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71 Responses to Interactive Billboard Helps Fight Crime?

  1. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Link: Interactive Billboard Helps Fight Crime? - Any guesses as to how long before someone makes obscene gestures at the paramedics?
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    thats really quite funky
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    SorasNobody Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Well you could say that it works in as such as while there fondly staring at the screen no ones fighting
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    wonder if that sunk into half of them.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    what good is 112? they should call 911.
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Based on the video, there seem to be quite a few middle aged African American men in Amsterdam...you wouldn`t think bystander apathy would be much of a problem with those demographics.

    BTW, I know what some people are thinking. And no, I am not being racist. If you think I am, read the comment, then kill yourself for being an idiot. African Americans are statistically more likely to help in cases of street violence.
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Uhh.. Scott, 911 only does anything in the US and parts of Canada.
  8. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    That`s pretty cool o_o
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    cool
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    SorasNobody Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    @ScottSerious 911 in the Netherlands is the suicide hotline! ok... jk but 112 is firedepartment/police in neatherlands also apparently but also in denmark!
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Wonder how much that cost, and who paid.
  12. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Soooo... there`s pretend paramedics not actually there being displayed on a screen with real people who are actually there...
    For what purpose exactly?
    People in Europe are f-tards, we Canadains don`t need gimmics to tell us how to behave like decent human beings...
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Someone stop staring at the billboard and help the imaginary paramedics!
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    Ddude28 Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    That made me feel bad that I don`t help out. Aww.

    Also:
    ______________________
    Soooo... there`s pretend paramedics not actually there being displayed on a screen with real people who are actually there...
    For what purpose exactly?
    People in Europe are f-tards, we Canadains don`t need gimmics to tell us how to behave like decent human beings...
    _______________________________
    You know I am canadian too, and you are terrible for even thinking that. The billboard helped, you could tell by the watcher`s faces.
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    koolmole Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Wait, so why are public service people frequently victims of violence in these areas?
  16. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    "Soooo... there`s pretend paramedics not actually there being displayed on a screen with real people who are actually there...
    For what purpose exactly?"

    I thought the video explained it fairly well. And I also think it`s a great idea. And furthermore, I think you`re a jackass.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    Very sad because situations like this really do happen. I feel very sorry for the next person I see doing that to a paramedic.

    Police: Okay, send the paramedics home, call the coroners.
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    Arandanos Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    @ScottSerious: each contry has a different set of emergency numbers ^^;
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    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    It is a great idea, but it is also one that will not accomplish what they are trying to.
    It is more of a "Hey, look at this! This is so kick ass!" When, what you really should be trying to get is "Hey! Whats going on? What can we do?".
  20. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    > ScottSerious
    > what good is 112? they should call 911

    Don`t know about the US, but in Australia, 000 is the Emergency number, and 112 is the Emergency number from mobile phones. I guess they`re assuming you`re not using your house phone to call in this instance.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    It`s not so much crime fighting as it`s raising awareness. I like concept, but there`s a reason people have come up with the name Bystander Effect.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    "Don`t know about the US, but in Australia, 000 is the Emergency number, and 112 is the Emergency number from mobile phones"

    Ah!!!
    So, you guys just discovered that "911" is a North American thing, eh?

    Like, in Britain, isn`t it 999?

    In the US, if you hit "911, send" or just "9, send" on a mobile with a charge, it should work, even if the phone is not activated.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    @Siyanor
    See how political correctness lead you astray.
    Ever considered that black people don`t all come from the USA?
    The Netherlands have ties with the Antilles and Suriname. Those people in the movie are far more likely to ve from those countries.

    And no, aggression against paramedics is far more likely to come from drunk Dutch men or teenagers from Morocco.
  24. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Yeah, 112 is the 911 of the European Union.
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    dfcrackhead Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Would anyone else start pelvic thrusting? I know I would just for laughs
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    pd990 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Why would someone hit a paramedic?
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    looks fun
  28. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    People in Europe are f-tards, we Canadains don`t need gimmics to tell us how to behave like decent human beings...
    Umm, homicide rates are significantly higher in Canada than in the Netherlands, bub.

