From: Giftzwerg on
In article <7gn813F2pt6oiU1(a)mid.individual.net>, stevebrooks13(a)live.com
says...

> > I think the photographer is lucky to be alive. If you were trying to
> > snap a photo of *my* dying buddy, I'd blow your head off on the spot.

> You must really care for your buddys if they are dying in front of you
> and you and you are more concerned about someone with a camera 50 feet
> away over trying to save their lives.

How long does it take to shoot a photographer and get back to business.

Bang. Done.

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From: Savageduck on
On 2009-09-08 08:45:29 -0700, Giftzwerg <giftzwerg999(a)hotmail.com> said:

> In article <rroca5t3ughqimligo14aebo10f0ebkv1g(a)4ax.com>,
> xxxxxxxx(a)xxxxxx.xxxxxx says...
>
>>> I think the photographer is lucky to be alive. If you were trying to
>>> snap a photo of *my* dying buddy, I'd blow your head off on the spot.
>
>> And you'd wind up in Leavenworth.
>
> <shrug>
>
> Photographer in middle of firefight catches bullet. Oops. Fortunes of
> war. How'd that happen.
>
> Here, lemme get some nice shots of photographer with through & through
> gunshot wound in his eye.
>
> It'll look great in the papers! Won't it? I'm sure the photographer's
> family won't mind.

One of the strange things about grunts, is how much they love to be the
subject of photographs regardless of the circumstances. Some of the
greatest combat photographs to come out of Vietnam came from a group of
photographers who shared the the reality of war with those who did the
fighting and were respected for that. They were wounded and killed
along with GI's, and the grunts were happy to have them there to record
the truth. It was the Command and the Administration who cursed "those
damn reporters & photographers."
You need to revisit Larry Burrows and "Yankee Papa 13" with his
documentation of the deaths of Lt. Dale Eddy & WO James Magel, and the
rescue of Sgt. Billie Owens. The record of the heroic action of the
crew chief of Yankee Papa 13, Lance Corporal James Farley, and his
emotional distress when all his effort proved to be in vain.
http://www.vwam.com/papa13/yankeepapa13.htm

Check Requiem by Horst Faas & Tim Page and see if you would be a combat
photographer.
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/02/books/the-face-of-war.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print

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Regards,

Savageduck

From: Giftzwerg on
In article <8p0da51m15rts1qomedc1fn5acitjee9oa(a)4ax.com>,
xxxxxxxx(a)xxxxxx.xxxxxx says...

> >It'll look great in the papers! Won't it? I'm sure the photographer's
> >family won't mind.
>
>
> A usenet tough guy... That's special.
>
> It's a harmless photo that means nothing. Too bad the guy died (the
> photographer probably didn't know this at the time).

I'd like to see more pictures of dead journalists, though. Makes me
happy.

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From: Giftzwerg on
In article <m82da5dgf5t0s53mglie3khgabb4idrm0u(a)4ax.com>,
xxxxxxxx(a)xxxxxx.xxxxxx says...

> >I'd like to see more pictures of dead journalists, though. Makes me
> >happy.

> A quick google search shows that you play childrens games. Maybe you
> ought to walk away from the computer before you get yourself in
> trouble.

Actually, my favorite children's game is ice hockey. Love it. I also
enjoy hiking and snowshoeing. Bicycling, too.

Have since I was a little child.


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From: Ray Fischer on
Giftzwerg <giftzwerg999(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> rfischer(a)sonic.net
>
>> >The picture itself is no news. The scum left-wing media use these
>> >to try to make people feel sick and therefore want to lose a war.
>> >Its standard stuff and long since the whole affair is well known.
>>
>> And after all, telling the taxpayers how their money is being spent
>> cannot have any relevance. When neocons and rightards want to kill
>> people there can be no criticism tolerated.
>
><laughter>
>
>I dunno if you keep up on current events, but the "neocon rightard" who
>just vastly increased troop strength in Afghanistan is named Barack
>Hussein Obama.

And there's more of the rightard bullshit.

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