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  • New York City couple leaps to their death because they 'can't afford' health care

    08/01/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 66 replies ^ | July 28th 2017 | Alex Lasker
    A New York City couple jumped to their deaths from the 9th-floor window of a 17-story office building because they couldn't afford health care, according to their suicide notes. The Daily Mail reports that eyewitness Perry Kim, 49, was outside the Murray Hill building at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning when he heard screaming and saw two people falling from the sky. The bodies of 53-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were found shortly thereafter on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues, according to the New York Post. Heartbreaking suicide notes were discovered in the pockets of both...
  • UPI/CVoter poll: Clinton's lead slips below 2 percent

    10/28/2016 9:01:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 28, 2016 at 11:36 AM | By Eric DuVall
    WASHINGTON Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll for Friday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by less than 2 percentage points. The online poll shows Clinton with 48.84 percent to Trump's 46.95 percent. The most recent data reflect a shift of almost a full percentage point toward Trump compared to data collected a day earlier. As Trump moves further away from the scandal over a video tape speaking crudely about women, the poll has shown the race tightening. Over the past week, Clinton has lost 1.43 points, while Trump has gained 1.38 points, with "others" --...
  • Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

    04/03/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | april 03,2014 | Michael Zhang
    For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
  • Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film

    04/04/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Nancy Atkinson
    It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn’t realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to experts and they realized he had captured a meteorite falling during its “dark flight” — when it has been slowed by atmospheric braking, and has cooled and is no longer luminous. Norwegian astrophysicist Pål Brekke confirmed to Universe Today that the story is true. “I...
  • Stocks Skid 2%; Dow Dives 300, S&P Below 1400

    11/07/2012 8:37:31 AM PST · by madison10 · 127 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/7/12 | JeeYeon Park
    Stocks took a sharp nosedive across the board Wednesday in the wake of President Barack Obama's re-election, triggered by worries over the looming "fiscal cliff" and as fears over Europe's economy reemerged. The Dow fell below 13,000, while the S&P 500 traded under 1,400 for the first time since early September...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS: Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

    03/16/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 36 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3/16/2012 | Marcia Dunn
  • Obama in Free Fall

    01/25/2010 9:30:17 PM PST · by advance_copy · 33 replies · 2,996+ views
    NRO ^ | 1/25/10 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A year ago, a number of "moderate" Republicans and Democratic stalwarts, in the gush of the inauguration, warned us of new Democratic majorities for years to come. A new race/class/gender dynamic would doom conservatives and their-old-white-guy party and its reactionary fellow-travelers. And, of course, the post-national, post-racial, post-modern president would hope and change his way to just about anything he wanted. All of this was nonsense, but the narrative did mesmerize quite a lot of DC-NY pundits, who mistakenly fell for the Emanuel/Axelrod thesis that popular outrage at Wall Street banditry, weariness with Iraq, and the lackluster McCain campaign would...
  • Daredevil Space Diver To Leap Toward World's First Supersonic Free-Fall From 120,000 Feet

    01/22/2010 11:51:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 58 replies · 1,968+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 1/21/10 | Bjorn Carey
    Here’s Felix Baumgartner’s plan: Float a balloon to 120,000 feet. Jump out. Break the sound barrier. Don’t die. Simple, right? If Baumgartner, a world famous base jumper and skydiver, pulls off the feat, he’ll set the record for the world’s highest jump and become the first person to break the sound barrier with his body alone. During the jump, he’ll also collect data on how the human body reacts to a fall from such heights, which could be useful for planning orbital escape plans for future space tourists and astronauts. Dubbed the Red Bull Stratos and sponsored by the...
  • Obama approval in free fall - reaches minus 19

    12/14/2009 6:03:26 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 50 replies · 1,953+ views ^ | December 13, 2009 | Dan Spencer
    Rasmussen reports Sunday's Obama's Presidential Approval Index, fell to -19.
  • Japanese Being Told The Truth About Obama's "Popularity" (Link To Chart) Sankei News, Tokyo

    11/04/2009 5:08:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 2,075+ views
    Sankei Shimbun, in Japanese (via Yahoo Japan) ^ | 5 November 2009 | Sankei News (In Japan): Chart
    LINKNot too hard to figure out, folks!
  • Freefalling Obama

    11/01/2009 11:50:03 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 5 replies · 695+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Nov. 1, 2009 | Rasmussen
    In October, for the third straight month, 39% Strongly Disapproved of the president’s performance. The number who Strongly Approved fell two percentage points to 29%, the president’s lowest full-month total to date. That leads to a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10, also a new low for Obama. Also in October, the president’s total approval slipped a point to 48%. His total disapproval remained stable at 51%.
  • Free Fall From Near Space (On This Date: August 16, 1960)

    08/16/2009 10:10:03 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 18 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | July 19, 2006 | Daniel Lew
    On August 16, 1960, Kittinger made his most famous free-fall. In this flight, he made it up to an altitude of 102,800 feet, breaking a previous record made by David Simons during Project Man High. He stayed at this altitude for about 12 minutes, which must have been very unpleasant – not only was it as cold as 94 minus Fahrenheit, but he had a severe pain in his right hand from a malfunctioning pressurized glove. Then, he jumped. He fell for almost five minutes before reaching a safe altitude to open his main parachutes and float down to the...
  • Obama hints at hopes for recovery

