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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:18 AM
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EVERYBODY READ this Firedoglake post.
By TRex. but beware.. :cry:

http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/08/09/late-nite-fdl-why... /


By some freak mischance I got bumped up to first class on todays flight from Hartford to DC. I was wallowing there in my leather seat, enjoying the unaccustomed luxury when a late 20s husband and wife and their young daughter came into the cabin. The woman held a shiny black and silver ericsson phone tight to her ear. As I watched, her face turned ashen and her mouth fell open in reaction to something someone on the phone was saying.

"Oh, my god, Karen, Im so sorry!" she wailed, "Oh, my god, Im so sorry, Im so sorry!!"

And she collapsed right there, just fell to her knees in the middle of the aisle.

"Oh my GOOOOOD!!" she screamed.

<snip>

An hour or so later, I wandered to that lavatory and as I was coming out, I heard the flight attendant telling her counterpart that the woman had been talking to her sister whose baby is due tomorrow. The babys father was caught in the detonation of an IED outside of Baghdad and has been Medevac-ed to Germany with burns over 80% of his body.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:20 AM
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1. Sorrow is breaking out all around the world. . . . .
and we are the authors of too much of it.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:21 AM
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:23 AM
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welcome to DU
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:24 AM
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6. The flight attendent went to the passenger,
not the other way around.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:25 AM
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8. No, oh brilliant one. Flight attendant's job is to take care of passenger
They particularly make it their business to take care of first class passenger's needs.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:25 AM
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9. well, see, the average flight attendant
upon seeing a passenger collapse screaming in the aisle will ask some questions. and they did say it was an hour later.

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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:27 AM
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11. Why don't you try thinking before posting.
The flight attendant probably went to the woman to find out what was wrong and the woman told her what happened.

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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:27 AM
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12. And this story, in your opinion, was fabricated because...?
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:29 AM
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14. because nobody is dying in Iraq
Nope. Not anybody. Peace is breaking out all over. MMmmmhmm. Democracy is on the march and all that, flowers and chocolates are the only things being lobbed about... :eyes:
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:22 AM
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3. Meanwhile * clears brush. heh-heh-heh.
Worst pResident ever. Never forget.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:23 AM
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4. Sad.....Probably Many Stories Like This...
We won't hear anything from the media about a story like this though. There will be many new kids growing up without their fathers because of this war. There's nothing we can do.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:23 AM
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5. The burn units in US hospitals are filling up with military people. There
was an article about this just a bit ago. Tragic.

Head wounds and burns from explosives--

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:25 AM
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7. She obviously is very close to her sister/family. Tragic.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:27 AM
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10. ...You can use cell phones on planes now?
I thought that wasn't allowed.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:32 AM
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15. You can use them until they close the cabin door for departure.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:29 AM
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13. Not right now. I'm on hold with Congress.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:54 AM
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17. heh
;) had that one coming
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:46 AM
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16. Roget's needs updating. Synonym for sorrow = Bush
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