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    Off My Meds David Buckel, prominent gay rights lawyer, burns himself to death in New York to protest global warming

    By Gwynne Hogan and Amanda Woods | New York Post




    A “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in a grisly act of protest against the ecological destruction of the Earth.

    David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.

    He left the note in a manila envelope marked “To The Police,” recovered from inside a black metal pushcart he discarded at the scene.

    “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” Buckel wrote in his note, which he also sent to the New York Times.

    “My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

    He added, “Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death.”

    Passers-by were horrified to see Buckel’s burned remains.

    “It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach,” said Irena Ryjova, 44, a rollerblader who passed by at about 7 a.m., less than an hour after the immolation.

    “It’s a shock; it’s a shame,” said mom Dana Lall as she shepherded a crowd of Catholic-school kids past the horrific scene, en route to a baseball game.

    As a senior attorney with Lambda Legal defense, Buckel was a lead lawyer in a 2000 lawsuit on behalf of transgender “Boys Don’t Cry” rape-murder victim Brandon Teena, helping the family recover additional damages from neglectful Nebraska law enforcement.

    The 1999 movie earned Hilary Swank an Oscar for her portrayal of Teena.

    “It’s a very important case, not only within Nebraska but nationally,” Buckel had told the Daily Nebraskan newspaper in 2001, *after helping win an $80,000 judgment.

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    How much do you want to bet that the self-immolation added to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    How much do you want to bet that the self-immolation added to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
    Didn't work, still cold here.

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    Dont you think that maybe contributed to global warming?
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    You want us to reject the policies because of the man, but we tolerate the man because of the policies.

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    He showed all you deniers

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    I don't know anything about the guy but just from the photo I would've have guessed he was the self immolation type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    I don't know anything about the guy but just from the photo I would've have guessed he was the self immolation type
    *Insert flamer joke here*
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    I think we as humans have mouths too big and brains too small...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBP View Post
    *Insert flamer joke here*
    The bad news is he's dead. The good news is that he finally quit smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perrhaps View Post
    The bad news is he's dead. The good news is that he finally quit smoking.
    Faggots of wood in the park are flammable


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