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I just saw this article linked to someone's blog.  Apparently a woman was hit and killed last night, but I cannot find anything in the news about it.  Does anyone have information?

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Hiding behind a broken health care system as a justification for your own apathy is not a suitable excuse.

Americans can think only of themselves but I, as a person, prefer to take a much more charitable outlook and help people when I see they are messed up. Being late to help someone with a flat, check on a motorist on the side of the expressway or otherwise help somebody is acceptable to me and the more people that think like that the better things get for us all. About 4 years ago I stopped to check on a stranded motorist and stopped what looked like it was about to be a sexual assault and took the time to wait for the state police. That girl was somebodies daughter and if I had not stopped I am 99% sure she would have ended up a statistic; I would not be able to live with myself if I has passed up that person and heard about it on the news later.

I've been stranded on the road with cars whizzing by in serious need of somebody to stop and call for help and it is a horrible feeling that I would never wish on another person and I will never let somebody else end up in the position. Last year when I wiped out with no helmet, lost a tooth and hit my head if somebody had not stopped to help me I would have been unconscious in the middle of Milwaukee Ave. for who knows how long and probably ended up hurt much worse; I will never stop paying that favor forward.

It is not an if but a when as far as being injured or in need of another's help and in my book it pays to act in a way that lets people know other out there care because the more people think somebody would help them the more likely they are to help when the time comes.

Clark said:
notoriousDUG said:
...Clark, you are a vile person....

Yeah, probably... But in my DePaul neighborhood we see lots of people barfing their guts out on the sidewalk. And we smirk and laugh at them...just to add insult to injury. Usually its young, fit-looking kids too. But I'll admit DUG, I'm no Florence Nightengale. However send me your phone number and I'll give you a call the next time I see someone sick in public, so you can come right over.

If our society was TRULY concerned about taking care of the sick, the halt and the lame, we'd gladly have adopted guaranteed health care for ALL Americans decades ago. To get so worked up now, about strangers in distress, rings a bit hollow. As far as the rest of the civilized world is concerned, Americans are only worried about themselves. Sorry if you don't like that image.
I totally agree with you Dug. I would definitely stop and help someone out if they looked like they needed it, and I hope someone would do the same for me. It's only selfish people who look the other way and pretend like they didn't see anything. They don't want to help, because it's only going cause an inconvenience to them.

notoriousDUG said:
Hiding behind a broken health care system as a justification for your own apathy is not a suitable excuse.

Americans can think only of themselves but I, as a person, prefer to take a much more charitable outlook and help people when I see they are messed up. Being late to help someone with a flat, check on a motorist on the side of the expressway or otherwise help somebody is acceptable to me and the more people that think like that the better things get for us all. About 4 years ago I stopped to check on a stranded motorist and stopped what looked like it was about to be a sexual assault and took the time to wait for the state police. That girl was somebodies daughter and if I had not stopped I am 99% sure she would have ended up a statistic; I would not be able to live with myself if I has passed up that person and heard about it on the news later.

I've been stranded on the road with cars whizzing by in serious need of somebody to stop and call for help and it is a horrible feeling that I would never wish on another person and I will never let somebody else end up in the position. Last year when I wiped out with no helmet, lost a tooth and hit my head if somebody had not stopped to help me I would have been unconscious in the middle of Milwaukee Ave. for who knows how long and probably ended up hurt much worse; I will never stop paying that favor forward.

It is not an if but a when as far as being injured or in need of another's help and in my book it pays to act in a way that lets people know other out there care because the more people think somebody would help them the more likely they are to help when the time comes.

Clark said:
notoriousDUG said:
...Clark, you are a vile person....

Yeah, probably... But in my DePaul neighborhood we see lots of people barfing their guts out on the sidewalk. And we smirk and laugh at them...just to add insult to injury. Usually its young, fit-looking kids too. But I'll admit DUG, I'm no Florence Nightengale. However send me your phone number and I'll give you a call the next time I see someone sick in public, so you can come right over.

If our society was TRULY concerned about taking care of the sick, the halt and the lame, we'd gladly have adopted guaranteed health care for ALL Americans decades ago. To get so worked up now, about strangers in distress, rings a bit hollow. As far as the rest of the civilized world is concerned, Americans are only worried about themselves. Sorry if you don't like that image.
I can vouch for this. I have witnessed this and have been the recepient of Amber's help

Amber K said:
I totally agree with you Dug. I would definitely stop and help someone out if they looked like they needed it, and I hope someone would do the same for me. It's only selfish people who look the other way and pretend like they didn't see anything. They don't want to help, because it's only going cause an inconvenience to them.

notoriousDUG said:
Hiding behind a broken health care system as a justification for your own apathy is not a suitable excuse.

Americans can think only of themselves but I, as a person, prefer to take a much more charitable outlook and help people when I see they are messed up. Being late to help someone with a flat, check on a motorist on the side of the expressway or otherwise help somebody is acceptable to me and the more people that think like that the better things get for us all. About 4 years ago I stopped to check on a stranded motorist and stopped what looked like it was about to be a sexual assault and took the time to wait for the state police. That girl was somebodies daughter and if I had not stopped I am 99% sure she would have ended up a statistic; I would not be able to live with myself if I has passed up that person and heard about it on the news later.

I've been stranded on the road with cars whizzing by in serious need of somebody to stop and call for help and it is a horrible feeling that I would never wish on another person and I will never let somebody else end up in the position. Last year when I wiped out with no helmet, lost a tooth and hit my head if somebody had not stopped to help me I would have been unconscious in the middle of Milwaukee Ave. for who knows how long and probably ended up hurt much worse; I will never stop paying that favor forward.

It is not an if but a when as far as being injured or in need of another's help and in my book it pays to act in a way that lets people know other out there care because the more people think somebody would help them the more likely they are to help when the time comes.

Clark said:
notoriousDUG said:
...Clark, you are a vile person....

Yeah, probably... But in my DePaul neighborhood we see lots of people barfing their guts out on the sidewalk. And we smirk and laugh at them...just to add insult to injury. Usually its young, fit-looking kids too. But I'll admit DUG, I'm no Florence Nightengale. However send me your phone number and I'll give you a call the next time I see someone sick in public, so you can come right over.

If our society was TRULY concerned about taking care of the sick, the halt and the lame, we'd gladly have adopted guaranteed health care for ALL Americans decades ago. To get so worked up now, about strangers in distress, rings a bit hollow. As far as the rest of the civilized world is concerned, Americans are only worried about themselves. Sorry if you don't like that image.
Wow. You're like the living embodiment of the caricature that right wing cranks constantly illustrate of the typical smug, New York Times reading, self-aggrandizing, well-to-do liberal that gets high on the smell of his own farts. I feel like I just saw the Sasquatch for the first time.



Clark said:
notoriousDUG said:
...Clark, you are a vile person....

Yeah, probably... But in my DePaul neighborhood we see lots of people barfing their guts out on the sidewalk. And we smirk and laugh at them...just to add insult to injury. Usually its young, fit-looking kids too. But I'll admit DUG, I'm no Florence Nightengale. However send me your phone number and I'll give you a call the next time I see someone sick in public, so you can come right over.

If our society was TRULY concerned about taking care of the sick, the halt and the lame, we'd gladly have adopted guaranteed health care for ALL Americans decades ago. To get so worked up now, about strangers in distress, rings a bit hollow. As far as the rest of the civilized world is concerned, Americans are only worried about themselves. Sorry if you don't like that image.

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