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#228 - mikaelkid
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(03/11/2013) [-]
It's because we expect it to happen. For them to die.

"Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"

The Joker.
#232 to #228 - majormoron
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******* Joker is smarter than half of our politicians.
#235 to #234 - majormoron
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Rather.
#71 - lijda ONLINE
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(03/11/2013) [-]
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...   
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
Proximity is very important. It's human nature...
A squirrel dying in your front yard would capture your attention more than a african child dying thousands of miles away.
#251 - headhunternl
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(03/11/2013) [-]
It works exactly the same vice versa, what exactly is your point?
#266 to #251 - teranin [OP]
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This wasn't a cutting remark against americans, it's a post whose intention is both to point out a fundamental flaw with the way humans view other humans based on a measure of importance to distance while simultaneously pointing out to americans that "Hey, we're murdering the **** out of kids overseas, and we should probably take issue with that"
#278 to #266 - headhunternl
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It's normal, why would you even try to change that. It's normal to feel less connected to something or someone when it's far away. It's a fact and I don't see the need to change that.
#280 to #278 - teranin [OP]
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An increase to humanity's global empathy would go a long way to securing our hopes of not wiping ourselves out before we reach being a type 1 civilization.
#250 - therulethirtyfour
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(03/11/2013) [-]
>implying that the Pakistani people gave a **** about Sandy Hook
>implying that no Americans cared about the drone strikes
>implying that proximity isn't a legitimate basis for concern
#184 - facedodge
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MFW Pakistan puts their military targets on top of schools and hospitals so good countries won't want to bomb them.
#195 to #184 - wutzittooya
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(03/11/2013) [-]
can i have your face?
#185 to #184 - facedodge
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**facedodge rolled a random image posted in comment #3489654 at My Little Pony fanfiction, backgrounds, songs, lyrics, and GIFs. **

MFW people on funnyjunk are so blatantly anti-american.
#229 to #185 - toastandbananas
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mfw not just people on funnyjunk but basically the entire image are anti american
mfw not just people on funnyjunk but basically the entire image are anti american
#160 - alawabidingcitizen ONLINE
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(03/11/2013) [-]
MFW title
#135 - Reldinrostiare
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THe fact is, Asking us to be equally proactive in the issues concerning other countries is asking us to spread ourselves even thinner.  Im sorry, did pakistan send us a care package with a 'Sorry your children were shot' note in it and I missed the wagon?  We send out enough empathy and spend enouogh money and resources feeding the world.  Maybe someday america will work on fixing its OWN problems before giving everything to the rest of the wor;d.  Until then, let us mourn our own tragedies and let the world mourn their own.  One thing I WONT accept giving away is our GRIEF. >:(  So **** this post.  Thumbs down.
THe fact is, Asking us to be equally proactive in the issues concerning other countries is asking us to spread ourselves even thinner. Im sorry, did pakistan send us a care package with a 'Sorry your children were shot' note in it and I missed the wagon? We send out enough empathy and spend enouogh money and resources feeding the world. Maybe someday america will work on fixing its OWN problems before giving everything to the rest of the wor;d. Until then, let us mourn our own tragedies and let the world mourn their own. One thing I WONT accept giving away is our GRIEF. >:( So **** this post. Thumbs down.
#138 to #135 - anon
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(03/11/2013) [-]
then why go at war with them if you CLEARLY dont care about them? all i hear is


OOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE WANT TO LIBERATE THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM
as in we care for them
#140 to #138 - Reldinrostiare
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I couldnt give a hoot about liberating them. Last I checkerd, America faught for its own independence with some help from the French. I'd agree to HELP a nation fight for its OWN independence, but doing it for them is presumptuous and a waste of human life. Dont lump all of us in the same boat, not all of us were bush 'crusade' supporters.
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#142 to #135 - mrsonicrainboom
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but america caused this problem you idiot.
#143 to #142 - anon
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yeh cuz they werent blowing themselves up or anything before the americans got there
#145 to #143 - mrsonicrainboom
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oh my god you're dumb, america attacked them first then they retaliated.
#163 to #145 - dtox
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Could you explain what it is exactly that you're referring to? because I'm having a hard time grasping the context of the current discussion.
#165 to #163 - mrsonicrainboom
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well everybody is saying that the bombings were not america's problem when, if they were the ones who bombed the ******* place then is sort of is, then some anon said that those countries were bombing america before america bombed then which isn't true.and even if it is america should be bombing terrorists not children.
#168 to #165 - dtox
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Actually, the anon said they were blowing themselves up "before the americans got there", as in there has always been great amounts of conflict and strife running amok in various middle eastern countries, which isn't very far from the truth.

