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When you need to rant...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he didn't get very far though. But, he said he figured if somebody with absolutely no governmental background and no political experience like Donald Trump could run for president, then he could too. But again, I don't believe he got beyond planning his campaign.
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

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    Old wounds are being reopened - that whole nontroversy last year about it suddenly being politically-incorrect to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" because America is supposed to be a country where everybody automatically celebrates Christmas is . . . nontroversial again this year, because apparently the GAP has decided that . . . this needs to be a thing again this year.
     
  3. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    I know I'm late to the party for all the presidential talk, but I find it bad that only Republicans and Democrats get the votes. In a lot of other countries, pretty much anyone can become president (or one of the similar positions) but in the US, if you're not a Republican or a Democrat you better not get your hopes up.
     
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's pretty much why I see almost no point in having all of these so-called "third parties," because it's not like they exist anyway. I mean, they do, but they're essentially tossed aside so Republicans and Democrats can have all the focus on them. I never know anything about third party candidates, because they're never given any focus - I never see any campaigns for them, nor do I ever see them giving speeches or talking about where they stand on issues, or anything of that nature.
     
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Bernie was the closest to a Third Party candidate and the DNC pretty much edged him out so Hillary would get the nomination. I think Bernie had a better chance of beating Trump, personally.
     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Again, my concern with Bernie is that he looks like he could just drop dead any minute. He reminds me of our old family doctor: he was well into his 80s, practicing since he was twenty-one, and he literally just dropped dead one day a few years ago.

    But yeah, with all the support I saw Bernie getting from, well, just about everybody, I can't understand how Hillary got the nomination over him, unless they were just that dead-set on making history since Hillary would be the first woman president.
     
  7. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    They were; I think WikiLeaks or some other website proved that Hillary was going to run for president no matter what people decided.
     
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well yeah, it worked for Obama, I think they figured it would work for "The First Woman President" too. But Hillary just doesn't come across as any kind of oppressed person, lol. She was called an establishment candidate, which is so obviously true, and all she can say is, "Wha?! I'm not the establishment...cause uh...I'm a woman!" Lame, Hillary, rully lame. :flirt:
     
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Again, my main problem with Hillary was Bill. I mean, Bill was a decent president - promiscuity aside - but I feel as if Hillary hasn't really made any kind of major accomplishment without his influence, and I got the feeling that a Hillary presidency would essentially be a puppet presidency with Bill pulling the strings from above.
     
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So they have one of the arsonists in custody, and he finally revealed his motive behind causing these wildfires (not the ones in Gatlinburg, mind you, but ones that have been burning in the region for months now): he was bored.

    What can you even say about that? Who does that?
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've touched on this recently, but I didn't really go too deep into it, but now I am, and this is a serious rant, because this is suddenly becoming a growing problem, and from the perspective of someone like myself, this is somewhat sad and ridiculous.

    So anyway, there's huge YouTube channels that are belly-aching over things that they clearly take for granted that smaller YouTube channels sadly need.

    Most recently, PewDiePie is complaining about how his channel is tanking and that he's losing views . . . despite having nearly 5,000,000 subscribers . . . in fact, he's suggesting that if this keeps up, he's going to delete the channel by the time he does reach an even 5,000,000 subscribers. His reasonings are that YouTube has been screwing with everybody's subscriptions by making them harder and harder to actually access, all the while constantly throwing recommended and trending videos at us instead. Now, he actually does have a point here, as this has been one of many ongoing problems that YouTube has been having for years now, and it has been affecting everybody - I certainly find it frustrating when I find new videos from channels I'm subscribed to day, weeks, or even months after the fact because I never saw subscription updates for them when they were uploaded. But here's the thing: for a huge channel that has millions and millions of subscribers, a loss like that is barely a dent for them; for a smaller channel like mine, that went from over a hundred views within twenty-four hours of a new upload to less than twenty within the first week of a new upload, that kind of loss is far more significant, because for a smaller channel that doesn't get a lot of exposure, every little bit helps. Bigger channels are totally oblivious to this, because they have the kind of luxuries that are only available to them - like tags, for example: bigger channels keep telling people to make use of their tags to make sure they get picked up by YouTube's search engine, well, that may work for them, but YouTube has retired tags for smaller channels, so it doesn't matter what tags a smaller channel uses on videos, they won't be picked up by search results. And again, something else I recently brought up too, is how so many of these bigger channels are always practically begging, pleading, and groveling for more subscribers when they've already got more than they know what to do with: "PLZ HELP ME REACH 1M! PLZ HELP ME REACH 3M! PLZ, I NEED MORE SUBS! PLZ SUB! PLZ! SUB SUB SUB!" Yet, smaller channels can't do this, because they're somehow shameless and desperate if they do. It's not too different from how rich people always want more money, and they get it because they're entitled to it, but if working class people want more money, they're accused of being lazy and not working for it. Aren't double standards fun?

