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  1. #1
    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Question about death


    I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    Some may resign themselves to it.

    But my main question is this: In the history of air travel past,
    present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?

    TJ

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

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    TJ,

    You just earned your TROLL merit badge.

    <PLONK>

  3. #3
    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    > crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    > everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    > others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    > Some may resign themselves to it.
    >
    > But my main question is this: In the history of air travel past,
    > present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    > book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    > there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    > book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    > into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    > producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?
    >
    > TJ


    yes, that is exactly what I did just before I died in a plane crash.



  4. #4
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jmrgr6$441$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    >> crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    >> everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    >> others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    >> Some may resign themselves to it.
    >>
    >> But my main question is this: In the history of air travel past,
    >> present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    >> book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    >> there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    >> book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    >> into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    >> producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?
    >>
    >> TJ

    >
    > yes, that is exactly what I did just before I died in a plane crash.
    >

    I finished the last page of 'War and Peace' just as the Titanic slipped
    under the water.

    Jill


  5. #5
    Janet Guest

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    In article <jmrgr6$441$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    can you imagine at any time a person reading a

    TJ wrote

    > > book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    > > there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    > > book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    > > into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    > > producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?
    > >
    > > TJ

    >
    > yes, that is exactly what I did just before I died in a plane crash.


    Well, don't spoil the suspense; did it all end happy ever after in the
    book?

    Janet

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jmrgr6$441$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:cecdef70-a6ec-4cb5-80c0-ed5a51f2c84e@2g2000yqk.googlegroup[email protected]..
    >>
    >> I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    >> crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    >> everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    >> others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    >> Some may resign themselves to it.
    >>
    >> But my main question is this: In the history of air travel past,
    >> present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    >> book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    >> there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    >> book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    >> into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    >> producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?
    >>
    >> TJ

    >
    > yes, that is exactly what I did just before I died in a plane crash.


    Are you feeling any better now ...

    --
    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  7. #7
    Bull Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > TJ,
    >
    > You just earned your TROLL merit badge.
    >
    > <PLONK>


    Your posts are just as ridiculous .. even more so.. i.e. crap you ate
    for breakfast and the COLD milk you chased it with, noise you listen to
    and your funnies that aren't really funny. Gettin' plonked by you
    should be considered a badge of honor.

    BULL

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

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    You should talk.

    Take a look in the mirror.

    A Bull with no name!!!

    You're just a full time TROLL!

    LOL!!!

    Andy

  9. #9
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Tommy Joe
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    >crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    >everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    >others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    >Some may resign themselves to it.
    >
    > But my main question is this: In the history of air travel past,
    >present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    >book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    >there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    >book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    >into the ground. Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    >producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?
    >
    >TJ


    Intersting thought about how people react to the inevitable! I took
    the same blase attitude after exams when I was in school. Other
    students were all anxious, and many wanted their greades ASAP, but I
    was like "it is what it is and there's nothing I can do to change it
    now" so I just relaxed and went on with life until the grades were
    announced! Of course I always made pretty good grades, so never had
    much to worry about.

    I'd hope I could be so "calm cool and collected" before a plane crash
    in which I was going to die. I'd probably want to remain as alert and
    aware of my surroundings as possible so as to be maximally and most
    efficaciousy functional to save my or anyone else's life. In such a
    dire situation, I think that would be the best course of action! After
    all, it's not over until the fat lady sings, yano?

    John Kuthe...

  10. #10
    Bull Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You should talk.
    >
    > Take a look in the mirror.
    >
    > A Bull with no name!!!
    >
    > You're just a full time TROLL!
    >
    > LOL!!!
    >
    > Andy


    *smooch* Bull is a name and a better name than Barack or Dandy Andy.

    BULL

  11. #11
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:09:51 -0500, Bull <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You should talk.
    >>
    >> Take a look in the mirror.
    >>
    >> A Bull with no name!!!
    >>
    >> You're just a full time TROLL!
    >>
    >> LOL!!!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >*smooch* Bull is a name and a better name than Barack or Dandy Andy.
    >
    >BULL


    I always think of Bull on Night Court when I see your posts!

    ;-)

    John Kuthe...

  12. #12
    Roy Guest

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    On Friday, April 20, 2012 8:40:26 AM UTC-6, John Kuthe wrote:
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:34:53 -0700 (PDT)
    >
    > Intersting thought about how people react to the inevitable! I took
    > the same blase attitude after exams when I was in school. Other
    > students were all anxious, and many wanted their greades ASAP, but I
    > was like "it is what it is and there's nothing I can do to change it
    > now" so I just relaxed and went on with life until the grades were
    > announced! Of course I always made pretty good grades, so never had
    > much to worry about.
    >
    > I'd hope I could be so "calm cool and collected" before a plane crash
    > in which I was going to die. I'd probably want to remain as alert and
    > aware of my surroundings as possible so as to be maximally and most
    > efficaciousy functional to save my or anyone else's life. In such a
    > dire situation, I think that would be the best course of action! After
    > all, it's not over until the fat lady sings, yano?
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    I recall when four years ago I was having what I self-diagnosed as a "heart attack" early one morning. I was quite relaxed and I thought.."Oh, Oh", "here we go...another adventure and we'll see where it leads".

    Anyway the tightness and pain eased off and I survived but I didn't panic or seem that concerned...just another one of life's experiences.

    ==

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Tommy Joe wrote:

    > I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    > crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    > everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    > others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    > Some may resign themselves to it.


    I've always wondered how many people are boinking. That's what I
    would be doing. The half-mile high club.

