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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Link: Taylor Morris: A Real Hero, A Must Click - An incredible story about an awesome individual and humanity at it`s best. The story is a bit old, but so inspiring.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:39 am
    You americans call anything "incredible" and for some reason, any soldier is instantly " an awesome undividual".
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:49 am
    tedgp

    Don`t be an arsehole. Seems like a good guy and I`m glad he got his cabin.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Im not an arsehole at all. It seems that every american considered every single solder a hero, an awesome individual etc etc.

    It`s sickening.
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    13thDoctor Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Shut up Tedgp. Frankly, I`m sick of folks of other nations groups all Americans into one big ball with words like "...you Americans..." We`re not all the same, do don`t all share the same beliefs and we don`t all do the same things, good or bad. But that`s not why I`m writing....

    I`m writing you to shutup and stop disrespecting another human being that`s obviously suffered and deserves at the very least, a little kindness and recognition, regardless of his nationality or the circumstances of his situation.

    Be a little more citizen-of-humanity-ish. Will ya?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    @tedgp - He`s not a soldier, he was a Navy EOD tech. If you go to any country that has an organized military the citizens generally do look up to those individuals who volunteer their lives & well being for their countries. (yes, there are a few smaller countries out there who don`t) Whatever country you live in, there are men & women that sacrificed life & limb so you can sit on your computer and talk sh*t thinking people actually care about what your dumba$$ has to say. If that`s what helps you sleep at night then that`s fine, but I still think you`re an a$$hole!
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    @tedgp- While I tend to agree- stipulating that it is not confined to Americans- I find it telling that you came away from the story with bitterness, derision and general negativity.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Queue the Eurotwats....
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Think of me however you want whodat. I find patriotism disgusting in the extreme.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    @tedgp - good for you, now I hope something really bad happens wherever you live and you have to rely on the patriots in your country who joined the military to come save your ungrateful a$$. Then when they get there, tell them you think they`re disgusting for being patriots to their faces and see what happens. Sounds to me like you`re just a miserable douchebag and a sh*tty person, what goes around comes around.
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    asherq Female 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    can someone please find an updated total?? i looked but i couldnt find one! i`d love to know what the total is now!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Jeezuz I was feeling sorry for myself cause the military left me with one lung..well two halves..and I`ve got a chest infection at the mo and don`t have the strength to cough any of the fluids up.

    This is just one of those reminders that however pooty you feel, there`s always some poor drater got it much worse.

    @Ted, not everyone agrees with or supports the military...servicemen/women are used to that - however sometimes you come across someone that actively hates people in the military and come across as really bitter about it too because not only do they not like the military, they don`t want anyone else to either.... that`s how you`re coming across right now.
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    @tedgp:
    I don`t begrudge you your beliefs. Believe what you want. I`m fine with that. But . . . you`re being kind of a dick here and I think you even know it. This man lost his his arms and legs SAVING LIVES! Just what is your definition of a hero anyway?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Let me guess: another squaddie got injured whilst invading somebody else`s country in a war that the vast majority of humanity disagrees with? Where`s the "hero" bit again? I don`t agree with the vast majority of what the Taliban, Al Quaida, et al stand for, but at least when they get hurt or killed it`s genuinely in the course of defending their own countries from an invading army that`s engaged in a war of aggression against them, and they have the good grace not to have the cheek to expect my sympathy or gratitude afterwards.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    @gary: out of curiosity whose life did he save besides possibly the other members of the team after he stepped on the mine?

    I don`t have a problem with service members however...

    @whodat6484: since the end of the cold war when has the U.S. been in danger of an invasion?

    With all due respect to everyone service men in the middle east are not protecting U.S. soil in any way shape or form. If someone wanted to attack U.S. soil tomorrow they very easily could.

    I don`t support what the service men do but I do hate what happens to them.

