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Everything Else / Re: Wanted: People who can read good and do other things good too.
« Last post by Erik on October 18, 2019, 09:14:36 AM »
Sounds great! 

I received your PM, sorry for the month plus delayed reply.  I tend to ebb and wane in my checking of these forums.

I'd love to read what you are working on though!
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on October 01, 2019, 04:45:01 PM »
A politician, a reporter, and a school administrator walk into a bar...
Doesn't need a punchline, just look around.
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by rhodges on September 26, 2019, 06:31:14 PM »
I like the political cartoon ideas. I think there is some good material there.

On feminists and "men who go their own way", I think "hate" is too strong. I think if they had a better understanding of their options, they could make good choices that make them happy and ignore bad choices that make them bitter. I guess this starts with discerning lies from truth.

To add to the quotes, here are some of mine:
"To a tyrant, attempting to disengage or protect yourself is seen as an act of aggression."
"I believe in karma. And looking at how my life as treated me, I must have been really bad in a previous life."
"A psychopath believes in karma. If he does something bad to you, you must have done something to deserve it."

Going back to emotions, I think that "hate" is a product of "fear" of some danger and a need to deal with that danger. We face dangers every day. Electricity and gasoline are obvious examples. But we are not afraid of them, we manage the risk. On the other hand, a rattlesnake is a danger that is harder to deal with. I don't exactly "hate" a rattlesnake, but I won't abide Mother Nature putting one in my living area.
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 26, 2019, 08:17:05 AM »
Definitions

Feminists: women who hate men but still want free access to their money.

MGTOW: men who hate women but still want free access to their bodies.
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 26, 2019, 06:36:06 AM »
Oh, and another one

Three people (a donkey, the media, and education) pointing at Trump and a car with 3 little smoke circles coming from the exhaust, screaming "man-made global warming" while trying to hide 5 volcanoes that are exploding and filling the whole top of the picture.  (The volcanoes would be labeled: Manam, Papua New Guinea; Ulawan, Papua New Guinea; Raikoke, Russia; Sinaburg, Sumatra; and Popocatepetl, Mexico; and their explosion dates (all 5 exploded during 2019).

https://coldclimatechange.com/hiding-volcanic-eruptions/
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 26, 2019, 05:49:59 AM »
If I could draw, I would make 3  political cartoons:

Greta Thunberg as Chicken Little screaming in terror, "The sky is falling," surrounded by three people labeled politician, education, and media; all dropping acorns on her head, smirking, and whispering, "The sky is falling" into her ears.

A picture of a masked criminal pointing a gun at a driver  next to a picture of AOC pointing a gun labeled "green new deal," with the caption "carjacking" referring to both.

A teacher, politician, and News reporter pointing to a thought bubble with Imaginary man-made global warming in it. With 10 terrified children arranged like bowling pins. The teacher would be clearly distracting them from a bowling ball heading their way with "national debt" written on it.
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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 22, 2019, 04:32:03 PM »
"There is no neutral education. Education is either for domestication or for freedom." Joao Coutinho

"We want one class to have a liberal education. We want another class, a very much larger class of necessity, to forego the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific, difficult, manual tasks." Woodrow Wilson

(Quoted in a schoolsucks podcast)
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 15, 2019, 09:15:34 AM »
I thought of two more ideas that could be the subject of either memes, sarcastic vids, or political cartoons.
1. Doctor to very pregnant woman in exam room "You have pre-eclampsia and we HAVE to deliver immediately. Would you like an abortion or a cesarean."
2. A guy, with a hairy and muscular chest,  in a '70s low cut men's hairy chest shirt, with the caption "What if men dressed for work with the same consideration women do."
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Everything Else / Re: Two decades already
« Last post by Boston on September 11, 2019, 05:33:18 PM »
My book came out 11/1998, IIRC.  Wow, that's a lot of water 'neath the bridge.
I bought a nice big generator, and freeze-fried food.  Ammo I already had.   ;)
Went on a double date 12/31/99 for a very nice dinner. 

Thanks for the link.  One comment stood out for me:


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Wilbur on September 5, 2019 at 9:22 AM said:

Y2K was real.
Our IT department took it seriously, because we were running SCO UNIX.
The UNIX itself was patchable without too much difficulty, but several servers failed testing to move past 12/31/99

We would have had failures & been out of business for a while -had we not prepared.
We had to buy some new hardware & re-install which we had completed by September of 99.
One reason Y2K was a nothing burger for most peeps is because IT depts DID take it seriously & identify what units were vulnerable.

A lot like we donít think about the power company and all the people working 24/7 to keep it on. We only notice if something breaks.
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Everything Else / Re: Wanted: People who can read good and do other things good too.
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 10, 2019, 09:13:16 AM »
Cool
By the way, You've inspired me. I've begun writing a novel as well. Mine's a sci-fi about slavery and freedom and what it means to be human.
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