I was told that the last WAC previous to my jump had gotten ground fixation, but was an experienced jumper. She was on a 60 second delay, but didn’t pull the cord on her parachute until about 200 feet from the ground. It had not completely opened when she hit the ground. I was told that she hit the ground at terminal velocity, which is, I believe, 120 mph, and she made such a dent in the ground they could have just buried her there. The COL who picked the body up said it was like picking up a bag of sawdust. Every bone in her body had been crushed on impact. That had been around 1969 or 70 at Ft Leavenworth, KS. Using a double -L, modified sport parachute.
April 2, 2015 at 10:33pm
I was pretty much not afraid of anything when I was a kid, right up until the time when I was about 21 and tried skydiving for the first and only time. Ended up with a broken leg and a back injury that got me medically retired from the Army and for which I have had eight surgeries on the lower back, three on the left knee, and the knee and both hips I’m told now need to be replaced, and the spine is so curved forward I cannot stand really upright, and the surgery they say I would need to fix that I more than I care to deal with. Right I did not die, but it definitely messed up my life. Like some of my friends in the Army taunted me after my one jump – there are only two things that fall from the air, Fools and bird ****.
A young man took his training at the same time I did. On his first and only jump, he cracked his spinal column lengthwise and he was also medically retired from the Army. Later I was told that the winds had probably been a bit too high for beginning jumpers and the ground was still frozen. I hit the ground wrong, fell forward instead of rolling, had the air knocked out of me, could not move or talk for at least 20 minutes, must have been in shock as I did not realize the leg was broken and walked on it 2-3 hours. And once they finished with me at the hospital, went back to the barracks and passed out in the bathroom.
 April 2, 2015 at 3:24pm
My little 19 pound chihuahua mix had been having similar problems, I kept telling my vet something was wrong, she finally operated and took out a kidney stone about the same size as this thing that was in this man. It is the size of a chicken egg, looks just like a chicken egg, and I took a photo of it to prove it. Which I guess I cannot post on here. And like with this man, Bunnie can pee a lot easier now. Poor little dog, she is a rescue dog, and the vet tells me she needs to lose about half her weight. She is also missing one of her front legs from abuse from an owner two or three owners before I got her.
I had a Chihuahua/Boston Terrior mix that was overweight, & then she developed diabetes.
Has your vet' checked for this yet?
 March 24, 2015 at 7:50am
I am also impressed that he handled his son’s discipline himself, not leaving it to the school, so that the boy knows that his father really does care about his behavior and won’t tolerate bad behavior. When disciplining kids is left to the schools, the kids can end up feeling that their parents really could care less what the kids do This is a real father, who is doing his best to raise a real man. More power, sir.
 March 22, 2015 at 8:30pm
Video basically reminded me of the old song – You say toe-mate-o, and I’ll say toe-matt-o….people pronounce things differently in not only different nations but different regions within the same nation. Love your response, Japster.
March 10, 2015 at 10:12am
They also do not tolerate Iranians who have moved to the US and become American citizens. A friend of mine was married to an immigrant from Iran, whose brother joined him here when he was 17. The brother joined the US Army and worked as an interpreter and after leaving the Army had gone to Iran to visit family still there. He was thrown into one of their prisons and on practically a daily basis was taken out of his cell and lined up with other prisoners and watched as many were slaughtered by machine gun fire. He managed to escape and reached Turkey by foot where he was given refuge at the US Embassy and eventually returned to the US. He and his brother no longer dare visit family members in Iran knowing they might not get out alive if captured again.
Treatment such as the pastor saw is not that uncommon in Iranian prisons.
 February 22, 2015 at 11:30pm
I was driving in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic once, years ago, in San Antonio. I have a bad inner ear/balance disorder and cannot safely take my eyes off the road while driving. Someone at a driveway intersection kept honking at me, and when I didn’t look over, kept honking. I finally got annoyed and flipped them the bird. A few seconds later the driver ran up to my car door and banged on the door. I immediately thought I was going to be killed or at least cursed out. Luckily for me it turned out to be an old friend I had not seen in years who had been trying to get my attention. I did learn the lesson though, don’t shoot the bird at people, especially if your car isn’t moving. I was really scared. Bad manners and anger don’t belong on the road.
