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I, for one, appreciate the "back story" on this picture but people looking for only political correctness on internet forums will generally be very disappointed.
Yah, I just wanted to point out they were real people that were loved by their family and other people who knew them.
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That's Dresie and Casie. Nonverbal twins living in Western Transvaal when Roger Ballen took their picture in 1993 to show that not all white Afrikaners were living in luxury. They had the mental capacity of perhaps five year olds and according to their mother, the photo was taken without permission. When she died they ended up in a care home where the staff said that despite their facial expressions and being non-verbal, they were always bright and cheerful and genuinely nice people.

But why did you post a pic of them?
This is cool. I love the random history lesson. Thanks for posting it.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like here recently there is a lot of flaming and BS going on in a lot of threads. I'm not talking about threads going off topic but more actual flaming, name calling, insults, etc. Stuff that would get your teeth knocked out at a bar. I'm finding myself on here less just because it's frustrating and irritating to have to sift through pages of stupid arguments to find actual useful information. A lot of it seems to come from the same members too. Even after reporting posts nothing seems to change. I'm on multiple forums and this one seems to be the most hostile with is rather unfortunate. I guess this is more venting/ranting than anything.

i agree... me being new i had questions and wanted to learn things, most are helpful but some just blow off crap...like do a search, look it up... of which i had anyway, or buy a toyota and then complain etc... the damper thing..... its like your not allowed to have an opinion on your truck unless you say its the greatest thing since the wheel.. your not allowed to wish something was different or done better etc..... overall i have found some help from people and greatly appreciated..
 

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That's Dresie and Casie. Nonverbal twins living in Western Transvaal when Roger Ballen took their picture in 1993 to show that not all white Afrikaners were living in luxury. They had the mental capacity of perhaps five year olds and according to their mother, the photo was taken without permission. When she died they ended up in a care home where the staff said that despite their facial expressions and being non-verbal, they were always bright and cheerful and genuinely nice people.

But why did you post a pic of them?
I think Doc and many others (myself included) didn't know the story behind the picture. Even though we're adults we still can learn from stories like this. I'm sure most just were laughing at the "funny" picture and there wasn't any intent of being cruel especially now knowing the story behind it. Thanks for posting it!
 

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i agree... me being new i had questions and wanted to learn things, most are helpful but some just blow off crap...like do a search, look it up... of which i had anyway, or buy a toyota and then complain etc... the damper thing..... its like your not allowed to have an opinion on your truck unless you say its the greatest thing since the wheel.. your not allowed to wish something was different or done better etc..... overall i have found some help from people and greatly appreciated..
From being on many different forums I understand that there are many diverse people from really old guys such as myself to young people just starting out on their own, from well educated to those that found schooling difficult, from some people that generally want to help answer questions to those that would rather hide behind the internet and insult others. Generally anyone is allowed to post on a forum (other than those that are banned for politico or sexual postings) so we have to accept some postings that are in poor taste by immature individuals along with those that are willing and able to support the theme of the forum. Yes, there are some things such as the dampener jokes that irritate others but it is all in good fun and not meant to demean or upset anyone.

I find that this forum is the best that I use. (There are a couple of Jeep forums that I refuse to post to as I know there is heavy flaming.) Try not to be to "thin-skinned" while on any open forum and take what is useful and ignore the rest.

My 2 cents....
 
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