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    Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In New York Park

    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."
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-new-york-park

    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?

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    There's that Christian compassion we've come to know and love from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    There's that Christian compassion we've come to know and love from you.
    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?

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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?
    Why do you care? It's just one fewer dead gay guy for you to concern yourself with.

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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."
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-new-york-park

    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?
    And you're celebrating his death????????????????


    There's a special place in hell for people that celebrate the deaths of others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Why do you care? It's just one fewer dead gay guy for you to concern yourself with.
    I do care, just wondering if this protest has changed things for anyone?

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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...
    No, I wondering why he would do this and if this kind of suicide is the "New Normal" for global warming protest.

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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."
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-new-york-park

    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?
    That's how Tibetans self-immolate to protest the occupation of their land. I guess Trump's USA is the new Communist China...
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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...
    "Trump's USA is the new Communist China"?

    Because one dude decides to burn himself to death, for whatever reason?

    That's a bit of a stretch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    No, I wondering why he would do this and if this kind of suicide is the "New Normal" for global warming protest.
    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
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