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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Donald Trump Warns Republicans from Effort to Block Mexico Tariffs

President Donald Trump warned Republicans Tuesday not to try and block his proposed tariffs on Mexico.

“No. I don’t think that they will do that,” Trump said. “I think if they do it is foolish, there’s nothing more important than borders, I’ve had tremendous Republican support.”

The Washington Post reported Monday night that Republicans in Congress had begun “discussing” the idea of blocking Trump’s proposed tariffs.

Trump reminded Republicans that he had a 94 percent approval rating in the Republican party.

“That’s an all-time record … I love records,” he added.


Shoplifter TWERKS at security cameras as she 'steals hundreds of dollars of clothing

Florida police are hoping to find a woman who twerked as she and her accomplice stole from an area clothing store in April.

Surveillance video released on Thursday shows the robbery taking place at a MadRag clothing store in Pembroke Pines on April 26.

Footage shows the woman - dressed in yellow pants and a patterned strapless halter top - twerking in the store in an effort to serve as a distraction.


The Fed Has Already Admitted Where the Next Crisis Will Start

For those how pay attention, the Fed has already broadcast what the next crisis will be…

Corporate bonds…

When the Fed cut interest rates to zero in 2008… and held them there for even years straight… it gave the “green light” to corporations to go on massive borrowing spree.

After all… if you’re the CEO of a company… and taking on debt suddenly costs NOTHING… why wouldn’t you start borrowing?

It took US corporates 50 years to hit $3 trillion in debt… they DOUBLED that in eight years thanks to the Fed’s Zero Interest Rates Policy (ZIRP).



The NBA might nix the term “owner” from its vocabulary so as to avoid the suggestion of racial insensitivity, according to a new report.

The report from TMZ Sports states that two franchises have already made the switch, referring to their majority shareholders by other names. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Balmer is referred to as the team’s “CEO,” and the Philadelphia 76ers now refer to their main shareholders as “limited partners.”

The TMZ report pointed to an episode of LeBron James‘ HBO show “The Shop,” in which Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green appeared to take offense to the term “owner,” saying it fosters a “slave-to-master” relationship.


From Convicted Murderer to Exoneree to Law Grad

What would you do if you were falsely accused and convicted of a brutal rape and murder you didn't commit?

How would you handle a violent maximum-security prison, sentenced 16 years to life, at age 17?

And where would you go, what would you choose to do, if you won your freedom back after full exoneration?

Jeffrey Deskovic, 45, graduated from Pace University School of Law three weeks ago to rousing cheers from friends, family and faculty. On its own, the achievement warrants celebration. Any graduation does. But Deskovic's feat is just one of an extraordinary set of milestones in the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man I'm honored to know and support.


Report: Mom Holds Suspect at Gunpoint for 26 Minutes Before Police Arrive

A Hudson, Florida, mother reportedly held a home invasion suspect at gunpoint for 26 minutes while waiting for police to arrive.

WFLA reports the mother, 25-year-old Lauren Richards, first called 911 at 12:41 a.m, then called back at 12:54 a.m. to make clear she was holding the suspect at gunpoint and needed police.

A deputy with Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrived at 1:07 a.m.

Fox News reports an armed neighbor had come to help Richards by the time the deputy arrived. That neighbor said, “She’s got little kids. We held him at gunpoint until the cops showed up. Had she not had a gun and been ready to protect herself or call the neighbors, she might [not] be standing here cause who knows what would happen.”


Trump at 75th anniversary ceremony: D-Day veterans 'some of the greatest' Americans to live

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Trump gave thanks to veterans of the allied forces who gave their lives to defend freedom around the world that day.

"To all of our friends and partners — our cherished alliance was forged in the heat of battle, tested in the trials of war, and proven in the blessings of peace," Trump said. "Our bond is unbreakable.”

Trump is in northern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.


Here Are 3 Gaping Errors Ilhan Omar Made in Attacking Pro-Life Advocates and Religious Liberty

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., unleashed a scathing statement on the House floor on May 22, in which she attacked conservatives and pro-life Americans, accusing them of hypocrisy and inconsistency, among other things.

She was responding to the wave of pro-life bills that have recently swept state legislatures. And she was wrong, point after point.

Here are threee ways she showed she doesn’t understand pro-life Americans and religious liberty.


Clarence Thomas Shows Left’s Hypocrisy on Discrimination

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack.

And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas’ consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America’s founding principles.

The latest concerns Thomas’ 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity.

The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to be heard on appeal at the district level.


Funerals Are Now Unaffordable. Local Governments Are Paying the Price.

