Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel (RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)

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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

A little background and explanation.  First off the post wasn't meant to inspire anyone to change their profile picture or discuss any personal practices.  Second of all, my heritage is Syrian.  My son in law is from Egypt.  My son in law's family is in Paris France and they are worried.  It was a jesture of support and to make those that would have benefited aware of the option.  My Family is from a small Christian Village called Fairouzeh, Syria.  It is a short walk from Homs, Syria.  Homs was where the first shots of the Syrian Civil War were fired.  My family came to America around 1920.  Both of my parents are from the same village in Syria.  I am a third generation American on my father's side and second generation American on my mother's side.  We were raise looking up to Syrian values.

Nov 13, 2015 10:09 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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No, because people are murdered not just in Paris( unfortunately), I can not find a picture that reflects my protest against violence and senseless of war world wide.. 

Nov 14, 2015 05:21 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I support the people in France but I will keep my personal photograph for my profile image.

Nov 13, 2015 09:51 PM
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Richard Weeks
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I have not seen this today.

Nov 13, 2015 09:49 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I haven't seen it as yet. But then I don't necessarily follow Facebook's offerings very closely.

Nov 13, 2015 09:26 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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My heart goes out to the people of France, but I do not follow this kind of mass behavior on Facebook.

Nov 14, 2015 03:43 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I STRONGLY dislike the profile picture for a cause bandwagon.  It just says to me "What's the one thing I can do, that requires the LEAST amount of effort, that will make me look like I'm socially responsible and care about an issue."  It does absolutely nothing to affect change.  If the profile pic was only obtainable after donation to relief funds or after actually DOING something, then I'd be happy with them.

 

Now what am I doing: I already carry, now I'm carrying extra mags.  Should the SHTF, this sheepdog will put down the wolf.

Nov 14, 2015 03:02 AM
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No.  I walk my own way in FB.

Nov 14, 2015 12:34 AM
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NOPE!

Nov 13, 2015 11:33 PM
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I think it's better to only use your personal photo .....I'm rarely on Facebook

Nov 18, 2015 05:00 AM
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John Novak
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I haven't altered my Facebook profile pic for any causes.

Nov 15, 2015 07:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
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No, because I am not really a Facebook user on any kind of regular basis!

Nov 14, 2015 08:35 PM
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 Good Sunday morning Tony. No, don't do Facebook.

Nov 14, 2015 06:48 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Tony. Pretty smart on the part of FB, but what benefit would that be when it comes to stopping these terrorists? I can understand the support part, but entire civilized world had better unit before there are many more such events.

Nov 14, 2015 05:47 PM
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I changed it to a photo yesterday, I added the flag colors today.  I'm leaving it for a week.

Nov 14, 2015 02:16 PM
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I have not updated in years, and had not heard of this profile offer from fb.

Btw, thanks for sharing a little of your heritage, I hope the Syrian people can find peace soon.

Nov 14, 2015 12:21 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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I had not heard about it  --- and though i feel sympathy and support to the French,  I will not be changing photos.

Nov 14, 2015 12:02 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I didn't now that. I think that's a great idea. My heart goes out to everyone in Paris. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:34 AM
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Larry Johnston
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I wasn't aware of it.  Thanks for the info.

Nov 14, 2015 10:08 AM
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I have not seen it. 

Nov 14, 2015 09:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tony,

We are not into FB.  We are very much in support of France.  My first language was French, my mother was French, and my father who emigrated to Lebanon with his parents from Russia, were there by the grace of the former ambassador to the court of Russia now working in Lebanon. In those times, Lebanon was a French mandate.  My father's education was French, and his Civil Engineering degree was from Lyon, France.  

The majority of the French I have met dislike FB, and two of our friends in Paris do not want anything to do with this venue.  It took one of them a year of begging to have her info removed from FB.   I visited Syria as a small child, when my father had a project there.  A

Nov 14, 2015 08:40 AM
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Joan Cox
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Guess I have not been on FB, should get over and see what is happening.  So sad for the french.....

Nov 14, 2015 07:40 AM
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I have not as yet, but I have been mobile all day.

Nov 14, 2015 07:29 AM
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didn't realize that... I'll go check it out....

Nov 14, 2015 06:40 AM
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yes I have! So sad

Nov 14, 2015 03:06 AM
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No I wasn't aware of it until I read your question. Hope your family is OK!

Nov 14, 2015 02:51 AM
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I may be a bit cynical.  While I feel terrible for the victims, and those close, as well as the country in general for this shocking and deplorable event, I also feel promoters jump in quickly to their own benefit rather than those suffering.  I sincerely doubt someone in pain from loss, or the sheer audacity of this, would be looking through face book profile pictures to find peace of mind and heart.  Mark

Nov 14, 2015 02:03 AM
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Tony Lewis i hope your family is all OK. I haven't changed my FB profile pic in too long, but have voiced my opinion and support and in mostly colorful language. (My profile is locked down pretty tight) ;)

Nov 14, 2015 01:10 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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I didn't realize that.  I will need to look into that.

Nov 14, 2015 12:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I do not check out facebook often.

Nov 14, 2015 12:17 AM
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Carol Williams
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I do change my profile photo perodically, but it is more for seasonal or activity related purposes.  I will post a message regarding current events but not change my profile picture.

Nov 13, 2015 11:49 PM
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No

Nov 13, 2015 11:37 PM