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#28841 User is offline   Tsundoku 

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 09:24 PM

They require a LOT of getting used to before you even go for a short run in them.
They were a thing a few years back and I heard a lot of stories about people who injured themselves because they tried to do too much too soon in them.
That's about all I know.
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Posted 17 May 2020 - 11:57 PM

Extremely anxious about meeting with the boss tomorrow. Going to try to get in early to get work done first, but not sure the anxiety will let me sleep when I need to...
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:37 AM

Just had someone from high school message me on Facebook asking for money and help. We were never friends, not even close and the last time she messaged me was in 2015 with a similar request. Back than I was still a student and at the moment I am unemployed too. Not really sure what to make of it. I mean in her shoes I wouldn't ask unless I was desperate but I also feel like its strange to ask. Put me in a bad mood that I cant help but honestly even if I could Im not sure if I would.

She didnt really sell the problem? Did she lose her job, does she need money for food or is she being an opportunist. I don't know her at all these days.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:39 AM

 Traveller, on 17 May 2020 - 05:35 PM, said:

Anyone tried 'barefoot' trainers? I've got flattish narrow feet and they look.. intriguing.

Still no luck otherwise; I dont want bright blue, orange, neon green, or all the other revolting colours Asics in particular seem to think you need to run a about in.


If this is the idea that the human foot has evolved to run and doesn't need any support from shoe idea I believe is basically been thoroughly disproved at this point that they help at all. Humans have been inventing shoes and wearing them for millenia, its not just because they look cool.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:14 AM

Jesus, my roomate is starting to scare me about how worked up he is getting over modern warfare.

I asked him to keep it down since I am preparing for a job interview so at least he went downstairs to play in his room but I just heard him throw things.

He has become fucking nocturnal and plays this game all day. or rather night
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:11 AM

 Cause, on 20 May 2020 - 02:37 AM, said:

Just had someone from high school message me on Facebook asking for money and help. We were never friends, not even close and the last time she messaged me was in 2015 with a similar request. ... I don't know her at all these days.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:16 AM

And Block.

Also delete Facebook.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:59 AM

 Abyss, on 20 May 2020 - 04:11 AM, said:

 Cause, on 20 May 2020 - 02:37 AM, said:

Just had someone from high school message me on Facebook asking for money and help. We were never friends, not even close and the last time she messaged me was in 2015 with a similar request. ... I don't know her at all these days.
Delete.



 Aptorian, on 20 May 2020 - 04:16 AM, said:

And Block.Also delete Facebook.


Yes.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:13 PM

Just fully hit with the force of what the Trump presidency means. I started thinking about leadership and its general immunity to those it leads. I currently am unsure how to cope. I mean, there are microcosms of bad leadership rotten through the core of all walks of life. I have been in medicine long enough to see it as the rule not exception. And it is starting to gut punch me with the realization nothing can be done. The only way for leaders to be removed is for the whole edifice to come apart. Because there will always be lick-spittles and the winners shape the narrative. I am not sure I can handle the concept that there is nothing people who see and care can do. It verges on darwinistic nihilism, survival of the fittest, meanest, manipulative-est narcissists propped by the impotence of those unable or unwilling to become their oppressors.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 03:06 AM

Well, they COULD vote against him in Nov and actively support his opposition.

And THEN, they COULD investigate and prosecute the shit out of him and his.



....but instead he's probably going to be reelected and have four more years to destroy everything that ever made the US great.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 04:04 AM

View PostAbyss, on 21 May 2020 - 03:06 AM, said:

Well, they COULD vote against him in Nov and actively support his opposition.

And THEN, they COULD investigate and prosecute the shit out of him and his.



....but instead he's probably going to be reelected and have four more years to destroy everything that ever made the US great.



Yup. The world never really changes.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:52 AM

Btw, is it just me, or does the world feel like it is going to shit far more frequently and rapidly than when we were kids. I feel like ever since adulthood, it has just been one crisis after another. Starting with 9/11
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:44 AM

I dunno, people who grew up in Soviet Russia might disagree
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 10:06 AM

From what I've seen, most people who grew up in Soviet Russia didn't like their little tatse of freedom and love being under a strongman of one sort or another.

Although apparently VVP's poll numbers are slipping slightly during COVID. I'm sure that will be rectified with a few mysterious pollster deaths.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:03 PM

Fair point. This is more of a white American perspective. Thank you for the call out.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:50 PM

All experience is relative, and you can only judge by your own. Subjectivity. Don't apologise for it, it's part of all of us. Only be aware of it and how it colours our perceptions and to what degree.

I will say that the far greater "interconnectedness" lets us know bad news (because it gets clicks) far more rapidly than before.
Hell, there are things we would never have known about without the internet and mobile phones with cameras.

Things have always been a bit shit, we just know more about it now. And we in the west have had two major society-changing shocks in less than 20 years - 9/11 and COVID.

Sop yeah, IMHO that adds up to things seeming to go to hell in a handbasket in the last 20 years. Throw in Trump, the rise of China, nukes for North Korea, IS and interesting times.
But is it really any worse than the Cold War - with the Cuban Missile Crisis followed by JFK blown away? How in the early 80s we all thought things were going to end up as a conventional war in Europe?
When the USSR dissolved things were on a knife edge. Gulf War One following the Iran-Iraq war was the last real vestige of unopposed American hegemony. Gulf War Two had more dissenting international voices, but there were still enough backers (including us Aussies) to push it along. You couldn't do it today. Not with Russia re-arming and China feeling secure enough to start showing the big, white, sharp teeth we all paid for in our short-sighted greed.

Anyhoo, just some random thoughts.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:19 PM

Agreed, tho the net has made it way easier for would be predators to locate and interact w their victims of choice now. The rest of it has always been around, we just know more, faster.
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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:12 PM

To weak willed cigarette smoking jag offs who flick their lit butts out the window in front of me. Know that if I pull up next to you at the next stop light, I'm going to tap my horn, motion for you to roll down your window and lay into you with a berating like you've never received before. Doing that shit when the fire danger is high is the most crass, selfish, ignorant, dumb-fuck thing a moron can do.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:56 AM

 Tsundoku, on 22 May 2020 - 10:06 AM, said:

From what I've seen, most people who grew up in Soviet Russia didn't like their little tatse of freedom and love being under a strongman of one sort or another.

Although apparently VVP's poll numbers are slipping slightly during COVID. I'm sure that will be rectified with a few mysterious pollster deaths.

"Freedom" equalled hyperinflation, a default and a disastrous war and secession (Chechnya). There's a reason the politicians of that era are referred to as "shitocrats" ("Der'mocrats" in Russian). When VVH came to power he brought stability, followed by economic boom fuelled by oil money. In addition most independent TV stations that could have been used to build support for a strong alternative political projects were brought to heel, as the state curbed the influence of the oligarchs who owned them.
There's loads of reasons for why Independence worked out the way it did in various ex-Soviet countries. Every constituent society reverted to the political order that pre-dated communism- and for most it was mid-to-late feudalism in one form or another.
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 Jump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:40 PM

Handlebars on my bike are busted again. This happened before and I had my buddy who's an auto mechanic weld it in place. Now the welding seal's popped and unless it can be re-done, I might need a new bicycle.
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 Jump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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