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Visa Olympic commercial reminds me of 9/11 WTC jumpers. Very bad taste, IMO.
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Posted on 07/08/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by DallasBiff

The commercial starts with diver David Boudia climbing up the Burj Dubai, and jumping off, with his reflection shown as the way the 9/11 jumpers were, and then he hits the water, and others were following him in their dives, only that they lived and the crowd celebrates.


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How soon we forget.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Oh good grief.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: DallasBiff

Your tin foil is on a little tight


3 posted on 07/08/2012 2:07:56 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: DallasBiff

It’s disturbing.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by Essie
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To: DallasBiff

Don’t see the connection.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 2:09:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: DallasBiff

You”re reeeeeeally reaching to come to that conclusion


6 posted on 07/08/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DallasBiff

Should we outlaw gravity?


7 posted on 07/08/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by jp3 (BABIES, GUNS & JESUS...HOT DAMN!!)
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To: DallasBiff

Interesting description and I think I’d probably come to the same conclusion if I had seen it before being blurbed.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DallasBiff
This would probably be better.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: DallasBiff

You need to realize that this was 11 years ago, and some people on this site weren’t watching the live coverage of the people jumping from those buildings. Of course the media then virtually blacked out any reference to those events, since it helps Republicans (in their twisted minds).

...but I do remember, and it is way too vivid. The idea of seeing diving off your own building from above had to be EXACTLY what thousands of people experienced right before the collapse.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by BobL
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To: DallasBiff
It is actually called the Burj Khalifa. Photobucket
11 posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: DallasBiff
I watched the Visa commercial and can see the unpleasant connection between the Olympic diver and the still-vivid images of the victims that jumped to their deaths from the towers on that fateful day (9/11/01). However, I doubt most viewers will notice any similarities. Frankly, I'm not at all convinced that the ad agency intended a connection. What would be the point? How would making that kind of very disturbing connection in any way help promote Visa cards? I give this TV ad a pass.
12 posted on 07/08/2012 2:20:20 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: BobL

If this wasn’t designed to be ‘controversial’; then WHY have comments been ‘disabled’? Hmmmm..?


13 posted on 07/08/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Puppage
You”re reeeeeeally reaching to come to that conclusion

Reeeeeally? Where does a person jump from over 200 feet and survives into a 12 foot pool of water, and we are supposed to believe that a person can survive an over 2,000 foot dive into a 12 foot pool of water.

JMO, the parallels of the commercial are undeniable, except when you jump off a muslim building you survive.

14 posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:50 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff
I went to the link and watched the commercial. I never would have made the link to 9/11 if it hadn't been pointed out to me on this thread. It's about diving off the top of a tall building into a small pool and has to do with the upcoming Olympics in London.

I think one would have to go out of their way to be offended by this.

15 posted on 07/08/2012 2:24:20 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: who knows what evil?

“If this wasn’t designed to be ‘controversial’; then WHY have comments been ‘disabled’? Hmmmm..?”

Can’t argue that - I was just pointing out that some people here don’t have the background to understand the significance of seeing people jumping off of buildings has to others.

It’s sort of like being asked to register with the government if you’re Jewish. Sounds harmless enough...unless you know what comes next. Or registering your guns...


16 posted on 07/08/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT by BobL
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To: SamAdams76

Plain Silly....nothing wrong with the commercial...enough with the insanity.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 2:29:36 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: SamAdams76
I went to the link and watched the commercial. I never would have made the link to 9/11 if it hadn't been pointed out to me on this thread

But yet you made the link, and basically refuse to acknowledge it, that is something called denial.

18 posted on 07/08/2012 2:34:57 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

Well what can I say. Sorry for not being offended. I promise to try harder next time.


19 posted on 07/08/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: who knows what evil?

Actually you have it exactly backwards, if they want it to be controversial they keep comments ON, that way people can stir the controversy. You turn comments off when you want things to stand alone non-controversially. Someone will always find a way to misinterpret things.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: DallasBiff

Nah. Not at all.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 2:38:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SamAdams76
Well what can I say. Sorry for not being offended. I promise to try harder next time.

No problem, but I bet you wouldn't be so cavalier to a jumpers family.

