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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Ah, shit. I very bad day in the UK.

    It looks like they attached his anchor line hook to another parachute and cut him loose. If he didn’t know they are were going to do that, you have to figure his whole life flashed before his eyes when they cut him free. It didn’t look like he had access to his reserve.

  2. notamobster says:

    sorry to change the tone of the conversation but a friend of mine(64year old Vietnam Marine)sent me this…don’t f–k with the old dudes!

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Damn, I hope that wasn’t staged. It was beautiful.

    God damned punks, screwing with a man’s golf game.

  4. Locke n Load says:

    got thru again, sat on hold 20 minutes…dropped again.
    not. my. night.

  5. notamobster says:

    How do you speak? Rebel or Yankee? I got 57% Dixie:

  6. 95 FLTC says:

    Dayum…..91% Dixie…guessin’ ol’ Robert E IS my granpappy….


  7. R.D. Walker says:

    “48% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.”

    Horse shit. I don’t speak Dixie. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  8. R.D. Walker says:

    I took the “advanced test” and got: “19% Dixie. Wow! You are a Duke of Yankeedom!”

  9. Locke n Load says:

    Egads. 44% Dixie.
    My non-regional dialect would suit me well in San Diego Newsrooms… (San diego, german for a Whale’s Vagina or so I’m told..)

  10. notamobster says:

    I got 25% on the advanced test… I’m a dandy Yankee Doodle!

  11. Locke n Load says:

    Nota, that vid is awesome. Those punks were absolutely asking for it no matter how funny the prank. If ya can’t suffer the consequences, don’t pull the stunt.

  12. Locke n Load says:

    Damnit, I can’t believe I got through twice, got set up in the que twice, and BOTH times lost the signal. Do you guys have any idea how hard it is to just get through to Levin or Rush? It usually takes me over a hundred dials to just get to the “hold please” moment…

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Lady hanyaks….

  14. Locke n Load says:

    Ha! just watched that a few days back. I love the kidnap scene and the big blonde guy asking for Ung-Gwent

  15. Locke n Load says:

    Holy crap, that messed up jump must have left him in need of new pants! My first tethered jump from 4000ft left me with a streamer. My next wasn’t a whole lot better. I didn’t get a good deployment until my 3rd jump of the day. THAT poor guy never had a chance what with every line wrapped around him like that…

  16. notamobster says:

    never seen the whole thing…

  17. Locke n Load says:

    Nota! you’ve never made it through all of Fargo?? Yer kidding, right?
    Its a fantastic black comedy man, and its $5 at Walmart:)

    I had a friend in truck driving school who was a stunt jumper and trainer. he had over 3000 jumps to his credit and was trying to get his hands on one of THESE…

    Try and ignore the music while you watch how close this guy gets to the cliffsides..

  18. Bman says:

    Geez….84% Hanyak

  19. Slaphappypap says:

    34% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee. Shocking.

  20. slinger says:

    was 39% Dixie on the first test and 11% on the advanced (Duke of Yankeedom) … sounds about right.

  21. Uke says:

    “31% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.”

    Crazy, right? New Hampshire boy, born and bred. I’m probably as high as 31% due to military culture influence. All those good southern boys, you know.

  22. Bman says:

    Ive always been facsinated with different dialects, accents, and what not. Every country has them. How did they start, evolve, spread,etc. There has got to be some good books where one can learn about this matter. Anyone know any?

  23. sortahwitte says:

    81%. Like I didn’t know that.

  24. notamobster says:

    My wife

    OIL = oal
    FIRE = far
    PINCH = peench

  25. Uke says:

    LnL, that vid you posted was… awesome. I’m an adrenaline junkie at heart, and HALO is my next life-goal, but even given that, I have to applaud this crap those guys are doing. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking into how to possibly go about this sort of insane activity. 😛

  26. 95 FLTC says:

    I’d unnerstand her….

    yep, Ah reckon so…..

    and by the way, BOIL=bowl

    DOG=dowg, Tea is understood to be sweet, Cokes really are about anything, yanno, um, “That mowntin’ dew coke over there”

    an don’ forget “down that there road a fur piece” (down the road a ways…could be miles, could be weeks…)

  27. Locke n Load says:

    I wish I could find the guy who turned me on to the flying suits. He was insane, literally. I have NO idea how he got a CDL. He jumps with a crew out of northwestern Wisconsin. They do stunts involving up to 20 people or so. Some of his home videos would astound you..

