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(Huffington Post)   Firefighters refuse to rescue stranded cat in Unpleasentville Ontario   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 90
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2014-02-22 08:38:49 PM  
Maybe it's because it's not their job.
 
2014-02-22 08:40:44 PM  

limboslam: Maybe it's because it's not their job.


Exactly. They don't carry guns. How are they supposed to shoot it down?
 
2014-02-22 08:43:50 PM  
Gee, this thing gets no comments....AT ALL...like six hours ago, so modmitter decides to throw it back up again?

Seriously, this thing got ZERO comments and was rightfully ignored by EVERYONE and fell off the page and magically reappears.

You're trying too hard, modmitter.
 
2014-02-22 08:45:46 PM  

Infernalist: Gee, this thing gets no comments....AT ALL...like six hours ago, so modmitter decides to throw it back up again?

Seriously, this thing got ZERO comments and was rightfully ignored by EVERYONE and fell off the page and magically reappears.

You're trying too hard, modmitter.


I thought I had deja-vu.
 
2014-02-22 08:47:03 PM  
The reason it had no comments initially was that commenting was not enabled.
 
2014-02-22 08:48:56 PM  

Infernalist: Gee, this thing gets no comments....AT ALL...like six hours ago, so modmitter decides to throw it back up again?

Seriously, this thing got ZERO comments and was rightfully ignored by EVERYONE and fell off the page and magically reappears.

You're trying too hard, modmitter.


It was green-lited incorrectly because comments were closed before they opened.  Must've been a n00b-mod.
 
2014-02-22 08:50:24 PM  
Maybe the cat was not sick but it's not well, and it's so hot because the cat was in Hell.
 
2014-02-22 08:51:45 PM  

rkiller1: Infernalist: Gee, this thing gets no comments....AT ALL...like six hours ago, so modmitter decides to throw it back up again?

Seriously, this thing got ZERO comments and was rightfully ignored by EVERYONE and fell off the page and magically reappears.

You're trying too hard, modmitter.

It was green-lited incorrectly because comments were closed before they opened.  Must've been a n00b-mod.


Too much Makers Mark I'd wager.
 
2014-02-22 08:53:03 PM  
They're doing it wrong.
1) Start pole on fire
2) Call fire department
3) Rescue black cat
 
2014-02-22 08:53:56 PM  

Boojum2k: Infernalist: Gee, this thing gets no comments....AT ALL...like six hours ago, so modmitter decides to throw it back up again?

Seriously, this thing got ZERO comments and was rightfully ignored by EVERYONE and fell off the page and magically reappears.

You're trying too hard, modmitter.

I thought I had deja-vu.


Glad i'm not the only one..way too early to black out
/Got some bites tho
 
2014-02-22 08:54:28 PM  
farking cat climbed up there it can damn well climb down.  Foolish to put yourself in danger to "rescue" a cat.
 
2014-02-22 08:57:04 PM  

Huntceet: farking cat climbed up there it can damn well climb down.  Foolish to put yourself in danger to "rescue" a cat.


You heartless bastard. Trees and poles are teeming with cat skeletons!
 
2014-02-22 08:58:29 PM  
This would be a good opportunity to check the water pressure on the nearest hydrant, though.

/Just sayin'
//Don't do this
 
2014-02-22 09:01:44 PM  
your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion
 
2014-02-22 09:05:06 PM  
Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.
 
2014-02-22 09:05:29 PM  

kevinatilusa: The reason it had no comments initially was that commenting was not enabled.


Correct. There was a glitch that wasn't noticed until later today.
 
2014-02-22 09:07:58 PM  
If I saw an animal in distress I would help it.
What I do for a living is completely irrelevant in that regard.
/fark those guys.
 
2014-02-22 09:09:39 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.


They also work out.
 
2014-02-22 09:12:37 PM  

Bandito King: Phil Moskowitz: Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.

They also work out.


That's hot. It's like they're inmates without the stigma of being criminals.
 
