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2012-12-25 02:38:44 PM  

Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.


Amen. Beautifully said.
 
2012-12-25 02:57:13 PM  

SilentStrider: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Merry Christmas.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-12-25 03:02:51 PM  

Wayne 985: Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."


I was just saying in another thread I needed to start reading comics again to "lighten up" and was going to zip up to a local comic shop soon for some reading swag. Thanks for the reminder of how awesome Bats is, cuz now I know one of the titles I want to grab.
 
2012-12-25 03:04:45 PM  

Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.



Depends on the island

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-25 03:09:49 PM  

here to help: CokeBear: It would appear that while most Farkers are spending the day with family & friends, lonely Fark trolls have nearly taken over.

/heading out in a few minutes for movies & chinese food
//#AthiestJewOnChristmas
/// Merry Christmas. Everyone.

Look at you being all smug and superior with your "friends" and your "family".

And seriously? You're gonna go eat heathen chink food on Jebus' birthday? WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?!


Hey, jackass! Heathens eat Nordic food! If I wasn't busy eating lefse, taking snaps of akvavit and hailing various Nordic deities at random moments, I would so track you down and give you noogies!
 
2012-12-25 03:10:24 PM  
Frankly I think all of your faces are made of boogers.
 
2012-12-25 03:12:48 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Hey, jackass! Heathens eat Nordic food! If I wasn't busy eating lefse, taking snaps of akvavit and hailing various Nordic deities at random moments, I would so track you down and give you noogies!


Oh, now you're threatening me with violence, eh?

Typical liberal.
 
2012-12-25 03:13:35 PM  

here to help: Frankly I think all of your faces are made of boogers.


I am rubber and you are glue. Whatever you say  bounces off me and sticks to  you.
 
2012-12-25 03:14:54 PM  

here to help: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Hey, jackass! Heathens eat Nordic food! If I wasn't busy eating lefse, taking snaps of akvavit and hailing various Nordic deities at random moments, I would so track you down and give you noogies!

Oh, now you're threatening me with violence, eh?

Typical liberal.


Calling me a liberal just earned you a purple nurple, too.
 
2012-12-25 03:16:05 PM  
REPORTED!
 
2012-12-25 03:17:24 PM  

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


So, you're the thread's designated asshole? Well, that's good to know.
 
2012-12-25 03:28:46 PM  
Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any
 
2012-12-25 03:30:55 PM  
I wouldn't necessarily call the actions of neighbouring police heroic, but it is a damn nice gesture to their colleagues, and a sacrifice on their part. SPIFFY tag appropriate for them.

Anyone who puts themselves in danger to protect other is a hero. Whether that be a Coastguard jump diver, your local fire brigade, or a small town cop who has never had to draw a service weapon in anger diving into that scene from hell.
 
2012-12-25 03:32:48 PM  

Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.


Well put. Merry Christmas.
 
2012-12-25 03:33:57 PM  

cretinbob: Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any


You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.
 
2012-12-25 03:37:43 PM  

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Oh just shut the fark up. Really! I know this is fark and all but hell, these parents are spending this day dealing with losing their 6 year old children who were shot in cold blood. These officers are spending the day and many many days and months ahead remembering the scene in there heads....really it's farking Christmas day, can you not give it a freaking rest!
 
2012-12-25 03:38:54 PM  

Warlordtrooper: Doesn't this create jourisdiction issues.


Most small towns already have jurisdiction agreements in place for special occasions that allow neighboring departments to work their towns as warranted.
 
2012-12-25 03:39:54 PM  

kxs401: Oh man, I don't know whether this thread makes me feel terrible about humanity or better about myself.


Fark is great about that.


Mariah Carey can tell you all about heroes, if you are curious.
 
2012-12-25 03:40:46 PM  
I dont see why they did this at all.

The 20 minutes that this crime took ended a long time ago. So farking sick of all these asshats playing on the drama to garner attention for themselves.

If your kid wasnt shot, stfu and go away. You're just masturbating to other peoples tragedy and its farking disgusting.

Americans are so pathetic.
 
2012-12-25 03:45:05 PM  

Pivot: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.

Oh just shut the fark up. Really! I know this is fark and all but hell, these parents are spending this day dealing with losing their 6 year old children who were shot in cold blood. These officers are spending the day and many many days and months ahead remembering the scene in there heads....really it's farking Christmas day, can you not give it a freaking rest!


Nothing like a bible thumper to shove their beliefs down your throat.
 
2012-12-25 03:47:09 PM  

here to help: Hagenhatesyouall: here to help: Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown Fark thread. Lets all freak out and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!


