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Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists
Al Arabiya News ^ | Friday, 09 March 2012 | Al Arabiya

Posted on 03/09/2012 5:38:10 PM PST by Zhang Fei

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To: momtothree
black clothing that represents a living death.

Just like Burqas.

51 posted on 03/09/2012 6:22:37 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Zhang Fei

I remember when kids wanted to be individual, now they want to be like Emo.

The only thing that scares me about this is that this is what we are leaving this country to. This is what votes. God help us all.


52 posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:03 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: muawiyah

Stop making so much sense. It’s harder to pigeonhole you as a weirdo when you make so much sense!!!!


53 posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: SamAdams76

54 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:32 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The several kids that I knew when they were in elementary school (and became Emo in high school) did come from divorced families. The parents also didn’t have a lot of control. I guess they felt that this was a “stage” of “discovering your identity”. One exception: Mom and Dad pulled her from the school and put her in an all girls, Catholic high school. They also enrolled her in softball. She is a happy, well adjusted 19 year old today.


55 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:47 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree
In my college years the Leftwingtards on campus all carried GREEN BOOK BAGS.

Think about that one a moment.

They were very practical in an area that rains frequently since they had a quite serviceable canvas outer cover and a plasticized cloth inner liner. A string tie provided closure to keep out dirt and rain, keep papers and books in, and served as a handy carrying strap.

Basically it was a great idea ~ so I BOUGHT ONE.

"They" knew my politics but they became friendly once I had that book bag. I then sold the idea to my even more conservative Catholic friends, and next thing you know the Leftists' costuming was no longer so special or meaningful.

After I moved on to better things I heard that there was a massive wave of GREEN BOOK BAG users hit the campus ~

One guy can overturn a totalitarian tyranny ~ at least over the use of GREEN BOOK BAGS.

56 posted on 03/09/2012 6:28:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Norm Lenhart
It came from a bastardized form of “Goth”. But where Goths generally just keep their cliques and don’t bother anyone, Emos have to drag you down with them. They are mostly bisexual (a ‘plus’ in their world) and if one isn’t, then they are not ‘Emo” enough and ridiculed, which (again paradoxically) they like. Think of the ultimate masochist in the mental and sexual sense and you have ‘Emo’ in a nutshell...and that shell is nothing BUT nuts.

"Hurt me," said the masochist.

"No," smiled the sadist.

57 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:05 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Obama must be proud.

He’s all into human rights and all that....


58 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:32 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: muawiyah
In my day nobody looked funny like the kids do today. Just terrible...


59 posted on 03/09/2012 6:31:04 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: dead
Watch them smirk.

Avoid them.

60 posted on 03/09/2012 6:31:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You were such a radica., Muawiyah!! LOL!


61 posted on 03/09/2012 6:31:16 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Lazamataz

Laz... your tagline is HYSTERICAL!!!


62 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:25 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

In all seriousness, add together every liberal idea you can imagine and Emos are the living embodiment of that. They are the end result of liberal darwinism.

Pro enviro/abort/free sex/lib/anarchist politics/nhilism/total lack of critical thought/100% pro GLBT/drugs...all of it.

I used the word paradox before. Their entire worldview is paradoxical. They embrace nhilism, but seek attention/affection. They claim individuality and dress/act/think alike. It’s endless. And the trend id pushed in media as ‘cool’ and desirable.

I cannot imagine why...../sarc


63 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:20 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: momtothree
The breakfast club was a couple years after my school days (I was class of 83) but I recognized my crowd in Judd Nelson.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

I still dress pretty much the same.
64 posted on 03/09/2012 6:36:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: momtothree
Then there was the Friday afternoon we used the student radio station to encourage a "panty raid at Smithwood".

Oh, yes, now that was quite rad. While we (people unnamed) were on the air other (people unnamed) were going around painting DODDS on intersections ~ The Left didn't have a hair!

65 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: EEGator
It’s like The Cure and Flock of Seagulls had a child.

Yeah, and the Wilson sister of Heart and Stevie Nicks are their aunts.

66 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cripplecreek

I have many girlfriends in the Niagra Falls area.


67 posted on 03/09/2012 6:40:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek

There is nothing more pathetic than a 46 YO dude with an Iron Maiden T-shirt...(Just pay no attention to the three in my closet ;)


68 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:03 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“In my day nobody looked funny like the kids do today. Just terrible...”

That looks so much like girl I dated that it’s scary! She’s
a commercial artist now and about two clicks to the right of
me!


69 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:06 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I will readily admit that I feel kids have a much harder time growing up today (compared to when I was a teen). You are right about their description. Personally, when I see one... I see a “lost” kid. A teen that for whatever reason has lost hope and sees his world as black. Whether he is in need of counseling, a true religion or a set of parents that have expectations... something is lacking.


70 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:10 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Revolting cat!

I thought that was Elmo.


71 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:14 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Norm Lenhart
There is nothing more pathetic than a 46 YO dude with an Iron Maiden T-shirt

LOL My friends and I have considered the idea of headbangin in the old folks home.
72 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“I’d choose the emos any day.”

Indeed. Good point.


73 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:02 PM PST by jocon307
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To: cripplecreek

LOVE that movie! It was on television a few weeks ago. This is what surprised me... my teen and pre-teen watched it with me and said it was pretty cool. The groups still exist just like then. My son identified more with the jock (is that Emilio?) and my daughter like Molly (the princess). Timeless classic!


74 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:35 PM PST by momtothree
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To: EEGator

Hall doesn’t look much like he did then.


