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  • Video: Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, then hits home run

    08/11/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 9th, 2017 | Martin Fennelly
    Tim Tebow and Seth Bosch had never met until July 29 at Charlotte Sports Park, where Tebow, playing minor-league baseball for the St. Lucie Mets, was going against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Tebow and his team will be in Tampa and Clearwater for eight games beginning Thursday night. But back to that brief encounter on July 29, one that turned into something special, all of it captured on video by Seth's mother, Ileanna. Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning. Seth, who was 9 at the time...
  • London attack: American Kurt Cochran, from Utah, killed

    03/23/2017 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 25 replies
    BBC news ^ | March 23rd, 2017 | Staff
    An American man has been named as one of the victims of Wednesday's deadly attack in London, Kurt Cochran, 54 and from Utah, died in the attack and his wife Melissa was seriously hurt, their family has said. They were celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary and also visiting Melissa's parents, who work on a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission. They were struck when the attacker drove a car over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament. So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack, which left four people dead, including the attacker. Eight people have...
  • Ten Meter Tower (Video at link)

    02/01/2017 5:32:01 PM PST · by Third Person · 21 replies
    NY Times- The Opinion Pages ^ | January 30th, 2017 | By MAXIMILIEN VAN AERTRYCK and AXEL DANIELSON
    Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. We’ve all seen actors playing doubt in fiction films, but we have few true images of the feeling in documentaries. To make them, we decided to put people in a situation powerful enough not to need any classic narrative framework. A high dive seemed like the perfect scenario. Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had...
  • Patriots have a Trump problem

    01/13/2017 4:43:35 AM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 12th, 2017 | Charlotte Wilder
    The Clinton-Kaine signs were still up on the afternoon of Dec. 24, sagging in the snow like tombstones of hope. They flashed by the windows as I drove through my hometown of Lincoln, Mass., where 77.7 percent of residents voted for Hillary Clinton. Hanging off porches behind some of the Clinton signs were New England Patriots flags. For over a decade now, people outside of New England have reviled the Patriots for turning winning into a science and, many believe, cheating to do so. Pats fans doubled-down in response, and a fierce loyalty took root in Massachusetts that, through the...
  • VANITY: Assange and Snowden

    11/09/2016 9:49:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 16 replies
    FR ^ | November 9th, 2016 | Third Person
    A new morning for all who love freedom. An epic victory for Donald Trump and America. Trump needs to do his best to help free Assange and bring Snowden home. Honest and open government for all!
  • RISE ABOVE: The unbelievable story of H.S. wrestler Zion Shaver

    04/20/2016 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20th, 2016 | Michael McElroy
    When Zion Shaver's high school wrestling career ended last month, he hugged his coach as the crowd rose to its feet. It's a moment that could very well be the final scene in a movie someday -- that's how miraculous Shaver's life has been to this point. Shaver was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1997 -- without legs. He had caudal regression syndrome, a condition that affects the development of the lower half of the body. He was given up for adoption as a baby, moving from foster home to foster home, from school to school, and he doesn't like...
  • Vanity: Monday Attack Trump talking points

    03/14/2016 6:38:00 PM PDT · by Third Person · 32 replies
    March 14th, 2016 | Third Person
    Watching the propaganda outlets this evening. The media and political hacks huddled over the weekend and dialed up their smear campaign against Trump. It seems like the establishment shills don't understand that Americans see through their lies and obfuscations. Desperate power mongers are on edge. It's only March... we're heading into rough waters.
  • VANITY Go Trump Go America!

    02/20/2016 7:05:12 PM PST · by Third Person · 120 replies
    FR | 2.20.2016 | Moi
    C'mon Free Republic, let's get it done. Great effort by Ted Cruz and his supporters, but let's Rally NOW around Donald J. Trump and Make America Great Again!!!!
  • Worst halftime act ever?

    02/07/2016 5:31:44 PM PST · by Third Person · 192 replies
    Super Bowl | 2.7.16 | Moi
    Lots of rainbows and stuff AWFUL
  • 'Danger to herself': What cop thought of Ted Cruz's wife...

    01/30/2016 6:50:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | January 19th, 2016 | Isabel Hunter
    A police report has revealed that cops once found the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz with her head in hands beside a Texas expressway and was 'a danger to herself'. According to the 2005 report which DailyMail.com highlighted in June, Heidi Cruz, 43, had walked from her home after dinner on August 22.She then sat down beside N. Mopac and Enfield in Austin, at around 10pm. While Mrs Cruz has not spoken out publicly about the incident, an adviser to her senator husband said she had experienced 'a brief bout of depression' ten years ago in response to...
  • Why it's Important for Tom Brady to Speak Out Against Donald Trump

