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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:02 pm

To sort of expand on what Bob was saying. Yes I want to do whatever that can be done to cause My Predator to perform Better. For I am assuming that Todays Topless Gliders relative to the Topless Gliders have finally come of Age. Yes the Day Might have finally arrived when I will end up landing My Predator thus ending My XC journey, just as it was when i flew with Pilots flying Topless Gliders Before I pounded Eleven Years ago. Also I might just be very Rusty regarding my ability to Fly. As of right now it has been Eleven Years Six Months since I Flew last.

I just simply love My Predator. My Predator is laying i9n the shade by the Back Garage. First thing Tomorrow I will Set the Glider up. I will tie a line onto one wing-Tip. I will then run that Line to the other Wing-Tip. Thisway I will have the line act as a reference point so that Measurements can be taken. Yes come tomorrow morning I will be calling Bob.
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:57 pm

There is a recent post by "Roadrunner" on hanggliding.org. I haven't confirmed directly with Chris, but it may be that he is able to post there again.
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:07 am

Please forgive Me for My posting My rant here.

Well Bob is beginning to remind Me of My attending Doctors who quite Frankly wrote Me off for Dead. In fact when My friend Pilot-X who was one of the first to get to the Hospital after I had pounded Myself into the ground eleven years ago. X was told "That He should tell My family to put My things in order, for I was not going to Make it". It really is the case that when you are hurt bad enough. Then your Doctors have had enough with the notion of your recovering. This was really was what My Doctor said to My Sister regarding if He would perform an MRI on my left shoulder as that was what My sister Kathleen had requested the Doctor to do. This rude, crude, distaful quack said to My sister Kathleen; "Why Bother You can't have a conversation with a Potato. Thank God that I did not live down to that Doctors prognosis. Also this educated, all knowing SOB said that I would never walk again. Yes My pounding Myself into the ground eleven years ago has been an experience for sure.

My Father upon hearing what the Doctor had said to My Sister, said to Me; When you have recovered from your injuries You really need to go find that Doctor and beat His a**! I believe that it would be much more satisfying for Me to beat that Doctor at a game of Chess. Yes I would, and I am sure that I could beat him at Chess. I would throughly enjoy beating His Brain.
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:25 am

Hello Chris,

It has been great to watch your recovery since our first contact back in 2013. You continue to be an inspiration to all of us here on the U.S. Hawks. I have also enjoyed our many hours of conversation on the phone. I hope you won't be a stranger to us, and I look forward to following your continued recovery ... and future flight reports. :thumbup:

Best wishes always,
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Oct 09, 2023 8:57 pm

It appears that Doug ("dhmartens") has been banned from hanggliding.org:

      https://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=4195#p33961

dhmartens wrote:"....
You have been permanently banned from this board.

Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

Reason given for ban: Multiple people reporting multiple violations. Flagrant rule violations.

A ban has been issued on your username.

..."


It's pathetic to see how Jack Axaopoulos deflects responsibility for the ban: "Multiple people reporting multiple violations" as if it somehow wasn't his decision.
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Re: John Wright's Enemies List

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:10 pm

By the way, I searched the forum for the first use of the phrase "Banned of Brothers", and we can thank Warren ("Free") for that gift. Here's a link to Warren's post from September 25th, 2010:

    https://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=84&p=245#p245

Here's what Warren wrote just over 13 years ago:

Free (on Sept. 25, 2010) wrote:
bobk wrote: Dennis is a good man for trying to fix this. Dennis approached this from a perspective of friendship and healing. Look at how he was treated for his effort.

Mark essentially tells Dennis to "shut up" with his repeated one liner:

SeeMarkFly wrote:Please consider not posting here again till Bob has stopped.

Stopped what?

- Stopped speaking my mind?
- Stopped telling what really happened?
- Stopped breathing?

So now Dennis should consider not posting on hanggliding.org until Bob has "stopped" something? Where does Mark get the right to virtually shout Dennis down for speaking his mind?


Mark digs himself in deeper in misplaced loyalty to the the happy happy "Banned of Brothers"
Seems like a gang mentality of budding fascism to me. John Wright may understand it as "Lord of the Flies" sandbox politics. That book seems to have had an impression on him but probably more so, the military 'intelligence' training he is indoctrinated in at the expense of the taxpayers. Military "intelligence" is double speak for distortion and manipulation and John gets a c+ in that department.

