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70 Responses to Cameraman Drops Cam, Helps Save Haitian Baby

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Link: Cameraman Drops Cam, Helps Save Haitian Baby - This would NEVER happen in America!
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    why can`t we have more news like this?
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    of course, it forgot to report that the cameraman was fired for helping the girl instead of recording her being stuck.
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    Norts Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    That man deserves a high five.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    at least someone helped that poor child.
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Awesome!
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Like the Russian man who taped an entire family trapped in a car in the middle of a city burning alive. You could see others whipping out their cameras to capture the screams. I dislike humanity at times.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    well it was still videotaped by another camera man! for the record it was australias Channel 7 that did this!
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    oneeleven111 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Cameraman, i salute you
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    I agree with the caption! Us Americans suck ass, don`t we? Horrible, horrible people.


    Anywho, give that guy a Klondike bar.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Because THIS IS WHAT YOU`RE SUPPOSED TO DOOOOOO! HELLLLP PEOPLE! DUHHHH!
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    @Fatninja it was actually channel 7 and channel 9, channel 9 put the camera down to help out channel 7 carried on recording and was passed the girl. Then they just showed their guys in editing with no mention of the other news company. If you read the article you would have gotten that
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Have you ever seen that photo of that starving african child being watched by the vulture? After the cameraman took the picture he just walked off.

    The child didn`t survive.

    Oh cute story though! ^_^

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    Sikras Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    In reference to the african child and baby picture: The cameraman waited for an hour or so for the vulture to spread its wings because he thought it`d be a better shot. A few years later he killed himself.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    What do you mean an American wouldn`t help!! Of course we would it was a baby after all and we eat babies!!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    WITH KETCHUP!!!!
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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Australia does the hard work and America takes the credit.....meh what`s new!
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    Kiesar_sosay Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    The famous picture of the starving Ethiopian child was taken by Kevin Carter. The child was malnourished and very weak but she had been walking before and stooped down to regain energy, after the photo was taken she got up and carried on. and yes, he killed himself years later due to mental health problems of which the burden of that horrible photograph contributed. But do not forget that the shocking image prompted people who seen it to take action and donate to Ethiopia. It is unknown what happened to the girl in the picture.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    http://www.friendsoffoamy.com/videos/hur...
  20. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    "Australia does the hard work and America takes the credit.....meh what`s new!"

    Where did it say Americans took the credit? From what I understood it was two Australian channels taking credit.

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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    lol at sarcastic caption
  22. Profile photo of SaltyVarnish
    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Hemtroll - Your right! I read the article wrong. It was two Australians. So the caption is completely correct.
  23. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    pics or it didn`t happend.
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Well just think that news channel gets one little article while the other channel gets the glory and looks like the savior. That is why you don`t put your camera down.
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    comuser59 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    If memory serves me there was a story awhile back of an American cameraman dropping his camera and running to help pull a guy out of a burning car. Just saying.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    what, no video!?!
  27. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Its called being a proper human being, not some horrible uncaring ass behind a camera.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    The caption says "This would never NEVER happen in America", which is true, so whats the problem people?
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    Fartacus Female 50-59
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Haiti is part of the Americas. Just saying.
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Fartacus Point out Haiti on the map...
  31. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Hey looky there, a human being caring about other human life.... F*#%ing amazing.
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    AlterImuruki Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Fartacus If there ever was a smart ass award on IAB...
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    HOORAY!! a shred of decency in humanity!!!
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    Wassup287 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    What is with all the stereotypical posts that have to try to take the United States down? Do you really have that big of an inferiority complex? How do you know that ALL americans wouldn`t help someone? It really doesn`t feel good and kind of ruined the article for me, because its about what an Australian did, not what an American didn`t do.

    Oh, and fartacus, you`re thinking of Puerto Rico.

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    rissarose Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    You go cameraman!
  36. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    And why wouldn`t this ever happen in America?
  37. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Every culture has it`s good and bad. There are terrible hatians, good hatians, terrible Americans, good americans, terrible australians, good Australians, etc.

    This guy happens to be one of the good ones.

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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    January 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Why do you automatically assume an American would not do this? Americans are sending more support than anyone else ever could. Our hospital ship and our military and our money is going over there to try to save these people`s lives and you`re going to say no American would ever doing something as small as drop a camera to save an infant? I`m sorry, but you must live a very unfortunate, pathetic life. I would not presume there to be a country in the world that does not have people who would do this.
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    TheLemur Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    I`d like to defend the poster of this video and their comment. The fact is there is video-graphic proof of American cameramen refusing to give up their shots to help ppl. Though I agree that that mentality is not restricted to Americans it has become part of their stereotype. Get Over It!!!! how many ppl have complained to all the Japanese stereotypes. PS. This man is a Hero That is All!
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    osmandias Male 40-49
    205 posts
    January 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    Cameramen are send to desaster areas to take pictures. So technicaly this man didn`t do his job. Instead he did a better job in showing that not all reporters are douchebags.
    Couldn`t happen in the U.S.? Because competition between news channels is so strong that no one would dare to leave his job in fear of getting fired (or is just a cold bastard)?
    I doubt that.
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    RoniC Female 40-49
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    January 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    American Cameraman:

    http://onelifetogive.blogspot.com/2008/0...

    http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:kSJh...