Jimmy Pollard knew his state had a serious problem surrounding death. As the coroner for Henry County and a consultant for the Kentucky Coroners Association, Pollard had seen lots of instances in which family members couldn’t afford to bury or cremate a loved one. But the problem of “funeral poverty” was getting worse.

Pollard realized just how bad things had gotten when, a few years ago, the county judge approached him and said, “I’m out of money for indigent burials this year, and I’ve got six months left to go.”

Despite pleas from the judge and from Pollard, neither the state nor the county has invested more money for burials. “I tried to talk to the state judges’ association,” says Pollard, “but I could tell it didn’t really soak in. More money would help, but right now is a bad time to ask for more money in Kentucky for anything, because it’s just not there.”


Pfizer 'deliberately buried' data showing its arthritis drug might also prevent Alzheimer's

One of the world's biggest drug firms deliberately buried data showing one of its arthritis medications could slash the risk of Alzheimer's.

Pfizer kept its finding under wraps for more than three years because, it claims, it didn't believe the evidence was strong enough.

It found the link between Alzheimer's and the drug Enbrel when analysing medical insurance claims in hundreds of thousands of people in the US.

People taking Enbrel, an anti-inflammatory used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, appeared to be 64 per cent less likely to develop the memory-robbing disorder.



Politicians are calling for a ban on ‘silencers’ after a disgruntled Virginia Beach, Virginia, city employee used one while gunning down 12 co-workers.

It was reported that the gunman, DeWayne Craddock, 40, used two .45-caliber handguns equipped with “extended” magazines and one with a suppressor.

A supressor, sometimes called a “silencer,” is any device fitted to the end of a gun that lowers its sound output, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).


Law will target left lane slowpokes

MINNEAPOLIS — Slower traffic should keep to the right. It's one of the first things we learn when we start driving in Minnesota and anywhere else for that matter.

Starting Aug. 1, the state's traffic laws will make it crystal clear left lane slowpokes have to get out of the way, or face a $50 ticket plus $75 surcharges and court fees.

"It’s just safer, whether it be moving over to let traffic flow, or to prevent road rage and other things that happen out on the roadways," Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol told KARE.

He said troopers would use their discretion and weigh the circumstances in deciding whether to issue tickets or warnings to slowpokes.


Rand Paul: Deep State Ignored Order to Pull John Brennan’s Security Clearance

Appearing Tuesday on CNN, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed the intelligence community over a recent report claiming it defied an order from President Donald Trump to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

A partial transcript is as follows:

HOST BRIANNA KEILAR: I want to ask you, because you’ve been really a critic of John Brennan, who has been a critic of President Trump. You’ve not been a big fan of him. You’ve said that. He’s the former CIA director under President Obama. What do you think about this recent New York Times story that Brennan still has his security clearance? This was such a big, I guess, promise of the president’s, demand of the president. He said he was going to pull it, and he still has it.

SEN. RAND PAUL: Well, this is what worries me. People talk about the Deep State. Now the Deep State is actually protecting their own and not listening to the president’s orders. I was sitting in the White House when President Trump said, “I want his security clearance taken,” and I saw the order given. I saw the chief of staff was there, not the current chief of staff, the previous chief of staff.


Seven 'Republicans' Voted for Illegal Alien Amnesty

Seven House Republicans voted with House Democrats for the Americans Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would grant amnesty to more than two million illegal immigrants.

The legislation would grant illegal immigrants ten years of legal residence status if they were to meet specific requirements, after which they would receive permanent green cards after completing two years of higher education or military service, or after working for three years.

The seven Republicans who voted on Tuesday with Democrats to grant illegal aliens amnesty include:

Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE)
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)
Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI)

Some of these congressmen also voted for a resolution in March that would terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency and make it harder to secure America’s southern border.

Reps. Fitzpatrick, Hurd, and Upton voted in favor of ending Trump’s national emergency on the southern border.

More here

Easton Police Press Release 6-6-19 (Homicide Investigation)

Ft. Worth School Board Unanimously Votes to Fire Teacher for Tweeting About Illegal Aliens and Drugs on School Campus to President Trump

The Fort Worth ISD school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to fire a teacher for her tweets to President Trump and warnings about drugs on the school campus.

The school board fired her for her offensive tweets about immigration.

Teacher Georgia Clark was upset about the huge number of illegals in the school and the drugs on campus.


‘World’s hottest Marine’ Shannon Ihrke strips down in new desert photo shoot

The 'World's hottest Marine" Shannon Ihrke has stripped off for a new desert photo shoot as she shows support for President Trump’s U.K. visit.

