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    What is wrong with people?

    You know, this is kind of horrible, but I'll tell you anyway.

    A friend of mine was out going to bars as he is wont to do. A homeless man in a wheelchair was trying to cross the street. Part of the wheelchair broke, causing the man to fall out of it in the middle of the street, while the chair rolled across then fell to pieces when it hit the opposite curb. The man broke his elbow when he fell, and he couldn't get out of the street. The people on the street, mostly couples, stood there and laughed while a disabled homeless man without the use of his legs and a broken arm struggled and failed to get out of the street. My friend jogged up and dragged the man to the sidewalk. As he reached the curb, a bus came over the hill and went through the where the man was lying. There was no way the bus could've stopped. Had my friend not helped him, he would have been killed. After telling the people who didn't help what pieces of crap they were, he got the man's wheelchair, and managed to fix it enough for the man to use. It turned out that the man had had a stroke some years ago which left him with the use of one arm and partial use of the other arm. My friend called an ambulance, so at least the man got treated for his arm. The point of this story is that the man was a human being that people not only left in the street just below the crest of a hill, but they laughed at him while leaving him in danger. Why? He was disabled and poor.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Indicative of a selfish society, alas.

    Perhaps the words here best sum it up.


    (By my fav singer, Leonard Cohen)







    I was walking in New York City and I brushed up against the man
    in front ofme. I felt a cardboard placard on his back. And
    when we passed a streetlight,I could read it, it said
    "Please don't pass me by - I am blind, but you cansee
    - I've been blinded totally - Please don't pass me
    by." I was walkingalong 7th Avenue, when I came to 14th
    Street I saw on the corner curiousmutilations of the human
    form; it was a school for handicapped people. Andthere were
    cripples, and people in wheelchairs and crutches and it was
    snowing,and I got this sense that the whole city was
    singing this:Oh please don't pass me by,oh please
    don't pass me by,for I am blind, but you can
    see,yes, I've been blinded totally,oh please
    don't pass me by.And you know as I was walking I
    thought it was them who were singing it, Ithought it was
    they who were singing it, I thought it was the other who
    wassinging it, I thought it was someone else. But as I
    moved along I knew it wasme, and that I was singing it to
    myself. It went:Please don't pass me by,oh
    please don't pass me by,for I am blind, but you can
    see,well, I've been blinded totally,oh please
    don't pass me by.Oh please don't pass me
    by.Now I know that you're sitting there deep in
    your velvet seats and you'rethinking "Uh, he's up
    there saying something that he thinks about, but
    I'llnever have to sing that song." But I promise you
    friends, that you're goingto be singing this song: it
    may not be tonight, it may not be tomorrow, butone day
    you'll be on your knees and I want you to know the words
    when thetime comes. Because you're going to have to
    sing it to yourself, or to another,or to your brother.
    You're going to have to learn to sing this song, it
    goes:Please don't pass me by,ah you
    don't have to sing this .. not for you.Please
    don't pass me by,for I am blind, but you can
    see,yes, I've been blinded totally,oh please
    don't pass me by.Well I sing this for the Jews
    and the Gypsies and the smoke that they made.And I sing
    this for the children of England, their faces so grave. And I
    singthis for a saviour with no one to save. Hey, won't
    you be naked for me? Hey,won't you be naked for me? It
    goes:Please don't pass me by,oh please
    don't pass me by,for I am blind, but you can
    see,yes, I've been blinded totally,oh now, please
    don't pass me by.Now there's nothing that I
    tell you that will help you connect the bloodtortured night
    with the day that comes next. But I want it to hurt you,
    Iwant it to end. Oh, won't you be naked for me? Oh
    now:Please don't pass me by,oh please
    don't pass me by,for I am blind, but you can
    see,but I've been blinded totally,oh, please
    don't pass me by.Well I sing this song for you
    Blonde Beasts, I sing this song for you Venusesupon your
    shells on the foam of the sea. And I sing this for the freaks
    andthe cripples, and the hunchback, and the burned, and the
    burning, and themaimed, and the broken, and the torn, and
    all of those that you talk about atthe coffee tables, at
    the meetings, and the demonstrations, on the streets,in
    your music, in my songs. I mean the real ones that are burning,
    I mean thereal ones that are burningI say, please
    don't pass me by,oh now, please don't pass me
    by,for I am blind, yeah but you can see,ah now,
    I've been blinded totally,oh no, please don't
    pass me by.I know that you still think that its me. I
    know that you think that there'ssomebody else. I know
    that these words aren't yours. But I tell you
    friendsthat one dayYou're going to get down
    on your knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down on your
    knees,you're going to get down ..Oh, please
    don't pass me by,oh, please don't pass me
    by,for I am blind, yeah but you can see,yes, I've
    been blinded totally,oh, please don't pass me
    by.Well you know I have my songs and I have my poems.
    I have my book and I havethe army, and sometimes I have
    your applause. I make some money, but you knowwhat my
    friends, I'm still out there on the corner. I'm with
    the freaks, I'mwith the hunted, I'm with the
    maimed, yes I'm with the torn, I'm with the
    down,I'm with the poor. Come on now ...Ah,
    please don't pass me by,well I've got to go now
    friends,but, please don't pass me by,for I am
    blind, yeah but you can see,oh, I've been blinded,
    I've been blinded totally,oh now, please don't
    pass me by.Now I want to take away my dignity, yes
    take my dignity. My friends, take mydignity, take my form,
    take my style, take my honour, take my courage, takemy
    time, take my time, .. time .. 'Cause you know I'm
    with you singing thissong. And I wish you would, I wish you
    would, I wish you would go home withsomeone else. Wish
    you'd go home with someone else. I wish you'd go home
    withsomeone else. Don't be the person that you came
    with. Oh, don't be the personthat you came with, Oh
    don't be the person that you came with. Ah, I'm
    notgoing to be. I can't stand him. I can't stand
    who I am. That's why I've got toget down on my
    knees. Because I can't make it by myself. I'm not by
    myselfanymore because the man I was before he was a tyrant,
    he was a slave, he wasin chains, he was broken and then he
    sang:Oh, please don't pass me by,oh, please
    don't pass me by,for I am blind, yes I am blind, Oh
    but you can see,yes, I've been blinded
    totally,oh, please don't pass me by.Well I
    hope I see you out there on the corner. Yeah I hope as I go by
    that Ihear you whisper with the breeze. Because I'm
    going to leave you now, I'mgoing to find me someone
    new. Find someone new.And please don't pass me
    by.
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Originally posted by Americanadian
    Palin: Omit the "i" and you're left with "Pain".

