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  • This is so sick. Not a joke. The games are real life. Real life is not a game. No wonder we are in such a morass of mental sickness.

    • Hi Donna – yes. I find the image chilling in and of itself. But I find the context of its use disturbing too. Has life become so cheap we can use the ‘implication’ of the damage we can do should we choose to, to taunt our opponents.

  • In the eyes of the powerful, the lives of ‘others’ has, sadly, always been cheap. Now more than ever.

    • But never so blatantly demonstrated – the power of social media.

  • This idiot obviously hadn’t read David White’s earlier post. “Never forget however, that with great power comes great responsibility.”

    • Somehow I don’t think that phrase will catch on in the IDF as a tattoo. Be nice if it did, on the back of their hands, to remind them at all times………….

John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years. He teaches photography and acts as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 27 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

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