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Airline passenger who demanded restroom assistance died on vacation in Thailand: reports

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An overweight American airline passenger who insisted that a female Taiwanese flight attendant assist him during a restroom visit on a flight from Los Angeles to Taipei in January reportedly died of an unspecified illness while on a beach vacation on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT ACCUSES PASSENGER OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AFTER HE DEMANDS SHE WIPE HIM

An unnamed EVA Air flight attendant had accused the passenger of sexual harassment after describing how the man, who claimed to have had surgery on his hand, threatened to relieve himself on the floor of the plane if the all-female flight crew did not assist him in the restroom, Taiwan News reported.

The estimated 440-pound man who used a wheelchair refused to leave the restroom until flight attendants complied with his requests. The air crew originally refused, until the head flight attendant put on three pairs of latex gloves and assisted him — as he moaned for her to go “deeper” and clean him again, the New York Post reported.

An attorney for the man reached out to the Taiwanese international airline, EVA Air, this week to inform the company that the man died sometime in March. EVA Air had been reaching out to him for three months to inform him he could not travel on a scheduled flight from Tapei to San Francisco with the airline.

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The man was also involved in another disturbance in May 2018 when he allegedly defecated in his underwear during an EVA Air flight, Focus Taiwan reported. The airline will refund the cost of his unused airfare to the man’s family, the New York Post reported.

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this report. 

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Titanic victim’s long-lost letter surfaces, describes near miss as doomed ship set out on its maiden voyage

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A letter written by one of Titanic’s crew to his wife just days before the doomed liner sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic is up for auction in the U.K.

Titanic steward Richard Geddes wrote the letter to his wife, Sarah (Sal), the day after the famous ship left the port of Southampton, U.K., on April 10, 1912. The letter describes a near collision with another ship, the SS City of New York. The two ships reportedly came within a few feet of each other as Titanic left Southampton docks on its maiden voyage.

“My dearest Sal, We got away yesterday after a lot of trouble,” Geddes wrote. “As we were passing the New York and Oceanic the New York broke her ropes and very nearly ran into us, but we just happened to avoid a collision.”

DID THIS ICEBERG SINK THE TITANIC?

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The letter written by Geddes to his wife. (Henry Aldridge and Son)

The incident was perceived by some as a bad omen and a sign of trouble ahead, according to Encyclopedia Titanica.

A collision would have prevented the ill-fated liner’s transatlantic journey to New York. Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time on April 14, 1912, and sank just over two hours later. Geddes, along with 1,500 others, perished in the disaster.

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“I hope you are feeling good and not worrying,” Geddes continued, in the poignant letter to his wife.  “I am feeling pretty good. With fondest love and kisses to my dear wife and kiddies.  Your affectionate husband Dick xxxxx”

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Richard Geddes was 31 when he perished in the Titanic disaster. (Henry Aldridge and Son)

The letter was mailed from Queenstown, Ireland when Titanic picked up passengers there on April 11, 1912.

The artifact is being sold with its original envelope, an official document describing Geddes’ “supposed death” at sea and photos of the seaman and his wife.

SAILING TO DISASTER: RARE TITANIC PHOTOS UP FOR AUCTION

“It’s an exceptional letter on many levels, first and foremost it was written on board the Titanic, it has its envelope, the lot also contains official paperwork relating to Mr. Geddes and finally the content is superb, describing the near miss that Titanic nearly suffered that would have changed history,” auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News, via email.

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Geddes wrote the letter to his wife, Sarah, just days before his death. (Henry Aldridge and Son)

The lot, which will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son on April 27, has a pre-sale estimate of $155,885 to $233,827.

More than 100 years after the Titanic’s sinking, the disaster continues to be a source of fascination.

A CENTURY AFTER THE LUSITANIA WAS SUNK BY A U-BOAT, AN UNUSUAL ITEM FROM THE DOOMED LINER EMERGES

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An official document describing Geddes “supposed death” on Titanic. (Henry Aldridge and Son)

In 2017, a sea-stained letter recovered from the body of a Titanic victim was sold at auction for $166,000.

