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(WTOP)   Not news: Bartender walks female patron home. News: Thief tries to steal her purse. Fark: Bartender fights him off, gets stabbed eight times. Totalfark: He has no health insurance; the bar is hosting a fundraiser to pay his bills. Can we help?   (wtop.com) divider line 132
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2012-05-17 08:15:26 AM
Yes.
 
2012-05-17 08:59:53 AM
no, get health insurance.
 
2012-05-17 09:11:48 AM
Sorry, that sounds socialistic to me.

Also, word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.
 
2012-05-17 09:23:00 AM
Well that sure ruined his shot at getting laid that night.

/good on the bar though for taking care of the guy
 
2012-05-17 09:38:21 AM

rhino33: no, get health insurance.


he can't. 8 stab wounds count as a preexisting condition.
 
2012-05-17 09:42:55 AM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Well that sure ruined his shot at getting laid that night.

/good on the bar though for taking care of the guy


Yeah but I bet he's got some serious sexy-times coming his way from that gal once he recovers.
 
2012-05-17 10:17:56 AM

SurfaceTension: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Well that sure ruined his shot at getting laid that night.

/good on the bar though for taking care of the guy

Yeah but I bet he's got some serious sexy-times coming his way from that gal once he recovers.


Her and several thousand others who heard what he did.
 
2012-05-17 10:18:48 AM
If he were more bootstrappy, he would have a better job that gives him health insurance. If DC had open carry and stand your ground laws, he could have exercised Second Amendment solutions.
 
2012-05-17 10:50:35 AM

Mentat: If he were more bootstrappy, he would have a better job that gives him health insurance. If DC had open carry and stand your ground laws, he could have exercised Second Amendment solutions.


only if the mugger had skittles and a hoodie.
 
2012-05-17 10:54:47 AM
Sorry, everybody just gave all their money to a diabetic.
 
2012-05-17 11:27:41 AM

kronicfeld: Also, word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.


Or at the very least, if you're going to lose your life over it, might as well take the other guy out with you. Maybe the Joker method with the grenade on a string.
 
2012-05-17 11:49:32 AM

kronicfeld: Also, word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.


Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.
 
2012-05-17 12:01:09 PM
Next time, be a hero in Canada.
 
2012-05-17 12:01:41 PM
Was he a Fark member? Apparently that's important.
 
2012-05-17 12:03:17 PM

jaylectricity: Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.


I don't carry anything in my wallet or backpack I'm willing to get stabbed over.
 
2012-05-17 12:03:38 PM
This country is beyond farked when you can be attacked by a criminal and have to foot a huge bill for it.
 
2012-05-17 12:04:23 PM

ManateeGag: rhino33: no, get health insurance.

he can't. 8 stab wounds count as a preexisting condition.


Actually the first wound would be covered, but subsequent wounds would not be as the first would be indicative of the pre-existing condition. Hopefully the other seven wounds were minor enough that he can patch them up himself. It's socialistic for us to help him and the government needs to let citizens learn to fend for themselves.

/Unless he's white, in which case we need to give him a tax break!
 
2012-05-17 12:05:34 PM
So why isn't their hate for their cheap ass employer for not providing affordable health care?

jaylectricity: kronicfeld: Also, word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.

Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.


I have nothing on my person that I am willing to get stabbed/shot/killed over. If you do then you are an idiot.
 
2012-05-17 12:05:52 PM

Yanks_RSJ: jaylectricity: Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.

I don't carry anything in my wallet or backpack I'm willing to get stabbed over.


Hell, I don't carry anything in my wallet I'm willing to stab somebody else over.
 
2012-05-17 12:06:50 PM

TNel: So why isn't their there hate for their cheap ass employer for not providing affordable health care?


FTFM
 
2012-05-17 12:07:13 PM
Yeah, my life is my most valuable possession, so yeah, you can have my shoes and wallet. Here, take my pants.

and I even have insurance.
 
2012-05-17 12:07:14 PM
Was just out there this past weekend, Museums, Zoo and a 6lb milkshake later I am happy to say it was a good time.

On a story related note was he helping a drunk patron get home safe, or walking a chick home...
 
2012-05-17 12:07:53 PM
Let's see... medical bills likely well north of US$10,000... or a purse.

Sounds like they're about equal, to me. IF THE PURSE IS MADE OF GOLD.

Feel bad for the guy, sure, but what he did was plain dumb, even if well-intentioned dumb.
 