    -sw

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    Roy Guest

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    On Friday, April 20, 2012 1:32:57 PM UTC-6, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Tommy Joe wrote:
    >
    > > I know everyone handles it differently. But let's use an airplane
    > > crash in the making as an example. As the plane is spiraling down,
    > > everyone handles it differently. Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    > > others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    > > Some may resign themselves to it.

    >
    > I've always wondered how many people are boinking. That's what I
    > would be doing. The half-mile high club.
    >
    > -sw


    You'd be boinked alright in more ways than one.


  15. #15
    BillyZoom Guest

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    On Apr 20, 10:40*am, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:34:53 -0700 (PDT), Tommy Joe
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <j...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >
    > > * *I know everyone handles it differently. *But let's use an airplane
    > >crash in the making as an example. *As the plane is spiraling down,
    > >everyone handles it differently. *Some scream, others cry, some pray,
    > >others just hold on, too scared to utter a sound or move a muscle.
    > >Some may resign themselves to it.

    >
    > > * * But my main question is this: *In the history of air travel past,
    > >present, and future - can you imagine at any time a person reading a
    > >book on a plane that's about to go down deciding what the hell,
    > >there's nothing I can do, so they just read the final page of the
    > >book, reaching and finishing the final sentence right before blasting
    > >into the ground. *Could there ever be anyone under such panic-
    > >producing conditions who could surrender in such a casual manner?

    >
    > >TJ

    >
    > Intersting thought about how people react to the inevitable! I took
    > the same blase attitude after exams when I was in school. Other
    > students were all anxious, and many wanted their greades ASAP, *but I
    > was like "it is what it is and there's nothing I can do to change it
    > now" so I just relaxed and went on with life until the grades were
    > announced! Of course I always made pretty good grades, so never had
    > much to worry about.
    >
    > I'd hope I could be so "calm cool and collected" before a plane crash
    > in which I was going to die. I'd probably want to remain as alert and
    > aware of my surroundings as possible so as to be maximally and most
    > efficaciousy functional to save my or anyone else's life. In such a
    > dire situation, I think that would be the best course of action! After
    > all, it's not over until the fat lady sings, yano?
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    I read the subject and thought of you. As in, question about death?
    "Yes, I would like to see Johny die". As far as your response - maybe
    your blase attitude explains a lot. It's worked out SO well, hasn't
    it? Failure. Loser. Queer. So fat, so sad. There's something dripping
    down your chin. Did Bryan finally relent?

    Today there was a segment on NPR about how employers are doing
    increasingly more internet searches on applicants. ALL of them. Does
    that horrify you as much as it should? Just the most cursory search on
    "John Kuthe" turns up some pretty heinous stuff. Stuff that will
    immediately disqualify you for any professional job. But, more! I
    wouldn't hire you for a menial customer service (fries with that) job
    because you're a mincing queen who can't get along with ANYONE. Even
    his own "friends".

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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:56:40 -0700 (PDT), BillyZoom
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    ....

    Oh BillyBowelMovement! You are so funny!

    Do you have your own show on Comedy Central?

    Yet?

    John Kuthe...

  17. #17
    Gary Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > I finished the last page of 'War and Peace' just as the Titanic slipped
    > under the water.
    >
    > Jill


    You've evidently been lying about your age, Jill. ;o

  18. #18
    Gary Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    >
    > You should talk.
    >
    > Take a look in the mirror.
    >
    > A Bull with no name!!!
    >
    > You're just a full time TROLL!
    >
    > LOL!!!
    >
    > Andy


    See there, Bull? He didn't actually PLONK you at all.

  19. #19
    Gary Guest

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    John Kuthe wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:09:51 -0500, Bull <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> You should talk.
    > >>
    > >> Take a look in the mirror.
    > >>
    > >> A Bull with no name!!!
    > >>
    > >> You're just a full time TROLL!
    > >>
    > >> LOL!!!
    > >>
    > >> Andy

    > >
    > >*smooch* Bull is a name and a better name than Barack or Dandy Andy.
    > >
    > >BULL

    >
    > I always think of Bull on Night Court when I see your posts!
    >
    > ;-)
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    Bull****!

  20. #20
    Gary Guest

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    Roy wrote:
    >
    > I recall when four years ago I was having what I self-diagnosed as
    > a "heart attack" early one morning. I was quite relaxed and I thought..
    > "Oh, Oh", "here we go...another adventure and we'll see where it leads".
    >
    > Anyway the tightness and pain eased off and I survived but I didn't
    > panic or seem that concerned...just another one of life's experiences.
    >
    > ==


    I was trapped all night sitting on the toilet about 4 years ago. Extremely
    severe asthma attack and I couldn't even make it 7 steps to the phone to
    call 911. No cell phone then. Luckily, I suspected such so I brought my
    book with me. As long as I sat there not moving, I could struggle for each
    labored breath. If I had tried to walk, my lungs would have shut down
    completely.

    So I sat there all damn night, reading my book and slowly breathing. I was
    in a cold sweat all night. (still have the toilet seat rings on my butt.
    heheh). I figured "this is it." It was bad but I was dealing with it so I
    accepted death. My main concern, after I decided I was going to die, was
    for my two ferrets. They were in their cage and they totally depend on me.

    If I had died in the bathroom that night, it would have been days or even
    weeks before neighbors complained about the smell. Meanwhile, my poor furry
    girls would have slowly starved to death in their cage.

    Next morning, I had recovered enough to take a quick shower and get to the
    doctor. He fixed the problem quickly with prednisone (spelling?).

    I just found it interesting that I ended up caring about the furry ones more
    than about myself that night.

    Gary

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