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    Long story short, guy at work, 34 years old, hustling, pushing himself-
    Fell asleep behind the wheel, clipped the back of another tractor trailer, caromed off the guard rail, flipped the truck and burned to death.

    He was running like an animal, with no sleep becouse he needed money.

    Then I come home, and I hear about John Abraham, blasted out of his mind, totaling a $50, 000 vehicle like it's no big deal.

    Fifty grand is more than that guy who burned to death was even gonna make.

    I really have to question my value system at this point. People out here are living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, trying to make ends meet, families are breaking up and people are real stressed out.

    Sports used to be a temporary escape from all the BS we put up with in our lives. Now, it just seems like it's just another part of the BS. I'm sick of it. I'm just so disillusioned with the disgusting obscenity of it all.

    Oh, I'm gonna keep watching, but I'll tell you this- From now on, I'm treating these guys with the respect they command, which is not much.

    The only thing that gives me hope are people like Rich Williams and Pat Tilman. I'm gonna devote this weekend to sobriety, prayer and meditation. I hope that God can give me the strength and courage of such conviction, that those two men have shown.

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    Amen, I'm sorry to hear about your tragedy at work. I too, will try some prayer and meditation.

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    JetMoe, I'm sorry to hear about your loss.......... When tragedy's like this happen, it does make one put everything into perspective and put our priorities in order.........life is too short, you never know when your number is up.....

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    JM My condolences to your freind and co-workers.

    Carpe Diem

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    "...and people are really stressed out."

    That's for sure.

    Sad story, sorry about your loss bro.

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    Condolences. Rest easy. And peace to you and his family.

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    Very sorry JM. Will remember him in prayers.

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    Jet Moses, thats a tragic story.

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    You're absolutely right. The fact that 'life is unfair' is a hard pill to swallow but it is what it is. It's also a game of opportunity. Who knows, maybe Abraham also donates a lot of money to charities like other athletes with big salaries who believe in giving back and don't take their good fortune for granted.

    Carpe Diem, indeed.

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    Originally posted by Jet Moses@Oct 4 2003, 04:34 AM
    Long story short, guy at work, 34 years old, hustling, pushing himself-
    Fell asleep behind the wheel, clipped the back of another tractor trailer, caromed off the guard rail, flipped the truck and burned to death.

    He was running like an animal, with no sleep becouse he needed money.

    Then I come home, and I hear about John Abraham, blasted out of his mind, totaling a $50, 000 vehicle like it's no big deal.

    Fifty grand is more than that guy who burned to death was even gonna make.

    I really have to question my value system at this point. People out here are living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, trying to make ends meet, families are breaking up and people are real stressed out.

    Jet Moses I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hope that you will get over your grief quickly. If he had a family I hope they have a support system to compensate for their economic loss.

    As to what you wrote it is clear to me that you are well on your way to grasping the fundamental injustice of the economic system we live in. Those that ram the "family values" message down the throats of the American People conveniently ignore the destruction of families and lives caused by this economic system. Jet Moses use your spirituality in what ever form it may take to seek inner peace. But never use it to seek answers to such questions. All they will tell you is "the poor will always be with us". Never accept this message. But if you look further into your own analysis you will clearly see that the economic resources to provide a comfortable existance for all clearly exists. And its not even a matter of your friend versus John Abraham. It's your friend versus the 100s of billions of dollars spent on preparing for and the prosecution of war.

    All I can tell you right now is to keep questioning why. In time you will find the answer.

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    Originally posted by Jet Moses@Oct 4 2003, 04:34 AM
    Long story short, guy at work, 34 years old, hustling, pushing himself-
    Fell asleep behind the wheel, clipped the back of another tractor trailer, caromed off the guard rail, flipped the truck and burned to death. ...
    Jetmo, sorry to hear about your friend. I hope at least the guys family is taken care of.

    I agree with what you said, but you've also got to carry that to singers, actors and the entertainment profession in general.

    These guys provide us with entertainment and that's all. They make more money than God and alot of them have the nerve to lecture us on how to behave.

    I get a kick when I see those PSAs on NBC channel 4 "The More You Know" segments. "Kids -- don't drink, don't smoke, don't have sex, don't waste energy..."

    Don't forget about the private jet you flew in to film your PSA, the hit of acid you took last night, the wife you beat last night, or the kiddie porn you have in your closet...

    I'd say more, but there is a mod with an itchy trigger finger just waiting to pull the plug on me because he doesn't agree with my opinions. You get the idea.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    It's getting hard to reconcile principle with... pragmatism, or reality, or whatever.

    Maybe I'm just a hypocrite. A big phoney. I dunno.

    Anyway, I wasn't that close to the guy. He was a co-worker. I knew him, we exchanged small talk. He had a wife and two young daughters. I saw him at a rendezvous point in Lititz Pa, that day. Maybe 6 hours before he crashed. I went home, he didn't. All for a lousy hundred bucks.