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by rubyslippers
    The point of this story is that the man was a human being that people not only left in the street just below the crest of a hill, but they laughed at him while leaving him in danger. Why? He was disabled and poor.
    They obviously lack conscience and are morally bankrupt. But not to worry, ruby - they won't get away with it!

    Do you believe in karma? - What goes around, comes around! Those poeple will pay for what they did - someday, somehow... And your friend will be rewarded for his kindness. ;)

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by enlightenment
    Indicative of a selfish society, alas.

    Perhaps the words here best sum it up.


    (By my fav singer, Leonard Cohen)
    Great lyrics, Steve.

    I would love to hear them put to music.

    What's the name of the song? CD?

    If you have it downloaded, can you please send it to me?

    Thanks. :)

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    How is anyone supposed to believe that you support the troops frankie when you can't summon up just a tiny bit of empathy for the homeless man left in the street?

    More than likely he was once a Veteran himself. Many of the homeless are.


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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    i hate to say it.....but that sorta put me to sleep also!?hehe!!.....just confessin!?

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Yawwn. Me too. Need some joe.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    Is that it?

    A little childish emoticon?

    And you are a moderator here?

    Ha ha, and ha.

    My guess is that you could not think your way out of a wet paper bag.

    Having said that, your lack of any contribution to the person's story, was very revealing.

    Glad I don't live in your mind.



    Steve
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Connecticut Victim
    Great lyrics, Steve.