    They had this twisted need to flirt with water. There were lots of videos of the gang hitting lakes with frightening velocity and at shallow angles so as to skip across the water like barefoot skiers.
    The guy was a fantastic drinking buddy but scared the SHIT out of me when it came to aerial stunts. Still, I’d love to go jumping with him 🙂 I bet he even has a ‘batman’ suit by now

  28. Uke says:

    Yeah I can’t put it into words, but y’all know the cliche… never feel more alive than when you’re doing X stunt.

    It’s addictive AND progressive, in that you always try and do bigger and more hazardous things. Bungee jumpers take up skydiving. Skydivers take up BASE jumping. BASE jumpers start looking into this stuff.

    Is it scary shit? Sure. Stupid shit? Yeah, maybe. But fuck it. Freedom. If that’s what gets you off, I applaud it. In truth, I would probably rather splat on the side of a cliff a la Batman than starve to death in a totalitarian, nanny state that tells me what I can and can’t do because something might be hazardous to my health.

    On that note, how about a dose of Milton Friedman?

    And I have never even done drugs aside from caffeine and alcohol. How about that?

  29. Locke n Load says:

    Classic type A. You would have liked all my ex-buddies in the pits. I’ve had my crazy days on dirbikes, skydiving, etc but eventually substituted markets and self medication. To mixed results.
    Life is much more manageable since I got married and had kids. They’re all the excitement I crave these days.

    On the other hand, if you want to go skydiving count me in 🙂

  30. Uke says:

    Then I shall have to send you an invitation, Sir! 😀

    On a more sober note… we should all be expressing our freedoms in SOME way. I expect many of us do. But the vast majority of Americans these days only express freedoms only by which Starbucks they go to. So be it, but IMO it’s not enough.

    DO STUFF. Live life, jump out of a plane, invent something, fist fight a bear… Whatever, I don’t care. Point is, do something interesting. Do something productive. Do something that ordinary people don’t do. Do something that requires balls.

    You can’t embody the entrepreneurial spirit without balls.


    I don’t know if anything I said makes sense, but it’s not only common sense to me, but VITAL. Step out of your comfort zone, gentlemen. And encourage your children and peers to, as well.

    God bless.

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    So Jennifer Gray beat Bristol Palin last night. That’s cool. Frankly, I don’t care except to say last night’s winner bore absolutely, positively no resemblance to the very cool, very hot Toni.

  32. slinger says:

    Uke and Locke, you guys might want to consider hang gliding. I did that for quite a few years (still have two birds in my garage). It’s quite an adrenaline rush to run off the side of a cliff. Mountain flying is amazing. Soaring flight is peaceful. I’ve personally flown over the back of majestic mountain ranges, soaring over 13k feet. I have flown over powered aircraft on numerous occasions.

    I stopped flying after a bad cliff launch that nearly left me a stain on the side of the mountain. With one child and another on the way, I decided it would be prudent to stay on the ground for a while.

    I have been planning to get into FLPHG (foot-launched powered hang gliding). I feel that is a safe alternative, as it allows me to take off from a flat field near my house and still fly like a hang glider once I’m in the air. When I can get work to settle down a bit and the adoption expenses are behind me, I plan to pursue FLPHG more aggressively.

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    Slinger: A fairly serious malfunction associated with the desire that my kids have a father ended my skydiving days. While I wrestled with a rigging malfunction, all I could think about was my kids.

  34. MadBrad says:

    Ahhh… Parachute jumps. I remember those.

  35. sortahwitte says:

    I liked Jennifer Gray’s old nose better. Of course, I am an old guy.

  36. R.D. Walker says:

    I just want you all to know that as I ate my Thanksgiving Dinner at the very rural home of my wife’s parents, we were all able to watch a flock of wild turkeys work the edge of the fields right out the window.

  37. Bman says:

    Cool RD. When I lived in Idaho, every morning there would be wild turkeys outside my bedroom window. They can be quite loud and never failed to make sure I wasn’t late for work.

    No wild turkeys here today, but it is snowing.

