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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2018, 09:08:23 AM »
It still really, really bugs me that people are shotgunning beers "in honor of Preston". I understand that a large part of his brand was drinking, but come on. He died in a drunk driving accident. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that a lot of those people shotgunning beers for Preston are going to finish that beer and get behind the wheel of a car.

My cousin killed someone when he was drunk driving, and he eventually took his own life as well. I don't drink on the anniversary of his death, because that would be absurd.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2018, 09:13:31 AM »
hope he stays from the aryan gangs in prison.

Not sure you get much of a choice in prison. You roll with the car that they put you in.

When I was in rehab with a bunch of prison dudes everybody had to be in a "car". I told 'em I drove the Mary Kay Car and they got a kick out of that and left me alone.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2018, 09:20:34 AM »
Man. Heavy, but honestly could've been so much worse. I was expecting 7-10 yrs given the strict DUI laws in Washington.

RIP P-Stone

Accidentally killing your friend must be worse than any prison sentence.

This. And drugs/alcohol are the devil. They're all fun and games until shit like this happens and completely ruins your life/several lives...

I've been straight edge all my life,  not to be a preaching asshole, but because it fits my personality best.

Apart from that I do know we all fight our demons our own ways:
some people like me stare them in the eye and some poeple try to numb them with narcotics, which will work for them as well.

Whatever gets you through life...  just don't let them take control :(

This isn't about justice as this is truly tragic.

And as much I'm against drinking and driving and I said 'I told you so!' I REALLY hope Cory gets some psychological help. Wouldn't be the first dude that commits suicide out of guilt in this type of situation...

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2018, 09:41:54 AM »
Man. Heavy, but honestly could've been so much worse. I was expecting 7-10 yrs given the strict DUI laws in Washington.

RIP P-Stone

Accidentally killing your friend must be worse than any prison sentence.

This. And drugs/alcohol are the devil. They're all fun and games until shit like this happens and completely ruins your life/several lives...

I've been straight edge all my life,  not to be a preaching asshole, but because it fits my personality best.

Apart from that I do know we all fight our demons our own ways:
some people like me stare them in the eye and some poeple try to numb them with narcotics, which will work for them as well.

Whatever gets you through life...  just don't let them take control :(

This isn't about justice as this is truly tragic.

And as much I'm against drinking and driving and I said 'I told you so!' I REALLY hope Cory gets some psychological help. Wouldn't be the first dude that commits suicide out of guilt in this type of situation...

How do you know drugs/alcohol are the devil if you've never tried them? Seems kind of hyperbolic.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2018, 10:11:01 AM »
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How do you know drugs/alcohol are the devil if you've never tried them? Seems kind of hyperbolic.
Lots of people have grown up seeing their own families destroyed by these things Ė does that not count as proof?
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 11:17:02 AM by gaseous clay »

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2018, 10:21:58 AM »


I never said it was cool or ok. I said that it's pretty damn normal and that 90% or more of people have done it at least once (or many, many times)

Hats off to you and your stellar friends. I am stoked that there are people out there that are responsible.

Unfortunately driving "buzzed" it's more common than you think.

This attitude (or statement) really baffles me! Is it that common in the states? I know of one group of my friends who once drove, where they were above the limit (2 beers for a grown man in Denmark), and it wasn't even like they were mad drunk. They were shamed hard by all the rest of us! It should not be a normal thing that "slips through once in a while" to drive intoxicated. It should be a major taboo! And bear in mind I come from a rather rural part of Denmark that once (I do not know the latest stats, but 10+ years ago, when I started drinking) was the county in Europe, where young people (15-24) was consuming the largest amount of alcohol!

I feel really sorry for Cory - it must be hell to be him right now! - but I have a hard time getting the people, who think there should be no consequences for him. You are endangering not only yourself, but everyone else as well, when you are driving intoxicated.

However, I can both feel sorry for him, and still think that it is fair that he has to go to jail (I just hope that some sort of program to get him integrated back into society/the industry is coming too. I do believe in consequences, I do not believe in destroying anymore lives).

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2018, 10:48:03 AM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2018, 10:57:36 AM »


This attitude (or statement) really baffles me! Is it that common in the states? I know of one group of my friends who once drove, where they were above the limit (2 beers for a grown man in Denmark), and it wasn't even like they were mad drunk. They were shamed hard by all the rest of us! It should not be a normal thing that "slips through once in a while" to drive intoxicated. It should be a major taboo! And bear in mind I come from a rather rural part of Denmark that once (I do not know the latest stats, but 10+ years ago, when I started drinking) was the county in Europe, where young people (15-24) was consuming the largest amount of alcohol!


not to derail the thread but this seems upside down to me.  its just so different than my experiences in Europe.  on a few occasions in multiple countries i have declined a second glass of wine at dinner by explaining i was driving that night- and everytime the waiter just stood there starting at me for 30 seconds trying to figure out how the two things were related with bottle over my cup.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2018, 11:14:03 AM »


