Watch: Man’s Proposal To His Girlfriend Interrupted By A Robber, So He Does The Only Logical Thing

Nick Anderson says he’d been working for a while to come up with the right time and place to pop the question to his girlfriend, Deanna Deal. The North Carolina man, working with Deal’s son Brighton, decided to make his marriage proposal at a Mexican restaurant in Hickory, N.C. As it turned out, someone else at the eatery had some pretty big plans of his own.

As WCNC-TV in Charlotte reports, a man tried to rob Salsarita’s restaurant just as Nick was going to ask Deanna for her hand in marriage.

That’s when Anderson decided that even an attempted robbery wasn’t going to spoil his big day, so he jumped up from his seat and took matters — including the robber — into his own hands.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the WCNC news report that explains just what happened — after he dropped the perp — that made Nick Anderson a whole lot less nervous about popping the question.

By the way, according to an article in The Daily Mail, the 26-year-old suspect in the attempted robbery foiled by Anderson is also believed to have robbed the very same restaurant on two separate occasions in July. For him, clearly, the third time was not the charm.

But Deanna was charmed enough to say, “Yes,” even after the ordeal.

h/t: The Daily Mail

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Researchers Make Stunning Discovery- What Your Cell Phone REALLY Does To You Is Terrifying

The longer that cell phone is glued to your ear, the higher your risk could be for cancer, according to new study. Although the daily doses of radiation from the devices is small, it can build up over time to a deadly level, said study author Igor Yakymenko.

“Using your phone for just 20 minutes a day for five years increased the risk of one type of brain tumor threefold, and using the phone an hour a day for four years upped the risk of some tumors three to five times,” said Yakymenko, whose meta-study of other research was conducted for the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology, and Radiobiology in Kiev, Ukraine.

Studies suggesting links between cell phones and cancer are not new. There is widespread dispute over the risk.

Brown University professor of epidemiology David A. Savitz judged: “We know quite a bit (about the risk) actually and it seems extremely unlikely that there is an effect. We are down to the range that there is no risk or a risk that is almost too small to detect.”

The possible connection between cell phones and cancer also became a front-burner issue after Berkeley, CA, passed a law that requires cell phone stores to inform customers, in writing, about the potential dangers of using the devices. The Berkeley law goes beyond current federal guidelines by stating: “children and anyone carrying their phone in a pocket or bra could be at increased risk of radiation exposure.”

Yakymenko’s study reports that damage can add up over time and cause a variety of health problems, like cancer, headaches, fatigue and even skin problems.

The youngest phone users may be those at greatest risk, Yakymenko warned.

“The situation can dramatically differ for children who use cells phone in childhood, when their biology much more sensitive to hazardous factors, and will use it over the life,” he said.

h/t: The Daily News

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One Major Accomplishment Obama Touted Right Before His Reelection Just Got Blown To Bits

President Obama’s economic recovery has now been proven to be worse than anyone thought. New figures provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that economic growth in almost every quarter since 2012 was weaker than previously calculated.

The result is that Gross Domestic Product growth from 2012 to 2014 was only 2%, not 2.3%. “In dollar terms,” an Investor’s Business Daily article notes, “the revisions cut more than $100 billion from the nation’s economic pie.” It also means that President Obama has presided over an economic recovery — now more than six years old — that is far worse than all the previous 10 stretching back 70 years.

However, in a February 2009 interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Obama was referring to the pace of economic recovery when he said, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

President Bush’s recovery after the 2001 recession — attacked by Democrats as too little – proves to be stronger that Obama’s. After 24 quarters, Obama’s GDP is up a mere 13.3%. By this point in the Bush recovery, GDP had grown 18%.

Obama’s recovery – the worst since World War II — has vastly underperformed even his own projections. The administration’s fiscal 2010 budget pegged 2010 growth at 3.2%. Actual growth was 2.5%.

The revisions cut growth in the third quarter of 2014 by one percentage point. At the time the 5% increase was announced, Obama proclaimed that, “America’s resurgence is real.” Administration officials used the figure to counter Republican predictions of damage to the economy from the Affordable Care Act. The revisions announced this week also showed that the economy’s slight contraction of .2% in the first quarter of 2014 was revised upward to .6%

This summer, Obama told The Daily Show host Jon Stewart that the economy “by every metric, is better” than when he took office.

h/t: Wall Street Journal

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In A Split Second This Salesman Went From Selling A Car To Battling For His Life

A California car salesman is left shaken, but unharmed, after being kidnapped in a test drive.

Christopher Reeves, who sells cars at Lehmer’s Concord Buick GMC in Concord, Calif., said he was kidnapped Monday while he was taking a customer for a test ride in a $75,000 conversion van.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested when a police chase ended in a wreck near Antioch.

The suspect was destined to be arrested. One of the safeguards, which led to the suspect’s arrest, was that he had to present a valid driver’s license before he could test drive any of the dealership’s vehicles. The customer handed over his license, and dealership staff made a copy before he first test drove a Cadillac. After that drive went well, the customer then wanted to take the van out for a spin.

Reeves said the customer, with him as a passenger, drove to the man’s home in Pittsburg, about 10 minutes away.  He showed the van to his family, and Reeves got back into the vehicle afterward. That’s when things turned weird, according to the salesman.

The suspect told Reeves the test drive was actually a robbery. Reeves thought the man was joking, until he was grabbed by the shirt and slammed against a window.

The test drive then turned into a terrifying ride, going 90 mph on the freeway with the suspect driving erratically and sideswiping another vehicle. The driver exited the freeway and began to run red lights.

“I was just holding on for my life, basically,” Reeves said.

Reeves fled when the suspect finally stopped the vehicle. Police were called, and the GPS tracking system on the vehicle was used to find the van. There is no word on how many charges the suspect will face.

This is not the first time this type of incident has happened in California. A Banning car salesman was kidnapped by a woman during a test drive in 2012, and a Ventura car salesman was kidnapped in 2011 when he handed the keys for a test drive to a customer.

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Sarah Palin Just Uncovered The Real Reason Trump Is Dominating The Polls (The Media Hates It)

Donald Trump is leading in the polls because he speaks for working class voters, according to a Breitbart column by Sarah Palin.

“Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters,” Palin wrote. “He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)?”

Not everyone agrees. GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., blamed the media for Trump’s rise in the polls to the point where he is the Republican front-runner.

“If I had a billion dollars’ worth of advertising and every network going gaga over that, I think we could get our (poll numbers) to rise also,” Paul told CNN. Paul also said he expected that the “temporary loss of sanity” over Trump would be short-lived and that eventually more serious candidates would rise to the top.”

“It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words,” Palin wrote. “Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class.”

Palin’s piece emphasizes repeatedly that Trump is the lone candidate talking about the issues that truly matter to the American people. He takes stands that are in line with what they wish the leader of their country would do, she wrote.

“Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders,” she wrote.

Further, she said, Trump stands out from the crowd.

“Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another,” she wrote.

h/t: Breitbart

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