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Thread: A moral question

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    Re: A moral question

    My emotions would win on this one, and I'd probably donate a lot of it. It would be too difficult and confusing to feel like I was personally gaining from such a profound personal loss.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just saw a story on the local news where a couple was awarded 2 million in a lawsuit from their 2 year old kid being backed over by a dump truck. My wife and I were talking about it and decided we could never spend that money on cars, houses, vacations etc without feeling guilty. We would opt to dole the money out to worthy causes in the name of our poor dead kid. What would you do?
    One of the reasons why so much money is paid in settlements when children die is because parents rely on their children for care in old age.

    So I probably would invest it to pay for my retirement and old age care. If there's anything left over when I die, I'd split it up and make a RIC-E trust for any other children or nephews and nieces I'd have to help them in their own retirement.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    I would attempt to build a Green community of inground homes or dome homes completely powered by wind and solar and powered generators as necessary and including a community garden for sustenance and a continuing profit. I believe members and builders of the community would develop marketable skills teaching others how to do the same. The real estate would be developed under a Non-Profit Corporation to guarantee? no onerous property taxes to kill the goose. Invention would be encouraged. Dedication/work ethic rewarded. A couple million would build a large number of homes.

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    Re: A moral question

    I'm not sure 2 million dollars would be enough to cover the psychiatric costs of the immediate family left behind.....

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I would attempt to build a Green community of inground homes or dome homes completely powered by wind and solar and powered generators as necessary and including a community garden for sustenance and a continuing profit. I believe members and builders of the community would develop marketable skills teaching others how to do the same. The real estate would be developed under a Non-Profit Corporation to guarantee? no onerous property taxes to kill the goose. Invention would be encouraged. Dedication/work ethic rewarded. A couple million would build a large number of homes.
    Hmm...have you ever heard of Paolo Solari - USA Arizona: ArcoSanti - mini documentary (Paolo Soleri) - YouTube

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Yeah, well, I am one of those people.

    He will get his, as he will reap what he has sown.

    Karma is an awesome equalizer.

    Ignorant douchebags like him don't bother me at all.
    I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just saw a story on the local news where a couple was awarded 2 million in a lawsuit from their 2 year old kid being backed over by a dump truck. My wife and I were talking about it and decided we could never spend that money on cars, houses, vacations etc without feeling guilty. We would opt to dole the money out to worthy causes in the name of our poor dead kid. What would you do?
    I don't have a kid, so I don't know. I could build a decent business with 2 million dollars, move up to build an empire. Maybe go for the real estate market. Use the money to build something great, not throw it away, or waste it on crappy luxury items.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    I would buy a state of the art robot to replace my kid.
    Ya know, I have 2 kids and was initially taken aback by this comment. But then the Marine in me kicked in and I laughed. This was actually pretty funny lol.
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    Re: A moral question

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Didn't say I was torn up about it; I said it was in bad taste. There might be someone in this thread who did in fact lose a child, and the idea that a child could be replaced with a robot could be very offensive to them. There is no replacing a lost child; you can have five more kids and love each one of them, but they won't REPLACE the child you lost in your heart.

    Yeah, I know it was a joke... but this just isn't a joking matter.

    I'm guessing you're not a parent, right?
    I'm a parent of two and didn't think it was that bad. I thought it was kind of funny actually. Its the internet man. Not that serious IMO. Obviously this guy would feel for someone if they lost their child just like I would if I lost mine.
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    Re: A moral question

    To answer the OP, I would pay any legal bills from the case with the money and then start a charity with the rest. I think someone already posted that they would start a charity towards helping other parents that had lost their child. I would do something in the same vein.
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