Humanity (we may still have hope). A repost but one I wanted to share for the new Fjers.. Patrol officer talks down suicidal man Officer Kevin Briggs talks to K

Humanity (we may still have hope)

Humanity (we may still have hope). A repost but one I wanted to share for the new Fjers.. Patrol officer talks down suicidal man Officer Kevin Briggs talks to K

A repost but one I wanted to share for the new Fjers.

Patrol officer talks down suicidal man
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#1 - junkyveteran (10/06/2013) [-]
Make it stop, That was beautiful
#55 - thereal (10/06/2013) [-]
have you ever been so happy that your skin tone lightened dramatically?
User avatar #134 to #55 - Kabutops (10/07/2013) [-]
well if you look at his skin color on his arm which is being lit up by the sun, it would be possible that both are the same man
User avatar #146 to #55 - dubslao (10/07/2013) [-]
he was suicidal because he had such ashy skin
User avatar #177 to #55 - nozepicker (10/07/2013) [-]
have you ever been so happy you change into Jamie Foxx?
#198 to #55 - asstraffic (10/07/2013) [-]
Damn, i must be one happy person. (im white)
User avatar #72 to #55 - razthough ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
Ah, but did his skin tone change because of he became happy? Or did he become happy because his skin tone changed?
User avatar #64 to #55 - Faz (10/06/2013) [-]
His life was in a dark place before.
#77 to #55 - fatimmortal (10/06/2013) [-]
Two words.

Michael Jackson.
User avatar #70 to #55 - apexbossin (10/06/2013) [-]
As a black man, I can confirm that our skin color's change drastically depending on the season.
#69 to #55 - guruofcancer (10/06/2013) [-]
have you ever been so happy that you turned into Jamie Foxx ?
#73 to #55 - crazyolitis (10/06/2013) [-]
Well, it was a dark period for him.
#66 to #55 - brenton (10/06/2013) [-]
Yes. It happened once when I was no longer standing in the shadow of a bridge railing and artificial lighting was being used to provide for a better picture of me.
Yes. It happened once when I was no longer standing in the shadow of a bridge railing and artificial lighting was being used to provide for a better picture of me.
#7 - ozzkey (10/06/2013) [-]
#57 - betars (10/06/2013) [-]
>FJ sees a post about some dumbass facebook girl
"OMG faith in humanity lost"
>FJ sees some one donating money to a veteran
"OMG faith in humanity restored!"
>FJ sees people falling for the /b/ waterproof iphone ad
"OMG faith lost!!!!"
>FJ sees a comp of acts of justice

No offense, but I'm sure we can get more creative than that.
User avatar #63 to #57 - sinonyx ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]

no they can't
User avatar #79 to #57 - alekksandar (10/06/2013) [-]
your post made me lose faith in humanity.
User avatar #92 to #79 - psyachu ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
Should I make a post about people saving a dog? Honestly, betars kinda has a point, but I do enjoy seeing the type of posts OP made anyway, so....
#4 - robinka (10/06/2013) [-]
What the **** is this **** ?
Those Kids could just mount a normal swing
#171 to #4 - madmaxx (10/07/2013) [-]
Looks like a wheelchair park.
User avatar #186 to #4 - bomberbib (10/07/2013) [-]
Yea but they couldn't move their legs to swing. Granted somebody could push them, but without force in their legs it would probably be much more difficult to balance, for example they would be able to scoot their but around to stay on.
User avatar #6 to #4 - lodewijkbob (10/06/2013) [-]
Getting in and out of a wheelchair is very difficult if you are for example paralyzed from the waist down. Getting out of it and into the swing could maybe work with quite the amount of physical strain, but then moving the wheelchair out of the way, even starting to swing and getting back into the wheelchair would be nearly impossible.

Although these kids seem to be under adult supervision most of the time, imagine lifting these kids in and out of swings every day all day. Your back would be messed up pretty quick. Now they just help with getting them into the swing thing and start them swinging.

