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Chloe 08-15-2010 11:59 AM

We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
[Moderator mode] At the request of forum members, we've reserved a place here for all your good news news stories. :) [/moderator]

Horses for Heroes
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The Horses for Heroes program at Camp Kostopulos in Emigration Canyon helps vets from the Salt Lake VA shrug off their worries for awhile.

Navy veteran Kevin Beus says he sank into a shell of isolation several years ago after a hereditary disease and a subsequent stroke sapped him of strength, balance and confidence, and left him with painful arthritis.

"You bond with the horse so much that you both take care of each other," he says.

Beus credits the Horses for Heroes program, and his bond with the horse Jubilee, for helping him stretch his legs again and reach out physically and socially. He looks at ease as he gallops through the Camp Kostopulos, riding arena bareback.

"The first time I came up," he says, "it brought back memories I had lost from the stroke."

"Horses just have this magical power where people don't worry what the horse is thinking about them. They just get to be friends." - Vanessa Russell, program coordinatorBeus is visually impaired, but he focuses on the fun task at hand and leaves his disability behind when he rides. He says it reminds him of positive experiences he had with horses when he was younger.

"When I come up here, it makes it so I forget about the pain for a little while," Beus says.
ksl.com - Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover

Feel good stories are nice to read as rare as they are to come across huh?:thumbsup Could we have a yellow sticky place for good news finds to post? Sometimes I just want to read something good.

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:27 PM

Re: Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover
 
I'm sorry for not mentioning the title sooner Chloe.. The idea you had for a new thread which members could place decent and good news stories in was and is still a great Idea.

But it needs the proper title so others can notice it. As it is now just a post about Vets and horses.

Which is good. BUt the title has to say what you want the ongoing thread to be if you want it to become a sticky thread..

HINT to our great mods... :D

So I hope they move it to the newer thread I will title as "ALL The Good News"

And give credit to you for the idea. And I can hope they will move your post here into the new one....

Chloe 08-15-2010 12:36 PM

Re: Horses for Heroes helping Utah veterans recover
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172800)
I'm sorry for not mentioning the title sooner Chloe.. The idea you had for a new thread which members could place decent and good news stories in was and is still a great Idea.

But it needs the proper title so others can notice it. As it is now just a post about Vets and horses.

Which is good. BUt the title has to say what you want the ongoing thread to be if you want it to become a sticky thread..

HINT to our great mods... :D

So I hope they move it to the newer thread I will title as "ALL The Good News"

And give credit to you for the idea. And I can hope they will move your post here into the new one....


Thanks Mlurpy it would be nice if you have a bad day to be able to browse a thread where Op's have posted only the good news and feel good stories, I imagine you will post some really interesting uplifting ones being the news sleuth that you are;)

alan 08-15-2010 12:43 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:46 PM

All good news stories
 
Chloe PMed me earlier about starting a running thread about "GOOD NEWS" we find. She started it but the TITLE can't be changed...

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...s-recover.html

I think it is a good idea but forgot to tell here it is all in the TITLE... So in trying to help I give the credit to Chloe for this new thread, which we both hope is made into a sticky.

And that requires as many members as possible to post any GOOD NEWS stories which might not fit elsewheres into this thread which was Chloe's idea.

So please get on board and lets get some decent/good news stories posted, much thanks... :thumbsup

Here is my first post in this "hopefully" new ongoing thread..

Quote:


How to Retire Comfortably for Under $1,500 a Month

.............. On Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:41 pm EDT.................................

Jason and Elizabeth Pearce moved from Canada to Belize three years ago. They bought a piece of property on the sea. A year later, they built a house. Today, they live in a beautiful Santa Fe adobe-style home with gardens all around.

[See 10 Places to Reinvent Your Life in Retirement .]

The pair lives very comfortably, without wants or financial worries. They've had no trouble making friends in their new community because the folks in Belize speak English. They eat out three or four times a week. They barbecue lobster and filet mignon at home. They have reliable Internet to keep them connected to the outside world. By choice, they do not have a television. "I used to think that the news was important," Jason explains. "But not anymore." The retired couple has a maid and a gardener, each of whom visit once a week.