    Just 2 here I got in a few seconds. Also 1 Brazilian and 1 Canadian Cameraman in the news, too.

    Please don`t bash the Americans. It`s really not nice.

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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Great story.Good job on behalf of the news cameraman.

    But the American comment us uncalled for.

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    Treli1337 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Who says this would never happen in America? Are you people so narrow-minded and hell-bent on disproving American`s compassion for others that you just continually insult us to make yourselves feel somehow accomplished? American`s are doing all they can to help over in Haiti and we`re donating more money and sending more people over to help than anybody else.
    Hell, the New York Yankees sent over half a million dollars to support the victims. half a MILLION.
    go convert that to euro`s because i`m not doing it for you.
    Don`t be so disgustingly prejudice and assume that since we`re from a certain country, we`re insensitive.
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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    It doesn`t depend on the country. Just the person. The australian dude could have refused, an american might have or might not. it`s the person, not the country. Stop being steriotypical LazyMe. That`s i-a-b`s job ;)

    Oh and this guy deserves a big gold medal.

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    People whining about the comment: Calm down. You`re complaining about a comment on an entertainment website that makes comments about the Japanese, Christians, fat people, the list goes on. It`s just America`s turn.

    I quite like this article. I kinda wish there were more people like that, it`d turn a lot of these sad news stories into happy ones.

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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    "That moment, it was beyond news."

    /cheer :-D

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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    That`s a really crappy subtitle. Totally puts this positive article in a negative light. Good job, whoever posted it.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    horribly written article.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    "This would NEVER happen in America!" ?? Whhaaat

    America (or as we call it in the Great White North, "the States") does`nt have earthquakes?

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    npdarren Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    Damn, why is everyone crying about the caption? It`s appropriate considering how ruthless American media is sometimes. Had it been a Fox or NBC reporter or something, they probably would have kept filming for the drama instead of rescuing the baby.
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    so even tho america is basically obsessed with taking ppl out of crapy situations and we are currently the largest helper in haiti wer evil? feck u
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Happens in America all the time.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    The Americans will end up contributing more to the rescue, relief, and rebuilding than the entire rest of the world combined, just like we did for the 2004 tsunami. So, whoever wrote that snarky headline, I would like to cordially invite you to suck my hairy American balls.
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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
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    January 19, 2010 at 12:00 am
    Has anyone else noticed that pretty much all the links on this site (except pics) always have a controversial "description" which always lead to day-long flame wars? kind of a cheap ploy just to get site traffic...
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 1:44 am
    "so even tho america is basically obsessed with taking ppl out of crapy situations and we are currently the largest helper in haiti wer evil? feck u"

    Okay, just throwing this out there... you may want to go back to grade school English.

    That camera man is awesome, I`m so glad he did something. This reminds me of the photographer who took an hour to take a picture of a dying girl in Africa instead of helping her.

    It`s a really famous picture, and there was a lot of controversy. The guy ended up hanging himself a few months later :s

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    sonikku Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 2:26 am
    @Cooldude26

    Flaming people are not bored, that`s for sure.

  57. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2010 at 2:35 am
    ANYONE would have done the same thing, irrespective of where they come from!
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    January 19, 2010 at 3:18 am
    I could really care less what country does what. I`m just glad that there are still decent people out there.
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 5:06 am
    Met an american who was over the uk, we were at the Beach and someone had been showing off with there fancy car and boat and got it stuck in the sand with the tide coming in. Everyone just watched some guy was lining up his children with Ice cream to watch the Show. The yankee started going crazy wondering why no one was trying to help get the car out.... Your view on Americans is flawed people.

    And Btw USA anyone makes a joke at your expense accept it and get on with it. Your overt Pride is one of the reasons your fair game, you always fall victim to statements like that.

  60. Profile photo of ulfnir
    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2010 at 6:37 am
    Nationality is irrelevant. In a situation like that, you just pitch in and do what you can. Doing otherwise lessens you.
  61. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Ulfnir: Not everyone pitches in.

    http://onuferova.blog.sme.sk/c/209098/Starving-Child-Vulture-analysis.html

    The man who took that photo did not help the child. He later killed himself when the story got out.

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    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2010 at 8:49 am
    No reason to slam USA, pinhead. There are thousands of Americans there, helping right now. And more are on the way.
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    urrcinverted Male 50-59
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    January 19, 2010 at 9:43 am
    Loser editors getting more anti-American, christian etc. Smug ass haters.
  64. Profile photo of ulfnir
    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    JaLacaob, cheers for that, very interesting.
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    iceco Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    THIS is hands on reporting.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    January 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    http://www.khou.com/news/Neighbors-Deaf-...

    @ Concerta: that was right down the street from me.

    Seriously. I saw the whole thing happen. That man is a hero.

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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    No, this would never happen in America. Instead we just send HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF EFFING AID.
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    lpycb42 Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    That restores my faith in humanity.
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    83nu Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    BS. Reporters are opportunistic pieces of s**t.

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