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Nik Wallenda completes Niagara Falls wire walk
cbc.ca ^ | Jun 15, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 06/15/2012 9:36:59 PM PDT by Daffynition

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To: Paleo Conservative

“I wish Obama would try this.”

On a bicycle, maybe...


51 posted on 06/16/2012 2:48:21 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

90% of people attending car races hope to see fiery crashes.


52 posted on 06/16/2012 2:49:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Subvert the dominant paradise!)
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To: animal172

“Where is the danger if he’s attached to the wire by tethers?”

I joined the telecast 15 minutes into the walk and saw the tether in the first views. The tether did not make it any easier...how would you like to be dangling by that tether, upside down over the falls, with no means to effect your own escape? And it is not likely anyone would want to get close to you...the smell... )


53 posted on 06/16/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
I can't say I cared if he fell or not; to me, his risking life and limb so needlessly was immoral.

Even people who weren't consciously hoping he'd fall tuned in partially because they might get to see him hit a rock and display what he had for lunch.

In ancient Rome people crowded the arenas to watch gladiators hack each other to death and get eaten by critters. Today, people watch horror films and slasher movies for the same reason. This event was no different. The human fascination with blood and circus remains as strong as ever.

54 posted on 06/16/2012 3:17:31 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Copenhagen Smile

“...see him hit a rock...”

Wasn’t going to happen...he was tethered.


55 posted on 06/16/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

How many people knew that, though.


56 posted on 06/16/2012 3:33:20 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Copenhagen Smile

“How many people knew that, though.”

I knew it in the first minute or so watching after turning the TV on at 15 minutes into the walk. The tether was clearly visible in the pics. ‘Course, most people aren’t observant, I guess, seein’ as how most are dumb as a rock (look at how many voted for the evil one in 2008)...and the dumb as a rock applies to the lame stream media, too!


57 posted on 06/16/2012 5:34:17 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: eartrumpet
'You have to acknowledge Col. Kittinger who led the way in stepping out of balloons way up there. He passed out once and his auto-opening chute saved him. On one ascent, his right glove didn’t seal and his hand swelled to twice it’s size. He could have stopped the mission, but he didn’t want to ruin all the hard work of the crew, so he carried on.'

Yeah, and Felix has Col. Joe's endorsement and technical guidance on this one:

More brass balls than a pawn shop in that pic right there.......

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


58 posted on 06/16/2012 8:22:26 PM PDT by Viking2002
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