75 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dead

According to my youngest teen “those aren’t emos, those are goths.” You have a fine photo of a gothodemic in the park.


76 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:54 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: dead

According to my youngest teen “those aren’t emos, those are goths.” You have a fine photo of a gothodemic in the park.


77 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:54 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: dead

According to my youngest teen “those aren’t emos, those are goths.” You have a fine photo of a gothodemic in the park.


78 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: momtothree

Yeah I actually enjoy the movie too. Its a nostalgia thing. It came out in 85 so it was still pretty close to my age group.

I liked Ally Sheedy in that but then again even that was right because I was a criminal and she was a basketcase.


79 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: momtothree

I agree with the ‘lost’ definition, but it is a self inflicted ‘lost’. It’s really the same thing in many respects as suburban whit kids dressing and acting ‘gangsta’ and pretending they be from ‘da hood THUG 4Life YO!

The I Can haZ a Cheexburger site has a section called “Go cry emo Kid” that mocks the hell out of Emos and their ‘culture’. Spend about a half hour going through the pics. They ‘embrace’ the mocking because feeling bad feels good...which is bad, so they do more of it to make it worse, to feel better in their misery.

Makes no sense right? In their world, it makes perfect sense. 100 years ago they would be in institutions. They really are mentally disturbed, and they desire it.


80 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:26 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: momtothree; carriage_hill
Laz... your tagline is HYSTERICAL!!!

Yeah, but let Rush Limbaugh try calling me that, and I'll lose him some sponsors!!!

81 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“The pink one is bubblegum emo: it is called Scene.”


82 posted on 03/09/2012 6:52:37 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: cripplecreek

I was the geeky guy, in Breakfast Club.


83 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:08 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: cripplecreek

(BTW, turns out the geeky guy got paid, later in life) :)


84 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: momtothree

Emos > Jugaloos > Muslims

Though it was really hard deciding on that last inequality.


85 posted on 03/09/2012 6:54:29 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: momtothree

Aquabats are the anti-emo.


86 posted on 03/09/2012 6:55:00 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: Domestic Church

I know there are subtle differences between the goths and the emos, but I like to lump them together because it annoys both groups.


87 posted on 03/09/2012 6:55:38 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cripplecreek

Want to feel old?! My son and his friends were listening to rad “retro”. It was music from the 80’s. I said it was great (at least for me) to be a teen/young adult in the 80’s. The only part of that generation they found hysterical was the hair... BIG hair. I showed them a picture of me in college... HYSTERICAL laughing. Teen brats!!


88 posted on 03/09/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek

Not at all. He’s the tv show guy in Batman: The Dark Knight.


89 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:06 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

80s bands like the Cure and Depeche Mode were largely the genesis of Emo.

The Emo kids South Park episodes are a riot.


90 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:21 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: momtothree

It is difficult on a kid not being accepted by the “in” crowd. Back in my day, there was a girls’ social club in our school called, unfortunately and shortsightedly, “The Gay Teens”. Of course, us poor kids from the country grammar schools came down to the consolidated high school, and the majority of us weren’t invited to join “The Gay Teens”. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Heaven help us if we dared get “out of our place”, too. Husband was in the “gay teen club” crowd, so doesn’t understand my struggles to deal with that whole scenario, even where it intrudes on my psyche in a teeny-weeny way to this day. (I don’t like to go back for “reunions”; his favorite thing in the whole world.)


91 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:36 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Lazamataz

That would be Brian Johnson. He was in the Math club, the Physics club, and the Latin club.


92 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz; Bender2

Judd Nenson and I had the same first name. His was John Bender. Kinda makes me wonder if that’s where Futurama got the name for the Robot, he’s a criminal too.


93 posted on 03/09/2012 6:59:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dead

Then there’s the ultimate in “Dear God WHY?”...Kandi Ravers.

PLUR man.....Peace Love Unity Respect...wanna do some E and have a lightshow?

The 80s metalhead in me wants to wreak violence on the lot of them.


94 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: momtothree

Teen DO have it harder today that when I was a kid (51 now).

I was at a parenting seminar and he talked about how adolescence is the time of life figuring out who you are, where you fit in, etc. 1500 years ago most kids had tribal lifestyles or VERY close families and there was no adolescence - they knew who they were.

He said when we were teens (40-50 year-olds) adolescence was about 13 to 18 years of age. Today it starts around 11 to 12 years old, with most researchers saying it extends to 27-28; with some even saying early thirties.

I guess these poor kids in Iraq found out that they didn’t fit in. I’ll have to remind my teenagers that as tough as being a kid growing up in suburbia is (no sarcasim - it IS tough), it could be worse!


95 posted on 03/09/2012 7:01:47 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Norm Lenhart

are emos behaving themselves, not stealing or mugging or vandalizing, if so then they really ought to be low on the list of social phenomena to worry about at any official level. let churches preach the gospel to them.


96 posted on 03/09/2012 7:02:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thank you!


97 posted on 03/09/2012 7:02:57 PM PST by luckymom (The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: EEGator
Personally, I can only claim the Physics and Chess club. :)

Oh, and the swim team.

98 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:15 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: Twinkie

I think every generation had groups of sort. Whether they were the ones with money, the brains, the jocks, the band geeks, the theater crowd, etc... The difference that I see today is that there are more groups available than when I was a teen. (to be fair, I attended a very small, Catholic high school so choices were very limited). The teen years are not a joy to everyone. (I’m still laughing about the Gay Teens!!)


99 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:50 PM PST by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek

It’s cause he’s a drunk.


100 posted on 03/09/2012 7:04:33 PM PST by EEGator
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