2014-02-22 09:12:39 PM  

lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion


You coulda had it put to sleep for $60, and got yourself a brand new cat.
 
2014-02-22 09:13:50 PM  

Bandito King: Phil Moskowitz: Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.

They also work out.


And occasionally put 80 pounds of gear on so they can pull kids out of burning buildings and stop the entire city from burning down.  Minor stuff.
 
2014-02-22 09:14:36 PM  
Unpleasentville? Ok, submitter, who are you and do you work with me? At least it's not Oshawitz.
I live across the road from one of those firefighters. He would probably have rescued it.
 
2014-02-22 09:14:57 PM  

lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion


Holy crap you're stupid. I mean... holy crap... I'm actually rendered speechless.
 
2014-02-22 09:15:38 PM  
You expect a man to risk his life (live power lines) to rescue a cat? Not worth it.
 
2014-02-22 09:19:08 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Bandito King: Phil Moskowitz: Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.

They also work out.

And occasionally put 80 pounds of gear on so they can pull kids out of burning buildings and stop the entire city from burning down.  Minor stuff.


When was the last time 1920s building standards ever reared its ugly head? We use Romex,breaker switches,  gypsum board, steel and glass these days. Firemen are meth lab technicians.
 
2014-02-22 09:19:11 PM  
baconbeard

Exactly. They don't carry guns. How are they supposed to shoot it down?

You are SICK to even joke about shooting a stranded cat.

That's what stun grenades are for.
 
2014-02-22 09:19:32 PM  

baconbeard: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Holy crap you're stupid. I mean... holy crap... I'm actually rendered speechless.


I can afford it.... and more. I had to chance to save his life, I see nothing wrong with that
 
2014-02-22 09:19:37 PM  

lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion


You are aware that for that money, you could get scores of healthy cats?
 
2014-02-22 09:21:40 PM  
My old neighborhood actually had a cat-in-a-tree rescue. It wasn't near power lines, and the local department happened to be training personnel that day so it was a good day for everyone involved, except the owner who'd entrusted a neighbor to watch the cat, and came back to a bill from the county.
 
2014-02-22 09:21:42 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: When was the last time 1920s building standards ever reared its ugly head? We use Romex,breaker switches, gypsum board, steel and glass these days. Firemen are meth lab technicians.


Actually, you're pretty close to the age of the neighbourhood. And there is probably a meth lab within a block.
 
2014-02-22 09:23:04 PM  
1. Poke with tree trimmer
2. Stay out of way of falling cat
3. Profiteroles!
 
2014-02-22 09:23:07 PM  

rustypouch: You are aware that for that money, you could get scores of healthy cats?


How many sociopaths do we have on Fark these days? Are your mirror neurons not firing because of recent trauma or has this been en entire life deal?
 
2014-02-22 09:25:33 PM  
How many sociopaths do we have on Fark these days?

All of them, I think.
 
2014-02-22 09:28:59 PM  

lethalwan: baconbeard: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Holy crap you're stupid. I mean... holy crap... I'm actually rendered speechless.

I can afford it.... and more. I had to chance to save his life, I see nothing wrong with that


Nothing wrong with it, but how do they find cat blood donors?

Also, you paid for it, you didn't take to an emergency room with EMTALA regs and then expect someone else to pay for it.

I'm glad your kitty is OK, you can't make new old friends.
 
2014-02-22 09:30:56 PM  

Moderator: kevinatilusa: The reason it had no comments initially was that commenting was not enabled.

Correct. There was a glitch that wasn't noticed until later today.


I wudda done that but there was no red and white linky "Notify Admins" thingee on the page bottom.  Next time, I'll use a different thread to let y'all know.  Because Caterday.
 
2014-02-22 09:31:04 PM  

lethalwan: baconbeard: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Holy crap you're stupid. I mean... holy crap... I'm actually rendered speechless.

