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  1. may sound harsh, but you coming to the realization there isn't anything you can do about your father's issues is something you should view as a positive. best to figure your own shit out first separately than whatever he's going through. we often times think we can solve other people's problems when we can't...it is up to them to solve their own shit...come to their own rescue, so to speak. best course of action would be for him to talk to a psychologist/psychiatrist...but I know people don't like doing that. especially people in their 70's. I want my own parents to do this and they won't. my mom says she's been like this all her life (she's 74) and won't change at this point, so I just have to deal with it. I think that's bullshit. it is never too late to change.
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    how do you like it? I've read most all his stuff, will give this a shot at some point.
  3. completely agree. I started watching this series about Teal Swan - The Deep End - and it was making me so angry listening to this woman, and hearing from all these sad sappy people she duped into believing her BS. why am I watching this is definitely what hit me about 30 min in, and so I turned it off! so many other shows, not worth wasting time on stuff that you know will irritate you.
  4. 2 guys have dinner and talk. that's the whole film. their conversation goes deep into trying to understand the human experience. one guy is pragmatic, the other is spiritually eccentric. both guys have strong theatre backgrounds, and use this to make their points. a lot of discussion on experiencing reality as it really is vs. living behind a mask of illusion. very philosophical with Buddhist undertones. highly recommended if you have patience and are into discussing life philosophy and humanity.
  5. would be nice if the global media behemoths come together and agree to give trumps 2024 campaign zero coverage. we know his twitter is coming back soon, and we really don't need every tweet of his being covered 24/7 like it was back in round 1 of the insanity show. I don't think this will happen, btw. I'm sure once he fires up the tweet device, it'll be the exact same thing as last time...his game plan of saying outlandish shit on twitter to get everyone with intelligence facepalming, and the other group with non-correctly functioning brains all fired up. then keep doing this over and over. the media can't escape their addiction to him, and this is how he keeps going. the tried and true trump game plan: 1)tweet bullshit in order to get online commenters all fighting amongst themselves. really enforce the us vs. them mentality. no way to work together on anything. 2)convince people to donate their $ to his campaign. pure grifting. we know from experience this works. 3)get together as often as possible in an arena and waive flags. listen to liars up on stage go on and on about nothing, insulting anyone in disagreement with donald. get the crowd to cheer wildly, repeat chanting mantras, becoming one with the bullshit. sell maga themed merch. 4)keep doing steps 1-3 until Nov. 2023. this should secure at least 40% of the vote. the super important remaining % needed for the W will come down to the wire on election night. I of course don't want this to happen, but unfortunately can see it all playing out in some version like this. if the media would not give him any coverage - or at least put him on page 24 - then this is one way to stop his brand of insanity.
  6. indeed. calculated in a way that makes no sense to most of us observers at the moment. what he's doing to twitter right now is pretty far out of whack from what we would think of as normal behavior in this type of situation. one would think that he would decide to buy the company in order to somehow improve it, in order to grow and become (I guess) even more financially successful. at this time this appears to not be the case. so wtf is the real goal here? I had sorta joked a page or 2 back that perhaps he bought twitter to tank it on purpose. like buy the thing to take it straight to bankruptcy. but that also doesn't really add up because like it was pointed out here, he had to take a loan to buy it, and he used some of his personal $. does he like losing money? I dunno. most people don't. but he's a big fucking weirdo, so who tf knows...
  7. the silver lining for me here is that I thought that I worked at a company that is currently being completely mismanaged, but seeing all this twitter meltdown stuff makes me realize it could be much worse. this was from a twitter engineer a week ago - https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/11/08/1062886/heres-how-a-twitter-engineer-says-it-will-break-in-the-coming-weeks/
  8. since she's just throwing around non-correlating statistics with one another, she could also point out that an average of 4 million birds migrate from Canada to the US each year, so we should be EXTRA angry at the bloe Jiden corporation for allowing this travesty to happen!
  9. the trump 2024 flags were flying high out in my neck of the woods today. the insanity show continues... can't wait until the orange con man is back front and center on all our news outlets. every.fucking.day
  10. I read that too - https://www.npr.org/2022/11/15/1136768133/kyiv-ukraine-missiles-russia seems too early to tell what happened in Poland. logic dictates it would have been from a stray missile(s) fired by Russia, since they are launching them toward the western part of Ukraine. but until all the facts are in, best I don't speculate. all...so...pointless
  11. lol man...I was having a boomer rant moment. I seem to be unable to escape these rant urges as I get up in years 👴 what I was thinking about when I said that is the tendency for people to always post these happy pictures of themselves on their FB/gram. like that's the fake shit I was meaning. pictures that make it look like everything's fun, happy, life's a blast...its the same shit as all the advertising and marketing pictures out there. yeah I was having a fight club rant moment. like anything, social media has its pros and cons. another outlet for a person to express themselves, either good or bad, is of some value. if it helps someone out by saying stuff online, when that person may not be able to say that stuff IRL (and its genuine), then great! but the downside of course is that by sharing that shit online, like you said, it can make the person look like a fool, and possibly draw in negativity from the comment brigade... I'm also in the watmm only club. no one knows me here either.
