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WillHurtDontCare

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I used to jam to some Neil Young… He’s a harmonica legend. Now I can’t shake the authoritarianism. The music somehow got markedly shitty.

Here’s something funny for you all… I read that evidently he doesn’t own the rights to his music anyway. He sold them off. So he has no say if Spotify plays his music or not. :rofl:

I also read that spotify told him to screw off. I suppose both could be true.
 
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Here’s something funny for you all… I read that evidently he doesn’t own the rights to his music anyway. He sold them off.

Apparently only 50%

 
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If you're a dude in your 20s you should learn how to fight and how to shoot.

You will always feel like a pussy if you have no capacity for violence.

Though, the best defense is always knowing where not to be.
 
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If you're a dude in your 20s you should learn how to fight and how to shoot.

You will always feel like a pussy if you have no capacity for violence.

Though, the best defense is always knowing where not to be.
You know what we need more in the world today? 20 y/o dudes with capacity for violence not to feel like a pussy! That’s exactly what we are all missing! :troll:
 

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You know what we need more in the world today? 20 y/o dudes with capacity for violence not to feel like a pussy! That’s exactly what we are all missing! :troll:
I think you and @WillHurtDontCare both have good points.

You know, you can be tough and be compassionate. Dangerous, but understanding.
 

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I would make a great benevolent dictator. I swear.
 
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I would make a great benevolent dictator. I swear.
Like business, I believe in systems, not people. Checks and balances > presidents

Of course, people ruin systems.
 

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I've been blown away lately by just how terrible some people are with technology. A friend of mine with a TV installation biz that charges $145 AUD callout has been back to a place every day this week to help a couple.

This is a successful couple in their 60's that have run multiple successful businesses and are worth millions of dollars, yet can't figure out how to turn on their fetch box with their remote. If a grandkid changes source to hdmi then the tv is basically broken lol.
 
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I've been blown away lately by just how terrible some people are with technology. A friend of mine with a TV installation biz that charges $145 AUD callout has been back to a place every day this week to help a couple.

This is a successful couple in their 60's that have run multiple successful businesses and are worth millions of dollars, yet can't figure out how to turn on their fetch box with their remote. If a grandkid changes source to hdmi then the tv is basically broken lol.
The limit is 4 buttons, clearly labeled and color coded. "Source" doesn't count... it has to say "change which thing the TV shows you" or something. Do that, and 80% of the population will be able to turn it on and off. They still won't be able to change the channels, but they won't get so confused that they can't turn the power off.

Half-baked ideas, INE: A television secretary service. "Debbie! Change it to that channel that had Chuck Norris!" You call them on a one-way device, like the emergency necklaces, or OnStar. They pick up right away and change the channel for you, using an IOT connected cable box.
 

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The limit is 4 buttons, clearly labeled and color coded. "Source" doesn't count... it has to say "change which thing the TV shows you" or something. Do that, and 80% of the population will be able to turn it on and off. They still won't be able to change the channels, but they won't get so confused that they can't turn the power off.

Half-baked ideas, INE: A television secretary service. "Debbie! Change it to that channel that had Chuck Norris!" You call them on a one-way device, like the emergency necklaces, or OnStar. They pick up right away and change the channel for you, using an IOT connected cable box.
Lol, even just a video chat rather than remote controlled. Lovely people, but were happy to pay and didn't want to do it over the phone for free.

Another issue they had was that an important button marking on their silver Samsung remote had rubbed away so they then had no return/back button and would switch the tv/fetch off at the wall and back on again.

Tv secretary would be a killer business lol.
 

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Lol, even just a video chat rather than remote controlled. Lovely people, but were happy to pay and didn't want to do it over the phone for free.

Another issue they had was that an important button marking on their silver Samsung remote had rubbed away so they then had no return/back button and would switch the tv/fetch off at the wall and back on again.

Tv secretary would be a killer business lol.
Who’s going to help them ring the service number though?

Our kids laugh whenever my mum hangs up a FaceTime call. She always pauses it instead of ending it.
 
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Who’s going to help them ring the service number though?

Our kids laugh whenever my mum hangs up a FaceTime call. She always pauses it instead of ending it.
Haha, I feel horrible laughing about it because from what I saw and heard they were really lovely people. They were so happy with the service they offered to write a review on Google but couldn't figure out how to do it.

