Andrew Pochter, RIP
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  • wigwag

    May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Corlyss

    Such a life ended so soon must count for something when he was loved by good people.

  • blindbluejay
    • Bob_from_Ohio

      A little harsh but much more realistic.

  • ChuckFinley

    It is sad that he is dead but I cannot help being reminded of Howard Dean’s brother who was killed by the Khmer Rouge while on an adventure vacation in Cambodia.

    It is part of the nature of young men to test themselves in dangerous situations, all the while believing that bad things might happen to somebody else but they won’t happen to me. Maybe Andrew Pochter’s friends can learn from his death that dangerous things really are dangerous and that even you can be killed or maimed.

    My advice would be that if you are going to put your life in jeopardy, make sure that you are doing it for something worthwhile and maintain enough awareness so that you know if you are putting your life in danger. But, then, I expect that young men will pay as much heed to that advice as they ever have.

    • Bob_from_Ohio

      Very sad but he was quite foolish.

      A Jewish American going to a Arab country in the midst of a revolution.

      Then voluntarily going to a riot just to take videos.

      Quite a waste.

      • ChuckFinley

        Considering that another American had been stabbed just a few weeks earlier by someone who wanted to kill an American it seems that his Jewishness was less important than his citizenship.

        Maybe if he had spent a summer vacation working in a factory he could have learned this same lesson by losing a few fingers in a punch press. From the descriptions it sounds like he was a talented young man and the world might be a better place if he could have learned a bit of caution in a less costly way.

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