  12. remember the days back when internet trolling was fairly harmless? when was that, like 2005/2006? before social media took off I know. the "hey let's make fake celeb accounts on here, then post a bunch of hilarious dumb shit from it." that was all in good fun, no harm done because it was obviously all fake. now - a fake, impersonated account costs a company actual $. what is the term for that? like when Idiocracy becomes reality? side rant: this social media, living your life online stuff is all making it harder and harder to connect with reality for a lot of people. virtual life we know is a version of the best side of the person, hides the ugly real stuff. I can see how this is very very attractive for a lot of people - sell this image of yourself as a happy person, when you're really not. IMO we all just need to get back to more of the things that remind us we're all human. then work on fixing ourselves. not more of these distractions that promote blowing smoke up everyone's ass for personal gratification. I could do without it, TBH. just keep watmm plugged in lol.
  13. always wondered about the "stable genius" thing... was this the moment the power of stable genius ability entered into him? or this one?
  14. which is all the more infuriating with this stuff. these youtube guys say whatever the hell they want, most of it just complete and total National Enquirer level garbage, which most level headed folks get is not worth the energy to bother responding to. but ignoring it doesn't seem to be working either. because there are tons of people now out there that actually believe all this crap, and then start blaming anyone else who disagrees with it! the psychology of the situation is really incredible. there is no fix to this...YT, FB, twitter, etc. step in and try and censor it. but that doesn't work. arguing against it doesn't work. ignoring it doesn't work. the BS is then on a path to become normalized, and you wind up with the big lie! time to go become a forest monk.
  15. I was out in LA/SoCal last month, and actually thought that everyone seemed so much more civilized driving there than here in TX. like people on the highways didn't ALL go 10-15mph over, ride your bumper, lane shift haphazardly, like they do here. I attributed it to the more chill palm tree SoCal 420 vibe than the hot unflattering landscape vibe here.
  16. only when he has body guards or other people standing next to him for protection. otherwise if he's out alone in front of people, he rushes quickly through public spaces keeping his head down, acting like he doesn't want anyone to see him. think I mentioned this once on here, but years ago I used to be able to run activity reports on his arrival times when he officed out of a building in downtown Houston. he would usually show up to the building like 4-4:30 am, and I figured it was to avoid running into like other people that would recognize him, and possibly want to ask him why he's such a fuck head. I couldn't think as to why else a politician would be at the office at like 4am on a weekday. and to be fair to lyin Ted, it's really the same though with any of these insecure public figures who have no problem getting up in front of a safe audience, surrounded by people to protect them, and then shitting all over whatever pops into their brains they deem as threatening. they have the support of the group. then whenever they are back to being an individual, they tend to backtrack or lie about whatever was said back in that group setting, if they are questioned by an actual adult about it. or avoid getting questioned about it entirely. I think the technical term for this behavior is called being a fucking pussy.
  17. seems more Zuck than Elon. Zuck, builder of the imaginary goggle land, where sprites and humans intermingle as one.
  18. good idea for the next BOC subforum poll - which release has the best artwork? that's gotta be Geogaddi I'm thinking...
  19. the guy sitting down...is that a man bun and a fucking head band? can't tell from the angle.
  20. it certainly does seem like the spectacle he's creating right now is a pathway leading up to a trump announcement. trump's truth social bullshit is done, so he'll need somewhere to re-establish his online presence in preparation for his 2024 run. Elon threw his support in yesterday for the republicans, so I can see twitter turning into a total pro-trump garbage can real soon. any of the legit voices on there will move on to something else, and donald will go back to using twitter the same fucking way he did in the past. it's all just so fucking bonkers...
  21. that's exactly it. last 15 years or so also correlate with the rise of social media. coincidence? I think not...