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The Titanic leaving Southampton on April 10, 1912. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

In 2016, the sextant used by the captain of rescue ship Carpathia sold for just under $97,000. A year earlier, a cup presented to the captain by Titanic survivor Molly Brown to the Carpathia captain sold for $200,000.

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Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

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A summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq.

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi is heading the one-day summit between Iraq and its six neighbors: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Kuwait.

The summit underlines a shift to Iraq’s foreign policy, placing the country as a mediator between neighbors who are often at odds over weighty issues, such as the civil war in Syria, and U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Iraqi leaders have emphasized Iraq’s sovereignty since elections last year, and they say it is vital to Iraq’s security and economy to develop good relations with the neighbors.

The country is seeking billions of dollars in aid and investment to help it rebuild after 15 years of war.

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Ken Harrison: There’s a surprising connection between humility and courage

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The Bible is filled with stories of immense bravery: Moses leading millions of people into the desert with no water or food; David fighting Goliath; Gideon; Jeremiah; Esther; Abraham. The apostle Paul’s life is one long saga of bravery and suffering. And at the core of courage is humility. Humility was the mark of each of these heroes’ lives. There were some falters, especially with Abraham, but courage marked by humility was the overarching quality that each possessed.

Courage isn’t something conjured up at the moment that it is needed. It is the expression of your character at a moment of testing. Courage is the sum of all your virtues expressed at a single moment in time. The person you have been, your secret thoughts, the skeletons in your closet, and a lifetime of training suddenly spill out. Would you run into a burning building to save a child with a crowd watching? What if no one is looking? What if you are rescuing an old man instead of a child? What if it is your enemy?

Near one of San Diego’s best surfing spots, Solana Beach, a 66-year-old man was training for a triathlon. He was just off Fletcher Cove and in a line with several swimmers when he burst from the water, both legs in the mouth of a great white shark between 12 and 17 feet long.

The man emerged long enough to scream that he was being attacked before being dragged under again. Despite the obvious danger, two swimmers in front of the man turned and swam back to him, into the growing cloud of blood where a monstrous shark lurked, and pulled the man through the surf 150 yards to shore. Sadly, he died a few minutes later.

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Courage is the expression of someone who sees something more valuable than herself.

Courage defends a victim by standing up to the bully, even though he’s bigger.

Courage says grace aloud in a restaurant.

Courage witnesses to a stranger. A lack of humility says, “I don’t want to ask that woman if she knows Jesus. I might look stupid.” This is an attitude that values self more than another person’s soul.

“Hang on. That’s not fair! I don’t really know how to share my faith,” you might object. Then care enough to learn. Put down your pride and pick up a book by Greg Stier of Dare 2 Share. He’ll teach you how.

Countless times I have seen my wife walk up to a stranger and say something brief and watched while the woman crumbles in tears. Elliette prays beside her for a long while, and then the woman hugs her tightly. I used to ask Elliette, “What was that all about?” “God just told me to go ask that woman if I could pray with her,” she’d answer. “I hate it when He does that. I’m always terrified that I’ll look stupid.” Yet she obeys and lives are changed.

Courage isn’t a lack of fear. It’s being terrified and obeying anyway. Here we see why humility is the foundation of courage. True courage flows out of concern for others without regard to the risk to oneself.

Courage and integrity

“The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone” (1 Corinthians 2:15, HCSB). Many Bible translations use the word “judge” where the word “evaluate” is used in this scripture. The English language has two meanings for the word “judge:” one is “evaluate”; the other is “condemn.”

People who don’t follow Christ love to quote Jesus saying that we are not to judge (Matthew 7:1, HCSB). Jesus means not to condemn. He isn’t telling a godly person not to evaluate or discern.

How do we evaluate or judge true courage? Courage is an outward expression, but its true motivation is inward, and we can’t observe that. As an example, let’s take two platoon commanders in the same battle. Both charge a machine-gun nest, brave the bullets and save their men. Each gets a medal for his actions.

The first man saw that the guns would soon mow down his men. He was drafted into the war; he didn’t volunteer. He comes from a broken home with no father to teach him honor in battle. Terrified and without thinking, he charges to save his men’s lives. He captures the guns, and his men live.

