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Posted May 30, '10 at 9:07pm

314d1

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well durr, first of all there would be 2 police officers 2 firetrucks and 2 ambulances. with that concluding to 4 EMTs. just because it addresses only you doesnt mean that there aren't other around.

Then it is not a life or death choice, as your wife and her lover would be taken care of by the others no matter what you do.

well why dont you petition to have it moved then. Don't need to tell me about it, as Im not a mod.

I talked with one of the mods before, and they agreed that it should go into the world events/ other section. so seriously if you arent going to post productively then don't post at all.

Because it gives me something to complain about.

you mean areas.

Probably do, my spelling is so off my spell check changes it to something else.

Your theory fails already because this isn't a trick question.  This is a perfectly realistic scenario as I could have been the supervisor thus I would be the first on scene.  Regardless, these decisions are made every day in the real world and besides, this isn't a brain-teaser question, remember?

So what if it is not a trick question? There are a thousand factors that effect what would happen. If it was a perfectly real scenario, then there would be someone else with you. It also does not explain the terrain, the distance from a city, your current equipment, the weather, etc that would help decide your choices.

 

Posted May 30, '10 at 9:34pm

DDX

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look, just cause you learn something in your 8th grade class about logical reasoning doesnt mean you have to be a complete d*ck about it, the point of this thread is to make an ethical decision based off of your moral standards, and if you arent going to do that, instead sit in front of a computer screen and PMS 24/7 then you are more or less spamming.

 

Posted May 30, '10 at 11:17pm

Kyouzou

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Isn't it more like trolling by this point? I think you need to include a disclaimer *If you're going to be a smartass don't post.* lol

 

Posted May 31, '10 at 12:10am

314d1

314d1

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look, just cause you learn something in your 8th grade class about logical reasoning doesnt mean you have to be a complete d*ck about it, the point of this thread is to make an ethical decision based off of your moral standards, and if you arent going to do that, instead sit in front of a computer screen and PMS 24/7 then you are more or less spamming.

I have already pointed out the flaw in using this as a moral detector, as the moral point is usually obvious, such as in the OP the obvious moral thing to do would be save your friend. And every post of mine has said things that are constructive as well as the constructive/destructive criticism. You, however, have had nothing worthwhile in that last post, it was pure flame and pure crap.

 

Posted May 31, '10 at 8:02am

DDX

DDX

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And every post of mine has said things that are constructive as well as the constructive/destructive criticism

yea, but Im not looking for constructive/destructive criticism. Im telling you to go away, if you arent going to provide an answer dealing with the scenario provided. IF you are going to fish for flaming which is obviously what you are doing, then leave.

 

Posted May 31, '10 at 11:56am

goumas13

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I am an emergency worker, so I have to save first the person that has the most chances of surviving. This means that I would save the lover, then I would try to save my wife.
My decision of trying to save her later will be not affected from the fact that she was cheating on me.

 

Posted Jun 22, '10 at 8:06am

DDX

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One well-known and frequently discussed example of an ethical dilemma is given by Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre asks us to imagine a young man who lives with his mother; he is her only happiness in life. But the young man lives in occupied France during World War II and feels obliged to fight in the war.

knowing that going to war might send your mother's stress level above normal and could kill her because she has hypertension (high blood pressure) and high blood pressure coupled with stress many times induces a stroke.

aight go for it

 

Posted Jun 22, '10 at 8:24am

SirNoobalot

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i think he should stay home with his mother.it both answers whether to go or not and family or country.most of the time family goes over all in the mind

 

Posted Jun 22, '10 at 9:45pm

Kyouzou

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I hate to say it, but to me family is more important than country, I understand that fighting in the war is best for the family in the long run, but if my mother dies before the war even ends what's the point?

 

Posted Jun 22, '10 at 9:53pm

pHacon

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Would it be possible to aid in the resistance covertly, keeping my mother in the dark about it?  If so, by all means I would do it. 

If not, then I would personally choose to fight and hope my mother would understand that I believe it is for the greater good of all, though it be bad for the both of us.