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  • Man walks neighborhood with rifle, scares neighbors

    04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 204 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4/25/13 | Tony Burbeck
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man who walks around his neighborhood with a rifle strapped to his back says he is not a threat to harm anyone, but some neighbors fear he is an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen. John Schultz, 19, also wears a bullet-proof vest, carries ammunition and has a knife in a holster as he walks through Walnut Creek, which is off Sunset Road in north Charlotte. The gun is his grandfather’s 303 British Enfield from WWII. His walks cause double-takes as well as safety concerns for some. Schultz says others thank him and wave at...
  • Class Act: Obama Walks Out On Jeb Bush…

    02/06/2012 9:04:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/6/12 | zip
    Via Politico: . . . Another illustration of presidential hubris involved the Bush family. The White House put out a picture of a private meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 27 that included former President George H.W. Bush and his son, Jeb, the former governor of Florida. The Bushes were in town for the annual black tie dinner the next night at the Alfalfa Club, a gathering of business and political elites. The two featured speakers, both intended to be brief and humorous, were Obama and Jeb Bush. The president spoke to good reviews. He left before Bush spoke....
  • Israeli Diplomat Walks Out on Left-Wing Jewish Group

    01/20/2012 2:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/20/12 | Joel B. Pollack
    The Jewish Week reports that a speech last week by Stuart Appelbaum, president of the left-wing Jewish Labor Committee, prompted Israel’s deputy consul general to walk out of its gala dinner after Appelbaum criticized Israel in blunt, undiplomatic terms. Though Appelbaum also noted “new expressions of contempt for Israel within the Arab world,” he launched a vitriolic attack on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu: …[S]adly, Israel is cursed with a right-wing coalition government that’s regularly giving credence to it. We all know Benjamin Netanyahu talks a good game about a two-state solution, but, at the very same time, his administration...
  • Erdogan walks it back

    09/11/2011 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The New York Times reports that President Obama and 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen have not spoken since February. Among the very first foreign leaders President Obama called after entering the Oval Office on Jan. 21, 2009, was the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. The last time the two men spoke was in February, when Mr. Obama failed, in an awkward, 55-minute phone conversation, to persuade Mr. Abbas not to go to the United Nations to condemn Israel for building Jewish settlements. The 25 months between those calls demonstrate how Mr. Obama’s relationship with Mr. Abbas...
  • Video: Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan’s show

    08/17/2011 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Via Gossip Cop, such is the viral potential of this video that you’re going to end up watching it somewhere. It might as well be here and now. I don’t understand her objection. Did Morgan not let her talk about her book at all during the course of the interview? Or is she just really, really opposed to talking about gay marriage for whatever reason? Unless there’s an agreement before the show that certain topics are off-limits, the host is usually free to ask anything he/she wants. Palin just did an hour of questions with reporters last week at the...
  • Blumenthal Walks On Backs of Those Who Served In Vietnam (Oliver North)

    05/19/2010 12:01:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 768+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2010 | Oliver North
    What Richard Blumenthal has been doing through much of his public career is to walk on the backs of those who really did serve in Vietnam – and falsely build affinity with those who serve today. A hero is a person who puts him or herself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly characterizes anyone who donned a uniform and went to war, voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way in our armed forces and those who serve or served far from home in difficult or dangerous circumstances. That’s an apt description of those with whom I served in...
  • AARP Organizers Cancel ‘Listening Session’ After Participants Refuse to ‘Keep Their Comments Quiet’

    08/07/2009 8:59:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies · 850+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | August 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"
  • Patriot Walks for Deployed Troops

    07/07/2009 4:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 155+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2009 – The best way to show deployed troops you care, says Cody Anderson, is to send them prepaid international phone cards so they can call home to their friends and loved ones. Today, Anderson, 54, of Mineral Bluff, Ga., is wrapping a four-and-a-half-week personal sojourn, walking back and forth from the U.S. Capitol to the White House to raise awareness about the troops and encourage people to donate phone cards for them. Yesterday, Anderson’s walking shoes were showing signs of his 1,000-mile personal walkathon as he plodded back and forth between the two national icons, passing...
  • Hamas at Intl. Conference; Israel Walks Out

    04/08/2009 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 591+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 4/8/09 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) The Israeli delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Ethiopia left the conference on Tuesday over the participation of Hamas delegates. Delegation head Silvan Shalom gave a speech announcing Israel's decision to leave and comparing the presence of Hamas to deciding to invite “Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.”
  • Paraplegic Man Suffers Spider Bite, Walks Again