In conclusion, even though they could, in theory, mount normal swings, this method is way more convenient for both the person in the wheelchair and the supervisor.
User avatar #172 to #6 - strum (10/07/2013) [-]
Every day all day? Do cripples live at the parks or something, just constantly swinging? And if we're going into what causes more strain I think placing the wheelchair in those special swings and pushing them would cause a bit more. And if you're in a wheelchair and you don't have proper supervision but want to swing you wouldn't be able to use those, while it's possible to use a normal swing by pulling themselves into the seat. There was a kid I knew back in Junior High who used to get into the swings that way.
User avatar #181 to #172 - strum (10/07/2013) [-]
And before you ask how, he simply rolled his chair to the side of the swing and pulled himself up with both chains of the swing. And when he got off he just pulled the swing close to the chair and slid back in. While it's probably likely not alot of people do this it's more unlikely anyone can get into the special swings alone.
User avatar #209 to #181 - lodewijkbob (10/07/2013) [-]
I neglected to mention that I have little to no personal experience with this kind of situation. This is just how I imagined the situation. About the every day all day thing, I do realize kids don't live at these parks, but the supervisors probably work at institutions that help children with special needs, making this part of their job. Once again, I have no personal experience with the situation.

You do seem to have this experience, and I will happily withdraw those parts of my statement that you have disproved.

But in my defense, children have to be of a certain age to have enough upper body strength to lift themselves up into and out of swings. I understand the way the kid you mentioned did it, and I see why that would work. Also I don't believe I said the children could get into these special swings by themselves, it just made it easier for the person helping them to do so. I do think the physical strain of lifting a child is greater than the strain of pushing a wheelchair up a very small ramp.
#83 - seymourtets (10/06/2013) [-]
Shut the **** up with that title.

Humanity has always had it's ups and downs, and, in fact, this generation could be the most humane generation in human history. So when a minority of people do something bad, and you lose faith in humanity, go ******* kill yourself. And when a minority of people do something good and you suddenly get your faith in humanity back again, go ******* kill yourself. These stupid, ****** assumptions that a single act can change your opinion on the world that we live in is so rage- and cringe-worthy. So shut the **** up, and just admire nice people doing nice things, or condemn bad people doing bad things. Don't bring humanity into it.

Also, OP, **** you for just reposting the entire frontpage of I don't really care about reposts, but at least give credit and mix up your compilations a bit.

Pic definitely ******* related.
User avatar #87 to #83 - sparkyoneonetwo (10/06/2013) [-]
This whole exact compilation has been reposted here like a billion times.

so theres a good chance he didn't steal the frontpage of but stole the compilation from one of many places being an option though.
#90 to #83 - buttgauges (10/06/2013) [-]
You are a very angry person.

Let me hug you.
User avatar #142 to #83 - Katzie (10/07/2013) [-]
^ This. I hate it when people say they've lost faith in humanity like they're some enlightened individual waiting for everyone else to catch up with their moral glory.
#180 to #83 - prominant (10/07/2013) [-]
I never read anything you wrote, I thumbed you and fav'd because of the picture
#138 to #83 - cthumoo ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
#9 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
You literally went on and copied the ENTIRE FRONT PAGE last night, then posted it here. Get it together, man.
You literally went on and copied the ENTIRE FRONT PAGE last night, then posted it here. Get it together, man.
User avatar #10 to #9 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]

