Skydiving - Always a Permanent Decision

by Hal Mooz 29. September 2014 07:07

2 skydivers die after landing on Cape Cod building

Police in Massachusetts say two skydivers have died after crashing into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod.

Barnstable police say the skydiving instructor and student died Sunday night, shortly after the crash near the Cape Cod Airfield. Centerville Fire Capt. Sean Greene tells WBZ-TV that the pair landed on a building outside their designated landing area. Barnstable police Sgt. David Myett tells the Boston Globe that it's unclear whether the skydivers' equipment malfunctioned. He says the district attorney's office will investigate their deaths.

http://news.msn.com/us/2-skydivers-die-after-landing-on-cape-cod-building

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Faith Based Decision With Permanent Outcome

by Hal Mooz 27. September 2014 07:10

Somali militants stone woman to death

Somali al Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe on Friday after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery, the militants and witnesses said. The group, which pledges loyalty to al Qaeda, has waged an armed campaign to impose its strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law. Forced out of many areas of the east African country by African Union forces and the Somali army, al Shabaab is keen to show it has authority over areas it still controls.

Hundreds gathered to watch the killing of Safia Ahmed Jimale in an open field. The 33-year old mother was buried up to her shoulders and pelted with stones by masked al Shabaab fighters and local men. Some in the audience vomited, said resident Ahmed Abdullahi, who was in the crowd. The killing was witnessed by the al Shabaab governor for the region.

Her body was then dug out of the ground and carried away for funeral prayers, Abdullahi said. A man who presented himself as an al Shabaab judge said Jimale had confessed to having three husbands. He said the three men were not aware they were married to the same woman and had testified against her. Jimale had admitted her guilt before the court and declared she was ready to be stoned to secure God's forgiveness, said the unidentified judge.

Courts set up by the militants do not allow legal representation or appeals. Jimale's family could not be reached for comment. Islamic practice in many Muslim countries permits a woman to have only one husband but a man can have as many as four wives.

Al Shabaab has banned many aspects of modern life and ordered executions, floggings and amputations for crimes such as theft. Its fighters has been harrying the government in the capital Mogadishu with a series of hit-and-run style gun and grenade attacks in recent years, following huge losses of territory.

http://news.msn.com/world/somali-militants-stone-woman-to-death

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BASE Jumping is a Permanent Decision

by Hal Mooz 16. September 2014 07:33

Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau Weiher of Missoula, who was reported missing by family and friends on Saturday night after he failed to return as expected from his outing.

Park rangers initiated a ground and aerial search on Sunday and found Weiher’s body that evening, according to Glacier Park spokeswoman Denise Germann. She said he fell about 1,500 to 2,000 feet off Mount Siyeh to his death.

“We don’t know whether he had attempted the jump at the time of his fall, or not, but he was attached to his parachute when the body was recovered,” she said.

Posts from Weiher’s Facebook page include shots of him flying or landing as part of the BASE jump lifestyle, and documents global travel undertaken within the last year to pursue the practice.

Those caught jumping in a U.S. national park can face fines as high as $2,000, plus the cost of any rescue operations.

http://news.msn.com/us/montana-base-jumper-falls-to-death-in-glacier-national-park

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