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You won't believe what these three guys did.

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So what are the accusations?

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Read the article and figure it out. PM me if you are confused afterwards



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Talk about balls. These guys are real heroes.



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Amen Big Bad.



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That picture looks like something out of a Jerry Bruckheimer film. Those men have balls indeed, brass ones.



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Is the accusation that they are the ones who cut the trucker off? Why are you saying that Guru--because they're black???

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We'll I'll go ahead and accuse them of shameless heroics in the face of danger. Good for them.

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    Originally posted by DMC
    Is the accusation that they are the ones who cut the trucker off? Why are you saying that Guru--because they're black???

    DMC


Things are much less effective when you have to spell them out.

The point was, these are three average looking black guys - and when you see them - maybe you didn't necessarily go to the article with the idea of them being heroic.

It was just a reality check for people. Maybe it didn't work.

I wasn't accusing them of anything - I was attempting to show that maybe people should think twice about any bias they have from looking at someone.

The accusation is that they are heroes. I'm not questioning it one bit, either. Fuckin' A. I don't know that I would go running towards a tanker leaking gas - I'd really have to be in the situation to know how I would react. I'd like to say that I would do it, but I can't guarantee that I could. These guys did it.

(edited by Guru Zim on 18.9.03 1645)


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I don't see how the assumption you are making is supposed to be widespread. When someone is described as a "hero," I don't immediately look at their picture and wonder if they can be one (unless they have their face painted like The Joker, I suppose). All people can react heroically; it's just the human thing to do in emergency situations.

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Brass balls indeed....they deserve every bit of praised heaped upon them.



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    Originally posted by DMC
    I don't see how the assumption you are making is supposed to be widespread. When someone is described as a "hero," I don't immediately look at their picture and wonder if they can be one (unless they have their face painted like The Joker, I suppose). All people can react heroically; it's just the human thing to do in emergency situations.

    DMC


You really missed my point. By a mile. Nevermind. You aren't getting it. Either my point sucked you don't see where I'm coming from. Either way, the horse is dead.



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Well, I get it - and I think it was a pretty cool thing for you to post, Guru. Nicely done.

(edited by Leroy on 18.9.03 1841)

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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    The point was, these are three average looking black guys - and when you see them - maybe you didn't necessarily go to the article with the idea of them being heroic.
What a low opinion you have of humanity!

    It was just a reality check for people. Maybe it didn't work.
You know I'm not such a big fan of speaking in riddles. ;-)



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It's such a shame. Other than that article and a brief blurb on the 11 o'clock news, this has been practically ignored by the local media around here.

Anyway, goes to show you that not all people in Detroit are murderers or gang-bangers or car-jackers...
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I saw where Guru was coming from, but I think the wording of the thing kind of tainted the experiment a bit. The word "accusations" is a perjorative word, thus it seems only fair for people to click the link with a negative opinion. Had the post been something along the lines of "Three black youths in the news" or something more neutral, the "let's see how many people assume they shot/robbed/raped someone" trick might have been more easily grasped by some.



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Where does the word "accusations" appear in Guru's original post? I believe you're confusing DMC's response. I thought it was set up nicely.


EDIT: Wow, I can't read. My fault. I guess since I already knew about the story, I didn't bother to read the thread title fully. I'll shut up now.

(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 19.9.03 1230)
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It's in the title of the thread.
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I really had nothing to add and I usually don't even sign-on unless I have somehting to say. But since I am a 3-TIME 3-TIME 3-TIME! Weiner of the day. I should post something somewhere right? So here goes.

I got the idea of what you were saying and you're right. I was expecting another inner city crime report. Only to find out that they were heroes. And didn't steal his wallet or nothing. That's awesome. I just hope it gets at least 1/2 the publicity that they would had it been for a crime.

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Alright, well, next time I try to be devious I'll try harder.



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