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Old 11-26-2015, 02:48 AM   #221 (permalink)
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In a few years it'll just be another thing people annoyingly bring up all the time like Hitler or 9/11. This looks weird directly under a post where 9/11 is mentioned but that is a kind of comparable example. I just mean how people bring it up out of nowhere.
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Old 11-26-2015, 03:03 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:21 AM   #223 (permalink)
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You are talking about people on Facebook. For them it's something that happened outside of thier lives. They shown concern at the time it happened. It's not personally effecting them so I think it's understandable that they don't sustain those emotions they had right after it happened. Though I believe if they cared about it once, they always will, even thought they don't outwardly express it.

I'm sure the people who live in the immediately area in Paris won't forget. For the friends and family of the victims such a tragedy of losing a loved one will be impossible to forget.
I just always find it interesting that people use these types of events as a "fad" instead of actually doing something. I mean I get it that they want to show support, but what and who are they helping if all they're doing is changing the color of their profile picture. Exactly...nothing and nobody.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:37 AM   #224 (permalink)
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I just always find it interesting that people use these types of events as a "fad" instead of actually doing something. I mean I get it that they want to show support, but what and who are they helping if all they're doing is changing the color of their profile picture. Exactly...nothing and nobody.
I would have to agree, but then Facebook reactions are often a case of "me too!" once someone does it. Not to say there weren't genuine reactions there, of course there were. But much of it would definitely have been a case of "Oh look! Someone's changed their profile to a French flag! I'll do that too!" without perhaps even thinking about why they were doing it.

I can't say, of course, as I have nothing to do with Social Media, but seems to me that a more positive reaction would have been to have maybe started up an online "book of condolences", or contributed to a fund for the families of those who lost loved ones.

It is weird though: last night, our news led with a local story, three or four more, the Russian jet being downed and then a vague reference to the attacks. How quickly it gets shunted down the news schedule.

On a related point, they hilariously showed our "armed forces" going through a three-day exercise war game in readiness for an attack. IS must be pissing themselves laughing!

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:36 AM   #225 (permalink)
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In a few years it'll just be another thing people annoyingly bring up all the time like Hitler or 9/11. This looks weird directly under a post where 9/11 is mentioned but that is a kind of comparable example. I just mean how people bring it up out of nowhere.
The other day one of the members of my Wonder Bread White family back east posted a video of the planes crashing into the towers and them falling down and her comment was about not letting Syrian refuges into the US.

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:06 AM   #226 (permalink)
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I had a conversation along those lines with family a couple days ago. They were afraid that ISIS plants among the refugees would wait and launch a massive coordinated attack in the US. I had to bring up the whole out of all the middle eastern refugees we have allowed in only 3 have had anything to do with terrorism, and all three of those were busted before they could do anything. People are too nervous about the wrong things.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:46 AM   #227 (permalink)
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People are too nervous about the wrong things.
This.

To me, one of the worst and most damaging ideals lately is how people seem to always stop doing good things because one bad thing happened. For example, the whole vaccination thing. A few kids a year have serious negative reactions and all of a sudden we should ban vaccination all together as if the hundreds of thousands of other kids who turned out fine and now won't die of smallpox and polio don't matter any more.

One kid brings a gun to school in his backpack? Welp, no more backpacks.
One guy made a bomb in his shoe? Welp, everybody take their shoes off during TSA security.

Don't even get me started on how much we limit the freedom of children now because a few got kidnapped or neglected. I used to roam the streets of NYC when I was barely a teenager. My parents would be thrown in jail now if that happened.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:13 PM   #228 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:38 PM   #229 (permalink)
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More death in France...including children.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/wo...in-nice-france
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