1/19/09, the last day of Free America.
Pericles "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "
"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --Samuel Adams
I know. That guy looked pretty damn ecstatic when they intercepted that tornado. I was all smiles wondering how bad ass of an experience that must be. I also agree with AL P on he way that guy decided to go out. I figure a storm chaser would walk into a tornado with a shit load of data probes and weather instruments on their back. I know I would.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem...however, depression is a real disease and it changes a person. Most think they are weak, but imagine the despair when you feel that your only way out is to kill yourself. You know the man loved his children. Imagine what it would take for you to abandon your children...depression obviously caused him to reach that point. I bet he was bipolar. Very high suicide rate with that disease. Regardless, he is dead and his family is suffering. I hope the boys get the help they need to deal with this or they will be at a higher risk to suffer the same fate at some point.
We had a suicide in our family 25 years ago, and the ripple effect has been enormous. He left behind a legacy of fucked up kids and now, a grand-child. It leaves a legacy of bad baggage, and a shit-load of guilty feelings.
CHL holder and Conservative...AKA "Domestic Terrorist"