QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
This a saddening event, my sympathies towards the families of those involved.
"Frankly, what were these idiots doing in Yemen anyway?"
Idiots?! Far from it, as Delta_Flyer said they were prepared to risk there lives to save the lives of others a very noble and honorable deed. Think especially about one of the victims who IIRC done this type of work in Yemen for 23 years think of how many lives were touched there work instead of hurling insults.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1532 times:
Okay, so they're humanitarian doctors & missionaries...blah blah blah.
Obviously, they have a lot more humanity in them than someone named Yyz717 on this board, that's for sure. It's easy to sit on your ass in Toronto and call people who were trying to help other people "idiots". I think we could make that word apply to those who critisize such people without walking in their shoes.
Are you sure you're not a Matt D clone or something?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
Anyone who unnecessarily risks their life for a personal cause is indeed an idiot. They put their own missionary work ahead of their own well-being & as a result, their relatives will be grieving for years to come.
Mature, responsible adults have a responsibility to their loved ones not to put themselves at undue harm, however "noble" the cause.
they have a lot more humanity in them than someone named Yyz717 on this board, that's for sure.
Getting personal are we? Well, humanity starts at home. What have you done lately for the poor impoverished blacks in CLE? Helped out a soup kitchen? Volunteered at an inner city school? .......2 "no's" I bet. I wonder who is sitting on their ass then??????
If you don't like my point of view, then disagree, but don't get personal Alpha....you do not know me & likely never will. But I will gladly measure my volunteer work against anyone, particularly you.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
yyz717:Anyone who unnecessarily risks their life for a personal cause is indeed an idiot. They put their own missionary work ahead of their own well-being & as a result, their relatives will be grieving for years to come.
Luckily, some people are interested to help others even if their own life is endangered, that's probably the main difference between an human being and an animal. It's called altruism.
Those Doctors deserve some respect, they've died because of their passport while trying to help those in need.
Maybe one day you will change your mind... the day when one of these ''idiots'' will save your life after an unexpected accident in a remote part of the world.