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Old 09-14-2015, 01:50 AM   #91
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Sounds like you care about what makes people care.
Nailed it. I don't give a fuck if people are spreading awareness because they were offered a half price big mac for sharing the link, awareness is awareness and anything that has the power to influence attitudes towards positive change has some value, regardless of wether or not people came to it for the "right reasons"

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:06 AM   #92
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i don't want to know anymore tbh

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:59 AM   #93
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I gave up talking about asylum seekers because people reacted either negatively or indifferently and I felt hopeless.

I think people are interested in refugees if they seem similar enough to themselves. So Syrian refugees are an outrage, but darker skinned Sri Lankan refugees are an understandable and unfortunate problem, but we don't want them thinking they can come here on boats. But if some Syrians can't fit into Germany, we'll take some of them.

It's a particular kind of awareness that's spreading. Like I say, the white privilege grapevine had been activated. The awareness that we should welcome and be hospitable to all strangers in need of a safe place to live... Is not spreading, as I see things.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:02 AM   #94
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Also not sure that Julian could nail a sharpened knitting needle into Styrofoam with a hammer without assistance, but I leave that call up to you SJ

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:16 AM   #95
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I'm just kidding about Julian BTW, I just said that as a "comeback"

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:55 AM   #96
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I think people are interested in refugees if they seem similar enough to themselves. So Syrian refugees are an outrage, but darker skinned Sri Lankan refugees are an understandable and unfortunate problem, but we don't want them thinking they can come here on boats.
you think it's mainly the skin color or a lot of them being Muslims?

I wonder that myself, and really I have no clue since hardly anyone I'm talking to (well besides the neo nazis who yell what they mean through the subway station) will say "eeew but they are brown", instead they start talking about Muslims. Or it really IS the religion that worries them, and not the skin color.

oops this is a facebook thread - I guess you ment talking to people about it ON fb then, and not say, in your church community?

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:27 AM   #97
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i get that some people feel like "what if that was a black baby in an american city.." no one would care but i feel like thats the lowest hanging fruit to go and divert attention from the fact that people are intelligent and have these internal dialogues and some are more capabable at calculating where tragedy lies on a scale but doing that undermines the true feelings people have when they are not racist, uninformed or living in a bubble. shit is horrible. to varying degrees. everywhere.

there is always gonna be someone waiting to diminish your feelings because vulnerability is easy to spot and fuck it. not everyone can do something. not everyone has an audience or a soapbox to stand on. "but this exists over here worse.." its just a rotating news headline when human atrocities have gone on since the dawn of the planet of the apes and just gets worse and at some point as a spectator you get disillusioned and desensirized to it all so much that when your brain cells fire off some empathy or sadness its just another day, another dead baby on the beach. and when we can we feel like we do sometjing affecting someone else but really we're just managing the guilt and humiliation of being alive or privileged in any way.
This, maaaan.

I've seen a lot of the default attitude people have is comparing tragedies and/or "why is everyone crying about x when y" as a way to look superior and discount people's real feelings.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:52 AM   #98
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I'd say it has more to do with Muslim than skin color

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:20 AM   #99
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This, maaaan.

I've seen a lot of the default attitude people have is comparing tragedies and/or "why is everyone crying about x when y" as a way to look superior and discount people's real feelings.
a common one is whenever there is a story about animals being mistreated/poached/killed needlessly/whatever else, you'll always see the comment of someone saying something like why do we care so much about this and not (children being killed/mistreated/starving somewhere). I can STILL care about humans AND animals. They're not mutually exclusive. On cecil the lion stories it was a common thing to see for one.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:43 PM   #100
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just tell them you don't care about either people or animals

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:03 PM   #101
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:03 PM   #102
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Why do people complain about members of the kingdom Metazoa dying when store shelves are stocked with products specifically marketed to facilitate the genocide of prokaryotic organisms and inanimate objects don't even get to have a life in the first place? It's just cladism and biocentrism.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #103
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:56 PM   #104
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yeah baby i want jesus in my backdoor

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #105
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I don't miss facebook

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #106
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Why do people complain about members of the kingdom Metazoa dying when store shelves are stocked with products specifically marketed to facilitate the genocide of prokaryotic organisms and inanimate objects don't even get to have a life in the first place? It's just cladism and biocentrism.
You can just say "members of Metazoa".

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:38 PM   #107
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Metazoan species

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:12 PM   #108
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #109
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there was a time when i loved the McRib

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:29 PM   #110
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i like that one tbh

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:30 PM   #111
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nasty ol fat ugly lady mad hot boys are fucking each other

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #112
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she can't keep a man and there are mans doing man things to mans and rubbing her nose in it


every gay marriage equal two less men for her too marry

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:34 PM   #113
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is McRib pork ribs er beef ribs? must be pork because hardly nobody in Merica does beef ribs proper

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:35 PM   #114
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processed molded pork flavored meatfood

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:35 PM   #115
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ps you want beef bbq you prolly need to go to texas bruh

its the bbq specialty

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:37 PM   #116
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We sing a song at church sometimes, and I play it on piano and I kid you not, it goes like this:

"Hold me, touch me inside, let your love burn in me now"

It sounds like a line straight outta Twilight.

There was also a typo one Christmas, where we were singing a special version of Jingle Bells that involved riding camels, and the words projected on the screen were

"riding his great big hairy thing"

But nobody else seemed to find it funny.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:38 PM   #117
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srsly not even pork ribs proper north of the mason dixon. next time somebody serves me me ribs covered in corn syrup sauce i'm going to punch them in the throat.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #118
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Texas beef bbq is serious shit. best i've ever had, which is no surprise.

 
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #119
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yeah i rarely saw pork ribs in texas, it was all about the beef. i like pork better though. i like the chinese style ribs the most....i think those are pork.

 
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midwest struggles with food in general

 
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