The 29-year-old from Minnesota is pictured wearing nothing but a tiny bikini and her gun belt in the new pictures.

Trump is on an official state visit to the U.K. and, while there have been some protests, Ihrke is right behind her commander in chief.

“I always want our president to succeed, no matter who they are. I'm all-American and love this country! I hope Trump's visit to the U.K. is a great one,” she said.


North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb Is Much Bigger than Previously Thought

Scientists looking anew at a 2017 North Korean nuclear test discovered that the explosion was likely about two-thirds more powerful than U.S. officials previously thought.

Earlier data put the yield somewhere between 30 and 300 kilotons; the U.S. intelligence community said 140 kilotons. That was already the most powerful device tested by North Korea, topping a 2016 test by about an order of magnitude. But a new look at seismological data suggests that the blast was between 148 and 328 kilotons, and probably around 250 kilotons.

That’s the conclusion from a group of researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz; the Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica; and elsewhere, as published Monday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. The team combined sound-wave data recorded during the blast with information about North Korean nuclear tests since 2006 and plugged it all into models showing how sound would travel through various types of rock at an estimated depth of 430 to 710 meters.

A 250-kiloton weapon would be about 16 times more powerful than the one that leveled Hiroshima. Detonated over Washington, D.C., it would have knocked down virtually every residential structure in the downtown area and inflicted third-degree burns on everyone within a three-mile radius.


BORDER CRISIS EXPLODES: 144,278 Illegals Apprehended In May, Up 32%

The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has exploded.

Border agents apprehended 144,278 migrants in May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Chief (CBP) Operating Officer John P. Sanders told reporters Wednesday. That’s a 32% increase over April, he said.

“We are in a full-blown emergency, and I cannot say this stronger: the system is broken,” Sanders said. The chief said that nearly 700,000 foreigners have been apprehended in the past eight months, which he noted is “more than the population of Miami.”

The May total was the highest in 13 years, border officials said, and included 11,391 “inadmissibles.” Last month’s total was also a 182% over May 2018.


One dead in assault at Easton YMCA

EASTON — One person is dead and another injured in a June 6 assault at the Easton Family YMCA at Peachblossom, and the facility is closed as police investigate.

The injured person is a "person of interest," according to Easton Police Chief David Spencer.

According to Spencer, officers were called to "a fight or some type of incident" at about 7:30 a.m. "Upon arrival, officers found two people who were obviously in some type of medical distress."

Paramedics were called and both people were taken to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton where one died. The hospital has not released the condition of the other person.


UPDATED: Gold Alert Issued for Missing Delmar Man

EDITOR'S NOTE:This was originally posted as a Gold Alert for a missing man. It has now been updated to a Wanted Subject

Delmar- The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 29-year-old Donnie J. Bennett of Delmar, DE who is wanted for assault and weapons charges.

The incident occurred on June 5, 2019, at approximately 7:27 p.m., when Troopers responded to a residence located in the 10000 block of Hillbilly Lane, Delmar, DE in reference to a domestic incident. Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 28-year-old female victim who advised that she and her boyfriend, Bennett, had been in a physical argument while they were traveling in a vehicle. Bennett proceeded to strike the female and also struck her 8-year-old child who was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle. During this incident, there was also a 6-year-old child present in the vehicle. After the altercation, Bennett obtained the victim’s cell phone and proceeded to flee the area on foot. Bennett later responded to his father’s residence located in the 36000 block of Waycross Road, where he proceeded to take firearms and fled the residence on foot.

The female victim was treated on scene with minor injuries and the children were not injured.

Troopers have been unable to locate Bennett who currently has active warrants out of Troop 5 for the following:
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (4 counts)
  • Theft of a Firearm (4 counts)
  • Assault Third Degree
  • Theft
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Offensive Touching
  • Disorderly Conduct

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Donnie J. Bennett is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit Detective Kristunas at 302-856-5850 or by calling 911. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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Twitter Bans Pro-Life Group Ads Unless Ultrasound Images Are Deleted

National pro-life leader Lila Rose announced that Twitter has again banned both of her accounts and that of her organization from all ads.

“When we asked why, @Twitter said we could resume ads only if we deleted the following content from our Twitter AND website:

-Anything about abortion procedures

-Investigations of Planned Parenthood

-All ultrasound images

More here

Graham on Tariffs: ‘Trump Is Not the Problem — Mexico Is the Problem’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why he was not one of his U.S. Senate colleagues that opposed levying tariffs against Mexico for its seemingly lack of willingness to control its southern border, which is contributing to U.S. immigration problems.

