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  1. Keep It Simple Stupid tax 20% tax on every $ above 20K: No exemptions, no loopholes, nothing. You only pay taxes for what you earn above $20K. Joe CEO would pay 20% of (1,000,000-20,000), almost 200K Joe Middle Class who makes 60K would pay 20% of 40K, 8K Jane Single Mom makes 26K, but would only pay $120 in taxes. How could this possibly create work for an army of tax lawyers? --- PCSS #10
  2. Recyceling ideas from the junkheap of history, are we? Seriously, Russia had some very successful tax reforms recently involving flat tax here --- PCSS #10
  3. How to be a consultant: First you con people then you insult them. -Dogbert --- PCSS #10
  4. Just too funny! --- PCSS #10
  5. hagar

    new canopy

    Did almost the same a couple of months ago (from Turbo ZX 205 to Stiletto 170). Have not looked back since. Had a permagrin for days after the first flight. --- PCSS #10
  6. Certanly not A. In fact, I would do everything to keep it out of the hands of Dubya. Maybe give it to Al Gore, since he invented the internet he might be capable to do something cool with it. --- PCSS #10
  7. At least one og the pictures should not be seen by anyone! --- PCSS #10
  8. Some of these may not be work safe! --- PCSS #10
  9. At the time I had just gotten out of the military and I had more money than sense. Skydiving was "one of the things I always had been thinking about doing" (heard that one before?). I realized that I may never get a better opportunity so I signed up for AFF at a DZ not far from where I was planning to live. I remember I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that there where no Sgt Satan type instructors and no running or PLFs from 2 meter high walls. It took a while until I got really hooked, but quitting never seemed like an option. --- PCSS #10
  10. hagar

    kinda weird

    Not sure if I follow you, could you explain some of the differences between faith and religion? (I am bored, and it is raining) --- PCSS #10
  11. Why doesn't she sell to that bussinessman? --- PCSS #10
  12. This week I learned how to stop a spinning sit. For some strange reason the solution was twisting my upper body in the direction of the turn. No idea why it worked, shouldn't it make me spin faster? --- PCSS #10
  13. hagar

    Job Poll

    no job --- PCSS #10
  14. hagar

    kinda weird

    It is not that I hate him, it is just that I think he is a moron. He can't seem to make up his mind why he wants to invade Iraq. He is also a danger to the world econmy every time he opens his mouth. Hope you will get a real president next time. --- PCSS #10
  15. (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day, and try it. The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it's going to hurt. That is, it's going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. Most people fail to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard. Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties. One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally. It's no good deliberately intending to miss the ground because you won't. You have to have your attention suddenly distracted by something else when you're halfway there, so that you are no longer thinking about falling, or about the ground, or about how much it's going to hurt if you fail to miss it. It is notoriously difficult to prize your attention away from these three things during the split second you have at your disposal. Hence most people's failure, and their eventual disillusionment with this exhilarating and spectacular sport. If, however, you are lucky enough to have your attention momentarily distracted at the crucial moment by, say, a gorgeous pair of legs (tentacles, pseudopodia, according to phyllum and/or personal inclination) or a bomb going off in your vicinty, or by suddenly spotting an extremely rare species of beetle crawling along a nearby twig, then in your astonishment you will miss the ground completely and remain bobbing just a few inches above it in what might seem to be a slightly foolish manner. DO NOT WAVE AT ANYBODY. --- PCSS #10
  16. hagar

    Ideal jumpship

    How about an An-72/74? It takes 58 passengers, about 80 skydivers(how many skydivers can you fit in a 2m*2m*10m cargohold?). It is designed to take off from short dirt/snow strips is Siberia, so it does not use much runway, about 600 meters I read somewhere. Since it is designed as a STOL aircraft it has powerful jet engines and low stall speed. It has a huge rear ramp perfect for bigways. What more could you ask for? --- PCSS #10
  17. If I had to upsize to a 270 canopy, I think I would have started to practice accuracy landings. It wouldn't be as much fun to fly a parafoil as a Stiletto, but still, the art of accuracy landings could be usefull. --- PCSS #10
  18. -You can mention skydiving without causing your friends to want to kill you. -Jump# and freefalltime don't have a natural place in any conversation. --- PCSS #10
  19. hagar


    [whiny voice] Look mom, I found this Troll, he is sooo cute, can't we keep him?? Please?? [/whiny voice] --- PCSS #10
  20. Since I only got a year in this sport, could someone please explain these things for me? -Jesus straps -gravel plugs -hydraulic reefing --- PCSS #10
  21. The Stiletto is not that bad, you may even get an onheading opening sometimes! I have never jumped the Springo, but I have packed them a few times. The only thing I know about it is that it usually opens quite hard. I had to experiment a lot to pack an "surviveable" opening. --- PCSS #10
  22. You got two from me, so I feel partly responible. --- PCSS #10
  23. /. post nr 1 Just to clarify the "chuteless" jump, the stuntman who did its name is Greg Gasson. You can see the full video of it on the DVD called "Good Stuff", which you can buy from www.joejennings.com /. post nr 2 Joe films these, and puts them on DVD - his most recent one is called "Good Stuff" - and you can buy it from www.joejennings.com. Buy it. It's worth it. Lots of incredible (and funny!) work. /. post nr 3 Anyways I hate to make a post that's largely a sales pitch for a DVD, but for gods sake check this out. It's called "Good Stuff", and you can get it on www.joejennings.com Short term memory problems? --- PCSS #10
  24. ... one pass at 9000 please.... ett run i 9000 ft for faen ... Excuse me, may I jump out of your airplane?... Glad eg slepp å lande med deg, helvetes pilotjævel ... Must you always wear that 'limey' jumpsuit? ... Må du alltid bruke denne 'halv-böge' homodrakten? --- PCSS #10
  25. What are you looking for? --- PCSS #10