Nobel Peace Prize Runner Up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Read this and I dare you to tell me we don't live in a screwed up world

    checkthis out on Urban Legends website: It is TRUE.

    May 12 marked the 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
  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    :shock::shock: Wonder who AG paid off to win then?
  3. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Here's something that explains who is selected:
    Here's the link to the whole story:
  4. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It's not who he paid, but who he put his knee pads on for?
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I'd never heard that story before, Quig.

    Award aside; Hooray for Irena! It's people like her, willing to make a difference, that make this world a better place.
  6. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    It just seems to follow the course of stupidity, as seen over the past few years in society!
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