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  1. I have repacked some Wings rigs with a Boost system. It does not have a Collins Lanyard. So, the opposite side will not disconnect if there is a riser failure on the boost lanyard side.
  2. I'm talking about general opinion and the way people work. If literally HALF of a population feels disenfranchised (or more - thanks electoral college!) then that is not good for the country. A certain amount of friction is to be expected, but equally opposed forces are inherently unstable in nature and should be avoided. If there were no electoral college and the president were decided by popular vote it would not change the outcome of half the population feeling disenfranchised. What it would do is exacerbate the problem. Those living in other than the most populated cities/states would NEVER have a chance at electing a candidate that addressed their views. Out of 45 Elections this is the 5th time a president has lost the popular vote but won the presidency, however, in 1824 neither candidate received enough electoral votes to win. The house of representatives elected John Quincy Adams. Before the 2000 election, the last time this occurred was 1888. This is not a rare occurrence but it isn't common either.
  3. I didn't see any comments about the cutaway handle so I thought I'd chime in here. You asked about a soft D Ring vs Pillow. I assume you are talking about a soft handle made of webbing with cutaway cable material sewn inside and I have seen a few of these. I have arthritis and it makes gripping a pillow very difficult for me and I didn't like the feel of the soft loop with cable inside so I had a metal low profile D cutaway handle made for my rig and it worked out well.
  4. Fun Jumps Reserve rides 4 1 Packing Error 3 Due to Broken Steering Lines Tandems Reserve Rides 5 All 5 were Tension knots. Details: All 5 cutaways occurred within 4 months of each other. The DZO and other instructors thought it was due to packing errors because they were having an unusually high number tension knots as well. I watched the packers closely and they were doing acceptable jobs. The packers noticed that rubber bands were breaking on every jump and a videographer showed me one of my deployments. 3 or 4 of the stow bands broke when I deployed, dumping lines in a huge mess over my head. That narrowed the problem down to a possible bad batch of rubber bands. As soon as we got new rubber bands the tension knots ceased occurring.
  5. A complete custom rig will take 12-14 weeks. But, if you choose a stock container, already built, they will build the harness to your measurements and get it all done in 4 weeks. You'll just be limited to the container colors and pattern they have on hand.
  6. You've used the Romans quote many times. Whenever I've asked you what that means for people resisting against tyrannical governments you've never answered, you've only dodged. Feel free to put the record straight though - who was obeying God's authority under the Quisling and Vichy governments, collaborators or resistance fighters? If you choose not to though, your position is clear. There is plenty of information to show that resisting tyrannical governments is not in contradiction to the statements made in Romans. http://www.worldmag.com/2014/08/was_the_american_revolution_sinful
  7. Interesting. Here is a quote from a daughter of one of Roof's victims: "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you," a daughter of Ethel Lance said. "And have mercy on your soul. You hurt me. You hurt a lot of people but God forgives you, and I forgive you." Source I wonder which one of you is the real Christian? Don Lets face it the death penalty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with retribution and vengeance. (If it were about justice then all the DP states would use Nitrogen gas) Romans 12:19 'Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.' Deuteronomy 32:35 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."' Leviticus 19:18 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD. Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work." Matthew 5:38 "You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.' "But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. "If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also... 1 Peter 3:9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 1 Samuel 24:12 May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you. I guess some folk don't read so well. Completed it for you. Romans 13:1-4 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
  8. I've owned 2 Javs. First one had standard padding. The second one I got the Spacer Foam option. I noticed a big difference especially under canopy. Worth every penny to me.
  9. Unfortunately PhreeZone is correct. This is a Domain Name that ASC uses so no facility. Skydive Myrtle Beach, Skydive Walterboro and Skydive Carolina are the choices. Walterboro is a cessna DZ weekend only. Myrtle Beach and Skydive Carolina both fly Turbines and operate during the week. Give em a call. I PMd the phone numbers to you.
  10. And that is some scary shit. Sparky That sends chills down my spine.
  11. 3. One of the largest mfrs of sport gear in this country once built a rig in which they never sewed the reserve loops at the top of the four reserve risers. They had been hot-glued but never sewn up. And the rig had been packed three times before it was noticed. OMG Please tell me you are joking