Everyone, just scroll down this page.
User avatar #111 to #12 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
swagloon, I love how you thumbed down the link to the exact post it was ripped from.
User avatar #118 to #111 - swagloon (10/06/2013) [-]
Cause I don't care for that site and also this post as been on the internet for at least a year. You claiming that OP took it from this website is idiotic.
User avatar #120 to #118 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
look at the times each were posted. within an hour of each other.
User avatar #126 to #120 - newforomador ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
So, tickld took it from somewhere, and somebody else took it from there and posted it on here. It's like people have already said, all of these posts have been circulating the internet for years, just because it was stolen from somewhere else (which is exactly what tickld did since they aren't the ones that made it) doesn't mean it's any less good. OP never claimed to be the person to create this, so I have no problem with it. I wouldn't have seen it if he hadn't posted it on here, so I'm not complaining.
User avatar #89 to #9 - mrhotwings ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
How about you realize that most people didn't even know that website existed faggot.
User avatar #98 to #89 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
and how about you realize that when your mommy reads the nasty things you write on the internet, she is going to ground your for a month
User avatar #101 to #98 - mrhotwings ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
Ya, sure, mom.... thanks for making me sad again, dick.
#40 to #9 - funmanigro (10/06/2013) [-]
and its not even funny
#93 to #9 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
This has been reposted countless times on FJ already. Amazed you have never seen it with a name that blue.

Still, I don't get why so outraged. It's not like Tickld actually makes content.
User avatar #94 to #93 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
Not outraged, disappointed.
#97 to #94 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
My point still stands. I'v seen this comp on several sites, funnyjunk included, and none of them gave signs of being the OC.

OP could have copied it from any of them.
User avatar #100 to #97 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
within an hour though? what are the odds that someone reposted the same **** from so long ago within the same hour?
#102 to #100 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
Tickld reposted it from somewhere else too. I don't see why they deserve any more credit than OP.
User avatar #103 to #102 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
basically what you are saying is that the ass end of the human centipede deserves all the credit.
#109 to #103 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
No. Basically what I'm saying is that **** gets reposted through the internet. Tickld reposted it on their site, and saywan reposted it on this site. None of them deserve more credit than the other, so stop bitching about it.
User avatar #119 to #109 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
I wasn't bitching about it nearly as hard as you are defending it. All I was saying was that i caught the repost of the exact content from another site within the hour.
#123 to #119 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
I reckon I got a bit frustrated once you started using irrelevant points to try to refute my argument.

What I'm trying to say is, saywan deserves your disappointment no more than whoever reposted it on Tickld.
User avatar #129 to #123 - animalsslamina (10/07/2013) [-]
Correct. I didn't like the post there either. The fact remains that with a post so purportedly old and rehashed, and unfunny, it is unlikely that it was posted on two websites within an hour, and I happened to have both up at the same time.
#133 to #129 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/07/2013) [-]
I understand that, I felt the same thing when I saw the post.

"Oh... This again :\"

But the reality is that there are people who haven't seen it yet, so I just let it slide.
Yeah sure, the guy who posts it gets undeserved thumbs, but it's not like they are going to get him laid or anything.
User avatar #136 to #133 - animalsslamina (10/07/2013) [-]
Truth. I'm just tired of logging on and seeing the same damn things over and over.
User avatar #105 to #102 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
and he isn't OP if it is a repost. OP stands for Original Poster, which he is not.
#110 to #105 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
Don't attack my argument with that, it doesn't make it any less valid. You know who I was referring
User avatar #114 to #110 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
It is a valid argument. That's why you're so butthurt.
#116 to #114 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/06/2013) [-]
So now you're resorting to the Ad Hominem fallacy?
#125 to #116 - animalsslamina (10/06/2013) [-]
I'm correct in stating that he was not the original poster, and it undermines your entire argument that he deserves credit for someone else's post, however old it may be.
#131 to #125 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/07/2013) [-]
I did nowhere state he deserved credit for it. I simply stated that Tickld deserved no credit either, which is why I don't understand why all the fuss about it being a repost from Tickld.
User avatar #132 to #131 - animalsslamina (10/07/2013) [-]
You misunderstand. I could give two ***** about tickld or any other site. My point was that it was a **** post, copied/cut from another site, and I happened to catch it.
#135 to #132 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/07/2013) [-]
I see that now. Refer to comment #133 for the answer why I think it's still not worth the fuss.
#128 - commanderbunbun (10/07/2013) [-]
foundation for suicide?
#54 - trolololing (10/06/2013) [-]
I can't imagine why he doesn't go to the orphanages as well, i'm sure the kids'd relate

Am I a dick yet?
#137 - azzaziel (10/07/2013) [-]
holy 			****		.   
If I stood responsible for someone's career to survive I would feel 			*************		 bad after the surgery
holy **** .

