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  • I’m In!

    06/26/2016 8:21:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Jimmy Reed
    Through adversity I had come to know myself; I completed the journey within. Three strikes, I’m out? No, three strikes — I’m in! It was four a.m. on a moonless, muggy night … just the way I wanted it. With 240 pounds of bulging blubber and mushy muscles sagging on a five-foot, eleven-inch frame, I wanted no one to see me trying to jog. At the high school track’s starting line, I punched my stopwatch and groaned into a trot, trying to banish thoughts of rapidly overpowering fatigue by reflecting on the three simultaneous events that led to my being...
  • 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

    05/29/2016 9:02:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Indy 500 ^ | 5/29/16
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened with balloon races June 5, 1909, followed by motorcycle races Aug. 14 and automobile races Aug. 19. ...
  • How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

    05/09/2016 4:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run. The author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote in a column for the New York Times that “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of...
  • Mitt Romney’s Facebook Page: “Currently Running For President”

    03/03/2016 11:02:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/03/16
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Anti-Semitism Is Running Rampant At California’s Elite Public Universities

    06/14/2015 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/15 | Emmakristina Sveen
    Anti-Jewish agitprop has been appearing with alarming frequency on the prestigious, taxpayer-funded campuses of the University of California (UC) system this academic year. “Unfortunately, anti-Semitism has become fashionable again,” said Joseph Potasnik, a rabbi and the executive vice president for the New York Board of Rabbis, in a statement to the Times of Israel. “It’s not a big deal to hate the Jews,” Potasnik added. “The first group to get attacked is the Jews.” Some observers believe the instances of rank anti-Semitism are related to a campus climate which is favorable to boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement campaigns and...
  • Iran Press TV : Food Banks In New York Are Running Out Of Food

    06/12/2015 6:43:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Iran Press TV via Zero Hedge ^ | June 7, 2015 | Iran Press TV via Tyler Durden
    Welcome to the Recovery! Food banks across the US state of New York are running out of food (37% of food pantries say they have had to turn away needy people because they ran out of food), amid falling funds and rising demand from people that have trouble affording food. About 2.6 million people have trouble affording food across New York with about 1.4 million New York City residents relying on food pantries to feed themselves, according to the Food Bank For New York City. But as PressTV reports, contrary to the belief that people visiting food pantries are homeless...
  • Video Evidence Emerges Of Freddie Gray Running Into Building During Chase

    05/06/2015 5:22:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-6-2015 | sundance
    Baltimore police have continually said their initial reasoning for suspecting Freddie Gray of suspicious activity was his immediate running from police when bicycle officers made eye contact. However, no-one has revealed he ran into a building. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby referenced the chase in her charging details: Mosby Said: “On April, 12 2015 between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street. Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department while on bike patrol with Officer Garrett Miller and Edward Nero made eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr.” “Having made eye contact with Mr....
  • Can you run from police?

    04/30/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 29, 2015 | CURT ANDERSON and JULIET LINDERMAN
    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer who approaches them, even to the point of walking away. But courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common, ruling that police can chase, stop and frisk people...
  • Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

    12/15/2014 8:58:06 AM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/15/14 | Ron Elving
    Yes, we know the 2008 presidential election is years in the past and will not come around again. The question is, does Sen. Ted Cruz know this? The question arises because the junior senator from Texas, in hot pursuit of the presidency, has chosen a trail blazed by Barack Obama six years ago. Obama was in the midst of his first Senate term when he barged into a field that featured Hillary Clinton, then a second-term senator from New York, and several other seasoned veterans of national politics. The word was audacity, and it was right there in the title...
  • Don't run for president, Jeb

    12/15/2014 4:42:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    THEWEEK ^ | 12-15-14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Jeb Bush looks like he's in. That's the real import of a well-reported Politico article on Mitt Romney considering another presidential run in 2016. The case for Jeb goes something like this: The GOP needs a nominee that can unite the party's wings, and credibly run to the middle. He was a successful economic manager and cheerleader for Florida, as governor. And Jeb Bush has always been the most polished of the Bush clan: the most accomplished policy-thinker, and the best campaigner."
  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race — But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether he’d consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

    08/03/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in risk of premature death. The study took place over the course of 15 years, testing participants ranging in age from 18-100.
  • America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

