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  • Jo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    I agree Kent. It's unnerving for me to look at and I didn't know the man. I can only imagine how his family would feel seeing that image in the media.

  • merriam
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Right_Decision: Try looking up the word mar in the dictionary. Pretty sure it's correct.

  • Top
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Death of Olympics Luge Racer Mars Opening of Olympics

    Mars is the right word, get with it...!

  • Earl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Um... Right_Decision,

    Mar is a word.

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    No thats correct. Its supposed to say Mars and not Marks. Mars as in the death spoiled the opening of the Olympics.

  • amazed
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    mar (mär)
    tr.v. marred, mar·ring, mars
    1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
    2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
    n.
    A disfiguring mark; a blemish.

    Right_Decision, the right decision on the word was made. Your vocabulary needs a little more attention.

    As for the picture, it tells a tragic story, and news will tell a story in words and images. Always has and always will. Pulitizer Prizes are given for both mediums. It's how we learn about the world around us, and maybe spur us to action. I have heard the vietnam war was spurred to end after Americans saw pictures of their dead soldiers. Notice you don't see dead US soldiers arriving home like you do with our boys. That is the power of the image, more than the word.
    If you choose to read and/or look, that is your decision.
    RIP Nodar.

  • Vinnie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    to Right_Decision......maybe you need more attention to education.......verb: to mar (third-person singular simple present-mars)-----to spoil or damage.

  • God
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    WHY ARE YOU WATCHING IT THEN???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? If you did not watch it then you would have nothing to complain about. Who held you down and forced you to view this?

    Shut up and turn off your TV and do not go outside. You might be FORCED to see the real world.

  • DD from Paradise
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    It's not a typo. Mar is actually a verb which means to damage or spoil to a certain extent . (For example, some feel the skyline of downtown St. John's will be marred by the proposed Fortis building).
    Not that there's not an abundance of typos on this site. This, however, is not one of them.

  • Paula
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Nodar Kumaritashvili ------- your stay was much too short . Rest in Peace.

  • Fb
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    I think it is in extremely poor taste for all the media whores to publish this photo of this tragedy. In both print and in video I think that you should consider if you would want to see this picture if this was your child.

  • Right_Decision
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    ...anybody else notice that it says mars opening, instead of marks opening.... Editing needs a little more attention...

  • FB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    So GOD you enjoyed watching that young man die. I feel sorry for you. It was hard not to watch it as i was not aware of the story and i was sitting there with my 8 year old daughter and this poor man hits the pole. It was not needed to tell the story. So if this was your kid you would be OK for the world to continue showing this. Sad very sad.

  • sigh
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    That is very sad. So tragic and god, you're right, nobody is forcing anyone to watch it. People are too sensitive lately. These types of pictures have always been and will always be on tv, in the papers. right-decision, I am pretty sure mars is the right word, not marks, I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

  • Kent
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Showing that Asociated Press picture with the story is EXTREMELY bad taste and rather insensitive to both Canadians and the family of the victim.

  • Jo
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    I agree Kent. It's unnerving for me to look at and I didn't know the man. I can only imagine how his family would feel seeing that image in the media.

  • merriam
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Right_Decision: Try looking up the word mar in the dictionary. Pretty sure it's correct.

  • Top
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Death of Olympics Luge Racer Mars Opening of Olympics

    Mars is the right word, get with it...!

  • Earl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Um... Right_Decision,

    Mar is a word.

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    No thats correct. Its supposed to say Mars and not Marks. Mars as in the death spoiled the opening of the Olympics.

  • amazed
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    mar (mär)
    tr.v. marred, mar·ring, mars
    1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
    2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
    n.
    A disfiguring mark; a blemish.

    Right_Decision, the right decision on the word was made. Your vocabulary needs a little more attention.

    As for the picture, it tells a tragic story, and news will tell a story in words and images. Always has and always will. Pulitizer Prizes are given for both mediums. It's how we learn about the world around us, and maybe spur us to action. I have heard the vietnam war was spurred to end after Americans saw pictures of their dead soldiers. Notice you don't see dead US soldiers arriving home like you do with our boys. That is the power of the image, more than the word.
    If you choose to read and/or look, that is your decision.
    RIP Nodar.

  • Vinnie
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    to Right_Decision......maybe you need more attention to education.......verb: to mar (third-person singular simple present-mars)-----to spoil or damage.

  • God
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    WHY ARE YOU WATCHING IT THEN???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? If you did not watch it then you would have nothing to complain about. Who held you down and forced you to view this?

    Shut up and turn off your TV and do not go outside. You might be FORCED to see the real world.

  • DD from Paradise
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    It's not a typo. Mar is actually a verb which means to damage or spoil to a certain extent . (For example, some feel the skyline of downtown St. John's will be marred by the proposed Fortis building).
    Not that there's not an abundance of typos on this site. This, however, is not one of them.

  • Paula
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Nodar Kumaritashvili ------- your stay was much too short . Rest in Peace.

  • Fb
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    I think it is in extremely poor taste for all the media whores to publish this photo of this tragedy. In both print and in video I think that you should consider if you would want to see this picture if this was your child.

  • Right_Decision
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    ...anybody else notice that it says mars opening, instead of marks opening.... Editing needs a little more attention...

  • FB
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    So GOD you enjoyed watching that young man die. I feel sorry for you. It was hard not to watch it as i was not aware of the story and i was sitting there with my 8 year old daughter and this poor man hits the pole. It was not needed to tell the story. So if this was your kid you would be OK for the world to continue showing this. Sad very sad.

  • sigh
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    That is very sad. So tragic and god, you're right, nobody is forcing anyone to watch it. People are too sensitive lately. These types of pictures have always been and will always be on tv, in the papers. right-decision, I am pretty sure mars is the right word, not marks, I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

  • Kent
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Showing that Asociated Press picture with the story is EXTREMELY bad taste and rather insensitive to both Canadians and the family of the victim.