The second man is also terrified. He comes from a decorated military family. He joined the military because that’s what all the men in his family do. He looks around for escape and sees none. He doesn’t care about his men but is terrified to be branded as a coward. He’d never be able to look members of his family in the eye again. Seeing no way out of his predicament, he charges and his men are saved.

Are these men the same? We don’t see their hearts; we see their actions. They each earned the military reward that is given by mere men, but God knows who they are on the inside, why they did what they did. “I, Yahweh, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve” (Jeremiah 17:10, HCSB).

One man says grace in a restaurant with meekness and humility out of pure gratitude to God, who gave him the meal. Another says grace to impress the people around him with how religious he is. He smacks of religious pride. Both have completed the same action, but one said grace in humility and the other in pride.

So how do we properly judge courage? We judge it only in ourselves. We can judge — evaluate — others only by their actions, because we can’t truly know their motivations. And this is where the man of God must dwell — at a point of constant self-examination:

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Why did I say that? Why did I react that way?

Guard your heart and your integrity. Courage, or lack of it, is a window that reveals your level of humility, which makes it a primary signpost on your walk with Christ — and on your journey to becoming one of God’s servant kings.

Excerpted from “RISE OF THE SERVANT KINGS: WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BEING A MAN” by Ken Harrison. To be published by Multnomah, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, on May 7, 2019.

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Why did Mueller wait to answer collusion question, Bush AG Michael Mukasey asks

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We know what Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew when it comes to the question of Trump-Russia collusion, but the great unknown is when he knew it — and why he kept his knowledge secret.

That’s according to Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge, and President George W. Bush’s attorney general.

Speaking to Fox News host Bill Hemmer on the latest episode of the “Hemmer Time” podcast, Mukasey asked why Mueller did not reveal the most important piece of information he uncovered until submitting his report to Attorney General William Barr.

“When did Bob Mueller know, or when did the people who worked with him know, that there was no coordination, which is what they were looking for?” the ex-AG said to Hemmer.

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“When did they realize that and whenever they realized that shouldn’t they have told the rest of us?”

After two years of suspense, Mueller’s report was released Thursday showing investigators did not find evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia – as Attorney General Bill Barr declared last month – but revealing an array of controversial actions by the president that were examined as part of the investigation’s obstruction inquiry.

Hemmer asked Mukasey if he felt Mueller coming forward with that information would’ve been beneficial, and if he should have pre-empted the official announcement to do so.

“I don’t know about preempted the announcement but certainly should have told us about it beforehand. It would have taken the speculation the edge and the speculation off,” he said, Mukasey said, before critiquing the media’s coverage of the investigation.

“You remember the exercise that was engaged in… The number of television broadcasts that would have involved people sitting around conference tables inhaling their own and other people’s exhaust and getting high on it?

TRUMP DECLARES VICTORY AS MUELLER REPORT DROPS: ‘NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION’

“People talking about this indictment having this significance or that indictment signaling that the walls were closing in on the White House may have. If that was not true and known to be not true at the time then somebody should have said something.”

During the rest of the podcast, which can be downloaded here, the former attorney general continued to discuss Russian meddling, stating it is a long-established goal for the country.

“Look, the Russians have been messing with the West generally and with the United States specifically since the Communist Revolution,” Mukasey told Hemmer.

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This is of a piece with that. It’s more advanced obviously, they didn’t have the internet in 1917, and they’re going to have it in the next election. That’s not to minimize the seriousness of it in the sense that it’s something we ought to combat.

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“But let’s have a sense of proportion here. It’s of a piece with what’s gone on before. It’s not something brand new nor was it something that appears to have been particularly effective.”

Listen to the full interview on the latest episode of “Hemmer Time” here, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Vermont bill to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day advances

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Vermont appears poised to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as more cities, states and universities opt to stop honoring the famed explorer and recognize Native Americans instead.

A bill to replace the federal holiday cleared the state Legislature on Wednesday. Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he will likely sign it into law.

“I see no reason that I would not sign it,” Scott told the Burlington Free Press on Thursday, “but we’re reviewing the bill as we speak.”

THE QUESTION OF COLUMBUS DAY: WAS IT WORTH IT?

