This election should be such a no-brainer; that it isn’t, that hatred, half-truths, out right lies – not to mention a ton of unaccountable cash and voter suppression efforts – have made it close… Well, let’s just say they’re not good for my ulcer.
On October 14, I was visiting a friend of mine when he showed me this YouTube footage of a man named Felix Baumgartner. Felix Baumgartner is a professional daredevil who took a “space pod” (flown by a giant balloon) up into space and then decided to take a supersonic jump from that high altitude all the way down to earth.
The jump was at an estimated 120,000 feet above the planet, high into the stratosphere.
As my friend played the video of the jump for me, we were both glued to the screen:
The video began, rather ominously, with a haunting image of a man in a space suit, sitting in a small pod, a cold and indifferent black space as his backdrop. At first, the man was shown perched in his pod, staring into an abyss below him. Out of this abyss emerged a colossal, shadowy blue giant that…
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