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9th Dec '17 10:11:27 AM mlsmithca
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*** Shortly after the attack, traditional arch-rivals England and France played a friendly at the Stade de France in Paris. Their last friendly had been at Wembley, after the 2015 Bataclan attack. The stadium was lit up in the colours of the French tricolore and, with aid of the words on the big screen, the English fans joined their French counterparts in singing the French national anthem. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming This time, the French returned the favour, singing God Save the Queen,]] after both teams walked out to 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. While both countries may pretend to hate each half the time, moments like this, and the fact that the Bataclan Attack enraged Britain sufficiently that it flipped parliamentary opinion about taking part in the bombing campaign against ISIS from 'firmly against' to 'thoroughly for', remind one that they do love each other really.

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*** Shortly after the attack, traditional arch-rivals England and France played a friendly at the Stade de France in Paris. Their last friendly had been at Wembley, after the 2015 Bataclan attack. The stadium was lit up in the colours of the French tricolore and, with aid of the words on the big screen, the English fans joined their French counterparts in singing the French national anthem. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments This time, the French returned the favour, singing God Save the Queen,]] after both teams walked out to 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. While both countries may pretend to hate each half the time, moments like this, and the fact that the Bataclan Attack enraged Britain sufficiently that it flipped parliamentary opinion about taking part in the bombing campaign against ISIS from 'firmly against' to 'thoroughly for', remind one that they do love each other really.



* Karina Chiktova, a three-year old girl, was stranded deep in [[{{BearsAreBadNews}} bear]] and [[{{SavageWolves}} wolf]]-infested Siberian woods for 11 days. But she and her HeroicDog Kyrachaan managed to tough it out, [[{{BadassAdorable}} living off of wild berries and river water and managing to suffer nothing more than mosquito bites and minor scratches on her feet, with Kyrachaan being thought to have cuddled up to her for warmth and scared wild animals away.]] Eventually Kyrachaan went back to the village and got help, leading to Karina finally being found and rescued, malnourished but otherwise fine. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* The rescue of [[http://www.biography.com/people/baby-jessica-17175736 Jessica McClure]], a 18-month-old girl who fell down a well and was trapped there for fifty-eight hours.

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* Karina Chiktova, a three-year old girl, was stranded deep in [[{{BearsAreBadNews}} [[BearsAreBadNews bear]] and [[{{SavageWolves}} [[SavageWolves wolf]]-infested Siberian woods for 11 days. But she and her HeroicDog Kyrachaan managed to tough it out, [[{{BadassAdorable}} [[BadassAdorable living off of wild berries and river water and managing to suffer nothing more than mosquito bites and minor scratches on her feet, with Kyrachaan being thought to have cuddled up to her for warmth and scared wild animals away.]] Eventually Kyrachaan went back to the village and got help, leading to Karina finally being found and rescued, malnourished but otherwise fine. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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* The rescue of [[http://www.biography.com/people/baby-jessica-17175736 Jessica McClure]], a an 18-month-old girl who fell down a well and was trapped there for fifty-eight hours.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Corey Giles Corey]]. During the Salem Witch Trials, he was accused of being a witch. But when the time came to enter a plea he refused, because he knew [[LoopholeAbuse if he plead either innocent or guilty his sons would have forfeited his land]]. With the trial not being able to continue without his plea, the court invoked their legal right to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peine_forte_et_dure torture him for a plea]], and took him outside, stripped him naked, laid him down on the ground, put a board on his chest and started putting heavy stones on it. With each stone they asked what his plea ass and he remained silent. [[{{Determinator}} He lasted for three days, from September 19th to the 21st, on nothing more than a few mouthfuls of bread and some water]]. Then the final time they asked him, he simply said, "[[DyingMomentOfAwesome More weight.]]"

