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The Lounge All Hell Can't Stop CHAT Now! Aug 25 2014
14:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by shepard2826:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

All Hell can't stop chat but August can sure as heck slow it down.


CHAT's been slow for years now.

I blame the old regs.

 

Hello, all. 

There were regulations before?

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The Lounge All Hell Can't Stop CHAT Now! Aug 25 2014
14:40 (UTC)
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Dh put a window unit AC in his shed, I think he paid less than $200 for it. He only runs it occasionally, when he is reloading or out there for an extended period of time.

The Lounge All Hell Can't Stop CHAT Now! Aug 25 2014
14:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

All Hell can't stop chat but August can sure as heck slow it down.


CHAT's been slow for years now.

In my mind, I am hearing this like a record playing at 16 rpm. ;)

The Lounge a TINY kitchen pet peeve Aug 25 2014
14:26 (UTC)
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#1 pet peeve would have to be a wet sponge in the bottom of the sink. Even though I throw them in with the laundry, just ew.

DH is 6'8" tall and does the grocery shopping, and he puts all the stuff he wants to hoard on top of the 8' tall pantry. I have to really want to get up there to see what's there, which I never do. He knows that. :) That's actually just annoying, not really a pet peeve. 

The Lounge three reasons Aug 25 2014
14:07 (UTC)
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At this moment, I am trying to eat my oatmeal verrrrry slowly, savoring the cranberries. I am not even kidding. I'm still multi-tasking though (reading technical news and papers). Baby steps...

The Lounge Money doesn't buy happiness ... Aug 24 2014
15:00 (UTC)
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*picks money off of my magic money tree, piles it on the floor and rolls in it*

The Lounge Money doesn't buy happiness ... Aug 23 2014
22:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

it's only an excellent point if you don't bother to ask yourself where the wealth comes from. not all sources of wealth are morally neutral. and excessive wealth is almost never morally neutral.

I disagree, and I think you missed her point entirely. The moral association of the source of the wealth is a separate deal.

If you f people over to get wealthy, its still essentially due to weak ethics, which renders the source of the wealth moot. Whether you f them via a drug deal or via overcharging them for catering their wedding, the fundamental issue lies within the ethical foundation of the person, not the source of the money. 

Fitness total body transformation workout Aug 23 2014
16:59 (UTC)
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Also, if you check the averaging box on the calories tab in the analysis chart, it can help you get a good idea of how accurately you are logging and if your settings are accurate. We do have to make a lot of assumptions while doing all of this math, right?

I am getting an average of plus 40 calories. My weight is a little bit over where I want it to be, but nothing of great concern. This tells me that I am pretty right on target.

The Lounge Money doesn't buy happiness ... Aug 23 2014
16:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by liseey02:

In the same way, morals are something that are shaped in a person and then come from within. Maybe the very wealthy that tvfh is talking about already had that attitude and happened upon the right combination of luck and personality to achieve the wealth. Would they be any different if they didn't achieve the wealth? I'm doubtful. In my mind, if they had to f someone over to achieve the wealth then becoming wealthy was a test of their morals but did not cause them.

Excellent point, liseey. 

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 23 2014
16:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

i didn't watch it, and i won't. i have a good enough imagination not to need to see it. but when i hear people saying that they don't or won't or can't watch any kind of unpleasantness, and when they equate this kind of real-world horror with horror movies, i worry. because often these are the same people who confuse infotainment with news and turn a blind eye to what's actually going on out there. and then they go through life thinking, la la la, everything's fine, until something negative (and usually something trivial) affects them personally. and then they vote republican/conservative, because - change? what on earth for??

Not sure who you're talking about.

But I have nightmares if I watch horror movies/explicitly graphic blood/gore. I consider it pornographic. 

My nightmares are a lot more horrifying - terrifying actually - than any horror movie I've ever seen.

I agree with whoever called it mind pollution.

I don't need it.

Doesn't mean I pretend that the real life horrors don't exist.

And I would like to think that a politician could be sensible, reasonable and have common sense plans for improving the general welfare no matter what party they're in. But currently, I'm not on board with cutting programs that help the poor and unemployed. And I absolutely know trickle-down economics is just their hilarious joke metaphor for pissing on poor people and telling them it's raining.

