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    I can think of someone who can heroically follow in this martyr's steps and light a loud fart on fire, engulfing himself and his mother's basement, or maybe the day room of the asylum, in not so silent protest of gays, blacks, mooslims, other brown people, non Christians, and other boogy men in his insane mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    A prominent lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people set himself on fire Saturday.
    David S. Buckel's charred remains were found in a New York park, The New York Times reported. In a letter Buckel emailed to the publication and other media outlets earlier that day, he wrote, "Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death."
    A former marriage project director for Lambda Legal, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of LGBT people, Buckel played a major role in a long, dark battle for recognition and equality.

    By 2016, Buckel was focusing on protecting the environment. As a senior organics recovery coordinator for an initiative hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, he wroteabout how Brooklynites were composting food with the help of solar and wind energy.
    On the last day of his life, he reportedly emphasized environmental responsibility, stating in a note to the media, "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather. Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves."

    The Times said that authorities had cleared away Buckel's body by 11 a.m., and a dark, circular patch was left in its place marked by two cones.
    The New York City Police Department told NPR that a note was left at the scene. "It is being treated at the time as a suicide but it's still under investigation," a spokesperson said.
    Camilla Taylor, Lambda director of constitutional litigation and acting legal director, said in a written statement, "We have lost a movement leader, a colleague, and a friend. We will honor his life by continuing his fight for a better world."
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    Is this a new trend in protesting? Setting yourself on fire to get your point across concerning global warming? What happened to a civil protest?
    How can ONE incident be a trend? You know what the word means, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Is this the "New Normal " I am to expect in global warming protest? Not trying to be funny, but this guy just gave his life for the cause of global warming. Wondering if this really speaks to anyone?
    As if you give the slightest flying fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I do care, just wondering if this protest has changed things for anyone?
    Guy's been dead for less that 24 hours. What the fuck do you expect to be changed for anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    That's how Tibetans self-immolate to protest the occupation of their land. I guess Trump's USA is the new Communist China...
    This is a global warming protest , what's Trump have to do with that? He could have at least written out how to stop global warming before he set himself on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Guy's been dead for less that 24 hours. What the fuck do you expect to be changed for anyone?
    Ideologies change in seconds. Obviously he wanted to make a point that global warming was going to kill us all. Just wondering if people now think that's true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    As if you give the slightest flying fuck.
    Never seen a person commit suicide for a cause like global warming before. Have to admit its unusal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    How can ONE incident be a trend? You know what the word means, right?
    Well about two years ago Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem at an NFL game. Even after he wasn't signed to a team last year there was still a bunch of NFL players that continued to Kneel in protest. He created a trend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Lol how do you even come to this conclusion. One dude does not a trend make

    Also so you should maybe read a history book. Lighting oneself on fire in protest is hardly a new thing
    Kaepernick ring a bell. One guy can start a trend. I would say school shootings have been a trend for the last 20 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister B View Post
    And you're celebrating his death????????????????


    There's a special place in hell for people that celebrate the deaths of others...
    I'm on it!
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