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Family: 5 Dead In Fla. Motel Were Like Brothers
West Palm Beach News ^ | 12/28/2010 | JENNIFER KAY

Posted on 12/28/2010 1:40:29 PM PST by jwparkerjr

MIAMI -- Five young men who police said died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a South Florida motel room were constant companions who acted like brothers and even went shoe shopping together before Christmas so they all would have the same pair, relatives said Tuesday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: carbonmonoxide; deaths; hialeah

1 posted on 12/28/2010 1:40:36 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr

How sad. A foolish error, and they’re all dead.


2 posted on 12/28/2010 1:46:04 PM PST by Tax-chick (If I had two dead rats, I'd give you one.)
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To: jwparkerjr
"...and even went shoe shopping together before Christmas so they all would have the same pair..."

Uh, okay.

3 posted on 12/28/2010 1:46:04 PM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: jwparkerjr

4 posted on 12/28/2010 1:50:21 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jwparkerjr
...constant companions who acted like brothers and even went shoe shopping together before Christmas so they all would have the same pair,...

In my neighborhood, that's called a gang.

5 posted on 12/28/2010 1:53:33 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

yeah, but a gang of what?...................


6 posted on 12/28/2010 1:56:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: jwparkerjr

I’ve been aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide for so many years, I’m not really sure if I was fully cognizant of that danger at 17.

It seems about once a week in the winter I read of someone mishandling/using Kerosene heaters and gas generators. This story seems bigger because of the number of fatalities.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 1:57:19 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: al baby

Even my real brothers and I never went shoe shopping togather. Guys who all want to wear the same shoes. OK ?.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 1:58:49 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: Red Badger
five guys, one hotel room, no drugs, no alcohol, no women. Birthday celebration, matching shoes

I hate to speak ill of the dead but it sure does scream out gayboys to me.

9 posted on 12/28/2010 2:00:57 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

were they 10 speeds outside ? Mormans


10 posted on 12/28/2010 2:02:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: John O

We must not jump to logical conclusions.................


11 posted on 12/28/2010 2:02:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: jwparkerjr
The biggest tragedy is the loss of 5 lives and it is a shame that comments have to show little regard for this loss.
12 posted on 12/28/2010 2:03:16 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Tax-chick

“Little Haiti” neighborhood?

doesn’t sound too appealing


13 posted on 12/28/2010 2:05:20 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: scott7278

Sad story but I laughed anyway - God help me.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 2:07:47 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Red Badger

sounds like a little group of ho mos


15 posted on 12/28/2010 2:09:40 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Yo-Yo

We call groups like that fraternities.


16 posted on 12/28/2010 2:20:00 PM PST by Burkean (.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I fully expected a wide range of comments. For some reason the story just struck me as quite sad. That's five families that will have a hard time enjoying Christmas for a lot of years to come. The scary part is that I likely would have handled the car problem in much the same way.

Regardless of the victims my heart truly goes out to the families and friends.

re: shoe shopping together before Christmas so they all would have the same pair

At the risk of being a tad bit insensitive myself I've got to wonder how the five of them planned to wear a single pair of shoes. But that's much more a reflection on the p-poor journalism of today than the fate of these kids.

17 posted on 12/28/2010 2:24:31 PM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: nascarnation

No, it doesn’t.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 2:26:19 PM PST by Tax-chick (If I had two dead rats, I'd give you one.)
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To: jwparkerjr

Hispanic street gang in Little Haiti, not gay. The gangs wear their gang’s particular shoe, colors of clothing, etc.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 2:29:05 PM PST by Padams
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To: jwparkerjr

Hispanic street gang in Little Haiti, not gay. The gangs wear their gang’s particular shoe, colors of clothing, etc.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 2:30:17 PM PST by Padams
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To: miss marmelstein

My God,what on earth was there to laugh about?

Five families are grieving.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 2:31:52 PM PST by Mears
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To: jwparkerjr

Car exhaust is not pure Carbon dioxide, and you can smell it. They must have chosen to ignore that smell. Or maybe they were asleep before the fumes arrived. In any case it is a tragedy.


22 posted on 12/28/2010 2:36:55 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

I meant Carbon Monoxide.


