Stand With Paris - Fight back with this symbol!

  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 18, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    If by "fight back" we mean "show what impotent, frivolous pussies you are."

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    Nov 18, 2015 3:38 PM GMT
    JackNNJ saidIf by "fight back" we mean "show what impotent, frivolous pussies you are."

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    Your post confuses me. Do you endorse this symbol or not?
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    Nov 18, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
    I think the answer is "not."

    It's like wearing a red ribbon, but not giving a penny to AIDS/HIV support groups.

    Sympathy is cheap. Support isn't.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 18, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidI think the answer is "not."

    It's like wearing a red ribbon, but not giving a penny to AIDS/HIV support groups.

    Sympathy is cheap. Support isn't.


    True.
  • venue35

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    Nov 19, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    It's the eiffel tower and anarchy together??
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    Nov 19, 2015 1:53 AM GMT
    When Bush was President, France was considered an enemy because they wouldn't support the Iraq war, now all of the sudden the right-wingers are supporting them. How times change and hypocrisy runs amok. Pathetic.
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    Nov 19, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    I'm one of those "horrible" people on Facebook coming under attack for having the French flag superimposed over my profile pic.

    I take offense to the criticism. And let me tell you why. I have French ancestry, have travelled a lot in France...but those "reasons" are superfluous, at best.

    The bigger picture is two fold: I equate France's "9/11" to our own 9/11 which hit close to home - I have a brother whose office was in the opposite side of the Pentagon when the plane hit (he wasn't in his office that day but he personally knew many that were injured or killed)...then there were the five guys I had business dealings with who worked for Marsh-Mclennan on the 101st floor of one of the towers in NYC who didn't make it out alive.

    So, yeah, I'm pissed. Go ahead and say my support for France is "passive" and I should do more. Well, you know what? If I could write a check to the Red Cross for this and the many other national and international tragedies, I would.

    However, more importantly of all, I choose that every charitable donation dollar I spend goes towards brain cancer research and directly to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in New Hampshire.

    You see....they gave my wife a prognosis of 12 months after her diagnosis of Glioblastoma in October 2011. She lived 36 months because of the excellent care they provided there. This "journey" cost me my wife, my job, my career and pretty much most of our financial resources. But I'm not complaining about the trivial shit because a man does what a man has to do.

    So if anyone wants to complain about MY "passive" support or solidarity with France then F@CK YOU. Walk a mile, buddy....walk a mile!

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    Nov 19, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidWhen Bush was President, France was considered an enemy because they wouldn't support the Iraq war, now all of the sudden the right-wingers are supporting them. How times change and hypocrisy runs amok. Pathetic.


    Yeah, that does happen. Stalin was an ally of ours in WW II and after, not so much. Japan was an enemy in WWII and then with ten years or so after, an ally. So yes, "How times change"
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    Nov 19, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    James_Thunder_Early saidWhen Bush was President, France was considered an enemy because they wouldn't support the Iraq war, now all of the sudden the right-wingers are supporting them. How times change and hypocrisy runs amok. Pathetic.


    Yeah, that does happen. Stalin was an ally of ours in WW II and after, not so much. Japan was an enemy in WWII and then with ten years or so after, an ally. So yes, "How times change"


    Funny how people forget history and think everything that happens in their lifetime is somehow new with no corollaries in history.
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    Nov 19, 2015 11:38 PM GMT
    yeah with this symbol their children will only have one option - afterlife by blown up, shot, beheaded or just brutally beaten to death

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  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 20, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    Headsuptailsdown saidI'm one of those "horrible" people on Facebook coming under attack for having the French flag superimposed over my profile pic.

    I take offense to the criticism. And let me tell you why. I have French ancestry, have travelled a lot in France...but those "reasons" are superfluous, at best.

    The bigger picture is two fold: I equate France's "9/11" to our own 9/11 which hit close to home - I have a brother whose office was in the opposite side of the Pentagon when the plane hit (he wasn't in his office that day but he personally knew many that were injured or killed)...then there were the five guys I had business dealings with who worked for Marsh-Mclennan on the 101st floor of one of the towers in NYC who didn't make it out alive.

    So, yeah, I'm pissed. Go ahead and say my support for France is "passive" and I should do more. Well, you know what? If I could write a check to the Red Cross for this and the many other national and international tragedies, I would.

    However, more importantly of all, I choose that every charitable donation dollar I spend goes towards brain cancer research and directly to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in New Hampshire.

    You see....they gave my wife a prognosis of 12 months after her diagnosis of Glioblastoma in October 2011. She lived 36 months because of the excellent care they provided there. This "journey" cost me my wife, my job, my career and pretty much most of our financial resources. But I'm not complaining about the trivial shit because a man does what a man has to do.

    So if anyone wants to complain about MY "passive" support or solidarity with France then F@CK YOU. Walk a mile, buddy....walk a mile!




    I wouldn't give a DIME to the fucking Red Cross. Remember how they fucked around with 9/11 funds?

    In any case, it's your right to engage in meaningless and ineffective online symbolism. By all means, continue.

    Considering your story of loss (granting that it's true, of course) I'd think you'd lay off the 'fuck you' s here.
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    Nov 20, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    Here's my symbol of solidarity with le peuple francais:

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    NOT some miserable leftover from the "peace movement" that sends a mixed message when swift, direct action is needed. The French get it; too bad so many others don't.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 20, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    venue35 saidIt's the eiffel tower and anarchy together??


    Kind of. Eiffel and peace sign, but I guess it's meant to evoke the anarchy thing. The artist is a naive dingbat.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 20, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidWhen Bush was President, France was considered an enemy because they wouldn't support the Iraq war, now all of the sudden the right-wingers are supporting them. How times change and hypocrisy runs amok. Pathetic.


    Oh, please. France was always an ally. But they were being their usual pussy self then.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    bonaparts saidyeah with this symbol their children will only have one option - afterlife by blown up, shot, beheaded or just brutally beaten to death

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    And the U.S. as well.