Je Suis Paris‬!

Discussion in 'Tell Me About It' started by tomkalina, Nov 14, 2015.

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

  1. Nov 14, 2015 #1

    tomkalina

    tomkalina

    tomkalina

    Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,676
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    Naperville, IL
    Our hearts go out to our friends in Paris.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2015 #2

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,319
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Eastern Townships, Quebec
    Great initiative, tomkalina


    Mes pensées les plus sincères pour mes cousins français.
    My most heartfelt thoughts for my cousins from France.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2015 #3

    abax

    abax

    abax

    ST Supporter ST Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Messages:
    10,468
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Kentucky zone 6B
    Condolences to our friends in Paris. Paris has always been
    such a open, lovely city and the horror of the massacre
    will require a protective stance. Such a shame.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2015 #4

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,219
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    They are not attacking like that in the us? Because they are strategising? We are more aggressive as a nation!!!
     
  5. Nov 14, 2015 #5

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,319
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Eastern Townships, Quebec
    Yes, USA is much more aggressive in my opinion too... I am not a specialist but I think the situation in France is opportunistic... Terrorists want to mine France... Some specialists said their goal is to 'promote' civil war in France. In other words they want to encourage people to attack muslim people living this country. And there are a lot of muslim poeple there, much more than in USA. Less than 1% in USA but 7,5 % in France according to this site.... (2011)

    http://www.pewforum.org/2011/01/27/table-muslim-population-by-country/
     
  6. Nov 14, 2015 #6

    emydura

    emydura

    emydura

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    6,813
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    Yes, our thoughts go out to the French. I hope all our French forum members are safe.

    Just completely senseless.

    You have forgotten about September 11 already? The worst terrorist attack ever!!!!
     
  7. Nov 14, 2015 #7

    Paul

    Paul

    Paul

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    France
    Je suis Paris

    Thanks for supporting French people
     
  8. Nov 14, 2015 #8

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Erythrone

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,319
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Eastern Townships, Quebec
    Yep, but not from ISIS
     
  9. Nov 14, 2015 #9

    John M

    John M

    John M

    Orchid Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    7,009
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario - Canada
    What a horrible thing to happen! How does anybody get their head into a place where they think that doing something like this is the answer to their problems? I am so very sorry for all the innocent people living in and visiting Paris. As one of the greatest cities in the world, many of the victims would be visitors just trying to enjoy a wonderful experience....a trip of a lifetime; but, look what they got! Words cannot express the enormity of this tragedy and the lasting pain this will cause many families; both in France and around the world. My deepest condolences go out to everyone affected by this despicable crime!
     
  10. Nov 14, 2015 #10

    Happypaphy7

    Happypaphy7

    Happypaphy7

    Paphlover

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    New York City
    Exactly!
    I am very upset about this.

    Also, living NYC, I'm very much scared to go anywhere from subway to shopping and restaurant. I'm staying in tonight. Just not feeling like going out.

    Religion kills. Terrible!
     
  11. Nov 14, 2015 #11
  12. Nov 14, 2015 #12

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,219
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    Islam / muslim terrorist attacks for allah. I don't beleive any beiing (God) -(Allah) or any other whatever religions of enlightened love or wisdom, would praise killing people for them, thats one apple that fell way from the tree, these terrorists can't accept having freedom, so they kill others that do, I guess thats whats written in the koran
     
  13. Nov 15, 2015 #13

    Migrant13

    Migrant13

    Migrant13

    Mature growth?

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bedford, MA
    Thoughts go out to our French comrades. Stay strong. Terrorism shall never prevail.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2015 #14

    SlipperFan

    SlipperFan

    SlipperFan

    Addicted

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    43,283
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I'm with you on that.
    On the other hand, I think we are wrong to blame the koran, or the bible, or any "holy" writing, as these writings have been interpreted for good and for evil, depending on who is doing the interpreting.

