Are cops and firefighters heroes... I think not

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  1. Habsfan

    Habsfan Well-Known Member

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    I get sick of this hero worship of cops and firefighters, in my opinion they are not. I agree there are risks of personal injury and losse of life but it's a career they chose which pays very decently and has great benefits.
    Believe it or not but my hero is guy from electrical company that turns the power to my house and the guy that keeps the water clean and flowing for me and my kids.

    I have never needed them but I would consider paramedics to be closer to heroism...
     
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  2. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...youre just wrong about that even tho im in lust with your avatar.
     
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    usedtampon Well-Known Member

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    Is that you Robin? Sully not a hero, just doing his job as a pilot landing the plane like he was paid and trained to do.
     
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    If they gave their lives in the act of saving others........Absolutely.................
     
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    Whipping Post in sorrow, seek happiness Gold

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    Habs looking good.
     
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    Yes basically it's his job
     
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    @Shortwave98 gonna love ya.:)
     
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    Just stupid.
     
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    But isn't this just them basically doing their jobs too? How do you differentiate, by your definition of a hero?
     
  10. Slow

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    @LawyerLarry this guy is trying to steal your heat

    Not every cop or firefighter is a hero and writing tickets or showing up at a scene does not make one a hero. Some go above the call. If dying while trying to help someone or protect people doesn't make you a hero than what does?
     
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    I have to agree with her on that. Sullys ass was riding on that plane also, he really didn't have much choice but to make a successful landing if he wanted to live to see another day.
     
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    Very insightful
     
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    some certainly are
    some will go a whole career never really being in the position to find out if they're heroes
    some are probably the opposite of heroes

    I often answer stuff in a way that doesn't really answer stuff



    I don't know if I think that sully is a hero

    he's a motherfucking good pilot that's for sure
     
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    I bet u think superman is a hero
     
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    Here's why you are wrong:

    Firefighters and Cops ARE heroes because when there's an emergency - like a burning building - while everyone is running away from the danger - they are running INTO it.

    On 9/11 everyone was trying to get out of the building - cops and firefighters were running in and going up. No matter what their job description says, and what they get paid for, they are risking their own lives for others - usually people they don't even know - no one is whipping them - they go because they ARE heroes.

    They are jeopardizing their lives, the well being of their families, their children's futures - because that is the job they have accepted. Yes they get paid for it (not enough) but if they turned the other way and ran, they'd get punished - not fired, nor jailed - but instead they go into the danger.

    If that's not the definition of a hero, what is it?
     
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    I just couldn't comment. Just wait until you need them. It will change your mind.
     
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    And what do you do for a living.......Put sprinkles on confections?
     
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    II was just trying to qualify that they are just as much or not at all heroes either
     
  19. BaldPussy

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    Silly thread, just silly!
     
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    I'm no fan of cops but your statements are fucking stupid.