Graham argued the angst from Republicans was misguided at President Donald Trump.

“Tariffs would be tough on the economy,” Graham said. “But the borders are broken that needs to be fixed. And if tariffs is what it takes to get Mexico to do better on their side of the border, I’m all for tariffs. Trump is not the problem. Mexico is the problem. Republicans are not the problem. Democrats won’t vote to change the laws. Now, why do we have a million people coming here from Central America? They know that if you read a card claiming asylum, you’re entitled to a hearing. It takes three or four years to get a hearing. We don’t have enough bed space so we’d let you go.”


Immigrants Stealing Succulents from State Parks, Harming Ecosystem

Foreign nationals, primarily from Asia, are reportedly disrupting West Coast ecosystems by arriving in the United States and stealing succulent plants from U.S. state parks.

A detailed report by the Washington Post reveals how foreign nationals from Asia are increasingly coming to the U.S. to rip succulent plants out of the ground at state parks to sell them in their home countries of South Korea, China, and Japan.

The Post noted the most recent case in which wildlife detectives caught three South Korean nationals stealing succulents after arriving in the U.S.:

But wildlife detectives who had been tracking the three South Korean nationals since they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in October 2018 noticed that their rented minivan was full of boxes and rubber totes — not the typical gear for a week-long vacation. The men chatted on handheld radios as they explored the parks and always seemed to wear bulky backpacks. Watching from a distance, wardens saw what they were stuffing inside: Dudleya succulents, which have spiky blue-green leaves immediately recognizable to anyone on Pinterest and Instagram.


Denmark Admits Country Has ‘Big Problem’ With Criminal Migrants

Danish Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen has admitted that his country has a “big problem” with migrant criminals and has defended new measures from the government designed to make deportations easier.

The minister’s statements come in reaction to a study by Danish media that discovered Somalis were by far the largest foreign nationality in Denmark to be convicted for violence with 916 convictions between 2014 and 2018, Danish tabloid B.T. reports.

“Your data clearly shows that there is a big problem with criminal foreigners that we should not have in our society,” Poulsen said and went on to defend the Danish government’s migration policies saying, “we have tightened the expulsion rules so that we can more easily expel foreigners.”


A Viewer Writes..........Crime

Please let everyone know that there have been thefts from motor vehicle in neighborhoods around Winter Place Park.

Kenilworth Dr got hit Tuesday morning around 4am. This has been a big problem in the Salisbury area for the last month but nothing has been put out about it. Those in local government are trying to keep the stats low and would not appreciate putting this out there but the people in Wicomico county need to know.

Catholic Church spent $10.6 million to lobby against legislation that would benefit victims of child sex abuse

A new report released Tuesday reveals that, over the past eight years, the Catholic Church has spent $10.6 million in the northeastern United States to fight legislation that would help victims of clergy sexual abuse seek justice.

"At the most basic level, we were inspired by frustration," says attorney Gerald Williams, a partner at Williams Cedar, one of four law firms that jointly commissioned the report. "We represent hundreds of people, who have truly been victimized by clergymen in the Catholic Church. We've heard a lot about the church's desire to be accountable and turn over a new leaf. But when we turn to the form where we can most help people and where we can get the most justice — the courts of justice — the church has been there blocking their efforts."

In New York, for example, the Catholic Church spent $2,912,772 lobbying against the Child Victims Act, which Governor Andrew Cuomo ultimately signed into law on February 14, 2019. The act gives survivors more time to seek justice against their abusers, increasing the age at which victims are able to sue from 23 to 55.


Rep. Doug Collins: Nadler Knows He Can't Win in Court

Rep. Doug Collins Wednesday said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler's offer to resume negotiations with the Department of Justice over documents connected with special counsel Robert Mueller's report was made because "he knows he can't win in court."

"We are seeing a chairman who really doesn't know what he wants, except that frankly, he wants to subpoena everything that moves to contempt," the Georgia Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"The chairman is not negotiating. He is coming back with the same talking points as what he said before."

Late Tuesday, Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a letter to the DOJ that he's willing to negotiate "without conditions" immediately about it turning over the documents, reports Fox News.

"What he is saying is that we want what we want," said Collins. "To say it is good faith on his part is not, when he asked the attorney general for something that he couldn't do.


