Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $73,506
83%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: falls

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Florida Woman Falls to Her Death at Grand Canyon Hours After Posting Photo of Herself on Cliff Edge

    07/12/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 157 replies
    People ^ | 07/12/2016 | Char Adams
    Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, was hiking with friends near the South Kaibab Trail on Friday when she accidentally slipped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon National Park official tells PEOPLE. Park rangers located her body about 400 feet below where she was standing. ... One friend who was with Burns on the trail described her final moments to WESH. "She was just, like, stepping out of the way for another gentleman to, kind of, squeeze in," Jessica Roman told the station. "Unfortunately, Colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards....
  • Home Ownership Rate Falls to 50 Year Low Ownership rate has since fallen to 63.4%

    08/24/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/15 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    There are times when excessive attention to monthly data reporting what’s up, what’s down, can be allowed to obscure underlying structural changes in an economy. With the game of what-will-Yellen-do-next in full flow, this is one of those times. No, the proverbial tectonic plates are not shifting, whatever that phrase might mean when applied to an economy other than one in the throes of an irreversible Margaret Thatcher-style revolution. But there are significant trends underway, trends that are unlikely to be reversed and which, as they play out, will result in an American economy considerably different from the one we...
  • Dow falls 300 points, Nasdaq plunges 2% as Street eyes Fed, oil

    08/20/2015 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/20/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by continued uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike and low oil prices. ( Tweet This ) "The market has really taken a pessimistic stance vis-a-vis the Fed," said Dave Schiegoleit, a senior portfolio manager with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Los Angeles. "I think we're hearing comments from people taking a dovish stance that the Fed could cramp the fragile growth we're seeing," he said, noting that he expects a rate hike in September. On the hawkish side, "if the Fed holds off then that...
  • Dow falls 150 points into the red for the year as Greece weighs; tech lags

    06/15/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded about 1 percent lower on Monday, following a decline in European equities on the collapse of weekend talks between Greece and its creditors. "Right now the key driver in the U.S. and international markets seems the breakdown in the Greece negotiations," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell back into the red for 2015. The index traded about 160 points lower after earlier falling nearly 200 points, with United Technologies leading all blue chips lower. Information technology led declines across all 10 S&P 500 sector
  • Oil extends rout, falls below $51 a barrel

    01/05/2015 6:50:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 01/05/0=15 | William Watts
    Oil futures continued to tumble Monday, knocked to fresh 5 1/2 year lows as investors remain focused on a surging dollar and growing supplies of crude oil. Meanwhile, news reports last week said Russian oil production continued to rise in December. “The reason behind what could be the next leg lower? The economic conditions the oil markets face have not changed, which is eliminating buyers from even considering entering [long] positions,” said Jameel Ahmad, chief market analyst at FXTM. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated crude more expensive to users of euros, yen and other units.
  • Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (See it to believe it)

    10/03/2014 8:34:19 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sarah Barness
    When a baby elephant fell over while trying to climb out of a small ditch at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich, two adults rushed over within a few seconds to help. Footage of the event, which took place at the zoo's new Kaeng Krachan elephant house, was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 6. Though it's not clear from the video whether the baby's mother is one of the adults that comes to its aid, elephants are known to have tight bonds with herd members outside their immediate family. Mother and calf share a special connection, but adults have been known to watch...
  • Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Show Falls To New Low, CNN’s ‘Unguarded’ Takes A Hit

    11/11/2013 3:36:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/11/13 | D Patten
    You would not be saying TGIF in cable newsland if you were Alec Baldwin or Rachel Nichols last week. The actor’s 10 PM MSNBC show Up Late and the former ESPN reporter’s Unguarded on CNN both hit demo lows on November 8. With guests Cristina Tzintzun of the Workers Defense Fund and the Coalition for the Homeless’ Mary Brosnahan talking immigration reform and anti-poverty programs, Up Late With Alec Baldwin pulled in just 101,000 viewers among adults 25-54 on Friday. That’s a 41% drop from the 172,000 demo results of the one-hour show’s October 11 debut. While Baldwin’s total viewers...
  • TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

    Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012. Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May -- down a respective 20 and 19 percent.
  • S&P sees deeper house price falls in eurozone as slump engulfs core

