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@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.


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#1 Rhinox

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:46 PM

The insanity of the election is over.  The  lead up to today is done.  Donald Trump is officially our 45th President.  
It's time for a new, clean thread as we all take this trip together.  
 
Let's begin.  
Trump's POTUS website removes pages for LGBT and Climate Change.
http://nymag.com/dai...lgbt-pages.html
 
Protesters destroy property
http://wjla.com/news...can-set-on-fire
 
and
 
Trump quotes Bane during his Innaugural Address
http://ew.com/movies...uration-speech/
 


Edited by Rhinox, 10 January 2021 - 11:18 AM.

"Why does history repeat itself? Because God doesn't have TiVo."

Wounds of honor are always self inflicted.


#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Ugh... you are an idiot wonko. Never read the hugging comments...


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#3 Rhinox

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

If we could rewrite the rules of the internet the new Rule 1 would definitely be "NEVER READ THE COMMENTS"


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

Trump quotes Bane during his Innaugural Address
http://ew.com/movies...uration-speech/

 
OH MY GOD.
 
Trump used to be called the comments section come to life. No. He is /pol/ come to life. Trump quoting Bane has been a /pol/ meme since 2015.
 
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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:30 PM

One thing I noticed from what I got to watch of the inauguration is Donald and his wife came out of the White House looking extremely pensive, but Mike Pence was grinning like a lunatic.

 

Struck me as odd and many of my coworkers watching with me noticed and commented on it as well.

 

Also got a real laugh out of Pelosi shaking Trump's hand at chest height. Looks like somebody's worried enough about Donald's grabbing tendencies to want to put plenty of distance between his hand and her nether regions. Out of all the protests of the day, I think that one was the most solid.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:41 PM

I do wonder if Trump, up to this very day, thought there'd be some way to stop this.  Keep him from the office.  It's been clear he doesn't really want it.  That running was a joke to him.  

Now he's well and truly stuck, as are we all.  


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

I'm curious when he was informed that he'll no longer have access to his Twitter account? I mean, I remember Obama's Blackberry and the bruhaha surrounding it back in '08. I mean, he'll still tweet - it'll just be handled by his staff and not himself and likely toned down from dictation to posting.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

Bruhaha over Obama's blackberry?  Didn't see any of it.

 

Pence is likely thinking "this is great.  I'm gonna be able to do anything I want and this Orange Piss Pot is gonna take all the blame!" or some variation.  Donald is probably thinking "Uh...this isn't as glamorous as I was led to believe."  But he won't quit.  He can't quit.  Cause the GOP won't let him until he becomes politically inconvenient.

 

Ironbite-such as when the blowback comes from the leaked FBI investigation into his Russian ties.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

Starting a new topic. Today is officially the first day of the Trump presidency. I see a lot of shit on facebook and a lot of "Hey, no political talk on here." in the vein of "controversial topics" which now include the words "the President".

 

This is bizzaro world for a lot of people now. We have a lot to lose if this goes south. I closed the other topic so we could start this topic as a new point of reference. 

 

Someone on Facebook posted these stats - I'll post them here.

 

Inauguration Day
Approx Gas $2.35
Approx Dow 19,819
NASDAQ 5550.85
Unemployment 4.7%

 

This is our benchmark - our starting point. 

 

Welcome to the Trump Presidency - Day 1. 



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:46 PM

Invest in beer & alcohol companies now. 


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:46 PM

Rhinox started a thread as well.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

Didn't see it - I'll go ahead and merge them. 



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:58 PM

Other thread got locked as I was responding to Paladin's post about criminalizing peaceful protest so I'll put it here -

 

It's actually criminalizing blocking highways and the like, let's not get too over-dramatic here. A couple of those are stupid and one in particular seems rather dangerous and misguided, but in general they increase penalties for activities that aren't protected by the First Amendment. You don't have a Constitutional right to block traffic (unless it's a situation where you can get a permit, of course) even if you do so peacefully. And even then if you're physically restricting the movement of someone, or many someones, and interfering with their lives and jobs I'm not sure I would call it all that peaceful.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

*cries into his beer*

 

MY THREAD GOT LOCKED!  NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!  WHATEVER SHALL I DO NOW!?

 

Well post in this.

 

So yeah.  Gonna keep on saying this until I'm either proven wrong so badly this nation is a hellhole the likes of which Satan would be impressed by or proven right.  Trump is in this for himself and that's it.  Not the GOP, not the American people, himself.  The GOP is sitting on a treasure trove of impeachable offenses that will get used the second he becomes a political determent.  Which should be around mid-terms.  The GOP leadership didn't want him, the fringe did.  The GOP hates the will of the people and will work to undermine that as best they can.  Meanwhile, Trump's gonna try and do all that he can to make sure his personal fortunes are secure from now until eternity.  They'll come together on a few things but for the most part, they'll be at odds.

 

Ironbite-and the constant criticism that comes with this job is going to wear on him so badly.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:33 PM

You know, it was raining today & He didn't seem to have a coat. 

 

 

hoping he starts to emulate William Henry Harrison...


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

You know, it was raining today & He didn't seem to have a coat. 

 

 

hoping he starts to emulate William Henry Harrison...

 

I don't know, I kind of think Pres*dent Trump might be unusually acclimated to surviving constant fluid bombardment. Though it is probably colder than he's used to...



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

See, I was just about to post about hoping he breaks William henry harrisons record for time in office.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

I'm not going to actively wish death (or even illness) upon Trump. That said, it's impossible not to notice that he is now the oldest person ever to enter the role of President.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:26 PM

I'm not going to actively wish death (or even illness) upon Trump. That said, it's impossible not to notice that he is now the oldest person ever to enter the role of President.

You wound me, sir. I am not so vicious as to want others to suffer... 'cept for maybe the occasional stubbed toe. However, celebrating  his pain and wishing it upon him are two (marginally.) different things.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

Point of order: thread should be called Donald Trump: The last year, always presuming that this is either the final year of his administration or the last one we'll survive.




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