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Thread: A moral question

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    Re: A moral question

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    I would buy a state of the art robot to replace my kid.
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    I'm sorry, did you have a child that got rolled by a dump truck?
    I understand that you believe yourself to have been witty in this thread, but the fact is that I guarantee you that there are people on this forum who have indeed suffered the agonizing loss of a child. Please have the dignity to utilize your rapier wit in other threads, where the comments won't twist a knife in the memory of the worst day of their lives. Thanks.

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    Re: A moral question

    After losing their child, they deserve a life where everything is taken care of so that they can focus on recovering from their grief. I wouldn't blame them for spending the money on luxuries. I'm sure they are still going through hell every day.

    As for charities... I don't trust most of them as far as I can toss them. Seems like money that goes to charities ends up anywhere but the target demographic. I'd rather establish my own charity so that I have total control over who the money is going toward.

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    Re: A moral question

    Financial compensation because of negligence or other liability serves a useful purpose because it's an incentive to make a safer product or whatever. But I wouldn't enjoy having possession of "blood money," much less spending it.

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    Re: A moral question

    I would invest in gold, build a cabin on a lake, and some great photography gear. I would take a long cruise on board the Celebrity Equinox and the Queen Mary II with my sig other. I would donate to civil rights organizations the green energy political groups. I would buy a Tessa automobile and a Model T.

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    Re: A moral question

    I would donate the entire sum. I understand that these type of judgements are an incentive to compel a corporation to act in a safe manner (i.e. back up cameras). I fully support this. However personally, I wouldn't accept the money as personal disposable income. No amount could ever replace the loss of human life. I would give all of it to a needy cause and not to enrich my own life.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. E View Post
    I would donate the entire sum. I understand that these type of judgements are an incentive to compel a corporation to act in a safe manner (i.e. back up cameras). I fully support this. However personally, I wouldn't accept the money as personal disposable income. No amount could ever replace the loss of human life. I would give all of it to a needy cause and not to enrich my own life.
    You're very noble. I just couldn't be quite so noble, I guess. However, I do know that any family member of mine would be happy to see my life enriched. If I died and my family got money from it, I would want them to enjoy themselves.

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    Re: A moral question

    I'm really not sure, but we'd probably spend some of it on ourselves. At least enough to pay off the mortgage and car loans, and maybe do a little bit of work on the house. The rest I'd probably try to find some kind of charitable organization to help, or start my own.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Financial compensation because of negligence or other liability serves a useful purpose because it's an incentive to make a safer product or whatever. But I wouldn't enjoy having possession of "blood money," much less spending it.
    So you'd be a savings glut?
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    So you'd be a savings glut?
    I've no idea at all what you're asking.

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    Re: A moral question

    have fun, fun, fun, til my daddy take the T-bird awaaaaay...

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