    So, again, for big channels to whine about problems that aren't really even problems for them, but really are problems for smaller channels, it's laughable - but not in a, "ha-ha," kind of way, more of a, "Seriously, are you kidding me?" sort of way.
     
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  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    My dad won't let me take my neighbor's Bible because it belongs to him and it's private.
     
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It's another Cracked Photoplasty, this time about fictional character relationships that "should never have existed". They've got one about Kermit and Miss Piggy saying how abusive she is when they've clearly never seen the ones outside of TMS, where their relationship was portrayed in a much more deep and mature manner. Clearly whoever made that was a very casual fan at best.

    There's also the one with Anna and Kristoff from Frozen, which I don't recall her falling head over heels in love like she did with Hans earlier. It took longer for her to warm up to the former (no pun intended), and Kristoff does show that he has plenty of odd quirks of his own, like how he pretends to make his reindeer talk. So I don't see how their relationship was not meant to be.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    For years, Yahoo!'s security has been falling by the wayside - so much so, that after seeing other friends' Yahoo! accounts being hacked and sending out spam, I felt prompted to make the switch the Gmail a few years back, despite my stance as a loyal opposition of Google (and having been a loyal Yahoo! user for over a decade); after all, I needed to be able to use an email service with security and safety.

    So, in spite of all of this going on, Yahoo! has apparently only just recently decided to start taking their security issues seriously . . . after damage had already been done, and had been for years, they decide now is the time to act. They're even acknowledging that thousands and thousands of users were affected by their security breach (again, even I picked up on this when I would start getting suspicious emails from friends and contacts that contained phishy-looking links and broken English) . . . yeah, a little late to start caring now, ain't it?
     
  16. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    You know, I really wish that I never erased my iPod Touch and more recently, my NOOK HD+.
     
  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm not happy at my mother right now. I slammed the iPad down in front of her because I want the iPad all the time and she won't let me have it. I got into an argument/fight about it which ended at me yelling at her and I told her to leave me alone. Now she is going to tell my father about it and I will most likely get punished for the situation. She also said that it's my fault that I erased my iPod Touch back in October of last year and the NOOK HD+ almost 2 weeks ago. I wish that I never erased both of those things because the only electronic devices I have now are the computer and my NOOK e-reader. I really regret doing both of those things now, but it was my choice to do so. Now, everything is my fault but my mother says that it's not true. I just don't like her at all sometimes. Yesterday, she said that she wished that I never erased my iPod Touch and my NOOK HD+. I had to erase both of those devices because I added way too many things to them and both were slow and acting up. If I didn't have so many things on them, I wouldn't have to worry about anything bad happening to them. Now I am so bothered by what just happened that it's all is what's on my mind right now. I don't like my father either. He yells, swears, and screams at me to the point where I cry a lot. I just don't know what to do. What should I do?
     
  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I really hate Opera beta. It's wicked buggy and very slow.
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently thunderstorms are now grounds for early dismissal, or completely closing school altogether.

    Are you froggin' kidding me?!

    When I was in school, we went on days when the skies were black, when winds were hurricane force, when rains were torrential, when lightning was like a pyrotechnic show, and nobody was concerned for us at all! I even told our principal on such a day how crazy it was for us kids to be sent to school in such conditions. Nobody cared.
     
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  20. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    See? You're starting to show your age like me. Back when we had to walk five miles to school, in the snow with no shoes, uphill both ways, you get the deal.

    Way back when, kids even had to walk several blocks to the bus stop. And there was no one to supervise us getting on or off the bus. We were left to our own devices (How did we ever survive????!!!!).
    Of course we didn't have all the perverts and molesters lurking around either.

    But one place I do draw a line in the sand:
    I get it now busses stop at every house. In spite of the fact there is a long line of cars behind them, bringing the morning commute to a grinding halt.

    This morning a school bus stopped twice. Two driveways separated by a concrete divider. Kids standing TEN FEET APART. And the bus stopped once, put on the red lights, stopped traffic in both directions to pick up the first kid, then moved ten feet. Not even the length of the bus, mind you, to pick up the other kid.

    Are you trying to tell me the two kids can't get picked up at the same stop? Considering how CLOSE they are to each other?

    That kind of starting and stopping will do a number on the brakes.
     
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