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2013-05-08 09:36:26 AM  
11 votes:
This guy is awesome. And he's probably the very best thing that could happen for those women in this situation. TOTALLY takes the focus off of them so they can do what they need to do: be out of the spotlight for awhile, reconcile with their families, start to undergo therapy and come to terms with what happened to them.

The last thing they need right now is the media pressure and Charles Ramsey takes it off of them entirely.
2013-05-08 03:06:00 PM  
3 votes:
Here's your chance to true American honor a hero:
In the Anderson Cooper interview, Charles Ramsey let slip his address (reading from his paycheck). I suspect that they will bleep that out soon, for privacy purposes, but who knows? Anyway, if you, like me, think this amazing human being deserves to know how terrific he is, please take a few moments to send him a card, letter, note, check, McDonald's gift card--whatever your heart tells you to send him. He has single-handedly renewed my faith in the human race with his actions and his wisdom.

Charles Ramsey
2203 Seymore Avenue
... Cleveland, OH 44113

Take 5 minutes out of your life---this man stopped to make a difference, so we can, too.
2013-05-08 11:08:23 AM  
3 votes:

JonnyG: Hermione_Granger: Anderson Cooper: Do you feel like an hero?

Charles Ramsey: No. No No.I'm a Christian. I'm an American. I'm just like you. We bleed the same blood. We put our pants on the same way.

"You gotta put that being a coward and I don't want to get involved in nobody's business, you gotta put that away bro.
It's about cojones.

/Damn it's dusty in here.

I'm a non-Christian and a Canadian. I bleed wine and put my pants on both legs at a time... and I'd do this. I'd like to think all humans would, but that would be giving most humans way too much credit.


Yesterday, a friend said that he did not think Charles should be considered a hero.  I normally a very hesitant to use this title; however, we live in a society were some people can see a child be raped in a shower and walk away and call their dad for advice.  I consider him a hero because, even though he thought it was a domestic situation, he still broke the door down and helped her out...

Bravo for doing the right thing - too many people do not want to get involved anymore.
2013-05-08 09:36:16 AM  
3 votes:
Charles Ramsey is a really cool dude and a great guy!
2013-05-08 09:13:44 AM  
3 votes:
This is a great guy. Anderson Cooper talked about  possibly collecting some reward money, and he told them they should give that money to the girls.
2013-05-08 08:50:09 AM  
3 votes:
I know this is about Charles Ramsey but what stuck with me the most was he said "children" not child and "grandchildren" not "grandchild" when referring to who played in the yard.

I'm afraid this is about to get worse. Only one kid came out. One is unaccounted for.
2013-05-08 02:57:21 PM  
2 votes:
McDonalds should temporarily rename the Big Mac "The Big Charles" in his honor -- same ingredients, but you get two brass balls as a prize with every order.
2013-05-08 01:53:00 PM  
2 votes:
I hope that someone can give him a good job as a reward, seems like a stand up man albeit a bit hyper, but you can imagine what it has to be like for him.  Hope he keeps his head on straight.
2013-05-08 12:40:41 PM  
2 votes:
Hopefully, when the media finds whatever skeleton (s) Mr. Ramsey has in his closet, they choose not to report on it...  Like many, I rather like this dude and would like to know him just as a hero.
2013-05-08 12:28:09 PM  
2 votes:

Truncks1: This is a great guy. Anderson Cooper talked about  possibly collecting some reward money, and he told them they should give that money to the girls.


I kinda doubt he lives in the sort if neighborhood where you want a lot of people to know you suddenly have a lot of money.
2013-05-08 09:54:50 AM  
2 votes:

desertmouse: That guy could have pretty much any kind of show on TV and I'd watch.  Cooking, reading the news, interviewing celebrities.  He's like an awesome magnifier.


If he had a cooking show, it would be epic. Or something along the lines of a Bourdain show. Send him around the world to experience stuff 'hey, what the hell is this shiat, bro ?'
2013-05-08 09:39:22 AM  
2 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: And the creators of "Bed Intruder" give us:

"Dead Giveaway".


Saw a few bad ones already, but that one's awesome.

/hope Stewart or Colbert get Ramsey on.
2013-05-08 09:37:06 AM  
2 votes:
That guy could have pretty much any kind of show on TV and I'd watch.  Cooking, reading the news, interviewing celebrities.  He's like an awesome magnifier.
2013-05-08 09:36:34 AM  
2 votes:
And the creators of "Bed Intruder" give us:

"Dead Giveaway".
2013-05-08 09:09:49 AM  
2 votes:
Anderson Cooper: Do you feel like an hero?

Charles Ramsey: No. No No.I'm a Christian. I'm an American. I'm just like you. We bleed the same blood. We put our pants on the same way.

"You gotta put that being a coward and I don't want to get involved in nobody's business, you gotta put that away bro.
It's about cojones.

/Damn it's dusty in here.
2013-05-08 09:08:03 AM  
2 votes:
Damn this is heart breaking more than hilarious. I think this guy is awesome. Still has some classic lines in there, bro.
2013-05-08 11:11:48 PM  
1 votes:

vabeard: jpo2269: Hopefully, when the media finds whatever skeleton (s) Mr. Ramsey has in his closet, they choose not to report on it...  Like many, I rather like this dude and would like to know him just as a hero.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/cleveland-hero-charles-ramsey -8 702415


So this guy got arrested for domestic abuse charges three times between 1997 and 2003, the last one was a felony because of the previous two, all during a marriage both parties admit was pretty rocky.

