MeanJim wrote on Jun 16, 2020, 13:11:On the topic of racial equality, there is a right opinion and a wrong opinion. It is unfortunate that silence can't be interpreted as having the correct stance, but part of the reason for the movement is that too many people are either unaware (likely do to privilege) or closet racists. Any individual which can't say "black lives matter" needs to take a serious look into themselves, and any company which can't make the same statement really should be questioned. It's really not that hard to declare that black lives matter.
So you're damned if you have an opinion one way or another, and now you're damned if you stay out of it and keep your opinion to yourself.
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 22:44:"Every little thing?"Darks wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 22:00:
Just low of Blizz to be pimping out two new maps. As if they need more money. These should have been free to the pubic. Blizz just keeps sinking lower and lower.
Yeah, what people used to do for free now comes with the expectation and sense of entitlement that you should be paid for every little thing.
Tumbler wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 11:28:
The model 3 is supposed to be 36,200 - 44,000. Assuming they can shave the price down to 30k even a pickup truck is reasonable at that price.
The real question becomes how long does the savings take to pay off? A gas engine pickup new can be half that price, 15k new, so how long does it take to start saving?
Beamer wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 11:41:So being black qualifies some one to make a marketing plan aimed at urban youths? Because all black people started out there? We’re talking about a board member here, the whitest people on Earth regardless of actual skin color. I won’t deny that, on the surface, hiring a black person would likely resonate better with some audience members. But I do hope they make a deeper effort than that to truly find someone that helps diversity. Because seeking some rich dude/tte that is conveniently black isn’t trying very hard. That’s just appeasing idiots with a token role.
I'm suggesting there is in experiences, shared culture, and taste.
Do you think you could create a marketing plan that would appeal to urban youths without offending them as well as, y'know, someone with that background?
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 12:46:The point isn't whether or not I condone underage drinking. The point is that drinking can be a pretty serious thing. Studies show it does have a negative impact on developing minds (up to about 25 years old in fact). And then of course drinking irresponsibly can be dangerous to yourself and others (especially with vehicles). And yet underage drinking is still legally left to parental discretion (in Texas; not sure other states). I feel like smart phone usage is much less serious yet under scrutiny for more government control. It makes no sense.
I don't know, giving your underage kid alcohol is kind of crazy in my book. Regardless of the law. Maybe it's different in America. What do I know, you guys can own guns from age 16 right?
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 22:07:Really? Justice? Scary fucking precedent is what it is. You can now be held accountable for telling someone to do something if they lack the sense and judgement not to literally do it? I'm sorry, but if I'm pissed and tell you to go fuck yourself with a shotgun, and you do it and end up dead, that is not my fault you're that stupid.
Justice was served today with the guilty verdict for that mentally disturbed woman.
Cutter wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 11:54:I believe the claim is that Americans are lazy, entitled, useless fuckwits. The only people chasing the American Dream and working hard to innovate are immigrants who are tired of whatever shit hole they came from and thus highly motivated to be successful. But they too degenerate after a few generations, so the cycle must be allowed to continue or there will be no one left in the United States to drive businesses forward.
Why do Apple, Google, and 95 other tech firms hate America so much?