    Based on the video, there seem to be quite a few middle aged African American men in Amsterdam...
    That comment is so drippingly replete with all sorts of stupid, that I can`t bring myself to form a coherent response.
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    that`s the best PSA I have ever seen, confronting people with their own apathy!!

    AWESOME!!!
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    @davymid.

    Those rates are higher because you guys are too submissive to fight against anything opposing you, hence allowing you`re Public Servants to get they`re faces smashed in. We actually care about stuff to die, or kill for. You call us stupid, we call us dedicated.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    You call us stupid, we call us dedicated.
    Hey, I didn`t call anyone stupid. I was responding to 5Cats who said "people in Europe are f*cktards". I`m not knocking Canada at all, just blanket ignorant statements like that one. Besides, people in Europe are not submissive, far from it.

    Hey, I like Canada so much, I emigrated here several months ago. True story.
  32. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    People in Europe are f-tards

    No, you`re a f*cktard 5Cats.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    I really wish i knew why it was that way. If something like that happened here in America people would probably just sit there and scream stop until 4 buff guys run up and beat the poo out of them. Especially in Texas. lol.
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    kidney Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    davymid, marry me? :D haha. jk.

    But seriously, you have amazing points. I think people should think before they say ignorant things.
  35. Profile photo of KillerCactus
    KillerCactus Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Very clever Europe, very clever.
  36. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    So... the people don`t react to something that`s not there... because it was bluescreened in later... and this means... what? It would make sense if they showed actual footage of people actually not reacting to an actual crime, but this is just really stupid.
  37. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    So... the people don`t react to something that`s not there... because it was bluescreened in later... and this means... what? It would make sense if they showed actual footage of people actually not reacting to an actual crime, but this is just really stupid.
    No, it was bluescreened in BEFORE, the rest was a live feed. And if it was just a vid of a previous incident, people would`ve just ignored it. What arrested people and made them stop and take notice was that they were actually in the scene, like seeing yourself on the big screen at a sports game.

    Besides, seemed like a lot of people stopped to stare and watch... which in my book means its was effective at getting the message across.
  38. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm
    just so you guys know, my comment was a joke. just so you know.
  39. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Interesting point on international awareness, which I personally think speaks volumes...

    This is a true fact, I`ve tested it on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, although the emergency number is 112, they`ve set it up so that the unfamiliar visitor who dials 911, or 999, or 000, will ALL be automatically connected to emergency services. If it`s an emergency, then we`re on it, no matter where you`re from.

    I just tried the converse, dialling 112 from North America. No dice. Got a recorded operator telling me I dialled the wrong number. Wouldn`t help me much if I was an Italian on vacation watching my wife being raped at gunpoint.

    "What? You didn`t research that before you came here? Your own fault. F*ck y`all. You`re on yer own, bub."
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:16 am
    Who the hell hassles paramedics? Pretty sure they`re there to help. Hassling the police I can see, but paramedics? WTF MATE?
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 2:35 am
    But the people arent thinking "oh how terrible, we let this go without challenging it", they`re thinking "oh how cool, how`ve they done that effect? its not really there... hey Steve, take a photo!"
  42. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 2:38 am
    @Siyanor Please tell me you aren`t serious. If they`re in the Netherlands, why would they be "African American"? It`s not in America!
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    brutalnewt Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:09 am
    I liked the music
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    shneeblefish Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:33 am
    @siyanor "there seem to be quite a few middle aged African American men in Amsterdam"

    Like TR-Wolf says, they`re not African American outside of America. They`re just black (or "of African descent" if you`re scared of not being PC).
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:48 am
    "@davymid.

    Those rates are higher because you guys are too submissive to fight against anything opposing you, hence allowing you`re Public Servants to get they`re faces smashed in. We actually care about stuff to die, or kill for. You call us stupid, we call us dedicated."

    Hey, hey, don`t forget, you`re talking to an Irishman there. If there ever was a country that cared "about stuff to die, or kill for" it`s goddamn Ireland.