    01/21/2013 4:21:40 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 17 January 2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    “Downturns in the Dutch and French housing markets appear to be accelerating. We forecast nominal price declines of nearly 6pc and 5pc respectively this year as rising unemployment, decelerating wages, and the prospect of austerity measures frightens off buyers,” said Jean-Michel Six, the agency’s chief Europe economist. France’s house market has been a bastion of stability through most of the global crisis but prices began to slip last year as President François Hollande embarks on a draconian fiscal squeeze to meet EU deficit targets, mostly by raising taxes. Home sales collapsed by 24pc in September from a year ago, the...
  • Hillary Clinton Falls Asleep During Obama’s Speech In Burma

    11/20/2012 8:57:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/20/12 | Daniel Noe
    Hillary sleeps during Obama’s speech; can you blame her?
  • Obama falls out of favor with tech execs

    10/17/2012 10:52:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/17/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    Add tech executives to the list of the well-heeled who have fallen out of love with President Obama. Two-thirds of them think his re-election would not be the best thing for their industry, and would prefer to see Mitt Romney in his place. However, three-quarters of them don't think they'll get their wish, according to a survey by the tech-heavy law firm DLA Piper. How the tables have turned. In 2008, close to 60 percent of tech leaders in a similar DLA Piper survey said Obama "would have a more positive impact on technology development and investment" than his opponent,...
  • Niagara searchers look for woman, find man

    08/16/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/11
    Niagara searchers look for woman, find manUpdated August 16, 2011 12:00:15 Searchers looking for the body of a woman, who overstepped a safety railing and fell into Niagara Falls, found an unidentified male body instead. The 19-year-old international student from Japan was presumed drowned after she plunged into the fast-flowing waters near the brink of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the falls about 8:30pm on Sunday (local time), according to Canadian park police. She had climbed over a railing and straddled it while enjoying the view with a friend, police said. "The young woman stood up in what...
  • Video of Crazy Kayaker who Goes over 186 Foot Water Fall

    12/08/2010 4:42:52 PM PST · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 12/8/10 | Tyler Bradt
    You really need to check out this video of an incredible feat by a guy who has no fear of what may happen to him. Absolutely amazing. Just watching it made my adrenaline flow.
  • Democratic South finally falls

    11/28/2010 4:09:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28,2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since. After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further. In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South. That the...
  • Dollar pummeled after Singapore widens FX band

    10/14/2010 7:37:52 AM PDT · by FromLori · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/14/10 | Neal Armstrong
    LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar index hit the year's low on Thursday while the Australian dollar flirted with parity after Singapore widened its currency's trading band, piling more pressure on to the struggling greenback. The Australian dollar, which boasts the highest yield among major currencies, soared to a 28-year peak at $0.9994 as investors continued to dump the U.S. dollar on expectations the Federal Reserve will again start printing money next month. With interest rates at record lows in developed markets, yield-hungry investors are piling cash into emerging markets. The tide of money is rising ahead of an anticipated...
  • Presidential seal falls off podium as Obama speaks

    10/05/2010 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama's podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women's conference. The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. "All of you know who I am," he quipped. Obama told the audience that somebody in the back was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.
  • UK: Axe falls on NHS [Socialized Medicine] services

    07/24/2010 1:47:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/24/2010 | Laura Donnelly
    NHS bosses have drawn up secret plans for sweeping cuts to services, with restrictions on the most basic treatments for the sick and injured. Some of the most common operations — including hip replacements and cataract surgery — will be rationed as part of attempts to save billions of pounds, despite government promises that front-line services would be protected. Patients’ groups have described the measures as “astonishingly brutal”. An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered widespread cuts planned across the NHS, many of which have already been agreed by senior health service officials. They include: Š Restrictions on some of...
  • OBAMA FALLS ON CAMERA!

    04/01/2010 8:17:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 72 replies · 3,189+ views
    Smooth Camera Catches Obama Stumbling But Plays It Off Like Nothing Happened
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Oct. 11-17, 2009: Vernal Falls, Color vs. Black-and-White

    10/16/2009 10:12:52 PM PDT · by cogitator · 15 replies · 1,124+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | Ansel Adams, others
    The late inspiration for this was a book I saw in the bookstore, "Ansel Adams in Color", linked above. Very good photography (as you might expect), but not as iconic like his black-and-white images. So for fun I'm posting a picture of Vernal Falls from Adams in black-and-white and another one from nearly the same vantage in color. Which do you like better? That doesn't mean that color or B&W is really better, it's just an artistic perception. Also included are a couple of aerial shots. I didn't realize how close these falls are to Half Dome; that's because I...