May 11th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

A Cure for Spinal Injuries?: Join the Live Chat

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A trainer who runs a California clinic claims to hold the key to helping spinal injury patients walk again.  But some doctors say it could be a hoax. We give you an up close look at the controversy. Plus,  the blame game in the Gulf oil spill and more.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (150 Responses)
  1. Emily

    good night Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Starr, Nancy, Nicole, Casey & Bloggers.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep well! "Hey, it made to walk on anyway, smile!"

    May 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360.

    Good night All, and i wish you a safe and good day tomorrow.

    Blessings to Beau (sp?) Biden for his full recovery.

    Anderson, what a great way to end the show. I love ulia Louis-Dryfus! Shes right, it's great way to have "made it" and in my world she sure did on "Seinfeld">

    May 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I hate it when my last name is spelled wrong. It ends with a 'son' and people keep ending it with an 'sen' so I know how frustrating it is!

    Have a good night everyone!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good night AC360team and fellow bloggers.

    Good show this evening. Good comments.

    Julia,,still kept a smile on her face ,,typo and all

    May 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Nicole The Netherlands

    Great report by Nic Robertson!
    @ Kathy, good luck to you tomorrow!
    Good Night Anderson, AC team bloggers

    May 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin Dulcie and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with My favorite actress Julia was on Walk of Fame!! Cool, but wrong name, OUCH! LOL!!! So funny shot! Awesome! Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS! Shame on you, Anderson, Stop teasing her!! 🙂
    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. David, Indiana

    I wish Beau Biden a quick recovery too.

    Does Bryant Neal Vinas want to brag or come clean about his activities?

    @Starr Finding out how the leak happened is the heart of the matter. I worry though about the well continuing to pour oil into the gulf.

    One pt, Douglas Brinkley said a relief well would take 3-5 months to drill but I thought I read that a relief well could be drilled in 3-5 weeks.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Congratulations? These stars pay for the "privilege" to be on this silly walk!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Kenya

    If they spelled my name wrong on the Walk of Fame...that's insult enough I'd say don't bother correcting it just leave my name off it once and for all 🙂
    Goodnight everyone.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Diane Berube Canada

    Donate and write off the receipt instead of selling it. It helps people and you get a bonus at tax time.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Albert Garza

    Hurricane season is almost here. How disasterous would it be if a major hurricane entered the gulf of mexico and made land fall along the northern coastal cities with oil still leaking?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I would have thought that the previous crimes (rape & murder) would have been enough to discourage anybody from using Craig's list.

    Guess not.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Kathy, Chicago

    I've never used Craig's list. That story is not very encouraging.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Heather - Spokane, WA

    When are they going to close down Craigslist? You would think after all of the bad things that have happened from it would cause them to close it down. I will just stick with ebay.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    Alright peeps its been fun have a great night all


    May 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  17. Sharon Hastings

    Oh, that Craig's List story is so awful. The truth is you never know who is going to respond to your posting.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks for coverage of Jim Saunders in my hometown, Right now 4 people are in jail now including woman named Amanda B, already turned in...... Thanks Anderson!!!!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  19. Phillip from Murfreesboro

    That doesn't suprise me. I can see that. Preying on people that want nothing but to walk again. Only people with money? Thats sad.
    Another thing they don't talk about is the pain you go trough. I broke my back in 2001. two surgeries and 8 peticle screws later I'm on very strong narcotic and have good days and more bad days. I am a slave to my pain managment doctors.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Scott (Columbia SC)

    What a great question! Perhaps there are other "well specialists" out there that could close this gushing oil well in the Gulf.

    Andm Anderson could interview them for the tech's of the problem.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Mark

    Another crazy vulnerable person abused by manipulators! Cant people see what is happening! Abuse of power and manipulations are everywhere! Something odd is happening! I feel it! Governments and institutions and people are manipulating people!! Political leaders and religious leaders -- all religious leaders - must condemn terror and violence and abuse and greed!!! God commands that we use his name for peace and good, not evil!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  22. Diane Berube Canada

    When I lived overseas I met a lot of Muslims and most were perfectly lovely and loving but the difference lies in their extremists’. Here we equate religious extremism with having 1 too many wives. There, it is like Bill said about the 'desert crap', they take things way more seriously then we do in the west. Could you imagine the punishments for the bling ring if they lived in Iran?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Kyle, we have people infiltrate the Mafia and other organizations. I'm sure we can find agents who won't go over to the other side.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    There seems to be a pattern with these American Al Qaeda want to be terrorists,,,,and with all the internet access they have ,,,,We just don't know from day to day what will happen.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  25. Emily

