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Mountain climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Word up Heidelberg!

Get over to the Reisenstein!

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Anyone got some spare change? hard man fe dead.


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
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Missing photo ID#294533

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
To counteract this negative energy, I for one find it inspiring that there is such a caring community on this forum that people from all walks of life are united by climbing and willing to support others in a time of need, even if they may have never met.

Sure some people are architects of their own destruction but accidents happen too.

Like my mother used to tell me, "If you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all"

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Picking on the less fortunate...class act..!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Thank god everyone on here isn't like you dude. The support that I have received both moral and financial has directly contributed to the speed if my healing. When this idea first came up, I said no because I didn't want it to end up like the largo fund with everyone wondering about where the money went. Do you have any idea how costly it is for a small contractor to get health insurance?? Truth is it wouldn't even cover half the stuff this fund is going to help subsidize.

I have promised to make this thing transparent and will be reporting back on what every cent is spent on so people can know how they helped me. I am also re paying people how I can, which is with prints that I have spent much time and money producing, and have already contributed freely to this community without any expectation of payment.

Others stoke is my reward.

I truly hope nothing like this ever befalls you sir, because if it does, only then when your insurance runs out or refuses to pay up will you understand the position I am currently in.

As Fes would say, I bid you good day sir.

Trad climber
Heidelberg, Germany
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
Wish you the best Mike, my late second wife was a contractor who had to drop her insurance when work was slow. If she had had insurance she would be still alive. We were only married 4 weeks, I was making plans for her to move here to Germany. Here we could have gotten her covered.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
One and done for the UNoriginalone...

Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Mar 16, 2013 - 04:06pm PT

Compassion should be for everyone, I'm sorry you've missed out so far.
Perhaps you can join in by randomly helping some one in need.
It will make you a better human being and there's nothing wrong with that.


Trad climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
It wasn't so long ago that I had to depend 100% on my husband and family for everything, for several years. I've never felt so helpless, humiliated, embarrassed, hopeless and frightened. What I needed was love and understanding and shelter, until I could figure out what was wrong, rehabilitate myself and get back on my feet.

I hate to see Big Mike (or anyone else, for that matter) being put in the position of feeling the need to defend receiving the love and generosity of friends.

It's too bad the poster of this thread felt the need to kick some folks when they were already down.
John M

Mar 16, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
Best laid plans of mice and men.

This thread needs a good laugh. Cross country ski carnage.

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
I had a friend who traveled around the world, from UK to Australia to US, with all his things in a black diamond haulbag that was his luggage. I think he lived an entire year on less than 10k and most of it was transporation costs. He always found people who let him stay in their homes and fed him. He explained to me that his job was to entertain them and tell them stories about his travels. He took it seriously. A good deal for everyone since his hosts thought he was a fun guest.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
And learn how to use "to" vs "too" you uncompassionate, uneducated moron!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Actually my husband and I planned pretty well, but when he died the perfect storm occured in every other area of my life too. Pretty crazy what can happen in a "Life Perfect Storm."

I'm with Fishfinder. It's about caring, not about pride cause you have not experienced extreme hardship. Despite all your best planning, yo, it could happen to you. We live on a tough, imperfect planet. Anything can happen. We need to thank God or whoever you deem your higher being that you are OK today.

One more thing I've learned in my life....don't judge. It's hard not too sometimes, but you have not walked in their shoes. Peace and Joy, lynne

Mar 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
In this age of marathons with 10000 contestants I have to wonder. Do bacteria hold races? John M's carnage post may be telling us something.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
There is a reason Humans are social animals.

It is because the race would not have survived without it.

In our human lives we each depend in so many ways on other people. As others depend on us.

It is these complicated relationships that make our lives possible. When one grows up one realizes it is also what makes it worth living.

It should be celebrated as our greatest strength.. because it is.


Social climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
If you don't have something nice to say....

What you might not realize is that this is a group of friends and a community, and communities do that.

If you guys didn't post to this troll then it would just fall off the front page into oblivion faster than a turd off a portaledge.

Let this mud falcon of a thread just fly away.

There's nothing embarassing about it, unless you are the OP. Let this thread stay at the top, so that whoever has the silly notion that Clark knew cancer was coming, or Mike started his own thread, can realize the errors in their judgements.

Remember, it's up to God to judge not us. Unless he/she isn't real, then we should just not be dick heads.

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
My climbing partners are my BEST Friends.
You would never be a climbing partner of mine Originalalone.

If you are one of my climbing partners, give me your real name
so I can take you OFF my climbing partner list.

Somewhere out there
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Ed's got it best.


Social climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Ed's got it best.

He always does... I keep an eye on him, like a canary in a coal mine.
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