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  • [Cath Cauc] Viganò’s Third Testimony Responds to Ouellet, Appeals to Judgment Before God

    10/23/2018 11:29:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 19, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Viganò’s Third Testimony Responds to Ouellet, Appeals to Judgment Before God It is striking the way in which Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has become, in many ways, the kind of hero the Church is so desperately looking for. Today, on the occasion of the Feast of the North American Martyrs — Jesuits who, unlike many of the modern-day variety, gave their lives for the salvation of souls — he has released a third testimony. And with each iteration he becomes more resolute, and the force of his accusations grow stronger. He is a man who speaks with the authority of one...
  • Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by

    10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 21OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    Friday morning, Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was on his way to work when he spotted something in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized that it was a kitten stuck in the lane. Chuck Hawley"I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf," Chuck told Love Meow. The tiny feline appeared to be stuck to the ground and couldn't break free. Many cars drove around her, but no one stopped. Chuck knew that...
  • Pizza delivery driver saves kidnapped woman after she mouths ‘help me’' (Dominos)

    10/02/2018 4:05:15 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Tribune Media Wire ^ | October 1, 2018
    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. – An alert pizza delivery driver helped save a woman from her abusive ex-boyfriend, police say. A 55-year-old Grafton man now faces several counts of domestic abuse after allegedly entering his ex-girlfriend's house uninvited, where he's alleged to have beaten and tied her up. Police arrested Dean Hoffmann after the pizza delivery driver noticed a woman inside the house mouthing the words "help me." "It's kind of scary," said driver Joey Grundl. "Gave him his pizza, and noticed behind him was his girlfriend. She pointed to a black eye that was quite visible. She mouthed the words...
  • Kanye West Delivers Pro-Trump Rant on ‘SNL,’ Gets Booed By Audience

    09/30/2018 7:30:12 AM PDT · by Halls · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Marlow Stern
    Following his performance of “Ghost Town” during the 44th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, Kanye West, sporting a red Make America Great Again hat in support of President Donald Trump, went on one of his typical rants.
  • FedEx driver grabs, hangs onto suicidal woman dangling from bridge

    09/27/2018 8:26:12 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 27, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Garrett Nicholson, 42, was hailed as a hero after saving a suicidal 54-year-old woman late Tuesday — grabbing her by the arm as she jumped from a Tennessee bridge and hanging onto her for five minutes until authorities arrived, the Kingsport Times News reports. Nicholson, who was also celebrating his birthday Tuesday, then made about 10 more deliveries before wrapping up his shift. He said he hoped the woman receives the help she needs.
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" from his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively — saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent...
  • True Sacrifice: Here’s the Athlete That Gave up Everything to Protest

    09/06/2018 7:06:57 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 31 replies ^ | 9/6/18 | Joe Saunders
    For Colin Kaepernick and his cash-hungry handlers at Nike, this is a real lesson in courage. At a time when Americans are engaged in what is sadly becoming an annual dispute over NFL millionaires behaving like spoiled children when they should be showing some respect for the country that made their wealth and fame possible, the story is re-emerging of an athlete who truly showed the courage of her convictions. And ended up paying dearly for it.
  • Remember this Guy?

    09/04/2018 3:01:09 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    multiple | 9/4/2018 | Ronald Reagan
    Too many people have forgotten, and too many don't even have a clue. His quotes are right up there with other famous quote makers like Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and Will Rogers.. "Socialism only worksin two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." -Ronald Reagan 'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.' - Ronald Reagan 'The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' -Ronald Reagan 'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that...
  • Father praises heroic daughter who jumped on MARTA tracks to save his wife's life

    08/22/2018 8:37:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    ...she jumped on the tracks at the Midtown MARTA station to save her mother. ...sightseeing in Atlanta when Christopher Patrick Brooklin, 28, allegedly pushed the mother without provocation. That’s when Katie Wenszell jumped and got her unconscious mother out of the way of the oncoming train. However, she could not save herself before the train hit and dragged her.
  • Four-year-old saves his grandmother's life by calling 911

    08/13/2018 4:51:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 1 replies
    AZ Family ^ | August 13, 2018 | Mike Cronin
    A 4-year-old Manchester boy is being called a hero after his grandmother stopped breathing on Tuesday and he called 911. Max Velez is being credited with saving her life, and this week, he was recognized for his actions. “I'm so proud because he's really shy, and I guess he was calm the whole situation,” said Fallon Clarke, Max’s mother. While Clarke was at work, he was home with his grandmother when she had a medical emergency. “Really extreme – she couldn't breathe,” Clarke said. “She couldn't get up, so really, Max handled the whole situation, they said.” Max said he...
  • Groom rescues struggling swimmer moments after beach wedding in Alabama

    08/08/2018 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 23 replies
    WTVD11 online news ^ | 8/8/2018 | AP
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- A bridegroom has been credited with saving a struggling swimmer just moments after his beach wedding on the Gulf Coast last week. Zac and Cindy Edwards had just gotten married at Orange Beach, Alabama, and were taking wedding photos when a woman came up and said someone was struggling in the surf, WALA-TV reported . Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards is a former lifeguard, so he stripped off his shirt and went in after the swimmer. Edwards got to the person, but then had a hard time making it back to shore.
  • Senior Cat Keeps Pawing at Window in Shelter Until Someone Takes Her Home..

