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  • Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

    04/03/2017 9:37:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Paul Vitello
    Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?” — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90... Mr. Bolles (pronounced bowls) originally self-published his manual in 1970 as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed Protestant ministers. In 1972, he recast it to appeal to a wider audience and found an independent publisher in Berkeley, Calif., willing to print small batches so that it could be frequently updated. Since...
  • ..hang a wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth

    03/29/2017 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:36 BST, 27 March 2017 | Stacy Liberatore
    A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world. Deemed the ‘world’s tallest building ever’, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.
  • Skydiver makes history by jumping 25,000 feet into a net without a parachute

    07/31/2016 6:11:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies ^ | 07/31/2016
    Luke Aikins, 42, a veteran of 18,000 jumps, completed the stunt without mishap, landing almost in the middle of the 100ft by 100ft net. Taking only a few moments to regain his composure, Mr Aikins dusted himself off, clambered out of the net and jumped into the arms of his very relieved wife, Monica. The leap, which was broadcast by Fox, was watched by other members of the family and a crowd of well-wishers packed into an improvised spectator stand in the California desert.
  • Bernie Sanders Might Skydive Into His Campaign Rally

    06/03/2016 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 3, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    You didn’t misread that headline: Bernie Sanders might enter his Friday rally in Cloverville, California by skydiving in. NorCal Skydiving told Bay-area newspaper The Press Democrat that they were approached by a Sanders campaign staffer Wednesday about the possibility of making an entrance from the sky. The following day, a campaign staffer went skydiving as a sort of practice run, but there’s still no word about whether they’ll go through with the idea.
  • Caught On Video: Skydiver Suffers Seizure During Jump Before Instructor Pulls Ripcord, Saving Him

    03/02/2015 3:51:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | 03/01/15 | sanfrancisco.cbslocal
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — A skydiver posted video of himself having a seizure during a jump that quickly racked up views on YouTube. The diver posted the video on San Bruno-based YouTube under the username Nomadic Adrenaline showing what he describes as “possibly the scariest moment of my life.”
  • A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

    10/25/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 27 replies
    Business Insider Via ^ | 10/24/2014 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    Google senior vice president Alan Eustace just beat the world record for highest-altitude space jump, The New York Times reports. A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere — more than 25 miles — above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.
  • Skydiver one off 222 Parachuting Together Dies During Record Bid

    04/04/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Reuters-YouTube Video ^ | April 4, 2014 | Staff
    YouTube:Skydiver Dies During Record Bid One of 222 parachutists looking to break a record probably of most people to parachute in one jump (they don't say exactly what the record was for) died as a result of her malfunctioning main parachute that opened too low for the reserve to release properly. Diana Paris of Berlin was an said to have been an experienced skydiver. When making a deliberate attempt for a controlled landing while jumping out of a plane you can never be too prepared, I suppose.
  • San Jose skydiver dies after falling out of harness

    08/26/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2013 | Woodland Daily Democrat
    A skydiver has died after he fell out of his parachute harness during a jump at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis. Yolo County sheriff's Sgt. Hector Bautista says the 23-year-old man made the jump in Davis over the Yolo County Airport at about 6 p.m. Saturday. He died at a hospital. His name hasn't been released but Bautista says he was an experienced skydiver who lived in San Jose. Yolo County officials said they were sent to the scene around 6 p.m. Deputies located the body of the deceased skydiver about 1 mile southeast of the SkyDance drop zone. His canopy...
  • Wounded warrior makes final jump

    10/22/2013 2:00:10 PM PDT · by SZonian · 1 replies
    Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs ^ | 10/18/2013 | Capt. Victoria Porto
    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- One by one, Airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron lined up at the back of a C-130, paused, then stepped off the aircraft Oct. 16, completing their free fall training jump into the picturesque water of Florida's Emerald Coast. For Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock Jr., this jump was two years and 28 surgeries in the making. In 2011, Yellock, a 23rd STS combat controller, was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While on a mission checking Afghan local police outposts, his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. "When I opened...
  • North Korea carries out parachute drills on Chinese border(photo inside)

    04/11/2013 8:05:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    SCMP ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Teddy Ng
    North Korea carries out parachute drills on Chinese border 12 April, 2013 Teddy Ng North Korean soldiers parachute over the North Korean town of Sinuiju in a photo taken from the border city of Dandong. Photo: Kyodo North Korean soldiers carried out parachute drills along the border with China yesterday as Taiwan's government became the first to urge its citizens to delay visiting South Korea. More than 50 North Korean soldiers conducted drills for about two hours in Sinuiju, which neighbours Dandong, Liaoning province, Kyodo News Agency reported.
  • Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

    03/29/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jim MIklaszweski and Courtney Kube
    <p>A Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL TEAM 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, Arizona, the military said. Details of the accident are not immediately available.</p> <p>One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Hospital. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.</p>
  • YouTube Broken by Space Jump

