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Old 10-09-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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What a sweey little liberal list!

Isnt this nice! No mention of the troops who are getting shot at trying to rescue a buddy? No mention of the 19yr old coast guard kid on a helicopter risking his life to save some moron who did not evacuate? What about all the kids and families rasing money of gifts to send to the troups in Tiraq/Afg? Nah, no heroes there!

I know, Im a wacky right winger, I wish I could dump my common sense and pride in my country.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/09...p10/index.html

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:36 AM   #2
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Jimmy,

I think you're completely missing the point of the award. Did you even read the story you linked to?

Your disdain for Liberals is making you see things, see a doctor ASAP.

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:40 AM   #3
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I read it, its about all the wonderful things people are doing in the world! I see rainbows when I read it!

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:40 AM   #4
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"CNN launched its second annual global search for ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary deeds in February. The network has aired weekly CNN Hero profiles of those people, chosen from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by viewers in 75 countries."

Jim, not to read in between the lines, but I would view the ones you mentioned as doing their job, which involves them going above and beyond as part of the job description.

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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"ordinary people" thats you and me and well..... maybe spence.

Military people are not ordinary.. they are extraordinary.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:03 AM   #7
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Boy for someone who hates the Liberal Media you sure do bring attention to it a lot.....now there are dozens more here that never would have read that story without you providing the link.....Thank You for helping to Spread their Word.

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Did I ever tell you you're my hero?

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Jim, not to read in between the lines, but I would view the ones you mentioned as doing their job, which involves them going above and beyond as part of the job description.
I would argue that your assertion, as you phrased it, does diminish somewhat the incredible acts of heroism our services members do demonstrate.

That being said, given the objectives stated in the CNN article RIJIMMY linked to, I don't think the mission being executed by the US Government really fits the profile being used to select nominees.

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"Our Top 10 CNN Heroes are proof that you don't need superpowers -- or millions of dollars -- to change the world and even save lives,"
By this measure the military doesn't really fit. Grassroots fundraising to send our troops gifts (like body armour) is certinaly a generous behavior, but on an individual scale impacts limited people.

So I think RIJIMMY might just have to suck it up and admit he was wrong on this one.

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I would argue that your assertion, as you phrased it, does diminish somewhat the incredible acts of heroism our services members do demonstrate.

That being said, given the objectives stated in the CNN article RIJIMMY linked to, I don't think the mission being executed by the US Government really fits the profile being used to select nominees.
By this measure the military doesn't really fit. Grassroots fundraising to send our troops gifts (like body armour) is certinaly a generous behavior, but on an individual scale impacts limited people.
So I think RIJIMMY might just have to suck it up and admit he was wrong on this one.
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I did not mean to diminish spence; rather imply military/USCG trained, in Military/USCG rescue situations are not 'Ordinary' people.

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Old 10-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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I did not mean to diminish spence; rather imply military/USCG trained, in Military/USCG rescue situations are not 'Ordinary' people.
I agree, but even for those elite groups heroic acts are relative, the bar is just set higher

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You also have to factor in that the list is being compiled by Anderson-Born-on-5th-Ave-My-mom-is-Gloria-Vanderbilt-I'm Prada's-poster-boy-Cooper.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Later, hero (male) and heroine (female) came to refer to characters (fictional or historical) that, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice – that is, heroism – for some greater good, originally of martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence.


So are you saying that our military personnel are all coming from a position of weakness Jim? Is that how you view our country? Shame... oh the shame.
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"Apotheosis" now, there's a word you don't hear bandied about in pedestrian conversation.

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