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Indophile
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3/22/2012 10:41:40 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm increasingly finding out that nothing on the news is capable of causing me to be shocked.

Fathers routinely rape their daughters.
People are routinely dying of callousness and deliberate and malicious behaviors of despotic dictators
Thousands of people are routinely dying in conflicts

All this and more, and I don't even feel nothing.

Is something wrong with me? :)
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3/22/2012 10:51:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 10:41:40 AM, Indophile wrote:
I'm increasingly finding out that nothing on the news is capable of causing me to be shocked.

Fathers routinely rape their daughters.
People are routinely dying of callousness and deliberate and malicious behaviors of despotic dictators
Thousands of people are routinely dying in conflicts

All this and more, and I don't even feel nothing.

Is something wrong with me? :)

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3/22/2012 11:37:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
All this and more, and I don't even feel nothing.

Is something wrong with me?:

The Christian/Right-owned Chick-Fil-A has made disparaging comments about gay marriage causing many in the homosexual movement to boycott. The shocking thing is that drag queens will happily sell-out on account of those waffle fries.

Shocking, I know.
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3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o
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3/22/2012 12:51:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Oh there is....
....but I'd probably get flagged and reported for unecessarily vulgar content
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Indophile
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3/22/2012 1:22:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Don't get me wrong, but the news that fathers rape their daughters doesn't shock me. If I'm shown a video of such a happening, I assure you, I'll be shocked.

This incident that you recounted falls under the same category. The news that people get beheaded for silly reasons doesn't shock me. If they show me a video of the actual beheading, then of course I'll be shocked.

When I heard for the very first time that a father has raped his daughter, I was shocked beyond words. Can such a thing happen in the world? Maybe I was more naive then, or whatever.

But, anything I hear nowadays, is incapable of shocking me, and I hear of unbelievably sad things like 8 year olds hanging themselves, babies getting raped by grandfathers, gangs of youth molesting the disabled, etc.

Seeing it with my own eyes still shocks me plenty, I assure you.
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3/22/2012 1:39:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Indophile's face. Seriously I saw it one time and went blind. Little babies cry. Uatu the watcher killed himself to remove the image. Barack Obama ... well actually he's fine with it. But Stevie Wonder had it described to him, and he went insane. Jesus turned to the dark side of the force after seeing it. Chuck Norris hung up his roundhouse kicks. Everywhere he goes reflective surfaces shatter, water evaporates. Camera's explode.
Damn that kid is ugly.
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3/22/2012 1:42:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 1:22:14 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Don't get me wrong, but the news that fathers rape their daughters doesn't shock me. If I'm shown a video of such a happening, I assure you, I'll be shocked.

This incident that you recounted falls under the same category. The news that people get beheaded for silly reasons doesn't shock me. If they show me a video of the actual beheading, then of course I'll be shocked.

When I heard for the very first time that a father has raped his daughter, I was shocked beyond words. Can such a thing happen in the world? Maybe I was more naive then, or whatever.

Welcome to the concept of desensitization :)

But, anything I hear nowadays, is incapable of shocking me, and I hear of unbelievably sad things like 8 year olds hanging themselves, babies getting raped by grandfathers, gangs of youth molesting the disabled, etc.

Seeing it with my own eyes still shocks me plenty, I assure you.
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3/22/2012 1:50:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 1:39:55 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
Indophile's face. Seriously I saw it one time and went blind. Little babies cry. Uatu the watcher killed himself to remove the image. Barack Obama ... well actually he's fine with it. But Stevie Wonder had it described to him, and he went insane. Jesus turned to the dark side of the force after seeing it. Chuck Norris hung up his roundhouse kicks. Everywhere he goes reflective surfaces shatter, water evaporates. Camera's explode.
Damn that kid is ugly.

As you might have noticed, I don't have my pic on my profile.

This is just one of the many mercies that I routinely bestow on the world :)
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3/22/2012 1:50:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 1:42:12 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 3/22/2012 1:22:14 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Don't get me wrong, but the news that fathers rape their daughters doesn't shock me. If I'm shown a video of such a happening, I assure you, I'll be shocked.

This incident that you recounted falls under the same category. The news that people get beheaded for silly reasons doesn't shock me. If they show me a video of the actual beheading, then of course I'll be shocked.

When I heard for the very first time that a father has raped his daughter, I was shocked beyond words. Can such a thing happen in the world? Maybe I was more naive then, or whatever.

Welcome to the concept of desensitization :)

Yes, that's what it is. But how desensitized are you?

But, anything I hear nowadays, is incapable of shocking me, and I hear of unbelievably sad things like 8 year olds hanging themselves, babies getting raped by grandfathers, gangs of youth molesting the disabled, etc.

Seeing it with my own eyes still shocks me plenty, I assure you.
You will say that I don't really know you
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3/22/2012 4:08:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 1:50:52 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/22/2012 1:42:12 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 3/22/2012 1:22:14 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Don't get me wrong, but the news that fathers rape their daughters doesn't shock me. If I'm shown a video of such a happening, I assure you, I'll be shocked.

This incident that you recounted falls under the same category. The news that people get beheaded for silly reasons doesn't shock me. If they show me a video of the actual beheading, then of course I'll be shocked.

When I heard for the very first time that a father has raped his daughter, I was shocked beyond words. Can such a thing happen in the world? Maybe I was more naive then, or whatever.

