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31 minutes ago, 27X said:

 

They didn't have to act with haste, they just had to remember when this same thing happened 9 years ago.

They didn't have the widescale power failure to contend with so stocking up on salt for the driveways and chains for their tires might be all that many people were anticipating.

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6 hours ago, FauxFurry said:

salt for the driveways and chains for their tires

I suppose you're right. The only thing I'll say in our defense is that we didn't expect it to be this cold for this long. We're used to sweltering heat for at least half the year and usually very mild the rest with some violent storms every so often. And we DID NOT expect politics to play any role in something that it should have absolutely nothing to do with. Politicizing something like this to any degree is reaching an all time low imo.

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1 hour ago, KoolHndLuke said:

Politicizing something like this to any degree is reaching an all time low imo.

They politicize everything, how much lower can they sink in their power plays?

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1 hour ago, KoolHndLuke said:

I suppose you're right. The only thing I'll say in our defense is that we didn't expect it to be this cold for this long. We're used to sweltering heat for at least half the year and usually very mild the rest with some violent storms every so often. And we DID NOT expect politics to play any role in something that it should have absolutely nothing to do with. Politicizing something like this to any degree is reaching an all time low imo.

 

8 minutes ago, GimmeBACON said:

They politicize everything, how much lower can they sink in their power plays?

A pandemic has been politicized (that's why we can't talk about it here - it violates the NO POLITICS clause of the rules). 

 

No natural disaster has EVER been politicized... okay, maybe Hurricane Katrina. Oh, and Super Storm Sandy. And there were all those California wildfires and mudslides and ... okay, they politicize EVERYTHING.

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When people talk of 'politics' and its cognates what they generally mean is party politics.

 

Politics (from Greek: Πολιτικά, politiká, 'affairs of the cities') is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics

 

Things such as natural disasters and pandemics are political in that they affect communities.

 

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10 hours ago, KoolHndLuke said:

I meant the everyday mofo on the ground just trying to make a living to feed their family or whatever. We stick together, comfort and help each other in hard times- the way it should be- 'cause it sure looks like more hard times ahead. This little community is something that I used to despise and wanted to get away from. But life/circumstances kept me here and what I've learned to appreciate is these people's resilience and simple good nature that has seen them through many hard times. You know I can leave my car unlocked most places here and not worry about it? Used to be like that in San Antonio as well, but that was a long time ago.

Being online and able to type on your relatively dry computer (no wait, they have cell phones now)

Um, I'm glad you're OK, you're one of the best posters here (unless you're paid, then "Good job")

My internet died but it was part of a plan (that's what their site says, anyway)

and it wasn't fun listening to very old music and trying to watch a western or two.

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5 hours ago, Psalam said:

No natural disaster has EVER been politicized... okay, maybe Hurricane Katrina. Oh, and Super Storm Sandy. And there were all those California wildfires and mudslides and ... okay, they politicize EVERYTHING.

Worst (or really I should say most ridiculous) case of this I've seen was back around 2010 somewhere.  I had driven down to visit my cousin in Cape Coral Florida, and had to move my car, as it was brand new and getting pelted by the insane amount of salt they were spreading on the streets.

 

Mind you, it was like 75 Degrees and not a storm system on the radar, but there was some "salt for all roads in America" crap going on at the time.  I can't remember if it was left-over legislation from Bush or if it was Obama's, but either way it was so utterly stupid and wasteful.  All we could do was sit there and laugh watching these trucks spread road salt in a place that has nearly-never had any use for it whatsoever, and CERTAINLY didn't that year.

 

Now this WAS a response to the previous winter, where lots of major highways and interstates had been locked up for days with accidents, being completely snowed/iced over, and the responses were slow to non-existent for up to a week which had left people stranded in cars with the red cross going out to try to provide food, heat, etc..  So in theory, we got the idea, sure.  Make sure everyone has it AVAILABLE would probably have been a good thing, but turning the whole thing into some bureaucratic lunacy, and the sheer waste of man hours, resources, etc that it caused?  Heh.  Rarely seen such blatant examples of following the letter, rather than any meaningful spirit of a piece of legislation.  :P

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17 hours ago, FauxFurry said:

Texan was a little too 'chill'

It's always interesting for me when there is snow anywhere in US. I now live in NJ. Here, they say it will snow on Monday (just an example... don't know, don't care if it snows on Monday or how much)... anyway, they say will snow Monday... within 2 hours, there is no snow shovels (did everyone throw out the ones they bought last year?) There is no milk, bread and eggs in any store... Is it a tradition to eat French Toast when it snows in NJ??? Then, it snows 3 cm and everyone crashes there cars because they don't slow down just a little.

