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  • Emily Infeld’s 4th-Place Finish at Beach to Beacon Is More Than a Comeback

    08/07/2019 6:17:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    For the first time since February 2018, Emily Infeld embraced the hard effort of competing in a race. Paying no mind to the clock, she trusted the cues her body provided her as she continued to battle her way through the final hill all the way through the finish line at TD Beach to Beacon 10K on August 3. Just seven months after her last hip surgery, Infeld had the rush of racing again, a feeling that she missed. The 2015 world bronze medalist covered the 10K course in 32:39 as the fourth overall finisher and top American in Cape...
  • TRUMP BOMBSHELL: The REAL Reason He Avoided Vietnam

    04/29/2011 11:22:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 199 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 04/29/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    And this might be why he never runs... not the F-bombs... it sounds like Trump has the quintessential rich politician problem: Vietnam. According to a new document unearthed by The Smoking Gun: Donald Trump received 4 student deferments, and one medical deferment, which is in contradiction to a previous quote explaining his draft status: “I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number. I’ll never forget, that was an amazing period of time in my life.” Technically, that doesn't have to be a lie. Eventually Trump got a high draft number, but it appears that it's definitely...
  • Buttigieg Claims Trump 'Faked Injury' to Avoid Vietnam Draft in 1968

    05/23/2019 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 65 replies
    NN ^ | 23-05-19 | Pippa Monroe
    2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has accused President Donald Trump of pretending to have an injury so he could avoid serving in the Vietnam War.Buttigieg claimed that Trump 'manipulated' the system to get a diagnosis allowing him to avoid the draft.“I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam,” Mr. Buttigieg said at a Washington Post event.
  • Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam? [barf alert]

    12/26/2018 7:12:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    New York Slimes via MSN ^ | 12/26/2018 | Steve Eder
    In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam. For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Mr. Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation. Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump, and a...
  • McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam

    10/22/2017 9:23:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 123 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2017 | Aaron Blake
    *snip* McCain, whose status as a war hero Trump publicly and controversially doubted as a 2016 presidential candidate, appeared to retaliate in kind against the president in a C-SPAN interview about the Vietnam War airing Sunday night. In the interview, McCain pointed to wealthy Americans who were able to get out of being drafted into service in the conflict in which he spent years as a prisoner of war. And he pointed to a very specific type of deferment which Trump just happened to use. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is...