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    (Original post by ussumane)
    Those fighting them are soldiers too.




    Is there a meaning behind this pic?
    (With regard to the white dot in the orange sun beam)

    From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience.

    There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. - Carl Sagan
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    (Original post by Delaney)
    (With regard to the white dot in the orange sun beam)

    From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience.

    There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. - Carl Sagan
    Interesting, I didn't even noticed the white dot

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    (Original post by BPat)
    That's not 'moving' is it. Just really barbaric.
    It's moving, just in a negative way.
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    Gets me every time.
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    A British Army bulldozer pushes bodies into a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen (April 1945)

    It makes me sad that they wouldn't touch them. Even once the camp had been liberated, they wouldn't do the dead the dignity of carefully placing them into a grave - they just bulldozed them in.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    The kittens were shot and mutilated/cut open by people, the mum tries to lick them to wake them up.
    Christ if I saw somebody doing that to those kittens..
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    (Original post by Alexisonfire)
    Well, why should I burn myself to death so other people have a better life? I wouldn't even be able to see if my suicide did anything. I would have given away the only life I had. Too much of a chance to take in my opinion. I'd rather save myself than die.
    Never mind, the human solidarity gene clearly skipped a generation. Or an entire lineage.
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)


    Gets me every time.
    What's the story behind that?
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    (Original post by Retrodiction)
    Never mind, the human solidarity gene clearly skipped a generation. Or an entire lineage.
    Wow. I think killing myself out of solidarity is going a bit far. That is all. Would you?
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    (Original post by TheSingingMute)
    Christ if I saw somebody doing that to those kittens..
    You'd stand there and do nothing.
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    (Original post by Alexisonfire)
    Wow. I think killing myself out of solidarity is going a bit far. That is all. Would you?
    It worked. The monk obviously thought it would have a big impact or else he wouldn't have done it. If I had such strong convictions that it might save 1000s or more then I very well might have done it.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    You'd stand there and do nothing.
    Not true, I'd give a mighty stern look of disapproval

    *btw loving the sig
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    (Original post by Cinamon)
    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...w=1596&bih=987

    Any picture of animal abuse affects me a million times more than of humans.

    Edit: Neg? Pff.

    Omg such a terrible sight :cry:

    I agree with you totally, I feel the same.
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    (Original post by Megaloblastic)
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    that's sad
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    (Original post by OddThings)
    That second picture of the girl hangs in my RMPS classroom,I've been staring at it all year when I drift off during a lesson(not too often,just when the teacher goes off on an unrelated tangent)
    I was just gonna say, it's up on the board in my old psychology classroom! I can't even remember why it's there or what it has to do with psychology though
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    Christians forming a ring around Muslims to keep them safe during prayer whilst riots etc were going on in egypt
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    Why the f*** did I open this thread? :cry:
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    (Original post by IPlayThePiccolo)


    Christians forming a ring around Muslims to keep them safe during prayer whilst riots etc were going on in egypt
    I do love this one... for all the problems religion causes in the world, there are still people who are willing to respect other's right to beleive whatever they choose, and indeed, stand up for it in such a situation.

    A lot of these pictures make me feel very small and insignificant, and make me wish I had the courage to do something... but the ones I'd put up have already been posted, so... I'll put up something that is not the most moving picture I've ever seen, but means a lot to me personally.


    I lived in Bahrain, and the Pearl roundabout was always there... it's so sad to see it pulled down like this.
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    (Original post by CharlieBee_90)
    That photo was staged... it is still a good photo though.
 
 
 
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