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2013-04-16 02:20:36 PM
www.chailife.com
 
2013-04-16 02:25:32 PM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd there go the waterworks.

 ---  Thanks Mr. Roger's mom.
 
2013-04-16 02:32:10 PM
Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.
 
2013-04-16 02:33:58 PM

brap: Annnnnnnnnnnnnd there go the waterworks.

 ---  Thanks Mr. Roger's mom.


Heh, sorry. But it really is one of the best quotes ever about tragedies or disasters. It also helps you realize that no matter the atrocity, there are always people there to help, no matter the race, age, religion, etc.

It's those things that keep me wanting to live on this planet. For every horrible person, there's 100 others looking to help.
 
2013-04-16 02:34:07 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

Although I'd never give them a bud light. That'd be an insult to beer and them.
 
2013-04-16 02:43:22 PM
It is so beautiful to see so much good in the face of so much evil.
 
2013-04-16 02:52:17 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.


Godawful shiat like this does have a habit of bringing out the very best in humanity. Odd since the cause was part of the very worst of humanity. But there it is.
 
2013-04-16 03:37:33 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.


While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.
 
2013-04-16 03:40:49 PM
what_now

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


You are kidding right?
 
2013-04-16 03:41:29 PM
I'd have more faith in humanity if there hadn't been a bombing.
 
2013-04-16 03:42:42 PM
I'm not sure what was accomplished by doing this.
 
2013-04-16 03:43:57 PM
I assume the hoard of people looting the stand selling jackets isn't on the list.
 
2013-04-16 03:44:04 PM
Perhaps its the cynic in me but the "Pay only if you can" restaurant tweet seems opportunistic

Who are they really targeting here?  Who was affected by this tragedy that is going to go out for tapas and because of the event, cannot afford to pay/
 
2013-04-16 03:44:12 PM
 
2013-04-16 03:44:19 PM

WTFDYW: what_now

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


You are kidding right?


which one of us?
 
2013-04-16 03:44:22 PM
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Pray for Massachubatts.
 
2013-04-16 03:44:30 PM
Nah, I'm good.
 
2013-04-16 03:44:50 PM

NightOwl2255: I assume the hoard of people looting the stand selling jackets isn't on the list.


I was busy getting the link....
 
2013-04-16 03:45:16 PM

LandOfChocolate: Who are they really targeting here? Who was affected by this tragedy that is going to go out for tapas and because of the event, cannot afford to pay/


The people who left their bags and ran like hell, and now can't get back to their bags, into their hotel rooms, on their flights etc etc
 
2013-04-16 03:45:24 PM

scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]


You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.
 
2013-04-16 03:47:36 PM
I've seen it so much over the last day or so, but that picture with the three cops is badass
 
2013-04-16 03:47:51 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.

/and really, they won't know until they get to the screening
//the healthier runners would probably still qualify
 
2013-04-16 03:48:15 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


I bet you're a real hit at parties.

My wow was not for the blood bank, but for the intent of those TRYING TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE, even though most of us would say, "fark this noise, I wanna sit down."
 
2013-04-16 03:48:49 PM
Were Bostonians.  The entire notion that we will let this event define us as a city and people is about as foreign to us as being a Yankee fan.

However in these times the thoughts, prayers and gestures of goodwill are appreciated.
 
2013-04-16 03:48:59 PM
So when are we gonna get serious and talk about banning high capacity assault cookware? No one needs a 30L pressure cooker.
 
2013-04-16 03:49:11 PM

Summoner101: Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.


No they don't. I gave blood an hour ago. They went through every single test, and I saw them boot people.
 
2013-04-16 03:49:39 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-04-16 03:50:13 PM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: I've seen it so much over the last day or so, but that picture with the three cops is badass


The middle cop always looks to me like he's about to whip it out.
 
2013-04-16 03:51:12 PM

Summoner101: Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.


It was also noted that while the gesture to donate now is appreciated, the coming weeks are just as important as we get into Spring and Summer.
 
2013-04-16 03:52:00 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


You sound out of shape.
 
2013-04-16 03:52:01 PM

Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.




It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.
 
2013-04-16 03:53:35 PM

Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.


One day my 7 yr old niece came up to me after she had seen a school shooting on tv and asked me if that would ever happen at her school.  I didn't know what to say.  No one can predict where or when evil will strike.  So I just said, "Yeah, probably."
 
2013-04-16 03:53:46 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


Do they even use blood that soon? I thought that donating blood immediately after a crisis didn't actually help even if there was a blood shortage.
 