    07/28/2018 3:04:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 16AUG16 | Amy Bojo
    This kitty was 13 years old living a shelter life. Whenever someone walked by, she ran up and started pawing at the window, begging for some love. She kept hoping until someone would take her home.Courtesy: Tabby's PlaceSienna the cat was turned to the Tabby's Place, a cat sanctuary in Ringoes, New Jersey after her human passed away. She missed having a loving home and a companion so much that every time she heard someone go by, she ran to the window and begged for attention. As a senior cat, she has so much to offer.Courtesy: Tabby's PlaceSienna spotted...
  • Hero SAS dog saves the lives of six elite soldiers in Syria by ripping out jihadi's throat..

    07/09/2018 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    Daily Mail Company ^ | 04:41 EDT, 8 July 2018 | Updated: 10:19 EDT, 8 July 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    The dog had been out on patrol in northern Syria with a team of six crack troops As the soldiers left their armoured convoy they were hit with a frenzied ambushA source said the unnamed Belgian Malinois took out three jihadis on its own The SAS commander in charge credited the dog with saving all his men's lives An SAS team was saved after a brave military dog fought off a jihadi who attacked a patrol in northern Syria.The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team...
  • The Capital Gazette Heroine

    07/05/2018 11:39:36 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 July 2018 | Stephen Hunter
    Wendi Winters, 65, mother of four, formerly of the New York fashion industry PR world, was a community reporter for the Capital Gazette, where she chronicled the comings and goings of regular people. No glamour there: She practiced the journalism of the cafeteria, the Brownie troop, the trip to the dry cleaners. That’s no way to get on MSNBC. She had but one weapon—her body. She threw it at the man with the gun. “I heard her shout, ‘No!’ ” a witness said. “There was anger in her voice.” Further reports confirm the scenario. She was found in the aisle,...
  • Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

    05/28/2018 10:43:30 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | May 28, 2018 11:55 am | AP
    <p>In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seaman, now a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., subdued a student armed with two handguns who opened fire inside his classroom Friday, May, 25, 2018. The assailant wounded classmate and Seaman whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.</p>
  • Angel Flight

    05/28/2018 11:57:39 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Radney Foster
    Sorry for the Vanity, but I thought this appropriate. We attended a Memorial Day ceremony at a War Memorial today and they played this song about C-130 pilots returning a hero home for the last time. It's very moving.
  • ‘I did not really think,’ says Paris migrant who climbed building to save child

    05/28/2018 7:08:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    ABC news ^ | 28 may 2018 | PAUL PRADIER
    Gassama was in the neighborhood to watch a soccer match in a local restaurant when he heard people screaming and cars honking in the streets. When he saw the young child dangling from a balcony, Gassama climbed up four floors of the apartment building and rescued the boy in less than one minute. When emergency services arrived at the scene, he had already pulled the child to safety. ..."Bravo," replied the French president. It took less than 48 hours for French authorities to respond to Gassama’s wish. The Elysee Palace announced Monday he will be made a French citizen and...
  • Jake Tapper Says John McCain Not Inviting Trump To His Funeral Is A 'Real Moment for the Country'

    05/07/2018 6:50:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 134 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/06/18
    CNN Jake Tapper says McCain is 'American Hero’ for not wanting Trump at funeral ‘Real moment for the country’
  • ‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot(trunc)

    04/18/2018 7:32:46 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 163 replies
    WP via MSN ^ | 4/18/2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    <p>The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.</p> <p>“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. “We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for medical personnel to meet her aircraft on the runway. “We’ve got injured passengers.”</p>
  • Story of an American hero’s wife never gets old

    04/06/2018 1:36:27 PM PDT · by Mark · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/6/2018 | Dennis McCarthy
    PAMELA MURPHY All these years later, she’s still remembered by newspaper editors and publishers in small towns across this country wanting to know if they can reprint for their readers a column I wrote on her death. Sure, I tell them, go ahead. We had her all to ourselves out here for so long working at the Sepulveda VA, we almost took her for granted — as if that were ever really possible. There never has been a woman who commanded so much attention and respect from the first moment the veterans heard whispers in the VA hallways about who...