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Show Of Hands November 29th, 2012 12:00am

Have you ever genuinely feared for your life?

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Tony SOH Founder
11/29/12 9:51 am

It feels wrong to "Like" peoples' stories about almost dying.

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davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
11/29/12 9:46 am

Walking home a man came out of an ally holding a gun. Walking right next to me for a few blocks saying nothing. Just then two men came out of a building putting a knife in my face saying give me your money. Guy with the gun holds it to the robbers head and says no give me yours; winks at me as I ran

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Weave77 Indianapolis
11/29/12 11:47 am

One time, I called Justin Bieber a talentless hack while I was in a room full of pre-teen girls. Coincidentally, this incident also coincides with the question about visiting the ER...

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
11/29/12 2:28 pm

A few weeks ago I turned on the TV and the announcer said that Obama had won the election. Damn near had a heart attack right then an there. Since then I've been living in fear of economic collapse or a nuclear strike or Michelle trying to take all my junk food away.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
11/29/12 9:01 am

Yes but I am out of the military now.

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danvan
11/29/12 4:10 pm

Iraq.... Enough said.

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MNchallenger Minneapolis
11/29/12 10:32 am

When I was 6 I lost my mom in target. Back then that was a big deal for me.

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bigdaddy1 Nashville
11/29/12 11:52 am

1 word.... Afghanistan.

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ArmyRet Midwest
11/29/12 9:01 am

When I was in Vietnam w/1st Cav.

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mstar1 Saint Cloud
11/30/12 1:30 pm

Having been homeless for 10 years, there were multiple times I truly feared for my life. I was stabbed 3 times, shot once and beaten to the point of needing ER/ICU and life support once. The up side is that no matter how bad things seem these days, I can always look back and see they could be worse

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bigdaddy1 Nashville
11/29/12 12:33 pm

Am I the only one that has a problem pressing the "like" button on some of these comments!?!?! Just seems weird lol

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kishma
11/29/12 9:20 am

I was once robbed at gunpoint when I worked at Blockbuster several years ago. It was terrifying.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 9:50 am

I got checked out and headed for my car and while I was putting groceries into my car, the guy showed up behind me! He said something, then pushed me into the car and tried getting into the drivers seat! I don't know how I did it but I took both feet and pushed as hard as I could to get him out

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penelope USA
11/29/12 7:10 pm

The day I left my abusive (ex)husband was the scariest day of my life. Even with a restraining order I spent the next year jumping every time I heard a strange noise or someone knocked on my door unexpectedly.

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BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
11/29/12 10:25 am

I was abducted when I was a child. As a teen, I was jumped by ruthless thugs in Little Rock and beaten. As an adult, I was working at a law firm in Louisiana and the ex-husband of a client held up the firm and I had a gun held against my head and my life was threatened. I have been through a lot!

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/29/12 11:32 am

Now he wants grandkids...

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/29/12 11:41 am

Always trust your intuition. I have regretted it every time I ignore it. It has saved me from countless pain and even death.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 9:58 am

You have the best story ever! A scary guy turned out being a hero!

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wookiecookie
11/29/12 5:22 pm

First time I walked into an afghan village on foot patrol. I was shaking and not able to process full thoughts. And it didn't help that I was the only female and my CSM made me take off my head gear so the locals could see my hair.

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lisalashe
11/29/12 8:50 am

I lost control on a rain slicked freeway and made a 360 degree spin. I thought I was going to die especially at the 180 degree mark when cars were coming towards me. I managed to drive away. Ain't God good!!!

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Dinglberry
11/29/12 9:55 pm

had more than one close call were ive woken up in an ambulance... never feared for my life, i know im going to a better place when its the right time for my soul to leave this earth

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 9:45 am

I was shopping at Albertsons one time and each time I went down an isle, I noticed the same guy coming down the same isle but from the other direction. It was awkward to keep bumping into him so I decided to check out. As soon as I got to the check out line, guess who showed up behind me?