    I tried to put that tastefully with little or no malice, hope it worked
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    Where`s the "hero" bit again? I don`t agree with the vast majority of what the Taliban, Al Quaida, et al stand for, but at least when they get hurt or killed it`s genuinely in the course of defending their own countries from an invading army that`s engaged in a war of aggression against them

    Ya like when they flew planes into three building filled with civilians or how about when they bombed the UKs subway real heros there. Ya can`t fix stupid.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    @MacGuffin: If that is the case what caused 9/11?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    @ tedgp - you know "patriotism" means "loyalty" right?
    You find loyalty disgusting? Unusual perspective.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    If that is the case what caused 9/11? A mixture of arrogance and incompetence combined with a tendency to meddle in Middle Eastern affairs (particular Saudi Arabian affairs) on America`s part, and an evil disregard for human life on Al Quaida`s part.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    a question to IAB: why does this 1 person diverse 250,000+ when there are victims of natural disasters, of economy crises that apparently don`t?

    I wonder how many of the people that donated give to holiday funds the The Salvation Army, or food/toy drives.

    Not saying he doesn`t deserve something but it isn`t like he has to pay medical bills, We pay for that already. (you`re taxes pay for his health...seem familiar...lol(just laughing at the irony of those against taxes for health case.))
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    A mixture of arrogance and incompetence combined with a tendency to meddle in Middle Eastern affairs (particular Saudi Arabian affairs) on America`s part

    LOL ya the UK stay out of that sort of thing they have nothing to gain seeing as the US get most of it`s oil from Canada and Mexico....... Now who does the UK get theirs from?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    If that is the case what caused 9/11? A mixture of arrogance and incompetence combined with a tendency to meddle in Middle Eastern affairs (particular Saudi Arabian affairs) on America`s part, and an evil disregard for human life on Al Quaida`s part.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Ya like when they flew planes into three building filled with civilians or how about when they bombed the UKs subway real heros there. Ya can`t fix stupid

    Yes, that`s right: the Iraqis and Afghans this guy was out invading right before qualifying for the Paralympics, that`s exactly who did those things. You`re right about one thing, though: you *can`t* fix stupid.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm



    U mad UK brah? U mad?
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    @MacGuffin: It never said where he was or what he was doing...he could of been in Africa for all we know.

    You`re making assumptions
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    LOL ya the UK

    You sound dumber every time you try to excuse America`s behaviour by comparing it with the UK`s. This just in, you dumb schmuck: I *agree* that the UK behaves badly. That fact doesn`t make the way America behaves any more excusable. It`s hard to believe you`re dumb enough to try and make that non-point every single time someone criticises your belicose, evil country and the way it behaves.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    @MacThunderKunt
    He was in Afgahnistan so you can drop Iraq. It has nothing to do with this. Yes Afgahnistan was a primary base for Al-Q so ya they did those things. Seeing that the UK participated in both those wars are you a raging kunt to your own troops too or just when it can feed your hatred for the whole US?
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    If I`m not mistaken PM Blair was more or less a Bush yes man.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    @MacGuffin: It never said where he was or what he was doing...he could of been in Africa for all we know.  You`re making assumptions

    It might not say it (I`m on my phone right now and not a proper browser, so I didn`t click the link); however I do recognise his face and am 99% certain it`s the EOD guy I read about a few months back, right? If so, that was in Afghanistan. But even if it had been Africa, I don`t see how that would detract from my comment about him having been engaged in invading someone else`s country. Say what you like about any vilified regime you like (North Korea, Libya, Iran, Syria, China or Russia), but between them they still haven`t started as many wars or killed as many civilians as the USA has in the past 20 years. Think about that, then you tell me what`s wrong with that picture. Then I`m expected to consider the feckers that inflict these wars on humanity as "heroes"? Biatch, please.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    @MacThunderKunt

    Typical Eurotwat you preach but I bet you haven`t done s**t. Infact I bet your UK statement is a crock of s**t weren`t you saying anyone in the US is responsible for these wars? So following your logic that would you mean you are too! DIZZY KUNT!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    @MacGuffin: It never said where he was or what he was doing...he could of been in Africa for all we know.  You`re making assumptions

