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Date: 04/01/07 02:15 AM

91 Responses to Kids After a Day at the Coal Mine

  1. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    Link: Kids After a Day at the Coal Mine - Show your kids this picture when they complain about their chores.
  2. Profile photo of GrnFantasic
    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Funny fat kids.
  3. Profile photo of Tjames
    Tjames Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Only in america!


    ...Wait, they have that in other countrys too.

  4. Profile photo of protecter864
    protecter864 Male 13-17
    56 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:19 am
    LOL 3 one starting from the left in front row has one eye only
  5. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:26 am
    wow "only in america" such as bland statement and also so misinformed. ther was child labor of that type befor anyone in europe knew that north or south emerica existed. are you one of those roostery americans who give the rest a bad name? please never travel outside of the united states for the sake of the united states people as a whole.
  6. Profile photo of sparky2652
    sparky2652 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:45 am
    ^^it was a joke, dumba$$. read the full post.
  7. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:46 am
    yeah that one kid looks dead... i think hes just a propped up corpse
  8. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:53 am
    i did read it sparky and i gave my opinion thanks for sharing your.
  9. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:53 am
    I feel as if they are about to jump out of my computer screen and kill me.
  10. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:55 am
    :-|
  11. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Pshh, mining coal.. pansies.

    I had to take out the TRASH.

  12. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:56 am
    WHITE CHILD SLAVE LABOUR!!!!
    he he, no jokes tho . . more kids died while working in the cola mines than any kids who worked say, in a factory or farming.
  13. Profile photo of robofish
    robofish Male 13-17
    506 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:58 am
    AHHHHH ZOMBIES!! Get the shotgun!!!
  14. Profile photo of robofish
    robofish Male 13-17
    506 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:59 am
    Oh and FLB they had cola mine back then??? Sounds cool. I`m learning history in IAM :D
  15. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:00 am
    child labour in other countries than america? That`s impossible!
  16. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Why is this on I-am-bored...? :-|
  17. Profile photo of yugothewolf
    yugothewolf Male 18-29
    68 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:24 am
    Dark much?
    Thanks Debie Downer!
  18. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:42 am
    "Undeniably photoshopped.
    Just look at those pixels, there."

    I Curse the day PhotoShop was invented! I CURSE the day the guy who invented it was born!! I CURSE THE DAYS HIS PARENTS WERE BORN!!!

    Back on-topic, it`s important to keep in mind that this is what children were used for, once upon a time. Kids have it so frikkin` easy these days; a little jolt of reality like this does `em some good.

  19. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2007 at 4:44 am
    Emo kid: Why am I here?
    Foreman: To swing that pick. Now get to it before I take the other eye.
  20. Profile photo of HubmaN
    HubmaN Male 30-39
    60 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:18 am
    Umm.... is that from Oliver Twist, or something?
  21. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:21 am
    Kinda makes me wanna sing "Food Glorious Food".

    And to the 13-17 year olds who constantly make the stupid Photoshop pixel jokes thinking its funny... its not, stop it.

  22. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:54 am
    hey, if i was getting payed, i`d do that too.
    "Umm.... is that from Oliver Twist, or something?"
    LOLlerskates. that was funny. oliver twist was set in england, silly.

    No, seriously, looks fun... for the first few weeks... assuming I wouldn`t maim myself. But hey, i`d rather get payed working in a coal mine building musskles over going to school anyday

  23. Profile photo of kixxreturns
    kixxreturns Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 7:46 am
    what sad drat thinks they can see its photoshopped just by the pixels oh m drating god, you cant!!
  24. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 9:04 am
    Why is this on IAB? I`ve seen this picture a million times and it doesn`t kill my boredom.
  25. Profile photo of jvcc
    jvcc Female 13-17
    354 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 9:04 am
    Poor kids. :( What a depressing life. I think you could show this picture to adults when they complain about their jobs.
  26. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 9:10 am
    @jebler: You obviously didn`t, since your opinion completely fails the point.

    Anyway, what`s up with the IAB logo???
    IT`S dratING L33T SP33CH!

