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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Espen Fadnes takes the world's top wingsuit pilots to a mountain none of them have ever flown before. The pilots decide to take on the challenge of finding the perfect line down steep faces and through tight gullies that can only be spotted from the helicopter.

Tony Uragallo makes an unexpected comeback under the watchful eyes of his wife Mary, and with everyone's support, he ends up flying one of the best lines of his life. The day ends with some of the most incredible wingsuit flying footage ever captured on video.

The HeliBASE74 series is dedicated to our friend Mark Sutton.

Possibly The Best Wingsuit Flying Ever Captured On Video

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Patty Wagstaff is a national treasure. She is the first woman to have won the National Aerobatic Championship, and the only woman to have won it THREE times. Aerobatic flying is an art and a skill that would cause most of us to blow lunch in the first minute or so. She is a role model for all of us. Plus, you gotta love the hair!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A "negligent discharge" of a rifle by a Marine guard likely caused the shooting death of a fellow Marine at Camp Lejeune's main gate, investigators said. Fahy said the fatal shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the guard shack at the Camp Lejeune main gate. A Marine guard discharged an M4 rifle, causing a gunshot wound to the chest on another Marine guard. "I can't imagine how that Marine may feel, and how other Marines may feel knowing that this happened right here," said Gunnery Sgt. Julian Johnson.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wood poachers have done increasing harm to the California redwoods in recent months, Redwood National and State Parks spokesperson Jeff Bomke told National Geographic. The targeted redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth, with heights approaching 400 feet. Woodworkers prize the burls, which tend to cluster near the base of the tree but can appear farther up the trunk. When a burl is cut from a living tree, it opens up a wound that can let in insects or disease, Bomke said. "We have seen trees fail from removal of this material," he said. read more

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Steven T. Corneliussen, Physics Today: At Politico, a recent "special report" began, "Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies." At Stanford University, Robert Proctor studies how such ignorance gets produced. More than a decade ago, he proposed a name for this research field: agnotology. It is "a neologism signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance."


U.S. Marshal Parnell McNamara, who helped instigate the search that led to the arrest, conviction, and execution of Kenneth McDuff, also played an instrumental role in uncovering many of McDuff's victims.

I went to high school with Parnell.
He's McClennan County Sheriff now.

McDuff was first arrested by Falls County Sheriff Larry Pamplin, with whom I went to Jr High.

I doubt either of them would have turned that POS loose.

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