2012-05-17 12:08:08 PM
My truck was broken into and the window replacement falls below my deductible. Will you Farkers send me $230?
 
2012-05-17 12:08:46 PM

INeedAName: ManateeGag: rhino33: no, get health insurance.

he can't. 8 stab wounds count as a preexisting condition.

Actually the first wound would be covered, but subsequent wounds would not be as the first would be indicative of the pre-existing condition. Hopefully the other seven wounds were minor enough that he can patch them up himself. It's socialistic for us to help him and the government needs to let citizens learn to fend for themselves.

/Unless he's white, in which case we need to give him a tax break!


Do you mean white republican or is that insinuated?...
 
2012-05-17 12:09:40 PM

INeedAName: /Unless he's white, in which case we need to give him a tax break!


do you have some strange disease which makes you imagine that the tax-code makes any distinction between black and white people, or are you just deranged in a general sense?
 
2012-05-17 12:09:56 PM
If he got stabbed 8 times, it doesn't really sound like he fought the thief off. "Dude gets pwned by thief" sounds like a more accurate headline.
 
2012-05-17 12:10:07 PM
People voluntarily doing anything is the exact opposite of socialism.
 
2012-05-17 12:11:02 PM

gweilo8888: Let's see... medical bills likely well north of US$10,000... or a purse.

Sounds like they're about equal, to me. IF THE PURSE IS MADE OF GOLD.

Feel bad for the guy, sure, but what he did was plain dumb, even if well-intentioned dumb.


This, yeah you can be a hero but is the moment you choose to act worth your life. I am not saying don't act ever, just if and when you do, choose to do so over something a little more important than a purse...
 
2012-05-17 12:11:18 PM

protectyourlimbs: Was just out there this past weekend, Museums, Zoo and a 6lb milkshake later I am happy to say it was a good time.

On a story related note was he helping a drunk patron get home safe, or walking a chick home...


Dude, he's a bartender in his 40's. He eyed a hot young girl in the bar, made sure to give her doubles every time she ordered a drink, made sure she was wasted out of her mind at close, then offered to date rape- I mean, "walk her home."
 
2012-05-17 12:11:42 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: My truck was broken into and the window replacement falls below my deductible. Will you Farkers send me $230?


Psh. I have student loans. Give me money.
 
2012-05-17 12:11:47 PM
I call dumbass on this guy. Capital Hill is mostly a nice neighborhood but walking a drunk home at 3am is never a good idea in DC. Why not just call her a cab? I am not saying he deserved to be stabbed but he put himself in that situation.
/former van ness and petworth resident.
 
2012-05-17 12:12:49 PM
A man trying to get some gash, got some... If he was a nice guy and being a gentleman, I respect that. If he was trying to get laid, I don't. Hero Tag? He probably thought he would just knock the guy out and get laid. Sometimes plans backfire.

Watch out for what you wish for, you just might get it in a different way. I would like to see a picture of this girl. He obviously will get laid much more now and the county typically will step in and pay for the bills via Medical Assistance.

I didn't have insurance, but the county did the above for me.
 
2012-05-17 12:13:00 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: My truck was broken into and the window replacement falls below my deductible. Will you Farkers send me $230?


Depends, how much of a Fark member are you?
 
2012-05-17 12:15:09 PM

IrateShadow: This country is beyond farked when you can be attacked by a criminal and have to foot a huge bill for it.



Really? I have health insurance for such an eventuality.

The problem isn't an attack resulting in a hospital bill. It's the fact that health insurance is 1) not available or 2) unaffordable.

Or wait, we could have universal coverage and require people to purchase it at a rate relative to their income.
 
2012-05-17 12:17:28 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: protectyourlimbs: Was just out there this past weekend, Museums, Zoo and a 6lb milkshake later I am happy to say it was a good time.

On a story related note was he helping a drunk patron get home safe, or walking a chick home...

Dude, he's a bartender in his 40's. He eyed a hot young girl in the bar, made sure to give her doubles every time she ordered a drink, made sure she was wasted out of her mind at close, then offered to date rape- I mean, "walk her home."


This. I saw that nightly in college.
/not the stabbings
//the creepy bartenders hitting on hot 20somthings
 
2012-05-17 12:17:41 PM
I already voted for Obama.
 
2012-05-17 12:18:18 PM
Man, if I had any spare money I'd totally fork some over to him.

As it stands, I can give ya a: Hell yeah! You f'n rock, dude! I'll be pullin' for ya!
 