    04/21/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Bill Chappell
    In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile. According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. That lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line, but Keflezighi held off all challengers to win the race with an unofficial finishing time of 2:08:37. The crowd roared as the Eritrean-born runner who lives in San Diego crossed the finish line, celebrating a...
  • Two BART workers killed by train running during strike [Bay Area Rapid Transit, California]

    10/19/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies / San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Erin Allday and Demian Bulwa
    <p>The two workers, whose names weren't immediately released, died at the scene after they were hit by an eastbound train, sources close to the investigation said.</p>
  • Book Review: Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

    09/22/2013 12:42:25 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 4 replies ^ | 9/21/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    ...Most of us think in terms of Nature vs. Nurture. We have genetic traits that give us something to work with, and the environment we live in shapes us. Scott Jurek adds a dimension: he’s an agent in his own life. His will is equal to or greater than the other forces, and the success he’s achieved, the records he’s set, the boundaries he’s pushed, have been all him. - See more at:
  • This is what Hussein obama's gun running in the Middle East does to these countries.

    09/03/2013 6:52:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Patriots of America ^ | 9/3/13 | Twana Blevins
    A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources. Yet now Libya has almost entirely stopped producing oil as the government loses control of much of the country to militia fighters. Mutinying security men have taken over oil ports on the Mediterranean and are seeking to sell crude oil on the black market. Ali Zeidan, Libya’s Prime Minister, has threatened to “bomb from the air and the sea” any...
  • The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 -- LIVE -- May 26th, 2013

    05/26/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209 replies
    IMS ^ | 5/26/13
    God Bless our troops.. leadership at the top or not. Getting ready to roll, the ceremonies are almost done.. Let's Boogie!!
  • The DNA Olympics -- Jamaicans Win Sprinting 'Genetic Lottery' -- and Why We Should All Care

    08/14/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/12/2012
    Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It,” takes stock of the DNA London Olympics–where, as usual, African-descended athletes swept the running events while whites and Asians dominated in the water sports, field competition and strength events. What’s going on here? Segregation was on display in London over the past two weeks–which, surprisingly, should spark no concerns and may even help educate us all about the wonders of human biodiversity. Let me explain. Led by 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt, Jamaican men swept the sprinting events at the London...
  • Caballo Blanco’s Last Run: The Micah True Story

    05/22/2012 4:31:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5/20/2012 | BARRY BEARAK
    Micah True went off alone on a Tuesday morning to run through the rugged trails of the Gila Wilderness, and now it was already Saturday and he had not been seen again. The search for him, once hopeful, was turning desperate. Weather stoked the fear. The missing man was wearing only shorts, a T-shirt and running shoes. It was late March. Daytimes were warm, but the cold scythed through the spruce forest in the depth of night, the temperatures cutting into the 20s. For three days, rescue teams had fanned out for 50 yards on each side of the marked...
  • Body of missing ultra marathoner found in New Mexico wilderness (Micah True aka Caballo Blanco)

    04/01/2012 5:17:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    FoxNews/A: ^ | 4/1/2012
    Searchers on Saturday found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, who vanished four days earlier after heading out from a lodge for a morning run in the rugged wilderness near New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The body was discovered in a remote area of the Gila Wilderness, state police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald said. The cause of death was still unknown, but there were no signs of trauma, incident commander Tom Bemis said. "It's too early to say, there was nothing obvious," he told the Boulder Daily Camera. The 58-year-old True, whose extreme-distance running prowess is detailed in...

    03/25/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 51 replies · 1+ views
    I used to run a my younger years. In the mid 90s I was running 20-25 miles every sunday afternoon, and around 10 miles the other days of the week. It all ended in '96 when I developed knee problems and iliotibial band friction syndrome, snapping hip syndrome, and chronic tendonitis of the iliotibial band, and also serious problems with the muscle attached to the iliotibial band...and a few other things like ganglion cysts in my feet and meniscus issues with the knees, and some other stuff. I went to doctors. I took pills, took supplements, did strengthening excercizes,...
  • Obama running out of money?

