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(The Raw Story)   Charles Ramsey : "I got a paycheck, take that reward and give it to the kidnap victims   (rawstory.com) divider line 217
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2013-05-09 09:28:50 AM

lack of warmth: Bigdogdaddy: This guy did a great thing.  However, from what I read in a different story, he never paid child support.  If that's the case and he had a judgement against him, his wife could lay claim to the reward money.  It might get interesting.  It still doesn't take away from what he did.  Good on him.

If he turned it down to spite his ex's and children, then not good on him.  If he is given a chance to repair the damage he has caused his own family and refuses it out of spite, how could that be good?  Now if the money would just be for himself, then fine good on him for giving it over to those girls.  I am sure many other people will be taking care of these girls for the next couple years.  Life will get tough for them again in a few years when no one remembers their story and they have to join the rest of us in normal life, which right now they are not prepared for.


There's a story behind every case of back child support owed.  That story is not reflected in the public record, so we don't know the circumstances.  The guy works as a dishwasher, I doubt he makes more than $8 an hour or so.  It's very likely that his wages get garnished in line with Ohio law and it's just not enough to ever pay it.  Eventually he will, it's not the kind of thing you can just NOT pay and the statute of limitations runs out.  A year or two ago my wife got a check for back child support owed decades ago.  Sooner or later, it gets paid.
 
2013-05-09 09:30:51 AM
Looks like hero battles have started.
 
2013-05-09 09:32:04 AM

Oldiron_79: ManateeGag: Notabunny: This dude's alright. I'd have ribs with him.

racist.

Ribs being a black thing must be a northern thing, down south white people eat ribs too.


Especially in Memphis. Holy smokes I've had ribs in Memphis that were so good that I couldn't eat other ribs for months after because they sucked in comparison.
 
2013-05-09 09:42:33 AM
Tearing people down after they do something good is nothing new.

"Show me a hero, and I'll prove he's a bum."
- Greg Boyington WWII ace and Medal of Honor recipient
 
2013-05-09 09:50:21 AM

JRaynor: Tearing people down after they do something good is nothing new.

"Show me a hero, and I'll prove he's a bum."
- Greg Boyington WWII ace and Medal of Honor recipient


Nailed it.
 
2013-05-09 11:22:49 AM
I'm not about to throw stones, I have a chipmunk birkenau style setup in my backyard to encourage them to stop trying to burrow into my crawl space.

Bucket, ramp, water, sunflower seeds and a storage bucket for their corpses between garbage days. Sometimes I imagine I can hear their screams at night, but years of tolerance by allowing them free reign at our garden has swelled the population to an unsustainable level.
 
2013-05-09 11:39:18 AM

ProfessorOhki: Omahawg: unlikely: Note: The previous was a cynical prediction, not a personal wish.

they already have

In progression:

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I don't know his life story, but there must have been some bad times in there.


I can guarantee, 100%, that it involves crack.
 
2013-05-09 12:21:22 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Mad_Radhu: Oldiron_79: ManateeGag: Notabunny: This dude's alright. I'd have ribs with him.

racist.

Ribs being a black thing must be a northern thing, down south white people eat ribs too.

This. I grew up in the south, and every white person I knew also couldn't get enough fried chicken and watermelon come summertime. It's not a black thing, it's a SOUTHERN thing.

o_O

I'm as North as North can get (not physically, socially) and fried chicken and watermelon were staples every summer picnic.

That, and one evening my mom's Pyrex dish shattered while cooking up some ribs in the oven; to talk ourselves out of being idiots, my dad and I actually had to discuss the risks of small bits of glass (pyrex) that might be in the food.

/they looked daaaamned good
//had a sad that evening



THIS....ribs, fried chicken and watermelon. Who DOESN'T like 'em?

However way back in college, we looked out my dorm room window and it seemed that every black person (and only black people) in the city had gathered in the lawn/basketball courts for something.  My slightly racist friend said "What, are they giving away free fried chicken and watermelon or something?" We kinda awkwardly giggled at the off color comment and then decided we were gonna head downtown.

We walked out the side where the gathering was taking place...where we saw it.  A sign that said "FREE FRIED CHICKEN AND WATERMELON"

So I think they may just like it more than us white folk?

/below the mason dixon line
 
2013-05-09 12:33:29 PM

Mad_Radhu: Oldiron_79: ManateeGag: Notabunny: This dude's alright. I'd have ribs with him.

racist.

