I can't make the show.
I work close to Willow Grove and have been watching the Blue Angels
practice for the last few days. WOW! Awesome!
"Well, if you're going to *have* delusions, you may as well go for the
really *satisfying* ones." -- Marcus Cole
I suspect a tongue in cheek troll to generate personal epithets
or a flame war?
Not to insult anyone but I do enjoy reading all views on an issue
even if I do not agree with it. The repartie can be very entertaining
although the personal epithets get old sometimes. Glue sniffing,
really. Can't you come up with something new?
I suspect Mr. Irvine desires that we all be allowed to enjoy this great
hobby without interference. He would have to speak for himself on this
point but I bet he would agree that my inference is valid as far as he
As far as certain legal situations are concerned I only have one
observation based on incomplete information. Uncle (ie. Uncle Sam,
nee' "The Government") doesn't like to be lied to. Now I do believe
that APCP propellant is relatively safe and if someone wants to keep it
in their house, heck that is the best place for it. Most folks don't
want their house burning down and take appropriate precautions. Look at
the insurance industry. Try to get insurance on an empty house and you
will pay more than if you live in it. They like the homes occupied.
Do there need to be limits? Sure, but not the totalitarian controls
that will kill the hobby if the government wins the "lawsuit". The
major rocketry groups can review what is in place already and make
changes if need be. Personally, I see no need for an LEUP for rocketry.
Yes I know the law says you need it if you are at a certain level but I
do not think that is right.
I bought a kit from USR asked some general questions about some topics
and Jerry gave me some very nice pointers. I believe I had a very nice
experience. If I'm successful I feel inclined to share the event by
email/jpegs as many rocketry purveyors seem inclined to take
satisfaction at their customers triumphs. Also may lead to repeat
Perhaps I would feel different if I was personally involved in some of
the situations alluded to here about certain alleged events but this is
the way I see it after 9 months of involvement with rocketry again.
Let the flames begin!
Then jerry should sit down an hush, especially his bad mouthing of
certain individuals and organizations, as what good information he may
share on occasion is more often than not drownded out by the bad
Most of us agree with what you say in principle, but unlike Jerry, we
choose not to "live the life stile", as Jerry claims or alleges he
does.. (:-) Your correct about uncle and not liking to be lied to; Jerry
obviously didn't understand..
Understand about the kits; just happen to have a couple of them myself,
even a 6" Stub: modifies it with a 75mm motor mount and added a 24"
upper section and payload section for two stage deployment. No doubt the
rocket will be a great performer when I get around to launching it. Gota
make sure Phil is there, so he can do a review for HPR..(:-)
I would say, Jerry's involvement with those "certain alleged events"
especially DOT, is a bit more than just alleged.. (;-)
You're giving Jerry to much credit. All you did was reuse SOME of the
parts in his kit.
HPR is one area where Jerry and I agree on quite a few things.
Anyone care to guess how many issues of HPR have shipped so far this
year? - Not you Fred, David or Kevin. Clue - there are two working
days left in May.
Pleased to see your happy with the kit you received, and I do wish you
the very best with your flying attempts.
Unfortunatly I once thought as you do, that all this cannot be true,
but alas as soon as I joined a particular rocketry club, he got all
I guess to most folks Jeffery Dahmer was just your average nice guy,
right up to the point they opened the freezer and found that a leg
roast took on a new meaning.
I didn't want to promote a firefight. Just tolerate different points
of views and if one disagrees,fine. We can all get together for drinks
later on like all the mother-f__k'in lawyers and rant and rave about how
we lost this case and that case BUT still made a bunch of money off of
the stupid assed CLIENT.
yes, He was quoting your lawyer. :|
When are you going to pay up on your fraud judgment?
When are you going to pay that hefty (and still growing) DOT fine?
When are you going to pay back all that child support you owe.
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