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CNN英语新闻:盲人维汉梅尔冲破种种逆境触摸世界之巅

比目鱼 于2016-05-11发布 l 已有人浏览
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维汉梅尔的一生都是冲破种种逆境登顶世界之巅,而他现在正帮助别人做同样的事情。维汉梅尔登顶7座险峰,同水流湍急的科罗拉多河搏斗,而这一切都是在黑暗中完成。
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 In Austria, Brazil and Nicaragua, it's at age of 16 years.In Sudan and Indonesia, it's 17 years.In Russia, Australia, Honduras and the U.S., it's 18 years.And in Japan, it's 20.We're talking about the legal age to vote.CNN recently spoke to a group of American teenagers who won't be able to vote this November, but still have and are willing to share their views.

 
I'm too young to vote. I'm too young to vote.I'm maybe too young to vote.I'm maybe too young to vote.But I'm not too young to care about the nation's security and the way our veterans are treated.I'm not too young to realize that in order to thrive as a nation, we have to rise above discrimination and prejudice.I'm not too young to listen and decide what's best from our future as an American.I'm not too young to want a moderate president who get bipartisan support and unite a divided country.
 
You want that? Really? Is that even possible? Is that possible?Honestly, sometimes, it doesn't seem like it.Thomas, what did you write? Too young to vote but not too young to…To realize that our country is sinking and we desperately need a leader who is willing and able to bring it afloat.I'm maybe too young to vote, but I'm not too young to know that election is more about pushing party agendas than being flexible to benefit the nation.I'm maybe too young to vote but I'm not too young to worry about my future as a woman and a student applying to college.
 
My Uncle Craig, he passed away because of 9/11.He's working in the World Trade Center, and I just think we need to focus more on our nation's security because that shouldn't have happened.
 
What are your biggest concerns right now?Just the prejudice going around and all the hate.Make America land of free again.What I want to see from the president, the next president probably would be a sign of leadership and every aspect of his life he shows leadership, and will set an example for the rest of the country to follow him as our president, the tough guy. Or gal. Yes, or gal.We are the people who are going to be running the country soon.So, you're going to have to start listening to us.
 
First time we told you about Erik Weihenmayer.He just accomplished what he called the scariest thing he'd ever done.He kayaked the rapids of the Colorado River. Weihenmayer is blind.He had a guide but that person was in a separate kayak behind him.Because Weihenmayer's life has been a story of taking barriers head on, he's now helping others do the same thing.Erik Weihenmayer has scaled the Seven Summits and braved the violent Colorado River Rapids-in the dark.
 
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