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(Huffington Post)   Firefighters refuse to rescue stranded cat in Unpleasentville Ontario   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2014-02-22 09:15:38 PM  
3 votes:
You expect a man to risk his life (live power lines) to rescue a cat? Not worth it.
2014-02-22 08:43:50 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:38:49 PM  
3 votes:
Maybe it's because it's not their job.
2014-02-22 11:51:48 PM  
2 votes:

rustypouch: 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?

I'm not the dumbass who's spending thousands of dollars on a cat. Especially when you can get one for almost nothing. People are giving them away, and killing the ones that others won't take for free. You'd rather spend a ridiculous amount on one animal, than spend it helping numerous others.

Do you just care about the one?


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You know you sound like a real asshole, right? Leave the guy alone. If he wants to spend $4500 on his cat, that's his business. You don't need to get all high and mighty about all the other helpless animals out there. If my cat was dying, I would do what I can with what I could afford.
2014-02-22 08:54:28 PM  
2 votes:
farking cat climbed up there it can damn well climb down.  Foolish to put yourself in danger to "rescue" a cat.
2014-02-23 01:14:16 PM  
1 votes:
clambam

Have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree? It would have come down on its own when it was ready.

Or when the crowd of people, the fire truck, and the dog that chased it up there have all left.
2014-02-23 12:18:37 AM  
1 votes:

Maggie_Luna: it's all subjective. Valuing a member of our own species just because is stupid and nonsensical. We are not the end all of all life. All this human value stuff is due to our whole social tribe etc. developing in a way that has empathy. At the end of the day we are animals and will seek to better our lives as we can. This guy valued his cat. Nothing wrong with that. If I had the resources I would do the same with my pets.


Well, it isn't simply valuing them, it's valuing them more. It's an hierarchy thing: the further from me you get, the less I care.

Me > my family > other people > my pets > their pets* > etc.

Now, obviously there is wiggle room -- for instance, putting one's child above one's self. I just look oddly at people who reorder the list a little too much.

And this isn't to say "to hell with stray cats!" A cat caught up in a tree, I'll help. Doggie got his head stuck in a box? I'll help. Little birdie with a broken wing, I'll help.

Cat caught at the top of an electrical utility pole with live wiring? Sorry, kitty.

I mean, yay, the guy with the cherry-picker saved the cat; congrats. However, had he been electrocuted there would also have been a Fark thread laughing at the moran for such a stupid death.

* other people's pets, you fool, not my pets' pets!
2014-02-22 11:08:04 PM  
1 votes:

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?


I'm not the dumbass who's spending thousands of dollars on a cat. Especially when you can get one for almost nothing. People are giving them away, and killing the ones that others won't take for free. You'd rather spend a ridiculous amount on one animal, than spend it helping numerous others.

Do you just care about the one?
2014-02-22 10:43:30 PM  
1 votes:
ArcadianRefugee: baconbeard: 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!"

Your kid = human. Human > cat.

The fact that you're too stupid to realize that is the only possible reason you could have made that post (aside from "troll").

Seriously, $4500 for a pet is nice and all, IF you have the dosh laying about.

What I am curious about is if lethalwan uses some of his wealth on human charities.

/not suggesting he doesn't

it's all subjective. Valuing a member of our own species just because is stupid and nonsensical. We are not the end all of all life. All this human value stuff is due to our whole social tribe etc. developing in a way that has empathy. At the end of the day we are animals and will seek to better our lives as we can. This guy valued his cat. Nothing wrong with that. If I had the resources I would do the same with my pets.
2014-02-22 10:22:00 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: 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!"


Your kid = human. Human > cat.

The fact that you're too stupid to realize that is the only possible reason you could have made that post (aside from "troll").

Seriously, $4500 for a pet is nice and all, IF you have the dosh laying about.

What I am curious about is if lethalwan uses some of his wealth on human charities.

/not suggesting he doesn't
2014-02-22 10:14:07 PM  
1 votes:
and a veterinarian was onsite in case of a mishap.

Yes, because when I risk my neck, it's a veterinarian I want around "just in case".
2014-02-22 09:57:45 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:50:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:37:45 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:34:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:28:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:23:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:19:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:19:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:12:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:07:58 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:05:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:01:44 PM  
1 votes:
your all A-holes, just save the life of an animal

//spent $4500 for my cat to have a blood tansfusion
2014-02-22 08:50:24 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:47:03 PM  
1 votes:
The reason it had no comments initially was that commenting was not enabled.
2014-02-22 08:40:44 PM  
1 votes:

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


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