2012-05-17 12:20:31 PM

AncientLurker: Why not just call her a cab? I am not saying he deserved to be stabbed but he put himself in that situation.


I assume putting her in a cab home would have greatly reduced his chances of getting a drunken BJ.
 
2012-05-17 12:20:39 PM

proteus_b: INeedAName: /Unless he's white, in which case we need to give him a tax break!

do you have some strange disease which makes you imagine that the tax-code makes any distinction between black and white people, or are you just deranged in a general sense?


Don't be a pedant. It was a joke.
 
2012-05-17 12:20:48 PM

chamblin: People voluntarily doing anything is the exact opposite of socialism.


Fark should have an idiot button in addition to smart and funny. People like you "volunteer" to pay for wars and other BS while more moral people would be happy to pay for universal healthcare. It's just your twisted thinking that sees helping others with basic, human rights as coersion. If you were moral no one would have to make you do the right thing. You would see social justice as justice.
 
2012-05-17 12:23:10 PM
Seems like the hospital bills should be issued to the guy who stabbed him...
 
2012-05-17 12:25:20 PM
Hey, you want to be a white knight? Then you might occasionally get stabbed.
There's no honour in escorting a woman if there's no potential for danger.
 
2012-05-17 12:25:31 PM
So... Is she hot?
 
2012-05-17 12:27:21 PM

Mentat: If he were more bootstrappy, he would have a better job that gives him health insurance. If DC had open carry and stand your ground laws, he could have exercised Second Amendment solutions.


came here for bootstrappy ... leaving without getting all stabby.
 
2012-05-17 12:29:58 PM
INeedAName: /Unless he's white rich, in which case we need to give him a tax break!

do you have some strange disease which makes you imagine that the tax-code makes any distinction between black and white people, or are you just deranged in a general sense?


There you go. Is it better this way ?
 
2012-05-17 12:30:20 PM

kronicfeld: word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.


Nash Equilibrium solution. I can't argue against it, nor blame anyone for going by this. Objectively it's the smartest solution -- at least in the case of a mugging. (Kidnapping is different -- the stats invert. You are in MUCH more danger if you DON'T resist.)

I'd fight, though. Someone's got to, or the crime just gets too easy. Cops don't prevent muggings; hell, half the time they're the ones doing it. Can't do much about that (those muggers have badges and radios), but if it's some punk, I'm going to give 'em a fight to remember. I went to a school where the head of security was also the football coach. So the biggest, strongest guys in school also knew they could get away with anything. And every time someone just stood by and took it, that's exactly what happened. The only deterrent was the risk of someone snapping if they pushed too far.

The reason I've never lost a fight (and I've been in a few) isn't because I'm strong (I'm not) or know martial arts (I don't) or I'm all ITG (uh. . . anyway). About the only thing I have going for me is "crazy mode". When I cross a threshold where I feel legitimately threatened (such as a mugging), I fight to live (a.k.a. "the Chicago way"), and that is generally an advantage over people who live to fight, or fight to obtain something. I don't even have to connect with a punch; it only takes a second for the other guy to realize I raised the stakes well beyond what they were prepared for. "It's not worth dying over a purse" applies to the mugger as well. They count on it to be easy. They think twice if mugging someone means they might get their eyeballs ripped out.

Yes, I'm stupid, but it only takes a few idiots to change the equation. If there are no idiots, no reason to think twice about committing violent crime, then you've basically handed the streets to the thugs.
 
2012-05-17 12:31:21 PM

Yanks_RSJ: jaylectricity: Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.

I don't carry anything in my wallet or backpack I'm willing to get stabbed over.


TNel: I have nothing on my person that I am willing to get stabbed/shot/killed over. If you do then you are an idiot.


...most muggers don't know that. And they don't take "I don't have any money, buddy" for an answer.
 
2012-05-17 12:32:02 PM
He should sue the company that made the knife.
 
2012-05-17 12:32:51 PM

jaylectricity: kronicfeld: Also, word to the wise, the stupidest thing you can do is fight a mugger, armed robber, etc. It's just property. It's not worth losing your life over.

Sometimes I just wonder if it's criminals spewing this particular bullshiat in hopes that people will resist less.

It's your shiat, fight for it.


No thanks, you fight for it. My fight is in the workplace, so I can afford not to get stabbed eight times over $300 worth of stuff.

The only time I would fight is if my kids were watching which is actually especially stupid.
 
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