  38. Bman says:

    These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives….

  39. notamobster says:

    I can’t wait for enough snow to take the kids sledding!

  40. notamobster says:

    My brother’s wife insisted on preparing everything since this is their first year in their new home. She made an amazing pumpkin pie cheesecake. If you have never tried one, find the recipe, find someone who can cook, and have em make one! They are simply amazing!

  41. sortahwitte says:

    I always make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite after pumpkin roll. This was the year for the daughters and families to go to their respective in-laws for the holiday. Whatever will I do with a 13×9 pumpkin cheesecake and 3 pumpkin rolls? Oh my.

  42. 95 FLTC says:

    Sortawhite, I will pray for your healing after your decision concerning the aforementioned delicasies.

    Hope you enjoy them as they were meant to be enjoyed!!

    BTW, My wife’s first ever attempt at pumpkin rolls this year was a huge success. I keep finding more and more reasons I consider myself SO very lucky I married her…..

  43. notamobster says:

    Why is India moving 36,000 additional troops to it’s China border with urgency? (China/India almost went to war several years ago…China has been building up on their side….now India….)hmmmm.

  44. Jim22 says:

    A discussion of visiting Mexico:

  45. 95 FLTC says:

    wouldn’t be long before things starting flaring up over there at this rate.

    Speaking of “flaring up” did anyone see THIS article?

  46. BrunDawg says:

    File under ‘how to protect your investment’.
    “The government purchased about 64 percent of GM’s Chevy Malibu hybrid models”

  47. BrunDawg says:

    95 FLTC – I hear he got blood on his mom-pants. If he plays basketball like he pitches, then I’m guessing his face fell into the elbow.

  48. notamobster says:

    Brundawg, I posted a link the other day showing that government motors was the #1 consumer of hybrid chevy’s…how the hell did I miss that? 64 per-fking-cent?!?!?

    What a sham!

  49. R.D. Walker says:

    Fun with a cop and TSA agent in Michigan.

  50. notamobster says:

    The reporter calls the TSA agent a police officer. Bah! There is a huge difference between those who put their ass on the line and the retarded mouthbreathers they have grabbing your junk at the airport. Both the cop and the tsa hack should be fired and never allowed within a 100 yards of living people again.

  51. 95 FLTC says:


    His “mom–pants”?!?!?!?!

    (I like to peed!!!)

    THAT was good, really good.

    @nota….64% is probably what is actually reported. Might be higher, I mean, it was a good investment for the Government to buy an automaker, dontcha think? Imagine the deep, deep, taxpayer subsidized discounts the Feds get on the latest models….

  52. R.D. Walker says:

    Bman now needs to stop flipping me shit about fat Iowans. NoDak is tied. SouDak is worse. Click to enlarge.

    Dixie needs to lay off the RC Cola and Moon Pies.

  53. Bman says:

    Im moving to Mississippi…..

  54. slinger says:

    Looks like Mississippi is the only state that will survive the coming food shortage. Colorado is screwed.

  55. R.D. Walker says:

    Memphis is in Tennessee and right next door to Mississippi. Revoistas are gonna look gooooooood when we show up.

    Vacation in Mississippi, you will look a hell of a lot better than in Colorado.

  56. R.D. Walker says:

    The Revo will top 100,000 page views in November. That is a new monthly record for us. Congratulations all.

  57. Bman says:

    Imagine the size of the tsunami that would result if everyone in the South jumped in the air at the same time…..

  58. sortahwitte says:

    I have just returned from the library. While browsing the new books shelf, a title caught my eye. “The World Without Islam.” My fingertips went supersonic as I grabbed it. I thought it was a ‘how to’ type book. Alas.

    It was an attempt to show how the world would be without the uplifting drivel from the demon prophet, what’s his name. It was written by a pointy headed nutcase from UCBerzerkly. By skimming, I found a couple of his fantasies. The first, that the crusades would have happened anyway, but would have been more territorial. The second was that we would still be in a war on terrorism, but with different groups. Like the people of Malaysia. I gave it up after those two, but I’m sure he went on.

    Just a heads up. There is more and more silly crap out there that deserves our discernment. That’s not the first book I have seen that has ant-Christian, anti-American, anti-everything we hold dear. But there are more and more of them being taken seriously.