Pleads guilty, does his time, and for 10 years has been out of jail with no further problems.

Sorry, not going to hate on the guy over it.
2013-05-08 06:33:54 PM  
1 votes:

jpo2269: Hopefully, when the media finds whatever skeleton (s) Mr. Ramsey has in his closet, they choose not to report on it...  Like many, I rather like this dude and would like to know him just as a hero.


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/cleveland-hero-charles-ramsey -8 702415
2013-05-08 04:02:36 PM  
1 votes:
While he doesn't mind getting interviewed, the absolute fact is that he did the right thing when the situation presented itself in front of him.  You get very few chances in your lifetime to do something heroic.  This guy did the right thing.  In interviews he has said things to try to get us to laugh, and that is ok, but he doesn't deserve to be laughed at.  There is a difference.
2013-05-08 03:13:26 PM  
1 votes:

crayola_chicken: he gave his address out when he read the paycheck label.  i'm thinking there will be a lot of thank-you cards, gift baskets, monetary rewards, and letters of support heading this man's way.  he doesn't want credit for what he did; he's content with having just done the right thing when a bad situation landed his way, more than many would have done (and non-americans who say they don't know why this is unusual, fyi... living in a tough neighborhood like that, it's a matter of survival to keep your head down and don't get involved).  even if he wants nothing in return, he farking deserves something.


Ok, so I am no Dr Phil...

Thing is, all this attention, coupled with the guilt he is obviously feeling towards not knowing about this the whole time, he actually might need someone to talk to himself. Certainly not on the level of the women in the house. Yet obviously he's been affected now too.
2013-05-08 03:08:23 PM  
1 votes:
carrion_luggage: McDonalds should temporarily rename the Big Mac "The Big Charles" in his honor -- same ingredients, but you get two brass balls testicles as a prize with every order.
Minor correction there, in honor of Charles.
2013-05-08 03:01:43 PM  
1 votes:
So the police ignored that house how many times .. meanwhile, how many times did the SWAT team get called out in Cleveland because someone was smoking a joint?
2013-05-08 02:43:28 PM  
1 votes:
he gave his address out when he read the paycheck label.  i'm thinking there will be a lot of thank-you cards, gift baskets, monetary rewards, and letters of support heading this man's way.  he doesn't want credit for what he did; he's content with having just done the right thing when a bad situation landed his way, more than many would have done (and non-americans who say they don't know why this is unusual, fyi... living in a tough neighborhood like that, it's a matter of survival to keep your head down and don't get involved).  even if he wants nothing in return, he farking deserves something.
2013-05-08 01:25:41 PM  
1 votes:
This guy should probably be the poster child for the failure of the American education system.  He's obviously reasonably intelligent, but the education seems a little lacking.
2013-05-08 12:59:32 PM  
1 votes:

jpo2269: Hopefully, when the media finds whatever skeleton (s) Mr. Ramsey has in his closet, they choose not to report on it...  Like many, I rather like this dude and would like to know him just as a hero.


All that matters right now is that someone had the chance to do the right thing and farking did it.
2013-05-08 12:12:56 PM  
1 votes:
This man gives me hope for society. While we elevate and idolize the most horrible and shallow people like the Kardashians or the "Real Housewives", this man demonstrates the best in humanity both by helping those girls and how he handles the notoriety from it. Bravo!
2013-05-08 11:55:09 AM  
1 votes:
Real American Heros these days show up to the scene with a half eaten big mac.
2013-05-08 11:31:18 AM  
1 votes:

domino324: He doesn't even want the reward money. He wants them to give it to the kidnapping victims. I'm getting teary-eyed thinking about that. This man is a hero.


totally, he's loosing sleep over money but knows the girls could use it more than he does after their ordeal. I think a lot of people would personally like to reward this guy for being a beacon for humanity, not just because of how he rescued the girls, but how he's been handling the publicity
2013-05-08 09:42:19 AM  
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: gambitsgirl: I know this is about Charles Ramsey but what stuck with me the most was he said "children" not child and "grandchildren" not "grandchild" when referring to who played in the yard.

I'm afraid this is about to get worse. Only one kid came out. One is unaccounted for.

He had two daughters with his wife, who divorced him and got custody before all this. Since then one daughter had a baby she tried to kill and is in prison. Who knows about the other daughter. It could be these grandchildren he saw don't include any of his captives' offspring.


In the interview linked, he said the little girl identified Ariel as her dad (and wanted to see him).

So one of them was at least. Kid didn;t know any better.

This Amanda chick has more intestinal fortitude then I could ever imagin having in a hundred life times.
2013-05-08 09:35:00 AM  
1 votes:
This guy is as real as real gets.

Kudos.
2013-05-08 09:32:20 AM  
1 votes:
"He put his mail in my mail" ... Anderson almost swooned.
2013-05-08 09:23:39 AM  
1 votes:

gambitsgirl: I know this is about Charles Ramsey but what stuck with me the most was he said "children" not child and "grandchildren" not "grandchild" when referring to who played in the yard.

I'm afraid this is about to get worse. Only one kid came out. One is unaccounted for.


He had two daughters with his wife, who divorced him and got custody before all this. Since then one daughter had a baby she tried to kill and is in prison. Who knows about the other daughter. It could be these grandchildren he saw don't include any of his captives' offspring.
2013-05-08 09:00:36 AM  
1 votes:
Anderson looked very uncomfortable talking to him.
 
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