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Old 04-02-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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I keep seeing people sharing pictures of people in very sad situations. I understand making awareness of bad things that happen in the world but straight up posting graphic pictures of the result?? my stomach is hurting from it all.

I just saw 2 pictures posted of newborn babies that look so sick that they're about to die. It made me wanna puke. its sad but why do we need to see such awful things like that on a social networking site, meant for keeping in touch with those far away? Not only that, I find it offensive. I'm a member of an autism "cause" (best friends brother is Autistic) but they don't post pictures of them in very unflattering situations. Its just raising awareness...which I think is fine.

Another picture I've been seeing is a Marine who's face is completely blown off and he's standing next to what appears to be his bride and she just looks shocked and angry that her husband came home looking like a mutant. That's something we do not need to be seeing. Yes that happens and we all know it but its just awful to have a visual of it. I hope I'm not the only one that feels this way. I'm about to write facebook and ask to take these types of photos down.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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The one I find the worst is the the fat lady with her gut hanging out sitting on a bench. What if that pic was of themselves and they saw that? It's wrong to ridicule pople like that.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I saw someone on a "Friends of Friends" Facebook page posted a picture today of a very overweight young girl with massive love muffins hanging over her daisy duke shorts ... it looked like a real picture, the kid had no clue someone was behind her and took the picture, obviously.

I just shook my head, baffled. Why is it entertaining and fun to make fun of other people ... Especially heavy kids ... The bullying thing is a joke, really. FB should crack down on that, but I guess they would need an entire new department just to screen each and every FB page and it's content ...
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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I saw someone on a "Friends of Friends" Facebook page posted a picture today of a giant fat girl with massive love muffins hanging over her daisy duke shorts ... it looked like a real picture, the kid had no clue someone was behind her and took the picture, obviously.

I just shook my head, baffled. Why is it fun to make fun of other people ... Especially heavy kids ... The bullying thing is a joke, really. FB should crack down on that, but I guess they would need an entire new department just to screen each and every FB page and it's content ...
well ya that's also messed up. but I'm mostly talking about the pics that are being spread around to raise "awareness" of tragedies like premature babies and how ugly war is (like the Marine example). I find them more offensive than helpful.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Those awareness pictures are no worse than seeing a poor beat'n dog with 1 eye, looking so sad and abused ... or smokers breathing out of a tracheostomy, having to detail how they have lung cancer ... Ugh ! I don't know how people smoke, those commercials make me not want to be subjected to 2nd hand smoke. Nasty !
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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true! I don't think FB is the place for it. gross.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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They play them on tv all the time now - I can't even look, I have to turn the station!

Those anti-smoking commercials are disgusting- I gag when I see the lady smoking still with a tracheotomy in her neck ... If the government is so concerned, make cigarettes illegal for crying out loud. Otherwise, let the smokers live as they want to live.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Blah
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Ya, half dressed chicks is more my speed.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Ya, half dressed chicks is more my speed.
LOL

curly..I'm so with you! so glad I don't have a tv anymore.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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true! I don't think FB is the place for it. gross.
Neither is the 4th Ave fair for anti-abortion demonstrations, but the idiots are everywhere. Last time I went they weren't there, though. Hopefully somebody cleaned their stupid asses off!
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