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Simply^Ride 07-04-2008 07:20 AM

this is some fucked up shit....
 
Woman who died on hospital floor called 'beautiful person' - CNN.com


it kind of reminds me of the situation with the guy who got hit by the car and no one helped him. But this one just goes an extra step up, I hope they sue the living fuck out of those people. It just amazes me what the world has come too, no ones cares for others anymore.

Where did all the good people went???

PaoloSmythe 07-04-2008 07:45 AM

sincerely (and no slight to you simply^ coz this isn't the first i have seen of this story) but i do not know which is worse....

whether this situation was allowed to occur in the first place (and god knows there are worse examples of neglect and abuse out there)

or whether it is approrpiate for this video clip to be so widely and quickly shared around the world via the internet, as a form of grotesque, car crash form of 'entertainment'

i will not watch the link, the title already told me enough, but i find it perverse that we can be allowed to disrespect the victims in this situation by claiming to be horrified by what we know we will see.

more and more, humans disgust me.

Simply^Ride 07-04-2008 08:07 AM

You know you are right, I edited the link to just post the news.

The daughter did say that she will not see the video, I can surely understand why, I believe the video will only further her attacks in court.

On a brighter note at least this case came out on the open, that way the hospital will not get away with it.

PaoloSmythe 07-04-2008 08:37 AM

well your edit is a nice gesture and one which i am sure was motivated as much by your own thoughts, as any view expressed by myself.

i would hope that such imagery does make it impossible for the hospital's administrators to gloss over or make light of this issue. and so that is something of potential 'benefit'.

of course i am not unaware of there being an audience for sites such as 'faces of death' or 'rotten' (yeah i mention them knowing that some will read this and then search those sites out, just as i have in the past) as there is a natural inquisition in humans to rubber neck at crash sites....

but this particular story which affords the bereaved no anonymity and indeed, is so recent as to be acutely painful still..... well it just seemed one step beyond 'acceptable'.

kudos simply^; have a goodun!

con3593 07-04-2008 08:59 AM

god damn, that is messed up. Whats gonna happen to her kids?

kri$han 07-04-2008 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 56894)
I don`t know if this is a uniquely American phenomenon or not, but it is really sad to see our society become so damn callouse toward our fellow human being. I just cannot imagine not trying to help or get help for her. Christ man, I still stop and help stranded motorists. I just don`t know how someone can sleep at night knowing they did`nt try to help.

I mean it is even here in Portland on the "left coast" the most liberal area of the country.

Sad thing is no passengers or the security gaurd on the Trimet platformed stepped in. Things like this are occurring more and more and this is a reason behind why so many people are feeling compelled to get their carry permit for a gun. Not making it a gun control debate, just pointing out the number one reason when interviewed that people cite for getting a gun. Regardless of where you stand on the gun issue, it is a sad commentary on American society that anyone should feel the need for one other than in the bush of Alaska where we humans are definitely on the menu for critters with big teeth and claws.

HA!

I like your stance on gun-control, but then again of all the people in 'merica, I'd expect a forum full of hippes like this one to have a similar stance on guns as I do :p (I'm obviously against them, I'm even against hunting), but like you said I'll try not to provoke that discussion.

The two topics aren't related here though; its one thing to pull a complete stranger from a burning car, and its another to chase after a man who just stole a purse. Honestly, the latter I wouldn't do to "rescue" a womans purse. I'd be the first to say: "here's my cell phone; call the police, and your credit card company" Cuz I'm not chasing after a crackhead or a petty thief that has nothing to lose and can easily put a bullet between my eyes.

That being said, I've helped stranded people too... most times on the way to work, cuz it gives me a darn good excuse to be late (haha) and it feels good helping when i can. I've done it twice now, and one guy was actually a member of my car club! (which I didn't realise until I got out of the car)... small city!

There are still plenty of good people in this world. Don't lose faith in humanity simply becuase the media (CNN of all of them) pursuade you into thinking that we've all become monsters and that you should live like a paranoid bubble boy.

Perpetual3am 07-04-2008 01:50 PM

I'm sure if that woman had money that would have never happened in the great, US healthcare system. Sad story, but I don't think it represents a common attitude among people, the papers love the doom and gloom stories. What about the Subway hero? There are lots of good people out there, never lose faith in that.


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