RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 142,233
Posts: 5,549,746
Members: 25,254
Currently online: 543
Newest member: kendykendy

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
By: Michelle on Jan 24

Urban in Aquaman?
By: T'Bonz on Jan 23

Pegg Co-writing Star Trek 3
By: T'Bonz on Jan 22

Stewart Narrated NASA Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Jan 21

Star Trek 3 Filming To Begin
By: T'Bonz on Jan 21

IDW Publishing Trek Comics For April 2015
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Star Trek-Planet of the Apes #2
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Clark Details Trek Books
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Takei To Appear On Wits
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Retro Review: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang
By: Michelle on Jan 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 20 2013, 03:12 AM   #16
Kai "the spy"
Commodore
 
Kai "the spy"'s Avatar
 
Location: Here.
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

__________________
Daddy wear red trunks!

Kai "the spy" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20 2013, 04:18 AM   #17
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest



Hugh Thompson (1943-2006), who landed his helicopter in the village of My Lai in 1968 in an attempt to protect civilians from being massacred, and reported the atrocities he had seen to higher authorities. He was turned against by many colleagues, vilified by members of congress and received numerous death threats, but 30 years later he was awarded the Soldier's Medal, the highest decoration for non-combat bravery, for his actions in My Lai.
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20 2013, 10:00 AM   #18
RJDiogenes
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDiogenes's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

^^ Fantastic. That's an easy vote.

Kai "the spy" wrote: View Post
An interesting character. She would have been a good fit for the Folk Heroes contest.

JiNX-01 wrote: View Post
Thanks. I so admire those who would risk their lives for another.
I should have mentioned earlier that you can find a lot of great stories at the University of Richmond Heroes Blog. It was created by my pal Scotty (who is scottydog here) to support his two books on the topic of heroism. I've contributed about eight essays to the blog and two of them appeared in the second book.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDiogenes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20 2013, 12:41 PM   #19
Kai "the spy"
Commodore
 
Kai "the spy"'s Avatar
 
Location: Here.
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Kai "the spy" wrote: View Post
An interesting character. She would have been a good fit for the Folk Heroes contest.
Well, we know she was real, so she should be a good fit for this one, too.
__________________
Daddy wear red trunks!

Kai "the spy" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20 2013, 05:22 PM   #20
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

JiNX-01 wrote: View Post
Maybe the military and police should train rats to find bombs.
Actually, the German police does have a few explosives detection rats (admittedly, not many of them). They use them at border controls and at airports. Rats have as fine a sense of smelling as dogs but since they are so small they can get into places dogs can't.
I believe there are a few drug-sniffer rats as well, but I am not 100% sure.
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psachiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20 2013, 07:49 PM   #21
JiNX-01
Admiral
 
JiNX-01's Avatar
 
Location: JiNX-01
View JiNX-01's Twitter Profile
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

I'm offering this for anybody who needs an idea.

MIT police officer Sean Collier...
__________________
------------
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-- Mahatma Gandhi --
JiNX-01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22 2013, 09:33 AM   #22
RJDiogenes
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDiogenes's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

^^ A very good suggestion.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDiogenes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22 2013, 08:21 PM   #23
JiNX-01
Admiral
 
JiNX-01's Avatar
 
Location: JiNX-01
View JiNX-01's Twitter Profile
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

Only six entries. I'm going to leave the entry thread open for a few more days.
__________________
------------
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-- Mahatma Gandhi --
JiNX-01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 23 2013, 07:32 PM   #24
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: in a mug of hot chocolate
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

What about lifeguards, water rescue teams, war heroes like Audie Murphy, etc? There's lots of choices out there, people!
auntiehill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 23 2013, 09:52 PM   #25
JiNX-01
Admiral
 
JiNX-01's Avatar
 
Location: JiNX-01
View JiNX-01's Twitter Profile
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

auntiehill wrote: View Post
What about lifeguards, water rescue teams, war heroes like Audie Murphy, etc? There's lots of choices out there, people!
Also people who helped change the world... Heros through history. C'mon!
__________________
------------
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-- Mahatma Gandhi --
JiNX-01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 23 2013, 10:36 PM   #26
RJDiogenes
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDiogenes's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

Only six entries? Does nobody believe in heroes anymore?
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDiogenes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25 2013, 03:05 AM   #27
JiNX-01
Admiral
 
JiNX-01's Avatar
 
Location: JiNX-01
View JiNX-01's Twitter Profile
Re: ENTER: Real Life Heros AV Contest

Preliminary recap. Still plenty of time to join in.

Voting thread will go up late Friday morning ET US.



RJDiogenes - Natalie Stavas tended to Boston bomb victims


JiNX-01


auntiehill - The Hero of Tiananmen Square



Rhubarbodendron - Nijat the land mine detector


Kai "the spy" - Defied the Nazis: ""Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters."


J.T.B. - The Hero of My Lai
__________________
------------
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-- Mahatma Gandhi --

Last edited by JiNX-01; April 25 2013 at 08:51 PM.
JiNX-01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.