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#1 Mar 18th, 2014, 15:48
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I think we need a thread for this. We have one for Grr and one for happy.

Let me start. Yesterday I had to go to hospital and I ended up in the post op room (long story).

While I was there they wheeled in a man who just had the lower part of his left leg amputated. I could see the stitches. The poor man was screaming in pain, I guess along with the pain he felt sorrow at the loss of his leg (India is not a good country of the disabled/differently abled).

Mods if this is the wrong place to post please delete the thread.
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The mods might decide to merge sad with grr, which, up to now has been the "opposite" of the happy thread, but grr and sad are not the same, and I thinking about that only recently.

What made me sad, recently: the death of Tony Benn, the man who might have been able to save Britain from its fate of being run by a wunch of bankers.
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I had to google wunch.

Johnlord, hope all is under control now.

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(India is not a good country of the disabled/differently abled).
There is a beggar I always give money to whenever I see him. He has been at the same crossroads in Hyderabad- he lives on a flat piece of wood on wheels with two legs missing- for the last twenty two years. And, ontopic, I always feel sad when I give him money. What a life.

Indians who are better off have generally lost compassion over the years.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I had to google wunch.

Johnlord, hope all is under control now.



There is a beggar I always give money to whenever I see him. He has been at the same crossroads in Hyderabad- he lives on a flat piece of wood on wheels with two legs missing- for the last twenty two years. And, ontopic, I always feel sad when I give him money. What a life.

Indians who are better off have generally lost compassion over the years.
Not 100% better yet but getting there thanks.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I had to google wunch.
Better to google spoonerism!
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Four Reasons Syrian Refugees are a Bigger Story than Malaysian Air MH 370

" There is something wrong with the editors’ conception of what “news” is when a huge story like the displacement of millions of people is virtually ignored while a missing airliner gets wall to wall coverage.

There are some 2.5 million Syrian refugees, in which 140,000 have died.
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... and are dying, as this is being posted.



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What is making me sad, I know one of the Syrians who just got killed.
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Originally Posted by brishti View Post " [I]There is something wrong with the editors’ conception of what “news” is when a huge story like the displacement of millions of people is virtually ignored while a missing airliner gets wall to wall coverage.
I am not saddened by either the airliner incidence, or Syrian refugee plight, However Airliner story has all the suspense and mystery angle which makes it interesting for me. After all, how common is such disappearance! Refugee issue on the other hand is as old as human civilisation, how long can one make it a news for people not involved.

I will keep a watch and enjoy new theories coming by, like fresh chapters of a mystery novel.
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My cousins' wife gave birth to a baby boy. Unfortunately the baby has serious heart problems, and the doctors dont know how long the baby has. If this isn't bad enough the doctor asked my cousin how long they should keep trying.

So sad. How can any parent tell the doctor to stop trying, I really don't know what to say or do.

Incidentally my cousin said just keep on going, but sooner or later a decesion will have to be made. I am dreading when that moment comes.
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So sad to hear.

I cannot imagine what it must be like to have to take such a decision. It is bad enough with an animal ...but with one's own baby?

It is a terrible thing for your cousin, but it is right that the doctors should not act without including them.

Wishing you all strength...
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Sad to hear the demise of Khushwant Singh.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I

There is a beggar I always give money to whenever I see him. He has been at the same crossroads in Hyderabad- he lives on a flat piece of wood on wheels with two legs missing- for the last twenty two years. And, ontopic, I always feel sad when I give him money. What a life.
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Same here capt. I'm well acquainted with a one armed beggar at the lodi road traffic signal here in Delhi. It's wrong to call him a beggar actually seeing as he sells chips and lords it over a leper woman beggar and a pre adolescent boy who seek alms at the same signal. (They're a sort of unit)


I helped get him a job as a maali (gardener) in dehradun last summer. He thanked me profusely. Then a few months later I saw him selling chips again at the very same traffic signal. He said "it rained and rained and I didn't like it" (referring to the uttrakhand floods last summer). I suspect he missed the city too. His wife and daughter bring over his dinner in a little plastic polythene bag at about 8 pm every night. They eat sat together on the divider in the middle of the road. He does earn enough money to live in a little shack in nizammuddin and to pay for his daughter's school tuition fee, on whom he dotes.
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The syrian kids plight is the worst I've seen in the recent times.Hundreds of normal, healthy kids a few months ago are dying of starvation now, just like that. None of the world 'powers' are doing anything about it.

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Originally Posted by JOHNLORD View Post How can any parent tell the doctor to stop trying.
In my case, it's the opposite. I had to make a decision on both my parents and advise the doctors to stop trying, and I was quite young when I did that. Unfortunately, life sometimes doesn't give too many options.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post So sad to hear.

I cannot imagine what it must be like to have to take such a decision. It is bad enough with an animal ...but with one's own baby?

It is a terrible thing for your cousin, but it is right that the doctors should not act without including them.

Wishing you all strength...
In India as treatment has to be paid for money is the only constraint, and fortunately both my cousin and his wife are doctors so that is not an issue.
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