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(WPTV)   Need to have your faith in humanity restored? Here's 15 acts of kindness seen during the Boston bombings   (wptv.com) divider line 22
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2013-04-16 03:53:35 PM
10 votes:

Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.


One day my 7 yr old niece came up to me after she had seen a school shooting on tv and asked me if that would ever happen at her school.  I didn't know what to say.  No one can predict where or when evil will strike.  So I just said, "Yeah, probably."
2013-04-16 04:41:25 PM
5 votes:

mr_bunny: It is so beautiful to see so much good in the face of so much evil.


Are you referring to the bombing, or to it being in a slideshow?
2013-04-16 03:49:39 PM
5 votes:
imageshack.us
2013-04-16 05:08:10 PM
3 votes:
My works towards erasing the dilution of the meaning of certain words/phrases (i.e. "Hero") continues.


How do you feel about "hoagie?"
2013-04-16 03:44:22 PM
3 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
Pray for Massachubatts.
2013-04-16 08:42:10 PM
2 votes:

SultanofSchwing: jaytkay: Heartwarming stories.

God was really looking out for the people of Boston yesterday.

I don't mean to kill the sentiment, but I think he forgot about Boston yesterday...


My dad once saw a guy in front of him run his car into a ditch.  He stopped to see if the driver was okay and the guy said, "I'm okay.  God was with me."  My dad said, "You better let him ride with me from now on."  "Why's that?"  "You're gonna kill him driving like that."

/Probably not true, but my dad HAS been trolling hard since the 40s.
2013-04-16 04:42:11 PM
2 votes:

stevetherobot: that bosnian sniper: Benevolent Misanthrope: My wow was not for the blood bank, but for the intent of those TRYING TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE, even though most of us would say, "fark this noise, I wanna sit down."

The  intent is laudable, sure, but on the other hand there is a point to be made here. When it comes to mass casualty incidents, whether it's a major accident, natural disaster, or violent act such as yesterday, emergency response is already taxed. Unless you're capable and of sound mind and body, and have the expertise that can be put to use by coordinators, it's better to stay out of the way and act  if requested to by someone authoritative.

I'd bet a good number of runners, if not most of them, had to be turned away as already at health risk due to having just finished a marathon, let alone had some of them donated only to have complications from it. It takes manpower and time that is much better-allocated to receiving casualties, performing triage, and even processing paperwork, to turn otherwise well-meaning people away at the door especially during that first hour.

All that aside, hasn't it occurred to anyone that that story implies that these runners went ahead and finished the race AFTER the explosions?


If a bomb went off behind me I'd sure as hell have finished the damn race. In record time too.
2013-04-16 04:13:48 PM
2 votes:

WTFDYW: what_now

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


You are kidding right?


Someone put their panty liner on tape said up this morning.
2013-04-16 03:48:59 PM
2 votes:
So when are we gonna get serious and talk about banning high capacity assault cookware? No one needs a 30L pressure cooker.
2013-04-16 03:37:33 PM
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.


While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.
2013-04-16 06:15:26 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: raygundan: Jon iz teh kewl: raygundan: WTFDYW: While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.

Running a marathon doesn't reduce the iron in your blood.  I'm not even sure what you're talking about when you say "there wouldn't be enough oxygen"-- they'd have the same oxygen in their blood they usually do.  And their blood pressure would be normal shortly after they stopped running.  None of those thing would affect blood donation.  They could be a little dehydrated, but that's not going to disqualify them either.  And assuming it takes them an hour or two post-race to actually get into the chair to donate, they'll be rehydrated anyway.

and they probably used IV drugs at least ONCE in their lives, like everyone else, thus disqualifying them.

Do you mean illegal IV drugs?  That'll get you a ban.  Prescription IV drugs are fine.  I'm willing to bet a sizeable majority of marathon runners have never used illegal IV drugs, but if you have information to the contrary, I'll concede the point.

I don't know about IV drugs specifically, but it's pretty well known that runners ingest narcotics to help keep their energy levels up during marathons. Have you never heard of a "runner's high"?


I'll await your defense of that statement when someone else questions it before giving a score.
2013-04-16 06:13:35 PM
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Sometimes, this species is capable of such evil. But, at the same time, holds great promise of greatness.

I'd like to think the good outnumbers the evil.


I was told there would BE NO MATH!!!
2013-04-16 05:38:48 PM
1 votes:
fifteen acts of kindness
twelve thousand acts of cowardice
three acts of murder
140 acts of terrorism
tens of thousands of pictures put online just to show the world that america is full of terrified grieving cowards.

Find em.  Bomb em. Rape their goats with chainsaws.  Teach their women to read and wear pants.
2013-04-16 05:36:19 PM
1 votes:

WTFDYW: While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


Running a marathon doesn't reduce the iron in your blood.  I'm not even sure what you're talking about when you say "there wouldn't be enough oxygen"-- they'd have the same oxygen in their blood they usually do.  And their blood pressure would be normal shortly after they stopped running.  None of those thing would affect blood donation.  They could be a little dehydrated, but that's not going to disqualify them either.  And assuming it takes them an hour or two post-race to actually get into the chair to donate, they'll be rehydrated anyway.
2013-04-16 05:12:40 PM
1 votes:

jaytkay: Heartwarming stories.

God was really looking out for the people of Boston yesterday.


Reminds me of one of my favourite Simpsons scenes where they cut to sunday school just as the teacher is saying "...and that's why god causes train wrecks."
2013-04-16 05:03:03 PM
1 votes:

Suede head: Yep, this is a tragedy.

Meanwhile, thousands of people have been killed by American drones in Asia and Africa with no pretence of arrest or trial, including hundreds even the US government says were certainly innocent.

Do you think... maybe... that might have annoyed some people enough to bomb you back?



www.knology.net
2013-04-16 04:45:24 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.


The first Marathon runner died.
Now, we just keep going... and have ourselves bled.
Progress.
2013-04-16 04:07:21 PM
1 votes:

FriarReb98: The Joe Andruzzi thing is fricking amazing.  If you didn't know this, his three brothers are all FDNY and were at the scene at Ground Zero.  You just can't mess with his family, period.


Wait. Anyone else seeing a pattern here? I'm calling Alex Jones right now.
2013-04-16 03:52:00 PM
1 votes:

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


You sound out of shape.
2013-04-16 03:50:13 PM
1 votes:

The Incredible Sexual Egg: I've seen it so much over the last day or so, but that picture with the three cops is badass


The middle cop always looks to me like he's about to whip it out.
2013-04-16 03:44:04 PM
1 votes:
Perhaps its the cynic in me but the "Pay only if you can" restaurant tweet seems opportunistic

Who are they really targeting here?  Who was affected by this tragedy that is going to go out for tapas and because of the event, cannot afford to pay/
2013-04-16 02:25:32 PM
1 votes:
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd there go the waterworks.

 ---  Thanks Mr. Roger's mom.
 
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