  27. Profile photo of TabooPoison
    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 9:50 am
    Why is this here?
  28. Profile photo of Enth
    Enth Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 10:41 am
    Sunday, April 01, 2007 2:19:25 AM
    LOL 3 one starting from the left in front row has one eye only

    Not funny =/
    Oh, I could gouge out your eye, then it`d be funny

  29. Profile photo of xScalawag
    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 10:58 am
    This exact picture is in my History book!
  30. Profile photo of xScalawag
    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 11:01 am
    In fact in our book they had a little interview with one of the kids...It said he sat alone in a pitch black room all day down in the mines, for like 15 hours, and the only time he did something was open a door for mules or something...but he couldn`t fall asleep so he would draw pictures in the sand(even though he couldnt see it...) and he didnt have gloves and got frostbite or something.
  31. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 11:13 am
    i`m my day, i had to walk ten miles to school in blinding snow, uphill, both ways.
  32. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
    272 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 11:52 am
    kixxreturns
    Male, 13-17, Southern US
    5 Posts Sunday, April 01, 2007 7:46:10 AM
    what sad drat thinks they can see its photoshopped just by the pixels oh m drating god, you cant!!
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Yes you can, silly. The pixel densities will be different (i.e. different resolution.
    It`d be nice if most people actually knew about the topic they`re ranting on about. -.-`
  33. Profile photo of Accurs3ds0ul
    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
    272 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 11:53 am
    jetmark
    Male, 30-39, Eastern US
    271 Posts Sunday, April 01, 2007 11:13:41 AM
    i`m my day, i had to walk ten miles to school in blinding snow, uphill, both ways.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    It`s good to know uphill went both ways way back then.
  34. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    I expect 5 tons of coal by Noon, or no Playstation tonight! Now get to work!
  35. Profile photo of lauralegend
    lauralegend Female 13-17
    149 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    your a moose
  36. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    Sad. Good thing they made that illegal in the United States. As for other countries .. sad :-(
  37. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    Most of you guys are so unsmypathetic (is that a word?), making jokes about this stuff and saying how you would rather do this then school. Well, it`s not funny. Let`s go ninty years back and see you guys do what those kids did.
  38. Profile photo of ddr_coke21
    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    When I first looked at them, they didn`t exactly strike me as "youthful" or "kids".
  39. Profile photo of evilempress1
    evilempress1 Female 13-17
    416 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    not funny at all. :(
  40. Profile photo of cnlbell
    cnlbell Female 18-29
    420 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    The truly sad part that no one is mentioning, is that they did back breaking labor for pennies a day. There was no health care, so if you got hurt, you had to fix yourself. More often than not, they were replaced without a second thought if injured. Lots of kids died, but it was undocumented. Many were abused, sometimes sexually by the men in charge. There were no snack breaks and it was from dawn until dusk. The ones who survived, could kick the @sses of every spoiled brat in America today.

    My great grandmother worked in a sweat shop and she was one tough chick. Had 13 kids and died when she was 104. Not too many people can hope to be so strong or live as long today. Our society has developed into a fat lazy b!tch.

  41. Profile photo of cnlbell
    cnlbell Female 18-29
    420 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    Oh, and as for looking "youthful" or kid-like, that kind of labor and not ever having the chance to be kids (playing, goofing off) takes its toll. If you had to fight and scrape for your survival every day then you would age much quicker.
  42. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    PREACH SISTAH PREACH
  43. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    lol i was kidding.
    anywho, it`s a good pitcher. shows progress in the name of humanity.
    lol @ ryan ^
    "Maaaammm, I don`t wanna clean the dishes!"
    *Great Grandpappy*"I WORKED IN A COAL MINE, BIOTCH!" CLEAN DEM DISHES!"
  44. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Poor kids, but I suppose they were used to it back then.
  45. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
    300 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    Sigh...I wondered when someone would come along and empathise with the kids. Yeah! They could kick your asses, you stupid spoiled brats! I`m siding with these malnourished kids, even though that if one were here today I`d hate to be around him and I definitely wouldn`t give up the luxuries I have. That`s right kids, I`m full of crap! I`m just moaning about society because I can!

    "The ones who survived, could kick the @sses of every spoiled brat in America today."

