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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 11:06 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 08:52:
BobBob wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 01:43:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

Maybe, I'll wait for a robot dog.


You can name him Skynet

Haha! In all seriousness, if I decide to look for a dog I'll check out the local shelter. I've heard it's good for the soul to adopt a rescue dog. Seeing hurt animals brings me to tears every-time. I'll have to try to be fairly thick-skinned if I go there.
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2015, 01:43 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 15:16:
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:58:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.

Ironically I think you would enjoy owning a dog more than most, you should really consider it. They bring a lot of joy into your life and if you haven't had a great family upbringing then all the more so.

Maybe, I'll wait for a robot dog.

 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 14:58 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:48:
I guess you never cared about your parents then.

That certainly is a mixed feeling having received food, shelter, education, and a lot of verbal-emotional abuse. Perhaps people that enjoy pets had a happy childhood. There might be a pattern or not.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 14:30 BobBob
 
Necrophob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:10:
How dare they unconditionally love us!
Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 14:03 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 13:54:
In many ways owning a pet isn't a bad beginners course in parenthood, much of the same principles about sacrifice and responsibility apply equally well.

When I was a kid I had cats, birds and fish but never to the point where they controlled my life or I felt they were equal to humans.

As to the dog being an introduction into parenting -- perhaps you're right but it seems to a bit wasteful to expend all that money, time and energy on an animal instead of say a human being's education who can possibly change the world. The dog has a very limited intelligence and I just don't see it inventing things, building things or coming up with insights that could improve human existence. I also don't see a dog taking care of an aging owner like a son or daughter would for a parent. It's doubtful the dog will work to provide the owner food, medicine and shelter.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the BlueCanine Stomach Flu: The Contagious Norovirus Could Be Spread From Dog To Owner. Apr 13, 2015, 13:49 BobBob
 
People treat their dogs way too much like they are human beings. Quite often I see a person returning home quickly to feed the dog. Can't take a vacation, no one to take care of the dog. Can't go out, no one to dog-sit. Often I see a person walking a dog along the beach and having a full (imaginary) conversation with it - as if though the dog has any idea what the person is saying; or if it did understand, would care about what the person has to say. And don't get me started on dog poop and constant dog barking.

Dog ... dog ... dog ... Aaaaah! Dizzy
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 13:40 BobBob
 
voltov wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 11:45:
Got laid off today so ya, Monday the 13th is definitely worse.

That sucks. What is your profession?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 8, 2015, 16:47 BobBob
 
Julio wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 16:35:
How would you even determine the medal winner?

All participants are 'winners'. The point is to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the notion expressed with a different challenge in another equally ludicrous situation.
 
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2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 8, 2015, 14:42 BobBob
 
If playing video games can be considered a competitive sport, then masturbation should be entered into the Olympic Games.
 
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10. Re: F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane Apr 3, 2015, 20:19 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 18:06:
Simon Says wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 15:18:
"F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane"

Won't save em from the craptastic underdelivering design.

California is running out of water but the MIIC needs to waste 400 billion on some shitty planes for a war that'll never happen.

The first rule of surviving any catastrophe .. famine .. drought ... arm yourself!
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2015, 13:46 BobBob
 
Spring for me is a season of pain and misery. No matter where I'm living I have non-stop allergies which always lead to a sinus infection. I feel like a zombie after taking so many pills yet my eyes are still burning constantly. I seem to sneeze randomly for no apparent reason. Hurry up summer!  
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News Comments > Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned
8. Re: Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned Apr 3, 2015, 10:58 BobBob
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2015, 12:27 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:25:
Well it's supposed to hit 15 today and 10 tomorrow, but the next week is back into well below seasonal - below by 10 degrees on average, sigh - then the week after that looks like it's supposed to start getting back into the norms. Fingers effing crossed.

Celsius or Fahrenheit? (22 C today and 26 C tomorrow - here).

I wonder if my neighbors will stop washing their cars outside. I wonder if the water restrictions will really be enforced.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2015, 10:55 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 10:29:
You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

It was on TV last night

Well .. Oh, I promised not to anymore.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2015, 10:44 BobBob
 
I've had it! I'm tired of being thirsty all of the time because of this damned drought. Hell, I can't even hand wash my car without fear of being issued a ticket. The beach is getting boring. The constant sunshine is making me go insane. The endless sound of chopping ocean waves is destroying my concentration. Worst of all, it's always full of annoying tourists!