    It was a great Report by Alina Cho, and I don't see an end in sight. I think that this is going to be occurring for a time... answers are needed!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It just amazes me and confuses me at the same time as to why someone who was raised the way this guy was can all of a sudden turn into someone that wants to turn on everyone and become a terrorist.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Kyle Jackson

    In response the mike question, "How is it that this kid can get to the #3 Al Queda leader, but our CIA can't? Why don't we have agents pretending to be recruits?" I believe that the recruits go through a long and vigirous process that weeds out the unloyal. And if one was unloyal and got that far, by the end he'd be so twisted, he'd believe what Al-Qaeda is selling.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  28. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    One 'homegrown' case is certainly the exception. Most attacks have been radicals from other countries.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Emily

    An amazing report by Nic!

    I know that France & Belgium have outlawed the Burqa...in part that some terrorist could use it as a disguise – plus it's demeaning to women.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  30. sarah

    ive been to project walk. its a over priced gym and Ted only wants your money. he only works people out that have money and doesnt really care about your well being. You are only dollar signs to him and that is why he wont push for insurance to be accepted. plus he treats his employees like slaves...ask them the employees only stay because of the friendships they make with the amazing clients Ted sucks money out of on false hope.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good point!! I agree with you.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Kyle Jackson

    Truth is a highly felixable thing, when the solid and whole truth is not known. The cause will no doubt be twisted to suit someones needs or agenda's. Or at the very least, they'll try to do it that way.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    This story of the "American al qaeda" is facinating.

    Only Nick Robertson could bring us this kind of story.

    Thank you Nick Robertson & Anderson for airing such an excellent report.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Sometime one has learn to think outside of the text book. Theories and concepts can only go so far before they are currently updated.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  35. Mark

    Hey wait a second. Mike's comment made me think of something. Is that what the Time Square terrorist was trying to prove? He was one of them -- a dedicated terrorist? Was this an act to prove he was not an American mole? Interesting! Was the Xmas and Time Square terrorists trying to prove they were Jihadists?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  36. Cessy - Chicago

    American Al Qaeda: How come his parents didnt want to give interviews on what happened to their son?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Ann Houston. Exactly. There are claims that only a tiny percentage are radical. Yet you never see the 'silent majority' condemn anything. It makes you wonder how much their sympathies may be aligned.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Sharon Hastings

    @ Kathy in Chicago. I wish the best for you in your surgery tomorrow.
    I hope you do very well.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hope you will take a time yourself and get recovery, too. My heart goes to you. 🙂

    May 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  40. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    How is it that this kid can get to the #3 Al Queda leader, but our CIA can't? Why don't we have agents pretending to be recruits?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  41. David, Indiana

    @Emily I think though the details of the explosion, the activity before and after that event could be discussed. We did get part of that in the video from the hearing.

    Great rept by Alina Cho. I appreciate Sanjay's overview of how therapy can help someone with an incomplete spinal cord injury. The young woman did lift her legs on her own with weights on her ankles in the video we saw. It is heartening to hear Sanjay say that intensive therapy can help with her injury.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  42. Emily

    "OUCH! Not good day for me to hear that someone made mistake or wrong her name on Walk of Fame!!!"

    I hope that this is not a sign of the times! (Twitter, text messages, etc)
    That is really bad, misspelling her name on the Walk of Fame. Wow..

    May 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  43. Ann Houston, TX

    I’m confused as what to think about Islam and Muslims as a whole. I cannot isolate the crazies from those who are genuine because I don’t see any Muslims on tv pronouncing peace and love, I don’t see very many reaching across to those not within their ranks to assure us that one who claims to be a Muslim isn’t going to blow us up!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  44. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Sharon- thanks and you a likely right that the usual safety measures were not present. It has been reported repeatedly that VP Cheney (at the time) "waived" safety measures.

    All i can see is our beautiful Gulf turning into a toxic pool

    May 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  45. jo-ann marcoux/ontario canada

    betty, i like your comment for a solution....the milk has been spilled, now lets get it cleaned up...all three are financially responsible and can split the bill

    May 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  46. Peter - Miami

    @ Kathy, best of luck to you tomorrow at the hospital.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes! Nic Robertson and Dr. Sanjay Gupta are best, They are doing great job!!! I agree with you. 🙂

    May 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  48. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Kathy, good luck and speedy recovery to you!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  49. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Looks like the influence of radical Islam has a long and corrupting reach.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  50. Phillip from Murfreesboro

    I agree. Go to a professional for any nerveous system/spinal cord injury!!!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
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