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    Re: Asiana to sue S.F. TV station over bogus pilot names

    Oh, man! This is absolutely fantastic. We to low! LOL! She read this on the air. Oh, how stupid. Who was the reporter, I So Dim? Just great, thank you, main stream media dummies!
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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Ask yourself, if I had lost my child in the crash, would I think it was still funny?
    Ask yourself this...if you lost a child in the crash, would you be pissed at the TV station for getting punked or would you be pissed at the airline for not being able to land a plane?

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    It's a very gray and gloomy world you live in, then. Racial and language differences are often a source of humor, and it's not pejorative except to those with a chip on the shoulder. In this case, yes, it's somewhat insensitive and bone headed, but it's still funny. And yes, I absolutely hate myself for laughing. Now, can we move on to redneck jokes, Polish jokes, WASP jokes - you know, the one's you think are funny. I don't see any evil intent here.
    actually, I live in a pretty cheery world ... and one reason it's cheery is because I don't think it's funny to make racist jokes about plane crashes where people, including children, were killed or seriously injured ...

    and while redneck and polish jokes are not the equivalent of jokes about people being killed in a crash car, I'm not not crazy about them either, especially if you don't know the other people in the conversation who may be bigots ... Why do ethnic jokes "work?" ... they work because of the stereotypes they help to reinforce ... if you make jokes about blacks and watermelons, it's not funny without the stereotype, for example ... I can see making these jokes with friends you know aren't bigots, but on a thread like this? I'll pass, but knock yourself out hum ...

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    That'd make it even funnier, but I have weird coping mechanisms.
    good for you, if not for your loved ones ...

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Ask yourself, if I had lost my child in the crash, would I think it was still funny?
    If you lost a child the last thing on your mind would be a petty joke on a tv station.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Ask yourself this...if you lost a child in the crash, would you be pissed at the TV station for getting punked or would you be pissed at the airline for not being able to land a plane?
    is it really an either/or? really?

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubliner View Post
    If you lost a child the last thing on your mind would be a petty joke on a tv station.
    true, but what that has to do with my concerns about racist jokes about a fatal plane crash is beyond me ...

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    The same airline that just got done killing three people due to an unqualified pilot with 35 hrs. flying time now has the audacity to sue?????!!!! The CEO of that airline must be Mi Az Hol
    I guess you don't know how pilot certification and training works.

    The pilot flying only had 35 hours in the Boeing 777 but the Captain, the man responsible for the flight, was fully qualified and was training the pilot flying on the aircraft. Training "new to the plane" co-pilots on passenger flights is routine even for US carriers.
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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    true, but what that has to do with my concerns about racist jokes about a fatal plane crash is beyond me ...
    Gallows humor has a long history. So do jokes based on stereotypes. There are much more important things to worry about
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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    is it really an either/or? really?
    Yeah...it kinda is.

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