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(Daily Mail)   Sad: Police officer gets moving sendoff after losing a battle against kidney disease. Sadder: Officer was a K-9   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 99
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2013-06-01 03:27:20 AM
I know the headline was probably a bit of tongue-in-cheek for an admittedly sad situation, and I've been involved in several fundraiser a for bullet proof vests for police dogs so I totally sympathize with how sad it is for one to go, but I'm going to be a Debbie-Downer and agree that it is much sadder when one of the human police officers dies. Having had friends on the force that have met that end, I'd trade a dog any day. (Not gladly, but you know what I mean)
 
2013-06-01 03:32:17 AM

Daedalus27: Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?

If that is the only choice, I would snuff out that newborn and save Every dog.  It would be like a really late term abortion and it wouldn't take me that long to make that choice.  Maybe the baby would have been the next Eistein, maybe it would have been a serial killer.  We won't know and won't care much like the thousands of pieces of tissue that never reach potential.

However many dogs are useful and save lives from bomb sniffing dogs, sniffing cancer, to search and rescue animals.  One definite life plus many potential lives killed by dogs vs hundreds or thousands of others potentially saved by dogs.  It is really no contest when you think about it.


The baby has infinite potential but dogs do not.
 
2013-06-01 03:32:50 AM

bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere.  There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.


I respect your opinion, see that it's the cold hard truth and even see a bit of nobility in it, but I have to ask....Why are you still here?
 
2013-06-01 03:36:27 AM
I didn't know dust could be transmitted over the Intertubes.

My condolences to the officers whose job it was to send the dog into harm's way and trusted him as much as a dog can be trusted.
 
2013-06-01 03:36:54 AM
Sometimes I forget that on Fark, a dog's life is worth more than that of a human being.

/no, I didn't really forget
 
2013-06-01 03:57:45 AM
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2013-06-01 03:58:00 AM

RedTank: Daedalus27: Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?

If that is the only choice, I would snuff out that newborn and save Every dog.  It would be like a really late term abortion and it wouldn't take me that long to make that choice.  Maybe the baby would have been the next Eistein, maybe it would have been a serial killer.  We won't know and won't care much like the thousands of pieces of tissue that never reach potential.

However many dogs are useful and save lives from bomb sniffing dogs, sniffing cancer, to search and rescue animals.  One definite life plus many potential lives killed by dogs vs hundreds or thousands of others potentially saved by dogs.  It is really no contest when you think about it.

The baby has infinite potential but dogs do not.


No, a baby doesn't have infinite potential.  A baby has a rather finite set potential dependant on their genetic makeup, environment, and other factors.  Whereas an entire species may have unknown value that we do not presently see and may lose forever if eliminated.  What if within a dog (say a particular bacteria in the stomach of a particular breed) is the cure for cancer?  Losing the species can lead to a future loss beyond the very real contributions made by the species now in the case of dogs beyond the trained skills.  Dogs already provide many benefits that would be gone such as improved mental health, reduction in allergies, heart health) and other tangible benefits.
 
2013-06-01 04:11:59 AM

bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere. There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.


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2013-06-01 04:15:45 AM

MagSeven: bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere.  There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.

I respect your opinion, see that it's the cold hard truth and even see a bit of nobility in it, but I have to ask....Why are you still here?


I am not bored yet.
 
2013-06-01 04:23:33 AM

bikkurikun: MagSeven: bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere.  There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.

I respect your opinion, see that it's the cold hard truth and even see a bit of nobility in it, but I have to ask....Why are you still here?

I am not bored yet.


but we are.
 
2013-06-01 04:27:21 AM
Lot of ITGs here tonight. I wonder how many of them hate cops but would suck their political party's cock.

/also, i hope one day you're in dire need of police assistance...and don't get it.
 
2013-06-01 04:53:45 AM
Too bad 4 year old Timmy the HUMAN and 10,00 other kids died the same day , but this dog needs HERO status
 
2013-06-01 04:56:11 AM
drjekel_mrhyde
Too bad 4 year old Timmy the HUMAN and 10,00 other kids died the same day , but this dog needs HERO status

Anything on the police side of the blue line is hero. Know your basic cultural assumptions.
 
2013-06-01 04:59:02 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Too bad 4 year old Timmy the HUMAN and 10,00 other kids died the same day , but this dog needs HERO status


I'm going home I'm drunk
 
2013-06-01 05:00:56 AM

Enemabag Jones: drjekel_mrhyde
Too bad 4 year old Timmy the HUMAN and 10,00 other kids died the same day , but this dog needs HERO status

Anything on the police side of the blue line is hero. Know your basic cultural assumptions.


Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZrc9iREDGk
 
2013-06-01 05:04:51 AM
drjekel_mrhyde,
Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZrc9iREDGk


A bad apple.

Joking here. Had a few drinks.

I really don't know if it is the rise of technology (internet/video cameras) or after 2001 things just changed. It all happened about the same time. Maybe both.
 
2013-06-01 05:04:53 AM
 
2013-06-01 05:10:24 AM

Godscrack: It's just a dog. They can get another one.


I stood up and cheered at the end of Old Yeller too. Grinning from ear to ear. It made me so happy.
 
2013-06-01 06:05:17 AM
While at the vet with my dog Tuesday (routine shots) there was a family there who had to put their dog down. Older couple with their two giant, adult sons, all crying. My heart broke...

Now I'm sitting here at work misty-eyed.

/hugged my little man
//after he was done being mad at me about all those shots.
 
2013-06-01 06:49:13 AM
First, Fark now has about a 12-hour lag time from Reddit.

Second, please go read George Graham Vest's closing argument for Old Drum. I would provide a link, but my dog and I are going to the park; she's been giving me sad eyes since 5 am and I'm thankful for every day I have with her.

Third, for the Farkers that have never known the unconditional love of a dog, I feel sorry for you.
 
2013-06-01 07:05:47 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?


Is this a pop quiz? Because if so, I would shoot the baby.
 
2013-06-01 07:07:10 AM
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2013-06-01 07:08:19 AM
I find this story sad, however, my cats think the story is boring and beneath them.
 
2013-06-01 07:31:49 AM
VERY ambivalent about this story.

Anyone catch onto the fact that this dog was only TWO AND A HALF years old?

There was as much dust in the air for me as for other dog people (that first picture hit me hard, LOTS of dust there), but the fact that Kaiser didn't even make it to the canine equivalent of middle-age is infuriating.

With that said, I'm glad he was able to spend his short life in an area where he could put his talents to work instead of staying with a family for whom he was way overqualified. However, this is also why a lot of police departments get purpose-bred dogs that generally come from generations of working stock that tend to, you know, live a bit longer. I would like to know who bred this dog and how the rest of the litter fared, although since he came from a pet home, those answers will probably never surface.

/RIP Kaiser
 
2013-06-01 07:40:47 AM
Great way to send off a loyal friend.  I write this as I sit here beside one of my best friends...my dog.

This world would be a better place if everyone would be the person that their dog thinks they are.
 
2013-06-01 07:47:45 AM

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


Seriously. There's something wrong when we get more upset about animals than people. And I love my dogs.
 
2013-06-01 07:51:12 AM
th0rough


"If I like cats better than dogs, it is because there's no such thing as a police cat." - Jean Cocteau

But there are a lot of police pussies

Here's several thousand gathering.
www.upl.co
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May all cops end as the biatch in this story did.
 
2013-06-01 08:28:49 AM

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


It doesn't make sense, logically, but never underestimate people's love of a good dog. Aside from the sh*tting and the chewing of laptop chargers, they're better companions than many humans.
 
2013-06-01 08:29:24 AM
This story sure brought out all the a$$hole comments more than usual.

I think this was the 1st link to ever make me cry. It was the look on Kaisers face as he was being led in. :'(
 
2013-06-01 08:36:56 AM

moothemagiccow: It is not "sadder" because it's a dog and anyone who thinks so has mental problems


I would have to agree. I also recognize that some people hold the lives of animals higher than the lives of people. I call them hippies and they are a plague.

These are the same people who cry uncontrollably at tree stumps.
 
2013-06-01 08:42:08 AM

WhippingBoy: My 160 pound dog crapped bloody diarreah all over the carpet this morning, 24 hours before we were supposed to take him to the kennel before we went on vacation for the first time in 4 years.

I farking hate dogs.


Gross. What is wrong with you? Who still has carpet these days???
 
2013-06-01 09:00:20 AM

moothemagiccow: It is not "sadder" because it's a dog and anyone who thinks so has mental problems


This. The life of a dog has some value, but substantially less than that of a human. Just because you give a dog a human name and anthropomorphise its behavior doesn't mean it can have existential crises or wonder about its future.
 
2013-06-01 09:04:02 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?

Dogs are honest.  They may piss on your leg, but they won't try to hide it.  They may want to fark you up, but they will come out and bite you instead of pretending to be your friend.