    It might not say it (I`m on my phone right now and not a proper browser, so I didn`t click the link); however I do recognise his face and am 99% certain it`s the EOD guy I read about a few months back, right? If so, that was in Afghanistan. But even if it had been Africa, I don`t see how that would detract from my comment about him having been engaged in invading someone else`s country. Say what you like about any vilified regime you like (North Korea, Libya, Iran, Syria, China or Russia), but between them they still haven`t started as many wars or killed as many civilians as the USA has in the past 20 years. Think about that, then you tell me what`s wrong with that picture. Then I`m expected to consider the feckers that inflict these wars on humanity as "heroes"? Biatch, please.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    If I`m not mistaken PM Blair was more or less a Bush yes man.

    So what?
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    govern was saying the the UK joined in. Only because at the time the PM was a puppet.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    how is he a Hero?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    Infact I bet your UK statement is a crock of s**t weren`t you saying anyone in the US is responsible for these wars? So following your logic that would you mean you are too!

    That makes even less sense than your last post, which takes some doing. Still whinging about other countries though I see instead of refuting the substance of the criticism directed towards the USA. Well done. Next week on McGovern`s World : "wife beating is OK, because it happens in France or somewhere like that too!"
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    how is he a Hero?

    Because despite having no arms or legs, he still manages to give the likes of McGovern et al a raging hardon. I`m impressed.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    @Guffin: I never said he was a hero, he was a man doing his job. In doing so though he did keep those he was escorting safe.

    IMPO: a hero is a random person who does an amazing act just because. Not someone who gets an award for doing his job. Sorry fireman, policeman etc etc
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    govern was saying the the UK joined in. Only because at the time the PM was a puppet.

    So, again I need to ask you, what`s your point caller?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm
     I never said he was a hero, he was a man doing his job. In doing so though he did keep those he was escorting safe.

    Well, at least we agree about that much: he`s no hero.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    That the UK, under other circumstances probably would not of followed suit.
  41. Profile photo of BritInvasion
    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    actually, i never disagreed with you.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    @BritInvasion - US servicemen/women in Afghanistan, myself included, went there to kill the a$$holes that like to fly planes into buildings. Technically, that is protecting US soil by getting rid of a terrorist organization that commits terrorist acts on US soil as well as the rest of the western world. Al Qaeda is primarily based in Afghanistan and trains there as well, you attack the source of the problem.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    [quote">Did you participate in the corrupt election that gave them power? Then you are to blame, not just them.[/quote">

    Said by thunderkunt here.

    Now who did you vote for? Infact didn`t you say you served in the UKs military at one point but don`t support what the UK does. You are the definition of hypocrite.
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    brocky86 Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    I live in the same town as Mr. Morris and he`s a great person and all. I just feel very saddened that he gets attention and extra praise for essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why do all other soldiers not get this type of praise? Because they didn`t get blown up. If he didn`t step on that explosive, he would be just another soldier that nobody really would know. I`m not in support of any war, but i do feel it somewhat disturbing that he gets so much praise for being a hero while thousands of other soldiers, all doing their jobs, get neglected.
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    THANK YOU BROCKY FOR SUMMING IT UP!

    @whodat or you just create more and they just keep coming. Maybe if the U.S. never stuck its nose in other people`s business we wouldn`t have this problem. None of the European countries have been attacked for anything (since WW2). I wonder why...

    The source of the problem is the U.S. not minding its own business.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Macguffin - why bother posting your hypocritical diarrhea. No one ever agrees with you. You have no chance on changing anybodys point of view. The only thing you accomplish is ruining the comments section of IAB by starting arguments and insulting everybody. Please choke on your arrogance.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Seems like many of you Americans still don`t believe it was your own government that caused 9/11 in order to invade the middle east for its oil. Don`t believe everything you read in your papers or see on your news, guys. This is the year the truths are revealed.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    None of the European countries have been attacked for anything (since WW2). I wonder why...

