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Date: 01/12/14 06:18 PM

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 12, 2014 at 6:18 pm
    Link: 9 Ordinary People Who Changed History - The positive side of humanity
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    That Arab Spring example is kind of lame, especially in the light of the genocide it`s caused of a variety of different groups of people.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Rosa Parks is okay, but the real hero in that story is the bus driver. If hadn`t told her to `get in back` no one would know her name. He`s the real catalyst for her fame.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    Snowden?
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    xavroche Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2014 at 1:00 am
    JK Rowling? Seriously?
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2014 at 7:45 am
    Isn`t everyone ordinary until they change history?

    JK Rowling has no business on this list. In another few years no one will know who she is.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2014 at 8:21 am
    Snowden hasn`t changed history one bit. All he`s done is the equivalent to fleeing to Nazi Germany in the 1930s to avoid Western (not just our country, but pretty much all of them) prosecution.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2014 at 8:35 am
    That got stupid in a hurry:

    Ryan White - representing 0.01% of AIDS victims. Becomes poster boy for a disease that is 99%+ spread by intentional risky behavior.

    Lilly Ledbetter - Failed to prove her case and lost in court. Leads to a law that severely punishes companies that hire females, leading to the lowest female workforce participation rate in decades.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 13, 2014 at 10:50 am
    Well, Rosa Parks was one of many who pulled that "stunt" in a deliberate attempt at getting arrested. She didn`t just do it "on a whim" or something, she was coached and prepared for the task.
    She`s nonetheless a hero! Don`t get me wrong!

    Candy Lightner = hero!

    Rowling? Willis? White? Not heroes. Just ordinary good folk.

    Ledbetter? Give me a break. Just another greedy person with a pack of lawyers...
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    January 13, 2014 at 10:55 am
    A lot of death and destruction came from many of these. I am not sure I`d use the word "positive".

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