And here's the best part. Jason and his wife are living on their Social Security income alone. In fact, they're living on Jason's Social Security income alone. Elizabeth's Social Security check goes into savings each month.

[See 7 Affordable Places to Retire Abroad.]

Everyone's spending habits are different, but here's a sample monthly budget for a couple living a comfortable expatriate lifestyle in Belize:

--Rent: $300

--Utilities, telephone, and Internet: $500 (Your biggest expense in this country.)

--Groceries: $150

--Health insurance: $50

--Entertainment: $100

--Car expenses: $300

One of the most appealing things about Belize as an overseas retirement choice is that it can make sense even if you're nowhere near conventional retirement age. Through Belize's Qualified Retired Persons program you can establish foreign residency as young as age 40.

Belize is a beautiful little country. It's a peaceful, eco-tourist retreat home to more than 540 species of birds, 4,000 species of flowering plants, and 700 kinds of trees. Nearly 40 percent of the country is protected as parkland and natural preserves. Belize boasts the second-largest barrier reef in the world. This incredible underwater resource teems with colorful fish, coral, and unusual marine life, making the waters off this country's coast a fisherman's and diver's paradise.

[See 6 Reasons to Retire Overseas.]

Despite all these natural attractions, Belize has managed to remain largely off the world's radar. It's a small country of about 350,000 people. It's also a young country, having gained independence from Great Britain in 1981. There are a lot of market niches waiting to be filled. Living here, you'll discover that life can be not only super affordable, comfortable, and adventure-filled, but also full of potential.

Retirees in Belize are finding many interesting and sometimes lucrative ways to fill their days. Lara Lennon moved to Belize from Philadelphia in 2006 and developed a luxury swimwear line, Lemon Crush Belize. "Sitting on a friend's porch in San Pedro chatting about this and that in our tropical lives, I realized something: There existed nowhere in Belize a place to shop for dress bathing suits, the kind glamorous enough for a beach wedding or special enough for a honeymoon," Lennon says.
...........................................CONTINU ED................................................ .
How to Retire Comfortably for Under $1,500 a Month - Yahoo! Finance

There are 4,119 comments with other ideas on retirement and great living on the cheap at the bottom of the site.

Thanks salty...........

mlurp 08-15-2010 12:52 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Now I'm :confused as I started another one for you... So please move what I started into this thread.... Thanks.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...tml#post172806

Chloe 08-15-2010 12:59 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172808)
Now I'm :confused as I started another one for you... So please move what I started into this thread.... Thanks.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...tml#post172806

Belize sounds nice even for those not ready to retire, good find mlurpy, your awesome !:thumbsup

mlurp 08-15-2010 01:34 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chloe (Post 172809)
Belize sounds nice even for those not ready to retire, good find mlurpy, your awesome !:thumbsup

I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me...
:D

alan 08-15-2010 02:08 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172815)
I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

[B]Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me... [/B]:D

I seldom promote threads. I let them stand on their own merit. Some of mine have failed miserably, some have been much more popular than I ever thought possible.

Chloe 08-15-2010 02:16 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 172815)
I have for over 20 years now considered moving there myself. They use the dollar and if any read the entire post they would know I waited to long and should give it REAl thought NOW.

As should others... :D

What held me back was I love America.. But the one I grew up in and fought for, not what is America today...

A bunch of I want it my way and first, I'm right and don't care about others etc. etc.

Not that what I grew up in or fought for was so great, as it was built on lies to.

But... No let me place these thoughts in the proper place. Friends and I have talked about this several times, last night being the last time.

And what I think isn't part of the "good news" this thread is suppose to be about...

Now Chloe and Pat start that networking you women are good at and get others to post in this thread... Send them PM's... :D

And please none to me... To time consuming for me...
:D

Yeah America ain't what it used to be but worth fighting for, still Belize is a nice alternative.

mlurp 08-15-2010 02:55 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat (Post 172824)
I seldom promote threads. I let them stand on their own merit. Some of mine have failed miserably, some have been much more popular than I ever thought possible.

But you do a lot of networking beside the many threads. But do as you like, it was a suggestion.

And I have started many threads but in many cases combined them into other threads so it became a post.

I find it better to post to the members but target the many readers we have.

