Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
Well, your entire point with your natural selection comment came across as to imply they deserved to die and we're better off without them. That's a pretty huge difference from what you're saying you're trying to say about people who risk and lose their lives for others.
If someone thinks the risks are acceptable and they hold a chance at saving someone's life, then at least they thought it through and weighed the risks..... such as thinking an area of a burning building is passable and you have a chance at getting in, grabbing someone and getting out..... verses balls of fire shooting out all the doors and windows and someone running directly into the fire and killing themselves because they think they're supermen/women..... someone doing that is indeed hitting the Natural Selection Nail right on the head and allowing their emotions/instincts to take over their reasoning and have no concept on what's going to happen if they run into that ball of fire bellowing out the door.... that to me is Natural Selection.... I'm not saying we're all better off that they're dead..... they let their natural instincts take over their decision process.... perhaps even out of their own control..... I imagine it could happen to any of us, and if it happened to me, then it too would be natural selection on my part.
Jumping into a vat of tomato sauce filled with toxic chemicals that obviously lead to them all dying, when they worked there and should have known better not to pull such a stunt, would seem to be a representation of the second example of not thinking before acting.
Now whether they did this because there were no other procedures or safety equipment nearby they could have used, or if it all occurred because the owner of the company did not provide them with the proper education/training towards the toxins, remains to be seen..... but Six workers died in this incident, all from doing the exact same thing as the one before them..... obviously someone somewhere royally screwed up.
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
All of the despicable racist ghouls who find this story funny and crack immature puns about it should have their best loved relatives perish in an industrial accident.
Jebus Yukon.... do you ever smile and have a good time, or do you always have to doom and gloom everything everybody does in here as if you're the perfect moral compass for all to follow?
For the record, I stated nothing that would be deemed racist..... I still find it funny to an extent because of the situation that occurred and my view and responses would be the exact same no matter their race of which country this occurred in.
Sh*t happens, that's called life..... if you can't laugh at everything, then you can't laugh at anything.... and if in the future I end up doing something just as stupid, then by all means, crack all the jokes and point your finger all you damn well please..... I'd deserve it and wouldn't hold it against you.
But until then.......
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave
Even here with good safety rules tis still happens. Remember the two mine workers that died in a test hole in B.C.? Two trained EMS workers also died by not taking basic safety precautions. All of them should have known better, especially the two workers that were doing the sampling. Sniffers are not very expensive and are easy to operate and would have prevented this incident.
First rule in first aid: "IS THE SCENE SAFE?" Dead rescuers are a liability, not an asset.
I agree 100%.... regardless of all the safety procedures and rules, yes these things will still occur from time to time..... but those safety procedures are there to reduce these things from happening in the first place, and imo, they greatly reduce the amount of accidents, injuries and deaths that occur.
When you don't follow the procedures that should be in place, or at the very least, you don't take the time to think about what to do and just simply react..... then like your examples above, accidents and deaths will occur almost every time. More people will end up dead then there will be saved..... and as you said, dead rescuers are indeed a liability..... such as in the original report, rather then having the one dead victim who fell in, officials ended up with six.
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
Ron in Regina, here is a sample of black humour, which I am sure you will delete as soon as you read it:
An old couple from New York is vacationing in Alabama. On their way back to their hotel on a country road on a dark night, they hit with their car two black men, on their way home after spending a day picking cotton. One breaks through the winshield of their car. The other one is unconcious, tossed in the ditch.
They feel horrible about it. They call the local sheriff who is, needless to say, a fat white old boy.
When he assesses the situation he declares, pointing to the one through the winshield: "I charge this boy with breaking and and entering." Then points to the one in the ditch: "I charge this old boy with leaving the scene of the accident".
Just so that you know, I have my own limits on the propriety of racial jokes. If this one offended your sensibilities, most of the posts above offended mine.
Also, my joke is strictly fiction. The one that you and the others laugh and joke about is REAL.
Oh please.... you're so wound up I'm surprised your turds don't come out with swirls.