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Corey Giles Corey]]. During the Salem Witch Trials, he was accused of being a witch. But when the time came to enter a plea he refused, because he knew [[LoopholeAbuse if he plead either innocent or guilty his sons would have forfeited his land]]. With the trial not being able to continue without his plea, the court invoked their legal right to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peine_forte_et_dure torture him for a plea]], and took him outside, stripped him naked, laid him down on the ground, put a board on his chest and started putting heavy stones on it. With each stone they asked what his plea ass was and he remained silent. [[{{Determinator}} He lasted for three days, from September 19th to the 21st, on nothing more than a few mouthfuls of bread and some water]]. Then the final time they asked him, he simply said, "[[DyingMomentOfAwesome More weight.]]"



** Special mention should also go to Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator, especially for the battle of Gerionum. Fabius' disloyal Magister Equitum, Minucius, led half the Roman army into a trap set by Hannibal that would have employed the same double-envelopment that later worked at Cannae. When Fabius was informed that Minucius had walked into a trap, many of his advisers urged him to let Minucius be destroyed, since Minucius was his political opponent. Instead, Fabius, who had earned the then-derisory nickname Cunctator (delayer) for refusing to meet the Carthaginians in battle, declared that "We must hasten to rescue Minucius, who is a valiant man, and a lover of his country." Just as the Carthaginian flanks were linking up to encircle Minucius' army, and as Minucius, realizing that he had led yet another Roman army to destruction, was about to commit ritual suicide, Fabius' army came marching over the hill in full battle array, ready to attack the Carthaginians just where they were linking up to complete the encirclement. The Carthaginians retreated without any further fighting, and Minucius' army was saved. After this, Minucius was formally reconciled to Fabius and declared "My father gave me life. Today you saved my life. You are my second father." That was probably the highest compliment one Roman could ever pay another, so it doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Incidentally, it was Fabius' strategy that ultimately defeated Hannibal, and it is known to this day as Fabian strategy; "Cunctator," originally an insult, eventually became an honorific, although it took the disaster at Cannae for the Romans to see how right Fabius was. Hannibal was one of the greatest tacticians who ever lived, but Fabius was one of the greatest strategists; Hannibal won battles, but Fabius won the war.[[note]]Even though he did not live to see it.[[/note]]

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** Special mention should also go to Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator, especially for the battle of Gerionum. Fabius' disloyal Magister Equitum, Minucius, led half the Roman army into a trap set by Hannibal that would have employed the same double-envelopment that later worked at Cannae. When Fabius was informed that Minucius had walked into a trap, many of his advisers urged him to let Minucius be destroyed, since Minucius was his political opponent. Instead, Fabius, who had earned the then-derisory nickname Cunctator (delayer) for refusing to meet the Carthaginians in battle, declared that "We must hasten to rescue Minucius, who is a valiant man, and a lover of his country." Just as the Carthaginian flanks were linking up to encircle Minucius' army, and as Minucius, realizing that he had led yet another Roman army to destruction, was about to commit ritual suicide, Fabius' army came marching over the hill in full battle array, ready to attack the Carthaginians just where they were linking up to complete the encirclement. The Carthaginians retreated without any further fighting, and Minucius' army was saved. After this, Minucius was formally reconciled to Fabius and declared "My father gave me life. Today you saved my life. You are my second father." That was probably the highest compliment one Roman could ever pay another, so it doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. Incidentally, it was Fabius' strategy that ultimately defeated Hannibal, and it is known to this day as Fabian strategy; "Cunctator," originally an insult, eventually became an honorific, although it took the disaster at Cannae for the Romans to see how right Fabius was. Hannibal was one of the greatest tacticians who ever lived, but Fabius was one of the greatest strategists; Hannibal won battles, but Fabius won the war.[[note]]Even though he did not live to see it.[[/note]]






* In April 2016, the University of Virginia baseball team traveled to a three-game series against the #1 ranked University of Miami. While there, their bus driver, who frequently drove buses for UVA sports teams, lost consciousness ''while driving the team bus.'' So the head coach did the only natural thing: in his own words, "I actually got my leg in between his legs and was able to get my foot on the brake, eventually." An added bonus: by getting up to help the driver, he and his assistant avoided being ''impaled by a fence pole the bus hit.'' [[http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/schools/university-virginia/article_0afa9855-5142-572a-9396-9d9dafd9734f.html Though the driver died, thankfully no one else was hurt.]] Virginia then went on to win two of the three games, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming will wear a patch on their uniform as a tribute to the driver]].

