Why are people such A-holes?

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  1. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    This was on my local news the other day....I couldn't believe it at first...the guy was like 50-60+ years old too

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=fzaY6bjiIe4

    Pretty messed up.....try not to laugh....
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  2. RyansTitans

    RyansTitans Good to be back.

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    dang man thats messed up...
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  3. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    Pretty disturbing.
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  4. titanbuoy

    titanbuoy medium rare ®

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    This is a disturbing video to say the least, but to be a little fair to the seemingly apathetic onlookers, emergency operators said they rec'd six 911 calls from cell phones within sixty seconds of the accident taking place. EMT's were on scene in less than 4 minutes.

    It is strange how people seem so hesitant to directly engage strangers (even when in distress). There's a fascinating documentary (the name of which of course escapes me) on how this has become a real problem in Finnish culture. It showed scenes at bars where people all just sit by themselves quietly like wallflowers at a highschool dance before quietly trudging home on the bus. I guess the birth rate in Finland has declined dramatically over the past few decades, so much so that the government is offering cash incentives for Fins to breed. Cool flick... This just in, we're an odd species.
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  5. vslyke

    vslyke In Dinger We Trust

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    Also, the guy got run over, and so I bet bystanders were hesitant to go back into the street. It makes you more aware of the risks. Then again, that still doesn't excuse those bystanders. How was the guy?
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  6. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I've heard before stories of bystanders helping a victim and later being sued by that victim if something they did led to further injury.

    But there is no excuse for not going out there and keeping other cars from hitting the guy.
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  7. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    It's not about touching the victim, because sometimes moving someone without having proper training can cause even more damage. It's about no one even getting out in the street and even checking on him, or getting into the street to make sure he isn't hit while incapacitated.
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  8. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    Just out of curiosity, I wonder where that car who hit him was going. Must of been some where real important....I mean he/she didn't even stop, he just went right through, I swear i can see 2 people in the back seat look back.

    My guess is teenagers...
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  9. Hoffa

    Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    You should only cross the street at intersections...
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  10. The Playmaker

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    It was on the O'Reilly factor.
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