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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Jerry Lewis has passed away on: Today at 02:04:44 pm
The King of Comedy Sad
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 2:15 alarm, 2 Trains, and Bus get her to work by 7 a.m. on: August 19, 2017, 02:02:07 pm
That woman has grit. I could never have a commute that takes that long. Good lord.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Why don't Americans celebrate Civil Rights success more? on: August 16, 2017, 08:15:33 pm
When you think about the history of slavery and how we abolished it and came so far, and just a couple decades after the Civil Rights era we had a twice elected African American President, how come Americans don't seem to celebrate our successes but rather focus on negatives and work that hasn't been done yet?

It's like a kid going from having all "F" grades on his report card to all but one "A" grades and getting yelled at because one subject is still an "F". It doesn't make sense to me.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: West Wing reboot? on: August 16, 2017, 10:31:41 am
If they do it, they gotta have a Republican President.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Trump recover from Charlottesville? on: August 16, 2017, 12:29:51 am

But I think even for Trump this is different. He has so tremendously screwed the pooch this time he literally defended a crowd of thousands of Neo-Nazi protesters. He literally defended a March of Neo Nazi sympathizers!


He said he condemned it. What else do you want?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump goes full Alt-Right and voids everything he said yesterday on: August 15, 2017, 03:53:29 pm
I love how Trump made them lose their mind. I mean, I fricking hated my side losing to Barack Obama, but I didn't go protest or see a shrink. These people are literally going to see psychiatrists over an American President being elected.

My only guess is that they were so trapped in a bubble they assumed 1950s-1980s America was gone, until it came back with a vengeance in good ole' 16.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Brian Williams (NBC) - Our job is to scare people to death over North Korea on: August 15, 2017, 03:33:03 pm
Whether it is this statement by Brian Williams or Mika Brezinski's statement about "It's our job to control what people think", it really shows that mainstream news has an agenda, rather than just reporting the news.

8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White Nationalist Leades Praise Trump’s Delayed Condemnation Of Hate Groups on: August 15, 2017, 03:31:47 pm
This thread is almost as stupid and trolling as the other one TG locked.

It's a serious matter when White Supremacists applaud the President of the United States. And when it takes the President of the United States two days and dozens of urgings by lawmakers of his own party to disavow the racism, bigotry and white nationalism. Imagine Trump's reaction, if President Obama had done something similar when a BLM activist shot a police officer. Double standard by Trump and his far-right friends. Sad.

Please. The Orlando shooter was a muslim radical whose father showed up at a frickin "Hillary --> For America" rally. The media swept it under the rug. You libs barely touched on it.

And ?
I mean, who cares of his father was at a Hillary rally ? It means nothing.
Just because someone does a horrible thing, doesn't mean the entire family is in the same boat.
Would you exhibit the same hard-on if it was an uncle, or what about a second-cousin ?
The sky is falling ... the sky is falling !!

Okay, so if this guy's father showed up at a Trump rally...you're telling me there wouldn't be a 30-page thread about "deplorable father of white nationalist shows up at Trump rally"?

Give me a break.

Good god you people are ridiculous. This is why the map of America is red with a couple blue stains here and there.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White Nationalist Leades Praise Trump’s Delayed Condemnation Of Hate Groups on: August 15, 2017, 11:00:43 am
What the F is this idiocy? Hillary rally, Castro? What is this? Totally irrelevant un-necessary talk to justify White Supremacism. If you like White Nationalism & White Supremacy & racism, be honesT & admit it, rather than typing incoherent ridiculous stuff.

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/08/12/is-charlottesville-whats-really-going-on-in-the-usa/

This article really drives home how ridiculous all of this is.

So for the sake of argument, let's say there are as many as 100,000 white supremacists in America today. (This is undoubtedly a vast exaggeration, but let's use it, as I said, for the sake of argument.)

Meanwhile, since the 1920s, our population has more than tripled to some 325 million.  Using the figure of 100,000 white supremacists (not many of whom made it to Charlottesville fortunately), this puts the percentage of  white supremacists in the U.S. at a puny 0.03%. Terrible people, yes, but no epidemic by any stretch of the imagination.  By way of comparison, an estimated 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the U.S.  There's an epidemic.


White supremacists at 0.03%, transgendered people at 0.03%, all of them make up extremely, EXTREMELY small segments of the population. The fact that we keep fighting each other over extremely small and inconsequential segments of the American population is asinine.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White Nationalist Leades Praise Trump’s Delayed Condemnation Of Hate Groups on: August 15, 2017, 09:07:44 am
This thread is almost as stupid and trolling as the other one TG locked.

It's a serious matter when White Supremacists applaud the President of the United States. And when it takes the President of the United States two days and dozens of urgings by lawmakers of his own party to disavow the racism, bigotry and white nationalism. Imagine Trump's reaction, if President Obama had done something similar when a BLM activist shot a police officer. Double standard by Trump and his far-right friends. Sad.

