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    Unbelievable! woman flashing her middle finger at Arlington

    • A photo of a Massachusetts woman flashing her middle finger at Arlington National Cemetery has sparked widespread disgust across the web and prompted an online petition to get the woman fired from her job. Lindsey Stone posted the picture of herself making the obscene gesture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, next to a sign at the military cemetery that asks for 'Silence and Respect,' in October and the snapshot quickly went viral.


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    One must imagine that such a person is sentenced already to live in the private hell that is herself.

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    I think it's pretty obvious that she was making a pun about the sign. She's holding her mouth as if she's "shouting" and then being disrespectful. I think she did it as a funny image not in any way to be disrespectful of the people in the cemetery.
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    she needs to lose her job.........they sent her there free.
    IMO, she like attention any way she can get it and she needs HELP!
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    Well, then this is a lesson that when you post photos on FB or other sites, it available for anyone to grab. Its just rude IMO. Freedom gives people rights, and I have a right not to like it, and I don't. She may a nice person, and this was just a bad reflection on her, but she did and then posted it - so its fair game for me to comment on it.

    I can say that many of my questionable acts were not caught on film, and then posted on a website - this was.
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    I think it was meant to be a joke. All I ever hear from Americans is how it is a free country, and you have all these freedoms, and that is what makes it a great country, etc. etc. So how come those freedoms aren't extended to this person? If it is a free country, then she can flip the bird wherever she wants. Why should she get fired from her job?

    Even if she is making some sort of anti-military statement (which I kind of wish she was!) then where in your Constitution is that prohibited? Wanting to censure someone because they don't toe the line of US politico-militarism? Ugh. No thanks.

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    Last edited by brighidin; 11-22-2012 at 12:10 PM. Reason: adding my disclaimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by brighidin View Post
    I think it was meant to be a joke. All I ever hear from Americans is how it is a free country, and you have all these freedoms, and that is what makes it a great country, etc. etc. So how come those freedoms aren't extended to this person? If it is a free country, then she can flip the bird wherever she wants. Why should she get fired from her job?

    Even if she is making some sort of anti-military statement (which I kind of wish she was!) then where in your Constitution is that prohibited? Wanting to censure someone because they don't toe the line of US politico-militarism? Ugh. No thanks.

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    Apparently her employers believed that their public image is more important to them than her right to act like a fool since the photographer was fired along with her.
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    Freedom is being able to do what you want on your own time, she was in a position representing the company. The backlash is based on that. She was witnessed behaving in such a way while at work with her clients.

    That's why she got fired. IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by brighidin View Post
    I think it was meant to be a joke. All I ever hear from Americans is how it is a free country, and you have all these freedoms, and that is what makes it a great country, etc. etc. So how come those freedoms aren't extended to this person? If it is a free country, then she can flip the bird wherever she wants. Why should she get fired from her job?

    Even if she is making some sort of anti-military statement (which I kind of wish she was!) then where in your Constitution is that prohibited? Wanting to censure someone because they don't toe the line of US politico-militarism? Ugh. No thanks.

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    I agree...inasmuch as freedom to do this sort of thing is there.

    But, with freedom comes responsibility and consequences. I think this has far less to do with her "censuring the[...]US politico-militarism" and far more to do with the fact that she did this while on the clock at work, for a non-profit with clients there at the time.

    Consequences to actions are indeed part of being free...and this is a consequence to her action.

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    How both disrespectal and disgusting.

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    Reminds me of Cheney Mason flipping the bird out the window after the verdict was read and the defense team partying it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brighidin View Post
    I think it was meant to be a joke. All I ever hear from Americans is how it is a free country, and you have all these freedoms, and that is what makes it a great country, etc. etc. So how come those freedoms aren't extended to this person? If it is a free country, then she can flip the bird wherever she wants. Why should she get fired from her job?

    Even if she is making some sort of anti-military statement (which I kind of wish she was!) then where in your Constitution is that prohibited? Wanting to censure someone because they don't toe the line of US politico-militarism? Ugh. No thanks.

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    Alas, you should take what you hear from Americans with a grain of salt. Most of us are very much in favor of our OWN freedom, not so much in favor of anybody else's.

    What a lot of overreaction in this case! The woman in question made an obscene gesture at a SIGN, not at an actual gravesite.

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    Quite disrespectful and showing very little class, but meh; there are lots of classless, tacky folks in the world and really, no harm was done. You can't police poor manners but I can see why she was fired.

    OTOH, I imagine had this been a story of an American behaving thusly in another country, we would have had yet another sensationalized story of the ubiquitous "ugly American". .

    ETA: to clarify my view on her firing, her employer likely felt that her rather public posting of a photo in questionable taste would reflect badly on the organization. And you just KNOW it would have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Alas, you should take what you hear from Americans with a grain of salt. Most of us are very much in favor of our OWN freedom, not so much in favor of anybody else's.

    What a lot of overreaction in this case! The woman in question made an obscene gesture at a SIGN, not at an actual gravesite.
    Respectfully I haven't found that at all to be true of most Americans, but I also try to avoid making generalizations like that. I just get a lil bit prickly being lumped like that, lol.

    She certainly is within her rights to be tacky, and within her rights to post the pic in social networking. And her employer is within their rights to terminate her for behavior that would potentially reflect badly on their non-profit org. And everyone else is within their rights to comment on a photo that she posted...... on the internet.

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