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  • Peter Jenkins Set Out to Walk Across America and Ended Up Finding Himself a New

    10/15/2017 4:32:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 28 replies
    http://people.com ^ | March 19, 1979 | Patricia Newman
    Peter Jenkins was of the Watergate generation, a cynic who picked up his college diploma and a 75-pound backpack and set off, as he puts it, “to give this country one last chance.” Now more than five years and 4,750 miles later, he is a believer. “I have America in every cell of my body,” he exults, “and I could feel God everywhere.”.. By the time Jenkins reached the Mississippi he was no longer a vegetarian. A poor mountain man in Virginia, who offered Jenkins a lamb chop, had made him feel foolish about his no-meat diet. Once a “hyper...
  • 'Gay traffic lights' leave pedestrians in Trafalgar Square BAFFLED

    09/03/2016 9:12:36 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | Fri, Sep 2, 2016 | DAVID PILDITCH
    Day-trippers and tourists complained they don’t know which way to turn while crossing streets in central London after being confronted by a series of arrows pointing in different directions. Around 50 sets of traffic lights near busy Trafalgar Square had their “walk” and “green man” images replaced with the new designs in June to coincide with an annual Gay Pride Festival.
  • The long walk

    11/03/2015 12:36:29 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Bennett Hall
    A lot of people like to plan something big to commemorate their 40th birthday. Pat Dysart decided to go for a walk. Across Australia. With 15 camels and a bunch of people she'd never met before.
  • Time To End The SinNod Charade

    10/16/2015 11:50:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 10/16/15 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    At the sin-nod, some faithful prelates have been speaking forthrightly about the satanic manipulation of the sin-nod that seems to be the aim of Vatican authorities, including the pope. Archbishop Tomash Peta of Astana likened the language of the Instrumentum Laboris to "the smoke of Satan". He spoke particularly of attempts to liberalize Holy Communion for those in adultery and to normalize sodomite acts. Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea also expressed concern at the obvious manipulation of the sin-nod. LifeSiteNews interviewed Cardinal Burke recently. Recall that he attended last year's sin-nod. On account of the marginalization that he suffered at...
  • Hundreds will walk against genocide in Santa Rosa on Sunday

    04/24/2015 11:29:00 AM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | CHRIS SMITH
    A world free of genocide will be on their minds — and comfortable shoes on their feet — when people of conscience meet Sunday morning outside of Santa Rosa’s Congregation Shomrei Torah. They’ll take part in the Walk Against Genocide, created seven years ago by a 14-year-old boy who’d become aware of the mass killings in Darfur and felt compelled to act. Since then, the walk Gabe Ferrick founded has raised more than $100,000 for relief to survivors of genocide in Darfur, Congo and elsewhere, and for advocacy to resolve the issues that can lead to mass killings. Participants in...
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    whdh ^ | 4-13-2015 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast. Emergency preparedness experts...
  • Obama Bashes Republicans: ‘You can’t just talk the talk … you gotta walk the walk!’

    02/20/2015 1:47:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12015
    During a speech at the Democratic National Committee meeting on Friday, President Obama openly mocked Republicans for obstructing his policies, and took credit for an improving economy. Obama claimed that Republicans are shifting their rhetoric to appeal to more middle class Americans, but that their policies remained the same. “There is this old saying, you can’t just talk the talk … you gotta walk the walk!” he said. “We’ve been walking the walk.” Obama rehashed a lot of his second term agenda in the speech, calling for more tax hikes on the wealthy to support government programs for the middle...
  • Across the USA, Jews urged not to walk home from synagogue alone

    04/20/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    This is what we have come to. “US Synagogue network urges Jews not to walk home alone,” By Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2014 (thanks to Jack) Following anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas, US Jewish community on high alert; Police increase presence at Jewish sites in New York and Washington. The National Council of Young Israel has urged synagogue goers not to walk home alone during the final days of the Passover holiday. The security precaution is one of several emailed to those affiliated with the national modern orthodox synagogue network this week in response to the recent shooting attack...
  • The Spacewalk That Almost Killed Him: How Luca Parmitano survived the scariest wardrobe malfunction

    03/23/2014 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    Air&Space Magazine ^ | MAY2014 | Tony Reichhardt
    Over dinner that night, the astronauts and cosmonauts had discussed their options. Cassidy was of the opinion that NASA would probably wait until he and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, who was scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks, could do an extravehicular activity—NASA parlance for a spacewalk—to assess the problem. Houston ordinarily didn’t like to rush into anything, let alone an EVA. Plus, half the crew was packing up to return to Earth in just four days. That’s why Cassidy couldn’t believe what he now saw on his laptop screen in big red letters: “Welcome to EVA prep day.”...
  • Humans Could Walk On Water (Ig Nobel Prize)