Those threads have kept going and have gone far beyond what I excepted.. :)

Binky 08-16-2010 01:34 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
goodnewsdaily.com/


Found the following article listed on this site.
It seems a Superman comic came in and saved the day..........


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Jul 23rd 2010 By Michael B. Dougherty

Superman Comic Saves Family From Foreclosure
In the nick of time, the Man of Steel saved a family's home ... for real. A couple facing foreclosure found the collateral they desperately needed with the discovery of an Action Comics #1 (aka, the Holy Grail of comic books) in their basement.

As any true fanboy knows, Action Comics #1 is the most significant comic of all time because it was Superman's debut. In fact, the issue birthed the entire genre of the superhero.

The fortuitous find occurred when the anonymous family began the painful process of packing up their home due to a bank's foreclosure proceedings. The house had been in the family's possession since the 1950s, which is probably when the wife's father stashed the issue in a box with some other, mere mortal titles. When they first realized what they had found, they contacted Stephen Fishler, co-owner of New York's ComicConnect and Metropolis Collectibles.

"They said they came across a box that had magazines in it and some old comic books," Fishler told Asylum. "And that they came across what appears to be an Action #1." Fishler points out that "99.9 percent" of similar calls he receives turn out to be about reprints, so at first he was dubious. "They took a cell phone picture of the book and texted it to me, and I realized it was an Action #1," he says.

Fishler is no stranger to this title, having brokered the record-breaking sale of an Action #1 in February (for $1 million), only to break that record a month later by selling another copy for $1.5 million. This copy will go on display at this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, where it will also be officially graded. Fishler figures it will garner a VG+ (Very Good) rating and should fetch upwards of $250,000 when it goes up for auction on ComicConnect.

Asylum was able to get a reaction from the owner (who wants to remain anonymous), who said through Fishler that the family was "still a little shell-shocked about finding this book. I was so nervous when I realized what it was worth. I know

I am very fortunate but I will be greatly relieved when this book finds a new home."

Thankfully, it looks like they'll get to keep theirs.

Binky 08-16-2010 01:50 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
This is a site that caters to kids. Listen to the vid. What I found to be good news is the fact that this teacher has created a newspaper for kids that is distributed to more than 250 schools across the country. Very interesting and the paper is filled with stories and facts that children can understand.



Kids Newspaper Article Newspaper for Kids That Covers World News ...
The Current Events newspaper for kids and students is your source for educational articles, games and quizzes designed to foster learning through today's ...
Kids Newspaper Article ? Newspaper for Kids That Covers World News Articles

alan 08-21-2010 11:26 AM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
You won't find a news story on this, but it is still good news.

A few months back, my youngest child decided to reduce her college class load to part time. Doing so, meant that she no longer qualified for medical benefits under my company sponsored health care program.
A few days ago, she cracked a tooth. The dentist told her it was $1250 to fix it. Of course, as a student and part time employee, she doesn't have an extra $1250 laying around, and she told the dentist that.
I told my daughter that since she was the one that opted to lose her insurance I wasn't going to pay for it. One of those "tough-love" lessons us common folk live.
Friday, the dentist called her and told her to scrape together what ever she could afford and he would do the work for whatever monies she could come up with. I'd say another life lesson was learned --- about charity, compassion and relationship.
After the dental work is done I'm going to visit the dentist and pay his lost income. He deserves it.

MrLiberty 08-21-2010 11:44 AM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat (Post 174716)
You won't find a news story on this, but it is still good news.

A few months back, my youngest child decided to reduce her college class load to part time. Doing so, meant that she no longer qualified for medical benefits under my company sponsored health care program.
A few days ago, she cracked a tooth. The dentist told her it was $1250 to fix it. Of course, as a student and part time employee, she doesn't have an extra $1250 laying around, and she told the dentist that.
I told my daughter that since she was the one that opted to lose her insurance I wasn't going to pay for it. One of those "tough-love" lessons us common folk live.
Friday, the dentist called her and told her to scrape together what ever she could afford and he would do the work for whatever monies she could come up with. I'd say another life lesson was learned --- about charity, compassion and relationship.
After the dental work is done I'm going to visit the dentist and pay his lost income. He deserves it.