[t2.gstatic.com image 240x210]

Lookit, if you're just gonna make jokes log off and never come back. If we don't discuss these types of things in every third thread the problems the US is facing will never be resolved.

Now are you going to behave like an adult or not?



www.greencupboards.com
 
2012-12-25 03:48:33 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Wayne 985: Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."

I was just saying in another thread I needed to start reading comics again to "lighten up" and was going to zip up to a local comic shop soon for some reading swag. Thanks for the reminder of how awesome Bats is, cuz now I know one of the titles I want to grab.


Which one? Truth be told, I don't know much about the Batman comics, aside from a few graphic novels. I'm mostly just a superfan of the Nolan films.
 
2012-12-25 03:52:15 PM  

Hagenhatesyouall: Now are you going to behave like an adult or not?


This is neither the time nor place for your homo/pisce-erotic fantasies.
 
2012-12-25 04:00:06 PM  

Katchaa: A hero is someone who puts his life on the line for a greater cause. Cops, firefighters, soldiers, and very often teachers too. Screw the lot of you who say otherwise.


Heros more often are just ordinary people doing extrordinary things because it's the right thing to do. Hero's are seldom self appointed; most downplay the enormity of what they have done. Most heroic acts are done out of selflessness.

Continuing to do your job, even when given the opportunity to walk away (cops would be allowed a mental health leave under these circumstances) would be one measure of heroics. I think Weaver's descriptionof a hero was spot-on otherwise.
 
2012-12-25 04:02:01 PM  

Doctor Who's on first: Really? This is the thread the trolls are going to crap all over? Seriously, it's farking Christmas.


[WelcomeToFARK.jpg]
 
2012-12-25 04:04:22 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: [static.prtst.net image 600x400]

/The trolls are super concentrated today


Low hanging fruit.
 
2012-12-25 04:05:18 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: SilentStrider: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Merry Christmas.

[that escalated quickly.jpg]


It wasn't that big of a step.
 
2012-12-25 04:06:54 PM  

here to help: cretinbob: Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any

You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.


Why is it that right wing political organizations like churches and the NRA get tax exempt status, while left wing political groups like Defenders of Wildlife have to create a 501(c)4?
 
2012-12-25 04:18:10 PM  
Defenders of Wildlife is tax-exempt under 501(c)4. The NRA is 501(c)3 and 501(c)4.
 
2012-12-25 04:26:47 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.

/OMG fark you...fark you for trolling in a thread about dead kids and the men and women who not only had to respond to this situation, but clean up the mess. A mess I'll bet you never can even imagine, along with the after effects they have to deal with. You are an asshole, and totaly worthy of my ignore list. Eat a bag of dead dog dicks jackass.


Cooked or raw?
 
2012-12-25 04:29:04 PM  

ParaHandy: Why is it that right wing political organizations like churches and the NRA get tax exempt status, while left wing political groups like Defenders of Wildlife have to create a 501(c)4?


Because you're a dirty commie.

Now go pray to Mecca or whatever it is you atheists do.
 
2012-12-25 04:30:37 PM  

iron_city_ap: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.

Participating in genocide and being unable to prevent a mass murder despite your best effort are SOOO similar.


What were their best efforts? Showing up after the fact for the photo op?
 
2012-12-25 04:32:37 PM  

here to help: cretinbob: Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any

You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.


Isn't Easter holier than Christmas?
 
2012-12-25 04:34:38 PM  
I appreciate the nice gesture.

It's too bad that certain people who are mad at the world can't appreciate it for what it is.
 
2012-12-25 04:35:01 PM  

duffblue: Pivot: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.

Oh just shut the fark up. Really! I know this is fark and all but hell, these parents are spending this day dealing with losing their 6 year old children who were shot in cold blood. These officers are spending the day and many many days and months ahead remembering the scene in there heads....really it's farking Christmas day, can you not give it a freaking rest!

Nothing like a bible thumper to shove their beliefs down your throat.


Really?? Jews/gas chambers/bible thumpers. Keep trollin you'll get more bites. Oh yeah, you're a total jackass.
 
2012-12-25 04:36:43 PM  

here to help: cretinbob: Revoke the NRA's tax exempt status
It's easy to say spend more money when you don't have to pay any

You're going to attack religion on the holiest day of the year? Classy.


Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.
 
2012-12-25 04:37:08 PM  

Mazzic518: Isn't Easter holier than Christmas?


Santa died for our sins. The Easter bunny is a fraud perpetrated by the jews.

Now stop trolling!
 
2012-12-25 04:38:28 PM  

here to help: Mazzic518: Isn't Easter holier than Christmas?

