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    'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot

    The whole story is at the link.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/blade-ru...shot-1.1156244



    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter who become a global sporting hero at last summerís Olympics, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
    Pistoriusí girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times early Thursday in Pistoriusí Pretoria home, police said.
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    Just goes to show you, that even those we think of as the "good guys", aren't necessarily as pure as the driven snow. Sad.........
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    It continues to surprise me that athletes are held in high esteem in general just because they have prowess at a particular physical event that folks pay attention to, and the does as well. It's human nature, I guess, but I have never understood it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It continues to surprise me that athletes are held in high esteem in general just because they have prowess at a particular physical event that folks pay attention to, and the does as well. It's human nature, I guess, but I have never understood it.
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    Glad he's in custody, not on the run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Glad he's in custody, not on the run.

    Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing no one else had come,
    And a bell was ringing in the village square for the sprinter on the run.
    Blades on the run.....Blades on the run.
    And the jailer man and Uncle sam, were searching every one

    For the blades on the run
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing no one else had come,
    And a bell was ringing in the village square for the sprinter on the run.
    Blades on the run.....Blades on the run.
    And the jailer man and Uncle sam, were searching every one

    For the blades on the run
    Eternity will not be a lonely time for me.....

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    In all seriousness?

    I do not understand why women stay with men who abuse them, according to reports there were some previous call re domestic problems at the home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Eternity will not be a lonely time for me.....
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    This makes me sad. I worked with amputee patients early in my career, and watching him run at the London Olympics gave me goose bumps. What a hard fall for this young man. When I heard about it this morning I was just hoping it was not him who had fired the gun, that it was maybe a burglar in their home or something like that. Sad.
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    Wow...what a way to ruin someones life...and your own. How unfortunate and sad for sure. I didn't realize he was so young.
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