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BlackLight

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2050 on: September 15, 2017, 03:43:49 AM »
#Calexit

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2051 on: September 15, 2017, 11:51:27 AM »
The way every state has to copy off California or New York when they make their laws..

Like no fault divorce.  Cali did it, and it suddenly spread to other states..  Or the hippie movement spreading out from there.

If I wanted to live in California, I'd move to California..


Are you against no fault divorce?

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« Reply #2052 on: September 23, 2017, 09:32:02 AM »

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-lishan-wang-yale-doctor-sentencing-20170922-story.html

An infamous case where a man murdered a doctor and shot at his pregnant wife because he felt he was unfairly dismissed from a prominient medical center, is finally coming to a close.  It took seven years, forcing the man to take anti-psychotics, and a plea bargain from the murderer.  And the bastards not even doing life.

He did it, he admits he did it, everyone knows he did it.  Yet it took seven years.  The murderer himself tied up the proceedings with nearly 400 defense motions.

I don't get it..  Is this an example of a broken system, or is there really something uniquely complex about this one case that required the murderer himself to agree it's time to end it? 
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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2053 on: September 25, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
Sorry if this is too close to politics, but the talk about some schools changing names because Confederate is kind of annoying.

Not surprising though, when you consider most board of trustee's have the governor and other politicans on it  (Look up Yale and Uconn board of trustee's, that fuckwit prison bitch Malloy is on both..)

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2054 on: September 25, 2017, 11:19:16 PM »
I hate listening to people ad-lib additional "So Goods" while singing "Sweet Caroline."

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2055 on: September 26, 2017, 08:10:15 AM »
Me too

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« Reply #2056 on: September 28, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
Me too. 

When you lose a lot of weight, think of rewarding yourself with something decadent, get to the restraunt, and just can't bring yourself to do it.

I guess the Wooster Street Pancakes will have to wait (Banana-chocolate chip ricotte..  Yeah, I may wait forever on those, frankly ordering something like that past the age of 10 is kind of embarressing..)

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2057 on: September 28, 2017, 06:32:08 PM »
sounds like a good thing


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« Reply #2058 on: September 28, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »
sounds like a good thing

IT DOES!

But the cling peach's belgium waffle with whipped cream is good, too.

This local place called Hidden Kitchen I go to once a week has all sorts of off beat, yet amazing stuff.  Pulled pork eggs beni, topped with onion rings is a personal favorite.

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2059 on: September 29, 2017, 07:52:45 AM »
So Bobby, were things much different in the 60's?

Near as I can tell, every single protest/counter-protest is nothing more then thin skinned kids, and the media catching the hysterics on camera and acting like it's a bigger deal then it really is.

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« Reply #2060 on: September 29, 2017, 02:50:59 PM »
So, googling up how to take care of dog pee on a bed. 

This is why I hate house sitting:  Just because it's not your fault if something goes wrong, doesn't mean you're not responsible.

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« Reply #2061 on: September 30, 2017, 09:34:05 AM »
Dude I was a kid in the 60's, how old do you think I am? I never noticed the protesting.
I do remember supporting Nixon though

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« Reply #2062 on: September 30, 2017, 04:02:58 PM »
Sorry, you're right.  :)

I was single digits in the 1980's, but couldn't tell you anything outside if the movies I saw, like Transformers..



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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2063 on: September 30, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »
Anyways:

Never a pen around when you need it.  It's never you that takes them either, you'll put them back, which is why you never even think about it until it's time to write down an insurance confirmation number or phone number, and suddenly "Where's the damned pen??"


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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2064 on: October 05, 2017, 06:08:55 PM »
Long line at the customer service desk of a local supermarket.  I ask the lady at the desk why the sudden long lines, and she says they just started this new policy where if items that qualify aren't fresh, you get double your money back.  And, they're not allowed to check it because of a "no hassle" policy.  And, they take items from competing store brands..

None of this makes sense to me.  Yeah, I hate waiting in line, but now I'm trying to work out why they'd even do this.

Money laundering?

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2065 on: October 11, 2017, 05:59:25 PM »
Senior care.

The general logic from the conservative side, is seniors who don't plan, suffer later.

In my own experience, neither of my well off grandparents could afford to pay for care when struck down without help..  It's simply not possible.  Health care costs too much, and the services are hard/impossible to tap into.

Basically, end of life care is a luxury only the rich can afford, apparently.

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2066 on: October 13, 2017, 08:58:08 PM »
While I'm waxing political knife in the back, lets talk capitalism:

The theory:  Demand = profit.  Give people what they want, and you make money.

The reality:  Gave people a half assed, stripped down thing they demanded. 

I see it a lot in the game industry with "retro games", especially.  Sometimes you get a good effort, but more often then not it seems like they just throw the project at someone who doesn't know what they're doing, doesn't really care, and doesn't get the resources they need even if they did.

I guess it's not totally fair to blame that on "capitalism", though, because there's a difference between true capitalism and "corporatism".

Indy game developers focused on nothing else but satisfying demand and then profiting, now THAT is capitalism.  And it's beautiful.

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2067 on: October 13, 2017, 09:52:32 PM »
Mysterious hidden "fees" from this or that..

And the shitty customer service systems to contest them.  I think they make those as hard to negotiate as possible on purpose.

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Re: More things that annoy me..
« Reply #2068 on: October 16, 2017, 10:52:48 AM »
Phone apps that are nothing more than links to websites.  I can save a link myself.