The bombing massacre, near the finish of the Boston Marathon today, can easily cause us to despair that humanity really sucks. What hope is there for
this troubled, violent, and self-destructive species when we brazenly murder innocent people like this (and other times)?
On occasion, rare as it is, there is hope. Hope in the form of someone becoming known as the "Boston Cowboy." the face of a hero
By now many of us have seen the gruesome images of the poor ashen-looking man who lost both his legs in the blast. By all accounts, Carlos saved his
(gore cropped out)
Carlos is a citizen immigrant who lost his son in Iraq, but was not fazed, and knows the responsibilities of being a human, and a contributing member
of the human race. He held the victims arteries with his bare hands until medical help could be located. How, might you ask, was the there in time? A
volunteer, who ignored what you or I might do when a bomb goes off, and immediately ran to the scene of the carnage.
So as we here on ATS who like to examine the potential conspiracies in events such as this -- conspiracies which indeed reinforce the notion that
humanity sucks -- let's take a moment to appreciate those moments that give us hope.
Somebody give this man a medal. Between the looters and whoever did this, I was loosing all hope in humanity. Thanks to this guy I still have a shred
The word "hero" gets thrown out there a lot, but this guy shows that they are still out there.
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According to a finish line volunteer who was there, many others went above and beyond the call of duty also...
I was a volunteer at today's Boston Marathon. I was at the finish line and wound up sticking around to help with the emergency response.
My friend and I were working over on the corner of St. James and Berkeley St, about one block from the finish after the final food area. We heard and
felt two loud pops (think dropping a huge textbook onto a hardwood floor). She thought explosion immediately, I wrote it off as a something falling. A
cluster of police near us immediately alerted and started checking their radios. We heard the words two explosions come out of the radios and saw them
start sprinting towards the finish line, vaulting barricades on the way.
I'm sorry you had to witness something like that. How are you doing? I am sure it was horrifying and can't really even imagine what it was like. I
am sure there are a lot of grisly things you can tell us but let me ask a positive question. What was the most amazing or touching thing you saw
The volunteers, the runners, and the first responders. Every last person who stuck around did an incredible job and went so far above and beyond what
they had signed up to do. One of my favorites was a runner who put on a Google Fiber team jacket afterwards, jumped in, and helped us coordinate our
Thanks for bringing this to light.
I cringe at every photo of the scene and carnage...and the photo you posted just makes me wonder...if I could/would do that in any situation
other than my own children.
THANKS again! I needed to see that.
I am overwhelmed with such conflicting feelings right now. Horror on the one hand and then this story which fills me with pride and then sadness that
the human race is surely doomed.
What an amazing thing to do. I find myself wondering if I would have the courage to do what Carlos did.
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