Vermont began recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2016. If the bill becomes law, the state would join New Mexico and South Dakota in recognizing Native Americans. A similar bill in Maine awaits its governor’s signature.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. The movement to abolish the holiday stems from Columbus’ legacy of violence, enslavement and brutality of indigenous people, opponents argue.

“Things that are symbolic can carry very far,” Rich Holschuh, of Brattleboro, a member of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, told the Free Press. “The degree of disinformation and lack of understanding around the situation of native people in Vermont, as a microcosm of the national situation, is totally exemplified in the way that Columbus has been celebrated and the native people ignored.”

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The bill cruised through the Vermont state Senate but faced some opposition in the state House of Representatives. A Republican-led amendment to create a separate day in February to recognize indigenous people failed 42-95.

Dozens of cities have chosen to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recent years, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Tenn.; Tusla, Okla.; and Salt Lake City. Columbus, Ohio, the largest city named after Christopher Columbus, instead chose to honor the U.S. military and veterans last year.

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Stop Facebook’s targeted advertising by changing your account settings

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Let me be frank: I only keep a Facebook account to engage with listeners of my national radio show. I don’t use my personal account. I stepped away from the social media platform, and I never looked back.

I think everyone should take a social media break from time to time. It’s good for your mind and well-being. Tap or click here for research that says taking a break from Facebook can actually make you feel happier about your life.

That said, I understand why people still use Facebook. They want to feel connected. They might be lonely. If they didn’t have Facebook, they’d likely be involved in some other form of social media, like Twitter or Instagram. I don’t judge people who stay.

The key is to maintain real-world connections. Here are some time-tested ways to foster your flesh-and-blood social network.

I do want to make sure your privacy is protected. Like many tech giants, Facebook actively collects information about you and uses this data for “targeted advertising.” You’ve seen this before: an ad closely mirrors your recent searches, even on different websites. Using cookies, information gets shared, and it gives you the impression that the internet is reading your mind, watching your screen, and listening to your conversations.

Those aren’t the only ones stalking you through social media. Cybercriminals love Facebook, and here are the many reasons why.

How do you stop targeted ads? By digging into your settings – the settings you have full access to, but Facebook would rather you didn’t know about.

Adjust your Facebook ad preferences

You can do the following on Facebook’s desktop website, and you can also access ad preferences through your Facebook app. From the site, click the on the downward arrow in the upper corner and click on Settings. Click on Ads on the left side. This opens the “Your ad preferences page.”

Let’s start with the Your Interests section. Click on this to see a list of topics Facebook thinks you’re interested in based on your activity. For example, my interests included everything from

Colorado to plant nurseries. You can hide ads associated with an interest by hovering over it and clicking on the X in the box.

Once you’ve reviewed your interests, check out the Advertisers section. This works just like interests. You can choose to hide ads from particular advertisers, which is useful if you’re annoyed by a specific ad popping up all the time in your feed.

Tweak the information Facebook uses to target ads

The next section on tap is called Your information. This is the data Facebook uses to help advertisers target ads at you. The categories include relationship status, employer, job title and education. The toggle switches on the side let you choose whether or not to allow advertisers to use these. Feel free to turn them all off. Also, take a peek at “Your categories” in this same section. You can nix these as well by clicking on the X.

Adjust your Facebook ad settings

The previous sections of your ad preferences are interesting, but now we’re getting to the big guns. Click on the Ad settings section to expand it. Here is where we can make substantial changes to throw targeted advertisers off your tracks.

Ads based on data from partners: If you already see the words “Not allowed” here, then you’re good to go. Otherwise, expand this setting, which controls “ads based on data we receive from partners about your offline activity.” Yeah, that does sound a little creepy. In the drop-down box, choose Not allowed.

Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere: This section applies to websites, apps, and device that use Facebook’s services to serve up ads outside of Facebook. This is why you might see the same ads lurking on both Facebook and seemingly unrelated websites. Look for the drop-down menu at the bottom and select “Not allowed.”

Ads that include your social actions: This setting lets you control whether or not Facebook can use your activity in ads aimed at other people. For example, a Facebook friend might see an ad for a page that you’ve liked on the service. The two options in the drop-down menu here are “Only my friends” or “No One.” Choose “No One” to keep yourself out of these sorts of ads.

