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  •  I don't see how this is anybody's (1+ / 0-)
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    fault. We humans enjoy pranking people. I guess whenever you pull a prank, there is always a slight chance that one of the victims will commit suicide. It is a horrific tragedy, and one can't help but wonder what this wife and mother was thinking to kill herself because she forwarded a crank call. But from the perspective of the pranksters, this seems to me to be a random event, not something that anybody could have predicted.

    •  Being made a mockery in front of millions of (6+ / 0-)

      is helluva alot more than being pranked. Stations in the u.s., australia, and the u.k. do it all the time. It was inevitable that one of these unsuspecting innocent people going about their business would react very badly to being made the butt of a joke to a whole city, a whole country or in this case the whole world. It was infinitely predictable that something like this would eventually happen.

      "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

      by voroki on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:18:20 AM PST

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      •  Huh? Her name wasnt even part of this. (0+ / 0-)

        The public did not know who she was. And even if they did, this was a 1 or 2 day story and would have been forgotten very quickly. Normal people know that. Something was wrong with her, and there was no way the pranksters could have known that.

        •  No, but she knew. Imagine feeling that there (0+ / 0-)

          were thousands of strangers laughing at a mistake you made at work  even if they didn't know your name.  Imagine having papers all over the country, hell in this case all over the world, report on it, even if they don't use your name. Imagine setting next to someone on a bus and hearing a conversation "did you hear about that stupid nurse...."
          How would you feel?

          "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

          by voroki on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:21:52 PM PST

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        •  And also,they may not have known there was (0+ / 0-)

          something wrong with her, but there was always a possibility. When you choose to pick people at random and put them in such a situation there is ALWAYS that possibility. As for a "1 or 2 day story", this wasn't a celebrity. Having the whole country talking about one of your fuck ups for 1 or 2 days is no small thing.

          "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

          by voroki on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:48:16 PM PST

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    •  I totally agree with you (1+ / 0-)
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      Our actions are good or bad or neutral or (as in this case) just plain silly based on upon reasonable expectations about their consequences, not wholly unpredictable, irrational outliers.  

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:39:22 AM PST

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