    I would love to hear them put to music.

    What's the name of the song? CD?

    If you have it downloaded, can you please send it to me?

    Thanks. :)
    Please Dont Pass Me By (A Disgrace) - Leonard Cohen.


    Steve

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    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by enlightenment
    Is that it?

    A little childish emoticon?

    And you are a moderator here?

    Ha ha, and ha.

    My guess is that you could not think your way out of a wet paper bag.

    Having said that, your lack of any contribution to the person's story, was very revealing.

    Glad I don't live in your mind.



    Steve
    He's not a moderator, he's not even close to being qualified. The owners are "liberal" not stupid.

    He uses that explanation of his avatar to represent something else. Like a nickname.

    He could probably explain it but I don't think he would want to. Anyway, I don't believe frankie is heartless, it's just that his responses to other's are nearly always contradictory to his own messages. Unlike some of the other NeoCons here who will walk their talk.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by sojustask
    He's not a moderator, he's not even close to being qualified. The owners are "liberal" not stupid.

    He uses that explanation of his avatar to represent something else. Like a nickname.

    He could probably explain it but I don't think he would want to. Anyway, I don't believe frankie is heartless, it's just that his responses to other's are nearly always contradictory to his own messages. Unlike some of the other NeoCons here who will walk their talk.

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    Just my view, but I don't think he should be permitted to use that title then, because it gives a false impression.
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    Indeed....

    Perhaps Karma, as C.V put it, will shine down upon Frankie and he'll fall out of his wheel chair in similar circumstances. Only in Frankie's case, may the bus render him as a suitable side dish for the Road Kill Cafe.
    franKg - "Since God was ok with Moses, Joshua and David burning cities to the ground and killing all the civilians I think he would be ok with us splashing a little water on some terrorists."

    Dr poormouth - "Exackly;
    It's not "waterboarding", it's "extraordinary baptism""

    Quote Originally Posted by carlbenator
    As discussed in a previous thread, this IRRATIONAL HATRED for the Jews and their RIGHT to SURVIVE is one of the many PROOFS of a God, AND a Devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlightenment
    Just my view, but I don't think he should be permitted to use that title then, because it gives a false impression.
    I concur. The moderators here at Scam, IMO, embody intellect, integrity and values which would serve as an extension of the forum's owner(s). You can be reassured they wouldn't elect Frankie as an addition. Therefore, in conclusion:

    People who may mistaken Frankie as "Moderator" at Scam, would naturally assume someone, somewhere, was inhaling on their crack pipe a little excessively in selecting Frankie as a forum moderator. Unless, of course, your name is Grim17 or Pawnstar, where it would serve as a complimentary extension of their already demented and mentally challenged plight.

    In light of my conclusion, I still support their right to Freedom of speech as it reveals their rank in the overall scale of moral bankruptcy, and the consequences of smoking crack & repudlickin pole on a daily basis.
    It serves as a valid exhibit as to their destitutional demise.
    franKg - "Since God was ok with Moses, Joshua and David burning cities to the ground and killing all the civilians I think he would be ok with us splashing a little water on some terrorists."

    Dr poormouth - "Exackly;
    It's not "waterboarding", it's "extraordinary baptism""

    Quote Originally Posted by carlbenator
    As discussed in a previous thread, this IRRATIONAL HATRED for the Jews and their RIGHT to SURVIVE is one of the many PROOFS of a God, AND a Devil.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Americanadian
    I concur. The moderators here at Scam, IMO, embody intellect, integrity and values which would serve as an extension of the forum's owner(s). You can be reassured they wouldn't elect Frankie as an addition. .
    See, I am surprised that he was even permitted to use that in his title, since I was under the impression, that it went up with your post count, or something like that, however, the term 'moderator' should be exclusive to those who ARE real moderators, otherwise it might make others hold back on saying stuff, thinking that they may get a ban.

    Are the mods here elected then, AI?

    How and when does that work?
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: What is wrong with people?

    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    ahah sometimes i do agree with you frankie hahha

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