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  •  And yet Swartz did have that kind of money, ... (0+ / 0-)

    if the amount he reportedly paid his defense attorneys is any indication.  He also, given his fame, had the exposure and clout to lead a public campaign and seek donations to finance the cause.  He either didn't even think of that, or discarded the idea without even trying.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:50:55 PM PST

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    •  you know this how? (1+ / 0-)
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      the amount he reportedly paid his defense attorneys
      Link? You need to be sourcing these claims.

      Unless they're just your personal opinions, thats different.

    •  It hurt his psyche to ask for help (0+ / 0-)

      that is a main, significant reason leading to his demise, he could not stand the thought.

      PLEASE do some reading on this subject before you type anymore untruths. EVERYTHING you claim has ALREADY been refuted by people who are VERY knowledgeable about this situation - his family, close friends, lawyers etc.

      PLEASE JUST STOP.

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:22:49 PM PST

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      •  The evidence worth considering ... (0+ / 0-)

        is that from independent sources.  The rest is tainted for various reasons.  Just so it's clear, I feel VERY badly for his family and how he treated them ... from the shame he brought upon his parents to how he will have left them feeling as a result of his suicide.  I have no doubt that, when their shock and grief subsides, they're going to be very angry at him.

        And what kind of a defense is "it hurt his psyche"?  Sheesh.  It sure didn't hurt his psyche to do a LOT of things he shouldn't have.  His crimes notwithstanding, what he did to his family will torture them for the remainder of their lives.  

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:14:05 AM PST

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