  59. BrunDawg says:

    Is Mexico intentionally sending us their trash? Maybe not but they do want us to hang onto it.
    “Jose Reyes Ferriz, mayor of Ciudad Juarez, said Mexican border mayors are asking U.S. officials to stem the deportation of convicts to their communities.”

  60. R.D. Walker says:

    Almost tied again Bman.

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new report shows Iowans continued to have the lowest average credit card debt in the nation at the end of the third quarter on Sept. 30.

    Chicago-based TransUnion’s quarterly analysis of trends in the credit card industry found that Iowans had average credit card debt of $3,807 in the third quarter, up slightly from $3,792 in the second quarter of 2010. Trailing Iowa were North Dakota residents with average credit card debt of $4,103 and South Dakota with average credit card debt of $4,196.

    The highest state average credit card debt remained in Alaska at $7,159, followed by Hawaii at $5,716 and North Carolina at $5,640.

  61. Slaphappypap says:

    Alaska due to repairs on boats and airplanes.

    Hawaii property is so expensive it nearly bankrupted Japan.

    North Carolina eats shrooms and smokes lots of pot.

  62. Nobody says:

    Hey now, Slap, NC is #41 out of 50 for pot use by state, only one spot above Iowa. Unfortunately, 90% of that is used within about 30 miles of me.

    Per Capita Pot Consumption By State

  63. Slaphappypap says:

    I was sterotyping/joking. I find it funny that Mississippi is lowest in pot consumption. Yet, it’s the fattest state. They just eat. No munchies. Strange.

  64. Bman says:

    HA! RD…ND is way ahead of Iowa in the pot smoking department!

  65. R.D. Walker says:

    Bman: Well, if you adjust for the six extra weeks of winter you have up there, it probably averages out.

  66. Bman says:

    Speaking of winter….blizard conditions yesterday and today….I could hardly get out of my house this morning…no shit. Doesnt make me want to smoke pot though

  67. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, well, talk to me come April 1 and you are still up to your ass in drifts.

    We get the same winter you do here, it just starts three weeks later and ends three weeks sooner. Even here, the depression sets in during March.

  68. Bman says:

    The thing is, we get lots of sunshine in the winter. It may be cold as hell, but at least the sun shines….This is known as Sunflake City

  69. Nobody says:

    Apparently, you guys are spending all your money on booze and don’t have enough left for pot.

    Alcohol Consumption By State

    ND #2
    Iowa #4
    NC #50

  70. Bman says:

    Alcohol consumption by state

    #1 Wisconsin
    #2 North Dakota
    #3 Minnesota
    #4 Iowa

    My theory- There are a lot of hockey players in this region. More per capita than any other region I would wager. Hockey players love beer, thus a high consumption rate. Plus, there isnt anything to do but drink in the long winters. That is why we, at least in ND, have a 27.4% obesity rate.

    Of course, I’m part of the 72.6 who is not obese, but I sure help contribute to the percentage of alcohol consumers….

  71. R.D. Walker says:

    At least we aren’t buying booze with credit cards, huh?

  72. Bman says:

    OOooooo! Snap!

  73. Uke says:

    Just remember, in regards to where you live, it could always be worse.

    The average life expectancy in Norilsk is 46-48 years…

    – the industrial pollution is on par with the worst towns in China – it’s officially one of the ten most polluted cities in the world
    – there are no homeless people, because nobody can survive minus 56 degrees Celsius.
    – they have literally 45 days of night – the depressing, miserable Arctic night
    – the city often endures severe punishing winds, up to 25 meters per second

    The ecology around Norilsk is so atrocious that trees can spontaneously ignite from industrial chemicals in the ground – and so only burned sticks are left

    The pictures of this place is scary. I mean, Pripyat in northern Ukraine (sup Chernobyl) is pretty well known as the scariest ghost town in the world, but what makes Norilsk arguably more frightening is that people still freaking live there!

  74. R.D. Walker says:

    Welcome back to nocturnal Real Revo, Brad.

  75. R.D. Walker says:

    Where in the heck is Locke n Load?

  76. notamobster says:

    I don’t know, he hasn’t updated facebook for more than a week, either. Maybe the feds seized him at the border for being a revolutionary…thinker.