    10/02/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Ig Nobel Prize in physics goes to research about walking on water on the moon.Every year in December, the Swedish Academy of Sciences hands out Nobel Prizes for the most important discoveries in science. A few months before, in less grand circumstances, the magazine Annals of Improbable Research The Ig Nobels are given to research that ‘first makes people laugh, and then makes them think’. The categories vary year to year but mostly cover science and engineering, with peace and literature occasionally thrown in, too. Previous awards have been handed out to projects like minimizing the risk of colonoscopy...
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 3:18:58 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-29-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday Charles Krauthammer said that Republicans have leverage right now with the president on this fiscal cliff deal because if tax rates go up on all Americans, Obama’s second term will begin in a recession as the higher tax rates will slow growth even more, and Krauthammer contends that Obama doesn’t want that. But Rush passionately disagrees noting that analysis disregards Obama’s entire first term. Rush believes that Obama doesn’t care about having a successful economy in his second term, that it’s all part of his push to transform this country into a welfare state because that’s what is fair...
  • Obamas walk to church across from White House

    12/11/2011 9:26:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family are attending a worship service at a church just across the street from the White House where presidents frequently have visited. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia made the short walk across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church.
  • Holder concedes ATF let guns "walk" to Mexico

    11/08/2011 8:01:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/11 | Philip Klein
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded this morning that under his leadership, agents allowed guns to "walk" into Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of drug lords, and he said that the effects of this mistake would be felt for years to come. "I want to be clear: any instance of so-called 'gun-walking' is simply unacceptable," Holder said in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary committee. "Regrettably, this tactic was used as part of Fast and Furious, which was launched to combat gun trafficking and violence on our Southwest Border.
  • Girls get caught for late-night goat walk

    08/31/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 4 replies
    mankatofreepress ^ | August 29, 2011 | Dan Nienaber
    Young culprits found with animal from Sibley Park zoo MANKATO — A couple of young rustlers attempted to use their imagination to escape the long arm of the law Saturday, but after about an hour of story telling they eventually learned they’d made a baaaaad decision. A Mankato resident called 911 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to report two very young girls, who turned out to be under the age of 10, were walking along Carney Avenue north of Riverfront Drive. They were in their pajamas and had a goat with them, the caller said. ~~~ They told the officer...
  • Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats (freep-it)

    02/22/2011 5:47:41 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 29 replies
    indychannel.com ^ | 8:10 pm EST February 22, 2011 | indychannel.com
    "Do you support or oppose Indiana Democrats' apparent decision to walkout of the Legislature to protest the Republican agenda?"
  • Bionic Exoskeleton That Lets Paraplegics Walk Unveiled

    10/08/2010 3:59:38 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 23 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | Posted: 10:21 pm PDT October 7, 2010 | KTVU.com
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new device developed by a Berkeley company was unveiled Thursday that will soon give people paralyzed by debilitating injuries a second chance at walking. Eighteen years ago, Amanda Boxtel was paralyzed in a skiing accident; today, a futuristic invention is helping her walk upright again. Boxtel strode onto a stage in San Francisco Thursday morning without the use of her wheelchair, draped in a 45-pound bionic exoskeleton that guided her leg movements using computer sensors. The invention, called eLEGS, or Exoskeleton Lower Extremity Gait System, was unveiled by Berkeley Bionics, an East Bay company founded in...
  • Two (unemployed) brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhood

    05/23/2010 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 790+ views
    Time-Standard ^ | 5/16/10
    Two brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhoodThe Times-Standard Posted: 05/16/2010 01:21:11 AM PDT Brothers George “Laird” Monahan, 69, and Robin Monahan, 67, have a long walk ahead of them. After a visit in Humboldt County last week, the pair is setting off from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park today to walk across the country, expecting to arrive at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. sometime before Election Day. But this is far from a casual stroll, as the brothers are walking across the country to bring attention to the recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Face of Defense: Officer Works to Walk Again

    11/16/2009 3:59:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Heather Graham
    SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 16, 2009 – Five months ago, Army Lt. Col. Tim Karcher was in Sadr City, Iraq, commanding the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and preparing to complete the hand-off of the volatile region to the Iraqis. Army Lt. Col. Tim Karcher and his wife, Alesia, leave a physical therapy session at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Nov. 6, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Heather Graham  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Today, he is relearning how to walk. On June 28, Karcher was on his way to...
  • Obamas take a walk, holding hands in the evening (Nausea/Vomitng/Diarrhea Alert)

    05/03/2009 10:08:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 115 replies · 3,369+ views
    AP ^ | 05/03/09 | AP
    The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night. After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House. So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children's swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together.