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01-13-11, 05:57 PM #1
'Save My Brother First' Boy, 13, Sacrifices Life In Australian Flood
Jordan Rice was only 13, but when he realized not all of his family could be saved, he ended up making the ultimate sacrifice.
As floodwaters rushed up around him and his family, the Toowoomba, Australia, boy -- who was afraid of the water -- made a decision that would cost him his life: His little brother should be rescued first. Rice and his mother were swept away and drowned in the country's massive floods this week.
"Jordan can't swim and is terrified of water," his father, John Tyson, told the Toowoomba Chronicle. "But when the man went to rescue him, he said 'save my brother first.'"
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Jordan Rice, 13, Sacrifices Life to Save Brother in Australian Flood
Greater love hath no man........ A very young man but a man never the less.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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01-13-11, 06:00 PM #2
That young man is in a place with no worries.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
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01-13-11, 08:44 PM #3
Greater love indeed. I have no doubt that he is resting in peace. Sometimes it seems that the good ones are always taken away. Maybe it is just that tragedy has a way of showing us the good that does still exist in this world.He who has the money, signs the cheques.
He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
He who makes the rules, has the power.
He who has the power, has the money.
01-13-11, 09:09 PM #4
01-13-11, 09:23 PM #5
Rest in peace.
01-13-11, 09:49 PM #6
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