This attitude (or statement) really baffles me! Is it that common in the states? I know of one group of my friends who once drove, where they were above the limit (2 beers for a grown man in Denmark), and it wasn't even like they were mad drunk. They were shamed hard by all the rest of us! It should not be a normal thing that "slips through once in a while" to drive intoxicated. It should be a major taboo! And bear in mind I come from a rather rural part of Denmark that once (I do not know the latest stats, but 10+ years ago, when I started drinking) was the county in Europe, where young people (15-24) was consuming the largest amount of alcohol!


not to derail the thread but this seems upside down to me.  its just so different than my experiences in Europe.  on a few occasions in multiple countries i have declined a second glass of wine at dinner by explaining i was driving that night- and everytime the waiter just stood there starting at me for 30 seconds trying to figure out how the two things were related with bottle over my cup.

Well there's cultural differences throughout Europe, but - at least in Denmark - there is a saying, which is "If you can afford to drink, you can afford a taxi".

We are, however, extremely liberal when it comes to drinking and cycling...

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2018, 11:21:37 AM »
I agree that completely demonizing Cory doesnít do any good, but his actions still took someoneís life. I understand the guilt he feels is unimaginable, and I donít think heís a terrible person. I think heís a good guy who made a extremely stupid decision. But, he still did what he did, and now itís time for him to man up, and serve his time. Raven acting like he doesnít deserve any of this is absurd.
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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2018, 11:31:37 AM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

You know that doesnít exist outside of metropolitan areas, right?

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2018, 11:33:13 AM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

Yes, I'm aware there are other options available. I don't know the reliability of these numbers since I googled it and I believe Pew Center for Research to be pretty credible, but 77% of American have a smartphone (http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/). That leaves 23% of people unable to utilize this option in most cases.

The simple fact is culturally in America driving to get where you need to go is more common than in Europe. I don't think that drinking and driving is okay, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to look for a root cause to this general attitude.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2018, 11:37:19 AM »
I don't think that drinking and driving is okay, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to look for a root cause to this general attitude.

Quite the contrary, if we don't focus on that, it will be impossible to do any change!

EDIT: English is weird! I was not sure if my point came out correctly. I think it is right, what you do to focus on the problem, instead of just saying the problem is stupid. So supportive of what you said :)
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 11:39:24 AM by Rasmus »

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2018, 11:53:32 AM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

You know that doesnít exist outside of metropolitan areas, right?

3 years ago uber covered 70% of the US population.  I assume that number is higher now.  Designated drivers can cover the remaining population

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #75 on: August 31, 2018, 12:09:16 PM »
I agree that completely demonizing Cory doesnít do any good, but his actions still took someoneís life. I understand the guilt he feels is unimaginable, and I donít think heís a terrible person. I think heís a good guy who made a extremely stupid decision. But, he still did what he did, and now itís time for him to man up, and serve his time. Raven acting like he doesnít deserve any of this is absurd.
i agree with you, and i think Raven is just a manchild.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2018, 12:11:09 PM »
I agree that completely demonizing Cory doesnít do any good, but his actions still took someoneís life. I understand the guilt he feels is unimaginable, and I donít think heís a terrible person. I think heís a good guy who made a extremely stupid decision. But, he still did what he did, and now itís time for him to man up, and serve his time. Raven acting like he doesnít deserve any of this is absurd.
i agree with you, and i think Raven is just a manchild.
come to think of it i've never seen them in the same room together

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2018, 12:23:33 PM »
skateboarding is nowhere near close to having an actual conversation about addiction

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2018, 12:26:12 PM »
hope he stays from the aryan gangs in prison.

Not sure you get much of a choice in prison. You roll with the car that they put you in.


it's pretty wild that this is 100% true

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2018, 12:27:37 PM »
Man. Heavy, but honestly could've been so much worse. I was expecting 7-10 yrs given the strict DUI laws in Washington.

RIP P-Stone

Accidentally killing your friend must be worse than any prison sentence.

This. And drugs/alcohol are the devil. They're all fun and games until shit like this happens and completely ruins your life/several lives...

I've been straight edge all my life,  not to be a preaching asshole, but because it fits my personality best.

Apart from that I do know we all fight our demons our own ways:
some people like me stare them in the eye and some poeple try to numb them with narcotics, which will work for them as well.

Whatever gets you through life...  just don't let them take control :(

This isn't about justice as this is truly tragic.

And as much I'm against drinking and driving and I said 'I told you so!' I REALLY hope Cory gets some psychological help. Wouldn't be the first dude that commits suicide out of guilt in this type of situation...

How do you know drugs/alcohol are the devil if you've never tried them? Seems kind of hyperbolic.

get out of here with that bs

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2018, 01:51:53 PM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

You know that doesnít exist outside of metropolitan areas, right?