    03/15/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/12 | Don Surber
    How they campaign is how they govern — and vice versa. So it should come as no surprise that political pros are beginning to wonder if President Obama’s campaign is running out of money, even though he is unopposed in the Democratic primaries. Last week he brought in Bill Clinton to help him raise money. Ouch. Obama is Justin Bieber hoping to be saved by ‘N Synch. Follow the money. I did. Barack Obama sure is spending a lot of money: $63,236,869 through January 31. That left him $75,953,128 in the bank. He already has spent 45 cents of every...
  • Antarctic Ice Marathon runner: you need to be a little bit crazy

    12/08/2011 9:33:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12-7-11
    Thirty-six athletes from 17 countries braved the sub-zero temperatures to complete the 26-mile race at the bottom of the world. The start line for the race was at the Union Glacier Antarctic base camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, just over 60 miles from the South Pole. Ahead of the race, every competitor had to have their skin fully protected from the sub-zero temperatures. Clothing included a full balaclava, goggles, gloves and mittens, long johns, waterproof running trousers and several layers of thermal clothing. But the harsh conditions are all part of the appeal of the race. "I guess there's...
  • Perry releases ‘debate prep’ photo (is running again)

    11/12/2011 11:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 12, 2011 | PEGGY FIKAC, Austin Bureau
    “Debate prep in Spartanburg, SC !!”
  • Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin not running (video)

    10/10/2011 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 32 replies ^ | 10-6-11 | the Daily Show
    Kind of funny look at Sarah's announcement, by Jon Stewart.
  • Fox Valley Marathon Update: Barefoot Runner From Virginia Wins Race

    09/19/2011 7:39:20 AM PDT · by P8riot · 46 replies
    BataviaPatch ^ | September 18, 2011 | Jackie Birks
    Fox Valley Marathon winner Tim Cunningham crossed the finish line while barefoot in downtown St. Charles on Sunday morning. He didn’t lose his shoes along the way—he ran the entire 26.2 miles without them. “It was kind of a perfect day to run,” said the Charlottesville, VA resident, whose race time was 2:56:24. “The bridges were a little rough, a little slick at times, but it was good.”It was the 15th marathon for Cunningham, who spent the past year building up calluses on his feet. He started running barefoot when he could not afford five-toe running shoes; though he can afford the shoes now,...
  • Paul Ryan Not Running for President

    08/22/2011 12:09:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/2011 | Stephen Hayes
    Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan has decided for a final time that he will not run for president in 2012, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. Ryan, who began seriously considering a bid in late May after Indiana governor Mitch Daniels took himself out of the race, had consulted with top Republicans, including Karl Rove and Frank Luntz, as he contemplated his political future. And though many of those he talked with told him he would be a viable candidate in such a fluid race, even as a late entry, Ryan ultimately decided to continue his focus on debt and entitlement reform...
  • Washington's Ghost Is Accepting Applications

    08/22/2011 4:37:05 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 17 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Monday, August 22, 2011 | Anthony James
    Washington’s Ghost Is Accepting Applications © 2011 by Anthony James Many of my recent articles have revolved around the themes of Sarah Palin’s unique qualifications, and the fact that the RINO Right, the Liberal Left, and the Lamestream Misleadia were about to launch an all-out assault on The Tea Party. This article is just as timely, but should be seen more as a “call to arms.” In another earlier piece I wrote called “The Price Of Freedom” are these words: “Where, before, the battle was waged on the frozen hills and fields of Lexington and Concord, and across the swamps...
  • FULL SPEECH-Rick Perry: I'm Runnning For President

    08/13/2011 1:06:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    ***FULL SPEECH ADDED*** His presidential website is already live. He’s already announced on a conference call this morning that he is indeed running. And now he announces a run for the presidency before the nation:
  • Revelation: The Arc Of The Candidate

    07/17/2011 4:17:28 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 12 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | Sunday, July 17. 2011 | Anthony James
    With the release of director Stephen K. Bannon’s movie “The Undefeated” this weekend come a number of unanticipated revelations. That the movie opened with as strong a showing as it did in all of its test markets is a minor revelation, given that it was going up against predictable summer blockbusters like “Transformers” and "Harry Potter.” Another revelation that surprised many theater owners, and the members of the press who attended these showings, was the pandemic phenomenon of the entire audience at virtually every venue rising from their seats and giving the film an extended and enthusiastic standing ovation as...
  • Sarah Inches Closer

