The preserved bedrooms of young American soldiers killed in action

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689826/Bedrooms-fallen-Haunting-black-white-photos-offer-rare-glimpse-lives-young-soldiers-killed-action.html#ixzz37IFJWUJE

I have mixed feelings about this and would feel much better if all the proceeds went to an appropriate veteran welfare organisation.

But the concept is simple enough. It's surprising someone didn't undertake a similar project regarding any/many of the past conflicts. Perhaps in future this will be thought of as a trend setter.
This was featured in the Sunday Times magazine a couple of weeks ago. Not only US servicemen, there were a couple of our blokes in there, plus other nationalities too.
 

jarrod248

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People cope in different ways, whatever helps should be encouraged.
The wicked politicians will never change, they've always lied, they always will lie.



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The wicked politicians will never change, they've always lied, they always will lie.
Since I first heard of Voice Stress Analysis (VSA) decades ago, my first thought was for some enterprising news organisation or public interest group to input the audio feed from political speeches, campaigns, national conventions or even off the cuff remarks through a VSA device.

Be totally neutral about the input and the output. Let the lying bastards hang themselves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_stress_analysis

In Blair and Cameron's case, I would suggest setting up the equipment next to the factory producing spare lamps for the "TILT" sign. Also applies to W, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co.
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689826/Bedrooms-fallen-Haunting-black-white-photos-offer-rare-glimpse-lives-young-soldiers-killed-action.html#ixzz37IFJWUJE

I have mixed feelings about this and would feel much better if all the proceeds went to an appropriate veteran welfare organisation.

But the concept is simple enough. It's surprising someone didn't undertake a similar project regarding any/many of the past conflicts. Perhaps in future this will be thought of as a trend setter.
Sorry old boy. I am not buying into this.

I have 'suffered' the death of a loved one on more than one occasion (a couple of them are well documented on this site) and in my little world (for better or worse) life goes on. It really, really does.

Keep some mementos? Sure. Keep the memory? Absolutely.

But a bedroom shrine? Forever?

No way.

Each to their own, but It wouldn't help me.
 

ancienturion

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This is really a USA guilt thing, the parents being the children of those who spat on, and derided, American troops in the late sixties/early seventies. It's a case of the pendulum swinging.
 
Sorry old boy. I am not buying into this.

I have 'suffered' the death of a loved one on more than one occasion (a couple of them are well documented on this site) and in my little world (for better or worse) life goes on. It really, really does.

Keep some mementos? Sure. Keep the memory? Absolutely.

But a bedroom shrine? Forever?

No way.

Each to their own, but It wouldn't help me.
You kept your patio didn't you?
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689826/Bedrooms-fallen-Haunting-black-white-photos-offer-rare-glimpse-lives-young-soldiers-killed-action.html#ixzz37IFJWUJE

I have mixed feelings about this and would feel much better if all the proceeds went to an appropriate veteran welfare organisation.

But the concept is simple enough. It's surprising someone didn't undertake a similar project regarding any/many of the past conflicts. Perhaps in future this will be thought of as a trend setter.
Bloody tragic, thank God that we spared our parents such despair and I hope my kid never puts me through that loss.


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Not my cup of tea but if it helps the families to grieve then fair do's.

However, how long before a family decides to move and are told that they can't sell their house as that bedroom is now a national shrine by some loon with a belief that they can dictate to people because they are more 'patriotic'?
 
Not often i upvote comments on the mail but the one that said "This book should be given to Bush and Blair" got one
Yeah, Cherie could sign her copy and auction it* - might raise a couple of quid.

*Like she did with a copy of the Hutton Report into to death of Dr. David Kelly.
 
what happens if you move house?
 
They are all immaculate, at 18 my room was a bomb site with a few w4nk socks and grainy VHS recordings of soft core porn from early satellite tv station rtl.

I often wonder what my relatives will think of my specialist porn folder when I pass on, I'm sure the boy will be proud whilst wife and daughter horrified by my deviancy.
 

Doc1701

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They are all immaculate, at 18 my room was a bomb site with a few w4nk socks and grainy VHS recordings of soft core porn from early satellite tv station rtl.

I often wonder what my relatives will think of my specialist porn folder when I pass on, I'm sure the boy will be proud whilst wife and daughter horrified by my deviancy.
Yeah, all of those rooms look staged; not at all like the mess caused by someone actually living in one. Creepy in the extreme, I'd say.

Me for my part, I reckon that if there is a likelihood of my snuffing it, then the porn folder will get its own, special repository machine (or machines, don't want to accidentally delete it), encrypted with a key only I know which will NOT be in my will.

There will be another decoy porn folder somewhere else, consisting of mild soft-core stuff for my inheritors to snigger over.
 

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