Welcome to the concept of desensitization :)

Yes, that's what it is. But how desensitized are you?


Depends. Today I walked right past a guy in a wheelchair asking me for change with $250 worth of hair extensions I'd just bought in my hand. In my defense, I had literally zero dollars on me (I was on my way to the bank). But I still felt a little cold.
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3/22/2012 4:41:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Not shocked by anything, eh?

How about when faced with the mysterious majesty of fvcking magnets. How do they work?

Anyway, I wish I weren't shocked by things. That would be awesome.
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3/22/2012 7:40:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Go out to Wal Mart sometime and I'm sure how incredibly stupid some people are will shock you.
Even if it doesn't it's entertaining
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3/23/2012 12:24:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Link? I want too see that.
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3/23/2012 12:52:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/23/2012 12:24:59 AM, phantom wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Link? I want too see that.

Oh man, I don't know where exactly to find it and don't want to go looking again.

Search for "beheading in mexico drug cartel"

There are a lot of videos that come up but there was a particular one that I saw that really got to me. The whole thing took about 2-3 minutes. They slowly carved away at his neck with a knife. O.o
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3/23/2012 12:56:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/23/2012 12:52:07 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 3/23/2012 12:24:59 AM, phantom wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Link? I want too see that.

Oh man, I don't know where exactly to find it and don't want to go looking again.

Search for "beheading in mexico drug cartel"

There are a lot of videos that come up but there was a particular one that I saw that really got to me. The whole thing took about 2-3 minutes. They slowly carved away at his neck with a knife. O.o

Awesome. Gracias
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3/23/2012 12:57:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Can you post a link to the video
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3/23/2012 12:57:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/23/2012 12:57:04 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Can you post a link to the video

OMG it is crazy. Watch at your own discretion.
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3/23/2012 1:11:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/23/2012 12:57:04 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 3/22/2012 12:39:56 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I saw a video of a guy getting beheaded a while back. That was probably the worst thing I've seen in a long time. They chopped at his neck rather slowly. There was a point where he was gurgling and choking and blood was spurting out. I felt as if i were going to faint when I watched it, even though I couldn't really look away.

I don't think much could top that O.o

Can you post a link to the video

ehh, it's one that is very hard to find because it is so gruesome. different than the one phantom just posted. my bf showed it to me, so i'll ask him tomorrow what the exact words were that he used to find it.
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3/23/2012 8:59:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/22/2012 10:41:40 AM, Indophile wrote:
I'm increasingly finding out that nothing on the news is capable of causing me to be shocked.

Fathers routinely rape their daughters.
People are routinely dying of callousness and deliberate and malicious behaviors of despotic dictators
Thousands of people are routinely dying in conflicts

All this and more, and I don't even feel nothing.

Is something wrong with me? :)

If you'd like to know whether or not you are desensitized, see how long it takes before you want to stop watching this clip.

If you watch the full thing without any urge to turn it off, you're f*cked and may need counseling.

http://www.bestgore.com...
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3/23/2012 9:02:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/23/2012 8:59:53 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 3/22/2012 10:41:40 AM, Indophile wrote:
I'm increasingly finding out that nothing on the news is capable of causing me to be shocked.

Fathers routinely rape their daughters.
People are routinely dying of callousness and deliberate and malicious behaviors of despotic dictators
Thousands of people are routinely dying in conflicts

All this and more, and I don't even feel nothing.

Is something wrong with me? :)

If you'd like to know whether or not you are desensitized, see how long it takes before you want to stop watching this clip.

If you watch the full thing without any urge to turn it off, you're f*cked and may need counseling.

http://www.bestgore.com...

I'm pretty upset that I even clicked on the link
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3/25/2012 2:54:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
So Indophile starts a thread complaining that so much horrible things are becoming common occurrence that nothing seems to shock him. So everyone promptly volunteers to shock him!

Ah Well...
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3/27/2012 3:44:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
We're becoming desenitized to the world and humanity. We're doing things to each other that indicates we're out to destroy oursevles. Unfortunately that's nothing new. We've been doing that since we walked this Earth.

What continues to shock me is abortion. It's a bunch of propagana that women are told it's their reproductive right and it's their bodies. They forget the rights of the father and the other human involved. (the baby).

They rip an innocent baby apart in its mothers womb and it's legal. They use excuses instead of emphasizing birth control. Abortion isn't NECESSARY.

So why is it legl? Because it's a BUSINESS. There are millions of dollars involved, and it was the money-makers who lobbied for it. They tell women lies that they "care" about them personally, but they only care about the money. They don't care about the long term psychological effects, like guilt, remorse, depression, anger, etc. They decide who should have human rights and who shouldn't, which is a dangerous path to tread. I wonder who could be next.

Abortion is not the practice of a progressed society. It shocks me how people are brainwashed into thinking an unborn baby is not human. It shocks me that people make a life, then kill it. It shocks me that women are brainwashed by a money-hungry industry that could care less about them. The women themselves are victims; they often take all the blame on themselves when we all let this happen. It shocks me that the younger generation think it's perfectly ok to kill a baby. They laugh at the sight of another human being cut up or killed.

It shocks me that someone would make a baby with the knowledge they CAN kill it. That just doesn't make sense. Out of all the stupid things humans do, abortion shocks me the most. What's worse, it shocks me when people make fun of me for saying this.