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2013-02-17 05:20:53 PM  
4 votes:

KrispyKritter: Glancing Blow: This is love and devotion; I'd give her a couple of hundred.

I find myself sensitive when most of you are assholes and an asshole when most of you are sensitive.  Does this mean I'm not the psychopath people accuse me of being?

It's nice to see at least one person holds you in high esteem, even if it is yourself. Be careful you don't wrench that shoulder patting yourself on the back, humble pie.

/ they were married for 46 years and obviously planned for very little
// prop up the body with a placard in the square as a warning to other lazy fools


Both my parents had long (like decade long) illnesses that required full time care. It took every penny and every asset they had and more. They were totally broke and not in their right minds so I had to take over insurance payments so they could be have the modest burial they wished. You can be extremely wealthy and one illness can make you penniless. Why do I even have to explain this to you? You must be a Republican or Libertarian. You know, one those people who have had mom and dad help them through every hardship in life yet you still think you are an invincible genius. I only wish I could be there to watch when reality starts kicking your ass. It will sooooooo sweet.
2013-02-17 04:03:17 PM  
3 votes:
Burial is for suckers who want to give away thousands of dollars.  Unless you can rent a back hoe and dig a hole in your yard, cremation is the way to go.  My entire family wants that, probably because we aren't selfish d-bags demanding surviving family spend a fortune on a dead body.
2013-02-17 01:27:56 PM  
3 votes:
I'd like to keep everything," she said. "But I have to sell it."

No. No you don't.
Burial is a waste of money.
2013-02-17 12:01:34 PM  
3 votes:
Because the KOMO problem solver's fund has already covered her expenses. The article wouldn't be sensationalist if they included that detail. We need more Problem Solvers funds.
2013-02-17 10:57:30 PM  
2 votes:
Donate your body to medicine, they'll have some intern poke at it and then cremate you for free.
2013-02-17 08:26:32 PM  
2 votes:

Rufus Lee King: Out of common human decency, maybe the government could help this lady out a bit. Oh, wait; she's white. Forget it


I want to startup a burial-at-sea business on the left coast. Find some hippies to weave me environmentally friendly hemp shrouds. Drive the funeral boat out to international waters, I figure a tastefully sedate yacht, small, maybe 20 passengers. We would have real mortuary sciences people to remove pacemakers and mercury fillings and whatnot. I'm betting you could could charge 1/4 what a funeral home does and still get absurdly filthy wealthy.

But the side business... The side business is selling your selfsame services to large city governments, that have to deal with thousands of unclaimed corpses, the homeless, the destitute elderly, etc. Provide local governments a ridiculously cheap service.

Is being crab food really worse than being maggot food? No additives or preservatives, biodegradable Eco friendly circle of life shiat right there. Book it, done!
2013-02-17 07:48:14 PM  
2 votes:

I Like Shiny Things: This farking coonthole worthless biatch loser ass skank lived for 91 years and that wasn't enough time for her to prepare for this expense?


Russian Proverb: A man gets tired of taking care of his old grandfather so he decides to take him to the poor house. After getting the old man in the wagon, being winter he tells his son to get and get the horse blanket from the barn to keep the old man from freezing to death on the ride.  After a long while the boy comes back with half a horse blanket. What is this? says the man, you cut the horse blanket in half? Boy says, I'm saving the other half for you dad.

All I can say about you, you may have children, but when you're old, they won't be coming around.
2013-02-17 07:30:42 PM  
2 votes:
I'm 29 and my husband and I both have life insurance.  I hope to get our wills done this year as well.  After watching my dad recently struggle with my grandfather's funeral, I realize how important it is.  My grandfather was mentally ill for many years but kept us all at a distance for so long that we didn't fully realize its extent until it was too late.  We were working on getting things in order when he died unexpectedly leaving no will, a pile of bills that he had forgotten to pay and an insurance policy that was taken by his vengeful ex-wife (not my grandmother) who he had not had the awareness to divorce when they became estranged several years ago.  It's a mess and a horrible burden to leave on your family who should be focusing on their grief.  However, it's hard to blame an old man who was sick and not in his right mind for not planning ahead.  In this woman's case it may also be possible that over 91 years of life, extenuating circumstances left her in a similarly bad predicament.
2013-02-17 07:07:51 PM  
2 votes:
Ok I won't even bother to read the comments here but I sure as hell hope this has already been said.

