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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by chris4x4, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Okay, I need to rant.

    I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael
    Jackson . As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an
    entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent
    millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villian to many
    people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
    I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point
    of my rant.

    Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their
    minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the
    country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to
    flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to
    hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

    Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
    freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What
    about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those
    Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,
    still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the
    United States of America . Where is there moment of silence? Where
    are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over
    them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
    Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good ridence," and "thank
    God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the
    sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off
    thier deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop
    Icon?"

    I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS
    for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every
    service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY
    recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people
    can live their callous little lives in the luxory and freedom that WE,
    those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for
    them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have
    been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
    make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit
    songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat
    and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

    Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Feel free to pass
    this along if you want.

    Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is
    serving in the military;
    "So that others may live..."


    --
    Isaac

    Only two people have ever effectively given their lives for you.

    Jesus Christ and The American G.I.

    One died for your sins, the other died to give you freedom.

    I couldnt agree with this more.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    well put. Its sad to see MJ go, but people are getting way out of hand with it.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    BUILT, not bought...
    tha hell with MJ...he was just a "court jester".

    I hate all the hubub over his death, BIG FUCKING DEAL.

    (he a good performer, but hes still just an ordinary Joe Blow).
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    luk8272

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    Amen. I was saying this yesterday. Way to go Chris.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Awesome email, Chris. It's sad but it's true. :( :mad:

    Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  6. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Nice post Chris :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    MJ was a true humanitarian he donated millions of money to charities he changed the face music as we know it and deserved the title of king of pop. now i like mj and it doesnt bother me that he got all this media attention after all he was an entertainer and always under the medias watchful eye, so him dying naturally brought a lot of attention towards him because it was totally unexpected.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    Exactly how i feel...
     
  9. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    i posted something similar, but this is so much better written. :p God bless the troops:rockband:
     
  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    WE changed the channel in our waiting room b/c the patients and myself included was tired of hearing about this on every news station. Sportscenter!
     
  11. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    Well put chris!!
     
  12. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    i dont think it couldve been said better than that
     
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    :amen:
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    What I don't get is that many of MJ supporters were nowhere to be found when he was accused of child molestation, now that he's dead, all this outpour of support comes out of nowhere. Where were the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons, the past several years when Michael went into hiding? Where were they when he got Neverland Ranch repoed. He hasn't been relevent in modern music for the past 10 years. Yes, is sad to see his passing, but with the way his life had been going, it was to be expected. I too an sick of seeing this overkill coverage of his death. It's been 2 weeks, let's move on to more important topics.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    Everyone said it- but it's worth bumping.

    One dood is not worth all this buzz...Lots of folks have done FAR more important stuff and died quietly.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:13 AM
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    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    To all those serving our country Thank You

    F MJ
     
  17. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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    I could not agree more.

    To top it off, I read where people are killing themselve because he died. Unbelievable.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    people that do that are benfiting our society, we can always use less of those people
     
  19. Jul 9, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    Its the MTV generation, reality TV , the need for instant gratification, the ME generation, its lost in promiscuity, disprespect, and wonderful guidance from our current society. Technology has destroyed us in ways.

    I think if this country sinks into a deep depression you will see many many younger people fail miserably. NOT ALL, but many have shallow values and no real purpose every day when they wake up.

    The real heroes of life are overlooked daily. I soldier dies and it rarely makes the news or is buried deep in a newspaper. A TV personallity goes to rehab and its plastered everywhere.

    MJ was a good entertainer, Farrah Fawcet was good to look at, but Billy Mays was a guy I could relate to. But its all a fad.

    Real heroes dont come in a game box or are made in videos.

    Good input chris. A lot of people think it but few speak it out loud.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    They just made MJ the Pope !!!
     
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