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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Donate money to the victims of 9/11 relief fund? The following should be of some interest ......

A woman had lost her husband in the twin towers collapse on 9/11. She recieved 5.4 million in governemnental funds, and another 800k in other donations. I caught part of an interview with her, and to date, she has spent all but 500k of it. Her middle class home recieved a 1.5 million dollar makeover, and despite giving away thousands of pairs of shoes that she purchased for herself, she still has many pair She says she "hates" the money, and is seeking therapy in regard to her shopping addiction. WTF!

You know, it irritated me to no end to hear all of the whining about bread winners being lost, and that the remaining family has no money, nor access to it. Well, ummm .... that is what life insurance is for It severely pisses the fuck out of me that the government paid out to all of them, and this is, at least, how one of them chose to treat a "bail out". Fuck her, and everyone else who failed to plan for a bread winners potential demise, and squanders away donated money, and taxpayers money

The kicker is that the news story seemed sympathetic to her, and her addiction
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 10:57 PM
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That's messed up. That's why I dont buy all the over-hyped sympathy that the media throws out there. Not to say that a few people probably deserved the money, but there's always a few screw balls.

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all that money to the civilians, and our real heros (the military and police/fire) get squat when they die, and little to nothing while they are alive.

america the greedy.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 07:28 AM
 
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You really want to know the problem w/ this? They gave them all the money at once! Just like those lottery losers who end up bankrupt after winning 5mil.........the gov. should've paid them a monthly salary equivalent to the lost one's payscale, thereby avoiding such BS!

BTW, I think they were given waaaaaaaaaay to much $$$$! At an average 50k/ yr, a person only makes 2.5 mil in 50 yrs of working. This women got 6.x mil and blew it all? What a f'ng C-U-N-T!
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I gotta play devils advocate on this one:

I agree that getting the money and spending it all is F'ed up.

Dont forget that not everyone can mentally handle losing a loved one (if they truely loved them), and like any other addiction, shopping was her fill-in for the loved ones loss..........mentally, she couldnt help herself(Addiction).

I dont agree with all the money she recieved or why she got it, thats not what I am debating, just that mental illness (or weakness) and addiction of any kind is hard to fight without help.

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well, dumb bitch had plenty of money to seek professional help BEFORE she almost lost all the money.
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You really want to know the problem w/ this? They gave them all the money at once! Just like those lottery losers who end up bankrupt after winning 5mil.........the gov. should've paid them a monthly salary equivalent to the lost one's payscale, thereby avoiding such BS!

BTW, I think they were given waaaaaaaaaay to much $$$$! At an average 50k/ yr, a person only makes 2.5 mil in 50 yrs of working. This women got 6.x mil and blew it all? What a f'ng C-U-N-T!


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well, dumb bitch had plenty of money to seek professional help BEFORE she almost lost all the money.
She didnt realize she had a problem....until it was evident by the lack of money.

You of all people should know.....the first step towards recovery is admitting YOU have a problem!

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I think that life insurance does't cover deaths as part of "an act of war" I believe that some of that 5.4mil may have been listed because the gov. helped the insurance co's pay out even though they didn't have to. Remember middle class in NY could very well mean a 6 fig salary and 1mil+ home. It could be feasible she had 5mil+ in life ins. the gov. helped to pay out. There were many donations as well, many coming from the employers of the people lost. What she did with the $$$ is her business. I know others weren't so lucky on the settlements so there is more going on then led on here. Either way making donations was the right thing to do. I can't make judgements from one story like this and still have no regrets about the donations I made for my colleages families

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You of all people should know.....the first step towards recovery is admitting YOU have a problem!
now, hold on a sec, wtf you trying to imply?
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now, hold on a sec, wtf you trying to imply?
Like I said..........admittal.....

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all that money to the civilians, and our real heros (the military and police/fire) get squat when they die, and little to nothing while they are alive.

america the greedy.

+1.


I wonder if the other survivors blew through their money like this woman. She's outta money and I don't feel sorry for her.

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Dont forget that not everyone can mentally handle losing a loved one (if they truely loved them), and like any other addiction, shopping was her fill-in for the loved ones loss..........mentally, she couldnt help herself(Addiction).
I am not necessarily knocking the shopping addiction thing, however, if the payments were more structured, or not as high, perhaps there would not have been so much waste as a result of her addiction.

Brian, that was not an act of war. There was some debate surrounding that at the time. Had it been, and there were families in need as a result, I would have looked at it differently, I would even look at this example differently. Since all could collect on existing policies, if there were any, than tough toonces to those that failed to plan for the worst. We cannot bail out everyone for failing to plan!

There is seemingly no responsibility for ones own lives/actions in this society, and when something bad happens, everyone looks around to see where they can get money to make up for it
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I am not necessarily knocking the shopping addiction thing, however, if the payments were more structured, or not as high, perhaps there would not have been so much waste as a result of her addiction.
I dont disagree with that either....All I am saying is that she isnt neccessarily a F*ckin C$nt. People with addictions arent neccessarily bad people, they just have an addiction and dont think clearly like you and me.......Uh I mean you, I obviously dont think clearly or I woulda dropped this two days ago

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