Humans are evil.  Man or female, they will lead you on for years if it suits their purpose, they will befriend you and then crush your soul on a whim or for a buck.  Humans do... not... give... a... shiat... about you.


Dogs are barely alive. They display behavior that helps get their genes into the next vehicle, which looks like conscious thought, but the surface area of their brains is too small to feature enough processing power to actually achieve consciousness. Humans are capable of joy and suffering. Humans are partially evil and partially good. The vast majority of us do not deserve to die for anything we've done.

But I am sorry your girlfriend broke up with you.
 
2013-06-01 09:07:29 AM

Fade2black: Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?

I would save the newborn, but still hate myself and cry afterward.


The funny thing is that there is no hard distinction for what constitutes a "dog." You could kill every dog on the planet and we'd just make them again from wolves or foxes. Ten generations of selective breeding and either species would be wagging its tail and eating out of our hands.
 
2013-06-01 09:33:37 AM

JerkyMeat: A dead police dog is a good police dog.  Thanks for the uplifting article, subby!


I hope your cat dies horribly.
 
2013-06-01 09:39:58 AM

Dadoody: [dailypicksandflicks.com image 600x863]


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHA.
 
2013-06-01 10:49:17 AM
Because death is sad but the death of an animal is always sadder than the death of a person because, well... just because you insensitive clod.

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/if corporations can be people, why can't cats and dogs be people too?
 
2013-06-01 11:19:00 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?


I would save the dogs. If the choice was between a newborn baby or every small dog (yapyap), I would save the baby.
 
2013-06-01 11:31:10 AM

Tommy Moo: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?

Dogs are honest.  They may piss on your leg, but they won't try to hide it.  They may want to fark you up, but they will come out and bite you instead of pretending to be your friend.

Humans are evil.  Man or female, they will lead you on for years if it suits their purpose, they will befriend you and then crush your soul on a whim or for a buck.  Humans do... not... give... a... shiat... about you.

dogs are barely alive. They display behavior that helps get their genes into the next vehicle, which looks like conscious thought, but the surface area of their brains is too small to feature enough processing power to actually achieve consciousness. Humans are capable of joy and suffering. Humans are partially evil and partially good. The vast majority of us do not deserve to die for anything we've done.

But I am sorry your girlfriend broke up with you.


you keep thinking that. but then again you are likely one of those people who thinks animals dont feel real pain, and should be treatred like nothing more then a resource.
 
2013-06-01 12:52:09 PM
I wonder how many people had their lives ruined because that dog found a minute amount of marijuana on their person.
 
2013-06-01 12:58:33 PM
"Sadder?"
Why is a dead dog sadder than a dead human?
It isn't.
I have lost a relatively large number of dogs, and a relatively small number of humans. I miss the humans a lot more.
 
2013-06-01 01:37:25 PM
:(

My first dog was a German Shepherd/Collie mix. He was awesome.
 
2013-06-01 03:01:27 PM

bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere.  There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.


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2013-06-01 03:27:50 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?


newborn.  it only annoys you if you're in the immediate vicinity.  half the dogs on the planet are useless.
 
2013-06-01 03:41:59 PM

cynicalminion: Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?

newborn.  it only annoys you if you're in the immediate vicinity.  half the dogs on the planet are useless.


intesting, so you would remove all the service dogs for the blind and other people with issues to save one newborn?
 
2013-06-01 05:17:39 PM

flup: "Sadder?"
Why is a dead dog sadder than a dead human?
It isn't.
I have lost a relatively large number of dogs, and a relatively small number of humans. I miss the humans a lot more.


Dogs are individuals, just like people are.

• Career violent criminal dies versus a faithful service dog dies.
• Brilliant surgeon whose saved many lives dies versus a human-killing aggressive dog dies.

When a loyal and faithful companion of many years passes, it is a thing to be mourned. Whether it's to be mourned more or less than a human depends on both the dog and the human.
 
2013-06-01 06:39:42 PM
"When I hear a guy lost a battle to cancer... it implies that he failed and that somebody else that defeated cancer is heroic and courageous."

"Back in the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now they have to wage a battle. So my Uncle Bert is waging a courageous battle, which I've seen, because I go and visit him. And this is the battle: he's lying in the hospital bed, with a thing in his arm, watching Matlock on the TV."

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2013-06-01 07:12:21 PM

moothemagiccow: It is not "sadder" because it's a dog and anyone who thinks so has mental problems


1/10  You're going to have to try A LOT harder
 
2013-06-01 08:05:39 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?


Save one baby and I get a dogless planet?

Sploosh.
 
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