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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:42 PM
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Eyes Wide Open











Did this boy deserve to die?














The Front Row: North Dakota dead National Guard only. This does not count the regular military, Marines, Army and Navy dead from North Dakota. Nor does it count the Reserves called up.

http://rc.smugmug.com/gallery/1644442/
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:52 PM
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1. Thank you for posting this, hope you get a lot of people stopping by
RIP National Guard people. Such a sad display.

I tried making a jar of pennies, 1 for each officially dead USA military. It got to be too much, too painful.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:55 PM
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2. I liked the posters that were made as well
the hand lettered ones, because they speak for individuals, just as the boots represent individuals. The photo of the young child was also very touching.
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:55 PM
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3. Very moving.
Thank you for sharing.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 02:57 PM
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4. If people aren't outraged, they aren't paying attention.
Thanks for posting. K&R!

:kick:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 03:10 PM
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5. K & R n/t
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kittykitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 03:21 PM
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6. Sad. . . . . .
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 03:24 PM
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7. Thanks RC
Edited on Sat Jul-08-06 03:26 PM by undeterred
We did the exhibit in Madison WI on Veterans Day weekend. We need to do it again, with more boots.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 04:12 PM
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8. There is no way to "Peace is the way"?
That is perhaps the most depressing thing I've ever heard. The idea that there is no way to make peace a possible venue is extraordinarily self-defeating.

Still, making the dead visible through those boots is a very valuable thing. "Just a number," eh?
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 07:07 PM
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10. This is a positive statement, "Peace IS THE WAY" -- there is no way
Edited on Sat Jul-08-06 07:10 PM by IndyOp
to make your way toward peace except to be peace. Negotiations, roadmaps, treaties -- are often "ways to peace" that don't get us to peace.

Just stop war. Be peace. That is the way to peace.

Not depressing.


On Edit: I see that their way of stylizing the famous phrase definitely leaves it open to the way you interpreted it. :hi:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 07:04 PM
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9. The child in the photo (I think) is a girl with leukemia from DU
Depleted Uranium (DU) exposure from tank-piercing bullets and armored tanks used in Gulf War and in the Iraq War.

Her name is Safaa - "8-year old Safaa at the entrance to Mansool Children's Hospital. She was leaving because they had run out of medicine. As a side effect of the anti-cancer medication she was taking to treat her leukemia, she had lost all of her hair."



She was still alive in June 2003 after the unprovoked US attack on unarmed Iraq http://www.chimerafilms.co.uk/children6.html#safaa

Did you read that she had died since?


The complete exhibit is at the page below - some photos are particularly disturbing:
http://www.savewarchildren.org/exhibitPictures.html
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-08-06 08:35 PM
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11. Thank you.
Edited on Sat Jul-08-06 08:37 PM by RC
There was no information with the picture. There will be now.

http://rc.smugmug.com/gallery/1644442/1/80331731
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 03:43 PM
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13. I took your information, printed it out,
Edited on Sun Jul-09-06 03:45 PM by RC
went back to the exhibit and gave it to the Sister overseeing the exhibit here. She said she would give it to the people with the exhibit from the American Friends Service Committee.
They thought it was a boy also. Just a picture with no information with it.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 03:48 PM
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14. Thank you for letting me know that...
The "Save the War Children" photo exhibit is a heart-felt effort by Morizumi to let the world know about the scourge of depleted uranium. The cancer and birth defects it is now causing Iraqis WILL also occur among US soldiers who serve there for an extended period of time.

It would be great if "Eyes Wide Shut" could provide people with information about depleted uranium.

Thank you. :hug:
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 06:21 AM
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12. It's a very powerful exhibit.
AFSC brought the exhibit to Boston last November. We initially put up on Boston Common for 2 1/2 days, and then moved it to Copley Square for another day and a half.

On the Common:



In Copley Sq.:




The day before we set up on the Common, the team was up in Dover, NH for the filming of the Robert Cray video of "Twenty".


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