There’s one final section to your ad preferences settings. Hide ad topics lets you block ads related to the potentially sensitive issues of alcohol, parenting or pets. You can choose to hide these for six months, a whole year or permanently.

While some people are choosing to ditch Facebook, there are also some compelling reasons to stay. If you’re in the stay camp, then you can make the experience more comfortable by adjusting your advertising preferences.

Following these steps won’t stop ads, but at least you won’t see the same pair of shoes tracking your every move, begging you to buy them.

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Delaware State University official pleads guilty to taking $70G in bribes from out-of-state students

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A former Delaware State University official on Wednesday admitted to accepting more than $70,000 in bribes to falsely classify students as eligible to pay in-state tuition over a four-year period.

Crystal Martin, who worked for the registrar’s office at the Dover-based historically black institution, pleaded guilty to a felony bribery charge, authorities said. The scheme cost the school more than $3 million in lost tuition.

“The defendant abused her position at a public university to personally profit and to defraud her employer,’’ U.S. Attorney David Weiss said in a statement. “Individuals who accept bribes while serving in a public capacity risk undermining trust in those institutions.’’

“The defendant abused her position at a public university to personally profit and to defraud her employer. Individuals who accept bribes while serving in a public capacity risk undermining trust in those institutions.’’

— U.S. Attorney David Weiss 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not name the school Martin worked for, but her LinkedIn profile said she worked at Delaware State. A spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that Martin worked for the school until 2017.

News of the scam comes amid a college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Federal prosecutors allege that those facing charges paid millions of dollars in bribes and fees for test takers and university coaches to get their kids admitted to elite universities.

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Crystal Martin’s bribery scheme cost Delaware State University more than $3 million in lost tuition, authorities say. (LinkedIn)

The students in the Delaware case were already admitted to the school, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The scheme spanned from 2013 to 2017, prosecutors said. Martin accepted bribes from an unnamed co-conspirator to forge residency documents for hundreds of out-of-state students to allow them to qualify for cheaper in-state tuition.

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For the 2018-19 school year, tuition for out-of-state students was $16,094, compared with $7,868 for Delaware residents, according to the school’s website.

Martin faces up to 10 years in prison. She is scheduled for sentencing July 1.

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Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

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Tourists, devout Catholics and others are looking on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral, regretting that they can’t get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend because of the damage caused by a violent fire.

The Paris fire service said Saturday that the last hot points have been cooled, and firefighters who had worked inside non-stop since Monday’s fire have now left.

Crowds lined the embankments across from the cathedral Saturday, taking photos or just staring in shock. The fire collapsed the spire and destroyed the roof of the 12th century monument, and Easter services normally held in Notre Dame are being conducted elsewhere.

Visitor Susan Harlow of Kansas City, Missouri, said: “We didn’t get here in time to see it. And now we probably never will,” given the many years it’s expected to take to repair.

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Krauthammer: Tiger Woods illustrates the distance between a sport’s best and the rest

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My father, Charles Krauthammer, was a lover of sports. Not just for the sheer joy of the games themselves, but for what they revealed about an essential aspect of the human experience: our capacity and drive to achieve excellence.

To my father’s eyes, our great feats of athletic genius – and likewise those of artistic and intellectual genius – brought us closer to something ineffable and transcendent, a perfection just beyond the reach of human hands but close enough to spark our wonder and appreciation for the truly sublime.

“I love to see anything done beautifully,” he once said, “whether it is ballet or music or baseball or walking the four-inch balance beam in gymnastics.”

In his recently published posthumous collection, “The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors,” my father dedicated an entire chapter to the “contests,” as he described them, that we mortals have devised for ourselves over the millennia to measure and test our abilities – from baseball and basketball and boxing to chess and sailing and golf.

Years ago, at the height of Tiger Woods’ career, my father wrote an essay extolling the golfer’s achievements and the example he provided for all of us to better understand our own appreciation for human greatness. And as my father also wrote about in his books, there was nothing he loved more than a great comeback story. I have no doubt he would have thrilled at Woods’ own comeback story and his victory at this year’s Masters Tournament.

–          Daniel Krauthammer

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There is excellence, and there is greatness – cosmic, transcendent, Einsteinian. We know it when we see it, we think. But how to measure it? Among Tiger Woods’ varied contributions to contemporary American life is that he shows us how.