What I got is that being desensitized to violence is a good thing, because it ensures you won't sugarcoat reality and vote Republican. 

Wasn't there a bunch of inconclusive research done regarding exposure to violence and desensitization to reality about ten years ago? Which makes a link between sensitivity and a reality disconnect seem all the more tenuous?

My sensitivity to violence in what we watch for entertainment has no adverse effect on my ability to absorb reality. I'm totally okay with being sensitive. "Mental pollution" resonates with me as well. 

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 23 2014
15:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

The only limitation on our ability to "take them" is the amount of damage we are willing to inflict to do it. They certainly have the advantage there.

They certainly do. Which is what makes retribution for Foley most feasible for us. Justifiable, limited in scope, and covert. It allows us to flex some muscle on terms that limit our damages to what is "palatable."  

I think the tribal/ religious/ ethic war wounds run so deep in every fiber of the group/ national identity that they never heal, thus I have this sense of futility that we can achieve or sustain any long-term goals.  Thus, imposing our own agenda on top of that seems so... wrong, and just as "not really evil." I am ultimately torn between staying completely out of it and getting behind the humanitarian actions that can help improve the lives of the people/ refugees. 

*wonders how the Chicago threat is going to play out*

 

 

  

 

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 22 2014
23:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

when it comes to willingness to inflict damage, i think israel might be winning the current round.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/26/water- apartheid-in-palestine/

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 22 2014
22:19 (UTC)
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Summary: They aren't really evil but are a culmination of many factors coming together simultaneously that we really don't understand but would like to. All fine and good.

So what do we do, Cajun?

a) continue airstrikes in Iraq only

b) expand ISIS airstrike targets into Syria

c) US boots on the ground in Iraq

d) restore a puppet leader we can work with

e) restore democracy no matter what

f) retribution for Foley, nothing more

g) no airstrikes, no nothing

 

For today, I am okay with a, it seems to be helping. I think b is implied from a, but Syria. 

No matter what, we will f*** up something or everything in pursuit of ______.

I think that's a given.

 

 

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 22 2014
20:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

i didn't watch it, and i won't. i have a good enough imagination not to need to see it. but when i hear people saying that they don't or won't or can't watch any kind of unpleasantness, and when they equate this kind of real-world horror with horror movies, i worry. because often these are the same people who confuse infotainment with news and turn a blind eye to what's actually going on out there. and then they go through life thinking, la la la, everything's fine, until something negative (and usually something trivial) affects them personally. and then they vote republican/conservative, because - change? what on earth for??

That's what I said. I don't need to see it either.

The Lounge I want it Chat way Aug 22 2014
18:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by alaskanme:

Original Post by cellulitedelight:

A Backstreet Boys chat?  The last time I remember a Backstreet Boys chat title was more than six years ago.  HK was kind enough to do it for my wedding day.

See, I've never been a Backstreet Boys fan...don't even recognize their songs/song titles...

...also, I like to use ellipses...

I am also a huge fan of the ellipse... I think I am addicted to them... please help me.

The Lounge I want it Chat way Aug 22 2014
18:41 (UTC)
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Original Post by alaskanme:

I like almond butter better than peanut butter.

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That is all...

My sunflower seed butter can beat up your almond butter.

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 22 2014
18:34 (UTC)
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Here are donation pages for a few of the organizations that are on the front lines of the refugee crisis:

International Rescue Committee

Red Cross

UN Refugee Agency

UNICEF

The Lounge I want it Chat way Aug 22 2014
17:35 (UTC)
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Gone forever.

The Lounge ISIS (or ISIL) Aug 22 2014
16:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

I didn't want to see it. I watched it so that I couldn't ignore, downplay, or in any way deny the atrocity. Too much of that happens when people in general (not specific people) avoid the reality of these types of regimes.

Collectively avoiding the reality allows us to insulate ourselves. Then we don't take action when we should.

Pffffft. I don't even watch gory stuff in movies or on TV. I literally cover my eyes. If there is a rape scene, I will get up and leave the room or FF.  That's my choice, even when its not real.

The Lounge I want it Chat way Aug 22 2014
16:26 (UTC)
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I have never used a fork to eat a banana. Probably why I couldn't visualize the process. Ha. :)

 

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