23 posted on 12/28/2010 2:38:37 PM PST by Revel
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To: Mears

Certainly not a very Christian reaction by many of the posters here. By all accounts these guys weren’t doing anything wrong. No booze. No drugs. Just a bad mistake.


24 posted on 12/28/2010 2:38:57 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: jwparkerjr
The bottom line of this tragedy is:
They shouldn't have gone shopping for the same shoes.
They shouldn't have stayed at a motel.
They shouldn't have celebrated a birthday.

They should have got the car fixed so they could turn it off.

25 posted on 12/28/2010 2:45:29 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Obama is a home grown terrorist.)
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"They were celebrating a birthday Sunday night when they were overcome by carbon monoxide from a car they left running in a garage under their Hialeah motel room, police said. The teens' friends told police that the car was having engine trouble, and they had probably left it running so that they wouldn't get stuck with a car that wouldn't start, police spokesman Carl Zogby said.

What kind of motel has a garage under the room??? A $6/night room??

Sad case for the families involved.

26 posted on 12/28/2010 2:47:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jwparkerjr

0h gawd s0metimes i hate h0w ya remark ab0ut the sh0es and n0t the fact h0w sad it is that they died we s0p0sed t0 have a heart... i cant tell..mercy thats sick


27 posted on 12/28/2010 2:53:37 PM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: bigdaddy45
Certainly not a very Christian reaction by many of the posters here.

Human decency seems so easy to discard for some.

28 posted on 12/28/2010 2:54:58 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o

I agree maybe some here are not “christian”..even a back slider has a heart if saved by grace!


29 posted on 12/28/2010 3:03:24 PM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: Revel
“Car exhaust is not pure Carbon monoxide, and you can smell it.”

Not if you are asleep.

You must be vigilant about CO1, it is odorless, although is usually accompanied by other combustion products that you can smell, make that could smell, or might smell, or might recognize as dangerous.

The main trouble is you will become disoriented quickly and you will not be able to save yourself. Very dangerous.

30 posted on 12/28/2010 3:11:24 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: jwparkerjr
It's more like a condo complex than your standard hotel. They were saying on the news that the car that was running in the garage had to be jumped earlier in the day. It's possible they left it running to charge the battery.

The question is how did the fumes manage to seep up into the hotel room?


31 posted on 12/28/2010 3:31:31 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: jwparkerjr

“...Five young men ...were celebrating a birthday Sunday night when they were overcome by carbon monoxide from a car they left running in a garage under their Hialeah motel room...All lived within blocks of each other in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood...”
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I used to live and work down there and had several Haitian coworkers. They were a strange bunch, never could quite figure them out. There is a vast cultural difference.


32 posted on 12/28/2010 3:35:06 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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"Five people came to celebrate a birthday," Immacula Nazon said. "Now they're victims."

Victims? Only of their own stupidity.


33 posted on 12/28/2010 3:40:02 PM PST by Iron Munro (Claire Wolfe: Leave the government even if you can’t leave the country.)
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To: faucetman

True. One thing is for sure. Twenty Bucks could have saved them all.


34 posted on 12/28/2010 3:43:04 PM PST by Revel
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To: al baby
were they 10 speeds outside ? Mormans

Oh good grief

35 posted on 12/28/2010 3:55:02 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: jwparkerjr

RIP.


36 posted on 12/28/2010 10:44:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Mears

The original article is SO poorly written...stupidly emphasizing the details of five guys in one room buying shoes. It brought up every silly image I have of gay guys - and these guys were obviously not gay. That’s what hit the funny bone of some folks here - not the fact that people died. Humor is often very dark, very black and should be openly acknowledged, I think, not suppressed by people who don’t get it.


37 posted on 12/28/2010 10:55:10 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Iron Munro

I know the word victim gets thrown around by people that make bad choices, but in this case I agree with the woman. They are all victims of this terrible tragedy because they had no clue the result of their actions would be their deaths. My dad always warned us when we were teenagers not to sit in parked, runnings cars. It’s too bad that these kids didn’t know the dangers, too. If they had I’m sure at least one of them wouldn’t have let the car run. I’m not sure, but I would bet most teens do not know this. If it’s not taught in driver’s ed (it’s been so long I can’t remember if it is) it definitiely should be drummed into their heads on day one.


38 posted on 12/29/2010 2:14:04 AM PST by dupree
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