Please. The Orlando shooter was a muslim radical whose father showed up at a frickin "Hillary --> For America" rally. The media swept it under the rug. You libs barely touched on it.

Obama called the muslim radical terror attack at Fort Hood "workplace violence". Imagine if Trump had called Charlottesville "Vehicular violence".

The point is, you liberals are silent unless it's white or the right.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Protestors Topple Confederate Monument in North Carolina on: August 15, 2017, 08:57:38 am
Ahhhhhhhhh, so vandalism and destruction of property is ok when it's lefties doing it? 

Thats always been the argument.

Yep. Black Lives Matter can protest and riot and set fire to stuff but Obama invites them to the White House. Imagine if Trump invited the KKK or these crazy nationalists to the White House. The libs would melt down. They're hypocrites.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Trump recover from Charlottesville? on: August 15, 2017, 08:25:03 am
Of course he will.  His supporters likely couldn't care less if the media especially thinks his first statement was inadequate.

My first gut reaction (as I was busy working and didn't see much news) was the statement condemn "hate on all sides, let's come together, unite, ect". I thought, "Good."

The next day I see Huff Post criticized first statement. I wasn't sure why. I thought he said something extra I missed. I then realized it was just libs being libs.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Coke vs. Pepsi on: August 15, 2017, 07:10:18 am
Coke
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kamala Harris' husband is a white man. Will that be an issue w black voters? on: August 15, 2017, 06:57:59 am
If anything, their marriage could show the beauty in America's multiculturalism. It perfectly embodies California, and perhaps she could have a stronger  connection with White voters than Obama (but not as much as the overly nationalistic Trump).

That could hurt her in the Midwest.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Trump recover from Charlottesville? on: August 15, 2017, 06:57:21 am
I think the problem for anti-Trumpers is the fact that all the the people who hate Trump more and more, probably never voted for him in the first place.

Think about it, if you were that upset about the muslim ban or the transgendered ban, the odds that you ever voted for him in the first place are very very slim.

Honestly, several GOP senators called him out for it. Even ultra conservatives like Scott and Hatch. It suggests that he's getting a lot of flack from his own wing.

Oh some, for sure. But the exaggeration among the left is once again an over-reaction.

I admire the President for condemning racism from all sides. But I do find it ironic that when a muslim shoots up a nightclub not a single word from liberals about muslims. But the second one racist lunatic white guy kills a person we are supposed to have a national discussion. Such a double standard.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Trump recover from Charlottesville? on: August 15, 2017, 06:49:48 am
I think the problem for anti-Trumpers is the fact that all the the people who hate Trump more and more, probably never voted for him in the first place.

Think about it, if you were that upset about the muslim ban or the transgendered ban, the odds that you ever voted for him in the first place are very very slim.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would Charlottesville have faded away without the car attack? (POLL) on: August 15, 2017, 06:46:57 am
Not if the media didn't want it to.

Remember, last year you had a muslim extremist attack Orlando. Killed dozens of innocent victims. Not a single word from the liberals about "addressing muslim radicals". They were silent. When the father of the muslim terrorist showed up in a crowd at a Hillary Clinton rally, not a single word from the media or liberals.

But one racist white lunatic drives a car into a crowd of people killing someone and we are suddenly supposed to have a national dialog? You want that? Fine. But let's remember to address hatred on all sides.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL? on: August 11, 2017, 01:08:43 pm
It's a free country, he can say whatever he wants.

It's a free country, teams can chose to not hire him.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Republic: The Malicious Politics of Millennial-Bashing on: August 11, 2017, 08:43:43 am

That's also because you have the political views and actually act like a 70 year old. You also came from what I remember is a not well off family. My family wasn't upper middle class but we weren't ever in financial issue, we learned computers in kindergarten in the early 90s, had a computer in the late 90s. Class has a lot to do with it.

Well we weren't poor, but generally middle class. My mom was a bank teller, my dad was a policeman. But yeah if I wanted a Playstation or N64 that type of stuff would have to be asked for my birthday or Christmas, in contrast to some of my friends who had that stuff when it was new in 1997, 1998. I didn't have an N64 until 2001 and a Playstation until 2002.

By the way, I can unequivocally say that I didn't use a computer until about 1997. Ever. Period. So I made it to 8 or 9 years old without ever using a computer. We got them in our classrooms in 1998, we got one at home in 2000.

I don't think it's just a class thing, or "having the views of a 70 year old," MasterJedi.  I know a lot of you guys don't like Reaganfan and think he's a rube, but I can relate to what's he saying and he has a point.

I grew up in an upper middle to upper class household in Manhattan; I assume a setting worlds apart from his (based on how you describe it), but it wasn't necessarily all that different in terms of technology.  Some of my friends didn't have computers until the late 90s, sometimes right up into the early 00s.  A lot of it would depend on how tech-savvy (and interested in this stuff) your parents were.  My dad was a bit of a computer hobbyist, so we always had a computer in the house, even from before I was born, an old IBM machine complete with 5 1/4 floppy drives.

