Question the liberal echo chamber and it's off to Big Brother's re-education camps for you!
Cutter wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 11:05:
Violent protests or riots, and peaceful protests turned violent by a militarized police force are one of the only things that have brought forth change in this country.
Orogogus wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 21:54:
Because it seems to me that a protest movement with zero chance of bodily harm or property damage completely failed to elicit approval or sympathy across party lines, and in fact got the other side to, at best, dismiss it as political theater, and at worst, completely lose their minds about disrespecting the anthem, flag and military. That was the peaceful protest, and as far I can tell it did nothing.
For the anti-BLM mentality, the acceptable level of protest seems to be something utterly harmless that can be turned off or never looked at, and ideally which doesn't make anyone feel bad. And in that light, it's apparent why riots, or the threat of riots, would be a much more effective tool to force change than, say, an extremely mildly worded change.org petition that apportions blame for police brutality between the perpetrators and the victims. "End racist police brutality, or else we'll enact the utterly harmless kind of protest that you like so much" presents obvious downsides.
Orogogus wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 19:33:
I feel like you were one of the people disgusted with the taking a knee protest, and said you stopped watching football because of it.
NKD wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 15:19:Verno wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 10:01:
I support peaceful protesters who want real change.
Honest question: What should people do when peaceful protest doesn't work, or worse, isn't even allowed because the police immediately tear gas everyone?
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 12:14:
Mrs. Burrito uses hers as pockets but not for things dealing with the outside public. Usually it's her phone when working out in the garden so it is close to her hearing aids and so she can keep her hands free while working.
Also, Miss Tiny Titties has never had to deal with women's tops for large busted women who don't have an accompanying gunt. Pockets? Those are mythical things never seen before.Even if they do have pockets they are super tiny and won't hold a phone.
If it's not a day like today, where it is 4000 degrees hotter than the surface of the sun, Mrs. Burrito will often borrow my workshirts if available since they have decent breast pockets on both sides. Only because of the decent pockets.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 8, 2020, 12:22:
I have considered most of these "smart appliances" as profit traps all along. People paying a significant premium for a marginally useful (at best) interfaces. The lack of continuing support shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Someday the whole house will be "smart" you'll be able to be several rooms away and query the house computer how much OJ is left in the refrigerator, but not in our lifetimes...
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 08:04:
*cough* $700 for a four port device/router? I'm sure it is capable of doing everything I would ever need. My pain threshold on the cost is a bit lower. Even if that is "MSRP" pricing and I could get it for a lot less, I'd like to see some evidence I have a chance of being knowledgeable enough to use it. My brain atrophy is increasing by the day..
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2020, 22:15:
Prometheus was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Covenant was pretty bad too. Time for Scott to retire.
I'd love to see an Aliens movie directed by James Wan or Matt Reeves.
Ash wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 12:14:
This game was actually really good, it was a hidden gem imo.
The combat was especially fluid and very fun. If they could combine the combat of this game and everything else from Skyrim, it would for sure be one of the best games ever made.
Icewind wrote on Jun 3, 2020, 12:06:
Spent 9 years on twitter before abandoning my account. One thing I can tell you with certainty is that there exists only two groups on twitter, and they are both sides of an extreme, and fight endlessly. Anyone daring to exist in the middle will get steamrolled in the process. After fighting tooth and nail in that war for 5 years just to continue making money at my writing job and keep it long enough to fulfill my dreams of writing for a living, I left and went back to the real world and a real job.
That place is a garbage dump and would be the very last website you'd ever see me load onto my browser again.
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 23:39:
My neighbor begs to differ with you, soon as his Tesla was off-lease he ditched it. Said he would not own another. He has a BMW electric which he says is 10 times the car the Tesla was. Personal opinion of course.