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  Reply # 534972 18-Oct-2011 21:58 Send private message

She died

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/passers-by-ignored-dying-child-who-was-run-over-twice-in-street-in-china/story-e6frf7lf-1226169281030?fb_ref=rec-top&fb_source=home_multiline

Life isn't valuable?

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  Reply # 535701 20-Oct-2011 17:20 Send private message

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it wasn't right that NZ websites such as NZ Herald and Stuff posted this video? I would have thought a video of a 2 year old being killed is far too sensitive and disrespectful to be displayed in such a way. Having thought about this for a couple of days, I actually think there's a racist angle to this as well. Would they have posted a video of a NZ 2 year old being killed? Of course not. A British one? Unlikely. But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us". I'm just really uncomfortable with the whole thing.

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  Reply # 535747 20-Oct-2011 18:40 Send private message

Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?

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  Reply # 535806 20-Oct-2011 20:15 Send private message

Happens in New York too...


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  Reply # 535821 20-Oct-2011 20:53 Send private message

 Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.


Worse than animals.

 




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  Reply # 535822 20-Oct-2011 20:57 Send private message

Pretty dangerous to stop the car on a busy highway and cross 3-4 lanes to help the dog. Just saying.

I know what you mean though.

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  Reply # 535861 20-Oct-2011 21:53 Send private message

BerG: Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?


Thats the most racist sht ive seen in a while. They are just like us, we just live comfortably enough to value life so highly.. 

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  Reply # 535862 20-Oct-2011 21:55 Send private message

MikeyPI:
BerG: Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?


Thats the most racist sht ive seen in a while. They are just like us, we just live comfortably enough to value life so highly.. 

Who are you to say that? The Bill of Rights "Freedom of expression" section protects peoples rights to their own opinions.

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  Reply # 535973 21-Oct-2011 08:52 Send private message

codyc1515:
MikeyPI:
BerG: Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?


Thats the most racist sht ive seen in a while. They are just like us, we just live comfortably enough to value life so highly.. 

Who are you to say that? The Bill of Rights "Freedom of expression" section protects peoples rights to their own opinions.


The bill of rights might give the poster the right to say it, but it also gives myself and mikeypi the right to say what we think as well.      

I would actually agree that it is a racist coment and stereotyping people like that is what leads to manyof the worlds problems.

Do you believe that all middle eastern people are terorists? What about all white middle aged men being serial killers? Typically a serial killer does fit that profile.


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  Reply # 536110 21-Oct-2011 13:00 Send private message

^^ you forgot paedophile's as well. That's the domain of middle aged white males....

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  Reply # 536136 21-Oct-2011 13:59 Send private message

Hobchild:

Worse than animals.



Thats amazing!

MikeyPI:
BerG: Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?


Thats the most racist sht ive seen in a while. They are just like us, we just live comfortably enough to value life so highly..


Why is it racist? I didn't say Chinese people are a bunch of animals. I was referring to the people in the video being a bunch of animals, although as shown by the previous video they probably dont even deserve animal status. I dont care if the people in the video are Chinese or Kiwi.

Animals.

Byrned:
codyc1515:
MikeyPI:
BerG: Now I'm pretty tough (as you can see from my self portrait avatar), but that video is very hard to watch.

"But it feels like a lower standard has been applied to this poor Chinese girl, maybe because she's just not perceived as being quite so much like "us"".

Those people are clearly nothing like us. They are a bunch of animals.

How in the hell does ANOTHER truck run her over? Are these pricks blind?


Thats the most racist sht ive seen in a while. They are just like us, we just live comfortably enough to value life so highly..

Who are you to say that? The Bill of Rights "Freedom of expression" section protects peoples rights to their own opinions.


The bill of rights might give the poster the right to say it, but it also gives myself and mikeypi the right to say what we think as well.

I would actually agree that it is a racist coment and stereotyping people like that is what leads to manyof the worlds problems.

Do you believe that all middle eastern people are terorists? What about all white middle aged men being serial killers? Typically a serial killer does fit that profile.



If there was an effing video of a bunch of middle eastern people walking around a bomb factory making home made nukes them damn right I would label the people in that video terrorists!



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  Reply # 611483 18-Apr-2012 21:17 Send private message

compare to what happen in NZ

Teens' screams for help ignored (in Timaru)





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  Reply # 611746 19-Apr-2012 10:55 Send private message

OK, why?

Why do people ignore the plight of others in distress? 

If we take away the 'because they are different from us and we are better' what are we left with?

My personal theory is that over generations people in societies abdicate their responsibilities to each other.

We all say: "Somebody should have helped that girl". How many of us have walked past a homeless person and made excuses why we don't give them money. I know I have. 

What we need is a cultural change from "Somebody should have helped that girl" to "I will help the next person I see in need of help".

Sure, it isn't always possible but that is what we need. 

 
  
 




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  Reply # 611749 19-Apr-2012 11:01 Send private message

nakedmolerat: compare to what happen in NZ

Teens' screams for help ignored (in Timaru)


I'm not likely going to try and step into a situation where it would be 15 against 1.

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  Reply # 611758 19-Apr-2012 11:13 Send private message

mattRSK:

I'm not likely going to try and step into a situation where it would be 15 against 1.


Pretty sad if there were (hypothetically) 20 witnesses all saying that...   and they're not saying you should physically intervene, but at the very least call the police, or try calling someone to help. 

Sorry, there have been far too many instances similar to this right here in NZ for anyone to be suggesting it's something unique to other countries\cultures...

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