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  1. Jim Rockford Banned Banned

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    Like Every Sherdogger....Their Mom's Basement.
    There has been a few threads i've read in the past about saving your 4 legged friend over a total stranger....sometimes it got a bit heated...so i'd like to put the dog in his basket and replace him with yourself......

    if your could escape a life threatening situation 100% guaranteed or go back and rescue a stranger,making your chance both 50/50 or less,would you go back or save yourself ?
     
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    rescue the stranger unless they were super old and probably going to die soon anyways

    1) I could not live knowing I mightve saved them
    2) I am a religious man and I don't think God would give me the opportunity to try, without wanting me to take it
     
  3. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Analyze the situation, and if the risk to self is too great, it's not going to happen.

    Of course there are variable metrics that will weight that decision differently. If it's someone important to me, or a child, I'd be willing to assume more risk than a total stranger.
     
  5. Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    Id save myself and my precious brain which apparently has the ability to calculate exact probabilities instantaneously in emergency situations....like C-3PO
     
  6. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    50/50 life/death to save a stranger?

    If it was a child and the odds seemed a little more in my favor than they actually were.

    I mean, if I know there is a >, = 50% chance of death by opening a door...I'm not opening the door.
     
  7. KrazyKanadian Gold Belt

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    No, for sure not.

    In that scenario, may as well play Russian Roulette with half the bullets in the gun.
     
  8. RoryFan Wears Hats

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    Save myself.


    But in the moment liable to do something stupid.
     
  9. tightrope Green Belt

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    Save myself
     
  10. Mad Villain Brown Belt

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    Save myself for sure.. It'd be hard if it was a lil 8 year old or something but whatever. Me > everyone
     
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    I don't know until I am in that situation. I like to believe I'd go for it and try to save the stranger but it's easy to say these things and once you are faced with it in real life, you may change your mind. I honestly don't know what I would do.
     
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    Save myself until I run into an opportunity to save someone with better odds of living afterwards.
     
  13. IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    I'm more likely to save a stranger's dog than the stranger himself.
     
  14. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Save myself
    But you should post some specific scenarios. If I am rescuing a kid or an old man. If I am risking death by alligator or volcano. These all play a roll in my decision. But either way probably not. You should say 75%, thats a lot more interesting methinks.

    Like what if a giant alien jeepers creepers dragon bat came to life and he was trying to kill some girl peach in the playground by throwing fireballs out of his mouth. You know you could save her but u risk death by inferno hell and theres a 25% chance you die and she dies anyway. You are a plumber and have a brother who heavily relies on you, as well as a ton of people in ur town that depend on u. Ur death would have great consequences. But if you save her you might get some nice peach pie burgle burgle
     
  15. JAderholt Blue Belt

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    I think many of us, even guys saying 'save myself', would risk it if u were actually in that situation. I think its human nature to try.
     
  16. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    I wouldnt even risk myself to save someone I know
    They shouldnt of put themselves in that situation
    Fuck that Im outtie
     
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    I'd try to save the stranger.
     
  19. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    It really depends on the exact situation. I could see myself doing both in different circumstances
     
  20. GODZILLA213 Genocide Revised

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    I would try to save the stranger in most scenarios.
     

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