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  1. Check the box...... Derek V Sure, but there's no incentive to do so right now. Discount the dues for people who don't want the mag, and i'll check the box. cavete terrae.
  2. If they were a bit more efficient with the magazine, it'd probably help. We don't need two copies every month at our house, for example. Frankly, we don't even need one… . cavete terrae.
  3. grue

    Bonehead Mamba visor bolts, etc?

    Hey kids, Just dropped a message to Bonehead since they're too cool to answer the phones when an asshole calls right before they close , but hoping someone might happen to know the specs on the bolts, washers, and/or anything else needed to reattach a Mamba visor. The lady of the house wants to get back in the sky and lost her attachment hardware . Hopefully it's commodity stuff I can get at Home Despot or whatever… cavete terrae.
  4. grue

    10hrs tunnel time

    Shit, not out here it ain't. 100 hours might start approaching that, if you're paying retail for the time… cavete terrae.
  5. grue

    Static Line/IAD Training DZ's

    Skydive Adventures, in Luverne, MN. Great group of people, can't recommend them enough. cavete terrae.
  6. grue

    Coaching at Rosemont, IL?

    I've got a nice long stay at ORD next Wednesday night and figured I might as well see if I can get some flying in during that. Anyone have a recommended coach? cavete terrae.
  7. I know I should condemn such things, but if someone had the stones to say "fuck it" and jump into a stadium without authorization I'm honestly quite impressed and highly amused. cavete terrae.
  8. If she really wants to improve the world, she could make a Gunbarrel a resident of her mouth temporarily. Loopier than a Red Bull Air Race, this one is. Brother, I hope you uttered those words out of and abundance of frustration, coupled with being well into your cups. Regardless, the comment was way out of bounds. I am no supporter of Ms. Gibbs, and have but contempt for those who complain after moving next to an airport or racing circuit... let alone one who apparently lives so far away. Sadly, your transgression exceeds hers, at least in the realm of the things of the soul. How should we deal with our adversaries? I'm not a complete stranger to the perverse sense of satisfaction that comes from prevailing in the arena of armed conflict, and I make no apologies for such satisfaction. Perhaps that is because the opponents were worthy of the result... My very real regrets stem from my own inappropriate responses, be they too much, or too little. Yours are FAR too much. We can rejoice in the current outcome of the conflict with Ms. Gibbs, but your jibe is offensive to all but the most jaded / blinded of souls. I don't intend to insult or beat you up, but I hope you sober up and offer an apology to both Ms. Gibbs, and to the skydiving community. If any skydivers are offended by that, I apologise to them. She, on the other hand, can stay offended. cavete terrae.
  9. If she really wants to improve the world, she could make a Gunbarrel a resident of her mouth temporarily. Loopier than a Red Bull Air Race, this one is. cavete terrae.
  10. Well, there goes my hope of jerking off to the obituary. cavete terrae.
  11. Yup. If you're a cop, expect to deal with gross naked people you have to search. If you're a paramedic, expect to deal with motorcycle crashes. If you're a skydiver, expect to deal with high speed earth impacts. If you have kids, expect to lose sleep while they're up in the middle night crying and shitting. Every decision has consequences. Um...as a cop I also have to pick up pieces of people sometimes. And deal with motorcycle crashes. Sometimes those are the same call.... Yes, that's part of your job. If you don't want to deal with those things you can work security at Best Buy. If you're a skydiver and expect other people to change to keep your feelings from being hurt, the problem isn't the other people. cavete terrae.
  12. grue

    AAD use - let's hear it!

    Not choosing sides on the debate, but to be fair there have been people with arguments pro and con that have been trying to impose their views on others. I'm not trying to force anyone not to use an AAD… AADs are kinda like alcohol. I can see the appeal, but if someone chooses not to partake, how is that your problem? For the people trying to force others to conform to their views: Don't be an asshole, let them make their own life choices. cavete terrae.
  13. grue

    AAD use - let's hear it!

    No, that's your way of working the numbers to make it sound attractive. Reality is that an AAD isn't paid for monthly unless you involve a third party or have a very generous seller. cavete terrae.
  14. Yup. If you're a cop, expect to deal with gross naked people you have to search. If you're a paramedic, expect to deal with motorcycle crashes. If you're a skydiver, expect to deal with high speed earth impacts. If you have kids, expect to lose sleep while they're up in the middle night crying and shitting. Every decision has consequences. cavete terrae.
  15. grue

    AAD use - let's hear it!

    As has been mentioned, the cost of an aad is $6 a month. That's a lie. The cost of the credit card payment if you put an AAD on one might be $6/mo, but that's not the same thing. cavete terrae.