Our family doctor is like that. When I first retired and didn't have insurance I had to go see him because I got a huge splinter lodged under my skin on my right hand. It was a huge piece of wood and I couldn't dig it out. I called him about half an hour before he went home and the nurse told me to come in right away. (I only lived about 5 minutes from his office.) I got there and he took me in, froze the knuckle where the 2x4 was lodged and removed it. I required three stitches to boot. About a week later I got the bill and sent in the money, two days later I got the check back from his wife and told me not to worry about it that I didnb't have insurance and it wasn't that big a deal to them. To this day I am grateful I have this kind of doc I can call.

saltwn 08-21-2010 04:48 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
There's a lady in our town who was diagnosed with MS and eventually had to cut back her work schedule. How does she fill her time? She volunteers as coordinator at a local charity that provides a host of things for the poor including: winter coats, food baskets, school supplies for kids, clothing vouchers...and there are many more that she puts together and records for the different charities. A truly amazing person, she's as "common as an old shoe" when you talk to her. She does nothing special according to her. And I forgot to mention at this point she sees double.

jabbo 08-21-2010 04:53 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Here's some good news - yesterday I tried to create a "limited account" on the wife's computer as a security measure for the normal things she and I do - couldn't get an internet connection on it - spent all day trying to make it work - at the end of the day couldn't get an internet connection on the admin account - went back to work on it this afternoon - and here I am - not on a "limited account" though.

mlurp 08-24-2010 09:18 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
This site might be "Good News" to some...

libertycenter.org
Welcome!

http://www.libertycenter.org/

saltwn 08-25-2010 03:41 AM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 175772)
This site might be "Good News" to some...

libertycenter.org
Welcome!

http://www.libertycenter.org/

bad link :(

mlurp 08-25-2010 02:03 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 175820)
bad link :(

Gee it works with my IE 8 Browser which has high security.. BUt you believe in FF....

But do have an IE browser so change up and see the site. I checked it right after I posted it and did so just now.. :thumbsup

Bad browser salty... :D

Has anyone else had a problem getting to the site?

faithful_servant 08-25-2010 02:49 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 175924)
Gee it works with my IE 8 Browser which has high security.. BUt you believe in FF....

But do have an IE browser so change up and see the site. I checked it right after I posted it and did so just now.. :thumbsup

Bad browser salty... :D

Has anyone else had a problem getting to the site?

Quote:

The domain libertycenter.org is for sale. To purchase, call BuyDomains.com at 781-839-7903 or 866-866-2700. Click here for more details.


Is this the site you're trying for:
Liberty Central

mlurp 08-25-2010 03:12 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by faithful_servant (Post 175937)

Is this the site you're trying for:
Liberty Central

I posted the correct link... Just went back to copy and paste the home page so some one gets it.

I see no mention of a sale of the site nor care if it is being sold. The LINK works I posted.

Quote:

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Does your have the above... Man I get messed with just for posting a link.:(

Next time I will suggest if your running FF to use IE...

MrLiberty 08-25-2010 03:17 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 175952)
I posted the correct link... Just went back to copy and paste the home page so some one gets it.

I see no mention of a sale of the site nor care if it is being sold. The LINK works I posted.


http://www.libertycenter.org/

Does your have the above... Man I get messed with just for posting a link.:(

Next time I will suggest if your running FF to use IE...

At the very top of the lurpy it says;
Quote:

The domain libertycenter.org is for sale. To purchase, call BuyDomains.com at 781-839-7903 781-839-7903 or 866-866-2700 866-866-2700 . Click here for more details.

mlurp 08-25-2010 04:54 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrLiberty (Post 175958)
At the very top of the lurpy it says;

Gee I post the entire homepage and still get told I am wrong, so here it is again.
And show me where it says that at my link... This is getting a bit like running into a :brickwall

Quote:

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Related Searches: Liberty Statue of Liberty WWW Liberty com Mobile Extra Liberty Easy Liberty Uno
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THIS IS THE WHOLE PAGE... Not a thing left out...

