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  1. Send me that computer and I'll see if it is good or not. If your computer is found not usable, I'll dispose it myself and charge you the hazardous waste fee. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  2. Are you an Anarchist? Who would represent American skydiving to the FAI? Who would issue credentials? Who would train instructors? And most importantly, who would there be left to complain about? Who would represent skydivers to the FAA? Who would work diligently to protect small airport operations on public airfields? Who would keep the NAA in line? Who would lobby for us in DC? I once had an opinion that the USPA wasnt' all that. And then I became involved, informed, and of a different opinion. Having had the experience of working with a couple of NACs over the past couple of years....USPA may not be perfect, but it's much more close to perfect than many believe. Bear in mind too, there is a significant difference between the BOD and the admin of USPA. The Admin people are all professionals, working to do the bidding of the BOD, who are obligated to represent the membership who elected them. Generally, the board does what the membership asks for. Occasionally, they don't. Charlie is right; new blood will enrich the board. Some board members haven't jumped in years, and only serve their own DZ's. Other BOD members jump their tails off. FWIW, it was super to see two candidates for the BOD make the trek to USPA Wingsuit Nationals, and shake hands with the competitors, meeting them in person. is this when we start to blame Obama for everything? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  3. Is there an immense benefit for the dz to be a member of USPA? Insurance? Loan? Why can't all dzs go the Lodi way? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  4. WTF happened to these guys? Used to be stellar customer service. My buddy found a protrack sitting in mud in middle of the landing area after rain and returned it to L&B and got a new one back. I've lost my viso in freefall(prior to the sleeve) and they offered me a free new one. I've cracked both of my optima and they gave me a new ones with new battery. guess, the times change. Suunto Vectors are cheaper and you can actually wear the thing for other activity. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  5. again, coming up with new rules they can't enforce and won't enforce equally to everyone. WSI rating was another dumbass rule they were thinking of.... what's next??? follow BPA and have rules on how many jumps you need to have to wear a full face helmet? I love how Lodi operates. You give money to Bill and you get on his airplane, you follow his rules on his kingdom and you stay on the dz. Yes, there are more rules in his kingdom than anywhere else, but it is his airplane, his rule. USPA on the other hand, who the fuck are they? why are they even enforcing some bullshit rule? and how come some of the higher ups aren't even subjected to the same bullshit rule? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  6. Is this where our 70 dollar annual tax went to? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  7. Keeping the spine straight as possible would be a good idea. However if you have time to keep your neck and spine straight, then you are not having a hard opening right? Don't know why some still insist on jumping heavy ass shit. We all used to do that since we didn't have any other choice. I'm not putting any heavy ass shit over my head unless I'm getting a production rate. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  8. What do they do at BOD meetings besides come up with a rule that they will only apply for certain people? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  9. If you give out names on, you'll get banned. Come on,,, you gotta know that guy who works for USPA, who calls USPA, fag old boys club by now. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  10. Don't get airlocked canopy, cause they will fly far, far away. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  11. Those are some pretty lofty accusations. Could you attach some names to the ambiguous references? Ha, and it is the same people over and over again. Ask around who is who, and people will give out names. For sure there is at least one that works for USPA but hates USPA. (WTF?) Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  12. I've been on and off for a couple years now. Props to you!!!! Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  13. The problem is that the peons who work at the bottom of the USPA hierarchy are subjected to punishment, yet all the higher ups get away from everything. I too have gotten suspension for doing big turns with tandems, yet this person who is in charge of safety of USPA gives me a suspension, but he proceeds to take over $50K from USPA pool for the injury that he created during his swoop accident. None of his ratings got revoked, warning after warning, proof after proof vidoes questioning his behavior as a tandem pilot, but the USPA or UPT doesn't do anything... Because he is part of USPA and the UPT. The problem is that USPA enforces rules on the peons and the higher up does exact same thing over and over again with proof and yet all of their rating in intact. I have personally gotten message from this person saying that although he wants to be elected and running for it, but this person doesn't give a fck about the good ol'boy gay club(whatever that means, I guess something happens at the meetings at Reno), or its safety policy, I can send you a PM if you wanna see it. After this election he will be a director again. No questions asked. Fck USPA and "good ole'gay club" Edit by cpoxon: if you want PMs, turn on your PMs Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  14. I can't wait for someone to fly through my lines. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  15. Dunk it in soapy water, scrub, and repeat. After 15 baths and scrubs the water will run clear. Hang it with coat hanger or something and dry them in shady windy area, takes about solid day and half to dry them in very dry hot (so-cal) weather. Don't wash it if the weather looks like it is about to rain. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  16. The best way is to spread the word through social media. Blast them on Facebook, Twitter, Whatever it takes to spread the word. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  17. or sometimes I'll only add a shot of Bailey but I'll add shot of Kalua. yum... Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  18. Is it wrong to use shot or two of Bailey's as a sweetener? Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  19. Someone you mentioned above directly told me that he doesn't care for the new BSR, although he is a examiner, who are in charge of creating new instructors. Also this person happens to be in charge of general safety, yet, he told me directly that he doesn't care for safety at all, he doesn't care how people get hurt or die. He basically thinks that the rule doesn't apply to anyone higher up within the organization, and the voters, (I assume only about 5% of USPA members actually vote), are dumb enough to vote for their skygod. The dumb sell out voters(fun jumpers), frankly doesn't give a flying fck. All the they want is a DZ that can go to on the weekends, and jump couple times and get drunk or high. I'll bet all those fun jumpers will protest when the jump ticket price goes up, and yet no one know what the membership due really does, how it is spent, and who gets the money. You gotta be an idiot to believe that all these people work for free, getting paid only for travel costs and lodging. Indeed, there are lots of questionable characters within the organization. When November comes, I'll find out if I'll start jumping again. I'm not paying a cent to USPA, if things stays the same. I could careless about making another jump, I have 6000+ of them. Voters need to wake the fck up. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  20. and chances are, your eyes are prone to dryness. use rewetting drops before you go up. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  21. Indeed.. He seemed like a good person. Treated packers like human being not a slave working for him. Another story, this one is funny one. As they set the record and the sunsets, Burns and group of his friends gathered around next to packing area and started smoking weed, and the child molester comes over and scorns the group for smoking pot. Then, Burns makes a football huddle, and takes the group just about 10-15 yards to the parking lot, and he yells to the child molester, "Are we good now?" Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  22. Guess what Steve? The owner of the driveway came to Perris one day to jump with me. How weird is that right??? Out of 20 something tandem instructors working for school that day, she came and ended up jumping with me. I felt bad for a while to tell you the truth, I felt responsible for your death, but even if I said no, you would've found someone else to pack or you would've packed your own parachute... For some odd reason, I thought of you and the lady from the Ortega hill tonight. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  23. PERRIS: Skydivers shooting for record-setting wingsuit formation Wingsuit-wearing skydivers looking to set new world record this week. he existing record was set in June by a group of 42 flyers. Published: Oct. 12, 2015 Updated: 5:17 p.m. What happened to the record that was set at Elsinore like 7 years ago, the one formation lead by Jeff N, the one that Scotty Burns smoked joints right next to packing area at Elsinore after setting the record, and the one that guy from boston area went in after hitting the tail? All those efforts were for nothing? Super weird and creepy story about that Boston guy going in.... I was packing for him all day, and he comes up at last minute saying, "Hey, I gotta make this sunset load, can you make it?" so I said, "sure", next thing I know the Otter comes back with huge dent in the tail..... Now, couple years later, I'm throwing drogue at Perris, and I point out the Ortega Mountain to my passenger and she goes, "I'll tell you some story once we hit the ground." then I said, "no, we are not going to hit the ground, we are going to have a soft landing..." and she goes to tell me that she owns the property that the guy from Boston went in, and how he landed right in her driveway..... and that was the reason why she came to Perris to jump instead of Elsinore although Elsinore was much closer, because Elsinore reminded of the wingsuit guy, and she comes to find out that I packed for the dude. What a small world right?? I don't know,,, I have strong sentimental value for that "real" record, 70 something way, so many people from all over the globe,, crazy russians with Katana in their wingsuit rig,,,,,,,, Jeff, JT, the boston guy....... What if I said "No, I can't pack yours in less than 5 min, you've done enough jumps, now pay me." I was being greedy and was looking for extra 2 pack jobs. I knew that he will tip me a fatty, since he was a fat tipper already,,,,,,,,, record was set, he was super stoked, and I was happy to make another 10 dollars. I wish I would've told him that he needs to pack his own shit, since I'm way too busy... Elsinore was the "Real" record, unprecedented huge flying formation. Grid or no grid, that was the real deal. I feel sorry for all those new wingsuiter that continues to claim the world record. Sorry guys, hate to burst the bubble, but the record was set at Elsinore. Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  24. Brass grommet and vectran lines do not go together. Vectran lines will eat it through within 200 jumps. Bernie Sanders for President 2016