    07/13/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 91 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Anthony James
    Sarah Inches Closer© 2011 by Anthony James Sean Hannity just had Sarah Palin on as a guest with whom he discussed two approaching deadlines. One was the arbitrarily set deadline of August 2 whereby the Democrats are trying to twist the arms of the GOP, forcing them to raise the debt ceiling... basically, demanding that we give the junkie more smack. Palin’s answers and general approach to the situation were, as usual, spot on. Her suggestions that the GOP not blink, and instead demand that our chief executive actually lead on this issue by coming up with a plan to...
  • Fair Chase

    05/31/2011 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Palter · 23 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | May 2011 | Charles Bethea
    On the plains of New Mexico, a band of elite marathoners tests a controversial theory of evolution: that humans can outrun the fastest animals on earth. THROUGH THE BINOCULARS I see them: nine tiny men in bright jerseys running in formation across the vast short-grass prairie of eastern New Mexico. They're chasing a tawny pronghorn antelope through the crackling stalks of late summer's fading wild sunflowers. The buck weighs about 130 pounds, like the men racing after it, but that's about the only thing they have in common. The pronghorn is the second-fastest animal on earth, while the men are...
  • Palin Plays Hard to Get ("She's not playing by our rules!")

    05/29/2011 9:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 186 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 29, 2011 | Jay Newton-Smell
    Almost any politician in America follows tried and true patterns when dealing with the media. They alert the media of an upcoming event, the media shows up, photos are taken, cameras roll. Sometimes questions follow. And then the media goes home. But not Sarah Palin. Palin alerted the media of the first stop on her northeastern road trip: Rolling Thunder. But after some event organizers expressed displeasure at her attendance on Friday, her staff refused to comment about the appearance, and some reporters wondered if she’d even go. No time was given – the event lasted from 7am to 5pm....
  • Man’s 3,700-mile run across America emphasizes importance of prayer

    01/19/2011 1:54:56 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | January 19, 2010
    Jeff Grabosky competes in a Washington, D.C. marathon in October 2009 Oceanside, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 / 05:43 am (CNA).- A Catholic man is running across America and praying the whole way. Despite the difficulties he has faced, he says he wants to use his talents to serve God and to help those he prays for.Jeff Grabosky, 27, plans to begin his 3,700-mile run in Oceanside, California on Jan. 20 and end in Long Island’s Smith Point in New York City on May 26.The primary mission of his run is to encourage prayer in America and across the world....
  • Dance troupe causes scare running through Lincoln Tunnel

    11/19/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · by inflorida · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | PHILIP MESSING
    A camouflage-clad Florida dance troupe desperate to make it to a live TV talent show set off a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in merciless Lincoln Tunnel traffic and tried to sprint through the tube.The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was called in -- and a massive contingent of heavily armed cops surrounded the harmless performers, who stood teary-eyed in their showy costumes as hundreds of angry drivers were stuck in the snarl."They drew their guns on us at first," said Landon Burse, 24, the group's executive director who arranged the appearance on BET's "106 & Park"...
  • Sarah Palin Says She Could Beat Obama

    11/17/2010 2:34:56 PM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | By MARY BRUCE
    Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012, the former Alaska governor told ABC News' Barbara Walters. Asked Walters: "If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?" "I believe so," Palin said.
  • Time's running out for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, countdown to Obama's July 2011 withdrawal begins

    10/25/2010 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/10 | James Gordon Meek
    The tick-tocking sound in Afghanistan is time running out for Team America - and the enemy knows it. It's not only Beltway pundits who have picked over the fine points of President Obama's fuzzy July 2011 Afghan troop withdrawal target date, it's the Taliban, too, from Kabul to Kandahar and Khyber to Karachi. Never mind that Obama and Army Gen. David Petraeus have hedged on that date, promising any pullouts will be "conditions based."
  • Barefoot runners prefer to go natural

    10/03/2010 8:58:32 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 37 replies
    The Record MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS ^ | Sunday, October 3, 2010 | MARY MEEHAN
    People might think they're crazy, but barefoot runners, even those who pursue punishing marathons sans shoes, say that freeing your feet from the confines of a sneak is just as God and nature intended. "It's kind of like trying to explain a sunset to a blind person," said Rick Roeber, the Midwest representative for,... He compares walking and running in shoes to typing with gloves on. It's just not quite right. "You have to try the experience to understand," he said. SNIP Elizabeth McCullough of Lexington, Ky., who started running barefoot earlier this year, went to Saxton's website for...
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • ‘RightNetwork’ aims for conservatives

