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Here's another place it pops up:


TLDR: a professor used a Chinese word in class that means "that" but sounds like the N word in English. Black students wrote a letter expressing outrage, and USC removed the PROFESSOR from the class.

These academic / governing bodies are sickeningly spineless.
 

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Here's another place it pops up:


TLDR: a professor used a Chinese word in class that means "that" but sounds like the N word in English. Black students wrote a letter expressing outrage, and USC removed the PROFESSOR from the class.
That is stupid. There are similar words in other languages that sound like it. Like in Korean, it could mean you or your.

Imagine getting upset about someone talking in another language and saying something that sounds like an English word.
 

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Just saw this monument to stupidity posted somewhere.

This picture has me so heated because ever since the coronavirus there as been this trend of "canceling rent", "landlords - bad. They shouldn't own the property if they're not going to live in it".
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Those comments are from one thread. I can't even describe how infuriating it is to see people talk like this. How many Americans actually think like this? It shocks me. Look at the second attached picture. 60K Likes???
 

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This picture has me so heated because ever since the coronavirus there as been this trend of "canceling rent", "landlords - bad. They shouldn't own the property if they're not going to live in it".
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Those comments are from one thread. I can't even describe how infuriating it is to see people talk like this. How many Americans actually think like this? It shocks me. Look at the second attached picture. 60K Likes???
I absolutely hate seeing anything on social media these days, there's always some moron spouting their moron opinion and it pisses me off, and people are so easily influenced by anything they see. Second screenshot with that many likes sums it up.
 

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I had revelation about politics.
Look, it's not about programs, budgets or anything except one thing:
Making things up. Bear with me.

It doesn't matter if it's true or not.
The one who will make up something better than opponent wins.

It's equivalent of box or rather setup fight in back alley. Whatever you'll bring to the fight that helps you win, makes you win.

In short its not what you made up but fact that you made something up is the proof of you being potentially best.
It's like flexing instead of punching.
 

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This picture has me so heated because ever since the coronavirus there as been this trend of "canceling rent", "landlords - bad. They shouldn't own the property if they're not going to live in it".
View attachment 34866View attachment 34867View attachment 34870View attachment 34869View attachment 34868

Those comments are from one thread. I can't even describe how infuriating it is to see people talk like this. How many Americans actually think like this? It shocks me. Look at the second attached picture. 60K Likes???

You know what they should cancel at this point?

Public education...

It is no suprise this is what we get out the other side of kids growing up learning from Marxist teachers.

Maybe people, when given responsibilities to take care of their own education, would actually take it seriously and learn a thing or two.

We obviously don't need public education if this is how clueless the beneficiaries of that system are.
 
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This picture has me so heated because ever since the coronavirus there as been this trend of "canceling rent", "landlords - bad. They shouldn't own the property if they're not going to live in it".
View attachment 34866View attachment 34867View attachment 34870View attachment 34869View attachment 34868

Those comments are from one thread. I can't even describe how infuriating it is to see people talk like this. How many Americans actually think like this? It shocks me. Look at the second attached picture. 60K Likes???
Lets throw argument -"You wanna cancel rent? Then get a loan and buy your own house"
 

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You know what they should cancel at this point?

Public education...

It is no suprise this is what we get out the other side of kids growing up learning from Marxist teachers.

Maybe people, when given responsibilities to take care of their own education, would actually take it seriously and learn a thing or two.

We obviously don't need public education if this is how clueless the beneficiaries of that system are.

The entire western world would benefit immeasurably from that.

Unfortunately no politician would have the balls to pull that off.
 
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This really got to me today. This popped up on my LinkedIn feed.

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I hate this culture of congratulating people on staying put at one place for years of their life. There are very few people that see this post up on their timeline and think "hell yeah, 16 years of my life!"

And then all the BS comments and language that LinkedIn uses. "Congratulate them" and "Celebrating", and then the canned responses of "Congrats!" or "Wow, 16 years already!"

I don't really have a lot to stand on because I'm still in a slow lane myself. And I absolutely hate it. On Saturday night I'm already dreading Monday morning. And the guys that work with me just say "you gotta have patience, it will pay off in another 5 years." WTF, why do I need to burn 5 years of my life to start being successful at a company, and especially when I don't even like what I do?

Anyway, I just really hate how LinkedIn glorifies work, even though I know that is what their entire business model is based on.
 

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Apparently, there is life on Venus. Weird when you think we scoop galaxies thousands of light years away, but then we don't really know what's up with our own planets.

 

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Apparently, there is life on Venus. Weird when you think we scoop galaxies thousands of light years away, but then we don't really know what's up with our own planets.


For sure, you can make [phosphene] industrially, but there are no factories on Venus; and there are certainly no penguins.

Not even a few penguins? Can we really say that with certainty? :eyes:
 

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It's really important to just stick to the plan, measure results, and trust the process.

Total strength up 66%, 9kg weight down, all bloodwork perfect.

Social media has grown big time.

A few thousand more in my bank account. Debt nearly paid off.

And all just because of repeated action, no hasty steps, no reconsidering, but juuuust sticking to the plan, measuring, and trusting the process.
 