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* In April 2016, the University of Virginia baseball team traveled to a three-game series against the #1 ranked University of Miami. While there, their bus driver, who frequently drove buses for UVA sports teams, lost consciousness ''while driving the team bus.'' So the head coach did the only natural thing: in his own words, "I actually got my leg in between his legs and was able to get my foot on the brake, eventually." An added bonus: by getting up to help the driver, he and his assistant avoided being ''impaled by a fence pole the bus hit.'' [[http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/schools/university-virginia/article_0afa9855-5142-572a-9396-9d9dafd9734f.html Though the driver died, thankfully no one else was hurt.]] Virginia then went on to win two of the three games, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments will wear a patch on their uniform as a tribute to the driver]].



* On November 28, 2016, a student at Ohio State University, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, went on a rampage supposedly because of perceived injustice against Muslums. Only eleven people were injured due to the quick actions of Alan Horujko, an Ohio State officer and graduate of that same school, who struck him down within a minute of his rampage starting.

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* On November 28, 2016, a student at Ohio State University, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, went on a rampage supposedly because of perceived injustice against Muslums.Muslims. Only eleven people were injured due to the quick actions of Alan Horujko, an Ohio State officer and graduate of that same school, who struck him down within a minute of his rampage starting.



* Some years ago, a young woman named Mandisa appeared on American Idol and overheard some comments Simon was making about her. Not her singing, which would have been hurtful but understandable, but her weight, which drove her to tears. How did she respond? By going on stage, revealing that she knew and forgiving him on national TV. Simon was completely humbled by this and Mandisa has since gone on to be an ''extremely'' successful Christian singer, even writing a book about her American Idol experience.

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* Some years ago, a young woman named Mandisa appeared on American Idol ''American Idol'' and overheard some comments Simon was making about her. Not her singing, which would have been hurtful but understandable, but her weight, which drove her to tears. How did she respond? By going on stage, revealing that she knew and forgiving him on national TV. Simon was completely humbled by this and Mandisa has since gone on to be an ''extremely'' successful Christian singer, even writing a book about her American Idol ''American Idol'' experience.
9th Dec '17 7:08:42 AM BillowyKing
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** Toyed with: Linda, while being a "former" member of the Manson killers, and present for the the murder of Sharon Tate, wasn't cross-examined especially, which could indicate the courts being so eager for someone to flip, they would glorify any story Linda spat out, as long as it condemned the others. This might be troped Getting Away With Murder.
15th Nov '17 6:48:54 AM Kuruni
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* On September 20th, 2015, [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/business/a-huge-overnight-increase-in-a-drugs-price-raises-protests.html?_r=0 Turing Pharmaceuticals obtained the drug Daraprim and raised its per tablet price over 4000% to $750 USD]]. A month later, [[http://www.occupydemocrats.com/price-gouging-pharma-ceo-fuming-as-rival-creates-1-alternative-aids-drug/ Imprimis Pharmaceuticals created an alternative drug]] that not only had the main ingredient that the previous drug had, but also had a second ingredient that helped counteract the first ingredient's side effect ''and'' was being sold for $99 USD per-100 tablets, or ''under a dollar each''.
11th Nov '17 12:39:14 PM thevideogameempire
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* A historical one: When the Church forced Galileo Galilei to refute his theory that the Earth orbited the sun, he apparently did so. But, the legend goes, as he left the room he muttered, just loud enough to hear, 'E pur si mouve.' In English: 'And yet it moves.'
29th Oct '17 12:45:51 PM nombretomado
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* Martin Luther King and [[CivilRightsMovement the entire civil rights movement]]. Not only did they endure all of the crap the South could dish out, they did it without fighting back, earning popular support. Granted, they were helped by the South collectively holding the IdiotBall...

