Can PostSecret and Facebook Save a Life?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by anjinha, Jun 13, 2010.

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    anjinha

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    Pretty moving. :eek:
     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    Deport him and then he won't be able to jump off the bridge.
     
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    anjinha

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    Yeah, who cares about thousands of people getting together to save a life, right? THERE'S AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT AROUND!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Is this your idea of a joke?
     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    No, I am serious. Illegals need to be deported.
     
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    firestarter

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    Life can be quite simple when you're a teenager.
     
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    or when you are naive enough to believe an anonymous message from a supposed illegal to gain sympathy.
     
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    skunk

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    How do you gain sympathy by remaining anonymous? :confused:
     
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    you're confident enough to risk the possibility of it being a genuine cry for help?
     
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    Speaking of anonymity... you're a very interesting character Mr. Acorn. You seem to have been towards the end of the queue when empathy was being handed out - a trait most associated with teenagers. I could be wrong of course.
     
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    This is from the PostSecret website, about two-thirds down the page:

     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    Justice is more important than empathy, and I am not a teenager so I don't know what you are getting at.
     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    sympathy for illegals, not for this person. You are trying pretty hard here.
     
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    skunk

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    What you call "justice" is nothing but authoritarianism, and true justice is nothing without compassion.

    So you think this is a conspiracy to garner sympathy for all illegal immigrants? Seems like you are the one who is reaching here.
     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    Seems pretty convenient given the circumstances.
     
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    skunk

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    Convenient for whom? Which circumstances? These glib one-liners leave much to be desired.
     
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    Zombie Acorn

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    Sympathizers with illegals, given the circumstances of Arizona's passage of actually enforcing immigration laws.
     
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    A facebook group hoping to save a life? God, people are stupid.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    :confused:, why? If people show they care and that the individual concerned is wanted I'm sure that's important to them.
     
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    I think you're just too cynical. Facebook is acting as a medium to show suicidal people that there are others out there who care. Why is that stupid? Or is it just because it's on Facebook that you have a problem?
     
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    No. It's a way for people to pretend they've done something (like all those "show you care about AIDS in Africa" groups) without actually doing anything.
     
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    So what? If it stops the person jumping then clearly all the people who joined would have done something. It's also about increasing awareness.
     
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    Someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge every month. I'm sure the person who sent in that postcard already did the deed.
     
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    that's the spirit. glass half full.....
     
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    You think it would change anything if I joined the Facebook group?
     

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