    09/14/2010 5:15:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    AP ^ | September 14, 2010
    NEW YORK — Actor Kelsey Grammer is an investor and public face supporting a new network that launched last Wednesday with entertainment designed to appeal to political conservatives. RightNetwork, whose first series, "Running," follows the fortunes of a couple of Tea Party-backed candidates for public office, is also trying a new model to establish itself. It is initially making programming available through video-on-demand services, the Internet and through mobile phones, bypassing the route of traditional TV networks with a spot on channel lineups
  • How can Dems extend Bush tax cuts while running against Bush?

    08/30/2010 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The big strategy for Democrats in the midterms is to run against George W. Bush, even though he hasn’t been President for almost two years. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid hope to use a little misdirection away from their failed economic policies by claiming that Bush policies were so bad that Democrats couldn’t fix them. However, the centerpiece of Bush’s economic policies were the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts that will expire at the end of the year, and now Democrats want to extend at least some of them, and perhaps all of them, in order to keep from making...
  • Jindal 'absolutely' running for reelection

    08/16/2010 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said this weekend that he is "absolutely" running for reelection next year. The Louisiana governor, who has sometimes been mentioned as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012, said he fully intends to seek a second term. "I'm absolutely running for reelection," Jindal said during an interview with a local NBC affiliate. "You know, there's been a lot of speculation: would I run for another office, would I go to Washington, D.C.? I'm interested in helping to lead our state."
  • Wayward Alzheimer's patients foiled by fake bus stop

    07/26/2010 2:52:02 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 3rd 2010 | Harry de Quetteville
    A German nursing home has come up with a novel idea to stop Alzheimer's patients from wandering off: a phantom bus stop. The idea emerged after the centre was forced to rely on police to retrieve patients who wanted to return to their homes and families but had forgotten that in many cases neither existed any longer. "If we can’t find them then we have to alert the police,” said Benrath's director Richard Neureither. “It can be particularly dangerous if this happens in winter and they spend the night out in the cold.” Without powers to detain patients, he said,...
  • George Stephanopoulos Lashes Out at Republican Carly Fiorina: Are You Running for the Wrong Job?

    07/01/2010 5:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/1/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Former Democratic operative George Stephanopoulos on Thursday attacked Republican Carly Fiorina for opposing the current unemployment plan in the Senate. The Good Morning America host derided, "And are you running for the wrong job? How do you create jobs in the Senate if you don't pass legislation?" Stephanopoulos also recycled the California candidate's June 9 joke about Democratic opponent Barbara Boxer's hair. Citing the nearly month-old gaffe, he challenged, "I have to ask you about what everybody saw right after the primary, that hair comment, off-mic. Why not apologize for that?"
  • Service members run to honor fallen brethren

    03/01/2010 4:06:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Alun Thomas, USA
    CAMP TAJI – Service members from all military branches came together here to pay tribute to those who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom through the “Fallen Soldier Half-Marathon,” Feb. 27. In grand style, Senior Airman Matthew Klundt, 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squad, carries an American flag as he crosses the finish line to claim first place in the “Fallen Soldier Half-Marathon” aboard Camp Taji, Feb. 28, 2010. Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st Cavalry Division. The marathon was the idea of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade’s Master Sgt. Jovana Meyer, from Belton, Texas, who said she wanted to...
  • Running Dry: Belgium's Looming Beer Crisis (The 'ugly face of Capitalism', union job layoffs loom)

    01/21/2010 12:44:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 761+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/10 | Leo Cendrowicz
    If there's one thing Belgium is known for above all else - more than Tintin, chocolate and female tennis stars - it's beer. The Belgians have a rich beer-making tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and more than 125 breweries today; beer, it is said, is the very lifeblood of the country. But trouble is, literally, brewing. Supplies of Belgium's top brands - Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe - are rapidly running low .. For nearly two weeks, picketers have stacked crates and set fires to block the entrances to the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer,...