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2012-09-12 05:46:20 AM  
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2012-09-12 05:46:40 AM  

Gunny Highway: You mean like the OKC bombing?

If people putting flags in front of their houses bothers you then I guess we just do no see the world the same way. Not better or worse, just different.


What gave you that impression?
 
2012-09-12 05:59:25 AM  
And yeah, I guess OKC might be a good example. For me, I guess it would be the hostage crisis in Iran and at latest Lockerbie. Those things really didn't define my generation like 9/11 did (just when we all got used to the idea that we would wind up an undefined generation). So I really don't understand people who get angry at a twenty year old who treats 9/11 as something awful that happened to the adults when he was a kid. It didn't change a child's life the way it changed an adult, so I don't get all bent out of shape when their response is muted and detached.

That doesn't mean I go all Count Dracula when I see a US flag on someone's house. I've got one on my own. Empathy can be patriotic too, Gunny.
 
2012-09-12 06:11:41 AM  
So, all the networks covered boobies in any case.

Got it.
 
2012-09-12 06:38:13 AM  

craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.


I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".
 
2012-09-12 07:16:52 AM  
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2012-09-12 08:22:54 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: Gunny Highway: cryinoutloud: Gunny Highway:
There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

Because our country has gone to shiat since that day, and we're farking tired of being told that we have to be these good little patriots and that our country is the greatest thing ever, when we can all see that we're being screwed left and right. Meanwhile, our politicians do absolutely nothing to solve any real problems but keep blithering on about terrorists and how our country is being destroyed by them.

I just can't let political speeches and media garbage get in the way that I know there are a lot of people who still live this the aftermath everyday. Yeah it has been ten years and people should try to my in but it isn't that easy for some people. The town I am from still lives with it every day. I don't know where you are from but I would hope that people could separate the propaganda from the reality.

You may think it is all phony patriotism but it isn't.

Fine, let people remember their lost in their own personal way; no one's telling them to stop. Let your town do their own memorial and go to that. Let the news cover whatever major service occurs in NYC. But why should the ENTIRE COUNTRY stop?

Please justify why the entire nation has to genuflect to your town's emotional issues? And for how long? If a bigger tragedy happens, will the nation no longer be required to carry out this particular song and dance, because there's something more awesome to pin their patriotism to and a bigger pain to worship at the feet of?

It's like a reverse version of the Two Minute Hate.


I don't know. I am not asking people to genuflect. Maybe a little empathy until the tributes do stop.

cmb53208: Gunny Highway:

There is some major 9/11 backlash in this thread. Where does it come from? Why is everyone so ho hum about it?

It's been over a decade now, and people have forgotten many other disasters and man made tragedies, whether it's Pearl Harbor, the Alaska Earthquake, Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Hugo, Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Katrina, or the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri. None of these get a moment of silence, yet 9/11 does. When does New Orleans get a moment of silence? Oh that's right, they don't: black and poor white people don't get that. It's funny how we mourn some tragedies and ignore others


I agree and I wouldn't have a problem taking a moment of silence for those things.
 
2012-09-12 08:24:05 AM  

thamike: Gunny Highway: You mean like the OKC bombing?

If people putting flags in front of their houses bothers you then I guess we just do no see the world the same way. Not better or worse, just different.

What gave you that impression?


That was in response to someone else. Apologies.
 
2012-09-12 08:32:06 AM  
A moment of silence on a device who's sole purpose is to spew out noise and information seems rather unintuituve.
"We'll be having a moment of not-eating today at McDonald's..."
"Today at Best Buy, we'll be turning off the electricity for 5 minutes..."
"In honor of 9/11, all cashiers have the day off, but we'll still be open..."
 
2012-09-12 08:59:37 AM  

stonicus: A moment of silence on a device who's sole purpose is to spew out noise and information seems rather unintuituve.
"We'll be having a moment of not-eating today at McDonald's..."
"Today at Best Buy, we'll be turning off the electricity for 5 minutes..."
"In honor of 9/11, all cashiers have the day off, but we'll still be open..."


When was the last time you watched the news?

I am not some flag wAver by the way. I just don't see an issue with covering a memorial service. All day coverage? That is too much. I have to question the decision makers are NBC for not going to the memorial service. In the end it doesn't matter. I see where everyone is coming from on the issue and agree to an extend. I am sure there will be a time when I agree with you completely. Good discussion. The subject had me thinking the last few days. Cheers.
 