They really jumped the gun in trying to take over the insurgency of hang gliding.
It really is a tough time to do so. Kicking out George Washington and Thomas Jefferson wasn't the thing to do.
Lies and distortion can't cover up the mess they have produced.
Now they have Thomas Paine in the crosshairs?

Warren's description of the collapse of the "Hang Gliding Association of America" was very well written.

I sure hope that Warren is enjoying his favorite pastimes wherever he is.

Thanks Warren!!      :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon Oct 16, 2023 11:26 am

"Banned". ok this banning of Pilots from sites. I for one have never been Banned from a Site where I cared to begin My Flight into the Air. But I know of One Who has been Banned by certain launches. The Threat of being banned from a Site. This is why I love to Launch from Sites that if You were to say to a Local: "I have been Banned from launching My Glider from any USPHA Site. Does anyone have a Problem with My Launching my Glider here?" I do not know what response You would receive. But I imagine it would be something such as; "What is USHPA?". I just love to Launch from Sites such as Cloud Buster, and Wolf's Peak.
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:40 pm

ChopperGirl's excellent video on the Volmer Jensen J-17 Trainer has got me re-reading some of her other posts here on the U.S. Hawks. Here's one from this "Banned of Brothers" topic:

choppergirl wrote:I'm finding EAA deletes my comments off their Youtube videos immediately, so they can doubly bite me. Don't patronize or support any organization that practices censorship.... just my two cents.


I haven't read all of her posts on the EAA forum, but here's part of one that I really enjoyed:

       https://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?52 ... #post62039

choppergirl wrote:My own personal anecdote:

I remember when I was a little kid, I must of been in 7th grade. I went to a school which was very polarized... you had the snotty kids clic and then you had everyone else. I was one of the "everyone else". Anyway, one day one of the snotty boys told a girl who was not one of the clic that she couldn't play on the monkey bars, they were for "them only". I stood up for the girl and stood my ground, and told him flatly, the monkey bars were for everyone to enjoy.

Well, we kept arguing at it, this back and forth, he wouldn't back down, nor would I, and a huge crowd gathered around us egging us on for a fight which just escalated the situation that much further. I don't think either one of us had a clue how to fight, and I am sure I was scared as hell as was he, but there was no way I was backing down. I was in the right. I didn't know it at the time, but I was sticking up for what is know as the "commons". Fortunately, the bell for the end of recess rang, and saved both of us from a thunderdome brawl, but for several weeks after that, I watched my back. Not watching for him, but rather the whole dangerous snotty kids gang.

I didn't know it at the time, but I earned a boat-ton of respect from a bunch of the kids "not in the clic". Suddenly, I was their champion. They and the monkey bars are all gone now, but you want to know the best part? Decades later I still remember it, and I am still fiercely proud of it. Some silly moment in 2nd grade.

I wish more people would have the simple courage I had as a 2nd grader, and defend the commons. They belong to you. They belong to me. They belong to everyone. I didn't know it at the time, but that little moment changed my life, and it wouldn't be the last time I drew a line in the dirt against bullies and stood up for freedom against bullies.


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I also wish more people would have the simple courage that ChopperGirl had as a 2nd grader. The world would be a much better place.
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:30 pm

Ok Bob I am thinking of You when I think about being Banned from say sites, Where Pilots concede to the Power and authority sites that USPHA exercises its Power. thus, Controlling which Pilots Launches from a Site and which Pilots are denied an opportunity to Launch. This is reason why Bob is going to enjoy Sites up in the Sierra Mountains. Sites such as Cloud Buster, or Wolf's Peak. For up in the Sierra Mountains, If You were to come across another Pearson, Said Person would Most Likely be a Person, who would have no idea if the site was controlled by USHGA or for that matter. They would most likely would never of heard about USHGPGA. Can You say Freedom? Yes, Freedom to Launch and Land, isn't that Great?
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Re: Banned of Brothers

Postby dhmartens » Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:40 pm

I am taking steps with the United States Department of Treasury to shut down hanggliding.org as a criminal enterprise if it can be proved.

Naturally we are investigating the FAA as well.
https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/ne ... -loopholes
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