Last edited by SheWolf; 12-26-11 at 11:51 PM.
Very sad especially for the husband who has to bring those kids up alone, nothing more selfish than suicide
1) brand new tires
2) a recent brake job
3) and extremely fast reflexes for a 52 year old (at 20 I had the fastest reaction time [tested by hitting a button when you saw a light] of any athlete tested that year at the USOTC at Colorado springs)
and was able to avoid ramming a lexus going 45 miles an hour into the driver's side of a chevy driven by some woman with a serious case of such a disease.
she looked like ET had jumped on her hood when I slammed on the AL brakes and hit the horn and swerved around her. totally dazed and confused
Could be anything, but I'd bet on it being related to money or infidelity. It's a sad thing no matter what the reason. I mean the kids, those lives are ruined.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Last edited by ChuckBerry; 12-26-11 at 11:57 PM. Reason: formatting
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
Such a sad story. Wow. I feel so badly for the children, and it's sad that there is so much importance placed on having everything perfect. I worked with a guy in Syracuse a few years ago who killed himself at Christmastime. He had two small children, a boy and a girl. He drove out to the lake and swallowed a bullet. Suicide is so selfish. So selfish.
There's so much pressure to make sure that everything is just perfect, and lots of kids are raised in a manner that they aren't thankful for what they have, or what they are given. I see so many people who have kids who demand certain items, and act out if they don't get it. My kids don't make lists. They give me suggestions on things that they would like, and I work around it, but I don't fill "lists." It takes away from the spirit of the season, in my opinion.
Anyway, I feel sorry for the little family she ruined. Selfish, selfish woman.
My dad died after a year long battle with a cancer he contracted from smoking that was in his sinuses, throat etc. He gradually lost his ability to speak, then had to have a trach tube, which caused a massive MERSA infection (the tube put in at the ER room was not properly sterilized according to his main doctor) that ultimately killed him. Four days before he died he wrote a note saying "Give me your Beretta". ( the gun I carried at the time) I wouldn't but I can understand how some people would want to end a no win situation under somewhat their own terms.
I wouldn't have seen a suicide by my father at that time as selfish
On the other hand, my mother contracted pneumonia a year later and refused treatment despite the fact that even with COPD and a poorly healed shoulder fracture 6 years before she died, she still had pretty good quality of life. I really was bitter when she died because she took from my son his only remaining grandmother and unlike her other grandkids-two of whom lived thousand of miles away and another two who really didn't like going to her home (she was a smoker and it really bothered them) He really enjoyed her company and spent hours each week with her and he had a hard time dealing with that especially after he saw his grandfather fight hard to stay alive until (as I noted) four days before he died and after the doctors told him that they could not stop the infection
Last edited by TurtleDude; 12-27-11 at 12:05 AM.