    Also you spelt `your` wrong.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2010 at 4:28 am
    > Webz
    > Also you spelt `your` wrong

    You spelled `spelled` wrong. `Spelt` is a grain.
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    Freyr108 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 5:54 am
    don`t forget that his "they`re" is also wrong, it should be "their"
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    WhoaHeyDude Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 6:54 am
    I don`t see how it`s interactive. I mean, you`re on screen..but there is nothing for you to interact with, you`re just there.
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    Romybun88 Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 7:55 am
    @Lionhart2

    Actually just to be annoying and picky Spelt is actually the past and past participle of spell in the Oxford English Dictionary and since English spellings were around before any other `English` speaking countries it is correct.
    :-D
    but hey who really gives a crap!
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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2010 at 9:40 am
    I don`t see how it`s interactive. I mean, you`re on screen..but there is nothing for you to interact with, you`re just there.

    interactive
    adjective
    -Responding to the user.

    I like this billboard. We should have some more of these.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 10:33 am
    I don`t get it
  52. Profile photo of sheaton319
    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:28 am
    stupid Europeans
    that`s why the Muslim extremists are taking over Europe, because you all just stand there and do nothing
  53. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    "stupid Europeans
    that`s why the Muslim extremists are taking over Europe, because you all just stand there and do nothing"

    So the reason illegal immigrants are entering the US is because Americans let homeless heroes bleed to death on the street after saving a woman from assault? Dumbass.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    @Hemtroll

    No, we are doing something about the Mexicans. Check the news for what Arizona just started.

    You guys let the Muslims come over and demand law changes and all kinds of crap, and just like the people in the vid, you stand by and do nothing.

    Touche on the homeless guy though, but thats what NY is all about.
  55. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    We "let the Muslims come over"? Come over from where? My mother "came over" to Sweden from Finland and she`s Muslim. I think what you meant to say was we let Arabs come over? Foreigners in general maybe? Either way, why the drat would we want to do anything? Someone born in Egypt who moves to Sweden and becomes a Swedish citizen has the right to demand law changes just like those who were born here, it`s called freedom and democracy.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    @Hemtroll
    I guess that you are part of the problem then. Google "Sweden Muslim immigration".

    I feel bad for Europe.

    For the rest of you, watch this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpM6QKaAgP0
  57. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Part of WHAT problem? The problem of democracy? Well, I better start making racist comments towards my mother and her religion before our country gets invaded by Muslim immigrants, wouldn`t want to end up like the Native Americans, huh? If I may ask, how long have you lived in Europe?
  58. Profile photo of sheaton319
    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    @Hemtroll

    Now you are getting the idea. You DON`T want to end up like the native Americans or Australian aboriginals. So be careful.
  59. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Alright well I try not to argue with people who can`t read their native tongue so I`ll leave you to your ow thoughts on the way my country works, pip pip cheerio.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    >>No, it was bluescreened in BEFORE, the rest was a live feed.

    If that`s a live feed, why aren`t they showing people turning around to see what`s going on? Ok, maybe a lot of apathy - but you can`t tell me people aren`t going to at least turn around and take a look. Something just doesn`t add up with this.
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    stewaa99 Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    Is this really a problem in the Netherlands?
  62. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 3:01 am
    @Lionhart2

    Ooooh no I didn`t! Just another case of UK spelling vs. USA spelling.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 3:33 am
    that is pretty damn awesome
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 8:01 am
    >duffytoler
    It`s an open square. You are, in all likelyhood, looking at the exact area where the supposed assault takes place, and thus, when a film appears to be running irl, with you in it, you don`t check to see if a medic truck and muggers have magically appeared where there was nothing before.

    I think this is a purely genius idea! I love it, and it should be in more places than just there.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 8:34 am
    >Hemtroll
    Admirably fought, and several good points! Just leave the trolls alone, we can only guide a horse to water, we cannot make the ignorant horse in question drink it.

    Love your slamdunk about the indigenous Americans. ^^
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 11:10 am
    The music is by The xx, great drating group.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    i would love to know what song that is (i don`t feel like going through all The xx`s songs)

    that looks like it could be effective
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    calling 112 wouldn`t help at all...some people are just cruel...now so many people are going to call that number and the lady will say "this is not a valid 10 digit number...i hate you...you suck"....tsk tsk....
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    repost Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    someshoes
    its the intro
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    doopliss75 Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    The song: xx intro
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Why is there aggression toward Public Service workers? I don`t get it.

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