You know, I really miss the four seasons - especially, winter. Viewing through a window all day, the beautiful white snow and all the peace and serenity outside, watching life slow down, while getting cozy near a fireplace. I also miss having a basement, where I can setup a home theater and watch TV shows and movies all day and night at my own leisure.

Summer is coming soon. Nothing compares to a boiling-hot and humid day as my shirt fills up with sweat just sitting on a chair. I can cool off by drinking refreshing ice cold lemon-aid on the porch. I think I'll start taking harmonica lessons. I can also keep myself busy swatting insects as I read the daily gazette for barbecue recipes - right next to the small-town gossip section.

So I decided, today, I'm going to pack up, sell my house and move eastward! I look forward to skiing and snow shoveling as a new form of exercise. And, finally, I can catch up on watching the past decade of all those movies I missed by - regretfully - wasting so much time working and playing outside.

Can anyone recommend a good home gym for a basement?

See you all there!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2015, 12:21 BobBob
 
To Bob's point, access to mental health treatment is huge not just for the homeless (the vast majority of whom are mentally ill) but for everyone. Even on my excellent corporate healthcare plan, mental health is only covered 50% while everything else is 90%. We need to make it more affordable and accessible. Most of the recent mass shooters have had untreated mental health issues.

Even if it's affordable they can refuse treatment and wreak havoc on society. Under what circumstances should we force treatment upon a person to avoid a tragedy? Is the right of an individual to refuse treatment more important than the potential (possibly lethal) risk to public safety?

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 22:28 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 21:55:
As much as I hate the term, it is a "slippery slope" problem. People certainly threaten violence without any intention of ever carrying it out. And I don't have much confidence in psychiatry, it is one step above voodoo as far as I am concerned, about equal with economics.

Even if you made some specific exception in the law for commercial pilots -- it would just keep the pilots from ever seeking help. So, a problem that might be easily treatable goes untreated. I'm not sure there is a reasonable, valid solution.

As for the pilot situation, if the cockpit becomes insecure, air traffic control should have an option to take over the plane's flight control (via multiple yet quick authorizations - for checks and balances) and operate it like a drone to safety -- even if merely to lockout controls and trigger the computer to go to the nearest airport or return from where it came. Why isn't that being done?

As to mental illness, if treatment were forced we might see a lower amount of homelessness. Since it's an option, a lot of 'crazies' are unwilling to go under any sort of treatment -- society suffers,
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 21:32 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 21:05:
Yeesh, about that suicidal pilot:

Lubitz also appears to have kept from his employer that he suffered from a psychiatric disorder and was being treated “by several neurologists and psychiatrists,” according to a Bloomberg source.

Maybe there are some cases where medical records shouldn't be strictly between a patient and doctor?

Indeed, how many mass killings or other heinous crimes could have been prevented if an individual's mental disorder wasn't shrouded in secrecy? It's as if though privacy is more important than public safety. The policy needs to be changed. There should be mandatory treatment (including possible lock-up) if the person poses any threat to him/herself or to others. Any threat, be it verbal or inferred (whether directly witnessed or read about - say, in social media) should be taken seriously and acted upon immediately.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 15:13 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 15:09:
1badmf wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 14:51:
BobBob wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 14:23:
So I'm riding on the South Bay Bicycle Path - a part of my 20 to 30 mile daily bike ride -- and I suddenly notice the sand is full people with very pale skin (no tan). It can only mean one tragic thing ... Spring Break! Damn it, that means a lot people will be ignoring the signs and walking on the bike path!

oh a san diegan ey? i knew there was something unseemly about you, damn southern yokels haha.

I think Bobbob lives in Palos Verdes actually.

Correct! Thumbsup
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 14:23 BobBob
 
So I'm riding on the South Bay Bicycle Path - a part of my 20 to 30 mile daily bike ride -- and I suddenly notice the sand is full people with very pale skin (no tan). It can only mean one tragic thing ... Spring Break! Damn it, that means a lot people will be ignoring the signs and walking on the bike path!  
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