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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Why you gotta bring MJ up? Poor Michael :P

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha View Post
    Just my opinion, that's all. Why movie stars and musicians get more attention when they die than a soldier is beyond me.
    I see what your saying. Trust me. I do, but honestly the reason why they get more attention is because they are famous where on the other hand unless a soldier was famous like Audie Murphy or SGT. York then they aren't going to make the news anymore than the next guy unfortunately. When SGT. York died he made news headlines and so did Audie Murphy. Why? Because they were famous soldiers.

    Again, the key word here is "famous". People around the world knew who Paul Walker was because he was famous for his role that he played in movies like the Fast & Furious film franchise.

    My dad's older cousins who served in WWII who helped liberate jewish concentration camps didn't get recognized by the world with headlines when they died either because they weren't famous either and the same goes for one of my neighbors who probably lives somewhere in my neighborhood who recently died who nobody knew either.

    Anyways, I respect your opinion Omaha, but the topic is simply about Paul Walker dying. Lets not try to make it out into something more than what it is.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    That's the point. This post shouldn't even be here. He was famous, so what. It's unfortunate, sure. Newsworthy? Hell no.
    It's mostly the media's fault.


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Anyway you want to dice it Omaha. Famous people who die will make news headlines as much as you don't like that, that is just the way the world is.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey View Post
    Why you gotta bring MJ up? Poor Michael :P
    Because people were crying over a kid toucher who they probably never met in real life. The media covered it, and covered it, and covered it again. Meanwhile, soldiers are dying and other more newsworthy events were ignored.


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Max][mu$ View Post
    Anyway you want to dice it Omaha. Famous people who die will make news headlines as much as you don't like that, that is just the way the world is.
    Yup, and that's pathetic.


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Moral of the story here is... nobody in DPG become famous! Because if you die, Omaha will be upset that you made the news.


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Well this is in the movies forum.. And not the War or Military forum (we do not have one).

    It is sad when anyone dies.. Paul Walker was a good guy and did lots of non-Hollywood nice things.

    I do not see the correlation between not posting daily threads about public servants who die in the line of duty and somehow not caring or knowing about them.

    I think that if we are making assumptions about what others are doing or thinking and taking the extreme viewpoint of that assumption and running with it... That is really what is wrong with society.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojangles View Post
    Well this is in the movies forum.. And not the War or Military forum (we do not have one).

    It is sad when anyone dies.. Paul Walker was a good guy and did lots of non-Hollywood nice things.

    I do not see the correlation between not posting daily threads about public servants who die in the line of duty and somehow not caring or knowing about them.

    I think that if we are making assumptions about what others are doing or thinking and taking the extreme viewpoint of that assumption and running with it... That is really what is wrong with America.

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    I see the correlation. Open your Facebook feed. Probably more than a dozen posts about Walker right? I know mine blew up. I am sure it's all over twitter too. Whatever. Has that ever happened when a soldier died? About a somewhat famous one like Chris Kyle? Doubt it. People post what they care about. The media thinks they know what you should care about. I wouldn't call my viewpoint extreme , but hey, everyone is welcome to their opinion.


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    RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by max][mu$ View Post
    moral of the story here is... Nobody in dpg become famous! Because if you die, omaha will be upset that you made the news.


    :-p


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Holy smokes. It's posted in here because most of us have watched the F&F movies. It's something that Bo felt others would relate to just like almost every post on this forum. That is where I am posting to, correct?

    RIP Paul Walker, that series will never be the same going forward. Wonder how they will finish FF7 now.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Yeah I derailed the thread. My bad.


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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha View Post
    I see the correlation. Open your Facebook feed. Probably more than a dozen posts about Walker right? I know mine blew up. I am sure it's all over twitter too. Whatever. Has that ever happened when a soldier died? About a somewhat famous one like Chris Kyle? Doubt it. People post what they care about. The media thinks they know what you should care about. I wouldn't call my viewpoint extreme , but hey, everyone is welcome to their opinion.
    I hate Facebook. I refuse to gauge that as a barometer for anything except people who have way too much time on their hands making cute gifs that everyone trolls around.

    Facebook encourages too much group thought where ideas spread like wildfire only because of a split second look at a topic or picture.

    Are there any civilian professions that you deem worthy of sadness when an individual of that profession dies? I get that soldiers need to be remembered, along with other public servants, however the lives of "stars" are more accessible since we see them "work". We don't see soldiers go to work except on liveleak or YouTube. On a local level, firefighters and cops (especially firefighters) are thought of in an extremely high light.. But again most people never see them "work" unless their family has some major medical emergency or they get into a bad car accident or their house catches fire. There is no personal attachment there because they do not see them but once in their lives, so that can explain why people, on a national level, do not obsessively mourn local public servants like they do other professions.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    I agree that less emphasis should be placed on celebrities.. But the ones that are extremely worthless:

    Kardashians, Hiltons, Duck Dynasty, etc.

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    Re: RIP Paul Walker

    You hit the nail on the head, and that just grinds my gears.


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