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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 10:27:51 pm »
So would you be OK with removing the first photo then? That throat growth. I can agree that it's a bit disturbing. However the one with the lungs, I would say that you can find similar pictures in any school to prevent kids from starting smoking, so I hope you're OK with us leaving that one.


If you come to the UK you will find that photo on most ciggarette packages, it is a series of photos issued by the government.  :pray:
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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 11:15:52 pm »
So would you be OK with removing the first photo then? That throat growth. I can agree that it's a bit disturbing. However the one with the lungs, I would say that you can find similar pictures in any school to prevent kids from starting smoking, so I hope you're OK with us leaving that one.


If you come to the UK you will find that photo on most cigarette packages, it is a series of photos issued by the government.  :pray:

Similar pictures appear on cigarette packages here, and I find them all the more of an outrage for being government sponsored. Imagine if such tactics were considered ok generally. Cars would have obligatory pictures of mangled wrecks and bodies in the brochures. Plane tickets would have crashed burning aircraft and bloody body parts scattered around. An advertisement for a parachute would of course have to show a mangled body half buried in the ground and so on. Even diapers would have to have a mandatory picture picture of the results of raising a serial killer, which though not likely, is a very real and possible consequence of raising a baby.

And in a short time, people would come to believe that operating a car was a deadly risk, and everything else around them was a deadly risk, and that everyone around them was exposing them to unacceptable risks, and society would persecute itself into the ground. And one Buddhist would be sitting there sayin "I warned ya..."
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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 11:33:49 pm »
I'm just annoyed because I missed the picture. As always, something controversial happens and I am too busy meditating to experience it first hand...
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 11:43:56 pm »
I'm just annoyed because I missed the picture. As always, something controversial happens and I am too busy meditating to experience it first hand...
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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2010, 12:16:52 am »
I don't understand.

Caz's avatar is still there!

Surely that was the problem pic which could frighten the children?!

LOL  :)

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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2010, 10:09:17 am »
I completely disagree that your examples are related and I quite certain you're mixing apples and oranges.  There are dangers to many necessary things we do, smoking however, is not necessary therein lies the key difference.  Tabacco is in no way a necessary evil where diapers may be...  Heroin or meth are not necessary evils, where driving to work may be....  I mean ... seriously??  Diapers and serial killers??

Now yer just being contentious.  :teehee:

When I was about 13 I figured out that when you make a choice, it's good to accept every possible consequence of said choice BEFORE you act so that if said occurrence happens, you've already taken internal acceptance and responsibility of it.

If you're going to jump out of a parachute, it might be indeed good to see what can happen if you're not mindful or if things go wrong.  Same with anything else.  Knowing the dangers of things is simply educating oneself to make informed choices.   I see no problem with showing how certain activities CAN make you into a scene of carnage.  The truth is that driving IS dangerous.  When you get in your car, you should be comfortable that this is the last time you drive because you very well could not emerge.  I call it coming to terms with my mortality...  At least every time I get in a car, I think, this could be the last time my daughter and I emerge from this vehicle.  We could both be obliterated.  This does not deter me as I have to do what I have to do, but it's significant in that I really am aware of how fragile my life and my daughter's is.  Said mindfulness only has positive consequences like acceptance and furthering one's comfort with one's mortality, in my experience.

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So would you be OK with removing the first photo then? That throat growth. I can agree that it's a bit disturbing. However the one with the lungs, I would say that you can find similar pictures in any school to prevent kids from starting smoking, so I hope you're OK with us leaving that one.


If you come to the UK you will find that photo on most cigarette packages, it is a series of photos issued by the government.  :pray:

Similar pictures appear on cigarette packages here, and I find them all the more of an outrage for being government sponsored. Imagine if such tactics were considered ok generally. Cars would have obligatory pictures of mangled wrecks and bodies in the brochures. Plane tickets would have crashed burning aircraft and bloody body parts scattered around. An advertisement for a parachute would of course have to show a mangled body half buried in the ground and so on. Even diapers would have to have a mandatory picture picture of the results of raising a serial killer, which though not likely, is a very real and possible consequence of raising a baby.

And in a short time, people would come to believe that operating a car was a deadly risk, and everything else around them was a deadly risk, and that everyone around them was exposing them to unacceptable risks, and society would persecute itself into the ground. And one Buddhist would be sitting there sayin "I warned ya..."
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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2010, 08:37:05 am »
I don't understand.

Caz's avatar is still there!

Surely that was the problem pic which could frighten the children?!

LOL  :)


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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2010, 08:56:28 am »
If this issue is settled I'm going to lock this thread.  The discussion of FS policy is perfectly fruitful but I suspect it's run its course now.  The logic for locking the thread is that this was one incident specific to two individuals.

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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2010, 09:15:34 am »
Lock 'er up. The two individuals, or anyone else for that matter, has the option to send a PM, post a comment in the moderator contact board, or report a post and make comments about their concern.

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Re: Photo removed
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2010, 12:42:48 pm »
Lock 'er up. The two individuals, or anyone else for that matter, has the option to send a PM, post a comment in the moderator contact board, or report a post and make comments about their concern.

Very well, lock er up. I can certainly live with not retaliating for being called childish, contentious, and various other things.
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

 


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