Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Startling Figures

Whether you support or oppose US involvement in Iraq, these figures are sobering. I find it interesting that someone feels strongly enough to add this message to a mobile billboard, the car. In order to voice their opinions on many different issues, this seems to be a ever-increasing trend among citizens to advertise their political leanings, using bumper stickers, artwork, and slogans. I have no desire to start a political discussion or argument on the blog, but I find it fascinating.

25 comments:

  1. Je pense qu'est une bonne manière de faire connaître ces idées. ces chiffres sont tellement fous, cela fait très peur et j'espère que l'on trouvera très rapidement une fin à ce conflit
    I think that is a good way to disseminate these ideas. These figures are so mad, it makes me very afraid and I hope that they will find very quickly an end to this conflict

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  2. Those are powerful numbers, Kate. Good for this car owner. Am glad to see people making a very personal point against the invasion of Iraq and all that has tragically happened since then. If our politicians won't do anything, what other choice is there? And anyway it shouldn't have happened in the first place.... but don't get me started!

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  3. Very well spotted...it is so heartening to know people discover innovative methods to spread an important message & which can have an impact on everyone.

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  4. Hi Kate,

    Immediately below the link "Ana oualache?" there's a little MP3 streaming player. It has a hot pink play button, click it to start the song.

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  5. I did get the translation just a little while ago!!! Read on:

    Luc said...

    Cheb Mami is very famous in France. His voice is a gift. "Pourquoi moi?" (ana oualache) is one of his most famous songs. The words, translated from French mean:

    Why me? Why has life taken a turn on me? I'm following my destiny in this new land. I measure my words, I don't discriminate, I follow the teachings of my father who taught me how to be a good man.

    Why has misfortune pushed me into exile where I feel tormented and lost?

    Not literally translated although close in meaning and sentiment, I would hope.

    Many people the world over feel those words as their own.

    Bonne nuit, chérie, bisous.

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  6. Staggering figures...

    I applaud the car owner for voicing his/her opinions. Displaying my own sign outside the house opposing the war (Support our troops - end the war!) cost me some (Michigan conservative) friendships.

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  7. Whether one supports the war or not, it's certainly something we need to keep in mind; that represents an awful lot of lives shattered, loved ones, etc.

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  8. Bravo for the person who put these figures on his/her car and for the person who put this photo on her blog. If more of us spoke out loud about the actual numbers, lives, persons, relationships that have been compromised or destroyed maybe the war would feel a little more personal to a lot more people.

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  9. Its incredible how a wrong decision of a few people affects the life of so many and it goes for my country and every one in this wide world. This beautiful world would be much better without politics.

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  10. At least one important thing is proved by this picture; in certaincountries you are luckyly allowed to express your opinions!

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  11. Yes Kate, bravo for the owner of the car for 'putting it out there'! And bravo for you too, for helping spread his message. Ideas and messages do not have to be original to be meaningful.
    Thanks Kate.
    Wayne
    http://dunedindailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  12. Yes, indeed. And there are a lot of people in Congress who are really responsible for us still being there. Remember them when you go to the polls to vote.

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  13. Le courage d'écrire ce que l'on pense.
    It's brave to write what one thinks sometimes.

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  14. A hug to the car owner and a hug to each of you against this war !

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  15. I hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible.

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  16. I've written and re-written this about 8 times now. . .I'm trying to be PC. Let me just quote one of my favorite bumper stickers: If you're not completely appalled, you haven't been paying attention.

    Amen.

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  17. The sad numbers speak for themselves. I'm glad to see that this person thought that victims were victims no matter which side of the argument they are on.

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  18. I hope all the efforts will start making a difference. And I hope to God we don't attack Iran.

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  19. re people voicing their thoughts on bumper stickers, etc.: sometimes it is just very hard to remain quiet while our leaders seem to have gone mad...

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  20. No desire to get into a discussion either but the figures are startling and very sad.

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  21. It is very sad. I also see more and more "Peace" signs in yards these days.

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  22. Great post. I agree that it's an interesting way to announce one's thoughts.

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  23. I am glad you posted this. I think that we can not be reminded ENOUGH of the sacrifice our soldiers and their loved ones are making.

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