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It's really important to just stick to the plan, measure results, and trust the process.

Total strength up 66%, 9kg weight down, all bloodwork perfect.

Social media has grown big time.

A few thousand more in my bank account. Debt nearly paid off.

And all just because of repeated action, no hasty steps, no reconsidering, but juuuust sticking to the plan, measuring, and trusting the process.

Congrats man
 

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So apparently this was a Superbowl ad back in 1999, but it's new to me:


I mean, that's a lot of people that would have seen that, I wondered how many people it really reached though.

And I don't mean "influenced to use monster.com"






And then of course the ad-industry parody:



Just cos the web designer bit made me lol.
 

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Not really a rant, might be better as a thread but my thoughts aren't totally together yet...
But what can be done about the "retail apocalypse?" Hear me out.

Most of the time people spend congregating and socializing (esp. with new faces) happens on commercial properties: at the mall, at bars, restaurants, other "hang out" places.

Our generation (speaking from the cut off of being a Gen Z / millennial) has also mostly gone to universities, joined greek life, and had a ton of close community with others.

The problem is after college, and with all these commercial places shutting down, where do you hang out with and meet new people???

I think eating & drinking establishments will always be a thing. Apartment communities have pools and common areas for relaxing and hanging out. But there is an unmet need / problem in the marketplace here that I'm having difficulty describing... People need places to congregate, make friends, interact. Fewer are going to church, retail stores are kind of dying as a fixture of the city/community... I guess that leaves...bars? The only place to hang out with peers and meet people?

Any thoughts?
 

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Any thoughts?

I agree with your assessment, but the problem is, young people won't remove the damn smartphone plastered to their faces. That is an underlying social issue that seems to be ignored, an elephant in the room...
 

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I agree with your assessment, but the problem is, young people won't remove the damn smartphone plastered to their faces. That is an underlying social issue that seems to be ignored, an elephant in the room...

Thanks for responding, MJ! Yes, that is an even bigger problem, one I suffer from too.

Another problem that needs a good solution. The immediate access of the internet is just too damn dopamine-rich to ignore! It's like unlimited drugs in your pocket.
 

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Not really a rant, might be better as a thread but my thoughts aren't totally together yet...
But what can be done about the "retail apocalypse?" Hear me out.

Most of the time people spend congregating and socializing (esp. with new faces) happens on commercial properties: at the mall, at bars, restaurants, other "hang out" places.

Our generation (speaking from the cut off of being a Gen Z / millennial) has also mostly gone to universities, joined greek life, and had a ton of close community with others.

The problem is after college, and with all these commercial places shutting down, where do you hang out with and meet new people???

I think eating & drinking establishments will always be a thing. Apartment communities have pools and common areas for relaxing and hanging out. But there is an unmet need / problem in the marketplace here that I'm having difficulty describing... People need places to congregate, make friends, interact. Fewer are going to church, retail stores are kind of dying as a fixture of the city/community... I guess that leaves...bars? The only place to hang out with peers and meet people?

Any thoughts?

One thing as I've gotten older, I've started talking to all the neighbors. Even though out here, any neighbor is a walk over at least an acre or two between houses. We even bring them fruit or eggs sometimes ('cause we have trees and chickens).

Now, I know everyone doesn't have the excuse of a sudden surplus of bananas and starfruit to meet neighbors, but surely there's something. And a lot of people live closer together, which means there are more people around.

When I was a kid in a subdivision there were "neighborhood block parties." A few of the walled subdivisions would get together and everyone would meet each other. Usually it was picnik/bbq style on the sidewalk or in one of the empty areas around the neighborhood. Do people still do this? I don't know. But it can be done, even without a business property nearby.

Now, this next part actually is a rant, and it's about the way things "were." It's tangentially related, but I'm going to, at least partly, argue against this "congregating at some big shopping mall away from home."

I think it's a tragedy that people had to "go somewhere" to meet people in the first place. How did we come to that? How many people actually know all of their neighbors... even know who they are or what they look like? It seems rare when I observe the general public. Imagine this: You leave a place with 1,000 people living around you, drive 15 miles or more over lifeless post-apocalypse terrain (roads they call them) and meet up at a place where everything costs 5x more than at your house. Throw a martini party in the driveway... it's cheaper. And why are we so far separated from "the places we're going."

Part of the answer is zoning. I can see not wanting to have an auto shop or a sawmill next to your house. But does every type of commercial property have to be so far away from the residential properties? These poor commuters (including bussed kids) lose 2 hours a day moving from the green zone to the blue zone and back again (Sim City reference, sorry!). You would think we could integrate those a little more.

Look at a European town and it's often much, much better. They built a lot of these places when driving 60mph from place to place was not an option. Therefore, there are walking areas, town squares, local markets, local pubs and stores, all in the vicinity of where people live.

In the US, where almost all the cities grew up with cars, we have a baking desert of asphalt connecting nodes of isolated commerce or living space. Put space for small local commerce in the middle, and build neighborhoods around it for God's sake. Build more "commercial downstairs, residential upstairs" for people who have relatively non-disruptive businesses.