I can afford it.... and more. I had to chance to save his life, I see nothing wrong with that


Oh, I could afford that... and more as well... And don't get me wrong, I'm a cat guy... we have two beautiful rag dolls that I love to death... but if I was told I'd have to spend $4500 to save one of them, I'd be laughing myself silly as I called up the breeder for a new cat.
 
2014-02-22 09:33:12 PM  
Call a tree pruning service, they have the right equipment.
 
2014-02-22 09:33:12 PM  

Rozinante: Unpleasentville? Ok, submitter, who are you and do you work with me? At least it's not Oshawitz M

eowschwitz.
I live across the road from one of those firefighters. He would probably have rescued it.


Missed opportunity.
 
2014-02-22 09:34:08 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: rustypouch: You are aware that for that money, you could get scores of healthy cats?

How many sociopaths do we have on Fark these days? Are your mirror neurons not firing because of recent trauma or has this been en entire life deal?


You know, I had you on IGNORE for awhile and I was feeling good tonight so I took you off.  What a freakin' mistake.  You remain incredibly unfunny. Back to IGNORE.
 
2014-02-22 09:34:14 PM  

lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion


Fark!  You should be shilling for some sort of ObamaCare for pets.  I wouldn't spend that much on myself.
 
2014-02-22 09:35:18 PM  

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I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH

 
2014-02-22 09:37:45 PM  

Rixel: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Fark!  You should be shilling for some sort of ObamaCare for pets the poor.  I wouldn't spend that much on myself.


FTFY
 
2014-02-22 09:39:03 PM  

Rixel: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Fark!  You should be shilling for some sort of ObamaCare for pets.  I wouldn't spend that much on myself.


Me kid needed a new liver transplant. They wanted $1000 bucks for that. I said "screw that, I could get an Xbox One and a PS4 for that kind of scratch!"
 
2014-02-22 09:40:47 PM  

rkiller1: You know, I had you on IGNORE for awhile and I was feeling good tonight so I took you off. What a freakin' mistake. You remain incredibly unfunny. Back to IGNORE.


Thanks man, I just want you to know, we're all counting on you.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-22 09:46:25 PM  
my kitties do not approve of this behavior.
 
2014-02-22 09:50:52 PM  

rkiller1: You know, I had you on IGNORE for awhile and I was feeling good tonight so I took you off. What a freakin' mistake. You remain incredibly unfunny. Back to IGNORE.


Oh, and in case you wanted a real answer in place of a dismissive mocking joke, I was trying to be sympathetic of a person willing to sacrifice in the face of a suffering creature that he loved, instead of being a smug asshole, dismissing fear and suffering in a creature unable to understand it.

If you can be an actuary in the face of suffering and death, then good for you.
 
2014-02-22 09:53:02 PM  

studebaker hoch: baconbeard

Exactly. They don't carry guns. How are they supposed to shoot it down?

You are SICK to even joke about shooting a stranded cat.

That's what stun grenades are for.


What the fark is wrong with you?

what do you think rocks are for?
 
2014-02-22 09:57:45 PM  
I was a volunteer firefighter for nearly seven years.

I never once saw a cat skeleton in a tree. Mister Puss will come down when he is good and ready, unless you want us to man the hoses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs4uy3yEqkI
 
2014-02-22 09:59:38 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Bandito King: Phil Moskowitz: Their job is to go to 1000 dollar false calls all day, sit around and eat. It's welfare for people trained to do shiat.

They also work out.

And occasionally put 80 pounds of gear on so they can pull kids out of burning buildings and stop the entire city from burning down.  Minor stuff.


Don't forget about sucking up EMS dollars just to complain that EMS (the majority of FD work) takes too much away from putting wet stuff on red stuff.
 
2014-02-22 10:12:54 PM  

lethalwan: baconbeard: lethalwan: your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion

Holy crap you're stupid. I mean... holy crap... I'm actually rendered speechless.

I can afford it.... and more. I had to chance to save his life, I see nothing wrong with that


Haters gonna hate.
 
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