3 years ago uber covered 70% of the US population.  I assume that number is higher now.  Designated drivers can cover the remaining population

Ya what if you know you have to drive, dont drink. pretty easy. get beers and go to your friends house and stay there, I dont know why people act like its so hard to not drink and drive.  I agree that there may not be great options but that doesnt mean that you are left with no choice but to drink and drive.
only in skateboarding is putting an adult in a position where they might have to actually work for their income "ruining their life"  ::)

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2018, 03:27:17 PM »
I wonder if Weekend buzz will get the exclusive interview upon his release?

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #82 on: August 31, 2018, 04:05:32 PM »
I wonder if Weekend buzz will get the exclusive interview upon his release?

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #83 on: August 31, 2018, 04:29:22 PM »
hope he stays from the aryan gangs in prison.
After getting out of prison, Cory Kennedy releases a shared part with Jason Jessee.
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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2018, 06:30:16 PM »
RIP P-Stone, and I feel bad for Ck-he's one of my favorites to ever push. But let's not be stupid and blame this all on bad luck or try to undermine the dangers of drunk driving. What's even dumber than that is to make it seem like drunk driving is this unavoidable thing for anybody in 2018.
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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #85 on: August 31, 2018, 07:25:29 PM »
Well it's different in the US in a cultural sense because a lot of places are really only driving accessible due to no real public transportation options. When there's less options, unfortunately doing dumb shit like driving intoxicated seems like a better idea.

https://www.uber.com/

You know that doesnít exist outside of metropolitan areas, right?

3 years ago uber covered 70% of the US population.  I assume that number is higher now.  Designated drivers can cover the remaining population
They "cover" 70% of the US population but it doesn't mean they're everywhere. I'm a Lyft driver, and while we do go most places, if you're way out of the way you can wait 45 mins to an hour for a driver to get to you. Drivers stay in cities cause that's where the money is at.

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« Reply #86 on: August 31, 2018, 07:34:40 PM »

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #87 on: August 31, 2018, 07:37:07 PM »
on this thread we have people defending drunk driving and wanting to celebrate a dudes life by getting wasted even when drinking is what lead to his death. not sure why people are bothering arguing.

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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #88 on: August 31, 2018, 07:39:03 PM »
Ill give my own drunk driving experience, which I'm terribly ashamed of. I struggle with drinking a lot, now if I know I'm even going to have one drink I don't take my car, yeah public transit in my city isn't great but its better then a DUI or killing someone while driving drunk. Its all about a mindset, as of last year my mind really changed when it comes to drinking and driving.

Example 1: I was 19 leaving a friends house to go to another friends house, I was driving and had 5 beers at my first friends house on the way to my other friends house I got pulled over, he smelled weed and I had beer that wasn't in the case, which is considered open alcohol. I ended up with two minor tickets which totalled $500, when in reality I should have got a DUI and my license suspended for 3 years and forced to go to AA.

Last fall I was drinking with a couple friends when my parents called me and asked if I could pick up another family member and bring them over, right before I got to there house I got a flat tire, a guy came over to see if I needed help and instantly smelt booze on my breath, he then proceeded to get me to call my parents for them to come pick me up or else he was going to call the police, again I should have ended up with a DUI.

Now I hardly drive, ill skate/bike or bus as much as possible, I only drive when I really need to and haven't gotten behind the wheel after 1 drink in almost a year. Earlier this summer two of my friends were driving home and got hit by a drunk driver who left them for dead, one was in a coma for a couple days, had internal bleeding and a punctured lung. The other fractured his skull and his face went into the windshield causing him to have multiple reconstructive surgeries on his face. I'm glad I finally learnt my lesson, because I would never want to hurt someone else or my self, when it is so easily avoidable by calling a sober friend or getting a cab. As someone said, if I can spend $20 on a bottle of liquor then I can spend 20 on a safe ride home
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Re: Cory Kennedy doing 4 years
« Reply #89 on: August 31, 2018, 07:43:42 PM »
Man. Heavy, but honestly could've been so much worse. I was expecting 7-10 yrs given the strict DUI laws in Washington.

RIP P-Stone

Accidentally killing your friend must be worse than any prison sentence.

This. And drugs/alcohol are the devil. They're all fun and games until shit like this happens and completely ruins your life/several lives...

I've been straight edge all my life,  not to be a preaching asshole, but because it fits my personality best.

Apart from that I do know we all fight our demons our own ways:
some people like me stare them in the eye and some poeple try to numb them with narcotics, which will work for them as well.

Whatever gets you through life...  just don't let them take control :(

This isn't about justice as this is truly tragic.

And as much I'm against drinking and driving and I said 'I told you so!' I REALLY hope Cory gets some psychological help. Wouldn't be the first dude that commits suicide out of guilt in this type of situation...
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