 February 12, 2015 at 5:07pm
The boy had said he was glad his mom had grabbed the guy, because when he had hit the car the boy thought they were going to all be killed. He might have been so frightened he was hyperventilating or if asthmatic, short of breath. And don’t forget, he had just lost his only brother a few months ago, probably feared he would die also.
 February 12, 2015 at 5:03pm
She was angry because her son was in the back seat and she had just lost her other son to illness since shortly after the school year began, according to what she is said to have said. The thought that his reckless driving could have killed her only remaining child made her throw all caution to the wind and she went after the guy. She was basically yelling at him until he tried to flee the scene, which was when she and then her passenger (boy friend) grabbed the guy. She said she was not only angry at the way he had hit them, but that he was driving that way in a school zone.
 February 12, 2015 at 4:56pm
He had had a gun. He had car jacked the vehicle he was driving at gunpoint. They found the gun later on the seat of the car. He had not had a chance to grab it yet when mama bear came at him. He was no doubt a bit stunned himself after wrecking the car that way. Yes, mama bear and her boyfriend were lucky they did not get shot. And luckily her son was not killed or seriously injured. He would not have been the one rolling on the ground, he stayed in the car until near the end of the video, you can see his mother hugging him. She said the first thing she did was ask him if he was OK, when he answered, Yeah, she went after the guy who hit them.
Did the air bag deploy in the white car? For a second I thought the guy running from the cops was wearing a vest? Check out 1min and 03 seconds. It looks like they are grabbing him by either strange overalls or a vest.
 February 12, 2015 at 4:50pm
Mama bear driver had lost her other child a few months ago to illness and her only other child had been in the back seat when hit. He was shaken up, taken to the hospital to be checked out but released later. She was that upset because the criminal had come close to killing her only remaining son. Mama bear for sure!!
February 11, 2015 at 4:50pm
I have read that also, that the anti-Semitism in Europe has gotten so bad that many are fleeing to Israel – which if you are familiar with the Bible is really just more fulfillment of end times prophecy.
But muslims are not fleeing this country, they are swarming into it to further destabilize it while they still have Obama in office.
That said, none of that has anything to do, in my opinion, with these kids getting murdered by this progressive, atheist, pro-homosexual lobby supporter, pro-abortion supporter, pro MSNBC viewer, proHuffPo reader. This killer supported anything and everything that is contrary to what made our nation great. And say what you wish about ISIS, these kids had no known connection with any terror group, they were quietly attending college and dental school, and I have not found anything to indicate they had ever done anything to justify the way they were murdered. They appear to be really nice, well brought up, well behaved American kids, with great potential, slaughtered for no real reason.
The girls’ father says their murder was a hate crime. ALL murder is a hate crime.
 February 11, 2015 at 4:29pm
Answer to destroyer of civilization – Neither, he killed them over a ******* parking space they had been fighting over for months Guess being an atheist, he does not believe life is sacred.
Sounds like they were good kids also. Parents, brothers and sisters, friends must all be heartbroken. Really inexcusable crime.
 February 7, 2015 at 3:56pm
While still miraculous, a lot of the lack of permanent brain damage has to do with the fact that he drowned in the extremely cold water. There have been other cases of drownings where people fell through ice into near freezing water. The resultant hypothermia lowers the activity of the brain and heart to the point where there is little damage if the heart beat is restored. A major miracle here is that they did not give up on the boy. And I am sure his mother’s prayers helped. There are a lot of miracles involved in this story beyond the prayer, like the fact that he drowned in freezing water, the fact the doctors did not give up on him. I hope the boy makes a full recovery and dedicates his life to the service of God. And a good wake up call to ERs not to give up too quickly.
February 6, 2015 at 6:41pm
You can be sure this is radioactive ammo, and anyone who finds it and opens it will likely die or suffer severe radiation poisoning. There have been similar boxes lost with similar warnings given, and the boxes, which had often been recovered by people where then turned in. Not that long ago a similar looking box was lost and when found had been opened, and they put out a warning to whoever had opened it or had contact with it to immediately seek medical care, that they could well die. With a warning like this, you can just hope people heed the warning and also that the ammo does not get into the wrong hands. Especially since the warning is out, and people who might want to get their hands on something like this are now aware it is out there, it might be a race to see who gets it first.
