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Old 12-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #3981
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Oh, I get SOOO very angry at stuff like this. Many years ago I witnessed an accident where a motorcyclist passed me on the right, then swerved between me and the car in front, passing him on the left and hit a car turning left from the opposite direction. Normally it would be the car's fault but this kid broke about 4 laws (including speeding and running a light) and the car never had a chance to see him. He was from a well off family and hired one of the most high profiled laywers around at the time who got no less than 7 stays pushing the actual trial back almost 2 years. I had kept a copy of my statement but it was still a long time and even with both my testimony and the other driver in front of me, as well as all the police evidence the kid got off AND succsessfully sued the driver of the car for damages and tarnishing his reputation.

The lawyer turned around every word I said, making it look like I just didn't like motorcycle drivers.

Expat, I don't blame you for being mad but it happens EVERYWHERE!!!!

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:15 PM   #3982
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Hi guys well my year has gone to hell in a hand basket my 11 yr old son was killed in January now I have to fly back to South Africa my mom is critically ill she has been diagnosed Goodpasture syndrome she is 71 and on dialisys and a ventilater [spelling] we were going to go on a holiday as my dh has never met my family now i have to pay 2x the going rate. I am so overwelmed with loss as it it is. Anyway my friends I will talk to you in a month leaving Sunday 21 back jan 21

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:19 PM   #3983
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I'm so sorry africhef! My good thoughts will be going with you.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #3984
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My thoughts and prayers to you and your family africhef.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:58 PM   #3985
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I'm truly sorry, africhef, .............
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:42 PM   #3986
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I will keep you and your mom in my prayers Africhef.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:44 PM   #3987
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Sorry to hear of your troubles, africhef. My heart goes out to you and I send loving thoughts and prayers. Travel safely.
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I'm so sorry africhef, I wish I had something comforting to say.
I can't imagine what you are dealing with right now. Losing a child should not happen to anyone at any age.
You will be in my thoughts.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:02 PM   #3989
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Africhef, please add my prayers to the list.
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Some people don't have a sense of humor and like to think the worst of people instead of the best--especially when the person in question is always doing good deeds and helping others. I would like to think that some people earn a little slack every now and then. None of us are perfect.

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