I bet in your parlance, 9/11 is so 11 years ago, and Pearl Harbor is so 71 years ago.

22 posted on 07/08/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m not offended; but, I just don’t like it because of 9/11.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: DallasBiff

The height represents the number of dives he practiced for the Olympics.

I saw it for the first time last night and you are grasping at straws.

It has nothing to do with 911. Nothing.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 2:41:51 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DallasBiff

That was a really good commercial and in no way made me thing of 911


25 posted on 07/08/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
The height represents the number of dives he practiced for the Olympics.

So I guess he(David Boudia) is going to actually dive 2,000 feet into a 12 foot deep pool.

I guess not.

26 posted on 07/08/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: UCANSEE2
I like this one...


27 posted on 07/08/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: DallasBiff

You are misinterpreting the commercial.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 2:49:38 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DallasBiff

Come on, DallasBiff, I would lighten up a bit. I agree with SamAdams76’s post. It IS a stretch. I don’t think it is bad or silly that you made the connection, we all make connections to things in unconventional ways.

However, to say someone is in denial because they don’t see it that way is a bigger stretch, imo.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: DallasBiff

There were no other people;it was just Davin Boudia.

Watch the commercial again.


30 posted on 07/08/2012 2:55:50 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
You are misinterpreting the commercial.

How am I misinterpreting a commercial where a diver dives from over 2000 feet into a 12 foot pool, and survives, and those who involuntarily jumped from appx. 1200 feet onto concrete and did not survive.

When is David Boudia actually going to dive from over 2000 feet into a 12 foot pool of water.

That is all I'm asking.

31 posted on 07/08/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

I don’t like it either.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: DallasBiff
I bet you wouldn't be so cavalier to a jumpers family.

How would I know?

I have a relative that was killed by a drunk driver but that doesn't mean I get all sanctimonious with people who make jokes about drinking and driving. I assume they didn't know about my relative and so they weren't trying to offend so I give them a pass.

There are a lot of reminders of 9/11 out there. Everytime I see a passenger plane flying low overhead, I get a little nervous (isn't it a little low to be flying in this area? is it off-course?). But I'm not calling for air travel to be banned.

It is usually liberals who are always looking to find something to be offended by and thus trying to make everybody around them walk on eggshells.

I'm not a "walk on eggshells" kind of guy.

33 posted on 07/08/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
It is usually liberals who are always looking to find something to be offended by and thus trying to make everybody around them walk on eggshells.

So I am a liberal now for pointing out the disturbing simalarities between the Visa commercial of a diver who dives off a muslim building and survives, while those who involuntarily "dived" off a tall building(WTC) due to terrorism.

I'm surprised you didn't call me hitler.

34 posted on 07/08/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Watch the commercial again.

8-12 divers join him after he hits the water.


35 posted on 07/08/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT by map
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To: DallasBiff

He is not going to dive from over 2,000 feet into a 12 foot pool of water.

He made 25,000 practice dives in a year,which is like diving off the highest building in the world over 180 times.

Do you see what I’m getting at?

No one is falling into the pool with him or landing on concrete either.

Pay closer attention. I don’t know where you’re coming from.

Didn’t you listen to the narrator of the ad?


36 posted on 07/08/2012 3:11:28 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DallasBiff
Isn't the voiceover by a Marxist ?

37 posted on 07/08/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: map

I already watched it three times.

There is no one else diving into the pool with him. It shows him going into the water multiple times because of the mulitple dives he made during practice.


38 posted on 07/08/2012 3:16:37 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DallasBiff
Hitler? Why would I call you that?

It just seems like you are going out of your way to make a connection between this harmless diving commercial and the events of 9/11. Most other on this thread tend to agree that you are stretching here.

This is the kind of hypersensitivity that I see with liberals. Not that you are one, but maybe in this one case, you are acting like one. I know I'm veering off topic here but the main reason that many white people can't have a casual, friendly relationship with black people is because they are so afraid of offending them. White people have been made to feel like bigots for even the most innocent statements and have become so gun-shot over the whole business that they elect to simply walk on eggshells around them which makes a normal relationship impossible. Same with women in the workplace. I've seen careers ended over a simple incident that a woman took the wrong way (or decided to take the wrong way).