    12/17/2015 10:41:31 AM PST · by Third Person · 67 replies
    WEEI.com ^ | December 17th, 2015 | John Tomase
    Tom Brady doesn't want to discuss Donald Trump, and it's hard to blame him. Part of Brady's appeal is that he stands for nothing, which means he can stand for anything. The second he takes a side, that veneer of perfection vanishes. Look good, stay out of trouble, and stick to sports. Michael Jordan soared to heights of inoffensive fame this way, too – "Be like Mike" meant whatever we wanted it to mean. So Brady dodges, like he did Monday on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane when he declined to endorse or rebuke his "good friend" Trump, instead staking...
  • [CT Governor] Malloy: ‘We may be the most violent society in the world’

    12/04/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Third Person · 44 replies
    The New London Day ^ | December 3rd, 2015 | Julia Bergman
    A day after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said that the U.S. "may be the most violent society in the world at this point, at least with respect to our own citizenry." "Put it this way, people are saying we shouldn't allow people from other countries into our country, why would any country allow Americans to go there? We're the most violent society, or one of the most violent societies, on the face of the Earth," Malloy said during a meeting with The Day's editorial board Thursday. The shooting in San Bernardino carried out...
  • VANITY: Obama "Episodes"

    11/13/2015 4:57:09 PM PST · by Third Person · 8 replies
    Friday 13th, 2015 | ThirdPerson
    Obama, in his statement to the press, called the attacks in Paris an "episode" similar to what "we've experienced". Oh my.
  • Students question administration’s response to professor’s Facebook post [Conn College]

    03/26/2015 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 19 replies
    The Day ^ | March 26. 2015 | Colin A. Young
    New London — Everything came to a halt on the Connecticut College campus Wednesday afternoon as President Katherine Bergeron canceled all other events and called for a campus-wide forum to address a tenured professor’s Facebook post comparing Gazan Palestinians to “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape.” "Gaza is in the cage because of its repeated efforts to destroy Israel and Jews," Andrew Pessin, a professor in the college's philosophy department, published to his personal Facebook page in August. Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version of the first sentence. "The blockade is...
  • Why We Believed Jackie's Rape Story [Because it rang true for so many... ]

    12/07/2014 1:10:07 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | December 6th, 2014 | Julia Horowitz
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— It was a near-unanimous reaction: shock, but not surprise. Disgust, but not doubt. Those were the feelings that characterized the endless conversations I had as a University of Virginia student following the Nov. 19 release of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article, “A Rape on Campus,” in Rolling Stone. “There was this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach in [reading] the whole thing,” fourth-year student Anna Burke told me. “I have never been through something like that myself, but it was a refrain I had heard before. There was a sort of familiar sadness to it.” There was...
  • Sen. Landrieu Pushes For Keystone Pipeline on Senate Floor: "I Believe It Is Time To Act" [Video]

    11/12/2014 3:10:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Senator Mary Landrieu
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to push for the Keystone XL pipeline. "This has been a project that has lingered far too long," she said. "It is clearly supported by 60 or more members of this body. It is a piece of legislation that has been endorsed by the new Majority Leader, to-be Majority Leader, is a cosponsor and a leading cosponsor of the legislation." "I believe it is time to act," Landrieu said. "I believe that we should take the new Majority Leader at his word and stop blocking legislation that is broadly...
  • WH's McDonough: Washington Would Work Better "If This President Has His Way" [Video]

    11/07/2014 3:10:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 30 replies
    RCP ^ | November 7th, 2014 | Chris Jansing
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tells NBC's Chris Jansing that Washington would work better if the president "has his way." CHRIS JANSING: Is there one thing you can say to American voters they're going to see that's different given the message that they sent on Tuesday. DENIS McDONOUGH: They're going to see Washington working better if this president has his way. That's what he's going to do.
  • Not everyone in New Haven may get to vote (More CT Dem trickery)

    11/04/2014 5:44:41 PM PST · by Third Person · 24 replies
    WTNH ^ | November 4th, 2014 | Jesse Gosselin
    New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven voting officials were overwhelmed with more than 1,000 people who showed up the polls today to register to vote. Large crowds developed at several polling locations across the city, including the Edgewood School in Westville, City Hall, and the Nathan Hill School in the East Shore neighborhood. A New Haven Registrar of Voters told News 8 that crowds they never anticipated would show up on Election Day to register to vote, did show up. They said the mood was peaceful, and people were having fun, but tensions rose when the people in line...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • West Haven [CT] man pleads guilty in hot oil attack

    10/29/2014 5:52:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 17 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | October 28th, 2014 | Phyllis Swebilius
    MILFORD >> Mohammad A. Chaudhry, 52, Tuesday admitted throwing boiling hot oil on a woman as she slept last year in West Haven, leaving her looking “‘as though her skin was melting off,’” her son told authorities, Assistant State’s Attorney Amy L. Bepko said. The victim required four skin grafts and 29 days in the hospital. She suffered third-degree burns over 15 percent of her upper body, Bepko told Judge Frank Iannotti. Chaudhry, of West Haven, also pleaded guilty to having a fellow prison inmate write a letter to one of his children, in violation of a court order. The...