I think it's safe to say that both sides have had their own share of grievances.
#170 to #168 - mrsonicrainboom
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if they were blowing themselves up then how is america helping by blowing them up with bigger bombs?
#172 to #170 - dtox
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I don't think it's helping very much, actually. but then again, blowing things up isn't the only thing america has done, there's also been a lot of relief made.
#173 to #172 - mrsonicrainboom
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true but they are killing more people that they are helping
#144 to #143 - Reldinrostiare
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Oh those busloads of civlians were probably our fault too.
#97 - camerel
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because no one knows about it. america is ignorant, hell, almost half of the population doesnt know the sun is a star for gods sake.
#106 to #97 - rhiaanor ONLINE
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its because government doesnt like when this is broad casted, not our fault we arent told. Thats like yelling at students for not doing an assignment they werent given.
#281 to #106 - camerel
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that too, those put together is a recipe for disaster.
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#58 - fornicatio
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Funny thing is, even though I'm American, I don't give a **************** about Sandy Hook and I follow the events/conflicts in the rest of the world very closely.

Here look at this chitlin getting the **** beaten out of him by a popo patrol.
#257 - yunablade
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I'm from Mexico and I didn't give a **** on either one of those.

We are evil that way, we only care about people we know and love.
#267 to #257 - teranin [OP]
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Way to roll something that I just want to dronestrike
#255 - whitebuddha
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Have you ever thought about how pathetic it must look to a Pakistani for the U.S. to use drone strikes. I mean, not only are you going to use the most advanced weaponry in the world to combat (in comparison) sticks and stones, but you don't even have the honor to look me in the eye when you shoot me. Oh no, what we do instead is that we send a robot with a rocket in the middle of the night when their sleeping. No wonder they hate us so much.
#252 - ridiculiculous
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I never hear anything about drone strikes at all.. Just shows how well news is brought about to the U.S.   
   
>Goverment's FW
I never hear anything about drone strikes at all.. Just shows how well news is brought about to the U.S.

