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PhilUSAFRet
10-23-2012, 06:45 AM
Decided to kill this one

wolfchs
10-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Yowza!!! Poor ukulele... I mean, poor woman ;)

hoosierhiver
10-23-2012, 06:51 AM
I'd guess it was her uke, not his.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
10-23-2012, 06:54 AM
It's touching to read about our sympaties for the 'poor uke'...
but what about the 'poor woman'?

Oh well, priorities :)

keep uke'in',

xjumper
10-23-2012, 06:55 AM
I have a beater uke, but I don't use it to harm anyone..

austin1
10-23-2012, 07:14 AM
I know no one intended anything with this thread, but I still have to ask myself if it has a place here. This is an article about domestic violence. Posted on a ukulele forum. Purely for contextual reasons, I feel like I'm being asked to divert my attention away from the real problem (a man beating up a woman) to a comparatively inconsequential problem (the uke). I cannot look at this article through a uke-lover's eyes, and still see anything worth making light of. Domestic abuse is domestic abuse--the implement is inconsequential.

Freeda
10-23-2012, 07:23 AM
It's not the first news account like this I have seen posted here. I think we can agree our ukes should be used for good, not evil.

PhilUSAFRet
10-23-2012, 07:26 AM
I know no one intended anything with this thread, but I still have to ask myself if it has a place here. This is an article about domestic violence. Posted on a ukulele forum. Purely for contextual reasons, I feel like I'm being asked to divert my attention away from the real problem (a man beating up a woman) to a comparatively inconsequential problem (the uke). I cannot look at this article through a uke-lover's eyes, and still see anything worth making light of. Domestic abuse is domestic abuse--the implement is inconsequential.

Good point, glad you brought it up. You are absolutely right IMHO.

Hippie Dribble
10-23-2012, 07:29 AM
Tina makes a very real and fair point. I agree...struggling to see this thread going anywhere good. Lets tread VERY warily eh folks...

bnolsen
10-23-2012, 07:37 AM
It's the internet. People tend to be *far* less tactful than they would be in real life and dump whatever they think is clever that might be on their mind at the time. Considering no one probably knows these people personally or the circumstances of their relationship doesn't help either.

gyosh
10-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Tina makes a very real and fair point. I agree...struggling to see this thread going anywhere good. Lets tread VERY warily eh folks...

Nicely done new moderator:)

SailingUke
10-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Did you mash the delete button with your ukulele ?

Hippie Dribble
10-23-2012, 09:32 AM
As OP has removed his initial post, gonna close this now...cheers all