    Lovely sentence that. These kids are better than us because they`re stronger. Education isn`t important, it`s all about who has the greatest hardship in life. Cnlbell, you can feel bad for them, but to use that as a reason to show us why society today sucks? You`ve clearly got your principles mixed up.

  46. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
    703 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    man... not one is smileing... probley to tired to....
  47. Profile photo of Angelicsnnr
    Angelicsnnr Female 18-29
    137 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    thats not as bad as some kids had it while working in coal mines, some ended up with hole in their faces and other horrible symptoms not always visable
  48. Profile photo of Gammon_Rod
    Gammon_Rod Male 13-17
    431 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 4:24 pm
    `Why is this on I-am-bored...?`

    Exactly what I was thinking.

  49. Profile photo of SillyCilly
    SillyCilly Female 13-17
    173 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    this picture makes me thankful for what i have now.
  50. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
    1784 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    very sad.. poor things.. never got to know what childhood was like... :(
  51. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    i know i should comment on the picture but has anyone else noticed jebler only comments on anything to complain about it or another persons comment. jebler if you haven`t got anything nice to say don`t say anything at all and idea of showing this to kids when they complain about chores is a very good idea i`m going to remeber that
  52. Profile photo of ix440
    ix440 Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 7:31 pm
    if that picture was taken at the time of when that happened, you`d have to get a scanner, scan it which would make it even worse quality and that picture is obviously PS`d
  53. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 8:30 pm
    "Oh, and as for looking "youthful" or kid-like, that kind of labor and not ever having the chance to be kids (playing, goofing off) takes its toll. If you had to fight and scrape for your survival every day then you would age much quicker."
    you know, the impression im getting is "since you kids DONT work beyond the point of reason, and you CAN enjoy your childhood, youre lazy"
    which is entirely not true.
    sure, most kids are lazy, but risking our lives daily isnt exactly something that every child SHOULD do.
    "i know i should comment on the picture but.... jebler if you haven`t got anything nice to say don`t say anything at all and idea of showing this to kids when they complain about chores is a very good idea i`m going to remeber that"
    practise what you preach. you have like an entire paragraph on how Jebler is complaining about things, and one measly, insincere sentence about how "nice" you think this is.
  54. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 9:05 pm
    sad..
  55. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 10:11 pm
    I don`t see any diamonds.
    GET BACK TO WORK!
  56. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    Bunch of clowns.
  57. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 12:46 am
    They were not miners they were pickers.

    Not IAB worthy

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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 1:23 am
    why is this getting a low rating? kids these days need to know they`re growing up to be whiners. they are whiners.
  59. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 1:32 am
    You people are terrible, and take your liberties, freedoms, and opportunities for granted.
  60. Profile photo of kohokid28
    kohokid28 Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 2:22 am
    whats with the "why is this on IAB?" thing? you know if you don`t like seeing stuff you have already seen there is this AMAZEING little button at the top right of the screen with a big a$$ X on it and it closes the window so you never have to see this stuff again!!!! its amazeing i use it quite a bit myself.
  61. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 5:49 am
    See that`s what is wrong with this country today. Make those little poos work and maybe they won`t have enough time to piss their parents off.
  62. Profile photo of KoLdArKnEsS
    KoLdArKnEsS Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2007 at 6:05 am
    lol thats me second from the left in the front row....man that brings back memories. The guy next to me was stinky mcreadie, (hence the look on my face)..sometimes we could not tell a methane deposit from ol stinkies ass...led to some major issues. Stinky lost his eye in a freak flatulence related incident. In those days you were not considered a man unless you had the black lung by the time you turned 16. I had some share options weaved into my contract when I turned 5, was a sound finacial decision in retrospect, by the time I turned 11 I was managing the human resources department and piloting revolutionary new methods to make your face even blacker for all the sepia photography we had to undertake as pasrt of our award agreements.
  63. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 7:12 am
    Um I thought it was hot in the mines so you couldn`t get frostbite and i`m sure they had carts carrying the coal, not mules. Unless theres a difference between American mines and British mines that I don`t know of. In my city, Newcastle, like most people have a grandad or great grandad or whatever who was a miner...well unless they had just moved but you know -___- Do you guys pay attention in History? Screw you if i`m boring you.
  64. Profile photo of xScalawag
    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 11:52 am
    LochNess...Im just reciting what my stupid book says! My school is a poor low budget school and they are always lying to us...Im not suprised!
  65. Profile photo of RachelAngie
    RachelAngie Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    Creepy children...
  66. Profile photo of iamboredest
    iamboredest Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    I don`t have kids,or coal.
  67. Profile photo of GypsyCassie
    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    Those are some tough looking little kids....a couple of them look like they street fight for a living...
  68. Profile photo of ninjapirates
    ninjapirates Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    Ok, that`s sort of depressing.
  69. Profile photo of ninjapirates
    ninjapirates Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    OK, v_wilkes85, if you want to mock the not old enough to smoke and drink group, it`s on!
  70. Profile photo of ninjapirates
    ninjapirates Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 4:41 pm
    Ok, that`s sort of depressing.
  71. Profile photo of Meglet
    Meglet Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    Sunday, April 01, 2007 11:13:41 AM
    i`m my day, i had to walk ten miles to school in blinding snow, uphill, both ways.