If I stood responsible for someone's career to survive I would feel ************* bad after the surgery
User avatar #154 to #137 - snowshark (10/07/2013) [-]
It's not just a career that was ruined. It was about 10% of that guy's life's work shat on as well as his dreams. Cameron Lyle acted like a saint but **** the guy who gave him the decision in the ass! Is it really moral to take a generous guy with a big heart and offer him his dreams over someone's dead body? Was there no way for someone else to give the marrow?

That is just unfair on Lyle and an insult to medicine, which is meant to be about making people's live's better, ******* nice-guys over.
User avatar #195 to #154 - germed (10/07/2013) [-]
You do realise that he wasn't forced or pressured into donating, he genuinely wanted to do something good for someone.
Imagine that patients family and friends, just because he had leukemia doesn't mean he didn't have anything a normal person does. Would you rather know that you saved someone's life and they continued to live a long and happy life with their family because of you, or get the empty title of a champion discus thrower?
And it's not like he can never play sports again, he donated bone marrow, not an organ.

Don't be such an ignorant dick.
User avatar #207 to #195 - snowshark (10/07/2013) [-]
Of course he was pressured into donating. If he would just give it up like that of COURSE he was! Not by doctors or legal agencies, by his own conscious! It is immoral to take people with strong morals like that and offer them their future if they're happy to vault over a few corpses. If he does, he always feels guilty until he dies, if he doesn't, goodbye to his ******* future and a solid dump is taken on 10% of his life.

He had to give up his professional career as an athlete because of that. That's just immoral! Was there really nobody who was living a more sedentary lifestyle who could have made the transplant? I can assure you there was. We don't act like it but the list of donors is pretty big for cases that are rare/non-life-threatening like bone-marrow transplants.

Read what the post says and think about why it says what is says, maybe do some research next time and you won't come across as an ignorant ******* with such a moralboner up your arse you don't think of the most basic and obvious cruelty you can give to a good person, crippling moral guilt.
User avatar #208 to #207 - germed (10/07/2013) [-]
You must think this guy was an idiot, he knows there may have been other donors, he was only contacted because he was a 100% match, which isn't all that common if you didn't know that. He was just the first to respond the to the request. Please elaborate how saving someone's life is immoral, what part of "voluntary" do you not understand?
I can assure you I don't have a "moralboner" I couldn't give two ***** about what other people do with their lives, but if it was my decision I would get a lot more satisfaction out of knowing I saved someone's life than throwing a heavy frisbee.

Most people never do anything of significance in their lifetime, and no, sports does not help the human race. So I fail to see how doing something that ensured someone's survival is a "solid dump on 10% of his life" it was his decision, and I'm sure a lot of other people would have done the same in a heartbeat, there is no reason to get so worked up over it.
Who the **** watches discus anyway?
User avatar #210 to #208 - snowshark (10/07/2013) [-]
"Who the **** watches discus anyway?"

So I can't be angry at the doctor who gave a man with more morality than rationality (not an idiot, by the way... there is a strict definition I stand to with idiots and that wasn't it) a decision between his future and someone else's.

But you can totally spit on his dreams and something he evidently cared a great deal about? Who watches discus? Perhaps he wasn't in it for the fame or the glory, perhaps he was in it because he enjoyed it? That heavy frisbee must have been very important to him if he'd pour that much time into getting better at throwing it.

How is he going to spend his life now? Well I can tell you what he won't be, an athlete. He won't have the chance to live out his dreams because he was too good a man to let someone else take a life/death risk.

He is not the one at fault, the one at fault was the doctor who gave him the choice. This guy willingly destroyed his dreams for this stranger. THAT is immoral! It is exploiting him. It's immoral to make your mates pay for your pint, hell it's even worse to make your mate pay for everyone's pints. But if he's a nice guy he'll do it, because he's a good guy. Same with this guy.

