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Top LGBT-Rights Lawyer Commits Suicide by Igniting Himself in NYC.

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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:20 AM
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April 14, 2018

You'd think that Mr. Buckel would have wanted to continue living and fighting for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender rights. Maybe he met his goals in that area and turned to his second passion...the environment. Still, suicide doesn't fix problems like living and fighting for solutions can. Especially by an experienced lawyer.

A prominent LGBT rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday.

David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, explaining his intention to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment.

“Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote the Times in an email. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
Much More, Including Reactions, at: thehill.com...

As you see in the article, people who knew David Buckel are genuinely shocked. It's sad how so many people are close to committing suicide, but never utter a word about it to anyone. God puts every single one of us here in this life for a reason! (Could "to commit suicide" be a reason?)

-CareWeMust



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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: carewemust


Well that was a pointless thing to do, did he use fossil fuel as an accelerant?


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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:25 AM
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Does this make him a flamer?

Seriously though, this guy had to be mentally ill to CHOOSE to die by possibly the most painful way possible.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:29 AM
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I hope he planted a small forest first ,

... carbon neutral people !

But seriously , RIP .



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Sorry to say but...I don't think this is just a case of 'close to suicide' and pushed over the edge.

Self-immolation is next level crazy.





edit on 15-4-2018 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Well that is just sad to read. A smart move would be to never set yourself ablaze but I forgot to send that one out. My bad.... I hope someone fits in his shoes,



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:46 AM
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originally posted by: Fermy
a reply to: carewemust

Well that was a pointless thing to do, did he use fossil fuel as an accelerant?

He said in ONE of his suicide notes, that Fossil Fuels kill people, and he's proving it.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

I'd never seen a person burned alive until that ISIS video in 2016. You're right..it's a horrific death.

But, he wanted to demonstrate one way that fossil fuels can kill humans.

I would have maybe drank a glass of gasoline. I don't THINK that would be as agonizing?



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:51 AM
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You can't deny his dedication. Not many people would go to those lengths to send a message. I don't condone suicide but my hat goes off to him for dying for a cause he believed in, whether I agree with that cause or not. Burning to death is the most painful way to go, he has my respect in that regard.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:53 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

You could be right. For all we know, OPIOIDS could have altered his mind.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You can't deny his dedication. Not many people would go to those lengths to send a message. I don't condone suicide but my hat goes off to him for dying for a cause he believed in, whether I agree with that cause or not. Burning to death is the most painful way to go, he has my respect in that regard.


Terrorists are dedicated like that. Death is the result.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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Being a martyr is the cowards way out. Literally no one cares about him nor his plea.

In fact I’m going to gas up the street bike and waste some petroleum in his name.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Difference is this guy didn't kill any bystanders nor was that his goal.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:56 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: carewemust

Well that is just sad to read. A smart move would be to never set yourself ablaze. I hope someone fits in his shoes,

I don't think his shoes were salvageable.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:57 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Will he be Buried on Fire Island ?



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Very true. I thought you were showing admiration for him being willing to kill himself.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:58 AM
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DP


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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: Fermy
a reply to: carewemust

Well that was a pointless thing to do, did he use fossil fuel as an accelerant?

He said in ONE of his suicide notes, that Fossil Fuels kill people, and he's proving it.


I'm going to take the view that that was irony, whatever, it made me laugh.
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posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: carewemust

Will he be Buried on Fire Island ?


He'll probably be poured into an urn, and placed at the LGBT headquarters.



posted on Apr, 15 2018 @ 02:07 AM
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maybe he thought it better to burnout rather than fade away .




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