2013-04-16 03:54:19 PM
i1222.photobucket.com
 
GBB
2013-04-16 03:54:37 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


Yeah, it's like trying to reuse motor oil from the Daytona 500 cars after the race.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:15 PM
Don't worry, this will all balance out when the recovering victims start suing the people who saved their lives with first aid.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:16 PM

what_now: Summoner101: Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.

No they don't. I gave blood an hour ago. They went through every single test, and I saw them boot people.


Noticed I said lax not get rid of them entirely considering the infectious diseases screening would still get you booted as that puts the person receiving the blood in danger.  However, a marathon runner who would have marginally qualified due to the effects of the race would have been more likely to get through due to necessity granted they would have watched them afterwards more closely.
 
2013-04-16 03:56:57 PM

Skarekrough: Summoner101: Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.

It was also noted that while the gesture to donate now is appreciated, the coming weeks are just as important as we get into Spring and Summer.


Don't forget every holiday season- our demand for the phlebotomy kits we sell drops significantly, despite the increased need, due to accidents both at home and on the road. Keep events like this in mind, and give whenever you can.
 
2013-04-16 03:58:20 PM

Russ1642: what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.

Do they even use blood that soon? I thought that donating blood immediately after a crisis didn't actually help even if there was a blood shortage.


It will still have to be processed and won't fulfill an immediate need, but it will bolster their reserves since these traumas will likely need transfusions over the coming weeks.
 
2013-04-16 03:59:12 PM

sleeps in trees: Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.

It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.


It is extremely unlikely that there were not mass shootings, war, or bombings in your first 16 years.

I'll grant you the planes and buildings thing. That one's fairly new, AFAIK.
 
2013-04-16 03:59:36 PM

what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.


you dont understand emergencies that well do you?
 
2013-04-16 04:01:52 PM

what_now: Summoner101: Emergencies, especially ones with gross trauma, tend to make blood services lax their standards.

No they don't. I gave blood an hour ago. They went through every single test, and I saw them boot people.


so the next day?  yeah... ITS THE NEXT DAY
 
2013-04-16 04:02:14 PM

thurstonxhowell: sleeps in trees: Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.

It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.

It is extremely unlikely that there were not mass shootings, war, or bombings in your first 16 years.

I'll grant you the planes and buildings thing. That one's fairly new, AFAIK.




I said seen. Back in the olden days we had one tv and the news "hour". I probably should have been clearer.
 
2013-04-16 04:02:45 PM

Summoner101: Russ1642: what_now: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - runners crossed the finish line, and then kept running to the hospital to donate blood.

Just... wow.

While that's a nice story and everything, there is no way anyone would accept the blood of someone who just ran 26 miles. They're blood pressure would be far too high and there wouldn't have nearly enough oxygen and iron in their blood to qualify.

Do they even use blood that soon? I thought that donating blood immediately after a crisis didn't actually help even if there was a blood shortage.

It will still have to be processed and won't fulfill an immediate need, but it will bolster their reserves since these traumas will likely need transfusions over the coming weeks.


Provided the blood makes it through the morality screening. Don't want any of that gay or slutty blood.
 
2013-04-16 04:02:49 PM
Some of those weren't acts of kindness; they're just people tweeting a pic or link. The projection on the wall...

I'm just sayin', it's not kindness to make it so dusty in here. Really, really dusty.


/RIP Fred Rogers, and:
//Martin Richard, age 8
///Krystle Campbell, age 29
////unnamed 3rd person
 
2013-04-16 04:03:06 PM
Because faith in humanity is all that matters.

/or rather, it's all we have left since we aren't allowed to fight back any more
 
2013-04-16 04:04:25 PM
The Joe Andruzzi thing is fricking amazing.  If you didn't know this, his three brothers are all FDNY and were at the scene at Ground Zero.  You just can't mess with his family, period.
 
2013-04-16 04:05:39 PM
While I certainly appreciate much of what was in that link, I have a hard time categorizing ambulances waiting to transport patients as an "act of kindness".
 
2013-04-16 04:06:48 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Pontious Pilates: scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]

You know, the Mr. Rogers "look for the people helping" meme is one of the very few I can stand and don't think can be overused. There are at least 4-5 versions of it bumping around my facebook news feed, and it really does teach a valuable lesson about the good and hope that can come out of tragedy.

I'm thankful my little boy is too young to understand or care about what's going on in Boston. But in another few years he'll understand or care all too well and that Mr. Rogers quote will always be top of mind for me.

One day my 7 yr old niece came up to me after she had seen a school shooting on tv and asked me if that would ever happen at her school.  I didn't know what to say.  No one can predict where or when evil will strike.  So I just said, "Yeah, probably."


Ok, I actually chuckled at that one.
 
2013-04-16 04:07:06 PM

scottydoesntknow: [www.chailife.com image 600x389]


done in one.
 
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