Seems that way too many people are way too busy looking for something to be offended by.

Actually, come to think of it, conservatives can do the same thing. For example, with the silliness over the Google Doodles. Every Veteran's Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Reagan's birthday, etc., it seems that some Freeper gets his panties all in a twist because Google didn't alter their doodle accordingly. I mean c'mon, that makes us look like a bunch of whining crybabies.

39 posted on 07/08/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
It just seems like you are going out of your way to make a connection between this harmless diving commercial and the events of 9/11

Harmless?? And, I think, an American diver dives over 2000 feet from a muslim building and survives into a 12 foot pool of water(which is not possible), and those who involuntarily "dived" to survive in the WTC on 9/11/2001 is not harmless.

40 posted on 07/08/2012 3:36:29 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff
You've become unhinged.

The poster merely acknowledged YOU posted there was a connection. He or she went and watched it with that claim on their mind.

That is not denial except to someone with an ax to grind and that person is you.

Given what you wrote up thread about only surviving if you dive of a Muslim building, I think you need to walk away and examine yourself.

Many people here, myself for one, lost others on 9/11 whether at the trade center, Pentagon or on flights. Don't tell us how we feel, what we should have read into this ad or that ad or anything of the kind. Got it?

41 posted on 07/08/2012 3:50:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN; DallasBiff
I saw it for the first time last night and you are grasping at straws.

It has nothing to do with 911. Nothing.

And the showers have water at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

42 posted on 07/08/2012 4:04:49 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: DallasBiff

I still think you went off the deep end over this commercial. That seems to be the opinion of just about everybody else on this thread also. Why not just give it up and come in off of that limb that you are out on. We won’t hold it against you. Most of us have posted something stupid here at least once or twice.


43 posted on 07/08/2012 4:05:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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I still think you went off the deep end over this commercial

Well I guess I'm in the league of Charlton Heston at a NRA convention, when he stated "from my dead cold hands".

I'd rather be in Charlton Heston's deep end than yours, which IMO, would be john roberts.

44 posted on 07/08/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

Charlton Heston died a few years ago so he couldn’t possibly have seen the commercial in question. So not sure why the reference?


45 posted on 07/08/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: UCANSEE2

Ah......Obama voters!


46 posted on 07/08/2012 4:28:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SamAdams76
Charlton Heston died a few years ago so he couldn’t possibly have seen the commercial in question. So not sure why the reference?

Please, Charlton Heston stated from a NRA covention, "from my cold dead hands" and from my cold dead hands will you get my retraction about this pro-muslim commercial(i.e an American diver diving off of burj dubai and surviving)

BTW, a question, whose deep end would rather be on, Charlton Heston's or john roberts's?

47 posted on 07/08/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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OK, thanks for clearing up the Charlton Heston reference. It seemed earlier like you were implying he agreed with you on this commercial. Still, the "cold dead hands" quote doesn't seem to have much relevance here as gun control was never mentioned, but okay, I agree also with Heston with regard to the Second Amendment.

As to your question "which deep end I'd rather be on", I don't get the John Roberts reference either but I suspect you are trying to lay a trap with regard to a previous thread we were on. Again, doesn't have a whole lot of relevance here but I'd be happy to discuss John Roberts.

48 posted on 07/08/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76; Yaelle
OK, thanks for clearing up the Charlton Heston reference. It seemed earlier like you were implying he agreed with you on this commercial. Still, the "cold dead hands" quote doesn't seem to have much relevance here as gun control was never mentioned, but okay, I agree also with Heston with regard to the Second Amendment.

As to your question "which deep end I'd rather be on", I don't get the John Roberts reference either but I suspect you are trying to lay a trap with regard to a previous thread we were on. Again, doesn't have a whole lot of relevance here but I'd be happy to discuss John Roberts.

Sam Adams are you sometime guest host for Rush, mark davis, you talk in such inanities.

49 posted on 07/08/2012 5:09:08 PM PDT by DallasBiff (I happened to run by MSNBC and stopped to watch the clown show....)
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To: DallasBiff

Well I’m not sure I’m getting invited back anytime soon. At least I still have the forum!


50 posted on 07/08/2012 5:15:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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