Diana Nyad finally swims from Cuba to Florida

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  1. Chuck.

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    53 hours in the water !
     
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    she's 6 years older than me and i can't swim acrost my bath tub.:( way to go di!(y)
     
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    AARP should put her on the cover.

    Incredible accomplishment.
     
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    She is being sent back to Cuba. Forgot to fill out her customs form.
     
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    I bet Lance Armstrong couldn't do that, even if he cheated.
     
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    I see a Book deal and a speaking tour
     
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    Lance could Michelin man himself with all the yellow bracelets he's made his million with and float over, oh' wait, that means he would have to give back all the millions for the bracelets.
     
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    That's an amazing accomplishment, especially for someone her age. It just goes to show that the more you do, the more you're able to do.
     
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    "I think it is just terrible and disgusting how everyone has treated Lance Armstrong, especially after what he achieved, winning seven Tour de France races while on drugs. When I was on drugs, I couldn't even find my bike." - Willie Nelson
     
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    Boomers are back! Go Diana
     
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    Diana Nyad is a 1 per millenia person and athlete. The anecdote I most like about her concerns her first college: she was thrown out after jumping out of a 4 story bldg with a parachute. One more (among countless) examples of the truly exceptional being a bit crazy, and society rejecting them -- until greatness is realized.

    Ms. Nyad is a wonderful argument for tolerance. I'll mention that she is also gay, in case that fact has escaped our rightard and religious fanatics.
     
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    WoW! Did you seriously just make an statement about tolerance in the same sentence you accuse people of being "rightards" and "religious fanatics" just because they don't believe the same things you do? Congratulations! Can you guess what word I'm thinking best describes you at this moment?

    p.s. a very religious person I know and respect started this thread. But no worries right? You're safely ensconced behind a keyboard on the internet.

    p.p.s. How does swimming or jumping out a window make anyone a "wonderful argument for tolerance?" I'm not saying she isn't but I just don't see it. What I think you needed was a forum to spew hate and intolerance at those who don't share your POV so you made something up.
     
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    ^ In some instances that's true but if you do it right you get to live forever.
     
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    Simple, really.

    First, jumping out the window is not the argument. Being tolerant of unusual people is the argument.

    Second, I try to practice tolerance of unusual people, but I am NOT tolerant of intolerance. This is the part you cannot grasp.
     
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