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* Martin Luther King and [[CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement the entire civil rights movement]]. Not only did they endure all of the crap the South could dish out, they did it without fighting back, earning popular support. Granted, they were helped by the South collectively holding the IdiotBall...
17th Oct '17 8:45:16 PM Vampireandthen
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** Fight has occurred, and when the dust settles....the victor is....[[spoiler: Eagle Prime, the Megabots robot! America wins the first ever giant robot battle! Japan has proved themselves a WorthyOpponent for sure, of course. Still, the battle was indeed very intense to watch.]]
16th Oct '17 11:18:38 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Britain suffered a string of terrorist attacks in 2017 - the Westminster vehicle and knife attack in March, the Manchester bombing in May, and the London Bridge vehicle and knife attack in June. During and after those attacks, there were some truly amazing moments.

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* Britain suffered a string of terrorist attacks in 2017 - the Westminster vehicle and knife attack in March, the Manchester bombing in May, and the London Bridge vehicle and knife attack in June.June, the latter two less than two weeks apart. During and after those attacks, there were some truly amazing moments.



** During the London Bridge attack, 47 year old Roy Larner took on three knife wielding attackers at once with his bare fists when they burst into a restaurant, shouting, "Fuck you, I'm [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Millwall!]]" (Millwall FC being a football team infamous for its violent firm of FootballHooligans). Despite numerous stab wounds, he kept fighting, giving the other restaurant patrons a chance to escape, and when they left, he actually ''chased them outside''. He was consequently, and deservedly, dubbed 'the Lion of London Bridge' by the British press.