And I shall not waste my time posting in this thread again.. It isn't worth it. :mad

MrLiberty 08-25-2010 05:36 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 175991)
Gee I post the entire homepage and still get told I am wrong, so here it is again.
And show me where it says that at my link... This is getting a bit like running into a :brickwall


http://www.libertycenter.org/

THIS IS THE WHOLE PAGE... Not a thing left out...

And I shall not waste my time posting in this thread again.. It isn't worth it. :mad

don't get in a snit, look at the top of the page. I missed it the first time I went there too.

mlurp 08-25-2010 06:08 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrLiberty (Post 176002)
don't get in a snit, look at the top of the page. I missed it the first time I went there too.

I didn't miss a thing at the site which now I have been to about seven times.

And each time it was the same. I just didn't want to place the home page on line in my post...

When I post any links I double check them... Now if you guys can't seem to get the right site I would say run a antivirus scan as it sounds like malware by drive by..

Which for me it isn't. This is the LINK, try this one.................................... http://www.libertycenter.org/

The same one I have been posting........................................... ...............

And again I ask has one member been there and saw what I have posted, just one member.

So I can shower, shave and go shopping with peace of mind..... :wave

alan 08-29-2010 09:00 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
More good news that you won't find in a newspaper or on TV.

My eldest daughter has a full time job and also works on the side as a photographer. Photography is her passion. As a parent, I have always encouraged her to pursue her passion.
I've told both my children "Do what you love, and love what you do".

I posted on another thread that I will be traveling to New York City late September.
There is a reason that I will be in NYC.
I will be there because of my daughter. I will be there because I am proud of her.

My daughter will have her art on display in a gallery in NYC.
I can't miss that. I can't miss her first showing.

And that's my good news.

mlurp 08-31-2010 08:35 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat (Post 174716)
You won't find a news story on this, but it is still good news.

A few months back, my youngest child decided to reduce her college class load to part time. Doing so, meant that she no longer qualified for medical benefits under my company sponsored health care program.
A few days ago, she cracked a tooth. The dentist told her it was $1250 to fix it. Of course, as a student and part time employee, she doesn't have an extra $1250 laying around, and she told the dentist that.
I told my daughter that since she was the one that opted to lose her insurance I wasn't going to pay for it. One of those "tough-love" lessons us common folk live.
Friday, the dentist called her and told her to scrape together what ever she could afford and he would do the work for whatever monies she could come up with. I'd say another life lesson was learned --- about charity, compassion and relationship.
After the dental work is done I'm going to visit the dentist and pay his lost income. He deserves it.

And you deserve to be thanked as you did the tough love thing, your daughter learned a lesson and you promise to settle the debt being as decent as the dentist. :thanks .. :thumbsup

mlurp 08-31-2010 08:38 PM

Re: We sure could use a little GOOD news today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat (Post 176965)
More good news that you won't find in a newspaper or on TV.

My eldest daughter has a full time job and also works on the side as a photographer. Photography is her passion. As a parent, I have always encouraged her to pursue her passion.
I've told both my children "Do what you love, and love what you do".

I posted on another thread that I will be traveling to New York City late September.
There is a reason that I will be in NYC.
I will be there because of my daughter. I will be there because I am proud of her.

My daughter will have her art on display in a gallery in NYC.
I can't miss that. I can't miss her first showing.

And that's my good news.

And do sleep well don't let the bed bugs bite... :D

saltwn 09-04-2010 01:50 PM

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What would you do: teen golfer disqualifies self, gives up medal Yahoo news story HERE


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Nash's 77 won the boys' 13-14 division at the Milwaukee County Parks Tour Invitational, knocking off 31 other players. Afterward, Nash went to celebrate with one of his mentors, Chris Wood, head club pro at Rivermoor Golf Club. And that's where the troubles began.
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Wood noticed an extra club in Nash's bag and pointed it out to him. Apparently, a friend of Nash's had left the club at his house, and Nash put it in his bag, not realizing it put him one over the mandatory limit of 14 clubs. Carrying an extra club is a two-stroke penalty per hole, but since Nash didn't account for those extra strokes, he signed what was, in effect, an incorrect scorecard, and thus would be disqualified from the tournament.
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And from there, there really wasn't any choice. Nash called the Wisconsin PGA, explained what had happened, and sent back the medal from the tournament. WPGA officials plan to present it to the tournament's runner-up.
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Now, it's easy to go and tee off -- pun very much intended -- on golf's drop-the-hammer rules, on Wood for bringing the extra club to Nash's attention, or to Nash himself for failing to count the club. But all that misses the point. This is a story about honesty and doing what's right, even when what's right makes zero logical sense. Sure, Nash could have rationalized away keeping an extra club, but where's the honor in that?