Yet they are super successful retirees from owning their own businesses. Interesting.
 

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You know what we need more in the world today? 20 y/o dudes with capacity for violence not to feel like a pussy! That’s exactly what we are all missing! :troll:
Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.

Contrary to what people may think, it’s often the dudes that are most capable of violence that are the most chilled out and laid back.

They’ve been through wars in the cage/ ring against a trained fighter. They know how tough they are. They don’t feel the need to prove how tough they are on the street against some drunk guy or a bouncer were the consequences are prison or the morgue.

Exceptions apply of course.
 
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Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.

Contrary to what people may think, it’s often the dudes that are most capable of violence that are the most chilled out and laid back.

They’ve been through wars in the cage/ ring against a trained fighter. They know how tough they are. They don’t feel the need to prove how tough they are on the street against some drunk guy or a bouncer where the consequences are prison or the morgue.

Exceptions apply of course.

Now you're just spreading Joe Rogan misinformation and lies! Stop promoting angry white male propaganda!
 
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Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.

Contrary to what people may think, it’s often the dudes that are most capable of violence that are the most chilled out and laid back.

They’ve been through wars in the cage/ ring against a trained fighter. They know how tough they are. They don’t feel the need to prove how tough they are on the street against some drunk guy or a bouncer were the consequences are prison or the morgue.

Exceptions apply of course.

Made me think of this:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd8dVlZ6hwY

By the way, is there a thread on martial arts other than this 2014 one? OFF-TOPIC - What type of martial arts should I practice?
 

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Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.

Contrary to what people may think, it’s often the dudes that are most capable of violence that are the most chilled out and laid back.

They’ve been through wars in the cage/ ring against a trained fighter. They know how tough they are. They don’t feel the need to prove how tough they are on the street against some drunk guy or a bouncer were the consequences are prison or the morgue.

Exceptions apply of course.
Same as when I rode motorbikes. Once my lunatic mates started doing track days and the Nürburgring they didn’t want to ride on the road anymore.
 

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Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.

Contrary to what people may think, it’s often the dudes that are most capable of violence that are the most chilled out and laid back.

They’ve been through wars in the cage/ ring against a trained fighter. They know how tough they are. They don’t feel the need to prove how tough they are on the street against some drunk guy or a bouncer were the consequences are prison or the morgue.

Exceptions apply of course.
It’s often the weakest ones who commit the worst atrocities. Position of power, but utter weakness? Well, be prepared for them to use excessive force to get their way, since nobody is listening or giving respect to their agenda. Sad but true. Look at history.
 
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Set foot in an MMA/ Boxing gym and it’s usually filled with some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.
As nice as the knitting group where my grandma spends her time? With all those baked cookies?

Vicious old people.


[just trolling, as an ex boxer I am all for the sport, and yet I’m against pussies wanting to look tough buying a gun and going on mass shootings]
 

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As nice as the knitting group where my grandma spends her time? With all those baked cookies?

Vicious old people.


[just trolling, as an ex boxer I am all for the sport, and yet I’m against pussies wanting to look tough buying a gun and going on mass shootings]
owning gun =/= mass shooter, evidenced by the ratio of many millions versus a couple dozen.

Math. Statistics. Common Sense.
 

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It’s often the weakest ones who commit the worst atrocities. Position of power, but utter weakness? Well, be prepared for them to use excessive force to get their way, since nobody is listening or giving respect to their agenda. Sad but true. Look at history.
It’s the beta male who has 5 years of pent up hatred and anger that goes out and buys a gun specifically to shoot up an office.

It’s an alpha that just tells someone to screw off the day it pisses him off. He might own 70 guns and it doesn’t matter. He’s not going to murder anyone for asking him to make the coffee.

A Sigma wouldn’t be somewhere he didn’t like in the first place.

The world needs more alphas and sigmas. At the very least, men with some candor.
 
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It’s the beta male who has 5 years of pent up hatred and anger that goes out and buys a gun specifically to shoot up an office.

It’s an alpha that just tells someone to screw off the day it pisses him off. He might own 70 guns and it doesn’t matter. He’s not going to murder anyone for asking him to make the coffee.

The world needs more alphas. At the very least, men with some candor.
Exactly. Watch the Police Interview of Alek Minassian (Toronto Massmurderer). Dude was a COMPLETE PUSSY who wanted to start a “Beta Uprising against the Chads and Staceys”.
 

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