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** During the London Bridge attack, 47 year old Roy Larner took on three knife wielding attackers at once with his bare fists when they burst into a restaurant, shouting, "Fuck you, I'm [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Millwall!]]" (Millwall FC being a football team infamous for its violent firm of FootballHooligans). Despite numerous stab wounds, [[{{Determinator}} he kept fighting, fighting,]] giving the other restaurant patrons a chance to escape, and when they left, the attackers left (possibly perturbed by the madman who just wouldn't stop), he actually ''chased them outside''. He was consequently, and deservedly, dubbed 'the Lion of London Bridge' by the British press. Britain being Britain, when he was recovering in hospital, his mates got him a magazine called 'Learn to Run'.
16th Oct '17 11:16:30 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* During a knife attack in Leytonstone Tube Station, London, in 2015, the Islamist attacker claimed that he was doing it for Islam. One of the commuters retorted, loudly, "You ain't no Muslim, bruv!" The phrase promptly trended on Twitter, with then Prime Minister David Cameron congratulating the commuter, remarking that he'd said it far better than Cameron himself could have done.
* Britain suffered a string of terrorist attacks in 2017 - the Westminster vehicle and knife attack in March, the Manchester bombing in May, and the London Bridge vehicle and knife attack in June. During and after those attacks, there were some truly amazing moments.
** During the Westminster Attack, among the victims was off-duty Police Constable Keith Palmer. After the attack, a JustGiving page was set up to raise £100,000 to support his family. The target was reached in less than 24 hours. Additionally, he was posthumously awarded the George Medal, which itself had been instituted in 1940 to honour civilian acts of courage during the Blitz.
*** At the same time, a group called Muslims United For London raised £29,000 for the families of the victims.
*** During the attack itself, doctors and nurses were seen running from the nearby St Thomas' hospital to provide immediate first aid, and Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood was pictured giving PC Palmer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Generally, passers-by were seen tending to the injured before medics arrived.
*** Afterwards, Fox News claimed that 'one man' had shut down London. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39365449/people-mock-fox-news-claim-that-terror-attack-shut-down-city The responses to this were gloriously snarky]], with one announcement whiteboard in a tube station, usually reserved for service information, saying 'All terrorists are politely remind that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us, we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. Thank you.'
** After the Manchester Bombing, Eminem and Justin Timberlake helped raise over $2 million for the victims, while Liam Gallagher announced a solo gig at Manchester's O2 Ritz, the proceeds of which would be donated to a fund established by the families of the victims. Noel Gallagher, meanwhile, donated the sales of 'Don't Look Back In Anger' to the We Love Manchester fund after it became the unofficial anthem/response to the bombing.
*** It's also worth noting that the response song chosen by the general consciousness of Britain wasn't some tubthumping war-cry, but instead a sad, but defiant song that basically said 'we aren't playing your game, we aren't giving in to rage'.
** During the London Bridge attack, 47 year old Roy Larner took on three knife wielding attackers at once with his bare fists when they burst into a restaurant, shouting, "Fuck you, I'm [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Millwall!]]" (Millwall FC being a football team infamous for its violent firm of FootballHooligans). Despite numerous stab wounds, he kept fighting, giving the other restaurant patrons a chance to escape, and when they left, he actually ''chased them outside''. He was consequently, and deservedly, dubbed 'the Lion of London Bridge' by the British press.
*** Shortly after the attack, traditional arch-rivals England and France played a friendly at the Stade de France in Paris. Their last friendly had been at Wembley, after the 2015 Bataclan attack. The stadium was lit up in the colours of the French tricolore and, with aid of the words on the big screen, the English fans joined their French counterparts in singing the French national anthem. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming This time, the French returned the favour, singing God Save the Queen,]] after both teams walked out to 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. While both countries may pretend to hate each half the time, moments like this, and the fact that the Bataclan Attack enraged Britain sufficiently that it flipped parliamentary opinion about taking part in the bombing campaign against ISIS from 'firmly against' to 'thoroughly for', remind one that they do love each other really.
*** The New York Times, meanwhile, claimed that the attack had 'left Britain reeling'. This sparked a mocking hashtag on Twitter, #thingsthatleftBritainreeling, and [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/40156559/thingsthatleavebritainreeling-trends-after-london-attack-in-response-to-headline the inevitable hilarious responses.]]
*** Similarly, Donald Trump posted a series of tweets claiming that this kind of incident was why his Travel Ban was required, indirectly blaming Britain's famously strict gun laws (the perpetrators used knives and vans), and deliberately took some of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's comments out of context, while Khan, Europe's first Muslim Mayor, was busy organising the response to the tragedy. The curt response from the Mayor's office boiled down to 'I am coordinating the response to a terrorist attack and have far more important things to do than get in an argument with you.'
9th Oct '17 1:33:14 PM schoi30
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*** The carnosaurs and megalosaurs are no less impressive. The carnosaurs' main prey were the largest animals ever to walk on land, and to hunt them they formed packs. As for the megalosaurs, they were outcompeted by the other large theropods. So what did they do? ''Take to water.''

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*** The carnosaurs and megalosaurs are no less impressive. The carnosaurs' main prey were the largest animals ever to walk on land, and to hunt them they formed packs. As for the megalosaurs, they were outcompeted by the other large theropods. So what did they do? ''Take They ''moved to water.''water'', and this resulted in the largest theropod of them all.
30th Sep '17 12:22:10 PM erana
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** [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-shopping-mall-attack-fouryearold-british-boy-freed-and-given-mars-bar-after-telling-armed-jihadist-youre-a-bad-man-8836104.html And this five-year-old British boy]] manages to save his sister and his mother by these four simple words: "You're a bad man." Also doubles as SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as the gunman gave the kids Mars candy bars and said "Please forgive me, [[{{Irony}} we're not monsters]]."

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** [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-shopping-mall-attack-fouryearold-british-boy-freed-and-given-mars-bar-after-telling-armed-jihadist-youre-a-bad-man-8836104.html And this five-year-old British boy]] manages to save his sister and his mother by these four simple words: "You're "[[ShamingTheMob You're a bad man.man]]." Also doubles as SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as [[EvenEvilHasStandards the gunman gunman]] gave the kids Mars candy bars and said "Please forgive me, [[{{Irony}} we're not monsters]]."
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