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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:35 AM

More on Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker hero

Reporter Jessob Reisbeck followed him to a Northern California music store, where he picked up an acoustic guitar to show us he can do more than save lives. Enjoy!



KMPH is the only station in the world to talk to Kai, the hatchet wielding hitchhiker. This is your chance to see who he really is. Name, age, where he's from, and so much more. Jessob Reisbeck brings you the story with Alex Aguirre on the camera.



Original story and thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022312739

Ya gotta love this guy. Kudos to reporter Jessob Reisbeck for his work showcasing Kai.


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Reply More on Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker hero (Original post)
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 OP
steve2470 Feb 2013 #1
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Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #2
Scuba Feb 2013 #3
pink-o Feb 2013 #4
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #5
kracer20 Feb 2013 #6
eggplant Feb 2013 #7
Orrex Feb 2013 #8
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #10
madokie Feb 2013 #9
IDemo Feb 2013 #11
JBoy Feb 2013 #12
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #18
freshwest Feb 2013 #22
zeemike Feb 2013 #13
alfredo Feb 2013 #14
Zorra Feb 2013 #15
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #23
byronius Feb 2013 #16
appacom Feb 2013 #17
RebelOne Feb 2013 #19
freshwest Feb 2013 #21
freshwest Feb 2013 #20

Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:47 AM

1. He apparently has had a very rough life

He amazes me with the things he says. I wish him all the best for his future.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:04 AM

2. !

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:15 AM

3. Good luck, Kai!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:20 AM

4. Wields a hatchet and plays an Ax...

Sorry, couldn't resist! Colbert featured Kai's story a couple nights ago. Hopefully the "Colbert Bump" will work for this kid.

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Response to pink-o (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:22 AM

5. I saw that, it was very cute. I adore Colbert.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:22 AM

6. Illegal Alien?

Or is that reserved only for those from south of the border?

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Response to kracer20 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:28 AM

7. The term is "snowback". ;-)

At least that's what mom (a canadian anchor baby from the '30s) refers to herself as.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:30 AM

8. What a jerk!

Where does he get off being heroic and gracious while I'm trying to sit on my lazy ass watching tv?


k/r!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:38 AM

10. The NERVE

of some people!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:34 AM

9. He is Righteous

Although I'm no fan of that particular type of music, (blues for me,) I can see this kid is no flash in the pan dude.
I'll be buying his first CD as soon as it comes out
I'll tune in to the first tv show he does as well.
You go Kai

You read it here first

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:45 AM

11. Looks like a suh-MASH! hit

Better than 95 percent of the stuff I hear on the radio.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:54 AM

12. "I'm the dad I always wanted"

What a sad but beautiful statement. He's been through a rock crusher and come out a gem.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:14 PM

18. yeah, this kid sure has a lot of good in him despite being dealt a lot of bad

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Response to JBoy (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:43 PM

22. And it's beautiful to see it.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:56 AM

13. Wow...get that kid a gig for gods sake.

He is a survivor that needs a hand up....and deserves it.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:56 AM

14. Knr

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:19 AM

15. I know a whole lot of kids like Kai, he's like many Rainbow kids (as in Rainbow Family).

He reminds me of my son when he was Kai's age, the backpack, guitar, language, traveling. Oh, yeah, same bandanna too.

I really, really hope that this notoriety does not damage him, but it's too late to stop it now.

It is what it is.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:47 PM

23. when I saw this story on Monday, I emailed the reporter and thanked him.

I said:

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the interview (the full explicit one) that was released with Kai, the hitchhiker who helped a women being attacked. A friend joked that he thinks he 'partied with Kai in the 90's'. I told him... and I in the 80's. I think a lot of us know a Kai. And we know Kai is a good person so we're really glad to see the world get a glimpse of that, too.†


So... thanks.†


He replied:

Hahahaha thatís classic! Youíre very welcome for letting it be seen! Thanks for taking the time to watch it and for the kind note!

Smash. Smash. Suuumash!!!

Jessob

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:43 AM

16. Dude is so cool. Really. It makes me happy to see him emerge.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:01 AM

17. Kudos Kai

Love you, you sweet man

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:37 PM

19. He is fairly good-looking.

All he needs is a haircut and he will be a heartthrob.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:42 PM

21. Nah. Doesn't need to cut it yet. While you can still grow it, go for it.

He keeps it clean and he's healthy. That's all that means.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:41 PM

20. Thanks, I really appreciate this further look at a worthwhile human being.

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