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  1. A wife, being the romantic sort, sent her husband a text: "If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you!" The husband, typically non- romantic, replied: "I am on the toilet. Please advise."
  2. Final Report by the NTSB concerning Cathy's incident. Mods, I apologize in advance if this is not the correct forum. Report_ERA22FA083_104367_8_6_2023 5_31_55 PM.pdf
  3. On Jump 14 I was having problems falling stable and I totally lost altitude awareness till just under 2,000 feet. Pulled main, had a streamer (Round), totally zoned out again, regained focus soon enough to cut it away (capewells) and had a less than 10 second reserve ride.
  4. IRS' Motto: We've got what it takes to take what you've got.
  5. I am deeply saddened to hear this. RIP Cathy.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.