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#1 Grapefruits

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:39 AM

And the stupidity of young people just keeps getting worse...

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Five friends died senselessly this past weekend after one of them got behind the wheel of a car they were all riding in and drove drunk and recklessly, all while tweeting about it.

21-year-old Jonathan Watson was driving his 2005 Nissan Sentra at a high rate of speed after leaving a party in Ontario, California on Saturday, September 2nd.

Watson's Twitter timeline detailed his state of mind at the time.


Not soon after sending his last tweet, Watson crashed.

The driver of the vehicle was 21 years old and the other four occupants ranged in age from 20 to 23 years old,” Ontario police Cpl. Bill Russell told KNX1070’s Ed Mertz.

We do know that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and did run a traffic signal just prior to colliding,” Russell said.


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The car rolled over at least five times before smashing through a cement pillar and landing in the backyard of a home.

Witness Rowley Barre told CBS2's Jeff Nguyen that the Sentra “ran a red light. Then he swerved and crashed. The car is flipping over and they hit a brick wall.”

Killed were 23-year old Marquell Bogan, 23-year old JuJuan Bennett, 21-year-old Ervin McKinness, 20-year-old Dylan George and the driver Watson.

Edited by debluvscanucks, 10 September 2012 - 06:22 AM.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:43 AM

Well that's terrible that a poor decision cost them their lives.

But something something Darwin something something
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:43 AM

Darwin Award right there.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:44 AM

Idiots.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

YOLO!!!!!
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:49 AM

Terribly sad waste of 5 young lives.

But for the grace of circumstance go I and my 3 friends when I was 18. Reminds me of how fortunate I am to be here too, unscathed and in one piece and how stupid I once was as a teen.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:51 AM

I was confused at first, didn't realize there was a city named Ontario in California.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:07 AM

Terribly sad waste of 5 young lives.

But for the grace of circumstance go I and my 3 friends when I was 18. Reminds me of how fortunate I am to be here too, unscathed and in one piece and how stupid I once was as a teen.


right on sharp i was thinking the same thing as i was reading the article .
of all the dumbass things i did when i was younger driving off my head in very fast cars was probably the most stupid thing of all , and i did not even entertain the fact that i was putting other road users life,s at risk .

even though these deaths were caused by stupidity , 5 families have lost a son , brother, loved one.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:11 AM

I just had to open the thread to say: IRONY.

RIP
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

You only live once, so live it right should be the motto
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:06 AM

Eh, I don't see it as a waste. The driver is a moron, his friends even more stupid for getting in the car with him. Early 20ies, time to have your head screwed on straight. Good riddance.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

I can't help but laugh. Does this make me a bad person?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:38 AM

It just say one thing i.e., "Don't drive when drunk".
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:48 AM

I couldn't help but notice how many of the people who actually knew him are glad he's dead...maybe stating the obvious but dude sounded like an ignorant f*&^.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:29 AM

Eh, I don't see it as a waste. The driver is a moron, his friends even more stupid for getting in the car with him. Early 20ies, time to have your head screwed on straight. Good riddance.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:45 AM

Yolo!!!
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:47 AM

120 in a Sentra? Exaggerate much?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

Eh, I don't see it as a waste. The driver is a moron, his friends even more stupid for getting in the car with him. Early 20ies, time to have your head screwed on straight. Good riddance.


:picard: .. your sensitivity is over whelming ..
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:46 AM

:picard: .. your sensitivity is over whelming ..


Yeah. That would have been a great post had the good riddance been omitted.

It just say one thing i.e., "Don't drive when drunk".


Actually it says 2 things:

1. Don't drink and drive.
2. Don't tweet and drive.

Driving is not a passive activity. It needs your full attention. When some people are driving, they act like they're laying on their sofa.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:59 AM

Can't feel bad for a spoiled ass young man without concern for anyone else's safety on the road, nor his friends who went along with it. "#frackIt" amirite? I don't feel bad at all for them, and the driver was obviously asking for it, he got what he asked for.. cya.

What really worries me is the property damage done, not to mention the effect stupid drivers like this have on the already ridiculous GTA auto insurance rates.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

YOLO!!!!!

Please refer to your signature.

Yolo!!!

Please see above.

Darwin awards are what come to mind, but were any of the passengers too drunk to realize they were getting in the car with a drunk driver? Taking yourself our of the gene pool is one thing, but to take others with you is another.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:42 AM

Can't feel bad for a spoiled ass young man without concern for anyone else's safety on the road, nor his friends who went along with it. "#frackIt" amirite? I don't feel bad at all for them, and the driver was obviously asking for it, he got what he asked for.. cya.

What really worries me is the property damage done, not to mention the effect stupid drivers like this have on the already ridiculous GTA auto insurance rates.


Ah yes, property values .. how dare some drunk negatively effect my insurance rates! .. never mind the suffering of the families involved .. I sure hope your children develop their values independent of yours ..
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

Ageist.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

I just had to open the thread to say: IRONY.

RIP


Do you even know what irony is?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:41 AM

Eh, I don't see it as a waste. The driver is a moron, his friends even more stupid for getting in the car with him. Early 20ies, time to have your head screwed on straight. Good riddance.


You're worse. So good riddance to you.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

beauty is only skin deep , ugly is to the bone .

:picard: .. your sensitivity is over whelming ..

You're worse. So good riddance to you.


Most of the people here said the same thing, but you decide to harp on me. That's sweet. No reason to sugar coat it, but yes let's all be sensitive about it on the internet because it's all so sad. You're more than welcome to send your condolences, hell, call 'em up and tell them how bad you feel.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Why does this Forum seem to attract so many "elitist doochbags"? .. "let he who is without sin.." etc .. empathy is lost on the morally bereft, I think ..
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

Most of the people here said the same thing, but you decide to harp on me. That's sweet. No reason to sugar coat it, but yes let's all be sensitive about it on the internet because it's all so sad. You're more than welcome to send your condolences, hell, call 'em up and tell them how bad you feel.

while your message may have been along the same lines as to what others were saying....i think people here feel the "good riddance" at the end was unnecessary. Or atleast a more palatable expression coulda been used.

Not saying you shouldnt feel how you feel...but if this was your neighbor, would you walk next door and tell his parents "good riddance".
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

K this whole "YOLO" phase is pissing me off. That was never the point of it - to do stupid things and justify them by saying YOLO.

Honestly kids, think of the people you're leaving behind, whose whose lives are now ruined because of your stupidity
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

Most of the people here said the same thing, but you decide to harp on me. That's sweet. No reason to sugar coat it, but yes let's all be sensitive about it on the internet because it's all so sad. You're more than welcome to send your condolences, hell, call 'em up and tell them how bad you feel.


Hell why don't you call 'em up and tell 'em how all their kids deserved to die and good riddance. Hell why don't you go knock on their door and let 'em know eh. Go ahead big man go tell 'em how YOU really feel. I think you're a huge fake. Hope you visit burning man and get lost.
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