Skeeter lubidowicz

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skeeter01 wrote:
I think I’ve figured out how to resolve this problem.  All we need to do is get faux news and other right-wing outlets to report that seatbelts are a deep-state conspiracy.  All the idiots will believe it, stop using them, and in a few years we’ll have drastically fewer morons voting.
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Gerry1of1 I’d say that argument can be made.
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punko it probably is an American thing, and it sickens me.  Even more sickening is how at least two folks went out of their way to upvote blatant racism, but my post where I voice my objection to it earns a down vote. Something is wrong in my country and it is deeply troubling.
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Does anyone else find it sad that some folks saw the words "Chicken Nugger" and thought, "Oh cool, now I get to almost post a racist slur!"  

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you people?  You are a shining example of how racism still lives in the U.S.  Since you're clearly racist, I wonder why didn't you just go all-in and just say the word outright?  Otherwise, you just look like cowards.
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normalfreak2 holygod - here's my entry:  I hate Ted Cruz so much, if I were a boomerang and he threw me, I wouldn't come back.
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It's nice that you still have a hopeful side.  My hopeful side became terminally ill the night Trump got elected, and died after people who I once considered intelligent continued to voice their support for him after he openly admitted to firing Comey because he wanted the Russia investigation to end.
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I see some folks were telling jokes in this thread.  Here's one I just made up:  What's the difference between Sasquatch and a smart Republican?  Sasquatch might actually exist.
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Oh boo-hoo... a gun manufacturer went out of business. I'm sending them my thoughts and prayers.
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Actually... after watching an interview with the host on Jimmy Kimmel, I'm pretty sure it's Mike Meyers.
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popsicle01 OK, so that was interesting.  I'm going to have to look up where I can watch the gong show - one of my favorites as a kid.  

That said, what's with the host's face?  It looked like he was wearing prosthetics, and may even be wearing contacts to change his eye color.  What's the deal with that?  

Is it possible he's the unknown comic?
skeeter01 wrote:
daegog a couple of followup questions:  Was your pay as a machinist similar to your work in IT?  How'd you get certified?  how long did it take?  Maybe it's not too late for my 51 y/o ass to learn a trade.
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What a douchebag.
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daegog good story.  Thanks for sharing.
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trimble I do!  What's the story?  I've only used one of these once as a kid, and it was obvious my older sister was moving it because I'd ask questions about when I'd die, and she'd spell out "in one hour." She spent a lot of time calling me a poopy-head or other kid-sized insults using the planchette and and claim the spirits always speak the truth.  Needless to say, I didn't find these things very interesting.  
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daegog I'm assuming you're talking about commissioned pieces since you're suggesting it would be for one-off projects.  I think it might work as an option for your buyers - if they want to pay for it.  And as far as tying the video to the product, just capture the artist applying his maker's mark.

Being a Machinist must have been awesome.  May I ask why you no longer practice this trade?  

I really wish I had learned a trade before I went to College. My Dad advised doing that, but I was a stupid kid and I was certain I knew better than he did. When I was in High School, I took a one-week class with my guidance counselor to help me decide what I would do after I finished.  It involved taking a series of personality tests and answering a bunch of questions about what I like doing, what I think I'm good at, etc.  The Guidance counselor would take the results from my questionnaires and combine that with an analysis of my academic record and come up with a few options to consider.  All my friends were getting these great options from their week - Doctor, Lawyer, Investment Banker, Actor, Musician, etc.  So I was pretty excited about what I'd get.  At the end of my week, I got Locksmith, Plumber, and Park Ranger.  

I was embarrassed by these results.  So much so, I even lied to my friends about them.  I see now that I was being stupid.  Looking back, I should have listened to the sound advice my guidance counselor - and more importantly, my Dad - was giving me.  For some reason, I thought I had to be a white-collar worker to amount to something - and so that's the path I followed.  It wasn't easy, I failed out of school my freshman year, and almost failed out a second time a few years later.  I wasn't a good student, but I stuck it out.  I can personally attest to the fact that Cs get degrees. While this path led me to a pretty great place, I can't help but feel I'm a bit of a poser... I feel as though I probably shouldn't be where I am today.  Sure, I'm good at what I do, and I even like it, but I truly wish I had taken up a trade where I worked with my hands... you know... REAL work.  

Wow... that was a surprising bit of writing.  Do you ever just start typing and after you look up you realize you've somehow, inadvertently gotten to the core of something that's been bugging you for a long time?   Just me?  Ok... well, I'll shut up now.
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Draculya do tell!  Link?
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A mildly interesting video, but I'm more interested in how they came up with the name, Conversational CAM Turning Software.  I would have gone for something more flashy myself... like "Cam-Turnerizer 7000" or something.
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LordJim Oh come on... let's have a little fun here, huh?
skeeter01 wrote:
skypirate Some of my best recipe finds were from cookbooks purchased at used bookstores, and making the ones on the dirtiest pages.  Your image above is a perfect example; I’ll be giving that one a try. 
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megrendel Speech control?!?  A person or a group of people indicating their preference of one label over another is speech control? If someone wants to be called a ham sandwich, you are well within your rights to not oblige him that courtesy, but that doesn’t make him the asshole.  He may become an asshole when he gets offended, but his assholiness is a direct result of your refusal to grant him the courtesy he requested.

Same goes for the merry x scenario.  While I have my doubts about how common it is for people to “pitch a hissy” over being given the wrong holiday greeting, why risk that confrontation when you can convey the same message by saying something more generic?  Is it really that difficult?
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megrendel may I ask what is so bad about political correctness?  If people are going to be labeled, why can’t they select their own labels?  If people do not celebrate a holiday, why must they be wished a happy (or merry) whatever?  Is it not the decent thing to treat people with consideration?  I can’t wrap my head around why people hate Political correctness so much. What is so terrible about being a decent, considerate human being?
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dm2754 sigh... let ME guess, you didn't bother to read the articles I linked?  Were there too many words?  Is that it?  Or does the fact that all those words are spelled correctly and placed in proper grammatical order make it too confusing for you?
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dm2754 Where'd you get this nonsense?  If you care to read some simple, fact-based articles to help you avoid future embarrassment, I've provided a few links below. 

Smithsonian Magazine - RE: Wind Turbines
Popular Science - RE: Solar Panels
Also, here's a link to a nice myth/fact article on Solar Energy. The link takes you to a website of an industry member, which would have made it suspect if they didn't cite actual data from non-industry studies. 

As a side note, I'm not sure why you righties insist on humiliating yourselves over and over again.  I mean, a simple search provides scores of information from reputable sources that refute this kind of nonsense.  Can you shed some light on this for me?  I'm genuinely interested in learning why.
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gohikineko Nuclear energy is anything BUT green... unless by the word green you mean the radioactive glow that all the aging nuclear waste storage will give off in a few decades or so. 
skeeter01 wrote:
daegog given that their civilization collapsed, I'm going to guess they were as clueless as today's Republicans.