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  •  Not a Hero (3+ / 0-)
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    Blood, Trevin, k8dd8d

    Nor is it a miracle.  Let's not lower ourselves to the vocabulary of the feeble-minded 24 hour news networks.  He's not a 'hero', just  a guy in the right place at the right time who did the right thing.  It's an amazing story but lets not turn everything into some made-for-tv drama.

    •  Well said. (1+ / 0-)
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      The media desperately wants to hyperbolize everything, thus ruining the actual value and meaning of words like "hero." It should only be used in rare cases, otherwise it's evacuated of meaning. Ramsey is a good samaritan. Not a "hero."

      "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. -- John Stuart Mill (March, 1866)

      by Blood on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:31:23 AM PDT

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    •  Paradigm Shift? (0+ / 0-)
      It's an amazing story but lets not turn everything into some made-for-TV drama.
      Better yet, let's turn every neighborhood drama into a made-for-TV drama! Then the TV would become irrelevant for news, and be good only for movies and educational programming.

      "Treat others as you would like them to treat you." -St. Luke 6: 31 (NEB) Christians are given a tough assignment here: Love the people you don't even like...

      by paz3 on Thu May 09, 2013 at 10:40:47 AM PDT

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