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(WPTV)   Need to have your faith in humanity restored? Here's 15 acts of kindness seen during the Boston bombings   (wptv.com) divider line 213
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2013-04-16 09:03:06 PM

Persnickety: Agent Smiths Laugh:

God doesn't make the world this way, we do.

Good point.  Our all knowing, all powerful God just sits back and lets it happen.


Kinda hard for him to do otherwise with that whole not existing problem he's got.

/but people just can't live with personal responsibility
 
2013-04-16 09:43:05 PM

Meatybrain: [i1222.photobucket.com image 850x420]


I love the sentiment, but why this pic of Patton?
 
2013-04-16 09:48:56 PM
R.I.P. Krystle Campbell.

Ugh...just, ugh.
 
2013-04-16 10:14:02 PM

sleeps in trees: It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.


It was there. We just didn't have multiple 24/7 news channels.
We just had Walter Cronkite with 'the body count today...-'.
 
2013-04-16 11:16:56 PM

BraniacsDaughtr: Meatybrain: [i1222.photobucket.com image 850x420]

I love the sentiment, but why this pic of Patton?


It's Patton. Why would I pick a normal picture when that one is out there?

YouPeopleAreCrazy: sleeps in trees: It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.

It was there. We just didn't have multiple 24/7 news channels.
We just had Walter Cronkite with 'the body count today...-'.


I am way older than your 16 year old. It was there, all right. but it was up closer and personaller.

We had at least a dozen shootings at my (otherwise) very non-violent suburban high school during my time there.

When I was in junior high two planes collided over my house and landed in the schoolyard. There was a person-shaped dent in the basketball court.  We were picking hamburger out of the camellias for weeks.

That happened about the same time we abandoned Southeast Asia, ending the abovementioned daily body counts that had been a part of the news since my earliest memories. The dead students at Kent State? The VC guy getting his brains blown out? The little naked girl running from her flambeed village? Those weren't  memes, those were news.

And our Bad President was so evil the GOP told him to quit before he went to farking jail. Top that, GW Bush, you ignorant snickering ten-gallon asshat.

And before that, we actually practiced ducking and covering so our tiny little plywood half-desks would protect us from the atomic blasts and the flying glass and the fireball and such like.

Andplusalso, when I was a wee sprat the Manson murders took place basically in my back yard.

I lived through all that and more, but I managed to turn out just ... um.. oh, crap. Never mind.

p.s. where I grew up blowjobs were illegal until I was halfway through high school.
 
2013-04-16 11:20:39 PM

Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 592x476]


I just laughed WAY too hard at this. I have tears. Hahahahhahaha
 
2013-04-17 12:17:22 AM

Meatybrain: BraniacsDaughtr: Meatybrain: [i1222.photobucket.com image 850x420]

I love the sentiment, but why this pic of Patton?

It's Patton. Why would I pick a normal picture when that one is out there?

YouPeopleAreCrazy: sleeps in trees: It's sad when my 16 year old has seen more crazy shiat in his lifetime than I did at his age. Between mass shootings, wars, bombings and planes being flown into buildings he's oddly well adjusted.

It was there. We just didn't have multiple 24/7 news channels.
We just had Walter Cronkite with 'the body count today...-'.

I am way older than your 16 year old. It was there, all right. but it was up closer and personaller.

We had at least a dozen shootings at my (otherwise) very non-violent suburban high school during my time there.

When I was in junior high two planes collided over my house and landed in the schoolyard. There was a person-shaped dent in the basketball court.  We were picking hamburger out of the camellias for weeks.

That happened about the same time we abandoned Southeast Asia, ending the abovementioned daily body counts that had been a part of the news since my earliest memories. The dead students at Kent State? The VC guy getting his brains blown out? The little naked girl running from her flambeed village? Those weren't  memes, those were news.

And our Bad President was so evil the GOP told him to quit before he went to farking jail. Top that, GW Bush, you ignorant snickering ten-gallon asshat.

And before that, we actually practiced ducking and covering so our tiny little plywood half-desks would protect us from the atomic blasts and the flying glass and the fireball and such like.

Andplusalso, when I was a wee sprat the Manson murders took place basically in my back yard.

I lived through all that and more, but I managed to turn out just ... um.. oh, crap. Never mind.

p.s. where I grew up blowjobs were illegal until I was halfway through high school.


All of these. My sister and I were comparing "What's the first news story you remember?" once. The first one she recalls: The Attica riots, and seeing the smoke rising over the prison. Mine was Cooper's skyjacking.

When I was in high school, there were two near-miss nuclear incidents back-to-back traced to faulty computer chips; sandwiched between news reports of the hostage crisis. Terrorist reports from Europe were so common, they barely rated front-page coverage unless more than one American was killed.

It's just not new, or even unusual. Kids will survive.
 
2013-04-17 12:26:44 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [www.nypost.com image 524x350]
My heart aches looking into the eyes of this innocent little boy who just wanted to watch his daddy finish the marathon.

Track down his killer(s) and punish them.  Their lives are now forfeit. If there is a God, I won't claim to understand it, nor do I care to.  There is no God if such evil acts are done.

There is evil in the world. It is of our own making. Rather than pray, I will choose vigilance and protection of my family and friends. And hold them close.


Hippie cat stands with you.
 
2013-04-17 12:52:07 AM
There should have been a pic of  Carlos Arredondo, the "Boston Marathon Cowboy."
 
2013-04-17 01:05:35 AM

Gyrfalcon: Terrorist reports from Europe were so common, they barely rated front-page coverage unless more than one American was killed.


Ye gods, I totally forgot about that. My former penis-warmer grew up in Frenchland, and he always marveled at how easily America lost its poop over terrorism when he grew up with it as part of daily life. I remember it, but only as part of the background noise: the Vietnam conflicts, home and away; race riots; OPEC getting a hold of the whole world's balls; the cold war; and, of course, chicks and darkies getting all uppity. My parents' America was rotting from the inside and the out.

And there was still some leftover bad buju from the JFK RFK MLK dipshiat marksman trifecta, too.

I miss Mister Rogers...
 
2013-04-17 01:28:09 PM

LumberJack: ... but I am an arsehole then. Called it.

My works towards erasing the dilution of the meaning of certain words/phrases (i.e. "Hero") continues.


No, one can be wrong without being an asshole.  One can hold a sincere, incorrect conviction.  In this case, you're arguing against the dilution of the word "kindness".  While I very much favor helping words retain their meaning and potency, in this case the word is being used correctly.  It is a kindness.  There has been no dilution.
 
2013-04-17 01:31:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: All of these. My sister and I were comparing "What's the first news story you remember?" once. The first one she recalls: The Attica riots, and seeing the smoke rising over the prison. Mine was Cooper's skyjacking.


Interesting question actually. I wonder what mine would be.  Maybe the 1993 WTC bombing... I remember asking my parents what terrorism was. Though it's sort of hard to believe I can't remember anything from at least a couple years earlier. It's hard in retrospect to separate what you knew at the time from what you've learned since.
 
2013-04-17 02:49:46 PM

LumberJack: ... but I am an arsehole then. Called it.

My works towards erasing the dilution of the meaning of certain words/phrases (i.e. "Hero") continues.


You're an arsehole because you think you're important enough to take on a task so very.... important.

It's a kindness, no matter the job, and those people are heroes
 
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