alan 09-04-2010 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 178839)
What would you do: teen golfer disqualifies self, gives up medal Yahoo news story HERE





I saw that story earlier this morning.
That young man has class. He proves that there is still honor and honesty held by the youth of our country.

Billo_Really 09-04-2010 01:59 PM

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Here's some good news...

With all the right-wing bitching about Islam and muslim's, that has resulted in a cab drive getting slashed, mosque's being burned, people that even look middle eastern being attacked...

...well, what goes around, comes around. Here's a right-winger that got just what he deserved...
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There's a joint in West Haven, Connecticut, called the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge. By all reports, it's a nifty little place; the theme is Middle Eastern, the hookah smoke is tasty, and the belly dancers are something to see indeed. Last Thursday, a fellow named Kevin Morris, also of West Haven, came ditty-bopping into Fire and Ice and staked his claim to first-ballot entry into the Dumbass Hall of Fame.

Mr. Morris, it seems, decided that any place with hookahs and belly dancers must be a festering nest of Muslims, and decided to give the patrons what-for. According to news reports, he barged through the door and started screaming racist and anti-Muslim epithets at everyone there. The crowd didn't really react until Morris tried to throttle the bartender...at which point, the patrons rose up righteous and basically beat the ever-loving Jesus out of him. Morris' mug shot looks like his face went through a wheat thresher, and as of now, he remains in police custody.

It's about time!

mlurp 09-05-2010 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Billo_Really (Post 178843)
Here's some good news...

With all the right-wing bitching about Islam and muslim's, that has resulted in a cab drive getting slashed, mosque's being burned, people that even look middle eastern being attacked...

...well, what goes around, comes around. Here's a right-winger that got just what he deserved...
It's about time!

Nice of you to choose this topic for that POS report on one dumd ass guy flipping out, Billo, just real nice of you. :nahnah

I hope a mode moves it... Still playing with your Dipstick hummmm Jimmy. :wave

:rofl2

Billo_Really 09-05-2010 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 179050)
Nice of you to choose this topic for that POS report on one dumd ass guy flipping out, Billo, just real nice of you. :nahnah

I hope a mode moves it... Still playing with your Dipstick hummmm Jimmy. :wave

:rofl2

I just like the fact that some big-mouthed right-winger stuck his racist nose where it didn't belong and got his ass whipped for spewing out all the garbage he picked up from Glenn Beck and wound up in jail.

That was poetic justice in response to right-wing propaganda.

mlurp 09-05-2010 02:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Billo_Really (Post 179063)
I just like the fact that some big-mouthed right-winger stuck his racist nose where it didn't belong and got his ass whipped for spewing out all the garbage he picked up from Glenn Beck and wound up in jail.

That was poetic justice in response to right-wing propaganda.

What justice, your in making another wrong choice. Besides you admit what we all know... Your an ______ thats and *******..

I see it as another new low for you.. :laughat

Billo_Really 09-05-2010 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 179072)
What justice, your in making another wrong choice. Besides you admit what we all know... Your an ______ thats and *******..

I see it as another new low for you.. :laughat

I guess that's my cue to dig a little deeper and find another rock layer?

mlurp 09-05-2010 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Billo_Really (Post 179098)
I guess that's my cue to dig a little deeper and find another rock layer?

:D Just how many rock layers can one find at the beach? :D

Chloe 09-05-2010 01:21 PM

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Good News someones in love with me, astounding I know:D

alan 09-05-2010 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Chloe (Post 179143)
Good News someones in love with me, astounding I know:D

But are you in love with them?
That would make it good news.

mlurp 09-05-2010 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Chloe (Post 179143)
Good News someones in love with me, astounding I know:D

Hey enjoy it as people make mistakes every day... :D ...Just joking..


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