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cgod  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why a war in Morocco could raise food prices

Western Sahara is one of the strangest "countries" that I know of.

It's supposed to be the largest area that doesn't govern itself.

I guess I hope they can throw off the chains of Morocco?

cgod  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What makes an atheist love religious music?

I found this song last nigh which brought this discussion to mind

cgod  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shell Jeff 2 - a short film released Oct 12, 2020

Did You have anything to do with the film?

It reminded me a bit of Joe Frank.

cgod  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Well mk, people on this coast are enormous babies.

If someone is standing on your foot, etiquette here would require you to say, "excuse me, sorry to bother you, but you are standing on my foot."

If you were to say,"Hey! Get off my fucking foot!" You would have to listen to at least an hour of explanation on how no one meant to stand on your foot and that it really hurt their feelings to be asked not to stand in feet in that manner with such strong language.

Next thing you know I find I'm trying to figure out if I'm supposed to apologise for having got my foot stepped on.

I'll give you an precise example. The other day, someone close to me was ruining some of my things. Of course I said, "Stop doing that to my things, you'll ruin them!" She stopped but gave me a hurt look and sulked away. A few days later my wife said, "You know, when she was destroying your things, she didn't realize it and you needn't have said it like that." Names and things obscured to protect the innocent but the real problem was I didn't apologize at the start of objecting to my shit getting destroyed.

Now being that you are a good midwestern, who's also lived on the East coast you wouldn't think about apologizing to someone who is standing on your tits, but that's exactly how it's supposed to be done out here.

Sometimes I'm an asshole but other times I am, without malice, very direct and it's taken awful hard.

If there is an upside to all this it's that people are very aware of the violence of language and attitude and I've learned a great deal about all the subtle ways we go at each other that I might not have learned if I lived in another place. I'm still learning it today.

Another upside is that if you need to get something done or you have found yourself in the middle of something or in a bit of a tight spot, people here are easy to bully. You can bully and bluster your way out of most things if needs be.

Oregon my Oregon!

cgod  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Don't take it too hard.

I had two different people tell me I was an asshole on the same day that another person remarked that her mother always said if two different people told you the same thing about your self it was probably true.

cgod  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

The best milkshake I've ever had was pickled jalapeno strawberry. I've tried to recreate it at home but it never worked.

cgod  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Hope you listened. It's hard to do.

cgod  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to Tell When You Need Fireplace Repairs?

You just got your client a one star review on Google by spamming this website. Good job!

cgod  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration' - Pompeo

Hahahaha!

I was really hoping you were going to convince me that I was wrong.

This shit is hopeless.

cgod  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration' - Pompeo

I'm wondering why you think people who are backing Trumps claims are ruining their political careers?

I think running on the idea that this was a stolen election is going to be a big winner for many republicans over the next two cycles and the harder you fought to "save" the election the higher your standing will be with portions of the republican electorate.

It'd be nice if this wasn't the case but I'm feel pretty sure that I can see the future on this one.

cgod  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Portland votes to create community-run police oversight board

I wish I understood all the legal ins and outs of the the bill. There are so many claims and counterclaims about how the whole thing will turn out legally that all I know is semi reliable sources say it's not going to make it past the courts and that there are several ways the union might be able to tank it.

cgod  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Portland votes to create community-run police oversight board

It's almost certainly going to be declared unconstitutional and we knew that. A big part of passing this is getting support behind a new city charter and real state level reform over the legal structures that support policing.

The re election of the mayor and the loss of a progressive council woman to a guy who is more pro-bootlicking probably means we will only see piecemeal reform and are in for another 2-4 years of protests.

Best hope of reform is on the state level right now.

People seem pretty serious about No Justice, No Peace.

cgod  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Stem Cell banking is Pointless and Companies Involved are Full of Lies

I'm not worried about dying, when my time comes in gonna go with out a bunch of fuss.