    My daddy did too! But he didn`t get shoes.. and the snow was already seven feet high by the time that he left for school. :-)
    LochNess, The `mules` or small horses (pit ponies!) pulled the carts.
    Onto MY opinion.. Argh. It scared me, they look worn out and sad. I am very grateful that this is illegal now. No one should have to go thought that in their childhood.

  72. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
    815 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    Yes, I know pit ponies pulled the carts. I`m just saying that the ponies didn`t carry it, the carts did. Not much of a difference but whatever. And, my school has crappy books too, what i`m saying is whats from the text book mingled with common knowledge. School has poisoned my mind and makes me want to walk around, going on and on about how much smarter i think i am than everybody else you see...Lol...

  73. Profile photo of camonaipo
    camonaipo Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    they`r eyes are creepy...
  74. Profile photo of camonaipo
    camonaipo Male 13-17
    42 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    their*
  75. Profile photo of innocent1
    innocent1 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    Poor kids :(
  76. Profile photo of Ninfi
    Ninfi Female 13-17
    137 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 9:03 pm
    It`s a really sad subject...and an extremely creepy picture:-/
  77. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    kid in the middle looks possesed
  78. Profile photo of Yumiii
    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    I wonder why the one in the back left side is smiling about?
  79. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    "AHHHHH ZOMBIES!! Get the shotgun!!!"

    good one!

  80. Profile photo of ninjapirates
    ninjapirates Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 3, 2007 at 8:09 pm
    Sorry about the double post. We need an edit button.
  81. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2007 at 9:13 pm
    haha cola mines
  82. Profile photo of aussie_glow
    aussie_glow Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2007 at 11:40 pm
    Don`t they just look so happy!! :)
  83. Profile photo of sarah_beth
    sarah_beth Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    big bonny no need to rat on all of us some are just idiots
  84. Profile photo of sarah_beth
    sarah_beth Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    v wilkes85 were all not like that ok i dont think its ps`d i saw the same one in my u.s. history book i think its sad and im as lazy as the next kid but i at least appreciate what i have and i thank god every day for progress and trust me id rather take the trash off anyday than work in a coal mine
  85. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
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    May 5, 2007 at 4:28 am
    they look creepy...
  86. Profile photo of SnazzyBanana
    SnazzyBanana Male 13-17
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    June 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    mmmmm.....cola mines.
  87. Profile photo of SnazzyBanana
    SnazzyBanana Male 13-17
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    June 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    why is this on iab? it didnt make me feel less bored..
  88. Profile photo of spotted_girl
    spotted_girl Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2007 at 1:16 am
    Ugh!!! the one in the very middle... oh my gosh... HE`S SCARY!!!!!!!!
  89. Profile photo of bdiddy307
    bdiddy307 Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2007 at 1:57 am
    Jeez that is incredibly sad. It`s a shame children had to live like that at one point.
  90. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2007 at 10:49 pm
    stupid people, just wanting a reason to bash on american people. youre all saying that these people are in america, being forced to work by other americans, when nowhere does it say tese are ameican people. commie pigs.>-(
  91. Profile photo of 520
    520 Male 13-17
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    June 26, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    I had to do a project for my photography class about this photographer. I`m surpirsed that it ended up on I-A-B.

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