Did They Forget Where They Were?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by staropeace, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

  2. JordyVerrill
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    JordyVerrill Lunkhead

    They are politicians. Being egocentric and childish is what they are all about.
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  3. Autumn Gust
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    I guess it's all in how you think about Nelson Mandela's Memorial. Was it a funeral? Or was it a celebration of his life? Over the years I've noticed memorial services have changed-- at least the ones I've attended. They're usually held days after the person's death and they're a lot lighter in tone. After friends and relatives share their thoughts and memories about the deceased, they often play the dearly departed's favorite music (Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, whoever), have a slideshow of their life that makes you both laugh and cry, share food and drink, and mingle like they would at a pleasant social event, talking about the deceased and catching up with friends and family. In some ways, I think this is a lot healthier than everyone wearing black and sobbing. After all, funerals really are for the living-- to help us come to terms with the passing of our loved ones as well as our own when the time comes.
  4. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    I agree with what Autumn Gust just said, but I do also think that the mobile phone (with all of its apps etc) has kind of ventured into places that it really doesn't need to be.
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  5. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    They look like a bunch of teenagers. Show a lil decorum for pity's sake! I expect the first lady to suddenly turn and give Obama one upside the head when I look at that pic.
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  6. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    She does kind of look like she's just turned away in disgust, doesn't she?
  7. Spideyman
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    The world /modern technology/ has moved on. Yes, many funeral services are now a celebration of life rather than the ceremonial style of the past. That is fine. However, there is a place and time for cell phone use. A degree of decorum was not kept in place. Dignitaries should know better.
  8. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Yep, cell phones and funerals do not mix. Respect should be shown.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Remember, society used to think it was ok to take pictures of deceased people in caskets, too.
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  10. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Yep, and how horrible that was.
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  11. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Horrible, yes, but it was so common back then. You can find them for sale on ebay! Yuck!
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