Santa died for our sins. The Easter bunny is a fraud perpetrated by the jews.

Now stop trolling!


I'd post the dead easter bunny pic but I'd probably get a bannination
 
2012-12-25 04:39:50 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.


You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!
 
2012-12-25 04:41:00 PM  

Mazzic518: I'd post the dead easter bunny pic but I'd probably get a bannination


That's right. Keep your blasphemy to yourself.
 
2012-12-25 04:43:26 PM  

ParaHandy: I wouldn't necessarily call the actions of neighbouring police heroic, but it is a damn nice gesture to their colleagues, and a sacrifice on their part. SPIFFY tag appropriate for them.

Anyone who puts themselves in danger to protect other is a hero. Whether that be a Coastguard jump diver, your local fire brigade, or a small town cop who has never had to draw a service weapon in anger diving into that scene from hell.


You almost got it. One dosen't become a hero by taking a particular job. A hero is someone who makes a decision to leave a place of relative safety and places themself in a place of relative danger to save someone else. Witnessing farked up crap or joining the military a hero does not make.

/someone in a "heroic" profession
//not a hero
 
2012-12-25 04:45:41 PM  

here to help: Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.

You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!


LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF
 
2012-12-25 04:59:35 PM  

Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.Or as I like to call these types of peoples; wage workers...these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.

And the proverbial 'hero' tag high bar is dropped another notch...

but then again you're Total Fark so your $5 a month opinion matters more than us groundlings...

 
2012-12-25 05:03:45 PM  

Mazzic518: LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF


More deception. I know the modmins give free TF to those that push their socialist agenda.

YOU CAN'T FOOL ME!!!
 
2012-12-25 05:08:57 PM  

here to help: Mazzic518: LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF

More deception. I know the modmins give free TF to those that push their socialist agenda.

YOU CAN'T FOOL ME!!!


LOL (Literally) t/y
 
2012-12-25 05:10:55 PM  
/here to help
 
2012-12-25 05:20:57 PM  

Wayne 985: Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."


You're towing a nuclear bomb, what are you The Riddler? Just tell him you're Bruce Wayne and move!
 
2012-12-25 05:40:12 PM  

danpanic77: ParaHandy: I wouldn't necessarily call the actions of neighbouring police heroic, but it is a damn nice gesture to their colleagues, and a sacrifice on their part. SPIFFY tag appropriate for them.

Anyone who puts themselves in danger to protect other is a hero. Whether that be a Coastguard jump diver, your local fire brigade, or a small town cop who has never had to draw a service weapon in anger diving into that scene from hell.

You almost got it. One dosen't become a hero by taking a particular job. A hero is someone who makes a decision to leave a place of relative safety and places themself in a place of relative danger to save someone else. Witnessing farked up crap or joining the military a hero does not make.

/someone in a "heroic" profession
//not a hero


About time somebody nailed it. I am comforted in knowing at least one other human being has similar perceptions as I.
 
2012-12-25 05:41:19 PM  

Mazzic518: here to help: Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.

You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!

LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF


It's ten bucks now? I got sponsored a few years ago. All of the threads had some AW with a spackled on load of glittery makeup unironically posting pictures of the tragedy that had befallen her eyebrows, and it was hilarious to watch people tell her she looked hot. A good friend would have told her she was utterly ridiculous. All of the girls were pandering for Amazon wishlist gifts. One slut had gotten about seven leather covers for her kindle and she needed more colors! Everyone was totally commied out, but if you like getting drunk with people you circle jerk online, it looked loads of fun.
 
2012-12-25 05:52:41 PM  

NannyStatePark: Mazzic518: here to help: Counter_Intelligent: Buzz Killington here. Christmas isn't even the holiest day of the Christian calendar, much less the whole year.

You must be Mazzic's alt. Here I am trying to raise discussions on Fark back to an intelligent level and all you want to do is slander me.

REPORTED!

LOL Like I would pay $10/month for TF

It's ten bucks now? I got sponsored a few years ago. All of the threads had some AW with a spackled on load of glittery makeup unironically posting pictures of the tragedy that had befallen her eyebrows, and it was hilarious to watch people tell her she looked hot. A good friend would have told her she was utterly ridiculous. All of the girls were pandering for Amazon wishlist gifts. One slut had gotten about seven leather covers for her kindle and she needed more colors! Everyone was totally commied out, but if you like getting drunk with people you circle jerk online, it looked loads of fun.


no $10 would be if it was me and an alt ... and yeah good lord if you disagree with one of the AW's you just get piled on by all the lonely virgins trying to white-knight.,,,
 
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