  22. again, I was just trying to question its effectiveness. sometimes by taking a step back, and looking at it in terms of will these actions produce the desired result, you may begin to question the process. these activist type activities in question have been the M.O. for a how long...past 100 or so years? they have been developed to fit the modern era, I get that, but is there another way...I don't know. just food for thought is what I was hoping to get across. but I do see the way I questioned this initially came across as it isn't working, therefore what's the point. look man, I too want the same thing as you - not let the crazy R party gain any more traction in this country, as they are doing hella damage right now to the American psyche, and all the other bad shit too lengthy to list out here. it just seems like we go through the same activities time after time, the same freakin process - political ad campaigns, town halls, activism, go to a building and push some buttons on a voting machine - and we are still at like 50/50 in terms of political divide in the US. why is this? if 1 party is in fact far more truthful than the other, than it should be a no brainer to vote for the most truthful, accurate group providing us with information, rather than the guys who don't even attempt to hide the lies any more. but humans be humans, they think they all know more than the next guy, so then they don't want to accept accurate information when it is like right there in front of them! so then you start thinking if campaigning/activism/or similar isn't working...what else? queue an old Simpsons episode, the one where Flanders is like the overlord of civilization or something. sends all the populace to the re-neducation center to be brainwashed to his way of doing things, teaches them how to say okily dokily or some shit...joking of course, but maybe in some possible version of the future, we'll get chips implanted in our brains that allow humans to better be able to detect bullshit. or go backwards and full frontal lobotomize the shit outta everyone haha
  23. genuinely interested to know why you interpreted me attempting to question an activity as objectively as possible, as negativity/insulting? if you did take offense, then my apologies. bottom line, if these activities you're promoting are helpful and do work, then that's great. if they have little effect, then they should be questioned. I don't know the true effect here of said activities, therefore wanted to question it. I know advertising, campaigning, phone bank, online whatever is all the norm. this has been this way for quite some time now. it just seems like to me it is more noise that people have become accustomed to, and therefore may begin to tune out, therefore not making much of an impact as hoped. just wondering if there's a better way, that's all. yeah it certainly doesn't seem that way to me. but again, as you pointed out, I am using generalizations to make assumptions based off of stimuli I've been exposed to either online or IRL. this has created my perspective on it, which I am open to change. if I am given proof of something as factual and this differs with my previously held belief, then absolutely, it is a-ha moment time. with that said, I do not hold the most positive view on politics/politicians. the bad ones give such a bad name to all of it, which sucks I know. the media should be highlighting more of the good shit the good ones do...but good press doesn't generate click revenue the way bad behavior press does, unfortunately. there's also the whole power leads to corruption argument that could apply here in regards to elected officials, leading to a negative view of them. another generalization, yes, but one in which most people are surely familiar with. not just bribes corruption, but the act of being in power will eventually lead to corruption of a person's integrity or moral character. that generalization tends to counteract with being virtuous. harmful to think this way? helpful? I don't really know... see that's the thing I've always not liked about politicians. they can never answer a damn question directly. a direct question will receive a direct answer when you are spitting nothing but fireballs of truth. when they are asked a question and start talking about something else entirely right off the bat, take 2-3 minutes to make a fucking attempt at answering the question, then yeah...it DOES make it hard for people to figure out what's going on sometimes. I just don't like that tactic, and try my hardest not to act like that IRL. people like this have to try and sell you on their argument first, before they get to something a little more factual. wade through the BS to get something useful. but yeah...I get that this is how it is, how it's always been, and how it will no doubt be going forward. is it right for politicians to act like this? I certainly don't think so. is it that most humans can't handle that much truthfulness coming from our elected leaders, that it is the leaders job to massage the message into something much more palatable, so people don't all lose their shit? I guess so. and that too is on some level, a form of brainwashing.
  24. yes, a call to folks reminding them don't forget to vote. makes sense. they're pushing for a change "they" want, which falls in line with the rest of the group, no? I don't think they're pushing for any sort of change that falls outside of the group lines. not trying to be overly pedantic, only try to take a look at all this from a human behavior perspective. understood. yeah I also take event to mean any sort of activity mobilizing people to get out and vote. see this is what I'm getting at in regards to persuasion. you're hoping the people you reach through this activity to vote for the dems, therefore some type of persuasion is present. you're not hoping to get more of them to vote team R surely. but at this time, again my opinion, seems that anyone that is still supporting the R party right now is a truly lost cause. there is no amount of correct or truthful information in the world that may be able to bring these folks back to reality. therefore any sort of persuasion is going to fall on deaf ears. there won't be any impact on this group, which unfortunately still represents nearly half the fucking country. I don't think these people are looking for truth/reality as you've indicated...they are happy being spoon fed more lies from maga man and the rest. so then the next group to persuade is the undecided folks, or the people who normally don't vote because they think it's all a bunch of BS. will these persuasion type activities work? that is what I don't know, and why I threw this out there on here. I'm not going to respond to the rest of your points, as you seem to be taking somewhat of a defensive stance on some of it, as if I'm trying to somehow prove you wrong. I'm not hoping to achieve that at all. I wanted to toss out something I viewed as taking a critical thinking stance on the question of whether or not will the activities you promoted by posting a link actually have the intended result? I mean I think it is totally bonkers that anyone would vote for the R party at this point in time. the fact that the R/D divide in this country is still nearly 50% is insane to me. if we are stuck with this 2 party system, then you show up and vote for the lesser of 2 evils is how I view it. politics in general is a farce. half truths and empty promises fed to people by politicians in order to keep the population in these happy bubbles of self centered thinking. they know most peoples minds are corruptible. they feed them with the kool aid they need to slog through existence. then end of the day, everyone is still unhappy or scared about the future. there is no true problem solving in politics, only pass the buck, and keep the system fed, so the next member of the team can step up and replace the current leader. the way I see it is there's either truth or there's bullshit. it's that simple. live your live according to facts and truth, and you're better off because of it. believe in lies and bullshit, then your life is going to be a mess.
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