But the computer was very much a work machine and for my dad's programming hobby and it wasn't something I messed around with much, and certainly wasn't part of the culture.  We had an NES for that.  Yeah at school we had a bunch of Apple IIe computers, but they were practically a novelty thing at the time and computers in the house were sporadic.  I had some friends whose parents hung on to the typewriter for as long as they possibly could.

I'm older than Reaganfan, in the earliest set of years considered millenials, so I'm in a bit of a gray area where I probably have more in common with Gen X in many ways.  Some of the stuff he's talking about (prevalence of texting, facebook, twitter, etc).. I was already through most of college by the time that stuff took hold.  I was in law school when smartphones started to become popular, and at that time, it was still all about the Blackberry.  So I understand my perspective is a little bit different, but then again, he's old enough to still remember the 90s and have a childhood pre-internet, pre-kids having cell phones, etc., which I think is the key.

By the mid 90s, we had several computers connected on a LAN and internet as well (dial-up, of course), but this was atypical and very much not mainstream.  Tooling around on this stuff all day when your friends wanted you to come hang out at the arcade in the movie theater would cause you to be labeled a shut-in, geeky loser.  Quite a far cry from today, when the average teen basically sits at home all day, preferring to snapchat on their phone over hang out with their friends in person (this isn't just my hot take, there are statistics to back this up- check out The Atlantic article I posted on the last page for more about this, it's an interesting read).  These trends were already starting to become apparent among the younger millennials, and I don't think Reaganfan being old enough to spot them has much to do with his personal upbringing.

So when he says there is quite the cleavage point among millennial groupings, and people on one end may feel as if they grew up in a different world... well, I get it.  It's not just a class thing MJ, and quite honestly, it's a little pejorative of you in suggesting that.  

Thank you for the articulate response. It's true that I left public school following Freshman year and completed High School via online charter school. But I still went to public school from pre-school until finishing 9th grade. But yeah, Myspace came out the year after I had left public school, Facebook two years after. My first cell phone came in 2006, my first "smart phone" in 2014 and my first I-Phone in 2015, which I still have (An I-Phone 4 that my sister gave me for Christmas when she got a newer version).

I used to be considered the computer "whiz" of my family until I was about 19 or 20 years old. What changed was the notion of "social media". The smaller and trendier the stuff got, the less and less I knew about it. I won an Apple iPod shuffle a year ago in a contest, and it's sitting on my desk gathering dust because I don't know how to use it. I tried to read the instructions but they came in this tiny foldout glossy paper and I downloaded I-Tunes and I think I spent 86-cents on a song but nothing played. I honest to God have no freaking idea what the hell to do with it and it's an expensive new, trendy item.

That's when I feel old.

Had I stayed in public High School until 2007 instead of an online charter school, then I would have been there for the MySpace and Facebook and YouTube days.

20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Republic: The Malicious Politics of Millennial-Bashing on: August 10, 2017, 01:29:34 pm
This new article is definitely something to contribute to this thread:

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/04/two-types-of-millennials.html

Old Millennials, as I’ll call them, who were born around 1988 or earlier (meaning they’re 29 and older today), really have lived substantively different lives than Young Millennials, who were born around 1989 or later, as a result of two epochal events that occurred around the time when members of the older group were mostly young adults and when members of the younger were mostly early adolescents: the financial crisis and smartphones’ profound takeover of society.

This is exactly how I often feel.

I was born in 1988. I was last in public High School in 2004. We didn't have texting or IPhones or YouTube or Twitter or Facebook or even MySpace. I got my first computer when I was 13. I got my first cell phone when I was 18.

Contrast that with my 20-year old girlfriend, just eight years younger than me but also considered to be a "millennial", and it's like two-different planets. I might as well be 70 years old.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump Goes All In On Slashing Legal Immigration on: August 02, 2017, 05:06:12 pm
Not a bad bill.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to police - 'Don't be too nice' - 'Throw them in the paddy wagon' on: July 28, 2017, 03:16:44 pm
The President just referred to the MS-13 gangs as "animals". I love this man. What a refreshing change after 8 years of a President so critical of police.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: July 27, 2017, 12:48:04 pm
Or we could just take this nonsensical debate out of this thread and let ReaganFan live his miserable life the way he wants. If he wants to be openly racist, let him. He's certainly not going to get anywhere in life with those out in the open views
Yes, I never understood why people get so outraged when they perceive someone is being "racist". Who cares?

I don't even think I mentioned race once today. They're crazy.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the previous poster a "moderate hero"? on: July 27, 2017, 12:40:52 pm
No
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why the (once) failing New York Times loves Trump on: July 27, 2017, 12:40:03 pm


https://amgreatness.com/2017/07/25/polls-dont-tell-tale-trumps-support-deep-here2/
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