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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:42 AM

Just wanted to post some pictures of events throughout our history that are extremely powerful and moving to me.

Everyones welcome to contribute, so go ahead and open up your documents and start looking :o

I'll start with some of mine:

I honestly dont think words can begin to describe this

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Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in protest of anti-buddhist policies, October 5th 1963

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You've all seen it before

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Hindenburg

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Tsunami flood in 2005

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Space shuttle Columbia disaster

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Nagasaki

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And how could you forget?

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And finally, these are two pictures that I found on another forum, that gave me the inspiration to make this thread.

The kid who posted them said this:

"Right so these are two pictures that choke me up whenever I see them.

This is my friend Steve, saying bye to his brother, who's off to Iraq.

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And this is my same friend months later, at his brother's funeral. Saying bye for the last time.

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These pictures probrably won't have the same effect on you guys that they do on me, but they are still very powerful."

The whole thing just choked me up... :(

Anyway, obviously I've only scratched the surface, show me what you have :o.

I'll be posting more later
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:51 AM

Man that is so sad. I just got goosebumps.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:52 AM

Holy Shit, this is more than what I signed up for when I came in. I gotta say though, those last two are deep. But I just feel like its not right that your posting them on the internet. I don't know, maybe it's just me.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:59 AM

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:01 AM

Holy Shit, this is more than what I signed up for when I came in. I gotta say though, those last two are deep. But I just feel like its not right that your posting them on the internet. I don't know, maybe it's just me.


I personally asked him if it was ok. Thanks for the concern though...

And I couldn't help it, I'm posting more in a bit here

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:13 AM

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This picture is just mind boggling, and if you dont know why, watch this.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:16 AM

Here's a link to a much larger picture of it.


http://apod.nasa.gov...udf_hst_big.jpg

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:18 AM

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:25 AM

Some more pictures

Katrina

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Separation wall being built in Palestine, Bansky art

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Columbine..

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French and American testing of A-bombs in Mid-Pacific I'm pretty sure

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Martin Luther King

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John F. Kennedy, a picture taken sometime during the Cuban Missle Crisis I'm pretty sure. I thought it truly showed the stress he was under during his presidency, and how lonely the job can be.

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A black man that was lynched by the KKK...

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More of 9/11

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Separation between whites and blacks

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Not sure where or when it was taken, but it's a very interesting picture

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Stalingrad

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More of the Tsunami

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Not sure of the origin of this picture either, looks like a destroyer under attack

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WWI

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Vietnam..?

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A very cool picture

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A lady crying as she is forced to hail Hitler

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And JollyRoger I thought you might find this interesting

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Thats all for now... I'm out, gonna try and get some sleep :wave:

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:31 AM

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"Irish ARE white" :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:32 AM

"Irish ARE white" :rolleyes:


Yeah I was just looking at that... is that saying Irish can't apply or can..? Damn I'm tired...

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:34 AM

Meaning there's no use applying because they won't be hired.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:40 AM

Gotchya. Irish weren't looked at as truley "white" I guess... Oh well, I'm out for the night... seriously.. :P

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:42 AM

I personally asked him if it was ok. Thanks for the concern though...

And I couldn't help it, I'm posting more in a bit here

True, good call dude.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:46 AM

I don't know why, I found the black dude being lynched pretty fucked up. The natural disaster ones don't phase me that much. Colombine and crying soldier are deffinatly touching aswell. I like this thread:)

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:44 AM

Ok almost the last of it... I was kinda hoping other people had pictures to share :(

Vietcong being executed by Vietnamese General

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More 9/11

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Vietnam

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D day

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War in Iraq

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Workers that were building the Empire State Building eating lunch

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Not sure of the origin of this picture, looks pretty recent

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:12 AM

This is my friend Steve, saying bye to his brother, who's off to Iraq.

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And this is my same friend months later, at his brother's funeral. Saying bye for the last time.

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those made me tear up.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:24 PM

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Cant believe nobody posted this yet

This has to be the most powerful image i can think of.
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