    Tonight on the news, the reporter showed a man playing a piano he pulled on his bicycle to just outside the theatre where one of the massacres occurred. He was playing Lenin's "Imagine:"

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as one​

    Vive La France!
     
  15. Nov 15, 2015 #15

    NYEric

    NYEric

    NYEric

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    47,353
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    New York City Apartment
    Heart out to Paris. The definition of Freedom is having the right to practice whichever religion one chooses.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2015 #16

    JeanLux

    JeanLux

    JeanLux

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    15,547
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Luxembourg - Europe
    I am with all you Paris / France neighbors!!!!

    I love Paris, and hope to come there soon again!
    Jean
     
  17. Nov 15, 2015 #17

    ronan

    ronan

    ronan

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Paris...An uggly place to live and to work in unless you got money and time.
    Isis or al quaida is the same ****, haters and vengeful people, more or less manipulated and conscientious. We knew it will happend but it's a real shock.
    we create these monsters. Our lives are more and more meaningless and we let it happend. There isn't religious purpose, they promote civil war and chaos, they are crawlling our fears and i don't fill confident about my country. We'll have to assume our mistakes.
    I fell really sad. We built this and my childrens will have to deal with.

    I'd like to speak about my country:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Sorry but i won't be Paris today, i'm fedup with all this bullshit, i'm tired.
    Thx for your understanding, i had to say this.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2015 #18

    Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Germany
    I was following the events as they happened on friday night and can't get it off my mind since then. The descriptions of what happened at the Bataclan still haunt me. It is absolutely terrifying that humans are capable of such pure, irrational hatred and evil. I made the mistake of watching a video on a French news site that showed people escaping from the concert hall, dragging injured victims behind them, trying to get them to safety. There were dead bodies on the street and people dangling from windows, trying to hide. But then I wonder if always shielding oneself from such images doesn't create apathy? It is reality, it is what's happening in the world. These people just wanted to have a good time on a friday night after a long week of work. And then some religious fanatics come and murder them.

    According to some news sites, one of the suicide bombers had tickets for the football game and tried to get into the stadium, but he was turned away by security. Imagine what could have happened had he gotten into the stadium, there were so many children inside.

    It is insane what religion can do to the human mind. Belief in the supernatural can rob people of all reason, logic and rationality. Without the belief in an afterlife, without believing that their god would welcome them with open arms after they've blown themselves up in his name, I doubt many of these lunatics could muster the courage to do it.

    Stay strong, France. Don't give into fear, that's what they want. Liberté, égalité, fraternité.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2015 #19

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,219
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    Hamlet, it's mindboggling how pointless it is to "kill" suicide bomb babies, innocent people, pregnant ladies, childeren, for a "god" allah to rise up in paradise with 1,000 virgins!!! Hhhhmmm...... THIS INFURIATES ME!!!!!! babies need to be given a chance, innocent people do not need to die, pregnant ladies and childeren are not a threat!!!!
     
  20. Nov 15, 2015 #20

    CambriaWhat

    CambriaWhat

    CambriaWhat

    Fuzzy bud

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2014
    Messages:
    803
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
    I think that this is much bigger than religion. Islamic state wants to make a name for itself; it wants to rise in the international pecking order, their leaders want power and influence to call the shots that have been called by larger, more powerful countries for many years.

    They use propaganda disguised as fundamental Islam to radicalize people who are angry and tired of oppression (from whomever it may come). They are convinced or persuaded that extreme measures are the only way to further their agenda. Who knows what these assassins were promised in exchange for taking their own lives along with the lives of countless others. But imagine the desperation of their situation to resort to this level of violence. To believe that this was the best way to address their problems.

    Who is twisting their already contorted minds towards the cold blooded murder of everyday people?

    It's to easy to blame "Islam", but it's just too simplistic. It seems to me that a small group of individuals is twisting the ideals of a religion to fit their agenda, and manipulating those desperate, misguided fools to perform unspeakable acts against people they don't even know.
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder
arrow_white