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Tazer 12-18-2014 07:01 PM

the BETTER side of humanity...
 
Yo.

Im actually happy to see something like this pop up: http://pix11.com/2014/12/17/homeless...et-him-a-home/

Quote:

Homeless man empties pockets to help girl get home, she raises $43K to get him a home



Tazer

Darth_Primus 12-18-2014 07:09 PM

That's a great and heart warming story.

Agent Purple 12-18-2014 08:36 PM

Holy shit, that is touching.

Sylent_Asassin 12-18-2014 08:44 PM

It's great to see good things happen to good people for a change.

I knew this story couldn't be in the US because nowhere in this country could you buy a house for $43K.

Mister Ed 12-18-2014 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 875522)
It's great to see good things happen to good people for a change.

I knew this story couldn't be in the US because nowhere in this country could you buy a house for $43K.

Well, they didn't say they bought him a house. It says "home". The money is, according to the campaign, for a "flat deposit". I'm pretty sure you can't buy a house in the UK for $43K, either.

Sylent_Asassin 12-18-2014 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 875524)
Well, they didn't say they bought him a house. It says "home". The money is, according to the campaign, for a "flat deposit". I'm pretty sure you can't buy a house in the UK for $43K, either.

Ah, see I skimmed through the article. Still, $43K down? It would make more sense to lease him an apartment.

Mister Ed 12-18-2014 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 875535)
Ah, see I skimmed through the article. Still, $43K down? It would make more sense to lease him an apartment.

That detail was in the link to the campaign, not the article itself. I checked it out when you raised the question and I was curious, because I, too, wasn't sure what kind of "home" $43K could provide.

I'm not sure how real estate works in the UK, but "flat" equals "apartment", I think, so a lease may be exactly what they ARE doing. Not sure exactly what a "flat deposit" represents. Maybe one of our UK board members can enlighten us.

myuserid 12-18-2014 10:50 PM

That is a cool story.

Here's something from this past weekend around here that was pretty cool too.

Tarrant police officer delivers groceries to woman caught stealing eggs at Dollar General

Mister Ed 12-18-2014 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myuserid (Post 875549)
That is a cool story.

Here's something from this past weekend around here that was pretty cool too.

Tarrant police officer delivers groceries to woman caught stealing eggs at Dollar General

The comments under that story contain the assertion that this, and other random acts of kindness by police around the nation, are part of a grand conspiracy conducted purely for PR purposes. :rollseyes:

Jeff 12-19-2014 01:33 AM

I am really REALLY happy that this thread is created. In a time where rape, murder, and all out violence dominate the news, it is good to remember that decent, good willed people still exist. I hope to contribute heavily to this thread.

Thank you.

Tazer 12-19-2014 03:11 PM

Yo.

HEEYYYYY...........I just had a thought: could a thread where we post really heinous crimes work on this board??

would it hafta be stuck in Qward, or could it work here?


http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/...evil_smile.jpg




Tazer

Space Cop 12-19-2014 03:14 PM

It's funny because when I saw this thread title before I read the starter I assumed it would be Doom. When I saw it was Tazer, I thought, "weird, I would have pegged him for the opposite kind of thread."

Sylent_Asassin 12-19-2014 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tazer (Post 875595)
Yo.

HEEYYYYY...........I just had a thought: could a thread where we post really heinous crimes work on this board??

would it hafta be stuck in Qward, or could it work here?


http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/...evil_smile.jpg

Tazer

Hey, that image looks familiar... and I thought that was the "Weird news" thread. ;)

Space Cop 12-19-2014 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 875602)
Hey, that image looks familiar... and I thought that was the "Weird news" thread. ;)

Yeah, my thought with weird news thread was anything strange whether it be good, bad, or neither.

I think Tazer is thinking more of crimes that explore the depths of humanity without necessarily being "weird." For instance, the news out of Carins, Australia is that someone stabbed to death 8 children, 7 of which were from one mother, whom they also stabbed but left alive.

Jeff 12-19-2014 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 875599)
It's funny because when I saw this thread title before I read the starter I assumed it would be Doom. When I saw it was Tazer, I thought, "weird, I would have pegged him for the opposite kind of thread."

Ditto, but I like to believe there is some type of good in everyone. Except for Charles Manson. He's a bad person. And Squirrel Girl. Bitch is just plain evil.

Mister Ed 12-19-2014 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DOOM (Post 875641)
Ditto, but I like to believe there is some type of good in everyone. Except for Charles Manson. He's a bad person. And Squirrel Girl. Bitch is just plain evil.

I can see why Doom would think so, but let me just say that, in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game, she's frikkin' awesome. :D

Jeff 12-19-2014 07:37 PM

Cop Carries Woman With MS During Power Outage, Reminds Us Of The Value Of Small Gestures

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1..._ref=good-news

Space Cop 12-19-2014 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DOOM (Post 875641)
Ditto, but I like to believe there is some type of good in everyone. Except for Charles Manson. He's a bad person. And Squirrel Girl. Bitch is just plain evil.

Even Hitler was supposed to be very good to his dogs (he did kill the last one, but he it was so the Russians couldn't take her just before he offed himself).

Tazer 12-19-2014 09:59 PM

Yo.

sounds more selfish than altruistic to me......




Tazer

Space Cop 12-19-2014 10:24 PM

I wasn't trying to cite the dog's death as a positive. Just acknowledging it and why he did it in case someone replied to the dog love with "but I read ... "

Jeff 12-20-2014 01:51 AM

In honor of this thread and its special meaning to me, I have changed my sig and avatar in the belief that there is decency among all.

Thanks again for creating this thread.

Jeff 12-21-2014 02:52 PM

https://33.media.tumblr.com/42317a58...oo3o1_1280.jpg
https://33.media.tumblr.com/e2be6f56...oo3o2_1280.jpg
https://38.media.tumblr.com/5e1c607c...oo3o4_1280.jpg
https://38.media.tumblr.com/417e8fa2...oo3o7_1280.jpg
https://38.media.tumblr.com/417e8fa2...oo3o7_1280.jpg

Jeff 12-21-2014 02:53 PM

https://33.media.tumblr.com/bcf5f0ab...vdko1_1280.png
https://38.media.tumblr.com/4b305b80...vdko3_1280.jpg

Tazer 12-21-2014 03:46 PM

Yo.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 875599)
It's funny because when I saw this thread title before I read the starter I assumed it would be Doom. When I saw it was Tazer, I thought, "weird, I would have pegged him for the opposite kind of thread."

just more proof that I am unpegable...impegable...unpegnacious......ahhh fuckit: U just cant figure me out cuz me am random like a motherfucker (and besides, Tis The Season and all that!) :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 875602)
Hey, that image looks familiar... and I thought that was the "Weird news" thread. ;)

most ppl have more than 1 grin, why cant I huh? ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 875611)
Yeah, my thought with weird news thread was anything strange whether it be good, bad, or neither.

I think Tazer is thinking more of crimes that explore the depths of humanity without necessarily being "weird." For instance, the news out of Carins, Australia is that someone stabbed to death 8 children, 7 of which were from one mother, whom they also stabbed but left alive.

http://www.tristateblind.org/images/bingo.jpg

am just waiting for the right moment to kick *that* pig into motion, is all....


/laffs evilly




Tazer

Space Cop 12-21-2014 09:19 PM

I've heard of the good deeds of the 501. It's kind of ironic that they took a an army purposely modeled after Nazi oppression and turned it into a humanitarian cause.


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