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The State of the World

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    All I remember, being three, it hurt like a mother ******". I'm sure I cried and screamed for an hour.

    I don't know if they still make this, but there used to be this cream called Noxema that took the sting out of burns.
    Luckily my burn wasn't bad enough to go to the hospital, but forever after I was careful around stoves- and wind up working in a kitchen. 8)
    I read of all physical injuries- cuts, stings, broken bones, burns are by far the most painful.

    Save the pizza hat challenge for some other chump.
    Sadly, you probably won't have to look far to find someone gullible enough to try it.
     
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    And those are the ones who need our help the most.
     
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Not the most, because again, it’s not that many people. And again, pandering isn’t helping.
     
  4. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I mean they need our help more than others do. Many young people with problems can become productive citizens if they are given a chance. I don’t think a simple change in manufacturing is pandering, but if that’s not the answer, we need to find out what the answer is. Right-wing cutbacks on funding to help people with problems is almost certainly not the answer.
     
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It's not simple, it's extremely anal retentive. It's not living in reality.

    And what if such people are some of those tiki torch neo nazis? I wouldn't be surprised since they hang out on YouTube.
     
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I just also want to mention in regards to Snowth's mention of that guy saying rape is okay:

    That actually sounds like something an old friend of mine from college that I stopped talking to recently would say; he even flat out admitted he sided with a guy who had perfect eveidence of sexually assaulting another female student on the campus.
     
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    We've discussed in the thread before, but sexual assault/harassment is definitely something where, all too often, the blame is easily shifted to the victim because they always "ask for it," because of what they wear, how they look, what they say, or simply because of what they are. Sadder still is that often times, the victims actually become convinced that it is their fault because the blame gets unrightfully pinned on them; here's a new YouTube video from a victim of childhood sexual harassment that really puts it into perspective:


    It's really sad this girl was so afraid to say anything to her mother for so long because at that age, she feared her mother would be disgusted and love her less for it, but again, the worst of it is the girl convinced herself it was her own fault because she let it happen to herself. Any girl her age, in that situation, would be afraid to tell anyone, and more often than not, the harassers are all too aware of this, and will scare their victims into not telling anyone, "or else." Didn't necessarily seem to be the case in this girl's situation, but that still doesn't mean that perps don't still use that to their advantage.

    On another subject, I guess things must be really quiet with the right at the moment if Fox has been reporting on such things as Amazon review scams, little girls climbing into iron claw machines, and airline passengers flushing hamsters down the toilet. I guess even fake news has slow news days.
     
  8. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    They are sick and need help. Just don't give them positions of power.
     
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I can't say I'd be too eager to help a nazi.
     
  10. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Better they get help than be left to their own devices and commit acts of violence and terror.
     
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  11. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    There have been a number of rape cases that have gone to court, and have often been dismissed. It's bad enough the female suffered the physical trauma (remember, folks, rape is not an act of sex, it's an act of VIOLENCE), but then having to prove to a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, she was innocent. And the rapist has some sleazebag lawyer representing him. Claiming this guy with a history of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, etc. could not POSSIBLY commit such a heinous act.

    oh yeah, he WOULD have been in church on Sunday, if it wasn't for that barroom brawl the night before.
     
  12. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    It reminds me of a news story that happened back in 2009. A kid in Florida, Michael Brewer, had some dispute with other kids over a video game or something petty. So the kids doused him with kerosene at set him on fire.

    After the incident (Brewer had 80% of his body burned. And I thought it was bad just touching a hot stove!) they had two of the suspects on the tv news, and the lawyer representing them. The kids watched Brewer burn, which must be more painful than anyone can imagine, and did nothing.

    The news anchor asked the kids, "Couldn't you do anything to stop it?"
    The lawyer prompts one of the kids, "Say no."
    Kid: "No."
    Makes me wonder how some lawyers sleep at night.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, it's like the Gatlinburg fire we had like a year and a half ago: there was video evidence that two teenagers were intentionally striking matches and dropping them into the dry brush atop the Smokies' highest peak (and keep in mind, the entire region was having the most severe drought we'd seen since 2007); high winds blowing through was scattering embers across Gatlinburg below, and the next thing you know, the entire town is on fire . . . people even died in that fire. But, not only were the teens not tried as adults due to their age, but their parents got them a really high-powered attorney who managed to clear their names, because "there was no proof the fire they started spread down to Gatlinburg."

    Granted, we were having a wildfire problem at the time, but I mean it was clear that embers from the fire the teens started in the Smokies were billowing down into Gatlinburg when those winds blew through. But I guess that would be very hard to prove.
     
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I say let people wear what they want.

    Clothing is no reason to criticize someone for being the victim. End of the day, rape is a form of someone (man or woman) not using their common sense and trying to get their sexual pleasure by force.
     
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  15. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Well, Trump wanted another government shutdown to stick it to the Democrats. I guess one out of two isn't bad.
     
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I literally mentioned that two pages ago.
     
  17. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Ehhh except I doubt their Hitler and Tide fetishes are connected. ;)
     
  18. Censored

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  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So Trump is supposedly trying to reduce drug costs under Medicare.

    I'm . . . once again shocked that he's trying to do something decent.

    Even though Eddie Munster Ryan has been making it a priority of his to ax Medicare (and Social Security) altogether.
     
  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that Yahoo article was also reminded of that Blues Brothers clip I posted! :cool::cool:

    Wow, that guy is scary. When people say "mean old man" that's the type they're talking about. And I wouldn't be surprised if his IQ was on the low end (and I mean that in all seriousness). To be fair, Alisyn pointed out he doesn't have a great track record for winning, and the Republican party is condemning him, so it's not like he's a Republican golden boy (thank God). Alisyn also mentioned how shocking it is to hear how unapologetic he is about his racism. That it is shocking is a good thing. It means this idiot is no longer the norm.

    What's humorous is he doesn't want to be called a Nazi only because that would make him a Socialist and he knows conservatives associate that with liberals, lol.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018


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