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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 12:57 PM
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27. Perhaps because in this world, her efforts are believed to be foolish
I can totally empathize with her. The effort she devoted her life to is considered by so many to be a silly waste of time and resources that perhaps she felt the world had no use anymore for the soft-hearted and the compassionate. We have entered an age where hardness is taken for virtue and compassion for weakness; and those who cannot conform to these new standards may well despair.

Tucker
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  -Animal Rescuer Committed Suicide Lastweek (NOLA) funkybutt  Jun-07-06 11:46 AM   #0 
  - That's so sad.  im10ashus   Jun-07-06 11:48 AM   #1 
  - oh my god. (link to ARNO in my sig line, where Moore worked.)  idgiehkt   Jun-07-06 02:22 PM   #51 
  - I wish I believed in a next life. Suicide is sad, IMHO, because it is the  Radio_Lady   Jun-07-06 04:42 PM   #93 
  - How sad. A great loss for us all. NT  Benhurst   Jun-07-06 11:48 AM   #2 
  - ummm ...  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 11:52 AM   #3 
  - Are you saying that she took lifesaving water from people to give to pets?  poverlay   Jun-07-06 12:05 PM   #6 
  - that is total BS. Absolutely not true! n/t  shireen   Jun-07-06 12:22 PM   #10 
  - IF Che wishes to become eduated rather than callously assuming, go here  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 02:22 PM   #52 
  - Is there any reason this has to be an either-or situation?  petersjo02   Jun-07-06 12:13 PM   #8 
  - In a better world  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:48 PM   #21 
     - In a better world,  petersjo02   Jun-07-06 01:27 PM   #39 
     - sadly, true  shireen   Jun-07-06 01:43 PM   #43 
        - I would die with my boys. Little dachshunds who give me so much  roguevalley   Jun-07-06 04:11 PM   #79 
           - it's an extraordinary gift  shireen   Jun-07-06 06:34 PM   #102 
           - I would never leave my cats. (eom)  tblue37   Jun-07-06 07:58 PM   #112 
           - I have a fat little toy poodle girl and I have already planned different  itzamirakul   Jun-07-06 10:14 PM   #120 
              - for floods, how about a small child's raft?  shireen   Jun-07-06 11:40 PM   #121 
                 - Thanks for caring and for the invite, Shireen...  itzamirakul   Jun-09-06 01:23 PM   #133 
     - There were and are plenty of those resources in the U.S.  suffragette   Jun-07-06 03:25 PM   #70 
     - In a better world  iverglas   Jun-07-06 06:46 PM   #104 
  - Hating Animals Does Not Equal Liking Humans  Hidden Stillness   Jun-07-06 12:34 PM   #12 
  - I offer all my compassion and sympathy to  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:52 PM   #23 
     - you don't know anything about compassion and sympathy  shireen   Jun-07-06 12:58 PM   #29 
     - You don't know anything about ...  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 04:32 PM   #88 
     - Selfless acts  Marie26   Jun-07-06 01:04 PM   #32 
     - You know NOTHING about what it's like to feel suicidal.  Ladyhawk   Jun-07-06 01:14 PM   #37 
     - thank you, Ladyhawk  Genki   Jun-07-06 02:10 PM   #47 
     - Backatcha  Ladyhawk   Jun-07-06 03:19 PM   #69 
     - Once again,  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 04:24 PM   #85 
     - right on, ladyhawk  progmom   Jun-07-06 05:49 PM   #96 
     - That is exactly what my immediate reaction was.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 08:31 PM   #116 
     - May 10, 2006 Shannon wrote:  LeviathanCrumbling   Jun-07-06 01:50 PM   #44 
     - suicide is selfish? most people aren't in a state of mind that is  roguevalley   Jun-07-06 04:13 PM   #80 
     - OK, I agree with you here, partially.  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 04:39 PM   #91 
     - respectfully disagree  shireen   Jun-07-06 08:20 PM   #113 
        - I applaud your insight and analysis.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 08:35 PM   #117 
        - thanks ..  shireen   Jun-07-06 11:43 PM   #122 
        - Hi Shireen, good writing and I agree with you here  uppityperson   Jun-08-06 01:06 PM   #130 
        - outstanding post  aaronbees   Jun-09-06 01:33 AM   #132 