  77. Slaphappypap says:

    Maybe a band of hippies took all his Christmas Trees off his rig.

  78. locke n load says:

    The reports of my defection are greatly exaggerated… 🙂
    can’t blame it all on Laptop issues but I’ve been readying for a teardown. Nope, I’ve been on a complete news/internet/radio sabatical. Understand I was out 8 weeks and only home 36 hours in the weeks preceeding Thanksgiving. With that kind of tour of duty my girls were due some quality time. Accordingly, I’ve spent the last 6 days watching my baby take her first steps, taught the other 2 a few things about pie making and the chemistry of the kitchen, and gave the wife the time a good woman is due for all her hard work. Time away from home is hell as Nota and you Vets can attest. It takes me days of intense immersion to catch up after a stretch like that. Nice to see I was noticed in my absence though!

    I have a LOT of catchup reading to do, no? Unfortunately I’ll be running 4500 miles in 6 days AND reformatting to finalize the laptop repair. Likely gonna be a lite week of input on my behalf but I’ll do my best to catch up

    Oh, and Btw, all the talk is about Bof A being the big bank target of that little Wiki-anal-Leak-age Assange…
    Anybody wanna take odds on it being Citi instead? I know one of THE serious execs involved in this firm (a PROFOUNDLY decent man) and frankly, considering all their mideast business I wouldn’t be at ALL surprised if Citi wasn’t the real target.

  79. notamobster says:

    wikileaks founder a rapist? or the victim of an organized smear campaign? Either way, he’s a criminal and a danger our national security and that of all of our allies and informants.

    WikiRapes founder sought in multiple rape accusations.


    RD, check your email when you get a chance, please.

  80. R.D. Walker says:

    Ever been to Eldorado, Iowa? I drove by today and made a video for some reason….

  81. sortahwitte says:

    Love the music.
    Love the state and people.
    It’s sometimes just like Oklahoma, but with topsoil.

  82. RJM says:

    Nice video! However, where are the fuzzy dice and the Chihuahua bobble head?

  83. MadBrad says:

    Interesting. My 1914 First Aid Handbook for Merchant Seamen explains that a mixture of this substance with seawater makes an effective sanitizing solution for cargo ships…

    Recent findings at the University of Florida may help shed light on how the former lead singer for Queen got his fancy stange name – Read it HERE

  84. MadBrad says:

    LOVE the video. I love the look of the landscape when it’s cold, overcast but with blustery clouds like that.

  85. Bman says:

    I wish I brought my camcorder on the way to Minot today. Every tree on the way was completely flocked. Beautiful!

  86. Locke n Load says:

    10 months after we had our discussions on the PIGS, GB devoted 30 minutes of his TV show to exactly this.

    are we really that far ahead of the curve??

  87. MadBrad says:

    SAW IT!

    Dude, we DESIGNED the learning curve for the subject matter of the times we are living.

    How many years have I been waiting for a National audience to hear the message they are getting today? Since I started preaching it in 1986. Of course I covered the subjects that have emotional appeal while you and Spock were talking numbers. Numbers don’t lie and niether do I (unless you are wearing a badge).

  88. Locke n Load says:

    Almost feels like we’re gaining traction,no?

    Still, hearing that 30-40 minutes on XM (thanks to Jim22 and his wonderful wife) was like swimming in a lake of Deja Vu

  89. MadBrad says:

    Yes, where once we were lone voices in the wilderness we now have a nice crowd around the campfire. In fact, as I look out across the land I see lots of campfires in what was once a desolate wasteland. These are exciting times worthy of a lifetime of work that has gone into it.

  90. Locke n Load says:

    This story is worthy of a pithy post on socialist pig city council hacks and the “false choice” ploy but as usual i’m driving.

    skip to the comments section, its priceless. NJ is actually turning the corner,, i think the people finaaly get it!

  91. MadBrad says:


    You know, I’ve noticed that the comments section on LOTS of stories I’ve read from around the Country are getting lively. We definitely need to bring some diverse subject matter to the forum storywise, placing emphasis on the comments. I believe that it would be a great morale builder.

    Check out comments on various You Tube videos here lately as well. That’s always lively but lately it’s really off the chain.