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    Great story with bad ending.

    Click on the snopes.com link below for even more information about Irena.

    A beautiful story.

    snopes.com: Irena Sendler








    A Lady Named Irena

    There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena.

    During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

    She had an ulterior motive...

    She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).

    Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

    She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.

    The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog , and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

    During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

    She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

    Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

    After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

    Most of course had been gassed.

    Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

    Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....

    She LOST.

    Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming!































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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Yup, shows you where people's priorities are at - real life heroes are less important than people that are playing the "UN-sanctioned" political game...


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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Wow! That is a true hero


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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    I still don't know why people would have voted for Al Gore to win a Nobel Peace Prize.....



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    If you're making a political point you should post it in the Politics forum.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    If you're making a political point you should post it in the Politics forum.
    I don't see anything political about Al Gore being an over-rated windbag.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    it's not a political point. It's a story about a lady. The lady was overlooked on something she deserved. How is that political.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    While I agree that Irena was easily deserving of the Nobel, keep in mind that what she did happened 50+ years ago. Why was she not nominated until this last year? And who were the other recepients and nominees along the way?

    Was the Gore choice political? I'm quite sure it was. But that doesn't change the fact that Irena was passed over for more than 50 years. It's too easy to look at an event in isolation and attach blame and skepticism - but you're missing the more obvious questions when you do that.


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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Well, we have a forum specifically for global warming and the very first comment mentions "political games." I just think this is why the cave was created. Maybe people disagree.


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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    That is pretty bad by whoever picks the winner.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    If you're making a political point you should post it in the Politics forum.
    This board could turn a post about chicken soup into a political debate. The cave is too crowded as it is. Let it go, man. Let it go



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I don't see anything political about Al Gore being an over-rated windbag.
    Now that's funny right there.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    5 pages.

    the smoking/cats vs dogs/SDSU vs evil Clones debates are losing steam.


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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    I don't care. Go ahead and move it to the political forum if you think that is where it belongs.

    I just like the story of the old lady putting kids in bags and smuggling them out. Thought it was a cool story. Oh yeah the Al gore is an overated windbad comment is funny.



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    Re: Great story with bad ending.

    Great Story.


    If some one would like to start a different thread on how much Al Gore sucks in the political forum that would be great. This is just a touching story that Big Al pooped on.




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