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Three Cheers For This Guy  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
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Generosity and humility which is all too absent in our society these days. This young man gave all £10,000 of his reward for supplying information leading to the conviction of an appalling rapist to the victim, who to this day is still in a wheelchair following the disgusting and hideously violent attack.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...l-rapist-donates-money-victim.html

I don't know what to say other than well done. This guy rocks.


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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Nice gesture. Very laudable, especially in these times of economic hardship...

Definitely an example.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1854 times:
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Not that I expected this thread to reach 200 replies or anything, but I find it very depressing that so few people want to discuss such a fine example of how to behave and would rather debate death, war and politics. I think it is a sad indictment. Perhaps others could suggest some other fine examples of how ordinary citizens have helped redress the balance against the very worst elements of society?


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1842 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Not that I expected this thread to reach 200 replies or anything, but I find it very depressing that so few people want to discuss such a fine example of how to behave and would rather debate death, war and politics. I think it is a sad indictment.

Sorry, but my heartfelt appreciation was deemed insufficient by a moderator and was deleted.

In repeating the sentiment: I guess I can relate to why he refused to keep the money; But it's still a great decision and one of the many reasons why I refuse to become a cynic.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1814 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
but I find it very depressing that so few people want to discuss such a fine example of how to behave and would rather debate death, war and politics.

Perhaps this is, because there is little to discuss in this case? We can of course all join and praise Lloyd Gardner's generosity, or do you really expect someone to say "Damn, this **** should spend his 10,000 in alolohl or weed! Why does this **** give HIS money to HER? Does he promote socialism, or what?"
As interesting this case is, cheer groups aren't.

As for other cases, I remember an article saying that someone found 6,000 Euro and gave the money to the police. There are no reports on what the police did with the money.  Wink



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1799 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
I don't know what to say other than well done. This guy rocks.



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 1):
Nice gesture. Very laudable, especially in these times of economic hardship...

Definitely an example.



Quoting NoUFO (Reply 4):
I remember an article saying that someone found 6,000 Euro and gave the money to the police. There are no reports on what the police did with the money.

What a nice and refreshing change in seeing the humanity in this man. All to often we read and see in the news media of some of the scum of society. Thank God some people like Mr. Lloyd Gardner are around us.


User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1772 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
but I find it very depressing that so few people want to discuss such a fine example of how to behave and would rather debate death, war and politics.

Basically, because there is nothing to debate here. I guess we can all synchophantically heap laurels on the man, but to what end.

People prefer to debate topics that are debate-able. In my mind, debating what this man did is like debating whether the sun will come up tomorrow. Personally, I wouldn't even provide an answer to someone who castigates this man for what he did.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1762 times:
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Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 6):
Basically, because there is nothing to debate here.

Disagree. How about the fact that things like this don't happen enough? Maybe someone thinks he should have kept some of it for himself? Maybe people think there shouldn't be cash rewards for doing the right thing? All just examples - there are many other potential avenues too.

Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 6):
People prefer to debate topics that are debate-able.

No kidding. Thanks for the input.  sarcastic 



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User currently onlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1747 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
What a nice and refreshing change in seeing the humanity in this man. All to often we read and see in the news media of some of the scum of society. Thank God some people like Mr. Lloyd Gardner are around us.

 bigthumbsup 

It's great to see a story about someone doing something good and selfless to help someone that needs it.



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1660 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
All to often we read and see in the news media of some of the scum of society.

Unfortunately, stories that end up in tragedies, pain, injustice and, generally speaking, that stir our most basic instincts of disagreement, anger and fear will ALWAYS sell more than the righteous ones.

I guess we aren't as evolved a species as we would like to think.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
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Quoting Francoflier (Reply 9):
Unfortunately, stories that end up in tragedies, pain, injustice and, generally speaking, that stir our most basic instincts of disagreement, anger and fear will ALWAYS sell more than the righteous ones.

I guess we aren't as evolved a species as we would like to think.

Indeed you are right. One poster has already pointed out that there is nothing to debate here, and the only thing to do is to heap praise on the guy, which is not interesting. You will, however, notice that when the reverse is true, and it is a simple bad news story involving something awful, people are more than happy to spend their time pouring scorn on evil-doers and condemning vile acts.



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

I think this is (was) an admirable thing to do. An inspiration for all people.


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