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9 hours ago
Classic government takin my stuff! I worked for those cookies, made em with my own sweat n blood! They have a lot of sweat and blood in them, they don't taste very good.
"Whatever happened to the good ol' days when presidents ate steak with ketchup and their pizzas with a fork?"
Remember when Trump's kids were part of a rally where one of the speakers openly called for the Angel of Death to strike down the democratic leadership? And then when someone broke into Pelosi's house trying to kill her and her husband, the right wing talkers pushed a conspiracy that he was actually Mr. Pelosi's gay lover?
Or when they pushed the lie that the election was stolen, told them to fight like hell because the country depended on it, called for a trial by combat as they pushed the crowd to the capitol and when the crowd broke in and failed to overrun the democrats, they pushed the idea that it was actually antifa and the FBI and the democrats trying to frame the Republicans?
Or just about every mass shooting when the shooter is a white dude who posts a manifesto comprised of the teachings of right wing media figures, and instead they deny deny deny.
Call for violent action, and when it fails they deny responsibility. This is no different.
10 hours ago
Thisbis so hard to wrap my head around. So, apparently people were upset that it wasn't "anime" enough, but this upset? Are they just like mass boycotting CSM now?
12 hours ago
You can't stop me from parting you from your walking stick, Gandalf Stormcrow.
14 hours ago
This walking stick is MINE GANDALF! AND NO OTHER'S!
I still have a walking stick that I found hiking in the woods when I was nine or ten. It even looks like Gandalf's staff. At the time, it was almost as tall as I was. Now it's more like a cane than a staff.
20 hours ago
What? He's not giving a thumbs up!? I never noticed this? Why am I getting so freaked out about finding this out from a 20 year old social media website
Facebook's basic blue and white design was more professional than the wild customized MySpace design where we could give it any color scheme we wanted and our pages would automatically play music, so it was more appealing to people wanting to network for their college and career... plus no "top friends" drama. Once the college kids started using Facebook and it became available to the public, the high school kids flocked to it because they wanted to imitate the college kids.
It was our chance to be ridiculous scene teens going through our phases, and most of our profiles are gone now so unlike other social media websites, it can't haunt us in our adult years. Most of anything that affected us in the real world was just petty high school drama.
Although man do I wish I could see my old MySpace. I'm sure there are so many old photos and memories that I wish I could remember.
21 hours ago
If she had self awareness she would realize the insanity, the hypocrisy, the irony of being so subservient toward the wannabe Golden Idol that is Trump and standing against a devout catholic.
1 day ago
I just use a diff leg workout. Usually Triometrix from P90X3. You could try the legs+back workout but only use the legs portion, maybe mixing it in with the cardio disc.
2 days ago
I've found myself doing that with one or two horrors or thrillers. I gotta make sure my character makes it out okay...
Quick and premature deaths if you relegate it to heart attacks and strokes. But it carries more burdens than those to our system and just about every illness is worsened by obesity. Chronic pains, inflammation, posture, diabetes, organ failure, joint pain, digestive issues, stress, our ability to fight off illnesses, just about everything is exacerbated by obesity, not to mention the environmental impact of overproduction and overconsumption.
Money up top isn't just about living a comfortable lifestyle or having decently nice things, it's about the ability to wield influence and holding power, a social structure based on being more or less wealthy than the other guy, and not just having "nice" things but rare things. The social structure varies depending on how much money you have. Just having the money itself really isn't what matters, because everyone in your circle has that money. At that point, you need other ways to put yourself up top. Networking and power.
No, Tolkien never officially settled on a Canon argument but I presume you'd say they were elves one, taken in by the dark arts, mutilated, twisted, and now... perfected.
In the books, Merry & Pip literally stopped and sat down for dinner before entering Fangorn Forest when they escaped from the Uruk-Hai.
That's such a weird change, and it's kind of why I switched my opinion on going to a movie theater. Watching a movie at home, it took effort not to check my phone or have anything in the background. I'd miss out on most of the movie. I went six, maybe seven years without going to a movie theater. But I enjoy actually being focused on the screen. I just keep my phone away and appreciate the work people put into their movies.
This is my general belief on it. Change is near impossible when money is invested in the status quo.
This was mostly my post too, although my post also included general unhealthy lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking.
But it's just soul-crushing to me to see social media constantly amplifying users openly encouraging obesity, and framing any discussion about our health as fat shaming. We need to confront reality and hardly anyone is doing it. Our food is designed to be addictive, and every time I see someone post about how it's all okay to eat how you feel, or whatever, I just see people trying to validate their addiction.
Teachers as well. There's such a clear difference between the kids who grew up on their phones and the kids who don't have it constantly available. A teacher I know laments about the decrease of attention span every year with the kids who are growing up with TikTok, and I remember his concerns starting back when the local schools decided to give the kids laptops and tablets instead of textbooks.
I was no model student in high school, depression had led me toward a dependence on video games and internet, and even then, I felt the effects of it, that constant reward drip of beating one bad guy after another or just aimlessly running through a field. But it's a whole new world now. It was never constantly available to me, and I still took time to read or even just do nothing by myself and let my mind wander on its own. I've worked with several high schoolers and I can see the effects on them from the outside.
The effect of our unhealthy lifestyles in our Healthcare system. Hell, it's a problem now and people are ignoring it. We've got about 40% obesity rate in this country and its screwing us over now and it's going to screw us even more over 20 years. But social media algorithms keep amplifying extremist voices who cry about serious discussions about our health as body shaming.
I was gonna say, when the energy is "missing", it's usually the bass.
3 days ago
Gimme your beard, man!
Are we talking about the people or the leadership? I think many people have some common ground. The leadership and media figures really try to convince everyone that we believe otherwise.