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« Reply #33330 on: March 15, 2010, 05:23:01 am »
Under normal circumstances I'd certainly say save the pets.  I know in my case if that was my dog in there, I would do whatever I had to to ensure their safety.  However, he has 8 cats.  That's about 7 cats too many and I'm sure he can make do without a few.
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« Reply #33331 on: March 15, 2010, 05:28:40 am »
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« Reply #33332 on: March 15, 2010, 06:54:38 am »
I want to watch that review but I've gotta play the game first. :(
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« Reply #33333 on: March 15, 2010, 07:19:00 am »
The fact that suicide is illegal says a lot.

Suicide is understandable because many people that would kill or purposely injury themselves have some sort of psychological or mental problems. People that get arrested for suicide don't go to jail, they get taken to a mental hospital. You aren't allowed to drink and drive or do drugs because you could harm others while under the influence. You can sit in your own home and drink yourself to oblivion however.

Wtf? Suicide is illegal? What's the point?

Also, I'm pretty sure you can't be taken to a mental hospital after being arrested for suicide, seeing that you're dead.

Unless by suicide you meant attempted suicide as well. :P

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« Reply #33334 on: March 15, 2010, 07:19:30 am »
It's only illegal if you fail!

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« Reply #33335 on: March 15, 2010, 07:30:47 am »
HEYO!!

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« Reply #33336 on: March 15, 2010, 11:09:57 am »
The fact that suicide is illegal says a lot.

Suicide is understandable because many people that would kill or purposely injury themselves have some sort of psychological or mental problems. People that get arrested for suicide don't go to jail, they get taken to a mental hospital. You aren't allowed to drink and drive or do drugs because you could harm others while under the influence. You can sit in your own home and drink yourself to oblivion however.

Wtf? Suicide is illegal? What's the point?

Also, I'm pretty sure you can't be taken to a mental hospital after being arrested for suicide, seeing that you're dead.

Unless by suicide you meant attempted suicide as well. :P

Haha nice catch, Totally meant attempted suicide  :D

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« Reply #33337 on: March 15, 2010, 12:12:06 pm »
Suicide is illegal because of a legal techncality, In order for it to be illegal to help someone kill themselves you must first make it illegal to kill yourself. They can't make it illegal for someone to help someone do something legal.

The fireman are not allowed to let someone they've rescued back into the house, They are legally responsible for there safety. It would also be incredibly foolish for the man to have tried to go into the house unprotected as an untrained civilian. Even a small fire can cause enough smoke to make him pass out in moments or even cause structural damage to the house. Theres a reason Firefighting PPE gear wieghs over 50lbs.

The specific reason for the firefighters not entering the house to save the cats in this particular case is unclear, but the a decision like that would only be made if it was deemed too greater risk for the firefighters lives, the fact they didn't go in also means the fire was probably quite large by this point. As someone already said, as cruel as it sounds, they're just cats.
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« Reply #33338 on: March 15, 2010, 12:55:28 pm »
Welcome back Brutus  :).

I actually know legally that the firefighters aren't allowed to let him back in. I'm not really faulting the firefighters personally. I am against the law that makes it so.

Also I should note they didn't *Rescue him* he came out on his own when they arrived and they wouldn't let him back in. Had they actually went in and pulled the man out I would agree that he probably shouldn't be allowed back in.

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« Reply #33339 on: March 15, 2010, 01:12:12 pm »
Thanks :)

The sad truth is that most people who go into a burning house to rescue some one/thing die in doing so. If the firemen won't risk going into the house, then going in untrained and unequipped is suicide.
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« Reply #33340 on: March 15, 2010, 02:09:30 pm »
In summary: Listen to the firemen. It's in their name.
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« Reply #33341 on: March 15, 2010, 02:48:46 pm »
Just got my piano tuned, yo.

Sounds a teensy bit odd though since I played so much when it was out of tune. Screwed up my ear.
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« Reply #33342 on: March 15, 2010, 07:12:58 pm »
I've never actually had a full-size piano.  Just an old Casio keyboard.

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« Reply #33343 on: March 15, 2010, 08:52:32 pm »
I have a little keyboard. But it sucks. Only a few different instruments, none of which are any good. And it was Made in China.

But otherwise, at least I have one.

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« Reply #33344 on: March 15, 2010, 09:02:06 pm »
Mines a smaller one too, but it's still pretty good even now.  The SA-65, 100 tone, 30 patterns and 10 demo songs with the ability to strip the piano out of it and play yourself.  Plus there's a digital readout that shows pattern tempos, volume, etc. not to mention displaying a musical staff showing what notes are being pressed.  The only problem I have is that there's no output for headphones OR a PC, forcing you to use the built-in hardware without the ability to record anything.