    10/14/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Aurelius has gone down thanks to Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from space. YouTube hosted Mr. Baumgartner's jump live and was sponsored by Red Bull. At its height, there were more than 7.5 Million people watching the same video at once. When Mr. Baumgartner was about to touch down after a successful jump, the site began to experience problems. A few minutes after, the entire website is having a server error, leading people to receive this message when they try to go to YouTube: Members of Twitter quickly took to the site to comment on YouTube's crash.
  • 90-year-old Maine man skydives for first time (VIDEO)

    07/16/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 16, 2012 | AP
    PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who learned how to use a parachute as a Navy pilot during World War II has finally made his first jump _ at age 90. Lester Slate of Exeter jumped out of a plane for the first time on Sunday at Pittsfield Airport and was guided to the ground by a tandem jumper, and accompanied by another skydiver trailing a U.S. flag. The jump was a 90th birthday present to himself. More than 50 family and friends watched.
  • Jillian Winoker Talked Husband David Winoker into Fatal Skydiving Accident

    06/18/2012 11:51:59 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    OPPOSING VIEWS ^ | June 18, 2012 | D Allen
    Manhattan real estate investor David Winoker died with sky diving instructor Alexander Chulsky on Friday during a failed tandem parachute jump in Ulster County, New York, when their parachute did not open.
  • Cops deflate parachuters' plans for tower leap

    06/12/2012 3:25:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/12 | O"Ryan Johnson
    Two New Hampshire men determined to make parachute jumps off a Newton communications tower hundreds of feet high were nabbed by cops before they could take the dangerous plunge over the weekend. Tighe Crumb, 31, of Salem, N.H., and Thomas Becker, 28, of Derry, N.H., were charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and wanton destruction of property after police spotted them climbing up the tower at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Both men had parachutes and helmets on. Crumb also had a video camera on his helmet, police said. Reached at home yesterday, Crumb acknowledged the pair were...
  • Stephanie Miller Show: Obama Haters Should Try 'Jumping Out of a Plane Without a Parachute

    03/16/2012 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/16/12 | Tim Graham
    On Friday’s Stephanie Miller show, the host was typically adoring Obama’s snarky remarks about how the conservatives are flat-earthers when it comes to the awesome potential for green energy solutions. The forward-thinkers and the scientific minds hand over a half-billion dollars to Solyndra, apparently. Unfortunately for Miller, her sidekick Jim Ward (who does impressions), completely lost his cool and said Obama’s critics “should test the alleged laws of gravity by jumping out of a plane without a parachute.” It’s another Playtex bottle of the milk of human kindness from liberal talk radio. MILLER: Yeah I think the President got off...
  • Two Skydivers Die in Nevada After Parachute Fails to Open

    10/09/2011 10:37:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 10, 2011 | NewsCore
    MESQUITE, Nev, – A 71-year-old student skydiver and her experienced instructor died Sunday after their parachute failed to open properly about 85 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The pair jumped in tandem shortly before noon over Mesquite, Nev. Police said after their main parachute failed to deploy, the instructor -- aged in his 60s with nearly 11,000 jumps to his name -- tried to open a back-up chute, but it was tangled and did not deploy properly.
  • Army stops using parachute after death

    07/13/2011 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Flavius · 29 replies
    upi ^ | July 13, 2011 | upi
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is suspending use of a new square parachute after a soldier at Fort Bragg, N.C., died in a training jump. The T-11 parachutes, which have been phased in since 2009, had been considered safer than older models, but Staff Sgt. Jamal Clay of the 82nd Airborne Division fell to his death June 25 when his failed. Read more:
  • Plummeting death reform epic fail! (Funny Cartoon!)

    12/14/2010 10:50:32 AM PST · by mainestategop
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop Inspired by the cartoon plummeting death reform by Bolshevik cartoonist Mark Fiore. It shows what happened when we DID PULL THE RIPCORD OF SOCIALISM AND TYRANNY! We could have supported ground softening corporations instead! ^_^

    04/04/2010 8:19:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 557+ views ^ | April 4, 2010, 10:30 IST | n/a “Al-Qaeda urges UK fanatics to build DIY cruise missiles” Sunday, April 4, 2010,10:30 [IST] SNIPPET: “London, Apr 4(ANI): Fears of a terror attack during the UK General Election have been further fueled by reports that the Al-Qaeda has urged British fanatics to build DIY cruise missiles to attack passenger jets. According to reports, an Al-Qaeda website explains how to build missiles with solid fuel engines using operating manuals for the Russian 107mm Katyusha rocket. Numerous links are also available for guides to make explosives, including C4 plastic explosive, acetone peroxide and TNT. The same site was used to explain...