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  •  Courage (4+ / 0-)

    Congratulations Scott

    On a side note, the Paralympic Games opening ceremony is Wednesday. Tuesday four flames lit by Scouts on the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were united at Stoke Mandeville hospital Tuesday in preparation for the final leg to London. That hospital was the birthplace of the Paralympics, the idea of a German Jewish doctor who fled Nazism and went on to treat severely disabled British veterans from WWII. The first national games were inspired by the 1948 London Olympics and became an international event in 1952.

    Get to see some of the events if you want to be inspired by courage and determination to overcome physical challenges. One of the women in Team GB's seated volleyball squad had her legs blown off in the 7/7/2005 bombings in London the day after the city was awarded the games. For sheer excitement, try wheelchair rugby.

    Continuing on a TV near you; "The Magical Mitt Sorry Tour (Underpants Edit)"

    by Lib Dem FoP on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 07:04:49 PM PDT

    •  My old man is in London as I (2+ / 0-)
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      KelleyRN2, dakinishir

      write this comment. He's working the broadcast booth for the Paralympics. Said it will start Thursday (EDT). It's quite a big deal, too.

      Congratulations and Kudos, Scottie. I only know you by your writing. Needless to say, it and you are terrific!!!

      NurseKelley--T and R!! You get through the hospital bit el pronto cos we need you here.

      Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

      by orlbucfan on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 06:28:32 AM PDT

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