Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby count2infinity on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 am

CAUGHT THE BOMBER *CLAP CLAP* *CLAPCLAPCLAP*
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:17 am

CAUGHT THE BOMBER *CLAP CLAP* *CLAPCLAPCLAP*
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 am

JEFF-REY DAH-MER *CLAP CLAP* *CLAPCLAPCLAP*
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Puffymuffin on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:27 am

count2infinity wrote:
Puffymuffin wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:^^I would also add natural disasters to that, or really any tragedy when large numbers of people are affected. Like I said before, I know Americans can be quite ignorant of things that happen outside of our own borders, but we're a pretty generous country on the whole.


From the few times that I have been there that's not a view I share but I guess you can say that for most countries in the 'Western world'. It might also depend on where you go I guess, but people are generally ******* especially towards people who happen to be less well off than they are. I don't think I have seen it as bad over here compared to what I experienced in the US, which sort of surprised me, seeing how "rude" Dutch people can be.


I think you misunderstood what he was saying. He was discussing how generous our country tends to be in the event of something like this or natural disasters. As soon as the Boston bombings took place there were immediate fundraisers and money collections across the nation to send money to the victims, city, police, etc. I'd say overall, when a large disaster like this happens, America tend to take care of its own.

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I realize that there are events such as Katrina where FEMA didn't help as much as they should, but many other groups stepped up and helped as much as possible.


Yeah I guess I misunderstood it, but as said, (somehow) the Dutch are leading Europe in giving to charity, but if you look at the general life people are just rude and not caring about anyone but themselves and their own surrounding and look down on others. Mind you, this is just generalization and of course my own experiences.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby doublem on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:37 am

we need to take care of one another everyday not just when a national disaster happens.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:41 am

doublem wrote:we need to take care of one another everyday not just when a national disaster happens.


In 2011, Americans were ranked as the #1 most charitable nation in the world. I'm not tooting our own horn, but I think "taking care of one another" has wildly different standards depending on who you talk to, and I would venture to guess that your acceptable level goes far beyond my own.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby count2infinity on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:46 am

You can only do your best to take care of one another. The fact that there are aholes out there that don't give a crap about other people is beyond your reach. The best you can do is be a good helpful person as often as you possibly can and hope that others follow suit. You can't change the world by yourself, no one can. But you can certainly do your best every day to help someone out.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:53 am

doublem wrote:we need to take care of one another everyday not just when a national disaster happens.


I think it happens more often than you think. It's just brought to the limelight during disasters.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 am

newarenanow wrote:
doublem wrote:we need to take care of one another everyday not just when a national disaster happens.


I think it happens more often than you think. It's just brought to the limelight during disasters.


I agree.

When I got laid off in January and things got tight at home we had people bringing us food and sending us grocery store and gas station gift cards. My church even created an administrative position in the office just to give me a 15-20 hours a week to help make ends meet.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby doublem on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:14 am

that all depends on what the issue is./
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:17 am

doublem wrote:that all depends on what the issue is./


There are a million different issues out there. Some with a higher priority than others. Not everyone can get the same attention/help.

There is a level of responsibility to also take care of yourself as well.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:24 am

Sounds like a PDT conversation is breaking out here :pop:
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby doublem on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:25 am

I'm very aware of what gets high priority and what doesn't.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby count2infinity on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:33 am

PSA about mental health issues in the USA incoming!!!
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:34 am

There is a difference between helping someone out by donating time, money, etc. and being patriotic. Little kids baking cookies to raise donations for people impacted by the bombing is not the same as a bunch of people chanting USA! at a sporting event due to their new found sense of patriotism.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 am

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:There is a difference between helping someone out by donating time, money, etc. and being patriotic. Little kids baking cookies to raise donations for people impacted by the bombing is not the same as a bunch of people chanting USA! at a sporting event due to their new found sense of patriotism.


I missed that post... who said they were the same?

Hmmmm... still don't see it.

Myaybe it's in the PDT hint, hint.

How about those impromptu memorials/funds that have been set up to remember the victims?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/1 ... 87183.html
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby doublem on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 am

count2infinity wrote:PSA about mental health issues in the USA incoming!!!


hahah
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby newarenanow on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:46 am

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:There is a difference between helping someone out by donating time, money, etc. and being patriotic. Little kids baking cookies to raise donations for people impacted by the bombing is not the same as a bunch of people chanting USA! at a sporting event due to their new found sense of patriotism.


Did someone say they were the same?

I think you can do both.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 am

Keeping it real... this couple was married in August and both lost legs in the bombing.

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:34 am

columbia wrote:Setting up "the other" as an antagonist is hardly new, of course.

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Okay, side tangent......

When I first moved to L.A. my buddy and I went to a taping of "Politically Incorrect". The guests were Kathy Griffin, Sammy Hagar, Cornel West, and some other person whose name has been lost to the sands of time. At one point the conversation veered towards just how prevalent racism was in this country as recently as the 1960s, and Prof. West told some very emotional stories about experiencing those times and how it marked him for the rest of his life. Red Rocker, without missing a beat (or pausing to, you know, think), chimed in that he knew exactly what West was talking about. You see, he, too, experienced discrimination in the 60s because he had long hair. So he totally understood where Prof West was coming from.

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:39 am

Who even knew the dead brother was married? Just heard this morning she's having a chat with the Feds.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:40 am

blackjack68 wrote:Who even knew the dead brother was married? Just heard this morning she's having a chat with the Feds.

Married with a three year old daughter iirc
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am

that seems like a strange family dynamic. shes part of a well off family and a part time college student, apparently married but still living at home with a baby she had possibly before getting married? and he lives there on the weekend.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ead_module
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby mac5155 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Nike does it again. LOL
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