     - Humm.... compassionate huh?  Kerrytravelers   Jun-07-06 11:48 PM   #123 
     - Anyone who calls suicide a "selfish" act  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-08-06 02:38 AM   #126 
        - Amen Buffy  Lorien   Jun-08-06 03:46 AM   #128 
  - I imagine  never_get_over_it   Jun-07-06 12:39 PM   #13 
  - Then your imagine is overactive.  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:54 PM   #25 
     - Humans are animals. Maybe we're elevated in some way by our  grace0418   Jun-07-06 01:35 PM   #40 
     - humans are animals, no more or less than others. to elevate one  roguevalley   Jun-07-06 04:16 PM   #82 
  - That is just about the coldest, most heartless post I have ever read on DU  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 12:40 PM   #14 
  - You have to expect it; sadly some people are unable to care for both  Thtwudbeme   Jun-07-06 12:43 PM   #15 
  - It just made my jaw drop..literally.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 12:45 PM   #17 
     - lack of humanity does that to me too.  Thtwudbeme   Jun-07-06 12:46 PM   #19 
        - Good name. I will remember that.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 12:50 PM   #22 
  - Then you must not read the posts very carefully.  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:46 PM   #18 
     - I did. Very carefully.  Thtwudbeme   Jun-07-06 12:48 PM   #20 
        - That message wasn't to you, buddy.  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:55 PM   #26 
           - Damn the luck, pal! You posted on a public website! Sucks, doesn't it.  Thtwudbeme   Jun-07-06 01:00 PM   #31 
  - what a horrible thing to say!  shireen   Jun-07-06 12:53 PM   #24 
  - In shelters ... without sufficient water?  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 12:57 PM   #28 
  - you don't know anything about what went on in Nola.  shireen   Jun-07-06 01:07 PM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-07-06 01:09 PM   #36 
  - reuniting those people with their pets is a great help.  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 02:36 PM   #57 
  - Thanks, Shireen. You nailed the facts...  txwhitedove   Jun-07-06 01:06 PM   #33 
  - It's real simple - you can't get the people to go without their pets.  The Stranger   Jun-07-06 01:18 PM   #38 
  - imagine the thousands of puppies and kittens that are there now  roguevalley   Jun-07-06 04:18 PM   #84 
     - check out "adopt a pet" on ARNO, 6 month old puppies  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 04:30 PM   #87 
  - "No disrespect intended" indeed.  Dora   Jun-07-06 01:35 PM   #41 
  - Animals are people too!  Pharaoh   Jun-07-06 01:43 PM   #42 
  - ........  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 04:33 PM   #89 
  - FEMA was stopping truck loads of water. If you want to blame someone for  Vincardog   Jun-07-06 02:14 PM   #48 
  - Pet rescue, food, water is onging now. Get your facts right.  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 02:14 PM   #49 
  - people stayed in NO to stay with their pets -- THEIR decision  nashville_brook   Jun-07-06 02:32 PM   #56 
  - If they chose to stay with their pets, then that's their decision.  Che_Nuevara   Jun-07-06 04:36 PM   #90 
  - they did think about it. then they got off their asses and did something.  idgiehkt   Jun-07-06 02:41 PM   #58 
  - I remember a story Anderson Cooper covered during the  smokey nj   Jun-07-06 02:49 PM   #61 
  - You get the prize!  titoresque   Jun-07-06 02:58 PM   #67 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-07-06 03:26 PM   #71 
  - I wish one could nominate individual posts.  flvegan   Jun-07-06 04:25 PM   #86 
     - You just cannot imagine...  Maddy McCall   Jun-07-06 04:49 PM   #94 
        - When I made it into NO mid-Sept, NtlGuard/Animal rescue prevalant  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 04:59 PM   #95 
        - As a rescuer  flvegan   Jun-07-06 07:38 PM   #110 
  - Cruel, cold, heartless people  SiouxJ   Jun-07-06 03:40 PM   #73 
  - Jesus said what you do for the least of me, you do for me. What  roguevalley   Jun-07-06 04:10 PM   #78 
  - I've read all the posts and your responses... you are on the wrong thread.  Swamp Rat   Jun-07-06 06:58 PM   #106 
  - I can't believe a Democrat posted this! This post sounds like a cold  Auntie Bush   Jun-07-06 11:51 PM   #124 
