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By Defect in MLP
Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 07:20:35 AM EST
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You Know...

For those who don't visit Ars Technica, there has been a really impressive thread there with some really powerful pictures (make sure you read/look at more than just the first page of the thread, there were 12 pages as of this posting).

For those that are bandwidth/gui limited, various users of Ars have posted a couple dozen (maybe more) pictures of other countries expressing their pain and support over what has happened in the US in the past several days.

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Touching (3.50 / 2) (#3)
by Pac on Thu Sep 13, 2001 at 11:37:19 PM EST

Perhaps the most impressive collection of images I saw this week.

It will make you cry. And remember you are not alone.

Evolution doesn't take prisoners

Thanks (3.00 / 1) (#4)
by CoolArrow on Thu Sep 13, 2001 at 11:44:57 PM EST

I missed this in the earlier post.

Thank you for bringing it up again.

Wow! (3.00 / 1) (#6)
by lovelace on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 01:51:12 AM EST

This is one of the most moving sets of pictures I've ever seen. Thank you for posting it.

Thank you defect... (4.00 / 2) (#7)
by neuneu2K on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 02:01:36 AM EST

Thank you very much...
- "And machine code, which lies beneath systems ? Ah, that is to do with the Old Testament, and is talmudic and cabalistic..." - Umberto Eco
A Letter From Tibet (4.50 / 2) (#9)
by codemonkey_uk on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 07:37:41 AM EST

The Dalai Lama has sent a letter of condolences to the GWB / American people. I posted it in my diary, and someone suggested I post a comment in one of the other stories. As this one is about expression of support, I thought it would be most appropriate to post it here:
"The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way." - Bertrand Russell
Thank you! (3.00 / 1) (#10)
by ilmari on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 09:58:25 AM EST

This thread brought more than a few tears to my eyes, and I'm not of the very emotional type.

Even lockjaw, the most bad-ass-attitude design site out there, were closed yesterday, with the message: "some things are more important than design". Now they're back up, but the splash page is still quite moving.

3 minuits of silence in Europe (5.00 / 2) (#11)
by murklamannen on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 10:34:19 AM EST

The eurpean commision decided that all of EU should observe 3 minuits of silence at 12 o'clock today. And all flags on all official buildings have been "raised halfly"(i have no idea of the english expression, please enlighten me) in sweden for the past 2 days.
This is a sign of solidarity and grief for the people who died. And it is a very good thing to do.
But it is very inconsistent.
When many more that 10 000 die in earthquakes in turkey the EU does nothing similar to what they have done now.
When hundreds of thousands of people get slaughtered in Rawanda, no three minuits of silence are observed.
What did EU do when 17 500 innocent people are murdered during Israels attack of Libanon in -82?
What has EU said about the 250 000+ people who have died because of the sanctions against iraq?

But of course, two wrongs don't make one right. Not mourning the dead in these previous disasters doesnt mean we don't have to mourn the victims of the recent terrorist attack.
But i really hope that this is the beginning of an age of solidarity with people who are the subject of terrible things all over the world!
I will be furious if the EU doesn't give orders for three minuits of silence the next time a similar thing happens, outside the western world.

English phrase (3.00 / 1) (#12)
by Skippy on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 11:11:13 AM EST

The phrase is "flags flown at half-mast".
# I am now finished talking out my ass about things that I am not qualified to discuss. #
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Inconsistency (none / 0) (#13)
by fluffy grue on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 01:21:18 PM EST

I hope you realize that when most of those things you listed happened, the EU didn't even exist... It would be kind of hard for the EU to have observed 3 minutes of silence in 1982, for example.
"Is not a quine" is not a quine.
I have a master's degree in science!

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Actually... (none / 0) (#17)
by decaf_dude on Sat Sep 15, 2001 at 12:21:15 AM EST

EU's roots date back to Schuman's declaration on 9/5/1950 (that's 9th of May), it's just that in the past few years you've seen more noise about it. So, to dispell your misinformation, EU was very much alive and kicking in 1982.

Why wasn't there a moment of silence then? Well, for the same reason we didn't condemn Israelis for destroying USS Liberty in 1967 like we condemned Arabs when they ripped a big one in USS Cole last year. Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism... Or is it?


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Oh (none / 0) (#18)
by fluffy grue on Sat Sep 15, 2001 at 02:08:38 AM EST

Never mind.
"Is not a quine" is not a quine.
I have a master's degree in science!

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More such images... (none / 0) (#14)
by Wondertoad on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 01:51:45 PM EST

There are more such images in the "World Reaction" threads at my Image of the Day.

Mikhael's flash tribute (none / 0) (#15)
by driph on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 06:24:54 PM EST

A recent item added to the thread, this choked me up. I really don't have anything else to say, but watch it.

I've mirrored the flash movie here, minus all the cruff that was added due to the page being hosted on Tripod.

Vegas isn't a liberal stronghold. It's the place where the rich and powerful gamble away their company's pension fund and strangle call girls in their hotel rooms. - Psycho Dave

mirror (5.00 / 1) (#16)
by xWakawaka on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 11:00:12 PM EST

the ars thread seems to be stressed by the load. I and others couldn't see the pictures. Here is someone's mirror/consolidation of that thread. http://www.thephhortress.com/thankyou/

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