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AkitoMadaka wrote:

Well, if someone ate me to survive, the best take care of what I was force to leave behind.

Yes, I would probably eat a person if I had to. Last resort though.




Do you mean if the guy had a wife or kids that he should help support them or do you mean giving a burial for the remains?
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I'd rather just die.
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Yes and I'd eat their liver with Fava beans and a nice Chianti.
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Just saw this article and as much as I would like to make a Wilson joke it would just be in bad taste. -_- I know

So short version guy gets stranded for 438 days may have eaten his 22 yr old companion. So now the family is suing him for possibly eating their son.
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Before starving to death, Cordoba made Alvarenga promise to not eat his corpse and to find his mother and tell her what happened.


http://www.grindtv.com/random/castaway-that-survived-a-record-438-days-at-sea-sued-for-eating-crewmate/#7MWGgfEOfQ1C1c5D.97

Even if he did eat his friend I feel he was justified. Question would you do whatever it takes to survive? Personally if we went camping and got stranded I give you permission to chow down just not the face.


So essentially the only way his parents would have known that Cordoba told Alvarenga to promise not to eat his corpse would be if Alvarenga told him that Cordoba said that and made him promise. I don't know... Would that be something you openly tell someone's parents about? If he died out there, why would you want to keep a rotting corpse with you?

My question is what is Cordoba's parents going to get out of suing this guy? Are they suing him for funeral costs?


From what I got out of the article this lawsuit only came out after he made a book about what happened, I have to imagine the parents believe he is making money off of the book sales which the article states have been quite low. As for telling the parents what that he promised he wouldn't eat him I agree not the thing to say if you want to comfort the parents. There shouldn't be any funeral cost since according to the survivor he dump the body into the ocean and I don't believe they were able to recover it.
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cosmicpup wrote:Oh believe me if i gave my word I would not eat the guy. But I'm just saying, If i where in his situation I never would have agreed to that in the first place.


Friend: cosmicpup...I am dying... Swear that you will give me a proper burial

cosmicpup: I can not promise that

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Posted 12/16/15
would kill. would devour friend. Must survive.

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that sounds disgusting i would probably just die i dont like eating anyways
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Posted 12/16/15

J-POP187 wrote:


Kerensa wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Just saw this article and as much as I would like to make a Wilson joke it would just be in bad taste. -_- I know

So short version guy gets stranded for 438 days may have eaten his 22 yr old companion. So now the family is suing him for possibly eating their son.
From the article

Before starving to death, Cordoba made Alvarenga promise to not eat his corpse and to find his mother and tell her what happened.


http://www.grindtv.com/random/castaway-that-survived-a-record-438-days-at-sea-sued-for-eating-crewmate/#7MWGgfEOfQ1C1c5D.97

Even if he did eat his friend I feel he was justified. Question would you do whatever it takes to survive? Personally if we went camping and got stranded I give you permission to chow down just not the face.


So essentially the only way his parents would have known that Cordoba told Alvarenga to promise not to eat his corpse would be if Alvarenga told him that Cordoba said that and made him promise. I don't know... Would that be something you openly tell someone's parents about? If he died out there, why would you want to keep a rotting corpse with you?

My question is what is Cordoba's parents going to get out of suing this guy? Are they suing him for funeral costs?


From what I got out of the article this lawsuit only came out after he made a book about what happened, I have to imagine the parents believe he is making money off of the book sales which the article states have been quite low. As for telling the parents what that he promised he wouldn't eat him I agree not the thing to say if you want to comfort the parents. There shouldn't be any funeral cost since according to the survivor he dump the body into the ocean and I don't believe they were able to recover it.


Yeah, I get that. As for funeral costs, I imagine that the family will still want to hold some sort of ceremony for their son even if they don't have a body. For some that means burying an empty casket or at least having a wake or a funeral where friend and family can come together and remember Cordoba. Those things aren't cheap.

If they're looking to turn a profit, then that's kinda cruel. I guess I get where they're coming from. I understand both sides, but if Alvarenga did no wrong he shouldn't be liable for anything. No one forced Cordoba to go on that boat with Alvarenga. If we disregard the possibility of Alvarenga eating Cordoba's corpse, there was nothing illegal about what the two of them did -- why take legal action? I feel like it would be difficult to prove guilt when there's no definitive proof that he did, in fact, do what Cordoba's family claims he did.

The case should be thrown out.
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That's a question that's impossible for me to answer until I'm in that situation. I like to think I couldn't do that and I hope I never have to find out how strong my will to survive may be. That is one test I do not wish to ever have to pass. I can say that If I died I would want my loved one or friend to survive no matter what, even if that included eating me. It's only flesh and what makes me me wouldn't be there anymore. Same goes for my cats. If I ever kill over I hope they chow down. I'd want them to survive by any means necessary until someone can help them. I love them that much.

And I would be pissed if my family sued. I would have to come haunt them until they dropped the lawsuit.
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