Behind the Push for Open Borders

If you care about America, you MUST take 10 minutes to listen to this very clear explanation of who is behind the invasion of our borders and what it means for the future. And while the Democrats refuse to help the President address the border crisis, they overwhelmingly just passed amnesty legislation which will worsen the border crisis by incentivizing more people to cross our borders illegally in hopes of getting a piece of the amnesty pie. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said. “No doubt at this very minute, the smuggling cartels are getting the word out: Congress is going to legalize millions.”

Why do Liberals Hate Children?

Democrats plan town hall event on Trump's 'deteriorating' mental health

House Democrats say they will provide a platform to a psychiatrist to speak to members and the public on what she calls President Trump’s deteriorating mental state, despite professional guidelines against diagnosing public figures.

Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist who edited a book titled “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President” will attend the town-hall style meeting on Capitol Hill, to which all lawmakers will be invited.

According to Lee, attendees at the town hall would watch a condensed video that was recorded at a Washington, D.C., event held at the National Press Club in March that featured 13 experts discussing how they didn't think Trump was fit for office.

Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat and House Budget Committee chairman and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Maryland Democrat, will host Dr. Lee and perhaps other psychiatrists, The Hill reported.


At Least 20 Cadets Involved in Major West Point Crash; Military Describes 'Chaotic' Situation

A major emergency response is underway after a crash involving at least 20 cadets near the U.S. Military Academy in New York's Orange County early Thursday.

At least one cadet was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries after the crash, which was reported on Route 293 and Natural Bridge Road in West Point around 7:30 a.m. That cadet was described as non-responsive.

Another four to five were taken to a hospital with back pain but were expected to be OK, military police said.


Mo Brooks: Democrats Want Amnesty for Illegals to Ensure ‘Reliable Socialist’ Voting Bloc

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says elected Democrats want to give amnesty to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States for the purpose of ensuring a “reliable socialist Democrat” voting bloc.

While every House Democrat and seven House Republicans voted to give amnesty — and thus a pathway to American citizenship — to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens on Tuesday, Brooks said the goal is to solidify a permanent left-wing voting base of foreign-born voters.

“Since illegal aliens are heavily dependent on welfare, once they get the amnesty the American citizenship Socialist Democrats desperately seek to bestow, that makes them reliable Socialist Democrat voters,” Brooks said.

“After all, Socialist Democrats are the party for taking much-needed money from hard-working American taxpayers to pay for welfare for those who prefer to vote for a living rather than work for one,” Brooks continued. “Quite frankly, Socialist Democrats don’t give one twit about the thousands of dead Americans who die each year because of illegal alien homicides.”


Shelter Rec Programs Ending for Unaccompanied Migrant Kids

The Trump administration, citing critical budget pressures brought on by the immigration influx at the Mexican border, is canceling English classes, recreational programs, and legal aid for unaccompanied minors in federal migrant shelters, The Washington Post is reporting.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement has already started discontinuing funding for the activities "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation," Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber said.

About 40,8000 unaccompanied children have been placed in HHS custody after crossing the border this year. The number represents a 57% increase over last year.


BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE Courage of the D-Day landings brought to life in haunting colourised photos

Today marks 75 years since more than 160,000 servicemen set sail to Normandy to liberate France from the Nazis in a daring top-secret assault known as D-Day.

The extraordinary bravery of the men who took part has been highlighted in a series of stunning colourised images to commemorate the 75th anniversary.

Striking shots show American and British troops arriving on French beaches for the invasions, D-Day Invasion glider pilots on landing craft and British Airborne Pathfinders at Harwell checking their watches on the night of June 5, 1944.

Other vivid colour pictures show Nazi General Erwin Rommel inspecting his defences, a German Panzer VI Tiger I Tank camouflaged in the undergrowth in Villers-Bocage, Normandy and men of the British 22nd Independent Parachute Company, 6th Airborne Division being briefed for the invasion.


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A 97-year-old vet jumped out of a plane to recreate his D-Day parachute drop

For most people, a summer trip to France is a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings and to savor the country's fine food. For Tom Rice of San Diego, it's an opportunity to relive the time he nearly died jumping from a C-47 Douglas airplane, then was shot at, again and again.

Despite being 97, Rice climbed once more into the bone-rattling fuselage of a C-47 and, while flying over the Normandy fields where he first saw action in 1944, leaped into the unknown.

Those on the ground watched the anxiety-inducing descent as, strapped to another parachutist dangling beneath a stars and stripes canopy, the old man coasted through the sky, another gigantic American flag billowing out behind him.

Reaching the ground with only a slight stumble on impact, Rice proudly gave V for victory signs with his hands and, wearing a 101st Airborne baseball cap, said he felt "great" and was ready to "go back up and do it again."