'Global warming' claims a victim

I restrained myself from commenting on the suicide to protest global warming of "famed gay rights lawyer" David Buckel for the last two days because, quite frankly, my first reactions were inappropriate laughter at what must be regarded as a human tragedy.  "What was the carbon footprint of dousing himself in flammables and releasing into the atmosphere all the carbon in a carbon-based life form?" was the first thought I had.  But after all, this is a human being, so I hesitated to mock. After some reflection, I see that this is a tragedy in the Greek sense of the word, being based on a fatal human flaw.   The New York Daily News reported: The charred remains of David Buckel, 60, were discovered shortly after sunrise when firefighters responded to a 6:40 a.m. blaze in the southwest corner of the sprawling Brooklyn park. "I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide," read a...(Read Full Post)

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