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IG-64
08-31-2005, 06:18 PM
OMGWTF? (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/08/31/international/i141931D21.DTL)

Tyrion
08-31-2005, 06:27 PM
OMGWTF? (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/08/31/international/i141931D21.DTL)

I think it's closer to a 1000. I do feel bad for the pilgrams though; not only were they fired upon but even the bridge collasped on them.

TiE23
08-31-2005, 06:29 PM
Thats ****ed.

TK-8252
09-01-2005, 12:16 AM
Life sure is fragile. :(

ET Warrior
09-01-2005, 01:36 AM
This just shows how unreasonable and crazy people can be when their lives are at stake. They can just run over people, and crush them to death and probably not even notice what they're doing.

This is absolutely terrible.

CapNColostomy
09-01-2005, 02:34 AM
A shame. Most of the dead are women and children? So...does that mean the men were running scared and doing most of the trampling? Either way, it's a damn shame.

Dagobahn Eagle
09-01-2005, 06:12 AM
OMGWTF?
I second that.

1/3th of the casualties of 9/11, and all they had to do was spread a rumour? Iraq is screwed:(.

Most of the dead are women and children?
:rolleyes:
Sexist idiocy. Women aren't more valuable or innocent than men. Pay no attention.

This just shows how unreasonable and crazy people can be when their lives are at stake.
It's the "do what everyone else is doing syndrome". Pack mentality gone wrong. I think the "I don't need to help them as someone else will syndrome" is ten times worse, though, but that does not apply here:(.

CapNColostomy
09-01-2005, 07:03 AM
:rolleyes:
Sexist idiocy. Women aren't more valuable or innocent than men. Pay no attention.
.

Well, first of all I didn't write the article, so there's that. And the ratio of dead women and children to surviving men displays no sexism on my part. Maybe it means that sexism wasn't being displayed enough in the stampede? Afterall, if more men thought "hey, those are women and children I'm crushing to escape to safety, and that sucks on my part", you might have a few hundred less dead people.

But it seems you're all about equal opportunity. So am I. Maybe we should've thrown some retarded kids in the mix, just to be fair. See how they'd turn out. Afterall, they're no more valuable than anyone else. And while that may be true, it doesn't make you any less a piece of **** if you trample a wheelchair bound retarded guy in an effort to escape to your own personal safety. Am I saying women and children are the mental or physical eaquivalant of wheelchair bound retarded guys? Well no. And yes. I'm saying "hey dip****, stop trampling people that are weaker than you." Another persons innocence and value have nothing to do with being decent to them by not crushing them with your feet, unless you're a regular ****ing prick.

Women and children are usually physically weaker than men. I thought everyone pretty much knew that, without being sexist. Women are usually smarter than men. Is that a sexist statement? I guess that depends who you ask, and what happens to be between their legs at the moment. Anyway, I never said women are more valuable. I said that it's a shame that so far the majority of the dead and weak, are being counted by the living and strong. Also, innocence was never factored in by me. I've never put any of the dead on trial for anything, since, you know, they've committed no crimes against me personally. So thanks for trying to make a bunch of bull**** out of nothing, professor.

Of course, there's always the chance that the crowd was comprised of mostly women and children, but given the regions devotion to relgious nuts by both genders (especially males), I seriously doubt that. I could be wrong though. If I am, so sorry. It's still a shame that so many people had to die for nothing.

Dagobahn Eagle
09-02-2005, 05:27 AM
Didn't say YOU were sexist. And I don't think I could address your points as that'd be going far off-topic. Let's get back to discussing the tragedy on the bridge.

Prime
09-02-2005, 12:08 PM
:rolleyes:
Sexist idiocy. Women aren't more valuable or innocent than men. Pay no attention.I'm sure all those kids were jerks too. :)

Alegis
09-02-2005, 02:03 PM
Monsters. They most probably caused more deaths than that supposed bomber would.

Guess the terrorists will use this nice tactic from now on...

SkinWalker
09-08-2005, 10:58 AM
Hey, relax Cap. Even I didn't think Dag. Ea. was referring to you. I can see how you might think so, but his comments were directed at the people doing the trampling and the culture that would allow such a thing.

You gotta give up the decaf for the real thing, man! :cool:

SeleneRayne
09-08-2005, 01:35 PM
God, that is terrible. :(

CapNColostomy
09-08-2005, 05:45 PM
Hey, relax Cap. Even I didn't think Dag. Ea. was referring to you. I can see how you might think so, but his comments were directed at the people doing the trampling and the culture that would allow such a thing.

You gotta give up the decaf for the real thing, man! :cool:

Yeah, I do have a tendency to get worked up on occasion. My bad, DE. But switch to decaf? No way! :guiness:

narfblat
09-09-2005, 12:59 AM
Monsters. They most probably caused more deaths than that supposed bomber would.

That reminds me... Someone in my family was watching the news today, and I overheard a part about a car bomber attack against a convoy. The car bomber died, obviously, and there were no other deaths. One person was injured.

Nalukai
09-09-2005, 02:09 AM
it so horrible ppl do **** in another country but ppl whine and stuff here bout ppl dying in there own homeland and how they are morons... ? w/e .........

that is the problem with our society everyones too ****in worried bout everyone else and cant take care of their own for once.

toms
09-09-2005, 07:39 AM
that is the problem with our society everyones too ****in worried bout everyone else and cant take care of their own for once.

i suppose that is one way of looking at it... I'd have said it was the other way around though. That way they wouldn't be abandoning the poorest sections of society to all these terrible fates.

PS/ If CapN is on the Guinness then no wonder he gets worked up.