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Old 03-12-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I know, right?

Scary to see so many people apparently delighting in the suffering of another.

The P&oC forum is a disgusting mess

This forum isn't that much better
Thing is, people like this make it hard on the rest of us with common sense. They also cost us money and over and over again, we have to get the government involved with making more rules about things they shouldn't have to get involved with. All because of people like her.

It's not just a little mistake. It's not something that happened by accident. It was deliberately wilful act based on a grown person's inability to make a sensible decision. I'm not happy she's hurt, but you have to ask yourself, if she's so dumb doing something like this, do you really want this woman operating a car next to you on the freeway? If she's going to do something stupid and dangerous, better she just takes herself out instead of endangering everyone else.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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Thing is, people like this make it hard on the rest of us with common sense. They also cost us money and over and over again, we have to get the government involved with making more rules about things they shouldn't have to get involved with. All because of people like her.

It's not just a little mistake. It's not something that happened by accident. It was deliberately wilful act based on a grown person's inability to make a sensible decision. I'm not happy she's hurt, but you have to ask yourself, if she's so dumb doing something like this, do you really want this woman operating a car next to you on the freeway? If she's going to do something stupid and dangerous, better she just takes herself out instead of endangering everyone else.
I think your concerns are overblown
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I hope instinct kicks in when we see something like that happen in front of us. I can't imagine thinking it through first. We'd just react instantly.

I don't exactly pity the woman, but I also don't think she "deserved" that attack. She made a stupid mistake in judgement. It's something we all do from time to time.

I'm glad she's fine.

I'm glad the cat is fine.

She apologized. Good enough for me.
That's why I said I wasn't sure I'd help. I can very well see instinct kicking in. Just thinking about it, I'd probably be yelling at how stupid she is when she crossed the barrier. Then when the cat grabbed her I'd have to make a split second decision about whether to help or not. Actually I think she deserved it. She didn't die, but learned a painful lesson. The only good think is she didn't endanger anyone but herself. Yes we all do stupid things, but stupidity runs on a spectrum. This was a pretty high level of stupid.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:26 PM
 
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You all must believe in a punitive God, too...all stupid mistakes in judgment
deserve a gash on the arm, eh?

I'm glad the panther is in a nice zoo and not being poached....funny how different minds can be.
Just an observation. Here we are on the same thread, probably in the USA ...and so different.
Huh? Why bring God into this? Actions have consequences.

Just an observation, but it sounds like you have a attitude of some sort.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:33 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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OMG ... what beautiful animals.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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We ll wait and see.. I wouldnt be one bit surprised.
She was on CBS News the other night and although she admitted doing the wrong thing, she still tried to blame the zoo by saying the barrier was too close to the fence.

People like her are a trip.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I think your concerns are overblown
I would sincerely hope so, but given the number of people who have died from trying to take a selfie, I'm not sure I'm overreacting.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Huge props to the zoo for not taking action against the animal (the jaguar).
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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A moment of silence for Harambe. A little boy jumped in his cage for which Harambe grabbed the boy undelicately. Mortified onlookers and the irresponsible mother who ignored her son telling her beforehand that he would do this, added to the hysteria. And so Harambe, a gorilla was murdered.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Huge props to the zoo for not taking action against the animal (the jaguar).
I don't think any zoo would kill an animal for attacking someone that went around the boundaries where the animal can get them. The only time I've heard of this was when a person (usually a child) was actually in the enclosure with the animal and they felt they needed to do it to get the child back.
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