    03/13/2009 5:25:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 2,690+ views
    CBS13 ^ | 3/12/2009 | Mike Dello Stritto
    He's been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now a paraplegic man is walking again. And his doctors call it a miracle. CBS13 went to Manteca to find out how a spider bite helped get him back on his feet. "I closed my eyes and then I was spinning like a flying saucer," explains David Blancarte. A motorcycle accident almost killed David 21 years ago. At the time he might have wished he was dead. "I asked my doctor, "sir what happened?' I can't feel my legs," said David. Ever since, David's been relying on his wheelchair to get...
  • Fidel Castro walks in Havana streets, Chavez says

    02/27/2009 3:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 604+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/27/09 | Frank Jack Daniel
    CARACAS (Reuters) – Cuba's ailing former leader Fidel Castro, not seen in public for almost three years, walked the streets of Havana in a "miracle" that made people cry, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday. Chavez, a close friend of the legendary revolutionary, spent several hours with Castro in Cuba last weekend and said he was in his best health since falling ill in July 2006. Other regional leaders have also described Castro as looking well in recent weeks. Chavez's account of the walk and a trip to visit farmland may indicate an improvement in Castro's health. Castro's frail...
  • ON DEADLINE: Obama walks arrogance line (Ron Fournier on Obama and Michelle)

    03/17/2008 9:48:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,125+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/08 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON - Arrogance is a common vice in presidential politics. A person must be more than a little self-important to wake up one day and say, "I belong in the Oval Office." But there's a line smart politicians don't cross — somewhere between "I'm qualified to be president" and "I'm born to be president." Wherever it lies, Barack Obama better watch his step. He's bordering on arrogance. The dictionary defines the word as an "offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride." Obama may not be offensive or overbearing, but he can be a bit too cocky for his own...
  • Three Walks A Week 'Cuts Heart Risk'

    08/14/2007 7:33:51 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 844+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Three walks a week 'cuts heart risk' By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 1:26am BST 15/08/2007 Walking for just 30 minutes three times a week can lower blood pressure and heart disease risk, scientists say. Guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer suggest adults do moderately intense exercise five times a week. However, researchers found that those who take three brisk walks a week had reduced waist and hip circumference and lower blood pressure. The authors of the study, published yesterday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, said their findings could help those with sedentary lifestyles take up...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walks Total 157 Nationwide

    08/07/2007 5:24:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2007 – Planning for the 2007 America Supports You Freedom Walk is well under way in the nation’s capital as well as in 41 states across the country. The inaugural America Supports You Freedom Walk, created by Pentagon employees to commemorate the attack on the building and honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, was held Sept. 11, 2005. America Supports You is a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad. As of today, 1,231 people have registered for the national Freedom Walk, part...
  • America Supports You: Freedom Walks Will Be Held Across the Nation

    04/19/2007 9:01:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 331+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Gleason
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2007 – Thousands of school children, community leaders, church members and volunteers throughout the nation are preparing to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor military veterans past and present. In cities, schoolrooms, church halls and community centers, they’re respectfully organizing plans and identifying routes for their 2007 America Supports You Freedom Walks. “America Supports You Freedom Walks have become a new national tradition,” said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. “It is important for people to participate so we never forget what happened to our...
  • ‘Human Flag’ Event Kicks Off Hampton Roads Freedom Walks

    09/11/2006 5:56:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Grieco, USN
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 11, 2006 – Servicemembers from around the Hampton Roads, Va., area came together at Mount Trashmore Park here today to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sailors from the Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 stand at attention while the national anthem plays at Mount Trashmore Park, in Virginia Beach, during the 9/11 Hampton Roads Remembers ceremony. More than 1,200 people attended the event to help construct a human flag and remember the tragic events that took place Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Seaman Kiona McKissack, USN  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The servicemembers, along...
  • Freedom Walks to Commemorate 9/11, Honor Veterans

    09/08/2006 7:22:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 898+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 -- Tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to put on their walking shoes during the next few days as they participate in Freedom Walks to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to honor veterans, past and present. More than 30 military and civilian employees at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., gather for the Sept. 7 Freedom Walk to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and to honor veterans, past and present. Photo by Jose Salazar  '(Click...
  • America Supports You: Virginia Region Gears Up for 9/11 Freedom Walks

    08/04/2006 6:01:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 617+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monca Berrera
    WASHINGTON, August 4, 2006 -- Eighteen cities and counties in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region are planning Freedom Walks to commemorate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and show support for veterans past and present. Inspired by the 2005 America Supports You Freedom Walk, in Washington, D.C., Hampton Roads and several other cities nationwide are planning their own Freedom Walks, marking the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11. Each Freedom Walk will conclude with a ceremony, featuring speeches from local officials and patriotic music. Organizers of the walks say they anticipate 500 to 1,000 people will participate in each...
  • Chirac Walks Out Of Speech In English

