Saturday, May 21, 2011


From the ABC News website tonight:

Robert Fitzpatrick, a 60-year-old retiree from New York, spent his $140,000 life savings to have 3,000 posters put up in New York City's subway and bus system, warning of this impending End of Days. 

In turns out Mr. Harold Camping's prediction of the world's end at 6:00pm EST did not come true.  It is now 8:58pm EST and here we I knew it would be.  As did all rational people.  

In the meantime, I realize that Robert Fitzpatrick, by his own free will,  dumped a ton of money on something preposterously stupid.  $140,000?  

How many lives could that have been touched by that?  Some kid out there probably would have liked breakfast before school or a coat in the winter months.  The Susan G. Komen walk was today; they would have taken it, I'm sure. How about a tiny non-profit where even $25,000 would last for years? 

So, here we are - a fraud in our midst, blind followers who spend obscene amounts of money on supporting said fraud, and the law just turns away.  Ahhhh, life in America.

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