Anyway, you land developers, please implement my rant before the rest of the world has to be covered in asphalt. This is a good time since people are worried about too many people in one place at one time. Thanks in advance. ;)
 

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One thing as I've gotten older, I've started talking to all the neighbors. Even though out here, any neighbor is a walk over at least an acre or two between houses. We even bring them fruit or eggs sometimes ('cause we have trees and chickens).

Now, I know everyone doesn't have the excuse of a sudden surplus of bananas and starfruit to meet neighbors, but surely there's something. And a lot of people live closer together, which means there are more people around.

When I was a kid in a subdivision there were "neighborhood block parties." A few of the walled subdivisions would get together and everyone would meet each other. Usually it was picnik/bbq style on the sidewalk or in one of the empty areas around the neighborhood. Do people still do this? I don't know. But it can be done, even without a business property nearby.

Now, this next part actually is a rant, and it's about the way things "were." It's tangentially related, but I'm going to, at least partly, argue against this "congregating at some big shopping mall away from home."

I think it's a tragedy that people had to "go somewhere" to meet people in the first place. How did we come to that? How many people actually know all of their neighbors... even know who they are or what they look like? It seems rare when I observe the general public. Imagine this: You leave a place with 1,000 people living around you, drive 15 miles or more over lifeless post-apocalypse terrain (roads they call them) and meet up at a place where everything costs 5x more than at your house. Throw a martini party in the driveway... it's cheaper. And why are we so far separated from "the places we're going."

Part of the answer is zoning. I can see not wanting to have an auto shop or a sawmill next to your house. But does every type of commercial property have to be so far away from the residential properties? These poor commuters (including bussed kids) lose 2 hours a day moving from the green zone to the blue zone and back again (Sim City reference, sorry!). You would think we could integrate those a little more.

Look at a European town and it's often much, much better. They built a lot of these places when driving 60mph from place to place was not an option. Therefore, there are walking areas, town squares, local markets, local pubs and stores, all in the vicinity of where people live.

In the US, where almost all the cities grew up with cars, we have a baking desert of asphalt connecting nodes of isolated commerce or living space. Put space for small local commerce in the middle, and build neighborhoods around it for God's sake. Build more "commercial downstairs, residential upstairs" for people who have relatively non-disruptive businesses.

Anyway, you land developers, please implement my rant before the rest of the world has to be covered in asphalt. This is a good time since people are worried about too many people in one place at one time. Thanks in advance. ;)
I never realised that things were like that in some places. I love the town I live in in Ireland, and the small village I’m from in England. I literally can’t do a 20 minute walk without stopping 3-4 times to talk to people. It’s just nice having a sense of community.
 

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I never realised that things were like that in some places. I love the town I live in in Ireland, and the small village I’m from in England. I literally can’t do a 20 minute walk without stopping 3-4 times to talk to people. It’s just nice having a sense of community.

Yeah, there are neighborhoods, or even moreso apartments and condos, where people walk right by each other and never meet. They're cooped up inside, or staring at phones, or in a rush to drive 20 miles across the expressway to work. It's not everyone and everywhere, but there's a lot of it.
 

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Look at a European town and it's often much, much better. They built a lot of these places when driving 60mph from place to place was not an option. Therefore, there are walking areas, town squares, local markets, local pubs and stores, all in the vicinity of where people live.

As a person from Europe who traveled to the US I was shocked by the vast distances you need to travel in the US to go grocery shopping or do anything at all. It's so ridiculous I can't believe who could have thought this was a good idea. A food desert is such a ridiculous concept it can only come from the US LOL.

I have a convenience store right across the street and several supermarkets all within a 5-minute drive or a 10-15-minute walk. This plus many other places where people hang out (swimming pools, gyms, a climbing gym, outdoor gyms, playgrounds, dog playgrounds, urban parks, bike trails, etc.). And I'm not unique. Most cities are like that. If you don't have easy access to that, what's even the point of living in a city?
 

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I don't like to be negative so I deleted 90% of my rant but as I just sold my house I have enough money for over a decade[s rent payments but obviously as a landlord, income is what you look at. It's just frustrating to not be able to have privacy, solitude, and freedom. I need space, for myself, and for my business. I'm frustrated.
 

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As a person from Europe who traveled to the US I was shocked by the vast distances you need to travel in the US to go grocery shopping or do anything at all. It's so ridiculous I can't believe who could have thought this was a good idea. A food desert is such a ridiculous concept it can only come from the US LOL.

I have a convenience store right across the street and several supermarkets all within a 5-minute drive or a 10-15-minute walk. This plus many other places where people hang out (swimming pools, gyms, a climbing gym, outdoor gyms, playgrounds, dog playgrounds, urban parks, bike trails, etc.). And I'm not unique. Most cities are like that. If you don't have easy access to that, what's even the point of living in a city?

Not to spread conspiracy theories, but I've heard it whispered that the automotive industry sends lobbyists the associations of county commissioners to spread "sensible zoning ideas." Which is to say, putting things as far apart as possible so we can sell more cars.
 

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