8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Comments - Mania.com


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Johnnyathm1 3/14/2011 2:21:07 AM

Violator, listen man...sorry for the harsh words. I also should have been in tuned with the sensitivity of the subject matter on hand. Sometimes I get a tunnel vision thing happening, and I don't see what my actions effects really are...till after the fact.

Mossy1221 3/14/2011 6:06:03 AM

  Hey Keithdanial. I have been a long time reader of Mania for years. In fact, I still label my shortcut as Comics2film.  I recently began posting about a month ago.  So, no this is not my introduction. And I was unaware there was a time limit on replying to a comment.  I may not post as often as you or others. But I read all the comments of the topics that appeal to me. 

As I stated my mother-in-law is living in Fukushima.  I have been occupied for a few days with trying to reach her. Last night was my first time looking over the days of post.  I apologize for posting late.  However, I thought we were all posting our opinions on topics that Mania provides us. And posting our opinions of the comments others others have provided.  Is it not what every one does in the comment section?   I posted my opinions on the comments johnnyathm1 had provided.  As he posted comments on my posted comments.   I do not mind those type of comments as it is his opinion of me/my comment.  It does not involve the mocking or distasteful pleasure of thousands of missing or dead men, women or children.  It was simply and solely directed towards me.  

As I typed my last post I was not angry, screaming inside or even bitter. I simply typed my personal opinion and posted.  I will, as well apologize for not being able to type feelings as well as expressing them face to face.   So...

I apologize for not posting sooner....

I apologize for not posting as often...

I apologize for posting my opinion....

I apologize for not belonging to a peer group. 


Wiseguy 3/14/2011 6:23:39 AM

Let me chime in here a bit. First, prayers and condolences to all affected by this. The loss of life is staggering, things can be replaced, mothers, fathers, siblings and friends can not.

I have to defend Johnny here a bit. I didn't care for the Carlin quote personally but let's be completely honest with ourselves. Who here looks away from the tv when they say "here's some exclusive footage of the destruction" or anything like it? no one. And although I assume that none of us want to see anyone loose their lives we can't help but be awed by the power of nature and by awed I mean entertained. Without equating animals and humans, it's the same reason some watch shows depicting animals hunting and killing, it's the same reason you slow down by a wreck in the highway to get a good look. Johnny never said that he enjoyed watching people die, at least not to my understanding. And although I served I didn't do it during combat and I'm sure that changes you and I hope for Johnny's sake that he doesn't loose his humanity in the process.


I can also understand Mossy's point of view, when the tragedy hits closer to home the harder it is. And Mossy does have a point about our news networks showing and re-showing videos of the devastation because like I said before that's what people want to see for better or worse. Again it doesn't mean they want people dead. But I too was waiting for word about the tsunami possibly doing damage in the US Mariana Islands, for I have an old military buddy from there, but I guess since there wasn't anything "eye catching" it was completely ignored.

Mossy1221 3/14/2011 7:04:07 AM

 Wiseguy, keithdaniels, violator and a few others that I cannot think of their names... I am always intrigued the most by your comments. And out of respect for the ones I admire on here I will simply withdraw and even delete my post.  And if johnnyathm1 will (if he has not already) please just forget it was posted.  I claimed I had no anger or bitterness when replying to his comment. And I sincerely believed I did not at the time.  Re-reading my post it seems a hint of bitterness seeped through the cracks.  And that I tried to cover it by sympathizing with his current situation.  A situation that I can only relate in the smallest degree. I, like every one else has been crush emotionally. I have never served, but have had friends that have. And they all have come back a little less of the being then they once were.   I apologize for the previous disruption and unleashing the worms. 

violator14 3/14/2011 9:57:11 AM

Ok no worries guys. In a way we're all right in saying that this whole thing is just a really crazy, intriguing, sad and incredible event. Let's just hope it doesn't happen to anyone else. I live in CA. so we're always pretty sketchy about the "Big One" that is supposed to hit us anytime now.

ANywaysssss.... see u guys around where we can debate about less serious stuff, like who should play the FLash or some other dumb shit. haha

TheMadHatturrr 3/14/2011 11:26:25 AM

Aye, this is truly a bad thing. I hope for the best of luck for everyone even slightly affected by what happened. There was a warning for the Tsunami at california, but by the time it hit it was only a wave. That sucks, the earthquake causing the tsunami which then caused a nuclear meltdown. Truly sad. -smh-

keithdaniel 3/14/2011 11:56:29 AM

I really liked what Violator had said and was going to move on, but there's two things I wanted to add before I sign off of this thread as well.  First off, Mossy, I want to thank you for your kind words and for coming to the right conclusion.  I never said that there was any time limit on responding to anyone's comments here but as stated before, I just didn't see the need to push Johnny any further on this because we had already dealt with it.

Johnny, I don't want to get too deep into my own sob stories, but I just want to say that I've had a really bad dose of depression that started many years back in the mid-80s after my family was split up due to a very nasty divorce.  I didn't get any help for it until many years later and not before paying a very high price.  To make a long story short, not only did I not get help for it after too long but I never had anyone really reach out to me to get me to do so.  Eventually I did so on my own and I promised myself that I would reach out to others who may be in need of help.  If you need help coping with your current situation, Johnny, I strongly recommend that you get it, either through the military or in the civilian sector but as long as you get it.  It may not cure or change you overnight, but it's not meant to and therapy should work if you let it!  It's supposed to put you on the road to recovery so to speak and the feeling is good once you're there!  It's not good to keep negative energy like that inside one's self because it will manifest itself in other ways.  Yes, we each must take resposibility for our actions and pick up our own pieces so to speak but that doesn't mean that we aren't each other's brother's keepers because the good that I've seen on this site as well as those who are reaching out to help the Japanese people in their time of great need is evidence that we are!

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