2012-09-12 09:34:39 AM  

SkunkWerks: craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".


And I don't know when some folks will realize that there are always more than two settings for things and that no matter which response a person chooses, they can modify that with a healthy dose of STFU. You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

Fact is, nearly 3000 innocent people and 19 not so innocent people lost their lives that day. A lot more than that lost a husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter. If observance of that event doesn't agree with you or you simply don't care, there are simple and effective ways to keep that shiat to yourself.
 
2012-09-12 09:42:51 AM  

craig328: You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.


In the spirit of the definition, raging about "smug jaded assholes" in a Fark thread about one Television station poking fun at another over what they chose to cover on a Tuesday in September isn't exactly a shining example of "doing it quietly", in any case.
 
2012-09-12 09:48:53 AM  

SkunkWerks: craig328: You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

In the spirit of the definition, raging about "smug jaded assholes" in a Fark thread about one Television station poking fun at another over what they chose to cover on a Tuesday in September isn't exactly a shining example of "doing it quietly", in any case.


One comment amongst a couple of hundred now equals "raging"?

Okay, sport. Whatever you say.
 
2012-09-12 09:52:55 AM  

craig328: Okay, sport. Whatever you say.


Thanks. Don't mind if I do.
 
2012-09-12 11:34:20 AM  

downstairs: Anyway, none of the tributes beat this:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4difPEQ8wA4


From the comments: This is the Glenn Beck of music!
 
2012-09-12 02:30:23 PM  
In a perfect world, Kris Jenner can't even get air time over a test pattern.
 
2012-09-12 06:02:34 PM  

craig328: SkunkWerks: craig328: I don't know that I'll ever be as smug and jaded and flippant about mass murder as some of Fark seems to be.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to buy that there are only two possible reactions to the 9/11 Anniversary:

a) Patriotic Reverence
b) Smug Jadedness

Not everyone wears their patriotism or their reverence on their sleeve (or on their car antenna), aren't required to do so, nor is failure to do so any indication of being "smug and jaded".

And I don't know when some folks will realize that there are always more than two settings for things and that no matter which response a person chooses, they can modify that with a healthy dose of STFU. You want to be a reverent patriot? Fine, do it quietly. You wanna be a smug jaded asshole with nothing nice to say? Fine, do it quietly.

Fact is, nearly 3000 innocent people and 19 not so innocent people lost their lives that day. A lot more than that lost a husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter. If observance of that event doesn't agree with you or you simply don't care, there are simple and effective ways to keep that shiat to yourself.


Or, we could, as a country, move on already. 11 years and we're still pissing our pants over "terrorists" and refusing to get back our rights and freedoms that we eagerly surrendered in order to be "safe". We've turned the entire Middle East into an angry hornet's nest because of how we reacted to 9/11. The country continues to keep dropping into a realm of despair and pussiness.

Let's regorw our balls. Let's pull ourselves up and move on. No, we don't have to forget 9/11, and we can still honor the dead, but we can stop using it as the fuel for our outrage towards other countries and as the catalyst for losing more of our rights and freedoms. We can go back to how we were pre-9/11, except a little more humbled and a little wiser.
 
2012-09-12 06:20:52 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Or, we could, as a country, move on already. 11 years and we're still pissing our pants over "terrorists" and refusing to get back our rights and freedoms that we eagerly surrendered in order to be "safe". We've turned the entire Middle East into an angry hornet's nest because of how we reacted to 9/11. The country continues to keep dropping into a realm of despair and pussiness.

Let's regorw our balls. Let's pull ourselves up and move on. No, we don't have to forget 9/11, and we can still honor the dead, but we can stop using it as the fuel for our outrage towards other countries and as the catalyst for losing more of our rights and freedoms. We can go back to how we were pre-9/11, except a little more humbled and a little wiser.



I'm wondering if you'd take a moment and enumerate all the rights you've lost.

Before you brew up: I don't necessarily disagree but I hear this trotted out by a lot of ignorant folks who, when asked, can't list even one right they've lost. I'll be curious to see your list.
 
2012-09-13 01:54:08 AM  

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