This farking coonthole worthless biatch loser ass skank lived for 91 years and that wasn't enough time for her to prepare for this expense?

fark this stupid farking biatch.
2013-02-17 06:26:26 PM  
2 votes:
It's one thing when people die suddenly at a young age, but 88?  It never dawned on them to put aside some money for this kind of thing anytime in the last 40 years?
2013-02-17 06:12:48 PM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'd like to keep everything," she said. "But I have to sell it."

No. No you don't.
Burial is a waste of money.


Correct. The three biggest wastes of money in the Unites States:

1. United States Congress / Federal Reserve
2. Weddings
3. Funerals
2013-02-17 04:50:56 PM  
2 votes:
The "funeral" business are not respectable - they a bunch of goddamn greedy assholes, taking advantage of people when they are most vulnerable,
That is all.
2013-02-17 04:30:11 PM  
2 votes:

Plastic Trash Vortex: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'd like to keep everything," she said. "But I have to sell it."

No. No you don't.
Burial is a waste of money.

This.

Even if you're broke as shiat, it's not that hard to find a shovel and dig a hole in a forest or something. If you're too old and feeble for that, then get your sons, grandsons, or the Mexicans outside Home Depot to do it for you.


That's illegal.  The funerary industry has a LOT of laws that were written of, by, and for the industry that boil down to, "You will give us free money when your loved ones die."  Not all of them, since it varies from state to state and since occasionally some scandal similar to this gets major airplay (less often in today's media, but it used to happen) and the laws are changed as a result.

Of course with the corporate media doing everything in their power to re-establish the monarchy, such things are low priority, we need to spend more time wailing about how the government is evil but the terrorists are scary so we need to give all of our freedom to big businesses, only when the police (owned and operated by McDonald's) can kick down your door at any moment and arrest you for illegally watching youtube without paying the license fee will we be free/safe.
2013-02-17 10:29:06 PM  
1 votes:
News stories are there for ratings and pushing agendas and not much else. They ran the story and will forget about it tomorrow and it probably couldn't be found by a search on their site in a week. Life is life.
2013-02-17 08:28:21 PM  
1 votes:

trekkiecougar: Funeral homes want payment for their services before they do anything so life insurance isn't helpful immediately because it takes time to get the pay off.   You need the death certificate to get the pay off, and it's the funeral home that helps you obtain that.

I had my husband and son cremated. I did not buy those over-priced, ugly, marked up 1000 times urns the funeral home offered.  I went to my local fair trade store and bought two beautiful granite urns made in Pakistan for $40 a piece (my Mom already had a collection of beautiful pots from Africa when she died so I didn't have to spend any extra money for that).

The funeral industry is a racket, just like the wedding industry. Yes you need its services, like obtaining the numerous copies of the death certificate that you'll need for all the legal stuff that has to be done, but people shouldn't feel obligated to bankrupt themselves to pay for an overpriced, gaudy casket.

I know it's tradition but dang, caskets and cemeteries are a waste of land and resources.


You make a good point. But I'm more struck by your losses.
2013-02-17 07:56:39 PM  
1 votes:
Funeral homes want payment for their services before they do anything so life insurance isn't helpful immediately because it takes time to get the pay off.   You need the death certificate to get the pay off, and it's the funeral home that helps you obtain that.

I had my husband and son cremated. I did not buy those over-priced, ugly, marked up 1000 times urns the funeral home offered.  I went to my local fair trade store and bought two beautiful granite urns made in Pakistan for $40 a piece (my Mom already had a collection of beautiful pots from Africa when she died so I didn't have to spend any extra money for that).

