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    A true hero

    http://nydailynews.com/news/local/st...p-408507c.html


    Wish there were more people like him in this world. He got a lot of guts.

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    that's non fictiocious!

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    Yeah I read this story yesterday, awesome stuff.

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    He was very brave
    Well the Irish did it on St Patrick's day

    Rip Fardin Qayyumi, Bob Woolmer and Craig.
    No offence Neil
    "No good thing ever dies." Andy Dufresne. The Shawshank Redemption.
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    ^ He's back the real true hero.

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    That is just unbelievable. I'm pretty speechless really, obviously the guy's about as heroic as they come. Well done to him.

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    Saw this on the news. A real life hero, this guy. I wonder how many of us would have done the same thing? I'd like to think that I would've, but can't say that for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    Saw this on the news. A real life hero, this guy. I wonder how many of us would have done the same thing? I'd like to think that I would've, but can't say that for sure...
    I would not have, not for a stranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I would not have, not for a stranger.
    In theory I would, I'd have no problem risking my life to save someone else's, but I don't think that faced with a split-second decision like that I'd have the balls to jump under an oncoming train. That's the special part of it IMO - the fact that his first instinct wasn't for his own safety, it was for the other guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I would not have, not for a stranger.
    This guy did it so his kids didn't have to see blood spattered everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    This guy did it so his kids didn't have to see blood spattered everywhere.
    I'll pay for the therapy instead, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    This guy did it so his kids didn't have to see blood spattered everywhere.
    What a guy eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    In theory I would, I'd have no problem risking my life to save someone else's, but I don't think that faced with a split-second decision like that I'd have the balls to jump under an oncoming train. That's the special part of it IMO - the fact that his first instinct wasn't for his own safety, it was for the other guy.
    I've actually had debates about this topic with friends. I tend to think that when faced with a life threatening situation with no time to think about it, strangers might act heroically. Because in a split-second, pure adrenaline might take over and you may jump in to save a life. However, if you had time think about it, you would analyze the risk and the probability of your success. Also the thought of your own family's future and emotions as it relates to your possible death would play a part. The more time you have, the more likely that you would back out IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    I've actually had debates about this topic with friends. I tend to think that when faced with a life threatening situation with no time to think about it, strangers might act heroically. Because in a split-second, pure adrenaline might take over and you may jump in to save a life. However, if you had time think about it, you would analyze the risk and the probability of your success. Also the thought of your own family's future and emotions as it relates to your possible death would play a part. The more time you have, the more likely that you would back out IMO.
    You have very deep debates with your friends. I talk about booze or make crude jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    You have very deep debates with your friends. I talk about booze or make crude jokes.


    LOL at your new sig and avatar by the way....those Avatar challenges are a bitch aren't they?

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