Altruism is admirable. Hedonism is despicable. But to live a good life you need both. Give too much and you lose everything. Give too little and you gain nothing. It is the balance between kindness and selfishness that makes men whole and this guy was too nice for his own good.

Wether it was his decision or not, it was the wrong one and he made it because he was too good a man. I can't stand to see good people suffering unnecessarily and that's what this is, a good guy made to suffer for someone else. I admire his strength of morality, but he lacked the willpower to say no, find someone whose life won't be crippled by this decision.

Balance is maturity. Sensible & silly. Good & bad. Kind & cruel. Why should the man who suffers most suffer because nobody else had the guts to take the bullet?
User avatar #211 to #210 - germed (10/07/2013) [-]
I understand your point, but the doctor did nothing wrong, the volunteers are names on a list, Lyle was a 100% match so they contacted him and and asked him what he wanted to do, he knew the consequences and he made a decision.

No one has the right to get angry in his place for what he did it just means he valued a young man's life more than he valued his goal. He said himself it was a "nobrainer" It's not immoral or unjust that a doctor was doing his job.

What you don't understand is; it's not the doctors decision whether or not the patient deserves to be treated "oh this guy is working towards a goal, wow better let this patient die instead of contacting him and asking him if he wants to help save a mans life"

Please think of this from other participants perspectives for a moment and realise this is a lot less complicated than you're making it out to be.
Like I said, Lyle was a 100% match, they're not not going to contact him about it, especially since he VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PART OF IT BEFOREHAND. Meaning he was already up for it before he even got the offer, no single person is at fault here. You think people just sign up to be donors without expecting to get contacted if they find a match? That's just plain stupidity. Think for a second.
User avatar #197 to #154 - timowashere (10/07/2013) [-]
the guy didn't know who it was. He probably knows now because of all the articles. They are not allowed to meet each other for a year.
User avatar #206 to #197 - snowshark (10/07/2013) [-]
I was talking about the guy that gave the decision to Lyle, not the guy who received the marrow.
#99 - notgabenewell (10/06/2013) [-]
And we're all here just browsing FunnyJunk.
User avatar #108 to #99 - theugandanhero (10/06/2013) [-]
Sucks sometimes, doesn't it?
User avatar #121 to #99 - pineapplechunkss (10/06/2013) [-]
I talked a guy out of suicide.....
User avatar #130 to #121 - mitchr (10/07/2013) [-]
I'd like to hear the story, if you feel comfortable telling it. Otherwise, I wouldn't blame you.
User avatar #150 to #99 - heartlessrobot ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
I stopped a girl on here from cutting herself, and she's stopped me from offing myself.
#78 - datkiid (10/06/2013) [-]
WRONG. This man just got his head stuck between the rails
#56 - easternigguh (10/06/2013) [-]
Pic related
#61 to #56 - bizzar (10/06/2013) [-]
I could kill for some humanity right now
#48 - wishanonscouldpost (10/06/2013) [-]
Couldn't a millionaire just take it a step further and be batman?
#68 - darkanon (10/06/2013) [-]
#91 to #68 - psyachu ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
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User avatar #143 - spawnconnery (10/07/2013) [-]
That dude got less black
#117 - nitsuan (10/06/2013) [-]
I can't handle all of these wonderful people
#50 - haydentheviking (10/06/2013) [-]
I finished this thinking that why cant there be more people like this   
then i came to the conclusion    
I finished this thinking that why cant there be more people like this

then i came to the conclusion

#47 - trollzoll (10/06/2013) [-]
American Foundation for Suicide, their motto
American Foundation for Suicide, their motto
#167 - kanedam ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
i know there will be hate:

i think i would have run past (in the last story). sports is about exploiting the mistakes your rivals make after all... (eventhough i hand it to that guy that it was a really honorable move!)
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