  - It is disrespectful, and thoughtless  Lorien   Jun-08-06 03:29 AM   #127 
  - Did she leave a note or something?  survivor999   Jun-07-06 11:54 AM   #4 
  - Perhaps because in this world, her efforts are believed to be foolish  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 12:57 PM   #27 
  - Nothin Easy in da Big Easy  funkybutt   Jun-08-06 12:22 AM   #125 
  - .  jus_the_facts   Jun-07-06 11:55 AM   #5 
  - "For he keeps the Lord's watch  RoseMead   Jun-07-06 12:06 PM   #7 
  - bless you rosemead - im so glad youre here  faithnotgreed   Jun-07-06 03:41 PM   #74 
  - A truly wonderful person  shireen   Jun-07-06 12:19 PM   #9 
  - The Bestfriends tribute had me crying all over again....  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 09:10 PM   #119 
  - This is absolutely heartbreaking.  8_year_nightmare   Jun-07-06 12:23 PM   #11 
  - How very sad that a person of such generosity of soul felt that she had  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 12:43 PM   #16 
  - The world no longer wants people like her  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 01:00 PM   #30 
  - How sad is that?  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 08:28 PM   #114 
  - It must have been heart-wrenching to see  RebelOne   Jun-07-06 06:07 PM   #101 
     - I am with you. That is why I cannot watch those show on Animal Planet  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 08:30 PM   #115 
  - Too sad  Marie26   Jun-07-06 01:07 PM   #34 
  - feeling hopeless is the operative symptom here  nashville_brook   Jun-07-06 02:27 PM   #54 
  - This is so sad.  AndyA   Jun-07-06 01:51 PM   #45 
  - What is also sad is that  survivor999   Jun-07-06 01:55 PM   #46 
  - Wonder if any entity is keeping up with the NOLA suicides these  Lex   Jun-07-06 02:17 PM   #50 
     - No one will ever know the numbe of human lives she may have saved  GoldenOldie   Jun-07-06 02:30 PM   #55 
        - Good point....  survivor999   Jun-07-06 02:42 PM   #59 
           - oh my, there is so much need.  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 02:44 PM   #60 
           - Here's a few - Gulf Coast Crisis Counseling  Marie26   Jun-07-06 02:54 PM   #64 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-07-06 02:24 PM   #53 
  - The world has no more use for the compassionate; the callous shall inherit  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 02:49 PM   #62 
  - I see this trend too...  survivor999   Jun-07-06 02:54 PM   #65 
  - It's happened in other places and other times  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 02:56 PM   #66 
  - In today's world compassion is seen as a character flaw  theHandpuppet   Jun-07-06 04:16 PM   #83 
  - Yes, exactly, and this will get worse before it gets better  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 05:57 PM   #98 
  - be strong, Tucker  progmom   Jun-07-06 05:56 PM   #97 
  - I doubt we can change it, any more than we could stop a tide  AlienGirl   Jun-07-06 06:00 PM   #99 
  - Oh, no. Oh, HELL no.  flvegan   Jun-07-06 07:25 PM   #109 
  - Thank you, funkybutt  Janice325   Jun-07-06 02:50 PM   #63 
  - How awful  Feron   Jun-07-06 03:00 PM   #68 
  - Too sad  Laurab   Jun-07-06 03:31 PM   #72 
  - I HAVE YOUR "SUICIDE" LOTS OF IT: READ THIS.....  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-07-06 03:51 PM   #75 
  - Tears streaming down my face,  mnhtnbb   Jun-07-06 03:52 PM   #76 
  - Thank you funkybutt, and moderators  uppityperson   Jun-07-06 03:57 PM   #77 
  - ...  merh   Jun-07-06 04:16 PM   #81 
  - How sad  malaise   Jun-07-06 04:40 PM   #92 
  - My condolences to her family and friends.  livinginphotographs   Jun-07-06 06:00 PM   #100 
  - This really affected me  proud patriot   Jun-07-06 06:39 PM   #103 
  - this tragedy never seems to end  Swamp Rat   Jun-07-06 06:52 PM   #105 
  - I know that is how I feel. -  merh   Jun-07-06 07:14 PM   #107 
     - .  Swamp Rat   Jun-07-06 07:22 PM   #108 
  - Rest in Peace, noble heart. n/t  Xipe Totec   Jun-07-06 07:52 PM   #111 
  - This is an incredible thread.. Lots of really wonderful people said  BrklynLiberal   Jun-07-06 08:56 PM   #118 
  - Pets save lives  Ladyship   Jun-08-06 04:55 AM   #129 
  - True words.  BrklynLiberal   Jun-09-06 12:53 AM   #131 
  - ...  jus_the_facts   Jun-11-06 11:05 AM   #134 
 

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