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Postby Mongrel » Thu May 17, 2018 3:46 pm

City bans sitting or lying on sidewalks
Looks like politicians will have to be careful where they give speeches
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Postby Friday » Thu May 17, 2018 5:44 pm

Going downtown Durango is just not enjoyable anymore dealing with people making a living out of being poor and panhandling. That and because I just can't say no to giving handouts which I just can't afford anymore on a retirees fixed income so I just go elsewhere now.


'making a living out of being poor'

yeah goddamn those people, living on the streets

why should they be able to eat, they don't work
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Postby hngkong » Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Friday wrote:
Going downtown Durango is just not enjoyable anymore dealing with people making a living out of being poor and panhandling. That and because I just can't say no to giving handouts which I just can't afford anymore on a retirees fixed income so I just go elsewhere now.


'making a living out of being poor'

yeah goddamn those people, living on the streets

why should they be able to eat, they don't work


Today I overheard a parent on the phone with their adult child. The parent promised to send their child the few thousand dollars they needed to pay their back taxes, in exchange for the deed to their home. After the phone conversation was over, the parent said that as soon as everything got settled, they were going to evict their kid because "Clearly they don't deserve to live in that nice a home". Humans are awful.

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Postby Joxam » Thu May 17, 2018 7:23 pm

You don't really know the full story there. My ex-boss spent 8 years paying both her and her son's mortgage every month on one income simply because he was using his kid (my boss' grand kid) being homeless as a threat to guilt her into doing it and she literally had to use the (true) excuse that she was retiring to get him to start paying his bills.

Both him and his wife had full time jobs.

They absolutely did not deserve to have that house for those 8 years.
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Postby hngkong » Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 pm

You're right, I don't know the ENTIRE story, but his lunchmate asked some things. The kid was laid off and has been looking for a job for a while now, but the father was upset it was taking so long, and complained "If he needs money that bad, he could just refinance his home and get all the money he'd ever need". But I'm sorry for trying to connect a parent making his child homeless to a joking comment, my bad.

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Postby Joxam » Thu May 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Ok, see, with context, the dude's a dick.
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Postby TA » Thu May 17, 2018 8:26 pm

#NotAllParentsEvictingTheirChildren
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Postby Mongrel » Thu May 24, 2018 2:15 pm

Oh for fuck's sakes. Is there even one man in Hollywood who can fucking keep it in his pants?

Morgan Freeman being unmasked as Happosai doesn't feel quite as horrifying as the creepy, rapey revelations about guys like Cosby but it's still pretty damned awful. Imagine having to put up with dirty old Mister Grabby Hands for months.
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Postby beatbandito » Thu May 24, 2018 2:19 pm

Apparently Alan Arkin, according to one account.

But it's more like, what good dads are left? If Reginald Vel Johnson turns up in one of these reports next, I'm done.
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Postby François » Thu May 24, 2018 2:57 pm

If it ever comes out that Keanu Reeves did anything gross I'm saying goodbye to the sun and moving in with the molemen.

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Postby Yoji » Thu May 24, 2018 7:02 pm

Sometimes, this kind of news makes me stop and think "Fuckin' hell, am I a creep and I just don't know it yet? It sure seems like everyone else is..."

I mean, it says more about me than anything else, but still, good grief.
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Postby Yoji » Fri May 25, 2018 1:11 pm

Dana Rohrabacher says realtors should be allowed to deny homes for gay people. It goes about as well as you'd think.

A couple questions:
1) Who's even asking for this to make him feel he has to say it? And in California, of all places? I mean, I know we had that Prop 8 bullshit like a decade ago, but come on.
2) Which trash can do we put Rohrabacher in again? The brown one for general waste? Or do I need to take him to a more proper disposal facility?
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Postby Mongrel » Fri May 25, 2018 1:25 pm

Yoji wrote:Dana Rohrabacher says realtors should be allowed to deny homes for gay people. It goes about as well as you'd think.

A couple questions:
1) Who's even asking for this to make him feel he has to say it? And in California, of all places? I mean, I know we had that Prop 8 bullshit like a decade ago, but come on.
2) Which trash can do we put Rohrabacher in again? The brown one for general waste? Or do I need to take him to a more proper disposal facility?

Seems pretty toxic. I'd say you have to drop him off at a local facility which accepts haz-mat trash.
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Postby Newbie » Sat May 26, 2018 11:23 pm

For more on Peterson, I think it was this ContraPoints video that marked the first time I found somebody who devoted as much time to analyzing and explaining Peterson's arguments as she spent refuting them, but I'm aware I'm still pretty new to this topic; there may well be superior responses to Peterson's rise that I haven't encountered yet.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 30, 2018 12:23 am

do you think just for the briefest moment he could smell what the rock was cooking
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Postby François » Wed May 30, 2018 3:51 am

Too soon.


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