 

I grew up, it was 1 m of snow and women push baby strollers 1 km or more to the market where there was always milk, bread and eggs! ))) Oh... we also never had reliable electric or water, so that never bothered anyone either.

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4 hours ago, LadySmoks said:

You and I don't use something, we save money... government does not use something the budget is cut, so they feel better to waste. (((

 

I can verify this from personal experience in the Navy. There just HAS to be a better way to determine the budget of ANY branch of government. Losing part of ones budget because it wasn't spent, and then having to fight to the death to get it raised makes for some lousy financial decisions.

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what pisses me off is censorship and these sjw's/resetera and the current feminism and that companies now a days are shoving woke political agenda in games/movies etc. They are censoring mass effect legendary edition just like how they censor anime but they are perfectly fine with a horrible movie in netflix that I don't even want to put its name here. They are perfectly fine with a half naked Miley Cyrus flopping around on a stage and encourage it. Just like they encourage other females to do the same. it Yet when it comes to movies/anime or video games it is bad and women need to be covered up.

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Twit-twat...I'm there just for shits and giggles...but damn what a shithole of a site.
So for some reason it's okay to send death threats to some celebrities for "wrongthing" (Gina Carano, J.K. Rowling, Rosario Dawson etc.)...no one bats an eye. But dare say to "fuck off" to some chinese official asshole and you'll be sent to Twitter jail. How I love double standards.

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The DC Universe "reboot" (or whatever the hell they're calling it) - TV stuff.

 

I just caught up on as much as Netflix has, so some of the shows may have newer seasons than I'm privy to, but they should feel honored I watched at all, since in general, I gave up on most television like 20 - 30 years back or more.  It tends to suck.

 

Specifically though, where this new conglomerate of DC goes..  (Arrow, SuperGirl, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning... others?)

 

Oh, and gonna do this AS spoiler-free as possible but, some of it for point of reference will not be avoidable.  So if you want none at all, GTFO now.  You have been warned.  ^_^

 

So like... when they basically tossed some canon clean out the window, and bent the hell out of lots of the rest, I was actually pretty cool with it.  I mean sure... it took a little "eh, let's see how this goes" and adjustment and whatnot.  Had to let go of some stuff I clung to just because it was "classic" or whatever, but I really tried, and really wanted to give it all a fair chance.  Even when they started shoving what I consider to be good, beneficial ideas completely down my throat, I was like.. ok.. I get it.. they're trying to make a point and they're a little over-zealous here.  We can let that slide.

 

Now, that's a WHOLE different discussion, so for this purpose, I'll just say that while I'm completely about equality and representation for all races, genders, orientations, etc, when you push it SO hard that it just feels utterly forced, and your "entertainment" becomes little more than a platform?  IMO, you're doing it wrong, but again.. that's not even my complaint here.  I was willing to put up with that because as stated, I DO believe in equality, so at least the message was (IMO) positive, and at that time, the shows were still clever and entertaining.  I mean sure... Flash was cheesy, Legends was kinda like a modern day 3+ stooges, Supergirl was obviously always gonna be about "Girl power" from day one.. so each had their cheese and fluff, but you kinda expect a certain amount of that going in, so hey.. as long as you can still find a few laughs or catch yourself rooting for the team.. who cares, right?  Well, I was there until the "Crisis" mess....  and this is where the bits of spoiler has to be referenced, since it's the only way I can really track this but..

 

The season of each show leading up to and including the big mega crossover felt... I dunno.  I was just sitting here going, "Yeah, ok.. it's inevitable.. let's GO already..."

 

But sadly, that paled in comparison to everything Netflix has to offer on ANY of these shows POST-Crisis.  I mean.. seriously, it feels like they walked in right after that whole crossover, fired every writer with any talent whatsoever, and hired a bunch of monkeys and didn't even give them typewriters.  90s era sitcom fart jokes were funnier and written better, and I really really hate low-brow fart comedy like 99.99% of the time so that's saying something.