    03/23/2006 8:04:39 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-24-2006 | David Rennie - Toby Helm
    Chirac walks out of speech in English By David Rennie and Toby Helm in Brussels (Filed: 24/03/2006) President Jacques Chirac of France stormed out of a European Union summit last night after a French employers' leader said that English was "the language of European business". Jacques Chirac: Intensely nationalistic mood The walk-out, seen by Tony Blair, prompted a sheepish exit by the French foreign, finance and Europe ministers and threatened to derail the summit before it had begun. The meeting had been called to try to fight a wave of "economic nationalism" sweeping the Continent, as France, Spain and other...
  • A Skunk Walks Into A Bar. . .

    12/06/2005 2:36:09 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 1,136+ views
    Science News Online ^ | Aimee Cunningham
    Week of Dec. 3, 2005 Vol. 168, No. 23 , p. 362 A Skunk Walks into a Bar . . .Fighting beer's fouler flavors Aimee Cunningham Beer brewing is among the tastiest of chemical experiments. Problem is, the reactions that begin with the first manipulations of the barley grain don't stop once the beer is in the bottle. The dynamic molecular world in all stored brews continues to alter flavors, sometimes overshadowing the tastes that a beer drinker loves with other flavors so offensive that they're likened to skunk spray and cardboard. From the moment that brewing begins until the...
  • Paralyzed woman walks again after stem cell therapy

    11/28/2004 1:49:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 2,188+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 11/28/04
    A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. Hwang Mi-Soon, 37, had been bedridden since damaging her back in an accident two decades ago. Last week her eyes glistened with tears as she walked again with the help of a walking frame at a press conference where South Korea researchers went public for the first time with the results of their stem-cell therapy. They said it was the world's first published case in which a patient with spinal cord injuries had...
  • (Dem) Candidate Walks Out Of Debate Because Of Stage Fright (Indiana 3rd District)

    10/22/2004 8:10:49 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 52 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 10/22/2004 | IndyChannel
    Candidate's Stage Fright Ends Debate Parra: 'I Just Can't Do This' October 22, 2004 FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A northeastern Indiana congressional candidate said she abruptly ended a debate because she got stage fright. Democrat Maria Parra walked off a television stage Thursday, ending what would have been her only debate with incumbent Republican Mark Souder in the 3rd District congressional race. "I'm not used to being in front of the camera. ... I couldn't get my words out. I was just overwhelmed," she said after the aborted debate, which was being filmed at WPTA and would have been aired...
  • Long Walks Stave Off Dementia, U.S. Studies Say

    09/22/2004 10:55:54 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 640+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-22-04
    Elderly people who take regular walks are less likely to suffer dementia than those who take little exercise, a pair of studies said on Tuesday. Keeping active has already been proven to lessen the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now moderate daily exercise such as long strolls has been found to keep elderly minds healthier, said the authors of studies published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "We now have evidence that regular walking is also associated with benefits that are related to cognitive function later in life," said Robert Abbott, a...
  • 12 WEEK OLD BABY WALKS IN THE WOMB!

    06/28/2004 1:31:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 194 replies · 89,964+ views
    Scans uncover secrets of the womb Baby 'walking' in the womb A new type of ultrasound scan has produced the vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus "walking" in the womb. The new images also show foetuses apparently yawning and rubbing its eyes. The scans, pioneered by Professor Stuart Campbell at London's Create Health Clinic, are much more detailed than conventional ultrasound. Professor Campbell has previously released images of unborn babies appearing to smile. He has compiled a book of the images called Watch Me Grow. Conventional ultrasound, usually offered to mothers at 12 and 20 weeks, produces 2D images...
  • Despondent Ohio Mother Walks Into Lake With Two Children; She and Younger Child Drown

    08/18/2003 10:15:02 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/18/03 | Staff Writer
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A woman apparently upset over money problems walked into a lake with her daughter and son in tow, drowning herself and the 4-year-old girl, police said Monday. Kenetta Lockhart, 32, of Akron, drove her Jeep up to the Summit Lake on Sunday, parked it and either walked off a boat dock or ramp with her daughter and 8-year-old son, police said. The boy was able to swim to shore. "Preliminary information indicates that she might have been despondent over some personal and financial problems," said Akron Police Capt. Daniel Zampelli. The boy was listed in fair...