The funeral industry is a racket, just like the wedding industry. Yes you need its services, like obtaining the numerous copies of the death certificate that you'll need for all the legal stuff that has to be done, but people shouldn't feel obligated to bankrupt themselves to pay for an overpriced, gaudy casket.

I know it's tradition but dang, caskets and cemeteries are a waste of land and resources.
2013-02-17 06:44:18 PM  
1 votes:
Serious question: what about calling up medical schools and seeing if they will pick up the body and take it?

Spending money on a funeral is silly, especially at the prices you usually see. OTOH the service gives people some closure so maybe it's worth it. If my wife goes before me, I will probably have a fairly traditional funeral for her. Of course, if I go first she'll just go buy a heavy-duty meat grinder and feed me to her (newly acquired) legions of cats.
2013-02-17 06:04:05 PM  
1 votes:

Mija: KrispyKritter: Glancing Blow: This is love and devotion; I'd give her a couple of hundred.

I find myself sensitive when most of you are assholes and an asshole when most of you are sensitive.  Does this mean I'm not the psychopath people accuse me of being?

It's nice to see at least one person holds you in high esteem, even if it is yourself. Be careful you don't wrench that shoulder patting yourself on the back, humble pie.

/ they were married for 46 years and obviously planned for very little
// prop up the body with a placard in the square as a warning to other lazy fools

Both my parents had long (like decade long) illnesses that required full time care. It took every penny and every asset they had and more. They were totally broke and not in their right minds so I had to take over insurance payments so they could be have the modest burial they wished. You can be extremely wealthy and one illness can make you penniless. Why do I even have to explain this to you? You must be a Republican or Libertarian. You know, one those people who have had mom and dad help them through every hardship in life yet you still think you are an invincible genius. I only wish I could be there to watch when reality starts kicking your ass. It will sooooooo sweet.


This.  When my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer, my dad was still employed and with some insurance, but the medical bills were pretty outrageous.  She died a few days after some expensive surgery and hospital stay.  Then we were knocked down by the cost of the funeral.  Nasty.  My siblings and I kicked in some money to help cover it - I was 18 at the time and getting 6.25 an hour, so I didn't help much.
2013-02-17 05:08:13 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously "had to sell everything" my half wiped asshole.

I feel bad for grieving old widows, but the funeral industry can fark itself. A plastic container that looked like nothing so much as a square paint can and basic cremation cost my uncle 5 grand. At least he planned ahead, but I wouldn't feel at all bad if someone murdered that whole funeral home and stuck their unpreserved corpses in an ikea dresser.
2013-02-17 04:06:09 PM  
1 votes:

lack of warmth: I have noticed folks around here take to the streets with buckets, orange caution vests and pic & info of the recently deceased taped to the bucket for this exact purpose.  Sometimes annoying since they stand in the middle of busy intersections and I rarely carry cash, so I look like a bad guy for not donating.  Other than that I am all for it.

We also have a two charity groups that collect this way as well, The Old Newsboys and firefighters(Fill the Boot), but they usually will notify the public ahead of time.  Which atleast prepares you to have cash and/or expect some traffic delay.


I reached to vote funny, but first I made sure it was spentmiles, then it wasn't, then I got confused, then I reread, then I felt stupid or insane.
2013-02-17 04:00:56 PM  
1 votes:
This is love and devotion; I'd give her a couple of hundred.

I find myself sensitive when most of you are assholes and an asshole when most of you are sensitive.  Does this mean I'm not the psychopath people accuse me of being?
2013-02-17 03:54:08 PM  
1 votes:
Cremation costs less than $500, and you can keep him in your house with you.

/Dad's in one of the closets in my mom's house
//no, he's not gay
2013-02-17 12:55:03 PM  
1 votes:
She has $9 to her name?? Medicare/Medicaid...SS?
2013-02-17 12:28:06 PM  
1 votes:
How much can a shovel cost?
 
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