 

I mean.. I just finished up what's available for Legends, and they actually had a scene where some of the main characters stole stuff from "Sam and Dean's Impala" because they somehow wound up on the set of an episode of Supernatural, where the crew attacks as zombies.  And this was like the Nth break of the 4th wall, and it's just gotten so freaking ridiculous at this point that I feel depth and story have gone utterly out the window, but.. heh..  Put me in a pointed hat and call me an idiot, I'm invested now, since I've been following all these damn shows for like 5+ seasons and I wanna know "how it ends", but more and more, I find myself really pissed off and annoyed at the whole damn thing.

 

And... heh.  Sorry for anyone who truly loves any/all of these things in their more recent incarnations.  Not trying to offend.  Just needed to vent and bitch a little, and so.. my home and fellow seething cynics here on LL came to mind.  Hope none of you mind too terribly much.  ^_^

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Why is men's football less LGBT+ inclusive than the women's game?

  • 27 Feb 202127 Feb 2021
  • From the section Football

For LGBT+ History Month, Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chloe Morgan explores for Football Focus why men's football has been slower to embrace LGBT+ inclusion than the women's game.

 

 

That's from the BBC Football website.

Why there are so few lesbians in men's football and so few gays in women's football are the types of question which keep me awake at night. It's a mystery.

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On 2/23/2021 at 12:09 AM, Kitty said:

DC Universe "reboot"

 

I don't do TV anymore, been over 15 years (I binge stream cable stuff like Got and Walking Dead) so can't say anything about that stuff.

 

But hearing JJ, our savior, is now doing a new Superman movie for Warner Bros. I can honestly agree that just about everything is dead or dying to me. Thank god I can do a search on the internet for say 'movies made in 1984' and find 50 movies worth watching (again) compared to the 1 or maybe 2 (rare) per year being made in the last 10-15 years.

 

Do they honestly think letting Abrams touch anything is actually a good strategy? Or are they just trying to hurt investors to weed out the last remaining people whom could be considered 'middle class' and widen the gap? Those with a lot of finances have proven they will waste money to bleed dry those with less (court cases are a good example). Just a thought....  Shame it drags down anything I find of value - for a culture that claims to be rainbow colored, I just see a LOT of gray now.

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I just found out today that the job I went to college for for a year (Accounting and Payroll) graduated and got a diploma, applied for and been keeping constant update on it since June of last year just hired 25% of the local towns gun registry population to the pay center. They are prioritizing french females.  I'm so furious right now. I feel like I took that course for nothing.

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This state prioritizing "medical workers" for COVID vaccinations and not including lab workers who work with potentially infectious material. We won't get our chance until April at the earliest, possibly as late as July depending on supply. Lab techs were in demand here before the 'rona hit and the labor shortage has only gotten worse since. So it doesn't make much sense to leave a keystone of our medical care infrastructure vulnerable. But I'm not a politician; I use reason and logic to guide most of my decisions. So I have no clue what those idiots in the state capitol are thinking.

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Does anybody really stop and ask what pisses them off? Do people ever stop to wonder whether an action is a good or not? Do people ever question their bias?

 

This questions now that I said them seem kind of vague. Would the world end if it stopped for two seconds?

 

No I have not been doing drugs... this time.

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18 hours ago, Darkpig said:

Does anybody really stop and ask what pisses them off? Do people ever stop to wonder whether an action is a good or not? Do people ever question their bias?

 

This questions now that I said them seem kind of vague. Would the world end if it stopped for two seconds?

 

No I have not been doing drugs... this time.

I do, quite a lot.  I mean, things that piss me off, I don't really need to think about.  I know it when it happens.  I do try to question my intentions and actions, and at least consider if maybe 'my way' is based on an unreasonable bias, which generally happens as soon as <insert group here> starts making noise about it.

 

Usually, I end up shrugging, deciding said group is nuts, and going on with my day, though occasionally I do find situations where someone actually made valid points, so I then try to adjust my thinking and behavior accordingly.  Hey, we're never too old to learn, and it is always possible I was the one thinking like an ass-hat.  Doesn't happen often, but I certainly can't say 'never'.  :)

 

Oh, and if the world stopped for two seconds, we'd basically all float away.  That rotation thing is pretty important for stuff like gravity and whatnot.  Just sayin'.