As just demonstrated yet again at the US Open, Woods is the greatest golfer who ever lived. How do we know? You could try Method 1: Compare him directly with the former greatest golfer, Jack Nicklaus. For example, take their total scores in their first 22 major championships (of which Nicklaus won seven, Woods eight). Nicklaus was 40 strokes over par; Tiger was 81 under – an astonishing 121 strokes better. But that is not the right way to compare. You cannot compare greatness directly across the ages. There are so many intervening variables: changes in technology, training, terrain, equipment and often rules and customs.

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How then do we determine who is greatest? Method 2: the Gap. Situate each among his contemporaries. Who towers? Who is, like the US today, a hyperpower with no second in sight? The mark of true transcendence is running alone. Nicklaus was great, but he ran with peers: Palmer, Player, Watson. Tiger has none. Of the past 11 majors, Woods has won seven. That means whenever and wherever the greatest players in the world gather, Woods wins twice and the third trophy is distributed among the next, oh, 150.

In 2000–01, Woods won four majors in a row. The Washington Post’s Thomas Boswell found that if you take these four and add the 2001 Players Championship (considered the next most important tournament), Tiger shot a cumulative 1,357 strokes – 55 strokes better than the next guy.

To find true greatness, you must apply the “next guy” test. Then the clouds part and the deities appear. In 1921 Babe Ruth hit 59 home runs. The next four hit 24, 24, 23 and 23. Ruth alone hit more home runs than half the teams in the major leagues.

In the 1981–82 season, Wayne Gretzky scored 212 points. The next two guys scored 147 and 139. Not for nothing had he been known as the Great One – since age nine.

Gaps like these are as rare as the gods that produce them. By 1968, no one had ever long-jumped more than 27 ft. 4¾ in. In the Mexico City Olympics that year, Bob Beamon jumped 29 ft. 2½  in. – this in a sport in which records are broken by increments of a few inches, sometimes fractions. (Yes, the air is thin in Mexico City, but it was a legal jump and the record stood for an astonishing 23 years.)

In physics, a quantum leap means jumping to a higher level without ever stopping – indeed, without even traveling through – anywhere in between. In our ordinary understanding of things, that is impossible. In sports, it defines greatness.

Not only did Michael Jordan play a game of basketball so beautiful that it defied physics, but he racked up numbers that put him in a league of his own. Jordan has averaged 31 points a game, a huge gap over the (future) Hall of Famers he played against (e.g., Karl Malone, 25.7; Charles Barkley, 22.1).

The most striking visual representation of the Gap is the photograph of Secretariat crossing the finish line at the Belmont Stakes, 31(!) lengths ahead of the next horse. You can barely see the others – the fastest horses in the world, mind you – in the distance.

In 1971, Bobby Fischer played World Championship elimination rounds against the best players on the planet. These were open-ended matches that finished only when one player had won six games. Such matches could take months, because great chess masters are so evenly matched that 80 percent of tournament games end in draws. Victories come at rare intervals; six wins can take forever. Not this time. Fischer conducted a campaign unrivaled since Scipio Africanus leveled Carthage. He beat two challengers six games in a row, which, combined with wins before and after, produced a streak of 20 straight victories against the very best – something never seen before and likely never to be seen again.

That’s a Gap. To enter the pantheon – any pantheon – you’ve got to be so far above and beyond your contemporaries that it is said of you, as Jack Nicklaus once said of Tiger Woods, “He’s playing a game I’m not familiar with.”

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The biologist and philosopher Lewis Thomas was asked what record of human achievements he would launch into space to be discovered one day by some transgalactic civilization. A continual broadcast of Bach would do, Thomas suggested, though “that would be boasting.”

Why not make it a music video? A Bach fugue over Tiger hitting those miraculous irons from the deep rough onto the greens at Bethpage Black. Nah. The aliens will think we did it all with computer graphics.

Reprinted from Charles Krauthammer’s posthumous book, “THE POINT OF IT ALL: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors,” with an original introduction by Daniel Krauthammer, who is the editor of the book. Copyright © 2018 by Charles Krauthammer. Published by Crown Forum, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

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