February 5, 2015 at 11:13pm
I’ll be honest, were it not for handicapped parking spaces I likely would have a hard time shopping, My back and legs and hips have gotten so bad that I really have a hard time shopping anymore and it would make it far more difficult if I had to walk a long distance to the store. I no longer can do the entire Walmart in one day, I have to split my shopping there into two or three days,, one for the grocery area, one for the central area and then again another day if I have to go into the nursery or pet area. I recently had shopped and was in so much pain when I was checking out the poor, sweet little girl checking me out was sure I was having a heart attack and I had to keep reassuring her I was just in a LOT of pain and would be OK once I got home and could sit down for awhile. I do not take any pain meds when I have to drive as even motrin makes me drowsy enough that I feel it compromises my ability to drive safely. And I had been very lucky while still in the Army when a neurologist had told me I would always have pain, learn to live with it rather than allowing a doctor to get me hooked on narcs. I have since that time seen so many people get hooked on narcs and then go through hell getting off of them. So I’ll take narcs if needed for the first day or two after surgery when the pain would otherwise be unbearable, and then go back to my motrin. As I’ve aged it has gotten harder and harder to walk, but praise God, I still can, so life is good enough I guess.
 February 5, 2015 at 11:02pm
I had a similar situation in the 1980s when I parked my car in the handicapped parking at a grocery store. As I stepped out of my car some man started yelling at me that the spot was for the handicapped. I had VA disabled vet plates on my car but guess the guy thought they must belong to my husband, not I. I responded in a not-very-ladylike manner, and just said, why the hell do you think the VA gave me disabled vet plates if I’m not disabled. The man slinked away. My ex-husband is disabled also, and bet he has never had anyone question his use of his disabled plates. I had served as a journalist in the Army and allowed myself to be talked into skydiving by my Information Office and the head of the skydiving club so I could write an article about it and get more WACs to do the same. I got busted up so bad that I doubt I could have written anything that would have gotten any of the WACs who knew me to jump out of an airplane. Eight surgeries on the lower back, osteomyelitis of the spine, and three surgeries on the cervical spine since then, not told I will need both hips replaced and the left knee. For God’s sakes folks, don’t jump out of a perfectly good airplane. The COL had told me I would land like a feather. When I saw how fast the ground was approaching I figured I was dead for sure and forgot everything I had been taught. Broke my leg immediately, fell forward and had the air knocked out of me where I could not move or talk for at least 20 minutes. Lucky to be alive.
 February 1, 2015 at 1:45pm
Yes, the Brits have free healthcare, much like Obama is aiming us toward. And yes, they do decide whether a person deserves certain medical treatment and they practice rationing of certain treatments and medications depending of their idea of cost/benefit ratio. I know that some medicine that has proven very beneficial in treating breast cancer is no longer allowed due to its cost. They have those death panels Obamacare is putting in effect in this country. And the death panels will not just apply to those on Obamacare but to those on any form of govt sponsored health care, to include Medicare, VA care, Medicaide, etc.
In Great Britain they have the same two-tiered health care we will soon have here. those who can afford good healthcare and can pay on their own for it will still have excellent health care, the rest of us, sorry Charlie, expect to die young.
 February 1, 2015 at 1:35pm
The problem here is not with the rodeo attendees who stayed when the imam prayed but with those who invited him to pray in the first place. They need to be replaced or at least rebuked, and perhaps educated on the inconsistencies of the beliefs of muslims and anyone not muslim. When you have a cult “religion” that demands everyone who does not believe in their version of said cult “religion” needs to be killed, members of that cult should never be invited to pray over those their cult demands convert to that cult or be killed. Just pure and simple logic.
 February 1, 2015 at 1:31pm
Have to disagree with you on that. If those in attendance know or knew that islam is a false religion and allah a false god, and so just totally disregarded the “prayer,” I do not think they bowed their knee to allah or took the mark of the beast. Certainly did not take the mark of the beast, if you even know what the Bible says about the mark of the beast They had bought their tickets, which are not cheap, and I see no reason they should have refused to use those tickets because some ******* official decided to have a member of a false religion “pray” over the ceremony. In one ear, hopefully, and out the other, and then let the rodeo begin. And I certainly do not think they sold their soul by attending a rodeo event where a muslim prayed or preyed. There is only one unforgivable sin, and attending a rodeo event prayed over by a muslim is not it.