Whether that quantifies the world ending or not is a matter of perspective, I suppose.  ^_^

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5 hours ago, Kitty said:

I do, quite a lot.  I mean, things that piss me off, I don't really need to think about.  I know it when it happens.  I do try to question my intentions and actions, and at least consider if maybe 'my way' is based on an unreasonable bias, which generally happens as soon as <insert group here> starts making noise about it.

 

Usually, I end up shrugging, deciding said group is nuts, and going on with my day, though occasionally I do find situations where someone actually made valid points, so I then try to adjust my thinking and behavior accordingly.  Hey, we're never too old to learn, and it is always possible I was the one thinking like an ass-hat.  Doesn't happen often, but I certainly can't say 'never'.  :)

 

Oh, and if the world stopped for two seconds, we'd basically all float away.  That rotation thing is pretty important for stuff like gravity and whatnot.  Just sayin'.

Whether that quantifies the world ending or not is a matter of perspective, I suppose.  ^_^

Must be an exciting world to have so many things piss you off. I find myself lacking things to get pissed off at. Um... stealth action games. Stealth games do not usually blend well with action. There are certain sequences in games where it is impossible not to get caught and I fuckin hate it. If there is 100 people around I get it but if one dude starts hunting me down with no possible way they could have noticed me then it gets silly. Bethesda games are the worst offender of this IMHO.

 

I'd say that roughly 80% of this thread is about works of fiction with 15% being news and 5% being politics. Given works of fiction can be grounded down to simple economics so it doesn't really bug me. The other 15 + 5% is so alien to me due to lacking any connection to the poster. I find it rather hard to get pissed in those circumstances.

 

"The world is fine. We however are fucked." -George Carlin

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8 minutes ago, Darkpig said:

Must be an exciting world to have so many things piss you off. I find myself lacking things to get pissed off at. Um... stealth action games. Stealth games do not usually blend well with action. There are certain sequences in games where it is impossible not to get caught and I fuckin hate it. If there is 100 people around I get it but if one dude starts hunting me down with no possible way they could have noticed me then it gets silly. Bethesda games are the worst offender of this IMHO.

 

I'd say that roughly 80% of this thread is about works of fiction with 15% being news and 5% being politics. Given works of fiction can be grounded down to simple economics so it doesn't really bug me. The other 15 + 5% is so alien to me due to lacking any connection to the poster. I find it rather hard to get pissed in those circumstances.

 

"The world is fine. We however are fucked." -George Carlin

Just to clarify, my "I do, quite a lot" comment was not meant to imply I "get pissed off a lot", but rather as an answer to: "Does anybody really stop and ask what pisses them off? Do people ever stop to wonder whether an action is a good or not? Do people ever question their bias?" - which I then went on to clarify I don't really think about what pisses me of, as I simply know it when it happens.  Still didn't mean to intend that happens very often though.  Really I'm usually pretty easy going.  Things that DO piss me off?  Meh... trolls who just think they're SO clever, and no one anywhere ever said anything as witty as them, just in order to be annoying... hard-line radicals of basically ANY flavor.  Whatever the argument is, to me it's a lot more beneficial for people to discuss/debate with an open mind than sit there plugging their ears and screaming, "No, I'M right!" over and over.  And.. hmm.  Maybe ignorance in general.  Not meaning a lack of knowledge.. there's a million good reasons someone may not know something, but true ignorance.  Such as not knowing something but insisting you do and refusing to actually find out or... refusing to consider anything that doesn't fit your utterly established (and OBVIOUSLY correct) world view, regardless of evidence to the contrary..  I mean, sure.  SOME things piss me off, but I do generally try to shrug most of it off.  Most days, I got way better things to do than spend time being pissed off about what that person over there is saying/doing/whatever.  ^_^

 

As for Stealth-Action games... I can think of lots I've really enjoyed, some that really sucked (IMO), though it would depend a lot where you place genre definitions.  Like some of the newer Deus Ex series mixed them pretty well I think, the Hitman games were good, though personally I prefer everything before the 'reboot' or whatever.  The modern ones are ok, but I don't enjoy them as much as Blood Money, Contracts, etc back in the day for some reason.

 

But see, I could easily agree with someone who didn't feel those were "stealth-action" either.  I would think so, but no one made me the boss of anything so.. open to interpretation.  ;)

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