.
  4. Ontario, California It was very violent in the early to mid 80s there. The city has done a great job cleaning it up. There is even a wind tunnel there now and an AHL hockey team. Things I never could have imagined back in the day! However, the city still has its moments
  5. I spent just over thirty years in the fire service. I have treated about 150 shooting victims, from domestic violence, armed robberies, police shootings, drive by, gang party shootouts, planned murders and self inflicted. Only a handful were shotgun or rifles. The most common weapon was a small caliber handgun. .22, .25. .38. Drive bys were larger caliber hand guns. One gang battle was with AK 47s. Most of it never made the news. We even had the fire trucks shot at. One resident was gunned down right in front of our firehouse. A few times we were met with weapon wielding people. And more than once the shooting started and we scrambled under the fire engine for cover. A few times the SWAT team gave us cover so we could drag a gunshot victim to the ambulance. We all were issued bullet proof vests. Running into burning buildings always seemed way safer to me!
  6. What other POTUS in history would have been allowed to give a speech with armed citizens in the trees and on the ground in the neighborhood? I want to know who was giving the orders to the detail? And did the Pence detail know what was coming their way?
  7. The Jedi mind trick the greatest grifter in history has pulled off is astounding. I watch people defending his actions and just shake my head. He violated his oath of office by not protecting the Constitution from domestic enemies. The only way his flying monkeys even knew Pence would do a ceremonial procedure on January 6th was because of Trump. He is not a Republican or Democrat. He is just Trump. He only cares about Trump. I can only imagine if Obama had done this with Antifa and BLM protestors, the GOP would have already had a huge senate hearing and he would be in jail. And the Democrats would agree. Fake electors. A riot. Witness intimidation. White supremacy militias. A president that did nothing while people were trying to kill the VP and others in the Capitol. Blue lives matter unless the red hats are doing the beatings. In what world would anyone accept Trump as a serious candidate again? It’s mind boggling. Land of the free…
  8. Why didn’t you come to the boogie? I live by Montezuma.
  9. Remember when we were all told how THOSE people in the Middle East were violent religious extremists and barbarians. I have lived in Costa Rica for nearly five years now. Sometimes I feel that I left Syria or Iraq, for a peaceful nation, not the USA.
  10. The secret service is at fault here 100%!! They should have had him strapped into his car seat with a Happy Meal.
  11. You clearly have never been in the middle of civil disobedience. I guess the Capitol Police had nothing to worry about either.
  12. I wish gas was only $5 a gallon here in Costa Rica. And wait for it…we have inflation here that is going crazy, especially for building materials and imported items. Thanks Obama
  13. January 6th is pretty simple. The sitting president violated his oath of office by not defending the Constitution from domestic enemies. To watch on TV and do nothing should earn him a cell in a federal prison.
  14. A DZs aircraft fleet and operation is in direct proportion to the skill and care of the DZO.
  15. A question for Chuck Akers and any other USPA BOD member here. What happens if a USPA member submits paperwork for a high profile Super Bowl demo and the COA is denied by the FSDO, but the member still does the high profile jump on the world’s stage? Does the USPA suspend that members ratings and membership?
  16. Jumper with madskillz thinks USPA sets the cloud regs. Jumper with incredible knowledge of skydiving points out it's an FAA reg. Mr. Madskillz goes full insult, Some people shouldn't get internet in their mom's basement.
  17. You should stop betting me six packs on hickey games. and don’t teach an angle camp. other than that...keep on typn
  18. I made my first jump in 1980. still not sure if I like, so I better keep trying.
  19. At what point will it be impossible to sell securities to cover the debt payment? $30 trillion $40 trillion
  20. I allowed them after we were open and renegotiated the lease. There was a two year legal battle involved in opening the DZ. it was very complicated to get it started and avoid lawsuits from the city and local residents.
  21. Go Jump purchased Tsunami a few years ago.
  22. If you’re asking for drop zone financing advice here, you’re not ready to buy a drop zone. IMHO Do you have a good DZO friend that has been around a while that can mentor you through the process? There are about 101 things to review before purchasing, or starting a DZ from scratch. A nicely run DZ in a good location can be very lucrative. Signed, recovering dzo
  23. I spoke with Gary many, many times by phone before we ever met in person. We discussed an array of issues in the sport and also discussed numerous folks that were running some scam DZs. When we finally met at a DZO conference we laughed over a few beers about all sorts of stuff and hit it off even better in person. We had some difference of opinions but we respected each other’s positions. We continued to speak often about all sorts of issues. He had the backs of small DZs and USPA members for sure. Fly Free my friend...
  24. Jerry, I think there are only two ways the HOF and Museum stay viable and open for the long haul. Build at a large warm weather DZ. Make a nice exhibit hall. Put in a banquet facility that can be rented out for all kinds of events. Host the yearly inductions and dinner there. Keep it open 3 days a week with volunteers. or... Put it at an existing air museum that gets a lot of annual visitors. Some donors are getting very frustrated.
  25. The BOD actually owes the membership an explanation. I know there has been buyer’s remorse from some BOD members that voted yes to the donations. This was presented as “If the USPA donates, the other national organizations like CSPA, BPA and others would donate”. As far as I know, this hasn’t happened from the other associations. Our competition teams beg for funding and DZOs across the land are under attack from the NIMBY crowds. Our dues should fund those situations. I have spoken at great length with my friend Jim McCormick about their plans for the museum. It’s currently a very poor business model that will need $400,000 to $500,000 in yearly contributions to stay open. This was a poor use of our dues,IMHO. I am all in on a museum, and HOF, and have donated privately to it. However this isn’t a wise USPA funding situation in my opinion.