>Goverment's FW
#253 to #252 - whitebuddha
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(03/11/2013) [-]
it depends on the news network you watch if any
#254 to #253 - ridiculiculous
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I read, like TV is even a source for news anymore.
#256 to #254 - whitebuddha
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agreed
#169 - dashgamer
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Hey, dude, it's ok. I'm American, and I'm apathetic to all loss of life. That's me, though, not my country. Don't put labels on entire countries full of compassionate, just people.
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#164 to #162 - toastandbananas
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americans care about americans you ********
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#200 to #166 - theonlytinman
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Everyone. *******, everyone. You know that if America wasn't so worried about everyone else, we would be ******* fine on our economy right now, right?
#223 to #200 - toastandbananas
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someone who understands, finally.
#175 to #162 - manofbeardliness
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People who've actually been there and realized how stupid their stereotyped/generalized view of the U.S was.
#224 to #175 - toastandbananas
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my life is complete, i have found someone who doesn't hate americans!
#271 to #224 - manofbeardliness
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I'm American bro, but I have plenty of friends from other countries that have been to different states and loved it. Including an old tough son of a bitch British para trooper who's been all the way up the east coast and says he loves going to the states. (I was in an international program and met various people from different countries).
#194 to #175 - scorcho
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I've been there, and i have to say, the stereotypes don't just appear from thin air.
#272 to #194 - manofbeardliness
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Really, where did you go?
#276 to #272 - scorcho
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denver.
#279 to #276 - manofbeardliness
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Eh, never been so whatever you saw there is on you.
#141 - tealkangaroo
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it's because it got more media coverage, and it got more media coverage because drone strikes look bad, but also because (not without reason) most people prioritize events in their own nation over other nations
#149 to #141 - ThunderChunderFrom
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Not the Australian government.
#288 to #149 - tealkangaroo
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Are you referring to asylum seekers, or Australia's Foreign Aid program (which is actually pretty good)
#289 to #288 - ThunderChunderFrom
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I'm not saying helping other countries is a bad thing. What I'm saying is that they seem to prioritise helping other countries, and so things for other countries before their own, which isn't so good.
#98 - tomhefailin
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Noor Aziz | 8 | Abdul Wasit | 17 | Noor Syed | 8 | Wajid Noor | 9 | Syed Wali Shah | 7 | Ayeesha | 3 | femaleQari Alamzeb | 14| Shoaib | 8Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | Tariq Aziz | 16 | Sanaullah Jan | 17 | Maezol Khan | 8 | (female)Nasir Khan | Naeem Khan | Naeemullah | Mohammad Tahir | 16 | Azizul Wahab | 15 | Fazal Wahab | 16 | Ziauddin | 16 | Mohammad Yunus | 16 | Fazal Hakim | 19 | Ilyas | 13 | Sohail | 7 | Asadullah | 9 | khalilullah | 9 | Noor Mohammad | 8 | Khalid | 12 | Saifullah | 9 | Mashooq Jan | 15 | Nawab | 17 | Sultanat Khan | 16 | Ziaur Rahman | 13 | Noor Mohammad | 15 | Mohammad Yaas Khan | 16 | Qari Alamzeb | 14 | Ziaur Rahman | 17 | Abdullah | 18 | Ikramullah Zada | 17 | Inayatur Rehman | 16 | Shahbuddin | 15 | Yahya Khan | 16 |Rahatullah |17 | Mohammad Salim | 11 | Shahjehan | 15 | Gul Sher Khan | 15 | Bakht Muneer | 14 | Numair | 14 | Mashooq Khan | 16 | Ihsanullah | 16 | Luqman | 12 | Jannatullah | 13 | Ismail | 12 | Taseel Khan | 18 | Zaheeruddin | 16 | Qari Ishaq | 19 | Jamshed Khan | 14 | Alam Nabi | 11 | Qari Abdul Karim | 19 | Rahmatullah | 14 | Abdus Samad | 17 | Siraj | 16 | Saeedullah | 17 | Abdul Waris | 16 | Darvesh | 13 | Ameer Said | 15 | Shaukat | 14 | Inayatur Rahman | 17 | Salman | 12 | Fazal Wahab | 18 | Baacha Rahman | 13 | Wali-ur-Rahman | 17 | Iftikhar | 17 | Inayatullah | 15 | Mashooq Khan | 16 | Ihsanullah | 16 | Luqman | 12 | Jannatullah | 13 | Ismail | 12 | Abdul Waris | 16 |Darvesh | 13 | Ameer Said | 15 | Shaukat | 14 | Inayatur Rahman | 17 | Adnan | 16 | Najibullah | 13 | Naeemullah | 17 | Hizbullah | 10 | Kitab Gul | 12 | Wilayat Khan | 11 | Zabihullah | 16 | Shehzad Gul | 11 | Shabir | 15 | Qari Sharifullah | 17 | Shafiullah | 16 | Nimatullah | 14 | Shakirullah | 16 | Talha | 8
These are the names of every child killed by drone strikes in Pakistan. There's only one female, the rest are teenage boys.The average age in Pakistan is 20 years less than in the US. What we call children here are called soldiers there.
#112 to #98 - Zydratejunkie
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1) There are 2 females in that list
2) "teenage boys" you say? what about the 25 who are 12 or younger?
#269 to #112 - tomhefailin
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An 8 year old can hold a weapon. Not even something that makes the Taliban uniquely ****** up. People think 18 is young for a 1st world soldier, 3rd world armies kidnap and indoctrinate child soldiers everyday.
#81 - theoriginaltyson
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It's because every news channel in America talked about Sandy Hook for a month straight, but not a single one covers something like drone strikes killing civilians in Pakistan.
Most Americans aren't even aware of what's going on in the Middle East
#80 - toxicrepulsion
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(03/11/2013) [-]
lets see..
do i give a **** about my self?
or
do i give a **** about the person beside me?
#26 - threedogification
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inb4 *********
#35 to #26 - combatplatypus
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Too late friend... too late.