Ribs being a black thing must be a northern thing, down south white people eat ribs too.

This. I grew up in the south, and every white person I knew also couldn't get enough fried chicken and watermelon come summertime. It's not a black thing, it's a SOUTHERN thing.


A southern thing that was, in fact, invented by blacks. Barbecue as we know it, that is. Pretty sure they didn't invent watermelon.

/ Road tripped to Memphis for the ribs and catfish. Was disappointed.
 
2013-05-09 12:59:13 PM

h0tsauce: / Road tripped to Memphis for the ribs and catfish. Was disappointed.


You screwed up going to Memphis for catfish (exception - Soul Fish off of Cooper/Young.)

You want catfish, you haul your butt down into Mississippi for the Mississippi Catfish Company.

Where'd you go for the ribs? I'll tell you right now most places on Beale Street SUCK for BBQ.
 
2013-05-09 01:07:28 PM

Osato: Kahabut:
The guy is uneducated, has a criminal background and talks like a drunken twitter feed.  He didn't do anything heroic, he didn't face down death, or even a threat of any kind.  He followed the screams of a woman in desperation.  That's "HUMAN".

Most people would ignore the screams. Cops would ignore the screams, just like they did with the numerous reports of abuse. You would also ignore the screams because you're so willing to assume that someone else would do the 'human' thing if you just went by your business.

And this guy? He didn't ignore the screams, even though he previously believed the house's owner to be a reputable man; instead, he risked his own reputation to investigate the occurence and then helped an unfamiliar person leave his neighbor's house. Maybe he didn't face down death, but he fought the bystander effect and won - something that is completely impossible for most members of our rotten society. If that is not heroic, I don't know what is.


Credit where credit is due.  The guy did the right thing at the right time (10 years late, but hey).

It's terribly sad that you are surrounded with such pathetic examples of humanity that you think that is a heroic act.
 
2013-05-09 01:10:43 PM

khyberkitsune: h0tsauce: / Road tripped to Memphis for the ribs and catfish. Was disappointed.

You screwed up going to Memphis for catfish (exception - Soul Fish off of Cooper/Young.)

You want catfish, you haul your butt down into Mississippi for the Mississippi Catfish Company.

Where'd you go for the ribs? I'll tell you right now most places on Beale Street SUCK for BBQ.


So I discovered. Planning a to give it another shot later this year, so feel free to point me in the right direction.
But first, New Orleans for Creole and Lafayette for Cajun!
 
2013-05-09 01:16:52 PM

tlchwi02: Gyrfalcon: Ten years ago. I'd say he's paid his dues and then some today.

I agree- he ran to help a woman in a situation that a decade ago he might have been the one perpetrating. not only do I have no problem with him keeping the hero tag, but the fact he could change from a perpetrator to someone willing to step in and stop it almost speaks more for him.


That and it lends credence to his claim that, had he known earlier what was going on, he'd be facing three counts of murder.
 
2013-05-09 02:52:54 PM
I can't believe this turned into a BBQ thread. You people are so racist.

mmmm
 
2013-05-09 03:03:25 PM

Kahabut: It's terribly sad that you are surrounded with such pathetic examples of humanity that you think that is a heroic act.


Alright, let's assume that my living in a society of cowardly shiatheads has affected my judgement and I am therefore possessed of exceptionally low moral standards.

The only proper question, then, would be this: what would you call a heroic act? Saving a dame in distress from long and torturous imprisonment? Killing and eventually dying for your country while it's bringing peace and democracy to [insert oil-rich and/or communist country here]? Saving the world?
Because the first heroic deed is functionally identical to what Ramsey did, the second one is barely a good deed if you look at the net consequences of participating in a war, and very few people ever get an opportunity to accomplish the third one.
 
2013-05-09 05:12:40 PM

Ivo Shandor: banandar123: Give this guy free McDonalds for life...At the very least. Come one, now. Just for being so awesome.

It sounds like they're going to do something for him.


Maybe he can be their new mascot...Travel around the country promoting the place, commercials, etc. Not that McDonalds really needs to get its name out there, but still would be cool to see.
 
2013-05-09 05:35:09 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Anyone else see some of the "if you like Charles Ramsey, you're racist" super liberal bullshiat that's started?


Most likely situation: You're an idiot, and are misunderstanding people who are saying that people who make fun of Ramsey's voice, speech patterns, appearance etc. are most likely racist as fark.
 
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