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centexken Republic of Texas
11/29/12 3:15 pm

Wait a minute. This ain't a nightmare? Obama really won?

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RogueMom In a Hand Basket
11/30/12 6:28 pm

Once I didn't put the cart in the corral at the grocery store and some SOH's people were there......

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evo Tampa
11/29/12 12:29 pm

I feared for my life every one of the 370 combat missions I ran in Iraq....fun fact, I was an atheist in a "foxhole".

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hazhap1 Las Vegas
11/29/12 12:53 pm

Woke up at 7am while in my 32nd floor condo in Hawaii, in the middle of a 7.0 earthquake. Not fun!

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Weave77 Indianapolis
11/29/12 1:03 pm

I guess your only choice is to adopt...

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/29/12 4:49 pm

I hope you kicked the shit out of the asshole!

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isusd5
11/29/12 1:58 pm

Thank you

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 9:57 am

Lol I agree! But I still do it to acknowledge what they went through

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BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
11/29/12 11:07 am

You're not joking! My friends always joke with me that if something weird has happened, I've probably been through it already. For some reason, I just have always tried to stay positive and I have always thought despite my hardships, that I have pretty good luck. I let nothing hold me back.

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TransAm
11/29/12 11:23 am

My father in law said if I ever had sex with his daughter he's kill me with a smile on his face.

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Weave77 Indianapolis
11/29/12 1:02 pm

Holy crap- guess I'm not bathing anymore...

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38041 Georgia
11/30/12 5:02 am

That is terrible news. Not that my words could possibly mean anything, but I hope the results are negative.

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chile safer than congress
11/29/12 10:19 pm

You all are awesome! Thanks for sharing your stories, and for minimal critique on this one.

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ttprod
11/29/12 2:31 pm

So many close calls, I must have a guardian angel.

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mclainer24
11/29/12 3:27 pm

Thank you!

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Happy Hong Kong
11/29/12 11:31 am

I almost drowned while trying to save my brother from a rip-tide. Bude Bay, Cornwall 1991.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 12:22 pm

My son used to work at Hollywood Video. One day he went to make a bank deposit and a guy put a gun to his head and demanded the bank bag. And, this was in the middle of the day with a bunch of witnesses. Of course the bad guy got away.

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Zack100 Tatooine
11/29/12 12:58 pm

Thats the exact way I feel. I liked a comment about a mans flesh eating bacteria in his balls

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Fact FL
11/29/12 9:58 am

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godcyanide Probably gone for good
11/29/12 10:05 am

One of my college roommates tried to choke me to death one night, hopped up on Paxil and alcohol. I was told by many I was lucky to have survived the encounter. He actually told me, "My only purpose in life is to kill you," while his hands were around my throat.

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BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
11/29/12 10:28 am

Thank you. People like you allowed my family to come to this country fighting for freedom.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/29/12 10:40 am

I have never felt fear for my life. However, I have been in many life threatening situations. The worst was when a psychotic policeman was following me, with a gun he just fired, thinking I was the guy he wanted to kill. I listened to my inner voice and kept walking slowly and steadily. I survive

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EarlyBird Portland
11/29/12 10:57 am

BB- I didn't know you were kidnapped as a child too! With all your strange experiences, including finding dead bodies in the river, it's pretty amazing you haven't become a hermit, living in your parents basement. :-)

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LRM20 A Hoosier in Lincoln Land
11/29/12 11:06 am

Storm siren placed right next to train tracks went off right before I was crossing and I thought I was dead. I literally shook all day.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/29/12 11:12 am

The funniest one was when I thought the elevator was coming apart as it smashed against the walls on the way up and bounced like on a bungee cord. When I got off I told the ladies in the hall that the elevator was defective. They told me the building was defective. It was a 3.8 earthquake I think

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tdyakker lost
11/29/12 11:37 am

FLESH EATING BACTERIA in testis 10 years ago. Thankfully I fully recovered with no ill effects but had testis the size of large grapefruit for a few weeks. Worst thing was that I got it from "clean fresh" bath water. So many nasty things in tap water!

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