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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    This gave me gas
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    @BritInvasion - "None of the European countries have been attacked for anything (since WW2). I wonder why... "

    Really? What cave did you crawl out of this morning?

    Islamist Militant Attacks in Europe
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    USAF27 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    @BritInvasion -"Successful" European terrorist attacks since 9/11 - 2003 Istanbul, Turkey 57 dead/700 wounded...2004 Madrid, Spain 191 killed/1800 wounded...2005 London, England 56 dead/700 wounded...2007 Glasgow Airport Propane bomb exploded..2012 Toulouse, France..many more "unsuccessful" attempts
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    "Maybe if the U.S. never stuck its nose in other people`s business we wouldn`t have this problem."

    You clearly have absolutely no idea what Islamist Militants are all about. They`re brainwashed from birth to believe that the entire western world, not just America, is the devil. They`re taught to hate everything from the culture, values, morals, religion, EVERYTHING, and if they`re not Muslim they don`t deserve to live. Read a book or something, you have a lot to learn.

    Better yet, watch this documentary film about them and you`ll understand what I`m saying.

    Obsession - Radical Islams War Against The West
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:07 am
    Crusades? ring a bell? been at war since history was writing war
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:12 am
    Don`t blame the army. British or US or owt else.
    Blame the bow tied suited fat MP`S throughout history who have the power to cause misery and death, while they smoke cigars and pontificate
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:14 am
    BritInvasion
    Um Falkland wars?
    just for starters
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:25 am
    I disagree, we need the like of MacGuffin
    just to balance pooe, ok I Disagree with most what she says, but I respect her views and can understand where she comes from. Thats Democracy. And if you like it, or not, thats modern life, oh by the way, I hate you MacGuffin LOL ;-);-)
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 5:30 am
    @BritInvasion

    Vietnam (hint: US wasn`t there first)
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:31 am
    A few of you people (and you know who you are) are missing the point of my post here . . . deliberately it seems.
    1) This man IS a hero. In every sense of the word. He consciously put himself in harms way so that others would not be harmed. It matters not that it is his job or that he was trained to do it. He still did it. That takes guts. That takes courage.
    2) Even after his arms and legs had blown off, his main concern was still for his own poeople. Do you understand that? While he consciously lay blown apart and bleeding to death, his first thought was not for himself but for others.
    3) People have banded together to help this couple buy their dream house. People the Morrises don`t know and haven`t met. They did this out the goodness of their hearts.
    This is a feel good story with a happy ending. A story about humanity at it`s finest. Don`t tear it apart just because you`re cynics.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:11 am
    Al Qaeda is primarily based in Afghanistan and trains there as well, you attack the source of the problem.
    Maybe so, but Iraq had nothing to do with it. The US has a policy of intervening in other sovereign nations` business when it suits you, and the enemy is always much weaker.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 7:21 am
    @patchgrabber

    Where does Iraq have anything to do with this story?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 8:00 am
    Where does Iraq have anything to do with this story?
    Nothing in particular. I was commenting on the thread tangent.
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    USAF27 Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 8:36 am
    Nice post Gary8162...EOD is an integral part of my USAF Squadron and from the know, Taylor Morris You are a hero.

    @IBritInvasion - IMPO: a hero is a random person who does an amazing act just because. Not someone who gets an award for doing his job. Sorry fireman, policeman etc etc

    drat your opinion! In my life experiences: There are degrees of heroism. If a random person chooses a dangerous/selfless profession such as Explosive Ordinance Disposal, he or she is a hero right out of the gate. He did not receive an award from the public. He received a reward.... You will probably pass the firemen, Police and EOD "doing their job" running toward the danger while you instinctually run away in fear.
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    aisehino Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    @tedgp, While I normally agree about the whole "every soldier his a hero" is bs line, what this guy did actually is amazing. Just stfu.
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    aisehino Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    @MacGuffin, it`s politics that decides who we go to war with. People join the military for many reasons. This guys actions probably saved many others from being blown up. The reasons for being there are irrelevant.

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