    04/14/2009 1:23:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 587+ views ^ | 4/14/09 | Krishna Guha and Edward Luce
    President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday voiced wary optimism that the US economy is no longer in freefall, even as new data showed retail sales fell in March. In a speech at Georgetown University, Mr Obama reiterated that he detected “glimmers of hope” in the economy. He said the $787bn stimulus, the $700bn bank recapitalisation programme, $70bn housing plan and extra federal aid to Detroit auto-companies were “starting to generate signs of economic progress”. Meanwhile, Mr Bernanke said: “We have seen tentative signs that the sharp decline in economic activity may be slowing.” He added...
  • Market Plunges to 1997 levels -- still falling. Where's Messiah? All Hail (Capitalism DeathWatch™)

    02/23/2009 12:17:36 PM PST · by quesney · 128 replies · 6,837+ views
    YahooFinance ^ | YahooFinance
    Dow 7,177.78 -187.89 -2.55% Nasdaq 1,399.99 -41.24 -2.86% S&P 500 749.23 -20.82 -2.70%
  • Russia lifts rates to 12pc to save rouble as crisis deepens

    11/12/2008 2:30:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 295+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/12/08 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Russia lifts rates to 12pc to save rouble as crisis deepens Russia's central bank has raised interest rates a full percentage point to 12pc to prevent a collapse of the rouble following a day of mayhem on the Moscow markets, prompting concerns that the financial crisis may be spiralling out of control. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 8:47AM GMT 12 Nov 2008 The surprise move last night came after the authorities had spent $7bn of foreign reserves in a matter of hours trying to defend the currency, at a lower level. The central bank has now spent $84bn of its...
  • Nikkei slides below 8,000, Kospi drops under 1,000 (Nikkei -9.6%; Kospi; -10.57%)

    10/23/2008 11:41:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 777+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/24/08 | V. Phani Kumar
    Nikkei slides below 8,000, Kospi drops under 1,000 Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan also hit multi-year lows By V. Phani Kumar, MarketWatch Last update: 12:12 a.m. EDT Oct. 24, 2008 Comments: 218 HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asian markets suffered further deep losses Friday, with indexes in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Taiwan dropping to their lowest levels in at least three years as fears of a global recession swept across the region. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average dropped below the psychologically-important 8,000-point level for the first time since May 22, 2003, while South Korea's fell under the 1,000-point...
  • Asian Shares: Nikkei hovers above 8,000, Hang Seng below 14,000 (dropping like a rock)

    10/22/2008 8:39:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1,121+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/22/08 | V. Phani Kumar
    Nikkei hovers above 8,000, Hang Seng below 14,000 By V. Phani Kumar, MarketWatch Last update: 11:14 p.m. EDT Oct. 22, 2008 HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asian markets sold off Thursday on fears about the impact of a global recession, with South Korean and Japanese stocks plummeting as investors dumped shares across the board. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Average dropped to its lowest level in more than five years as exporters such as Mazda Motor Corp. and Nintendo Co. were hit hard by a rally in the yen and after steep losses on Wall Street overnight. In Hong Kong, the Hang...
  • Nikkei tumbles more than 10% in regional sell-off(Asian shares plunge)

    10/15/2008 7:42:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10/15/08 | V. Phani Kumar
    Nikkei tumbles more than 10% in regional sell-off By V. Phani Kumar, MarketWatch Last update: 10:26 p.m. EDT Oct. 15, 2008HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japanese shares suffered a sell-off Thursday, sending the Nikkei 225 down by more than 10% at one point during the session, as investors rushed to dump equities amid fears about a U.S. recession and after stocks dived on Wall Street overnight. The Nikkei 225 Average dropped as much as 10.3% in mid-morning Tokyo trading, before recovering a little, as shares across the board were slammed. The benchmark ended the morning session 9.6% lower at 8,635.56, while...
  • Balloon blows away free fall record bid

    05/27/2008 6:31:49 AM PDT · by dayglored · 31 replies · 147+ views ^ | 2008-05-27 | (none)
    (CNN) -- French skydiver Michel Fournier's bid for a record-breaking parachute jump from Earth's stratosphere was aborted Tuesday when the balloon that was to carry him into the far reaches of the sky slipped away from his flight crew. The former paratrooper had hoped to set new records for the highest jump, fastest free fall, longest free fall and the highest altitude reached by a man in a balloon. But those hopes drifted away over the plains of Saskatchewan when the balloon escaped. Still clad in his bright yellow pressure suit, the visibly frustrated Fournier waved away cameras after his...
  • (Vanity) Opening Bell March 3 2008

    03/02/2008 10:27:20 PM PST · by al baby · 10 replies · 141+ views
    Today | Self
    With a bad day on Friday and over seas markets in turmoil I though it might be time for another Opening Bell Thread