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    Personally, I think you are going through what I went through about 10 years with the New York Mets: Do you root for the uniform or the logo, or for the players that wear the uniform, who may be absolute creeps?

    As a very young kid, I feel in love with the Mets, who, at that time, were awful. Players like Lee Mazzili, Doug Flynn and Mookie Wilson were nothing special, but they seemed like great men, bigger than life perhaps. When that 1986 team rolled around, I was in my teens and found rooting for a terrific Mets team was a sheer joy.

    Things changed for the worse around 1992, as the Mets brought in a string of high paid louts that treated anyone, including fans, like absolute trash. Players like Vince Coleman, Bobby Bonilla, Brett Saberhagen and the surly Eddie Murray made me ashamed of rooting for the team for the first time ever. As the years have gone by, I find I like the Mets, but I really enjoy them when they are composed of decent men, playing their tails off. This most recent team is an example of that, despite their record.

    I can't begrudge men like Arod or Griffey Jr. or even Lavernous Coles for the money they make in sports. For every Coles that makes millions at WR, there are ten of thousands that tried and never made any significant cash playing a sport. Also, as someone that "rejects" communism, I can't help but think these players deserve the money they get, because they bring in millions of dollars by themselves.

    Are you a fan of the Jets and their logo, or the players --who maybe severly flawed-- that fill those uniforms? <_<

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    Originally posted by Riggins44@Oct 4 2003, 02:35 PM
    Personally, I think you are going through what I went through about 10 years with the New York Mets: Do you root for the uniform or the logo, or for the players that wear the uniform, who may be absolute creeps?

    As a very young kid, I feel in love with the Mets, who, at that time, were awful. Players like Lee Mazzili, Doug Flynn and Mookie Wilson were nothing special, but they seemed like great men, bigger than life perhaps. When that 1986 team rolled around, I was in my teens and found rooting for a terrific Mets team was a sheer joy.

    Things changed for the worse around 1992, as the Mets brought in a string of high paid louts that treated anyone, including fans, like absolute trash. Players like Vince Coleman, Bobby Bonilla, Brett Saberhagen and the surly Eddie Murray made me ashamed of rooting for the team for the first time ever. As the years have gone by, I find I like the Mets, but I really enjoy them when they are composed decent men, playing their tails off. This most recent team is an example of that, despite their record.

    I can&#39;t begrudge men like Arod or Griffey Jr. or even Lavernous Coles for the money they make in sports. For every Coles that makes millions at WR, there are ten of thousands that tried and never made any significant cash playing a sport. Also, as someone that "rejects" communism, I can&#39;t feel but think these players deserve the money they get, because they bring in millions of dollars by themselves.

    Are you a fan of the Jets and their logo, or the players --who maybe severly flawed-- that fill those uniforms? <_<
    Thats exactly how my life as a Mets fan has gone.

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    I have come to realize as I get older that sports is not the end all like it was for back 15 or so years ago when I was in my twenties.
    Now I enjoy rooting for my favorite teams-like the Mets, jets and Rangers but not at the expense of everything else in life is meaningless.
    Sorry for the person and family whose live will never be the same Jet Moses

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    Sorry about your co-worker&#39;s untimely death. I hope you will have better things happen in your life. I will never forget the time I was grieving for the passing of my mother-in-law who was 68 at the time. Healthy,active,etc... It was just a freak thing. One night she went to bed and the next morning she was dead. Probably a massive heart attack(weirdly enough it was on the second anniversary of the passing of her husband, my father-in-law). I cried to my mom and told her it wasn&#39;t fair. My mother told me something that has always stayed with me. She said " Life isn&#39;t fair. It just IS".
    It is the way it is. No guarantees about anything. It just is the way it is.
    I guess thats the reality. In the mean time, I think its important to appreciate the time we have here with friends and family and try not to get caught up in the little stuff that doesn&#39;t really matter. I think everybody does this differently. Take care JetMo&#33;

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    I dunno.

    I appreciate the warm encouragement.

    Man, you look at a guy like Jesus. He packed alot of passion and intensity into his 33 years. What have I done with the time I&#39;ve been given? I&#39;m little more than a thesaurus on TV and pop culture trivia. Wow, St. Peter&#39;s gonna be impressed.

    I just jammed out on my guitar

    It&#39;s so easy/ Buddy Holly
    runaway/ Del Shannon (quite possibly the greatest Rock And Roll song, ever)

    and did a twenty minute version of Like a Hurricane/Neil Young.

    If that&#39;s all I have to offer the world, then I guess, that&#39;s all I have to offer the world.

    Phvckit. Ya know?



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    More like 30 w/ The International Harvesters on pier 80 in the late 80&#39;s. The solo went on and on

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