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#1 Vapor Trails

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:33 PM

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Ground Zero Suicide Inspired by Election

2 hours, 29 minutes ago

NEW YORK - A 25-year-old man from Georgia who was apparently distraught over President Bush (news - web sites)'s re-election shot and killed himself at ground zero. Andrew Veal's body was found Saturday morning inside the off-limits site, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A shotgun was found nearby, but no suicide note was found, Coleman said.

Veal's mother said her son was upset about the result of the presidential election and had driven to New York, Gus Danese, president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, told The New York Times in Sunday's editions.

Aw jeeeze....!!!!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:36 PM

What a waste of a life.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:38 PM

^

I was around that area in the early afternoon, going for my weekly bike ride around New York City.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:45 PM

I am so sorry to hear this.  What a terrible thing for him and for his family.  

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 01:47 PM

One less loony around.  At least that's one real Democrat who has the guts to stand by his convictions!!
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 01:52 PM

This is so sad. My heart goes out to his family
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:23 PM

darthsikle, on Nov 7 2004, 01:47 PM, said:

One less loony around.  At least that's one real Democrat who has the guts to stand by his convictions!!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:28 PM

It really is a little un-nerving for me. :( When I go bike riding, I take the PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) train from New Jersey down to the World Trade Center site, then I ride uptown.

I didn't notice any unusual activity when I arrived there, and I rode my bike back to the WTC site to take the PATH train back to New Jersey. Things seemed to be normal.

At least, he didn't take out his frustrations on other folks. :unsure:
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:42 PM

darthsikle, on Nov 7 2004, 10:47 AM, said:

One less loony around.  At least that's one real Democrat who has the guts to stand by his convictions!!

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It's comments like this that leave me with an irrational hatred of all people that identify themselves as Republicans and, in particular, conservatives.  Thank god for people like Rov, LoP, and a couple of friends in RL who are both Republicans and decent human beings.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:18 PM

Digital Man, on Nov 7 2004, 12:28 PM, said:

It really is a little un-nerving for me. :( When I go bike riding, I take the PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) train from New Jersey down to the World Trade Center site, then I ride uptown.

I didn't notice any unusual activity when I arrived there, and I rode my bike back to the WTC site to take the PATH train back to New Jersey. Things seemed to be normal.

At least, he didn't take out his frustrations on other folks. :unsure:

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:31 PM

Now if we could just get Michael Moore to do the same . . .

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:58 PM

Very odd. :|

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:02 PM

darthsikle, on Nov 7 2004, 06:47 PM, said:

One less loony around.  At least that's one real Democrat who has the guts to stand by his convictions!!

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Did you ever think that the fearmongering tactics that went on in this election would do deep damage to individuals already troubled for many other reasons? Make the pain they were already experiencing in their normal life that much more unbearable?

The anxiety issues faced by so many individuals in this country have gotten worse since 9/11 not better. And the campaign rheotoric I heard coming out in this election --and I'm not pointing any fingers 'cause both groups did their share-- hasn't helped.

Besides his Mom picked that as the main source of his despondency is the one thing that she can put her finger on as a cause, the first thing that comes to mind or the maybe the thing he was talking about the most. I'm very sure there were a lot of other factors here that had nothing to do with the election. This was just perhaps the last straw for him.


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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:28 PM

About the rather abrasive and unsensitive comments above: I am a conservative, and I still think it's sad and a horrible waste of life. Suicide is a very stupid thing to do, but when you're that distraught it's not like you're thinking clearly.

And it's not like all conservatives feel the same way the people who said those comments do, and to generally dislike one group of people just because of some loud-mouthed individuals isn't very nice  :pout:

It's beyond me why anyone would feel so horribly about the election that they have to remove themselves from this world, though.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:36 PM

Annibal, on Nov 7 2004, 05:28 PM, said:

It's beyond me why anyone would feel so horribly about the election that they have to remove themselves from this world, though.

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I think this person had issues that went beyond that, IMHO. :(

And like I said-at least he didn't kill or injure anyone else.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:14 PM

Digital Man, on Nov 7 2004, 02:36 PM, said:

And like I said-at least he didn't kill or injure anyone else.

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Here I would disagree. He has injured his family, possibly beyond repair for some of them; others will spend years working through what has taken place. Suicide is a very selfish act, but the person committing suicide cannot see that, because they have become so very focused on themselves. It's a horrible viscous cycle with far sweeping consequences.

My heart breaks for his family. :cry:

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:27 PM

I'm a conservative and I find this to be doubly sad. First and foremost because this person obviously felt that there was no other option to him.

Secondly because of the harsh and cruel statements made by some in this thread. Do you find it amusing to make lame jokes about this? Is suicide that funny to you people? Jeeeze, get a life.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:28 PM

What LotS said!
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:40 PM

Chipper, on Nov 7 2004, 07:23 PM, said:

darthsikle, on Nov 7 2004, 01:47 PM, said:

One less loony around.  At least that's one real Democrat who has the guts to stand by his convictions!!

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Shut up.

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Ummm, no.  See, this country is so wonderful that I can say insensitive things like that.  The guy is nothing but a quitter and the world is better off without him.
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:40 PM

Number_6, on Nov 7 2004, 08:31 PM, said:

Now if we could just get Michael Moore to do the same . . .

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Has anyone heard from him lately???
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